Ian is my soon-to-be former boss. A real gentleman, fifteen years my senior, and completely and utterly out of my reach. There’s no way he’d be interested in little old me, right? It’s a good thing I’ve resigned and am leaving this job, and my unrequited passion for the boss behind forever.
But when we flirt at the office Christmas party marking my departure, I can’t help but wonder ‘what if’. Is it just a fling; a fantasy; a little taste that will make every future relationship pale in comparison? Or is this something real?
I’ve got a couple of hours before Emily will walk out of my life forever. As her superior, my obsession for her has been inappropriate, to say the least. But every time I look at her shapely curves, I can’t help but fantasise about everything I cannot have.
But I’m determined to behave myself and let the moment slip away. Until someone else makes a pass at her, and my protective instincts kick in with a vengeance. Emily and I share an intimate moment and the floodgates of my desire open wide. It’s too late to take it all back.
Tonight can only end one way: with me making her mine forever.
Note: this body positive Christmas-themed office romance features a curvy younger heroine and her older alpha male lover.
Curvy Coffee Shop Girls Reading Order:
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All I want is a night of distractions to take my mind off the stressful business meetings I’ve had day. At the pub, I quickly spot the perfect counterpart to share tonight with. Whereas I’m all business, he’s tall, burly, long-haired as well as tattooed. We’re nothing alike, and yet click almost immediately.
His rugged biker looks are just a mask; one he quickly takes off when we’re alone. What I find beneath the surface might be too precious to let go. I don’t do relationships, generally. Neither does he. But come morning, the last thing we want is to say goodbye.
Could it be that I have accidentally stumbled across Mr. Right?
Read on and find out.
Chance Encounters is a series of stand-alone novellas set in jolly old England, following a set of regular women as they find love in unexpected places. What do they have in common? When each couple meets, it is purely by chance, yet passion strikes immediately. They'll have to deal with the consequences of their actions once the sun comes up... Please note: all Chance Encounters books can be enjoyed independently and read out of order.
One Night Stand
Only a Taste
Keywords: one night stand, casual affair, big boy romance, husky man romance, plus sized hero, big man romance, friends with benefits, bar hookup, strangers to lovers, workplace romance, colleagues to lovers, rich and poor, big burly biker, long haired biker, biker romance, motorcycle romance, tattooed hero, scarred hero, damaged hero, contemporary romance, steamy romance, happy ending, happily ever after, HEA
John isn’t your average romance novel hero. He doesn’t have a way with the ladies, neither does he have six pack abs. He’s just a regular guy with a bit of a dad bod, and he's shy and awkward rather than suave and charming. That’s cool, because I’m just a regular girl. One who’s already head over heels for him and he doesn’t even realise it.
There’s something eating away at him, a mystery I’m determined to solve as well as resolve, if only he’ll give me half a chance. And if I stop being so damn nervous every time he’s around.
John: Some people are made for love and happiness. Not me.
It was a let-down when she left, even if it wasn’t entirely out of the blue. Unexpected or not, it still hurts like hell. Then there’s the new girl at the office, who keeps looking at me funny. I’m supposed to be training her, but her presence is making me feel even worse. She's a constant reminder of everything I'll never have.
I’m not sure I’m ready to hope again. The disappointment would end up crushing me.
Will John get over his issues and give love a chance? Can Cath convince him that despite his flaws, he truly is the man of her dreams? Read on and find out. Who knew things could get this hot at the office?
This steamy, body-positive workplace romance features a plus sized hero, a woman who appreciates him just how he is, and plenty of colourful (British English) language.
Just Another Day at the Office was first published in 2013, but this new edition has been completely reworked and re-edited for your enjoyment.
Keywords: office romance, workplace romance, colleagues to lovers, plus size hero, plus sized hero, dad bod romance, big handsome man, big boy romance, husky men romance, husky man romance, bhm, curvy hero, regular guy romance, girl next door, shy hero, inexperienced hero, virgin hero, male virgin, first time romance, new adult, new adult romance, steamy office romance, steamy new adult romance, sexy romance, romance at work, romance at the office
Sarah: I’ve landed the job of a lifetime: to write a profile about the Heartthrob Chef himself, Byron Ainsworth. Too bad he’s a slime ball in person. No, the real hero on the set of Decadent Desserts is Ethan, Byron’s deliciously cuddly sous-chef, and I’m making it my mission to spend my time at the studio mostly with him. Let’s call it background research.
As I enjoy more of Ethan’s company and my article begins to take shape, I realize two things: I need to tell Ethan how I feel about him before it’s too late. And something feels wrong about Byron. I just don’t know what it is yet.
Ethan: The moment Sarah walked onto the set, she didn’t just steal a piece of my heart, she took the whole thing. But she’s not here for me, she’s here to interview Byron. I might be the better chef behind closed doors, but he’s the star of the show, whereas I’m a nobody.
Still, Sarah’s presence infuses my entire being. I know she deserves better than me, but my heart doesn't seem to care. Every minute spent with her sucks me deeper into delight and despair, and yet I continue to seek her out. Maybe, just maybe, I can use my talents in the kitchen to woo her? Because if I let her slip away, I know I’ll regret it forever.
Recipe for Passion is a steamy body-positive romance featuring an adorable teddy bear of a plus-sized hero and a strong-minded heroine who loves him exactly for who he is.
Keywords: contemporary romance, steamy romance, love at first sight, plus size hero, plus sized hero, dad bod romance, big handsome man, big boy romance, husky men romance, husky man romance, bhm, curvy hero, regular guy romance, girl next door, shy hero, new adult, new adult romance, steamy new adult romance, sexy romance, chef romance, hero who cooks, celebrity chef, tv show romance, instalove romance, coffee break romance
Meet best friends Becky and Sally, who each have their own challenges to face as they navigate the world of dating and relationships and try to reconcile their identities as strong, independent women, with their need for companionship and love. There comes a time in everyone's life when they have to decide what they really want and who they really are. Read along as these two try to figure it out.
Undateables: A Steamy Chicklit Collection contains: The Rebound Listand Sally. Bonus story: Just Another Halloween.
The Rebound List
After my nearly four year relationship with Jeff fell apart, I found myself single, scared, but somehow liberated as well. Rather than stumble into another ill advised relationship, my best friend Sally helped me find focus. I would spend the next few months “finding myself” sexually. That’s how the Rebound List was born. A Virgin, a Silver Fox, a Stranger and a Threesome. These are the experiences I chose to explore. Will you join me on my journey?
I don’t do relationships. I don’t do love. The closest thing I have to a soulmate is my best friend and colleague, Becky, and I don’t even share myself with her. To me, men are fun playthings to be enjoyed in small doses. Luckily, Mark - my latest conquest, as well as our manager at work - seems to like it that way too. But one day my past catches up with me, and I'm forced not just to face the ghosts I've left behind, but also decide what I really want for my future.
This collection contains both books in L. Moone's Undateables duology; a mash-up of chicklit and steamy contemporary romance which explores themes of singlehood, relationships, sexuality, gender identity and self-discovery.
I might only be twenty-four, but I've always been the sensible one. From my boring call centre job right down to my practical wardrobe; impulsive and extravagant are not part of my usual vocabulary. Ascot, the home of British horse racing might be my home as well, but the filthy rich visitors blocking my route home are more a nuisance than a thrill.
Until one of them catches my eye... And I can't help myself but invite him into my home.
Peter: It was the worst day of my life, until suddenly it wasn't.
All my life I've worked hard to make it to the top of my field, to give my wife all she’s ever wanted. After a day of sipping champagne and watching the races, an indiscretion of hers with a colleague changes my picture-perfect middle class life forever. I haven't a clue where I'm going, I just know I can't stand the sight of either of them and I run; right into the arms of a girl nearly half my age.
Is it still cheating, if she's done it to me first? I'd like to think not. It's just a chance at a new beginning.
It all begins with a chance meeting at the side of the road. Neither of them could foresee just where their one night of passion would lead. Can love conquer all, from class differences to age gaps?
Read on and find out.
This contemporary romance features an older, mature man and a younger, curvy woman and the various challenges such a relationship may bring.
Chance Encounters is a series of stand-alone contemporary romances set in jolly old England, following a set of loosely connected women as they find love in unexpected places. What do these couples have in common? When they meet, it is purely by chance, yet passion strikes immediately. They'll have to deal with the consequences of their actions once the sun comes up... Please note: all Chance Encounters books can be enjoyed independently and read out of order.
One Night Stand
Only a Taste
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The speed dating event at the pub has been a complete disaster right from the start. Five minutes of meaningless conversation; that isn't the recipe for romance. I'm ready to give up all hope, when instead of me finding love, trouble finds me.
The moment Dean comes to my rescue, a switch flips in me. Perhaps tonight isn't a complete waste after all? He's the strong, silent type, and I'm unable to read him at all. but I'm determined to break through his walls and find out if he feels the same.
All night, I've kept an eye on her. How could I not, when she's the most beautiful woman in the room? Inevitably, her luscious curves turn other heads as well, and before long, a fight erupts. It feels so good to intervene; to hold her in my arms after and see the gratitude in her eyes.
But she doesn't know who I am. She doesn't know what I've done. It would be better for everyone involved if I back away now. Because the more time I spend with her, the closer I come to forgetting why I can't give her the sort of love she deserves.
Note: this self-contained beauty and the beast themed read may end up melting not just your Kindle, but your heart as well!
If you love steamy body positive romance stories featuring protective older men and a curvy younger women, this third installment in L. Moone's Coffee Shop Girls series is going to tick all your boxes! Every book follows a different couple from the moment lightning first strikes all the way to their happily ever after. They can be read in any order, but for maximum enjoyment I suggest you start with Book 1, Fireworks
From the moment I bump into him at the coffee shop, I know I am in trouble. The way he looks at me - confident as though he's won me over already - tells me he's unlike any other guy.
Lawrence isn't a boy, he's a man. And he's pursuing me relentlessly.
During one whirlwind night together, he makes me feel things I never thought possible; shows me passion I've never known before. Could he be the one, or is our love doomed to fail like all the others who came before? You see, guys tend to run once they find out who I am...
Lauren is mine from the moment I first spotted her, she just doesn't know it yet. When I put my mind to something - whether in business or in my personal life- I'm the sort of guy who follows through, normally.
I vow to woo Lauren, to convince her she's the shining beacon that's been missing in my world, when an unforeseen revelation ruins everything. Once I find out her last name, it opens up a world of complications. I'm in business with her father and he isn't going to take kindly to our affair.
If I want a chance to claim her, just how much am I willing to give up - personally as well as professionally?
Note: this self-contained steamy holiday read may end up melting not just your Kindle, but your heart as well!
If you love steamy body positive romance stories featuring confident older men and a curvy younger women, L. Moone's Coffee Shop Girls series is going to tick all your boxes. Every book follows a different couple from the moment lightning first strikes all the way to their happily ever after. They can be read in any order, but for maximum enjoyment I suggest you start here, with some Fireworks.
For almost two decades, I'd been celibate while mourning my wife's death. As a single dad with a business empire to run, I never had the time or will to start dating again. But from the moment I met Kayla, everything changed.
She's gorgeous, sharp and has a wicked sense of humour. The mere sight of her awakes something in me that had been dormant for years. We hit it off immediately, until I realise a difficult truth.
Kayla is one of my daughter's friends. And that's one boundary I'm unwilling to cross, no matter how much it pains me to let her go.
I spotted him as soon as I arrived at the party. Older, sophisticated, but with an edge to him which I couldn't place. I knew I had to solve the mystery that was Simon. Our conversation soon turns physical, and I'm hopelessly swept up in a passion I've never known before. Right up to the moment that we realise who we are to each other.
If there's one thing you don't do, it's make out with your friend's dad. No matter how charming and handsome he is.
The memory of that one kiss lingers long after the spell is broken. Can I really put it behind me? Can I ignore how he made me feel when I inevitably see him again? Or has our illicit encounter changed my heart forever?
Note: this self-contained steamy read may end up melting not just your Kindle, but your heart as well!
If you love steamy body positive romance stories featuring confident older men and a curvy younger women, this second book in L. Moone's Coffee Shop Girls series is going to tick all your boxes. Every installment follows a different couple from the moment lightning first strikes all the way to their happily ever after. They can be read in any order, but for maximum enjoyment I suggest you start with Book 1, Fireworks.
Y así es como empieza mi viaje: con un virgen. Número uno en mi traviesa lista de cosas por hacer... Sólo espero tener el coraje de seguir adelante.
¿Qué (o a quién) montarías para celebrar tu libertad tras la ruptura de tu primera relación seria?
The closest thing I have to a soulmate is my best friend and colleague, Becky, and I don’t even share myself with her. To me, men are fun playthings to be enjoyed in small doses. Luckily, Mark - my latest conquest, as well as our manager at work - seems to like it that way too.
One day my carefree existence is interrupted when a ghost from my past makes an appearance. My ex Gareth has tracked me down at work, and my world threatens to crumble. Old wounds are ripped open, and painful secrets are about to be exposed. I thought I was over him, but my once strong facade threatens to break down. On top of that, Gareth’s appearance has made Mark jealous, adding awkwardness to what was previously a perfectly casual affair.
Why is it that the harder I try to ignore these complications, the worse I feel? No matter how hard I try to run from it, the past is intent on catching up with me. Perhaps now it’s time to admit that it wouldn’t be so bad to confide in someone. To rely on someone other than myself.
Sally is the second book in L. Moone's Undateables series. This women's fiction novella features themes of loss, gender-nonconformity and plenty of hot action along with colourful (British English) language, culminating in a happily ever after for the heroine.
Keywords: steamy chicklit, steamy women's fiction, erotica, coping with loss, coping with breakups, gender-nonconformity, cross-dressing, sleeping with the boss, office romance, workplace romance, sex with boss, casual sex, contemporary romance, steamy contemporary romance, erotic romance, romance with sex, finding yourself, relationships, friendship, trust.
After nearly four years with Jeff, everything fell apart. For the first time in my adult life, I found myself single, scared, but liberated as well. Rather than stumble into another ill advised relationship, I would spend the next few months 'finding myself' sexually. This is how The Rebound List came to be.
A virgin, a silver fox, a stranger and a threesome- These are the experiences I chose.
It's my very own naughty bucket list. A series of challenges set for myself, to figure out what I want out of men and relationships. An excuse to let my hair down, and have a whole lot of fun with zero strings attached. Simple, right? Wrong.
Will you join me on my journey?
The Rebound List is the first book in L. Moone's Undateables series. This body-positive steamy chick lit novel features a spunky heroine in her twenties, just trying to figure out life and relationships by completing a series of erotic challenges. On her journey of sexual discovery she encounters a plus sized hero who threatens to steal her heart and plenty of naughty antics with multiple partners described in colourful (British English) language. This book ends on a romantic happily ever after.
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Mandi: This was supposed to be my final farwell; my last night of freedom before moving back in with my conservative Punjabi parents. One night without a curfew; without any questions about where I'm going or who I'm meeting. I never expected to spend it with a man, but I'll take that too. Why not?
The only problem is, he might be a keeper and my family will never approve. They've got their hearts set on marrying me off to a suitable boy from our own community, not some white man I had a one night stand with...
Callum: I'm used to getting what I want in my professional life as well as my personal one; such is life when you're a celebrity chef. One night in Brighton shows me that sometimes it's nice to leave all that behind and focus on the basics.
Mandi doesn't seem to care that I'm rich and famous; she's just looking for one night of fun and has chosen to spend it with me. But once I've got a taste of what I could share with her, how will I be able to let her go?
This interracial/multicultural romance features a British Asian woman and her struggle between the conservative family values she grew up with and her desire to create her own future with a partner of her choice. Will she be able to leave her feelings for Callum behind and commit to the arranged marriage her parents have envisioned for her?
Read on and find out.
Chance Encounters is a series of stand-alone contemporary romances set in jolly old England, following a set of loosely connected women as they find love in unexpected places. What do they have in common? When they meet their match, it is purely by chance, yet passion strikes immediately. They'll have to deal with the consequences of their actions once the sun comes up... Please note: all Chance Encounters books can be enjoyed independently and read out of order.
Keywords: steamy contemporary romance, strangers to lovers, rich hero, famous hero, regular girl romance, girl next door, new adult, new adult romance, steamy new adult romance, sexy romance, brighton, english countryside, small town romance, british romance, erotic romance, erom, casual sex, one night stand, sex with stranger, heroine in her 20s, multicultural romance, interracial romance, family disapproves, arranged marriage, indian romance, british asian romance, punjabi romance, caste difference, intercommunal romance, tv chef romance, famous chef romance