I haven’t seen him in over a decade, but Joshua Luca can still get to me. And I hate it.
At twenty-nine, I’m a doctor and I’ve travelled the world, but just the thought of him has me sliding my sweaty palms down my jeans and wishing I could steady my racing heartbeat.
Joshua was an almost obsession until, at seventeen, he cost me my future. In one night, I grew up and let go of my silly crush.
My infatuation for Joshua is dead and buried. Forever.
It doesn’t matter that he’s my new flat mate.
Or that he still has that same sexy smile.
I barely notice how that, despite his billions, he’s the kindest man I know.
Or that when he touches me, a thousand tiny fireworks explode all over my body.
I’m completely over Joshua Luca.
I’m not the type of girl who picks up a man on a rooftop bar.
Not the kind of girl who lets a man’s hands roam my body, discovering I have no panties on.
Never the girl who has hours’ worth of o’s from a smoking-hot one-night stand.
But Dominick makes it so easy to say yes.His body, his moves, and his oh-so-wicked tongue have me saying it over and over again.
Yes, right there.
He worships every inch of my body, and I’m still sore the next morning when I meet him again.
This time, he’s Mr. Dalton, my sister’s cutthroat entertainment lawyer.
And he has a proposition for me.
He wants to make me famous.
Of course, that means sharing a screen with my wildly jealous sister.
It means giving up my career.
It means the whole world will suddenly know everything about me.
Which presents one catastrophic problem—Dominick doesn’t date famous people.
So, do I take a chance at becoming a Hollywood star, or do I pass up the opportunity to be with the man who gave me a taste of forever?
Everyone thinks I'm the disgraced cowboy.
That means my cover's working. The focus of my FBI investigation?
One look at her and I'm f$cked.
I want her, and not behind bars.
The closer I get, the more I learn about the woman I've decided is mine.
When I find out what happened at Billionaire Ranch, I discover I'm not the only one hiding the truth. North also has secrets and they just might get her killed.
How can I save her when she finds out I'm the biggest lie of all?
Welcome to Billionaire Ranch, USA Today bestseller Vanessa Vale's new cowboy romance series. Where love points you in the right direction when you least expect it.
It’s been months since the day we stood above that empty grave that stunk of burnt flesh and secrets. All of us were dressed to the nines, one of us wearing a wedding dress, a day that was supposed to mark the beginning of a new adventure.
It marked the bitter end of our vengeance.
We have done things that have marked our souls for eternity.
But before we get there, we have to go back.
Back to where it all started.
The place I could find in my sleep.
Hollow Heights University in the macabre, somber seaside town of Ponderosa Springs.
A college for prestigious, wealthy children to receive the highest education. A town drowning in treachery and secrets that became our damnation.
But it wasn’t the forest surrounding the grounds or even the mysterious hidden mausoleum that haunted me.
It was them.
The ones that lurked in the night, things so wicked, so twisted, so evil, they would become the rulers of my nightmares.
The Hollow Boys.
One wrong move and I landed myself directly in their line of fire.
This is not a story about love, it is not a story of happy endings.
Love just happened to blossom in our sorrows, in our pain, our fear, our blood.
Every terrible thing they ever did, we watched, we helped, we loved them anyway.
Some run from their monsters, we fell in love with ours.
It was supposed to be a summer we’d never forget.
Instead, everything was stolen from me.
The best friend who was more like a sister. The innocent way I looked at life.
Leaving me with only unanswered questions.
Returning to the island is the second chance I didn’t know I needed.
And Hunter is the surprise that knocks me sideways.
There’s a hurt in him that calls to my own.
A strength I find in sharing our scars.
Igniting a spark that turns to flame.
But someone isn’t happy about the world I’m building for myself.
And nothing will stop them from tearing it all apart…
When the devil comes to town, you have to meet him head-on.
Which is exactly what I did when Grant Stone rolled into our small Texas town, driving a sports car I could fit in the bed of my truck, wearing a suit as black as his soul. He’s here to acquire mineral rights to half a dozen farms in town.
And there’s no way he’s getting mine.
I don’t make deals with the devil.
So when he challenges me to show him the small town ropes, my motivation is the prospect of seeing him make a fool of himself. He might have an angle, but if he thinks he can finagle me into endangering my bee farm, he’s got another thing coming.
Until the line in the sand is washed away.
My farm in danger. A town in upheaval. A man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.
And me in the middle.
When the devil comes to town, you have to meet him head-on.
And when he sneaks into your heart, he’ll only break it.
There were sicknesses in this world even holy water couldn't wash away.
In vicious nights, beautiful monsters lay.
Some with faces known, some ready to play.
Unsure of a friend, unsure of a foe,
Be certain of nothing you think you know,
Because what once enters Winworth, never leaves again.
Skylar Blackwood thought she knew what monsters looked like.
But in Winworth, nothing is what it seems.
Not the arrival of a stranger with eyes that see too much, and lips that taste like danger.
Not the young women who begin disappearing in the night.
And certainly not the people in the sleepy town she grew up in that begin to turn on one another.
One truth is undeniable, something wicked is loose in Winworth.
No one is safe, and trusting the wrong person could cost Skylar everything.
Trapped between the two worlds as secrets start to unravel, what little sanity Skylar has left threatens to shatter, leaving her with more questions than answers.
Turns out, real monsters are never what they seem.
APATHY is the first book in Secrets of Winworth series, dealing with dark themes that might not be suitable for all readers. It is recommended only for readers above the age of 18.
Margaret Long’s world looks bright and shiny on the outside. Married to a successful attorney, she lives in a mini-mansion with her husband and their perfect daughter. No one would imagine how dim and dark her life really is. With a fractured heart and a broken body, she wonders how to break free.
The day Margaret happens to meet Mick Grantham is serendipitous. With a huge appetite for success after rescuing his mom from a violent situation, he now feeds that hunger by rebuilding broken businesses, not people. Although Margaret has a vibrant personality, her fragile exterior brings out his compassion, drawing him into her world.
It’s a dangerous situation, especially with Margaret’s outspoken daughter involved, who is wiser than her years. Someone is likely to get hurt, but Margaret and Mick’s attraction can’t be helped until changing circumstances force them to a halt.
Not all happy endings are born easily, but those won through adversity are often the most satisfying.
Some secrets refuse to stay buried...
I did all the things a good girl is supposed to do: I went to college, got a degree, even came home to help my guardian, Violet. But just once I wanted something for me. Specifically, the handsome stranger sitting across from me at the bar. I spent one night with the man of my dreams, and the next morning we parted ways forever... or so I thought. When I show up at work on Monday, I discover my mystery man is my new coworker--and my brother's best friend. Suddenly my quiet, sedate life just got a whole lot more complicated.
She's quirky. A little crazy. And she never stops talking. So why can't I get the sexy brunette off my mind? One night with Abby wasn't enough. She might be my friend's baby sister, but she's the only woman I've ever wanted. When she stumbles across a decades-old secret tied to her family's past, Abby stirs up a hornets' nest of trouble. But someone has a lot to lose if the truth surfaces, and I'll do everything in my power to keep her safe before the killer silences her--permanently.
He’s a criminal—an abomination.
We’re wrong in every way.
If only I could’ve convinced my heart.
His lips whispered promises of all the stars in the sky.
I dreamt of a love that would last forever.
We were gorgeously young and desperate for one another.
But we’re star-crossed.
Fate had decided our course.
Leaving us to cling to each other as we crumbled to ash.
His need became possession.
My innocence turned jaded.
Our families declared war.
All that remained was hate.
But Calder was raised by wolves. The rules didn’t apply.
I was his until he said otherwise--for better or for worse.
Our love story’s bathed in crimson and drenched in bullets.
Because sometimes, Romeo comes with tattoos, guns, and a taste for blood.