The Great Outdoors: 8 Romances for Nature Lovers

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A value-priced romance collection featuring popular weekend outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, and rafting for nature and fitness fans.

Lace up your hiking boots and head out for adventure! Happy trails lead to happy endings for eight star-crossed couples in this digital collection of romances by bestselling and up-and-coming authors.

The Cougar’s Pawn: Ellery Colvard agrees to a camping trip with her friends, hoping for a tiny thrill. Instead, she gets carried away—literally—by alpha were-cougar Mason Foye, who needs a mate to avoid his fate. But Ellery has some witchy ways, too, and she isn’t buying into his life story. The clock is ticking as Mason struggles to hold onto his son, his family, and this enchanting woman.

Cloaked in Secrecy: Enre Ulf, a former member of the ruling wulfkin clan, plans to infiltrate Alena Novac’s circus clan and take out its alpha to save his home in Transylvania. Except he never expected his wolf claiming Alena as his mate or feeling compelled to save her brother, who was jailed for a murder he didn’t commit. With the police closing in and the blood feud threatening them, Alena and Enre must overcome their pasts to save their packs’ futures.

The Look-Alike Bride: Leonie Daniel often stands in for her glamorous older sister, who works as a government agent. All Leonie has to do this time is spend a few weeks at Zara’s lakeside cabin, behave like Zara, and avoid Adam Silverthorne, the man her sister is interested in. But now Adam is falling for Leonie under false pretenses…or is he?

Choosing Carter: When Bryn McKay’s brother escapes from prison bent on revenge, she invites her best friend, naturalist and outdoor guide Carter Danielson, on a weekend rafting trip to help her de-stress—and she wouldn’t mind if things turned romantic. But Carter is a recovering alcoholic who shies away from commitment. Then her brother shows up and they must flee for their lives. Will imminent danger prompt Carter to finally figure out where his heart lies?

Jade’s Treasure: Booked at a mountain resort under an alias, world-famous author Matthew Riley McLaughlin expects to be left alone to write. Until he meets the charming Jade Sawyer—surely, a bit of pleasure with his business is exactly what he needs. But this plot doesn’t suit Jade’s idea of a good story, especially when she learns their attraction was built on a lie. Matt knows he messed up—but can he create a happier ending to their story?

Tangled Vines: Kyle Davis arrives at his Australian ranch for some peace and quiet only to find caretaker Jordan Hastings in his shower. Jordan is trying to get her career as a winemaker back on track by bringing the property’s neglected grapes to life. Falling for a man who controls her employment is not in her plans. Yet the more time they spend together, the more open they become to taking another risk on living and loving.

Find Me: Amanda Gillespie never bargained on seeing Jackson Holstenar after their complicated relationship ended with her being asked to leave the law firm where they worked. Now he’s in the weird position of trying to help her become his best pal’s ideal girl. With a little help from fate, these two confused hearts might just find a way back to each other for good.

Falling Again: When Fiona McCarthy’s investigative piece and Nick St. Claire’s photography assignment intersect at a mysterious cabin at Mt. Hood National Forest, can their feelings for each other survive her need to get the story and his to frame the perfect shot?

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About the author

Holley Trent is a Carolina girl gone west. She writes contemporary and paranormal romances that have both humor and heat. Find Holley Trent at HolleyTrent.com, Facebook.com/writerholleytrent, and on Twitter @holleytrent.

USA TODAY bestselling author Nicole Flockton writes sexy contemporary romances, seducing you one kiss at a time as you turn the pages. Nicole likes nothing better than putting her characters into unique situations where they fight to find their true love. Find Nicole Flockton at NicoleFlockton.com, on Facebook at Facebook.com/NicoleFlockton/, and on Twitter @NicoleFlockton.

T.F. Walsh emigrated from Romania to Australia at the age of eight and now lives in a regional city south of Sydney with her husband. Growing up hearing dark fairytales, she’s always had a passion for reading and writing horror, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and fantasy stories. She balances all the dark with light fluffy stuff like baking and traveling. Find T.F. Walsh at TFWalsh.com, on Facebook, and on Twitter @TFWalsh. Sign up for T.F. Walsh’s newsletter to keep up to date on her latest releases at www.tfwalsh.com/subscribe-to-my-newsletter/.

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Publisher
Simon and Schuster
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Published on
May 1, 2017
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Pages
1696
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ISBN
9781507204627
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Collections & Anthologies
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Sports & Recreation / Camping
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This content is DRM protected.
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The Professor's Secret: English professor Claudia Manchester secretly writes spicy romances under a pen name to keep her side job under wraps till she's secured tenure. But when she meets historical romance writer Bradley Davis while dressed as her sexier alter ego as at conference, can they build love on lies?

Sadie's Story: When businessman Jordan Blaise walks into Sadie Rose Perkins's bookstore, she's hoping to sell a paperback or two, but she's ready for anything, including an adventure. Then he asks her to pose as his wife-to-be so that he can convince his dying mother that he'll have the happily ever after she has always wanted for him. Even Sadie isn't prepared for the adventure falling in love turns out to be.

A Late-Blooming Rose: When bitter and downright beastly wheelchair-bound Eva Mitchum propositions handsome bookseller Beau Landry to stay with her as her new caregiver in exchange for a rare book collection, a surprising connection blossoms between the prickly pair. Eva must decide if she has the strength to move past her tragic circumstances and embrace a new life and new love.

California Sunset: Annie Gerhard is struggling to keep her Silicon Valley techie job during a recession, while John Johnson is trying to make a go of his bookstore. Neither has time for romance, but fate is taking care of business by writing them a new story.

Out of Character: As a writer, JJ Sprightly tries to create characters that jump off the page, but she never expects that one day her hero and heroine will literally pop out of the book and grab a seat on the couch. Seems they've made this fantastical journey to help her find the man of her dreams. But how can this be a happily ever after if JJ wants nothing to do with Kennedy King Cooper, the man her characters have chosen? Nothing's final until you reach The End.

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Georgie's Heart: Georgeanne Hartfield, author of the explosive, best-selling nonfiction book Faking It, wrote her book about faking sexual pleasure as a means of coming to terms with her own failed marriage. She never counted on meeting a man like Zane Bryant, who makes her feel like a woman for the first time in her life. But if Zane ever discovers she is the person behind the pen name Fritzi Field, how can he possibly believe that her response to him is the real thing?

Jade's Treasure: Booked at a mountain resort under an alias, world-famous author Matthew Riley McLaughlin expects to be left alone to write. Until he meets the charming Jade Sawyer--surely, a bit of pleasure with his business is exactly what he needs. But this plot doesn't suit Jade's idea of a good story, especially when she learns their attraction was built on a lie. Matt knows he messed up--but can he create another ending to their story?

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Marriage by Design: When a new highway project will destroy the homes Angie Corcarelli’s family construction business once helped build, she faces off with her best friend’s stuffy and infuriating ex, developer Stuart Perrault. When they start ot fall challenging their family ties?

The Tycoon’s Wager: To boost ratings and save her radio show, agony aunt CJ Stratt has no choice but to agree to a series of publicity dates with London’s renowned playboy, Jack Harper. Jack knows seduction, but he has no idea how to love. Love is CJ’s business, yet she’s never been seduced. Can they find their way to a happily ever after?

Sweet Texas Fire: Gage Cooper has always wanted the family cabin. Instead, his business nemesis, environmental analyst Charlotte Wilkinson, inherits this valuable property. He’ll do anything to reverse this fortune, including eloping to Vegas for a sham marriage, but surprising chemistry blossoms and Gage must decide what’s worth more: the land he’s always coveted or a future with Charlotte.

Her New Worst Enemy: Ellie Holdsworthy is willing to do anything save her BFF from marrying the wrong man—even suck up to playboy Gideon DeLancy to hold an intervention at his Georgian manor. When they unexpectedly embark on a torrid weekend affair, it should be the easiest thing in the world to walk away from. So why are they finding it so difficult?

Christmas Clash: Candace Ellison is determined to stop the city council’s new convention center project from demolishing her flower shop, even if it means joining forces with annoying pub owner Luke Carrigan. Will this Christmas bring miracles or the destruction of everything these old rivals love?

An Outback Affair: Cassie will fight to the end for Sam, the nephew she has raised since her sister died. But now Sam’s uncle, Joel Caine, has arrived to claim custody and take the boy to Western Australia. How can she win on his territory—and deny her growing attraction for the totally hot Joel?

Enlisted by Love: Ex-army officer Matthew Blake is eager to start a new career, until he comes up against the most challenging obstacle he’s ever encountered: Greta Ferguson, the interior designer who challenges his every order.

Fearless Love: Jake Colt has no interest in handling the Carmichael winery acquisition, until sparks fly with the captivating Madison Carmichael. But she refuses to let this interloper take what belongs to her family, no matter what passions he stirs in her heart.

Find Me: Amanda Gillespie never bargained on seeing her old colleague Jackson Holstenar after their complicated relationship ended. Now he’s in the weird position of trying to help her become his best pal’s ideal girl. With a little help from fate, these two confused hearts might just find a way back to each other for good.

Ringing in Love: Entrepreneur Catherine Bennett reluctantly leases some office space in womanizing Dominic Russo’s building. When he offers her an irresistible chance at winning a huge contract if she partners with his company, Catherine wonders if it’s worth mixing business with pleasure this once.
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The Cougar’s Pawn: Ellery Colvard escapes her perfectly organized life for a camping trip with her friends, hoping for a tiny thrill. Instead, she gets carried away—literally—by alpha were-cougar Mason Foye, who needs a mate to avoid his fate. But Ellery has some witchy ways, too, and she isn’t buying into his life story. The clock is ticking as Mason struggles to keep his son, his family, and the woman for whom he’s already fallen head over heels.

Secrets: Casey Mitchell has always kept his identity as a were-lynx secret. But he’s drawn to Michelle Slade, and when he begins to help investigate the circumstances surrounding a mysterious disappearance, the situation soon spins out of control. Their survival depends on trusting each other with secrets better left unspoken. Will these two lonely souls triumph and find true love … or lose everything?

Dragon Heart: In her haste to establish her own boundaries, leopardess Shay Barclay may have entrusted her heart to the wrong man—former Navy SEAL Drake O’Connor, a dragon shifter too dangerous to resist. Drake swore to protect his buddy’s daughter to the death, so when his explosive chemistry with Shay finally boils over and they end up in bed, her family’s political enemies are the least of their problems.

Secrets of the Jaguar: Hiding out in a small island town, Michelle guards her secret closely: she may look like the girl next door, but she’s a were-jaguar. When vampire Duncan comes to town after eight years of loneliness, he thinks Michelle’s a gift, not a freak. Together, they venture to Mexico where the ancient Mayan past holds the key to her elusive origins. However, when Duncan realizes an Aztec army of vampires needs Michelle’s blood to perform an ancient ritual, he’ll stop at nothing to protect her. But falling in love could be the most dangerous game.

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M is for modern, masterful, and MALE in this collection of Holley Trent’s MMF and MM Den of Sin series novellas. In this bundle, the “guys” have it—intense ménages wherein the men get the best of two worlds, and fiery friends-to-lovers hookups that leave no man unsatisfied.

For maximum enjoyment, read the first three stories in order. SHAME AND A DISGRACE is a stand-alone, exclusive novelette to the M Collection and features two popular characters from her Storafalt Stories series.

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Ménage à Troys (MMF) 

Eve Troy wants to spark passion in her cold marriage of convenience, and hopes a visit to the Hotel Beaudelaire's Den of Sin event will be the ignition she and her husband Brent need. Unfortunately, they arrive to find their room is already occupied…and by a man who knows Eve’s marriage is a sham. Remy Kelly is intent on claiming her for himself, but when faced with Eve’s strapping new husband who comes onto Remy’s radar as exactly the kind of alpha male he likes, he has a battle of conscience. He wants to take Eve home—not Brent—but for some reason, the Troys seem like a package deal.


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O for Two (MMF) 

Clint Morstad and Ken Brook have been in a committed relationship for eleven years and are a perfect match. However, after a decade together, both admit their relationship needs a feminine influence. They visit The Den to search for their perfect woman, and believe easygoing flight attendant Olivia Patterson could be their ideal match. As much as she adores them, she doesn’t want to get attached to men she can’t keep. When she slips away before they can invite her home, Clint and Ken left with a dilemma. Should they give chase to the only woman they’ve wanted to share, or let her fly?

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Winterball (MM) 

When teammates Barton Lock and Evan Boswell arrive separately at the Hotel Beaudelaire’s exclusive Den of Sin Winterball, neither expects the staff matchmaker to pair them with the other. Evan’s used to Bart calling the shots on the field, and wouldn’t mind so much if Bart did the same in his personal life, too. Unfortunately, Bart thinks Evan’s attempted seduction has more to do with changing his mind about retiring from their sport than hitting a relationship home run.

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Shame and a Disgrace (MM)

Phil Oxendine knew hooking up with cowboy Landon Lundstrom would be a mistake from the very beginning, and a few years into their relationship, he's finally committed to setting the younger man free so Landon can experience life...and heartbreak. The problem is, Landon's not willing to go. He may only be twenty-three, but he knows what he wants and is mature enough to demand it. At The Den, he hopes to make Phil understand that age is just a number, and while he's at it, satisfy some long-ignored cravings as well.

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