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From the USA TODAY bestselling author of Sweet Thing and Nowhere But Here comes a deeply emotional contemporary romance about the second chances waiting beyond the shattered dreams of youth. When eighteen-year-old Avelina Belo meets a charismatic cowboy the summer before her senior year of high school, she doesn't know that accepting his invitation to dinner will lead to a whirlwind marriage three months later and an exciting new life on a Montana ranch. She also doesn't know that, in a few short years, fate will send everything crashing down around her. A thousand miles away and fresh out of medical school, Nate Meyers is poised to become UCLA's next superstar heart surgeon. His laser focus is the key to his success, but it's also his greatest liability. When a routine surgery ends in disaster, derailing his career, he's confronted with the hard truth: there's no one waiting for him at home, no one to help him pick up the pieces. Regrouping on his uncle's Montana ranch, Nate meets Avelina, a beautiful but mysterious young woman who keeps to herself and barely speaks a word. As he discovers the details of her devastating past, Avelina teaches him more about matters of the heart than he ever knew before. But can they trust each other enough to put everything on the line?
From the USA TODAY bestselling author of Sweet Thing and Nowhere But Here comes a love story about a Craigslist "missed connection" post that gives two people a second chance at love fifteen years after they were separated in New York City.To the Green-eyed Lovebird: We met fifteen years ago, almost to the day, when I moved my stuff into the NYU dorm room next to yours at Senior House. You called us fast friends. I like to think it was more. We lived on nothing but the excitement of finding ourselves through music (you were obsessed with Jeff Buckley), photography (I couldn't stop taking pictures of you), hanging out in Washington Square Park, and all the weird things we did to make money. I learned more about myself that year than any other. Yet, somehow, it all fell apart. We lost touch the summer after graduation when I went to South America to work for National Geographic. When I came back, you were gone. A part of me still wonders if I pushed you too hard after the wedding... I didn't see you again until a month ago. It was a Wednesday. You were rocking back on your heels, balancing on that thick yellow line that runs along the subway platform, waiting for the F train. I didn't know it was you until it was too late, and then you were gone. Again. You said my name; I saw it on your lips. I tried to will the train to stop, just so I could say hello. After seeing you, all of the youthful feelings and memories came flooding back to me, and now I've spent the better part of a month wondering what your life is like. I might be totally out of my mind, but would you like to get a drink with me and catch up on the last decade and a half? M
Turn up the heat with this free e-sampler featuring seven irresistibly sexy and utterly enticing selections by some of the biggest names in contemporary romance and new adult fiction. Lose yourself in these stories and spread the love by sharing with your friends. Here's a taste of: After the Rain by Renée Carlino When You're Back by Abbi Glines Where Sea Meets Sky by Karina Halle Confess by Colleen Hoover Amber to Ashes by Gail McHugh Black Iris Leah Raeder Chasing River by K.A. Tucker Find out more about your favorite authors at Facebook.com/AtriaIndieAuthors Twitter.com/AtriaBooks
Included in this free e-sampler are selections from ten sexy, heartbreaking, and epically romantic books by some of the biggest names in contemporary romance and new adult fiction. You'll want to read them over and over again, share with your friends, and bookmark every page.We hope you enjoy these excerpts and come back for the rest of the story! Here's just a touch of: Sweet Thing by Renée CarlinoRush Too Far by Abbi GlinesUgly Love by Colleen HooverBeautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuireCollide by Gail McHughUnteachable by Leah RaederDesert Heat by Elizabeth ReyesWorking It by Kendall RyanFive Ways to Fall by K.A. TuckerJane's Melody by Ryan Winfield Find out more about your favorite authors at Facebook.com/AtriaIndieAuthorsTwitter.com/AtriaBooksAtriaIndieAuthors.com
The team at Hot Bed HQ bring you a sample of our favourite authors. We know there is a lot of love for these amazing authors, but you might find someone knew here, and it will undoubtedly be Love at First Sight.Featuring:Sweet Thing by Renée CarlinoRush Too Far by Abbi GlinesUgly Love by Colleen HooverBeautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuireCollide by Gail McHughUnteachable by Leah RaederDesert Heat by Elizabeth ReyesWorking It by Kendall RyanFive Ways to Fall by K.A. TuckerJane's Melody by Ryan WinfieldYou will definitely be coming back for more!Find out more about your favourite authors at:www.thehotbed.tumblr.comTwitter: @TheHotBedwww.facebook.com/TheHotBed
A jaded Chicago reporter in her twenties unexpectedly finds love in Napa Valley when she's assigned to spend a week with a famously reclusive genius in this rich and deeply satisfying contemporary romance by the USA TODAY bestselling author of Sweet Thing.Kate Corbin has lost her spark. A year ago, she had a handsome boyfriend and a budding career as a reporter at a popular Chicago newspaper. But after the woman who raised her passed away, leaving her lost and alone, she fell into a rut--and never got out. Now she's stuck writing fluff pieces about lipstick and wine, and feeling trapped in a relationship that's going nowhere.Trusting that the hungry, ace reporter is buried somewhere deep inside, Kate's boss and mentor gives her the opportunity to jump-start her career. The assignment: spend a week interviewing R. J. Lawson, a famously reclusive tech genius who disappeared years ago but recently reemerged as the owner of a well-respected Napa Valley winery. Kate jumps at the chance, but the trip begins in disaster, both personally and professionally. After alienating R.J., her only saving grace is Jamie, a charming vineyard hand who shows her the beauty of wine country--and stirs her aching heart. It doesn't take long for Kate and Jamie to fall hard, and for Kate to rethink her life in the city. But the week ends with a heartbreaking journey back to Chicago that sends Kate reeling, wondering what went wrong in those four perfect days.
From USA TODAY bestselling author Renée Carlino (Before We Were Strangers), a warm and witty novel about a struggling writer who must come to grips with her past, present, and future after she discovers that she's the inspiration for a pseudonymously published bestselling novel.When a bestselling debut novel from mysterious author J. Colby becomes the literary event of the year, Emiline reads it reluctantly. As an adjunct writing instructor at UC San Diego with her own stalled literary career and a bumpy long-term relationship, Emiline isn't thrilled to celebrate the accomplishments of a young and gifted writer. Yet from the very first page, Emiline is entranced by the story of Emerson and Jackson, two childhood best friends who fall in love and dream of a better life beyond the long dirt road that winds through their impoverished town in rural Ohio. That's because the novel is patterned on Emiline's own dark and desperate childhood, which means that "J. Colby" must be Jase: the best friend and first love she hasn't seen in over a decade. Far from being flattered that he wrote the novel from her perspective, Emiline is furious that he co-opted her painful past and took some dramatic creative liberties with the ending. The only way she can put her mind at ease is to find and confront "J. Colby," but is she prepared to learn the truth behind the fiction? "Swear on This Life is Renée Carlino at her finest. Raw, real and gripping; I read it in one sitting." --Colleen Hoover, #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends With Us "Carlino fans will love this one, and so will readers who have not yet made her acquaintance. The tale is engaging and paced to keep the pages turning long after the lights should be out." --Kirkus Reviews
A USA TODAY bestselling contemporary romance about the complexities of love and self-discovery in the early post-college years.Mia Kelly thinks she has it all figured out. She's an Ivy League graduate, a classically trained pianist, and the beloved daughter of a sensible mother and offbeat father. Yet Mia has been stalling since graduation, torn between putting her business degree to use and exploring music, her true love. When her father unexpectedly dies, she decides to pick up the threads of his life while she figures out her own. Uprooting herself from Ann Arbor to New York City, Mia takes over her father's café, a treasured neighborhood institution that plays host to undiscovered musicians and artists. She's denied herself the thrilling and unpredictable life of a musician, but a chance encounter with Will, a sweet, gorgeous, and charming guitarist, offers her a glimpse of what could be. When Will becomes her friend and then her roommate, she does everything in her power to suppress her passions--for him, for music--but her father's legacy slowly opens her heart to the possibility of something more.
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