Hidden Secrets (Hillside Kings Book 3) Colton and Linda's Story
The death of her boyfriend almost destroyed her, but Linda Ramirez is now determined to move on with her life. Attending the exclusive Hillside University is her first step at taking back her life. Hanging up her dreary khakis and humdrum lifestyle, Linda's ready for something new. Dresses and stilettos are exactly what she needs to spice things up---and every man on campus is noticing.
And the last thing she needs or wants is another run-in with the campus cartel king. That one night ended at daybreak.
Dangerously hot, Colton Galiano definitely notices the changes in Linda--and how every guy on campus is fighting to get her attention--and get in her bed. Hellbent on being the only one she wants, Colton sets out to make Linda realize that he's more than a womanizing player--on and off the football field.
But when Linda's life is threatened, Colton refuses to back down. Protecting her becomes his only mission. Can their HIDDEN SECRET become the one thing they both want and need?
My enemy doesn’t make the rules behind closed doors…
Even if he’s my boss.
Cade Armanelli might be an infamous hacker with billionaire status who operates better alone, but I earned my spot working alongside him...
Whether he likes it or not.
It’s precisely why I’m on the first plane to an undisclosed location for our cybersecurity team retreat. I’m ready to prove to our company that I can handle anything…
Except sharing a cabin and a bed with my meticulous, elusive boss.
Enemy number one.
Unfortunately, he’s also number one in tatted, dark, and dangerous. I quickly come to find that Not only are his hacking skills perfection, but so is his performance in the bedroom.
Not that it matters. I have a job to keep, a heart to protect, and our nation’s data to secure.
Cade can’t help me with any of that.
He’s a distraction. One I have to avoid…
Even if it means I’m spray painting a red line down our bed and keeping my boss on his side.
Damaged. Broken. Destroyed. I’ve heard it all. A single moment of trusting the wrong person shattered my life into pieces, and my family has never looked at me the same. It’s impossible to convince them that I’m anything more than the broken girl they rescued all those years ago.
Until I meet him.
Ramsey’s surly demeanor and menacing scowl scare most of the world away. But not me. Not when I’ve seen his gentle hands soothe an abused colt or comfort a terrified mare.
And when I finally get up the courage to strike out on my own, Ramsey’s there. Roommates felt like such a safe proposition until Ramsey’s lingering touches and wicked smile light a fire in me I don’t think will ever be extinguished. And he feels it, too…
But just as my new life begins to take root, an evil from my past emerges from the shadows, casting a darkness on my newfound freedom. And this time, they won’t settle for pieces of me. They want everything…
I watched him in high school. Knew his reputation. Knew he was wealthy, privileged, and mean.
He ran the show back then, a partier and a player.
Then he came back from college, back to the town I never left. He’s different now.
He comes into the bar, and I know his routine.
I know which stool he’ll pick.
I know his favorite drink. I know which sports team he’ll want on the television screen.
And I watch as he gets hit on.
Sometimes he leaves the bar with a woman. Sometimes he doesn’t.
But I’m always there, tending to his drinks. He gives me a smile and a polite nod back.
Then one night, after a long appraising stare, he asked, “Ava, why are you single?”
I leaned in, told him a lie, knowing the truth.
What I didn’t know was that my world was about to shatter after that night.
Something else I didn’t know: would the man I watched all those years help put my heart back together... or smash it into pieces?
** A 42k novella written as a standalone from two characters in the Fallen Crest/Roussou universe.
I’m used to helping people fight for their lives. But I’ve never had anyone in my corner before…
The ER department is chaotic and intimidating to most. But for me, it’s one of the few places where I don’t feel like a disappointment. Heading up the team of a busy Philadelphia hospital isn’t exactly a picnic, but I’m confident here. Untouchable.
That is, until Carter Grange walks through the door.
He might be a little banged up, but that doesn’t stop his muscular frame rippling with power — or his deep blue eyes from piercing my soul. Carter is definitely not the sort of man I need right now, but when we find ourselves thrust together again by pure chance...well, the chemical pull is irresistible.
Problem is, I have a messy past snapping at my heels, and a young daughter to protect from its clutches. This tattooed mobster isn’t the kind of man I should be playing house with.
But when push comes to shove, will Carter step into the ring for us?
My Fight is book three of the Men of New York series by Samantha Skye. It is a suspenseful, single parent, opposites attract, reverse age-gap, dual POV mafia romance.
Contains explicit sex scenes and violence – 18+.
Feeling completely sapped of life, Rain and her daughter move to the suburbs of Fairview, where white picket fences, welcoming neighbors, and immaculate green lawns make her forget the pain she’s running from. Settling into her new life, she can’t stop thinking about the guy who wrecked her car. He’s charming, says the right things, and crashed into her life right when she needs it the most. It’s only natural Mr. Handsome presents Rai with a big, shiny rock to make it picture perfect.
Then a new neighbor moves down the street. Menacing sleeves of tattoos, a permanent scowl, single with no kids—he doesn’t belong in this family-friendly community.
People are whispering.
Doors are staying locked.
Secrets are being shared.
Heart pleasing love doesn’t exist here. It digs a grave and lies in it, whispering untold truths. The quaint town of Fairview isn’t so safe anymore—and neither is Rain.
There’s something special about first love. It feels right; it looks right. It’s perfect in every way, until it isn’t.
Grayson Hale — the hot nerd, my first love. He was an enigma. Both mysteriously complicated and beautifully broken. The vacant look in his eyes reminded me of my own, almost as if our misery called to one another.
Colton Bennett — the sarcastic playboy, my second chance. He was a perfect facade. Rich, devastatingly beautiful…and everything that I should have stayed away from. His obsession led to my carefully laid plans crumbling at my feet.
And me? I was the fallen princess. I had given up on finding my soulmate a long time ago, but now they are both in my life. I’m torn between my truth and my lies — but I have to make a choice.
The thing about loving two men is that you know it will always end...
Grayson was my tragedy.
Colton was my heartbreak.
I wanted to ruin her.
Ruin the girl who could dissect me with a single look.
I wanted to break her.
Break the girl who burned like her namesake.
I wanted to wreck her.
Wreck the girl who made me question everything.
But I didn't. I couldn't.
Instead, I've been
Liberated is a full length version of the Wrecked novella. There are chapters with the hero's POV along with new added material. If you'd like to read a condensed version told only in the heroine's POV you can do so in Wrecked: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...
Key Elements/Tropes: Billionaire, Poor girl / rich boy, Blackmail
Trigger Warnings: Manipulation, Dubious Consent, Stalking / Obsession, Reproductive / Sexual Coercion, Narcissism (Hero's Father)
You can change your future but you can’t escape your past.
Life is good for Richard VanRyan.
His family is growing. His life is rich. He has everything he could desire, and he is blessed with all he never knew he needed.
Until the day his past shows up and tosses a grenade into his future.
What happens when the man you used to be casts a shadow over the man you are today?
Can the two worlds merge in peace, or will one cause the other to splinter?
Can forgiveness be earned or does it come with too high a price?
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Contains bonus content.
His partner's most trusted informant is his only hope...and his only weakness.
When Detective Liam Hollister is assigned to an assault-turned-murder, he brings his signature three "C"s: control, calm, and composure. The "C" he wasn't counting on? His partner's informant, Carmen Desoto, who's not only the key to unlocking his case.
The sexy, sharp-tongued nurse is the only person who's ever gotten under Liam's skin. Driven him crazy.
Made him want the one thing he can't have.
And now they have to go undercover together to catch a killer.
Liam knows he must keep Carmen at a distance, no matter how hard it is to resist. But when the scheme they uncover puts them directly in danger, distance isn't an option.
They'll have to fight together if they want to make it out alive.
The Saint is the fifth standalone in the Intelligence Unit series, set in the shared world of Remington. Full of fast-paced action and smokin' hot romance, this forbidden lovers, frenemies to lovers, protector hero medical romantic suspense will have you swooning and sweating. No cheating, no cliffhangers, all hard-fought HEA.