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by Miranda MacLeod
Available in Kindle Unlimited
After tragedy strikes, can love blossom out of grief?
As an emergency room doctor, 41-year-old Hadley Moore has spent a decade perfecting the art of shutting down her emotions to focus on saving lives. But when her younger sister and brother-in-law die tragically, the pain of loss is too great to ignore. Reeling from guilt over letting her family take a back seat to her career, Hadley seizes the opportunity to make things right by returning to her hometown to raise the infant son her sister left behind.
At 29, Tyne Briggs knows firsthand how hard it is to grow up without a loving family. After being saved from a hostile foster home as a queer pre-teen, the young artist dotes on her large and boisterous adoptive family. When she loses her brother and sister-in-law in a car accident, her top priority is to make sure her baby nephew has the happy childhood she was denied.
Shared grief and mutual attraction bring the two women together, where they find solace and passion in equal measure. But they are soon at odds when each decides she is the best choice to give baby Owen a permanent home. Without a will to guide them, and with the two aunts unable to reach a compromise, a lengthy custody battle looms.
Cooperation and a common purpose could lead to true love and the creation of a new family together, but not if impulsive decisions and unsavory lawyers tear them apart first.
Best-selling lesbian fiction author Miranda MacLeod has written a heartwarming and emotionally gripping medical age-gap romance that will convince you love conquers all.
Mistress: Book 3
by Anna Stone
Available in Kindle Unlimited
A billionaire executive. Her glamorous fashion designer girlfriend. Together, they’re determined to make one unassuming woman theirs.
For florist Chloe Campbell, life isn’t all sunshine and roses. Deep in debt and haunted by a past she’s desperate to leave behind, she can barely keep her little flower shop running. So when Mistress Media executive Gabrielle Hall strolls into Chloe’s shop and hires her for her company’s event, Chloe jumps at the opportunity. She’s irrevocably drawn to the tantalizingly beautiful woman.
And when she comes face to face with Dana Obi, Gabrielle’s girlfriend, Chloe is drawn to her too. A world-renowned fashion designer, Dana is just as beautiful, just as elegant, and just as enticing as Gabrielle.
Both women possess one characteristic that makes Chloe weak—they like to take control. They want Chloe. And they’ll do whatever it takes to get her.
Swept into a whirlwind of romance and sensual delights beyond her wildest fantasies, Chloe is unable to resist falling for her two Mistresses. As their relationship deepens, all three women begin to wonder if the love they’ve been searching for is within their grasp, but secrets and past shadows stand in the way. Can Dana and Gabrielle do what it takes to make Chloe theirs for good?
Friends and Lovers: Book 2
by Lyn Denison
There’s a stranger in town. Carolyn Winter is cool, in control and content with her single life. She’s certainly not looking for a relationship. Been there, done that, not pleasant. She has all she needs at the moment. A new job, a new home and a cat. Then someone, an attractive someone, is catapulted into her life.
A prodigal sister returns. Tess Wainwright has never been in love. She knows she’s run away from everything. The only worthy thing she’s done is raise Bronte and the nine-year-old deserves more than life has dealt her. Now it’s time for Tess to finish getting her life in order, find some normality, reunite with her older sister, and hopefully make a better life for herself and Bronte.
Of course the universe has never been Tess’s friend and it looks like it’s running true to form. Then that same universe has a change of heart, quite literally, and sets two lonely women on a collision course.
Revisit the cast and location in Book 2 of Friends and Lovers in the stand-alone Safely Home.
by Amy DeMeritt
Available in Kindle Unlimited
Joyce Peterson is an international bestselling historical fiction author, who’s often accused by her friends as being a workaholic. Joyce knows finding a balance between work and leisure helps feed her creativity and ensures steady productivity. However, she is stubborn and often fights against the reality that she needs to take a break.
Avery West is a travel journalist looking for a place to lay roots. While she’s out exploring Harbor City, the small lakeside town that she’ll call home for at least a year, she clumsily plants herself in Joyce’s life.
Since happenstance often fuels her creative muse, Joyce happily accepts the role of welcome wagon and helps Avery get settled in. The more time they spend together, the more attached they become to each other. But with fifteen years separating them, and the fact that Avery is a wanderer, Joyce is hesitant to allow herself to acknowledge her feelings for the younger woman.
And when the dark and dangerous secrets surrounding a lost local treasure come to light, their relationship becomes further imperiled.
Can Joyce and Avery survive their curiosity of the past so they can have a future together?
3 Book Box Set
by Ruby Scott
Available in Kindle Unlimited
A box set of three hot and steamy, slow burn lesbian romance novels set in the cities only women-only MMA gym.
Prepare to be empowered with age gap love matches, toned biceps and damned hot sex.
The following Books are contained within this collection: Inside Fighter, Seconds Out and On The Ropes.
Trigger Warning: PTSD / Mugging in Book 1
by Kay Bigelow
Fenn Scott inherited a six-story building set on 107 acres in rural Vermont. The building was a former nunnery and seminary, and Fenn had no idea what to do with it. When she met and befriended three elderly women while she was rehabbing from a car accident, she decided to turn the building into a senior living community.
Jazz Segura was a building contractor who was recommended to Fenn to renovate her building. Jazz had a strict rule of not dating her clients that she enforced religiously, although her wild attraction to Fenn had Jazz questioning about her no-dating rule.
While they waited for state approval of the renovations, Fenn and Jazz tried to work out the conflicts that were weaving their way into their newly developing relationship. Fenn was prepared to leave town and move to Boston while the renovations were being done after Jazz decided that being with Fenn would not allow her to be her true self.
Will Fenn and Jazz be able to resolve the conflicts that are keeping them apart, or will they end their budding relationship without ever discovering if the happiness they both imagined was truly possible?
The Lady Lotharios: Book 2
by Kaya LaSalle
Available in Kindle Unlimited
Gabby never imagined that going back home might mean a second chance with her first love…
Gabby Torres is a rock star searching for meaning in life. All the crowds in the world don’t mean anything to her these days, and she needs a change. But when she decides to go back to her hometown to figure out her next steps, she’s not banking on running into Diana: the woman whose heart she broke when she left to chase her dreams.
Diana Caetano is just trying to make it through the day. As a single mom with two kids, she’s not looking for drama. But when her first love comes back to town, she finds herself wondering whether the old spark between them could reignite into a fresh blaze.
Tensions rise as the two women fall back into each other’s orbit. But will their second chance at love result in the family they’ve both been searching for? Or will it end in tragedy?
If you’re looking for a satisfying slow-burn second-chance romance, check out Do It for the Crowd today!
Heralds of Rhimn Series: Book 1
by J.L. Heeren
Few gods remain on the world of Rhimn, and the ones that do use special servants known as Heralds as pawns in the conflict between themselves. And not every Herald is happy with their role…
As Navaeli the Shadow Herald comes clashing with the dual threats of the Irongardhe knights and her own vengeful goddess, she finds romance in a handsome hooligan girl and friendship in a young feyrie thief — and with them, the courage to fight back against the injustices of her world.
But can Navaeli break free from the chains of her duty, or will she be the first casualty in the oncoming war between the gods?
by MA Binfield
narrated by Amy Putt
Where love is concerned, the smallest steps are often the hardest to take – especially when you’ve guarded your heart as carefully as Iris Miller has. Still bruised from a relationship that crashed and burned, and all the meaningless hookups that followed, Iris has given up on love and buttoned her feelings up tight.
But when Cameron Hansen joins Iris’ law firm and her soccer team, and even starts hanging out in her favorite bookstore, everything gets turned upside down. Beautiful, open, and forward, Cam is impossible to ignore, and Iris is surprised to find herself intrigued. Cam’s straight, happily engaged, and simply looking for a friend – or so it seems.
London’s bitterly cold winter makes winning their soccer championship almost as difficult as keeping their feelings in check, being honest with each other, and trying not to fall in love. Iris and Cam are about to discover the meaning of taking chances and following your heart, even if it means getting hurt.
The Women of Vino and Veritas: Standalone
by Rachel Lacey
narrated by Abby Craden and Melissa Moran
One woman’s hiding place is another woman’s home away from home.
After losing her job and her girlfriend, Phoebe Shaw retreats to Vermont. Renovating her late grandmother’s cabin into a vacation rental seems like the perfect way to lie low for a while. But the last person she expects to encounter on the property is the woman whose kiss was her teenage sexual awakening . . . and whom she’s never quite forgotten.
Taylor Donovan has been hiking on the trails behind the Shaw family’s cabin her whole life. As children, Taylor and Phoebe were best friends before sharing a secret summer romance when they were sixteen, which left Taylor brokenhearted when Phoebe fled at the end of the summer. Now the property has become Taylor’s home away from home, and she wants nothing more than to convince the Shaws to sell it to her. But Phoebe’s return puts a crimp in those plans–and brings back old feelings she thought she’d overcome.
Of all the things Phoebe regrets, leaving Taylor is at the top of the list, but Taylor is determined to protect her heart. Yet the pull between them is stronger than ever. This time around, will love stay hidden . . . or finally see the light of day?
The Elvish Chronicles: Book 3
by Prudence MacLeod
narrated by Cassandra Arnold
The elves have driven the people from the lands to seek refuge in the cities. In this, the third chronicle of the elves of Elandor, I shall relate some of the hardships and victories of that long and bitter winter.
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