Love Defines Us
Winning at Love- Series 1
A Contemporary Romance Anthology
with stories by
Kelly Collins, Angela Stevens, Bonnie Edwards, Jude Ouvrard,
Michele Shriver, Chantel Rhondeau, Kimmie Easley, Stacy Eaton
Eight award-winning, bestselling authors and/or USA Today Bestselling Authors have joined forces to create this collection of contemporary romances to get your blood pumping. Each author included in this boxed set lives and breathes romance and loves the joy of falling in love and crafting a swoon-worthy story to make hearts flutter and bring joy.
Feel the tingle of a stolen moment, the passion of a first kiss, and the joy of winning at love. From eight award-winning and bestselling authors this collection of contemporary romances is sure to get your blood pumping and your heart racing. From first glance to second chance, follow these couples on their journey to love. Take a chance on love and settle in for eight wonderful romances that all lead to happy endings.
Meet Me in the Middle
by Kelly Collins
Everyone knows sinfully sexy Miles Stevenson’s face. He’s the most famous movie star in the world… and every woman’s dream. When he unexpectedly pulls perfect stranger and grade schoolteacher Rachel Parks in for a passion-filled kiss, he ends up doing more than fooling the press.
Rachel is used to the opposite sex throwing themselves at her. What she isn’t used to are handsome strangers pulling her aside and covering her mouth with burning hot lips. But she decides to play along with Miles’s little game.
Incompatibility screams at every turn, but passion paves the way. Sometimes the road to each other is far too long, but the path is shorter if you meet in the middle. Will Miles’s worldwide fame get in the way of Rachel’s under-the-radar life, or will they find what they didn’t know they were looking for… each other?
by Angela Stevens
Only one woman ever stole Nate Chase’s heart– it’s just a shame she is off limits.
Biker and owner of Hard Core Hogs, Nate Chase, can take women or leave them–and he usually does both. But then there is a reason that Nate has never committed to any woman and that reason is his business partner’s sister, Maxine Gordon.
But here lies the problem...
With a shady past and an intimidating reputation, Jack Gordon has vowed to protect his sister from all men–and he certainly isn’t going to make an exception for Nate Chase.
Catching Nate is a forbidden lover contemporary romance, written for readers who love emotional romantic fiction with a side of suspense. Known for her heart-warming, and heart-wrenching, romance series, Angela Steven’s third standalone story in the Thrill of the Chase Series will have you anticipating the next book before you finish this one!
So, get your fix, buy Catching Nate and binge-read your way to a happy ever after.
Like An Angel
by Bonnie Edwards
A runaway New York heiress lands in the middle of a Canadian prairie…it might as well be OZ…
Andi Morrison needs to unplug and unwind, but this farm is not where she wants to hide out. Being forced to stay and pretend she’s a foster mom is way out of her comfort zone.
But sexy foster dad Brice Logan needs a woman bad and even though Andi is a rebel in high heels, she’s the only woman he’s got. He has to make her stay long enough to be able to keep his foster family together.
The children are sweet, their foster dad is sexy but Andi has never been needed a day in her life. How can she cope with all the things they need? She’s not a cook, not a mommy, and certainly not the saving grace they seem to think she is.
But soon, Brice sees he needs more than Andi’s help. He needs her everything.
Caught in a sweet, sexy romance neither of them expected Brice and Andi learn that opposites attract. For Andi, being polar opposites makes love hard and staying in the Great White North even harder.
by Jude Ouvrard
Willow believes in true love so much that it blinds her. Set to marry in a month, her suspicions about her soon to be husband, Justin, are driving her wild with anxiety and self doubts.
Leaving on a business trip with fears that her man falls in the arms of a bombshell, her best friend promises to keep an eye on him.
Hours away from home, Willow is as lonely as can be. She tries to keep her mind busy and have a true Las Vegas experience when she meets Travis. A divorced and flirty man from the other side of the country. Temptations have never been stronger but will it be enough to make her break her promise to the man she loves?
by Michele Shriver
Big league pitcher Killian Moss wants a family. What he needs is a steadfast woman who can handle long separations during the season. The kind of woman who will always be there for him and their children.
Movie actress Lorna Richards is an independent, publicity-shy, single mom who hides in Texas whenever she’s not on a shoot. Home and family is everything to Lorna and when she meets Killian, it seems that they want all the same things.
The passion between them flares bright and hot, but when Lorna decides to pay back a favor for a man who saved her career – a life-altering favor – then Killian may have to cry foul and back away. Everything between them hangs in the balance as Lorna must choose between giving a new life to her best friend or losing her dream of love and a happy ending with Killian.
Blissful Contracts – Opal
by Chantel Rhondeau
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I’d saved myself for true love. I nearly had it before an accident irrevocably changed everything. A marriage broker is my only hope of survival. The man wanting to marry me, Byron Laserata, is intense, but I’m out of options. If I refuse his offer, I’ll be on the streets tomorrow. I can do this, right?
Father insists I marry and produce two heirs before inheriting the family business. Even though I’ve been running it for years, there’s no chance he’ll budge on this demand. Without a proper wife and kids, I’ll find myself outed in favor of my cousin. Olivia’s sweet and incredibly innocent. She’ll be perfect—easy to control and no chance she’ll demand things I can’t give. It’s the perfect solution. All I have to do is keep myself from developing feelings for my new bride. I can’t afford it. The business demands my full attention. However, there’s just something about her…
Content Warning: The Blissful Contracts Series is about overcoming past adversities and finding true love through those trials. Sensitive readers may be triggered by discussion of past traumas including mental or physical abuse, rape, or mental illness. Reader discretion is advised.
by Kimmie Easley
When you know you’re in love with the right person, and you know why, and you know it’s for all the right reasons, and you know they’re all good…
Well, you just know.
Or at least you think you do.
That’s not me.
I don’t recognize good. It’s too few and far between. It’s been that way my whole, entire life.
And, unfortunately for him, it’s also become Avette’s new version of normal, thanks to his unyielding love for me. My husband’s blinded to all of the yuck and disgust that fucks me up from the inside out.
It’s a talent or a gift. Maybe a curse. Whatever it is, it’s not one I possess.
But the worst part is I see what he wants.
He wants me to feel the same. To see him in the same light. But that’s not how my heart was created. I can’t feel or love the same way that he does.
Life doesn’t mean the same to me as it does to him.
No, not until my entire world changed.
Hi, I’m Trini Baker, and I’m an addict.
Sometimes You Win
by Stacy Eaton, USA Today Bestselling Author
Haley Rosewood’s life has never been easy, especially not with a class-A jerk for a boss and a marketing job that barely pays enough to provide a roof over her daughter’s head and food for the table. Every day is a struggle, and the thought of being romantically involved with anyone is a dream she doesn’t dare indulge.
Devon Carrington is the type of man to give the shirt off his back to anyone in need, and when he finds Haley struggling through a bad day, he does everything he can. In return, he asks that she help him pick out lottery numbers and tells her that if he wins, she gets half.
When the winning numbers are drawn and Devon and Haley learn that they have won, can the two of them put their one-night stand behind them and build something for the future? Find out in Sometimes You Win.
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