Three passionate novellas from The Secret Library range that offer essential, sensual listening.
One Long Hot Summer- Elizabeth Coldwell
Lily’s looking after her friend, Amanda’s, home on the Dorsetcoast, hoping it will ease her writer’s block and help her get over her ex, Alex. What she doesn’t expect is that Amanda’s 21-year-old son Ryan will arrive at the house, planning to spend the summer surfing and partying - or that he’ll have grown up quite so nicely. Ryan’s as attracted to her as she is to him - but surely acting on her feelings for a man 14 years her junior is inappropriate? And when Alex makes a sudden reappearance in her life, wanting to get back together, should she follow her head or her heart? How can she resolve this case of summer madness?
Just Another Lady - Penelope Friday
Regency lady Elinor has fallen on hard times. The death of her father and the entail of their house put Elinor and her mother in difficulty; and her mother’s illness has brought doctor’s bills that they cannot pay. Lucius Crozier was Elinor’s childhood friend and adversary; and there has always been a spark of attraction between the pair. Now renowned as a womanizer, he offers a marriage of convenience (for him!) in return for the payment of Elinor’s mother’s medical bills. Reluctantly, she agrees. But Lucius has made enemies of other gentlemen of the upper echelon by playing fast and loose with their mistresses, and one man is determined to take his revenge through Lucius’s new wife...
Safe Haven - Shanna Germaine
Kallie Peters has finally made her dream come true - she’s turned the family farm into Safe Haven, an animal sanctuary. But financial woes are pressing in on her, and she’s worried that the only way to keep the farm is to allow her rich ex-boyfriend back into her life. When a sexy stranger shows up in her driveway with a wiggling puppy in his arms, she knows it’s her chance for a hot rendezvous before she gives up her freedom. The sex is hot, wild and passionate - the perfect interim before returning to the pressures of real life - but something else is happening between them. Can they find a way to save their dreams, their passions and their hearts, or will they have to say goodbye to all they’ve come to love?
These three charming stories bridge the gap between the genres of erotica, romance, and literature. The perfect way to escape for an afternoon.
"One Long Hot Summer," by Elizabeth Coldwell
One Long Hot Summer begins like Romancing the Stone — a frustrated, newly single romance writer can’t finish her book, and needs sexual satisfaction. She goes on a beach vacation and is seduced by her friend’s twenty-one-year old son. Naughty!
When her ex shows up she must choose between going back to the self she’s known, or the new-found liberated woman she’s become.
"Just Another Lady," by Penelope Friday
A Regency England period bodice-ripper, this novella goes where the polite Miss Austen would never!
Elinor, a spinster with an ailing mother must marry her womanizing childhood friend for whom she’s always carried a flame. His cuckolded friends try to seduce her for revenge.
Elinor is all flutter and fluster through the whole story. I love the passage where she is willing to be seduced, but her corset is too difficult to remove!
"Safe Haven," by Shanna Germain
This is irresistable. The heroine has opened an animal rescue farm, but money troubles make her consider getting back with her rich ex-boyfriend. (Boo! Hiss!)
Cue the appearance of a gorgeous hunk with a puppy! Our girl has a torrid interlude, but must choose between her head and her heart. She'll never give up the puppy, though...
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