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Love Notes: Inspired by Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility (The Austens Series Book 4)

Bestselling author Staci Hart brings you another installment of the Austen Series, inspired by theworks of Jane Austen, with a heartfelt contemporary retelling of Sense and Sensibility.The second Annie Daschle tumbles into my arms, I’m a goner.When she asks if we’re hiring at Wasted Words, I can only say yes, even though we aren’t—it’s that early on that I realize I can’t say no to her. Not when she asks me to show her around New York, even though I already know I should stay away. Not when she asks if we’re friends because I want her so much more than that.But she isn’t mine, and she never can be.She’s ten years younger than me–fresh out of high school, never been kissed. She’s my employee, just a kid with a heart condition that’s stopped her from living out loud like she’s always wanted. She’s never dated, never had a boyfriend, never lived, and I can’t be the one to break her heart the first time. I can’t be the one to show her what could be.But God, how I want to.Within a few staggering heartbeats, Annie and I are caught in the middle of something we can’t find our way out of, with no clear answers and no rules. And the moment she’s in my arms again, I realize she can’t control her heart. Not the decisions it makes.Not the moment it stops.

The Second Chance Inn: A Sweet Small Town Romance (Blue Moon Bay Book 1)

An emotional homecoming that will tug at your heartstrings & inspire you to believe in happy endings. Wendy vowed never to return to the small coastal town where her parents abandoned her. But when she inherits the family inn at the beach, she must come home and face her past. Will handsome millionaire Max help her heal old wounds and open her heart? From a New York Times bestselling author, don’t miss the chance to unite with friendships that endure and a love that will last forever in The Second Chance Inn.

What Are Friends For? (Seasons in a Small Town Book 1)

❤ BEST FRIENDS, ONCE LOVERS...AND NOW? ❤Seasons in a Small Town – Spring"Funny and heart-wrenching at the same time"In small-town Drago, Illinois, Zeke came by his “the Geek” nickname honestly, more comfortable with algebra and algorithms than high school’s social hallways. Though that didn’t keep him from longing for the unattainable prom queen, Jennifer.The one person who understood his out-of-the-box brain was Darcie, his best friend. For one night, Zeke and Darcie jolt from friends to lovers. Then he leaves town. Darcie knew her Zeke. He’d never look back, wouldn’t ever see her feelings for him.Now, 17 years later, Zeke’s a self-made tech billionaire, Darcie’s a local cop, Jennifer’s divorced and Darcie’s best friend. Their town is flagging, but Darcie has a plan. It starts with luring Zeke back to Drago for its annual Lilac Festival, then persuading him to boost the town’s economy. Even if that means matchmaking him with the beautiful Jennifer he’s always longed for. She’ll do it for him, for Jennifer, for Drago.Zeke swore he’d never come back to where he was miserable, other than his connection with Darcie. But maybe being back won’t be so bad. Especially spending time with Jennifer … and Darcie. Now why did he think of Darcie when things were going so well with Jennifer?Darcie’s plan doesn’t get off to the best start when she puts Zeke in handcuffs, but they can get past that. For Drago’s sake, they have to. Just like she’ll get past wondering what if…What Are Friends For?, Book 1 of USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn's Seasons in a Small Town series, will captivate readers who love passionate contemporary romance with a spark of humor.“You laugh, you angst, you maybe shed a couple tears or two … and at the end of it you move immediately onto the next book because - unlike teenage Zeke - you don't want to get away, all you want to do is go back.” – 5-star reviewPraise for the Seasons in a Small Town series:“The town of Drago has insinuated itself into my heart and I can only hope there is another installment with this small town as its setting.”“Strong characters with enough faults to make them human and real” yet “The other characters in Drago all add to the story rather than taking attention from the main action.”“McLinn delivers a fun, engaging, and emotionally complicated romance.”“Poignant, heart warming” . . . “Funny and heart-wrenching at the same time” . . . “Passionate and sensual without being distasteful or vulgar.”Get all the books in Patricia McLinn’s Seasons in a Small Town series today!What Are Friends For? (Spring)The Right Brother (Summer)Falling for Her (Autumn)Warm Front (Winter)If you like Patricia’s small-town romance stories, try her Marry Me series now!Wedding of the CenturyThe Unexpected Wedding GuestA Most Unlikely Wedding Baby Blues and Wedding BellsAbout the AuthorPatricia McLinn is the USA Today bestselling author of nearly 60 published novels cited by readers and reviewers for wit and vivid characterization. Her books include mysteries, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, historical romance and women’s fiction. They have topped bestseller lists and won numerous awards.She has spoken about writing from London, to Melbourne, Australia, to Washington, D.C., including being a guest-speaker at the Smithsonian.McLinn spent more than 20 years as an editor at the Washington Post after stints as a sports writer (Rockford, Ill.) and assistant sports editor (Charlotte, N.C.). She received BA and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University.Now living in Northern Kentucky, McLinn loves to hear from readers through her website PatriciaMcLinn.com, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

Opposites Attract: An Enemies to Lovers, Neighbors to Lovers Romantic Comedy (First Comes Love Book 1)

First law of magnetism: opposite poles attract.Single mom Vivian has been burned by love once before, and her job as a divorce lawyer has presented enough evidence to convince her there are no good men left in New York City.The worst offender is her new neighbor: Dr. Lucas Keller, a couple’s therapist whose piercing blue eyes and flawless dark hair are just as annoying as his bad temper. And when Lucas starts poaching Vivian’s clients by saving their marriages, she makes it her mission to force him out of the building to save her practice. But it’s Lucas who gives her the perfect opportunity when he proposes an unexpected bet. With their offices at stake, Vivian and Lucas play the field of love in a fierce battle of wits that quickly turns hot and personal, especially when Vivian’s daughter gets involved. Now, taking down Lucas has become more than business for Vivian. It’s become a pleasure—and soon, Vivian and Lucas will realize how pointless it is to fight the laws of attraction.A fun, neighbors to lovers romantic comedy filled with heart. Be ready to laugh and swoon. Chick Lit PostThis is Camilla Isley at her very best, it’s funny, it’s touching, it has threads of a tricky storyline, and the banter and chemistry between to the two leads is rather evident from the beginning and it's just a sheer pleasure to read. Rachel Random Reads

Flying by the Seat of My Knickers (The Travel Mishaps of Caity Shaw Book 1)

Why run from your troubles when you can fly instead? When Caity Shaw is fired from her first job that doesn’t require an elf uniform, her older sister, Rachel, an event planner, hires her to work a meeting in Dublin. Caity jumps at the opportunity to travel abroad and escape her pathetic life. However, even four thousand miles from home, there’s no avoiding debt collectors, an overbearing mother, and haunting memories of a controlling ex.While in Dublin, Caity suffers a series of humiliating mishaps, causing her to lose even more faith in herself. Caity struggles to earn Rachel’s respect—and to keep Declan, her hot Irish coworker, at arm’s length. Declan repeatedly saves Caity’s butt and helps boost her self-confidence, making it difficult to keep her distance from the charming womanizer. When Declan helps her research her Irish grandmother, Caity discovers the mysterious past of the courageous woman she barely knew might hold the answers to her future.

The Raven's Call: Emerald Raven Series (Book One in a CIA Spy Mystery Romance)

A life-changing meeting will lead them both to the greatest love...or the most devastating heartbreak...After years spent doing all the right things—providing for her young son, finishing her accounting degree, and staying away from the wrong men she seems destined to fall for—Tori McKinley isn’t looking for temptation. And temptation is exactly what the new accounting department head, Professor Mitch Logan, brings.Logan “Raven” Ravenschall has made a career out of using his good looks and smooth tongue to ferret out information from the international elite and reporting it back to the Central Intelligence Agency. Closing in on his last year as an active field agent, Raven is sidelined by a very personal mission. A mission he knows Tori McKinley can help with. Posing as the new accounting head at San Francisco State University provides a way to earn her trust. He never expects to want to keep it. As Raven’s past closes in and throws them all into danger, the question burns...if they make it out alive, can an attraction based on lies lead to anything but devastation and heartbreak? Reviews★★★★★ This book was the perfect blend of romance and mystery!★★★★★ I was hooked from the very beginning. Great story - adventure, mystery, and romance all in one.★★★★★ Great read! Well written with interesting characters and an intriguing plot!★★★★★ My new favorite author!★★★★★ I loved the story line. Can't wait for the next book in the series.Author's Note: This novel is the first installment of the Emerald Raven Series. Rose is currently writing the second book in the series, The Raven's Fall, which is slated for release at the end of spring of 2021. Visit her website www.rosewalken.com to sign up for updates, giveaways, and blog posts notifications. 

Southern Charmer: A Friends to Lovers Romance (Charleston Heat Book 1)

He's sexy. He's southern. And he won't stop showing up at my door half naked. Meet Elijah Jackson, my hot new neighbor...From the outside looking in? I’ve got it all. Prestigious job. Pretty house. And a perfect boyfriend who just proposed with the perfect ring.I should feel ecstatic—but instead, I feel suffocated. So I break up with my boyfriend, hop in my car, and head south.Charleston, South Carolina: home to stunning architecture, sultry accents, and—oh yeah—my perpetually shirtless neighbor, Elijah Jackson. As if his abs for days and inked up deliciousness aren’t enticing enough, he also encourages me to chase down my dreams. And the chemistry between us? Hotter than the kitchen at Eli’s restaurant. But I still have a life a thousand miles away. One I’ve worked really hard to build. And I don’t know if I can just leave it all behind.I have to choose. A choice Eli doesn't make any easier by inviting me out to his cabin for a long weekend. Just the two of us. And one bed. I swear to God this southerner is out to charm the panties right off me. Just this once, I might let him...SOUTHERN CHARMER is a slow burn, standalone romance with no cheating. It’s the first book in the CHARLESTON HEAT series, set in Charleston, South Carolina.The books in the Charleston Heat series are interconnected standalone romances, and can be read in any order.SOUTHERN CHARMER: Eli and Olivia's storySOUTHERN PLAYER: Luke and Gracie's storySOUTHERN GENTLEMAN: Greyson and Julia's storySOUTHERN HEARTBREAKER: Ford and Eva's story

Seducing the Enemy (Heirs of Damon Book 1)

Having lived a sheltered life, Marietta Edwards wants to indulge in pleasures that are entirely new to her, so she begins by seducing a sexy, mysterious stranger.  Only after their one-night stand does she learn their families have been embroiled in a fifteen-year legal battle and the man she's given herself to is her worst enemy.The heir to a vast fortune, Harrison Damon believes the unforgettable night he spent with Marietta in Monte Carlo is just a fling, an escape from his responsibilities. Then he discovers she is an Edwards—the family he despises most. He can’t quench his attraction for her, but he won’t let her use it against him. He won’t let her manipulate him to win money from his family. No matter how much he wants her, he won’t let her seduce him again.