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About Olivia Dade
Olivia Dade grew up an undeniable nerd, prone to ignoring the world around her as she read any book she could find. Her favorites, though, were always, always romances. As an adult, she earned an M.A. in American history and worked in a variety of jobs that required the donning of actual pants: Colonial Williamsburg interpreter, high school teacher, academic tutor, and (of course) librarian. Now, however, she has finally achieved her lifelong goal of wearing pajamas all day as a hermit-like writer and enthusiastic hag. She currently lives outside Stockholm with her delightful family and their ever-burgeoning collection of books.
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When a rogue wave strips Tess Dunn of her bikini top, desperate, half-naked times call for desperate, please-cover-me-kids-are-coming-closer measures. Enter Lucas Karlsson, AKA that flirty Swede in the water nearby. When he prevents her bare buoys from being exposed to fellow vacationers, even an ocean can't drown the sparks that fly.
Lucas, a former top-level tennis pro now giving lessons at the resort, fled there after the abrupt, painful end to his injury-plagued career. But he’s finally ready to move on with his life—and after a few late-night, hands-on sessions with Tess, he’s eager to prove he’s the ace she wants.
But this match comes with challenges: She's forty, and at twenty-six, he's barely old enough to rent a car. Worse, they only have two weeks together before Tess returns to her assistant-principal life in Virginia. During that brief time, they'll have to play hard, take a few risks, and find out whether their chemistry is a one-shot wonder...or whether they're meant to be doubles partners for life.
After All the Feels and Spoiler Alert, Olivia Dade once again delivers a warm and wonderful romantic comedy about two co-stars who once had an incredible one-night stand—and after years of filming on the same remote island, are finally ready to yield to temptation again…
Maria’s one-night-stand—the thick-thighed, sexy Viking of a man she left without a word or a note—just reappeared. Apparently, Peter’s her surly Gods of the Gates co-star, and they’re about to spend the next six years filming on a desolate Irish island together. She still wants him…but he now wants nothing to do with her.
Peter knows this role could finally transform him from a forgettable character actor into a leading man. He also knows a failed relationship with Maria could poison the set, and he won’t sabotage his career for a woman who’s already walked away from him once. Given time, maybe they can be cooperative colleagues or friends—possibly even best friends—but not lovers again. No matter how much he aches for her.
For years, they don’t touch off-camera. But on their last night of filming, their mutual restraint finally shatters, and all their pent-up desire explodes into renewed passion. Too bad they still don’t have a future together, since Peter’s going back to Hollywood, while Maria’s returning to her native Sweden. She thinks she needs more than he can give her, but he’s determined to change her mind, and he’s spent the last six years waiting. Watching. Wanting.
His shipwrecked Swede doesn’t stand a chance.
When Martin Krause arrives at Rose Owens’s high school, she’s determined to remain chilly with her new colleague. Unfriendly? Maybe. Understandable? Yes, since a loathsome administrator gave Rose’s beloved world history classes to Martin, knowing it would hurt her.
But keeping her distance from a man as warm and kind as Martin will prove challenging, even for a stubborn, guarded ice queen. Especially when she begins to see him for what he truly is: a man who’s never been taught his own value. Martin could use a good teacher—and luckily, Rose is the best.
Rose has her own lessons—about trust, about vulnerability, about her past—to learn. And over the course of a single school year, the two of them will find out just how hot it can get when an ice queen melts.
“Sweetest in the Gale”
Much ado about love...
Candy Albright has always stomped confidently through the halls of Marysburg High, passionate and loud and entirely devoted to her students and her various English department initiatives. From his first day as her colleague, Griff Conover couldn’t look away, despite his best efforts.
After a summer apart, though, Candy returns to school a changed woman. Muted. Dimmed. Bowed by a grief Griff recognizes all too well, but doesn’t yet understand. And when they’re thrown together to coordinate a poetry project, he can’t resist the urge to read between her lines once and for all—even if doing so means he’ll have to confront his own loss…and his own lonely, longing heart.
The more tightly wound a man is, the faster he unravels…
Math teacher Simon Burnham—cool, calm, controlled—can't abide problems with no good solution. Which makes his current work assignment, mentoring art teacher Poppy Wick, nothing short of torture. She's warm but sharp. Chaotic but meticulous. Simultaneously the most frustrating and most alluring woman he's ever known. And in her free time, she makes murder dioramas. Murder dioramas, for heaven's sake. But the more tightly wound a man is, the faster he unravels—and despite his best efforts, he soon finds himself attempting to solve three separate mysteries: a murder in miniature, the unexplained disappearance of a colleague...and the unexpected theft of his cold, cold heart.
First comes marriage…
Elizabeth Stone has no health insurance. No savings. No one to turn to when she finds a lump on her breast…except James Magnusson, her friend of over twenty years. When he offers her a marriage of convenience for healthcare coverage, she’d be a fool to say no. But given the emotions she’s buried for so long, saying yes might lead to a broken heart.
James won’t take no for an answer. Not when marriage could save Elizabeth’s life, and not when he’s finally realized how much he needs her. Even during his doomed first marriage, James considered Elizabeth a special friend—one he had to keep at a safe distance. Now he’s free, and Elizabeth is his wife...but will they finally have the chance to be together, only to have everything torn apart?
Content guidance for “Cover Me”: This story contains discussions of breast cancer, an on-page mammogram and biopsy, and a definite happily-ever-after.
This book contains one entirely new story ("Sweetest in the Gale") and two stories previously published in the He's Come Undone and Rogue Acts anthologies. The latter stories have been lightly edited since their original publication, and "Unraveled" has a new epilogue.
After a relationship gone bad, Lucy Finch is leaving everything behind. Her old home, her old job, her old insecurities. Even Sebastián Castillo, her protective but intensely private friend of almost twenty years. Before she moves halfway across the country, though, she has one last request for Seb: She wants him to help her choose a tiny house on cable television. And maybe during the filming process, she can discover once and for all whether his feelings for her are more than platonic...
Sebastián would rather do anything than appear on HATV. But Lucy needs him, and he can't say no. Not when she's about to leave, taking his heart with her. Hiding how he feels with a television crew watching their every move will prove difficult, though—especially when that crew is doing their sneaky best to transform two longtime friends into a couple.
Tiny spaces. Hidden emotions. The heat generated by decades of desire and denial. A week spent on camera might just turn Lucy and Seb's relationship from family-friendly to viewer discretion advised...
Thomas McKinney has never wanted a woman the way he wants Callie Adesso. Since she started working alongside him at the Colonial Marysburg Research Library, he’s spent his desk shifts fumbling pencils, tripping over his own feet, and struggling to remember both the Dewey Decimal System and the existence of her inconvenient boyfriend. Now, however, Callie is suddenly single—and in need of a last-minute faux-boyfriend for an episode of HATV’s Island Match. Thomas is more than happy to play the part…and in the process, convince Callie that a week together isn’t nearly long enough.
Callie has never found a man as irritating as she finds Thomas. He may be brilliant, kind, and frustratingly handsome, but the absent-minded librarian also makes every workday an anxiety-inducing exercise in stress. Even seven days in paradise by his side won’t change her opinion of him. Really. No matter how attentive he is. And gentle. And sexy.
One plane ride later, the two of them are spending long, hot days under the sun and on display, pretending to be in love for a television show. This may be a vacation, but it’s also an act—as well as Thomas’s last chance to persuade the woman of his dreams to include him in hers. And soon, the island heat isn’t the only thing steaming up HATV’s cameras…
Die beste Art von Liebesroman: so unterhaltsam, dass man die Zeit vergisst, so sexy, dass man dahinschmilzt, so emotional, dass einen das Buch auch nach der Lektüre nicht loslässt.
Hollywood ist ein hartes Pflaster. Erst recht, wenn man nicht den gängigen Schönheitsidealen entspricht. Bodyshaming steht auf der Tagesordnung, selbst bei Frauen, die objektiv gesehen dünn sind. Und das ist Maria Ivarsen nicht. Doch sie hat es geschafft. Sie hat ihre erste große Rolle ergattert. Sie soll eine der Göttinnen in der Fantasy-Serie Gods of the Gates spielen. Gedreht wird auf einer kleinen Insel vor der irischen Küste. Eigentlich sollte sie glücklich sein. Nur gibt es da leider ein Problem, genauer gesagt mehrere.
Problem 1: Ihr Co-Star, der erfahrene und unverschämt gut aussehende Peter Reedton, ist ein Mistkerl.
Problem 2: Dieser Mistkerl schafft es irgendwie, hinter ihre Schutzmauern zu kommen.
Problem 3: Sie mag den Mistkerl.
Problem 4: Sie mag ihn wirklich.
Problem 5: Sie schläft nicht mit Kollegen.
Problem 6: Sie hält sich nicht an ihre eigenen Regeln …
Ebenso humorvoll wie berührend: Band 3 der Fandom-Trilogie.
Hollywood-Glamour trifft auf Body Positivity
Ein Liebesroman mit besonderen Themen und besonderen Protagonisten
Als einer der Stars der Hit-Serie Gods of the Gates hat Alexander Woodroe eigentlich alles, was er sich wünschen kann. Geld, Berühmtheit, jede Menge Job-Angebote. Doch er hasst die letzte Staffel der Serie. Das sogenannte Finale ist ein Verbrechen an den Fans, und schlimmer noch: Die toxischen Beziehungen, die die Serie verharmlost, wecken Dämonen aus Alex' Vergangenheit. Als er unbeabsichtigt einen Skandal verursacht – Impulskontrolle war dank ADHS noch nie seine Stärke –, stellen ihm die Produzenten eine Aufpasserin an die Seite. Und so tritt Lauren Clegg in sein Leben. Die viel zu stille, viel zu ernste, viel zu faszinierende Lauren. Einer Herausforderung nie abgeneigt, schwört Alex sich, ihre kühle Distanziertheit zu durchbrechen. Zum Beispiel, indem er ihr erzählt, dass er unter einem Pseudonym höchst unanständige Gods-of-the-Gates-Fanfiction schreibt …
Band 2 der Fandom-Trilogie.
Ein hinreißend komischer, sensibler und emotionaler Liebesroman rund um die Themen Fankultur und Body Positivity
Charmant, eitel und einfach gestrickt. So kennt die Öffentlichkeit Marcus Caster-Rupp, den Star der weltweiten Hit-Serie Gods of the Gates. Niemand ahnt, dass er privat mit seiner Legasthenie kämpft – und der Tatsache, dass er die Entwicklung der Serie hasst. Seinen Frust schreibt er sich anonym auf einem Fanfiction-Forum von der Seele. Doch sollte das irgendjemand herausfinden, ist er in Hollywood erledigt.
April Whittier ist ein Hardcore-Gods-of-the-Gates-Fan, schreibt Fanfiction und kreiert eigene Kostüme zu der Show. Bisher hat sie das nie jemandem erzählt, aber sie will sich nicht mehr verstecken. Und so postet sie ein Foto von sich in einem Kostüm auf Twitter. Nur leider lassen die Trolle nicht lange auf sich warten, und es hagelt bösartige Kommentare wegen Aprils Plus-Size-Figur.
Doch dann geschieht das Unglaubliche. Marcus Caster-Rupp schaltet sich ein, verteidigt sie und lädt sie auf ein Date ein. DER Marcus Caster-Rupp. Und ihr Date hat ungeahnte Folgen …
Band 1 der Fandom-Trilogie, ein Liebesroman rund um Fankultur und Body Positivity.
«Diese kluge, originelle Liebesgeschichte ist nuanciert, unerschrocken und zutiefst romantisch.» Publishers Weekly
«Das Buch jongliert gekonnt mit popkulturellen Anspielungen und Metatext.» New York Times
«Liebe, Geheimnisse und Stars – dieser Roman wird Ihr Herz im Sturm erobern.» CNN.com