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When the smoke clears, what will remain?

IntoTheFire_AmazonI have been hiding my whole life. It’s a sacrifice I was willing to make for my family. My father’s political aspirations have always come first. I learned the hard way my actions could jeopardize everything he’s worked for. So I abandoned that girl who yearned for freedom and chased trouble. Instead I molded myself into the perfect daughter. Doing what is right and expected has become who I am. Until I met him―Rob Ashford.With just one look into his stormy blue eyes, I knew I was lost. He exudes power, authority, and above all, control. Mine fades away the longer I’m in his presence. He’s stirred up desires I have worked so hard to suppress. I have come to realize he gets what he wants. And what he wants right now is me. As much as I want to succumb to what he’s offering, I’m not sure if I will lose myself–or find who I was meant to be. I’m not strong enough to refuse him. I give him everything, and even though he’s given me nothing in return, I still love him. He ignites a fire and passion that burns so bright I fear I’ll combust. The thought of leaving him terrifies me, but I know more than anyone that when you play with fire, someone always gets burned.

Two scorned lovers. One chance at redemption.


Melanie Baxter wants to believe in love, but everything she held true was an illusion. And if she’s learned anything, it’s putting your trust in someone only leads to heartbreak. Then she meets a man determined to break down the walls she carefully constructed. A man who makes her heart race with just one look. Who understands her and fulfills her deepest desires. While he may seem perfect for her, he’s the one man she can’t fall for.

James Larson met the woman he thought he was going to marry. Now he’s a man with a broken heart. Then James meets Nicole and they bond over their similar pasts. James finally has something he wants to run toward. But when her ex walks back into her life, he realizes she’s the one woman who can also break him. Both betrayed by the ones they loved, Melanie and James embark on an emotional journey to let go of the past. They soon realize that to move forward they must look back. Because finding love again starts with finding forgiveness.

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Two Strangers. One Passionate Weekend. Endless Heartbreak

MrAnonymous_AmazonCynical event planner Lucy doesn’t have time for love. But after losing a bet she made with her friend, Trish, Lucy is on the hook to have a one-night stand with the man of Trish’s choosing. She scouts out the perfect man who’s sure to bring Lucy out of her shell. He agrees to the deal, so Lucy makes one term of her own: no names, no personal details. Her handsome stranger agrees, and what was supposed to be one-night turns into a weekend of passion. Lucy falls hard only to never hear from him again. She struggles with moving on until she meets James. James is her perfect match: kind, funny, patient, and giving. His only flaw is that he isn’t him―Mr. Anonymous. Lucy realizes she must stop chasing the ghosts of her past if she wants a future with James. But that’s the thing about ghosts. You never know when they’ll come back to haunt you.

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One Word. One Choice. Two Lives Forever Changed

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Blogger extraordinaire Tara Winters has always regretted saying no to D. J. Parker. She vowed never to repeat her mistake, and her “yes” dating pact was born. After meeting countless Mr. Wrongs, she’s seriously considering her friend Andy’s drunken marriage proposal. Then Andy meets Natalie, a high-strung Pilates fanatic who is of the mind-set that men and women cannot be friends. As Tara finds herself competing for her best friend’s affection, she must decide if she’s in it for the right reasons—or simply to win.

Because she still can’t seem to put the ghost of D. J. behind her. Along her journey of self-discovery, Tara shares pieces of dating advice with her followers. But perhaps the most important lesson she must learn is to embrace the power of “no” to find her happy ending.

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Co-workers. Secret Lovers. Flirting with Disaster

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Ad exec Lexi Winters had her life mapped out—until her plans unraveled when she caught her fiancé in the act with a scheming coworker. After leaving him, her beloved New York, and a successful career, she faces the harsh reality of starting over. She returns to her hometown of Chicago and lands a new job where she meets Jake, the agency founder’s captivating nephew. Their chemistry is undeniable, but Lexi is protective of her fragile heart and isn’t ready to date again. Jake is on the fast track to leading the company and has vowed to his uncle never to let anything—or anyone—get in his way. What begins as harmless flirtation soon crosses a line that threatens to destroy Lexi and Jake’s promising careers. In a relationship plagued by secrets, will they risk everything to be out in the open?

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