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Author: Elley Arden

Elley Arden is a born and bred Pennsylvanian who has lived as far west as Utah and as far north as Wisconsin. She drinks wine like it’s water (a slight exaggeration), prefers a night at the ballpark to a night on the town, and believes almond English toffee is the key to happiness. Elley writes provocative, contemporary, series romance for Crimson Romance. For a complete list of Elley’s books visit http://www.elleyarden.com.

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The Perfect Game - Arlington Aces Book 3

The Perfect Game
  • Number: B072BTXF1L
  • Release: 2017-07-24
  • Author: Elley Arden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Diverse Books, * Rom: Sports
  • Publisher: Crimson Romance
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Fans of TV’s Pitch will love this wrap-up to the charming world of the Arlington Aces baseball team.

Arlington Aces’ backup catcher Ian Pratt lives every day to the fullest, focusing on having fun with the three Bs: babes, booze, and baseball. Life’s too short not to go out with a smile on his face.

For Pauly Byrne, being the only female starting pitcher in professional baseball means she’s determined, deliberate, and always staying one step ahead of the naysayers. Facing a difficult choice, she must decide whether to hang up her cleats to become the first woman to coach an NCAA baseball team or hold on to the unlikely dream of becoming the first to play in the Major League. Either way, she needs to win this season’s championship.

When Pauly’s usual catcher fails a drug test going into playoffs, Ian is thrust into the starting role, where their differences—and an unlikely attraction—threaten to derail their season. Their futures are on the line, but can these two total opposites find enough common ground to win the big game and a shot at happily ever after?

Sensuality Level: Sensual


The Change Up - Arlington Aces, #1

The Change Up
  • Number: B01ENYMB1Y
  • Release: 2016-05-16
  • Author: Elley Arden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Rom: Sports, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Crimson Romance
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Commercial real estate mogul Rachel Reed followed her workaholic father's footsteps to success, so when he's diagnosed with Alzheimer's, she vows to rise to the occasion. She'll help her father get the Arlington Aces independent professional baseball team up and running, then sell the franchise off to recoup their investment. It's a tall order, but Rachel knows one thing for sure: a few acres of trees aren't going to stand in her way of building the facility they need.

Landscaper Sam Sutter is surprised to find his brother's high school girlfriend lurking in the woods behind his secluded log house. This former minor leaguer's even more upset to learn "his" trees are on her chopping block. There's no way he'll help her erect a painful reminder to his failed career in his backyard. But butting heads with the beautiful businesswoman proves to be a tricky task, and before long, he finds himself heading up the grounds keeping crew at her father's stadium.

Working under Rachel's watchful - smoldering - eyes might be Sam's undoing. Can he cut into her plans without felling their chances at a home run in love?

Sensuality Level: Sensual


Romance in Color - A Multicultural Collection

Romance in Color
  • Number: B016R2053Q
  • Release: 2015-11-16
  • Authors: Holley Trent, Synithia Williams, Casey Dawes, Heather Rodney-Diaz, Elley Arden, Angela Smith, Lotchie Burton, Alexia Adams, Ruby Lang, Ellen Parker
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Diverse Books
  • Publisher: Crimson Romance
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Variety is the spice of life, so check out these ten diverse romances featuring multicultural heroes and heroines that you’ll adore. With a wide array of cultures and heritages reflected in these emotional love stories, this collection offers passion and pleasure in vibrant, living color.

Making It Real: After five years in prison, Kareem Henderson is starting his life over and his barbershop is thriving. But the road back is rough, and he never expected his second chance to come from sexy female barber Neecie Baldwin.

Hiding Places: Mona Smith is on the run to avoid getting mixed up in some dirty business with a drug kingpin. Will she find escape or more trouble in unexpected savior Linc Dray’s arms?

My Nora: Matthew Vogel considers painter Manora Frederickson the perfect neighbor—unfortunately, she only has eyes for her artwork. How can he convince her to take a chance on love?

Acute Reactions: The man with allergies never gets the girl, but that may change for Ian Zamora when he makes an appointment with allergist Petra Lale. A little romance might be just what the doctor orders.

Nothing’s Sweeter than Candy: Brice Coleman is proud to be a player until he meets Candace Brown, who doesn’t believe in Prince Charming. What’s a fellow got to do to heal his woman’s broken heart?

Final Mend: Jake Inman needs a private investigator to track down his kidnapped goddaughter. Winona Wall left the PI game, but now to save herself she must team up with Jake—and avoid love at all costs.

California Sunrise: Dr. Raúl Mendez finds himself drawn to single mother Alicia Fuentes, but their blossoming relationship must withstand the political and personal battles that lie in wait.

Running Interference: An offensive linewoman for the Cleveland Clash, Tanya Martin is determined to save her father’s gym, even if it means calling in a favor from her former friend, Super Bowl MVP Cam Simmons.

Singapore Fling: Lalita Evans has three weeks to jet across eight countries and prove her worth as the next CEO in the family business. The problem is, she also has to take along Jeremy Lakewood, the new director of marketing. Which comes first: love or career?

Island Pursuits: Former U.S. Marine Adrian Mendez returns to his homeland of Trinidad and Tobago only to run into a feisty island goddess with one flaw—she has no love of anything military.


Keeping Score - Cleveland Clash, #3

Keeping Score
  • Number: B01699PO10
  • Release: 2015-10-19
  • Author: Elley Arden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Rom: Sports
  • Publisher: Crimson Romance
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Cleveland Clash center Jade Wren longs for something more than teaching elementary school and marrying a nice Korean guy. Maybe that's why she suddenly kisses a sexy stranger at a bar. Except the guy turns out to be sports radio shock jock Rome Rizzelli, and as far as her team is concerned, he's Public Enemy No. 1.

Rome isn't the kind of guy to argue when a beautiful woman kisses him, but now his producer has invited Jade to talk about women's pro football on his show. It's a battle of the sexes - a battle he needs to win to save his job and continue to support his disabled mother and younger sister. But the sexy center is no pushover, and Rome can't decide whether that's a turn-on or a reason to fight even harder.

When the gloves - among other things - come off, can two strong personalities who have found security in keeping up appearances let down their guards long enough to fall in love?

Sensuality Level: Sensual


Heal My Heart - Kemmons Brothers Baseball, #3

Heal My Heart
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B014I5IPY0
  • Release: 2015-09-08
  • Author: Elley Arden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Rom: Sports
  • Publisher: AmazonEncore
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Female professional football quarterback MJ Rooney has her eye on the prize, a record-breaking, championship season. Sure, it would be nice to have family support, but she believes in herself, and she has her teammates. That’s all she needs to win...until a scuffle at a baseball game sends her over the railing and onto the field with a concussion that threatens her season.

Dr. Tag Howard isn’t a baseball player like his brothers, but that doesn’t mean he can’t contribute to the game. He’s poised to become Major League Baseball’s go-to sports medicine doctor if he can rehabilitate Gold Glove Centerfielder Grey Kemmons, who happens to be his estranged brother. It’s a lot to take...until an unorthodox angel crashes into his life with a concussion and a fresh perspective.

MJ doesn’t need a man. She needs a championship ring. Getting messed up with a sexy, doctor and his family baggage isn’t going to get her there. But the attraction is undeniable, and there’s surprising freedom from expectations in each other’s arms...until Tag’s brothers want a reunion that requires him to own up to his ugly past, and MJ’s season teeters amidst the distractions. Would life apart be easier?

Sensuality Level: Sensual


Save My Soul - Kemmons Brothers Baseball, #1

Save My Soul
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B014I5IK86
  • Release: 2015-09-08
  • Author: Elley Arden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Rom: Sports
  • Publisher: AmazonEncore
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Psychotherapist Maggie Collins has always been a little off the proverbial wall, but now she’s also knee deep in a delayed quarter-life crisis. With her meager paychecks devoured by student loan debt, a car payment, and rent for office space, living at home with a flighty, folk-singing mother seemed like a good idea . . . at first. Now Maggie’s not so sure. She wants space to sort things out and launch a life of her own, but she needs a cushion of cash to get there. When an unexpected phone call brings an offer Maggie can’t refuse, she’s one deal with the devil away from moving out of her mother’s house.

The devil of contract negotiations, baseball agent Jordon Kemmons, has a problem the usual experts can’t fix . . . his star pitcher is too depressed to throw strikes. Even worse, Jordon's post-divorce grudge against women is turning him into a raging mess. If desperate times call for desperate measures, then cynical Jordon has made the most desperate move of all. He's hoping sexy psychotherapist Maggie Collins is the answer to all his rusty prayers.

Soon Maggie and Jordon are fighting an attraction that threatens everything they’ve ever believed. If it’s not just physical attraction . . . if it’s something more, maybe two wrongs can make a right.

Sensuality Level: Sensual


Change My Mind - Kemmons Brothers Baseball, #2

Change My Mind
  • Number: B014I5IHGG
  • Release: 2015-09-08
  • Author: Elley Arden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Rom: Sports
  • Publisher: AmazonEncore
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Nothing is going to stop Nel Parker from raising her fledgling real estate agency to the top of the heap. When she returns two dogs to a million-dollar mansion with a dumpster in the driveway, she thinks the house is her lucky break. But the owner turns out to be a moody professional baseball player with a complicated agenda of his own, leaving Nel to fear her plans for real estate domination are doomed.

Centerfielder Grey Kemmons is spending the off-season renovating the house he inherited from his father. It’s a miserable job, but he’s doing it anyway - because somebody has to pay back the money his father stole. When a spitfire of a woman in a surprisingly attractive package shows up wanting to list the house, he agrees to pacify her with a tour, never expecting the mutually beneficial business relationship that ensues.

As weeks go by, business turns to pleasure with Nel and Grey believing the temporary nature of their time together will protect their hearts. Too bad nothing can protect them or prepare them for love.

Sensuality Level: Sensual


Baby by Design - Designing Love, #1

Baby by Design
  • Number: B012E7RHMA
  • Release: 2015-08-04
  • Author: Elley Arden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: AmazonEncore
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Trish DeVign knows what she needs to be single, successful, and satisfied. She needs a baby. With recent relationships falling short of her expectations, she’s single by choice. With a thriving interior design company, she’s got successful covered. It’s the satisfied part that eludes her, and that’s her mother’s fault - not her adopted mother, but the mother who gave her away, sentencing her to a privileged life with two good people who don’t share with her a single drop of DNA.

Tony Corcarelli has spent his adult life as the black sheep of his large Italian-American family ever since he turned his back on running the family carpentry business so he could live a more laidback life, forcing his sister to take the reins. Now, Tony’s grandmother has cancer, and he’s expected to join the family in making her wishes come true. Unfortunately, the two things Nonna wants most for Tony are two things he can’t fathom: a wife and kids or the priesthood. There has to be another way.

When Trish asks her best friend’s brother, Tony, to escort her to a wedding, a night of fun and flirtation turns serious, with Trish confessing she wants a baby. Could a calculated conception be the answer they’ve both been looking for?

Sensuality Level: Sensual


Crossing Lines - The Clash

Crossing Lines
  • Number: B00WN6QFJY
  • Release: 2015-05-25
  • Author: Elley Arden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Rom: Sports
  • Publisher: Crimson Romance
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Party girl and standout wide receiver Jillian Bell sees no problem with her "no rules" lifestyle as long as she's scoring on the field. But her sexy new offensive coordinator doesn't see it that way.

Former marine turned successful restaurateur Carter Howl agreed to whip his father's undisciplined women's full-tackle football team into shape out of guilt. But the job comes with more trouble than he bargained for thanks to one spitfire of a wide receiver who challenges his every play.

When Jillian's little sister begs her to come back to their small-minded hometown and be on her best behavior at a family event, she unexpectedly enlists prim and proper Carter to help her keep her cool. But two days and one pretend engagement later, this straight-laced former soldier is doing all sorts of things he normally wouldn't. Is the wrong girl the right girl for him?

Sensuality Level: Sensual


Running Interference - Cleveland Clash, #1

Running Interference
  • Number: B00R6TPT4U
  • Release: 2015-01-19
  • Author: Elley Arden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Diverse Books, * Rom: Sports
  • Publisher: Crimson Romance
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As a wide receiver for the Cleveland Clash, Tanya Martin is tough inside and out. The 5’9” beauty can take a hit and keep on going. But when the man she was best friends with - and secretly in love with - in high school comes home the same day she learns her father’s gym is in financial trouble, she’s unexpectedly blindsided.

Super Bowl MVP Cam Simmons is only back in town to convince his mom to move out of her failing neighborhood and live in luxury with him in Boston. But running into Tanya stirs up plenty of old feelings he never resolved. He was happy to leave his old life behind him when he hit the NFL, but walking away from their friendship was a mistake he wants to rectify.

As they work together to help save her dad’s gym, Cam and Tanya’s easy camaraderie and undeniable chemistry resurface. But can she open up enough to trust him with her heart a second time around?


Marriage by Design - Designing Love, #2

Marriage by Design
  • Number: B00MIMHODO
  • Release: 2014-08-11
  • Author: Elley Arden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Crimson Romance
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Family first. That motto has ruled Angie Corcarelli’s life since she took over her beloved late father’s construction business. When she discovers a new highway project will destroy the homes he once helped build, she’ll fight passionately to protect his legacy—even if it means battling her best friend’s stuffy and infuriating ex.

Stuart Perrault also knows a thing or two about family allegiance. For the past fifteen years, he’s worked hard for his family’s engineering firm, waiting for the day he’d be named CEO. But a recent botched project has shaken his father’s faith in him. The last thing he needs now is a loose cannon like Angie interfering with the new highway plans.

When Stuart’s father insists he wine and dine Angie to change her mind, he reluctantly obliges, but soon wonders if he’s bitten off more than he can chew. The fiery carpenter isn’t as irrational as he expected, and she has a knack for making his strident self-control unravel.

The more time Angie spends with Stuart, the harder it is to see him as the cold, calculating guy she’d believed him to be. But falling for each other would mean disloyalty to their respective families. Are their feelings strong enough to warrant challenging their family ties?

Sensuality Level: Sensual


Marrying the Wrong Man - A Harmony Falls, #3

Marrying the Wrong Man
  • Number: B00JX12L0O
  • Release: 2014-05-12
  • Author: Elley Arden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Crimson Romance
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Three years ago, Morgan Parrish was embroiled in her father’s plan to marry a man who was destined for the presidency. There was just one problem: Morgan was in love with and pregnant by another man. When the house of cards her father had built came tumbling down, Morgan fled town and the backlash. Now, she’s stuck in Harmony Falls after a childhood bank account turns out to be empty. Even more shocking, the child she intended to place for adoption rather than cause more scandal is at her side.

As the son of the town drunk, life hasn’t always been easy for Charlie Cramer. Maybe that’s why he’s holding on to his own sobriety and his brand-new restaurant so tightly - too tightly if his grouchiness and control-freak tendencies in the kitchen are any indication. To make matters worse, Morgan Parrish is back in town … and she has a surprise for him. He’s a daddy! Can he face the truth and not lose the stability he’s worked so hard to achieve these last three years?

When a staff shortage ends up with Morgan waitressing at the bistro five nights a week, old feelings come to a boil. But there’s even more to consider, now. If they give in to the attraction and screw things up again, a precious little girl will have to deal with the fallout. On the other hand, if they can make this work, they’ll be a family. It’s the biggest risk either one of them will ever take.

Sensuality Level: Sensual


Trouble Brewing - An Emerald Springs Legacy Sampler

Trouble Brewing
  • Number: B00I8PCIXQ
  • Release: 2014-02-03
  • Authors: Nicole Flockton, Elley Arden, Monica Tillery, Holly Trent, Robyn Neeley
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Crimson Romance
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Friends since college, Richard Whitman and Joe Sanders co-founded the WhitSand farm in bucolic Emerald Springs, Washington. But when the duo disagrees on a future direction for their thriving business, a feud brews that will span decades. Meet their families in this free prequel story, and enjoy some sneak peeks at the adventures of their children as they attempt to mend the rift between their bloodlines and protect the legacy of their farm. Don't miss this exciting five-book continuity series releasing this spring from Crimson Romance.

Sensuality Level: Sensual


Battling the Best Man - A Harmony Falls, #2

Battling the Best Man
  • Number: B00HK1XX4M
  • Release: 2014-01-27
  • Author: Elley Arden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Crimson Romance
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On the cusp of a brilliant Chicago medical career, Dr. Kory Flemming rarely gets a vacation from her demanding brain injury fellowship, but she can’t say no to maid of honor duties in her best friend’s wedding. Hometown or not, being in Harmony Falls, Pennsylvania, isn’t easy, especially when the only man smart enough to trump Kory’s high school academic achievements turns out to be a sexy, accomplished adult up to his old, flirtatious tricks.

Will Mitchell has been destined for success since the day he was born. After spending his formative years racking up academic honors, it was only natural for him to be named the chief operating officer of his family’s thriving company. He has it all - more or less - so when the target of his high school infatuation turns up hot and haughty at his brother’s wedding, Will decides he wants her, too.

An innocent dance at the wedding reception leads Kory and Will to an illicit tryst in the coat checkroom, and the game they’ve been playing since high school changes into something more serious. The new attraction takes Will and Kory by surprise, until a failed merger and family tragedy threaten both their professional goals.

Now, Will’s struggling to preserve his reputation as “the successful one” and Kory’s stuck in Harmony Falls watching her illustrious medical career slip away. Worse yet, maybe the only way to get things back on track is to work together. Can they put aside their rocky past and ignore their titillating present in order to secure the future for the people they adore?

Sensuality Level: Sensual


Crashing the Congressman's Wedding - A Harmony Falls, #1

Crashing the Congressman's Wedding
  • Number: B00DL3AL98
  • Release: 2013-07-15
  • Author: Elley Arden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Crimson Romance
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Alice Cramer is tired of being pitied for her family’s transgressions, so she resolves to break out of the gutter and into the spotlight. As long as her local congressman can forget about their checkered past and help her secure a federal grant to open Harmony Falls Little Theatre, she’ll be the brightest star in town. But when Alice stands up in church and stops the congressman’s wedding, she dives headfirst into fresh scandal.

Why is Harmony Fall’s golden boy, Justin Mitchell, speeding down the interstate sans a new wife but with the local drama queen he’s been trying his whole life to avoid? Alice Cramer may have saved him the hassle of an arranged marriage to a woman he didn’t love, but she’s also put a business transaction big enough to save an entire town in jeopardy - not to mention his reputation.

Soon Alice and Justin are dredging up and indulging in an attraction that threatens all their dreams and aspirations. But what if life together is the dream that matters most?

Sensuality Level: Sensual


Book Library

  • The Perfect Game The Perfect Game
  • The Change Up The Change Up
  • Romance in Color Romance in Color
  • Keeping Score Keeping Score
  • Change My Mind Change My Mind
  • Save My Soul Save My Soul
  • Heal My Heart Heal My Heart
  • Baby by Design Baby by Design
  • Crossing Lines Crossing Lines
  • Running Interference Running Interference
  • Marriage by Design Marriage by Design
  • Marrying the Wrong Man Marrying the Wrong Man
  • Trouble Brewing Trouble Brewing
  • Battling the Best Man Battling the Best Man
  • Crashing the Congressman's Wedding Crashing the Congressman's Wedding