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  • The Butterfly Project by Emma Scott, Suanne Laqueur

    The Butterfly Project by Emma Scott, Suanne Laqueur

    Rated: 4.45 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 23 ratings
    "Where you are is home..." At age fourteen, Zelda Rossi witnessed the unthinkable, and has spent the last ten years hardening her heart against the guilt and grief. She channels her pain into her art: a dystopian graphic novel where vigilantes travel back in time to stop heinous crimes—like child abduction—before they happen...
  • Where Lightning Strikes by A.L. Jackson

    Where Lightning Strikes by A.L. Jackson

    Rated: 4.45 of 5 stars
    · 20 ratings
    Do you know what it feels like right before lightning strikes? How you can feel the current running through your veins? The trembles of warning that ripple through the air? It was a thrill Tamar King chased all her life until it became the very thing she had to escape. For the last four years, Tamar King has hidden herself in an isolated world she created. She was safe. No one could touch her...
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  • Blasphemous by Pamela Ann

    Blasphemous by Pamela Ann

    Rated: 4.36 of 5 stars
    · 19 ratings
    Will they survive the tsunami of trials heading their way? + Bass Cole + Emma Anderson + Carter Mason + expLosive. scOrching. graVitating. intEnse. Emma was beyond glad to escape back to Aspasia and be with Bass again...
  • Havoc by Jamie Shaw

    Havoc by Jamie Shaw

    Rated: 4.45 of 5 stars
    · 18 ratings
    When Hailey Harper left her family farm to enroll in veterinary school, she had a plan: keep her head down, ace her classes, and most importantly… don’t upset the uncle paying her tuition. Translation? Don’t piss off his dramatic, self-absorbed daughter, Danica, even if she’s a nightmare to live with. Falling in love with her cousin’s rock star ex-boyfriend was definitely not part of the plan...
  • Star by B.B. Easton

    Star by B.B. Easton

    Rated: 4.49 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    In 1999, I met my Prince Charming. He was the tall, tattooed, wickedly handsome bass player for the up-and-coming rock band, Phantom Limb. But, more importantly, he was mine. I knew it the moment he flashed me that shy, dimpled smile. And he knew it too. Hansel "Hans" Oppenheimer wore his heart on one sleeve and scrawled lyrics about me on the other...
  • Something in the Way: A Love Saga by Jessica Hawkins

    Something in the Way: A Love Saga by Jessica Hawkins

    Rated: 4.46 of 5 stars
    · 15 ratings
    "A tale of forbidden love in epic proportion...Brilliant"— New York Times Bestselling Author Corinne MichaelsIt was a hot summer day when I met him on the construction site next to my parents' house. Under the sweat and dirt, Manning Sutter was as handsome as the sun was bright. He was older, darker, experienced. I had never even been kissed...
  • Frayed by Pamela Ann

    Frayed by Pamela Ann

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 17 ratings
    Trista Stevens Things went quickly sour with the already married Harry when she found out their affair had a bigger repercussion. Heartbroken, she had to do what was best for everyone. Just as planned, she and Lindsey went to visit Emma in Greece. Trista thought this vacation was going to be a way for her to heal and come to terms with of the gargantuan mistakes she’s made in the past...
  • Pull by Rachel Van Dyken

    Pull by Rachel Van Dyken

    Rated: 4.30 of 5 stars
    · 20 ratings
    Jaded rock star, Demetri Daniels, is in Hell — also known as Seaside, Oregon. Sent to rehab after nearly getting himself killed last year, his record company wants nothing more than for him to lay low, away from the limelight...
  • The Right Side of Forever by Meghan Quinn

    The Right Side of Forever by Meghan Quinn

    Rated: 4.48 of 5 stars
    · 13 ratings
    In sickness and in health, to love and to cherish . . .It sounds so simple, to love someone unconditionally. To give them your heart.So why is she slowly eating away at my soul with every unanswered phone call, every unread text, and every door left unopened?She said yes, and yet, in order for her to be with me . . . I need to let her go...
  • Ambrosia by Erin Noelle

    Ambrosia by Erin Noelle

    Rated: 4.29 of 5 stars
    · 20 ratings
    After coming to terms with the tragedy that rocked her world, Scarlett MacGregor has returned to try to pick up the pieces of the broken relationships that she left behind. Ash and Mason were left devastated and heartbroken following Scarlett’s sudden, unannounced departure. They are both ready and willing to forgive her and welcome her back into their lives with open arms...
  • Amplify by Anne Mercier

    Amplify by Anne Mercier

    Rated: 4.39 of 5 stars
    · 15 ratings
    SERA: He’s my protector, my confidante. Then one night he became more. I want him, I need him, and, if I’m honest with myself, I love him. I just don’t know if he’ll ever see me as more than what we’ve always been: friends. I don’t want to lose him but it’s getting harder and harder to keep my feelings to myself. Should I risk it all or play it safe? CAGE: She’s my light, my saving grace...
  • Fall to You by Lexi Ryan

    Fall to You by Lexi Ryan

    Rated: 4.26 of 5 stars
    · 18 ratings
    Torn between two men… When I woke up after the accident, I couldn’t remember anything from the last year—including my relationship with Max Hallowell or anything about Nate Crane. Now my memories are returning, but instead of answering my questions, they’re leaving me with more. The man who broke my heart and wants to be my future… Max is all I ever wanted, and now he wants to marry me...
  • Craving Lucy by Terri Anne Browning

    Craving Lucy by Terri Anne Browning

    Rated: 4.35 of 5 stars
    · 16 ratings
    USA Today Bestselling Author Terri Anne Browning’s New Adult series. One kiss can change everything… I wished I’d known that before I’d kissed my best friend. Things are different now. We can’t go back. I’m not even sure I want to go back. I guess the question is…...
  • Interception by Lisa Suzanne

    Interception by Lisa Suzanne

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    All I wanted was a second chance. Chase was still my every fantasy ten years after we broke up. He stepped back into my life the same night Gavin, once my closest friend, confessed his deep-rooted feelings and kissed me like I’d never been kissed...
  • The Left Side of Perfect by Meghan Quinn

    The Left Side of Perfect by Meghan Quinn

    Rated: 4.37 of 5 stars
    · 13 ratings
    The Perfect Duet is a FRIENDS to LOVERS contemporary romance with one epic twist that will leave you breathless and emotionally SATISFIED! Bestselling author, Meghan Quinn will have you on the edge of your seat, saying OH MY GOD what just happened in this epic, heart-felt and beautifully written romance. For better or for worse,'til death do us part . .
  • Behind the Plate: A New Adult Sports Romance (The Boys of Baseball) by J. Sterling

    Behind the Plate: A New Adult Sports Romance (The Boys of Baseball) by J. Sterling

    Rated: 4.36 of 5 stars
    · 13 ratings
    The most anticipated J. Sterling release of the year is finally here! You've waited years to meet Jack Carter's son and the wait is over! Strap in and enjoy the ride. Chance Carter is the son of local baseball legend, Jack Carter. Now in his junior year at Fullton State, Chance is facing challenges he never saw coming...
  • Spiked by Love by Toni Aleo

    Spiked by Love by Toni Aleo

    Rated: 4.25 of 5 stars
    · 12 ratings
    Allison Titov and Asher Brooks have been best friends their whole lives. Brought up together as part of the Assassins family, they might as well be related. But... Ally has never felt anything sisterly toward Asher.In love with Asher since she was a teen, Ally has gone pro at keeping her feelings a secret. It’s been easy..
  • Just an Illusion - Side A by D. Kelly, Regina Wamba

    Just an Illusion - Side A by D. Kelly, Regina Wamba

    Rated: 4.38 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    One night changed her life… Bestselling author Amelia Greyson has grown up in the music industry and isn’t the slightest bit fazed by fame or celebrities. However, when she attends a Bastards and Dangerous concert with her best friend Belle, her world shifts on its axis. Double trouble… Sawyer and Noah Weston are the front men of BAD. They’re fraternal twins and sexy as sin...
  • Metamorphosis by Erin Noelle

    Metamorphosis by Erin Noelle

    Rated: 4.16 of 5 stars
    · 25 ratings
    Scarlett MacGregor has lived a very sheltered life courtesy of her over-the-top controlling parents. Having never been to a co-ed party, much less on a date, Scarlett has relied on her books, her music, and living vicariously through her best friend Evie to keep her sanity as she's patiently awaited her freedom from their rule...
  • Come Together by Jessica Hawkins

    Come Together by Jessica Hawkins

    Rated: 4.24 of 5 stars
    · 19 ratings
    Come Together is the third and final installment of The Cityscape Series. With a single decision, Olivia Germaine’s fantasy has become a reality. Now she is faced with two commitments: one she must make and one she must break...
  • Hunter by Rebecca Sharp

    Hunter by Rebecca Sharp

    Rated: 4.44 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    From bestselling romantic suspense author, Dr. Rebecca Sharp, comes a friends-to-lovers bodyguard romance...Zoey Roberts is on the run—that’s what happens when someone is stalking you.Winding up in Wyoming was her latest move and last resort, but giving up everything was the only way to protect herself. New state. New apartment. New life...
  • From This Moment by Melanie Harlow

    From This Moment by Melanie Harlow

    Rated: 3.92 of 5 stars
    · 25 ratings
    It was like seeing a ghost. When my late husband’s twin brother moves back to our small town, I want to avoid him. Everything about Wes reminds me of the man I lost and the life we’d planned together, and after eighteen long months struggling just to get out of bed, I’m finally doing okay. I have a new job, an amazing support group, and a beautiful five-year-old daughter to parent...
  • Full Count by Kimberly Readnour

    Full Count by Kimberly Readnour

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Dating my bestie? Yeah, I can only wish... Garret Cartel.Cessna University’s starting shortstop.Painstakingly gorgeous.ReservedFriend-zoned since freshman year.I have a knack for falling for unattainable guys.Blame my trust issues.They keep me safe.But this is our final year.My last chance to break the dreaded friend-zone chains before graduation.There’s one slight problem...
  • Butterfly : A Public Enemy Standalone by Cambria Hebert

    Butterfly : A Public Enemy Standalone by Cambria Hebert

    Rated: 4.22 of 5 stars
    · 13 ratings
    Drunken brawls. One-night stands. No-show interviews. Toilet-papering my hoity-toity neighbor's house. Insulting my fans. Trashing hotel rooms. What's it take to become public enemy number one? I just told you. I've done all that and more. My poor conduct got me on the Celebs Behaving Badly list and ultimately ruined my career. From the world's number-one popstar to world's most hated...
  • Rett by Tess Oliver

    Rett by Tess Oliver

    Rated: 4.21 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    Barrett "Rett" Mason has never found the one girl who can tame his wild heart. And sometimes life is just easier and less complicated without love. While working for Kingston Construction, Barrett becomes fast friends with the owner's son, Cole. They have one major thing in common-- their insatiable appetite for women...
  • Hopelessly Devoted to Violet: Hopelessly Devoted Novella by Terri Anne Browning

    Hopelessly Devoted to Violet: Hopelessly Devoted Novella by Terri Anne Browning

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Every time someone mentions planning their wedding, Violet finds a reason why they should wait.Luca is her soulmate and Love Bug’s favorite person.They are already a family, but they need to make it official.Luca is getting tired of calling her his fiancée and not his wife.But Vi is torn.Saying “I do” to Luca will mean releasing the last hold Remington had on her heart...
    Categorized as:
    new adult  sports  alpha male  angst  contemporary
  • Forever Red by Carina Adams

    Forever Red by Carina Adams

    Rated: 4.14 of 5 stars
    · 15 ratings
    Not afraid to speak his mind or make a scene, Nathaniel Kelly has made a name for himself as country music’s ultimate bad boy. Covered in tattoos, singing songs about drugs, drinking and heartache, Nate acts more like an out of control rock star than the grandson of one of the genres most influential and legendary stars. Every man wants to be him...
  • Envy by Dylan Allen

    Envy by Dylan Allen

    Rated: 4.21 of 5 stars
    · 11 ratings
    If envy is a sin, then let me be damned.Graham was born to be a star.  Once upon a time, that star shone only for me.  Now, I have to share him with the rest of the world. For a while, I thought I could do it. Because, beneath the hypnotic smile, gorgeous body and God-given charm that made him famous, I still caught glimpses of my best friend.Of the boy who called me sunshine and loved me...
  • The Devil's Playground by Eliza Freed

    The Devil's Playground by Eliza Freed

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Former U.S. Attorney, Meredith Walsh, took some time off to raise her children. But the time took away everything she once trusted about herself. She’s lost within the mundane confines of her children's schedules of lacrosse, soccer, Cub Scouts, and math facts...
  • Epic Love by Trudy Stiles, Erin Noelle

    Epic Love by Trudy Stiles, Erin Noelle

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Second chance romance - STANDALONE. HEATH STRICKLAND, the son of a prominent district attorney, lived his life surrounded by violence and crime. He was an unwilling witness to the corrupt lives his father swore to prosecute and keep behind bars. His escape was his music, which eventually led him to replace the iconic singer of the world famous band, Epic Fail...
  • Swing For The Fences by Kimberly Readnour, Daqri Combs

    Swing For The Fences by Kimberly Readnour, Daqri Combs

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Meet bad boy shortstop, Jax Carrigan... Baseball and fast women are my life. What can I say? I’m good-looking and in the best shape of my career. Being a National League MVP contender, I’m even a great athlete. There’s only one thing I’m missing—Jocelyn Kennedy. Ten years have passed since the night we broke each other's hearts...
  • Intermission by Lisa Suzanne

    Intermission by Lisa Suzanne

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    I’m in love with two men. I’m torn and need to choose which man from my past I want as a permanent part of my future. My heart leads me one way as my brain pushes me toward the other. I want them both, but each of them holds a secret that will change everything...
  • Closer by Mary Elizabeth

    Closer by Mary Elizabeth

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 9 ratings
    Gabriella Mason is damaged. Teller Reddy is wrecked. Misery loves company, and that’s exactly what Ella gets the afternoon her path crosses with Teller’s: the misunderstood premed student who instantly becomes her lifeline when she moves to Los Angeles, an attempt at escaping her heartbreaking past. In the beginning, Lonely and Defensive complete each other...
  • If You Were Mine by Bella Andre

    If You Were Mine by Bella Andre

    Rated: 4.10 of 5 stars
    · 33 ratings
    Can two people who have both sworn off love find forever in each other's arms? Find out in IF YOU WERE MINE, the fifth book in Bella Andre’s bestselling Sullivan family contemporary romance series. The last thing Zach Sullivan wants is to take care of his brother's new puppy for two weeks. Until he meets the dog trainer, that is...
  • All the Pieces by Angela Richardson

    All the Pieces by Angela Richardson

    Rated: 4.25 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    When so much love has been built from lies and manipulation, how much of that love is real? In ALL THE PIECES, the third and final installment in the Pieces of Lies series, we find Norah in a dangerous and heart pounding situation in London with the Lappell. It will be the collision of two worlds that have done nothing but tear Norah down the middle, and love that has torn her apart...
  • Bray by Effy Vaughn

    Bray by Effy Vaughn

    Rated: 4.25 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    The Sutton Boys - those three words bring a smile to the faces of females of all ages in the small town of Malroy, Alabama. Five brothers who help their momma run their farm during the work week, while seeing how many women they can sweet talk out of their panties on the weekends...
  • Defining the Rules: A Friends-to-Lovers Sports Romance by Mariah Dietz

    Defining the Rules: A Friends-to-Lovers Sports Romance by Mariah Dietz

    Rated: 4.26 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 11 ratings
    It started with friendship. The best stories always do. Our story sounds unlikely. Bizarre. A fable. Like wine and cheese and my favorite pair of jeans, Things got better over time— Too good, it seemed. Arlo Kostas was the starting running back for Brighton University. His quick smile and sharp wit Was enough to disarm even the biggest cynic...
  • Muscle Memory by Stylo Fantome

    Muscle Memory by Stylo Fantome

    Rated: 4.20 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    Her lips, the way she feels, how she moves against me. Her voice when she laughs, her eyes when she cries. Her soul connected to mine, for better or for worse, for all eternity. I don't remember. A blank face. Unrecognizable. The darkness and impenetrable fog, day after day after day. Who am I? And for that matter, who is she? I can't remember...
  • Hotshot by Ahren Sanders

    Hotshot by Ahren Sanders

    Rated: 4.23 of 5 stars
    · 11 ratings
    I don’t remember a time I didn’t love Crenshaw Bennett. I tried to deny it, but my feelings grew deeper. I thought he could never love me the way I love him. I was wrong—outrageously, deliriously, and beautifully wrong. One innocent kiss changes my life forever. Suddenly, Shaw is mine. Loyal, devoted, and the most loving man on this Earth...
  • Here with You by Kate Perry

    Here with You by Kate Perry

    Rated: 4.14 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    A Laurel Heights Novel, Book 8 Nicole James knew it was not better to have love and lost. She never expected that love to swagger back into her life. Sure, she pined after Griffin Chase all through childhood, but that was a lifetime ago. Now she sells romantic dreams in a small lingerie shop, and he lives big dreams as a world-famous rockstar...
  • Strings of the Heart by Katie Ashley

    Strings of the Heart by Katie Ashley

    Rated: 4.13 of 5 stars
    · 22 ratings
    Twenty year old, Allison Slater has been in love with her brother’s bandmate, Rhys McGowan, since she was fifteen years old. But to him, she’ll always be Jake’s little sister and off limits. Now a college sophomore and licking her wounds from a bad breakup, she sets her sights on making Rhys see her as someone he could date…maybe even love...
  • Fixated on You by Pamela Ann

    Fixated on You by Pamela Ann

    Rated: 4.12 of 5 stars
    · 15 ratings
    Emma Anderson’s career was thriving. Her personal life too—but she knew—it was all a ticking time bomb until everything blows up. What happens then? Even if he’s relationship with Emma was going great, Bass Cole still had a long way to go to make amends after the grief he’d caused Emma last year. No matter what the future held for them, he knew one thing—Emma owned his heart...
  • Friends First by Gena Showalter

    Friends First by Gena Showalter

    Rated: 4.10 of 5 stars
    · 16 ratings
    New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter is back with a sizzling Original Heartbreakers story featuring a troubled playboy and the woman he can't resist…Beck O'ckley is ruthless in the boardroom…and the bedroom. He's never been with the same woman twice, and vows he never will. With a past as twisted as his, meaningless sex keeps the demons at bay. His motto: One and done...
  • Love Resolution by Michelle Mankin

    Love Resolution by Michelle Mankin

    Rated: 4.29 of 5 stars
    · 7 ratings
    To forgive or not to forgive… There’s a storm brewing at Black Cat Records and lead singer Marcus Anthony and guitarist Avery Jones are at the center of it. Brutal Strength is leaving Vancouver and heading out on a big stadium tour with the reprobate rockers from Tempest as their opening act...
    Categorized as:
    rockstars  bad boys  new adult  m-f  contemporary
  • Wild Abandon by Jeannine Colette

    Wild Abandon by Jeannine Colette

    Rated: 4.29 of 5 stars
    · 7 ratings
    When you fall in-love it’s forever. But sometimes forever comes with a price. I never meant to meet Nathaniel Teller. It was by accident, on a Tuesday, that I walked into his bar. He was solemn, intense and hiding a secret behind those stoic green eyes. I never intended to fall in-love with him. We were supposed to be just friends. But I fell for him hard, deep. There’s no turning back...
  • Forbidden Lyrics by Kelsie Rae

    Forbidden Lyrics by Kelsie Rae

    Rated: 4.29 of 5 stars
    · 7 ratings
    I didn't know who Dove's sister was when we first met.I didn't know that I'd been fooling around with her for a few months before Dove walked into my life.I didn't know that––if I've done the math correctly––I could be the father to her sister's child.But I do know this.Dove has the voice of an angel, and the heart of one too.I might not deserve her, but I refuse to let her go...
  • Feverish by Jade C. Jamison

    Feverish by Jade C. Jamison

    Rated: 4.15 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    Clayton “Jet” Smith has enjoyed acting the part of rock star god bad boy since his breakup with rock goddess Valerie Quinn. He’s racking up quite a score playing the field, and he has no plans to settle down anytime soon. His biggest problem these days is meeting his obligations, because he’s so busy having fun, he forgets the important things...
  • A FILTHY Rock Star by Jaxson Kidman

    A FILTHY Rock Star by Jaxson Kidman

    Rated: 4.22 of 5 stars
    · 9 ratings
    The offer of a lifetime. Or maybe a nightmare... I’ve always wanted to be a writer and here’s my chance. My job is to spin every story about Nash into something good. If I do my job I’ll get a book deal. It should be easy... Yeah, Nash is nothing but d*ckhead lust with a pulse. Yeah, I may have had a couple dreams of him before I met him...
  • Hold the Forevers by K.A. Linde

    Hold the Forevers by K.A. Linde

    Rated: 4.18 of 5 stars
    · 11 ratings
    A new angsty stand alone love triangle romance from USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde that will keep you guessing which man is her groom and which one objects…I’m in love with two men.But I can only marry one.And today is my wedding day.The bridesmaids button my wedding dress. They titter excitedly as the music begins. My groom is waiting for me. I walk down the aisle prepared to say I do...
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