It’s #PETpalooza!

When author Christa Maurice told me she was organizing a post featuring romances with furry friends, I knew I had to jump on board. After all, I’m a big fan of furbabies.
Have I introduced you to my cat, Sweetie?

Sweetie is my little fur girl. We rescued her from the pound when she was about a year old. We’re not sure where she came from but her sweet personality has made her a big part of our family.

How did she get her cute name?
My sons were very little at the time and we told them if they could agree on a name, we would use it.
My youngest Andrew wanted to call her “Killer.”
My eldest Daniel wanted to call her “Barbara Allen.” By the way, we have no idea how that name came about. He’s always been an old soul. LOL

The second name they landed on together was “Sweetie” and she was christened.

The romances featured in PETpalooza all have furry (or scaly or feathery) friends in them and I hope you’ll enjoy them!

My romance Sweet Hell features a fun little creature called “Cats Domino.”

Sweet Hell by [Leo, Rosanna]

Dionysus, Greek god of wine, is the world’s original playboy. But lately, his carefree lifestyle feels like one long string of meaningless, sexual escapades. Even worse, he is suddenly aroused by Josie Marino, the annoying woman who serves him coffee at the local bakery.

Josie is not looking for love or lust. Especially not with Dionysus Iros, the most aggravating customer she’d ever had to serve. Unfortunately, he’s also the star of her every X-rated dream. She determines she will not fall for his considerable physical charms, come hell or high water.

Heat Level: Spicy

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All you need is (puppy) love…

Marie Franklin set up her veterinary practice in tiny Weaver’s Circle to hide her association to one of the biggest names in rock and roll. Helping Will Perkins with his rescue puppy is a great in and falling for him is better. But this puppy is one of the Bachelor Party Rescue Puppies and Marie’s cover is about to be blown.

Warning: Ill mannered puppies, lethal vegetables, and unwanted fame.

Heat level: Sweet

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Playing for her Heart: A Portwood Brothers Novella (Portwood Brothers Series Book 5) by [Robertson, Emily]The only regret Wes ever had was letting Hailey get away. Now that he has a chance to win her back, he’s all in. A little hard work never bothered him before especially now that he’s playing for her heart.

Heat level: Spicy

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Holiday Risk (Pelican Bay Security Book 2) by [Matthews, Megan]

Spencer Jamison may not lace up his boots as a Navy SEAL any longer, but that doesn’t stop him from being the hottest service man I’ve ever laid eyes on. And don’t get me started on his adorable dog.

Dating Spencer is great… until the dead body turns up.

Heat level: Spicy

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Wrong Side of the Dragon by [Grey, Rinelle, Party Puppies, Bachelor]

She’s hunting for the princess. He’s searching for his brother. Can they help each other, or are they on opposite sides of a dragon war?

Heat level: Spicy

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The Marriage Contract (Motor City Romance Book 1) by [Ford, Danie, Party Puppies, Bachelor]

Tristan Castillo wants to make his marriage work, but there’s one problem— his husband. He decides to court Grant to get him to open to the possibility of love and happily-ever-after.

Grant Thornton needed a husband to get past the codicil in his grandfather’s will— a simple business transaction. Only love wasn’t part of the bargain and Grant doesn’t know if he loves Tristan or the things he does to his body.

With the help of Zeus and Apollo, the puppies they adopted, Tristan and Grant start their journey towards forever. But old demons threaten to keep this union a true marriage of convenience.

Heat level: Smokin’

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Real Hero: Small Town Military Romance (Real Men Book 4) by [Saxx, Susan, Bachelor Party Puppies]

Come to Jack’s Bay this Fall…
And find out what HERO really means.
THERE’S MORE THAN ONE KIND OF HERO.
A tormented ex-Seal and an abandoned puppy… The man, cursed with the surname Hero. The puppy, the scrapper of the bunch. An unlikely pair, thrown together, better off without each other. But fate had different ideas. It took a heartless villain, a woman of unusual sight, and a small town that wouldn’t let go…
A man and a puppy.
Both. Heroes.

Heat level: Spicy

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Fisher of Men (Eastern Shore Swingers Book 1) by [Alexander, Phoebe]

Leah Miller’s eyes are opened to a whole new world by Chris “Cap” Sheldon, a charter fishing captain in Ocean City, Maryland. Despite her best efforts not to fall for him, his charm and rugged good looks are too hard to resist.

But what happens when his lifestyle conflicts with her Christian faith? And is there any way Cap would give up the lifestyle he loves for the woman who has stolen his heart?

18+ Readers only please!

Heat level: Kinktastic

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Chez Stinky (An Alpine Grove Romantic Comedy Book 1) by [Daffron, Susan C.]

Kat Stevens is a slightly insecure, mostly bored technical writer who likes her cat a lot more than her boss. When she inherits her great aunt Abigail’s house in the small town of Alpine Grove, Kat’s life gets a lot more complicated because the inheritance comes with some hairy conditions: four dogs and five cats. After coping with out-of-control dogs, cat fights, dust dinosaurs, massive spiders and serious roof problems, things get even more interesting when Kat meets Joel, an unemployed techie type with an enigmatic past.

Heat level: Sweet

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Anduron: God of Mabon (A Sons of Herne Romance) by [Allister, J. Rose]

A freedom raid on an animal testing facility is more than the god of Mabon bargained for, but it’s what beautiful, dog-loving Jenna wants. In exchange for her agreement to be his for the ritual of thanksgiving, Anduron will do whatever it takes…even if it means risking his own capture to keep her out of trouble. With no guarantee that he will succeed, just how many immortal laws will he break to win her over?

Heat level: Smokin’

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Celebrities hold zero interest for photographer Jo Wilder. When she attempts to catch a money shot atop the broad shoulders of a helpful bystander, the only thing she notices about the stranger is that he’s seriously hot. Only later does Jo learn that he’s Micah Sinclair–one of rock’s notorious bad boys. Her colleagues claim Micah’s a media whore, gambling on some free PR. But something has Jo hoping Micah’s feeling the same powerful pull that she does. A pull so strong, she can’t resist becoming his latest love, even if it means she might become the media’s latest victim.

Heat level: Spicy

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Sexy Bad Neighbor (Sexy Bad Series Book 1) by [Murphy, Misti, Lund, Tami]

What happens when your neighbor hires you a stripper?

It starts one hell of a prank war. A war that involves goats, phallic chandeliers, stolen kisses in the rain, strawgasms, and eating out on the kitchen counter. A war that could damn well involve two hearts and a plan. Her plan doesn’t involve falling in love. His life doesn’t involve plans.

This could be a problem.

Heat level: Spicy

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Unentangled: Book One (The Tangled Series 1) by [King, Katherine]
All of my life I had dreamed of opening a restaurant of my own someday in California. Taking the General Manager position at Reid Vineyard’s new restaurant would give me the experience I need, the only thing lacking on my resume. Meeting someone like Lucas Reid wasn’t part of my plan…

If you like raw emotions, sizzling sex scenes, all while being kept on the edge of your seat, then you’ll love part one of this erotic romance story of Lucas and Emma by International Bestselling Author Katherine King.

Heat Level: Smokin’

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Dress Blues: A Second Chance Military Romance (Recalled to Love Book 2) by [Carlisle, Lisa]

Sometimes it all comes down to timing…
Military rules forbade their burgeoning passion. But now, years later, the rules have changed.
Yet, so have they.
Is it ever too late for a second chance at love?

Heat Level: Spicy

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Life: A brush with love by [Noble, Elise]

Five weeks, four hundred coffee pods, three cats, two men, and one big secret. Cate’s life will never be the same again.

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Married for the Millions (For the Love of Pup Book 3) by [Avrile, Parker]

Soap opera star Cody’s Manhattan lifestyle crashes down when he inherits a grizzly-sized dog complete with her nine-million-dollar trust. If he wants permanent custody of the millionaire Newfoundland, he must prove he can provide a stable home for a beast the size of a bus.

Enter Shane, a hunky animal trainer who always needs funds for his big dog rescue center. A hunk who also happens to be Cody’s ex…

One quickie Vegas wedding later, Cody and Shane are the dream couple to adopt Maggie the Newfoundland– if they can overcome their differences.

Heat Level: Spicy

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Getting It Back (Red Hot Russians) by [Harmon, Elizabeth]

Figure skater Mikhail “Misha” Zaikov once had it all, but a devastating injury put an end to his career and his romance, leaving him with nothing but regret over what could have been. His last chance to rejoin the world’s top skaters is now. And there’s only one person who can help him.

Misha must reclaim what he’s lost while facing off against a talented young rival and risking further injury. But Amy soon discovers Misha’s much bigger challenges lurk off the ice. And she’s determined to keep Misha whole and healthy, even if doing so ends his shot at the gold.

Heat Level: Spicy

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Only Twenty-Five (Madison Musicians Book 1) by [Blaske, Jennifer McCoy]

Music teacher Meg Caldwell knew it would be difficult starting over in a new town. She’s perfectly happy with her books and her cats, but she knows she has to meet people if she ever wants to find love. The problem? Meg is losing her hair and it isn’t growing back. How can a girl have any kind of social life when she has to worry about hiding her growing bald spot?

Heat Level: Sweet

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Surface Tension by [C. B. Maurice]

Rachel doesn’t believe in Little Green Men, but she’s got a thing for Max. Wait, make that Rachel doesn’t believe in Little Green Men until her dog attacks one in the woods.

Max likes Rachel, but who wants a guy obsessed with aliens? Then she turns up on his doorstep with an injured Extraterrestrial Biological Entity. Now they have to help the alien without tipping off the FBI agent who has been surveilling Max.

Ranley is just hoping to survive overprotective dogs, stupid co-workers, and well-meaning superiors.

Heat Level: Sweet

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Sugar and Spice (The Bakery Romance Series Book 4) by [Dowdy, Cecelia]

Cat-lover Sheila Parks is stunned when Mason Smith, the identical twin brother of her ex-boyfriend Reese, moves to Blue Spring and opens a bakery. Reese’s cruel breakup still bothers her and seeing somebody who looks just like him is a painful reminder of her predicament. Unemployed, Sheila needs financial help and it appears that Mason can assist her with her problem. Can she learn to trust a man who looks just like her ex? Both Sheila and Mason deal with past pains as they work together during the Christmas season.

Heat Level: Sweet

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The Pet Set Duet: Goofy Newfies & Itty Bitty Kitties by [Omasta, Ann]

This heartwarming read features two books that have it all… wagging tails, lighthearted laughs, adorable animal antics, and all of the positive, happy feelings you crave. It even squeezes in two sweet romances. Grab The Pet Set Duet today because you deserve more fun, happiness, and cuddles in your life! Which side will you choose? #TeamDog or #TeamCat?

Heat Level: Sweet

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Kiss a Bridesmaid (Kindle Single) (Always a Bridesmaid Book 3) by [Hunt, Courtney]

Can a naughty puppy play matchmaker? Kiss a Bridesmaid is a standalone novella in the Always a Bridesmaid contemporary romance series about professional bridesmaids finding their own happily ever afters. If you enjoy witty dialogue, unforgettable characters, and sweet, emotional love stories, you’ll love Courtney Hunt’s light-hearted Always a Bridesmaid series.

Heat Level: Sweet

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In With the New by [Krimmer, Tracy]

Eli no longer believes in love, and Meg has no time for it. Can the spirit of Christmas and hope of a new year change their perspectives?

Heat Level: Sweet

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Money Hungry: A Second-Chance Romance by [Sloane West]

When Amy Parrish is forced to confront her ex-fiancé and their past—a past she’s spent the last six years burying—she marches into battle with her heart in chains. She’d rather chew glass than see his gorgeous, traitorous face again, but desperate times call for desperate measures. Besides, she’s grown now. Stronger now. She’s moved on. She’s over him.At least, that’s what she tells herself.

When an opportunity arises for Wayne Colby to help the stubborn and misguided love of his life out of a financial bind, he seizes it, determined once and for all to set her straight. And curved. And horizontal.

Heat Level: Spicy

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The Three Kitties That Saved My Life by [Meyer, Michael]

When tragedy struck, I thought for sure that my own life was at an end. I was wrong. This is the true story of how love once again brought romance and laughter back into my life.

Heat Level: Sweet

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MAN'S BEST FRIEND by [Sheedy, EC]

A surprise gift of a rambunctious puppy changes everything for businessman Rand Fielding. His life goes from controlled and organized to chaos, confusion, and ruined Italian shoes. Then he hires Tessa, a dog trainer . . .

Heat Level: Spicy

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Mountain of Lies (The Pack Book 1) by [Evans, Jayne]

Pinned by a rock slide on a mountainside, Mia figures her past sins have finally caught up to her. When a rough looking man nearly steps on her head, rescue seems just a fingertip away—right before another slide sends them both hurtling down the mountain.

Hudson is lucky the slide frees the auburn-haired woman before the gang of drug runners he’s infiltrated finds her. Even luckier, Mia is his best hope of getting to a downed helicopter full of drugs first. He just never guessed her secret means their only way off the mountain might be in body bags.

Heat Level: Spicy

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Tavish: A Time Travel Romance (Dunskey Castle Book 1) by [Stain, Jane]

Kelsey unwittingly enlists a dog owner’s help reuniting herself with her long lost love. Who happens to be the construction foreman at her first archaeological dig. And plainly doesn’t want her to be there.

Heat Level: Sweet

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The Secret Lives of Superhero Wives by [Schultz, Joynell]

Ever wonder what happens AFTER the superhero gets the girl?

Heat Level: Sweet

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The Perfect Catch: A Sexy and Funny Sports Romance (The Darcy Brothers) by [Nichols, Alix]

When brooding French goalkeeper Noah meets perky American realtor Sophie, sparks fly hot and fast… THE PERFECT CATCH has a hot athlete hero, sizzling love scenes and hilarious mutt.

Heat Level: Spicy

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Fall Into Romance: A Boxed Set of 10 Heartwarming, Sweet Novellas by [Snitker, Melanie D., Claflin, Stacy, English, Raine, Hatfield, Shanna, Brown, Franky A., Dearen, Tamie, DiBenedetto, J.J., Elliott, Jessica L., Ho, Liwen Y., Welcome to Romance, Kit Morgan]Take a trip to Romance, Oregon, where falling in love has never been easier and happily-ever-after is guaranteed!

Each story takes you inside the heart of a small town—its people—and features adorable animal friends in need of a forever home.

Surround yourself in the romance of the autumn season with 10 heartwarming, sweet novellas from USA Today, national bestselling, and award-winning authors with a foreword by Susan Hatler, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author.

Heat Level: Sweet

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Sweet Dreams (Indigo Bay Sweet Romance Series Book 1) by [Claflin, Stacy, Bay, Indigo]

Her twin is a rock star, and she just wants to be left alone. He’s the textbook definition of the strong, silent type. They might just be the perfect match… if they would actually talk to one another!

It takes an emergency situation to get them talking, and when they do, the two find they have more in common than first appeared. As their attraction grows, defenses soar. Will they be able to risk love when they’ve both been burned in the past?

Heat Level: Sweet

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The Shore Thing (Gulf Shore Book 1) by [Mardis, Annette]

Once bitten and twice shy about workplace romances, Florida aquarium employees Dani Davidson and Evan Sanders are determined to resist their mutual attraction. But a baby dolphin and a stingray encounter help bring them together. Will a bitter ex-lover, Dani’s inhibitions and Evan’s career aspirations tear them apart?

Heat Level: Spicy

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Thanksgiving (Holiday Enchantment) by [Naomi Stone]

When Helen, a widow, decides it’s time to move on with her life, she sends a letter of farewell to her late husband’s email account – and gets a reply.

Heat Level: Sweet

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First Street Church Romances: Love's Highway (Kindle Worlds Novella) by [Lebak, Jane]

Casey’s spent the last eight months wandering the country with a backpack and an iron-clad set of Rules of the Road. Peter’s finishing out a few months working for his father’s siding company before enlisting in the army. When they rescue a litter of puppies together, Casey finds herself just…not leaving Sweet Grove. And Peter finds himself intrigued by the most perplexing gal he’s ever met.

Heat Level: Sweet

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Holly and Mr. Ivy by [Elliott, Jessica L.]

You know those stories where the pet accidentally sets up the romance? It wasn’t an accident. Irish setter Holly just received her first matchmaking assignment and it’s going to be a doozy! Her new owner, Tremayne Ivy, has no interest in love and certainly none in his lovely coworker, Victoria Claremont. Holly’s going to need all her training, plus the help of one tenacious beagle and some Christmas magic, to help these rivals fall in love.

Heat Level: Sweet

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Safe In His Arms (Life Unexpected Book 1) by [Snitker, Melanie D.]

When a beautiful woman walks into his diner asking for a job, Joel Ash can’t say no. He’s convinced she’s hiding something. He prays he can ensure her safety and guard her heart, even if it means risking his own in the process.

Anna Henderson is on the run with only her faithful Great Pyrenees by her side. She wants nothing more than to trust Joel and the family offering her a fresh beginning. But she fears she’ll always be looking over her shoulder.

Worried her past will catch up with her, can Anna ever feel safe in Joel’s arms?

Heat Level: Sweet

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The Christmas Gift by [English, Raine]

Two high school sweethearts get a second chance at love during Christmas with a little help from a French bulldog.

Still moping over her last relationship, Riley Wayne is in no mood to celebrate Christmas. But her sister isn’t about to let her stay melancholy for long. Determined to play matchmaker, she sets out to get Riley and her first love, Mason Carr, back together again.

Mason plays along and agrees to give Riley a job at his doggie daycare facility. However, when things don’t go according to plan, he just might lose—for good this time—the only woman he’s ever truly loved.

Heat Level: Sweet

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Whiskey and Gumdrops: A Blueberry Springs Sweet Romance by [Oram, Jean]

One woman. One case of self-denial. One hunky best friend who wants a lot more.

Heat Level: Sweet

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Learnin' The Ropes by [Hatfield, Shanna]

In a moment of desperation, out of work auto mechanic Ty Lewis accepts a job on a remote ranch. The welcoming committee that greets him is a crusty old ranch hand full of sage advice and a behemoth dog that quickly adopts Ty as her very own human.

Between coworkers playing pranks, a mystery with half a million dollars missing, and a dog who doesn’t let him out of her sight, and a boss who is nothing like he expected, Ty has his work cut out for him.

Heat Level: Sweet

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Staying Grounded (A Rocky Harbor Novel Book 1) by [Rice, Marianne]

Graham Riley enjoys the laid-back freedom of a pilot’s life–until one choice puts his career in jeopardy..Battling a lawsuit and his heart, Graham must decide what’s more important–the life he thought he wanted…or Maggie. Maggie might be the only thing that will ever help Graham stay grounded.

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What the Heart Wants (Heart Series Book 1) by [Myles, Marion]

She’s a horse whisperer who’s given up on love. He’s a cynical corporate lawyer who never believed in love in the first place. When it comes to matters of the heart – sometimes all it takes is the right horse…

Heat Level: Spicy

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Missing the Point (A Chandler County Novel) by [Fiala, PJ]

Sam McKenzie has it all; his security business, friends, a house and a dog. After a one night stand with sexy Stevie Jorgenson he finds she’s heavy on his mind. Then he finds she’s the local Detective, who now seems to be at odds with him. A rash of horse poisonings forces them together. Now Sam needs to figure out how to make her trust him, but they seem to be on opposite sides of the track.

Heat Level: Smokin’

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Bella Luna (A Blue Moon Lake Romance Book 3) by [Struth, Sharon]

Rose Richardson is on the run from her dangerous ex-husband, a crime she didn’t commit—and the embarrassment of being an advice columnist with a disastrous personal life. Donning a fake identity, she escapes to a lovely lake house rental in rural Connecticut…only to discover her refuge is already occupied. Leo Drake is devastatingly handsome–and clearly wants to be alone. Rose stands her ground, even while she fears being found out for the fugitive she is. Plus, her sweet dog, Bella, seems to like the brooding widower, so how bad could he be?

Bella’s antics just might be the key to showing the loner that love is the only inspiration he needs…

Heat Level: Sweet

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The To-Do List by [Struth, Sharon]

Maggie Harris finds her neighbor and husband together, in her bed. The tight hold she keeps on her world unravels. So how can she refuse when she’s handed the dream job in her hometown of running her aunt’s bookstore and a chance for a fresh start?

When someone breaks into Maggie’s leaves a threat on the wall of her buisness, Detective Cooper Stanton is assigned the case. It’s been twenty years, but Coop hasn’t forgotten the way Maggie once charmed him at every turn—even with her controlling ways. This time Coop refuses to let her seize the reins. What he doesn’t know is she plans to grab them anyway…

Heat Level: Sweet

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Dominic Charles fell in love with the woman of his dreams, only it wasn’t to be. Unexpectedly, he had no choice but to leave. Faith was everything to him, and he’s never gotten over her. But now, he wants her back.

Faith Pearson planned to marry the one and only man who had taken her heart, but he left her and married someone else. Now he is back¬—she has no intention of having anything to do with him. For a second time God has allowed their paths to cross. Can she find it in her heart to forgive him?

Heat Level: Sweet

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Cat Scratch Fever by [Alleyne, L. C.]

Inspector Rafael Montigue detects the scent of a potential mate during a delegate meeting.

Kristin Wallin is working undercover to bring down the Brazilian Minister’s drug ring.
When terrorists attack, Rafe exposes his panther shifter identity in order to protect Kristin, but she surprises him with secrets of her own that make him look like an innocent kitty cat.

CAT SCRATCH FEVER is a sexy standalone novel with a HEA, no cliffhanger and edge of your seat suspense!

Heat Level: Smokin’

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The death of her police officer fiancé left Katherine Pelham with a house she couldn’t afford. To avoid bankruptcy, she decides to rent out the first floor.

Jack Connelly needs a new place to stay. He’s rescued a dog and his lease says no pets. The apartment is great. The landlady, even better.

Can Katherine overcome her fear of losing the love of her life to his job again? Or will Jack have to quit the department to have the woman of his dreams?

Heat Level: Spicy

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