Author: Carly Phillips

After a successful fifteen year career with various New York publishing houses, and over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels published, N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips is now an Indie author who writes to her own expectations and that of her readers. She continues the tradition of hot men and strong women and plans to publish many more sizzling stories. Carly lives in Purchase, NY with her family, two nearly adult daughters and two crazy dogs who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. She's a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom. In addition, she's a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers. You can find out more about Carly at www.carlyphillips.com.

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Going Down Easy - Billionaire Bad Boys Book 1

Going Down Easy
  • Number: B01EVJ9OES
  • Release: 2016-07-19
  • Author: Carly Phillips
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: CP Publishing
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Meet Kaden Barnes.

Alpha-licious in the most unexpected ways, Kaden Barnes always gets what he wants.

Enigmatic and exacting, he's unable to keep an assistant for long. Until Lexie Parker arrives. She's no-nonsense, efficient and all business… She’s also hot as sin and soon starring in Kaden's dirtiest fantasies.

When their passion for each other reaches a boiling point, Kaden may think he’s calling the shots, but for this billionaire bad boy, going down easy has never felt so good.


Dare to Take - Dare to Love, #6

Dare to Take
  • Number: B01BH98LV2
  • Release: 2016-05-03
  • Author: Carly Phillips
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: CP Publishing
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A one night stand.

A secret.

A mistake they tried to forget.

On leave from the army, Tyler Dare is just looking for a little fun, but his best friend's sister is off limits. Yet unable to deny how sexy and alluring she is, he finds it all too easy to succumb to a night of passion and heat that ends the next morning in the worst way possible.

There are just some guys you don't touch--even someone as innocent and inexperienced as Ella Shaw knows that. But when her brother's best friend is up for grabs and willing, she can't resist. After all, she's wanted him for years…

Now, Ella is stranded on a tropical island with a hurricane bearing down, and only Tyler can save her. It's his chance to make amends for the past and show the woman he's never forgotten that he's coming after her . . . in more ways than one.


Dirty Sexy Inked - Dirty Sexy Series, #2

Dirty Sexy Inked
  • Number: B01AAZ1JB8
  • Release: 2016-04-05
  • Authors: Carly Phillips, Erika Wilde
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: CP Publishing
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Breaking hearts is what wild and rebellious Mason Kincaid does best. Hit it and quit it is his motto, and with his bad boy reputation and tattoos, he doesn't lack for female companionship. Until one hot night with the one woman he swore he'd never touch becomes an all consuming addiction he can't kick. Katrina Sands has been his best friend for years, but now that he knows what she feels like, and tastes like, there is no going back to being just friends. Hot, dirty sex has never felt so good...or so right.


Dirty Sexy Saint - Dirty Sexy Series, #1

Dirty Sexy Saint
  • Number: B016YIRT9Q
  • Release: 2016-01-19
  • Authors: Carly Phillips, Erika Wilde
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: CP Publishing
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New York Times bestselling authors Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde bring you a dirty, sexy, smoking hot SERIES featuring three bad boy brothers bonded by shocking secrets and their damaged past. Sinful, addicting, and unapologetically alpha, these men are every woman’s erotic daydream ... And your ultimate dirty fantasy.

Are you ready to get Dirty Sexy with a Saint?

Clay Kincaid knows he's more a sinner than a saint. Especially when it comes to women. With a rough and damaged past that has left him jaded, he doesn't do committed relationships. But he does like sex—the hotter and harder, the better. He likes it fast and filthy, which is why he refuses to even touch someone as sweet and guileless as Samantha Jamieson. Until he discovers that she likes it just as down and dirty as he does. Let the sinning begin . . .

All books in the DIRTY SEXY Series are full-length novels with no cliffhangers!


Dare to Seduce - NY Dares, #3

Dare to Seduce
  • Number: B0143CT6DC
  • Release: 2015-11-17
  • Author: Carly Phillips
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: CP Publishing
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Alpha billionaire businessman, Max Savage has had a thing for Lucy Dare for as long as he can remember but he values his long standing friendship with her brothers too much to cross the line. When Lucy shows up at an engagement party on the arms of another man, Max doesn’t like the changes he sees in her and vows to make her his own.

It’s now or never. Max can think of one way to convince Lucy she’s with the wrong guy. He’ll dare to seduce her … no matter what the consequences.


Dare to Rock - Dare to Love, #5

Dare to Rock
  • Number: B00VN2SJAM
  • Release: 2015-08-04
  • Author: Carly Phillips
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: CP Publishing
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Avery Dare lives a quiet life in Miami as an online fashion/makeup video blogger. She has good friends, a close, large family and if her love life is lacking, she likes it that way. But when she receives an invitation to one of her ex's concerts along with an invitation to meet him back stage, she decides to take the risk... and comes face to face with the reality of his rock star lifestyle - the press, the crowds, and the half naked groupies.

At eighteen, Grey Kingston left everything he knew and loved behind to seek fame and fortune as a rock star, and he found it as the lead guitarist and singer for the band, Tangled Royal. Fans adore him, women throw themselves at him, and he can afford everything he couldn't growing up. Yet at the height of his career, he's ready to walk away and return home to a simpler life... and the woman he left behind, if he can convince her to give him another chance.

Except moving on isn't as easy as Grey would like. When Avery is threatened by a stalker, it becomes evident Grey's fans not only don't want him to retire, they don't want Avery in his life either. And Avery isn't sure she wants the pressures that are part of Grey's life... but she doesn't want to lose him again, either. Can their recently renewed love survive the fallout?


Dare to Hold - Dare to Love, #4

Dare to Hold
  • Number: B00U1QRDP8
  • Release: 2015-04-14
  • Author: Carly Phillips
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: CP Publishing
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Some women always get it right. Kindergarten teacher, Meg Thompson, on the other hand, consistently makes the wrong decisions — and she is currently single, pregnant and alone. Meg is determined to make changes in her life, to be a better mother than her own had been. No revolving door of men. No man, period. Just a single-minded focus on her baby. Her resolution would be easier to keep if not for hot cop, Scott Dare. He insinuates himself in her life, making Meg want to believe in happily ever after, even if history has taught her to know better.

When Scott Dare hears Meg’s friends are determined she have a night of hot sex, before her life changes forever, he decides that man must be him. Their one night is mind blowing and life altering. And Scott, a man already burned by his ex-wife, finds himself all in anyway. While protecting Meg from her violent ex and becoming part of her increasingly complicated life, he’s falling hard and he can’t seem to find distance. Not when their bodies respond to each other with such heated intensity and he’s drawn to her unique combination of strength and vulnerability.

But Meg’s future is one Scott has accepted he’ll never have, even if his growing feelings say otherwise …


Dare to Touch - Dare to Love, #3

Dare to Touch
  • Number: B00S4X222O
  • Release: 2015-01-11
  • Author: Carly Phillips
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: CP Publishing
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Olivia Dare, executive director of the Miami Thunder, and team travel director, Dylan Rhodes share more than just a passion for football–their chemistry is explosive and their feelings for each other are intense. But Olivia is wary of any man getting too close. Given her background – a near-bigamist dad and an ex-boyfriend who merely enforced her lack of priority in his life – Olivia fears being hurt again but she can’t resist embarking upon a passionate affair with Dylan, even as she holds part of herself back.

Dylan isn’t a man who does anything half way. Once he decides to pursue Olivia, he goes all in. When the Pro-Bowl takes them to the desert oasis of Arizona, Dylan is determined to make sure their time together isn’t all business. What happens while at the luxury resort is life altering but when Olivia admits her deepest pain, will Dylan be able to prove he’s a man with staying power? Or will Olivia be disappointed again, this time by the most important man in her life? (love story, contemporary romance, alpha heroes, beach reads, sports heroes, bad boys, billionaire)


On the Naughty List

On the Naughty List
  • Stars
  • Number: B00L0IMAHW
  • Release: 2014-10-14
  • Authors: Lori Foster, Carly Phillips, Beth Ciotta, Sugar Jamison
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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The most wonderful time of the year is back, bringing with it perennial favorite holiday stories from Lori Foster and Carly Phillips, along with two Christmas stories that delighted readers a year ago. This sexy anthology will make you want to give your heart to Christmas again and again…Lori Foster has two co-workers plan a Christmas party side-by-side-and discover a love worth celebrating in Christmas Bonus Carly Phillips explores a "mistletoe moment" when a no-nonsense lawyer intent on seducing her boss meets his twin instead--and gives him a scintillating kiss that leaves him begging for more in Naughty Under the Mistletoe.In Sugar Jamison’s Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas, former wild child Dina Gregory returns home to New York to find the father of her young son. Instead, she finds his stuffy older brother, Ben. Ben can’t help but admire her tenacity—and her bold beauty. Could it be that Dina has reignited his Christmas spirit? Beth Ciotta brings two friends who, after years apart, together at home for the holidays. They don’t seem to have much in common anymore, but when the two get stranded together during a blizzard, they are forced to reexamine if they are better off as "just friends"? Or could it be that true love was there all along? in Some Kind of Wonderful.


Dare to Submit - NY Dares, #2

Dare to Submit
  • Number: B00MAODJA2
  • Release: 2014-09-08
  • Author: Carly Phillips
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: CP Publishing
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Decklan Dare knows about the unexpected loss of loved ones and for this reason, he values control in all areas of his life. Amanda Collins enjoys the freedom she finds in casual encounters without the emotional connection a relationship brings. They meet and their physical attraction is mutual but both experience feelings that could run deeper – if they drop their guard and let each other in. Decklan is first to trust, but when he discovers the secret Amanda’s been hiding, will he forgive? Or will he rebuild every wall before she has a chance to explain?


Dare to Surrender - NY Dares, #1

Dare to Surrender
  • Number: B00IRKQ08Q
  • Release: 2014-07-15
  • Author: Carly Phillips
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: CP Publishing
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After ending a relationship to a cheating, domineering man, Isabelle Masters takes off in her leased Mercedes, only to be arrested for grand theft auto and hauled to a local police station. To her surprise, she is rescued by the most unlikely person possible, Gabriel Dare, a man she's been attracted to for far too long. Gabe offers Isabelle freedom along with an invitation to Eden, an exclusive island resort where everything and anything is possible.

Although Gabe yearns to possess Isabelle, he knows all too well he must fight his primitive need to bind her to him, and instead help bring out the independent woman she yearns to become - or risk losing her for good.

A woman who needs to run her own life. An Alpha man who needs to exert control. Can she surrender to his demands without losing her sense of self once more?


Dare to Desire - Dare to Love, #2

Dare to Desire
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B00HETXSZY
  • Release: 2014-04-10
  • Author: Carly Phillips
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: CP Publishing
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Quarterback Alex Dare, had it all -- an all-star football career and his choice of willing women -- until a severe injury forces him into early retirement. Social worker Madison Evans grew up in foster homes and knows what it means to have-not. She isn't impressed by Alex Dare’s wealth or charm. Not since she fell hard for him once before, only to discover she was just one of his too-easy conquests.

This time around Madison refuses to succumb to Alex so easily. But Alex wants Madison. And if there is one thing Alex does well, it’s to get what he wants. Can he convince Madison to take a risk and dare to love?


Perfect Together - Serendipity's Finest, #3

Perfect Together
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780425259733
  • Release: 2014-02-04
  • Author: Carly Phillips
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Berkley
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In the picturesque town of Serendipity, New York, three siblings have grown up in the shadow of their proud and respected police chief father. But what do love, fate, and fortune have in store for the next generation of Serendipity’s finest?

Tired of being the easygoing daughter, always ignored in favor of her high-maintenance sister, and no longer interested in being her fiancé’s trophy wife, Nicole Farnsworth calls off her wedding. All she wants is to be herself. And where better to find her destiny than Serendipity? The place where she met the one man who made her heart beat faster, and gave her the courage to reinvent her life?even if he doesn’t know it.

Officer Sam Marsden calls Serendipity home and he loves it there?even though his childhood sweetheart was stolen by his best friend. After such heartbreak, Sam fears he can’t trust his instincts when it comes to love. Yet he’s so tempted by Nicole, a woman he met only briefly but who has starred in his dreams ever since. For Nicole and Sam, opening their hearts one more time could change their lives forever. But who’ll be the first to take that chance?


Truly Madly Deeply, Love Unexpected Series 1-3

Truly Madly Deeply, Love Unexpected Series 1-3
  • Number: B00CE4A03M
  • Release: 2014-01-13
  • Author: Carly Phillips
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: CP Publishing
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A collection of three full length novels by New York Times Bestselling Author Carly Phillips

PERFECT PARTNERS

No sooner had Chelsie Russell and Griffin Stuart lost their siblings in a car crash than they find themselves fighting for custody of their two year old niece. Griff wins only to discover Chelsie is the only one who can soothe the child's night terrors and fears. Chelsie and Griff bond over the little girl and their growing sexual desire is mutual. But is it enough? Chelsie's been hurt before and Griff isn't sure he can trust the woman who once tried to take his niece away. What will it take for them to realize they are ... perfect partners?

THE RIGHT CHOICE

Advice columnist Carly Wexler is convinced she can map out her path to happiness and that includes marrying her best friend. No sexual sparks? No problem, or so she thinks. Until Mike Novak, her fiance's brother arrives for the wedding. Carly has never experienced desire like Mike ignites inside her and it shakes everything she’s ever believed in. Add Mike’s determination to stop this wedding of mismatched opposites and Carly is forced to reevaluate her best-laid plans. Can she accept that her unexpected love for Mike is the right choice for her after all?

SOLITARY MAN

After an intense night of passion to block out shared grief, jaded cop Kevin Manning abandons Nikki Welles, convinced she deserves more than he can ever give. He returns months later to discover she's pregnant with his child, juggling work and pregnancy alone. Nikki doesn’t regret the baby she’s caring but she wants nothing to do with Kevin and his apologies. It’s time for Kevin to prove to Nikki he’s worthy of her love and capable of creating a family. But it’s up to Nikki to forgive.


The Right Choice - Love Unexpected, #3

The Right Choice
  • Number: B00CMWJOII
  • Release: 2014-01-11
  • Author: Carly Phillips
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: CP Publishing
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A "Love Unexpected" Novel ... A Love Triangle between ... Brothers! Advice columnist Carly Wexler is convinced she can map out her path to happiness and that includes marrying her best friend. No sexual sparks? No problem, or so she thinks. Until Mike Novak, her fiance's brother arrives for the wedding. Carly has never experienced desire like Mike ignites inside her and it shakes everything she’s ever believed in. Add Mike’s determination to stop this wedding of mismatched opposites and Carly is forced to reevaluate her best-laid plans. Can she accept that her unexpected love for Mike is the right choice for her after all?


Solitary Man - Love Unexpected, #2

Solitary Man
  • Number: B00CMWJQLI
  • Release: 2014-01-11
  • Author: Carly Phillips
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: CP Publishing
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After an intense night of passion to block out shared grief, jaded cop Kevin Manning abandons Nikki Welles, convinced she deserves more than he can ever give. He returns months later to discover she's pregnant with his child, juggling work and pregnancy alone. Nikki doesn’t regret the baby she’s caring but she wants nothing to do with Kevin and his apologies. It’s time for Kevin to prove to Nikki he’s worthy of her love and capable of creating a family. But it’s up to Nikki to forgive.


Dare to Love - Dare to Love, #1

Dare to Love
  • Stars
  • Number: B00GQE9CXA
  • Release: 2014-01-10
  • Author: Carly Phillips
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: CP Publishing
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When it comes to family, Ian Dare gives his all but in relationships he offers the bare minimum. Until one glimpse of sensual Riley Taylor arouses his dominant and protective instincts. He will do anything to possess her … and does. But any future with Riley must include him dealing his half-brother who is a constant reminder of the pain he’d rather forget.

Riley Taylor believes herself immune to domineering men – until charismatic Ian Dare turns a simple kiss into an all out assault on her senses and she discovers she likes his brand of control in the bedroom. As their affair heats up, they soon realize they complete each other in ways neither imagined. But Riley’s past is closer than she cares to remember, and her struggles with Ian’s dominance might just cost her everything.


Perfect Partners - Love Unexpected, #1

Perfect Partners
  • Number: B00CM1MS7I
  • Release: 2014-01-09
  • Author: Carly Phillips
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: CP Publishing
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A "Love Unexpected" Novel ... No sooner had lawyers Chelsie Russell and Griffin Stuart lost their siblings in a car crash than they find themselves fighting for custody of their two year old niece. Griff wins only to discover Chelsie is the only one who can sooth the child's night terrors and fears. Chelsie and Griff bond over the little girl and their growing sexual desire is mutual. But Chelsie's been hurt before and Griff isn't sure he can trust the woman who once tried to take his niece away. What will it take for these two unexpected lovers to believe they can be perfect partners after all?


Midnight Angel - Love Unexpected, #4

Midnight Angel
  • Number: B00CLZQI26
  • Release: 2014-01-09
  • Author: Carly Phillips
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: CP Publishing
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A "Love Unexpected" Novel ... First love and second chances. High school sweethearts, Dylan North and Holly Evans believed their future together was a done deal. But right after graduation, Dylan took off, leaving nothing behind except a hastily written note and Holly's broken heart. Ten years later, Dr. Holly Evans has a great career and a fulfilling life. The last thing she needs is Dylan's visit stirring up old feelings. Especially when she knows the Hollywood superstar can't possibly want to stay. Dylan might have everything money can buy but his life is empty without Holly. Can his unexpected return reignite their love ... or does happily ever after only happen in the movies?


Perfect Stranger - Serendipity Novellas, #3

Perfect Stranger
  • Number: B00AWLC2BW
  • Release: 2014-01-07
  • Author: Carly Phillips
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Berkley
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This story can also be found in the Hot Summer Nights Anthology.

Carly Phillips’ Serendipity’s Finest series has been hailed as “Carly Phillips at her finest!”* Now the New York Times bestselling author returns to the small town of Serendipity where fate can play tricks with the heart, and love can be the most unexpected emotion of all…

As dedicated a doctor as she is, Alexa Collins can’t help but feel exhausted trying to live up to her father’s expectations. And because of that unyielding commitment to her profession, Alexa has a built up a wall of defenses, especially when it comes to personal relationships. She simply hasn’t got the time-or the inclination. That was before she met pro football player Luke Thompson.

Luke was passing through Serendipity looking for a good time. And he was determined to show Alexa how good it could be. For Alexa, a one-night stand was a promising diversion. After all, Luke would be gone in a few days, no strings attached. But she never imagined how quickly he’d break down her defenses, and leave her vulnerable to feelings she was hoping, with all her heart, to avoid. Now, how can she possibly say goodbye to so perfect a stranger as Luke?


Perfect Fling - Serendipity's Finest, #2

Perfect Fling
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780425259726
  • Release: 2013-07-30
  • Author: Carly Phillips
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Berkley
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Erin ... The Good Girl

Assistant District Attorney, Erin Marsden,is Serendipity's quintessential good girl.  The only daughter of the ex-police chief, she has never made a misstep, content with her quiet, predictable life ... or so she thinks.  Until Cole Sanders returns to town with heated interest in his eyes and shadows in his past.

Cole ... The Bad Boy

After seven years of deep under cover work in New York City, Cole returns to Serendipity to help his aging father and to find his moral compass once more. Not to get involved with wholesome Erin Marsden.  Even as a rebellious teen, he knew a girl like Erin was off limits and that hasn't changed.  But neither one of them can resist their off-the-charts chemistry and a one night stand brings complications neither Erin nor Cole expected.

The Attraction ... Off the Charts!

Then Erin's current case plunges her into a killer's crosshairs. With more at stake than anyone knows, Erin succumbs to Cole's take-charge attitude. As a bodyguard, he's the best. As a lover, he's even better.  But there's more than the matter of Erin's safety at stake.  And Cole must forgive the sins of his past and prove to himself - and to Erin - that he's capable of the love and the forever she - and their baby - desperately need.


Hot Summer Nights

Hot Summer Nights
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780425263396
  • Release: 2013-07-02
  • Authors: Jaci Burton, Erin McCarthy, Carly Phillips, Jessica Clare
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Berkley
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Passions ignite in these all-new stories from four bestselling masters of contemporary romance?

In Jaci Burton’s ?Hope Smolders,” struggling divorcee Jane has put her personal life on hold to raise her kids?until she runs into Luke, her ex’s former best friend, who convinces her it’s time to start having fun again.

Carly Phillips takes you back to the town of Serendipity, where overworked Alexa has an instant connection with a sinfully sexy football star on the dance floor. A one-night stand evolves into multiple nights when Luke decides to teach the good doctor about his own brand of fun. But when it’s time for him to leave town, will these ?Perfect Strangers” be able to say goodbye for good?

In Jessica Clare’s ?Legend of Jane,” an intrepid Bloggess catches the eye of local law enforcement when she gets caught trespassing. Luckily, Luanne wouldn’t mind getting handcuffed by Officer Hotness?

Single girl Chelsea is tired of feeling like the fifth wheel on her weekend jaunt to Lake Placid, until she gets stuck out in the cold and finds a muscular knight in shining armor to warm her up?in Erin McCarthy’s ?Ice Princess.”


Kismet - Serendipity Novellas, #1

Kismet
  • Number: B00CNVID26
  • Release: 2013-04-27
  • Author: Carly Phillips
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: CP Publishing
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Do you ever really forget your first love?

Lissa Gardelli hasn't seen Trevor Dane since he left their small town to earn his spot on the right side of the tracks. Ten years have passed but neither has really moved on from their passionate teenage affair or the heartbreak that followed. What starts out as business quickly moves into the bedroom and they discover the sparks between them burn brighter than ever.  This reunion can be their second chance, if Trevor can accept everything about Lissa, including her daughter.


Perfect Fit - Serendipity's Finest, #1

Perfect Fit
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780425259719
  • Release: 2012-12-31
  • Author: Carly Phillips
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Berkley
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Carly's NY Times Bestselling SERENDIPITY series was such a hit with readers, she brings you back to the picturesque upstate NY town, where three siblings have grown up in the shadow of their proud and respected police chief father. But what do love, fate, and fortune have in store for the next generation of Serendipity's finest?

MIKE

Always feeling like the odd man out in his family, Michael Marsden wanted to make it on his own. So he escaped Serendipity to become an undercover cop in Manhattan, where the Marsden name wasn't known. But Michael's independence is compromised when he returns home to replace his sick father as chief of police. Back in the shadow of his family, he's as lost and restless as ever, until he's challenged by someone he never anticipated.

CARA

Cara Hartley is the Serendipity cop with whom Mike had a one night stand three months earlier.  Neither expected anything more but fate has other things in store.  When Mike returns as Cara's boss, the sexual tension between them is impossible to ignore - and the unexpected emotional connection continues to grow.  But Cara's a small town girl while Mike has a wanderer's blood in his veins.

Together their chemistry explodes but ...

Both are convinced a future together is impossible.  Until Mike's real father's secrets come back to haunt him and he realizes there are some things worth staying and fighting for. Including Cara.


Fated - Serendipity Novellas, #2

Fated
  • Number: B00938UJQU
  • Release: 2012-12-04
  • Author: Carly Phillips
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Berkley
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This novella takes place between Serendipity and Destiny.

New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips presents a never-before-published novella set in a quaint upstate New York town—where Serendipity’s finest show exactly what they’re made of…

Kate Andews is the original rebound girl. But she has had enough and has vowed to never be someone’s second choice again. Unfortunately, her undeniably intense desire for Nick Mancini is testing her best laid plans because Kate has carried a torch for Nick since high school– but she’s always been permanently in the friend zone.

Lately, Nick has definitely noticed Kate. Unfortunately he can’t get her to take him seriously. He knows he’s made some stupid moves in the past but he’s determined to get Kate to act on their obvious and mutual attraction. However Kate’s stubborn and she’s been hurt before, which means Nick will have to pull out all the stops in order to convince her he’s not the same boy she used to know, and she’s not second best… she’s everything.


Karma - Serendipity Series, #3

Karma
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780425247907
  • Release: 2012-05-01
  • Author: Carly Phillips
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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Dear Readers:

Welcome back to the town of Serendipity and the third Barron brothers novel.  I'm thrilled at the response I've received so far to the small town and its beloved characters!

KARMA

Police Officer Dare Barron has had a crush on Liza McKnight ever since he was a teenager. But despite his lifelong attraction, the closest he's ever come to interacting with her is watching Liza regularly bail out her brother at the station.

Dare's dark past with Liza's brother, Brian, has always kept him from pursuing her. But suddenly Liza finds herself in need of protection and Dare appoints himself as the man for the job.  And while the sizzling attraction between Dare and Liza draws them together, the past that  Dare and Brian share threatens to keep the two apart forever.

ENJOY!

Best,

Carly Phillips


Destiny - Serendipity Series, #2

Destiny
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780425245743
  • Release: 2012-01-03
  • Author: Carly Phillips
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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Nash Barron's relationship with his older brother Ethan is a fraught with anger, resentment and complications, but he does want to forge a bond with their newly discovered young half-sister, Tess. With Ethan and his wife away on their honeymoon, Nash thinks he finally has a chance at doing just that. But his already tenuous relationship with Tess is complicated when Kelly Moss moves into Ethan's home to stay with Tess during the honeymoon trip. Tess's older half-sister from her mother's side of the family is a temptation Nash doesn't need.

The barriers Nash has built around himself prevent him from being hurt by Ethan again, but it also prevents him from forming close relationships with Tess and Kelly. Getting past Nash's walls becomes a personal challenge for Kelly, and their attraction slowly helps Nash to open up. But when a secret from Kelly's past emerges, Nash will need to look beyond it to the woman she has become or it could destroy the relationship they've built.


Serendipity - Serendipity Series, #1

Serendipity
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780425243831
  • Release: 2011-09-06
  • Author: Carly Phillips
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips presents the first in a delightful new series about a quaint upstate New York town where love, fate and fortune are intertwined ...

Faith Harrington was the classic girl of privilege--until her father was convicted of running a Ponzi scheme and then her marriage crashed and burned.

Now Faith is back in her hometown, hoping for a fresh start. But her father's betrayal has rocked Serendipity - and not everyone is ready to welcome her with open arms. Then she runs into her teenage crush -- the dark, brooding Ethan Barron. Ethan, no stranger to scandal himself, never imagined he'd own the mansion on the hill, much less ever again come face to face with Faith--the princess he once kissed senseless. The chance meeting reignites the electric charge between them.

Still, when Ethan hires her to redecorate what was once her childhood home, Faith is sure that getting involved with the town's notorious bad boy will only lead to trouble. But her heart has other ideas. And so do the townspeople of Serendipity ...


More Than Words - Volume 7

More Than Words
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780373837632
  • Release: Out Now
  • Authors: Jill Shalvis, Carly Phillips, Donna Hill
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Harlequin Romance
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Each and every one of us has the ability to effect change—to make our world a better place. The dedicated women selected as this year's recipients of Harlequin's More Than Words award have changed lives, one good deed at a time. To celebrate their accomplishments, some of our bestselling authors have honored the winners by writing stories inspired by these real-life heroines.

We hope More Than Words inspires you to get in touch with the real-life heroine living inside of you.

In Carly Phillips's Compassion Can't Wait, two high school sweet hearts are reunited years later, as if by fate, and discover that if you believe in yourself and each other, anything is possible.

Donna Hill's Someplace Like Home tells the story of how one woman's dream becomes reality, as three special people learn that it's never too late to form a loving family.

In Jill Shalvis's What the Heart Wants, an honorable man must learn to forgive himself to regain the trust of the ded icated teacher who is the love of his life.


Love Me If You Dare

Love Me If You Dare
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780373774708
  • Release: August 2010
  • Author: Carly Phillips
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: HQN Books
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When hostage negotiator Rafe Mancuso takes a bullet to save Sara Rios, his former partner, his actions make him a bona fide hero—and New York City's newest most eligible bachelor. Then Rafe admits that Sara is much more than just another woman he's rescued.

Suddenly, a firestorm of gossip turns him into exactly what he doesn't want to be: the Bachelor Blog's newest hot topic. His only solution is to leave town and get himself out of the spotlight…and sexy, jaded Sara out of his mind.

NYPD officer Sara Rios has Rafe to thank for saving her life, and Rafe to blame for the media chaos surrounding her. She wants to throw herself back into duty at full throttle, but until her injuries heal, she's on leave and in search of her rescuer. From the moment she finds Rafe and meets his large, boisterous family, she's hooked. But mutual attraction doesn't always mean happily-ever-after, and these two have a long way to go to find their fairy-tale ending….


Kiss Me If You Can

Kiss Me If You Can
  • Stars 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780373774548
  • Release: 2010-07-27
  • Author: Carly Phillips
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: HQN Books
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He's New York's Most Eligible Bachelor ...
She's just not interested! 
 
Sam Cooper ("Coop") has just become the most eligible bachelor in New York City. After foiling a jewelry store robbery, and being rewarded with the ring of his choice, single women all over the city are fawning over the crime reporter. But Coop isn’t interested in the admirers sending racy underwear his way. His attention is centered solely on Lexie Davis, the only woman in the city who claims not to be interested in his bachelor status. 
 
Instead free-spirited Lexie is more interested in Coop's antique ring, and its (potentially scandalous) history in her family. But Coop is quickly becoming more than just her route to the ring. When Coop’s investigation starts to uncover the truth, will she trust her heart – and her family secrets – to this most eligible bachelor?


Sealed with a Kiss

Sealed with a Kiss
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780373772391
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Carly Phillips
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: HQN Books
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On the outside, Molly Gifford has it all—a hot legal career and Daniel Hunter, her equally hot boyfriend. But what she really wants is a family. So when she discovers her real father, she doesn't hesitate to pack her bags. Even though it means leaving her old life behind—A year later Daniel Hunter's still trying to get on with his life. Then Molly shows up at his door, begging for help. Her newfound father is under arrest for murder, and she's convinced Hunter is the only attorney with the skill and reputation to get him off. Hunter can't resist helping an innocent man. But this time he'll be the one walking away— even if it breaks both their hearts to do it.—


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