Stranded in the most beautiful cabin in the middle of nowhere with my bodyguard shouldn’t be so hard. Except Gavin King is no longer looking at me like a client and his touches are far from professional.
Gavin is not a typical bodyguard. The owner of Kings Security is the complete opposite of me.
While, I’m the country's most renowned angsty voice, who hides behind a stage name, he has a presence which can’t be confined.
His broad shoulders, curly tresses reaching his shoulders, and colorful tattoos, send my hormones into overdrive.
His plan against my stalker is simple. Fake dating.
Those words are far more complicated in reality.
In between the kisses and touches, staged for the camera, there are moments just for us. I sing for him at night, as my voice turns out to be the only cure for his insomnia.
He takes me on bike rides, because I’m scared of cars.
But, with each intimate moment, the line between pretense and truth becomes increasingly blurred. I see a side of my bodyguard which he hides behind thick walls.
Although his assignment with me is meant to be temporary, my heart can’t stop wanting it to be forever.
Protected Love is a captivating billionaire bodyguard romance, set against the backdrop of forced proximity and starring a talented songstress.
Between one blink and the next Sandra Walsh’s world turns from mission to horror.
As a lethal sniper for SweetBriar Group, a covert agency with assassins for hire, Sandra Walsh
has no room for error. Accidently killing a young girl she’s supposed to save, Sandra knows she has to retire. Unable to leave without consequences, she fakes her death and establishes a new
identity in North Carolina. Her vows to never pull another trigger or have contact with her former life again has been no problem…until her past threatens Casper Grady.
Grady has retired from the Marines. He’s gone from protecting the nation to establishing a safe haven for local children and families. With his pained past, he has a debt to settle and his entertainment center is where he can find redemption. When Sandra Walsh applies for a position, his instincts say she’s not what she seems. Drawn to the mysterious woman, he can’t deny her qualifications and hires for the position. As time goes by he doesn’t regret the decision, then her past brings trouble through his front doors. Determined to help Sandra, he refuses to back down even when her secrets become dark and dangerous.
The danger escalates and their attraction intensifies. Will their newfound love survive when they’re forced to choose between each other and the people they’ve sworn to protect? They have to stay alive long enough to find out…
A jaded single dad. A woman returning to her small-town roots. Neither was prepared for their paths to collide…
I should have known I was in trouble when I backed my old, beat-up truck into the shiny Range Rover.
The driver looked like a gorgeous fallen angel – one who’d been booted right out of paradise for being a giant prick.
Good thing I’ll never have to see him again.
Except when I show up for my new job to teach a little girl how to ride her horse, I find the same icy blue eyes glaring back at me.
Paisley Dae is completely reckless. She’s also the best trainer in this small town. And Evelyn gets the best.
Protecting the little girl is my one focus.
Only the sassy trainer in her cut-offs and cowgirl boots quickly gets under my skin. Distractions are dangerous, but she soon becomes everything I crave.
One reckless night of giving in, and Caleb and I spiral into a web of passion.
But when I begin to unravel the secrets hiding in this place, I find there is more riding on this job than I thought.
Caleb and Evelyn are worth any sacrifice – only Caleb has to decide what he will sacrifice for me…
At the elite Catenan Academy, a young fugitive uncovers layered mysteries and world-changing secrets in this new fantasy series by internationally bestselling author of The Licanius Trilogy, James Islington.
AUDI. VIDE. TACE.
The Catenan Republic – the Hierarchy – may rule the world now, but they do not know everything.
I tell them my name is Vis Telimus. I tell them I was orphaned after a tragic accident three years ago, and that good fortune alone has led to my acceptance into their most prestigious school. I tell them that once I graduate, I will gladly join the rest of civilised society in allowing my strength, my drive and my focus – what they call Will – to be leeched away and added to the power of those above me, as millions already do. As all must eventually do.
I tell them that I belong, and they believe me.
But the truth is that I have been sent to the Academy to find answers. To solve a murder. To search for an ancient weapon. To uncover secrets that may tear the Republic apart.
And that I will never, ever cede my Will to the empire that executed my family.
To survive, though, I will still have to rise through the Academy’s ranks. I will have to smile, and make friends, and pretend to be one of them and win. Because if I cannot, then those who want to control me, who know my real name, will no longer have any use for me.
And if the Hierarchy finds out who I truly am, they will kill me.
RULE #1: Do NOT catch feelings for the man who doesn't believe in love.
Four months. That's how long I’ll need to pretend to be Steele Cunningham's doting girlfriend.
I agreed to this insanity only to save my restaurant. He's doing it because he needs someone outside his “social circle” to stick it to his meddling parents and clingy ex.
Ruthless and emotionless in both his personal life and his career, Steele’s ego rivals his net worth.
Operating on joy and positivity—and a healthy bit of feistiness—I challenge him at every step.
He’s a tin man—heartless and cold. Falling for him would be a colossal mistake, because there’s no chance he’ll ever love me.
After all, he’s the man with an armored heart.
You are cordially invited to my fake wedding.
Marrying Beckett Coleman is the best idea I've had in years. I can grant my sick dad’s wish to walk one of his daughters down the aisle, and Beckett has my help solving a custody situation with his daughter. Our plan is to spend a year together, then part ways. Easy, especially since I'm not his type, and he's not mine either.
He’s too quiet and too serious. And while he’s distractingly gorgeous, he’s also my brother’s teammate. Beckett is fake husband material, not the real deal. I just have to remember that.
Until I move in with him. Get to know him. Share a bed with him. Turns out, the line between fake and real isn't just blurry, it's almost impossible to uphold when he looks at me the way he does.
This marriage is a whole lot more complicated than we bargained for. We’re threatening to destroy everything we’ve built, something neither of us can risk.
Marrying Beckett might’ve been the best idea in years. But falling in love with him would be the worst.
I fell in love with Sutton Barnett the first time I saw him. I couldn’t explain it, or rationalize it, but in some weird way it’s like I knew he was the one that would change everything. And he did. Just not the way I expected.
I blamed him for my pain. Let it fester in my chest until it had ripped apart any shred of the girl I once was. But he wasn’t the first to break me. No, that came before Sutton. Before his bright blue eyes made me believe in something more. Before his touch made me forget. And now he’s here, after six long years, trying to piece together something that isn’t his responsibility to fix.
Being with Sutton is like being brought back to life. He ignites something in me I didn’t even know was there. A fight I thought I had long since lost. But Sutton isn’t the only man in my life. And while I could so easily give him my heart, there’s another that I loved first. Maybe not in the same way, but just as completely. His brother Remi.
Torn between the brother I love and the one I can’t live without; I find myself in the midst of an impossible decision. But when the truth of my past is finally revealed, I realize the decision may no longer be mine to make. And what happens next will determine not just the present, but every day that follows from now until forever.
The Space Between Now & Forever is the second and final installment in The Space Between Duet. You MUST read The Space Between Love & Hate before reading this book.
Major Ty Beckett
I was born for a life in the military. When gunfire and RPGs become a way of life, you know exactly what your purpose is. But it was all taken away. When I returned to US soil, I lost myself in hatred but was given a second chance to become something more. When I accepted a position as team leader at a safehouse in Montana, I had no idea what kind of fight I was in for or what kind of brotherhood I was about to join.
With the good comes the bad. I just didn’t think the two would tangle like they did.
Dr. Ivy Knight
Helping soldiers who suffered from PTSD was my area of expertise until a dangerous situation changed everything. For my safety, I agreed to be taken to an unknown location to work with a group of soldiers. But these men fight a whole different kind of war. With my own problems hot on my heels, I tried to focus on my new job, but that was harder than I ever imagined. I found myself in the arms of someone who lit a fire inside me like nobody ever had.
Maybe I need to take the risk and let the dice roll.
*May contain triggers, cliffhanger, intended for 18+.
It's been a long time since Walker Ironside left behind Scotland and the memories that haunt him. Yet after years of traveling the world as a bodyguard, Walker misses his homeland enough to return. To a village in the Scottish Highlands that plays host to an exclusive members-only club, Ardnoch Estate. If not happy, Walker is content working with the elite security at the club and maintaining his bachelor lifestyle. What he doesn't need is distraction in the form of the enticing but too-young newcomer, single mother Sloane Harrow.
Sloane never imagined she'd get pregnant at sixteen. Or that a decade later she'd escape from California with her daughter, Callie, to start over in the Scottish Highlands. Hidden and safe from Callie's dangerous father, Sloane is satisfied with their new lives. Her daughter is happy. Sloane has a stable job, a quaint cottage, a passion for baking that might just be turning into a business, and a huge crush on brooding security guard Walker Ironside. Unfortunately, the grumpy Scot seems immune to Sloane's charm, but she can't help but try to seduce him with cupcakes and baked treats whenever the opportunity arises.
However, when someone arrives in Ardnoch intent on destroying Sloane's life, Walker is the first to step forward to protect her and Callie. Even if it means giving into temptation and awakening his own demons. Because in doing so, Walker faces failing not only to shield Sloane from her past, but to safeguard her against his own.