I’m just trying to get back a piece of what I lost, focusing solely on raising Aaron and my work at Jameson. As long as I have my son and my career, I’m content. But life has a funny way of letting you know exactly what you need, and when a devastatingly handsome stranger named Griffin befriends Aaron at the park, I have to consider I might be missing something. A part of me that was locked away long ago reawakens, and I find myself looking at Griff in a way I’ve not looked at a man in more than a decade.
Just when I think things are starting to look up, my world is turned upside down. Turns out that meeting wasn’t an accident, and things aren’t going my way at all.
Griffin Moore is the man sent here to kill me.
Kate agrees to meet so I can explain what happened, why I distanced myself, but I’m not sure how to put it all into words.
I’m determined to prove that abandoning her was a mistake. It doesn’t matter if she’s with Daniel now. She’s been my girl since we were teenagers, and one day, she’ll be my wife.
This series was designed to be read in order.
Breaking Kate - Book One
Catching Kate - Book 1.5
Releasing Kate - Book Two
Loving Kate - Book Three
Christmas with the Houstons - Book Four (Jake and April's story)
*Mature Content Warning - This book contains situations not intended for persons under the age of 18. Including, but not limited to - sexual situations, alcohol use, cursing, and possible triggers.*
Months after her boyfriend dumped her, Georgia can still hear the insults he hurled at her. Boring. Predictable. Tame. Tired of feeling bad, she’s ready to change her image, and go a little wild. What better way to prove her ex wrong than a hot night of sexual adventure at the secret campus kink club?
In the shadowy den of the kink club, she unexpectedly runs into Logan Mulvaney, her friend’s little brother. A player extraordinaire too hot for his own good, he may be younger, but the guy is light years ahead when it comes to sexual experience. Now he’s telling her to go home—“good girls” don’t belong here!
Georgia is tired of having others define her. She’s going to teach Logan a lesson he won’t forget—one white hot, mind-wrecking kiss . . . that leads to another . . . and another . . . and. . . . Realizing she’s way in over her head, Georgia runs.
Only Logan won’t let her go. Everywhere she goes he’s there, making her want every inch of him. Making her forget who she is. Who he is. And just how wrong they are for each other.
Now I’m back with a degree and a backbone to take on my dream job at Blue Casino. I don’t count on the dark secrets the casino hides. Or that Adam has a hand in them.
No matter how quickly my heart beats when Adam walks into the office, decked out in an Armani suit, he’s an entitled, arrogant jerk. And I remind myself of that every time I overheat when he's near.
If I want to put a stop to what’s going on at the casino and secure my job, I’ll need to get close to Adam—the sexy man standing for everything I’m fighting against.
That’s right, Hayden, only two empty seats left.
Hayden darts for the second seat, across the table, but William snags it first.
The universe has it in for her. I cannot contain the joy that fills my heart knowing Hayden is forced to sit next to me. We often get stuck next to each other. Not that I’m complaining. The view works out just right for me, but I think she might object. If I were a different man, I might feel bad, but since I enjoy riling her up, it’s a perk of the job.
Cocky Prince is a steamy, enemies-to-lovers romance with a touch of suspense and lots of humorous banter. Grab it now!
**This book can be enjoyed as a complete stand-alone novel as well as part of a series. The order for Jules's series follows below.**
Men of Lake Tahoe: (new adult, contemporary romance)
Book 1: Off Limits (Jaeger & Cali)
Book 2: Mountain Man (Lewis & Genevieve)
Book 3: Rebound Roommate (Tyler & Mira)
Book 4: Hookup Master (Zach & Nessa)
Book 5: Cocky Prince (Adam & Hayden)
Cade Brothers: (contemporary romance)
Book 1: Tempting Levi (Levi & Emily)
Book 2: Daring Wes (Wes & Kaylee)
Book 3: Seducing Bran (Bran & Ireland)
Book 4: Reforming Hunt (Hunt & Abby)
*The Cade Brothers is a contemporary romance spin-off series to the Men of Lake Tahoe.*
Keywords: alpha, billionaire, enemies to lovers, New Adult, redemption, work romance, second chance romance, men of lake tahoe, brothers, office romance, romantic comedy, enemies-to-lovers, contemporary romance, Lake Tahoe Romance, casino romance, fiction drama, family drama, wealthy hero
'You're breaking up with me!'
He was silent.
'Under the Eiffel-fucking-Tower!' I screamed.
Twenty-five-year-old Claire Shorten had looked forward to spending a romantic weekend in Paris for as long as she could remember, and now it was here - three blissful days of strolling through cobbled streets arm-in-arm with her beloved, eating copious amounts of baked goods and soaking up the culture through each and every pore of her body. Well, at least, that was how she'd pictured it . . .
Even after her boyfriend dumps her rather unceremoniously in the most romantic place on earth, Claire is determined not to give up on her dream altogether - with or without a boyfriend. She finds herself a job in the kitchen of a small hotel; Michelin-starred it most certainly is not, but somehow Claire makes a place for herself amidst the dirty dishes and the foreign misfits who run the place.
When the restaurant attracts the attention of the enigmatic - if not slightly terrifying - tycoon Louis Delarue, and Claire manages to survive his high-powered business luncheon from hell, she knows that she can survive anything, surely. But all bets are off when Louis makes a game-changing decision: he's coming back for a second course . . .
PRAISE FOR C.J. DUGGAN'S HEART OF THE CITY SERIES:
'Fun and sexy ... Cheeky leading lady, dashing love interest, family complications and a fun setting - this book does have it all.' - Fictional Thoughts on London Bound
'I'm really glad that I've discovered C.J. Duggan's novels - her writing is sassy and witty with strong female characters who are willing to take on anything, no holds barred.' - Sam Still Reading on New York Nights
'CJ continuously provides us with books that are easy to read and addictive, with exciting plots and characters you just can't help but love.' - Sweet Reading on Paris Lights
'A refreshing blend of sassy, sexy characters with an emotional backstory' - Scandalicious Book Reviews on New York Nights
'New York Nights is a light, fun read, perfect for a bubble bath with a drink of choice. It is reminiscent of a Cinderella fairy tale; only Cinderella is having serious doubts about the handsome prince.' - Queensland Reviewers Collective on New York Nights
'Great plot, interesting characters, secrets and romance, I didn't want it to end.'- Gems Book Nook on New York Nights
'Delightful read that I could not put down because of the banter between these two that made for really strong chemistry' - Book Magic on London Bound
'Laughs and tears, and a whole lot of sexual tension, Jack and Kate are just adorable and sweet and sexy' - BJ's Book Blog on London Bound
'Paris Lights is mischievous, enticing and [about] one young woman who is determined to embrace life.' - Diva Book Nerd on Paris Lights
'With a C.J. Duggan book, you know what you are getting - romance, adventure and that good fuzzy feeling at the end of it all.' - Hannah Plus Books