Gemma's a successful architect in London, but her personal life has been a mess since her engagement ended in a very public disaster. She throws herself into work until a chance meeting with an aloof and dominating billionaire at a Christmas party awakens a side of her she never knew she had, a side that wants to let someone else take control for a while.
Cole's got his own painful past relationship which is the reason all his bedroom encounters come with strictly defined terms, not to mention the reason that he hates Christmas. He's not looking for a change, but Gemma's unusual mix of confidence and submission leaves him wanting more.
The two strike a deal to satisfy their mutual attraction, but will their sparks in the bedroom give new warmth to the rest of their lives as well, or is their relationship destined to bloom only for the holidays, just like the mistletoe?
This book contains content unsuitable for readers under the age of 18.
One year ago, Holly and Jackson met when their best friends Gemma and Cole got together. There was an instant spark between them, but they were looking for different things. Holly wanted a fling and Jackson was after love. When it came time for him to return to New York, they parted as friends and Holly stayed behind in London.
Now, Holly has come to New York for Gemma and Cole's wedding and to spend Christmas with the happy couple... and their best friend. It doesn't take long for Holly and Jackson to realize the electricity between them is still there, but the problem they had before hasn't gone away either. Holly thinks they should just have a good time, while Jackson's looking for a long time.
In the spirit of the season, they agree to a challenge. Jackson will try to win Holly's heart while she does her best to get him into bed. Whoever gives in first is the loser – though as the challenge heats up, it seems less about winning and more about enjoying the game. When Christmas morning dawns, who will come out on top?
This book contains content unsuitable for readers under the age of 18.
Olivia Hanmer is a typically wholesome, all-American girl: an A student, a star athlete, a daddy's girl. Whenever she wants something, she goes after it and gets it, and this Christmas, she wants Noah Stamer. They've known each other since they were kids, but now she's all grown up and determined to prove it to him.
Noah Stamer has always led a charmed life, but there's more to him than meets the eye, especially when it comes to what turns him on. Someone as sweet and innocent as Olivia Hanmer could never understand those kinds of needs, so when he pushes her away, it's for her own good.
One year later, when they find themselves together again at Christmas time on the other side of the world, it's possible they'll turn out to have more in common than they ever imagined.
This book contains sexual scenes involving voyeur/exhibitionist kink. It is unsuitable for readers under the age of 18.
Noelle never seems to come first. In her family, she’s the second daughter. In her college classes, she’s in a battle for top spot with the annoyingly clever Aaron. Her best friend, Eve, is richer and prettier and she just managed to hook up with Corey, the guy Noelle has had a crush on for years.
Now, their whole group of friends is heading for a 10-day getaway in the Christmas town of Leavenworth, where Noelle will have to watch Corey and Eve together. To make matters worse, she’s stuck sitting next to Aaron, who happens to also be Corey's best friend, for the whole flight. One too many drinks over the Midwest and she ends up spilling the beans about her crush.
Just when she thinks she's blown it all, Aaron lets her in on a secret: he’s always wanted a shot with Eve. The relationship between Eve and Corey is just a fling, so maybe, by working together, they can find a way to break the new couple up and both get what they want. It might be a gamble, but anything worth having is worth playing dirty for.
Eve spent the last eighteen months surrounded by poverty, far from her life of luxury as a billionaire heiress. Now, it’s time to go home, but first, she needs to handover her project to the charity’s director: the passionate and opinionated Julien. Sparks instantly fly, and when they realize they both have plans in Toronto before Christmas, they agree to meet up.
Julien has spent his life to helping those in need but his encounter with Eve has him focused on his own needs for once; his, and Eve’s. Unfortunately, his plans in the city directly conflict with Eve’s in a way that neither of them expected.
Can these opposites find common ground, or will this holiday romance end in a standoff?
What could be better than a Christmas wedding?
The extended Stamer/Hanmer family flies to Australia for Christmas to celebrate Eve and Julien’s big day. At the beach resort with its attached private club, old passions are indulged and new ones discovered as all five couples prepare to enter the next phase of their lives. Things aren't always easy, but with the right person at their side, they'll never have to face it alone.
When pleasure prevails, could this be the best Christmas ever?
This sweet and steamy story is the final chapter in the Christmas in the City series, and is recommended for readers over 18. There is discussion of infertilty, pregnancy and adoption.
Tonia Callahan has never had time in her life for people who let her down. One chance is all anyone gets, and Cam Bailey already blew his, years ago. Now Tonia is determined to keep the upper hand at all costs when it comes to the handsome man who broke her heart.
It doesn’t matter how good Cam looks in a suit, or how the scent of his cologne brings back memories she’s tried to forget. Their high school romance has long since faded into an unending competition to prove who needs the other less, and just because she’s been hired to help his business succeed doesn’t mean they have to get along.
But somehow, the more time they spend together, the harder it is to remember what they ever fought about it in the first place. She used to think there was no expiry date on the grudge she was carrying, but perhaps in the end, it was just a matter of time.
Laura always wanted to take over the family ranch, but when her father's poor health forces his retirement, he sells it to a complete stranger. Determined to win back her birthright, Laura heads back to Sandy Creek to charm the new owner into returning his purchase.
Jesse has worked hard for everything he's ever had, and buying the Callahan ranch is the culmination of a lifelong dream. What he didn't count on was the stubborn, beautiful rancher's daughter who wants to take it from him.
Both are determined to get their own way, but as they get to know each other, will they find a bigger prize than just a piece of land?
Billie might have always been the baby of the family, but to the second-grade kids she teaches, she’s ancient. With her new job and her new house, she finally feels grown up, until a grumpy new neighbour moves in and treats her like a child all over again. At least his adorable daughter makes up for it.
Grey’s life hasn’t turned out the way he imagined, and when his wife leaves him with their seven-year-old daughter, he’s doing his best just to keep his head above water. Maybe he should have been nicer to his new neighbour, but he doesn’t have time to worry about making friends. His daughter, Adele, might think everyone is good at heart, but he knows better.
When he takes Adele to school and realizes the girl next door is her teacher, he’s forced to make nice, but that’s as far as it goes. He won’t risk his heart or his daughter’s, no matter how strong the temptation might be. Nothing’s going to change his mind. It’s too bad Billie didn’t get the message.
Nadiya Varma has always had her life planned out. Set to take over the reins of her family's multi-billion-dollar business when she turns 30, she's close to completing the deal that will seal her reputation as Houston's most formidable businesswoman. Only two things stand in her way: the board’s insistence that she get married before they give her the position, and Dexter Callahan.
As the line between business and pleasure starts to blur, can they keep things professional, or could their contract of convenience turn into a brand-new work of art?
This sweet and steamy romance is recommended for readers over the age of 18.
Being a single mom at the age of 24 hasn't stopped Freya from following her dreams of being on Broadway. With friends and family to help out with her son, she lands the leading role in a new musical and can't believe her luck ... even if she's starring opposite Broadway's most notorious heartbreaker.
Rome has a reputation for getting involved with every woman he stars with and leaving them flat as soon as the show is done. Freya's determined not to fall for his charms, but their chemistry on and off stage is hard to resist, and soon, she begins to realize there's more to him than meets the eye.
Would giving in to a little showmance really be so bad?
Naomi Law has had a rough year after the death of her fiancé, so she decides to cut loose with a one-night stand on a business trip to Rome. It was supposed to be a one-time thing, but she gets more than she bargained for with Kane Davis.
A wealthy, arrogant tech entrepreneur, Kane is used to getting what he wants. When one night with Naomi isn't enough to satisfy him, he makes her an offer that's too good to refuse.
When they both find themselves enjoying their deal more than they expected to, will it be enough to turn their fake relationship into something real, or will the baggage they're both carrying derail it once and for all?
My life seems to have hit a dead end. My acting career is stalled, my love life is non-existent, and earlier today, I found out that the man I've had a crush on for the last six months already has a boyfriend. It seems like things can't get much worse when a passing car drenches me with water, leaving me soaking wet in front of the very man in question.
That's when he offers to take me to his apartment to get cleaned up and things take a turn I could have never imagined. When one door closes, another opens; that’s what people always say, but I never knew there was a door like this waiting for me, one that would lead to two different but equally amazing men who are in love with each other but might just have room in their lives for me too.
Stepping through this door isn’t for the faint-hearted. I have to discover how to trust them both with my heart, deal with the ignorance of people who don’t understand the love we share, and learn to believe in myself too. If I can be brave enough, everything I ever wanted might be waiting on the other side.
This book contains mature content, including explicit scenes and discussion of mental health, intended for readers over the age of 18.
It's been a long time since Beth has had anyone make her feel beautiful. Divorced and lacking the confidence to take a chance on love again, she decides to ease into the idea of being in a relationship by hiring an escort, Evander, to stay with her on her working holiday on a small Greek island.
What starts as a simple transaction between these two unlikely lovers soon blossoms into something deeper, something that will change them both forever.
Once upon a time, Amy's future seemed golden. Training to be a world-class ice dancer with her partner Austin, she dreamed of Olympic glory and the day when Austin would see her as something more than just the little girl he skated with.
Then, in the blink of an eye, her whole life changed. Four years later, she's just another face in the crowd at her university journalism program and everyone calls her Mia. Only her closest friends and family know anything about her past or the dreams she used to have.
And that's what she thought she wanted, until another twist of fate throws her temporarily back into Austin's world. Can she keep the truth about who she is hidden from the one person who used to know her better than anyone?
Suitable for all ages
This is the second part of It Figures.
After making peace with Austin and everything that happened between them, Mia finds herself back in the world of high-level ice dancing she thought she'd left behind for good. It's an incredible opportunity and she doesn't want to do anything to mess it up, including getting involved with the one man she's never been able to resist.
When fate throws another twist their way, she's faced with a choice she never thought she'd have to make. Is there still a chance for all her dreams to come true, on and off the ice?
Will Mia manage to get the happy ending that Amy never did? When she's given the choice, which life will she choose?
Suitable for all ages