Royal heir Darias Leone needs a wife to claim his crown. He doesn’t want to get stuck with the kind of snooty princess his mother has in mind, so he makes a business arrangement with the pretty young assistant at his New York art gallery.
Emma Ricci thinks the idea is crazy, but the money Darias is offering will allow her to put her brother through drug rehab. Surely she can survive one year as a fake royal wife to save what’s left of her family?
After one year Emma and Darias can divorce and go their separate ways…unless something goes wrong with their plan. With a sizzling attraction, two unsolved murders, a mysterious secret society, and the constant forced proximity of a marriage under the eyes of the entire palace…almost anything could go wrong.
Darias watched her, dark eyes gleaming.
She wondered if he intended to say something for any potential eavesdroppers. “I love you,” perhaps. What else would real newlyweds whisper as they lay in bed together on their wedding night?
Sometimes it was hard to remember this was all fake. There was something magical about being folded into the bosom of this big family, when she was still reeling from the loss of her mom.
“You’re a very special woman.” His voice was low enough to be almost a conspiratorial whisper but probably loud enough to be picked up by recording equipment. Was he truly saying this to her, or was it for the benefit of snoopers?
“Thanks.” Did it really matter whether he meant it or not? He was paying her handsomely to be here, and she needed to do her job.It would get easier over time, wouldn’t it?
Jennifer Lewis loves heat in all its forms including spicy food, steamy temperatures and smoking hot heroes. Her romances have been translated into more than twenty languages, and she especially enjoys seeing them in unfamiliar alphabets where she can't even tell her name from the title. She lives in sunny South Florida and when she isn't writing she's can often be found at the beach.
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This is Book 2 of the Time for Love series. Enjoy as a stand-alone book, or follow this steamy series.
A pact with her best friends has Sarah Daley promising to make time for love after a long period of retreating from relationships. But before she embarks on finding her happily-ever-after, she wants to do something she's never done before—experience a short, hot fling. And the hunky Jeffrey Carmichael, grandson of the elderly lady who hired her as a private nurse, is the only guy who attracts her for that purpose.
Jeffrey Carmichael has long discovered that flings, not commitment, are what works best for him. After being dumped by an ex-fiancée shortly after the most devastating period of his life, he's decided that serious commitment isn't all it's cracked up to be. So when he is presented with an opportunity to start a casual relationship with his grandmother's fun and pretty nurse, he simply can't resist.
When love enters uninvited, can they admit to wanting something more than temporary? And when Jeff can't avoid welcoming his ex-fiancée back into his life, can Sarah push aside her ghosts of the past and learn to trust again?
Finally is a steamy and sexy novel that can be read as a stand-alone. However, to enhance your enjoyment of the Time for Love series, the author recommends reading them in order.
Time for Love Series:
Book 1: Forever (Rebecca Andrews and Zachary Carmichael)
Book 2: Finally (Sarah Daley and Jeffrey Carmichael)
Book 3: Again (Amanda Payne and Connor Reid)
Book 4: Always (Brenna Ward and Ash Payne)
Book 5: At Last (Gemma Aldwyn and Greg Carmichael)
This romance book is for adults only. It contains hot sexual content.
keywords: romance, romance novel, erotic romance, contemporary romance, romance book, steamy
Sandro Leone is stunned to hear that Serena is pregnant and hurt when she coolly rejects his offers of money and support. He does agree to keep her secrets—that she’s single and pregnant—until her big-budget book tour is over, but he’s determined to get her back.
Serena tries to focus on making the money she’ll need to support her baby, and rejects Sandro’s bold advances. But when it’s time to reveal the truth to her readers, she accepts Sandro’s offer to hide out in his remote European homeland. She soon discovers she’s jumped out of the frying pan into the fire—passion flares and family secrets and intrigue threaten their budding romance. Will she dare to risk her heart for a chance at happiness?
An electric jolt of recognition struck her, and despite her worries she knew Sandro instantly. His long strides carried him toward her, hair tossing in the cold breeze and leather jacket zipped over his muscled form. His eyes locked on hers, dark and dangerous, as he covered the tarmac between them.
The icy landscape blurred, and time slowed to an agonizing crawl as she tried to figure out the best way to tell him.
Sandro, I’m pregnant.
“Hi! I’m so glad you called. I was beginning to think you were avoiding me.” He embraced her in a big bear hug that stunned her so much she didn’t lift her arms from her sides.
Silence hung awkwardly between them. She couldn’t begin to figure out how to make polite conversation with this harsh truth hanging over them.
Sandro looked a little confused. Then smiled. “How’d the book release go?”
“It got delayed. It’s out next week.” Her own voice sounded oddly distant.
“That’s great. I’m sure it will be a best seller.”
“That’s what my publisher says, but I haven’t told them my fiancé left me.” How could you call yourself an expert on relationships when you couldn’t even keep your own? She’d been licking her wounds from this breakup when Sandro burst into her life.
“Did you finally tell your family?”
She shook her head, as shame crept hotly up her spine. “Not yet.”
To her surprise, he laughed. “You’re so secretive. Seriously, you should just open up to people. You might find they like you more for it.”
She stiffened, embarrassment mingling with indignation. He had no idea what she’d gone through the past few days. “I didn’t come here for advice. I came because I have to tell you something.”
You can do it. Just say it! She could rattle on for ages—on video—about how to apply liquid eyeliner or organize your bathroom cabinet, but when it came to the hard truths she was pathetic beyond belief.
“What? You’re scaring me.” He scanned her face. “Are you ill? You look ill.”
THE ROYAL HOUSE OF LEONE SERIES:
The King’s Bought Bride (Darias and Emma)
A Prince for Christmas (Free short story with Sandro and Serena’s first encounter)
The Prince’s Secret Baby (Sandro and Serena)
The Princess and the Player (Lina and Amadou - coming spring 2017)
The Princess’s Scandalous Affair (Beatriz and Lorenzo - coming summer 2017)
Taming the Royal Beast (Rigo and Bella - coming fall 2017)
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Bull Rider Jesse West is on top of the world and fighting for the title of a lifetime at the bull riding finals in Las Vegas—until he crashes into Tara Kent in the stands at the rodeo arena. He seizes the opportunity to confront the girl that broke his heart by disappearing out of his life.
In Vegas to decorate a billionaire’s mansion, Tara is invited to the rodeo by her client. The top ranked rider is the boy she left without a word of goodbye when her life crashed down around her. She’s alarmed to discover that the chemistry between them is stronger than ever.Jesse wants Tara in his bed—he’s waited ten years—and he’ll stop at nothing to claim his prize
Human rights lawyer Prince Rigo of Altaleone returns home to solve the mystery of the royal murders. When the daughter of one of his suspects applies for a job at the palace, he takes the opportunity to keep his enemies closer. Lucky thing he's not distracted by her sassy irreverence or curvy beauty.
Bella Beauvoir finds Rigo's brash manner and fierce presence unsettling. Still, the job lets her work close to home and raise funds for her animal sanctuary, so she resolves to ignore her feelings for the prickly prince. She’s good with animals so she should be able to manage the royal beast, right?
Their research leads them on the trail of the murders—and into each others’ arms—until Bella realizes that her father is in Rigo’s cross-hairs…and Rigo has her right where he wants her.The Royal House of Leone series: