Lit Weekly Recap – 30 May 2021

The Baker’s Creek Billionaire Brothers #5

01.06.2021

From USA TODAY Bestselling Author Claudia Burgoa comes a single-dad sports romance where the only thing more heartfelt than the small town is the love story.

I never wanted to go back to Baker’s Creek.

But when it rains, it pours. I lost my job, lost the guy, and lost the house. The perfect trifecta of ruin.

Ten years after I said I can make it on my own, I have no choice but to ask for help. But it’s my mother who needs me now…

So it’s back to where I don’t belong.

There’s no opportunity in my hometown. The only job that I can get is nannying. For a player from the Vancouver Orcas. “Mean” Mills Aldridge is going to be my new boss… and I’m supposed to pretend he isn’t sex on skates.

Between avoiding the town mean girls, helping my parents, and trying not to behave like a puck bunny, my job with that sweet boy is fast becoming just like the rest of my life–one big complication.

My only escape is my late-night chats with Mills.

The confessions we share make me feel like I belong. The stolen kisses make it hard to remember why I ever left.

Until the opportunity I’ve been waiting for arrives, and it’s time for me to say goodbye.

But can I leave that little boy and his father behind?

The Baker’s Creek Billionaire Brothers series is a romantic comedy saga that’s swoonful and sexy, with the right mix of ugly-cry moments and sweet seductions. One-click to enjoy this fun and flirty series today!

Cake #6

01.06.2021

Quinn
Just six years old when my brother was snatched off the street, I grew up in the aftermath of tragedy. While other kids were happily playing in the sandbox, I was hiding under press conference podiums listening to my parents beg for Jake’s safe return.

People ask if I’m screwed up after what happened, and I never know how to respond. Life after the kidnapping is all I’ve ever known. Well, that and being the youngest brother to a rock star. Jake was the ultimate survivor. The prodigal son. My king.

But I’m not that worshipful kid anymore, and I’m tired of walking a step behind. I’ve got the talent. I’ve got the drive. And now I’m coming for Jake’s throne.

Jess
What to do with a runaway rock star in my passenger seat?

Jess of yore would’ve jumped at the chance. Hell, she’d already be in his lap by now. She was fearless and fun and sexy. She lived like there was no tomorrow… until tomorrow came calling and delivered her an ultimatum: repent or risk losing it all.

And so responsible Jess was born, the good girl who paid her rent and watered her plants and put others before herself. The new, improved version of myself represented stability and a roof overhead. Yet sometimes… sometimes I missed that reckless girl. Wild Jess. God, she’d been so fun.

And now Quinn was here, built like a god and asking me to play. One mindless afternoon of fun. Surely I could spare that for a future rock legend. I could bring old Jess back for just one day.

What could possibly go wrong?nd.

Virtues & Lies, #4

03.06.2021

My world never stops spinning. It pirouettes from one day to another. Every second spurs me to greatness. I’m living the dream I’ve chased and fought for my entire life.

Until him.

He sends me off kilter with his icy scowl and cruel demeanour. The more he hurts me the more I want him. I crave him like a drug. Ache for him like a sickness.

I’m his Swan and he is my Lord.

Slowly, the world I ran from becomes the only world I exist in. Dark, twisted and full of monsters lurking in the shadows. Nothing is as it seems. No one is who they seem.

In a world of demons all it takes is

One word. One lie. One fear.

To tear it all apart. It takes something bigger and badder to survive.

My Lord may be the smoke but I’m the fire.
And you know what they say…
You can’t have one without the other.

Standalone

01.06.2021

“Strip for me, Anastasia. Strip physically, emotionally, mentally. Strip until you get it into your head that you are mine.”

Anastasia had the weight of the world on her shoulders. To make matters worse, she had to find a way to keep everything afloat for her family. Thankfully, her friend told her about a job that would ease her financial burden.

Working at the club would more than cover her family’s medical expenses. It was her only solution, so she accepted.

The last thing Anastasia expected was to meet Valentino Romano, club owner and mobster who had one intention—make her his.

Unfortunately, as she got closer to Valentino, the uglier things got. Worlds collided, everything crumbled around her, and life as she knew it ceased to exist.

Fragile Hearts #4

01.06.2021

EVEN THE STRONGEST HEART CAN BREAK.

Gabe

I can’t be with you anymore.

She tore out my heart with those words six years ago, as I lay recovering in a hospital bed. But her leaving cut deeper than any wound I bore on my flesh.

Now she’s back, desperate to make amends. I swore I’d never forgive her, but one look and I’m back to a place where she loved me.

One kiss—her hands on my body, my name on her lips—makes me wonder . . . is there hope among the ruins of us?

Mia

I didn’t want to leave him.
But I had to.

Back then, staying seemed impossible. I was held captive by my own fear. It wouldn’t allow me to see that loving him was all I needed.

I’m not the same scared girl I was then. I’m ready to surrender to everything I feel.

But there’s something he doesn’t know—the real reason why I left.

And once he finds out, the second chance I’ve dreamed of might be nothing but a fantasy.