Are you ready for the fantasy of a lifetime?
So asks the invitation Meredith Madison finds while house-sitting for her TV-star twin sister, Marley. Admittedly, her life could use a little —okay, a lot —more excitement. Glamorous, talented Marley has always owned the spotlight, leaving Meredith to fill the role of jeans-and-tee-shirt brainiac/wallflower. Weary of living in her sister's shadow, Meredith decides to grab the chance to step into Marley's Jimmy Choos. And when a limo arrives to carry her away to her "fantasy," the guy in the back seat is dream-come-true number one...
Entrepreneur Tony Valentine has spent his adult life avoiding Hollywood —yet here he is, trying to rescue his family's floundering movie studio. His idea for an actor fantasy camp is the perfect plan...but something isn't right about his headlining celebrity instructor, Marley Madison. Sure, stars sometimes dress down, but she looks a tad too familiar with the softer side of Sears. The woman's klutzy, awkward, and adorable. This can't really be Marley...can it? Whoever she is, she's going to have to charm the wealthy "campers" into believing her act. If they're anything like Tony, they'll find her irresistible...
"Romantic, hilarious, and satisfying! Picking up where Perfect Together left off, Plumley's latest sexy romp puts a fresh spin on the Hollywood scene, ties up a few loose ends, and provides a heartwarming romance for two people who are just made to be together." --Library Journal
"Perfect Switch by Lisa Plumley is another example of the author's knack for blending wacky humor with touching romance, complete with a dramatic happily-ever-after ending." --The State newspaper
"Plumley does everything right and gives this story an entertaining zest. The bantering between Meredith and Tony is funny and light, while a supporting cast of characters are zany and endearing. Plumley writes a funny, sexy, heart-warming romance. Add it to your summer reading list--it's one of the season's best." --The Oakland Press
"Plumley writes with her usual comic panache in this hilarious sequel to Perfect Together." --Booklist
"Lisa Plumley delivers colorful characters with quick wit. A must-have for anyone looking for a witty and lighthearted romance." -- Romance and Friends
"Peopled with marvelous secondary characters, this delightful romance is a funny, engaging read." -- Romantic Times BOOKclub
"Perfect Switch is lighthearted and heartwarming. Make this your first selection for enjoyment during vacation!" -- Romance Reviews Today
"Perfect Switch is witty, original, tender and sizzles with chemistry. A romantic comedy you do NOT want to miss. Brava!" -- Old Book Barn Gazette
Rock-A-Bye, My Baby
No way! Chloe Carmichael vowed long ago to marry only for love. The fact that she's unexpectedly expecting doesn't change a thing. Especially since the Daddy-to-be is her best pal, Nick Steadman—and he can't actually remember their fabulous-but-fleeting night of passion. Only when her delicate condition becomes obvious does Chloe tell Nick the truth. Well, sort of...
How could a sensible female like Chloe have gotten mixed up with a love 'em and leave 'em Marine named Bruno? Nick is determined to track down the guy and make him marry Chloe. After all, the least a friend can do is see that a great gal like Chloe lives happily ever after. Heck, if she wasn't so crazy about the oddly elusive Bruno, Nick might even be tempted to turn his best friend into his bride!
* awarded 4½ stars Top Pick! from Romantic Times magazine
* selected as a finalist for the Booksellers Best Award in the single title/mainstream category
"Plumley not only delivers a fun-filled premise, clever dialogue and a delightfully sexy sports-loving hero, she brings to life a memorable, hilarious and utterly unique heroine readers will adore. This is pure romantic fantasy and an absolutely entertaining novel from start to finish." —Romantic Times (4½ stars Top Pick!)
With no skills besides scoring the perfect stilettos, maxing out her credit card, and partying till dawn, Marisol Winston is about to get a lesson in the real world—and in love...
After years of perfecting her party-girl image, Marisol wants to open an L.A.-based deluxe boutique. Unfortunately her father refuses to foot the bill until she agrees to do a stint in shopaholic rehab. Surely she can survive a few weeks without Dior, right? But part of Marisol's anti-retail remedy entails getting a real job as a nanny/housekeeper in Podunkville, Arizona. Suddenly she’s knee-deep in PB&Js and dirty laundry, surprised to find herself just a teensy bit smitten with her three sticky-fingered charges—and their deliciously distracting Dad (even if he does wear discount denim).
Quarterback Cash Connelly has one last shot at being re-signed to the pros, which means he needs a nanny who runs a tight ship. Marisol seems to know way more about Tiffany’s than T-ball, and she has more miniskirted sex appeal than is strictly necessary for laundering jockey shorts. But his kids seem positively smitten. Well, who wouldn't love a woman who serves up ice cream for breakfast? Now if only Cash can find a way to stick to his strict hands-off-the-nanny policy...
"Once again, Plumley shows her fine flair for comedy as Marisol learns that there is life beyond Rodeo Drive, and the Connelly triplets discover that they can’t scare away every nanny. Full of witty dialogue and hilarious situations, this romp with a heart is certain to please readers." —Booklist (starred review; named one of the Top 10 Romances of 2007)
"A domestically challenged but inventive heroine who rises to the occasion and a father desperate for someone to take his family in hand unsuccessfully fight their attraction to each other in this funny, heartwarming story that is all the richer for the three endearing sprites who keep things hopping." —Library Journal
"Lisa Plumley always gifts her readers with delightful stories that are so much fun to read. But I have to admit, Let’s Misbehave is one of my favorites. It’s the most charming story, brimming with characters with warm hearts and bright spirits. It’s a keeper. Enjoy!" —Fresh Fiction
"Let’s Misbehave is a most delightful story! Marisol and Cash go about sorting out the real things in life that matter, making this a delicious page-turner." —Coffee Time Romance
"Let's Misbehave is funny, romantic, heart warming, and sexy. It's fantastic!" —Joyfully Reviewed (recommended read)
"Let’s Misbehave is fast-paced, funny and full of heart...a sexy, fun romp that is highly entertaining!" —Romance Reader at Heart (Four-Rose Read!)
"An entertaining story I couldn't put down. I highly recommend Let’s Misbehave!" —Romance Junkies (4½ blue ribbons rating)
"Ms. Plumley brings together two people who couldn't be more opposite and has sexual tension fogging up the windows—really! Let’s Misbehave is aptly titled as this couple does just that. It's a laugh out loud tale, but also has a tender side. It's a joy to read, and one you do not want to miss!" —Romance Reviews Today
"Lisa Plumley always delivers smart, sassy and fun filled stories but her latest lighthearted romantic comedy is one of her best. Let’s Misbehave is another clever and captivating confection created by an author who knows how to spin a charming tale." —Bookloons
"Let’s Misbehave is a funny, whimsical, light-hearted romance that reels you in from page one. Each character is charming, realistic, and very likeable!" —Roundtable Romance Reviews
This Christmas, chill out and cuddle up with these enchanting holiday stories...
Mistletoe and Holly
Accountant Holly Aldridge scrupulously plans everything in her life—until her boyfriend gets spontaneous by dumping her right before Thanksgiving. Still, Holly's sure he'll reconsider, given a little time...and a reason to be jealous. That reason, all six-feet-plus of him, is her new roommate, Sam McKenzie. If Sam has his way, Holly will have a sizzling new romance by Christmastime...
Some women would consider it the perfect Christmas gift: an all-expenses-paid Vegas honeymoon. But Stacy Ames isn't some women. Actually, she's supposed to be posing as her cousin Janie. Too bad Stacy's faux hubby turns out to be her infuriatingly sexy ex, Dylan. Fortunately, mistletoe and free champagne have a way of turning "too bad" into very, very good...
A Baby for Christmas
Kahlúa, coffee, and sympathy—it's amazing the trouble they can get a girl into. Chloe Carmichal was only trying to help her best pal (and secret crush), Nick, drown his sorrows. She never expected they'd end up having a hot-and-heavy tryst that Nick's hangover would make him forget, but that Chloe will always remember...since she'll have his baby as a Christmas memento...
Stacey Ames is single again, and determined to stay that way. But her newlywed pals have other plans for her—starting with giving her the key to a luxury honeymoon suite for an all-expenses-paid vacation in Las Vegas. There's one catch: she'll have to pass herself off as a bride. Stacey accepts. And she's luxuriating in the complimentary bubble bath with a glass of complimentary champagne, when there's a knock on the door...
Oh, no! It's her bridegroom. Otherwise known as Dylan Davis, her former flame, six feet of charming, disarming, and downright sexy male. Dylan's determined to win her back in a high-stakes game of love. But Stacey doesn't want to play...or does she? Gentlemen, place your bets....
"This is a delightful book, and I'm recommending it with a great big grin on my face...There aren't too many authors known for their consistent humor. Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Jennifer Crusie come to mind. Remember the name Lisa Plumley. Her humor is natural, never forced or contrived. If I wasn't grinning, I was smiling... Those of you who like humor, clever dialog, light heartedness and basic goodness in your characters need to plan a book buying trip to Wal-Mart. Lisa Plumley packs a punch in a small amount of pages." --The Romance Reader
Only one woman wants to see the Southwest's most eligible bachelor married: his wedding-obsessed mother. Fed up with the endless parade of potential fiancées, Brodie Richardson realizes there's a foolproof way to half his Mom's matchmaking. Sure, a make-believe engagement is pretty drastic—and his would-be bride is hardly his type. But Brodie soon suspects that there's more to Paige Mulvaney than meets the eye....
When she answers an ad to interview at SupraTech, brainy Paige assumes it's for a job. The next thing she knows, she's temporarily betrothed to the sought-after CEO! The easy part: feigning starry-eyed passion for sexy Brodie Richardson whenever they're in public. The hard part? Pretending she isn't crazy about him in private....
"A darling romantic comedy that will surely delight you... Lisa Plumley certainly can think up some wacky, funny, sexy stories that have lots of zing!"--Suzanne "Who'd Love A Month-Long Engagement To A Hunk Just Like Brodie" Coleburn, The Belles and Beaux of Romance
"An exquisite and touchingly tender love story, Man Of The Year will have you hooked from the first page!"--Romance Communications
"The courtship of this pair is beautiful and funny...a really fun story!"--WCRG on AOL Reviewer Board
"A magnificent tale laced with humor and passion. The depth of the characters adds another layer to this story that will earn it a place in home libraries everywhere!"--Rendezvous
USA Today bestselling author Lisa Plumley does it again with another sparkling, sexy novel of crazy coincidences—and crazier love...
About the book...Her name was Josie, she was a showgirl......until the night she Heimliched a martini olive out of fabulously wealthy and eccentric casino owner Tallulah Carlyle. Now Josie Day—proud new owner of one of Tallulah's spare estates—is leaving Vegas behind for...Donovan's Corner, Arizona? Ironically, her "reward" has brought her right back to the dusty hometown she thought she'd left behind forever. Still, Josie's ready to prove there's more to her than feathers and a wicked rumba. She plans to sell the old mansion and use the profits to open a dance school. But first, she'll have to figure out some fancy footwork to avoid knocking heads—and other things—with caretaker and local bad boy Luke Donovan...
It isn't every day a woman like Josie comes strutting into town—which is fortunate, since her presence on the estate has Luke hotter and more bothered than he's been since, well, ever. He's a little annoyed with his Aunt Tallulah, though. This was supposed to be his property to renovate and sell—an opportunity to make good after being cut off from the family fortune. But Josie doesn't have to know that...at least not until Luke figures out a way to make both their dreams come true—and prove that Vegas isn't the only place where taking a chance can change everything...
What people are saying..."In this heartwarming, often humorous story, the feisty Josie proves that you can go home again --if you've got the right stuff. And once again, the talented Plumley, whose books include Perfect Switch, proves that when it comes to writing romantic comedy, few do it better." --Booklist (starred review)
"Secrets, misunderstandings, and miscommunications complicate this bright, amusing story, which takes a pair of protagonists with opposing goals, adds a host of family upheavals, and lets the off-beat tale unfold. For readers who like their contemporaries with up-front humor, sassy dialog, and small-town settings." --Library Journal
"Turning not-so-perfect, unlikely characters into romance heroes and heroines is Lisa Plumley's forte, and she once again delivers a zany cast who will make you laugh. If you want a light romance that will have you chuckling every few pages, Josie Day Is Coming Home won't disappoint you." --The State newspaper
"Plumley's story is lighthearted, with some serious tug-at-the-heart moments. Josie is upbeat and unbeatable, while Luke is determined and just the sort of guy Josie needs to make that happily ever after ending." --The Oakland Press
"Josie Day is a delight. Plumley writes her lead character using determination, beauty, and notorious appeal. Luke Donovan is simply: sexy, dangerous and fun. They are a wonderful couple." --Contemporary Romance Writers
He followed the trail of an outlaw...
In rough-and-tumble Arizona Territory, the desert sun burned hotter than Pinkerton agent Gabriel Winter's need to bring an elusive stagecoach robber to justice. There, he quickly encountered a formidable obstacle—Megan Kearney, the suspect's daughter. He wondered how such a rare beauty had avoided marriage in a town crawling with bachelors...Until he discovered she was holding out for true love. On top of that, the spitfire spinster hotly defended her father's innocence. For some reason, Gabriel wanted to believe not just her naïve claims about her father, but her outlandish romantic notions as well. Still, no outlaw had ever slipped through his fingers, and he wasn't about to risk that hard-earned reputation for the pleasures promised in Megan's fiery gaze...
Into the arms of a forbidden woman
Megan had to find her father before Gabriel did—which meant monitoring his every move. Accompanying him amid the saloons and brothels crowding Tucson's dusty streets, Megan intended to clear her father's name—even if it meant using her feminine wiles to charm the city slicker detective. She would prove that the maddeningly self-assured Gabriel had underestimated her resolve. But Megan soon discovered that she had underestimated the powerful feelings one man could arouse in a heart that ached for passion...and everlasting love.
"Highly recommended! An imaginative novel complete with delightful characters and a scintillating plot. Lisa Plumley's name on the cover always guarantees a good read." --Kathee S. Card, Under the Covers Book Reviews
"A fast-moving story filled with a delightful cast of characters... readers will be captivated by this book!" --WCRG on AOL Reviewer Board
"Ms. Plumley's gift for creating unique, compelling characters shines through in this rollicking western adventure. A truly inspired work from one of the genre's finest writers." --Rendezvous
"An entertaining western romance! The partnership, conflict, and growing love shared by Gabriel and Megan will turn this tale into a sure fan-favorite." --Harriet Klausner, BookBrowser
"Lawman provides entertainment at its finest. It's what romantic dreams are made of, and Ms. Plumley is a top-notch author whose unique storytelling ability is a blessing to romance readers everywhere." --Old Book Barn Gazette
"A feisty, fast-talking heroine and a stalwart, stubborn hero in a rollicking western adventure sure to tickle one's fancy! From beginning to end, this exuberant tale is a winner guaranteed to please. So sit back, savor and enjoy!" --Romance Communications
"Lisa Plumley has a wonderful flair for writing romance and creating marvelous characters, and Lawman will leave readers craving her next western adventure." --Bookbug On The Web
"Ms. Plumley sets intrigue and romance together along with two strong-minded and unforgettable characters... an entertaining read!" --Romantic Times BOOKreviews
Breezy California girl Jennifer Merryn has a knack for picking fun friends and butt-enhancing jeans, but she's got lousy radar when it comes to men. So why not let her friends choose her blind dates—thirty different prospects in thirty days. Armed with breath mints, lip gloss, and unlimited text-messaging minutes, Jennifer's ready for the dating frenzy to begin—or is she?
REVIEWS:"Just Jennifer is a fast-paced, charming romance that is sure to bring a smile to romance readers’ faces!!" —Roundtable Romance Reviews
"Just Jennifer is a delightful story about the old type flame becoming the new lasting love. Jennifer and Gavin are wonderful characters, and Jennifer's friends are the kind we all should have helping us. Enjoy this anthology in time for Valentine's Day!" —Reader to Reader/New and Previously Owned Books
(originally published by Kensington Publishing in the anthology I Shaved My Legs For This?!)
The Best-Laid Plans...
Holly Aldridge had the perfect plan to win back the affections of her ex-boyfriend Brad—she'd make him jealous. Her friend Sam was just the man to do it. Especially since the handsome contractor agreed to share Holly's bungalow for the summer. Certainly Brad would come running back when he realized she was playing house with six feet of rugged competition like Sam....
Sam didn't like playing games—or playing decoy. After all, if Brad was dumb enough to walk out on this beautiful redhead, he deserved to lose her. All he had to do now was convince Holly that he was made for his role as the lover. And with a little more rehearsing they could turn this charade into the performance of a lifetime—a lifetime of love and happiness....
An antique perfume bottle hurtles genealogist Haley Madison back to 1890--and into the home of widowed mine owner Matt Chance. Eager to experience the family life she's never known, Haley jumps at the chance to care for Matt's lonely children, and finds herself falling for their father. But when the spring celebration she helped plan threatens to be her goodbye party, Haley must make a drastic choice if she wants her newfound love to last forever.
(this short story was originally published by Kensington Publishing in the anthology Timeless Spring)
Infamous Boston businessman Griffin Turner may have a reputation for being thoroughly ruthless, but underneath it all he hides a painful past. He manages to keep the world at bay until he comes up against the smart, sassy Olivia Mouton.
Morrow Creek's resident beauty Olivia is determined to stand up to Griffin—no matter how notorious the stories that precede him! But when he reveals a side that no one else has seen before, she has to reconsider everything she's ever heard….
Lucy, the quirky owner of a charity shop that gives designer clothes to those less fortunate, meets her match in Max Nolan, the owner of a pampered pets boutique, when he tries to buy back his "lucky suit," which had been accidentally donated to her store. Original.
Sushi for pooches. Belly dancing. Men in their underwear.It's all in a day's work for Lucy Logan...
...and so is getting unemployed folks spruced up with designer duds at the charity shop Successfully Dressed. Anyone who knows Lucy knows her heart is always in the right place. But the guy who shows up wearing nothing but tighty-whities and a frown doesn't know Lucy—or understand why she won't just let him buy back his "lucky suit." Instead, she insists he earn it back through volunteer work. Of course, Max Nolan's killer abs and effortless charm have nothing whatsoever to do with Lucy's good intentions...
From minute one, Max can't keep his eyes off the skimpy-skirted, boho-punk vision that is Lucy Logan. She's a woman of ideals, while he's a man of action—but that doesn't mean they can't collaborate on...any number of things. Beyond getting his suit back, Max figures he can make some great contacts with the shop's rich benefactors, exactly what he needs to get his pampered pets boutique off the ground. And if he gets a little—okay, a lot—closer to Lucy in the process, well, that's a sacrifice he's only too willing to make...
"Lisa Plumley creates charming characters. Her books are a delight!" —Rachel Gibson
REVIEWS:"Mad About Max kept me laughing from beginning to end. What great characters! Very highly recommended, especially for fans of romantic comedy." —Romance Junkies
"Lisa Plumley gifts us with another delight in Mad About Max. Her characters come to life with color, verve and warmth. And her plots are as unique as they are fun to read. Mad About Max is a madcap adventure with a wonderful message. Don’t miss this grand, feel-good story sure to capture your heart!" —Fresh Fiction
"Plumley offers us a plethora of entertaining secondary characters to enjoy at the periphery of the main action, along with a lot of funny one-liners. You’ll enjoy Mad About Max, too!" —Romance Reader at Heart (Four-Rose Read!)
"Mad About Max is another vintage Plumley, a zippy, smart, well-written and often humorous story that’s a joy to read." —Bookloons
"I was really enchanted by this book, the first of this author's that I've ever read. This is a fast-reading book, and one with a bonus—a charming secondary romance. I found myself grinning the entire time I was reading this book, and really rooted for the characters. This is a great beach read—fun, light, and sweet. I will be on the lookout for the author's next book." —All About Romance
"I loved the comedic premise of Lisa Plumley's books! Humor is always on the forefront but just as prevalent is romance! A very fun read as usual from Lisa Plumley!" —Reader to Reader/New and Previously Owned Books
"Author Lisa Plumley is one of the shining stars of romantic comedy, and her new title Mad About Max is sure to bring a chuckle to romance readers everywhere." —A Romance Review
"Instead of one romance, readers are treated to two charming romance stories in one novel. Lisa Plumley's latest is a sure bet!" —Roundtable Romance Reviews
Casey Jackson doesn't do Christmas. Mistletoe, eggnog, pitchy carolers--it all leaves the L.A. based talent agent colder than a winter sleigh ride. Nonetheless, Casey's been called to Kismet, Michigan, to help get a pop star's holiday special back on track. But it's the diva's sister who's proving the biggest obstacle. Kristen Miller is funny, sassy--and crazy about Christmas. And suddenly, Casey has all kinds of visions dancing in his head. . .
Kristen can't believe that Casey is anti-Christmas. To her, the season is as magical as the thrill she feels whenever they touch. Because even though Kristen set out to teach the charismatic hotshot a thing or two, she's learning some lessons of her own. About letting herself stand in the spotlight for once, about holiday flings that can turn into much more--and about how all you really need for the perfect Christmas is the right person to share it with. . .
"Lisa Plumley creates charming characters. Her books are a delight!" --Rachel Gibson
Raves for Lisa Plumley's Holiday Affair
"A deliciously satisfying, cocoa-worthy holiday read." --Library Journal
"A delightful story with utterly charming characters." –Romantic Times Book Reviews
Mason Kincaid is on a mission to reclaim his young son and his good name from the men who had stolen both. But even an outlaw can't leave a lady alone in the middle of the Arizona territory--especially after she's been accidentally dumped from the stagecoach he's just held up. Now, Miss Amelia O'Malley is along for the ride--and this mismatched duo is headed for an adventure together that could be the beginning of a future destined to last.
"What a grand ride! Outlaw is a fantastic, rip-roaring western romance that ropes you in, ties you up in knots, and doesn't turn loose until the last page is turned. A tremendous rush! This one is fun!" —Romance Communications
"Hysterically funny with plenty of outrageous situations and eccentric characters, Outlaw is a true gem from first page to last. Ms. Plumley is an author of exceptional talent whose witty style makes her one of the genre's finest." —Rendezvous
"Well-versed in her craft, Lisa Plumley does so much more than just tell a story. With wit and verve, she catches the reader's imagination from the very first sentence, spinning a tale of adventure and romance... I didn't want this remarkable romance to end. I loved it!" —Romance Communications
"Ms. Plumley spins a yarn of humor, pathos, and romance that leaves the reader eager to turn the pages. Her colorful descriptions and attention to historical detail accentuate her story with depth and authenticity. Ms. Plumley is an author worth watching!" —Calico Trails
"This is one great western romance you will love. I did. SPLENDID! 4½ BELLS!" —Bell, Book and Candle
"Lisa Plumley's seemingly effortless prose flows like a swift-running river, carrying the reader along until the last poignant pages. A sweet, ageless tale of love and healing, in the American West. 4 stars!" —Affaire de Coeur
"A delightful, totally pleasing romp through the Old West... Ms. Plumley has, with a deft touch, given the world of romance a pair of lovers to be remembered. A great read!" —Under the Covers Book Reviews
"Lisa Plumley gives readers an exciting western adventure with witty dialogue. The hero is to die for... Western fans will adore this story! —Reader To Reader Reviews
In Kismet, Michigan, Christmas is special: big fluffy snowflakes, sleigh bells, carolers singing. It's a picture-perfect holiday--you just have to choose who's in the frame. . .
Jason Hamilton is on thin ice with the board of his toy company. The young CEO may be a kid at heart, but his party boy reputation requires damage control. So Jason's off to Kismet to inspect a model store, stay on Santa's Nice list, and stick to business--no goofing around. Which is too bad, because the store manager, Danielle Sharpe, is the definition of what makes Naughty fun. . .
Danielle is thrilled to show off her thriving little toy store--especially if it's her ticket out of Kismet. The single mom is tired of manufacturing cheer solo while her ex-husband has all the fun. But if she'd known Jason was this hot, she wouldn't have offered to host him. With Jason in her house, Danielle is getting warmer than spiked cider. She's supposed to impress him with her expertise, not daydream about catching him under the mistletoe. Now whatever she does, she can't get swept up in the magic. . .
Raves for Lisa Plumley's Kismet Christmas Romances
"Laugh-out-loud. . ..Tugs at the heartstrings from the beginning and doesn't let up until the final page." --Publishers Weekly on Together for Christmas
"A deliciously satisfying, cocoa-worthy holiday read." --Library Journal on Holiday Affair
A year ago, Rosamond Dancy never dreamed she'd find herself in Morrow Creek. After being removed from her job as a Boston housemaid, sold into marriage and widowed in quick succession, she's now determined to take back the reins of her life.
But then the past she's determined to forget shows up on her doorstep in the form of Miles Callaway—and everything changes in an instant. Could Miles be the one to convince this runaway to hang up her shoes and stay by his side…forever?
"Love and redemption are the soul of this heart-tugging charmer." —RT Book Reviews on The Honor-Bound Gambler
A hard-headed, hard-bodied businessman falls for the gorgeous restaurateur he's been hired to ruin in USA Today bestselling author Lisa Plumley's unforgettable new novel.
Tantalizing. Hot. And mouthwateringly delicious. The pizzas at the Portland restaurant chain Shane Maresca is secretly priming for takeover are all that and more. Unfortunately for him, so is Gabriella Grimani, the business owner's daughter. He had no idea who she was when they had their first X-rated one night stand. Now she's all he can think about. For someone whose career hinges on ruthlessness, that's a slice of disaster.
Tough, take-charge Gabby intends to put her family's restaurants back in the black, and that means no distractions. But somehow Shane keeps getting to the part of her that no one else sees--enticing her to lean on him. To trust him. That could be the biggest mistake Gabby and her business ever made. . .or a recipe for something truly spectacular. . .
Raves for Lisa Plumley's Together for Christmas
"Laugh-out-loud. . . This sweet romance tugs at the heartstrings from the beginning and doesn't let up until the final page."--Publishers Weekly
"Thoroughly charming. . . Lisa Plumley knows how to craft a terrific, heart-warming story with deliciously happy endings."--The Romance Reviews
When mischief is in the air...It was just supposed to be a friendly little kidnapping. Desperate to keep her best friend from marrying a gold-digging hussy, heiress Macy Vandevier-March arranged to have the groom abducted, then carted aboard her family's private jet for a little cross-country tour till he came to his senses. But Macy's good intentions are definitely paving the road to hell, because the man she's just uncovered at 27,000 feet is ruggedly handsome, dark, and blissfully unaware of his predicament. He's also the wrong guy....
Love is sure to followDex Haven is sure he must be in heaven. Where else would he find blue sky and such a beautiful blonde peering closely at him? Then he remembers that face belongs to Macy Vandevier-March, super-rich heiress and totally beguiling screwball. There's no way he's letting the wacky little princess stop a wedding that could ruin the reputation of his café dating service, The Hip Sip. Dex has his own plan for stopping Macy. But strange things happen when you're floating in the clouds, and this is one wild ride that could take two hearts to an unexpected destination...a rendezvous with love...
REVIEWS:"Her Best Man is simply the best. It's a delightful, lighthearted romance that's bound to tease and please everyone...irresistible!" —Old Book Barn Gazette
"Lisa Plumley...has found her niche in madcap romantic comedies. The action is nonstop, the sexual tension sizzles, and the repartee is right out of Gable and Lombard, or Tracy and Hepburn. Light and satisfying fare for readers who like to laugh while they read." —Affaire de Coeur
"A superbly written, vivid story as only Lisa Plumley can tell, with her trademark humor, sophisticated style, and flair for the unusual. A classic destined for the keeper shelf of every romance fan!" —Rendezvous
"Ms. Plumley's sense of humor is marvelous and her characters are simply delightful. The story flies by like a flash while you're enjoying yourself immensely!" —The Belles and Beaux of Romance
"With her books you'll...find rich details and a lot of laughter." —Beyond The Cover
"A lively romantic comedy, Her Best Man delivers love and laughter in the style of the screwball comedies of the 50's...its delightfully zany, humorous quality makes it well worth reading!" —Romance Reviews Today
"[The] pace is fast, the sexual tension is off the charts, and the repartee is right out of the classic romantic comedies. Lighthearted fare for romance lovers who get a kick out of romance!" —Painted Rock Book Reviews
After ten years of saving her boss's (admittedly gorgeous) butt, stifling her crush, and being endlessly inconvenienced, administrative assistant Natasha Jennings has had enough. True, chocolatier Damon Torrance is every bit as irresistible as the confections created by Torrance Chocolates. The man is sex on a stick dipped in 70% Tanzanian Cacao. But for the sake of her career, her sanity, and possibly her heart, Natasha has to go.
Money, success, women. . .everything comes easily to Damon. Until Natasha hands in her notice. He needs to get her, and his mojo, back--fast. But from the moment Damon rings Natasha's doorbell and steps into her personal life, he starts feeling things he never has before. For once, the notorious playboy wants to be good. Which makes it extra inconvenient that Natasha is suddenly tempted to try being a little wicked. And the results may be sweeter than either ever anticipated. . .
"Lisa Plumley creates charming characters. Her books are a delight!" --Rachel Gibson
Raves for Holiday Affair
"A deliciously satisfying, cocoa-worthy holiday read." --Library Journal
"A delightful story with utterly charming characters." –Romantic Times Book Reviews
She's got the moxie, he's got the money...
Her hometown gourmet catering company may be in a slump, but April Finnegan isn't about to begin again. Determined to save her business, she sets out to win some local sponsors, unaware she's not the only one in Saguaro Vista with that idea. Turns out wealthy department store mogul Ryan Forrester is one step—and thousands of dollars—ahead of her. Clearly, this sunny southwestern town isn't big enough for both of them. Somebody has to go—and it sure isn't going to be April!
Will love be the prize?
All his life, Ryan has relied on his family money and connections to get by. Now the outrageously off-beat, infuriatingly alluring April has challenged him to survive a week in Small Town, USA without either. He takes her up on it, knowing it means being with her constantly—but never imagining he might lose his heart in the process! Thanks to their wager, now that Ryan most wants to impress a woman, he's a penniless pauper. He'll have to rely on his charm alone to convince April that he's a prince of a guy—and well worth falling for...
When Rachel loses her Hollywood dream job, a trip home for Christmas seems like a good idea. But she never expects to find a hunk from her past waiting under the mistletoe...
About the book
Red-hot stylist-to-the-stars Rachel Porter has it all. Well, sort of. Her luxury beach house is actually a loaner from her #1 client. And her cute Tesla Roadster? Well, that's just another job perk...hers to keep, right? But when Rachel catches her #1 client in bed with her boyfriend, she exacts her revenge by tricking her turncoat "frenemy" into committing fashion suicide on the red carpet—and promptly finds herself out of a job. And her house. Her car. Her life. With nowhere to turn, Rachel does the unthinkable: she goes home to Kismet, Michigan.
For Reno Wright, picking up his neighbor's daughter from the airport for a holiday visit sounds like no big deal. But from the moment he spies Rachel in the airport, Reno knows he's in over his head. The girl Reno remembers from high school looks nothing like the glammed-out man-killer who walks off the plane. But for all her attitude, Rachel is really just a small-town girl with a heart too big for Hollywood. The temperature may be freezing, but the heat between Rachel and Reno is burning hot.
Reno is falling hard fast...but will his holiday romance survive once the calendar turns?
What people are saying...
"Lisa Plumley once again gifts readers with a Yuletide story sure to put you in a holiday mood. This is vintage Plumley. She's created a cast of characters that are a bit eccentric, quirky and likeable and spun a story that will make you smile." —Lezlie Patterson, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"Home for the Holidays is a fun holiday romance—who doesn't love a good love story delivered by Santa? Plumley hits all of the right marks in telling a love story, sharing passion and inspiring us to be our best!" —Romance Reader at Heart (Four-Rose Read!)
"Home For The Holidays is a bit of a modern day It’s A Wonderful Life. It’s romantic and fun and full of heartwarming moments!" —Joyfully Reviewed
"Home for the Holidays has charm and warmth. Lisa Plumley captures much of the fun of the season, some of the heartache, but also all of the love that makes Christmas so wonderful. Sure, it has a holiday themed title, but this story is guaranteed to make you smile any time of the year." —Romance Junkies (4 blue ribbons rating)
"Plenty of chuckles are on hand in this entertaining romp by Lisa Plumley. Get ready for the holidays and grab yourself a fun read you won’t want to miss!" —Romance Reviews Today
"If you're in the mood for a fun-filled contemporary romance oozing with seasonal charm, appealing characters, and amusing moments, then Home for the Holidays is just what Santa ordered." —Bookloons
"Home For The Holidays is a perfect way to get your holiday reading underway. Readers will definitely enjoy the tone and pace of this book, in addition to the funny, romantic and light-hearted spirit of the characters. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story and suggest that you pick-up a copy too." —The Romance Readers Connection
Fleeing scandal, stage sensation Savannah Reed swaps sparkles and satin for calico and wool to be Morrow Creek's telegraph operator. Through the wires she finds her new leading man, but when he arrives—shot and left for dead on her doorstep—Savannah suspects she's jumped out of the limelight and into the fire….
Detective Adam Corwin awakens to Savannah's bewitching smile, but she's mistaken him for her mail-order groom! Now Adam must tell Savannah that her future husband is a wanted outlaw and the danger's barely begun….
Tempting the Preacher's Daughter
Plain preacher's daughter Violet Benson is always the wallflower—until charismatic gambler Cade Foster takes her under his wing. Suddenly the men of Morrow Creek start looking at her with new eyes—and the women with envy—but Violet is interested in only one man: Cade.
Agreeing to be his "lucky charm," Violet becomes embroiled in the gambler's thrilling world. With her newfound confidence, Violet is determined to uncover the secret sorrow behind the eyes that smolder beneath Cade's Stetson, and prove to this fascinating man that he can take the biggest gamble of all…with his heart.
Contains two original contemporary romances from USA Today best-selling author Lisa Plumley: Perfect Together and Perfect Switch.
National bestselling author Lisa Plumley delivers a sparkling romantic comedy about an undercover starlet, an under-the-gun sportscaster, and the series of out-of-control "dream dates" that accidentally brings them together.
While house-sitting for her TV-star twin sister, Marley, Meredith Madison finds an invitation that asks "are you ready for the fantasy of a lifetime?" Admittedly, her life could use quite a bit more excitement. Glamorous, talented Marley has always owned the spotlight, leaving Meredith to fill the role of jeans-and-tee-shirt brainiac/wallflower.
Brawny blacksmith Daniel McCabe is not the marrying kind. He likes his freedom just fine, and no Morrow Creek lady is going to change that! But an unexpected delivery makes the bachelor rethink his roguish ways.
Daniel suddenly needs a wife—and longtime friend Sarah Crabtree is quick to oblige. After all, she's been sweet on Daniel for years. But then Sarah's dream turns into a nightmare. Her love match is nothing but a marriage of convenience! Now Sarah has to convince the biggest scoundrel in Arizona Territory to let her into his bed—and his heart….
Marcus Copeland had been elected to "investigate" the most likely suspect. But he didn't have time to romance any secrets out of the unconventional Molly Crabtree. He had a lumber mill to run. And besides, this buxom, beautiful baker was proving to be one tough cookie!
Coming from a family of freethinkers, Molly Crabtree knew she'd be a success if only someone would take her seriously. But who'd ever have thought it would be the arrogant Marcus Copeland? And was his proposition strictly business—or secret pleasure?
Only the matchmaker knew for sure…!
PROSPEROUS BEAUTY SEEKS ORDINARY JOE...
Amanda Connor is a life coach-not a magician! Granted, as a televised publicity stunt for her new business, the savvy entrepreneur has promised to transform some poor slob into a perfectly balanced example of modern manhood. But Mike Cavaco gives "raw material" new meaning. with her future at stake, what can Amanda do but roll up her sleeves, get down to work...and pray for a miracle?
In a city crawling with hot restaurants and hotter women, culinary whiz and contented bachelor Mike has been in his glory-until now. Simultaneously jobless and dateless, he's forced to trade his sweatpants, poker games, and pay-per-view sports to spend 24/7 with a hyper-enthusiastic mentor who happens to be easy on the eyes-but impossible in every other way. Unwilling Mike never suspects that he's about to become the man of Amanda's dreams-or that she might just turn out to be the woman of his....
"Oh, the things men do for love! ...the funniest thing in this very funny novel is that, the more Amanda remodels Mike into the perfect, yoga-posturing, freshly shaven, sensitive man-for-the-new-millennium, the more she misses the impossibly scruffy, irresistibly charming original." --Heart to Heart
"Making Over Mike is laugh out loud romantic comedy at its best. Page after page of zany situations, colorful secondary characters, and snappy dialogue make this a superior read. Five stars!" --Affaire de Coeur
"Making Over Mike is both fun and lighthearted. Watch for more from this author!" --Romantic Times BOOKreviews
"Making Over Mike is a fast-paced story, sprinkled with humor and just enough passion to keep the reader hooked. Five stars (a definite keeper)!" --The Oakland Press newspaper
"I couldn't put this book down...the romance is first rate! I wholeheartedly recommend this book to everyone --those people who love laugh out loud humor, character driven plots, adorable secondary characters, true romantic moments, and amazing sensual passion." --Romance and Friends
"...Making Over Mike is an absolute delight and a story I highly recommend for a pure pleasure read!" --Romance Reviews Today
"Funny, snappy . . . a delightful read. High jinks fly and love triumphs in the end!" --Old Book Barn Gazette
"Ms. Plumley has written a laugh-out-loud tale that will leave you with a smile on your face..." --Rendezvous
Jayne Murphy is a woman on top. From trendy haircut to perfect pedicure, she's a vision of city-smart style, wrapped around the brains and intuition that made her very first book a bestseller. The truth is, Jayne's relationship manual, Heartbreak 101, was inspired by her all-too-personal experience with gorgeous, capable...outdoorsy...photojournalist Riley Davis, who stole her heart—and promptly skipped town with it. Now, by way of researching her next project, Jayne's organized a workshop for dump-ees. But it becomes apparent that the "retreat" she's planned could be hell on her high heels—and her heart—when the leader for her group's week-long nature jaunt turns out to be none other than a certain...
Riley has no idea he planted the seeks for Heartbreak 101, much less that Jayne's the guru whose devotees he'll be leading through the wilderness. He does know that helping his grandparents run their rustic Arizona lodge is only a temporary respite from the wanderlust that led him away from her, back into a life of nonstop adventure—and loneliness. Jayne's version of "roughing it" reminds Riley all over again how different they are...and how much he's missed her. The challenge now isn't just getting everyone out of the woods in one piece, but making sure that Jayne's next book has a happily-ever-after ending...
"...cute premise and likable protagonists... Plumley (Falling For April) has a knack for crafting hip, realistic dialogue and screwball characters." —Publisher's Weekly
"Reconsidering Riley is another wonderfully witty, well-written, winsomely romantic story by Lisa Plumley. If you haven't read Plumley's other books, you owe it to yourself to do so!" —The State newspaper
"Plumley's clever premise, witty dialogue, and unforgettable cast of quirky characters make for rapid-fire humor from cover to cover. Readers who love the zany comedy of Sue Civil-Brown's Next Stop, Paradise or Sherryl Woods' Ask Anyone will devour this book. If laughter's the best medicine, Reconsidering Riley could cure an epidemic!" —Booklist (starred review)
"Reconsidering Riley is bound to be a hit with romance fans! This deliciously wicked romance evoked some laughs, a few sighs, and plenty of grins along the way." —The Romance Reader's Connection
"A very romantic, comedy-filled, slick and savvy novel from one of my favorite romance authors! Too good! Want some (more!) fun in your life? Pick up Reconsidering Riley." —The Road to Romance
"Comical...with a bit of philosophy thrown in!" —Old Book Barn Gazette
"A breezy, enjoyable romp that showcases two very charming main characters as well as a secondary cast that's equally delightful. Ms. Plumley has a real knack for smart, witty dialogue and situations, not to mention a sure hand when it comes to setting up sizzling sexual tension between Jayne and Riley. Reconsidering Riley is definitely a top choice for romance lovers who enjoy lighter contemporary fare." —BookLoons
"Four stars! Reconsidering Riley is as fun and effervescent as its bubbly heroine —an entertaining romp peopled with lovable characters. The hijinks of Jayne and the heartbreak groupies will tickle your funny bone, while Riley's rugged charm makes him the perfect hero with which to get lost in the woods!" —Romantic Times
"A fun, laugh out loud story. Lisa Plumley has a winner on her hands!" —Romance and Friends
"Full of wit and humor that will bring a lot of chuckles and smiles. I enjoyed readingReconsidering Riley and believe you will too." —Romance Reviews Today
"Reconsidering Riley is a hoot! Lisa Plumley has a great gift for narrative and dialogue, and has also done an outstanding job with characterization. This is one very clever, vastly entertaining book." —Reader to Reader/New and Previously Owned Books
"Plumley writes her stories with such humor that you can't help but like the characters." —The Pilot newspaper
"This wonderful little romance...will charm your hiking boots off and leave you laughing. Do try this one. It's a keeper." —A Romance Review
Dancing girl Marielle Miller makes sure no cowboy steps his spurred boots out of line. But then one night, she tumbles from the stage into the arms of Dylan Coyle…
Marielle doesn't need a man in her life—especially a wandering gunslinger unwilling to put down roots. Except as Morrow Creek's new stand-in lawman, Dylan will be around to vex her for a while yet. And when she becomes embroiled in his latest case, Marielle starts to hope this particular drifter will stick around for good!
Three brides for three cowboys
Something Borrowed, Something True by Lisa Plumley
When Everett Bannon's ranch hands order him a mail-order bride, he plans to send her on the first train back home. Until he sees his beautiful bride-to-be and his wits go walkin'! But Nellie Trent isn't in Morrow Creek for veils and vows—she's an undercover journalist with an exposé to write!
The Hand-Me-Down Bride by Elizabeth Lane
Arabella Spencer's trip west was supposed to end in marriage to her longtime sweetheart—not with the discovery that he'd made someone else his wife! Can rancher Stewart McIntyre convince Arabella that Montana can still be her dream come true, with a new groom for this hand-me-down bride?
The Bride Wore Britches by Kate Welsh
Just for one night rancher Rhiannon Oliver longs to feel like a lady, so she ditches her britches for a ball gown! Cowboy Dylan Varga hardly recognizes the girl he used to tease—but then a tragedy throws them together in a way neither could have imagined….
When take-charge career woman Jolie Alexander suddenly finds herself back in the Wild West, she promptly gets busy saving tiny Avalanche, Arizona from its grim future as a ghost town. Her efforts capture the attention--and heart--of saloon keeper Cole Morgan. He's a marrying man in search of an old-fashioned wife, and Jolie hardly fits the bill...or at least that's what she thinks!
(this short story was originally published by Kensington Publishing in the anthology Timeless Winter)
"4-1/2 stars! Winter Song by Lisa Plumley is heartening and subtly sweet." Affaire de Coeur magazine
A proper lady should never give her heart to a driftin’ man!
Mistress of decorum, Julia Bennett wrote the book on etiquette. Three volumes, in fact! So why did the arrival of Graham Corley, rakish adventurer, give her decidedly improper ideas…?
Bounty hunter, rogue, drifter—and now fiancé for hire to the most tantalizing woman in the Territories! Damn, Graham Corley led an interesting life—and being partner to Julia Bennett’s outrageous finagling to secure her inheritance made it downright fascinating! Maybe even enough to give this travelin’man dreams about staying put…!
Look for six compelling new stories every month from Harlequin® Historical!
Dayna Sterling’s always been betwixt and between. Born in a desert town populated by witches and blissfully ignorant humans, Dayna had magic, but no clue how to handle it. So she left to forge a workaday life among ordinary Joes. Which is fine, really—until the day one most extraordinary Joe turns everything upside down…
The assignment is simple. Trace the runaway witch; bring her home for compulsory “cusping” training. So why does Dayna set T.J. McAllister’s half-warlock blood buzzing? Maybe it’s the bonding spell that spontaneously connects them. Or the fact that T.J.’s powers go wonky whenever he’s around Dayna. In any case, the attraction is making it damn hard for T.J. to accomplish his most important mission: prevent a dangerous uprising by locating a powerful witch prophesied to help him. She could be anywhere. She could be closer than he thinks…
"In keeping with Plumley’s tradition of lively romantic comedy (Home for the Holidays), her first foray into the paranormal witch world subgenre is quirky, sexy, creative, and hilarious." —Library Journal
Whip-smart, hardworking, and on her way to an MBA, Chloe Mills has only one problem: her boss, Bennett Ryan. He’s exacting, blunt, inconsiderate—and completely irresistible. A Beautiful Bastard.
Bennett has returned to Chicago from France to take a vital role in his family’s massive media business. He never expected that the assistant who’d been helping him from abroad was the gorgeous, innocently provocative—completely infuriating—creature he now has to see every day. Despite the rumors, he’s never been one for a workplace hookup. But Chloe’s so tempting he’s willing to bend the rules—or outright smash them—if it means he can have her. All over the office
As their appetites for one another increase to a breaking point, Bennett and Chloe must decide exactly what they’re willing to lose in order to win each other.
Originally only available online as The Office by tby789—and garnering over 2 million reads on fanfiction sites—Beautiful Bastard has been extensively updated for re-release.
Stephanie Plum might not be the world’s greatest bounty hunter, but she knows when she’s being played. Ken Globovic (aka Gobbles), hailed as the Supreme Exalted Zookeeper of the animal house known as Zeta fraternity, has been arrested for beating up the dean of students at Kiltman College. Gobbles has missed his court date and gone into hiding. People have seen him on campus, but no one will talk. Things just aren’t adding up, and Stephanie can’t shake the feeling that something funny is going on at the college—and it’s not just Zeta fraternity pranks.
As much as people love Gobbles, they hate Doug Linken. When Linken is gunned down in his backyard it’s good riddance, and the list of possible murder suspects is long. The only people who care about finding Linken’s killer are Trenton cop Joe Morelli, who has been assigned the case, security expert Ranger, who was hired to protect Linken, and Stephanie, who has her eye on a cash prize and hopefully has some tricks up her sleeve.
A charming British playboy. A girl determined to finally live. And a secret liaison revealed in all too vivid color.
Escaping a cheating ex, finance whiz Sara Dillon’s moved to New York City and is looking for excitement and passion without a lot of strings attached. So meeting the irresistible, sexy Brit at a dance club should have meant nothing more than a night’s fun. But the manner—and speed—with which he melts her inhibitions turns him from a one-time hookup and into her Beautiful Stranger.
The whole city knows that Max Stella loves women, not that he’s ever found one he particularly wants to keep around. Despite pulling in plenty with his Wall Street bad boy charm, it’s not until Sara—and the wild photos she lets him take of her—that he starts wondering if there’s someone for him outside of the bedroom.
Hooking up in places where anybody could catch them, the only thing scarier for Sara than getting caught in public is having Max get too close in private.
Catch a professional assassin: top priority. Find a failure-to-appear and collect big bucks: top score. How she’ll pull it all off: top secret.
Trenton, New Jersey’s favorite used-car dealer, Jimmy Poletti, was caught selling a lot more than used cars out of his dealerships. Now he’s out on bail and has missed his date in court, and bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is looking to bring him in. Leads are quickly turning into dead ends, and all too frequently into dead bodies. Even Joe Morelli, the city’s hottest cop, is struggling to find a clue to the suspected killer’s whereabouts. These are desperate times, and they call for desperate measures. So Stephanie is going to have to do something she really doesn’t want to do: protect former hospital security guard and general pain in her behind Randy Briggs. Briggs was picking up quick cash as Poletti’s bookkeeper and knows all his boss’s dirty secrets. Now Briggs is next on Poletti’s list of people to put six feet under.
To top things off, Ranger—resident security expert and Stephanie’s greatest temptation—has been the target of an assassination plot. He’s dodged the bullet this time, but if Ranger wants to survive the next attempt on his life, he’ll have to enlist Stephanie’s help and reveal a bit more of his mysterious past.
Death threats, highly trained assassins, highly untrained assassins, and Stark Street being overrun by a pack of feral Chihuahuas are all in a day’s work for Stephanie Plum. The real challenge is dealing with her Grandma Mazur’s wild bucket list. A boob job and getting revenge on Joe Morelli’s Grandma Bella can barely hold a candle to what’s number one on the list—but that’s top secret.
Praise for Top Secret Twenty-One
“The combination of biting dialogue, outrageous characters and intense story lines are consistent throughout. And [Janet Evanovich] novels are the true definition of a guilty pleasure.”—Associated Press
“Evanovich doesn’t disappoint. . . . [She] weaves setting, family, romance and crime to pull the plot of Top Secret Twenty-One forward.”—Bookreporter
From the Paperback edition.
A bombshell bookworm. A chronic Casanova. And a lesson in chemistry too scandalous for school.
When Hanna Bergstrom receives a lecture from her overprotective brother about neglecting her social life and burying herself in grad school, she’s determined to tackle his implied assignment: get out, make friends, start dating. And who better to turn her into the sultry siren every man wants than her brother’s gorgeous best friend, Will Sumner, venture capitalist and unapologetic playboy?
Will takes risks for a living, but he’s skeptical about this challenge of Hanna’s…until the wild night his innocently seductive pupil tempts him into bed- and teaches him a thing or two about being with a woman he can’t forget. Now that Hanna’s discovered the power of her own sex appeal, it’s up to Will to prove he’s the only man she’ll ever need.
Larry Virgil skipped out on his latest court date after he was arrested for hijacking an eighteen-wheeler full of premium bourbon. Fortunately for bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, Larry is just stupid enough to attempt almost the exact same crime again. Only this time he flees the scene, leaving behind a freezer truck loaded with Bogart ice cream and a dead body—frozen solid and covered in chocolate and chopped pecans.
As fate would have it, Stephanie’s mentor and occasional employer, Ranger, needs her to go undercover at the Bogart factory to find out who’s putting their employees on ice and sabotaging the business. It’s going to be hard for Stephanie to keep her hands off all that ice cream, and even harder for her to keep her hands off Ranger. It’s also going to be hard to explain to Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, why she is spending late nights with Ranger, late nights with Lula and Randy Briggs—who are naked and afraid—and late nights keeping tabs on Grandma Mazur and her new fella. Stephanie Plum has a lot on her plate, but for a girl who claims to have “virtually no marketable skills,” these are the kinds of sweet assignments she does best.
Evelyn Thomas's plans for celebrating her twenty-first birthday in Las Vegas were big. Huge. But she sure never meant to wake up on the bathroom floor with a hangover to rival the black plague, a very attractive half-naked tattooed man in her room, and a diamond on her finger large enough to scare King Kong. Now if she could just remember how it all happened.
One thing is certain, being married to one of the hottest rock stars on the planet is sure to be a wild ride.
No? So it really is just me. Hmm.
When you're a mystery shopper, you get paid to humiliate yourself, all in the name of improving customer service. Romance isn't in my job description. But the day I met Declan McCormick it was love at first flush.
Until I nearly castrated him with my EpiPen.
How Hot Guy and Toilet Girl became an item involves my crazy mom, a trip to the ER, my homicidal cat, my fake wife, and true love.
Don't look at me like that. I'm just doing my job.
I'm shopping for a billionaire.
The Shopping for a Billionaire collection from New York Times bestselling author Julia Kent is a 600+ page, hilarious romantic comedy with heart, heat, and laughs.
This boxed set contains the previously published:
Shopping for a Billionaire 1
Shopping for a Billionaire 2
Shopping for a Billionaire 3
Shopping for a Billionaire 4
Christmas Shopping for a Billionaire
"Move over Sophie Kinsella and make way for Julia Kent. I haven't laughed so much since the Shopaholic series.” — Reader review
"Shannon reminds me of like Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum character…” — Reader review
"Nothing has made me laugh out loud this much since I read Bridget Jones' Diary many, many years ago.” — Reader review
Read the entire billionaire romance series, starting with the New York Times bestselling start!
Shopping for a Billionaire 1
Shopping for a Billionaire 2
Shopping for a Billionaire 3
Shopping for a Billionaire 4
Christmas Shopping for a Billionaire
Shopping for a Billionaire's Fiancee
Shopping for a CEO
Shopping for a Billionaire's Wife
Shopping for a CEO's Fiancee
Shopping for an Heir
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New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author Christina Lauren’s Beautiful and Wild Seasons series hook up in Beautiful Secret for an erotic intercontinental romp that celebrates the best of both worlds!
When Ruby Miller’s boss announces he’s sending her on an extended business trip to New York City, she’s shocked. As one of the best and brightest young engineers in London, she knows she’s professionally up to the task. The part that’s throwing her is where she’ll be spending a month up close and personal working alongside—and staying in a hotel with—Niall Stella, her firm’s top urban planning executive and The Hottest Man Alive. Despite her ongoing crush, Ruby is certain Niall barely knows she’s alive…until their flirty overnight flight makes him sit up and take notice.
Not one for letting loose and breaking rules, recently divorced Niall would describe himself as hopeless when it comes to women. But even he knows outgoing California-girl Ruby is a breath of fresh air. Once she makes it her mission to help the sexy Brit loosen his tie, there’s no turning back. Thousands of miles from London, it’s easy for the lovers to play pretend. But when the trip is over, will the relationship they’ve built up fall down?
Mal Ericson, drummer for the world famous rock band Stage Dive, needs to clean up his image fast-at least for a little while. Having a good girl on his arm should do the job just fine. Mal doesn't plan on this temporary fix becoming permanent, but he didn't count on finding the one right girl.
Anne Rollins never thought she'd ever meet the rock god who plastered her teenage bedroom walls-especially not under these circumstances. Anne has money problems. Big ones. But being paid to play the pretend girlfriend to a wild life-of-the-party drummer couldn't end well. No matter how hot he is. Or could it?
Tessa has everything to lose. Hardin has nothing to lose...except her. AFTER WE COLLIDED...Life will never be the same. #HESSA
After a tumultuous beginning to their relationship, Tessa and Hardin were on the path to making things work. Tessa knew Hardin could be cruel, but when a bombshell revelation is dropped about the origins of their relationship—and Hardin’s mysterious past—Tessa is beside herself.
Hardin will always be...Hardin. But is he really the deep, thoughtful guy Tessa fell madly in love with despite his angry exterior—or has he been a stranger all along? She wishes she could walk away. It’s just not that easy. Not with the memory of passionate nights spent in his arms. His electric touch. His hungry kisses.
Still, Tessa’s not sure she can endure one more broken promise. She put so much on hold for Hardin—school, friends, her mom, a relationship with a guy who really loved her, and now possibly even a promising new career. She needs to move forward with her life.
Hardin knows he made a mistake, possibly the biggest one of his life. He’s not going down without a fight. But can he change? Will he change...for love?
An exasperated bride who just wants to elope. A determined groom whose only focus is getting to the wedding night. And—of course—a whole lot of name calling.
When Max, Henry, and Will steal Bennett away for a weekend of shenanigans and strippers in Vegas, the first stop of the night doesn’t go at all as planned. With their scheme for a Guys Weekend completely derailed anyway, Max and Bennett begin to play a wild game of stealth and secrecy in order to have their bombshells all over Sin City.
Tessa and Hardin’s love was complicated before. Now it’s more confusing than ever. AFTER WE FELL...Life will never be the same. #HESSA
Just as Tessa makes the biggest decision of her life, everything changes. Revelations about first her family, and then Hardin’s, throw everything they knew before in doubt and makes their hard-won future together more difficult to claim.
Tessa’s life begins to come unglued. Nothing is what she thought it was. Not her friends. Not her family. The one person she should be able to rely on, Hardin, is furious when he discovers the massive secret she’s been keeping. And rather than being understanding, he turns to sabotage.
Tessa knows Hardin loves her and will do anything to protect her, but there’s a difference between loving someone and being able to have them in your life. This cycle of jealousy, unpredictable anger, and forgiveness is exhausting. She’s never felt so intensely for anyone, so exhilarated by someone’s kiss—but is the irrepressible heat between her and Hardin worth all the drama? Love used to be enough to hold them together. But if Tessa follows her heart now, will it be...the end?
When Parker Blanton meets Ben Olsen during her freshman year of college, the connection is immediate—and platonic. Six years later, they’re still best friends, sharing an apartment in Portland’s trendy Northwest District as they happily settle into adult life. But when Parker’s boyfriend dumps her out of the blue, she starts to wonder about Ben’s no-strings-attached approach to dating. The trouble is, even with Ben as her wingman, Parker can’t seem to get the hang of casual sex—until she tries it with him.
The arrangement works perfectly . . . at first. The sex is mind-blowing, and their friendship remains as solid as ever, without any of the usual messy romantic entanglements. But when Parker’s ex decides he wants her back, Ben is shocked by a fierce stab of possessiveness. And when Ben starts seeing a girl from work, Parker finds herself plagued by unfamiliar jealousy. With their friendship on the rocks for the first time, Parker and Ben face an alarming truth: Maybe they can’t go back. And maybe, deep down, they never want to.
Lauren Layne’s New York Times bestselling Oxford series can be read in any order:
I WISH YOU WERE MINE
SOMEONE LIKE YOU
I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE
Don’t miss any of Lauren Layne’s hot reads:
The Love Unexpectedly series: BLURRED LINES | GOOD GIRL | LOVE STORY | WALK OF SHAME | AN EX FOR CHRISTMAS
The Sex, Love & Stiletto series: AFTER THE KISS | LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH | JUST ONE NIGHT | THE TROUBLE WITH LOVE
The Redemption series: ISN’T SHE LOVELY | BROKEN | CRUSHED
The I Do, I Don’t series: READY TO RUN | RUNAWAY GROOM | JUST RUN WITH IT
Praise for Blurred Lines
“I just finished Blurred Lines and I absolutely adored this outstanding story.”—New York Times bestselling author Sandi Lynn
“I devoured Blurred Lines in one sitting. It’s my kind of book, sexy and witty, and the banter between the characters is off the charts. You’ll fall in love with their chemistry from page one.”—USA Today bestselling author Sidney Halston
“Lauren Layne is the queen of fun and sexy all rolled into one. She knows how to write smart and hilarious characters that I want to read over and over again. Blurred Lines is her best yet!”—Cassie Mae, bestselling author of Doing It for Love
“I read Blurred Lines straight through in one sitting. Ben and Parker are fabulous together.”—USA Today bestselling author Laura Drewry
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
FIRST A STRANGER APPEARS
While chasing down the usual cast of miscreants and weirdos Stephanie discovers that a crazed woman is stalking her.
THEN THE STRANGER REVEALS HER SECRETS
The woman dresses in black, carries a 9mm Glock, and has a bad attitude and a mysterious connection to dark and dangerous Carlos Manoso ...street name, Ranger.
NEXT, SOMEBODY DIES
The action turns deadly serious, and Stephanie goes from hunting skips to hunting a murderer.
SOON, THE CHASE IS ON
Ranger needs Stephanie for more reasons than he can say. And now, the two are working together to find a killer, rescue a missing child, and stop a lunatic from raising the body count. When Stephanie Plum and Ranger get too close for comfort, vice cop Joe Morelli (her on-again, off-again boyfriend) steps in.
Will the ticking clock stop at the stroke of twelve, or will a stranger in the wind find a way to stop Stephanie Plum...forever? Filled with Janet Evanovich's trademark action, nonstop adventure, and sharp humor, Twelve Sharp shows why her novels have been called "hot stuff" (The New York Times), and Evanovich herself "the master" (San Francisco Examiner).
Can rock n' roll's most notorious bad boy be tamed by love?
As the lead singer of Stage Dive, Jimmy is used to getting whatever he wants, whenever he wants it-now he's caught up in a life of hard partying and fast women. When a PR disaster serves as a wake-up call and lands him in rehab, he finds himself with Lena, a new assistant hired to keep him out of trouble.
Lena's not willing to take any crap from her sexy boss and is determined to keep their relationship completely professional, despite their sizzling chemistry. But when Jimmy pushes her too far, he just might lose the best thing that's ever happened to him. Can he convince his stubborn assistant to risk it all and let her heart take the lead?
"I can't express how much I love Lead and the entire Stage Dive series. Kylie Scott rocks!" -Red's Hot Reads
Audrey Petty’s always been the responsible one. The good twin. Successful, dependable, and trustworthy—that’s Audrey. She’d be the perfect girlfriend for her childhood crush, billionaire Cade Archer…except that she’s pretty sure she’s not even on his radar. But when fate (and her chaotic twin) come together, Audrey finds out that she’ll be spending the next month with Cade at his remote cabin retreat. It’s a dream come true…
Until she meets her worst nightmare.
Billionaire playboy Reese Durham is used to seducing women to get what he wants. But when stiff, too-proper Audrey bursts into the private mountain lodge and scares his companion out the door, it’s time for a little revenge. It’s clear that Audrey’s in love with his buddy, Cade…and it’s clear to Reese that blackmailing Audrey with this information can get her to agree to just about anything. Like furtive kisses in the dark, or a secret rendezvous in the woods. Audrey may think she knows what she wants, but Reese is determined to show her what she needs.
And as Reese discovers the volatile minx behind the buttoned-up exterior, he starts to think maybe she’s just what he needs, too.
Be sure to read all of the Billionaire Boys Club novels from InterMix. These boys play well with others.
Positive. With two little lines on a pregnancy test, everything in Lizzy Rollins' ordinary life is about to change forever. And all because of one big mistake in Vegas with Ben Nicholson, the irresistibly sexy bass player for Stage Dive. So what if Ben's the only man she's ever met who can make her feel completely safe, cherished, and out of control with desire at the same time? Lizzy knows the gorgeous rock star isn't looking for anything more permanent than a good time, no matter how much she wishes differently.
Ben knows Lizzy is off limits. Completely and utterly. She's his best friend's little sister now, and no matter how hot the chemistry is between them, no matter how sweet and sexy she is, he's not going to go there. But when Ben is forced to keep the one girl he's always had a weakness for out of trouble in Sin City, he quickly learns that what happens in Vegas, doesn't always stay there. Now he and Lizzie are connected in the deepest way possible...but will it lead to a connection of the heart?
I’ve done what no other woman has: I’ve made the legendary Hunter Carlisle make a compromise. I have a toehold into his solitary life.
Unfortunately, the pain of his past still lingers.
When we’re forced to go to a work conference out of state, secrets emerge. Damaging secrets that shut him down and make him push me away.
Somehow I have to make him confront the past or I’ll lose him forever.
Our loved ones only wanted to help but even I’ve learned that my husband, Belmont Lord, isn’t so easily subdued. Maggie, Charlie, Angelina and Vince surely had the right idea. Someone had to help us get past ourselves.
Their actions propel Belmont and I up two separate paths with all roads leading back to our sexy and erotic marriage bed, and a final chance to reclaim what was lost.
Explore Her, More of Her (Daisy & Belmont, #2 is the sixth sexy, sensual and addictive contemporary romance in the LOVE in the USA series by author, Z.L. Arkadie.
LOVE in the USA:
Find Her, Keep Her: A Martha's Vineyard Love Story (Book, 1)
There's Something About Her: A Manhattan Love Story (Book 2)
Say You Love Her: An L.A. Love Story (Book 3)
Know Her, Love Her (Daisy & Belmont, #1) (Book 4)
Still In Love With Her (Maggie & Vince, #1) (Book 5)
Explore Her, More of Her (Daisy& Belmont, #2) (Book 6)
Made To Like Her (Maggie & Vince, #2) (Book 7)
He's So Bad: A San Francisco Love Story (Book 8)
Made To Love Her (Maggie & Vince, #3) (Book 9) - The final book in the Maggie & Vince series
Keywords: Love Story, Coming of Age, Steamy Romance, Contemporary love & romance, contemporary women, adult romance, hot romance series, romantic destinations, sexy, romantic comedy, Contemporary Relationships, bad boy, rich alpha male, sexy billionaire
Just call me Mister O. Because YOUR pleasure is my super power.
Making a woman feel ‘oh-god-that’s-good’ is the name of the game, and if a man can’t get the job done, he should get the hell out of the bedroom. I’m talking toe-curling, mind-blowing, sheet-grabbing ecstasy. Like I provide every time.
I suppose that makes me a superhero of pleasure, and my mission is to always deliver.
But then I'm thrown for a loop when a certain woman asks me to teach her everything about how to win a man. The only problem? She's my best friend's sister, but she's far too tempting to resist--especially when I learn that sweet, sexy Harper has a dirty mind too and wants to put it to good use. What could possibly go wrong as I give the woman I've secretly wanted some no-strings-attached lessons in seduction?
No one will know, even if we send a few dirty sexts. Okay, a few hundred. Or if the zipper on her dress gets stuck. Not on that! Or if she gives me those f*&k-me-eyes on the train in front of her whole family.
The trouble is the more nights I spend with her in bed, the more days I want to spend with her out of bed. And for the first time ever, I'm not only thinking about how to make a woman cry out in pleasure --I'm thinking about how to keep her in my arms for a long time to come.
Looks like the real Adventures of Mister O have only just begun....
**MISTER O is a standalone romantic comedy and it follows supporting characters first introduced in BIG ROCK**
Likeable losers (and Steph's former high school classmates) Walter "MoonMan" Dunphy and Dougie "The Dealer" Kruper have inadvertently become involved with DeCooch. They've gotten sucked into an operation that is much more than simple cigarette smuggling and holds risks far greater than anyone could have imagined.
When Dougie disappears, Steph goes into search mode. When Mooner disappears, she calls in the heavy artillery and asks master bounty hunter Ranger for help. Ranger's price for the job? One night with Stephanie, dusk to dawn. Not information she's want to share with her sometime live-in roommate, vice cop Joe Morelli,
A typical dilemma in the world of Plum.
And on the homefront, Stephanie's "perfect" sister, Valerie, has decided to move back to Trenton, bringing her two kids from hell with her. Grandma Mazur is asking questions about being a lesbian, and Bob, the bulimic dog, is eating everything in sight--including the furniture.
Mud wrestling, motorcycles, fast cars, fast food, and fast men. It's Seven Up. Absolutely Janet Evanovich at her very best.
The last thing Vaughan Hewson expects to find when he returns to his childhood home is a broken hearted bride in his shower, let alone the drama and chaos that come with her.
Lydia Green doesn't know whether to scream or cry in a corner. Discovering the love of your life is having an affair on your wedding day is bad enough. Finding out it's with his best man is another thing all together.
Just when this runaway bride has nowhere left to turn, a handsome stranger offers her a broad, muscular shoulder to cry on. Vaughan is the exact opposite of the picture perfect, respected businessmen she's normally drawn to. This former musician-turned-bartender is rough around the edges and is facing his own crossroads. But Lydia's already tried Mr. Right and discovered he's all wrong--maybe it's time to give Mr. Right Now a chance.
After all, what's wrong with getting dirty?
Dirty is the first book in the Dive Bar series from bestselling author Kylie Scott.
When Olivia Middleton abandons the glamour of Park Avenue for a remote, coastal town in Maine, everyone assumes she’s being the kind do-gooder she’s always been. But Olivia has a secret: helping an injured war veteran reenter society isn’t about charity—it’s about penance. Only, Olivia’s client isn’t the grateful elderly man she’s expecting. Instead, he’s a brooding twenty-four-year-old who has no intention of being Olivia’s path to redemption . . . and whose smoldering gaze and forbidden touch might be her undoing.
Paul Langdon doesn’t need a mirror to show him he’s no longer the hotshot quarterback he was before the war. He knows he’s ugly—inside and out. He’ll do anything to stay in self-imposed exile, even accept his father’s ultimatum that Paul tolerate the newest caretaker for three months or lose his inheritance. But Paul doesn’t count on the beautiful twenty-two-year-old who makes him long for things that he can never have. And the more she slips past his defenses, the more keeping his distance is impossible.
Now Paul and Olivia have to decide: Will they help each other heal? Or are they forever broken?
Lauren Layne’s exquisite Redemption series can be read in any order:
ISN’T SHE LOVELY
Don’t miss any of Lauren Layne’s hot reads:
The Love Unexpectedly series: BLURRED LINES | GOOD GIRL | LOVE STORY | WALK OF SHAME | AN EX FOR CHRISTMAS
The Sex, Love & Stiletto series: AFTER THE KISS | LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH | JUST ONE NIGHT | THE TROUBLE WITH LOVE
The Oxford series: IRRESISTIBLY YOURS| I WISH YOU WERE MINE | SOMEONE LIKE YOU | I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE
The I Do, I Don’t series: READY TO RUN | RUNAWAY GROOM | JUST RUN WITH IT
Praise for Broken
“A solid tale and a quick read, with plenty of steamy romance and sex.”—Library Journal
“Broken is as heartbreaking as it is heartwarming. It’s a story about two people saving each other from themselves.”—Hines and Bigham’s Literary Tryst
“Five stars! I pretty much loved everything about this book . . . the characters, the storyline, the pace, the writing, the love, the chemistry . . . everything!”—The Book Hookup
“A solid retelling of a tried-and-true fairy tale with a lot of window-fogging heat and one of the steamiest sex scenes I’ve ever read.”—Adventures in Writing
“Another fabulous read by Lauren Layne! She does New Adult right!”—Royal Social Media
“Engrossing . . . a unique read . . . The chemistry is hot.”—Reading on the Farm