Author: Melissa West

Melissa West writes heartfelt Southern romance and YA sci-fi romance,

all with lots of kissing. Because who doesn't like kissing?. She lives outside of Atlanta, GA with her husband and two daughters and spends most of her time writing, reading, or fueling her coffee addiction.

Connect with Melissa at www.melissawestauthor.com or on Twitter @MB_West. And for sneak peeks at upcoming works, prizes, and more, join Mel's Madhouse: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MelsMadhouse

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Chasing Love - The Littleton Brothers

Chasing Love
  • Number: B01LJKU4V4
  • Release: 2017-05-30
  • Author: Melissa West
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Lyrical Shine
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Farming family land on sunny Crestler’s Key, the sweet, sexy Littleton brothers are notorious bachelors. But all that will change when the right woman comes along . . .

There aren’t many things Charlie Littleton values more than his lifelong friendship with his buddy Lucas, currently home from a tour in Iraq. But when he discovers that Lucas’s younger sister, Lila, is back to assist the town’s overburdened veterinarian, Charlie is torn. She’s no longer the skinny, awkward kid he remembers, but a gorgeous woman—one Lucas would never approve of him dating. When Lucas asks him to watch out for Lila when he’s called to duty again, Charlie can’t say no—but he can’t pretend it’s easy to ignore his feelings either.

As a teen, Lila crushed on Charlie—hard—and the man he’s grown up to be is even more wonderful than she dreamed. Relationships are a tricky business, though, and too much history is at stake to risk one now. But every moment they’re together is heated by their simmering attraction—and one day an impulsive kiss leads to much more. What’s tangled in a matter of loyalty soon becomes a question of the kind of love worth chasing . . .


Surge - The Taking, #4

Surge
  • Number: B014CS5LUY
  • Release: 2016-09-06
  • Author: Melissa West
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, * Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Entangled Teen
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They’re running out of time…

Sixteen-year-old alien Val Stone was born for one mission—to kill teenage Randolf “Rolf” Cartier before he fulfills an age-old prophecy, becomes the future American president, and murderers thousands of her kind. Val is ready to sacrifice herself for the good of her people. She knows every aspect of Rolf’s life and is prepared to strike.

But what she doesn’t know is that Rolf’s been watching her, too. Waiting for her. Ready to defeat her and save himself. Only when the day arrives, doubt overcomes purpose, and they discover the prophecy was all a hoax.

Oh, and they can’t seem to stop thinking about each other.

Now they’re running against the clock, desperate to reveal who created the fake prophecy before tensions erupt and there's nothing left but the memory of a species called human.


Your B&B or Mine?

Your B&B or Mine?
  • Number: B015WBFQBO
  • Release: 2015-12-11
  • Author: Melissa West
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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All's fair in love and war, especially in the Deep South...

Savannah Hale never planned to come back to Maple Cove, Georgia. Her hometown has too many painful memories, especially of her high school sweetheart, who was killed during combat. And yet here she is...broken-hearted from her mother's death and left to deal with the Hale family legacy--Maple Cove's landmark bed and breakfast. In need of repairs and near foreclosure, she's hanging on to the B&B by a thread.

And the man out to buy it is the man she's never been able to forgive...or forget.

Former soldier Logan Park is haunted by memories of his own. Some are of his best friend. Others are filled with longing for the girl he could never have. Now Savannah is back, and their attraction can't be denied. But Logan has already sacrificed everything to atone for his sins, and there's no way he'll let himself fall for a girl who might never love again.


Racing Hearts - A Hamilton Stables Novel

Racing Hearts
  • Number: 9781616508258
  • Release: 2015-10-27
  • Author: Melissa West
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Western
  • Publisher: Lyrical Shine
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In the lush heart of Kentucky, the Hamiltons are horse racing royalty, born to produce champions. To win takes heart and soul—and to love takes the wild spirit of the land itself…

 

The oldest of three headstrong brothers, Trip Hamilton is considered the best horse trainer in the world. But he learned long ago to keep his focus on the horses and away from the riders. He’s seen the way heartbreak can waylay a career, and he’s determined not to risk it—until a stubborn, sexy rider thunders into his life, breaks his resolve, along with several of his rules, and takes his heart right out of the gate…

 

Emery Carlisle has a point to prove. She’ll be the first woman to win the prestigious Kentucky Derby, if only Trip will hire her, and let her ride the spirited colt she fell for at first sight. He won’t—unless she agrees to train with the horse at Hamilton Stables, under his guidance. It’s supposed to be strictly business, but as the race approaches, and their undeniable chemistry builds, Trip and Emery may be headed for the greatest win of all—as long as the losses of the past don’t gain on them…


No Kissing Allowed

No Kissing Allowed
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  • Number: B0111LZ3SA
  • Release: 2015-07-28
  • Author: Melissa West
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, New Adult & College
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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A new adult romance from Entangled's Embrace imprint...

No kissing. No touching. And definitely no falling in love...

Armed with her besties, an embarrassing number of shots, and her list of 10 Wild Things To Do Before Adulthood, recent grad Cameron Lawson is partying it up before she starts her dream job at New York's biggest ad agency. Her last task? Hook up with a random guy. And while it's so not her style, the super-sexy guy sitting next to her is definitely game. No names. No details.

At least, that was the plan.

On her first day of work, Cameron discovers her hook-up is none other than Aidan Truitt-her new boss's boss. Talk about failing the "no fraternizing with coworkers" policy on an epic level. Especially when Aidan makes it clear their one night was only the beginning. Falling for him could cost her everything, but sometimes the only way to get what you want is by breaking a few rules...


Collide - The Taking, #3

Collide
  • Number: B00I703P5M
  • Release: 2015-02-09
  • Author: Melissa West
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, * Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Entangled Teen
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Military legacy Ari Alexander has survived alien spies, WWIV, and a changing

world order. But when the new leader of Earth uses Jackson--the only boy she's

ever let herself care about--to get to her, Ari has no choice but to surrender. .To free Jackson, she agrees to travel to the national bases to train

others to fight. What she discovers is a land riddled with dying people. Ari has the power to

heal by turning the fighters into aliens--half-breeds like her. If she succeeds,

together, they have a chance at overthrowing the alien leader, Zeus. But if she

fails, everyone she holds dear will be wiped away forever.

Once again, everything Ari's come to believe is thrown into question. In a world

of uncertainty, loyalties are tested, lies are uncovered, and no one can be

trusted. If Ari and Jackson have any hope at survival and at preserving a life for

the future, they must fight the final war with their eyes wide open.


Miles From Kara - Charleston Haven #2

Miles From Kara
  • Number: 9780698165779
  • Release: 2014-12-02
  • Author: Melissa West
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, New Adult & College
  • Publisher: InterMix
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Kara Marcus is desperate to forget the past and move on. But she can't escape her choices--especially when she finds herself falling in love...

Since the first day she stepped into her childhood Southern Baptist church, two truths have been engrained in Kara Marcus's head: sex before marriage is bad and murder is a sin. And that's why Kara can never forgive herself for what she did at the age of sixteen.

Now, as second semester of freshman year comes to a close, Kara has stood by her high school boyfriend, Ethan. But as they seem to grow further and further apart every day, Kara realizes that she has feelings for someone else: Ethan's roommate Colt.

Suddenly, Kara's clear-cut world shifts out of focus, and she's torn between what her head tells her is right and what her heart is desperately pushing her to do--even if it means committing another undeniable sin...

Melissa West lives near Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and daughters. She holds a B.A. in Communication Studies and a M.S. in Graphic Communication, both from Clemson University. She pretends to like yoga, actually likes shoes, and could not live without coffee. Her writing heroes include greats like Jane Austen and Madeleine L'Engle.


Pieces of Olivia - Charleston Haven #1

Pieces of Olivia
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  • Number: 9780698165762
  • Release: 2014-07-15
  • Author: Melissa West
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, New Adult & College
  • Publisher: InterMix
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"Pieces of Olivia is touching, witty, endearing, complicated and full of all the things a reader wants in a great New Adult read."*

Olivia Warren used to be a normal girl with a bright future. But on one fated night, everything changed.

Hiding the scars of her past up her sleeves, Olivia transfers her enrollment from Columbia University to The College of Charleston, determined to pursue her own dreams for the first time in her life.

She intends to allow herself a bit of alone time to heal... that is, until she meets Preston.

Preston is best friends with her roommate, completely hot, and off-limits.  But the chemistry between them is instantaneous--and as the pair begins to spend more time with one another, their feelings for each other build into something undeniable, something powerful enough to heal Olivia's deepest scars.

Olivia tries to put her own past behind her and trust Preston, but she discovers that his past might be more present than she ever bargained for...


Hover - The Taking, #2

Hover
  • Number: B00BQMMSTW
  • Release: 2013-08-13
  • Author: Melissa West
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, * Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Entangled Teen
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On Earth, seventeen-year-old Ari Alexander was taught to never peek, but if she hopes to survive life on her new planet, Loge, her eyes must never shut. Because Zeus will do anything to save the Ancients from their dying planet, and he has a plan.

Thousands of humans crossed over to Loge after a poisonous neurotoxin released into Earth's atmosphere, nearly killing them. They sought refuge in hopes of finding a new life, but what they became were slaves, built to wage war against their home planet. That is, unless Ari and Jackson can stop them. But on Loge, nothing is as it seems...and no one can be trusted.


Gravity - The Taking, #1

Gravity
  • Number: B00Q1ZIZ3W
  • Release: 2012-10-30
  • Author: Melissa West
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, * Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Entangled Teen
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In the future, only one rule will matter: Don't. Ever. Peek. Seventeen-year-old Ari Alexander just broke that rule and saw the last person she expected hovering above her bed -- arrogant Jackson Locke, the most popular boy in her school. She expects instant execution or some kind of freak alien punishment, but instead, Jackson issues a challenge: help him, or everyone on Earth will die. Ari knows she should report him, but everything about Jackson makes her question what she's been taught about his kind. And against her instincts, she's falling for him. But Ari isn't just any girl, and Jackson wants more than her attention. She's a military legacy who's been trained by her father and exposed to war strategies and societal information no one can know--especially an alien spy, like Jackson. Giving Jackson the information he needs will betray her father and her country, but keeping silent will start a war.


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