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In a matter of seconds, Charlotte Mae’s life
fell apart. Now her boyfriend’s lifeless eyes haunt her dreams, and she carries
the blame for her father’s death.
When she’s forced to return to work in NOLA,
it’s under the watchful eye of bodyguard and former Navy SEAL, Carter Fortier.
With the mob determined to tie up loose ends,
Carter must make dangerous alliances and depend on his brothers-in-arms to have
his back. But the danger Charlotte Mae poses to his heart is one complication
he doesn’t account for.
Can two damaged hearts find love while
fighting for their lives, or will the forces working to silence them succeed in
ending more than just their budding romance?
Jaime Lynn whispered, and she turned to face her sister. “Well, ain’t that some
shit?” Jaime Lynn chuckled.
Mae cleared her throat. “What?”
nodded toward Carter. “When did that happen?”
Carter,” Jaime Lynn said, directing a “don’t try to bullshit me” expression at
nothing between Carter and me,” she said and didn’t miss the twinge she felt
under her breastbone at the words.
something is definitely going on
between you and Carter,” Sofia said softly.
doing his job.” Charlotte Mae swallowed thickly past the bitter words.
is not just doing his job,” Lindsey whispered.
looked over Charlotte Mae’s shoulder. “He hasn’t stopped watching you since the
moment he came inside. And we won’t even mention the way he took care of you
Mae shifted in her seat and clenched her teeth. “His job is to watch me. He’s trying to keep me safe because it’s his job.”
grabbed Charlotte Mae’s hand from the bar top and cocked her head to the side.
She studied Charlotte Mae for a few moments then leaned in as close as she
could with the bar separating them. “You know it’s okay, right? It’s going to
you talking about?” Charlotte Mae asked, annoyed to be having this
on each side of her sighed.
would want you to be happy,” Sofia whispered.
Mae stiffened. “Nothing is happening!” She glared at her sister. “Can we drop
it now, please?”
sighed, and sympathy flashed in her eyes. “Okay, honey, we’ll drop it.”
a thank you and relaxed when Jaime Lynn turned the topic to Kayla, Jesse’s
daughter. Charlotte Mae glanced at the group of men chatting and noted Carter’s
brows pulled together. She offered him a small smile, and the crease on his
forehead vanished. She hoped their voices hadn’t carried in the empty bar.
Setting aside the worry, she returned her attention to her friends, happy to
have them around.
Mae enjoyed being with them and listening to the things she’d missed. Not that
she’d gone to St. Fleur often, but when she did, she loved spending time with
her sister and friends. They were good people.
know why reminding them she was only a job for Carter had upset her so much.
Nothing could come of their time together. He only saw her as a woman who’d
gotten herself in an awful predicament. Plus, allowing any emotions for the
sexy man to form felt like a betrayal to Chase. It wasn’t logical, she knew
that. Chase was gone, and she was alive. But… shouldn’t she be grieving? How
much time needed to pass before she “moved on”?
ever live in a world where she didn’t feel guilty? Why couldn’t she have met
Carter later? Each passing day included at least one fight between her mind and
heart. It was exhausting.
AJ Renee is
the author behind the St. Fleur series, Beauty Unmasked, Winter's Surprise,
Surviving Paris, Finding Love at the Falls..., and Kylie: Crossing Lines. She's
a military wife and mother to three young girls. She graduated from the
University of Central Florida with her Master of Science in Criminal Justice
and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology while working at the library.
to write steamy romance with suspense and a happily ever after. When she isn't
writing or interacting with her readers, you can find her spending time with
her family or reading. AJ enjoys traveling, researching family history, and all
things New Orleans.
Genre: Romantic Comedy Cover Design: British Empire Designs
Release Date: July 16, 2019
Readers around the world are raving over USA Today
bestselling author Lila Monroe's hilarious romantic comedies. Now fall in love
with her brand new sizzling standalone - perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella
and Christina Lauren!
Poppy Hathaway is a professional Cyrano - minus the honking great nose. Need a
love note, raunchy sext, or apology letter so epic that your other half will
forget you hesitated a beat too long when you asked, 'does this make me look
fat?'? She's got you covered. But when her most frequent client, the annoyingly
charming (or is that charmingly annoying?) Dylan Griffin comes to her with an
unconventional new job, Poppy discovers that three little words can add up to
one big complication.
Because Dylan doesn't want help seducing another swimsuit model (for once in
his life). He wants Poppy's help winning over her his high-school crush (aka,
his one true love) - and he's prepared to make it worth her while. Throw in a
summer Catskills trip that's equal parts 'Dirty Dancing' and dirty-talking, and
this Cupid is soon out of her depth - and head over heels with the last man she
expected. But can she find the right words when it comes to her own heart? Or
will this happily ever end in disaster?
Find out in the sparkling new romantic comedy from Lila Monroe!
Combining her love of writing, sex and well-fitted suits, Lila Monroe wrote The Billionaire Bargain. Lila enjoys writing, as it gives her a flexible schedule to spend time with her kids and a wonderful excuse to avoid them. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, who strips out of his well-fitted suits nightly.
Inspired by her years working in corporate America, Sienna
loves to serve up stories woven around confident and successful women who know
what they want and how to get it, both in - and out - of the bedroom.
Her heroines are fresh, well-educated, and often find love
and romance through atypical circumstances. Sienna treats her readers to
enticing slices of hot romance infused with empowerment and indulgent
Sienna loves the life of travel and adventure. She
plans to visit even the farthest corners of the world and delight in
experiencing the variety of cultures along the way. When she isn't writing
or traveling, Sienna is working on her "happily ever after" with her
husband and children.
of living vicariously through so many characters and stories created by others,
Emma Nichole has taken the plunge herself.
A southern girl born, raised, and still residing in Tennessee, she holds the
quirks of this area of the world close to her heart, and showcases it in her
writing. She's a
wife, a mother of two, an avid college football fan (Go Vols), a best friend, a
sister, a lover of all music, movies, and above all else... a lover of books.
There are 14 strangers who share her face, and one company is determined to erase them all.
Everyone has secrets, and it's Diana Kane's job to know them. It's a talent--being able to see into someone's life from the scuffs on their shoes to the way they hold their hands--a talent that sets her apart from everyone. When a mysterious stranger drops into her life dangling the possibility of something she's longed for, a real connection with someone who might actually understand her, she's too intrigued to refuse.
But when David Addington shows up to their date knowing too much about her, and the top secret agency she works for, Diana realizes their meeting was anything but coincidence. David has more than his share of surprises, including an impossible claim about Diana's past and photos of an inexplicable woman who shares her face.
When her life begins to unravel around her, Diana has no choice but to put her faith in the mysterious David and the man he claims is his father. As she struggles to piece together the truth about where she came from, she's forced to face the reality that her entire life has been manufactured, along with fourteen other women who share her exact same DNA. Confronted with the troubling reality that she's nothing more than a research experiment that's pushed the boundaries of science and ethics, Diana must rescue the others like her before the company can erase them as mistakes, putting all her skills to the test in the ultimate game of survival...
Meradeth Houston lives in Montana where she's an anthropology professor and scientist. If you let her, she'll tell you more than you ever wanted to know about getting DNA out of dead bodies and old poop. She specializes in degraded DNA (translation: really old DNA that's decayed), and runs two laboratories filled with students, interns, and maybe a few shenanigans. Her research seeks to better understand the dynamic of past migration on human populations. Her goal is to someday clone herself because that's probably the only way she'll ever get through her to-do list. Though, who knows, maybe that'll mean she's donating to someone else's soul?
Other than teaching, research, and writing, Meradeth enjoys the lakes and ski slopes of Western Montana. It's not uncommon to find her haunting the cafes of Missoula. She is also a proud dog mom and represented by Cristi Marchetti.
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Want It That Way by Backstreet Boys
by Goo Goo Dolls
La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin
It To You by Jordan Knight
Gonna Be May by NSync
or Nothing by O-Town
Other Time by LFO
Hardest Thing by 98 Degrees
Makes You Beautiful by One Direction
The Way Down by Ryan Cabrera
For This Girl by Evan and Jaron
Time by Justin Bieber
A Girl Wants by Christina Aguilera
Here by BB Mak
by Shawn Mendes
by Jonas Brothers
In The Band by New Kids on The Block
As soon as
I opened the front door, Juniper and the dog ran to each other like they were lifelong
friends who hadn’t seen the other in years.
Cupcake, you’re here!” Juniper cooed, taking the little eight-pound spiky
brown-haired dog in her arms. She petted her behind her perky little ears, the
dog closing her eyes and panting in response.
Cupcake?” Roo asked.
looking up to see her and her sister both standing in the doorway.
afraid after our talk this afternoon that Rachel wouldn’t come. But seeing her
there had me smiling even wider.
Juniper and I may have to discuss a name change,” I said, stepping aside and
letting everyone into the foyer.
Princess Cupcake, come see my room.” Juniper and Ariana charged up the stairs.
careful. A dog is a live animal, not a toy,” I yelled on deaf ears since the
girls had already ascended the stairs and rounded the corner in a flurry of
check to make sure Squeaky, err, Princess Cupcake is okay,” Roo said before
bounding up the stairs after the girls.
I waited a
full five seconds before I wrapped my arms around Rachel, crushing my lips to
as her first reaction then slowly her body melted against mine. Her mouth
parting as our tongues met.
were sweet like her vanilla lip gloss and strawberry bubblegum. I wanted to
stay in that moment with her. To get lost in those lips.
slapped me back when she put her hands on my chest, gently pushing against me
until she broke our kiss.
“As much as
I enjoy that, I have a feeling there’s something else going on in that pretty
blond head of yours. Like maybe you’re still thinking about L.A.?” She raised
blinked. “So, is getting the dog a deciding factor and we’re just here for
moral support?” Her words trailed as she caught her swollen lip between her
a deep breath, I leaned back, dropping my hands from her waist. “I don’t know,
Rach. I’ll be honest. I’m still twisted about the whole thing. I guess I
figured the dog would help make this decision.”
After everything earlier today and you still don’t know what you want.” She
shook her head, muttering under her breath.
I winced as
if her words verbally slapped me. “I know. It’s hard to say no to Trish. It’s a
great opportunity in L.A. for Juni and me.”
Magan Vernon has been living off of reader tears since she
wrote her first short story in 2004. She now spends her time killing off
fictional characters, pretending to plot while she really just watches Netflix,
and she tries to do this all while her two young children run amok around her
Texas ranch. Find her online at www.maganvernon.com