In romance novels and in life... love happens...

...when you least expect it. Whether it's bringing the heat or the sweet, USA Today bestselling author Cara Lockwood writes romance novels with diverse characters who find unexpected love in all the wrong places.

She's written more than twenty novels, including I Do (But I Don't), which was made into a Lifetime Original Movie. 

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Double Dare You: A Hot Holiday Romance

 What happens when an innocent dare turns naughty? Find out in this scorchingly hot new story from USA TODAY bestselling author Cara Lockwood…

“I dare you to kiss me.”

Allie Connors should know better. The last time she kissed adrenaline junkie Liam Beck, the result was a no-holds-barred, hottest-of-the-hot shag-a-thon—followed by the fastest disappearing act ever. Now the mouthwatering, hard-bodied sex god is standing in front of her, daring Allie to kiss him. And, oh, how she wants to…

Allie knows that one kiss with Liam Beck is practically a gateway sex drug. One kiss will send her tumbling headfirst back into lust and, worse, remind her that she is absolutely, completely, undeniably in love with the biggest commitmentphobe in the world.

But now a sexy little game of dare has turned Allie from a steady, believes-in-true-love accountant into a woman who asks for what she wants, and to hell with the consequences. It’s everything Beck ever wanted: hot, dirty, thoroughly satisfying sex. No strings. No hearts. And Allie is the one in control.

But with every dare, Allie is slipping down a dangerous slope. Because while Beck might be playing for a little wicked fun, Allie might just be playing for keeps…



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Opposites Attract...

One incredible night leads to so much more, in USA TODAY bestselling author Cara Lockwood’s latest sizzling Dare novel! Turquoise waters, white-sand beaches and starlit nights are the perfect setting for exquisite sensual pleasure…

Her best friend’s luxury wedding cruise is the perfect opportunity for a scorching-hot encounter. But Gabriela Cruz isn’t the one-night stand kind of girl—at least she didn’t used to be. Plus, she’s the maid of honor, and sleeping with the best man will only create drama.

Notorious bad boy Sebastian Lott was her high school crush and the hottest guy in school, and Gabriela was pretty sure he didn’t even know her name. But the successful lawyer is certainly noticing her now. She can’t help falling for his practiced charm and the mischievous gaze that promises exquisite pleasure…

One amazing night. Sebastian wasn’t known for sticking around longer than that—but Gabriela didn’t count on Sebastian having changed almost as much as she had. She also didn’t count on him wanting more…and more…and more. And she really didn’t count on falling for the one guy she should have avoided above all others!

Sexy. Passionate. Bold. Discover Harlequin Dare, a new line of fun, edgy and sexually explicit romances for the fearless female. 

No One Said Dating Was Easy


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 They tell you there are plenty of fish in the sea, but nobody mentions the sharks. Plunge into this hot, hilarious romance by USA Today best-selling author Cara Lockwood!

After her divorce, Lori never thought she'd date again, but after her teen daughter convinces her to use a dating app, she finds herself paired with... the man who just might be her new boss.

Rich, mysterious, and gorgeous, Peter is controlling her company's high-stakes merger. Everyone says he's a cutthroat corporate shark who takes no prisoners and guts companies with ruthless precision. But the more Lori gets to know that man behind the expensive suit, the more she discovers his hidden depths.

Peter and Lori can't deny their attraction. But are his feelings real, or does he just want inside information about the merger? And when another boardroom power player makes his interest known, Lori starts to she falling for the wrong shark?

One thing is clear: In the world of app dating, nothing is simple...but risking it all just might lead to the life of your dreams.

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A Novel Told Entirely by Text

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Super Sexy, Super Short, Super Free!

Trick and Treat

Lizzie—in her Madonna costume—is on her way to the mother of all ’80s Halloween parties when the most gorgeous man she’s ever seen—dressed as Maverick from Top Gun—tries to steal her ride-share car. Suddenly she’s letting herself do things in the back of that car that she’d never do in her usual buttoned-up librarian life. But will this chance hookup turn into something more? Or will fate keep their paths from crossing again? 

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Recent Books

Something Spicy


For those who like it hot... seriously steamy.

Something Savory


For those who like sweeping love stories with lots of complications. 

Something Sweet


PG-rated on the heat scale with a dash of humor.


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