Josh Woods, a twenty-eight year old self-proclaimed bachelor has no desire to settle down—ever. While working at Wood Securities, his brother’s private investigation firm, many files have landed on his desk. Nothing prepares him for the pair of blue eyes attached to his latest case and the sheer power they have to be his game changer.
Will Josh be able to keep Ava safe from her past or will the threat destroy his chance at happiness with the one girl who managed to open up his heart?
Annabelle Woods wants a future as an actress, and believes that California will make all her dreams come true. There was a time when she had left her heart in his bed, and never got it back. She wondered if she’d ever get the chance. After three years and thousands of miles, will she finally be able to reclaim the missing piece of her heart?
Maybe they’re both wrong. Maybe all of their dreams are right here at home…Or maybe the past should just be left in the past.
Secrets lead to destruction. Will destiny prevail?
He tried—he failed.
For seven years Brody blamed himself for not saving the one girl who ever touched his heart—Samantha Ashburn. That one night altered his life and changed the man he always thought he’d be. Turning to drugs, sex and violence was never part of his plan, but neither was losing his mother or failing Samantha. Brody found solace within his club, the South Street Crew and their criminal activities. He knew one day he’d walk away either in jail, fleeing, or dead.
When Samantha stumbled back into his life on his best friend’s arm, Brody felt the instant connection he’d always experienced when she was near. Forced to claim her in order to protect her from the mafia’s son and his best friend was the only way he knew how to protect her. He refused to lose her a second time. But she wasn’t safe—not in his world. He’d do anything to save her. Anything.
All it took was a wink and a smile and Bailey Cooper was head over heels in love...
But that was then.
This is now.
Determined and desperate, Bailey Cooper returns home to right her wrongs and find the one person who's always had her heart--Cade Hadley. Before giving in to what she's wanted all along, she must rebuild what she lost so long ago—herself.
When she skipped town, she took Cade Hadley's heart, and he never got it back.
But that was then.
This is now.
Hell bent on uncovering her motives, Cade Hadley refuses to give in to his desires until he discovers why Bailey left in the first place and most importantly, why she's back now. But as he begins to search for answers, the biggest question of all remains: Can they rekindle what they had when they were young and in love?
But that was then.
This is now...
But he’s there to do a job, not fall in love with a girl who is off-limits. Mick was committed to protecting Everly and not failing his boss for a second time. But what’s the harm in one kiss? One time? One night?
Everly Moore was ready for her “real life” to begin. She had a lifelong dream of moving to New York to write music professionally. She didn’t realize the danger her father’s job had placed on her, or the fact that her new sexy and confident neighbor Mick O’Malley was sent there to protect her.
Mick knows how lies and secrets can destroy trust. Hell, he’s lived with those his whole life, but when those secrets are meant to protect her, he has no choice but to continue the deception.
When his secrets and lies are revealed, will it be too late to save Everly or will their need for one another beat the odds?
With her brother, Jeremy, and her boyfriend, Luke, having the time of their lives at Northwestern, she makes the hardest decision of her life--to let them go. Unfortunately, that means giving up her own heart to protect theirs. What she hadn’t planned on doing was working at a strip club to pay bills, or to meet someone new that may be able to make her feel whole again.
Luke Matthews has more than he could ask for. Heʼs attending his favorite University, has the girl he's always wanted, and lives with his best friends. The one morning when he wakes to find her scribbled note telling him sheʼs leaving, flips his world upside down. Unable to cope, he turns to booze and pills to numb his pain. It isnʼt until almost two years later and losing all hope when he stumbles upon Maggie. And of all places, working in a strip club.
Convincing her to come home with them is the easy part, but finding out the real reason for her leaving could destroy them both.
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Having run from home to escape an abusive ex, Charlotte Ward just wants a new life…a quiet life…a safe life. She’s off to a bad start when she’s robbed of everything she owns, forcing her to sleep on the porch of an abandoned beach house. Enter the gorgeous next-door neighbor. Charlie doesn’t want to trust him, but Colt is kind, patient, persistent. Before long, she lets down her guard…and opens her heart.
With his parents interfering and her past catching up fast, will Colt and Charlie find their different worlds are too far apart? Or is their love strong enough to prove home is where their hearts reside?