Forsaken Trail by Devney Perry
Aria Saint-James has planned the perfect getaway: sweatpants, takeout and two weeks alone with her sister and nephew. Nowhere on that list is wearing a low-cut dress and uncomfortable heels to attend a wedding where she knows neither the bride nor the groom. Toss in her nemesis, Brody Carmichael, and her road trip to Arizona is officially a bust.
But at least there is champagne.
She blames the bubbly for falling into bed with Brody that night. Enemy or no, the billionaire is irresistible in a tux. But after their one-night tryst, Aria has no choice but to cut her vacation short, returning home to escape his devilish smile, vowing never to see Brody again.
Except Aria gets a surprise a few weeks later--she's pregnant. When he learns that she's carrying his child, Brody offers Aria the chance of a lifetime. The catch? She has to live under his roof until the baby is born.
Either they'll kill each other in nine months. Or discover love buried beneath their hate.
My Beautiful Poison by T.L. Smith
I forgave him for the lies he told.
And I forgave him for breaking my body with his touch.
But I couldn’t forgive myself for staying.
Until I met you… my antidote.
I knew I couldn’t keep forgiving him, when I could be safe in your arms.
With your touch, there were no tears.
With your kisses, I could finally breathe.
You might be the villain in everyone’s story...
But not mine.
He Saw Me First by M Johnson
From across an empty lane in Paris, through my window,
He saw me first.
I stopped undressing . . . but only for a moment.
The next night, he was waiting for me, in his expensive suit
He sat there and watched.
My only acknowledgement was the look of lust in his eyes.
It continued until the night before I left,
when I found a card under my door.
No words. Just a number. So, I texted him.
I’d never done anything like it before.
It felt so dirty and wrong, but at the same time, I felt alive.
He was much older than me, so intimidating and sexy.
He made me feel things no man ever has.
I was under his spell.
The last thing I expected was to ever see him again...
WARNING: While this book is best enjoyed going in blind, it does contain distressing themes that may upset some readers. If you think you might be one of those readers please see my author review on Goodreads for specific triggers.
The Villain by L.J. Shen
Cruel. Coldblooded. Hades in a Brioni suit.
Cillian Fitzpatrick has been dubbed every wicked thing on planet earth.
To the media, he is The Villain.
To me, he is the man who (reluctantly) saved my life.
Now I need him to do me another, small solid.
Bail me out of the mess my husband got me into.
What’s a hundred grand to one of the wealthiest men in America, anyway?
Only Cillian doesn’t hand out free favors.
The price for the money, it turns out, is my freedom.
Now I’m the eldest Fitzpatrick brother’s little toy.
To play, to mold, to break.
Too bad Cillian forgot one, tiny detail.
Persephone wasn’t only the goddess of spring; she was also the queen of death.
He thinks I’ll buckle under the weight of his mind games.
He is about to find out the most lethal poison is also the sweetest.
Gravity by Sara Cate
Three months on a private island.
One million dollars.
All I have to do is tame Nash Wilde.
It’s been two years since my sister and her boyfriend were killed in a plane crash. The last person I expected to show up on my doorstep was his father, Alistair Wilde. Yet, he came with an offer I’d be an idiot to pass up: be his son’s girlfriend for three months, live with the two of them in a remote house, and the one million dollars is mine.
The challenge turns out to be harder than I expected. Nash is not just wild, he’s dangerous. And Alistair is far more broken than he lets the world believe. The three of us are bound by grief. It’s up to me to feed Nash’s hunger and heal Alistair’s pain.
Lines are crossed.
Rules are broken.
On the island, there’s no one to tell us this is wrong.
I know I have to choose before I tear this family apart.
But I belong to both of them--
One of them has my body.
The other has my heart.
Sweet Little Lies by J.D. Hollyfield
𝙃𝙚 𝙬𝙖𝙨𝙣'𝙩 𝙬𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙙𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙮 𝙝𝙖𝙙 𝙞𝙣 𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙢𝙚.
He was everything wrong in a man I was supposed to fall in love with.
𝙃𝙚 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙙𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙚𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙨.
His eyes told me so.
The words he tempted me with were simply sweet little lies to lure me in.
𝙄'𝙢 𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙣 𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙬𝙚𝙗 𝙤𝙛 𝙙𝙚𝙨𝙞𝙧𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙚𝙢𝙥𝙩𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣.
The Ghost by Ellie Isaacson
They said he was a ghost. A man who could slip in and out of a room, kill without a trace, and never be noticed.
But I noticed.
From the moment we met, he was the only thing I saw.
His moonlit gaze. The anger rippling under his skin. The turmoil dancing in the dark depths of his mind.
They said I was innocent and pure. That I needed to be hidden away and protected from the world.Only I knew the truth.
I was stronger than they gave me credit for. And the brutal killer who showed no mercy melted under my touch.
Our pasts collided, vicious and cruel. And when mine came to collect, it wasn’t just my life on the line.
It was his, too.
Mine to Save by Kennedy L. Mitchell
Her tragic destiny was written long before he came into town.
Ellie doesn’t technically exist. Raised within the Texas town’s infamous cult compound, she managed to escape only to realize she’ll never be truly free. Every day is difficult to survive, but she does without complaint, keeping a low profile until a killer unsettles the community by leaving a trail of dead women in his wake. When a sexy FBI agent storms into town, her body and hormones thrum on overdrive, making her wonder if there’s more to life than simply getting by.
FBI profiler Chandler Peters is exhausted, annoyed, and in desperate need of a vacation that will have to wait. An urgent call comes from a friend, leading him to Texas to help hunt for a serial killer. What he doesn’t expect is an eccentric local to catch not only his eye but his heart too. Her mysterious past, wit, and hidden scars speak to him unlike any other. When all the evidence points to Ellie being in danger, Chandler races to find the killer before the woman who makes him live again becomes the next victim.
As Chandler fights to protect Ellie from the fate she seems to be destined for, the two grow close as the days pass and the case builds. But will it all be enough when the killer who wants her for his own hides in plain sight, always watching and waiting for the perfect moment to take back what’s his?
Mine to Save is FBI Profiler Chandler Peters' story from Mine to Protect. It can be read as a standalone. If you love a little darkness to your suspense then this book is for you!
*Please note this book DOES contain several triggers (The serial killer does not play nice with others) and detailed mature content. This book is recommended for 18+.
This Much Is True by Tia Louise
A smart and sexy romance about a grumpy single dad on a mission of revenge, and the girl he can’t leave behind by USA Today bestselling author Tia Louise.
I blame the alcohol.
I lost my restaurant business, was forced to sell my dad’s cherished 1967 Chevy Impala, and I got a little drunk.
Now I’m waking up with the hottest, angriest guy I’ve ever seen, speeding down the highway like a bat out of hell.
Ice-blue eyes hit mine with stomach-clenching force… and he swerves onto the shoulder, ready to kick me out.
Needless to say, our romance doesn’t start out sweet.
Two years ago, I hugged my little boy goodbye and told him I’d be right back.
Next thing I knew, I was arrested and sent to prison for a crime I didn’t commit.
Until they let me out early…
Now I’m headed home to confront the man who put me away.
A lie put me behind bars, and I’m ready to find the truth.
I don’t have time for a sexy girl with pale blonde hair and bright blue eyes stowed away on the backseat of my new car.
My mission is to get my son back and clear my name.
Love is not on the agenda.
It never is, though, is it?
(THIS MUCH IS TRUE is a single-dad, opposites attract, STAND-ALONE romance. No cheating. No cliffhangers.)
Crashing Into Love by Hollis Wynn
Sutton Sterling is a Capricorn through and through. A stubborn workaholic some may call pessimistic, Sutton doesn’t have time to search for the roses between the thorns of potential relationships. Besides, her horoscopes never point her in the direction of love anyway. Until the day she reads one with a fresh perspective and decides to take a chance at romance and her future.
Baker Hayes has one cardinal rule – no interoffice dating. When he started working with Sutton, he considered disregarding his own boundaries. Baker accepted his role in the friend-zone but the day he happened upon Sutton’s online dating blog, he’s ready to start breaking some rules.
Does Sutton’s horoscope decide her fate or will she and Baker go crashing into love?