Sea of Love The Bradens 4 Love in Bloom Contemporary Romance

I'm Dane Braden,” Dane said and extended his hand. “Craig Knoll. Nice to meet you." “If you stop by that table, one of the Brave volunteers can give you an educational pamphlet. You'll find a list of books that you can read to Ashton, ...

Author: Melissa Foster

Publisher: World Literary Press

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Discover the magic of Melissa Foster's writing and see why millions of readers have fallen in love with the Love in Bloom big-family romance collection. The Bradens are a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger series. "You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" NYT Bestselling Author Brenda Novak "With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!" New York Times Bestseller Julie Kenner "Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely "Melissa Foster is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Fated For Love was amazing. It kind of reminds me of Jill Shalvis' books and they are my benchmark for contemporary romance awesomeness." --Books Like Breathing (on Fated for Love) In SEA OF LOVE... Lacy Snow wasn't looking for love when she met strikingly handsome and seductive Dane Braden. But how could she ignore the six-foot-three darkly handsome god who tagged and researched sharks for a living--and made every nerve in her body tangle into an overly sensitive knot? Even her fear of sharks could not suppress their intense attraction. As founder of the Brave Foundation, Dane Braden travels from port to port, educating and advocating on behalf of the mammals he adores--and spends his nights finding solace in the arms of strangers. The last thing Dane was looking for when he met Lacy Snow was a relationship, and the last thing he expected was to fall in love. After more than a year--and hundreds of flirty texts, steamy phone calls, and sensual video chats--later, they reunite and take passion to a whole new level. But as Lacy's phobia meets Dane's past love life, their steamy romance is upended, and when tragedy strikes, Dane and Lacy are forced to face their deepest fears head-on as they try to navigate their own sea of love. **BONUS** Includes the first chapter (sneak peek) of Bursting with Love (Savannah and Jack). All BRADEN novels can be read as stand-alone books or as part of the larger series. THE BRADENS (Weston, CO) Lovers at Heart, Reimagined (Treat & Max) Destined for Love (Rex & Jade) Friendship on Fire (Josh & Riley) Sea of Love (Dane & Lacy) Bursting with Love (Savannah & Jack) Hearts at Play (Hugh & Bree) *** The Bradens are part of the Love in Bloom big family romance collection. Characters from each sub-series appear in future books. Read the complete Love in Bloom series: SNOW SISTERS Sisters in Love Sisters in Bloom Sisters in White THE BRADENS (Trusty, CO) Taken by Love (Luke) Fated for Love (Wes) Romancing My Love (Pierce) Flirting with Love (Ross) Dreaming of Love (Emily) Crashing into Love (Jake) THE BRADEN WORLD NOVELLAS Promise My Love (Rex & Jade's Wedding Novella) **Best if read after Weston & Trusty Bradens** THE REMINGTONS Game of Love (Dex) Stroke of Love (Sage) Flames of Love (Siena) Slope of Love (Rush) Read, Write, Love (Kurt) SEASIDE SUMMERS Seaside Dreams (Bella) Seaside Hearts (Jenna) Seaside Sunsets (Jamie) Seaside Secrets (Amy) Seaside Nights (Sky) Seaside Embrace (Hunter) Seaside Lovers (Grayson) Seaside Whispers (Matt) THE BRADENS (at Peaceful Harbor) Healed by Love (Nate) Surrender My Love (Cole) River of Love (Sam) Crushing on Love (Shannon) Whisper of Love (Tempest) Thrill of Love (Ty) REVIEWS "...love, loss, lies, grief, finding happiness in the face of adversity, romance, humor, bravery, hot hot hot sex scenes, marriages, births and totally awesome characters." --Supportive Business Moms, UK "Like Nora Roberts, Melissa Foster has captivated me with her fantastic, sexy, romantic stories." K Winning, avid reader "Sensual, sexy, and satisfying. A captivating blend of the dance between lust, love, and life." -- Bestselling author, Keri Nola NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance, and women's fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Melissa loves to chat with book clubs and readers, invite her to your next event. The perfect beach reads for fans of Susan Mallery, Linda Lael Miller, Maisy Yates, Nora Roberts, and other big-family, small-town romance fans. Characters are romantic and loyal. Some are wealthy, some are not, and you're guaranteed to enjoy a steamy and loving happily ever after.

Surrender My Love The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor

SNOW SISTERS BOOK 1: Sisters in Love BOOK 2: Sisters in Bloom BOOK 3: Sisters in White THE BRADENS (at Weston, CO) BOOK 4: Lovers at Heart (Treat & Max) BOOK 5: Destined for Love (Rex & Jade) BOOK 6: Friendship on Fire (Josh & Riley) BOOK 7 ...

Author: Melissa Foster

Publisher: EverAfter Romance

ISBN: 9781941480243

Category: Fiction

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SURRENDER MY LOVE is a USA Today Bestseller! Fall in love with Cole Braden in the Bradens of Peaceful Harbor. Hot, sexy, & wickedly naughty second cousins to the Weston, Colorado Bradens we know and love. In SURRENDER MY LOVE... Annalise “Leesa” Avalon never realized that one sentence could change her life until one of her students revealed his crush—and within twenty-four hours she found herself under fire. After a grueling investigation that turned her life upside down, she steals away to Peaceful Harbor, Maryland, with a new identity to try to pull herself back together and figure out her next step. From the outside, Cole Braden lives a charmed life. He’s a top orthopedic surgeon with a thriving practice, strong family ties, and friends he adores. But there’s a lonely spot inside Cole that no one can see. He has an enormous heart—and a painful past—but the desire to love and be loved is too strong to ignore. A chance encounter brings Leesa and Cole together, and the attraction is immediate and intense. But a relationship is the last thing Leesa needs—and the only thing Cole wants. Long talks, heated moments, and deep connections are hard to resist, but the harder Cole tries, the more Leesa pulls away. Cole might truly be the right man for Leesa, but is Leesa the right woman for him? SURRENDER MY LOVE is part of the Love in Bloom series. While SURRENDER MY LOVE can be read as a stand-alone novel, for even more reading enjoyment you may want to read the entire Love in Bloom series in series order. READ THE FULL LOVE IN BLOOM SERIES: Characters from each sub-series appear in future books. SNOW SISTERS BOOK 1: Sisters in Love BOOK 2: Sisters in Bloom BOOK 3: Sisters in White THE BRADENS (at Weston, CO) BOOK 4: Lovers at Heart (Treat & Max) BOOK 5: Destined for Love (Rex & Jade) BOOK 6: Friendship on Fire (Josh & Riley) BOOK 7: Sea of Love (Dane & Lacy) BOOK 8: Bursting with Love (Savannah & Jack) BOOK 9: Hearts at Play (Hugh & Bree) THE REMINGTONS BOOK 10: Game of Love (Dex) BOOK 11: Stroke of Love (Sage) BOOK 12: Flames of Love (Siena) BOOK 13: Slope of Love (Rush) BOOK 14: Read, Write, Love (Kurt) THE BRADENS (at Trusty, CO) BOOK 15: Taken by Love (Luke) BOOK 16: Fated for Love (Wes) BOOK 17: Romancing My Love (Pierce) BOOK 18: Flirting with Love (Ross) BOOK 19: Dreaming of Love (Emily) BOOK 20: Crashing into Love (Jake) SEASIDE SUMMERS BOOK 21: Seaside Dreams (Bella) BOOK 22: Seaside Hearts (Jenna) BOOK 23: Seaside Sunsets (Jamie) BOOK 24: Seaside Secrets (Amy) THE BRADENS (at Peaceful Harbor) BOOK 25: Healed by Love (Nate) BOOK 26: Surrender My Love (Cole) More coming soon! REVIEWS "...love, loss, lies, grief, finding happiness in the face of adversity, romance, humor, bravery, hot hot hot sex scenes, marriages, births and totally awesome characters." —Supportive Business Moms, UK "Like Nora Roberts, Melissa Foster has captivated me with her fantastic, sexy, romantic stories." —Kimberly Winning, avid reader

Crushing on Love Love in Bloom The Bradens

This book will resonate with people looking to read: small-town romance, feel-good romance, contemporary romance, romantic comedy, series, romantic comedy series, racy, sexy, heartwarming, heart-warming romance, family, love, love books, ...

Author: Melissa Foster

Publisher: World Literary Press

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Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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HEARTS COLLIDE when a feisty city girl crashes into Steve "Grizz" Johnson's rural mountain retreat. The Bradens are a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom series. "You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" NYT Bestselling Author Brenda Novak " With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!" New York Times Bestseller Julie Kenner "Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely In CRUSHING ON LOVE... Steve Johnson is living his life's passion watching over the Colorado Mountains as a ranger and wildlife consultant. But his peaceful life is upended when overzealous and insanely beautiful Shannon Braden flits back into his life after returning from a brief trip home to Maryland. He thought his attraction to her was under control after all, she's only in Colorado temporarily, and he doesn't do casual affairs. Shannon's return to Colorado has as much to do with the game of cat and mouse she and Steve have been playing as it does the data she's been hired to collect. But despite her efforts to explore the undeniable heat simmering between them, Steve's intent on keeping his distance. When a ranch abutting the national park goes up for sale, Steve will do whatever it takes to keep it from falling into the wrong hands. And when all his attempts fail, he's left with no alternative but to follow Shannon's guidance into the online world he abhors in order to raise the funds. The more time they spend together, the deeper their attraction becomes, and a game of cat and mouse turns into an unstoppable connection. But when Shannon's assignment comes to an end, will it mean an end to them, too? *** WANT MORE BRADENS? All Braden books can be read as stand-alone novels or as part of the series: THE BRADENS (Peaceful Harbor, MD) Healed by Love (Nate) Surrender My Love (Cole) River of Love (Sam) Crushing on Love (Shannon) Whisper of Love (Tempest) Thrill of Love (Ty) *** The Bradens are part of the Love in Bloom big family romance collection. Characters from each sub-series appear in future books. Read the complete Love in Bloom series: SNOW SISTERS Sisters in Love Sisters in Bloom Sisters in White THE BRADENS (Weston, CO) Lovers at Heart, Reimagined (Treat & Max) Destined for Love (Rex & Jade) Friendship on Fire (Josh & Riley) Sea of Love (Dane & Lacy) Bursting with Love (Savannah & Jack) Hearts at Play (Hugh & Bree) THE BRADENS (Trusty, CO) Taken by Love (Luke) Fated for Love (Wes) Romancing My Love (Pierce) Flirting with Love (Ross) Dreaming of Love (Emily) Crashing into Love (Jake) THE BRADEN WORLD NOVELLAS Promise My Love (Rex & Jade's Wedding Novella) **Best if read after Weston & Trusty Bradens** THE REMINGTONS Game of Love (Dex) Stroke of Love (Sage) Flames of Love (Siena) Slope of Love (Rush) Read, Write, Love (Kurt) SEASIDE SUMMERS Seaside Dreams (Bella) Seaside Hearts (Jenna) Seaside Sunsets (Jamie) Seaside Secrets (Amy) Seaside Nights (Sky) Seaside Embrace (Hunter) Seaside Lovers (Grayson) Seaside Whispers (Matt) REVIEWS "...love, loss, lies, grief, finding happiness in the face of adversity, romance, humor, bravery, hot hot hot sex scenes, marriages, births and totally awesome characters." --Supportive Business Moms, UK "Like Nora Roberts, Melissa Foster has captivated me with her fantastic, sexy, romantic stories." K. Winning, avid reader NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance, and women's fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Melissa loves to chat with book clubs and readers, invite her to your next event. Foster's love stories are perfect steamy romance beach reads for fans of Susan Mallery, Linda Lael Miller, Brenda Novak, Debbie Macomber, Jill Shalvis, Maisy Yates, and other big-family, small-town romance fans. The characters are romantic and loyal, some are billionaires, others are blue collar, and you're always guaranteed a happily ever after.

The Bradens at Weston CO Books 1 3 Boxed Set Love in Bloom Contemporary Romance Series

This book will resonate with people looking to read: small-town romance, feel-good romance, contemporary romance, romantic comedy, series, romantic comedy series, racy, sexy, heartwarming, heart-warming romance, family, love, love books, ...

Author: Melissa Foster

Publisher: World Literary Press

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Category: Fiction

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Discover the magic of New York Times bestseller Melissa Foster's writing, and see why millions of readers have fallen in love with the Bradens. This boxed set includes the first three contemporary romance novels in the series, Love in Bloom: The Bradens, featuring the fiercely loyal and wickedly naughty Bradens! LOVERS AT HEART, REIMAGINED (Book #1) DESTINED FOR LOVE (Book #2) FRIENDSHIP ON FIRE (Book #3) Sneak Peek: SEA OF LOVE (Book #4) -- LOVERS AT HEART, REIMAGINED: Treat Braden wasn't looking for love when Max Armstrong walked into his Nassau resort, but he saw right through the efficient and capable facade she wore like a shield to the sweet, sensual woman beneath. One magnificent evening together sparked an intense connection, and for the first time in his life Treat wanted more than a casual affair. But something caused Max to turn away, and now, after weeks of unanswered phone calls and longing for the one woman he cannot have, Treat is going back to his family's ranch to try to finally move on. A chance encounter brings Treat and Max together again, and it turns into a night of intense passion and honesty. When Max reveals her secret, painful past, Treat vows to do everything within his power to win Max's heart forever--including helping her finally face her demons head-on. --- DESTINED FOR LOVE: DESTINED TO LOVE is a BRONZE MEDAL WINNER in the Readers' Favorite Awards - Romance Sizzle Category Love hot cowboys? Rex Braden is wealthy, hard working, and fiercely loyal. Sweat at his brow, he works the family ranch by day, then kicks back at night with part time lovers who require nothing more than his physical presence a few times each week. But that was before. Before Jade Johnson, the daughter of the man his father has been feuding with for over forty years, moves back into town. After ditching a horrific relationship--and her veterinary practice in the process--Jade Johnson returns to the safety of her small hometown and finally finds her footing. That is...until her horse is injured and Rex Braden comes to her rescue. The last thing she needs is a bull-headed, too-handsome-for-his-own-good Braden complicating her life. Despite the angry family history, sparks fly between Rex and Jade, and attitudes follow. Fifteen years of stifled, forbidden love stirs a surge of passion too strong for either to deny--and the rebel in each of them rears its powerful head. Loyalties are tested, and relationships are strained. Rex and Jade are about to find out if true love really can conquer all. --- FRIENDSHIP ON FIRE: FRIENDSHIP ON FIRE is a SILVER MEDAL WINNER in the Readers' Favorite Awards - Romance Sizzle Category Small-town overachiever Riley Banks has finally scored her big break--working in Manhattan as a fashion design assistant for her childhood crush, Josh Braden. She enters her new job hoping to make a name for herself and--just maybe--explore the romance that slipped through her fingers way back when. Josh Braden has models at his beck and call, a staff that never says never, and an elegant clothing line for the holiday season. When he hires Riley Banks, he expects her to learn the business from the ground up. But the girl next door turns out to be much more than he remembered. Josh and Riley's friendship heats up. Every steamy kiss and every erotic caress stirs a love they cannot deny. But when Riley designs a wedding gown that would cause even the most jaded fashion editors to swoon, Riley's mentor accuses her of stealing the design. Facing indisputable proof and the mistrust of her lover, Riley is not sure she can take the heat of life in the fast lane of the fashion industry--and Josh is forced to choose between the woman he loves and the career he adores. Foster's love stories are perfect steamy romance beach reads for fans of Susan Mallery, Linda Lael Miller, Brenda Novak, Debbie Macomber, Jill Shalvis, Maisy Yates, and other big-family, small-town romance fans. The characters are romantic and loyal, some are billionaires, others are blue collar, and you're always guaranteed a happily ever after.

Seaside Lovers Love in Bloom Seaside Summers

Their connection deepens, and late-night fantasies become passionate realities, until good intentions spark painful secrets, threatening the love they've found. The Seaside Summers series part of the Love in Bloom family.

Author: Melissa Foster

Publisher: EverAfter Romance

ISBN: 9781941480441

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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"You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" ―New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak Fall in love with Grayson Lacroux and Parker Collins in SEASIDE LOVERS (Seaside Summers), the newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM big family romance collection, featuring a group of fun, sexy, and emotional friends who gather each summer at their Cape Cod cottages. They're funny, flawed, and will have you begging to enter their circle of friends. IN SEASIDE LOVERS After months of long-distance communication, actress Parker Collins and artist Grayson Lacroux finally plan to reconnect in the seaside town of Wellfleet, Massachusetts. But Parker never shows, and weeks pass without a word, leaving Grayson to believe he’s misinterpreted their budding relationship. Parker has been running on autopilot ever since she lost her friend, mentor, and the only family she’s ever known, Bert Stein. Armed with junk food, tequila, and her big, lovable dog, she’s prepared to hole up and mourn—and determined to mend a fence Bert had never been able to with his estranged and bitter brother. But Parker didn’t count on the sinfully hot artist she’s been fantasizing about for nearly a year walking in on her grief-induced drunken night. When Grayson stumbles across Parker, he has no idea what to make of the gorgeous blonde who blew him off despite the heat sizzling between them. But that doesn’t stop him from feeling protective of the woman who’s consumed his thoughts for months, and when he learns of Parker’s plans to confront an angry old man, he refuses to leave her side. As Parker’s past unfolds, they’re led on an unexpected journey of discovery. Their connection deepens, and late-night fantasies become passionate realities, until good intentions spark painful secrets, threatening the love they've found. The Seaside Summers series part of the Love in Bloom family. While Seaside Summers books can be read as stand-alone novels, for even more reading enjoyment you may want to read the entire Love in Bloom series in series order. Read the full LOVE IN BLOOM series: SNOW SISTERS BOOK 1: Sisters in Love BOOK 2: Sisters in Bloom BOOK 3: Sisters in White THE BRADENS (Weston, CO) BOOK 1: Lovers at Heart (Treat & Max) BOOK 2: Destined for Love (Rex & Jade) BOOK 3: Friendship on Fire (Josh & Riley) BOOK 4: Sea of Love (Dane & Lacy) BOOK 5: Bursting with Love (Savannah & Jack) BOOK 6: Hearts at Play (Hugh & Bree) THE BRADENS (Trusty, CO) BOOK 1: Taken by Love (Luke) BOOK 2: Fated for Love (Wes) BOOK 3: Romancing My Love (Pierce) BOOK 4: Flirting with Love (Ross) BOOK 5: Dreaming of Love (Emily) BOOK 6: Crashing into Love (Jake) THE BRADEN WORLD NOVELLAS Promise My Love (Rex & Jade's Wedding Novella) **Best if read after Weston & Trusty Bradens** THE REMINGTONS BOOK 1: Game of Love (Dex) BOOK 2: Stroke of Love (Sage) BOOK 3: Flames of Love (Siena) BOOK 4: Slope of Love (Rush) BOOK 5: Read, Write, Love (Kurt) SEASIDE SUMMERS BOOK 1: Seaside Dreams (Bella) BOOK 2: Seaside Hearts (Jenna) BOOK 3: Seaside Sunsets (Jamie) BOOK 4: Seaside Secrets (Amy) BOOK 5: Seaside Nights (Sky) COMING SOON BOOK 6: Seaside Embrace (Hunter) BOOK 7: Seaside Lovers (Grayson) BOOK 8: Seaside Whispers (Matt) THE BRADENS (Peaceful Harbor, MD) BOOK 1: Healed by Love (Nate) BOOK 2: Surrender My Love (Cole) More Coming Soon! BOOK 3: River of Love (Sam) BOOK 4: Crushing on Love (Shannon) BOOK 5: Whisper of Love (Tempest) BOOK 6: Thrill of Love (Ty) SEASIDE SUMMERS Seaside Dreams (Bella) Seaside Hearts (Jenna) Seaside Sunsets (Jamie) Seaside Secrets (Amy) Seaside Nights (Sky) Seaside Embrace (Hunter) Seaside Lovers (Grayson) COMING SOON Seaside Whispers (Matt)

Surrender My Love

"--Supportive Business Moms, UK."Like Nora Roberts, Melissa Foster has captivated me with her fantastic, sexy, romantic stories." K. Winning. AUTHOR BIO:Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author.

Author: Melissa Foster

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781311797964

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SURRENDER MY LOVE is a USA TODAY BESTSELLER"You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda NovakFall in love with Cole Braden in the Bradens of Peaceful Harbor. Hot, sexy, & wickedly naughty second cousins to the Weston, Colorado Bradens we know and love..In SURRENDER MY LOVE...Annalise "Leesa" Avalon never realized that one sentence could change her life until one of her students revealed his crush--and within twenty-four hours she finds herself under fire. After a grueling investigation that turns her life upside down, she steals away to Peaceful Harbor, Maryland, with a new identity to try to pull herself back together and figure out her next step.From the outside, Cole Braden lives a charmed life. He's a top orthopedic surgeon with a thriving practice, strong family ties, and friends he adores. But there's a lonely spot inside Cole that no one can see. He has an enormous heart--and a painful past--but the desire to love and be loved is too strong to ignore.A chance encounter brings Leesa and Cole together, and the attraction is immediate and intense. But a relationship is the last thing Leesa needs--and the only thing Cole wants. Long talks, heated moments, and deep connections are hard to resist, but the harder Cole tries, the more Leesa pulls away. Cole might truly be the right man for Leesa, but is Leesa the right woman for him?.SURRENDER MY LOVE is part of the Love in Bloom series. While SURRENDER MY LOVE can be read as a stand-alone novel, for even more reading enjoyment you may want to read the entire Love in Bloom series in series order..READ THE FULL LOVE IN BLOOM SERIES: Characters from each sub-series appear in future books..SNOW SISTERSBOOK 1: Sisters in LoveBOOK 2: Sisters in BloomBOOK 3: Sisters in White.THE BRADENS (Weston, CO)BOOK 1: Lovers at Heart (Treat & Max)BOOK 2: Destined for Love (Rex & Jade)BOOK 3: Friendship on Fire (Josh & Riley)BOOK 4: Sea of Love (Dane & Lacy)BOOK 5: Bursting with Love (Savannah & Jack)BOOK 6: Hearts at Play (Hugh & Bree)THE BRADENS (Trusty, CO)BOOK 1: Taken by Love (Luke)BOOK 2: Fated for Love (Wes)BOOK 3: Romancing My Love (Pierce)BOOK 4: Flirting with Love (Ross)BOOK 5: Dreaming of Love (Emily)BOOK 6: Crashing into Love (Jake).THE BRADEN WORLD NOVELLASPromise My Love (Rex & Jade's Wedding Novella)**Best if read after Weston & Trusty Bradens**.THE REMINGTONSBOOK 1: Game of Love (Dex)BOOK 2: Stroke of Love (Sage)BOOK 3: Flames of Love (Siena)BOOK 4: Slope of Love (Rush)BOOK 5: Read, Write, Love (Kurt)SEASIDE SUMMERSBOOK 1: Seaside Dreams (Bella)BOOK 2: Seaside Hearts (Jenna)BOOK 3: Seaside Sunsets (Jamie)BOOK 4: Seaside Secrets (Amy)BOOK 5: Seaside Nights (Sky)COMING SOONBOOK 6: Seaside Embrace (Hunter)BOOK 7: Seaside Lovers (Grayson)BOOK 8: Seaside Whispers (Matt).THE BRADENS (Peaceful Harbor, MD)BOOK 1: Healed by Love (Nate)BOOK 2: Surrender My Love (Cole)More Coming Soon!.REVIEWS."...love, loss, lies, grief, finding happiness in the face of adversity, romance, humor, bravery, hot hot hot sex scenes, marriages, births and totally awesome characters." --Supportive Business Moms, UK."Like Nora Roberts, Melissa Foster has captivated me with her fantastic, sexy, romantic stories." K. Winning.AUTHOR BIO:Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa also co-writes the Love on Rockwell Island series with New York Times...

Rescued by Love Love in Bloom The Ryders

This book will resonate with people looking to read: small-town romance, feel-good romance, contemporary romance, romantic comedy, series, romantic comedy series, racy, sexy, heartwarming, heart-warming romance, family, love, love books, ...

Author: Melissa Foster

Publisher: World Literary Press

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Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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The Ryders are a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom series. Rescued by Love is a USA Today Bestseller "You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak "Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely In RESCUED BY LOVE... Addison Dahl is excited to return to Elpitha Island for her best friend Gabriella's wedding. A weekend of sun and fun is just what she needs before setting out on her newest adventure roughing it in the wilderness. Addison is tough, she's independent, and she doesn't do feelings toward men. But lately her friend and Gabriella's brother-in-law sinfully sexy and ornery-as-hell Jake Ryder has been the star of her late-night fantasies, and she can't get him out of her mind. It doesn't help that the chemistry between them is scorching hot. With any luck, a few days in the wilderness will snap that craziness out of her head. As a top search and rescue professional, Jake Ryder spends his days saving those in need and his nights in the arms of willing women who offer nothing more than a few hours of sexual enjoyment. But there's only one woman he wants, and he's spent the last several months trying to get beautiful, smart, and sassy Addison to give him one sinful night. He's sure one night will lead to more. The night of the wedding the heat between Jake and Addy ignites, and they're powerless to resist their explosive passion. Wild kisses, sensual touches, and heartfelt conversations brings them closer together, and when the weekend ends, Jake is determined to keep Addy close and make her his. But Addy has other plans... READY FOR MORE RYDERS? Seized by Love (Blue) Claimed by Love (Duke) Chased by Love (Trish) Rescued by Love (Jake) Swept Into Love (Gage) The RYDERS are part of the LOVE IN BLOOM big family romance collection. Each book may be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the series. Read the complete LOVE IN BLOOM series: SNOW SISTERS Sisters in Love Sisters in Bloom Sisters in White THE BRADENS (at Weston, CO) Lovers at Heart (Treat & Max) Destined for Love (Rex & Jade) Friendship on Fire (Josh & Riley) Sea of Love (Dane & Lacy) Bursting with Love (Savannah & Jack) Hearts at Play (Hugh & Bree) THE BRADENS (at Trusty, CO) Taken by Love (Luke) Fated for Love (Wes) Romancing My Love (Pierce) Flirting with Love (Ross) Dreaming of Love (Emily) Crashing into Love (Jake) THE BRADENS (at Peaceful Harbor) Healed by Love (Nate) Surrender My Love (Cole) Crushing on Love (Shannon) River of Love (Sam) Whisper of Love (Tempest) Thrill of Love (Ty) BRADEN WORLD NOVELLAS Promise My Love (Rex & Jade's Wedding Novella) Daring Her Love (1001 Dark Nights) THE REMINGTONS Game of Love (Dex) Stroke of Love (Sage) Flames of Love (Siena) Slope of Love (Rush) Read, Write, Love (Kurt) SEASIDE SUMMERS Seaside Dreams (Bella) Seaside Hearts (Jenna) Seaside Sunsets (Jamie) Seaside Secrets (Amy) Seaside Nights (Sky) Seaside Embrace (Hunter) Seaside Lovers (Grayson) Seaside Whispers (Matt) AUTHOR BIO Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance--perfect beach reads--with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Melissa enjoys chatting with readers and book clubs. Send her an email invitation to your next event! Foster's love stories are perfect steamy romance beach reads for fans of Susan Mallery, Linda Lael Miller, Brenda Novak, Debbie Macomber, Jill Shalvis, Maisy Yates, and other big-family, small-town romance fans. The characters are romantic and loyal, some are billionaires, others are blue collar, and you're always guaranteed a happily ever after.

Slope of Love The Remingtons 4 Love in Bloom Contemporary Romance

This book will resonate with people looking to read: small-town romance, feel-good romance, contemporary romance, romantic comedy, series, romantic comedy series, racy, sexy, heartwarming, heart-warming romance, family, love, love books, ...

Author: Melissa Foster

Publisher: World Literary Press

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Category: Fiction

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SLOPE OF LOVE is a USA TODAY BESTSELLER! The Remingtons are a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom series. "You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" - NYT Bestselling Author Brenda Novak " With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!" New York Times Bestseller Julie Kenner "Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely In SLOPE OF LOVE... Olympic gold medalist skiers Jayla Stone and Rush Remington have been best friends for years. They've seen each other at their best and worst and have kept each other's secrets without fail. Only there's one secret Rush has kept close to his chest. After months of introspection, Rush realizes he's been filling his bed but not tending to his heart. He's changed his womanizing ways, and the only woman who can fill his heart has been right by his side all this time. Years of intimate conversations and the sharing of hopes and dreams collide when Rush reveals his secret, and one toe-curling kiss changes everything between Rush and Jayla. They're no match for the passion that kiss ignites, or the pull of true love. But being Rush's best friend means knowing all about his revolving bedroom door--and Jayla has a secret of her own that could jeopardize her career and her relationship with Rush. Even their love may not be enough to overcome Rush's past or secure Jayla's future. *** WANT MORE REMINGTONS? All Remington books can be read as stand-alone novels or as part of the series. THE REMINGTONS Game of Love (Dex) Stroke of Love (Sage) Flames of Love (Siena) Slope of Love (Rush) Read, Write, Love (Kurt) Touched by Love (Boyd) *** The Remingtons are part of the Love in Bloom big family romance collection. Characters from each sub-series appear in future books. Read the complete Love in Bloom series: SNOW SISTERS Sisters in Love Sisters in Bloom Sisters in White THE BRADENS (Weston, CO) Lovers at Heart, Reimagined (Treat & Max) Destined for Love (Rex & Jade) Friendship on Fire (Josh & Riley) Sea of Love (Dane & Lacy) Bursting with Love (Savannah & Jack) Hearts at Play (Hugh & Bree) THE BRADENS (Trusty, CO) Taken by Love (Luke) Fated for Love (Wes) Romancing My Love (Pierce) Flirting with Love (Ross) Dreaming of Love (Emily) Crashing into Love (Jake) THE BRADEN WORLD NOVELLAS Promise My Love (Rex & Jade's Wedding Novella) **Best if read after Weston & Trusty Bradens** SEASIDE SUMMERS Seaside Dreams (Bella) Seaside Hearts (Jenna) Seaside Sunsets (Jamie) Seaside Secrets (Amy) Seaside Nights (Sky) Seaside Embrace (Hunter) Seaside Lovers (Grayson) Seaside Whispers (Matt) THE BRADENS (Peaceful Harbor, MD) Healed by Love (Nate) Surrender My Love (Cole) River of Love (Sam) Crushing on Love (Shannon) Whisper of Love (Tempest) Thrill of Love (Ty) NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance, and women's fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Melissa loves to chat with book clubs and readers, invite her to your next event. Foster's love stories are perfect steamy romance beach reads for fans of big-family, small-town romance. The characters are romantic and loyal, some are billionaires, others are not, and you're always guaranteed a happily ever after. This book will resonate with people looking to read: small-town romance, feel-good romance, contemporary romance, romantic comedy, series, romantic comedy series, racy, sexy, heartwarming, heart-warming romance, family, love, love books, kissing books, emotional journey, contemporary, contemporary romance, romance series, long series, long romance series, sassy, captivating romance, hot, hot romance, forbidden love, sparks, loyalty, swoon, beach romance, books for summer, books for the beach, beach series, sweetbriar, seaside, love in bloom, bradens, remingtons, ryders, whiskeys, wicked, dirty, fierce, alpha heroes, funny romance, laugh romance, modern romance, cape cod, cape cod romance, USA today, USA today bestseller, smart romance, something funny to read, billionaire, billionaire romance, love story, millionaire, wealthy heroes, happily ever after, happy ending, lighthearted romance, light romance, hot romance, romance for adults, contemporary romance 2020, funny romance, funny romance new, swoonworthy, romance series, romance series, romance books, beach reads, new adult, small-town, funny, female, stories, sensual, sensual romance, alpha male, dominant male, hot guy, fun summer reads, love and friendship, new romance series, hot romance series, new small-town series, beach reads 2020, new beach read, free beach house book, free beach romance, free summer romance, free vacation romance, free summer book, steamy romance, romance series, family romance, big family, friend romance, friends to lovers, contemporary crush, love story, romance love, new adult romance, billionaire romance, contemporary romance and sex, romance billionaire series, friendship.

Wild Boys After Dark Jackson Wild Billionaires After Dark 3 Love in Bloom Steamy Contemporary Romance

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Publisher: World Literary Press

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Indulge your inner vixen with these sexy billionaires! 4 Wild brothers, 4 standalone novels, No cliffhangers Meet the Wild Boys... Four fiercely loyal, sinfully sexy, uber alpha brothers, about to fall head over heels for their leading ladies. Everything's naughtier after dark... Receiving a marriage proposal is supposed to make a women happy, but when Erica "Laney" Lane receives a beautiful marriage proposal from her perfect boyfriend on the eve of her annual camping trip with her best friend, Jackson Wild, the first thing she does is jump into bed with Jackson. Jackson's all too happy to screw the annoyance out of Laney. After all, they've always screwed the hell out of each other when they were bored or angry, lonely, or too damn drunk to see straight. But the marriage proposal changes everything, and their annual camping trip takes unexpected turns. Will a few nights in the wilderness set these friends with benefits free, or lead them on a path of destruction? *** Read the whole Billionaires After Dark series: WILD BOYS: Logan Heath Jackson Cooper BAD BOYS: Dylan Mick Carson Brett NICE GIRLS: Phoebe Francine Nicole Genevieve The BILLIONAIRES AFTER DARK series are part of the LOVE IN BLOOM big family romance collection. Each book may be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the series. Read the complete LOVE IN BLOOM series: SNOW SISTERS Sisters in Love Sisters in Bloom Sisters in White THE BRADENS (at Weston, CO) Lovers at Heart (Treat & Max) Destined for Love (Rex & Jade) Friendship on Fire (Josh & Riley) Sea of Love (Dane & Lacy) Bursting with Love (Savannah & Jack) Hearts at Play (Hugh & Bree) THE BRADENS (at Trusty, CO) Taken by Love (Luke) Fated for Love (Wes) Romancing My Love (Pierce) Flirting with Love (Ross) Dreaming of Love (Emily) Crashing into Love (Jake) THE BRADENS (at Peaceful Harbor) Healed by Love (Nate) Surrender My Love (Cole) Crushing on Love (Shannon) River of Love (Sam) Whisper of Love (Tempest) Thrill of Love (Ty) BRADEN WORLD NOVELLAS Promise My Love (Rex & Jade's Wedding Novella) Daring Her Love (1001 Dark Nights) THE REMINGTONS Game of Love (Dex) Stroke of Love (Sage) Flames of Love (Siena) Slope of Love (Rush) Read, Write, Love (Kurt) . SEASIDE SUMMERS Seaside Dreams (Bella) Seaside Hearts (Jenna) Seaside Sunsets (Jamie) Seaside Secrets (Amy) Seaside Nights (Sky) Seaside Embrace (Hunter) Seaside Lovers (Grayson) Seaside Whispers (Matt) THE RYDERS Seized by Love (Blue) Claimed by Love (Duke) Chased by Love (Trish) Rescued by Love (Jake) Swept Into Love (Gage) *** "If you're interested in books with super-hot alpha males, ridiculously sexy heroines and need-to-take-a-cold-shower love scenes, this is the series for you!" M. Engel, Book Mama Blog "​With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!" -NYT Bestseller Julie Kenner​ "Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" -NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely​ "You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" -- New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance, and women's fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Melissa loves to chat with book clubs and readers, invite her to your next event. Foster's love stories are perfect steamy romance beach reads for fans of big-family, small-town romance. The characters are romantic and loyal, some are billionaires, others are not, and you're always guaranteed a happily ever after. This book will resonate with people looking to read: small-town romance, feel-good romance, contemporary romance, romantic comedy, series, romantic comedy series, racy, sexy, heartwarming, heart-warming romance, family, love, love books, kissing books, emotional journey, contemporary, contemporary romance, romance series, long series, long romance series, sassy, captivating romance, hot, hot romance, forbidden love, sparks, loyalty, swoon, beach romance, books for summer, books for the beach, beach series, sweetbriar, seaside, love in bloom, bradens, remingtons, ryders, whiskeys, wicked, dirty, fierce, alpha heroes, funny romance, laugh romance, modern romance, cape cod, cape cod romance, USA today, USA today bestseller, smart romance, something funny to read, billionaire, billionaire romance, love story, millionaire, wealthy heroes, happily ever after, happy ending, lighthearted romance, light romance, hot romance, romance for adults, contemporary romance 2020, funny romance, funny romance new, swoonworthy, romance series, romance series, romance books, beach reads, new adult, small-town, funny, female, stories, sensual, sensual romance, alpha male, dominant male, hot guy, fun summer reads, love and friendship, new romance series, hot romance series, new small-town series, beach reads 2020, new beach read, free beach house book, free beach romance, free summer romance, free vacation romance, free summer book, steamy romance, romance series, family romance, big family, friend romance, friends to lovers, contemporary crush, love story, romance love, new adult romance, billionaire romance, contemporary romance and sex, romance billionaire series, friendship.

Wild Boys After Dark Boxed Set Wild Billionaires After Dark Love in Bloom Steamy Contemporary Romance

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Everything’s naughtier after dark. Meet the Wilds, four sinfully sexy billionaires who’ll burn up the sheets, stealing hearts one leading lady at a time. If raw emotions, cursing, dirty-talk, or intense, passionate sex that sometimes includes a silk tie, turn you off, then the After Dark books are not for you. *NO CLIFFHANGERS* BOXED SET CONTAINS: Four (4) novella-length steamy love stories featuring alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. Please note that the follow-on series, BAD BOYS AFTER DARK are all full-length novels. WILD BOYS AFTER DARK: LOGAN (Book 1) WILD BOYS AFTER DARK: HEATH (Book 2) WILD BOYS AFTER DARK: JACKSON (Book 3) WILD BOYS AFTER DARK: COOPER (Book 4) LOGAN: Navy SEAL vet turned private investigator Logan Wild has a thirst for justice — and one-time flings. But when he meets Stella “Stormy” Knight, he finds himself craving more from the mysterious beauty… Stella “Stormy” Knight is an expert at hiding—her feelings, her past, and her identity. Sometimes all that hiding takes its toll, and she needs to come out from under that heavy suit of armor and cut loose—but it never takes her long to put it right back on and disappear without a trace. Navy SEAL vet turned private investigator Logan Wild is relentless in his pursuit to discover the truth for his clients. He works hard, plays even harder, and always walks away unscathed and untethered. Until he meets mysterious and sexy-as-hell Stormy, who leaves him craving more than a one-night stand. Passion ignites, secrets are shared, and their deep connection is impossible to ignore. But in order to have a future, Logan must uncover Stormy’s dark past—and when he does, he’ll hold her fate in his hands. HEATH No last names. No strings. No ties. Except of the silk variety. Dr. Heath Wild and Allyson Jenner only wanted a simple tryst. But Heath couldn’t live with just one night, just one taste, of Ally—and Ally couldn’t escape the memory of his hands on her skin, the way he looked at her like she was his obsession, or his seduction, which had pushed her to the edge and had made her want to do things she never had before. One night leads to one tantalizing phone call. Can one phone call lead to forever? JACKSON Receiving a marriage proposal is supposed to make a women happy, but when Erica Lane receives a beautiful marriage proposal from her perfect boyfriend on the eve of her annual camping trip with her best friend, Jackson Wild, the first thing she does is jump into bed with Jackson. Jackson’s all too happy to screw the annoyance out of Erica. After all, they’ve always screwed the hell out of each other when they were bored or angry, lonely, or too damn drunk to see straight. But the marriage proposal changes everything, and their annual camping trip takes unexpected turns. Will a few nights in the wilderness set these friends with benefits free, or lead them on a path of destruction? COOPER Four years ago at a film festival, Cici Fine met Cooper Wild, a man who turned her world upside down in the span of one deliciously perfect week. He was everything she’d ever dreamed of: sinfully sexy, intelligent, and incredibly loving. When the festival ended, they returned to their own hometowns with promises of forever. But Cooper disappeared, and Cici was left to raise the daughter he never knew about alone. Cooper is finally thinking straight after years of being lost in grief from the tragedy that killed his father and left his mother blind. Now he’s on a mission to find the woman he left behind—the only woman he’s ever loved. But Cici Fine is no longer a naive young girl. She’s a savvy businesswoman with big responsibilities, on the cusp of a life-changing move. When fate brings the two together, they’ll put the old adage to the test and find out if love really can conquer all. Read the whole Billionaires After Dark series: BAD BOYS: Dylan Mick Carson Brett The BILLIONAIRES AFTER DARK series are part of the LOVE IN BLOOM big family romance collection. Each book may be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the series. Read the complete LOVE IN BLOOM series: SNOW SISTERS Sisters in Love Sisters in Bloom Sisters in White THE BRADENS (at Weston, CO) Lovers at Heart (Treat & Max) Destined for Love (Rex & Jade) Friendship on Fire (Josh & Riley) Sea of Love (Dane & Lacy) Bursting with Love (Savannah & Jack) Hearts at Play (Hugh & Bree) THE BRADENS (at Trusty, CO) Taken by Love (Luke) Fated for Love (Wes) Romancing My Love (Pierce) Flirting with Love (Ross) Dreaming of Love (Emily) Crashing into Love (Jake) THE BRADENS (at Peaceful Harbor) Healed by Love (Nate) Surrender My Love (Cole) Crushing on Love (Shannon) River of Love (Sam) Whisper of Love (Tempest) Thrill of Love (Ty) BRADEN WORLD NOVELLAS Promise My Love (Rex & Jade's Wedding Novella) Daring Her Love (1001 Dark Nights) THE REMINGTONS Game of Love (Dex) Stroke of Love (Sage) Flames of Love (Siena) Slope of Love (Rush) Read, Write, Love (Kurt) SEASIDE SUMMERS Seaside Dreams (Bella) Seaside Hearts (Jenna) Seaside Sunsets (Jamie) Seaside Secrets (Amy) Seaside Nights (Sky) Seaside Embrace (Hunter) Seaside Lovers (Grayson) Seaside Whispers (Matt) THE RYDERS Seized by Love (Blue) Claimed by Love (Duke) Chased by Love (Trish) Rescued by Love (Jake) Swept Into Love (Gage) *** "​With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!" -NYT Bestseller Julie Kenner​ "Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" -NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely​ . "You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" -- New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance, and women's fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Melissa loves to chat with book clubs and readers, invite her to your next event. Foster's love stories are perfect steamy romance beach reads for fans of big-family, small-town romance. The characters are romantic and loyal, some are billionaires, others are not, and you're always guaranteed a happily ever after. This book will resonate with people looking to read: small-town romance, feel-good romance, contemporary romance, romantic comedy, series, romantic comedy series, racy, sexy, heartwarming, heart-warming romance, family, love, love books, kissing books, emotional journey, contemporary, contemporary romance, romance series, long series, long romance series, sassy, captivating romance, hot, hot romance, forbidden love, sparks, loyalty, swoon, beach romance, books for summer, books for the beach, beach series, sweetbriar, seaside, love in bloom, bradens, remingtons, ryders, whiskeys, wicked, dirty, fierce, alpha heroes, funny romance, laugh romance, modern romance, cape cod, cape cod romance, USA today, USA today bestseller, smart romance, something funny to read, billionaire, billionaire romance, love story, millionaire, wealthy heroes, happily ever after, happy ending, lighthearted romance, light romance, hot romance, romance for adults, contemporary romance 2020, funny romance, funny romance new, swoonworthy, romance series, romance series, romance books, beach reads, new adult, small-town, funny, female, stories, sensual, sensual romance, alpha male, dominant male, hot guy, fun summer reads, love and friendship, new romance series, hot romance series, new small-town series, beach reads 2020, new beach read, free beach house book, free beach romance, free summer romance, free vacation romance, free summer book, steamy romance, romance series, family romance, big family, friend romance, friends to lovers, contemporary crush, love story, romance love, new adult romance, billionaire romance, contemporary romance and sex, romance billionaire series, friendship.