Do you remember what it felt like the first time you fell in love?
I've always been fascinated by that feeling, that little spark - that tingle - the way your stomach can flip-flop at just hearing someone's name. We all remember what it's like. With my books, I hope to make you remember that feeling, to experience that thrill one more time. And the best part is, you can always come back and experience it again, and again, and again...
Books are presented, more or less, in chronological order (where it applies). Detailed reading order coming soon.
A NOVEL DECEPTION
What happens when authors tell a little white lie? Sexy times, of course.
HIS SECRETARY: UNDONE
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
I’m about to throw an ashtray at my boss’s head.
Turns out, the mind behind my favorite, steamy romance novels...the ones I only read in private...the ones that are my only escape after a long day of dealing with The Boss From Hell? It’s not Natalie McBride, the sweet, rural housewife.
That’s right: my boss, Adrian Risinger, the thirty-three-year-old, maddeningly sexy, pissant billionaire “bad boy" who thinks he runs my life. He is also the author of all my deepest, most secret fantasies. And to make matters worse, he needs me to impersonate “Natalie” at a series of book signings and conventions. But, of course, that’s only if I want to keep my job.
On second thought, I’m going to need something heavier than an ashtray.
I MARRIED A...
Marriages of convenience (or inconvenience), webs of deception, and dominating billionaires. What more could you possibly want?
I MARRIED A BILLIONAIRE
TOP 100 KINDLE STORE BESTSELLER
Maddy Wainright has given up on marriage - and men.
After dating way too many losers who aren't capable of appreciating her for who she is, she's about ready to resign herself to a life of spinsterhood. Until her insanely rich boss Daniel Thorne comes along with an offer she simply can't refuse.
He proposes a marriage of convenience - one that would allow Maddy to live in the lap of luxury for a year, and Mr. Thorne to stay in the country that has become his home. At the end of their arrangement, Maddy will walk away with a cool two million dollars. All she has to do is move into his mansion, put on a convincing show in public, and endure a few INS interviews, for which she will be thoroughly prepped. It's a big risk, but one Maddy might just be willing to take, considering the payoff.
At first, it's all business. But when the gentle touches, passionate kisses, and lingering looks they have to give each other in public start spilling over into their private life, Daniel and his devious mind take Maddy to heights of pleasure she's never experienced. And the more she gets to know him, the more she feels that wistful tug in her chest every time he puts his arm around her in public. Before long, she finds herself wishing it were real.
As time goes on, Maddy finds herself wondering if two million dollars will be enough to cover the cost of repairing a broken heart. But Mr. Thorne may have yet another secret in store...
I MARRIED A BILLIONAIRE: LOST AND FOUND
When Maddy Thorne agreed to marry her billionaire boss in order to keep him in the country, she never would have guessed they'd actually stay together.
But over a year later, she's still happily married to the slightly eccentric, maddeningly attractive Daniel. As he begins to come out of his shell and turn into the figurehead that his growing technology company needs, Maddy finds herself dealing with a whole new set of problems. And despite his newfound openness, he's still keeping secrets. Even from her. But despite her misgivings and the ever-present prattle of journalists, really, Maddy can't complain.
Then, a frantic late-night phone call changes everything.
Daniel has been accused of illegal insider trading. His assets frozen, he suddenly finds himself at the center of a media circus and a trial under a merciless judge with no way out. Maddy wants to support him, but it seems all Daniel wants to do is crawl back into his shell. In the midst of the chaos, Maddy receives an offer to display her drawings at one of the most influential galleries in the city. Pulled in two directions even as her life crashes down around her, will Maddy allow Daniel to keep pushing her away, or will she find a way to pull him back?
I MARRIED A BILLIONAIRE: THE PRODIGAL SON
Writing billionaire tech mogul Daniel Thorne's official biography is no small task.
His wife Maddy isn't quite sure how it fell on her shoulders - but she's not exactly complaining. It's given her a rare opportunity to learn about the details of Daniel's life that he's never shared with her before. After a rocky beginning, their relationship has finally settled into something comforting and secure. After a while, Maddy begins to reconsider her once-staunch decision not to have children.
Then, one night, a ghost from Daniel's past appears.
His father, believed to be dead, has come back in hopes of repairing their relationship. Daniel is devastated by the years-long deception, and suspicious of his father's motives in reappearing after so much time. Old Mr. Thorne has his reasons for disappearing, but how can he possibly repair a relationship that's been so badly fractured by distance and lies? Meanwhile, Maddy gets some unexpected news of her own, and she realizes she must find a way to reach her husband and his father, to knit them all together into a family again.
I MARRIED A BILLIONAIRE: A VALENTINE FOR MR. THORNE
(A Maddy and Daniel Novella)
What do you get the man who has everything?
When Maddy Thorne agreed to marry her billionaire boss so he could stay in the country, she never expected to fall for him. And she certainly didn’t expect that he’d fall for her. But now, it’s their first February as a couple and Maddy is left with the burning question: what the hell do you get a billionaire for Valentine’s day?
After a quest that sends her all around the city, reminiscing about her strange love story as she goes, Maddy wonders if she’ll ever find the perfect gift. But inspiration often strikes where it’s least expected…
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I MARRIED A MASTER
Marrying a kinky billionaire wasn’t exactly in my ten-year plan.
Benjamin Chase is not my type. He’s abrasive. He’s arrogant. He doesn’t take anything seriously. I’d die before I dated him, but he has something different in mind.
He has to get married in the next five months, or he loses his company to his ex-wife. And apparently, I’m the most eligible bachelorette in town. If I accept, I’ll have a fortune, and the opportunity to prove my acting skills with the role of a lifetime. But I also have to accept Ben’s quirks - including the fact that he prefers his women bowing and scraping in a ridiculous parody of gender roles I thought we left behind, oh, several decades ago. I have absolutely no intention of submitting in private, but I’ll have to be by his side at all the right clubs and parties. Pretending to be his property. He says it’s all a game, but my head says to run away.
My heart, on the other hand…not to mention certain other parts of me…secretly craves his discipline. I have to keep reminding myself that it’s not really on offer. This is all just an act…
One man. One woman. One restaurant. A stormy temper, and a grudge that’s been years in the making. It’s the perfect recipe for Romance: Impossible.
But add a little heat, and anything can happen...
Jillian Brown needs a job. Chef Maxwell Dylan needs an employee who can put up with him. And for some reason, the notorious celebrity chef has his sights set on her. It’s a match made in the deepest fires of hell, but Jill’s desperate, and righteous indignation doesn’t pay the bills.
Chef Dylan doesn’t seem to remember their chance encounter years ago, when he embarrassed Jill in front of a restaurant full of customers. And Jill - well, she’s willing to put the memory behind her, in the name of a steady paycheck.
But things get complicated. Tempers flare, verbal sparring soon gives way to a grudging mutual respect - and feelings that the once-bitten, twice-shy Jill isn’t ready for. Especially not with a man like Chef Dylan. But with flames licking higher, can Jill resist the temptation? More importantly, does she really want to?