Harper Crawford is a big fan of the Newport Beach Seagulls, despite their abysmal previous season. It's been a year since Ken Brown's murder and Seraphina Hanson, Ken's youngest granddaughter, just survived her first year as the new owner and manager of the national hockey team. Barely. The last year was dismal to the point where Seraphina is making drastic changes. Like hiring Harper as their official blogger. Harper gets to travel with the team, write character pieces, critiques, game summaries, and the like. It's her dream job.
Another change? Putting together practically a new team, including Zachary Ryan, first line center. At six foot four and two hundred and twenty pounds, he is tall, dark blond, and solid muscle. He's arrogant and direct and the minute he sees Harper at Taboo nightclub during a team bonding session dressed in a plaid shirt and converse sneakers, he has to get to know her better.
Except there's a problem from her past that won't go away. Harper has an ex that won't stay in her past - where he belongs. He starts showing up at her place, reminding her of all the wrong choices she made, bringing up things she wants nothing more than to forget. When Zachary gets involved, things get heated and his notorious temper flares.
Harper doesn't want to get involved with a hockey player - especially with an overzealous ex who won't leave her alone - but Zachary plans to change her mind. No matter what the cost.
Readers first met Sandra Tierney, the rich, powerful madam of the secret escort service in The Dean’s List. But she wasn’t always the tough-as-nails woman she is now. Sandra was once a young, vulnerable girl alone in New York City.
Little did she know she was about to find herself immersed in a world where men rule and women can do little more than hope for something more. With limited resources, she enters college where she learns to work with what she has—a clever mind, a witty personality and a body made for sin. She quickly discovers that she might just be able to have it all—money, power, control, and him.
Mark Hollings has everything a man could want. As the Dean of a prestigious university, he has money, a powerful position, and her. But Sandra Tierney won’t settle for what other women will. She’s the first woman to ever challenge him. The first to demand more. Will his position dictate their future or will passion rule his world?
Take a trip back in time and join Sandra and Mark in their journey of passion, power, and compromise. When it comes to love, there is always a learning curve.
Fraternization between guests and employees at the Diamond Isle Resort is against the rules.
However, rules mean nothing when it comes to matters of the heart.
Phillip Warrington is smart, sexy, and goal-oriented. He has always had his life planned out. But none of those plans involved falling for a wildly adventurous employee at the resort. She liberates him in ways he never thought possible—with methods that his parents would never approve. But he can control his yearnings, right?
Maggie Fairchild knows the season is almost over. With her plan to take to the seas only months away, she wasn't expecting Phillip, one of those off-limit kinds of boys, to stumble onto her path and steal her heart. Between steamy kisses and late-night moments near the ocean, Maggie finds herself caught in a riptide of passion, one she never anticipated. But who’s ever prepared for meeting the greatest love of your life?
With summer coming to an end, Maggie and Phillip take their relationship to the next level before they have to say goodbye. Can their budding romance be enough to survive the pulling tides of change, or will they drift apart before they even have a chance to explore what could have been?
If you like hot men in uniform doing naughty things to strong, smart women, this is the book for you!
A fabulous "quick read" for when you want instant gratification with little time to spare. - Goodreads Reviewer
He burned her once...
Sophie Gallo has survived a lot in her twenty-three years. Both parents gone, dreams abandoned, and a heart shattered. But she came out on the other side stronger than ever.
Then, one night with Luke in her bed… on her kitchen table… against the wall… made Sophie feel alive again. Right up until he ran before the bed stopped shaking. Seeing him every day at the Middleburg Police Station, thanks to her job as the office manager, is a special kind of torture. But she clings to her hate and anger, hiding her sadness and desire, even from herself.
She weakened him once...
Sergeant Luke McCracken lives to serve and protect. Not only the citizens of Middleburg, but also the woman who captivates him mind, body, and soul. Even if that means shielding her from the biggest threat to her happiness - himself.
Luke gave in to his lust once. But he won’t allow himself to be reckless with Sophie’s heart again. Though he can’t help but provoke her just to see her passion, even if it comes in the form of hatred. He’d live on nothing but the memories of their night together if it meant she’d have the life she deserved.
His town is being plagued by a rash of break-ins and an increase in drug overdoses, and his desk overflows with cases waiting to be solved. But never, in all the time he told himself to protect Sophie from the risks he presented, did he think she would find herself in danger from outside forces.
One night with her stole his heart, one dispatcher call stopped it.
This is book one in the new Blue Line Series, all featuring a different hot police officer at the Middleburg Police Station. Each book is safe with no cheating, no cliffhanger, and a HEA. There is an over arching story thread about the rising crime in Middleburg, but each book can be read as a stand alone.
A ballplayer's girlfriend hides his daughter from him because she fears he's like his abusive father.
Marcia Powers wants nothing to do with ballplayer Brock Carter, especially after she told him to go away and pursue his dreams. She has more than she can handle with an elderly father, a business to run, and a four-year-old daughter posing as her baby sister.
Brock Carter's back in town to rekindle his romance with Marcia, and this time, he's not letting her run him out of town. Marcia is unable to resist Brock, but determined to keep her secret.
Brock's already lost his heart to Marcia once. Will he lose every dream, including baseball, when he discovers the real reason Marcia sent him away?
Men of Spring Baseball romances can be read standalone but are more fun when read together. Book 1, Playing the Rookie Book 2, Playing Without Rules Book 3, Playing Catch Book 4, Playing for the Save
Isabel It was like a fairy tale. A handsome misunderstood prince with more money than he knew what to do with and he wanted her. A plain bookworm with a penchant for numbers. She should be happy, right? Then why couldn’t she get that cocky grin out of her head and her heart?
Jason He made a mistake. We all make them. But this one cost him the only woman he ever loved. Now she’s with him. A monster hiding behind a pretty face and fancy words. He won’t let him have her even if it means becoming a beast himself.
Sarah Jenkins, a math geek and hockey fanatic, is thrilled when the NHL hires her as an adviser for the Buffalo Storm. She gets to marry her two loves in this perfect job. Sebastian St. Amant is a young hockey player looking to make the jump from the minors to the big leagues. His lifelong dream is within reach, but he needs to convince the Storm's management and coaches he's ready. When Sarah and Sebastian meet, sparks immediately fly. Both want to succeed, but neither can ignore the growing attraction and a relationship is out of the question—Sarah’s an influential staff member and Sebastian’s a player, not to mention over ten years her junior. But the impossible becomes the necessary when they can no longer fight their attraction. As everything crashes around them, the strength of their relationship is tested. Will it weather the storm, or should they have known better?
One week to marry off her best friend. One chance to change the best man's mind.
Ever since her father died in the Persian Gulf, Grace has been spending her summers at Camp Hope. She began as a camper in need of help and healing. Now she's the director who gives back and is there for a new generation of campers. As she leaves to perform her duties as maid of honor at her best friend's wedding, she receives devastating news: Blake Morgan plans to close the camp at the end of the season.
The prospect of saving Camp Hope seems dismal at best, then she remembers: Blake Morgan will be at the wedding. After all, he's the best man.
The Princess (Harper’s Island: Book Two)
One garter. One guilty conscience. One vengeful mother of the groom.,/h3>
For years, Blake Morgan has kept a secret with the potential to destroy his family. To protect it, he has kept everyone at bay. It was a good plan, until the Queen of Harper’s Island decided he has to marry the princess. Soon he’s competing for a life he never knew he wanted with his mortal enemy.
Throw in one bottle of scotch, mix with a wildly uncomfortable situation, and suddenly there’s a cocktail for disaster.
The Wedding (Harper’s Island: Book Three)
The best man. The princess. An unforgettable wedding journey.
When Blake and Grace agreed to marry, they thought everything was settled. They thought they had more time. Unfortunately, Miss Milly put their wedding plans on steroids. They had less than two weeks to make it happen.
Grace had a camp to run, a dream to save, and not an ounce of bridezilla in her. Blake had a business to run, a family to fix, and a cougar for a personal assistant. Their task seemed impossible. Their love felt too new. Their responsibilities were great.
Luckily, fate steps in, money makes almost anything possible, and love finds a way.
The first in an exciting time travel romance series
Time brought them together - will it also tear them apart?
Elizabeth Barritt fought hard to put her childhood behind her. Now she has the chance to move forward, to reach out for a new future.
And she does - right into Jackson Kane's path. He is a time traveler, from the future, and on the hunt for a rogue agent.
Their attraction is immediate, unexpected - and for Kane, an unwanted distraction. When he is injured protecting Elizabeth, she makes a decision that will change both of their lives. She takes him home.
Once Kane is healed, he goes after the agent. But his journey back to war-torn London takes a sideways turn, forcing Elizabeth to make another choice. She follows him into the past, to help him stop one man from changing their future.
For readers 18 and older.
*Includes a preview of First Breath, Book Two of the Love in Time series.
Love in Time: Book One - Final Hours Book Two - First Breath Book 2.5 - Loving Kane Book Three - Second Chances Book 3.5 - Three For Christmas Love in Time - The Complete Collection
More time travel romance by Cate Dean:
Redemption of the Seven: Book 1 - No Greater Love Book 2 - Big Sky Love
Last semester of senior year can be tough. Enemies forced to work together with graduation on the line is tougher.
When I prepared for the first day of my final semester senior year, I never thought that day my life would change forever, but when I collided with him in the campus cafe so began a tale as old as time. Love at first sight? No, I meant the other one. Guy spills girl's beloved coffee and they become arch enemies. Little did I know this was only the beginning of my rivalry with Jason Black.
She was going to be the death of me. This mystery girl crashes into me, but somehow I'm the bad guy. Not only does she cause a scene in front of the entire cafe, screaming accusations like a banshee, but then she bites me! Granted, I shouldn't have tried to kiss her mid-argument, but hindsight is 20/20. Nothing to do now but try to avoid her until school was over, which shouldn't be too hard considering there's only one semester left until graduation.
Two college seniors. Two dark pasts. One chance to change their hearts forever.