Sweet Reads with a Dash of Humor

The Dater's Handbook

The Dater's Handbook. Meghan Markle's Hallmark Movie

 Cassandra Barber has a history of picking bad boyfriends…and she’s ready to change all that. She turns to The Dater’s Handbook, the bestselling self-help book by relationship expert Dr. Susie, to help with her ailing love life. Surely, Dr. Susie’s advice will help her choose between her two new suitors: the laid-back, fun-loving Robert, and the sophisticated, dependable George.

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I Do (But I Don't)

I Do (But I Don't) by Cara Lockwood, I Do (But I Don't) Lifetime Original Movie

Wedding planner Lauren Crandell  is always the planner, never the bride. But that might change when she meets sweet and sexy firefighter Nick, who seems hell-bent on fanning the flames between them. 


With her career and her love life on the line, the wedding planner just might learn that you can't plan everything, least of all true love.


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I Did (But I Wouldn't Now)

I Did (But I Wouldn't Now), a spin-off of I Do (But I Don't), a chick lit favorite.

 In this fun spin-off of I Do (But I Don't), Lily Crandell (Lauren's younger sister) elopes with new beau and would-be rock star Ted Dayton. But just as quickly as his band skyrockets, Lily's marriage crashes and burns. 


When news of her ex's new love with sultry and silicone-enhanced actress Melanie Slate hits the tabloids, she flees the country and might just find true love... across the pond.


Dixieland Sushi

Dixieland Sushi by Cara Lockwood

 Jen Nakamura Taylor thought she left behind her awkward past of growing up half-Japanese, half-white in a small Southern town when she moved north to produce a popular Chicago television show. But when she gets word that her Southern Belle cousin is marrying Kevin Peterson, the very boy Jen loved-with-a-capital-L for years, she realizes she can't run from her past forever. 

Pink Slip Party

Pink Slip Party by Cara Lockwood

 Jane McGregor has just been laid off from her job designing pink slips for an office supply company. The irony is not lost on her. 


But when her brother's handsome, witty friend offers to help her job hunt... she discovers that she might have a bright new future in love.


In One Year and Out the Other

In One Year and Out the Other by Cara Lockwood


In this  sparkling collection of all new stories, Cara Lockwood puts self-improvement to the test with 528 resolutions -- not least of which is "Do not sleep with married men" -- in "Resolved: A New Year's Resolution List."



Spicy Reads with Heat

Look At Me

Look at Me by Cara Lockwood

 “Want to do more than watch?”

Her hot new neighbor’s even hotter dare…


Chloe Park only meant to peek at him. Lean, hard and tattooed, Jackson Drake is hotness incarnate—and she can see right into his living room! Her sexy spectating drives them both near insane with lust. And with every wicked line they cross, Chloe falls harder for the bad boy next door… 


No Strings

No Strings by Cara Lockwood

 “I want to worship you.”

With only one night, they have to make it count!

A one-night stand is out of the question... Until good girl Emma Allaire meets tall, dark and drop-dead gorgeous Mr. X through an anonymous hookup app and her sexiest fantasies come to life. Who is this enigmatic man in her luxury hotel room bed? Mystery lover, man of her dreams or liar—will he save her heart or break it forever? 

First Class Sin

First Class Sin by Cara Lockwood

Coming January 2019


 

A sexy CEO…

…takes her to new heights!


Juliana craves intimacy in her lonely job as an airline consultant, and mysterious businessman Law seems the perfect remedy. After a lust-filled encounter at thirty thousand feet, their fling well and truly takes off. 

Texting Under the Influence

Texting Under the Influence by Cara Lockwood

Savory Reads for a Complex Palate

Her Hawaiian Homecoming

Harlequin Superromance Her Hawaiian Homecoming by Cara Lockwood

 An Unexpected Attraction… 


For Allie Osaka, dealing with her tragic past means running from it. Inheriting her family's Kona coffee plantation on the Big Island of Hawaii is the last thing she expects when all she wants to do is keep running. 


Selling the inheritance and moving on sounds good, but her grandmother's will comes with a mighty catch—namely irresistible foreman Dallas McCormick, who owns half the plantation. 

Flaring tempers and hotter-than-lava attraction can only lead to trouble. 

The Big Break

Harlequine Superromance The Big Break by Cara Lockwood

 Sometimes you just have to dive in… 

Since the tsunami nearly ended his career a year ago, extreme surfer Kai Brady has kept a dark secret: he's terrified to get back on his board. With everything he's worked for on the line, Kai needs a miracle…and a kick-ass trainer. That "miracle" is single mom Jun Lee. 


Jun Lee can see that the heartbreakingly gorgeous surfer who'd selflessly rescued her son when disaster struck now needs to be saved himself. But the attraction between them proves to be a force stronger than the ocean, and just as dangerous. 


Shelter in the Tropics

Harlequin Superromance Shelter in the Tropics by Cara Lockwood

 She's got nowhere left to run 

After a year of searching, ex-marine turned private eye Tack Reeves has finally located Cate Allen. She's traded in her high heels for flip-flops but Tack would recognize the stunning beauty anywhere. He just needs proof. Posing as a tourist at her Caribbean resort is the perfect cover. Except that the closer Tack gets to Cate, the less his case makes sense…and their intense attraction is only fueling the confusion. When he learns that the mom and her four-year-old son are hiding from her abusive ex, he vows to protect them. But Cate may not let him when she learns why he's on the island… 

Island of Second Chances

Harlequin Superromance Island of Second Chances by Cara Lockwood

 Trapped between loss and love...

Laura Kelly wanted to leave everything back in San Francisco. Her broken heart. The loss of her unborn child. Instead, her grief followed her here...to an island paradise in the Caribbean. 

Along with a neighbour who, despite his handsomeness, insists on being a complete pain in her city-girl backside.

That is, until Laura learns that Mark Tanner’s grumpy demeanor is hiding a terrible grief of his own. Instead of declaring war, Laura and Mark work together to restore an old boat, igniting an unlikely friendship—and an attraction neither of them expected. But sometimes all a broken heart needs is a little hope...and the possibility of new love. 

Practicing Parenthood

Harlequin Superromance Practicing Parenthood by Cara Lockwood

 When opposing counsels attract!

Assistant DA Collin Baptista has a rule: never sleep with the enemy. He broke it once—with defense attorney Madison Reddy. Now Madison’s pregnant and Collin heads to her North Captiva retreat with a ring, prepared to do the right thing. What he’s not prepared for is her flat-out rejection.


Madison may not think he’s ready to be a father, but Collin’s sure he can convince her otherwise. And when the couple find a lost goldendoodle puppy, they get plenty of opportunity to practice being a family. Maybe a secluded Florida island and a stray puppy can teach these two rivals to be a couple—and parents! 

Audibles

The Shark and I by Cara Lockwood

The Shark and I

 

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


Getting back into the dating scene is never easy, but imagine my surprise when I sign up for a dating app and get matched with my new business rival.


Rich, mysterious, and gorgeous, Peter is controlling my 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 I get to know that man behind the expensive suit, the more I see hidden depths that no one else knows about.


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

Boys and Toys by Cara Lockwood

Boys and Toys

 

Every girl has a goody drawer....


Sex toy party hostess Liv Tanaka has a collection. Vibrating purple rabbits, cherry-flavored edible underwear, flavored oils... Hey, wearing a leather corset and stilettos (while selling dildos) pays the bills. Just don't tell her very conservative parents. Because if they discovered Liv's sex-toy-selling "Asian Elvira" alter ego, her parents would disown her.


So far, Liv's doing a bang-up job of keeping her two worlds separate... until Porter Benjamin shows up at her party. Tall and too-tasty-to-resist Porter, who works for her father. Porter, who wants Liv to host a party just for him. And oh, she's tempted. But getting involved with Porter means mixing those two worlds that Liv desperately needs to keep separate. And now Liv's Naughty Toybox is starting to look a lot like Pandora's box....


Romance with a dash of Paranormal

Every Demon Has His Day by Cara Lockwood, the Dogwood Series

Book One in the Dogwood Series

 Whipping up prize-winning chicken fried steak...fighting demonic forces...East Texas gals can do it all!


In her wildest dreams, Constance Plyd never thought she'd see dead people. Then again, she never thought she'd be hit on by her ex-husband at his own funeral...or be the prime suspect in his murder. Fortunately for Constance, irresistibly sexy sheriff Nathan Garrett wants to believe her explanation -- that a card-carrying demon in a black suit killed Jimmy in the garage -- or maybe he wants something more. 


Either way, all signs are leading to a showdown of hellish proportions, with Constance at the heart of the battle, when the Devil and would-be mother of the Antichrist (a pop princess wannabe) descends on Crockett County. Sure, she'd rather be cooking up a storm for the next state fair, but if she's going to be the Chosen One, at least Constance can give a few demons a Texas-style butt kicking.... 

Can't Teach an Old Demon New Tricks by Cara Lockwood, the Dogwood Series

Book Two in the Dogwood Series

Get an east Texas girl good and mad and there’s going to be hell to pay!

Rachel Farnsworth doesn’t believe in the paranormal—she can find plenty of evil forces right in Dogwood County, like the Mega-Mart that’s driving her family’s hardware store into the ground. Then there’s her own little hell-raiser—a rowdy toddler who can turn his birthday candles into a blazing inferno with just one breath. But when her marriage goes up in smoke, Rachel discovers her husband, Kevin, isn’t just a deadbeat, he’s also a demon (a sloth demon, no less, which explains why he never helped around the house) with a renegade bounty hunter—a fallen angel named Sam—chasing down a powerful secret Kevin has kept for a millennium or two. Sam’s downfall was a beautiful mortal woman . . . and now, the heavenly attraction zinging between them has down-to-earth Rachel believing in celestial magic. But will it be enough to save her and her son from the dark forces Kevin has unwittingly unleashed on Dogwood County? 

Young Adult

Wuthering High

Wuthering High By Cara Lockwood
The Bard Academy Series

Bard Academy: Book One


 Fifteen-year-old Miranda is not exactly thrilled when she gets the news that her parents are shipping her off to boarding school. It's not like she did anything that bad -- all she did was wreck her dad's car and max out her step mum's credit cards. So, off she goes, from Chicago to Bard Academy, an exclusive prep school that treats troubled teenagers with a healthy dose of higher learning and old-fashioned discipline. 

But all is not what it seems at this educational institute, and Miranda and her classmates soon discover that the teachers are actually ghosts, stuck in limbo, some of them famous authors who died before their time, including Virginia Woolf, Ernest Hemingway, and Charlotte Bronte. 

The Scarlet Letterman

The Scarlet Letterman By Cara Lockwood, The Bard Academy Series

 Bard Academy: Book Two


After a heroic first semester, Miranda's got Bard Academy's ghost faculty in her debt, a new boyfriend in hot basketball player Ryan Kent, and she's just turned in a paper about The Scarlet Letter that she's sure is A material. But when the Bard Queen Bee, Parker Rodham, claims she's attacked in the woods, Ryan is all too happy to play bodyguard. 


Then teachers start disappearing and the campus is abuzz with news of the Hooded Sweatshirt Stalker -- not to mention sightings of a monster in the woods. But it's Miranda who feels like a moving target when she is accused not only of plagiarism but of suspicious involvement in the attacks!

Moby Clique

Moby Clique by Cara Lockwood, the Bard Academy Series

 

Bard Academy: Book Three


Some literary classics have been around for centuries. Miranda Tate's just hoping to survive junior year....


Her summer reading assignment is Moby-Dick, but Miranda's vacation hasn't exactly been smooth sailing. Between working at her stepmother's hideous all-pink boutique, and having broken up with her basketball champ boyfriend Ryan, not to mention snoozing her way through one of literature's heaviest tomes, she's almost looking forward to returning to Bard Academy. 

That was before her kid sister Lindsay smashed up their dad's Land Rover and got shipped off to Bard herself. Is the punishment Lindsay's -- or Miranda's?  

A Tale of Two Proms

A Tale of Two Proms by Cara Lockwood, The Bard Academy Series

Bard Academy: Book Four


It was the best of prom, it was the worst of prom. Miranda Tate returns for her senior year at Bard Academy and she is counting on two things: Prom with her boyfriend, Heathcliff, and then graduation from the haunted boarding school where fictional characters come to life. Fate, however, has other plans.

When Catherine Earnshaw, Heathcliff's long-lost love, appears on campus, suddenly everything she thought she knew about Heathcliff is changed forever. 


Miranda and her friends face their most daunting challenge, yet, which will take them for the first time inside the classics that have powered their mysterious boarding school. It's up to them to save Bard Academy - and prom. 

Suspense

Follow Me E-Serial

 

In the sexy, suspenseful, and fast-paced e-serial Follow Me, Calypso "Cal" Morgan's sensual Greek summer abroad turns into a thrilling, high-stakes race to prove to the world (and herself) that her brand-new and very sexy boyfriend Daniel is not a murderer. 


On the run together, Cal and Daniel must outwit handsome Greek detective Nico Theseus and face their attraction to each other - amid the stress and growing suspicions unearthed by the investigation.


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Follow Me By Cara Lockwood

Follow Me By Cara Lockwood

Anthologies

The Girl Who Was On Fire

The Girl Who was on Fire by Cara Lockwood

 In The Girl Who Was on Fire, thirteen YA authors take you back to Panem with moving, dark, and funny pieces on Katniss, the Games, Gale and Peeta, reality TV, survival, and more. 

A New Dawn

A New Dawn anthology by Cara Lockwood

Readers join some of their favorite YA authors as they look at the series with fresh eyes and fall in love with Edward, Bella and the rest of Forks, Washington, all over again. 

Everything I Needed to Know About Being A Girl I learned from Judy Blume

Everything I Needed to Know About Being a Girl I learned from Judy Blume

Twenty-four notable female authors write straight from the heart about the unforgettable novels that left an indelible mark on their childhoods and still influence them today. 


It's a Wonderful Lie

It's a Wonderful Lie

 In this original collection, critically acclaimed female writers pull back the curtain on being twenty-something. Entertaining and enlightening, this anthology speaks honestly about that unique time in life when expectations are not always realized, yet surprises are plentiful and thrilling. 

Ghostwriting

The Sweet Life

The Sweet Life

 For Jessica and Elizabeth, the sweet life begins at 30…


Beautiful blonde twins Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield are back in The Sweet Life, now available in one volume!


Three years after the events of Sweet Valley Confidential by Francine Pascal, Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield are back in Sweet Valley and inseparable once more. Things are looking up for both twins: Elizabeth is a star reporter at the LA Tribune, and Jessica's PR career is on the fast-track. But while the professional lives of the Wakefield sisters are secure, their personal lives may be in jeopardy. Jessica, now a mother, finds that managing parenthood, marriage, and a job is harder than she expected, while Elizabeth and Bruce must face a scandal that could strengthen their bond…or tear them apart forever.


Meanwhile, life goes on in Sweet Valley. Families are made, hearts are broken, and . . . Lila Fowler is a reality TV star? Some things never change.


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