The Boat Builder's Bed: Sexy New Zealand billionaire and single mom romance

Kris Pearson

A windy day...a flyaway signboard...a hideous crunch. Sophie Calhoun can't imagine how she'll pay for the damage to the luxurious car.
Already cash-strapped, she's struggling to launch her new interior design studio and make a home for her daughter. She's only days away from disaster.
Out of the sleek black Jaguar storms super-yacht tycoon Rafe Severino. Steaming mad. Totally gorgeous. And desperately in need of a top-line decorator for his spectacular new harbor-side mansion.
Sophie fears her dream contract comes with strings that tie her to the boat-builder's bed. No matter how she tries to escape, he's always there - implacable and irresistible.
She knows he doesn't want a preoccupied single mother, but concealing her daughter's existence from the man she's falling in love with is getting harder and harder. If he discovers her lies, she'll instantly lose everything.
Warning: contains one determined golden-skinned man who knows his way around boats, bodies and bed-sheets.


Sizzling romance novel, realistic characters, New Zealand romance series, coastal romance, international, multiracial, handsome hero, sexy beach romance, secret baby, workplace romance,  friends to lovers, family story, family relationships, heart-warming, sensual, escape Down Under, exotic foreign romance, vacation read.

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About the author

New Zealander Kris writes sizzling contemporary romance, pure and simple. Well, maybe not that pure! They're sexy stories about couples who fall in love, and into bed along the way, just like real people do.

If it's fine, she gardens. If it's wet, she writes. And if the writing's going well, the garden can look after itself. She's an advertising copywriter and a decor specialist. More than two million copies of this book were downloaded free in a special promotion, and giving away this taste of her work kick-started sales of all her other novels.

Her seven Wellington books are set in the capital city so she can make use of the beautiful harbor in the plots. Her Heartlands series follows the girls who live deep in the New Zealand countryside. She has also published two Sheikh novels, a Christmas novella, and a book of nineteen short romantic stories. She’s now writing the Scarlet Bay series – the first title published is Hard to Regret.

See all her books on and tap the covers on the Homepage to read more about each book.

Four of Kris’s novels are now available in Spanish. There's a Spanish version of her website too - tap the flags at the top right corner to change languages.


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Kris Pearson
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Published on
Dec 31, 2012
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Drama / General
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Erotica
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling series

Mister Black swept in and out of my life like a tornado, leaving me twisted up and forever changed in his wake.

And now that my life is finally back on track, I need to move on, despite the many reminders of our time together.

But our pasts are only as far away as the shadows we hide behind, and sometimes those shadows grow darker, converging on the present in the most insidious way.

He is Black: a stealthy hunter and rainbow master.

I am Red: a truth seeker and desire keeper.

Together we are obsession. Passionate colors destined to be drawn together.

DEAR READERS: SCARLETT RED is part two in Sebastian and Talia’s epic love story and is novel length, as are the rest of the books in the series. Sebastian and Talia’s happy-ever-after is contained within books 1-3 and must be read in the following order: MISTER BLACK, SCARLETT RED and BLACKEST RED. Cass and Calder’s equally epic love story follows in books 4-5 with GOLD SHIMMER and STEEL RUSH. Be sure to read books 4-5, since you’ll also get to visit with Sebastian and Talia as they play key roles in Cass and Calder’s story before you dive into book 6, BLACK PLATINUM, an all new stand alone Sebastian and Talia passionate adventure. Another Sebastian and Talia story, book 7, REDDEST BLACK follows, before I swing back to a Cass and Calder stand alone story in book 8, BLOOD ROSE, coming June 2018. You’ve got lots of enjoyable reading ahead of you! 



Mister Black (1) (Sebastian & Talia Part 1, Novella)
Scarlett Red (2) (Sebastian & Talia Part 2, Novel)
Blackest Red (3) (Sebastian & Talia Part 3, Novel)
Gold Shimmer (4) (Cass & Calder Part 1, Novel)
Steel Rush (5) (Cass & Calder Part 2, Novel)
Black Platinum (6) (Sebastian & Talia, Stand alone)
Reddest Black (7) (Sebastian & Talia, Stand alone)


Blood Rose (8) (Cass & Calder, Stand alone) - June 2018

Hot Romance, Alpha Hero, Alpha Male, Contemporary Romance, Friends-to-Lovers Romance, Second Chance Romance, Intense Romance, Alpha Billionaire Romance, Romantic Suspense, Romantic Comedy, Seductive Romance, Women's Romance, Contemporary Woman, Sensual Romance, SEAL, USA Today Bestselling Author, New York Times Bestselling Author

When Sunshine Patterson loses her Chicago home, job and boyfriend in one day, she needs a backup plan, fast. Luckily her Aunt Cecily has provided her with the perfect combination living and restaurant space to start over. Even though the building is located in small town Chance Creek, Montana, Sunshine is certain it’s only a matter of time before she’s back to take the big city by storm. When she arrives in Chance Creek, however, she gets a surprise. Her restaurant space—and apartment—are occupied by a rival to her inheritance: the incredibly sexy, incredibly wrong for her, Cole Linden. 

Cole’s been struggling to save his family’s holdings for far too long. The indoor rifle range he inherited from his father barely pays its rent, but it’s all that’s keeping his other concerns—two apartment houses—afloat. If he was smart, he’d walk away from all of it and start over, but if he does, several dozen of Chance Creek’s inhabitants will find themselves without a home. He thought Cecily meant to leave him the range building in her will. Instead she’s set him up in a four-month-long competition with her big-city niece to see who will win the place. A niece whose knockout looks are making it damn hard for him to concentrate on the job at hand. 

Sunshine can’t believe she’ll have to open a vegan restaurant in a rifle-range waiting room, and she can’t believe she’ll have to share her apartment with Cole, either. Cole can’t believe his friends are falling over themselves to help Sunshine succeed—and get a date with her. 

Now the competition is getting hot, but the sparks flying between them are even hotter. Can Cole and Sunshine find a way they both can win? 


Read the first full-length standalone New Zealand romances from Kris Pearson’s Wellington, Heartlands and Sheikhs Series. Once you’ve finished these heart-and-soul filled stories you’ll find plenty more to enjoy by this superb storyteller.

The Boat Builder’s Bed

A single mom and a billionaire. A beautiful house that needs her touch, and a beautiful man who needs her love even more.

Superyacht tycoon Rafe Severino wants to complete his lonely new mansion with its million-dollar views and return his life to normality. He yearns to marry again and start a better family than the one he came from. He gets more than he bargains for with Sophie Calhoun.

Newly established decorator Sophie seeks to make her mark on the city, but to concentrate on her design studio she has been parted from her adored daughter for the last several years. When Rafe confesses the ugly truth of his upbringing, Sophie sees disaster ahead. A heart-warming story of family, love, loss, dangerous currents, and maybe love regained.


Melting His Heart

Kate Pleasance needs to flee her home city of Auckland and create a new life away from family stress and infidelity. Might the advertisement seeking a ‘Superwoman’ be her answer? Short-listed, she’s flown to the vibrant alpine resort of Queenstown at her prospective employer’s expense. Snow is dusting the mountain tops as the jet glides in, and she’s shocked to be collected by tall, dark internet billionaire, Matthew McLeod. Where is the woman she spoke with on the phone? 

After a disastrous first marriage, Matthew has lived in a freezing void. He’s buried himself in his work to keep the demons at bay, but now there’s a potent new threat tearing at his resolve. Job-seeker Kate is dragging his ruthlessly supressed emotions back to the surface. Temptation he’s easily shrugged off in the past now eats him alive. Can he persuade her to stay long enough to fan the smouldering sparks between them until they burst into white-hot flames?


Taken by the Sheikh

First in the Sheikhs of Al Sounam series - exciting hot romps in the desert.

'I want this girl. I want her willing. I’d kill the others to stop them sharing her and then discarding her. I’ll teach this little blonde foreigner everything about obedience and the rewards that follow. Keep her safe for me. Until it’s time to send her home.'

Laurel is the wrong hostage in the wrong place at just the right terrifying time. This exciting story has Sheikh Rafiq working undercover against dangerous terrorists. His prize is the innocent kiwi nanny, Laurel, but how long can she stay that way with a powerful man like the Sheikh? This different and delicious sheikh romance is Kris Pearson's all-time best seller. Her passionate sheikh is a man to fall deeply in love with.

Shepard Montgomery loves the feel of a needle in his hands, the ink that he lays on another, and the thrill he gets when his art is finished, appreciated, and loved. At least that’s the way it used to be. Now he’s struggling to figure out why he’s a tattoo artist at all as he wades through the college frat boys and tourists who just want a thrill, not a permanent reminder of their trip. Once he sees the Ice Princess walk through Midnight Ink’s doors though, he knows he might just have found the inspiration he needs.

Shea Little has spent her life listening to her family’s desires. She went to the best schools, participated in the most proper of social events, and almost married the man her family wanted for her. When she ran from that and found a job she actually likes, she thought she’d rebelled enough. Now though, she wants one more thing—only Shepard stands in the way. She’ll not only have to let him learn more about her in order to get inked, but find out what it means to be truly free.

Montgomery Ink Reading Order

Book 0.5: Ink Inspired

Book 0.6: Ink Reunited 

Book 1: Delicate Ink 

Book 1.5: Forever Ink

Book 2: Tempting Boundaries 

Book 3: Harder than Words 

Book 4: Written in Ink (Coming Oct 2015)

Book 4.5: Hidden Ink (Coming Jan 2016)

Book 5: Ink Enduring (Coming June 2016)

More to come

Key Words: Contemporary, Montgomery Ink, Romance, New Orleans, Midnight Ink, Tattoo, Ink, Dominant, BDSM, Blue Collar, Opposites Attract, Second Chance Romance, Love Story 

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