Title: Home Run Series: The Boys of Summer #2 Author: Heidi McLaughlin Release Date: Jan 17, 2017 Add to your TBR
LOVE ISN'T A GAME . . .
I’ve given up everything for the chance to play major league baseball. Everything. Now I’m so close I can practically hear the crowd chanting my name. There’s nothing that could take my dream away from me . . .
Unless I lose focus. And Ainsley Burke is the most beautiful, distracting woman I’ve ever met. When I’m with her, I can’t think of anything else.
But no matter how much I want Ainsley, there’s no room for love in my game plan. I can give her a quick tour of the bases, but that’s it. Then I have to let her go. If she wants to think I’m a love ’em and leave ’em player, fine.
All dreams require sacrifice. I just wish this one didn’t mean tearing out my own heart.
Heidi is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.
Originally from Portland, Oregon and raised in the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup and a Highland Westie/Mini Schnauzer, JiLL and her brother, Racicot.
When she isn’t writing one of the many stories planned for release, you’ll find her sitting courtside during either daughter’s basketball games.
Heidi’s first novel, Forever My Girl, is currently in production for a major motion picture.
Katya Tocci is willing to admit that she may have bitten off more than she could chew.
Liam Edenhoff showed her a side of life she'd been missing out on - sex and friendship and tacos. But then he betrayed her.
Wulfric Stone taught her that big surprises can come from unexpected places - like from a surly, aggressive, withdrawn bastard. But then he broke her heart.
Now one of them wants forgiveness, and the other wants forever. And Katya? She just wants to forget.
Who knew neighbors could be so difficult? This story contains scenes of a graphic sexual nature, multiple uses of coarse language, and quite possibly enough confusion to drive a normal person insane. Reader discretion is advised.
"Have you eaten?” he asked. “How did you get in here?” she ignored his question and asked her own. “I have access to the keys for every building we manage. Are you really meeting that thing for dinner?” he asked again. “Okay, first of all, 'that thing' is a seriously good looking, very successful, and ridiculously nice man – a man who has yet to lie to me and use me,” she pointed out. “Key word being 'yet'.” “And second of all, I know for a fact my lease states you have to give me twenty-four hour notice before you just barge in here. If you come in again without my permission, I'm gonna file a complaint,” she warned him. He laughed. Actually laughed. Something Wulfric Stone didn't do very often. She took a deep breath and looked away from his broad smile. “Please do. I'll direct my HR department to hand deliver it to my desk so I can deal with it personally.” “Are we done here? I have things to do today that don't involve dealing with you,” she snapped. He stepped closer to her. “You might be even funner now than you were before.” “That's not funny, and if you can't realize that, then there is literally no hope for you.” “Ah, implying there is hope.” “Shut up.” “Feisty. I love it.” “I talked to Vieve,” she blurted out. That finally stopped him. “Oh, really,” was all he said. “Yup. Went to your place, had a cup of coffee with her,” she said. That seemed to actually surprise him. “You were in my home?” he checked. “Yes. Apparently, I could've been spending lots of time there. Very generous of you to give me complete access,” she said. He didn't react, though she noticed the tendon in the side of his neck was taut and straining. “Yes, well, I've met you. I knew if you ever showed up, it would be a huge hassle with the front desk calling my office and you calling my cell phone and me having to drive across town. Was just easier that way.” “Sure. Okay.” “And how was the coffee? I have it imported.” Katya stared at the tight tendon for a moment longer. He was so good at putting on a false front, she knew. Looking calm and collected. After all, this was a man who ate million dollar real estate deals before breakfast. But it was all fake. He was nervous. Deep down, she could tell. Being forceful was just his way of barreling through a problem he didn't actually want to deal with – he could just strong arm her into doing what he wanted. No unnecessary awkwardness. That was Wulf's M.O. Yeah, well, my M.O. is to make him feel as awkward as humanly possible. “I can't go to breakfast with you,” she stated, brushing past him and heading down the hallway. He didn't hesitate to follow behind her. “No shit, it's afternoon – it's too late for brunch, even. But that Brazilian food cart is open for lunches now, we're going -” he started, but she waved her hand over her shoulder as she moved into her bedroom.
"I can't, I'm busy this afternoon. I have to go shopping for a new stove – don't worry, I'll have the bill sent to you,” she joked, turning around and standing in the doorway to her room. He glared down at her. “Don't be ridiculous. I'll talk to maintenance, we can get a new stove in by the end of the week,” he assured her. “Whatever. I have other plans.” “Tocci, I'm not -” “But how about dinner?” she offered. That seemed to shock him. He stood still for moment, his eyes wandering over her face. Obviously trying to figure out if she was lying. She offered him a big smile, and that just seemed to throw him even more off guard. He finally narrowed his eyes. “If I make reservations, you'll be downstairs on time?” he checked. “No,” she shook her head. “But I can meet you there.” “Bullshit. You'll stand me up, and I'm not wasting my time, sitting around like an asshole waiting for you,” he said. “I won't, I promise. I have … a client I'm dealing with this afternoon. I don't know how long it will take,” she told him. “What about your dinner date with your darling handyman?” he asked. She shrugged. “I'll figure something out, don't worry about it. I'll have dinner with you.” “You promise?” he checked, still glaring down at her. She nodded and ran her fingers across her chest in an X motion. “Cross my heart.” “Fine. But don't fuck with me, Tocci. You won't like it if I have to come and find you. We have a lot to discuss,” he informed her. She nodded. “I'm sure we do. What's the dress code?” she asked. Wulf was a 3-Michelin-stars kind of restaurant goer when it came to dinner dates. “A dress,” he informed her, and then his gaze wandered over her shoulder. She had some clothes laying around on the floor, littered about on the bed. She was gearing up to do laundry. “If you'd like to try on some options, I'd be more than happy to sit and help.” Katya laughed and slid her hands up either side of the door frame. Wulf followed the motion with his eyes, which grew wide when she leaned towards him. “Mmmm, that would be fun, wouldn't it?” she chuckled. “Possibly.” “And it's been a very long time since you've been in my bedroom,” she reminded him. He nodded. “It has.” “And we never got to have any real fun in here, did we?” she sighed, glancing back at her bed. “No. No, we did it not.” “It must make you wonder, though,” she said, dropping her hands and stepping back into the room. “Wonder what?” “What kind of fun Liam and I used to have in here.” There was a split second where she got to see equal parts anger and shock ripple across his features. Then she slammed the door in his face.
Crazy woman living in an undisclosed location in Alaska (where the need for a creative mind is a necessity!), I have been writing since ... forever? Yeah, that sounds about right. I have been told that I remind people of Lucille Ball - I also see shades of Jennifer Saunders, and Denis Leary. So basically, I laugh a lot, I'm clumsy a lot, and I say the F-word A LOT.
I like dogs more than I like most people, and I don't trust anyone who doesn't drink. No, I do not live in an igloo, and no, the sun does not set for six months out of the year, there's your Alaska lesson for the day. I have mermaid hair - both a curse and a blessing - and most of the time I talk so fast, even I can't understand me.
Sexual Encounter COVER, SYNOPSIS, & TRAILER REVEAL BY INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR LK COLLINS
AVAILABLE January 29, 2017
I’m not supposed to want Natalie Valero, not the way my body does, in every consumable way possible. But from the moment I laid eyes on her, I craved her like never before.
As I sit across the table from her, listening to all the disrespectful things her husband—my client—is saying to her, I can’t help wanting to protect her. It makes me want to wipe her tears away. To show her how a real man speaks. The only way I’d ever make her cry is begging me for more. But it’ll never happen. Natalie is off limits to me; a line any lawyer knows you don’t cross.
From International Bestselling Author, LK Collins, comes Sexual Encounter a quick and dirty, over the top, insta-love read. Jett and Natalie will have you on the edge of your seat, waiting in anticipation for what’s next, and trust me, you’ll want to find out what happens ‘cause it’s oh-so-naughty.
LK Collins is the naughty alter ego for the husband-and-wife duo behind multiple bestselling and international bestselling novels. This real-life couple is downright dirty in the bedroom, which bleeds through the pages of their steaming hot stories. While LK writes the books, Mr. Collins, the tattooed god himself, is the mastermind behind so much of the page-turning sexiness.
If you are looking for a scorching read with chemistry so intense it jumps off the pages, then an LK novel is for you. From standalones to series, their stories will have you blushing and panting, ready to reread them the moment you’ve finished. The heroes are alpha, demanding, filthy-talking men that will do anything for their girl…or to get them.
After experiencing heartache and loss, Whitney decides it's time to move on and leave the past behind, while keeping the pain with her. Finding her way to Kentucky to be with family, she's finally settling and feeling some happiness. She meets Aaron and he's slowly showing her how to live again. But, what Aaron doesn't know, is the deep secret she's keeping from him.
Aaron doesn't believe in spending time with women he doesn't see a future with. Love, to him was black and white, until found her way into his life.
She's his one and he's her strength.
The overshadowing secret plaguing Whitney's mind drivers her away, leaving Aaron and everyone she met behind.
Will Aaron find his way to Whitney again?
Or was their love something that most people desired and never found?
Ryan has had a passion for reading since she was a little girl. That passion
has slowly led to spinning romantic tales, and a one-click addiction. When she
doesn’t have her nose stuck in her kindle or fingers glued to the keyboard, you
can find Kaylee hanging out with friends and family. She loves all genres of
music, and enjoys scrapbooking. She lives in Ohio with her husband (her real life
happily ever after) and their rambunctious little boy.
by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde
Publication Date: January 17th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Big Shot, a sexy new standalone from Carly Phillips & Erika Wilde is now live!!!
Fall in love with your next Book Boyfriend . . .
Wes Sinclair is a notorious heart-breaker, a hot as sin bad boy with a panty-dropping smile no woman can resist. Except for his best friend's little sister and business adversary, Natalie Prescott, who seems immune to his flirtatious charms. While she's become a permanent fixture in his dirtiest, most scandalous fantasies, she wants nothing to do with him, or his seductive promises. Challenge accepted. His goal? To bring her to her knees, make her beg, and show her just how good being bad can be.
Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels, including the Indie published, Dare to Love Series. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers.