1-800-CUPID by USA Today Bestselling Author Josie Riviera.
A house flipper looking for quick profit. A survivor with a dream. Can two broken hearts find a place to call home?
When a Miami investor calls in search of prime property-flip prospects, North Carolina real estate broker Candee Contando expects to meet a balding, steely-eyed land shark. Turns out the first customer she’s had in months is a hot prospect in more ways than one.
Except his gaze has fallen on her dream house, a dilapidated Victorian she just bid her last penny on in hopes of creating a safe place for disadvantaged children – like the girl she used to be.
Teddy Winchester is adept at negotiating life’s curves, but Candee’s curves stop him in his tracks. She’s a warm spark in the emptiness he’s felt since his brother died, leaving him with a beloved nephew to raise.
Attraction glows in Candee’s eyes as well, but there’s also wistfulness as she points out all the reasons an old, tumbledown Victorian doesn’t fit into his tried-and-true house-flipping plan. Yet the more he looks at the house – and at her – he begins to think some things are worth the risk.
Now if only he can convince her that building a new life often starts with tearing down some walls….
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No escape. No turning back. And no resisting a storm of desire…
When Reno Arjona surfaces from a dive to discover he and his boss’s woman have been left behind, he knows one thing: he’s on his own. His undercover mission to bring down Vasco, a notorious Colombian drug lord, is too important to risk blowing his cover.
Once he tows Lacey Manning through miles of stormy ocean to a deserted island, all they have to do is wait. Because Lacey belongs to Vasco, and Vasco always comes for what’s his.
Since the moment she accepted Vasco’s friendly invitation for a drink, Lacey has lived in terror, an unwilling “guest” watched day and night. Only in her bodyguard’s arms, she feels safe. And on the island, there are no distractions from the forbidden sexual tension between them…
But the storm is only the start of the danger they’re in. And the only way to save Lacey may be to break his silence—and pray that when the bullets start flying, it won’t be friendly fire that destroys their hearts.
Author web site: Melissa Combs
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From award-winning, USA TODAY Bestselling Author BETTE LEE CROSBY, the first book of a gritty, small-town, family saga in the tradition of the finest Southern fiction.
A widow grieving her loss. A boy running for his life. A town defending them both.
Small-town gossip never much bothered Olivia Westerly. As a single career woman, she’s weathered her share. It’s easy to ignore the raised eyebrows over her late-in-life marriage to Charlie Doyle. But after he drops dead on their honeymoon, the whispers are salt on her raw grief. Especially when an orphaned,11-year-old boy shows up on her doorstep, looking for the grandfather he never met.
Behind Ethan Allen Doyle’s wary blue eyes lie heavily guarded emotions that unexpectedly tug on Olivia’s heart, and she finds herself wanting to win his trust. But when his murderous secret comes looking for him, the entire town embraces the lonely widow and desperate child—and shows its true heart when danger threatens one of its own.
A heartwarming tale of love, loss, and unexpected gifts, featuring a woman you’d like to call friend, a boy you will ache to hug, and a town you wish you could call home.
Author web site: Bette Lee Crosby
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He’s a vampire with a story. She’s a woman with a past.
Izzie has dedicated years to distancing herself from her personal ghosts. Every night she faces monsters most people don’t believe exist, and though she doesn’t flinch at drawing demon blood, she never forgets the first face to show her true evil was human.
The second Ryker spots the girl with midnight hair, he knows there’s more to her than meets the eye. As a vampire, he’s been around long enough to get a feel for hunters…but she isn’t like the rest. Something about her pulls him close, until backing off isn’t an option.
When a phantom from Ryker’s past surfaces to settle an old score, Ryker and Izzie find themselves the subjects of government experimentation. They must rely on each other in a series of sexual humiliations if they mean to survive. Trust is essential to escape, but when trust turns into something more, Izzie must determine who is the real enemy. The humans who hold her prisoner, or the vampire whose touch makes her forget the bars exist.
Author web site: Rosalie Stanton
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“We all wear two masks. One to hide from the world. The other to hide from ourselves.”
Katie Andreasson’s home office, where she writes best-selling novels, is her refuge from criticism that her private education, her success–even the way she speaks–betrays her own race. With her mother’s death, grief and increasing isolation inspire her to create Capshaw Penitentiary’s pen pal program. Even secretly participate, though her adopted father–the prison warden–would never approve.
Growing up in hardscrabble, rural Kentucky, Logan Whyte learned the hard way to stick with his own kind to stay out of trouble. Still, skirting the edges of the wrong crowd eventually landed him in prison–face to face with the kind of hard-core prejudice he never whole-heartedly embraced.
Now, with plans to get his life back on track once he’s out, he’s exchanging letters with “Kristen”. The rules dictate they can never meet, yet her neatly penned letters do more than ease him toward rejoining the human race. They make him imagine what it would be like to touch the woman behind them. Maybe even call her his.
Safely hidden behind anonymous letters, friendship takes root and grows into bittersweet yearning. But as they break down emotional walls, the truth is revealed, leaving them with the greatest challenge of all. Proving to themselves–and the outside world–that love is truly colorblind.
INCARCERATED, by Inger Iversen
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