The all-new scorching sequel to Beautiful Bastard! A charming British playboy. A girl determined to finally live. And a secret liaison revealed in all too vivid color. Escaping a cheating ex, finance whiz Sara Dillon’s moved to New York City and is looking for excitement and passion without a lot of strings attached. So meeting the irresistible, sexy Brit at a dance club should have meant nothing more than a night’s fun. But the manner—and speed—with which he melts her inhibitions turns him from a one-time hookup and into her Beautiful Stranger. The whole city knows that Max Stella loves women, not that he’s ever found one he particularly wants to keep around. Despite pulling in plenty with his Wall Street bad boy charm, it’s not until Sara—and the wild photos she lets him take of her—that he starts wondering if there’s someone for him outside of the bedroom. Hooking up in places where anybody could catch them, the only thing scarier for Sara than getting caught in public is having Max get too close in private.
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He was dangerous, infamous, scandalous... and the most beautiful man she'd ever seen. Fighting for her land, widowed Kerry McKinnon can't believe the handsome Arthur has come to seize her home and leave her to a terrible fate. Yet from the moment they meet, a scandalous passion ignites between them — impossible to resist. Then a crime will force Kerry to flee with Arthur to England — where a challenge to their love could drive them apart forever... From the Paperback edition.
Millions of readers worldwide have fallen for the sexy, hilarious love stories of Christina Lauren’s New York Times and #1 international best selling Beautiful series. Discover the first three novels—Beautiful Bastard, Beautiful Stranger, and Beautiful Player—from the author duo Kirkus Reviews calls “the It Girls of Romance.” Beautiful Bastard: Whip-smart, ambitious intern Chloe Mills is so tempting that her completely infuriating and utterly irresistible boss Bennett Ryan is willing to bend the office rules—or outright smash them—if it means he can have her—all over the office. Beautiful Stranger: All of New York City knows Max Stella loves women. Despite pulling in plenty of lovers with his Wall Street bad boy charm, it’s not until finance whiz Sara Dillon—and the wild photos she lets him take of her—that the ex-pat Brit really thought of keeping someone around. Hooking up in places where anybody could catch them, the only thing scarier for Sara than getting caught in public is having Max get too close in private. Beautiful Player: Lectured by her brother for neglecting her social life in favor of grad school, bookish Hanna Bergstrom challenges her brother’s best friend, unapologetic playboy Will Sumner, to turn her into a sultry siren. It’s not long before the innocently seductive pupil is teaching the venture capitalist a thing or two he can’t forget. But now that Sara’s discovered the power of her own sex appeal, it’s up to Will to prove he’s the only man she’ll ever need.
SHE NEVER KNEW LOVE—UNTIL HIM Raised in a gilded cage, she was the chubby twin sister no one noticed. Now her weight loss made Marissa Pierce the kind of woman every man desired—including Robert Martinez. If only she had the courage to return his seductive gaze… A proud Native American, Robert resented Marissa's privileged lifestyle. Yet this elegant stranger understood his wounded heart. Now Robert was determined to show her how truly beautiful she was—before the princess could escape to her ivory tower forever. The Last Roundup Red Creek, Colorado's matchmaking matriarch rounds up two bachelors for the Pierce twins!
Once upon a time, twin sisters Marissa and Victoria were locked away on a castle on a hill--then brutally separated, a fact that left scars despite the gilded cage that kept them apart from the world. Stuffing down her feelings, Marissa became the fat sister, and only a couple of years ago has she learned to express herself--and lose weight. Robert Martinez, known by his best friend Jake as "Red Dog" during the wars in the desert, finds himself parenting a pregnant teen with nowhere else to go. When her teacher, the charming and unforgettable Marissa, contacts him to discuss his niece's issues, he finds himself irresistibly drawn to her. But both carry the scars of a childhood that was less than perfect, and both are wary of accepting love in any form. Can they let down their defenses long enough to let the other in? Or will they stand on the sidelines forever?
Some wishes should really come with a warning label: “Warning! May cause untimely death!” *** For a limited time, you can get the next volume in the Marked Ones series, Beautiful Disaster & bonus Daemons of Karalia short story One Crazy Night — see inside for details. *** Geeky artist Patrick Connolly has been inexplicably drawn to his classmate Nualla since he first locked eyes with her three years earlier. There’s just one problem—he’s never actually spoken to her. However, when Nualla’s abusive ex corners her in the deserted hallway of their elite San Francisco private school, will Patrick finally find the courage to speak up? This one decision could grant him his heart’s desire or bring about his untimely death. Because you see, his dream girl has secrets of her own…like the fact she isn’t even human. Beautiful Stranger is the prequel novella to the fast-paced Marked Ones series. If you like spunky heroines, hot bishounen guys & thrilling urban fantasy with a science twist, then you’ll love this gripping New Adult Fantasy series. Perfect for fans of Shadowhunters, Toradora & Dragon's Gift: The Huntress. Pick up Beautiful Stranger today & watch as this adorkable fish-out-of-water navigates the perils of the heart! Sign up for Kat’s mailing list & unlock your exclusive story pack & other shiny bonus content: www.ShadowdustAndWonderlust.com/beautiful-incentive
He could always spot a woman in distress, and the beautiful stranger hiding in Dr. Josh Bennett's trunk obviously needed help. Claire Preston claimed she had come to him because she was out of options and on the run from a killer. Now, the doctor who always played by the rules, but never let a woman get too close, desperately wanted to wipe away the fear he saw in the vulnerable beauty's eyes. Josh knew getting Claire to let down her barriers and tell him the truth about her past was crucial to their survival. But how far was he willing to go to protect her if it might mean jeopardizing his vow of "first, do no harm"?
Detective and mystery stories, American by Bernice Carey