When Ella Mikowski decided to plan her dream wedding, she had no idea what she was getting herself into. As if juggling her career and the millions of wedding planning details isn’t enough, it seems that anything that can go wrong does go wrong. Will Ella manage to make it down the aisle with her sanity intact?
Episode 1: With only seven days to go until the wedding, Ella heads to the salon. But her visions of a head full of beautiful highlights setting off her exquisite headpiece is ruined when something in the solution causes her hair to fall off in clumps.
Episode 2: Six days before the wedding, Ella learns just how contentious the seating arrangements can be when her mother and Masato clash over the seating chart.
Episode 3: When storm damage leaves a supplier incapable of delivering the flowers Ella had ordered, she’s left with only five days to figure out what to substitute for the arrangements.
Episode 4: Ella’s final wedding gown fitting ends in disaster when the iron used to press her gown malfunctions. How can she possibly find a replacement with only four days to go until her big day?
Episode 5: Masato makes a deal with Ella: one date, no talking about the wedding. But some bad sushi turns their relaxing evening into an unmitigated disaster.
Episode 6: Two days before the wedding, Masato gets into a fight with his Best Man, and Ella has an argument with her brother, the Man of Honor.
Episode 7: An unpleasant surprise awaits at the travel agency when Ella and Masato go to pick up their tickets: a hurricane has hit the Bahamas, destroying their honeymoon locale.
Episode 8: It’s wedding day at last, but just when Ella thought things might go her way, the cake is destroyed.
Cianne Wyland leads a double life. No one in House Staerleigh would suspect that the meek woman on whom they heap their disdain is a gatherer of secrets. Determined to uncover whether the House’s upper echelon—including her own father—are engaging in illicit activities in a grasp for control of the House, Cianne has made an art of slipping into their homes to rifle through their private lives.
Kila an Movis is an Enforcer. Gods-gifted with an extraordinary ability to piece together physical clues, he’s entrusted with protecting the vulnerable from crime. But his habit of expressing his opinions a little too freely earned him a nine-year banishment to the wilds, and he’s determined to be more circumspect upon his return to the trade city.
When someone close to Cianne dies and Kila is called out to investigate the scene, her world and his collide once more. His long absence hasn’t driven the memory of him from her heart, but the woman he encounters isn’t the child he remembers.
Unwilling to trust anyone else, Cianne enlists Kila’s help. The deeper they dig, the more secrets they unearth about her father, the other House members, and her entire life—until Cianne discovers that House Staerleigh is built on a foundation of lies.
There was a smile on Harrison’s face when Heidi entered the room. His back was to her, but he had caught the scent of her perfume earlier when he walked past her in the lobby, and knew it was her.
“Have a seat, Heidi,” he said in a deep baritone that Heidi thought sounded familiar, but it was a voice she couldn’t place.
Harrison turned toward her and it was then that she remembered the profile. Her blood froze in her veins as he turned to face her. It all came back in a flash – the dark eyes, the face that could show kindness or cruelty depending upon the man’s many moods, the lips that were thick and soft when the two of them had kissed so many years ago, and the slender body that had filled out to form the broad physique of a grown man. He was sexy in a raw, edgy sort of way, but the desire to be refined had never been a part of him, though he craved respect. Heidi was one of very few people who knew who the man was deep inside, a scared little boy who had been forced to grow up too fast, but the man he had become was a mystery to her.
“It’s been awhile, hasn’t it?”
The smirk on Harrison’s face would be forever etched on her mind.
“I didn’t know you…”
“You didn’t know I was in charge of this enterprise, did you?”
“No. It doesn’t seem to fit you.”
“I could say the same for you. You didn’t seem like the Florence Nightengale type when I knew you.”
“People change, Harrison.”
“That’s where you’re wrong, Heidi. People don’t change all that much.”
“And you’re an expert on human behavior?”
“Growing up with an alcoholic father and a mother who enabled his… well… behavior makes me an expert on a lot of things.”
Heidi looked down at the floor. She couldn’t remember the number of times she had witnessed the beatings Harrison received at the hands of his father. There were too many to count. She shook her head as if to rid her mind of the memories.
Two years ago, Jaris Harron fled a revelation too monstrous to face. Eager to escape his old life, he joined The Taskmasters, a small mercenary company operating in a remote region, and the secretive crew has proven an ideal fit. He’s made peace with his decision to reject all human connections rather than risk involving anyone in his dangerous past—or so he thinks, until Livienne Darby joins the crew.
Desperate to get away from the memory of her beloved mother, Liv ran. After months spent wandering, she hopes the mercenary life will offer her some stability, allowing her to earn a living while also providing her with the solitude she craves. Her plans to keep her distance from the others go awry when a crew member is injured, leaving Jaris without a training partner, a position Liv reluctantly agrees to fill.
Despite their best efforts, neither can deny their attraction to the other, but Jaris doesn’t want to risk endangering Liv by exposing her to his past, and his refusal to share details about his background fuels her concern that being with him is a mistake.
When circumstances force Jaris to reveal the truth, Liv finds herself questioning who she is. Can she turn her back on him and his secret, returning to a normal life, or can she find the courage within herself to join him, and, together, fight for the future of their realm?
A footballer legendary for keeping his cool. A woman who challenges him like no other.
Nothing gets by me. Nothing gets to me. On the field, or off. Until I meet Harper. One taste of her lips, and it hits me hard—right to the gut. I’ll do whatever it takes to win her.
She’s brilliant, she’s beautiful, and she’s so reserved, she becomes the challenge I have to win.
She can’t be bothered. She’s not impressed with much—not the fact I’m an international soccer star, not money. She’s also running from something.
I can be patient. I’m used to that game. But this isn’t a game.
Not with Harper, not when she’s everything I want. Protecting the net is easy. The heart…not so much.
*This is a steamy, full-length standalone sports romance with a guaranteed happily-ever-after.
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