Tattoo artist Keelie Jessup can handle
that someone else has claimed the man of her dreams. She’s just not pleased
with her remaining options…
Keelie doesn’t believe in
the “perfect man.” But the men who are worth the trouble are usually taken—like
her business partner Zach Barnes. After a string of bad luck and the lost
chance with Zach, Keelie decides that maybe flying solo—and living with
suppressed desires—is the key to happiness.
As a photographer, Zane
Barnes has an eye for the human form, and his eyes can’t get enough of Keelie’s
curves. Unfortunately, Keelie is like most women—always fawning over his little
brother, Zach. Zane is about ready to give up, but then a few stolen moments at
his brother's wedding have him thinking maybe there's a chance there after all.
Now he just has to prove that the perfect man does exist...for her.
Rejection turned her blood to ice while her skin shrank
down about two sizes too small.
She wanted to sink into the floorboards, turn into
something thin and vaporous so she could just disappear.
Pushing against his chest, she focused on the navy blue
polo.“Then how about you let me go,
The hand on her throat didn’t move.
It should have felt threatening.
But the feel of him touching her just made her melt that
much more…and it was now a heavy ache inside because he—
His lips brushed her ear.
“You want to know what I want from you?” he asked, the
words velvet, stroking over her like a caress.
Keelie closed her hands into fists to keep from reaching
for him. He was messing with her.It
pissed her off—and, to her disgust, it hurt.It almost felt like a betrayal, too, because she hadn’t expected to see
this in Zane.
“Back off,” she warned, putting an edge into her voice and
preparing herself to make him back
off.So what if he had some moves on
him?He hadn’t seen her moves yet.Not really.
“I want…” He slid his hand down from her throat, to rest
on her chest, fingers spread wide where it rested above her heart.“This.”
The simplicity of the gesture stunned her into passivity.
She held still as he lifted his head and stared down at
She blinked, not moving, as he continued to stand there,
his hand on her chest.“I want five
minutes of your time…over a cup of coffee.An hour for lunch.I want you to
pick up the phone when I call, talk with me for a while,” he said, staring into
her eyes while the blue-green of his gaze cut into her.
Then he leaned in and pressed a hot, open-mouthed kiss to
her chest, just above the neckline of her sweater.“I want to peel your clothes away, learn each
and every one of these insanely sexy tattoos…each tattoo, and the reason behind
them.I want to know what makes you
laugh, and I want to know what makes you mad.I want to know what sort of book you’re reading whenever I’m in the
office—I’ve asked, but you always toss it down when I walk by and you never
His breath was a caress on her flesh and she broke out
Her heart raced in her chest and she couldn’t even begin
to understand why there was a knot in her chest.
Also in the Barnes
Brothers series: WRECKED by Shiloh Walker!
Walker has been writing since she was a kid... she fell in love with vampires
with the book Bunnicula and has worked her way up to the more...ah... serious
vampire stories. She loves reading and writing anything paranormal, anything
fantasy, but most all anything romantic. Once upon a time, she worked as a
nurse, but now she writes full time and lives with her family in the Midwest.
She also writes under the pen name J. C. Daniels.
“August…delivers a solid new adult trilogy launch. Mia and
Ethan alternate viewpoints in this engaging
story of young up-and-comers balancing responsibilities and desires.” – Publishers Weekly
Boomerang is the dating site for millennials, but their offices
might be even steamier than the hook-ups people find on their website…
William Morrow is thrilled to publish Noelle
August’s BOOMERANG (William
Morrow Trade Paperback, On-sale: July 8, 2014, ISBN: 9780062331069; $13.99), the latest
hot summer read! Readers can’t get enough of New Adult lit, and Noelle
August is at the forefront of this phenomenon. With genre-bending characters,
drama, and a fresh, fun premise, BOOMERANG showcases a hilariously charming, deliciously
Welcome to BOOMERANG, the hottest recent startup
in the trendiest city: Los Angeles, CA. The website’s about no-strings, no-fuss
relationships for those on the rebound and those who crave connection—without all the
baggage of long-term promises.
But that buzz is fading as Boomerang struggles to
grow. The solution? Find two brilliant interns and give them a crack at launching
the site into the stratosphere.
Enter Mia Galliano and Ethan Vance. Mia is an
aspiring filmmaker with killer curves and gorgeous, curly locks. Ethan is a hot,
blue-eyed go-getter who has just played his last game as a collegiate soccer
star. They’re both sharp, hungry for success, and they share a major secret.
Ethan and Mia aren’t strangers. The night before they
start their new jobs, Ethan and Mia meet at a bar and fall into bed together…or
did they? Though they’re both hazy on the details, they definitely do know how
awkward it is when they find themselves in a post hook-up taxi…to the same
place: Boomerang headquarters.
out they both got the gig, and now they’ll be competing for one job at
Boomerang. Even better? The company’s strict policy about inner-office dating. Simply
put: they can’t.
their connection is as powerful as their ambition. Will they manage to keep their eyes on the future and their
hands off each other? Find out this summer!
BOOMERANG will be available wherever books and e-books
are sold July 8th, 2014 (ISBN: 9780062331069 | $13.99 | e-ISBN: 9780062331076 | $2.99).
Question: What do you get when
friends pen a story with heart, plenty of laughs, and toe-curling kissing
scenes? Answer: Noelle
August, the pseudonym for renowned editor and award-winning writer Lorin Oberweger and New York
Times bestselling YA author Veronica
Rossi, the masterminds behind Boomerang.
You can visit them at NoelleAugust.com, @Noelle_August,
It’s lust-at-first-sight when Brody Singer first sees Abby Dunn. Abby looks a lot like a woman he once knew, one who died years ago. But Abby’s definitely different—shyer but sexier.
Abby’s still trying to put her last disastrous relationship behind her and overcome the flaws her ex wouldn’t let her forget. But somehow Brody isn’t getting the hint. It doesn’t help that when writing her steamy novels, she keeps casting Brody as the hero.
Only Abby can write her own ending—will she choose her own happily-ever-after, or stay safe in her shell?
Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: August 5th 2014 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
This is the second book in the series and I have to say the series is getting better and better. Who would have thought a bunch of bothers could be so sizzling hot!! I want each and everyone one of them!! They aren't only just hot but incredibly talented in what they do and realistic. The chemistry between Brody and Abby is off the charts. I loved how they began to be so open with each other as the story progresses.
Harte once again brings you another enjoyable read that any romance reader would enjoy. She has a way in describing each character perfectly. Abby is likeable which is a surprise since in the first book I was a little unsure if I would end up liking her in her own book. Brody is sexy and has serious issues with his real family, but when him and Abby get together its more then just steamy but emotional for them both.
I honestly couldn't put this steamy read down even for one minute. This book has me dying for the next hot brother to see what he brings to the table for brotherly love and of course the hotness.
I wouldn't suggest reading this without reading the first book in the series The Troublemaker Next Door first which is out now.
Ms. Harte you have done it again!! Keep the boys coming because I want them all!!!
After his father is put in prison for murder leaving his mother suicidal, Maddox Cross has always put his sister, Laney, first. Now living in Brenton, Virginia, Maddox has no idea what to do with his life, especially since Laney no longer needs him. One thing he does know is for the first time since losing football, he's found something else that's just for him--tattooing. When he meets a feisty young woman in the club where he works security, he has no idea that she has the ability to change his life forever.
Once Maddox finds out about Masquerade, he wants nothing more than to join Bee. But letting him in means trying to figure out who she is and she's not ready for that. And yet, as the two get closer, they find themselves leaning on each other more than they are comfortable with. Will their stubborn nature tear them apart? Or push them closer together?
I’ve never been the
type of person who sits around and dwells on life. Bad things happen all the
time and overthinking them has never done shit to change anything. I remember
when I went back home—or to the place I should consider home—I didn’t really
understand what was going on. At thirteen I should have, but people who are
kidnapped are supposed to have been hurt. They’re mistreated and locked away.
They aren’t happy and loved the way I had been, so the whole thing was hard to
wrap my head around.
about a week after they sent me home, that’s all I thought about. The people
who raised me and the people who lost me. How they both loved me even though I
didn’t know quite how to feel about any of them. Didn’t know how I felt about
that screwed up word love at all. Rex
and Melody had always told me they’d loved me but now I knew they’d stolen me.
My real parents said they loved me but they didn’t really know me. I wasn’t
their little girl anymore. How can you love someone you don’t know?
hurt and I cried, my chest feeling hollow and broken, knowing I should feel so
many things I didn’t know how to.
didn’t hurt any less. My real family was still broken-hearted and confused, and
I’d lost who I considered my mom and dad.
when I decided I wouldn’t lose myself in the past anymore. I wouldn’t stress
and dwell on things I couldn’t change or even things I could, because if I made
that decision the first time, there was a reason. I would stick with my
choices, even when someone didn’t get them or I got shit for being closed off
or hard. And I wouldn’t worry about love or try to figure it out.
aren’t allowed to feel that way, I guess.
is why I’m pissed that I haven’t stopped thinking about Maddox since he walked
out of Masquerade.
About Nyrae Dawn
Writing has always been Nyrae Dawn's passion. Nyrae gravitates toward character-driven stories. She loves going on emotional journeys with characters whether it be reading or writing. And yes, she's a total romantic at heart and proud.
Nyrae resides in sunny Southern California with her husband (who still makes her swoon) and her two awesome kids.
When she's not with her family, you can be pretty sure you'll find her with a book in her hand or her laptop and an open document in front of her. Nyrae also writes adult romance under the name Kelley Vitollo.
Kerris Moreton knows how to make things work. Bounced from foster home to foster home as a kid, she adapted; when opportunity arose, she thrived. Now, about to open her own business and accept a marriage proposal, Kerris is ready to build the life she's always wanted. The only thing missing? A passionate connection with her would-be fiancé, Cam. Kerris wants to believe that sparks are overrated-until Walsh Bennett lights her up like the Fourth of July.
. . . but what about love?
As one of the East Coast's most eligible bachelors, Walsh enjoys financial independence, fulfilling work with his family's nonprofit, and plenty of female attention. But lately he's been distracted by the one woman he can't have. Lovely to look at and even sweeter to know, Kerris is the soul mate Walsh never thought he would find. The problem is, his best friend found her first . . .
“A guy like Walsh has the world
in the palm of his hand. He needs a woman who knows what to do with it. That’s
Sofie. They aren’t people who can marry just anybody.”
just anybody, and certainly not a nobody. Remember that, little girl, Kerris told herself. He’s out
of your league. He’s gorgeous. He’s been groomed to charm birds from trees. He
flies all over the world, rescuing orphans just like you.
There were a million reasons why
she had responded to Walsh Bennett the way she had. And a million reasons why
she should avoid him. She would spend the whole summer making sure she didn’t
ABOUT KENNEDY RYAN
Kennedy Ryan grew up in North Carolina, but loves living in Atlanta with her husband (tall – check, dark – check – handsome – check), and her handful of a son. Though she knew, like writers often do, that she was supposed to tell stories, the road to fulfillment has been paved with “some of everything” jobs that kept her family eating and living indoors. With her degree in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Go Tar Heels!), she has focused on writing for non-profit organizations and even doing some non-fiction ghost writing. Only in the last few years did she start telling stories again.
In addition to being a devoted wife and mom, she’s also a passionate advocate for families living with Autism. Her son was diagnosed at the age of two, and she has made it her mission to help as many families as possible find the resources and services they need. 25% of her royalties will go toward her national charitable partner Talk About Curing Autism and Myles-A-Part, her foundation serving Georgia families.
Grace Flaherty had given up hope of ever seeing her husband
again. After all, it'd been over a year since he went missing in combat. So
when he strides through the door of her bakery in downtown Christmas one sunny
afternoon, she can hardly believe her eyes. But her happily-ever-after is going
to take some effort - because Jack has no memory of his family.
All Jack Flaherty remembers about Christmas is that he
couldn't wait to leave town. Now he's a local hero with a wife and son he
doesn't know. Even as he struggles to rekindle the romance with his wife, he
knows in his heart what he wants: a second chance at love.
Stars! A quintessential romance with everything readers love: familiar and
likable characters, clever dialogue and a juicy plot."
Grace tightened her hold on Jack Junior, who wriggled in her arms.
“Baby, don’t . . .” She trailed off when everyone started to clap and whistle,
to shout, “Welcome home!”
Her husband’s commanding presence ﬁlled the entrance to the
bakery.He stood there in his uniform,
asbreath-stealingly handsome as she
remembered. “Jack,” she whispered, her voice breaking under the strain of the
emotion welling up inside her.
He'd looked different in the photos they’d released from
Afghanistan. His wavy dark hair had been long, his strong, masculine jaw hidden
behind a full beard. Now his hair was shorter, the shadow on his jaw
accentuating, rather than hiding, his movie-star good looks. But his eyes were
the same startling blue in his deeply tanned face as they’d always been. And
now they lasered in on her.
She felt the weight of the crowd’s attention as they parted to make
room for her to go to her husband. Desperate to think of something to say,
uncertain what to do, a hot ﬂush worked its way up her face.
Madison took Jack Junior from her and gave Grace a gentle nudge in
her husband’s direction. She wanted to run to him, to throw herself in his
arms, but there was a guarded look in his eyes that held her back.He doesn’t remember you, she reminded
herself.He doesn’t love you.
As if Jack realized how close she was to losing her composure,
sympathy darkened his eyes, and he reached her in three conﬁdent strides. He
hesitated for a heartbreaking moment before drawing her into his arms.
When he did, she buried her face in the crook of his neck and
breathed him in. For months she’d wrapped herself in his sweatshirts, worn them
to bed, drawing comfort from the warm, spicy scent that was his and his alone,
until one day that faded away, too, just like his memory of her.
A sob escaped from her parted lips, and then another. The tears she
struggled to contain rolled helplessly down her cheeks.
His strong arms banded around
her, his large hand moving in comforting circles on her back. “Don’t cry,” he
murmured, his breath warming her ear. “It’s going to be okay.”
She wanted to believe him, wanted to believe his memory would return
along with the man she’d fallen in love with. Not the one who’d left for
Afghanistan seventeen months ago. Cocooned in his embrace, she pushed her
doubts away. All she needed to do was show him how happy they’d once been. She
nestled deeper in his arms and immediately sensed his discomfort, the
stiffening of the corded muscles in his back.
Embarrassed, she pulled away and swiped at her tear-streaked face.
“I’m sorry. I didn’tmean—”
Jack Junior broke free from Madison. “No hurt my mama,” he yelled. “
"No, baby, it’s okay. They’re happy tears.” Grace knelt down,
opening her arms to him. “He wasn’t . . .” Jack Junior zigzagged past her to
hurl himself at his father.
Meet Author Debbie Mason:
Praised as a "writer to watch" by RT Book Reviews, Debbie Mason also
writes Scottish-set historical paranormals as Debbie Mazzuca. Her MacLeod
series debuted in April 2010 and is said to "combine the passion of Hannah
Howell's Highand romances with the seductive fantasy of Karen Marie Moning's