When one man’s death exposes a complex web of lies, three couples discover the true meaning of love, loss and redemption.
“This book has you holding yourself, rocking, and falling in love whether you want to or not!!” – Natalie, Goodreads Reviewer.
“Holy effing mind eff of the freaking year!!! T.L. Smith is a newer author to me but I have found that her twisted new adult dark romances are unique and right up my alley. There is no way to know what is going on in her stories, even when you are positive you have it figure out Smith throws in another twist and messes with your head even more.” – Up All Night With Books
“Ms Smith has once again floored me. this is part one of a duet and wow am I captivated and sitting on the edge of my seat for the second one.” – Reading with 2 book lovers.
“I really want to start this review with 10 swear words, but I gotta keep it classy right? Also, this was my first TL. Smith read, and I am officially addicted. Oh man, this book was dark and unsettling, but more importantly – original. This book is so full of angst that it will make your heart go crazy as you read it.” – The Reading Cat.
A contemporary romance writer, D. Kelly’s stories revolve around friendship and the bond it creates, strengthening the love of the people who share it. For all things D. Kelly, you can visit her website: http://www.dkellyauthor.com
Over the past four years, I’ve fought to regain my winning edge. The last thing I need as I prepare for the pro tour is my ex-girlfriend sauntering into the golf shop on the arm of her new fiancé. Then again, this might be my opportunity to win back what I’ve lost.
Kaylee doesn’t seem the contented fiancée she should be, or the cold-hearted girl who left me years ago–and she’s hiding a secret. One I’m determined to discover. Because if there’s a chance I was wrong about Kaylee and she really had loved me, maybe I can break the mental block that’s left me in the rough.
But the rules of golf don’t always apply to love.
*NOTE: This is not a cheating story. Each book in the Cade Brothers series is a standalone that can be read in any order.*
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Like what woman doesn’t wanna get totally consumed by three big dudes that just put her on a pedestal and take her to paradise? Just focused entirely on her and making sure she’s just twitching with pleasure by the end of it, ya know?
Is there a story in all this fun times?
There’s a really great story in here about love, betrayal, jealousy, all capped with a HEA and no cliffy’s at all. Lana and I had a lot of fun writing it, but I mean the hot scenes were what totally made us late in putting this out because we kept having to take ‘breaks’.
And with good reason too. Like add an extra M into the mix and you really do go ‘mmm’ ya know?
In fact, I guarantee that MFMM is so hot and sizzling that you’ll never be able to go back to plain ol’ vanilla MFM anymore.
If you have any babies after reading this, they better be named Abby!
Just sayin’ 😉
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Gritty. Sexy. Taboo.
Melanie Cannon is troubled, desperate, and only eighteen. Taking the fall for a friend, she’s forced into a drug education class, which she expects to be boring as hell. Until Detective Jake Beck walks in as her instructor.
Jake knows it’s a mistake to get involved with a high school senior.
But their passion is undeniable.
Their bond is the kind that lasts forever.
Their connection is more than just lust.
Jake’s willing to risk it all—even when harsh betrayal and ugly secrets threaten everything.
About the Author:
Maria Monroe writes sexy and smart romance, often focusing on new adult characters. Bad boys, especially gruff and sexy ones, are her favorite alpha males to read (and write) about.
Her contemporary romance novels include The Rescue, Julian & Lia, Love (Literally), and Afterglow, an apocalyptic love story.
Maria has also published two BDSM books, Her Millionaire Master and Kept by the Commanders, through Stormy Night Publications.
She enjoys reading, playing Pokemon, building bonfires, drinking wine, sarcasm, hiking, and laughing about inappropriate things.
She’s from Chicago and currently lives just outside the city with her three awesome kids, two rescue dogs, two rescue cats, and the most supportive husband in the world.
You can learn more about her (and her two sisters, who are also romance authors!) at http://www.graffitifiction.com.
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Recovering from years of living the superstar hockey life wasn’t easy, but now Aleksandr Volynsky finally has everything…
He’s married to the love of his life, expecting a daughter, and has a new job as an assistant coach with his old team, the Buffalo Gladiators. His happiness is short lived, however, when a sexual assault allegation surfaces, and Alex is forced to cooperate with an investigation for a crime he didn’t commit.
Stephanie Hartwell is juggling her dream job with marriage and motherhood, but she’s not convinced she’s doing any of it well…
Stephanie’s stress level goes from bad to worse when she’s diagnosed with a serious illness. Battling declining health and the critics who question her commitment to Alex in light of the allegation, she makes a decision that could change their relationship forever.
Alex is afraid he’s about to lose everything—especially when he sees Stephanie’s friend kiss her…
Devastated that his life is spiraling out of control again, Alex turns to his friend, Natasha, a Russian pop star. Convinced that Stephanie and her friend Brandon are having an affair, Alex resumes his self-destructive behavior.
What Alex doesn’t know is Stephanie has been conducting a secret investigation of her own. She learns the truth behind the sexual assault—a truth no one, especially Alex, expects.
With everything now out in the open, can Stephanie and Alex commit to a fresh start for the sake of their daughter, or will the ghosts of their pasts finally tear apart everything they have left?
Stephanie sat at the tiny, square kitchen table in a tiny, square studio apartment. Dust lined the moldings and the slats on the blinds, darkened the forgotten crevices on bookshelves and in the entertainment center. The white walls were dingy with age and disregard. Thick, acrid tension clung to the air and crawled into her throat, into her belly, curdling her insides.
“Um…can I get you something to drink?”
Shiny, dark hair poured over Courtney’s shoulders and down her back. Black liner emphasized her large brown eyes. More makeup than that was superfluous, and she knew it. Her clothes, while not tight fitting, revealed enviable curves in all the right places. Pretty, and young. She’d been barely legal with Alex.
“Why do you want the money?”
Courtney’s hard eyes adopted a haunted expression. “I don’t know how else to get it. It would take me decades to save enough. My mom is in hospice, and the medical bills—I mean, she lost the house, and now I’m in this shithole—” She swept her arm. She was biting her lip, but the tears came anyway. “I had to drop out of school, so I’ve got those loans too.”
“So you decided to blackmail my husband.”
“He’s the only person I know who has the money, and I had this video… It’s fine if you think I’m a slut. So does everyone else. I’m not a sick kid, so who gives a shit about me, right?”
“Let me see it,” Stephanie murmured.
Courtney wiped her eyes and cleared her throat. “Even I don’t want you to see it.”
“That bad? Was it…” Stephanie barely mustered the courage to ask. “Consensual?”
Courtney darted her gaze away. “Most of it.”
Oh, God. Stephanie forced down her gorge.
“Everyone has secrets, you know? There’s a side of him he doesn’t want you to see.”
“It was two years ago.”
“How much do people really change? They say they do, but all they’ve done is put a coat of paint on a house with structural damage.”
“You know he’s bipolar. When he’s hypomanic, he takes risks. Mostly sexually.”
“Maybe. Or maybe it brought out a part of him that was there all along.”
No. Not the Alex I knew. Know. “I want to see it.”
“You don’t.” Courtney sighed and set a laptop on the table, opened the lid, and clicked a few buttons. She turned it so it was facing Stephanie. “I’ll be outside.”
Courtney stepped into the hall. Stephanie stared at the dark, grainy image in the media player. She could make out two pale shapes that resembled human bodies.
She took a deep breath to steady her shaking hand, then tapped Play.
It was Alex all right. Despite the poor quality, his voice—and the body whose every ridge and scar she knew intimately—confirmed it. The old Alex, bigger, uninjured, and unaware of the havoc his neurochemicals were wreaking on his brain. She’d allowed for some foolish hope that both Courtney and Alex were mistaken, that they had mutually misremembered it. Each second that crawled by, she wished for the strength to stop watching, to give Courtney the money and piece their lives back together. There was no good reason to view this except to permanently warp her vision of the man she had sworn to protect from himself.
Ignorance was bliss. Knowledge was power. She could not have both.
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