This September, Fall Into Romance - The Romance Zone
So many wonderful romances debuting this month! And just in time for some much-needed R&R for those of you with kiddos, right? Sit back, put your feet up, have a hot cup of coffee or tea, and tune out, girlfriend.
The Boys of Fall are back – on TV and in some great romances!
Two fabulous college football romances start us off … I just can’t separate this pair. Funny, tender and riveting. All’s fair in love and football…Game on
The Hook-up, Game On Series Bk 1, by Kristen Callihan. NA Sports Romance.
The rules: no kissing on the mouth, no staying the night, no telling anyone, and above all… No falling in love
Anna Jones just wants to finish college and figure out her life. Falling for star quarterback Drew Baylor is certainly not on her to do list. Confident and charming, he lives in the limelight and is way too gorgeous for his own good. If only she could ignore his heated stares and stop thinking about doing hot and dirty things with him. Easy, right?
Too bad he’s committed to making her break every rule…
Football has been good to Drew. It’s given him recognition, two National Championships, and the Heisman. But what he really craves is sexy yet prickly Anna Jones. Her cutting humor and blatant disregard for his fame turns him on like nothing else. But there’s one problem: she's shut him down. Completely.
That is until a chance encounter leads to the hottest sex of their lives, along with the possibility of something great. Unfortunately, Anna wants it to remain a hook up. Now it’s up to Drew to tempt her with more: more sex, more satisfaction, more time with him. Until she’s truly hooked. It's a good thing Drew knows all about winning.
The Friend Zone, Game On Series Bk 2
Gray doesn’t make friends with women. He has sex with them. Until Ivy.
The last thing star tight-end Gray Grayson wants to do is drive his agent’s daughter’s bubblegum pink car. But he needs the wheels and she’s studying abroad. Something he explains when she sends him an irate text to let him know exactly how much pain she’ll put him in if he crashes her beloved ride. Before he knows it, Ivy Mackenzie has become his best texting bud. But then Ivy comes home and everything goes haywire. Because all Gray can think of is being with Ivy.
Ivy doesn’t have sex with friends. Especially not with a certain football player. No matter how hot he makes her…
Gray drives Ivy crazy. He’s irreverent, sex on a stick, and completely off limits. Because, Ivy has one golden rule: never get involved with one of her father’s clients. A rule that’s proving harder to keep now that Gray is doing his best to seduce her. Her best friend is fast becoming the most irresistible guy she’s ever met.
Which means Gray is going to have to use all his skills to win Ivy’s heart.
There’s a different sport in the air down south … stock car racing, loud, proud and in your face. But can it help mend broken hearts?
Anything but Broken, by Joelle Knox. NA contemporary.
The first in a New Adult series about small towns, fast cars, bad boys and the girls who keep falling for them.
After five years, tragedy brings Hannah Casey back to Hurricane Creek to bury what's left of her family. She's flunking out of college, haunted by scandal, and the only person who cares is Sean Whitlow, an irresistible bad boy with a soft spot for her. The problem? He's her dead sister's ex.
Sean doesn't bleed red, he bleeds motor oil. During the week, he struggles to turn his auto repair shop into a profitable business. But when Saturday night rolls around, he's the reigning stock-car king of the local race track. He doesn't know how to lose-or how to walk away and leave Hannah alone with her grief.
Between her grades and her wealthy family's dark secrets, Hannah's barely holding her life together. And the last thing Sean needs is to get tangled up with another Casey girl. As the attraction between them spins out of control, they'll either find a love with no limits-or go up in flames.
And we’re not done with Southern Belles … not yet! Here’s one who’s got a family tragedy of her own, for which the police suspect she may be responsible.
Ditching David, by Jenna Bennett. Contemporary Mystery with a touch of romance.
When Gina Beaufort Kelly’s husband leaves her for a woman young enough to be his daughter, Gina doesn’t get mad... she gets even.
Or at least she tries to, by targeting David’s assets in the divorce. She spent eighteen years of her life with him; it’s only fair that he should compensate her accordingly.
However, David doesn’t agree, and when he ends up dead, on the evening before they were set to go before the judge, the police suspect foul play—and suspect that Gina’s behind it.
Now this jilted wife must figure out who else wanted her soon-to-be-ex-husband dead—and why—before she loses everything in the process, including her freedom.
But then, what good is freedom if you can’t have the one man you long for? Find out, in the wrap-up to a dynamite series set in small town America.
Hold On, The Burg Series #6 by Kristen Ashley. Contemporary rom suspense.
Since she was young, Cher Rivers knew she was not the kind of girl who got what she wanted. A girl who could hope. A girl who could dream. She knew a happily ever after just wasn't in the cards for her.
In love for years with the last bastion of the 'burg's eligible bachelors, Garrett Merrick, Cher worked hard at making him laugh. Being one of the guys. Having him in her life the only way she could. All this knowing he was in love with another woman.
The Merricks are known for loving deep. So when Cecelia Merrick was murdered, it marked her family in a way none of them recovered. Both her children found love. Both turned their backs on it. But Garrett "Merry" Merrick knew in his soul the woman he divorced years ago was the one for him.
Until the night when Cher took Garrett's back and things changed. The Merrick family loves deep. They also protect fiercely. And with his eyes finally open, Garrett sees the woman who truly is for him and he goes after her.
But now, on to the West Coast, where “Love your enemy" just took a completely ridiculous turn.
Lost in Geeklandia by E.J. Russell. Contemporary.
She has 30 days to turn her enemy into her boyfriend...
Introverted computer engineer Charlie Forrester has coded an algorithm for love, a nearly flawless matchmaking program. But then she's challenged to prove its accuracy - on herself. With her dream job on the line, Charlie has thirty days to forge a romantic relationship with her "perfect" match...her ex-friend and now-nemesis, Daniel Shawn. Since her dating experience is expressed in binary, she'll need more than flirting lessons and a wardrobe overhaul to pull it off.
After falling victim to the same online matchmaking con he was investigating, reporter Daniel Shawn's professional reputation went up in flames. Now he suspects someone has rebooted the scam, and he's determined to expose the fraud and rebuild his career. Unfortunately, his efforts to get back in the game get sidetracked by Charlie and her adorable geekitude, even though she seems to know a little too much about digital dating for Daniel's comfort.
And when fake romance crosses into real chemistry, Charlie's formula for love might just be the perfect formula for disaster...
And speaking of disaster of the furry kind, what happens when chemistry happens, but both parties do not agree?
When an Alpha Purrs (A Lion's Pride Book 1) by Eve Langlais. Contemporary shifter romance.
She butchered his precious mane, but Arik gets his revenge when he claims her as his mate.
A billionaire CEO and leader of the largest East Coast pride, Arik is a ladies man and a lion. Used to commanding others, and obedience, he can't believe it when a hairdresser with tempting curves chops off a hunk of his precious mane.
But her biggest mistake is in running from him.
Run as fast as you can, little mouse, because this cat loves to chase--and pounce.
Oh, and he also likes to nibble on tender bits. What he doesn't expect is to fall for a human woman, a woman who can make the impossible happen because everyone knows lions can't purr...until now.
And of course, not all shifters are here & now. So on into the future … with my first book, now re-written with lots of added, smexy fun in space
Tyger, Tyger, Burning Bryght, Orion Series #1 by Cathryn Cade. Sci Fi Erotic Romance.
This story was #7 on all of Amazon ... now it's back with added material!
He's an alpha beast, trapped on the space ship Orion in mating shift ... with only her between him and madness.
Tryon Jag is handsome, wealthy and arrogant. With good reason--he's one of the elite Tyger navigators trusted to bring ships like Orion through the deadly asteroid belts around his home planet, and he's the best ... until he shifts into a feral half-man, half-cat with only one thing on his mind.
They'll never make it to safety, unless they bring him the one woman who ran from him.
Calla Fellura is a novice interpreter. The young Tyger loves her job on this state-of-the-art space cruise ship, but she's in uncharted territory when it comes to Jag. The virile alpha can have any woman he wants--why would he choose the naïve, shy female who turned their first hookup into a snarling disaster, humiliating him in front of his entire planet? Unless she's the only one of his kind available.
This time, she'll have to stay ... and let him take her any way he wants.
And one final futuristic bit of fun … a new series!
Huntress of the Star Empire; A Sci-Fi Romance Series Adventure by Athena Grayson
Episode 1: Hot Pursuit
Micah Ariesis is a wanted man. Pursued across the star system by the Huntress, helpless as his brethren are brought down one by one, he’s got no options left but to gamble his future on a sketchy revolutionary plot aimed at the empire’s heart, but the mystery surrounding the Huntress’s legendary skill puts danger to a much closer heart—his own.
Treska’s latest bounty is her last for a reason. Not even her incomparable skills can keep her target from finding cracks in her convictions. It’s going to take all her training to protect her principles against his persuasive onslaught.
The Huntress always gets her man…
Ever since she was found in the aftermath of alien attacks, Treska Sivekka has been trained to one purpose--to hunt down threats to the security of the Union that gave her an identity. But when the Union's biggest threat inspires desire, and not fear, it’s going to take all her training to protect her principles against his persuasive onslaught.
The Huntress's neuro-collar and repulsor cuffs may keep Micah bound to her mercy, but they can't stop him from challenging her convictions, and the lies she's been told about his people. But when the secrets surrounding her own missing memories begin to reveal themselves, he may be the only one she can trust.
So there you have some September fun, my friends. Enjoy!
See you in October for some more hot romance, including wizards, black cats and more …
Columnist: Cathryn Cade
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