A steamy, full-length, standalone romance with a guaranteed HEA from Bestselling author J.H. Croix! If you like smoking hot romance with alpha men and strong women, you’ll love this series! Love Untamed is a sexy, charming and charged love story set against the wilderness and beauty of small-town Alaska. What happens when two people who are committed to staying single can’t keep their hands off of each other? Susie Hammond is a romantic at heart and a meddling matchmaker to her friends. She had a near tragedy that shattered her trust in men a few years ago. While she wants love for everyone, guarding her own heart is more important than finding love for herself. Susie is beautiful, strong, independent, brash, funny...and most definitely not interested in Jared Winters. Jared occupies the fantasies of many women in Diamond Creek and afar. He’s sexy, strong, enigmatic, and unattainable. His life is neat and tidy, organized down to the minute. Being a bachelor is simpler than dealing with the messy complications of a relationship. Susie is a hurricane force and a source of mischief and mayhem...most definitely not a temptation for Jared. Jared is just a tad too cool and collected for Susie. They drive each other crazy—in more ways than one. For years, the spark between them has been on slow burn. When it finally ignites, passion and emotions explode. One scorching hot kiss leads to another and another and then some. As long as they’re not talking, their relationship is phenomenal. Events force them to face themselves and each other. Can Susie find a way to trust again? Can Jared let go enough to show her he’s worth trusting? *All novels in this series are full-length standalone novels with an HEA.
3 steamy, full-length, standalone romances with a guaranteed HEA in each story from Bestselling author J.H. Croix! If you like smoking hot romance with alpha men and strong women, you’ll love this series! Escape to Alaska for rugged, alpha heroes and independent women in the wilderness and beauty of small-town Alaska. WHEN LOVE COMES Hannah Gray returns home to Diamond Creek on the heels of a painful loss. Once wild and impulsive, she shut her heart off to love and adventure after her parents died. Hannah hopes to rebuild her life and find joy again. Burned once before, Luke Winters has committed himself to nothing but casual dalliances with women. Rugged and sexy, Luke finds no shortage of women happy to oblige. When Hannah and Luke meet, their attraction is instant. Both fight the depth of their feelings—love is not part of the plan. Can two people who don’t believe love is worth the risk find the courage to face their fears and open their hearts? FOLLOW LOVE On vacation in Diamond Creek, Tess Stanton plans nothing more than fishing and sightseeing. After a rough year that left her convinced love wasn’t worth it, the last thing on her mind is falling for a handsome and way too charming fishing guide. Nathan Winters is the quintessential sexy outdoorsman who finds Tess’s reserve too tempting to ignore. Despite her qualms, Tess can’t resist Nathan’s down-to-earth charm. What was supposed to be a fun fling becomes so much more once Nathan and Tess yield to the sparks that fly between them. Steamy, sensual passion stokes a love that can’t be ignored. Can Tess let down her guard long enough to follow her heart? LOVE UNBROKEN Emma Davis is hoping for a fresh start in Alaska after a disastrous marriage. She wasn’t expecting to meet Trey Holden. Trey is so sexy her defenses melt in his presence. Falling for a beautiful woman is definitely not on Trey’s radar. Until he meets Emma. The fire between Trey and Emma burns too hot to be ignored. But the ghosts of Emma’s past may have followed her to Diamond Creek. Trey is everything she thought she could never have, so she finds herself pushing him away just when she needs him the most. Can Emma let down her guard long enough to open her heart? Can Trey convince her that what they have is worth it? *All novels in this series are full-length standalone novels with an HEA.
A steamy, full-length, standalone romance with a guaranteed HEA from USA Today Bestselling author J.H. Croix! If you like smoking hot romance with alpha men and strong women, you’ll love this series! In this captivating love story set against the stark beauty of the Alaskan wilderness, Hannah Gray returns to her hometown after the death of her parents. Once wild and impulsive, she shut her heart off to love and adventure after her parents died. When she meets Luke Winters, their immediate attraction is overwhelming. Burned once before, Luke has committed himself to nothing but casual dalliances with women. Rugged and sexy, he finds no shortage of women happy to oblige. When Hannah comes along, he questions what he might be missing. Both fight the depth of their feelings—love is not part of the plan. Hannah’s sense of identity is shaken when she unearths a surprising truth about her family. Meanwhile, Luke’s interfering family and complications from his past challenge Hannah and Luke to face their true feelings for each other. Can two people who don’t believe love is worth the risk find the courage to face their fears and open their hearts? *All novels in this series are full-length standalone novels with an HEA.
Author: J. H. Croix
A steamy, full-length, standalone romance with a guaranteed HEA from Bestselling author J.H. Croix! If you like smoking hot romance with alpha men and strong women, you'll love this series! Sometimes it takes more courage to love than to be alone. When Janie Stevens gets fished out of the icy ocean after a boating accident, she doesn't expect to fall for the man who saves her. She's not particularly good at accepting anyone's help. Much less help from Travis Wilkes, a man who's all kinds of man-firefighter, emergency responder and pure, rugged masculinity. Travis is the quintessential sexy outdoorsman, too busy for love and most certainly too busy to get so drawn to a woman that he can hardly think straight. He's been honed by a life on the edge in Alaska. When he yanks Janie out of the freezing waters of picturesque Kachemak Bay, he takes one look into her eyes and can't stop thinking about her. Janie has her reasons for being committed to a life that doesn't include romance. To say she has trust issues is a bit of an understatement. She learned way too young just how devastating loving the wrong person can be. Busy taking care of her headstrong teenage daughter, she's got plenty of her mind, but finds she can't look away from Travis, much less control the wild desire between them. Steamy nights, snowy days and Christmas just might convince Travis and Janie that love is possible. *All novels in this series are full-length standalone novels with an HEA.
"If my card is higher, you'll belong to me, obeying my every whim, for as long as I desire." As Bree Dalton hears the icy words of Russian Prince Vladimir Xendzov, the man whose ring she once wore and life she once ruined, she nervously accepts the biggest wager of her life.Her body for a million dollars. Bree knows better than to doubt the steely ruthlessness of this man. With everything to lose and the weight of Vladimir's gaze upon her, she will have to play the best she's ever played--or run the risk of losing herself completely....
Denim and Lace
Author: Diana Palmer
Publisher: HQN Books
THEY LIVE IN TWO SEPARATE WORLDS, BUT SHARE THE SAME DESIRE Bess Samson was raised in privilege, but always had a thing for Cade Hollister, the rough-and-tumble cowboy next door, even ignoring her controlling, class-conscious mother's warning to stay away from him. But he turned her down—hard. Humiliated, she grew up and moved on, but never truly gave up hope. Cade has secretly always adored Bess—but is filled with disdain for the Samsons' wealth. Once, the families had been friends, until dark secrets and scandal caused a bitter rift, and now her family won't let him forget his blue-collar roots. But when an accident nearly costs Bess her life, the proud rancher must finally fight for the love he's never forgotten.
Could They Fulfill Their Dreams in this Untamed Land? Driven by desperation, Grace Hawkins must forsake the affluent comfort of her upbringing to save herself from an arranged marriage. Disillusioned by her father's insistence, she forges a daring plan to escape the sinister hand of her intended. Peter Colton sees the Alaskan gold rush as an opportunity to establish his family's fledgling shipping business. An unexpected partnership enables him to pursue those dreams and opens the door to an aquaintance with Grace, who has purchased passage north. Drawn together by need and circumstance, Grace and Peter form a faltering friendship. But when her deserted fiance continues to manipulate her loved ones, can she find peace in the wake of his wrath?
Sweet Home Alaska
Author: Carole Estby Dagg
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
In 1934, eleven-year-old Trip's father signs up for President Roosevelt's Palmer Colony project, uprooting the family from Wisconsin to become pioneers in Alaska, where Terpsichore refuses to let rough conditions and first impressions get in the way of her grand adventure.
Sixteen-year-old Regina is very different from the Regina known by fans of ABC's "Once Upon a Time." She seeks romance, adventure, and approval. Of course, getting approval from a mother like Cora is next to impossible. For Regina, friendships have always been a rare commodity. Could it be that Regina has finally found a true friend? Or is it too good to be true? As Regina struggles to find her own identity and create her own destiny, she discovers that her fate might just be to become everything she despises.
Book 1 of THE BELLS OF LOWELL. The mill town of Lowell, Massachusetts, comes to life with intrigue and drama from the creative writing team of Judith Miller and Tracie Peterson. Young women at the end of the 19th century seek employment from driven men intent on transforming America's textile industry. Daughtersof the Loom features Lilly Armbruster, who is forced to work in the mills as her only means for survival. But Lilly's resentment runs deep against the "lords of the loom"--the men she believes have stolen her father's farm and caused his premature death. Her animosity happens to include Matthew Cheever, her childhood friend and one-time betrothed. Though separated by their opposing views about the future of the mill and the community that surrounds it, the emotions of their hearts still bind them. Will their dreams for the future allow their fragile love to survive?
Dead Girls Don't Lie
Author: Jennifer Shaw Wolf
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Jaycee and Rachel were best friends. But that was before. Before that terrible night at the old house...A dark, romantic story of murder and secrets.
The Glass Castle
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.
Author: J.H. Croix
Publisher: J.H. Croix
Miriam Hastings has her future plans in place... But Trygve Knutson is intent on changing them. Just a few short weeks into her year-long training at the Blessing Hospital, Miriam Hastings is called home to Chicago, where her mother is gravely ill. With siblings to care for, Miriam pleads to be allowed to finish her training in Chicago. Her nursing supervisor grants her a brief reprieve but extracts a promise that Miriam will return to Blessing and fulfill her one-year commitment. While in Chicago, Miriam has tried to get Trygve Knutson and Blessing out of her mind, but his letters make that impossible. Trygve is busy building a house, hoping he can convince Miriam to return to North Dakota and marry him. Torn between Trygve's love and her family's needs, she doesn't know what to do. When Miriam finally returns to Blessing, she buries herself in her work. But no matter how hard she tries to put it off, she has some life-changing decisions to make about her future, her family... and the man who is never far from her thoughts. What will it take to convince her to stay?
The Golden Spruce
Author: John Vaillant
Publisher: Vintage Canada
The Golden Spruce is the story of a glorious natural wonder, the man who destroyed it, and the fascinating, troubling context in which his act took place. A tree with luminous glowing needles, the golden spruce was unique and, biologically speaking, should never have reached maturity; Grant Hadwin, the man who cut it down, was passionate, extraordinarily well-suited to wilderness survival, and to some degree unbalanced. But as John Vaillant shows, the extraordinary tree stood at the intersection of contradictory ways of looking at the world; the conflict between them is one reason it was destroyed. Taking in history, geography, science and spirituality, this book raises some of the most pressing questions facing society today. The golden spruce stood in the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii), an unusually rich ecosystem where the normal lines between species blur. Without romanticizing, Vaillant shows that this understanding is typified by the Haida, the native people who have lived there for millennia, and for whom the golden spruce was an integral part of their history and mythology. But seen a different way, the golden spruce stood in block 6 of Tree Farm License 39. Grant Hadwin had worked as a remote scout for timber companies. But over time Hadwin was pushed into a paradox: the better he was at his job, the more the world he loved was destroyed. On January 20, 1997, with the temperature near zero, Hadwin swam across the Yakoun River with a chainsaw. He tore into the golden spruce, leaving it so unstable that the first wind would push it over. A few weeks later, Hadwin set off in a kayak across the treacherous Hecate Strait to face court charges. He has not been heard from since. Vaillant describes Hadwin’s actions in engrossing detail, but also provides the complex environmental, political and economic context in which they took place. The Golden Spruce forces one to ask: can the damage our civilization exacts on the natural world be justified?