The hottest college football safety in the nation just asked me to be his fake girlfriend.
And I just asked him to take my virginity.
Clay Johnson has the abs of Adonis and the deadly smirk of the devil, himself. There's hardly a day he's not headline material during football season, and never a day he isn't a bullseye target for every girl on campus.
He used to be the easiest of all the players for me to wrangle as the Public Relations Coordinator, but after a nasty breakup with his high school sweetheart, he's a mess.
And a complete pain in my ass.
We meet to discuss his behavior and review media relations standards. But when he witnesses how I fall to pieces in front of my guitar-toting crush, his wheels start turning. And he cooks up this absurd plan.
He helps me get noticed.
I help him make his ex jealous.
All by pretending to be in a relationship.
What he doesn't realize is that this bookworm is a virgin, and far from versed in seducing a musician. So, to sweeten the deal, I convince him to help me -- not just to get my crush's attention, but to knock his socks off once I have it.
But the more I come unraveled at the hands of Clay Johnson, the more trouble I have discerning what's fake and what's undoubtedly real -- particularly, the way my heart flutters every time that breathtaking man touches me.
We set the rules. We put the safeguards in place.
But they say rules are meant to be broken.
They probably should have added that hearts are, too.
It started with a kiss.
Admittedly, it was a moment of weakness on my part. But even the strong-willed have been known to fall for a hard body underneath a tailored suit and a five o’clock shadow coating a sharp jawline.
It didn’t matter that Jackson St. James was nothing but trouble. Trouble was just my type.
Not making that mistake again.
We were friends, a low-key affair we designed ourselves—over before we began. After all, together we made no sense.
Jackson is into sports. I prefer the arts.
He gulps beer. I sip champagne.
While I might not be described as humble, his arrogance is through the roof.
But when he asks if we can talk, my traitorous Louboutins come to a full stop. Although I’ve seen enough movies to know how these conversations go, maybe, just maybe, he’ll surprise me.
He has before . . .
We may have started with a kiss, but how will we end?
He’s a covert operator. A killer built by the U.S. Army. He’s tasked with taking out his dream girl—and not on a date.
Targeting Nicole should be simple, since she hates his guts. Sebastian The Dentist—yes, a real freakin’ dentist, don’t make it scary—has wanted Nic since they first locked horns. He’s not sure why they’re enemies, but he knows there’s more to the sweet daycare owner than crayons and cardigans. But discovering her secrets lands them both in danger they’ll dodge only by working together.
Between awkward wedding dates and puppies with no personal space, Sebastian and Nic get closer. They’re also close to discovering if Nic’s dead associate may not be so dead.
If Sebastian can stop her from hating him long enough to eliminate the threat, they might just fall in love. But only Nic can stop him from hating himself.
Good girls are saved by princes, but my savior is a monster.
After my father died and my family splintered, I became a target, a pawn in a game I didn't know I was playing.
Then he appeared--dark, dangerous, tormented, and always just within reach.
He makes me feel something I lost years ago: Safe.
And he thinks he can keep me at arm's length.
Once upon a time I was a hero, until the sins of my father caught up with me, and I was forced into darkness.
I should've died in that fire. Instead, I served evil men, until I risked it all by walking away.
Now I'm a wanted man. At any time, I could be taken down for what I owe.
What I don't expect to find in my hiding place is her--broken, beautiful, so damn tempting.
I shouldn't touch her with my filthy hands. I was hired to keep her safe.
But every day it gets harder, then she starts sneaking into my bed.
Together, we're filthy, but together, we can find our way through the flames.
(FILTHY is a stand-alone, bodyguard, romantic suspense novel. It contains a fierce, wounded alpha-protector and the filthy girl he's hired to protect... No cheating. No cliffhangers.)
She fought to save the world until someone wanted her dead.
A well-executed, deliberate escape.
Alone for forty days on the ocean.
Calling out over the radio night after night.
Until…an unfamiliar voice answers.
Her escape was planned. Everything about her life was planned…except for him.
Jenna, a young virologist with Asperger's, discovers a deadly secret. On the run from the biotech lab where she has built her life's work, Jenna is forced to leave behind everyone she loves and watch as they fall, one by one, to a nameless murderer. After seeking refuge on a sailboat and hiding deep offshore, she sends her brother a series of urgent messages. When finally, a voice answers back, it's not the one she's been expecting. Will this man be her savior or her downfall?
She was not part of his plan.
Saint, an ex-Navy SEAL, has spent the last year recovering from a near-fatal injury during active duty. Unable to face a world he no longer feels part of, he has chosen a life of exile and loses himself in shame and disappointment, giving up on everything . . . until he hears an exquisite voice, crying out night after night on the radio. The longer Saint listens, the more convinced he becomes that he knows exactly who Jenna is and what he must do to help her. But once she has come back to shore, back to him, Saint's agenda grows muddled, and his secrets begin to unravel.
Jenna must survive if there is any hope of protecting the world from the deadly secret locked within her mind. Her decision to trust a voice—to trust a Saint—will kill her or save everyone. But what she didn't see coming, what may prove most deadly, is who stands behind it all.
A sexy silver alpha hero returns to his family’s lakeside cottage to find a single mother in his bed and her presence just might be the second chance he needs at love and family.
Archer McCaryn has been a mystery to his family. At forty-five, he isn’t certain who he is anymore. When he returns to the family’s lakeside cottage, he finds there is someone in his garage apartment. In fact, she’s in his bed, and he doesn’t have a problem with the beautiful, single mother staying there as long as she doesn’t want into his heart.
Jenna Davis is self-aware - she’s a teacher, a mother, and a widow. Now in her early forties, this once free-spirited woman considers herself a responsible adult and works hard to keep life put together. So when a college friend invites her and her two little girls to come for a visit, she’s ecstatic about a vacation. Only she’s placed in the garage apartment of her best friend’s older brother. Being attracted to him hadn’t been on her itinerary, but there’s no going back when hearts become reckless.
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Welcome back to Lakeside Cottage.
My stepbrother used me and threw me away. Now he's the only one I can turn to.
When my car is stolen outside my new college dorm, my roommate points me to "The Vigil"—a trio of students who tackle crimes when campus security drops the ball.
The last thing I expect walking into the Vigil's office is to find Logan Brooks staring back at me.
I want nothing to do with the stepbrother I once had the world's hugest crush on. Two years ago, patching up his mysterious injuries led to a passionate hookup on the bathroom sink. And then he totally ghosted me.
But even though he looks at me like I'm dirt under his shoe, he and his distractingly hot friends insist on taking my case.
No way am I letting them investigate on their own. Working with them will give me the chance to find out what's really up with Logan. Why he was bruised and bleeding that night. Why he's shut off the whole family.
Except when our search takes an unexpected turn, I realize the truth is even more horrifying than what I thought I knew...
What happens if you lose the one person you need the most?
Cressida Bennett had learned the hard way not to leave her heart unguarded. She hadn’t been looking for a relationship, especially from her closest friend. But Declan had a way of drawing her in, making her ache for things she shouldn’t. She had to choose; keep herself safe, or risk it all for love.
She’d stolen his heart years ago. No matter how hard he’d tried, Declan McKinley couldn’t keep Cressida out of his head. But she was his subordinate, and more importantly, his friend. Keeping her at arm's length was the only way to have her in his life. Losing her wasn't an option.
One incredible night changes everything. Despite their best efforts, they can’t go back to the easy world they’d once known. When a handsome American millionaire sets his sights on Cressida, Declan becomes desperate to hold on to what they were.
But this man wants more from her than they know. As the lies unravel, Cressida finds herself caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous scheme, one that leads her back into the arms of the only man she can trust.
Can Declan keep her safe, or will they sever the ties between them forever?
One secret down, only one more to go.
This wasn’t the way I wanted them to find out, but the universe doesn't seem to be on my side these days.
But now they know, both of my secrets.
I'll need to learn to balance the new changes in my life, while battling with the old wounds of the past.
They say they don’t hate me anymore, and that they just want to start over.
I want that too, but how can I forgive them after everything they have done? How can we just move past it?
Will they think I'm worth it when life becomes too hard?
My life is about to become a whole lot more chaotic.
This has been one of my worst years so far, and the pain isn't over yet.
Would having them by my side make it easier?
Life is short, so why not grab the bit of good I can find and hold on tight. Surround myself with the love of the people who mean the most.
Because I feel I am going to need it.
Our story has only just begun.
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. Alc0hol abuse.