As if things aren’t already tough enough as the only girl on a college football team, Coach had to go and assign Zeke Collins as my roommate.
A cocky kick returner and my brother’s best friend who should have been ripped of that title years ago, he’s as infuriating as he is undeniably sexy.
I hate him, and for good reason — reason I won’t ever let him forget.
He thinks because we grew up together that it’s his role to protect me, but all he does is get in my way, make me look weak, and piss me off more.
I tell him I can handle myself, and I’m hell-bent on getting that point across to him and the rest of the nation watching the only girl in collegiate football.
The pressure doesn’t get to me. The scrutiny? I’m ready for.
But sharing very thin walls with Zeke Collins? I wasn’t prepared for that.
And the more we’re forced together, the harder it is to distinguish that pencil-thin line between hating him… and wanting him.
Shhh...I have a secret, or two. They don't know what really happened. They didn't ask, so I didn't explain.
Four years ago, my whole life changed in one night.
I lost the loves of my life, and I suffered through something no one ever should.
Returning to my hometown with a little piece of them, I’m not surprised when they aren’t thrilled to see me again.
I came back to Silver Valley University to better my future. To take back the education I should have had before
But they are here, The Silver Knights
Brody, Jax and Chase the cocky football jocks and Lady Rain, the head cheerleader.
They want me gone, still holding something against me that they never fully understood. And now they’re willing to do anything to make me leave.
Thankfully my sexy neighbor is my saving grace in the hell they make for me.
I won't explain that night to them. I shouldn't have to.
If they think I'll just bow down like everyone else does, they have another thing coming.
Secrets eventually surface, bringing the truth to light.
Will the Knights take a knee when all is revealed?
Or is it too little too late?
Silver Valley University is a college bully Reverse Harem. This book may have some darker themes. Please be advised that sexual assault is a big topic in this story. Graphic sex. Swearing. Age gap.
From the moment I laid eyes on Shay Cane, I knew she’d be trouble.
I swore I’d never work with another celebrity, but when Jackson asked me to protect her from a stalker, I couldn’t refuse.
I need to protect her.
Being near the beautiful, young woman is even more difficult than I imagined. No matter how hard I fight to keep things professional, she gets under my skin, testing me…tempting me.
And now I want her more than my next breath.
But I know all too well that distractions can get someone killed, and I won’t risk Shay’s life.
How can I still keep her safe if she’s in my arms…in my bed?
When she pushes me to my limits, and I break every rule as a protector, it might be the mistake that costs us both everything.
Wren Beaumont is many things.
At Lancaster Prep, the girls love her. They all want to be her friend. Only I see Wren for who she really is.
A repressed little virgin who keeps her feelings locked up so tight she’s probably close to bursting. She thinks she’s above us all.
I shouldn’t be drawn to her. She’s not my type.
Until we’re forced to work together in class and realize we might have more things in common than we originally thought. Soon enough I find myself completely obsessed. I will do anything for this girl to make her fall in love with me.
He's intense, he's fearless, and he'll stop at nothing to save her.
My job is to protect the innocent, but Blake van Hamilton has never been innocent.
With killer curves, silky brown hair, and silvery-blue eyes, she's been an inconvenient object of my lust since we were teens.
Now I've been hired to guard her against a gang of criminals who want her money, and maybe even her life.
Still, I'm the last person she wants helping her.
Blake van Hamilton hates me, but it won't stop me from doing my job.
Hutch Winston may be sexy as hell, but I won't fall for his white knight, alpha-protector act.
Not since he used it to ruin my life at sixteen.
But when my best friend turns up dead and my uncle goes missing, Hutch is my only option.
Moving into his family estate is the real test.
It gets worse when I accidentally see him naked in the shower, moaning my name.
I have to keep my head and my heart in line—not to mention my body.
Every part of me wants him in every possible way.
I may be fearless, but how I feel about him scares me most of all.
FEARLESS is a stand-alone, enemies-to-lovers romantic suspense novel. It contains an insanely hot alpha protector and the curvy, feisty socialite he's hired to protect. A forced proximity angle sets it all ablaze. No cheating. No cliffhangers.
From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.
Reasons why I should not be drawn to Troy Serrano.
Number one: He’s obnoxious.
Number two: He and I were enemies over a decade ago in high school.
Number three: He’s my friend’s ex-boyfriend.
I could go on and on, really.
When my boss gives me an unwanted assignment and tells me it involves spending time with the grandson of one of our residents—the grandson turns out to be Troy. He’s now as successful as he is undeniably handsome.
Lucky me. Four hours a week of having to deal with his insufferable personality and unsolicited advice.
The only consolation is getting to stare at his annoyingly gorgeous face in between our many arguments.
Eventually, though, we slowly warm to each other and our outings become something I actually look forward to.
What’s happening to me?
Apparently, I misunderstood the assignment, because it certainly didn’t include thinking about Troy when I close my eyes at night, imagining what it would be like with him—just once. All the while hating myself for fantasizing about a guy who’s all wrong for me. A guy whose car I keyed back in the day. (Long story, but he deserved it.)
That’s all this is—a fantasy.
Well, until that one night at the bar.
The night Troy and I run into each other, and all of our pent-up frustration comes barreling out.
Still, I refuse to accept that it means anything.
There’s no way the guy I’m supposed to hate is also the one I can’t live without.
Nellie Rivera is trading traffic for tranquility. When the quiet streets of small-town Montana beckon, she leaves Denver behind and moves to Calamity. It would be the perfect adventure if not for Cal Stark.
When her archnemesis dares to show his face one Saturday morning, declaring he is moving there too, she vows to make his life a misery. The town isn’t big enough for the both of them and besides . . .
She was here first.
Cal has been a thorn in her side since high school. He might have bullied her back then, but she’s not a modest teenager anymore and has learned a few plays of her own. If all goes to plan, she’ll run the former pro quarterback out of town within a month.
There’s only one problem. Cal has the same plan. He wants Calamity bad enough to pull out all the stops. And after one kiss, she realizes that he doesn’t play fair.
Chemistry is not love.
That’s what my boss, the grumpy single dad with brilliant green eyes, says anyway.
I have my V-card. He’s ten years older than me. I work for him.
Nate Hughes has a million reasons why a relationship between us would never work. Honestly? It’s all a farce.
He can’t deny our connection. His soft smiles, brief touches, and protective behaviors come too easily. And when I need a place to stay? He can’t stop himself from offering me a room—though I’d prefer his bed. After all, there are sparks—delicious, sizzling sparks—when we’re together.
Our forced proximity brings things to a head. Our shared experiences and traumas draw us closer. Our undeniable attraction has us toeing the line between friends and lovers—whether Nate likes it or not.
He’s right—chemistry is not love. But that doesn’t mean that I won’t fall in love with him … even if he can’t love me back.
I've always been a good girl.
But the second I walk into the hotel bar, I see temptation.
The man sitting there is delicious. Older. Experienced. Once our eyes meet, I know I'm not walking away unscathed. I've heard about men like Jenner Dalton--richer than God and hotter than sin. He's got heartbreak written all over him.
But it only takes fifteen minutes before we're headed up to his room.
I've never done anything like this before, but something tells me he's worth it. Every swipe of his tongue feels electric, every kiss sets me on fire, and his experience has me begging for more.
In one week, I'll return to college in Miami.
He'll go back to being LA's most eligible billionaire.
The miles and years between us are just too many for this to mean anything.
So, between now and then, I plan to spend every moment being anything but good ...
My lavish lifestyle and job used to be my everything, but those days are over. It turns out that there really are more important things in my life, even if it is a lesson I had to learn the hard way.
I was naive.
My boss isn't merely a shadow, he is the darkness, and there's nothing he won't do to morph me into the perfect plaything.
His perfect plaything.
Deceit and grueling secrets lurk in every aspect of my life and threaten to tear us all apart.
Finding out that Kas, Alec, and Coen are not the innocent men I thought them to be, makes it harder and harder for me to know who I can trust.
Surviving what’s being thrown at us won’t be easy一and only time will tell if we can stick together through all the untold secrets.
Untold Secrets is book two in the Dancing with Desire series—a dark WhyChoose romance, and it will end on a cliffhanger. Please beware of triggers such as violence, foul language, sexual abuse, explicit sexual content, and stalker/obsessive themes.