Callie Cassidy's food blog is just starting to take off, but not the way she'd hoped. Instead of her recipes and kitchen tips, the page that's attracting the most followers is Their Just Desserts. It's a series of stealth video reviews exposing the nasty side of L. A.'s fanciest restaurants. Unhappy always writing bad reviews, Callie sets off to review a place that can't possibly fail. En Flambe L. A., whose new pastry chef is the world-famous Roland De Mercier. Even better, she meets the restaurant's two owners, Jake and Alex, who find her Rubenesque curves and bright smile exactly to their liking. She's finally going to get a great review for her blog. Maybe even a date with one—or two!—of the hottest guys in L. A. What could possibly go wrong?
Jake and Alex are in a panic. The new pastry chef, Roland De Mercier, is a complete disaster, throwing dishes and screaming at the staff. Two line cooks have quit. The servers are afraid to move. And the sous-chef is crying. De Mercier is threatening one of the cooks with a blowtorch, and the head chef is threatening to kill De Mercier and throw his body in the Dumpster. Firing De Mercier seems like the perfect solution. Until the woman Jake and Alex are trying to impress orders De Mercier's signature dessert—chocolate key lime pie in puff pastry. They realize they have no clue how to create such a bizarre concoction. Their best attempt looks like a blob of gray goo. But things get worse when they find her filming a review of their failed dessert for all the world to see. And when someone tries to destroy Callie's business and ruin her name, Jake and Alex will have a hard time convincing her they're not guilty...
Reader note: contains m/m/f menage and hot romance elements, BBWs, and male/male love. A complete, stand-alone story with a happily ever after
Riley James lives and works in Ohio with her husband and three kids. She loves college football and watching superhero movies while she cooks. Romance novels have been a favorite of hers from the moment she picked up her first pirate romance. Riley's books are Their Just Desserts and Tropical Heat.
Overworked cubicle jockey Adam Byron wants to attend Oregon Coast Pride in style but the price of a room at Buchanan House, a popular gay retreat on the central coast, is beyond his budget. So he won’t miss out, he advertises online for someone to share expenses. Corporate drone Silas Grant responds to Adam’s ad, and the two get to know each other via texts before meeting at the coast. They agree on a no-pressure roommate arrangement, yet once they meet face-to-face, their attraction is undeniable. Desire might simmer well beyond Pride weekend, no matter how hard Adam and Silas try to live up to their noncommitment pact.
Lisa Daley’s life is going in the right direction. She has graduated from college after years of putting herself through school. She’s got a new job at an accounting firm and she’s finished her Sanctum training. Finally on her own and having fun, her life seems pretty perfect. Except she’s lonely and the one man she wants won’t give her a second look.
There is one other little glitch. Apparently, her new firm is really a front for the mob and now they want her dead. Assassins can really ruin a fun girls’ night out. Suddenly strapped to the very same six-foot-five-inch hunk of a bodyguard who makes her heart pound, Lisa can’t decide if this situation is a blessing or a curse.
As the mob closes in, Remy takes his tempting new charge back to the safest place he knows—his home in the bayou. Surrounded by his past, he can’t help wondering if Lisa is his future. To answer that question, he just has to keep her alive.
Suzie Hart has it all. A beautiful home, friends and family, and the sweetest job in the world. She's the best darned cook in Harbor Falls, North Carolina, and has the street cred to prove it. She runs her own bed and breakfast, writes a food blog, and is working on her first cookbook.
Life is perfect. Right?
Wrong. You see, Suzie has a secret. And when that secret rides up to her doorstep on a bad-ass Harley and tosses her not-so-perfect little world into some kind of big, bad tumble, happy-go-lucky Suzie panics.
Brad Matthews doesn't have a secret, he has a plan--and that plan includes luring Suzie back into his life. When she worked as his sous chef in Asheville, he had no intention of falling in love with the sassy chef, or any woman for that matter. No room in his life for romance. But when Suzie disappeared and took Brad's heart with her, his good intentions shattered. Now that he's found her again, he's not about to let her alter the new path he's set out for his life--and hers.
Second Edition, Revised and Updated, 2019
For a long time, Emma Hall has been hiding her attraction to Grayson Wright, the sexy, rich, and powerful corporate executive she works for. But when her charming boss invites her on a business trip to the Bahamas, she's eager to go. It might finally be time to stop denying her feelings. Grayson means to fly them to the Bahamas himself since he's a pilot, but a sudden storm forces an emergency landing on a small, seemingly deserted island. They aren't hurt in the crash, but the island turns out not to be deserted after all. It's the home of Carter Price, a man with smoldering good looks and a godly tan who appears out of nowhere to help them. After Carter tells them he's been trapped on the island for months with no way to leave, Emma and Grayson realize they may be stranded on this island for longer than they expected. Only that might not be all bad. The heat between the three of them quickly builds, and it isn't long until a simple kiss leads to three times the passion...and three times the complications...
Carter, a bestselling thriller writer, was working away on the hot male/male romance he was secretly writing when a plane crashed on his island, destroying his self-imposed isolation from the rest of the world. At first, he isn't pleased at the interruption, but as soon as he sees Grayson and Emma, he can't deny the strength of his attraction to them both. Carter has always been strongly attracted to men—even though he's never been with one—but he pushes aside his feelings and denies his urges. His attraction to the rich, suave Grayson annoys him, so he tells a lie in the hope of rattling the other man. Carter claims he is marooned on the island too. But his foolish deception soon spirals out of control, especially after things heat up between the three of them. When Grayson discovers that Carter has a perfectly working boat and radio, Carter's lie is blown out of the sky and their fledgling threesome is in danger of going down in flames... Can Emma help two stubborn, strong men find forgiveness and accept their feelings for each other and for her? Or is their chance at happiness doomed to wilt in this tropical heat?
Reader note: contains MMF menage, hot romance elements, and male/male love
Biologist Erika Myers is observing otters on a cold autumn morning when a freak accident sends her plunging into the river. Lucky for her, she's rescued by Mick Brannon, a huge, rough-looking biker who was cruising by on his hog. Mick might look like he belongs in a motorcycle gang, but he has a heart of gold and owns a bar in town. The only things that make him angry are seeing a woman treated wrong...and the extreme sports park that billionaire Drake Durrant wants to build and ruin Mick's hometown. Only Erika happens to be working with Drake to help bring the multi-million dollar project to life. When the billionaire races to Erika's side after the accident, he comes face to face with Mick and sparks fly between the three of them.
Mick is a fighter. Being a biker who swings both ways means he has plenty of scars to prove how tough he is. So when an outsider billionaire waltzes into his town looking to change it forever, he's going to do all he can to protect the town's way of life. And since he owns the slice of land Drake needs to start building his tourist-trap sports park, Mick can stop it for good. But Mick finds himself attracted to Erika, the sweet BBW who literally fell into his life, and it just so happens that the billionaire has his sights on her too. Not only is Drake filthy rich, he's too damn handsome, too bisexual, and the man keeps invading Mick's fantasies starring Erika. One way or another, Mick has to get Drake out of his system so he can win Erika's heart...only that might be easier said than done.
Reader note: contains MMF menage and hot romance elements, curvy BBW heroines, sexy billionaires, bad boy bikers, and male/male love
Ox was twelve when his daddy taught him a very valuable lesson. He said that Ox wasn’t worth anything and people would never understand him. Then he left.
Ox was sixteen when he met the boy on the road, the boy who talked and talked and talked. Ox found out later the boy hadn’t spoken in almost two years before that day, and that the boy belonged to a family who had moved into the house at the end of the lane.
Ox was seventeen when he found out the boy’s secret, and it painted the world around him in colors of red and orange and violet, of Alpha and Beta and Omega.
Ox was twenty-three when murder came to town and tore a hole in his head and heart. The boy chased after the monster with revenge in his bloodred eyes, leaving Ox behind to pick up the pieces.
It’s been three years since that fateful day—and the boy is back. Except now he’s a man, and Ox can no longer ignore the song that howls between them.