ROMANTIC PICKS #READAROMANCE #ENDOFSUMMER READS

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Thirty-nine-year-old struggling actress Alaina Ackerman isn’t just down on her luck today; lady luck has packed up and left town for heaven only knows where. Instead of ending up homeless on the streets of New York City in November, Alaina accepts her mother’s holiday invitation and heads home to Pittsburgh for a much-needed break. Maybe even to give up on acting altogether.

The last thing Alaina expects is to be happy returning home, especially when fate not only tosses an abandoned puppy into her lap, but also practically embeds Markus Klein into her life. That wouldn’t be so bad if she hadn’t spent the last twenty years trying to forget the night they crossed the “just friends” line. Now, torn between a love she thought she lost, and one she never knew existed, that vicious harpy some call fate dangles Alaina’s dream opportunity — a leading role — in front of her. Her only problem… Going after her dream could jeopardize her chance at love.

As if a new puppy, love, and career aren’t complicated enough, Alaina discovers that her mother and sister are keeping a secret from her. The revelation might be just enough to get Alaina’s life heading in the right direction … or send her over the edge.

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Suspense lights up in every page of this fast-paced blockbuster of thrills!

When Sloan Booker’s father dies tragically, he has no other option but to give up his job as an FBI agent and take over his family’s vehicle restoration business in Oahu, Hawaii. Giving up his badge is difficult but having Homeland Security and his old boss request the use of his house in a stakeout, spying on his Muslim neighbors who they suspect are terrorists, is just too damn much for a man already frazzled. It makes no difference that they’ve offered him a partner to be in charge of the surveillance… until he meets the gorgeous divorcee.

Special Agent Alia Hawkins might look more like a model than a cop but looks can be deceiving. Not only does she rescue street kids, fights their battles and transports them to safe homes, but since she lived many years in Pakistan and speaks their language, she’s a sought after agent. So far, she’s kept her personal life and job separate. But when Alia’s slimy ex-husband threatens to steal her eight-year-old son, she has no choice but to bring him along on her latest undercover assignment – living with a hotshot, sexy as hell agent as his long lost stepsister. Her life suddenly takes some drastic swerves and she wonders if things will ever slow down.

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He’s loved Tiff since high school–but tragedy has blockaded her heart.

Tyee University football player Riley Black has adored Tiff since high school, but she’s never felt the same way. As Riley enters his senior year of college, he’s finally moving on and enjoying the perks of being a star athlete. Until one glimpse of Tiff unearths all those old feelings of longing and desire, not to mention the trauma of their shared past.

Tiffani Vernon has been running from her demons for seven years. When she’s forced to return to Seattle for financial reasons and attend the same college as Riley, she’s confronted with the traumatic event which has shaped her future and scarred her memories of Riley. Tiff struggles to avoid her secret high school crush, but he’s not having any of it. He’s pursuing her with a relentless determination to prove once and for all, they were meant to be together.

Can love finally heal their wounds or will they succumb to the pain and forever wonder what could have been?

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USA Today Bestselling Author Donna Fasano brings you the first book in her A Family Forever Series.

When Sean Hudson arrives to claim his new daughter, he discovers the adoption hinges on the impossible. Unless he finds a wife immediately, the tiny orphan will be snatched away from him forever. But before Sean can abandon hope, a beautiful stranger proposes a surprising solution—marriage.

Sean swears the love in his heart is only for his soon-to-be daughter. And that is perfect for Nicki Willis, whose restless spirit yearns to have a family for just a while. But the tenderness of Sean’s touch soothes Nicki’s fears as well as little Sona’s. Now Nicki aches to become a family forever… and she refuses to believe she can’t make this dream come true.

ROMANTIC PICKS #CONTEMPORARY #ROMANCE Crashing the Boards by Jami Davenport

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~2015 Authors After Dark Bookie Award Nominee for Best Contemporary Short Story~

This novella originally appeared in the “Seduced by the Game” anthology and the “Playing for Passion” sports romance bundle.

Izzy Maxwell and her sisters have honed party crashing into an art and a business, turning the dullest party into a memorable event. When the billionaire owner of the Seattle’s new hockey team hires the Party Crashers, Izzy knows this job will make them or break them–literally. For this team party to be a success, she must have the cooperation of reluctant party guest Cooper Black, the captain of the Sockeyes.

Only Cooper can’t get past his anger over the team’s relocation to Seattle and how the team’s owner betrayed his trust. He’s rallied his teammates behind him, refusing to play nice or even play at all. Despite his stubborn resistance, he never counted on Izzy’s special brand of persuasion.

Can Izzy melt Cooper’s frozen heart or will this party crash along with her fledgling business?

Game On in Seattle Series
Book 1:  Skating on Thin Ice (Ethan and Lauren)
Book 2:  Crashing the Boards (Izzy and Cooper)
Book 3:  Crashing the Net (Izzy and Cooper–Preorder)
Book 4:  Love at First Snow (Blake and Sarah)
Book 5:  Hearts on Ice (Blake and Sarah–Coming Soon)

ROMANTIC PICKS #CONTEMPORARY #SPORTS #ROMANCE Time of Possession by Jamie Davenport

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SEATTLE LUMBERJACKS FOOTBALL, Book 5

Bestselling football romance series
The clock’s ticking down, and the hearts of Estelle Harris and Lumberjacks quarterback Brett Gunnels are about to enter crunch time.

CRUNCH TIME

Supposedly undersized for the NFL, quarterback Brett Gunnels went off to do a stint in the U.S. Army right out of high school. Returning damaged yet stronger–and more determined than ever to prove himself–he was the last pick in the draft. Mr. Irrelevant, they called him. But he’s a starter and a winner, no matter his past few years as a backup. Now he’s going to prove it.

Estelle Harris is engaged to a man she doesn’t love, working in the wrong job, and fooling everyone including herself in the process. Her love of animals is the only thing that gives her purpose. As she shares that love with the Lumberjacks’ reclusive quarterback, and much, much more, it’s only a matter of time until their friendship turns that final, hot corner. There’ll be no going back. True love is like football. It’s not always how long you have the ball. It’s what you do when you get it.