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The Mad Lieutenant by by K Webster & Nicole Blanchard

The Mad Lieutenant

The Lost Planet Series, Book Three
by K Webster & Nicole Blanchard
Publication Date: June 11, 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Sci-Fi, Romance

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Her voice brought me back from the darkness, but I don’t want the sweet relief she promises. Unlike the rest of the morts on my planet, I don’t want a mate. Especially not her.

She’s loud, boisterous, and doesn’t take no for an answer.

Unlike the rest of the alien females my brothers have woken from cryosleep, Molly doesn’t find my growls intimidating. The more I try to ignore her, the more she tries to befriend me.

I’d been taken captive once by the virus that nearly killed me. I bear its scars, not only on my body, but in my thoughts. No woman, not even one as beautiful as Molly, can heal me.

I don’t want her, but she needs me.

 

Review by Paula:

This is Draven and Molly’s story and oh is it a good one! Draven is rough and he’s not looking for a mate he’s afraid of opening his heart to anyone. Molly has a story to why she’s here and it broke my heart but she’s the perfect person for Draven. I’m really loving this Alien series keeps you on your toes! The authors both bring you into there world and I never wanna leave! I can’t wait for the next book sounds like it’s gonna be hot! 5/5 stars

 

The Vanished Specialist

The Lost Planet Series, Book Two
by K Webster & Nicole Blanchard
Publication Date: April 3, 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Sci-Fi, Romance

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My lilapetal is dying…and I can’t save her.
The woman who brought me back to life may not live long enough to see me truly happy.
All the tests, the experiments have failed me…and I have failed her.
If I don’t devise a cure to save my alien, I’ll spend the rest of my existence on Mortuus alone.

The others believe my mate isn’t strong enough to survive. That she can’t breed and should be put back into cryosleep until she’s healed.

But I won’t allow it.

I will defy the only family I’ve ever known to save her.
Even if it means vanishing into the unknown.

She is all that matters and no amount of her protests will keep me from doing what I must to keep her safe.

The Forgotten Commander

The Lost Planet Series, Book One
by K Webster & Nicole Blanchard
Publication Date: February 13, 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Sci-Fi, Romance

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Our planet, Mortuus, is lost and dying.
A desolate place where a few lone survivors dwell.
My men have lost hope. Our future is bleak.
Longevity is a luxury we can’t afford.
The most we can hope for is survival.
We’ve all but given up when an opportunity presents itself.

Five females—a chance at a future.
Procuring these women went against everything I’d been taught, but desperate times call for desperate measures.
They’re ours now.
Asleep and made ready for breeding.
We won’t die out—lost and forgotten.
It’s our destiny to grow and once again inhabit our lonely planet.

I am Breccan Aloisius, the forgotten commander.
My people will have the future they deserve.
I’ll make sure of it.

My mind is made up…until she wakes and nothing goes as planned.

 

About K. Webster

K Webster is the author of dozens of romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers.

Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.

About Nicole Blanchard

Nicole

Nicole Blanchard is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of gritty romantic suspense and heartwarming new adult romance. She and her family reside in the south along with their menagerie of animals.

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SEXY FILTHY BOSS by Piper Rayne

He’s the sexy alpha male in the corner office who goes through assistants faster than free donuts in the breakroom.
I’m the assistant who was chosen to cover for his last fire.

The owner of the company is clear—hook the biggest client in our firm’s history and there’s a partnership for him and a promotion for me. Stipulation—we do it together.

It doesn’t take a tarot card-reading psychic to figure out where our story is headed… late nights, trips out of town, and more than a few awkward moments filled with sexual tension.

No worries though. I pride myself on my willpower. I can totally ignore his sexy grin, his rock-hard body and his dreamy brown eyes. I will not become the woman other women hate.

But it turns out that Enzo Mancini has a lot of layers and if I don’t stop peeling, I’m going to lose everything, including my dignity.


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Review by Candy:
As usual you two hit it out of the ball park! 5 Stars! Piper Rayne collaborations are always great reads. The story has humor, tears, and love. Never a dull moment reading your books. I love these two characters, they’re both strong and driven. They both love their families and have stuff in common. Great start to what can happen.
Annie is an assistant at an ad company and gets thrown together with an ad exec Enzo Mancini because she couldn’t say no. Enzo goes through assistants but when Annie comes along and saves his butt here’s not sure what to think. These two end up working together and are a great team, but for Annie she’s in a man’s world. Can Annie and Enzo keep it professional or can they build together professionally and intimately? Read to find out. I recommend Piper Rayne for great reads.
You’ll fall in love with these characters and want to know if Dom and Care get their stories cause you know they should.

 

“Please. Come on, Mr. Mancini.”
Even I notice how weird that sounds coming from her mouth now that
our working relationship has turned into more of a tenuous friendship. “Enzo.”
“If I call you Enzo, can I pay my share?” She bats her eyes a few
times.
I twist my lips, thinking about it. The taxi driver huffs, annoyed
that we’re holding him up. “Sure.”
“Please, Enzo?” she says, stressing both words.
The sound of her voice saying my name like that spurs images of
her naked on my bed, begging me to fuck her. Her back arched, her delectable
tits prominently on display with her legs spread. I shift in my seat to hide my
growing hard-on.
She drops the forty dollars onto my lap and opens the door,
leaving before I come back to myself. I lift the forty off my half chub,
concocting a plan to get this back to her without her knowing it.
Her voice rings in my head one more time. Please, Enzo?
I might as well admit defeat. Tonight my dreams will be filled
with me, Annie Stewart, and the word please.

 

Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have “Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle” (okay…you caught us, that’s our tagline). A little about us… We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We’re both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We’re both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.

 

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CRUEL INTENTIONS by Siobhan Davis

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In the power struggle between two elite groups, one feisty girl will bring them to their knees…

Cruel Intentions, an all-new dark, high school bully romance from USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis is available now!

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Life is a cruel game where only the most ruthless survive. It’s a truth my mother rebelled against, and she paid for it with her life. Now, I play their game. Publicly accepting the destiny that lies in wait for me when I turn eighteen.

But, behind closed doors, I plot my escape.

Trent, Charlie, and my twin, Drew, rule the hallways of Rydeville High with arrogance and an iron fist. I execute my role perfectly, hating every second, but they never let me forget my place in this world.

Everyone obeys the rules. They have for generations. Because our families have always been in control.

Until Cam, Sawyer, and Jackson show up. Throwing their new money around. Challenging the status quo. Setting hearts racing with their gorgeous faces, hot bodies, and bad boy attitudes.

Battle lines are drawn. Sides are taken. And I’m trapped in the middle, because I made a mistake one fateful night when I gave my V-card to a stranger in a blatant F you to my fiancé.

I thought it was the one thing I owned. A precious memory to carry me through each dark day.

I couldn’t have been more wrong.

Because the stranger was Camden Marshall, leader of the new elite and my perpetual tormenter. He hates me with a passion unrivalled, and he won’t be the only one. Fire will rain down if the truth is revealed, threatening alliances, and the power struggle will turn vicious.

My life will hang in the balance.

But I’ll be ready, and I’m not going down without a fight.

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Review by Paula:

My mouth is hung open while writing this review! The ending just totally did not see it going there and I’m complete stunned. The  title to this book is definitely dead on. I love Abby she is one evil little woman but  I love her personality, strength and  she doesn’t put up with anyone! Cam he’s a jerk but that side makes me swoon for him too. This is totally not what I expected and I’m glad cause it’s different and had me read it without taking a break. I loved every character and that blows my mind cause usually there is always someone I’m annoyed by not in this book everyone has a story and what a story it is! All I’m gonna say is have a open mind and welcome to the Elite with a kick ass bitch and cocky ass hero! 5/5 stars deserves a 10  in my top bully books!

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“Hopefully, Camden Marshall acts as a suitable distraction, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.”

“I wonder what he’s like?” she muses, staring idly out the window.

“I spent most of last night Googling him, but it’s so weird, there isn’t a single photo of him or his family online.”

“Drew said they are notoriously reclusive.”

“Apparently so, according to the gossip sites. Camden’s father has Techxet—Sawyer’s father’s company—on retainer, and a team of technical specialists is dedicated twenty-four-seven to finding and removing all photographic content and any unsavory online content. I could barely find out anything about him other than his father is Wesley Marshall, owner of a pharmaceutical company called Femerst, and a much-respected philanthropist, and he met Sawyer and Hunt when they all enrolled at a private New York school a couple of years ago.”

“I bet he’s hot,” Jane speculates as our driver pulls into the entrance to Rydeville High.

“Of course, he’s hot. I don’t need a picture to confirm that. Hot, rich assholes always stick together. We should know.”

I spot Oscar fighting a smile through the front mirror.

“Just don’t go kissing this one,” Jane whispers, her expression half serious, half mischievous.

“Don’t worry. I’ll be going nowhere near Camden Marshall. Trust me on that score.”

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About Siobhan

USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult romantic fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She is the author of the international bestselling Kennedy Boys, Saven, and True Calling series’.

Siobhan’s family will tell you she’s a little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they aren’t wrong. She can rarely be found without her trusty Kindle, a paperback book, or her laptop somewhere close at hand.

Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management.

She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.

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MALUM: PART 2 by AMO JONES

 

Malum: Part 2 (The Elite King’s Club book 5), a dark and emotional romance by Amo Jones is NOW LIVE!

 

 

Some girls don’t like pretty things.

Some girls like things that are destructive, and toxic. Things that fuel our bodies with adrenaline and bring our demons to their knees.

They say magic isn’t real, but it’s it the closest way to describe love? It doesn’t exist physically. It merely exists around us, within us, possessing our souls and making us do stupid shit. Shit like falling in love with a boy who knows how to rip my world apart and raise hell with a simple flick of his wrist. Their secrets are now mine. I’m not just in the middle of this game, I’m helping orchestrate it. Can the cries of my aching soul be enough to drown out the burning embers of my mistakes?

The mind strengthens the heart, roughing the edges to prepare it for war. This is a war I will not win.
This is a war of fate.
𝑆ℎ𝑒’𝑠 𝑔𝑜𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑘.
𝑆ℎ𝑒’𝑠 𝑔𝑜𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡𝑜 𝑓𝑎𝑙𝑙.
𝑆ℎ𝑒 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑢𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑏𝑎𝑐𝑘 𝑡𝑜 𝑚𝑒, 𝑜𝑛 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑓𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑠
𝐵𝑒𝑐𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑖𝑠𝑛’𝑡 𝑎 𝑓𝑎𝑖𝑟𝑦 𝑡𝑎𝑙𝑒
𝐼 𝑎𝑚 𝑛𝑜 𝑘𝑛𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡.
𝐼’𝑙𝑙 𝑡𝑎𝑘𝑒 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑜𝑓 ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑠𝑜𝑢𝑙
𝐴𝑛𝑑 𝑝𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑖𝑛 𝑚𝑦 𝑠𝑝𝑖𝑡𝑒.
𝑁𝑜 𝑙𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡.
𝑁𝑜 𝑙𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡.
𝐸𝑣𝑒𝑛 𝑚𝑦 𝑑𝑎𝑟𝑘𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠, 𝑠𝑢𝑟𝑣𝑖𝑣𝑒𝑠 𝑖𝑛 𝑑𝑎𝑦𝑙𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡.
𝑇ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑖𝑠𝑛’𝑡 𝑎 𝑓𝑎𝑖𝑟𝑦-𝑡𝑎𝑙𝑒.
𝐵𝑢𝑡 𝑙𝑜𝑣𝑒 𝑑𝑜𝑒𝑠 𝑤𝑖𝑛
𝐵𝑒𝑐𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑒 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑖𝑛
𝐼𝑡’𝑠 ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑒𝑟𝑠 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛.
𝑆ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑒𝑎𝑡𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ 𝑚𝑦 𝑣𝑒𝑖𝑛𝑠.
𝑊ℎ𝑖𝑠𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑠 𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑚𝑦 𝑓𝑙𝑒𝑠ℎ
𝑇𝑢𝑔𝑠 𝑜𝑛 𝑚𝑦 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑡 𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑠
𝐿𝑖𝑘𝑒 𝑎 𝑝𝑢𝑝𝑝𝑒𝑡 𝑡𝑎𝑛𝑔𝑙𝑒𝑑 𝑖𝑛 𝑎 𝑚𝑒𝑠𝑠
𝑊𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑚𝑦 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑡 𝑏𝑒 𝑒𝑛𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ
𝑇𝑜 𝑏𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑔 ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑏𝑎𝑐𝑘 𝑡𝑜 𝑙𝑖𝑓𝑒
𝑊ℎ𝑒𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑓𝑖𝑟𝑠𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑠ℎ𝑒 𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑐ℎ𝑒𝑑 𝑓𝑜𝑟
𝑊𝑎𝑠 𝑛𝑜𝑡 ℎ𝑖𝑚
𝑂𝑟 ℎ𝑖𝑚
𝑂𝑟 𝑚𝑒
𝐼𝑡 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑜𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 ℎ𝑎𝑢𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑑 ℎ𝑒𝑟, 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑜 𝑚𝑖𝑠𝑒𝑟𝑦.
𝑇ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑖𝑠𝑛’𝑡 𝑎 𝑔𝑎𝑚𝑒.
𝑇ℎ𝑜𝑠𝑒 𝑎𝑟𝑒𝑛’𝑡 𝑚𝑦 𝑡𝑟𝑖𝑐𝑘𝑠
𝐼𝑓 𝑠ℎ𝑒 𝑑𝑜𝑒𝑠𝑛’𝑡 𝑜𝑏𝑒𝑦
𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒’𝑠 𝑎 𝑛𝑢𝑚𝑏𝑒𝑟…
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Review by Paula:

What a ending to this series! Epic, intense, hot as hell and just so much more. Everything gets laid out and damn so many twists your shocked to your core! This is my favorite book to the series why? Well the angst is so much I actually screamed out loud. Plus Tillie was darn right kick ass in this book! Plus I even loved Nate more. Such a crazy book that keeps you on your toes till the end. Definitely a must read series! 5/5 stars

 

 

About Amo Jones

Amo Jones is a small country girl totally winging this author thing (she’s probably doing it all wrong). She likes cake, loves wine, and her religion is magic. She’s a profound work-a-holic, but when she’s not writing, you can find her chilling with her kids & partner at the nearest beach, with a cocktail in her hand.

New Zealand is not a state of Australia and rugby is the best sport ever played.

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HIDE YOUR CRAZY by Lani Lynn Vale

 
 
I’m kind of a lady, but definitely more of a weirdo. 
Hearing the woman at the table behind him say that to her friend should’ve turned Logan
Gibbs off.
It doesn’t. In all honesty, it only makes him listen harder.
He’s had enough weird in his life to last a lifetime. The last thing his complicated life needs is a woman in it who has no clue what color you get when you mix yellow and blue together.
Yet, her obvious blonde moments aren’t enough to deter him. Nor is her lack of finger-painting skills.
I’m a cop, not a miracle worker. 
Hearing the man in the group behind her say that should’ve had Katy Roberts running
away as fast as her feet would carry her. Katy’s father’s a cop, and it’s hard enough
to live her life with Daddy trying to dictate her every move. She needs another
cop in her life like she needs yet another thing to go wrong.
To add onto that, she can’t find a job, has no love life to speak of, and has to
be the oldest known virgin in Kilgore, Texas.
Yet, when she sees his painting—a painting that resembles a piece of the male
anatomy more than the lighthouse they were supposed to be painting—she knows
that she has to give him a chance.
The very last thing the two of them expect is for her father and his boss to force
them to marry after an eensy-weensy accident. An accident that, surprisingly,
both of them want.
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Review by Susan:

I’ve read a few books by this author but I have to say this is the best one yet! I love how you can relate to the characters and their flaws, it makes them seem more human, both the H and h are quirky but are unapologetic about it! I loved the humour and witty, flirty banter between Logan and Kate, the reader is given a front row view of them blossoming and blooming from friends to soul mates. Both have broken parts, but those bits fit perfectly together and make them whole. The story is not all roses and rainbows though, the story does cover some serious issues and that’s what makes the story more human and relate-able.

This was another fabulous read from this author, this is one of my favourite books so far this year!  5 Stars!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Lani Lynn Vale is a
USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three
children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning
over twenty) chickens.
When she’s not
writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.
Lani is married with
three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.

 

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Dirty Brit by Frankie Love and C.M. Seabrook

 

 

Review by Victoria:
Leave the petti coats at home, this us one story you’ll want less layer for.
I didnt know an Earll could be this delicious, but Callum redefines single working dad by being a single working dad in the British royalty. His darling little one is like a lot of littles who lost a parent and shes blown through nannies like you wouldn’t believe. That is until an American walks through the door.
Dina just needs an adventure. Shes not looking to settle down, just make some money out of school and make some memories. She never thought her boss would be this hot royal man with a trying child.
This is so steamy, I had to wipe my glasses more then once. Dina and Callum will not disappoint as they dance around the tension until one final explosion will satisfy all your needs. 4 Stars

I’m a single father and my darling six-year-old is the epitome of handful.

But the moment our new nanny sweeps into our lives, everything changes.

Dina’s more than a Portuguese bomb-shell.

She has a tender heart, a way with words, and makes my gray London life suddenly seem bright.

She’s young and innocent.

I’m a widower and an earl.

I have baggage that I can’t ask her to carry.

But when she’s in my arms, I want to sweep her off her feet.

Dear Reader,

This is no regency romp – this is a straight-up smut set in modern day England.

Ready for a dirty Brit with a sexy accent? Look no further.

This short and steamy read is the best stay-cation money can buy!

Xo, Frankie & Chantel

 

Callum
   

“I don’t want a new nanny.” Amelia stomps her foot and pouts up at me. My daughter may only be six years old, but she’s already mastered the art of manipulation. Even knowing that I still have a hard time saying no to her.

However, the nanny is non-negotiable. I may be an earl, and hold a seat on the Queen’s council, but I still have to work.

“Why can’t you stay home, Daddy?” She stares up at me with those big blue eyes, and I almost give in to her demand.

I know I’ve spoiled her, but after her mother passed away when she was a little over a year old, I’ve felt the need to make the loss up to her. Not that I could control Margaret’s passing. I only had three months with her after she was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma.

We’d married young, for convenience, but I did love her. And she gave me the most special gift of all-Amelia.

My daughter may have inherited my wife’s blonde hair and freckles, but the child has acquired my own stubbornness, which is the reason we’ve gone through over twenty nannies in the past five years. And after the unfortunate events that happened with the last one, I had to go through a new agency out of the US.

The woman’s qualifications are a far cry from the British nannies who’ve been in my employ, but I’ve run out of options.

“I’ve told you, darling,” I say, crouching to Amelia’s level. “If I don’t work, I can’t afford to buy you all the pretty little things you like.”

“I don’t care.” She wraps her arms around my neck and squeezes tight. “I don’t want you to go.”

I sigh, and stand, Amelia still wrapped around me like a spider monkey. “What am I going to do with you, hmm?”

She pulls back. “Take me to the lake, Daddy. We can build a sandcastle as tall as Big Ben.”

I chuckle. “That would be quite a feat.”

“Please, Daddy. We haven’t gone to the lake in so long.”

“I’ll look at my schedule and see if we can schedule a day.” Through the window, I see the car pull up to the front of the house, and my driver, Harold, get out. “I think she’s here.” I place Amelia’s feet back on the floor. “I’ll make a deal, you be on your best behavior and I’ll see about the beach day.”

She scrunches her nose at me.

“You promise?”

“I do.”

With a sigh, she nods, then takes my hand and we walk to the front door to greet the new nanny. Before we get there, Amelia exclaims. “I have to use the potty, Daddy.”

I frown. I know this game. Amelia uses the bathroom as a way to avoid situations. For a six-year-old, she’s much too smart for her own good. “Alright, but be quick. And wash your hands.”

Amelia scurries upstairs to the second-floor bathroom and I turn to pull open the front door. I have no idea what to expect, and my hopes aren’t high. I love my little girl, but the last thing I need this summer is to struggle with finding childcare. There’s enough on my plate with work and being a single father.

The agency forwarded me the woman’s resume, so I know that her name is Dina Pacheco and that she’s from Seattle, and has a diploma from a culinary school. I’m not sure how that makes her qualified for this line of work, but the woman I’d spoken to at the agency had insisted she was the best choice.

Yet when Harold opens the back door of the town car, I wonder if he didn’t pick up the wrong woman at the airport. She isn’t in a white apron and black dress, like the rest of the nannies I’ve hired, that’s for sure.

Her outfit is more colorful than the peacocks that my aunt Martha keeps at her vineyard. She’s wearing a bright, floral kimono over distressed jeans-the kind you see people wearing and wonder did they actually buy them like that on purpose? Gaping holes at the knee and thighs … showing off a fair bit of skin. It’s the color of shimmering sand and it makes me wonder if Amelia’s idea of spending the day at the beach isn’t rather perfect after all.

She wears impractical wedge heels in pink and there’s a leopard print tote bag on her shoulder that’s nearly as big as she is. She’s petite, all curves and color, and my cock, which hasn’t shown interest in anyone in a long time, instantly hardens.

Shit.

Her long, wavy dark hair has hidden her face from me, but when she brushes it back, I’m not prepared for the eyes that look back at me. They’re dark, a rich chocolate brown. But it’s not the color that gives me pause, it’s the way I swear I can see into the woman’s very soul. They’re filled with as much brightness, and life, as her outfit.

And then she smiles. She has two deep dimples in both of her cheeks, and even though it’s a typical drab day in London, the sun seems to come out.

Her gaze rests on mine for a moment, and I see that smile falter slightly.

“I’m Dina Pacheco. Are you Callum Wharton?” she asks, her voice as light and breezy as her smile.

“Uh, yes. Yes, I am. Callum is fine,” I say, trying to string together words. One look at her and I’m caught off balance. A thing that rarely, if ever, happens to me. I’m an earl, for Christ’s sake, not a schoolboy with a crush. I can certainly speak to this exotic creature.

Except apparently not. Because I’m flustered in a way I’ve never been in my life.

“So…can I come in?” She lifts her shoulders as she asks the question and I realize it’s time to get out of the way and let her inside.

“Of course, right this way,” I say as Harold brings in her luggage. “The flight was acceptable, I presume?”

She smiles, a small laugh playing on her lips. “I suppose it was acceptable.”

“Suppose?” I’m taken aback and she must notice. Her hand falls to my arm as she laughs apologetically. “I’m just teasing, Callum. You hired a private jet for me. I don’t think I’ve ever been treated so well. So thank you, I mean it.”

I can relax then, realizing I haven’t upset her and before I can say anymore, Amelia is bounding down the steps, her eyes wide.

“She looks like a flower!” my daughter exclaims with the same pleasure in her voice as she had when I took her to Disney Paris over Christmas to meet the princesses.

“You must be Amelia,” Dina says without missing a beat. She crouches to my daughter’s level and holds her hand out.

“I’m Dina.”

Amelia purses her lips, and I give her hand a small squeeze.

“Manners,” I remind her.

“My other nannies wanted me to call them by their last names.”

“I prefer you call me Dina, but if you want, you can call me Miss Pacheco.”

“That’s a funny name.”

“Amelia,” I warn.

“It’s Portuguese,” Dina says, unfazed by her rudeness. “But I’m from the United States. A city called Seattle.”

“Is that why you speak funny?” She laughs.

“I suppose I do. Maybe you can teach me how to speak proper English,” she says the last two words in a terrible British accent, and I can’t help but smile. “And I’ll teach you how to make the perfect chocolate cake.”

Amelia’s face brightens. “I love cake.”

Those dimples appear again. “I’ll tell you a secret, so do I.”

They smile at each other, and I’m a little shell shocked at how quickly this woman has charmed my daughter.

“Can I tell you another secret?” Dina says to Amelia. “I was on a plane for ten hours, and I’m really tired. Do you know it’s nighttime where I live right now?”

Amelia frowns. “But the sun is out.”

“Not in Seattle. If you have a globe, I’ll show you. And then maybe you can show me to my room.”

On her own, Amelia reaches for Dina’s hand. “Come on. And I’ll show you my room too. I’ve got hundreds of dolls. But I want one that has a shirt like yours.”

Dina chuckles as she follows my daughter inside, and I’m left there standing like a fool with my mouth open, wondering what the bloody hell just happened.

“She’s a different one,” Henry, my butler, says, placing the last of her bags on the steps, which are just as bright and colorful as her personality.

“That she is,” I say, realizing it’s not Amelia I’m worried about.

It’s myself.

 

Frankie Love

 

Frankie Love writes filthy-sweet stories about bad boys and mountain men. As a thirty-something mom who is ridiculously in love with her own bearded hottie, she believes in
love-at-first-sight and happily-ever-afters. She also believes in the power of a quickie.

You can find her at FRANKIELOVE.NET or on FB.
Frankie also writes under the pen names CHARLIE HART.

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Amazon bestselling author C.M. Seabrook writes hot, steamy romances with possessive bad boys, and the passionate, fiery women who love them. Swoonworthy romances from the heart!

 

 

 

 

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Missing in Action by K.L. Donn

Missing in Action
by K.L. Donn



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Genre: Contemporary Military Romance
Series: Task Force 779; Book 1
 
 

 

Ryder Morrison is a man of loyalty. To his country, his family, his team.
 
After joining the Navy, he was secretly recruited to Task Force 779, a specialized unit that infiltrates dangerous situations when no one else can – or will. As the communications expert, it’s his job to clear the way for a smooth mission. He knows where the enemy is hidden at all times and when his team can enter a zone safely.
 
When things go wrong and he’s captured, declared dead before a search can truly begin, Ryder knows that when he makes his way home, his life will be different … his way home, his life will be different … better. He’ll live for himself from now on, instead of following where duty takes him. 
 
Enter his elusive neighbor …
A woman of mystery and fear.
 
Codie Ray is a woman filled with pain. Afraid of life and locked away.
 
She counts to soothe the anxiety. She watches her neighbor because he’s her only lifeline to the outside world. He’s a commitment she doesn’t have to worry will break her. Until the unthinkable happens and her solace is intruded upon. Ryder comes to the rescue and barges his way into her life, pushing past her barriers, causing Codie to rethink her reclusive lifestyle. Slowly being tormented with mind games from an unknown predator, she battles her better judgement and trusts Ryder to do what he does best … hunt down the perpetrator.
 
Their connection is instantaneous. Two broken people yearning to be loved but afraid to reach for it. Codie fears Ryder will leave when he discovers just how damaged she is. Ryder worries Codie will remain locked away in her mind, unable to break free. 
 
A surprise mission brings both of their fears to life, and when the walls crumble, Ryder is Missing in Action while Codie is just … missing. Will they find each other again or will they disappear, existing only in a memory?


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