When a mysterious text message summons May Wexler to a biker bar in downtown New Orleans, she knows something is very wrong. Her sister has sent out an SOS, but when May gets there, she’s nowhere to be found and May is the one in trouble—she’s wearing pink espadrilles, she’s got a Chihuahua in her purse, and she’s in the middle of a shootout. After tall, muscular Ozzie comes to her rescue, May has no choice but to follow him to safety. At the headquarters of his private security firm, the Bourbon Street Boys, she finds a refuge for the night—and the offer of a job. But it’s not long before a gun-toting stalker isn’t the only complication in May’s life: the more time she spends with Ozzie, the less she can deny that they’ve got some serious chemistry. A wrong number got her into this mess…Will it also get her the right guy?More info →
Jenny’s single-parent life revolves around her kids and her job, which means that hours of Animal Planet and strings of computer code are about all she has time for. Not that Jenny’s looking for adventure or romance—she’s the type of woman who believes in playing it safe. When Jenny is called upon to do some consulting for the Bourbon Street Boys—a New Orleans private security firm—she knows she should stay away. They conduct surveillance on known criminals and put themselves in harm’s way pretty much every day, so No is the obvious answer…Problem is, there’s a guy on the team with a body to die for and a dimple that just won’t quit luring Jenny in, tempting her to throw all caution to the wind. Will Jenny take the risk or will she do what she’s always done—play it safe and wait for the right time?More info →
As a member of the Bourbon Street Boys private security firm, Antoinette “Toni” Delacourte is one strong woman, but despite her reputation for being tough as nails, she is haunted by her past mistakes. Now they’re catching up to her, and throwing her for a loop. Ten years ago, Toni kissed Lucky, her brother’s best friend. Worried it would break apart the group she’d come to see as family, she walked away—straight into the arms of Charlie, and an abusive relationship. For the past decade she’s tried to keep her feelings for Lucky platonic—he’s her friend, her colleague, and he’s got his own past to deal with. Free of Charlie but unable to shake his memory, Toni finds herself feeling vulnerable and unable to deny her attraction to Lucky any longer. She’s always thought that kiss was her first mistake, but now she’s wondering whether the real mistake was running away.More info →
Tamika Cleary takes a wrong turn up a one-way street—and straight into Thibault Delacroix’s leg as he steps into the road. But Mika’s in a hurry, and she certainly doesn’t have time for a guy who can’t even look both ways before crossing, even if he does have a cute face, a body to die for, and the darkest, thickest eyelashes she’s ever seen.
Unfortunately for Mika, fate has other ideas. When she’s threatened by her employer, a Russian mafia boss known as “The Thief”, she’s forced to accept Thibault’s help. As the co-owner of the Bourbon Street Boys security firm, he believes he can keep her safe. But Mika has a whole load of trust issues—and the pushier Thibault is about helping, the more stubbornly she tries to resist.
Mika may have taken a wrong turn the day they met, but will she finally let someone steer her in the right direction?More info →
Andie Marks, known as “Party Girl” in her college days, is now a whip-smart lawyer on the fast track to success. Determined to move on from a bad break-up, she joins her girlfriends for a wild bachelorette weekend in Las Vegas, promising to let her hair down just this once. Vegas is a blur of cocktails and blackjack, and in the middle of it all she meets Mack, a real-life cowboy with a winning hand and an irresistible body. They get lucky in the casino and luckier back at the hotel, a hot night of passion that was definitely not part of Andie’s life plan. By dawn Mack is gone and all she has to remember their one-night romance is a hangover and a pile of casino chips. Or so she thinks…More info →
Still bitter about his failed engagement and life on the family ranch, Ian MacKenzie has been cranky for nearly three years. His brother Mack’s married bliss hasn’t helped, and now his pregnant sister-in-law’s airhead best friend is coming for a visit. Candice arrives to help with the new baby, even though it means swapping her Louboutins for snow boots and her flat irons for flannel. She’s far from prepared for the freezing cold and she certainly wasn’t expecting the sizzling heat of her attraction to a certain green-eyed cowboy. Ian may be rude and infuriating, but he looks sinfully good in those jeans of his. The two clash at every turn, but there’s one thing they can both agree on—if they do give in to their undeniable chemistry, then it’s just a fling…because he’s a country boy and she’s a city girl, and their zip codes are on opposite sides of the map.More info →
Teagan Cross, college senior, rebel, and wiseass extraordinaire, goes from princess to pauper in a single phone call. Overnight, her life of privilege becomes one of survival, and no matter where she turns, it seems like the world is out to get her. She's not going to fall apart, though. She's a rebel and she's strong … determined to live life on her own terms … and nothing's going to stop her from getting things done and making things right. But when a twist of fate brings her to the doorstep of a different kind of Rebel, she's forced to figure out when something's worth fighting for and when something's worth letting go.More info →
Quinlan Torres has responsibilities - one more year of college, a brother who needs a lot of extra supervision, and a best friend in the middle of a hostile takeover of her late father's company. The best thing for her to do would be to keep her head down, her eye on the ball, and her mind clear of any distractions. Problem is, her best friend's boyfriend has this brother...More info →
With over 1,300 5-star ratings on Goodreads, readers love TROUBLE! Alissa Benson used to have plans. Big ones. Important ones. But all those plans went down the drain on her twenty-first birthday, and now she's just trying to pick up the pieces and manage the fallout. Sure, there are people wanting to help. But they're pushy and suffocating and none of them can say more than ten words without cussing. And then of course there's Colin. As if life isn't complicated enough. He's the guy who couldn't stand to even look at her last week but now seems to keep popping up every time she turns around. She'd like to say she can't stand the sight of him, but that would be a lie. It doesn't matter, though. Life is too complicated for dreaming about guys like him. Alissa has a baby almost due, no job, no money, and there's nothing she hates more than being a burden. But when her past moves into her present, threatening to take away her very last shred of dignity, she's forced to reconsider everything she ever thought she knew about the world and herself.More info →
Celebrities all suffer from the same disease. I call it the create-your-own-reality disease. Most of them start out normal, like you and me, but somewhere along the way they lose sight of up and down, left and right, and then eventually right and wrong. It's my job to fix that. Who hires me, Scarlett Barnes, otherwise known as ‘The Normalizer’? Agents usually. Producers sometimes. They know they can trust me to be professional, discreet, and above all, not personally involved with my clients. I come in, I take over their lives, and I get them back on track. Help them remember what it's like to be an average Joe. My latest job acquisition? His friends call him Tear-It-Up Kilgour, but I just call him Tarin - lead singer and guitarist for the band By Degrees. I have thirty days to get his butt back on planet earth before he loses his record deal, his movie contract, and possibly even his life. I've never failed so far, and I don't plan on failing this time either, even if Tarin has other ideas.More info →
Jason Bradley has everything going for him. He's Banner High's first-string varsity wide receiver, headed to another State championship, and the college recruiters are already knocking on his door. His girlfriend is every guy's dream, there's a brand new black Camaro with a 6.2L, V-6 engine parked in his garage, and he's on cruise control. But when the school's beloved football coach turns up dead and Jason's found standing over the body, his cruise control cuts off bringing his charmed life to a screeching halt, and the reality of being an accused murderer of the first degree takes over. When everyone else walks away and leaves him to hang, one girl can't. But it's going to take more than guessing and wishing to get through to him and the truth of what happened, since he seems bound and determined to accept his fate as a criminal, tried as an adult and eligible for lethal injection. Can one really determined girl get to the bottom of the mystery when no one else seems to care? It would be so much easier to watch him go down, and for many, maybe just a little bit too satisfying. After all, who isn't guilty of finding pleasure in seeing that perfect someone suddenly exposed for the self-centered prick that he really is?More info →
Drawn together over a love of books, three women strike up an unlikely friendship, and end up forming bonds that move well beyond what any of them ever imagined possible. Desperate Measures serves up laughter, romance, cookies, tea - and a whole lot of love. Aimee: A housewife left in the dust by her philandering husband, with an outdated high school education but a serious talent when it comes to confections... Elizabeth: An accountant tired of crunching numbers for hundreds of clients with more money than they know what to do with... Kiki: An exotic dancer who wants nothing more than to get out of the game... [Formerly titled Desperate Measures Trilogy: Book 1, Full Measure, published under Elle Casey’s alter ego, Kat Lee.]More info →
Former college roommates Erin and Ridlee leave Boston for Ireland to track down an inheritance, and end up at a matchmaking festival in Lisdoonvarna ... Ridlee's a newly minted attorney, and Erin's part owner of the Pot O' Gold Pub, hoping to buy out her new, mysterious partner, some old Irish guy she'd never heard of before the reading of her late grandmother's will. It seemed like it would be an easy thing to do: show up, find the bloke, and make him an offer... But the magic that is Ireland and the people who speak the lilting Irish brogue are as unpredictable as the weather, and things get a little more complicated than the girls anticipated when the town's legendary matchmaker pulls out his leather-bound book and proposes two matches ...More info →
Malcolm's had a problem for as long as he can remember. No matter where he goes or what he does, he leaves misery in his wake. Sadness and negativity are his constant companions, influencing others around him until they cannot bear to live. But then Rae shows up in his life, and everything changes. Darkness cleaves to light. Anger yields to joy. The question is whether she'll be his salvation or his destruction.More info →
Sometimes engagement rings can get lost and then found. Sometimes people can too. All it takes is a heavy-duty dose of karma and the magic of Manhattan to make it all come together. Leah is a financially destitute new age hippy. James is a wealthy surgeon with a trust fund. She's awkward, he's poised. She's completely crazy, he's way too sane. People might say they have nothing in common, but they'd be wrong. They both live in Manhattan, they both have no idea how to change a baby diaper, and they're both lost … until they find one another.More info →
An artist’s retreat turns into a snowbound intervention. Jeremy Oliver’s on a one-man mission to forget, while Sarah Booker’s on a one-woman mission to remember. What happens when two opposing forces like theirs get snowed in together? Cabin Fever ... Fireworks, tears, ghosts, and maybe even love.More info →
Jana is left devastated after her brother starts his recovery and her niece is taken out of her care. At loose ends, she decides to purchase a fixer-upper in one of her favorite areas of Brooklyn, thinking the work will get her mind off her loss and the intense feelings of anger and disappointment she has toward the family attorney, Robinson. But she gets in over her head and needs someone who can not only fix her roof but someone who can fix her broken heart.More info →
Jennifer is sexually frustrated and disillusioned with love, a very dangerous combination. Convinced there's no such thing as Prince Charming, and against her best friend's better judgment, she places a personal ad seeking a one-night stand. No strings, no commitments, no second dates. Her goal? To restore her faith in men by setting up a single night of fantasy that can never be tainted by reality. William is a busy executive, newly arrived in the United States from England. Life for him is all about minimizing complications. He doesn't have the time nor the inclination to share his life with anyone, to have obligations outside of work, or to become entangled in a relationship with an emotional basket case of a woman who’s desperately seeking her Prince Charming. But he does see the value in having an attractive woman on his arm for networking purposes ...More info →
Jennifer is suffering a serious man hangover when her best friend Mia swoops in and forces her out of her apartment for a night of good old-fashioned girlfriend fun. It seems like just the ticket to help her move on and follow through with her plan for a new perspective on life and men ... until everything goes really right and then just as quickly goes really wrong. William would love to focus on his work to the exclusion of all else, but his annoying assistant and nagging calendar have other ideas. When the two of them are joined by his father (the boss) and the threat of the unleashing of his brother (the troublemaker), he has little choice but to obey their commands and attend the event that just might net them some new clients. Or, perhaps, something none of them were bargaining for.More info →
Jennifer's idea of relaxing is a spa day with her best friend, but even when she's slathered in avocado and wearing cucumber glasses, there's no escaping the fact that she cannot get memories of a certain guy and a certain night (or two) out of her head. When her ex shows up out of the blue to throw a wrench in her plans, she has to decide once and for all how far she's willing to go to be the successful businesswoman she wants to be. William is willing to do just about anything to get rid of the albatross hanging around his neck, even if it means having to learn way more about his assistant than he ever wanted to know. When he gets a surprise phone call with an offer of a proposal, he can hardly say no ... even though it means inviting complications he's dedicated his life to avoiding.More info →
Jennifer doesn't know who to believe, but the lipstick on William's neck is just a little too red to ignore, much as he might like her to. The more she tries to make sense of the stories, the more it feels like she's repeating mistakes from her past, and that's something she wants to avoid at all costs, no matter how much it might hurt. William does what he can to juggle all the secrets, stories, and his brother's antics, but in the end it proves to be his undoing. Following Edward's advice, he takes a chance and reveals things he'd really rather keep to himself. Whether the risk and the fallout will be worth the price he must pay remains to be seen.More info →
Jennifer thought they had everything figured out. She and William were going to start over from scratch and take a chance on a real relationship. But then he doesn't call, and she wonders if she somehow managed to misinterpret everything. Further investigation puts her on William's doorstep, walking into a hell of a mess. William is at loose ends, no longer part of the family fold and suffering the fallout in the form of take-out and hagfish. Will he find inspiration and meaning again or will he crash and burn?More info →
Jennifer gets the shock of a lifetime when an accident sends her to the hospital and she receives news she never expected to get. Her entire life is turned upside down, and she finds herself having to make some very hard and terrifying decisions. Life is spinning out of control, and the only time she feels like she can manage the insanity is when she's naked with William. That's not necessarily a bad thing as far as she's concerned, but it doesn't exactly solve her problems... William is reminded that it's the best laid schemes that go awry when the news that his life has changed forever makes him reconsider everything he ever imagined for himself. Ingrid is digging her talons deeper and deeper into their lives, and Edward's as off the rails as ever. The problems in Scotland continue to plague the family business, and try as he might, William cannot remain separated from the drama for long.More info →
C'EST ARRIVÉ À LAS VEGAS. Je ne peux pas être tenue pour responsable. Ce qui se passe à Vegas est censé y rester, non ? Non ? Ouais. Pas vraiment. Andie est à quelques jours de se passer la corde au cou, mais il y a juste un tout petit problème. Apparemment, elle est déjà mariée. Ou quelqu'un qui porte son nom s’est marié à un gars de l'Oregon, et le palais de justice ne veut pas lui délivrer une licence de mariage jusqu'à ce que tout cela soit éclairci. Patauger dans la bouse de vache au son de musiques country pour rencontrer un homme qui ne se déplace qu'à dos de cheval est loin d'être l'idée qu'elle se fait d'un bon moment, mais si elle veut se marier, devenir associée au sein du cabinet où elle travaille, et avoir deux enfants et demi avant d'atteindre ses trente-cinq ans, il lui faut aller au bout de cette pagaille et l'arranger rapidement... avant que son fiancé le découvre et que tout ce pour quoi elle avait travaillé se transforme en cendres.More info →
IAN MACKENZIE EST UN vrai casse-pied grincheux depuis trois ans maintenant, ressassant toujours ses fiançailles brisées et sa vie au ranch. Entre en scène Candice, la meilleure amie de sa belle-sœur, qui leur rend une visite de deux semaines alors qu'ils attendent la naissance de la première nièce d'Ian. Candice est propriétaire d'une entreprise florissante, une spécialiste des cheveux et de la mode, déterminée à toujours voir le meilleur en toutes choses, même lorsqu’elle trébuche et tombe partout sur la glace de l'Oregon. Sans même essayer, elle réussit à se glisser sous la peau d'Ian et à lui faire dire et faire des choses qu'il n'aurait jamais dîtes ou faites normalement. Lorsqu'ils se retrouvent tous les deux à passer du temps ensemble, les étincelles et les flocons se déchainent. La question est de savoir s'ils vont faire quelque chose à ce sujet, et ce qui se passera dans leurs vies s'ils le font.More info →
A million reasons to go home. One hot reason to stay...
Emerald Collins is nothing like her strong-willed sister Amber. When she found out her father was a member of the legendary rock group Red Hot, sensitive Em was determined to carry on as normal—she had no interest in finding out more about her dad or leaving her quiet sanctuary in Maine.
But while visiting Amber in New York, Em meets Sam, a tortured, sexy, and utterly unsuitable musician. Sam and Em are used to life behind the scenes but their undeniable attraction is about to put them right in the spotlight.
When Sam reveals a shocking secret about his past, Emerald has to make a choice. Will she follow her head and return home or is the magnetism between them and the excitement of the big city enough for her to follow her heart?More info →
Jenny élève seule ses trois enfants et sa vie se résume à son travail et à sa famille. Entre la rédaction de lignes de code et le visionnage de documentaires animaliers, Jenny n’a pas une seconde à elle. Et d’une certaine façon, cela lui convient : elle préfère la sécurité à la romance et à l’aventure.
Quand sa sœur l’appelle pour lui demander un service alors que son week-end détente tant attendu ne fait que commencer, Jenny sait qu’elle devrait dire non. Du moins, c’est ce que lui intime la prudence. Surtout qu’en guise de service, on lui demande de conseiller l’agence de sécurité des Bourbon Street Boys, spécialisée dans la surveillance de criminels avérés et dont les membres se mettent en danger quotidiennement. Et le danger guette Jenny : il y a dans l’équipe un homme au corps de rêve pour lequel elle serait prête à faire des folies.
Prendra-t-elle un risque ou fera-t-elle ce qu’elle sait si bien faire : rester sur ses gardes et attendre le bon moment ?More info →
Membre fondateur de la société de sécurité privée des Bourbon Street Boys, Antoinette « Toni » Delacourte est une femme qui a du cran. Mais en dépit de sa réputation de dure à cuire, elle est hantée par son passé, des erreurs anciennes qui la rendent aujourd’hui vulnérable.
En effet, il y a dix ans, Toni a embrassé Lucky, le meilleur ami de son frère. Mais comme elle craignait qu’une relation amoureuse ne brise l’harmonie du groupe qu’elle considérait comme sa propre famille, elle s’est détournée de lui pour se jeter dans les bras de Charlie – et la relation violente qu’il avait à lui offrir.
Pendant dix ans, Toni a essayé d’entretenir pour Lucky des sentiments purement platoniques. Désormais libérée de Charlie, Toni ne peut nier plus longtemps son attirance envers Lucky.
Alors, si elle a toujours cru que ce baiser était une erreur, elle se demande à présent si la véritable méprise n’était pas de lui avoir tourné le dos.More info →
Le jour où Tamika Cleary renverse Thibault Delacroix en empruntant une rue à contresens, elle ne se doute pas que cet accident va bouleverser sa vie… Mais Mika est pressée et elle n’a pas de temps à perdre avec un type qui n’est même pas capable de regarder des deux côtés avant de traverser la route, même s’il a un beau visage, un corps à se damner et les cils noirs les plus épais qu’elle ait jamais vus.
Bien vite, Mika se trouve de nouveau empêtrée dans des problèmes professionnels, son employeur n’étant autre que le terrible chef de la mafia russe, Pavel, dit « le Voleur ». Le beau Thibault est bien décidé à la secourir mais la jeune femme n’accorde pas facilement sa confiance. Plus il insiste, plus elle résiste. Alors que leur histoire a commencé par un contresens, Mika se laissera-t-elle conduire enfin dans la bonne direction ?More info →
Quand un message énigmatique demande à May Wexler de se rendre dans un bar pour motards du centre-ville de la Nouvelle Orléans, elle sait que quelque chose ne tourne pas rond. Sa sœur vient de lui envoyer un SOS, mais elle est introuvable lorsque May arrive sur place, et c’est cette dernière qui se retrouve avec des ennuis : elle a des espadrilles roses, un chihuahua dans son sac et elle se trouve au milieu d’une fusillade. Un certain Ozzie, grand et tout en muscles, vient à son secours et elle n’a pas d’autre choix que de le suivre pour se mettre hors de danger. Au siège de son entreprise de sécurité, les Bourbon Street Boys, elle trouve refuge pour la nuit… et un travail. Mais le bandit qui la poursuit avec un revolver ne reste pas longtemps le seul problème de May. Plus elle passe de temps avec Ozzie, moins elle peut nier une très forte alchimie entre eux. Un mauvais numéro l’a mise dans ce pétrin… lui aurait-il aussi permis de trouver l’amour ?More info →
Parfois les bagues de fiançailles peuvent se perdre et se retrouver. Les gens aussi. Tout ce qu’il faut, c’est une dose industrielle de karma et la magie de Manhattan pour que tout cela soit rassemblé. Leah est une hippie New Age sans ressources. James est un chirurgien prospère doté d’un fond de placement. Elle est gênante, il est posé. Elle est complètement folle, il est bien trop sain d’esprit. On pourrait dire qu’ils n’ont rien en commun mais on aurait tort. Ils habitent tous les deux Manhattan, aucun d’eux ne sait changer une couche de bébé et ils sont tous les deux perdus… jusqu’à ce qu’ils se rencontrent.More info →
From New York Times bestselling author Elle Casey comes the first book in the sexy Red-Hot Love Series...
Fiery, free-loving Amber Fields has just discovered she’s the daughter of a 90s rock legend. The bright lights of New York City are a world away from her quiet life in Maine, but Amber is determined to get answers—and give her absent father a piece of her mind.
When she tracks down her father’s band in Manhattan, answers seem hard to come by, and what she does find doesn’t add up with the stories she was told as a child. And then there’s the band’s replacement lead guitarist Ty Stanz. He’s sexy and intriguing for sure, but Amber is not falling for a brooding, prickly rocker. He seems to know exactly the right buttons to press to provoke her. Amber is no fan girl, and Ty sees her as an unwelcome distraction.
On the surface they are worlds apart. Each is tied to the band for very different reasons, but the more time they spend together the hotter things get. Is their red-hot love meant to last?More info →
He’s trying to keep things professional—but will passion make it personal? Prepare for more Red Hot Love from New York Times bestseller Elle Casey.
Rose Lancaster has watched her two sisters find new lives and loves in the New York rock scene, but she’s too busy running her animal clinic in rural Maine to join them. If only she could get the town council off her back, things would be perfect. Unfortunately, the council has just served up papers for a lawsuit, and she’s at her wits’ end.
When straitlaced lawyer Greg Lister drops by on band business and gets wind of her predicament, he offers to help, and although Rose suspects it may come with complications she doesn’t need, she accepts. For a New York hotshot, he sure seems more than happy to spend time at Rose’s Maine retreat ensuring the service is completely personal.
Rose tries to resist the urge to connect but the attraction between them is undeniable…until Greg makes a shocking revelation that threatens Rose’s future in more ways than she could have imagined.More info →