A good story has drama, intrigue, laughs, and, if you’re lucky, a little heat. While the very best novels can feel just like falling in love — intimate and personal, yet huge and life-changing all at once. We’ve compiled a list to get lost in the pages of these unforgettable stories. We’ve got you covered!
Play by Kat Mizera
From USA Today bestseller Kat Mizera comes a brand-new series—get ready to ROCK HARD with Nobody’s Fool…
Four sexy rockers. Four intense women who don't know they love them. Four hard rockin' love stories for the ages.
Tyler Thompson is a bona fide rock star. He went on tour at seventeen and never looked back. And now, fifteen years later, he has more fame, fortune, and success than he ever imagined. He's the bass player for a new band, Nobody's Fool, and all he wants to do is get back on tour. But business and personal issues are blocking his next move.
Popstar Ariel Fox has been under her father’s thumb for so long she doesn’t remember what freedom is like. When she gets invited to record a single on Nobody's Fool's demo tape she's ready for a week of work...and fun, without the watchful eye of her father. One look at Tyler’s blue eyes and she's immediately snagged. She wants it all—him, success, a real future. But nothing is ever that simple.
Falling in love wasn't part of the deal. And when the record company tries to sabotage Nobody’s Fool, Ariel must choose between protecting Tyler and protecting herself.
Crossing the Line by Elise Faber
I saved him. Well, maybe he saved me. Or perhaps we saved each other.
All I knew was that one second, I was bickering with the man I pretended to despise—a man I secretly wanted more than my next meal—and the next the world was exploding around us.
KTS, the secret military agency I worked for, was under attack by a former agent turned traitor and everything we thought we knew about being the good guys was getting more complicated by the minute.
As was my relationship with Linc. I’d asked him out once, bared my feelings for him, and . . . he’d turned me down.
Not gently, either. But now we were fighting for our lives, and I discovered that perhaps his rejection wasn’t quite so simple. Maybe he’d pushed me away because once I was in his heart, there was no letting me go. Ever.
Two People Who Fall in Love and Bang at the End by Golden Angel
It's okay if you're only here for the bang... After years of pining for her brother's best friend, Lily's done waiting for Paul to finally notice that she's all grown up. As the Valentine's Day Masquerade approaches, she hatches a bold plan to finally get Paul's attention and relinquish the last bit of her innocence. With a wig and a mask to disguise her identity, can she get the night she's always wanted with the man of her dreams?
Whole Lotta Love by Erika Kelly
Sparks fly when opposites are forced to live together in this steamy, small-town romance standalone!
Lulu Cavanaugh’s career went up in smoke. The moment Lulu lost her job running the fanciest restaurant on Maui, the chef threw herself into recovery mode. She's pitched a cooking show to be filmed in her Wyoming hometown, hoping the on-screen visibility will pave the path for a future chef de cuisine job.
Alexander Wilder’s career flamed out. An injury sidelined the quarterback’s promising career, but Xander is determined to find his way back to the gridiron. Rehabbing at a world-famous clinic in Calamity, Wyoming, he’s approached by a producer to host a new cooking show. Having grown up in his mother’s restaurant, he grabs the opportunity to stay in the public’s eye.
Lulu nails her audition, but before she can pop open the champagne, the producers drop a bombshell: they're giving her a co-host. Sparks fly when Lulu and Xander compete for the spotlight. And when a tight filming schedule forces them together around the clock, their sizzling chemistry starts a blaze that can’t be quenched. Will it lead to success for both, or will one of them get burned? Heat so hot even the kitchen can’t stand it.
Best Seller by Delta James
She needs a hero. He only wants her. As fiction crashes into reality, the lines blur when the hero from the pages of Sage Matthews' bestselling steamy romance novel, Roark Samuels, emerges to save her from the brink of death.
Unbelievably, Sage and Roark come face-to-face with the opportunity to explore their deepest desires by creating their own sinful imaginings but also giving themselves a chance to write their own happily ever after.
Can the Hero truly save his Creator, or will this turn into a tragedy instead of the happy ending for their own best seller?
Her Hidden Valentine, A Bad Boy Biker Novella by Monique Moreau
There's a thief in the Demon Squad clubhouse. Someone has been stealing from the Squad Bar and the brothers can't catch the wily culprit. Club brother Hoodie knows why. Because the thief is one of their own.
Having survived a childhood of betrayal, Hoodie learned early on that the worst treacheries always come from within. But even he was shocked when he discovered it's her. Jazz—the sexy, vivacious biker chick who Hoodie secretly craved for years. A gorgeous, vibrant woman like Jazz would never be interested in a scarred beast like Hoodie, and since she was crushing on his best friend, Hoodie chose to stay in the shadows.
After getting over the disappointment of unrequited love, Jazz focused her energy on paying her father's mounting medical bills. Stealing from the club nearly broke her heart, but she was the only thing standing between her father and death's doorstep.
When Hoodie discovers that Jazz is the thief, he makes a bold move to save her. But as Jazz begins to realize that her prince charming was hiding in plain sight in the form of the brooding, silent Hoodie, she's convinced that a noble soul like his could never trust a woman who betrayed the club.
Wanting The Biker (Biker Club Romance) by Cassie Alexandra
Written by USA Today Bestselling Author, Cassie Alexandra. This romantic thriller tells the story of Sebastian (Bastard) Jones, the founding president of the Gold Vipers, and his legacy.
After serving his country in Beirut, Sebastian (Bastard) Jones returns to Sacramento a changed man. The once easy-going jokester now has the reputation for being a cold, ruthless bastard. One who doesn't trust anybody but the men closest to him - a small group of Marines he served within Lebanon.
Roxanne Blakely has loved Sebastian Jones her entire life. When he returns home, after serving his country, he's not the same person she fell in love with. He's withdrawn, distant, and temperamental. But, Roxanne is determined to break down the walls he's built and rescue the man who once saved her.... before he's gone for good.
Hammer (Reapers MC #18) by Elizabeth Knox
She’s fought me for ages, and I won’t keep holding myself back.
Hammer - Over the last couple months Rosa’s past has stirred up a lot of trouble for the club, but that won’t stop me from fighting for what I want, no matter the cost. Shiloh and I have been beating around the bush for ages and considering everything that’s happened I know one thing for sure--there’s no time to be wasted. I want her and she’s always kept me at arm’s length, but I’m not an impatient man, I’ve waited, and I’ve waited, and I’ve kept waiting. But I won’t keep doing so.
We all watched and saw how Axel and Rosa have turned their relationship into something else, and it’s given me enough courage to finally risk fucking my friendship up with Shiloh. I doubt it’ll happen, but it’s the excuse she’s been giving me for years. Now she can’t say jack shit to me about denying what we’ve both made clear we wanted, if the timing was right. There’s no better time than the present, but just like Rosa, Shiloh has secrets she hasn’t told anyone about.
When her mother rolls up to the club and tells her she needs to come back home for a few weeks to help with her step-father’s campaign, I see a totally different side of her.
I see the way her body runs cold and the fear taking hold of her. But what shocks me the most is when she agrees. It put me in a position I never thought I’d be in. I don’t want to leave Montana with the club shit going on right now . . . but there’s no way in hell I’m letting her go by herself.
I’ll show Shiloh I’m the type of man who will treat her like a queen, and in the process I’ll face her demons by her side.
RIDE ME: Men of Valor by Fern Fraser
What’s done is done but I’m home to claim what’s mine. Promises made must be honored and Riley Pearce is my bride now.
BOLT - I’ve loved Riley since we were kids and even as the high school star jock, I never had eyes for another girl. She said we were too young to make a life straight out of school, and like a fool I stepped aside, enlisted, and left Valor, Wyoming.
Letting Riley go was a mistake and it’s time to make things right.
With my brothers in the MC by my side, it’s time to claim what’s mine and nothing will stop me. Not her objections, and definitely not the dirty cop who killed her husband.
RILEY - I’ve made mistakes but loving Bolt wasn’t one of them. Bolt’s back in town and he’s on a mission to make good on our childhood promise.
But too much has happened, and I can’t let go of the past. Or can I?
Bare Ride by Lena Lucas
Moving to the small mountain town of Fairhaven, Wyoming was my escape, not from anything but the monotonous life I’d lived. I wanted something new, an experience that I’d remember for the rest of my life.
After a week in my new home, I’d gotten a waitress job and associated myself with the residents and the lay of the land. Things weren’t… complicated, and I knew I’d made the right decision. Conflict, indecision, and shifting emotions was definitely not what I needed or wanted. Until I met him.
Irish Tea Cake Recipe
This is a simple butter cake that is great with tea or coffee. Easy to make, pretty and very delicious.
½ cup butter softened
1 cup white sugar
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup milk
¼ cup confectioners' sugar for dusting
Step 1 - Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9-inch round pan.
Step 2 - In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing until fully incorporated; stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into the batter alternately with the milk. If the batter is too stiff, a tablespoon or two of milk may be added. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
Step 3 - Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted into the center, comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack, then turn out onto a serving plate. Dust with confectioners' sugar right before serving.
Nutrition Facts: Per Serving: 273 calories; protein 4g; carbohydrates 40.6g; fat 10.7g; cholesterol 62.6mg; sodium 273.1mg.
Prep: 20 mins Cook: 40 mins Additional: 30 mins Total: 1 hr 30 mins
Servings: 10 Yield: 1 9-inch round cake