Slayton Turner, ex-NFL player and manager of The Corporation Kensington swore he’d never want anything or anyone again. Until he heard her sing.
Aspiring singer, Willow James, is all about building her career, so an invitation to perform at a Christmas party where a notable music executive will also be in attendance, is a dream come true.
But what happens when an invitation for just one night, turns into so much more?
NOTE: This novella has a dual timeline with Ridge and does contain major spoilers for that title.
Talaya Richmond is content with her life as a social care worker in London where nobody knows her father was a notorious serial killer. The notion that nefarious tendencies could be passed via DNA still haunts her, but she’s determined to build a new life, one where pain and despair are distant memories. A meeting with billionaire oilman and infamous playboy, Ridge Donovan, should have been routine. Instead, it opens a door to dark desires she never knew she possessed.
CEO of Donovan Oilwell UK, Ridge Donovan believes he’s back on track after his mother’s death two years ago. New house, new car, new position—all things he’d made an easy transgression toward, but the one thing he’s determined to hold on to is his never-lose-his-heart mantra. That is, until Talaya Richmond interrupts his morning routine with claims of a paternity suit and an undeniable sensuality that incites his deepest cravings.
While intent on unraveling the tale spun by a previous one-night-stand, Ridge is drawn closer to the alluring Talaya and the haunting pain in her eyes. When he learns Talaya is a murder suspect, instead of walking away—because their bond over shared trauma has become unbreakable—Ridge whisks her away to the safety of Sansonique, his family’s private island. Amidst the pristine beauty of the Caribbean, two headstrong strangers struggle to make peace with their past demons, prepare for a confrontation with a killer and embrace a passion that just might destroy them.
‘Tis the season for getting great gifts and Teesha Palmer just won the trip of a lifetime to the French Alps. The only pitfall to her holiday vacation is the appearance of her distractingly sexy friend-turned-enemy, Kendrick McLaughlin. An unexpected blizzard that traps them in a mountain-side cabin might be exactly what they needed to face the past…and one snowy night is all it takes to convince Teesha and Kendrick that they’re better together.
**Make sure you check out the rest of the books in the Baes of Christmas series!
Ten Christmas Shots by Elle Wright
Nine Frosty Nights by Kimmie Ferrell
Eight Naughty Notes by Aja
Seven Peppermint Kisses by Tiye Love
Six Sensual Wishes by Nicole Falls
Five Mistletoe Moments by Sheryl Lister
Four Stocking Stuffers by Kelsey Green
Three Sexy Elves by Angela Seals
Two Dirty Santas by Sherelle Green
For better or worse, this unlikely hook-up might be the perfect union.
Wedding planner Leah Graham doesn’t believe in “Happily Ever After”. It’s fine for her clients to believe in fairy tales, but when it comes to her own nuptials, her feet aren’t just cold – they’re frozen. Jaded by her mother’s frequent trips to the altar Leah’s content to plan gorgeous weddings for clients such as her hair stylist, Ms. Rosie; that is until Ms. Rosie’s meddling son turns Leah’s life upside down.
Computer programmer Terrell Pierce is on the prowl for his perfect bride, but when he catches his girlfriend in bed with another man, his search comes to a screeching halt. Then, as if he needed more drama in his life, his mother announces her intention to remarry, and her groom-to-be is a suspected criminal. Finding a wife suddenly takes a back seat to proving this joker is no good for his mama!
Terrell and Leah are at instant odds – their positions clashing, their attitudes getting in the way. Still, the passion between them simmers as they travel the streets of Baltimore in search of a drug lord, then cruise the seas to Negril with the FBI hot on their trail. Love-at-fist-sight simply isn’t enough to get this couple down the aisle. But murder and mayhem might be!
*NOTE: This book was previously published. The title is the same, but the cover has changed and the content has been refreshed. Please do NOT purchase this book under a different cover.
This thing had been going on for a year now. The thing where they’d meet up at this quaint little bed and breakfast to spend a steamy weekend together. It had started last Christmas when they’d both been in Temptation. They’d agreed to the no strings attached occasional trysts, but this holiday season—after all she’d gone through in the past months—Gemma Taylor might need something else; and if Myles Donovan doesn’t agree, she’ll take just six more minutes in his arms.
In addition to being part of the Temptation series, this novella is part of the New Year Bae-Solutions Series. It is 1 of 8 short stories that are connected by the New Year’s Eve theme. Here is a list of all the books in this series:
Eight Naughty Nights by Nicole Falls
Seven Month Drought by Sherelle Green
Six More Minutes by A.C. Arthur
Five Midnight Moments by Sheryl Lister
Four Page Letter by Angela Seals
Three Wrong Dates by Kelsey Green
Two Hot Kisses by Yahrah St. John
One More Drink by Elle Wright
Each story can be read as a standalone.
They were the best of friends in college but after going off into the world their lives drastically changed. Now, Dylan James, in-house counsel for a D.C. lobbyist firm is once again face-to-face with Cristine Palmer, defense attorney from New York. The passion that had been on a low simmer because of prior relationships is now on full blast. But Dylan has a dark side that he’s certain Cristine will not understand. Cristine has not come this far to walk away from her feelings for Dylan again, so following him to Chicago and bidding for the lover she’s always dreamed of is her only option.
This 2-in-1 book features two short stories of falling in love in the quaint little town of Sweetland!
THE SWEETEST VALENTINE
When the idea for a new script brings Hollywood actor Kelan Hunter to the Wine & Chocolate Festival in the small town of Sweetland Valley, MD, sparks fly with the charming candy shop owner who has a list of reasons for why their love isn’t meant to be.
Ruthlessly organized Sydni Murray’s life goal checklist was derailed after her broken engagement last Valentine’s Day. Now, with the holiday fast approaching again and the town’s biggest chocolate festival on the horizon, she must put her biases about love on the backburner. Until Kelan walks into her shop with his model good looks and a box of his grandparents’ love letters that melt her heart.
CHRISTMAS IN SWEETLAND
Savannah Cantrell may have been born in the small town of Sweetland, Maryland, but she’s not sure it’s where she belongs. In the meantime, she’s housesitting for a family friend and trying to deal with the rambunctious puppy she inherited from her grandmother. As luck would have it, her handsome neighbor is a former reality television dog guru.
Luke Raveen has had enough of being in the spotlight, now he’s back in the cozy Eastern Shore town where he spent one summer of his childhood, attempting to start over and blend in. What better way to do that than to join the neighborhood Christmas decorating contest? At least that’s what his pretty neighbor suggests. His only problem with that is he’s never done “Christmas” before, and certainly not the way the town of Sweetland does it.
When a one-night stand opens the door to obsession… Jerald Carrington is not a man to be toyed with. As CFO of Carrington Enterprises he is dedicated to his job and his family and has no time for anything in between. Until his brother introduces him to a sex club called The Corporation. It is there, on a hot summer evening, that a one-night stand begins a tumultuous journey through passion and desire. In the blink of an eye Hailey becomes the only thing he can think of, everything he’s ever wanted…she becomes his all. A fact, that somebody isn’t pleased with. …and obsession leads to murder. Hailey Jefferson used to have one goal in life—to graduate from college and make her grandparents proud. But halfway to reaching her dreams the beautiful linguist finds herself swept away by a reclusive millionaire with the power to make her tremble. In Jerald’s arms Hailey releases all her inhibitions and takes hold of something she’d never imagined would come her way, love. And then the threats begin, her life is in jeopardy and so is her grandmother’s. Now Hailey’s wondering if the love she’s come to cherish means more than the lives she’s vowed to protect.
One man wants her….
…and another won’t let her go
They’ve seen, they’ve touched, and they’re hooked…on each other! Jason and Celise have no idea what their relationship will bring or how the fact that Celise’s family and Jason’s rivals are all staying in his hotel. As things at Carrington Resorts take a turn for the worst and Celise’s ex shows up to make his final play, will their newfound connection suffer? Or will love find a way?
This is a re-release of a 2007 novel with bonus material.
One man wants her….
…and another won’t let her go
Jason Carrington is a millionaire hotelier. He’s a man that’s never had to take no for an answer, who gets what he wants, when he wants it, no questions asked. Until he meets Celise Markam. In the midst of searching for the person responsible for sabotaging his hotel, in walks the first woman to tame Jason’s burning need.
Celise Markam may be a spoiled and pampered heiress on the surface, but beneath that media created facade lies a passion desperate to break free. Her surge to independence comes when she breaks her engagement and moves to Monterey, California to venture into the restaurant business. She has a plan for her future, one she’s not willing to let anyone—fiancé or relative—change. Her life is her own and she’s ready to do whatever is necessary to make her dreams come true. Then she spends the night with Jason Carrington and everything Celise thought she knew about love disintegrates in the flames of their desire.
Inexplicably drawn to each other, Celise and Jason ignite a fire bound to burn until someone gets hurt.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is a re-release of a 2007 novel with bonus material.