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Author: Susan Arden

Susan Arden is a third generation Floridian. She left the field of education in 2008 pursing her dream of writing romance fiction. Currently, she writes hot love stories within the romance genres of contemporary erotic, western, and fantasy/paranormal.Susan also writes under the name of Susan D. Taylor.

Susan currently lives in TN along with husband, two cattle dogs, two crazy cats, a gecko and a corn snake. A mother, RYT200 Yoga Alliance (registered yoga teacher), and avid gardener. You can find her on the mat when she's not writing her next hot romance novel.

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Too Hot To Handle - Bad Boys, #9

Too Hot To Handle
  • Stars
  • Number:
  • Release: 2016-01-12
  • Author: Susan Arden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense, Western, * Rom: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Silver Sprocket Publishing LLC
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A BARREL RACER ON THE RUN

A HORSE THAT REFUSES TO BE BROKEN

A MARINE SNIPER CAUGHT IN THE LINE OF DUTY

A random hookup too hot to handle?

Never say never.

In a torturous game of cat-n-mouse with her step-uncle, it’s Margo’s move.

On the run, she does a body slide right into the arms of a recently discharged Marine. Outside of this crazy fling, there’s zero room in her life for men. Distractions are dangerous to her goal.

From fixing miles of fencing and tending cattle, Rod McLemore is thrust back into the line of duty. And he promptly fails. He crosses the line in a no-brainer mission: go and get the girl. On no hands is he prepared for Margo or her smart-mouth, right hook, and cargo to hide.

Together Margo and Rod are as volatile as flint and gunpowder. Bordering on taboo, their raw attraction is a recipe for disaster. Especially when the stakes are raised.

Their stormy love affair forces them over the edge and out of their comfort zones as they wrangle in-laws, Mother Nature, and a slick conman. A regular trial by fire. But a battle worth fighting means taking a stand. Even if it means they have to lie, steal, cheat.

Or kill.


Collared for a Night

Collared for a Night
  • Number: B012E7RHO8
  • Release: 2015-08-04
  • Author: Susan Arden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: AmazonEncore
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All it takes is one mistake to be marked. One bite, she crosses a line . . . into forever

Diana Hambre's body is blazing. For days, this leopardess shifter has spun through a body-searing heat cycle. Alone. Her senses reel when Shawn Barclay, her boss, walks into her reserved room at the Downtown Den, a stud club for shifters. He gives Diana a choice: spend the evening with him, give into his every desire, and she'll find out what it means to quench her heat-crazed thirst - or try her luck with a stranger, one of the club bangers.

Shawn hates when his back is against the wall. One sip of Diana's sex-laced scent is enough to force his alpha hand. Now, it's Diana's back he wants up against a wall, or any other surface for that matter.

As the moon rises toward midnight, Shawn and Diana come to understand the difference between joining and mating. For a night, neither of them resist instinct, blindly giving into their leopard natures even though their human forms know they must reconsider their options come morning.

Hint: Hot, explicit erotic sex scenes.

This is a new release of a previously published edition.


Brandon McLemore: Leather and Lace - Bad Boys, #5

Brandon McLemore: Leather and Lace
  • Number: B0108J1L96
  • Release: 2015-06-22
  • Author: Susan Arden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Western
  • Publisher: Silver Sprocket Publishing LLC
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Prequel to Collared By the Cowboy

Undercover, Mia enters the S & L, a private Paris bondage club. What can happen?

It's just for a night...

Brandon can't take his eyes off the dark-haired beauty, not when he's caught her in a lie.

She needs to be taught a lesson.


Catch Y.O.U.: 4 XMAS - Bad Boys, #8

Catch Y.O.U.: 4 XMAS
  • Number: B00PMBI5BS
  • Release: 2014-11-13
  • Author: Susan Arden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Rom: Sports
  • Publisher: Silver Sprocket Publishing LLC
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MISSION: GO GET THE GIRL!

Playing ball as a tight end for the Dallas Devils has Brett Gold scrambling on the field. But when the action really gets going, the Astroturf is nowhere to be seen. One wildcat has this baller on his toes.

Cory can't believe her eyes. There just aren't enough dammits for this one! Paris is the perfect town, except she's supposed to be on her way to the airport, not neck deep in trouble from a tech glitch. She's caught four thousand miles away from Texas in a blistering mess, and can't just get up and leave!

Brett isn't about to lose his cool. He's fully aware of what he signed up for with Cory when he made the best catch of his life in snagging her as his fiancée. But something’s got to give, and he's come up with a plan. One that will inspire his spitfire to do what she says, when she says it.

Once he gets ahold of her, it's about to get hotter than hell in Paris this Christmas!

Warning: gorgeous NFL baller connects with wayward filly. Sparks. Smoke. And lots and lots of HOLIDAY FIRE.


Dragon Heart - Rocky Mountain Shifter, #0.5

Dragon Heart
  • Number: B00O99SLEK
  • Release: 2014-11-10
  • Author: Susan Arden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Crimson Romance
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Leopardess Shay Barclay has a choice: go along with her family's political plan to marry her off to a ruthless old shifter or claim her destiny and desire for independence. Her life. Her way! She wastes no time in choosing freedom, but in her haste she just may have trusted the wrong man--a dragon shifter too dangerous to resist . . .

Former Navy SEAL Drake O'Connor is on a mission like no other. Protecting Shay, the defiant daughter of his old commander, he's pushed to the brink by this firecracker leopardess.

When the explosive chemistry between them boils over and they end up in bed, Shay and Drake soon discover her family's political enemies are the least of their problems.

In a split decision, Shay decides one possessive dragon may be too much to handle. She heads out the door, back to the States, and hunkers under the radar for months. Until trouble shows up...smoking hot. Pissed to the max. 

Drake intends on teaching her a lesson...until he uncovers her incomprehensible secret. One that ties them together... forever, and has Dark Fae and shifter gangs searching for her as well.

Sensuality Level: Adult content. Code for MOLTEN--FLAMING FIREBALLS!


Tempted - Playing the Edge, #1

Tempted
  • Number: B00P3IHTP8
  • Release: 2014-10-31
  • Author: Susan Arden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Silver Sprocket Publishing LLC
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At the top of the Wall Street food chain, Graham is wealthy, privileged, and harbors a secret vice no one would ever suspect. Unyielding and driven, when he sets his sights on a target, he refuses to relent until he takes possession of what interests him. After a chance encounter in a yoga studio where he meets Eliza, he's found his next acquisition.

He opens the door to his private world to appease his appetite for Eliza's innocent nature and what he discovers proves seismic. Immutable. His insatiable hunger to dominate her increases tenfold. So consuming, he teaches her what it means to play her edge including irrevocably submitting to his control.

Graham's intense focus eviscerates the walls Eliza has painstakingly erected after surviving years of childhood abuse. In his powerful presence, she discovers the deepest part of her soul no longer seeks to hide. One by one her defenses are stripped away, unlocking her need to be dominated. When he extends an offer, giving her hours to decide, she's forced to choose between a safe and stagnant life or leaping into a lifestyle she knows little about with a man whose possessive nature isn't easily set aside.

ONE DAY IS ALL IT TAKES TO BE TEMPTED INTO PLAYING THE EDGE.


SEDUCED - Playing the Edge, #2

SEDUCED
  • Number: B00P31XHPG
  • Release: 2014-10-30
  • Author: Susan Arden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Silver Sprocket Publishing LLC
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Temptation was only the beginning. Eliza crosses the threshold into Graham's bed and his consuming lifestyle. Within the glitterati, she is given whatever she desires except the ability to break through the invisible ties that bind her. As Graham opens a doorway into the erotic realm of what it means to be dominated, she succumbs to his intoxicating power. Yet by submitting to him to appease his possessive nature, she fears exposing herself completely. From her gilded perch, she feels the pull of wondering how far she'll fall when her contract expires. During the day, she's left to her own devices as Graham scrambles when his corporation suddenly faces a stranglehold abroad. Instead of feeding his hunger for the woman who becomes the whisper he can't ignore, the punch to his chest that keeps hammering, he's forced to keep focused on his company.

A world away from the beaches of Miami, Eliza's befriends a woman from Graham's past in order to learn the secrets behind the man who holds her a willing captive. The man whose insatiable appetite might just break her. To give in to him without reserve becomes a point of no return... if she agrees to play the edge.


Breaking A Bad Boy - Bad Boys, #7

Breaking A Bad Boy
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B00L0OABHW
  • Release: 2014-06-14
  • Author: Susan Arden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Western, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: Silver Sprocket Publishing LLC
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SOMEONE IS ABOUT TO BREAK.

Take one spunky tattoo artist, a hardcore badass cowboy, and watch the sparks ignite into a firestorm when one wants to get married and the other is holding out for screaming-hot sex.

One scorching kiss too many and Sommer Kincaid sets her sights on breaking Rory McLemore. She's been in love this bad boy since high school with his infuriating rule about NO SEX before marriage. Well that horrible rule is about to go down. All the way down.

Especially after Rory gives Sommer a sizzling taste from his spank bank, and suddenly there is no stopping them from exploring each other...wherever and whenever, doing everything under the sun except actual penetration. Talk about frustrating!

From holding out, Sommer is ready to give in. On the verge of saying 'yes' to his marriage proposal, Sommer is threatened with covering her dad's gambling debts. When she gets an offer she can't refuse out in L.A. and the means to make some serious cash, she heads for the coast rather than risk involving Rory in her rapidly imploding life.

As these two hardheaded lovers are forced to the edge, their love is put to the test.

Now it's up to Rory to stake his claim in Tinseltown and prove to Sommer, he's the ultimate bad boy and she's not going to end up as the girl that got away.

WARNING: Filled with badass McLemore cowboys, spunky bad girls, a few variations of hardcore rocker Romeos. Be advised~Breaking gives a new definition for hot-off-the-charts sex.


Collared By The Cowboy - Bad Boys, #6

Collared By The Cowboy
  • Number: B00IWHG0AW
  • Release: 2014-03-09
  • Author: Susan Arden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Western
  • Publisher: Silver Sprocket Publishing LLC
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A story about sex and the lies people tell themselves...like they're not falling too fast and they can get out before they get hurt. Love...not gonna happen.

For Mia

This was just supposed to be a grad school project on BDSM. A begin point, collecting some data, a thesis. Nothing complicated. A means to an end. Out of a small town. Away small from minds. This wasn't supposed to be doorway into decadence. Not really. Certainly not into the bedroom of powerful Dom who had the keys to uncovering her erotic desire to submit to his will.

For Brandon

This was supposed to be temporary. A way to get his partner off his back and a woman gone from plaguing his mind, memory, and dreams. A hurdle. Then on to the next. Away from her fiery eyes and sassy mouth. But when they cross boundaries and end up in bed, their connection is raw, chemical, and real. Each time they make love, it feels so achingly right and the problem becomes convincing her to stay when she plans to leave.

On her way home after a tough afternoon therapy session where two young women disclose they are victims of severe and traumatic abuse, Mia ends up missing. Brandon risks everything...his secret life, his business, his reputation to find her, before it's too late.

WARNING: HOT ENOUGH TO PEEL PAINT!


The Cowboy Rode a Harley - Bad Boys, #3

The Cowboy Rode a Harley
  • Number: B00ECZNNJ4
  • Release: 2014-01-13
  • Author: Susan Arden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Western, * Rom: Sports
  • Publisher: Sweet-n-Spicy Tales
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After walking away from love, Stephen McLemore turned into the town Harley riding manwhore. But once upon a time, he was a knight on a motocross circuit when he stole a kiss from his friend's sister. Gillian was sixteen, innocent, and hands-off. A hot mess he backed away from before crossing the line.

But not before shattering her heart. Gillian takes refuge behind a smart mouth in her dance studio, and is doing just fine. With an offer from Hollywood to star in Who Wants To Be Famous, nothing is out of her reach... except for the love of her life. This Texas spitfire isn't waiting for stardust dreams to come true. Not when a kiss left a hole in her a mile wide.

When Gillian's girlhood flame shows up buck naked in her bed, cuffed no less to the bedframe, something has got to give. This isn't about second chances. This is about settling a score. Even if that cowboy's cocky attitude and self-confidence are too hot to ignore a second time around. Together Gillian and Stephen are like flint and gasoline. Where there's

smoke, there's still a fire. And honey, someone is gonna get burnt.

As sparks fly and secrets come to light, Gillian must decide if all that glitters has blinded her for too long. Especially when a Harley riding dirty-talkin' cowboy has all the right moves.


Girls' Night Out - Bad Boys, #4

Girls' Night Out
  • Number: B00HUCDVY8
  • Release: 2014-01-12
  • Author: Susan Arden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Rom: Sports
  • Publisher: Silver Sprocket Publishing LLC
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Swearing off high maintenance chicks, Dallas Devils tight end, Brett Gold plays to score at whatever the cost, both on and off the field. Easier to maintain a reputation as a heartless bad boy rather than deal with his personal life shot to hell.

Only a fool would tangle with the little sister of the McLemore brothers. So far all men with a lick of sense have left Cory McLemore alone. But now she's back from college and ready to party. This cowgirl crafts the perfect getaway to Dallas for a girls' night out, never suspecting the inked stud she bumped into at the airport is about to become the missing link in her quest for a wild adventure.

Cory quickly learns Brett is harder to walk away from a second time when she discovers the man beneath the bad boy persona is far different than she ever expected.

A weekend with Cory has Brett scrambling. This NFL baller meets up with her family and it'll take more than fast hands and fancy footwork to score points with the hardcore McLemore men. With seconds left on the clock, Brett isn't about to let his Texas wildcat get away, not when she feels so damn good in his arms, against his body, and in his bed.

The Evermore girls band together when the smokin' hot McLemore men are rounded up for Girls' Night Out, Book 4 in the Bad Boys series.


Blood Brothers - Rocky Mountain Shifters

Blood Brothers
  • Number: B00FLEYT0W
  • Release: 2013-12-04
  • Author: Susan Arden
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, Gay / Lesbian / GLBTQ, * SPICY: Multiple Partners, * Rom: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Decadent Publishing Company, LLC
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As wolf shifters, Tristen and Fin’s loyalty knows no bounds. Yet these close shifters lack the ability to speak from the heart. This pervasive silence leaves them without the means to overcome problems plaguing their relationship. Tristen suffers from PTSD and refuses Fin’s suggestions for help. Fin becomes a shifter of fewer and fewer words. As lovers, they meet each other’s beta needs until Fin craves a rougher edge. A kinky edge.

Santo, another ex-soldier and vampire is looking for work, a place to belong after he swears off bloodsucking, given his battlefield experiences. Running security for the head of the local shifter’s council seems perfect. Cue Fin and Tristen to help.

Now, the three come together for a night of kink, learning that sex can be a means to discover deeper desires. Fin and Tristen must decide if they will stay together, or if sex with a seductive vampire is the doorway to the end.

Caution: This tale will tantalize, causing flaming fantasies to the point of searing. Be ready to sweat.


Her Lycan Lover: The Wolf & Witch - Rocky Mountain Shifter, #3

Her Lycan Lover: The Wolf & Witch
  • Number: B00G02XJQO
  • Release: 2013-11-09
  • Author: Susan Arden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Silver Sprocket Publishing LLC
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An ancient law permits a Midnight Lycan to bond with spellcaster. A woman he is bound to protect until the end of time.

Sherry Delacroix is a third level spellcaster and about to lose her cool with Quinn Rothschild... big time! Dude fits the bill for being overbearing, arrogant, and yeah, a purebred Midnight Lycan. Together, these two butt heads managing the Downtown Den. Stepping on each other's toes, they're also unknowingly fated as mates in a mystical union. To unleash the power of this liaison requires a precarious event, unlocking their primal instinct to bond.

A rip in the energy shield within the Denver ley line have Dark Fae crossing realms, hungry to harness enough power to bring down the worldwide shield. This Fae fiasco equates to an energy kink if not the kick required to force the hand destiny, uniting Quinn and Sherry. Suddenly it's up to Sherry to repair the break before the Fae find her. And it's up to Quinn to keep her safe.

When Sherry's friend and co-worked from the Den is kidnapped, she comes out of hiding to face the enemy. Only the person lurking in the shadows isn't who she expected to find as the face of evil.

Never mind about keeping enemies near when the person Sherry least suspects wants her dead.


ALPHA SPEED DATING - Rocky Mountain Shifter, #4

ALPHA SPEED DATING
  • Number: B00GGIUSI4
  • Release: 2013-11-04
  • Author: Susan Arden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Silver Sprocket Publishing LLC
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As the next Earl of Essex, Conrad Fisher’s reckless life resembles a hurricane, wreaking mayhem on Mari Dunhill’s career. A report at the Denver Times, Mari was fired for her attempt to set the record straight about Conrad’s recent tabloid fiasco. They meet by chance at the Downtown Den during a round of speed dating. Suddenly, Mari is thrust onto a collision course about to implode thanks to one commanding English playboy.

An alpha wolf, Conrad’s running on empty, unwilling to join the almighty Wolf News media conglomerate owned by his family’s powerful pack. As a freelance journalist, he marches to a lone wolf drum fused with a fiery temper, until he encounters an alluring she-wolf. Driven to the brink by Mari’s curvaceous body, Conrad refuses to back away when this stubborn she-wolf attempts to shut him down.

Now the chase is on. One night and Conrad won’t stop until Mari is upstairs and under him.


Crash & Burn - Rule Breaker, #2

Crash & Burn
  • Number: B00EW2X9OQ
  • Release: 2013-08-29
  • Author: Susan Arden
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary, Diverse Books, New Adult & College, Series: Read in Order
  • Publisher: Sweet-n-Spicy Tales
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She rocks his world...he'll need distance from her to think straight.

Waking up after an off-the-charts night with Alana, Jonathan has minutes to memorize every inch of her body, erotic sensuality, and ability to torment him before he must let her go when their business contract begins and his record company is in charge of her band and her future.

He sets her body on fire...leaving her questioning everything she thought she knew. 

Alana is fiercely loyal to Orion. But when fame comes knocking on her door alone, her band refuses to stand in her way. As the pressure builds to keep the band together, the only way out may mean cutting free from a man who complicates her life with his ability to melt her body, heart and soul.

Jon and Alana are blinded by their hotter-than-hell passions until they're spiraling out-of-control and there's nothing left to do but CRASH & BURN.

The story continues from ROCK INTO ME Rule Breaker #1 (First installment)


Rock Into Me - Rule Breaker, #1

Rock Into Me
  • Number: B00DRGR4I0
  • Release: 2013-07-02
  • Author: Susan Arden
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Sweet-n-Spicy Tales
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An erotic rock romance...

Within Nashville's music scene, the week-long battle of the bands is cut-throat as well as a time to party hard. Orion, a five-member band gaining momentum, catches the eye of Jonathan Lansing, record label exec on Music Row. 

He creates stars out of those he represents...

As the hard-edged record producer for some of the hottest bands, Lansing is accustomed to unmercifully pushing boundaries. Now, it'll take a wild night and a bombshell of a woman to bring him to his knees...

She's the one to call his bluff...

No surprise when Alana St. James--provocative lead singer of Orion--struts out on stage, everyone's attention is riveted. In turn, she notices the man seated directly in front of her with his brooding intensity, not to mention his sexy arrogance saturating the space around him.

After Orion's performance, Lansing and Alana meet-up in a less than stellar manner. Fighting the urge to throttle one another, they discover a scorching desire.

Their painful union evolves with a wrecking-ball force, detonating into a fiery connection. Tempted beyond endurance, Lansing breaks his rule for no client hook-ups, unleashing his wild inhibitions, and rocking both their worlds.


Twice Tempted - Bad Boys, #2

Twice Tempted
  • Number: B00CZ0KIVY
  • Release: 2013-05-23
  • Author: Susan Arden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Sweet-n-Spicy Tales
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Rob Graham's world is out-of-focus. One night too many spent photographing vacation hotspots and drinking himself into oblivion. Rob's life is about to get a whole shade crazier after he agrees to photograph his client, Randall Cainwright's daughter, an up and coming corporate VP.

Cynthia 'Sam' Cainwright climbs the corporate ladder in her father's footsteps. In shoes designed for the son she's not and in her father's company that holds no interest for her. One night is all she wants. Not a long time, just a good time.

After the photo shoot is done, with a flip of a coin Sam wrangles Rob into taking her out on the town. Their adventure ends up in her bedroom where Sam is too hot for Rob to resist. Cynthia's imagination is set aflame of what life could be like away from corporate America by recklessly giving into temptation. Sure, it was only one night, but she fell hard for Rob.

Four years later, Rob bumps into Sam, now Cynthia Cainwright, famous romance author. No longer drowning his sorrows, Rob found his footing photographing exotic landscapes off-the-beaten-path. Tempting fate twice, he stops by Cynthia's table, shocked to learn they have a young daughter together. Determined to be part of his child's life, he refuses to take no for an answer.

Now, it'll take two-hard headed lovers to come clean and admit their passion is still flaring, proving love tastes sweeter the second time around.


Tempted by Trouble - Bad Boys, #1

Tempted by Trouble
  • 3 Stars
  • Number: B00YV1O6EK
  • Release: 2015-06-16
  • Author: Susan Arden
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary
  • Publisher: AmazonEncore
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If you like your cowboys rugged and tough, and romance hot enough to peel paint, you've come to the right ranch.

When a woman is the magnet for the wrong man, it takes a bad boy to break old habits.

Carolina Rodriguez is a large-animal veterinarian on a mission to escape South Florida. Willing to do just about anything, she accepts a job in Annona, Texas over the internet from a family connection. At her cousin's wedding, she runs into a handsome Texan in the parking lot. Over a fender-bender and mini faceoff, she meets Matt McLemore.

Matt is more than gorgeous. He's Carolina's new boss, and needs her help to determine why his cattle keep dying.

He proposes to introduce her to his family as his girlfriend, giving her the opportunity to work and stay at his ranch without arousing anyone's suspicion. Only after she learns she's the last chance to help save his family's cattle reputation does she agree to act the part of his girlfriend. His raw attraction to Carolina is an excruciating temptation, but a roll in the hay may prove too volatile to handle.

Matt attempts to keep a hands-off relationship until they work side-by-side on his ranch and she's too hot to resist. Carolina refuses to admit Matt's rugged sensuality is more than overpowering or that she's the least bit tempted by a smooth talking bad boy.

But by the time the lab reports comes back, they've explored every inch of each other. All of a sudden, this fiery affair is more than just a fling. When a past flame threatens to overwhelm their newfound romance, Matt is forced to find a way to stake his claim to Carolina's heart before it's too late.

WARNING: Keep ice handy!

This is a new release of a previously published edition.


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