The Unexpected Husband (Captured by Love Book 8)

Captured by Love

Book 8
MPC Romance Publishing
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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?

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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.

keywords: romance novels for adults, erotic romance, contemporary romance, romance book, steamy, romantic suspense, romantic mystery, secret baby, unexpected baby, fake wedding, fake marriage, wealthy alpha male, nightclubs, one night stand, pregnancy

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About the author

Miranda P. Charles is the author of more than twenty-one steamy contemporary and romantic suspense novels.

She prefers to spend her time in front of her laptop, putting into words the stories that play in her head. Don't get her started with reading a great book, though, because she has the tendency to not put it down until she gets to the last page.

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.

Oh, yeah, there's also the housework. But she really wishes someone else could do that for her so she could get back to her books!

She lives in Sydney, Australia.

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MPC Romance Publishing
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Jun 9, 2017
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Pages
256
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English
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Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
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How can Derek be with the woman he loves when he has to stay with the one he doesn’t?

Derek McCarthy won’t rest until he proves that his cunning uncle was responsible for his father’s death. But due to their frosty relationship, the only way he could get into his uncle’s properties to search for the evidence that could expose his uncle’s crimes is to keep pretending that he and the daughter of his uncle’s business partner are in love. But his feelings for his friend Bernadette Luna keep getting stronger, so when an arrangement with his girlfriend-in-name-only enables him to date Bernadette, he grabs it with both hands. Unfortunately, he is soon faced with a heart-breaking choice: risk his uncle discovering his ruse and destroying the evidence, or risk losing Bernadette forever.

Should Bernadette follow her heart or listen to her head?

Bernadette Luna has been secretly in love with Derek McCarthy for ages. When Derek finally shows his attraction to her, she is ecstatic. He is truly the man of her dreams. So when she discovers that Derek might be keeping secrets from her, she has to make a decision: follow her heart or listen to her head. Problem is, her heart has misled her many times before, especially when it comes to Derek.

*****

The Unreal Boyfriend can be read as a stand-alone or as Book 9 of the Captured by Love series. 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 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 (Tristan Grant and Paige Shipton)
Book 9: The Unreal Boyfriend (Derek McCarthy and Bernadette Luna)

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, romantic mystery, amateur sleuth, amateur detective

A Steamy and Stirring Contemporary Romance Novel.

He doesn't care about the wealth and opportunity his father offers.

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 stirred him in the right places.

She cares about keeping her job.

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?

The Unwilling Executive can be enjoyed as a stand-alone steamy contemporary romance novel or as Book 1 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 book is for adults only. It contains hot sex scenes.

keywords: romance novels for adults, erotic romance, contemporary romance, romance book, steamy, beach read, first in a series, enemies to lovers

He has to stay away from her.

Thirty-year-old entrepreneur Rick Donnelly is under contract to remain unattached until his fifteen-year-old half-sister turns twenty-one. If he breaks the rule, 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 condition--something he simply cannot afford to do.

She intends to win his heart.

Twenty-six-year-old 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 to see him 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?

The Unyielding Bachelor is a steamy contemporary romance novel that can be enjoyed as a stand-alone or as Book 2 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!

Other books in the series coming soon!

This steamy 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

He cannot let love get in the way of work.

Undercover 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.

Her work places her in his way.

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. What was more, her incredibly kind boss insists on helping her win Carter however way she can...

*****

The Undercover Playboy is a steamy contemporary romance novel with plenty of suspense. It can be read as a stand-alone or as Book 3 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.

keywords: romance novels for adults, erotic romance, contemporary romance, romance book, steamy, romantic suspense, friends to lovers, friends with benefits

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.

keywords: romance novels for adults, erotic romance, contemporary romance, romance book, steamy, romantic suspense, friends to lovers, friends with benefits

How can Derek be with the woman he loves when he has to stay with the one he doesn’t?

Derek McCarthy won’t rest until he proves that his cunning uncle was responsible for his father’s death. But due to their frosty relationship, the only way he could get into his uncle’s properties to search for the evidence that could expose his uncle’s crimes is to keep pretending that he and the daughter of his uncle’s business partner are in love. But his feelings for his friend Bernadette Luna keep getting stronger, so when an arrangement with his girlfriend-in-name-only enables him to date Bernadette, he grabs it with both hands. Unfortunately, he is soon faced with a heart-breaking choice: risk his uncle discovering his ruse and destroying the evidence, or risk losing Bernadette forever.

Should Bernadette follow her heart or listen to her head?

Bernadette Luna has been secretly in love with Derek McCarthy for ages. When Derek finally shows his attraction to her, she is ecstatic. He is truly the man of her dreams. So when she discovers that Derek might be keeping secrets from her, she has to make a decision: follow her heart or listen to her head. Problem is, her heart has misled her many times before, especially when it comes to Derek.

*****

The Unreal Boyfriend can be read as a stand-alone or as Book 9 of the Captured by Love series. 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 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 (Tristan Grant and Paige Shipton)
Book 9: The Unreal Boyfriend (Derek McCarthy and Bernadette Luna)

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, romantic mystery, amateur sleuth, amateur detective

A Steamy and Stirring Contemporary Romance Novel.

He doesn't care about the wealth and opportunity his father offers.

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 stirred him in the right places.

She cares about keeping her job.

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?

The Unwilling Executive can be enjoyed as a stand-alone steamy contemporary romance novel or as Book 1 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 book is for adults only. It contains hot sex scenes.

keywords: romance novels for adults, erotic romance, contemporary romance, romance book, steamy, beach read, first in a series, enemies to lovers

She could ruin him and his family, and he is tasked to protect her. Now, Xavier not only needs to watch his back--he also has to watch his heart.

When Xavier Stirling's father suddenly confesses to fraud, Xavier suspects he's being coerced by a notorious criminal. Then Xavier finds himself the target of false accusations that threaten to ruin his own business. With the police suspecting him of wrongdoing, he desperately looks elsewhere for help. Enter the Indie Rebels--a secret group unsanctioned by law enforcement agencies. But to get their help, Xavier has to become an Indie Rebel himself. His first assignment is to keep journalist Eve Marrin safe--without Eve knowing she's being protected. He's surprised by the strength of his attraction for her. Now Xavier not only needs to watch his back--he also has to watch his heart.

For Eve Marrin, her new job as co-lead reporter for a popular public affairs program is a dream come true. She loves nothing more than to uncover scams, unfair business practices and other matters that the public has the right to know about. When she's given a tip to investigate the fitness training business of Xavier Stirling, she soon realizes she needs to build a wall around her heart in order to do her work.

***

Xavier: The Contract can be enjoyed as a standalone novel in the Indie Rebels series, where steamy, heart-melting romance meets danger, mystery and suspense.

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He has to stay away from her.

Thirty-year-old entrepreneur Rick Donnelly is under contract to remain unattached until his fifteen-year-old half-sister turns twenty-one. If he breaks the rule, 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 condition--something he simply cannot afford to do.

She intends to win his heart.

Twenty-six-year-old 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 to see him 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?

The Unyielding Bachelor is a steamy contemporary romance novel that can be enjoyed as a stand-alone or as Book 2 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!

Other books in the series coming soon!

This steamy 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

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