Marriage: Impossible

Voretti Family

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Navy SEAL Sean Patterson didn't mean to marry his best friend's sister. But when he wakes up in a Reno honeymoon suite with a vicious hangover, a platinum band on his ring finger, and a mostly naked Keri in his bed, he knows the attraction he has spent half his lifetime repressing must've finally burst out of control—to disastrous consequences.

Keri MacKinnon has had a crush on her brother's best friend Sean since he rescued her from imaginary pirates when she was six. When he returns stateside after a harrowing tour of duty leaves him with a death wish, Keri will do anything to help—even pretend to be married. But as her crush blossoms into love, she must convince Sean to trust her with what really happened on the battlefield, or their fake marriage won’t ever grow into the real thing.

Each book in the Voretti Family contemporary romance series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order. Recommended for readers 18 and older.
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About the author

Though she was always an avid reader, Ava Blackstone didn’t discover her love for writing until she’d obtained her PhD in chemistry. As an alternative to the structured world of science, and with a little motivation from her husband, she began writing romance novels. Now she can’t imagine doing anything else.

Ava is a winner and two-time finalist in the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart® contest and has five short romance stories published in Woman’s World magazine. You can find her on the web at: http://avablackstone.com
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Publisher
Break of Dawn Press
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Published on
Jan 11, 2016
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Pages
125
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ISBN
9781944594008
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English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / New Adult
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
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Need a break from real life? Fall in love with the Vorettis—the craziest family you'll ever meet.

For your binge-reading pleasure, this volume includes the first three standalone contemporary romances in the Voretti Family series. From an accidental trip to a Reno wedding chapel to a life-changing mistake in a tattoo parlor, you'll fall in love with these sexy, laugh-out-loud, friends-to-lovers stories.

Book 1: Marriage: Impossible

Navy SEAL Sean Patterson didn't mean to marry his best friend's sister. But when he wakes up in a Reno honeymoon suite with a vicious hangover, a platinum band on his ring finger, and a mostly naked Keri in his bed, he knows the attraction he has spent half his lifetime repressing must've finally burst out of control—to disastrous consequences.


Keri MacKinnon has had a crush on her brother’s best friend Sean since he rescued her from imaginary pirates when she was six. When he returns stateside after a harrowing tour of duty leaves him with a death wish, Keri will do anything to help—even pretend to be married. But as her crush blossoms into love, she must convince Sean to trust her with what really happened on the battlefield, or their fake marriage won't ever grow into the real thing.


Book 2: Love and Learn

Navy SEAL Tyler MacKinnon is that guy. The one who pitches a no-hitter in the big game even though he skipped practice. The one who can get any girl into bed with a funny story and a grin. But when Ty is hit by an IED, his charmed life is blown straight to hell.


Though his leg heals, that naive certainty that the universe is on his side is gone forever. And it's like everyone knows it. Everyone except Annabelle Voretti, the sweet, studious girl Ty left when he made the spur-of-the-moment decision to join the Navy right out of high school. When Ty is with Annabelle, he feels like himself again. But winning her back is going to take a fight, and Ty is used to going with the flow instead of battling the current.


Annabelle has only ever taken one risk in her life—and it sent the most popular boy in school running straight from her arms to the Navy, leaving her with a raging case of sexual insecurity. Now Ty wants a second chance, but Annabelle has learned her lesson. Except what if? What if the only way for Annabelle to heal her sexual scars is to go back to the source? Some one-on-one tutoring from Ty might be just what she needs—if only she can find the courage to take one more crazy risk.


Book 3: Pretty in Ink

Never close your eyes while you're getting a tattoo—even if you have a pathological fear of needles.


All Liv Voretti wanted was a small, tasteful butterfly tattoo. What she got was her (now ex-) boyfriend's name—the worst goodbye present in the history of the universe. With the tattoo about to be revealed thanks to a strapless bridesmaid dress, Liv comes up with a desperate plan to keep her judgmental parents from pulling their loan for her clothing design business. Convince the stable, responsible, incredibly hot family friend—who happens to have the same name as her ex—to pretend to be her boyfriend.


Even with your eyes open, sometimes it's hard to see what's right in front of you.


The Vorettis are the closest thing to family Caleb has, and he's not about to risk that relationship for a fling with Liv. She'd be bored with his predictable, color-inside-the-lines lifestyle inside a week. They're just not compatible, even if she is the last person he thinks about before he falls asleep.


But when Liv comes to him for help, he can't say no—not when he's the reason she ended up with her jerk of an ex in the first place. But as their pretend relationship becomes all too real, Caleb must decide whether he's going to stick to the plan, or take a chance on a woman who isn't the person he's looking for, but might be exactly who he needs. 

If your Prince Charming seems too good to be true…


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Like all books in the Almost Royal contemporary romance series, Royal Sucker is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order. Recommended for readers 18 and older.

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