He was going to stride into the conference room, do the required song and dance over the next five days, and win the biggest contract of his career. But when he walked in and heard the voice of one of his competitors, all his plans were shot to hell.
Harper Denton. She was always on top. In college. First in their class. Always using every advantage to edge him out to win the coveted positions. The only one who could beat him. His academic rival. More like a constant thorn in his side. And his ego’s.
When he heard her voice, he was brought back to years before. To the bitter taste of being second best. But the woman who meets his gaze is nothing like the drab wallflower he used to know. Hell no. She was all woman now: curves, confidence, and staggering sex appeal. And no doubt, still brilliant.
The fact that she’s gorgeous and bright won’t distract him. This time, Ryder’s determined to be the one on top. But not if Harper can help it.
New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines, and damaged heroes who we love to hate and hate to love.
She’s a mixture of most of her female characters: sassy, intelligent, stubborn, reserved, outgoing, driven, emotional, strong, and wears her heart on her sleeve. All of which she displays daily with her husband and three children where they live in Southern California.
On a whim, K. Bromberg decided to try her hand at this writing thing. Since then she has written The Driven Series (Driven, Fueled, Crashed, Raced, Aced), the standalone Driven Novels (Slow Burn, Sweet Ache, Hard Beat, and Down Shift), and a novella (UnRaveled). She is currently finishing up Sweet Cheeks a standalone novel out November 14th.
Her plans for 2017 include a sports romance duet (2 books: The Player, The Catch) and the Everyday Heroes series (3 books: Cuffed, Combust, and Cockpit). She’s also writing a novella for the 1,001 Dark Night series that will be out in February 2017.
She loves to hear from her readers so make sure you check her out on social media.
Bailey Hartwell has many reasons to feel content—her successful business, a close circle of friends, and her steady boyfriend…even if their romance feels staid after ten years without a serious commitment. The only challenge in her life comes in the form of sexy businessman Vaughn Tremaine. She thinks the ex-New Yorker acts superior and that he considers her a small-town nobody. But when Bailey’s blindsided by a betrayal, she’s shocked to discover Vaughn is actually a decent guy.
Vaughn admires Bailey’s free spirit, independence, and loyalty. As his passion for her has grown, his antagonism toward her has only worsened. Every little thing Bailey does seduces him. But when Vaughn’s painful emotional past makes him walk away in fear he will hurt her, it opens an old wound in Bailey, and she uncharacteristically retreats.
Once Vaughn begins to realize he’s made the biggest mistake of his life, he has no choice but to fight like he’s never fought before to convince Bailey that the love they’ve found together only comes around once in a lifetime.
Samantha Young is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the On Dublin Street series, including Moonlight on Nightingale Way, Echoes of Scotland Street, and Fall from India Place, as well as the standalone novel Hero. She resides in Scotland.
I'd dated his brother.
He didn’t remember and I wish I could forget.
I may have sworn off the Wright family a long time ago. But when I returned home, Jensen Wright crashed into my life with the confidence of a billionaire CEO and the sex appeal of a god. Even I couldn’t resist our charged chemistry, or the way he fit into my life like a missing puzzle piece.
Too bad he’d forgotten the one thing that could destroy us.
Because Jensen Wright doesn’t share. Not with anyone. And if his brother finds out, this could all go down in flames.
When it all was said and done, was he the Wright brother?
USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde has written the Avoiding series and the Record series as well as the new adult novels Following Me and Take Me for Granted. She grew up as a military brat traveling the United States and Australia. While studying political science and philosophy at the University of Georgia, she founded the Georgia Dance Team, which she still coaches. Post-graduation, she served as the campus campaign director for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An avid traveler, reader, and bargain hunter, K.A. lives in Athens, Georgia, with her fiancé and two puppies, Riker and Lucy.
Some men are born responsible, some men have responsibility thrust upon them. Henry Charles Albert Edgar Pembrook, Prince of Wessco, just got the motherlode of all responsibility dumped in his regal lap.
He’s not handling it well.
Hoping to force her grandson to rise to the occasion, Queen Lenora goes on a much-needed safari holiday—and when the Queen’s away, the Prince will play. After a chance meeting with an American television producer, Henry finally makes a decision all on his own:
Welcome to Matched: Royal Edition.
A reality TV dating game show featuring twenty of the world's most beautiful blue bloods gathered in the same castle. Only one will win the diamond tiara, only one will capture the handsome prince’s heart.
While Henry revels in the sexy, raunchy antics of the contestants as they fight, literally, for his affection, it’s the quiet, bespectacled girl in the corner—with the voice of an angel and a body that would tempt a saint—who catches his eye.
The more Henry gets to know Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia Von Titebottum, the more enamored he becomes of her simple beauty, her strength, her kind spirit…and her naughty sense of humor.
But Rome wasn’t built in a day—and irresponsible royals aren’t reformed overnight.
As he endeavors to right his wrongs, old words take on whole new meanings for the dashing Prince. Words like, Duty, Honor and most of all—Love.
By day, Emma Chase is a devoted wife and mother of two who resides in a small, rural town in New Jersey. By night she is a keyboard crusader, toiling away the hours to bring her colorful characters and their endless antics to life. She has a long standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.
Emma is an avid reader. Before her children were born she was known to consume whole books in a single day. Writing has also always been a passion and with the 2013 release of her debut romantic comedy, Tangled, the ability to now call herself an author is nothing less than a dream come true.
a player in the goal whose duty is to prevent the ball from entering or crossing it
See Santos and Mariana DeGuajarado
As goalie of the Texas Mutiny, Santos is damn good at protecting that net. But he never bothered to protect his marriage.
Letting the fame and notoriety go to his head, he lost the things he loved the most… his wife and kids. Now he has one shot to make it right before losing at this relationship game and he’s determined not to miss this time.
Mariana has been scarred so deeply by Santos’s betrayals, she will carry the wounds forever. After almost ten years of marriage though, she knows him well, and she knows he won’t let go without a fight. Still, she refuses to be a push over.
My name is ME Carter and I have no idea how I ended writing books. I’m more of a story teller (the more exaggerated the better) and I happen to know people who helped me get those stories on paper.
I love reading (read almost 300 books last year), hate working out (but I do it anyway because my trainer makes me), love food (but hate what it does to my butt) and love traveling to non-touristy places most people never see.
I live in Houston with my four kids, Mary, Elizabeth, Carter and Bug, who was just a twinkle in my eye when I came up with my pen name. Yeah, I’ll probably have to pay for his therapy someday for being left out.
From New York Times bestselling author, Samantha Towle, comes a new standalone romantic comedy.
Vaughn West, Hollywood heartthrob, has been at the top of his game for years. He thinks he’s untouchable—until a betrayal brings him spiraling down. Now, everyone pities him, and if there’s one thing Vaughn hates, it’s pity.
After a few months of working his way through every available actress, pop star, model, and waitress in California, Vaughn needs to get his life back on track and focus on what he does best—making hit movies.
Charlotte Michaels is in love. Just not with one person.
And the list goes on.
Sadly, Charly’s limited bank account doesn’t allow her those luxuries, and the closest she gets are lucky finds in charity shops and working closely with some of those names in her job as a wardrobe assistant.
Now, Charly has landed the mother of all jobs—working on the new Vaughn West movie. Excited doesn’t even cut it.
Only things don’t go as planned, and it turns out that Vaughn is actually a jerk. A hot jerk, but a jerk nonetheless.
So, why do their clothes keep falling off whenever they’re around each other? And why can’t Charly keep her mind in the closet and off Vaughn?
Getting mixed up with a smart-mouthed, fashion-obsessed wardrobe assistant is the last thing Vaughn needs.
Getting mixed up with an arrogant, self-centered, obnoxious, jumped-up actor who has a lack of respect for fashion is the last thing Charly needs.
Things are about to get hot, dirty, and messy in Hollywood. Very messy. Especially if Charly’s closely guarded secret falls out of her closet.
New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and international bestselling author Samantha Towle began her first novel in 2008 while on maternity leave. She completed the manuscript five months later and hasn’t stopped writing since.
She has written contemporary romances, THE MIGHTY STORM, WETHERING THE STORM, TAMING THE STORM and TROUBLE.
She has also written paranormal romances, THE BRINGER and the ALEXANDRA JONES SERIES, all penned to tunes of The Killers, Kings of Leon, Adele, The Doors, Oasis, Fleetwood Mac, and more of her favourite musicians.
A native of Hull and a graduate of Salford University, she lives with her husband, Craig, in East Yorkshire with their son and daughter.
When a wounded Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) tries to entice a cautious Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian's past start to circle them, determined to destroy their hopes for a future together.
As an avid lover of the series, Darker is the one book that stands out for me. I needed this one to be perfect. After all was said and done, I left the theater with a wide ear to ear smile that continued the whole weekend.
I will be 100% honest and say that there were scenes that lacked a lot for me. I wanted to see more from some of the key moments between Ana and Christian. Some scenes were cut altogether, I am sure we will see them in the director’s cut DVD, but talking out of the other side of my mouth… it was perfect. The movie is an interpretation of the book and not all people will see the same interpretation, or even enjoy it. That’s ok! I just know how the movie made me feel, happy and excited. I understand that we can’t cram a full book into a two hour movie. Everyone involved had a huge weight on their shoulders to perform and make this move what the fans wanted. Erika stood her ground with Darker and it showed. The movie delivered the fan girl experience and was fan driven to the fullest.
The growth between Ana and Christian was endearing. Jamie Dornan brought Christian to life with full on color. To see him laugh, smile, and enjoy himself was a treat. Playful Christian is damn sexy. His kinky fuckery was off the charts. A boy and his toys, need I say more! His transition from FSoG to FSD was perfection. Dakota played Ana with an innocence that made her adorably cute and hilarious. Her one liners and facial expressions were spot on. Adding Eric, as Jack, was a great casting choice. He played squirmy and sinister so well. The confrontation scene at SIP was EVERYTHING. I am excited to see what Eric brings to the table in Freed.
Over all I can say I loved FSD. It was a total 180 from FSoG. I loved both of these movies for very different reasons. This movie was not made for the critics. Don’t believe everything you read from them. Believe the fans. Believe the diehards. This movie is for us. Hot and sexy, suspenseful and thrilling, FSD is a perfect addition to the movie trilogy.
My obsession with the sinfully sexy megalomaniac that is Mr. Grey has just been personified. With the movie Fifty Shades Darker, I have been blessed with a “two-for.” I loved this serial, felt it in the depths of my marrow, these characters undeniably becoming a part of my being. Yet, I’ve fallen just as hard for the cinematic interpretations for entirely different reasons. I got the best of both worlds. The story that is Christian and Ana is intense devotion, an irrefutable attraction between two halves of an unconventional whole, an all-encompassing love affair. It’s a breathtakingly beautiful epic, about love so consuming it forces each to view life through the eyes of their missing piece. That fragment that is the very connection to their souls, individually and collectively, guiding the demons of the past into the light of future possibilities… More.
Darker is an orgy for the senses. All of them, a cornucopia of all things beautiful and deviant Yin vs. Yang. Good vs. evil. Light vs. dark. It’s all there, in visceral detail. It’s an exquisite indulgence for your heart, your head, your soul. It’s visual feast for the eyes literally, from the incredible sets that so vividly depict the backdrop of a story we’ve all played out in our minds, to the perfection that is the body of the broken boy, ever bossy millionaire we all fantasize about.
The script was wonderfully done, condensing a manuscript perfectly so the viewer didn’t feel any loss of plot. The cast is bar none. They have become these characters, they are Christian and Ana. I can’t imagine any other actors playing these roles. Jamie and Dakota have done an impeccable job breathing life into entities we know and adore. It was like watching a loved one come of age before your eyes. My heart hurt, I cried, I smiled, I laughed out loud and above all else, I fell in head over heels love all over again. Their affection apparent in each scene, their chemistry jumping off the screen. The camaraderie of the cast evident for all to see. I loved the new additions, their presence enhancing an already loved ensemble. Jack providing yet another delectably alluring element to the tale unfolding, furnishing an air of danger and malevolence you could literally feel in the theatre. I love to hate all things Jack. It’s true, I love him.
I drove from DC to Ohio for the first movie, did the same for this one, and already have plans in place to do so for the conclusion (which I am both anxiously awaiting and dreading in the same breath). These friendships and girls weekends have provided me with some of the best memories of my 43 years. These movies have become about so, so much more. It’s become a community, a family that I’ve been blessed to choose, and for that I will forever be grateful to you Ms. James. I have gained not only a beloved story, but women that have become my tribe.
Can I pick a favorite of the two movies? Maybe. Did it distract from my love for either? In the words of Miss Steele “absolutely not.” I loved every word of this book and it’s impossible to translate each of those words to the silver screen. Were treasured things missing? Yes. Of course there were, but this movie was a vision of its own. This screenplay stayed true to the books in a fashion that will cause each and every reader to stand proud. It was beyond well done, and kudos to all involved. You took a monumental task and handled it with seamless professionalism and love.
We have been given yet another platform to compliment the masterpiece Ms. James so artfully imbedded in our beings as readers. I loved every second of this kinky fuckery. My impatience had grown Darker in anticipation of this movie, now I palm twitchingly bide my time for the next installment hoping it will leave me Freed of the incredible chasm of longing that I’ve no doubt will be the next twelve months of my life.
Now… let’s talk about that preview???
IS IT TIME YET???
Fifty Shades Darker is for the reader, and I am one happy reader. One of the major things I loved about this film was listening to the words from the book spoken by the actors. It gave me chills when those words were uttered.
Jamie and Dakota’s performances were stellar. Jamie Dornan really grew into Christian and I was over the moon with him in this movie. I’m just going to say it ladies, Spreader Bar. OMG! So many amazing and awesome things in this film. It is very fast paced. How else can you cram 532 pages of a book into a two-hour film? I love that all the pivotal moments are in the film. Giddy! That’s how I feel after seeing it three times opening weekend. I will see it again a few times before it leaves theaters. Every time I watch it more things are picked up on. Bella Heathcote was amazing as Leila. She really brought the book character to life. Let’s talk Eric Johnson as Jack Hyde for a minute ladies. Fantastic performance and it’s really hard to hate that man. The entire cast is perfect for the characters they portray.
Soundtrack: Perfection! I am in love with this soundtrack. I listened to the entire soundtrack before seeing the film. I was already in love with the songs, but seeing them with their respective scenes was perfect. I can now tell you where in the movie each song is. The Nick Jonas and Nicki Minaj song is my absolute favorite.
I’m so glad that E.L. James brought us these books and let Hollywood bring them to life for us. Darker was Amazing on it’s on for so many reasons, but the one that makes this reader extremely happy is that it stayed true to the books but with a spin that made it entertaining for the non-reader. Bravo, E.L. James, cast and crew! This reader is in love. #SpreaderBar #SilverSatin #PommelHorse #Darker #BomBidiBom
I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker): ZAYN & Taylor Swift
E L James is a TV executive, wife and mother of two, based in West London. Since early childhood, she dreamt of writing stories that readers would fall in love with, but put those dreams on hold to focus on her family and her career. She finally plucked up the courage to put pen to paper with her first novel, Fifty Shades of Grey.
HGTV’s Property Brothers meets The Marriage Bargain in this second volume in the Billionaire Builders series, an all-new heart-wrenching and sexy contemporary romance from New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst.
When she was a teen, Raven Bella Stratton’s father was killed in a horrible car crash. The bigger shock was the discovery of a woman with him—Diana Pierce—and their two fully packed suitcases with airline tickets to Paris. Devastated by her father’s betrayal, Raven went to live with her aunt, never truly overcoming the traumatic event. When she discovers that the mysterious woman had a family with a husband and three boys, Raven vows to leave the memory of her father behind.
Until Dalton Pierce visits one night and suddenly her past challenges her future...
Leaving his life in California behind to run Pierce Construction with his two older brothers, Dalton Pierce has enjoyed returning home and studying his passion of woodworking. But when he visits the local bar with his brothers one evening, he’s immediately drawn to the smart-mouthed, badass, sexy bartender who sets his body on fire. Unfortunately, she doesn’t seem as intrigued by him, and his multiple advances are met with rejection. When he offers to restore the bar back to its original glory, he begins to work with her on a daily basis, and falls harder. His plan of seduction slowly weaves a web around them both, until they are caught up in the spell. But Dalton doesn’t know the secret that can either destroy them both...or finally mend two broken hearts.
Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.
She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.
She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon’s Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at http://www.jenniferprobst.com.
Every once in a while, you need to get away from it all.
I was a woman on the edge, shaken and shattered after a breakup that felt like it tore my entire world apart.
My best friend, sick of watching me drown in misery and melancholy, harassed me until I agreed to go with her on a week-long wilderness retreat.
She promised days spent bonding and getting in touch with our inner bad-asses. It was supposed to be all about the two of us roughing it and making do with the bare minimum. She assured me we were going to be pushed to our limits in ways that were unimaginable. Neither one of us could have ever guessed just how right she was.
Nowhere in the glossy brochure did it say anything about the fact I was going to have to battle the insufferable but deliciously rugged and sexy trail guide instead of the elements. The brochure also forgot to mention the part that warned when you left civilization behind, there was no place to pack your inhibitions and fears.
I was told that I would be facing a week where the only thing I should expect was the unexpected. However, no one mentioned that I was going to have to fight for my life…and my heart as soon as I ventured into the unknown.
I was a pro at hiding from my feelings but when it came time to face a real threat, one that could change everything, I learned I was more of a no surrender, no retreat kind of girl.
Retreat is a standalone novel, the first in the Getaway series which centers on the hardheaded and brokenhearted Warner brothers and the women that dare to love them.
These boys are very good at putting the wild in wilderness.
JAY CROWNOVER Being native Coloradan is a source of pride if you ask Jay. She loves all the things her home has to offer, and that is why she set her books in this familiar place. Writing about what she knows is why her stories feature plenty of rock and roll and body modification.
Jay has been a bartender since she was in college, spending over forty hours a week watching interactions between men and women. This 9 to 5 job offered great insights into relationships – how they start and how they evolve in a social setting.
This cutting-edge author likes to write New Adult novels because she remembers being in her early twenties and thinking she had it all figured out, only to be proven wrong time and time again. When she looks back, she see’s that those years defined who she is today, and, good or bad, those decisions ultimately set her current path.
Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protectyour legs because they may be humped.
Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot andsteamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.
Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze.