Having him around the house isn’t the worst thing in the world, but he does make a mess like nobody’s business. My friends Zeke, Jessie, and Kayden keep me sane but there’s only so much they can do.
And it’s definitely not the worst thing in the world when his old friend, Ryker, moves to town.
The second I lay eyes on him, I’m hot under the collar. He makes my body burn in longing and freeze in desperation at the exact same time. When he talks, I don’t listen to anything he says because I’m staring at that hard jaw and those kissable lips like I already own them.
But he’s a bed hopper. A playboy. A heartbreaker.
I’m all down for some hot, sweaty, yummy sex even if it doesn’t have a fairy tale ending. I’ve been down that road before. I know the drill. But with Ryker, it’s different.
Because I know I’ll fall in love with him.
For now, I’ll steer clear of him and keep my hands to myself. It can’t be that hard, right?
Or can it?
Connecticut to celebrate the event, spending time at the ocean, playing
golf and laser tag to relieve the stress. Now that Sean reveals he wants
to take over the company, Scarlet has to convince Ryan to move with
her, but then she realizes she’s leaving someone behind. Will she be
able to convince Cortland as well?
When Sean’s college roommates come to the wedding, Scarlet gets
another flash of Sean’s past, the despicable life he used to live. As
everything rushes back to her, all the pain she went through to keep
Sean in her life, she starts to feel the panic. Should she marry him? Or
should leave while she still can?
Sean and Scarlet fear that Scarlet’s mother will make a visit on her
special day, but they both try to ignore it and hope for the past.
Only For You:
When Scarlet realized Penelope was dumping Sean, her best friend, she was devastated. Penelope was the love of his life, the woman of his dreams. Scarlet knew how far her best friend was going to fall and she had to catch him. Scarlet became Sean’s rock and helped him through a very painful breakup, but her own hidden desires bubbled to the surface in the process. When they finally gave in and slept together, she thought it was the start of their new relationship. Unfortunately, Sean didn’t feel the same.
Humiliated and heartbroken, Scarlet moved across the country and found what she least expected. She rekindled her damaged relationship with her brother, who she hadn’t spoken to in a year, and her brother’s best friend was attractive and interesting. Their relationship was natural and unforced, and she was immediately drawn to him. Would she be able to get over Sean, forget about him, by sleeping with Cortland, or would that just be another repeated mistake?
Forever and Always:
Now that Sean and Scarlet are together, Scarlet couldn't be happier. They were meant for each other and would make any sacrifice to be together. With her greatest friend as her new lover, their relationship was perfect. But when Sean asks her to move back to New York, she hesitates. She doesn't want to leave her brother after finally reconnecting with him so they agree to make the coast-to-coast trip every weekend. Scarlet wants Sean to move to Seattle but she knows he can't leave his job for her. Scarlet fears that Sean still loves Penelope even though she never questions him about it. When Penelope shows up at Sean's apartment pregnant and penniless, Sean has to decide what he really wants. Will a baby interfere with the happiness that Scarlet has recently found?
Edge of Love:
Sean and Scarlet are finally blissfully happy together. Their past is behind them forever. But after Sean and Scarlet travel to Connecticut to reveal their engagement, tensions escalate, family secrets are revealed, and an unexpected visitor ruins the weekend. When they return to Seattle, Scarlet refuses to get married at his family estate, which infuriates Sean. Their arguments escalate until another secret is revealed.
Scarlet is full of regret when she realizes she hurt Sean and broke his trust. For the first time, Scarlet is responsible for the pain and the hurt of their relationship. Is Sean’s love just as unconditional as he claims? Will he able to forgive Scarlet for her betrayal just like she forgave him?
and Janice fear for their lives. Ryan is their sole protector because
Cortland is kept in the dark about the situation. Scarlet doesn’t want
him to know the truth so she can spare him. When they travel to New
York, things go from bad to worse. It becomes clear that Sean doesn’t
have a good chance of evading prosecution, Sean’s mom seems to dislike
Scarlet more than she did before, and Scarlet has to fearfully look over
her shoulder every moment. As is common in the Forever and Always
series, family bands together and relationships are repaired. Mike
proves he isn’t what he seemed, and Janice’s family meet Ryan for the
first time. When Scarlet feels helpless, unable to stop the devastating
events of their lives, she’s left with a choice. It’s the only option
she has but she has to take it. If not, she may lose everything.
Slade is enjoying his single life more than he should. Out with a different girl every night and having his freedom is what gives him most joy. But when Trinity makes a stupid decision and gets herself in a dangerous situation, he drops everything just to help her. But his help is unappreciated. Fighting like soldiers across a battlefield, Slade despises Trinity and wishes she would just disappear. But when a war between them emerges, along with glasses of beer and whiskey, the unexpected happens. A night of drunken sex against the wall of his apartment building both give them the greatest satisfaction they’ve ever known. But what will that mean for them?
at a club turns into something mortifying for Scarlet as she acts
crazier than she ever has. Unfortunately, the entire act was caught on
tape—by Sean. Just as they always do, the gang picks on her mercilessly.
While the trip was supposed to be full of drinking, gambling, and
more drinking, Scarlet realizes she’s fallen deeper for Sean than she
ever has before. And what shocks her even more is how much he’s fallen
for her. Obsessed, needy, and attentive, Sean is a different man than he
ever was before. For the first time, she allows herself to be weak and
confide her painful past to Sean, telling him everything about her mom.
Of course, this breaks his heart. After their wedding announcement was
leaked to the Seattle Gazette, Scarlet worries her mother will destroy
her happily ever after.
Cortland and Sean have a serious conversation, where Cortland
reveals something even Scarlet doesn’t know, Ryan fits into his role as
the maid of honor, Sean tries to keep up the tradition of their sexual
encounters on the plane ride, and Diane is shocked when she learns there
is even more upsetting news about her future daughter-in-law. Full of
chaos, laughter, and love, Lover’s Roulette is an enthralling sequel to
I couldn’t breathe, sleep, or eat. Every day was more agonizing than the one that followed. But somehow, after two years of suffering, I finally got back on my feet.
And I moved on.
Now I’m living in the city and running my own bakery. Life is good again. I’m surrounded by good friends that I love, and every day is even better than the last.
Until everything changes.
Now I have to face him after two years of silence. I have to look him in the eye and act like he has no effect on me. I have to hold my head high and pretend he didn’t shatter me into a million pieces.
I have to act like he doesn’t mean a damn thing to me.
Can I fool him? Can I fool myself?
Or in soul mates.
But I believe in Hawke.
My life has never been whole since my parents left forever. I have my brother, someone I can barely tolerate most of the time, and I have my best friend, Marie.
And I have myself.
But when Hawke walks into my life, there’s an immediate connection. Our eyes lock and an unspoken conversation is exchanged. For the first time in my life, I actually feel something.
But he doesn’t.
He keeps me at arm’s length and pretends there’s nothing between us when there clearly is. I’m not the kind of girl to wait around for any guy, so I don’t.
But that doesn’t mean he isn’t in the back of my mind.
Our paths cross again in a way neither one of us expect and it changes everything. Was it destiny that made it happen? Was it fate?
Or was it something else?
1. No Kissing.
2. No Feelings.
3. And definitely, absolutely, no sex.
But when Aspen, a beautiful brunette, hires him to help repair her image to her family, things get complicated. Rhett's never had a problem separating work from pleasure. But now work and pleasure seem to be one and the same
Everyone warned me dating him was the wrong decision. But I did it anyway.
Now that it's been three months I'm finally in a good place. I haven't started dating just yet but I know that will happen in time. Finally, I don't think about Ryker anymore.
But when I have a dream about Zeke, a very inappropriate one, I start to wonder things I shouldn't.
And I start to look at him in a way I never have before...
But now that I have, I feel nothing but unbridled joy. Everything is exactly as it should have been two years ago. He’s just what I need, and not just now, but forever.
Until disaster strikes.
We promised each other forever, but will Hawke honor that promise when his world comes crumbling down? When the ground cracks below his feet, will we still stand?
Or will we fall?
That's exactly what Volt is.
The first time I met him, my body reacted. It coiled, sizzled, and sparked. I knew I wanted him because he was the first man to make me feel dead and alive at the exact same time.
But within a short conversation, I knew he was unattainable.
Now we're just friends.
But will we stay friends?
Harsh. Argumentative. And unavailable.
But now, he's everything I ever could have dreamed of.
My parents have met him, and of course they love him. But now my best friend since childhood needs to meet the man I'm going to marry.
I just hope she loves him as much as I do.
I've been with Zeke for a long time now, and everything is exactly how I want it to be.
I adore him.
No, I love him.
But there's a warning deep in my gut. Zeke is acting differently, and Ryker isn't the same either.
It's the calm before the storm.
I can feel it.
When we first met, I was an idiot and didn’t realize she was a bombshell. But when I kissed her, sparks flew.
Not sparks. Fireworks.
I’ve tried to deny my feelings for weeks, but I can’t keep doing it. Relationships aren’t for me, not after the way I got my heart crushed.
But I can’t help wondering if a relationship would be different with Taylor.
Maybe it would.
But then an unnecessary obstacle comes my way.
takes his rightful place as the leader of the company, alongside his
brother Mike. Cortland joins the team as a valued member. Everything
fits together perfectly.
Cortland loves Monnique, but her past scares him. After being
engaged to her boyfriend of five years, she left him without a word and
now she refuses to tell Cortland why. Paranoia descends and he fears
Monnique will do the same to him, even after he proposes.
Ryan struggles with his insecurities as a tattoo artist. Janice
comes from a respectable family, and she’s traditionally educated and
perfect. Is he good enough for her?
Janice feels pressured to tell Ryan the truth about what happened
between her and Sean. Scarlet is insistent that she just drop it and
leave it in the past. But when Ryan finds out another way, the cat’s out
of the bag. How will he react? And if Monnique finds out, how will she
Another loveable and hilarious installment of the Forever and Always
Series, The Wandering Caravan follows the progression of the unorthodox
family, no matter where they go.
Slade and Trinity remain broken up but they can’t stay away from each other. Every time they run into each other, the tensions run high. Everyone can feel it. Casual meetings turn into passionate nights. Slade wants them to continue but Trinity fights to keep him away.
Skye and Cayson are ostracized from one another as they help their best friends. The time apart is unbearable but they pull through.
Conrad deals with his break up, and when an unexpected visitor stops by, he isn’t sure what to think.
Roland is falling more for Heath with every passing day, but being supportive of Conrad keeps them apart. Thankfully, Heath understands.
Skye eats like a horse like usual, but when someone makes a joke that she might be pregnant, Cayson stiffens in fear. When he bluntly asks her if she is, her answer is no. But Cayson isn’t convinced.
Arsen and Silke are starting a new relationship, and their compatibility and playfulness are back. Arsen can’t believe he finally found the two women he loves more than anything, and he can’t imagine his life getting any better than it already is. But is Silke ready for the level of commitment he wants. Or does she still need more time?
Slade asks Arsen to hang out since he assumes they’ll be brothers-in-law someday. They play basketball together, eat together, and even talk about playing music together. But how will Cayson feel about Slade’s new best friend? Will this raise tensions?
Clementine tries to stay strong and steer clear of Ward, but what will she do when he surprises her at a show? Wills she push him away like she wants? Or will she cave because she simply can’t resist him?
Conrad is having fun spending time with Lexie, but his dad has a serious conversation with him, telling him that relationships aren’t as terrible as they seem. Perhaps it would work out with the right person. Conrad rejects everything he says.
Trinity and Slade have another fight, and this one is blown to epic proportions. But it will end in a way neither one of them suspected. Will they be able to recover?
Ward and Cayson hate each other more than ever, and when Ward says something unforgiveable, Cayson wants to break his neck. But when Skye sits them down and tells them to work out their problems, Cayson discovers something about Ward he never knew.
Clementine prepares for the baby, and when she gets her first crib she realizes she can’t build it on her own. After several attempts, she gives up, doubting her ability as a mother. Then someone stops by and chases that fear away.
Roland and Heath are getting to know each other in a new way, and just when things are going great, Conrad stops by the apartment and asks Roland to go out. Will Roland continue to hide Heath? Or has this lie gone on long enough?
Trinity refuses to speak to her father, and despite Slade’s attempts to put them back together, she remains angry with Mike. Claiming she never wants to see him ever again, she avoids him and plans a cheap wedding with Slade. But will she change her mind?
Silke stays away from Arsen because his reappearance in her life only causes her pain. She never had the chance to tell him how much he hurt her, and now all she can think about was the heartache he caused. Will Arsen be able to regain any trust? Even her friendship?
Conrad joins Roland at a work party, and when he passes the bathroom he hears a sound he’ll never forget. It’ll be a night he’ll never erase from his memory but for a reason he never imagined before.
Sean is still unsure who’s after him or why. Death seems to lurk behind every corner. Scarlet is the only person who keeps him sane.
Clementine tries to keep her distance from Ward, but when something unexpected happens, she realizes she may never be free of him.
Roland and Jasmine hang out at a bar, and they talk about their own relationships. Jasmine insists Roland needs to come out and tell the truth. Heath doesn’t deserve to be a dirty secret. Roland knows this is true but will that change anything?
Reid is loving his time with Jasmine, and when they go out for a night of bowling, he thinks she might be the one. But her random indifference at the end of the night throws him off. Why does she always assume he wants to leave? Why does she always assume he’s not interested? Is there something more she isn’t sharing?
Slade and Trinity prepare for their wedding, but they both have different ideas of what they want. Skye and Cayson help the planning but it usually leads to fights.
Clementine finally agrees to come clean about her relationship to Ward but what will Cayson’s reaction be?
Sean goes home to his loving wife, but disaster strikes in the most unexpected way. What will happen to his family because of it?
Roland heads to the bar with Conrad but he runs into someone he didn’t expect. Her blonde hair and smile draw him in, and after drinks have been downed, their conversation takes an unexpected turn. How will their night end? And what will be the consequences?
Slade and Trinity continue a secret relationship, spending the evenings at home and reading in bed. When the guys pressure Slade into a triple date, Slade doesn’t know what to do. If he refuses, they’ll know something is off. But if he agrees, that might ruin what he has with Trinity.
Book Three of the Forever and Ever Series.
Skye is injured so she can’t fulfill her maid of honor duties. So Slade steps in, and it’s an event the gang will never forget.
Conrad continues to spend time with Lexie, but the longer he spends time with her, the more he wants from her. Rather than leaving after hitting the sheets, he wants to stay. Whenever he’s not with her he thinks about her. But what does that mean?
Sean and Scarlet decide to sell the house so they can move on from the devastation that infected their lives like a disease. But they aren’t looking forward to telling the kids what happened. They know it will be heartbreaking.
Clementine encounters an old flame, and what he says changes her bad opinion of him slightly. But she isn’t sure if she should tell Ward about the meeting. He’s a very jealous man.
When Beatrice shows up on Conrad’s doorstep announced, he isn’t sure why she’s there. But when the tears fall down her face he realizes something bad has happened—something really bad.
Clementine and Ward are dancing around their relationship. It’s clear Ward wants a happily ever after. But when Clementine still can’t give that to him, Ward hurts. But will Clementine change her mind when she realizes every other girl in Manhattan wants him for her own?
Conrad deals with the fact Beatrice is busy all the time, and he keeps a straight face as he supports her even though he misses her. On a rare night out, Beatrice makes a suggestion Conrad doesn’t expect.
Slade and Trinity go on vacation to Florida, but their trip turns out not to be as relaxing as they hoped.
Arsen is still working hard to put his life back together, but when he accidentally breaks one of Ryan’s rules, he fears he’ll be kicked out for good. Will Ryan forgive him? Or will this be the end of his help?
Silke gets to know Pike better, and realizes he’s an old soul. He treats her well and makes her happy. But Arsen comes into her mind at the most random times. She begins to wonder if he’ll ever really leave.
The divorce papers have been signed and Andrew and Diane are
officially over, but will their love ever die? After Sean sees the way his
mother changed, he wants his dad to see the same thing. He hope arranging a
surprise date may change a few things.
Scarlet and Sean are trying to conceive their baby, but
Scarlet gets annoyed when Sean isn’t discreet about it. Her father-in-law is in
the house, but that doesn’t seem to matter to Sean. He blurts just about
Janice and Ryan continue to fight about the wedding, and
Ryan tries to turn the tables on Janice. But she’s too much an adversary for
him. Like usual, she puts him in his place. They try to come to an agreement
about the wedding but neither one of them want to cave in.
Flynn is becoming a main player in the game, but Cortland
isn’t happy about it. He openly expresses his distaste for him, which surprises
Ryan. Their debates heats until Flynn finally corners him and makes an
outstanding accusation. Cortland denies it firmly, but Flynn refuses to believe
Hazel is happy with Flynn, but when she makes a dire mistake
at work, she puts her job in jeopardy. Without pay, a phone, or her supplies,
she’s stranded. Instead of turning to Flynn for help, she lashes out at him and
creates a fight she doesn’t need. But will he continue to be patient with her?
Mike is spiteful and angry about his last encounter with
Cassandra. He’s determined to push away everyone because of the hurt he feels.
But when Cassandra calls him after her ex strikes again, what will he do? Will
he turn his back or come to her aid?
The fourteenth installment of the Forever and Always Series.
No kissing, no feelings, and definitely, absolutely, no sex.
But what will Troy do when Harper, a beautiful blonde, walks into his life. Still suffering over the lost of his long-time girlfriend, Troy is trying to move on and find his place in life. He still doesn't understand why the relationship ended or why she cheated. As a result, love is off the table.
When Harper hypnotizes him with her beauty, sass, and remarkable intelligence, what will he do? Will be able to keep his promise to himself?
Or will he break every rule?
Sean has an interview with a reporter, and when he learns that the press knows Roland is gay it complicates his life. His company and reputation are on the line. But what will Sean do? Will he stand by his son and support him? Or will he put his company first?
Conrad is happy with Lexie, and he begins to fall harder for her. Expensive gifts and tender words of love are always directed at her. When Mike pressures Conrad to seal the deal and get down on one knee, Conrad says he’s not ready for it. And when he mentions she’s infertile, Mike’s attitude completely changes.
Cayson and Skye hear back from the realtor, but the news isn’t good.
Roland is a closet writer. Writing stories from the heart is all he’s ever known. He’s much deeper than people realize. When he confesses the truth to his mother, she takes a look at his stories. What will her response be?
Cayson awaits his letters from medical school, knowing when he receives them he’ll have a decision to make. Skye is his whole world. What would life be without her? Will that guide him on his path? Or will it destroy him?
Book Five of the Forever and Ever Series.
Jared has a visitor in his office above the bar. She’s an old flame, a woman he used to cheat on his wife with. Just looking at her makes him feel sick. Even though he’s free to do whatever he wants, he refuses to touch a woman. Anytime he thinks about it, he just hates himself more.
Sean does the interview and photo shoot for the magazine, but he requires one condition before he commits to it. Without it, nothing will fall through.
Abby’s teacher makes another move, and Arsen just brushes it off. There’s nothing he can do to change the situation so he keeps it to himself. But when Silke asks him about it, what will he do?
Skye has her bridal shower, but it’s not nearly as exciting as the one Slade hosted. And she and Cayson are approved for their house. Everything seems to be coming together. But when they sign the mortgage papers, they realize something if off.
Clementine and Ward are enjoying the new addition to their family, but what happens when they need some alone time?
Slade has auditions for a new guitarist for his band. He finds the perfect person who plays guitar better than he does and has even better vocals. But she’s a girl. Will he give her the gig? Or will Trinity not allow him to?
Macy continues to pursue Conrad and doesn’t let up. Conrad keeps this knowledge to himself because he fears Lexie will get the wrong idea. But what happens when Macy arrives at Conrad’s office, just moments before Lexie shows up?
Mike and Cassandra move in together, and Mike is surprised how much
he loves being domesticated. Having her in the house everyday and in his
bed every night is a dream come true. But when he meets her best friend
for the first time, he realizes he slept with her—and didn’t leave on
good terms. Cassandra knows about his past, but will she still be able
to look past it?
Sean and Scarlet decide to visit the fertility clinic to make sure
everything is okay. Scarlet is scared to death that she can’t give Sean a
family, and he’s terrified she’ll take all the blame onto herself. But
their stress is increased when Andrew shows up on their doorstep, all
his bags in hand and his wedding ring missing.
Janice gets her dream job as the chief copy editor for a prestigious
publishing house, but Ryan isn’t exactly thrilled about it. When he
realizes a friend pulled strings to get her the job—a male friend—he’s
immediately on edge. Ryan attends a work function with Janice only to
find out her special friend is a refined Calvin Klein underwear model.
And he’s pissed. But Janice doesn’t let him get his way. Stubborn and
strong, she tells Ryan he needs to let go of his jealousy.
Cortland and Monnique work on their relationship, but when Monnique
realizes Hazel has no idea they are back together, she demands him to
never see her again. Cortland puts his foot down and refuses. If she has
a problem with it, she can walk out. If she didn’t want him seeing
other women, she shouldn’t have dumped him to begin with.
The gang work through their individuals problems while holding tight in their alliance as an unorthodox family.
Now that Skye is pregnant, she begins to tell everyone else in the family. Everyone is excited by the news, but will they keep it a secret from Cayson?
Cayson loathes Laura with every fiber of his being. He despises her and has never felt so much hatred in his heart. But when she’s in trouble, will he look the other way and leave her on her own? Or will he intervene?
Slade’s life is going well. His marriage is strong and his love for Trinity is unbreakable. But will that change when Trinity wants to discuss something he isn’t ready for?
Conrad and Lexie are happy just as ever, but when Lexie has dinner with her parents she’s given some terrible news. Will she recover from the blow? How will this affect her relationship with Conrad?
The longer Jared spends times with Beatrice, the more he realizes there’s something deep below the surface within his heart. When he’s not with her, he thinks about her constantly. When women hit on him, he doesn’t take the bait. There’s only one woman he thinks about. But will that only lead to trouble?
Trinity is still afraid to walk the streets alone, and Slade walks her home every night. While Slade doesn’t mind doing this for his wife, he doesn’t want her to feel that way. So he decides to teach her self-defense.
Cayson tells Sean he’s planning on leaving for a three-month journey, but Sean isn’t happy. Actually, he’s downright mad. How will he handle the situation?
Clementine fears Jeremy will ruin her life by telling her family the truth. With every passing day she waits for the inevitable. Will it come to pass? Or will Ward figure out a way to stop it?
Lexie is miserable over her break up with Conrad, and Conrad is doing even worse. Their mutual misunderstanding has led to heartbreak on both sides. Things look more hopeless than ever. But when Conrad runs into her at the sandwich shop during lunch, there’s hope things can be turned around.
Cayson gets great news at work, but when he understands everything it entails, he’s no longer thrilled about it. The news will affect his relationship with Skye—forever.
Slade and Trinity are still in the honeymoon phase, but when Slade discovers Trinity intention to make him sign a pre-nup he starts to doubt the strength of their marriage. Does Trinity doubt they’ll last? Should Slade doubt too?
Slade confronts Trinity about their situation, and an angry argument breaks out. Slade says he’s given Trinity everything he has and marriage is just a meaningless piece of paper. Trinity feels differently, and their argument continues indefinitely. How will they resolve their fight?
Arsen works at the shop until Ryan finally decides he’s ready to manage it on his own. Reluctant at first, he eventually takes control and realizes he can handle the business. That leaves one step in his plan. He has to see his daughter and get her back into his life. But will it be so easy?
Cayson and Skye feel tense since Slade and Trinity are dealing with their relationship. They want to help, but they don’t know how to intervene.
That’s what she told me.
I’ve already lost enough people in my life and I can’t bare the idea of losing her too. I couldn’t handle it.
So I have to break it off.
I have to walk away before it’s too late.
I have to keep telling myself I don’t love her.
And maybe one day I’ll actually believe it.
Slade assumes he’s the godfather, but when the conversation in breached what will Skye and Cayson say? And how will he take it?
Arsen is struggling to deal with his newfound relationship with his mother, but what happens when she throws another curveball his way?
Conrad and Lexie are as happy as they once were, but will Conrad decide to take things to the next step?
Slade and Trinity finally get the results from their fertility test, but it’s not what they expect. How will the couple deal with this news?
Conrad continues down his dark path, and when he meets someone he knows he should steer clear of, will he follow his instinct? Or will he fall prey to his recklessness?
Arsen discovers something he’s not at all prepared for. Will this rip him to pieces until there’s nothing left? Or will he rise above it and lean on the people who love him like their own?
Conrad continues his immoral lifestyle, juggling several girls at once and keeping a relationship with the infamous Georgia Price. But what happens when the tabloids spot them together and make them first-page news?
Arsen isn’t himself, and he’s more lost than he’s ever been before. Finding something in his mother’s old closet causes Arsen to question everything—including himself.
Cayson realizes he’ll love Skye forever, no matter how much he tries to fight it. If there’s only one special person for each person, she’s his. But will that be enough?
Sean still tries to rectify his relationship with Cayson but nothing he says makes a difference. He even asks for Slade’s help, but doesn’t have high hopes for success.
Slade thinks Trinity has dropped the subject of seeing a fertility specialist, but when he least expects it she brings it up again. Slade doesn’t have a choice but to go through with it. But what’s responsible for his hesitance? Does he really think it’s just a waste of time? Or is there another reason?
Arsen has an epiphany at the most random time. Staring at Silke across the table, he realizes something he should have noticed a long time ago.
Cayson and Skye are as rocky as ever. Cayson still claims he’s innocent but Skye refuses to believe him. What happens when their secret leaks out to the rest of the group? Will it be World War III?
But now she’s a woman—a fine one.
Every time she walks by, my eyes soak her in. My hands want to grab her by the hips and never let go. Those gorgeous legs put dirty thoughts into my mind.
Now I want her.
After the greatest one-night stand of my life, she’s all I can think about. I’ve hooked up with a ton of women but the sex was never like that. Whatever Marie and I have together is something worth keeping.
Now I need her.
I don’t do relationships or commitments. After everything I’ve been through I can’t handle them.
But I find myself wanting to make an exception—for her.
**Includes never-before-scenes of Hawke and Francesca. While Axel and Marie started their relationship, what were Hawke and Francesca doing, together and apart? Follow their story as well as Axel and Marie in this novel**
But with every passing month it got easier. And when six months had come and gone, I was finally over it. And when a year had passed, I didn’t think about her at all anymore.
But I was still missing something.
I want what she has with Hawke, that kind of love that still burns even when the novelty wears off. I want a woman who loves me with everything she has. And I want to love her in the same way.
When I get set up on a blind date I expect to have a mediocre evening. Blind dates were all the same. We’d have some wine and dinner, and maybe some good sex afterward.
But when she walks in I know this one will be different.
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
Daunted by the singular tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house.
But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven and demanding Fifty Shades.
While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her, and make the most important decision of her life.
This book is intended for mature audiences.
SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
When unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and, ultimately, repelled by Christian’s singular erotic tastes, Ana demands a deeper commitment. Determined to keep her, Christian agrees.
Now, Ana and Christian have it all—love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy, and that being together will pose challenges that neither of them would anticipate. Ana must somehow learn to share Christian’s opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own identity. And Christian must overcome his compulsion to control as he wrestles with the demons of a tormented past.
Just when it seems that their strength together will eclipse any obstacle, misfortune, malice, and fate conspire to make Ana’s deepest fears turn to reality.
This book is intended for mature audiences.
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.
Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success—his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires.
This book is intended for mature audiences.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
This bundle includes the following novels:
FIFTY SHADES OF GREY: When college student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly Ana realizes she wants this man, and Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian’s secrets and explores her own desires.
FIFTY SHADES DARKER: Daunted by Christian’s dark secrets and singular tastes, Ana has broken off their relationship to start a new career. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and while Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Ana is forced to make the most important decision of her life.
FIFTY SHADES FREED: Now, Ana and Christian have it all—love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy, and that being together will pose challenges that neither of them would anticipate. Just when it seems that their strength together will eclipse any obstacle, misfortune, malice, and fate conspire to turn Ana’s deepest fears into reality.
This book is intended for mature audiences.
In Christian's own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E L James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the world.
Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty—until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair. He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through him—past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christian’s cold, wounded heart.
Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night? Or will his dark sexual desires, his compulsion to control, and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him?
This book is intended for mature audiences.
Gideon Cross. As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn't stay away. I didn't want to. He was my addiction...my every desire...mine.
My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We’d never work. It was too hard, too painful...except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity.
We were bound by our need. And our passion would take us beyond our limits to the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession...
Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness...
He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily...
Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds…and desires.
The bonds of his love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts didn’t tear us apart...
The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand.
Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby wants—and needs—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.
Gideon calls me his angel, but he’s the miracle in my life. My gorgeous, wounded warrior, so determined to slay my demons while refusing to face his own.
The vows we'd exchanged should have bound us tighter than blood and flesh. Instead they opened old wounds, exposed pain and insecurities, and lured bitter enemies out of the shadows. I felt him slipping from my grasp, my greatest fears becoming my reality, my love tested in ways I wasn’t sure I was strong enough to bear.
At the brightest time in our lives, the darkness of his past encroached and threatened everything we’d worked so hard for. We faced a terrible choice: the familiar safety of the lives we’d had before each other or the fight for a future that suddenly seemed an impossible and hopeless dream...
From the moment I first met Gideon Cross, I recognized something in him that I needed. Something I couldn’t resist. I also saw the dangerous and damaged soul inside—so much like my own. I was drawn to it. I needed him as surely as I needed my heart to beat.
No one knows how much he risked for me. How much I’d been threatened, or just how dark and desperate the shadow of our pasts would become.
Entwined by our secrets, we tried to defy the odds. We made our own rules and surrendered completely to the exquisite power of possession...