Captured by Love Books 1-3 (The Unwilling Executive, The Unyielding Bachelor, The Undercover Playboy)

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An unwilling executive, an unyielding bachelor and an undercover playboy discover they cannot escape love when it finds them. With dangerous situations pulling them apart, how can they hold on to the women who have captured their hearts? This collection includes books 1 to 3 of the steamy, stirring and suspenseful Captured by Love series. Each book in this series can be enjoyed as a standalone.

Book 1: The Unwilling Executive

Racing car mechanic Lucas Renner never expected his biological father to start acknowledging him as a son and only heir. He bet the old man has ulterior motives that has nothing to do with wanting to develop a relationship with him. He refuses to make contact with the man who has rejected him all his life... until his father's message is hand-delivered by a blushing beauty who stirs him in the right places.

Jade Tully thanks her lucky stars for her new role as the personal assistant to a wealthy CEO. Heaven knows she needs it. But she doesn't anticipate getting entangled in the personal conflict between her eccentric boss and his extremely hunky son--a man who rattles her poise and melts her heart. She wants to help bring father and son together. But if she continues to do her boss's bidding, would she lose Lucas's trust and her chance to capture his heart?

Book 2: The Unyielding Bachelor

Rick Donnelly is under contract to remain unattached until his fifteen-year-old half-sister turns twenty-one. If he breaks the rules, not only will he have to hand over the management of his half-sister’s substantial inheritance to his reckless stepmother, but he’ll also have to transfer twenty percent ownership of his company to the untrustworthy woman. When the tempting Lexie Mead decides to knock down his heart’s defenses, he finds himself in danger of breaking the contract’s strict conditions—something he simply cannot afford to do.

Lexie Mead has long had feelings for the hunky Rick Donnelly. Tired of being treated as just another one of his friends, she sets out to win his heart from prettier and more aggressive women admirers. But Rick has complications to deal with… and enemies who will do anything to see him fail. She doesn’t want him to lose the things he’s worked hard to keep. But how can they have a future together when she is forced to walk away and Rick can’t ask her to stay?

Book 3: The Undercover Playboy

Detective Carter Garrett is required to play the role of a cash-strapped playboy to solve an important case. When Cassie Stephens, his sister's beautiful friend, starts working in the art gallery owned by a suspect, his growing feelings for her threaten to blow his cover. He mustn't let Cassie in on the secret. It could ruin his team's best chance at catching a group of criminals whose leader could very well be Cassie's new boss. But when Cassie gets embroiled in the case, his heart joins in on the action--a dangerous situation he cannot allow to persist.

Cassie Stephens is ecstatic to land a high-paying job with perks anyone would envy. To her further delight, her new boss has business dealings with the charming Carter Garrett, her flatmate's hunky brother. Things between her and Carter heat up with surprising speed. But being aware of Carter's playboy ways, she orders herself not to dream of a future with him... until her new boss shares a secret about Carter she wasn't at all expecting. Everything seems too good to be true, but something tells her heartbreak and danger are not far away.

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Each book in the Captured by Love series can be read as a standalone. For better enjoyment, the author recommends reading the books in order.

Book 1: The Unwilling Executive (Lucas Renner and Jade Tully)
Book 2: The Unyielding Bachelor (Rick Donnelly and Lexie Mead)
Book 3: The Undercover Playboy (Carter Garrett and Cassie Stephens)
Book 4: The Unintended Fiancé (Bradley Mead and Erin Baker)
Book 5: The Unforgettable Ex (Gavin Redford and Natasha Garrett)
Book 6: The Unknown Billionaire (Jarryd Westbourne and Marilyn Grant)
Book 7: The Unmasked CEO (Simon Alexander and Geri Blaine)
Book 8: The Unexpected Husband - coming soon!

These romance books are for adults only. They contain hot sexual content.

keywords: romance, romance novel, erotic romance, contemporary, adult romance, steamy, friends to lovers, friends with benefits, one night stand, undercover detective, romantic comedy, romantic suspense, mystery

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About the author

Miranda P. Charles is the author of more than eighteen steamy, stirring and suspenseful contemporary romance novels.

She prefers to spend her time in front of her laptop, putting into words the love stories that play in her head, or reading books that she can’t put down.

She does have a life outside of books. Mostly, that consists of bonding with family and friends or going on romantic trips with her awesome husband, who, thankfully, puts up with her hermit-like daily routine.

She lives in the beautiful city of Sydney, Australia.
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Mar 17, 2017
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He is tired of being a gold-digger magnet.

Simon Alexander, the CEO of a private jet service, is ready to lose his Mile-High-Playboy image. Keen to break the cycle of attracting gold-diggers and being rejected by decent women because of his reputation, he pretends to be Simon James, a freelance chauffeur. When he meets the beautiful Geri Blaine, his new boss's personal assistant, he believes he's finally met the right type of woman. But will Geri stick around when he comes clean about his real identity?

She has no choice but to keep the money that's not hers.

Geri Blaine's job as a personal assistant and travel companion of a wealthy seventy-two-year-old lady is perfect for her. Needing to hide from a ruthless ex-convict who is after her sister's money, travelling constantly with her employer was an ideal situation. She quickly finds herself falling for Simon James, their new chauffeur. But what will Simon think of her when he discovers that she's on the run with the money her sister accuses her of stealing?

The Unmasked CEO  a steamy contemporary romance novel with intriguing mystery and light suspense. It can be read as a standalone or as Book 7 of the Captured by Love series. The author recommends reading the books in order to fully enjoy the series.

Book 1: The Unwilling Executive (Lucas Renner and Jade Tully)
Book 2: The Unyielding Bachelor (Rick Donnelly and Lexie Mead)
Book 3: The Undercover Playboy (Carter Garrett and Cassie Stephens)
Book 4: The Unintended Fiancé (Bradley Mead and Erin Baker)
Book 5: The Unforgettable Ex (Gavin Redford and Natasha Garrett)
Book 6: The Unknown Billionaire (Jarryd Westbourne and Marilyn Grant)
Book 7: The Unmasked CEO (Simon Alexander and Geri Blaine)
Book 8: The Unexpected Husband - coming soon

Other romance books in the series coming soon!

This steamy contemporary romance book is for adults only. It contains hot sex scenes.

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He arranges a fake engagement to win against his business rival.

Bradley Mead has one overriding goal: to succeed over his fiercest business enemy. To boost his chances of winning a lucrative contract over his competitor, he must first assure his potential client that he is not after the client's new wife--a woman he used to date and who still loves to flirt with him. To aid his cause, he asks Erin Baker, his sister's beautiful best friend, to be his pretend fiancée. But Erin soon becomes a pawn for his archrival's underhanded tactics... and he finds himself torn between winning in business and following the dictates of his heart.

She doesn't expect to fall for her fake fiancé.

Erin Baker believes she is now immune from Bradley Mead's charms. After all, her secret crush for him when she was still a teenager is long gone. When an ex-boyfriend becomes a new work colleague and starts annoying her, accepting Brad's proposition to be his fake fiancée for a short time seems like a great idea... until she discovers that she's been lying to herself about her feelings for him. Can she ever win the heart of the man who has never loved her back, and shows no intention of ever doing so?

*****

The Unintended Fiancé is a steamy contemporary romance novel with intriguing suspense. It can be read as a stand-alone or as Book 4 of the Captured by Love series. The author recommends reading the books in order to fully enjoy the series.

Book 1: The Unwilling Executive (Lucas Renner and Jade Tully)
Book 2: The Unyielding Bachelor (Rick Donnelly and Lexie Mead)
Book 3: The Undercover Playboy (Carter Garrett and Cassie Stephens)
Book 4: The Unintended Fiance (Bradley Mead and Erin Baker)
Book 5: The Unforgettable Ex (Gavin Redford and Natasha Garrett)
Book 6: The Unknown Billionaire (Jarryd Westbourne and Marilyn Grant)
Book 7: The Unmasked CEO (Simon Alexander and Geri Blaine)
Book 8: The Unexpected Husband - coming soon!

This steamy contemporary romance book is for adults only. It contains hot sex scenes.

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 A steamy, full-length, standalone romance with a guaranteed HEA from USA Today Bestselling Author J.H. Croix! If you like smoking hot romance with alpha men and sassy women, you’ll love this series! 

In this captivating love story set against the stark beauty of the Alaskan wilderness, Hannah Gray returns to her hometown after the death of her parents. Once wild and impulsive, she shut her heart off to love and adventure after her parents died. When she meets Luke Winters, their immediate attraction is overwhelming.

Burned once before, Luke has committed himself to nothing but casual dalliances with women. Rugged and sexy, he finds no shortage of women happy to oblige. When Hannah comes along, he questions what he might be missing. Both fight the depth of their feelings—love is not part of the plan.

Hannah’s sense of identity is shaken when she unearths a surprising truth about her family. Meanwhile, Luke’s interfering family and complications from his past challenge Hannah and Luke to face their true feelings for each other.

Can two people who don’t believe love is worth the risk find the courage to face their fears and open their hearts?

 *All novels in this series are full-length standalone novels with an HEA.

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This boxed set includes all four books in the steamy and heart-melting SECRET DREAMS series.

SECRET WORDS

When Jasmine Allen meets Kane Summers in the unlikeliest of places, she’s bowled over by her strong attraction for him. But Jasmine has a secret career she isn't comfortable sharing with the hunky guy who’s sweeping her off her feet. Having been betrayed by an ex, she didn’t want to be in a position where she could be humiliated again because of her work.

Kane Summers has a protective side that immediately takes over when he bumps into an injured Jasmine Allen. With their instant chemistry hitting him in the chest, he finds himself wanting to protect her in more ways than one. But Kane's life is complicated, and he isn't totally free to act on his feelings.

They’re fighting a losing battle to stay away from each other. But the work that Jasmine loves stands in the way of Kane’s success. And with certain people wanting nothing more than to keep them apart, how can they find their way past secrets to nurture a love that, if given the chance, could last a lifetime?

SECRET DESIGNS

Ari Mitchell is thrilled when a friend asks her to design her wedding dress—Ari’s first ever order. But there’s a drawback. Ari now has no way of avoiding Dylan Summers, her friend’s future brother-in-law—and the guy she can’t stop thinking about after their unexpected one-night stand. With circumstances throwing her in Dylan’s path, how can she forget the man who makes it clear he doesn’t do relationships?

Dylan Summers is determined never to be betrayed and lied to by another woman again. That’s why he’s given up on relationships. With one-night stands working perfectly well for him, there’s no reason to change his ways. He’s tempted to have a few more hot nights with Ari Mitchell, though. But he’s fighting hard, because he’s not sure why Ari wants him.

Their mutual attraction is simply too strong to ignore. But how can Ari find a future with a man who avoids commitment? And how can Dylan open up to the woman who can heal his heart, when he fears her motives for being with him?

SECRET MOVES

When Kristen McCann choreographs her friend’s bridal party wedding dance, she fulfils a desire to showcase her talents for a job she’d love to do fulltime. But the wedding brings up another longing not as easily quenched. She’s keen to have a short fling after a disastrous relationship, and Trey Andrews, the groom’s hunky friend, catches her eye. Should she listen to her buddies who encourage her to set her sights elsewhere?

When Trey Andrews learns that the beautiful bridesmaid at his friend's wedding considered him, then scratched him out, as a possible one-night stand, he just has to change her mind. As a dyed-in-the-wool bachelor, someone as attractive and fun-intentioned as Kris McCann is perfect for him. And even though he loathes dancing, he agrees to be Kris’s student to get what he wants.

Kris has a bad habit of falling for playboys, and Trey's past is enough to put him off relationships forever. How can they give themselves a chance when painful experiences hold them back from listening to their hearts?

SECRET TASTES

Samantha Lane wants to leave her father's accounting firm and move to another state to establish a catering business. But she doesn't want to break her parents' hearts. When her cousin suggests to tell them that a man is behind her decision, she finds the perfect excuse for her hopelessly romantic folks.

Adam Craig doesn't mind playing the role of Sam's fake boyfriend. She's a friend in need and he's a helpful guy. Besides, he’s desperate to show a clingy ex that they’re truly over, and Sam acting as his girlfriend is the perfect solution.

When their pretence becomes all too real, a spanner in the works puts their future together in jeopardy. How can Sam trust Adam when she has proof he isn't ready to move on? And how can Adam convince Sam of his feelings when she’s intent on moving away from him?

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He breaks the heart of the woman he loves to keep her safe.

Private detective Gavin Redford has a very dangerous enemy intent on revenge. When that criminal threatens the life of any woman he falls in love with, he has no choice but to break up with Natasha Garrett—his best friend’s sister and the woman who means the world to him. No question about it, he’d rather lose her than put her in danger. But he hopes with all his heart that the thug is caught soon, because it’s killing him to watch Natasha move on.

She’s determined to forget the man who rejected her.

Natasha Garrett has only ever been in love once—with her brother’s best friend. Unfortunately, Gavin Redford has decided he doesn’t want her after all. So she will move on and forget about him. Even if her heart and body still yearns for him. Even if her mind cannot stop thinking about him. Because what choice does she have? She cannot make Gavin give his heart to her… or can she?

*****

The Unforgettable Ex is a steamy contemporary romance novel with intriguing suspense. It can be read as a stand-alone or as Book 5 of the Captured by Love series. The author recommends reading the books in order to fully enjoy the series.

Book 1: The Unwilling Executive (Lucas Renner and Jade Tully)
Book 2: The Unyielding Bachelor (Rick Donnelly and Lexie Mead)
Book 3: The Undercover Playboy (Carter Garrett and Cassie Stephens)
Book 4: The Unintended Fiance (Bradley Mead and Erin Baker)
Book 5: The Unforgettable Ex (Gavin Redford and Natasha Garrett)
Book 6: The Unknown Billionaire (Jarryd Westbourne and Marilyn Grant)
Book 7: The Unmasked CEO (Simon Alexander and Geri Blaine)
Book 8: The Unexpected Husband - coming soon!

This steamy contemporary romance book is for adults only. It contains hot sex scenes.

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To save his long-lost brother from the clutches of a criminal syndicate, Jaxon has to endanger the life of the woman he is assigned to protect. But how can he betray the one person who wants to give him her whole heart?

Jaxon Caine refuses to respond to Holly Stirling’s flirtations no matter how attracted he is to the superstar singer. Dating her means being dragged into the limelight, and he can’t stomach the thought of subjecting Holly to the kind of scrutiny she’s bound to get if his family secrets are uncovered. But when his long-lost brother suddenly shows up as Holly’s bodyguard, Jaxon is thrown into Holly’s space. He is assigned by the Indie Rebels—a covert crime-fighting group—to investigate his brother. But this assignment means endangering Holly. Can he forgive himself if anything happens to her?

Holly Stirling is one of the most fortunate women on the planet with her successful career and legions of fans. But when it comes to love, her heart keeps getting broken. It’s no different with Jaxon Caine, who continues to reject her. To her surprise, though, Jaxon seems jealous of her new bodyguard. Could it be he’s interested after all?

As Holly and Jaxon become closer, the threat against her grows, forcing Jaxon to choose between his duty and his heart.

*****

Jaxon: The Assignment can be read as a standalone novel or as book 2 of the Indie Rebels series, where steamy, heart-melting romance meets danger, mystery and suspense.

Indie Rebels Series
(Each book can be enjoyed as a standalone.)
Book 1: Xavier: The Contract
Book 2: Jaxon: The Assignment
Book 3: Bryce: The Project
Other books in the series coming soon.

Digital boxed set that includes all three books in the steamy Lifestyle by Design series.

Book 1: Will to Love (Clarise Carson and Will Matthews)

Clarise is desperate to keep her newly-engaged sister from playing matchmaker at her very own engagement party. She can't think of anything more embarrassing than have her sister's guests see her as the loser in love who can't find The One, so she drags a handsome friend to be her pretend date for the night.

Will attends his friend's engagement party purely for business reasons. He has no desire whatsoever to be introduced to single females who are after a boyfriend. He is far too focused on building his business to the success he dreams.

When Will and Clarise meet, sparks fly. Can Clarise stop her old wounds from opening up again and take another chance on love? And how can Will learn to embrace the one thing he doesn't even know he wants?

Book 2: Heart Robber (Jessa Allen and Rob Granger)

Jessa knows she's plain and average, even when her well-meaning friends encourage her to believe otherwise. So when hunky and gorgeous Rob Granger asks her out, she is shocked. A seriously handsome man wants her, and that isn't something that happens everyday.

Rob is a self-confessed playboy who has absolutely no plans to be tied down by any woman. He values his freedom first and foremost, and his expanding business is the only thing he is committed to. But he is intent on satisfying his intense desire for Jessa Allen who attracts him like a moth to a flame.

When Jessa agrees to a fling with Rob she finds herself falling for the man who cannot promise her tomorrow. Can she trust herself not to fall apart when the time comes to let Rob go? And can Rob ever find freedom in what he considers a prison to be avoided at all cost?

Book 3: Ray of Love Book (Faye Summers and Ray Thackery)

Faye decides that casual dating is the way to go to ensure she's fully healed from her last breakup. When Ray Thackery, her best friends' boss, asks her out, she agrees--but only if they keep it quiet. She doesn't want the complications that may arise with her best friends' working relationship with Ray if their fling ends up in a sour note.

Ray has kept his feelings for Faye hidden for so long. Now that she is single again, he is determined not to miss this chance to make her fall for him. He's not interested in a casual-only affair. Not with Faye. He wants more than that with her.

Their relationship, beautiful and passionate when it started, quickly arrives at the crossroads. How can it survive when the two people involved have very different intentions?

These romance books are for adults only. They contain hot sexual content.

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Can Tristan afford to trust the woman he wants?

Tristan Grant’s entertainment venues are now the most popular in the country, but his success has come at a price. Larry and Debbie Shipton, his main competitors, are resorting to sabotage to regain their number one position. But that’s not the most shocking news. The woman he had a one-night stand with claims she’s pregnant with his baby. The problem is, he can’t afford to trust her—because her name is Paige Shipton, and she is Larry and Debbie’s daughter. Too bad he didn’t know that before he slept with Paige, but he’s determined not to make any more mistakes when it comes to dealing with the devious Shiptons. If only he can find a way to stop being so attracted to Paige...

Can Paige save her heart from being irreparably broken?

Paige Shipton is going ahead with her pregnancy. It doesn’t matter that the father is Tristan Grant—the man who accuses her of deception simply because of who her parents are. She wants the baby, and she’s prepared to raise it alone. When she tells Tristan he doesn’t need to be involved, his answer surprises her, and she soon finds herself falling deeply for the man determined to ruin the Shipton name. With the conflict between Tristan and her parents escalating to destructive heights, can Paige avoid getting her heart irreparably broken?

***

The Unexpected Husband can be read as a standalone. For better enjoyment of the Captured by Love series, the author recommends reading the books in order.

Book 1: The Unwilling Executive (Lucas Renner and Jade Tully)
Book 2: The Unyielding Bachelor (Rick Donnelly and Lexie Mead)
Book 3: The Undercover Playboy (Carter Garrett and Cassie Stephens)
Book 4: The Unintended Fiancé (Bradley Mead and Erin Baker)
Book 5: The Unforgettable Ex (Gavin Redford and Natasha Garrett)
Book 6: The Unknown Billionaire (Jarryd Westbourne and Marilyn Grant)
Book 7: The Unmasked CEO (Simon Alexander and Geri Blaine)
Book 8: The Unexpected Husband (Tristan Grant and Paige Shipton)

This steamy contemporary romance book is for adults only. It contains hot sex scenes.

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He is tired of being a gold-digger magnet.

Simon Alexander, the CEO of a private jet service, is ready to lose his Mile-High-Playboy image. Keen to break the cycle of attracting gold-diggers and being rejected by decent women because of his reputation, he pretends to be Simon James, a freelance chauffeur. When he meets the beautiful Geri Blaine, his new boss's personal assistant, he believes he's finally met the right type of woman. But will Geri stick around when he comes clean about his real identity?

She has no choice but to keep the money that's not hers.

Geri Blaine's job as a personal assistant and travel companion of a wealthy seventy-two-year-old lady is perfect for her. Needing to hide from a ruthless ex-convict who is after her sister's money, travelling constantly with her employer was an ideal situation. She quickly finds herself falling for Simon James, their new chauffeur. But what will Simon think of her when he discovers that she's on the run with the money her sister accuses her of stealing?

The Unmasked CEO  a steamy contemporary romance novel with intriguing mystery and light suspense. It can be read as a standalone or as Book 7 of the Captured by Love series. The author recommends reading the books in order to fully enjoy the series.

Book 1: The Unwilling Executive (Lucas Renner and Jade Tully)
Book 2: The Unyielding Bachelor (Rick Donnelly and Lexie Mead)
Book 3: The Undercover Playboy (Carter Garrett and Cassie Stephens)
Book 4: The Unintended Fiancé (Bradley Mead and Erin Baker)
Book 5: The Unforgettable Ex (Gavin Redford and Natasha Garrett)
Book 6: The Unknown Billionaire (Jarryd Westbourne and Marilyn Grant)
Book 7: The Unmasked CEO (Simon Alexander and Geri Blaine)
Book 8: The Unexpected Husband - coming soon

Other romance books in the series coming soon!

This steamy contemporary romance book is for adults only. It contains hot sex scenes.

keywords: romance novels for adults, erotic romance, contemporary romance, romance book, steamy, romantic suspense, friends to lovers, friends with benefits, undercover, unknown billionaire, workplace romance, Yorkie, yorkshire terrier

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