Ben Olsen & Parker Blanton have been best friends for the last 6 years, since college. They have also been platonic. She thinks of Ben as kind of a player. Parker has a boyfriend so she feels more settled.
Ben and Parker are also roommates. This helps and hinders things depending on the opinion of who they are talking to at the time. They are truly best friends and care for one another.
Ben has a lot of self doubt since he did not go into law school like the rest of his family. He think they think less of him, so he tends to think he is not worthy of a better life. Parker, meanwhile, enjoys her job, life, and boyfriend and is happy overall.
Parker receives quite a blow, when her long-time boyfrined decides he has "not been feeling it for a while." So she is trying not to break over the fallout, and has a good support system to help her heal.
Ben, being her best friend has ideas for her to heal of his own. Along with another friend from work - they take her out …
Ella Wade hates her job working for a scandal rag. But a job is a job. Until her boss wants her to go hunting a couple that is hiding in Hawaii.
Next thing she knows, her boss is calling her with tragic news. Her stepsister is dead. He wants her to cover the story, since she is family and may be able to get the information before the media can.
While covering the story, she follows a local detective around. Looking into her stepsisters life, she finds there is a lot she does not know. Then she runs into him.
Jaxon Cole is the guy her stepsister was seeing, or not seeing? Ella is just trying to cope with the loss, do her job, get in, get out, etc. Jaxon makes it seem like he knows more. Can Ella trust him? He tells her to call.... but would you? Interesting and charming start to the series. I cannot wait for he next installment in the Scandal series, Part Two is out now! I give this story a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!
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Cole Sharpe is finally going to join the Oxford family as their Sports Editor. That is the plan anyway. Then he finds out he is in competition with a small but amazing woman from Chicago. May the best sports-buff win. Penelope Pope moves to New York to get over a man who took her job from under her back home. Then she meets the man who may win the job she has applied for. Cole is everything she would normally want in a man. She is everything he never wanted.
They decide to be friends right off since as Penelope points out, she always ends up in the "friend zone" anyway. She figures she will start there this time instead of get her hopes up. Only, Cole does not like how she assumes she is not worthy of a good man and a good relationship.
With a little help from couples who have been there, maybe Cole and Penelope can have an amazing future of their own. They just have a few bumps in the road to get past first. Definitely a few surprises in store for this couple!
Gia gets dumped by her boyfriend, right out in the parking lot on the night of her high school prom. She has a friend who already doubted she was dating a college boy - so she grabs the only boy in the lot. After some begging, he agrees to help her with her problem.
Hayden AKA "Fill-In for Bradley", is happy to help her. They hit it off quick, and he helps her solve the issue on prom night. He also has ex problems of his own. To pay him back, Gia goes to a party with him to show his ex-girlfriend and ex-best friend he has moved on.
Gia is swarmed with thoughts of Hayden and soon forgets about Bradley the dumper. They decide to be friends. Gia is also getting to be friends with Hayden's sister, who attends the same high school.
Hayden is better boyfriend material than Bradley ever was. Gia is torn with what to do as time goes on and her friends hound her for more information about what happened the night of the prom. Can a white lie turn into a red hot nuclear e…
Declan Reede and Alyssa Dawson had been best friends since they were little kids. In high school, they decide to risk it and become more than friends. Both are attracted to one another and the heat and chemistry is strong. Declan needs her like he needs to breathe. He sees and overhears other guys talking about how they want to ask her out. Good thing he beat them to it. He cannot stomach the idea of her with anyone else.
Alyssa has future dreams about what she wants to be when she grows up. She also wants Declan to be a part of these dreams. Things like going to University together, marriage, kids, etc.
Declan has only wanted 2 things in life. Alyssa, and to race in the ProV8 circuit. When he actually has the chance he has spent his formative years killing himself to earn - why is Alyssa the one thing that may hold him back?
Alyssa thinks the racing was just a hobby. He tried to share this interest with her several times but it just bored her. Now she wants a chance to gra…
Dr. Micah Steinberg meets Josh Rosen through their grandmothers, who are friends. Josh's grandma send Micah a letter reminding him he needs to visit his only living relative. He is angry at her interfering and goes over to the residence where the two old ladies live in assisted living. Josh is there.
Life has thrown a lot at Josh. He gives up his future plans to come back to New York to take care of his grandmother. He needed somewhere to go since his partner at work and home cheated on him. After meeting Micah, he struggles with wanting to start a relationship with a man who does not want one.
Micah turns Josh away, and hurts him in the process. Micah is struggling with the strong feelings he already is developing after only one night with him. He tries to convince himself he does not need anyone.
Josh is a force of nature by himself. Micah is busy with his career and maybe going to be even busier if he takes a new position he is being offered. Can he fit true love i…
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Blurred Lines By: Lauren Layne Releasing August 25, 2015 Loveswept In a novel that’s perfect for fans of Abbi Glines and Jessica Sorensen, USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne delivers a sexy take on the timeless question: Can a guy and a girl really be “just friends”? When Parker Blanton meets Ben Olsen during her freshman year of college, the connection is immediate—and platonic. Six years later, they’re still best friends, sharing an apartment in Portland’s trendy Northwest District as they happily settle into adult life. But when Parker’s boyfriend dumps her out of the blue, she starts to wonder about Ben’s no-strings-attached approach to dating. The trouble is, even with Ben as her wingman, Parker can’t seem to get the hang of casual sex—until she tries it with him. The arrangement works perfectly . . . at first. The sex is mind-blowing, and their friendship remains as solid as ever, without any of the usual messy …
It's RELEASE DAY! The Falling of Hope, book 3 in the Falling series by Marisa Oldham is here!
Sometimes, finding yourself means letting go.
Grace Hathaway thought her perpetual love problems were over the day she said, "I do." She married the perfect man and has a life most would only dream of, but is it all an illusion?
Struggling in her marriage and lackluster routine, faced with an uncertain future and a void in her soul, pain threatens to bring her down. When the past returns to her life, reminding her of missed opportunities, a twist of emotions reopens old wounds. Leaving everything she thought she wanted behind, Grace summons her courage and strength to embark on a journey of self-discovery that takes her all over the world and into a future she never imagined.
But, when all feels lost, will hope be enough to keep Grace from falling again?
One tangled cassette tape. Two tangled lives. Cassidy snaps. She quits her job and fiancé all in the same day and ends up on her parents’ doorstep. In the midst of everything she is determined to fix a broken cassette tape that she thinks holds the key to rediscovering happiness. On her quest to fix the tape she meets Leo, a guy as down on his luck as she is lost. What starts with curiosity leads to something resembling a relationship and maybe a chance at love.
About Alyssa Rose Ivy: Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years a…
A spy, a thief and a CEO…Be Accidentally Seduced Carmen Falcone! Coming August 25th is the third novel in the Naked Truth series, Accidentally Seduced from Carmen Falcone! Read about a man trying to become the CEO, a assistant who is really spying on her boss and both are trying to stay ahead of a thief determined to rob the company blind.
About ACCIDENTALLY SEDUCED Devon Wilder wants to leave the scandal involving his name behind and focus on the race for the CEO title. Yet, his sexy assistant is an unexpected and dangerous liability—especially after he suspects she could be the one stealing money from the company.
Elena Moretti’s libido was comatose until Devon strode into her life. Ever since the end of a troubled marriage, she never wanted any man the way she does him. Unfortunately for her, Devon is also the man she’s been hired to spy on and find evidence to prove he’s embezzling and dragging Wilder & Co.’s name through the mud.
As the hunt for the real thief advances, they nee…
Delayed PenaltyPilots Hockey # 1 By: Sophia Henry Releasing September 1, 2015 Loveswept
She closed her heart long ago. He just wants to open her mind. For fans of Toni Aleo and Sawyer Bennett, the debut of Sophia Henry’s red-hot Detroit Pilots series introduces a hockey team full of complicated men who fight for love.
Auden Berezin is used to losing people: her father, her mother, her first love. Now, just when she believes those childhood wounds are finally healing, she loses something else: the soccer scholarship that was her ticket to college. Scrambling to earn tuition money, she’s relieved to find a gig translating for a Russian minor-league hockey player—until she realizes that he’s the same dangerously sexy jerk who propositioned her at the bar the night before.
Equal parts muscle and scar tissue, Aleksandr Varenkov knows about trauma. Maybe that’s what draws him to Auden. He also lost his family too young, and he channeled the pain into his passions: first hockey, then vodka…
For fans who loved the snarky wit of Will & Grace and the epic love drama found in Brokeback Mountain comes Avery Aster’s new full-length, standalone contemporary M/M romance novel, Unsaid.
Chelsea’s hottie Blake Morgan III has reemerged from a nasty breakup. His marriage was a frigid disaster beyond repair, and he vows to be single—forever. Bruised, but still hot in Prada, he creates his Seven Desires wish list, his sexiest imaginings. Blake soon realizes there’s only one man he may trust to make these uninhibited intentions come to fruition: his best friend Miguel Santana.
Lower East Side multimedia artist extraordinaire Miguel Santana may be known as the cocky Latin stud in the city, but all he’s wanted since college was Blake’s hand in marriage. He was livid when Blake walked down the aisle with the wrong guy. Miguel has his own list titled the Seven Needs, which are quite contrary to Blake’s dirty-boy deeds. They involve serious commitments, which may leave his new-to-the-si…