First things first: I'm the bad twin. While my sister, Marcia, has the perfect family in the perfect suburb, I've been making my living as an Internet advice columnist and designing Web sites in my downtown loft. I always thought I had the right answer—and hair color—for any occasion. That is, until Marcia ran up loads of debt and ran out on her husband and kids, and I was left helping to pick up the pieces. Her husband, James, is a lawyer who I hate on principle alone.
But for a guy who's just lost his job, his marriage, and his expensive toys, he's keeping it togetherÑand making me rethink my feelings toward him. It's not that he's traded in his conservative suits for sexy jeans. It's that he's not giving up what's important to him, and oh baby, I'm a sucker for a guy who hangs tough.
That doesn't mean I'm ready to step into Marcia's designer shoes now that she's gone A.W.O.L.
And it doesn't mean that I'm going to fall for James' easy charmÉnot again, anyhow. Besides, I've had a lifelong policy of not being mistaken for my twin and I'm not backing down on that one nowÑno matter how convenient it might be for a certain sexy (and persuasive) man...
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The first four books in the Coxwell Series of of contemporary romances and romantic comedies features the four siblings in the family. In December 2018, Christmas with the Coxwells was added to the series. This short story brings us up to date with the family, so the series can continue with the stories of the next generation.
1. Third Time Lucky (Philippa and Nick's second chance, small town romance)
2. Double Trouble (James and Maralys' second chance, mistaken identity, enemies to lovers, and secret baby romance)
3. One More Time (Matt and Leslie's on-the-rocks, second chance romance)
4. All or Nothing (Zach and Jen's fake date, enemies to lovers, holiday romance)
5. Christmas with the Coxwells (a holiday short story)
The Coxwells Boxed Set includes the first four books in the series.
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contemporary romance, secret baby, second chance at love, twins, mistaken identity, rich hero, hero with kids, divorce, romantic comedy, chick-lit, women's fiction, enemies to lovers
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Kyle Stuyvesant doesn't believe in love and romance. His parents taught him there's no such thing as forever, and he took the lesson to heart. After all, there's only one woman who ever tempted him to want more than one hot night together. Fortunately for his convictions, she's married to another guy. Problem solved—until Lauren's husband cheats and Kyle isn't just the bearer of bad news, but the man she calls for comfort...
Lauren demands his all...
After Lauren's marriage implodes, she wants to lose herself in pleasure. Who knows that territory better than Kyle, who once seduced her completely? Lauren never forgot that wonderful night and, now that she's suddenly single, Kyle's rule of no love or romance has a new appeal. All she wants is satisfaction, but when Kyle realizes he needs more, will he be able to convince Lauren to take a chance on forever again, this time with him?
An earlier version of this story was published under the title, Addicted to Love.
Deborah Cooke's Flatiron Five Fitness.
Straight out of college, five friends with a dream joined forces to build success. Ten years later, their exclusive fitness club, Flatiron Five Fitness, is the hottest destination in Manhattan. People flock to F5F to get fit, to get lucky, and even, to fall in love. The founding partners have been immune to F5F's romantic spell—at least, so far...
The Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances and romantic comedies are set in New York City, and feature the partners in a successful gym. The books should be read in order.
1. Just One Fake Date (Tyler and Shannyn)
2. Just One More Time (Kyle and Lauren)
3. Just One Night Together (Damon and Haley)
4. Just One Hometown Hero (Cassie and Reid)
5. Two Weddings & a Baby
6. Just One Second Chance (Theo and Lyssa)
7. Just Home for the Holidays (Hunter and Chloe)
8. Just One Silver Fox (Jacquie and Pierce)
9. Just the Wrong Twin (Sonia and Nate)
In Just One Night Together, the partners add a tattoo shop to F5's services for members. A legendary tattoo artist, Chynna, runs the shop and gives away a tattoo on each full moon. The rumor is that the tattoo will bring true love to the recipient. Cassie gets the first one.
The Flatiron Five Tattoo series are shorter contemporary romances, telling the stories of those full moon tattoos and their bearers. They should be read in order. The first three feature three friends who were on a girls' weekend in NYC when one of them won the first tattoo.
1. Just One Snowbound Night (Olivia and Spencer)
2. Just One Vacation Night (Reyna and Kade)
3. Just One Unforgettable Night (Lexi and Gabe)
4. Just One Christmas Night (Chynna and Trevor)
stranded, contemporary romance, best friend's brother, return to hometown, friends to lovers, fling, secret baby, fling to forever, reunion, second chance, tattoo, enemies to lovers, fake date, bad boy, secret, small town, wedding, friends to lovers, romantic comedy, pride and prejudice, rich hero, new york city, manhattan, fitness club
Devil to Pay ~ Renee Bernard
Valentine Wishes ~ Jane Charles
Simply Irresistible ~ Deborah Cooke
Kick Start ~ Caren Crane
Learing to Live ~ Jerrica Knight-Catania
A Soldier's Promise ~ Laura Scott
Live Like You Mean It ~ Ava Stone
Lady Falls ~ Renee Bernard
Lady Admired ~ Jane Charles
Much Ado About Dutton ~ Claudia Dain
The Crusader's Bride ~ Claire Delacroix
The Earl's Passionate Plot ~ Susan Gee Heino
The Temptation of the Duke ~ Jerrica Knight-Catania
Knave vs. Spy ~ Michelle Marcos
An Unexpected Encounter ~ Deb Marlowe
A Scandalous Deception ~ Ava Stone
FANTASY & PARANORMAL
Crescent Moon ~ Lori Handeland
Eye of the Ninja ~ D.M. Marlowe