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Title: Books & Suits

Author: S.C. Principale

Genre: Friends to Lovers

Blurb

Amanda Gardella and Joel Martin were best friends growing up in the same suburban town.

Secure in the knowledge that they could defy the stereotype that “boys and girls can’t be best friends”, they steadfastly resisted the lure of being high school steadies—even if they fed the rumor mill a little too much!

They were sure they’d always have time for each other as adults—but Amanda followed the books, becoming a librarian at the local university.

Joel followed the suits, leaving town to join a high-pressure investment firm in the city.

Time, distance, and a little bit of resentment that Books and Suits came between them, Amanda and Joel’s close relationship dwindled to little more than wistful memories.

Then, one day Joel’s world gets turned upside down and he realizes there’s only one person who can make things right again.

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About the Author

Award-winning author S.C. Principale believes in writing stories she wants to read, which is why she writes thrillers, mysteries, and steamy paranormal romances.

Her stories are filled with strong, sassy heroines and the unique, often otherworldly men who love them.

S.C. lives in a historically-rich county, where haunted battlegrounds serve as neverending inspiration.

S.C. is a self-proclaimed history nerd, following old mysteries, baking, and leading theater and musical groups.

Her home life consists of scrounging space for her laptop without tripping over two kids, two dogs, a mischievous chinchilla, and the most patient, sexy husband in the world.

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Title: Torrid Little Passion
Series: Lake State University Series #6
Author: Rachael Brownell
Genre: College Romance, Friends to Lovers
Release Date: July 14, 2022
I’ve wanted her since the moment I first saw her. She was wearing sweatpants and a baggy shirt. Her hair was tucked under a knit cap, her hands wrapped around a large to-go cup of steaming coffee.
We spent hours together that semester. Working. Studying. Talking. Becoming friends.
Friends.
Ha! I never once thought of her as my friend. The only thoughts I had where she was concerned involved us naked and her screaming my name. Over and over again.
But like the idiot I am, I waited too long to make my move. She started dating some jerk and I remained in the friendzone.
They’re not together anymore, though. So when I spot her standing in the bookstore, looking hot as hell, I don’t hesitate. This may be my only shot with her so I’m not going to blow it.
Only, that’s exactly what I do.
Because instead of rekindling our friendship and moving slow, I end up devouring her lips and taking her back to my place. Worshipping her for hours. And almost letting my true feelings slip.
Would that be so bad?
Yes. Because she’s made it clear that we’re friends, even if we can’t seem to keep our clothes on when we’re around each other. Which is why we’re sneaking around.
If she only knew how I really felt, maybe things would be different.
Then again, opening myself up to her could expose my darkest secret. One that I haven’t even shared with my friends, my brothers, the people who know me the best.
Telling her my secret could also set me free. Because when I’m with her, that’s how I feel.
Free.
Of the burden. Of the memories. Of my reality.
Torrid Little Passion is the sixth book in the Lake State University Series. The LSU series can be read in any order as each book is a complete story without cliffhangers.
 


I’ve never made a move so bold in my entire life. But I can’t stop myself. I don’t want to.

Two words.

Kiss me.

They changed everything.

Brady doesn’t hesitate to pull me closer, his arms wrapping tightly around my waist. My body pressed against his. I can feel the bulge in his jeans against my lower abdomen. We stay like this for a moment. Holding each other. Knowing that if we cross the lines of friendship, there won’t be any turning back.

Not for me at least.

When he leans in slowly, stopping a breath away from my lips, I let out a stuttered breath, mentally preparing for the feel of his lips against mine. Anticipating what it will be like to kiss Brady.

Will he be gentle or demanding? Will our kiss be slow and sensual, or will I find myself clawing at him for more?

I’m still contemplating when his nose caresses the side of mine, his lips grazing where I want them most. When I dart my tongue out to wet my lips, he presses forward, slipping his tongue inside my mouth.

Time seems to stop as Brady controls the kiss, his hands coming up to hold my face as he devours me. My arms go slack around his neck, slipping down. He takes my hands in his, pressing them against his chest. I can feel the erratic beat of his heart beneath my palm. His other hand tangles in my hair.

Single best kiss of my life. It was all-consuming. The world around us faded away as Brady held me captive, taking what he wanted and giving me a part of him in return.

In the middle of the hot August afternoon. On the street, where anyone could see us.

When his kisses finally slow, his lips barely grazing mine, I open my eyes. Brady stares down at me, a hint of mischief in his smile.

“Is that what you wanted?” Smart-ass. He’s so full of himself sometimes. I’m not sure how I’d forgotten that little detail about him.

“It was okay.” I pull out of his grasp, turning my back to him as I fit the helmet to my head, tightening the strap the way he showed me earlier. When I lift the bag to slip it on my shoulders, he tugs it out of my hands.

“Okay? That’s all you have to say about it?”

Rolling my eyes, I glance over my shoulder at Brady to find a look of disbelief blanketing his features.

“Fine. It was better than okay. I just didn’t think you needed the ego boost.”

 
Rachael Brownell is an International Bestselling author of new adult romance.
 
She lives in Michigan with her husband, son, snuggly dog, and hateful cat. She moonlights a few days a week (her excuse to get out of the house and socialize) and writes almost full time. Her first book was published way back in 2013 and since she’s released more than 30 additional titles.
 
When she’s not writing her next novel, you can find her hanging out with her family, watching her son play baseball, or running on the treadmill at the gym (though she skips more days than she goes). She also enjoys golfing but is still learning, so if you see her on the course… stand back.
 
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Title: Gaga Crazy
Series: Lagos Lovin’ Book #1
Author: Camaa Pearl
Genre: Friends to Lovers Romance
Release Date: May 3, 2022

“Gaga Crazy was a delight to read! The characters were spunky, full of life and downright hilarious. Get ready for a roller coaster ride of emotions while reading.” ~ Maggie Smart, Bestselling Author of Beyond Now

The first in the Lagos Lovin’ series about an ambitious young junior architect fighting her attraction to an elusive but charming online bestie.

“It’s impossible to have a male bestie and not have sex with them.”

A viral tweet leads to an online friendship between junior architect, Zoya, and charming elusive Manir. He becomes the virtual shoulder she cries on regarding her love-hate relationship with Lagos until a bout of food poisoning heralds their first real life date.
“If I were your man. I’ll wait until the wedding day, like you want it to be. But after that,” I swallow a lump as she sits up, closely watching me, chest moving in slow-mo. “After that, we’ll be having sex for the rest of our lives. Know that the day you say your vow, is an agreement to a life filled with fucking, making love and sex.” I grin. “Depending on the occasion.”
 
The corner of her mouth lifts to form a faint smile, easing the tension in the air. “Every day?”
 
“Every. Single. Day.” Her smile broadens. Memories of days we used to chat dirty comes to mind. “If you make me wait that long before I can eat your apple, then I’m going to be having it every day for the rest of my life. Um, except for days when you see your period or are too sick to engage in the holy act. Regardless, I’m down if you are.”
 
She smiles shyly, nodding her head as she adjusts a stray braid behind her ear.

Margaret Adetimehin, also known as Camaa Pearl, is an international bestselling author and storyteller with a refreshingly unique style that borders between reality and fiction. As a true ambivert, when she is not reading or writing, she enjoys traveling, good food, and behavioral research.
She is not married with kids and dogs, but if you sign up for her newsletters via bit.ly/margaretadetimehin, you’ll be one of the first to know. She blogs on her website, margaretadetimehin.com
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Title: Meet Me at Midnight
Author: Melissa Toppen
Genre: Friends to Lovers Romance
Release Date: April 29, 2022
 
Meet me at midnight– whispered words from drunken lips.
Lips that I had spent years wanting to kiss.
Lips that I had dreamt about night after night, waking to wonder what if.
What if he noticed me?
What if he wanted me?
What if…
But I quickly learned some things are better left to wonder.
Especially where Levi Mills is concerned.
He didn’t just steal my innocence that night.
He broke every part of me.
Dismantled me from the inside out until there was nothing left of the girl I used to be.
Years passed. Moments faded into the background. Until eventually he became nothing more than a distant memory- a dream that almost didn’t seem real.
But then suddenly he’s there, standing in front of me again like he never left. And in that one heartbeat, in that one breath, I relive it all over again. Every touch. Every word. Like frozen snippets of time suspended in front of my eyes.
And then he smiles that all too familiar smile, meet me at midnight moving soundlessly across his lips.

 

★★★★★ Amazon Review – “There are many emotions throughout this read that will have on edge of your seat.”

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Melissa Toppen is a USA Today Bestselling Author who specializes in New Adult and Contemporary Romance. She is a lover of books and enjoys nothing more than losing herself in a good novel. She has a soft spot for Romance and focuses her writing in that direction; writing what she loves to read.
Melissa resides in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband and two children, where she writes full time.
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Title: Gaga Crazy
Series: Lagos Lovin’ Book #1
Author: Camaa Pearl
Genre: Friends to Lovers Romance
Release Date: May 3, 2022
The first in the Lagos Lovin’ series about an ambitious young junior architect fighting her attraction to an elusive but charming online bestie.

“It’s impossible to have a male bestie and not have sex with them.”

A viral tweet leads to an online friendship between junior architect, Zoya, and charming elusive Manir. He becomes the virtual shoulder she cries on regarding her love-hate relationship with Lagos until a bout of food poisoning heralds their first real life date.

“If I were your man. I’ll wait until the wedding day, like you want it to be. But after that,” I swallow a lump as she sits up, closely watching me, chest moving in slow-mo. “After that, we’ll be having sex for the rest of our lives. Know that the day you say your vow, is an agreement to a life filled with fucking, making love and sex.” I grin. “Depending on the occasion.”
 
The corner of her mouth lifts to form a faint smile, easing the tension in the air. “Every day?”
 
“Every. Single. Day.” Her smile broadens. Memories of days we used to chat dirty comes to mind. “If you make me wait that long before I can eat your apple, then I’m going to be having it every day for the rest of my life. Um, except for days when you see your period or are too sick to engage in the holy act. Regardless, I’m down if you are.”
 
She smiles shyly, nodding her head as she adjusts a stray braid behind her ear.

Margaret Adetimehin, also known as Camaa Pearl, is an international bestselling author and storyteller with a refreshingly unique style that borders between reality and fiction. As a true ambivert, when she is not reading or writing, she enjoys traveling, good food, and behavioral research.
She is not married with kids and dogs, but if you sign up for her newsletters via bit.ly/margaretadetimehin, you’ll be one of the first to know. She blogs on her website, margaretadetimehin.com
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PASSIONS FULFILLED

By AYLA ASHER

Book 3 in the Ardor Creek Series

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 Friends-to-lovers

 More mature characters

 A small-town romance

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Blurb

What if your soulmate had been right in front of you the whole time?

Justine Lancaster made every possible mistake in her disastrous marriage. After finally leaving her abusive ex-husband, she forges ahead, creating a new life with her daughter. Although she craves companionship, she wonders if she has the foundation to try dating after her traumatic past.

Police officer Gary Lincoln fell in love with Justine somewhere between the end of his divorce and the first time he showed up on her doorstep with a deep need to protect her from her husband. After silently loving her for years, he continues to watch over Justine and her daughter, knowing they deserve happiness…and understanding a woman as special as Justine deserves more than he can give.

As their friendship grows, Justine observes the desire simmering in Gary’s deep brown eyes and wonders why he holds back. Determined to find out, she discovers the secret Gary has been keeping and sets out to prove she’ll stop at nothing until both their passions are fulfilled.

About Ayla Asher

Ayla Asher is the pen name for an author who writes sweeping fantasy romance and non-fiction under other pseudonyms. However, she loves a sweet, sexy, fast-paced romance–especially ones that revolve around holidays! Therefore, she’s decided to write them down and publish them, hoping they will bring joy to other readers.

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THE GAMBLE

By XAVIER NEAL

Genre / Tropes: Contemporary Romance | Romantic Comedy | Friends to Lovers | Anti Hero

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3 friends. 2 players. 1 bet.

When Luca Larson makes an expensive wager, guaranteeing the bedding of his only real female friend, he’s expecting the situation to go as smoothly as sleeping with any other woman would.

It doesn’t take long before he realizes his usual plays won’t work. She knows them too well. She knows HIM too well. If Luca wants to win, he’ll have to do things he’s never done before. Friendships will be challenged. Hearts will be broken. Lives will be inevitably changed. But one question will remain. Was it all worth the gamble?

** This is a re-written, updated version of The Gamble. There is additional content and several changes; however, the plot line remains the same. **

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About Xavier Neal:

 Xavier Neal is a best-selling romance author who enjoys hopping from sub-genre to sub-genre like a game of Hopscotch she can’t resist.

In between writing, she loves to read (everything from romance to self-improvement books), watch movies (old and new), eat too much Tex-Mex (her Chuy’s t-shirt collection is out of control), and watch AHL hockey games LIVE (preferably against the glass whenever possible).

She currently resides happily in Texas with her bearded husband “Lumberjack”.

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SEASON STARTER

Summer Loving Book One

By AMABEL DANIELS

Genre: Contemporary Romance | Romantic Comedy | Friends to Lovers

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Jessie

The last time I saw the man—jerk—of my dreams, he fired me. Now, he’s back in town to renovate my bed and breakfast before the tourist season starts.

I might have gotten over my grudge, but I sure haven’t moved on since him. Harrison is the ideal hunk, or he was back when we were young and stupid. My contractor is still sexy, possibly sweet, and easily keeps up with my sarcasm…but he’s a package deal this time. He’s back with a daughter and a chip on his shoulder, neither of which should matter to me. But the more I see him on the job, each time we clash and fall into our thrilling push-and-pull, I have to wonder if there’s something fresh to start with him before the summer kicks off.

Harrison

Of all people, it just had to be Jessie Green buying this old dump. Imagine my shock that the feisty, gorgeous, stubborn girl I fell in love with in high school is the owner of our town’s former brothel.

Her plans for a B&B are a nearly impossible race against time—doable, but it’s quite the hustle. With the tables turned—her hiring me—it’d be easier if I didn’t have to see her day in and day out, worrying if she can overlook our past, wondering if she tastes as good as she looks, wishing I could have a take two. Hell, even a take one

Title: For All the Right Reasons
Author: Rachael Brownell
Genre: Friends to Lovers Romance
Cover Designer: Cover Me, Darling
Publication Date: May 18th, 2020
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb:
Sometimes love shatters the best-laid plans.
A fling.
Our little secret.
It was fun. He was available, with a sharp tongue and a killer body.
My attraction was palpable. I couldn’t resist the magnetic pull I felt anytime he was around. And to be honest, I didn’t want to.
But like all good things, our tryst came to an end.
Even though our time between the sheets may have been over that didn’t mean I wasn’t still attracted to him. It didn’t erase the fact I dreamed of him at night and remembered our time together fondly.
Because if there’s one thing I can say for sure about Nathan, it’s that he’s unforgettable. In more ways than one.

Rachael Brownell is an award-winning romance author. She resides in the midwest with her husband, son, and fur-babies. A morning person at heart, Rachael is a coffee addict who enjoys writing characters readers can connect with. She’s also known for placing those same characters in situations that will make you feel like you’re right there with them, going through the experience.

To stay connected with Rachael, stalk her on social media, join her reader group or sign up for her newsletter.
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Title: For All the Right Reasons
Author: Rachael Brownell
Genre: Friends to Lovers Romance
Cover Designer: Cover Me, Darling
Publication Date: May 18th, 2020
Blurb:
Sometimes love shatters the best-laid plans.
A fling.
Our little secret.
It was fun. He was available, with a sharp tongue and a killer body.
My attraction was palpable. I couldn’t resist the magnetic pull I felt anytime he was around. And to be honest, I didn’t want to.
But like all good things, our tryst came to an end.
Even though our time between the sheets may have been over that didn’t mean I wasn’t still attracted to him. It didn’t erase the fact I dreamed of him at night and remembered our time together fondly.
Because if there’s one thing I can say for sure about Nathan, it’s that he’s unforgettable. In more ways than one.
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For All the Wrong Reasons: https://amzn.to/2Tse3A9

Rachael Brownell is an award-winning romance author. She resides in the midwest with her husband, son, and fur-babies. A morning person at heart, Rachael is a coffee addict who enjoys writing characters readers can connect with. She’s also known for placing those same characters in situations that will make you feel like you’re right there with them, going through the experience.

To stay connected with Rachael, stalk her on social media, join her reader group or sign up for her newsletter.
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