kollekció: Romantikus

“Most mi lesz? Sajnos Anette-et csakugyan szereti. Hogy vegye el a lányt egy fillér nélkül? Lakberendezés és megfelelő életmód helyett nem ajánlhatja fel a romantika sokszor bevált, pótló hatását…”

Jósika Miklós - A ​szegedi boszorkányok
A ​város birái s a tanács fellázadtak végre azon sok istentelenségen, mellyet a közvélemény szerint a Szegeden elszaporodott boszorkányok követtek el, s feltették magukban a gonoszt gyökerestől kiirtani s a mindinkább izmosodó hidrának fejeit egy csapással elütni.

Cindy Anstey - Carols ​and Chaos
A ​lady's maid and a valet become entangled in a yuletide counterfeiting scheme in this romantic Christmas YA adventure. 1817. The happy chaos of the Yuletide season has descended upon the country estate of Shackleford Park in full force, but lady's maid Kate Darby barely has the time to notice. Between her household duties, caring for her ailing mother, and saving up money to someday own a dress shop, her hands are quite full. Matt Harlow is also rather busy. He's performing double-duty, acting as valet for both of the Steeple brothers, two of the estate's holiday guests. Falling in love would be a disaster for either of them. But staving off their feelings for each other becomes the least of their problems when a devious counterfeiting scheme reaches the gates of Shackleford Park, and Kate and Matt are unwittingly swept up in the intrigue. Full of sweetness, charm, and holiday shenanigans, Carols and Chaos is perfect for fans of Jane Austen and Downton Abbey.

Cindy Anstey - Duels ​& Deception
Miss ​Lydia Whitfield, heiress to the family fortune, has her future entirely planned out. She will run the family estate until she marries the man of her late father's choosing, and then she will spend the rest of her days as a devoted wife. Confident in those arrangements, Lydia has tasked her young law clerk, Mr. Robert Newton, to begin drawing up the marriage contracts. Everything is going according to plan. Until Lydia—and Robert along with her—is kidnapped. Someone is after her fortune and won't hesitate to destroy her reputation to get it. With Robert's help, Lydia strives to keep her family's good name intact and expose whoever is behind the devious plot. But as their investigation delves deeper and their affections for each other grow, Lydia starts to wonder whether her carefully planned future is in fact what she truly wants…

Lauren Gilley - American ​Hellhound
Black ​dogs. Demons. Hellhounds. Damned souls that haunt crossroads, taking the forms of hulking dogs with glowing red eyes. Legends of the Old World, but just stories meant to scare lonely wanderers. Mostly. Knoxville, Tennessee boasts black dogs of its own: the mother chapter of the Lean Dogs Motorcycle Club. And like all legends, the Lean Dogs draw challengers from every corner of the underworld. War's brewing in Tennessee, and the Dogs' first family is about to face its biggest challenge yet: the past. Ghost Teague has spent the last twenty-five years transforming a once-rough club into an empire with his queen by his side, the fearless girl who turned his life around when he needed her most. This new threat is a personal one, aimed at him, at Maggie, and it's calling into question all the decisions they've made thus far. With a rival club in town, and an old nemesis preying on their doubts, they'll have to save the city, the club, and their family. And there's only one way to do it: together. With past and present storylines, the sixth installment of the Dartmoor Series explores the king and queen like never before, an epic tale of rising, and ruling, and leaning on one another.

Lauren Gilley - Better ​Than You
Emotional ​and literary, experience the prequel to the Walker Family series and the love that started it all. Before Ireland, before the castle, before the wedding that would reunite childhood sweethearts Jo and Tam, there was Delta Brooks and the man who came crashing into her life a week before Thanksgiving. Born into a wealthy Atlanta family, cold and smart and discriminating, Delta hasn't ever expected anything more than cool civility from her romantic relationships. Determined to please her parents, she's spent years dating the sort of men she's supposed to desire... but none whom she truly wants. Then a clumsy, obnoxious customer asks her to dinner, and Delta realizes what she wants is something she never expected. Michael Walker may have elevated himself above the middle class standards of his family, but nothing has prepared him for the princess of a woman he finds in Delta. He loves her and knows she deserves better than him, and nothing proves that like the ornate wedding he finds himself a part of in an Irish castle. Hampered by his family and best friend, Mike has nothing to lose but her.

Jackie Braun - Pillanatfelvétel ​/ Herceg motoron / Fel a kezekkel!
Jackie ​Braun: Pillanatfelvétel Audrának elege van Hollywood hazug világából, és elhatározza: változtat az életén. A fotós Seth egy régi sérelem miatt folyton a színésznő nyomában lohol, most is követi szülőhelyére, Trillium szigetére. Leleplező fényképsorozatot akar készíteni róla, amellyel végképp lejáratja, csak arra nem számít, hogy Audra egyre jobban elbűvöli őt… Herceg motoron Luke Banning gazdag emberként, méregdrága Harley-Davidsonon érkezik vissza gyerekkora színhelyére, Trillium szigetére. Amikor viszontlátja régi szerelmét, Alice Conlant, rá kell döbbennie, hogy a lány ma is ugyanolyan ellenállhatatlan, mint annak idején volt. Szíve hölgye azonban a szerelem helyett az üzlettel van elfoglalva… Fel a kezekkel! Dane Conlant hajóbaleset éri a Michigan-tavon. A Regina házából kiszűrődő fényt követve sikerül partra úsznia, majd bekopognia a lány viktoriánus házába. Amikor az ajtó kitárul, Dane örökre beleszeret a gyönyörű nőbe. Pár héttel később aztán Regina megjelenik Trilliumon, és most ő kér tőle segítséget…

Sarah Morgan - Vakáció ​Hamptonsban
Fliss ​Knight, aki ikerhúgával együtt egy kutyasétáltató kisvállalkozás tulajdonosa, imádja New Yorkot - egészen addig, míg ki nem derül, hogy volt férje, Seth egy közeli állatorvosi rendelőben helyettesít. Bár tíz éve nem látta a férfit, elég egyetlen találkozás, és a szíve máris ugyanúgy fáj, mint amikor véget ért a villámházasságuk. Ezért amikor kiderül, hogy a nagymamájának segítségre van szüksége a nyáron, azonnal Hamptonsba utazik, hogy elmeneküljön a múltja elől - ráadásul azt füllenti, hogy ő Harriet, a saját ikertestvére! Seth viszont átlát a szitán, úgyhogy tudja: ha Fliss megszökik, az csak azért fordulhat elő, mert még mindig nem közömbös iránta. Elhatározza hát, hogy bár tíz évvel ezelőtt nem látott más megoldást, ezúttal nem hagyja elmenni. Imádni való kutyája, Lulu és némi tengerparti romantika segítségével meg akarja győzni Flisst, hogy ők ketten összetartoznak...

G. L. Carriger - The ​Omega Objection
Can ​a gentle giant with a trampled heart show a man who’s been running all his life that sometimes there are monsters worth running towards? A werewolf walks into a bar. Tank is working as a bouncer when he notices something odd about the new sexy-as-sin bartender. He’s odorless, he’s amazingly popular with shifters, and he’s terrified. A man without a smell. Isaac is trying to escape his past. He hides in San Francisco because everyone knows that there are no werewolves in the Bay Area. Until one walks into his bar. Can Tank figure out Isaac’s secrets in time to save him? And can Isaac forgive Tank for being a wolf in time to learn how to love? New York Times best selling author Gail Carriger (writing as G.L. Carriger) brings you the next in her charming gay werewolves series. The San Andreas Shifter books stand alone and do not have to be read in any particular order. But if you're a stickler this book is preceded by Bryan & Max's story, The Sumage Solution. Delicate Sensibilities? This book contains M/M sexy times, mild themes of dominance and submission, and horrible puns. If you get offended easily, then you probably will. San Andreas Shifter stories contain bad language, dirty deeds, and outright admiration for the San Francisco Bay Area. Not for the faint of heart/mouth/tongue.

G. L. Carriger - The ​Sumage Solution
Can ​a gentle werewolf heal the heart of a smart-mouthed mage? New York Times best-seller Gail Carriger, writing as GL Carriger, presents an offbeat gay romance in which a sexy werewolf with a white knight complex meets a bad-boy mage with an attitude problem. Sparks (and other things) fly. Max fails everything - magic, relationships, life. So he works for DURPS (the DMV for supernatural creatures) as a sumage, cleaning up other mages' messes. The job sucks and he is in no mood to cope with redneck biker werewolves. Unfortunately, there is something oddly appealing about the huge, muscled Beta visiting his office for processing. Bryan AKA Biff (yeah, he knows) is gay but he is not out. There is a good chance Max might be reason enough to leave the closet, if he can only get the man to go on a date. Everyone knows werewolves hate mages, but Bryan is determined to prove everyone wrong, even the mage in question.

D. K. Combs - The ​Highlander's Touch
Terrified ​of being sent off to marry a man who would only control her, Saeran Sinclair disguises her identity by posing as a male. Instead of being the beauty that she really is, she must help her sister gain “The Lion” of the Highlands favor, even though the feat seems impossible, for every word and look coming from him shows just how feral the man really is. A deadly Highlander shouldn’t be forced to marry—but that’s exactly what’s happening to Kane “The Lion” Shaw. With a new squire, a leper of a lady living in his keep, and his neighboring highlanders beginning to stir with unease, Kane has a lot on his plate. But a Highlander never surrenders…and ignores the odd feelings his squire stirs inside of him. When Saeran, posing as a squire, is forced to be around “The Lion”, the roughest, meanest, most barbarian man she’s ever met, she is sure her ruse is hanging by a thread. When he begins to suspect what she really is, she makes the most dangerous decision…and finds that this Highlanders touch makes it harder and harder to deny what is happening between them, even while danger wars around them.

Lauren Gilley - Dream ​of You
Jordan ​Walker learned the hard way that dreams diminish with time and age. He dreamed of Olympic medals and golden shoes, of cheering crowds and endless stretches of red track laid out before him. Then he dreamed of state and nationals, of college scholarships. He dreamed of the unending support, the shining face of that angelic, flawless first love that gave him wings. And then reality reached out with jagged claws and crippled him just as surely as if he’d torn an ACL. Reality was more damaging than any injury. At twenty five, his track career is over, so he’s settling for a gig as a college Health and Physical Science professor and coach at his alma mater. It’s not his dream job, but really, who has the stomach for dreams anymore? Then he meets Ellie. English major Ellie Grayson has three objectives: graduate from college in three years, publish a novel, and let nothing distract her from either. But her young HPS professor is not so much a distraction as a fascination, and as she digs deeper beneath his impassive surface, she thinks he might just be someone worth dreaming about. Both damaged, both cautious, Jordan and Ellie have to decide where to draw the line between fantasy and reality, and more importantly, which one they really want.

Lauren Gilley - Fearless
From ​the author of the Walker Series comes a family drama like no other, a sprawling character epic, a forbidden love story full of angst, adventure, heartbreak, and second chances. Welcome to the mother chapter of the Lean Dogs Motorcycle Club; meet the girl raised by outlaws, and the fearsome man who will always hold her heart. Ava Teague left for college with a busted heart and a deeply ingrained love for her biker family. She returns home to Knoxville for grad school, just in time for her father to accept the burden of president…and for Mercy Lécuyer to roll back into town, looking to patch into the Tennessee chapter once more. Felix Lécuyer left the swamps of Louisiana for a life as an outlaw biker named Mercy, but it was his family, and the retribution he dealt because of it, that made him famous within the club. Fourteen years ago he fled New Orleans for Knoxville, to become an extractor and bodyguard within the mother chapter, guarding Ghost Teague’s family, becoming a constant companion to little Ava. When she was seventeen, he finally crossed the line. Now she’s twenty-two, and he’s back in town as an old nemesis rears its ugly head, and puts the entire club in danger. The fate of the club is uncertain, but Mercy has no doubts about his heart; it still belongs to Ava. Now available as a complete novel, 'Fearless' launches a thrilling new series about the Lean Dogs MC of Tennessee, and the women tough enough to love them.

Lauren Gilley - Fix ​You
Jessica ​Walker had the perfect husband, the perfect son, the perfect life…until she realized it was all a lie. In the wake of her husband’s shocking infidelity, she knows only one thing: she has to start over. With her sister’s help, she buys a dilapidated lakeside mansion with the crazy idea of turning it into an inn. If she can survive the renovations – and the attention of her contractor – she just might succeed. At least, she hopes so. But when has anything ever been so simple? Army Ranger turned contractor Chris Haley has big plans for the inn…and its owner. He’s never met anyone as cool, as blunt, as totally impossible…or absolutely beautiful as Jess. He’s been alone for too long, and he has a feeling she has too, even if she’s hiding behind a bitter exterior as damaged as her new house. When it comes to renovations, hearts aren’t so different from homes.

Lauren Gilley - God ​Love Her
When ​her parents divorced, Layla Russell went to LA with her mother, and her little brother Johnny stayed behind with their father. In the eighteen years since, she's tried to maintain a relationship with the other half of her family in Georgia, but a real closeness is lacking...and when she gets the call that her dad has been shot and left for dead, the guilt is crushing. She should have spent more time with him; should have made the trip more often. She catches the first flight to Atlanta; Mark's surgery was a success, but he won't wake up, and the doctors aren't optimistic. Layla quickly realizes that this shooting wasn't random, and that her uncle, her cousin, her brother, and the rest of the "family" are launching their own investigation. Her uncle's Business Security Solutions doesn't work strictly within the law, and neither does the powerful enemy they're chasing. The more deeply entrenched she becomes in the case, the more dangerous she realizes it is...and the more intrigued she becomes by her father's friend Sly. He's made her a promise to keep her safe, but how can she trust a court-martialed car thief turned mechanic? How can she afford not to?

Lauren Gilley - Green ​Like the Water
On ​St. Simons Island for a second honeymoon, Lisa Forester never expects to come face-to-face with her own mortality, but that’s just what happens one sun-soaked afternoon on the beach. A near-tragedy brings simmering tensions to a boil, and propels her stalwart, patient, devoted husband Drew into action. A confirmation of their love becomes more of a rediscovery, in this Russell Series short story about being happy with what you have.

Lauren Gilley - Half ​My Blood
It’s ​summer in Knoxville, and if the outlaw crew at Dartmoor Inc. thought they were getting a respite from the drama…they were kidding themselves. Almost a year ago, Mercy’s dying mother claimed he had a half-brother, sired by the beloved father he’d always thought infallible, raised by another man as his own. He’s been in denial ever since, but when Colin O’Donnell arrives, it’s time to face facts. Turns out his family isn’t lost – he only wishes this member of it was. Holly McCall is determined to prove her worth to the other old ladies – Maggie, specifically. She never dreamed of a life like this, and as she searches for self-worth and acceptance, she is wrapped step-by-step in the gentlest love of the fiercest man. For Aidan and Tango, this summer is a season for realizations. For waking to a vision of the future. And for drowning in the past.

Lauren Gilley - Keep ​You
Told ​in both the “Then” and the “Now”, the novel follows the story of Tameron Wales, a boy who had to grow up too fast because his mother needed him, and who drove away the love of his life on purpose so that he might spare her from the violent threat of his father. Joanna Walker, twenty-three and youngest of five, struggling to make ends meet post-grad, still doesn’t understand exactly what happened four years ago when Tam left her standing up against her dorm building, in the rain, like something out of a bad made-for-TV movie. She only knows that her brother Mike’s wedding – an extravagant, farcical Irish castle ordeal ordered by his fiancée – will reunite her with Tam. The only thing more painful than remembering how it all ended is seeing him again. Jo Walker is the kind of girl who knows what she wants out of life, and she’s always wanted Tam, even if she kind of hates him a little bit right now.

Lauren Gilley - Keeping ​Bad Company
When ​their family was threatened, the Russells made a pact: no more secrets. But Johnny's secret isn't one he can share. To keep his father safe, he prospects with the Lean Dogs Motorcycle Club, diving headlong into a whole new depth of counterculture, tangling himself in a war that his family started... and his new biker family is going to finish. If he wants to patch in, he must prove his unswerving loyalty to the club. If he wants to protect the people he loves, he'll have to learn to live with outlaws. Arlie Scott, runaway, bartender, longs to escape the mess she's made of her life. It gets messier the night she flirts with the cute biker boy across the bar... and witnesses a murder. Now she's swept up in the dark world of the Lean Dogs MC, forced to trust Johnny Russell when he says he won't let anything happen to her, determined to find her own place in this antiquated land of leather and lies. Evil lingers in the shadows, threatening families of blood and brotherly bond. In this third installment of the Russells saga, the family will be put to the test, fighting a common enemy alongside the might and malice of an unstoppable outlaw force. Johnny must choose between two worlds, because he can't belong to both, and he can't betray either.

Lauren Gilley - Love ​Is...
Pure, ​unadulterated Valentine’s Day fluff and sweetness set a few months after Walking Wounded. Luke hates Valentine’s Day. Always has. And yet, here he is, just after four in the morning, and he’s thinking about it. Worrying, actually. Because this year, he has a Valentine, and a no-gifts policy just isn’t going to be an option.

Lauren Gilley - Loverboy
The ​Lean Dogs MC has long been a haven for the outlaws, the rebels, the ill-adjusted, and the outright monsters of Knoxville, Tennessee. They are a dark, dangerous brand of misfit, etched with ink, splattered with blood, and vilified by the town they call home. The only laws they follow are the ones set down in the club charter by their leather-clad forefathers. But some outlaws have secrets they can’t even share with their club brothers. The Lean Dogs call him “Tango,” but once upon a time Kevin Estes went by “Loverboy.” It’s a past his club could never understand, one that’s going to kill him.

Lauren Gilley - Made ​for Breaking
When ​she was nineteen, Lisa Russell’s life turned upside down…and kept turning. Now, at twenty-four, she’s a bartender, a receptionist, and too jaded for her own good. An only child, she’s served as daughter and son to her father, tagging along with his mechanics and security contractors. She tests his rules and his patience, absolutely fearless…until someone from her father’s past reaches out to deliver a mysterious threat. With bouquets of flowers, and a strange note, a killer with a bone to pick brings a terror to her world she’s never known. Prize fighter Drew Forester knows only two things: that he’s good in the ring, and that he’s instantly attracted to his new boss’s daughter. He’s been charged with tailing Lisa Russell, keeping her safe, and keeping his hands to himself. It’s a tall order, though, because Lisa takes too many risks – and because it’s not just about the job anymore. It’s about the girl.

Lauren Gilley - Price ​of Angel
Book ​II in the Dartmoor Series. Holly Jessup came to Knoxville in search of the Lean Dogs MC, hoping to find a killer among them. She’s spent four months cozying up to Sgt. at Arms Michael, and it’s time to make her move. Michael McCall isn’t in the habit of accepting contract hits, but Holly isn’t the kind of girl who chases after Dogs. She’s petrified, and infatuated, and she might be the first woman to see him for the man he is, rather than the outlaw he seems. Maybe, for Holly, he can become St. Michael at last. After the events of FEARLESS, the Lean Dogs can’t afford any more scandals. Michael never expected he’d be the one to bend the rules. And no one thought his feelings for one woman could shake the balance of the Tennessee underworld.

Lauren Gilley - Rosewood
Return ​to Rosewood Inn for a collection of glimpses at the Walker Family in three new short stories: “What Ails You,” “The Vacation,” and, "Totaled." Author Lauren Gilley returns to Marietta with the Walker siblings and their spouses, illuminating their struggles, and triumphs post-series. Don’t miss the first four volumes: Keep You, Dream of You, Better Than You, and Fix You.

Lauren Gilley - Secondhand ​Smoke
Real ​life. It isn’t sexy. Isn’t pretty. There are no alpha bad boys. No easy outs. No Hollywood soundtrack. Real life hurts like hell and tastes like the grit between your teeth. And love…love always bears a hefty price. This isn’t a biker romance. This is love and war in the world of the Lean Dogs MC. Aidan Teague was born into the Lean Dogs Motorcycle Club, a third generation outlaw with big biker boots to fill. A perpetual screw-up and playboy, he’s never taken life seriously. Until now. If his accident a year ago was a wakeup call, then a jolting revelation from his latest lover is a life-altering shock. It won’t be simple, but it’s high time Aidan came into his own. With the club on the brink of a new war, beset by enemies old and new, Aidan must find the strength to lead, or risk everyone he loves. Secondhand Smoke is the fourth full-length installment in the Dartmoor Series, and is NOT a standalone. This is a work of literary fiction, so readers should expect lyrical prose and an emphasis on character development and realism.

Lauren Gilley - Shaman
The ​criminal underworld knows him as Shaman. Ian Byron has spent the past few years amassing a fortune, becoming the premiere supplier of all the vices anyone could want. He controls a sizable chunk of the drug trade in North America – including the product moved by the Lean Dogs MC. Cool, and cruel, the untouchable Mr. Shaman doesn’t have a weakness. Except for the man who started as a distraction, and who’s become the love of his life. It’s Christmas in Knoxville, and old demons have come to call on Ian. The more he tries to push Alec away for his own safety, the more tightly he clings to their dissolving relationship. Ian’s about to learn that his boyfriend is just as stubborn as he is, and that he can always count on the Lean Dogs MC.

Lauren Gilley - Shelter
Alma ​Morales never expected to be a widow so soon, least of all a pregnant widow. Three weeks after her husband Sam's murder, she's still asking questions no one seems to have the answers to. How does a landscaper from quiet, suburban Marietta get gunned down in the heart of Atlanta? What are the police not telling her? And most important, why does her family not care? Alone, a bundle of ragged nerves, she turns to Sam's cousin Carlos for comfort. Carlos grew up with his cousin Sam - they were more like brothers than cousins - and the death hits him hard, even harder than Alma knows because Carlos was there the night Sam was shot. As Alma searches for closure, Carlos tries to keep one step ahead of her, hiding the painful truth of Sam's dark associations, all while getting himself more deeply entrenched in the Atlanta drug trade. With the help of Sam's friend Sean, Carlos sets out to find the man who shot his cousin. But when the trail leads to a new, powerful entrant into the narcotics business, it's no longer Carlos's freedom that's at stake, but Alma's life.

Lauren Gilley - Snow ​in Texas
From ​the author of FEARLESS, the first in a new Dartmoor spinoff series: Colin O’Donnell grew up in a lie, believing the man who raised him was his father, stirring up hell in the Louisiana bayous. A shocking revelation about his parentage led him to his half-brother…and his half-brother’s motorcycle club. Now Colin is a prospect for the Lean Dogs MC, and he’s just been transferred from his home town of New Orleans to Amarillo, Texas, where Vice President Candyman runs a tight ship, and holds tight secrets. Jenny Snow has spent the last seven years in limbo, waiting for the pain to recede, when she unwittingly catches the eye of the club’s newest prospect. She doesn’t have the time or patience for a biker in her life. If only she can convince herself she truly believes that.

Lauren Gilley - The ​Skeleton King
His ​club brothers call him the Money Man. Vice President Kingston Walsh is one of the most trusted members of the Lean Dogs MC. He’s thoughtful, quiet, and he’s all business. Who better to serve as guardian of the club’s skeletons? He never counted on the girl, but he’s not letting her go. She has skeletons too… Emmie Johansen has worked at the same horse farm all her life, and when the owner decides to sell, she’s crushed. Briar Hall is about to be sold to real estate developers, and she’s about to be out of a job, a home, and a purpose. Enter Walsh, and the Lean Dogs MC. Emmie thought losing the farm was the worst possible scenario. But when the club buys Briar Hall, and keeps her on as manager, she begins to unravel the farm’s dark secrets… and learns the true meaning of “outlaw.”

Lauren Gilley - Things ​That Go Bang In The Night
Six ​months after the events of GOD LOVE HER, Layla Hammond struggles with a lingering fear, the sense that her rose-colored view of the world as safe has been shattered forever. What’s a Russell girl to do, though, but find a way to overcome that fear? And look after her family. In this Russell series short story, travel to Savannah, GA with Sly and Layla on a much-needed late honeymoon, as they seek to reclaim the night as their own.

Lauren Gilley - Walking ​Wounded
Luke ​always thought he’d grow up to be a famous author. He also thought nothing could ever damage his relationship with his childhood best friend, Hal. He thought a lot of things that proved to be untrue. Now he barely makes rent and proofreads articles at a New York gossip rag, dreaming about what-might-have-been. He’s not bitter about it. He’s not. And he certainly isn’t lonely. Will Maddox – Korean War vet, unapologetic curmudgeon – is the father of a controversial young US Senator, and he’s in trouble with the law after striking someone outside a charity event. In Luke’s eyes, he’s just a senile old man with anger management issues, and he has no idea why his editor would send him to DC to interview him. He flies down from New York thinking he’ll stay a day, expecting an epically boring assignment. The catch? Hal works security for the Maddox family. And he’s really excited to see Luke after three years apart. And Luke is still really, hopelessly, desperately in love with his best friend. Luke’s about to learn there’s a big difference between expectations and reality. And this interview just might be the best thing that’s ever happened to him. A book about the bravery of ordinary people, and the wounds they carry.

Lauren Gilley - Whatever ​Remains
What ​do you do when your murder victim is found in your ex-girlfriend’s riding arena? For homicide detective Ben Haley, the answer is automatic: take the case. He’s spent the past five years dodging her phone calls and keeping his kid at arm’s length, but when Jade finds a body on her farm, Ben rushes to the scene. Eleven-year-old Heidi Latham, dumped at Jade’s doorstep, is a painful reminder that his girls live in a dangerous world… and that their pull on him is absolute. Ben’s charged with finding Heidi’s killer, and keeping his relationship with Jade a secret. Jade Donovan has spent the past five years teaching lessons and training horses, leaning on the unswerving support of gay best friend, Jeremy, as she raises her daughter, Clara, alone. When she finds Heidi' body, Ben crashes back into her life, and she’s too rattled to steel herself against his dark, stern magnetism. She needs him, she realizes, to hold at bay the terrifying evil that lurks in the shadows, claiming the lives of little girls. As the dark nights close in around them, they cling to the tatters of their relationship; Ben risks his job, and Jade risks her heart in the search for justice, keeping the daughter they both love safe.

D. K. Combs - The ​Bet
Make ​her orgasm, right there in the theater. This was the bet that started the end, the bet that changed his life. Catfished and stuck with a sleezeball for a date, Bristol is miserable and angry. Screw Tinder and swiping right, she just wanted a quick one night stand. With a fake as her date, she doesn't expect the night to end on a good note...until she sees him. When her eyes land on the dark, sinfully handsome man at the concession stand of the movie theater, she's unprepared when he sits right next to her. Every bet has a price; it's just a matter of how far you're willing to go. Noah never would have guessed that the haughty, condescending woman he saw at the concession line would turn out to be a fireball of lust and desperation. Getting her to climax in the middle of a movie? No problem. Getting her out of his head afterward? Definitely a problem.