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Author: Diane Alberts

Jen McLaughlin is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of sexy books with Penguin Random House. Under her pen name, Diane Alberts, she is also a USA TODAY bestselling author of Contemporary Romance with Entangled Publishing. Her first release as Jen McLaughlin, Out of Line, hit the New York Times, USA TODAY and Wall Street Journal lists. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. She is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.

Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal-clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, and three cats. Her goal is to write so many well-crafted romance books that even a non-romance reader will know her name.

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Catching the Player

Catching the Player
  • Number:
  • Release: 2017-10-09
  • Author: Diane Alberts
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Rom: Sports
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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It all started with a bet…

Kassidy Thomas decided to stop hiding behind her past, and start living, but she didn’t quite bet on that start including her singing a horrible song in front of the handsomest bachelor in the NFL, Wyatt Hamilton. She also doesn’t think he’d then consequently ask her out on a date, but turns out when you’re actually living life…crazy things happen.

He needs to win…

Wyatt Hamilton is a player in every sense of the word. Married to the game, he has no interest in relationships, love, or even second nights with the same woman. But from the second the girl-next-door beauty Kassidy knocks on his door to deliver a singing telegram, nothing goes as planned. He can’t stop thinking about her, and keeps showing up on her doorstep for more. That is, until the unthinkable happens…

And all bets are off.


Say You're Mine - Shillings Agency

Say You're Mine
  • Number: B014CS5L18
  • Release: 2015-12-07
  • Author: Diane Alberts
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...

She's a challenge he can't afford to lose...

Navy SEAL Steven Thomas has only ever been able to count on three things: waking up in the morning, going to sleep sometime during the night, and Lauren Brixton. She's been his best friend since grade school, and what they have is the only relationship he's managed not to ruin.

Until one drunken night puts that all in jeopardy.

Lauren's watched Steven flit from one-night stand to one-night stand, seemingly not interested in something more. So when the long-ignored attraction between the two of them blows up in their faces, she does the only thing she can-she pretends she doesn't want him. But all's fair in love and war, and Steven's not about to lose the only person in his life who matters...


Beauty and the Boss - Modern Fairytales

Beauty and the Boss
  • Number: B0151U7WH2
  • Release: 2015-11-16
  • Author: Diane Alberts
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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Beauty is about to tame her beast...

Researcher Maggie Donovan has no luck with men, and it doesn't help that she can't keep her eyes off of her sexy boss - the one everyone else in the office calls The Beast. Relationships in the office are forbidden. So no one is more surprised than Maggie when she pretends to be his fiancée to save him during a difficult situation. Not only has she put her job on the line, but the future of the company.

Billionaire Benjamin Gale III doesn't believe in love or romance, but the look on his mother's face when Maggie tells her that she's his fiancée is worth millions. Instead of firing her for her insubordination, he goes along with the ruse. In his arms-and in his bed-she'd be everything he could ever want…which is why he can't have her.

But if he doesn't let her go, they'll lose everything…


Taking What's His - Shillings Agency, #4

Taking What's His
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B00VQ1HICA
  • Release: 2015-04-28
  • Author: Diane Alberts
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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Some lines are meant to be crossed...

One explosive device was all it took to turn Holt Cunningham from ass-kicking Marine to IT technician. Hell, he's still not over it. So when the cute little strawberry blonde at the bar asks him to kiss her, Holt can't resist the temptation of a sexy distraction. Before he knows it, she's blown his mind...and then skipped out the next morning.

Lydia Thomas never expected things with Holt to go quite that far, but oh, it was worth it. After being far too good for way too long, she was ready to be bad. Except that there's that tiny detail that Lydia kept to herself-Holt just spent the night doing naughty things...with his best friend's little sister.

One night isn't nearly enough. But with his friendship on the line, how far will Holt go in order to claim what's his?

Stands Alone: Yes


Seducing the Princess - Shillings Agency

Seducing the Princess
  • Number: B00Q20YEEK
  • Release: 2014-12-15
  • Author: Diane Alberts
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...

He'll give her exactly what she needs...  

Protecting a princess is not what former marine Gordon Waybrook signed up for when he joined the Shillings Agency. But instead of the spoiled, regal little creature he expects, Isabelle VanGuard is a fiery, sexy-as hell woman who's been denied what she needs for too long. And he's just the man to break through her frozen public facade and give it to her.  

When she's with Gordon, all Isabelle can think about is pleasure. Their blistering chemistry is immediate and intense, but volatile. In fact, the only thing they agree on is that their one night together is just that--one night. Even after it becomes more. But tempers and temptation can't disguise reality. Isabelle is a princess, and a hot, hard, and tattooed bodyguard isn't the Prince Charming her country expects...even if he's exactly what she needs.


Stealing His Heart - Shillings Agency, #2

Stealing His Heart
  • Stars
  • Number: B00MEI4L7E
  • Release: 2014-08-25
  • Author: Diane Alberts
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...

If he’s not careful, she’ll steal his heart, too...

Shillings Agency employee Jake Forsythe is not happy to discover that the thief who he has to track down is none other than his ex-partner from his past. Now he’s forced to blackmail her into submission…or throw her in jail.

Tara Harris steals from the rich and corrupted, returning objects to their rightful owners one case at a time. When Jake shows up in her life, at first, she’s thrilled. But then when she finds out that she has to help the man she stole from or go to jail…it’s the choice between two evils.

These two can’t deny the burning passion between them, but when push comes to shove, they’ll have to lay their hearts and their lives on the line.


Falling for the Groomsman - Wedding Dare, #1

Falling for the Groomsman
  • Stars
  • Number: B00K9O53UO
  • Release: 2014-06-09
  • Author: Diane Alberts
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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She’s the one that got away. He’s the one she can’t forget.

Photojournalist Christine Forsythe is ready to tackle her naughty little to-do list, and who better to tap for the job than a hot groomsman? But when she crashes into her best friend’s older brother, Christine realizes her list needs updating. And fast. Tyler Dresco took her virginity during the best night of her life, then bolted. Now that they’re trapped together at a destination wedding, she’s going to get her revenge.

Tyler has never forgiven himself for how completely he lost control all those years ago. Being in Christine’s arms had felt right…until he realized what he’d taken from her in the hallway of a cheap motel. And oh, how she’s making him pay for it now. The insatiable heat between them has only grown stronger, but every time things heat up, Christine walks away.

With every encounter, things go a little bit further until Christine’s caught in her own trap of seduction. And before their time’s up, Tyler’s not the only one wanting more…

Grab the rest of the Wedding Dare series! Dare to Resist by New York Times bestselling author Laura Kaye Baiting the Maid of Honor by New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey Seducing the Bridesmaid by New York Times bestselling author Katee RobertBest Man with Benefits by USA TODAY bestselling author Samanthe Beck


Temporarily Yours - A Shillings Agency Novel

Temporarily Yours
  • Number: 9781622664757
  • Release: 2014-02-03
  • Author: Diane Alberts
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Rom: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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This soldier’s the perfect hoax…if she doesn’t fall for him first.

Stats whiz Kayla Moriarity knows her way around numbers and algorithms. Men, on the other hand, are unsolvable equations. Now Kayla’s en route to her sister’s wedding—without the fictional boyfriend she invented for her family. Fortunately, her plane comes complete with complimentary cocktails and a ridiculously hot ex-marine in the seat beside her. And that’s all it takes for Kayla’s inhibitions to go sailing out the airlock...

Cooper Shillings has soft spot for people in trouble, but he certainly wasn’t expecting to land in it himself—and definitely not while getting naughty mid-air with a sexy southern belle. When he hears Kayla’s predicament, however, he offers his services as a stand-in boyfriend. After all, he’s heading overseas soon...and how could he refuse a little no-strings wickedness?

It’s the perfect plan. And all Kayla has to do is ensure her family falls for the ultimate bluff, without falling for it—and Cooper—in the process...


Kiss Me at Midnight

Kiss Me at Midnight
  • Number: 9781622664375
  • Release: 2013-12-30
  • Author: Diane Alberts
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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Her New Year’s resolution was seduction…

Doctor Ashley Hanes has one mission and one mission only—end her annoyingly long dry streak and ring in the New Year with a bang. Literally. When her long lost and oh-so-sexy ex-best friend, Ethan Pierce, shows up as if he hadn’t broken her heart all those years ago, suddenly she doesn’t want to bring home just any man. She wants Ethan.

What should have been one night of blow-your-mind make-up sex quickly turns into another. And another. Before long, Ashley thinks maybe she and Ethan should reunite for good. If only the elusive bachelor will stop running from his tortured past and trust a future in Ashley’s arms…


Take a Chance, Books 1-4

Take a Chance, Books 1-4
  • Number: B00GL48BFU
  • Release: 2013-11-25
  • Author: Diane Alberts
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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TRY ME

What happens in Vegas...can lead to romance. It took one wild night for Sergeant Jeremy Addison to realize that Vegas? Was a bad idea.

Bloody. Bruised. Dehydrated. Abandoned in the desert, and left to stagger down the road. The only way this leave could get worse was if his savior was his ex-best friend's sister...and the girl he'd loved since childhood.

The last person Erica expected to find on the roadside was her high school crush. She hadn't seen Jeremy in seven years—ever since the night he said he loved her, and she ran away. Losing him then had been a mistake, but wanting him now could be catastrophic if he discovered the secret that chased every other man from her life. But with a tall, tattooed Marine determined to prove he's always been faithful, can Erica resist his advances...or will she surrender ground and give love a try?

LOVE ME

Thomas Jones has come to Vegas to win yet another account for his marketing company. But when he sits across from beautiful and sensual Brianna Falk to deliver his pitch, his desire to leave Vegas as quickly as possible is replaced by the need to get closer to her. Yet she resists his charm.

Brianna knows a date with Thomas could jeopardize her job, but he’s so maddening and insistent, she has a hard time denying him just one date. But that’s all it can be: one date. Because she has to protect her job and her secrets, even if it means giving up a chance at a life she never thought she’d have again.

PLAY ME

Even the best-laid plans can go awry.

Single-mom Kiersten Worth knows a bottle of champagne and night of hot, no-strings-attached sex is the perfect solution to her jilted bride blues…and Garrett Kelly, long-time friend and her teenaged son’s sexy basketball coach, is just the stud for the job.

Garrett wants more from the elusive temptress than a casual affair, but he never expects it to come in the form of an unexpected pregnancy. When he proposes an unorthodox solution—move in and raise their baby together—Kiersten has to decide whether to let down her guard and open her heart to the man who secretly loved her for years, or risk losing his tender embrace for good.

TAKE ME

Married in the morning…

Professional heartbreaker Mike Worth thrived on the chase—and dancer Morgan Collins represented the ultimate prize. But there was no way he was going to throw away his single-man status…not even for an elusive redhead with sparkling eyes and mile-long legs. So how did he let one drunken Vegas night end with I do instead of hell no?

Morgan’s life revolved around her career and she had no intention of letting a man interfere—even if Mike made her question all her rules about love. At his urging, she reluctantly agreed to give their spur-of–moment marriage a chance. But once their trial-honeymoon ended, would she choose to follow the dance and leave her unforgettable husband behind?


Take Me - Take a Chance #4

Take Me
  • Number: B00EGJE4PS
  • Release: 2013-08-26
  • Author: Diane Alberts
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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Married in the morning…

Professional heartbreaker Mike Worth thrived on the chase—and dancer Morgan Collins represented the ultimate prize. But there was no way he was going to throw away his single-man status…not even for an elusive redhead with sparkling eyes and mile-long legs. So how did he let one drunken Vegas night end with I do instead of hell no?

Morgan’s life revolved around her career and she had no intention of letting a man interfere—even if Mike made her question all her rules about love. At his urging, she reluctantly agreed to give their spur-of–moment marriage a chance. But once their trial-honeymoon ended, would she choose to follow the dance and leave her unforgettable husband behind?


Escape to Me - A 1 Night Stand Story

Escape to Me
  • Number: B0092GV6JM
  • Release: 2012-08-25
  • Author: Diane Alberts
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Decadent Publishing Company, LLC
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Eleanor is tired of being a spinster no one ever notices. Life for a twenty-six year old unwed woman in 1811 is dreadfully dull. She can’t have an affair at the risk of ruining her family’s reputation…unless she finds a way to do so without the slightest risk of discovery. Dare she travel two hundred years into the future to have a 1Night stand with the help of Madame Eve?

Thomas struggles daily to move on after the death of his beloved countess, but being the most highly sought after bachelor of the ton doesn’t allow him much privacy to do so. All he yearns for is a night of lust and fun, with a woman who can make him remember what it feels like to be swept away by passion. Traveling two hundred years into the future seems to be the perfect solution for both discretion and ease.

What will happen when they discover they didn’t escape their lives at all, but merely found each other? (Heat 4 / 12K)


Broken - 1 Night Stand Series

Broken
  • Stars
  • Number: B007PJG2SS
  • Release: 2012-03-27
  • Author: Diane Alberts
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary, * Rom: Uniformed Heroes, 1 Night Stand Series
  • Publisher: Decadent Publishing Company, LLC
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Staff Sergeant Matt Warwick returns from war with two broken legs—and a shattered future. Abandoned by his fiancée, he withdraws into a protective shell to hide from the pity filled glances thrown his way. His squad worries he’s fallen into depression, and arranges a 1NightStand through the renowned Madame Eve. Matt agrees but fears he will not be able to satisfy his date, for who would want a crippled man in her bed?

Tiffany Forsen escaped a brutal relationship, and seeks to jump-start her life with a fling. Bars aren’t her scene, so when she hears of the fabulous 1NightStand service, she contacts Madame Eve immediately. All she wants is a night of fun with the hot guy in her picture—but winds up with much more. Can she convince him that she doesn’t see a crippled man…but a hero?

Or will his defenses keep her at arm’s length?


Absolution - Honor Guard Series

Absolution
  • Stars
  • Number: B007FTIX7Q
  • Release: 2012-02-29
  • Author: Diane Alberts
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Romantic Elements, Diverse Books, * Rom: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Decadent Publishing Company, LLC
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Eva can’t believe Joseph dares to show his face after he cheated on her with a stripper. She kicked him out, and despite his claims of being assigned to protect her from the Cartel, she has no desire to let him back in. Her life very well might be in danger, but she fears more for the safety of her heart.

Six weeks ago, Joseph’s life with Eva was decimated. Every day since, he’s fought to win back her love. But everything conspires against him. Even her father has kept them apart…until Eva’s life is jeopardized. Joseph could care less if she despises the very thought of him being by her side. His duty is to keep her alive, even if being her bodyguard ends up being the death of him.

Can they put their painful history aside and work together against her enemy? Or will the past prove too strong to be overcome?


Divinely Ruined - Book One in the Divine Temptations Trilogy

Divinely Ruined
  • Number: B007XX0NQS
  • Release: 2012-04-25
  • Author: Diane Alberts
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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She finally meets a decent man--after she's oath-bound never to touch men again!

Rebecca's life sucked before she became an angel. Crappy apartment, awful jobs, abusive boyfriends--it was no wonder she jumped at the chance to escape it all and become a real live angel. The problem is Rebecca's not very angelic, and she'll have to do more to earn her wings than end her love affair with the word f--er, frick.

Especially when she's assigned to save single father Tony Weis, whose less-than-pure thoughts wreak hell on a telepathic angel's nerves. It's all Rebecca can do to keep her hands off him...but when she loses her memory injuring herself to save Tony's daughter, now it's Tony's turn to be her angel and care for her. But will Tony's devotion tempt her from her angelic path, even if it means being human again?


Kill Me Tomorrow - 1 Night Stand Series

Kill Me Tomorrow
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B00608631G
  • Release: 2011-10-26
  • Author: Diane Alberts
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance, Diverse Books, 1 Night Stand Series
  • Publisher: Decadent Publishing Company, LLC
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Jasmine Baruch is a jinn-a supernatural being who fights demons with fire. While that's difficult enough, she's got bigger problems. She's a virgin, and in the jinn culture, that is sheer blasphemy. Jinn are supposed to be passionate, promiscuous creatures-everything she isn't. Due to marry the next day, she takes matters into her own hands by using 1Night Stand. But, like the rest of her life, nothing is easy. The man chosen for her, though incredibly gorgeous, is a demi-sanguine; a half-human, half-demon--her enemy.

Gavin Werbato is looking for an easy night of sex. Nothing more, nothing less. Instead, he gets a gorgeous jinn convinced it is her duty to kill him. He can certainly think of better things to do with her soft hands than murder. He need only convince her of that.

Can the fire sparked when these beings collide be controlled, or will it consume their world as they know it?


On One Condition

On One Condition
  • Number: B007966YGC
  • Release: 2012-02-13
  • Author: Diane Alberts
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Romantic Elements, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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OCD kindergarten teacher Johanna hates Valentine's Day. She hates romance, hates commercialism, and definitely hates her school’s annual charity date auction. She never expects her pre-auction night of drinking to land a sexy Brit in her bed. Or for that Brit to show up at the auction, bid thousands just to talk to her again, and get down on one knee in front of everyone and ask her to marry him.

Viscount Damon Hayes has never met anyone like Johanna. She’s neurotic, fascinating, and fun. She also doesn't care about his title and doesn't want his money, which makes Johanna perfect to fulfill a surprise clause in his father's will: marry within three months and remain married for a year, or lose his fortune. A relationship is out of the question, but when passions ignite and the two fall in love, their marriage of convenience becomes anything but.


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