October 29th, 2020
Home | Log in!

On Top Shelf
CRUSH THE KINGCRUSH THE KING
Fresh Pick
WERE-GEEKS SAVE LAKE WACKA WACKA
WERE-GEEKS SAVE LAKE WACKA WACKA

Get a great read for October

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fresh Pick of the Day

 


Wedded by Scandal #4
Entangled: Amara
September 2020
On Sale: September 14, 2020
Featuring: Lady Phoebe Maitland; Hugh Winthrop
ISBN: 8684182457
EAN: 9798684182457
Kindle: B08F435YQW
e-Book
Add to Wish List

Kindle

Read Kindle Preview

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

Apple Books

Google Play

When Hugh Winthrop, the future Marquess of Albury, decides to advertise for a wife in the London paper, he never expected an anonymous response from a woman who matches him wit for wit. Their back-and-forth letters on the true nature of love, something they disagree on wholeheartedly, leave him shocked—and intrigued. But then the woman he’s been corresponding with shows up on his doorstep, enticingly beautiful and offering a marriage of convenience in exchange for his protection…

Lady Phoebe Maitland expected to marry for love and nothing else, until the man she gave her trust betrayed her. The more intrigued she becomes by the mysterious and devastatingly handsome Hugh, however, the more she realizes he’s holding back from opening his heart due to long-held secrets she struggles to understand. As passion flares wickedly between them, their marriage bed is quick to heat up. But when Phoebe’s past threatens to destroy the fragile bond they’ve formed, even a budding belief in love might not be enough to save them.

Excerpt

He cupped her cheeks, dipped slightly, and kissed her with violent tenderness. This Phoebe had not expected, and in his embrace, she felt the force of his grief, the pain, and the desperation of his loss. She tasted something dark and dangerous, something sweet and hot, something never felt before in all the kisses they had exchanged.

With a gasp, her lips parted, allowing him inside, and he plundered, ravishing her lips over and over. Odd and terrifying sensations crashed against her senses when his mouth slanted over hers with greed and something fierce that she was unable to identify. When he released Phoebe, her lips felt bruised, her heart felt alive, and her body…she trembled to be closer to him.

He gently pushed her away from him, but she took a step forward, and he moved back, shaking his head slowly, the indifferent veil cracking and raw and powerful hunger leaping in his eyes. His finger jerked as he said, “No, not like this.”

“What is not like this?” she asked softly, though she knew. Dear God, she knew for something hot and a bit scary trembled low in her belly. The air was chilled, but her palms were dampened with sweat.

This first time we make love…will not be when I am feeling so much.”

Awareness blossomed through her and her lips parted in wonder. Control was very important to her husband. All those nights he had kissed her, and when their passion had burned around them, he would always pull away, the hands braced above her head trembling. A few deep breaths later, his kisses would change, and then he would hold her in his arms, and they slept.

She had been wondering how to seduce him when every night after kissing her endlessly he would disappear to the lake. She would sit at the window and watch him swim, admiring his body but lacking the courage to follow him. The one night she had drummed up the nerve and went down there had once again turned into them laughing and romping as if they were loons.

After she’d dipped her toe into the water and yelped at the coldness, he had hauled himself from the water with a dare in his eyes. She had shrieked and sprinted away, knowing he was chasing her. He had caught her in the hallway and flung her over his shoulder and made his way to their bedroom. Though her heart had pounded with such anticipation, he had only kissed her forehead before bundling her under the sheets, then joined her.

She tested his limits, threatened the icy clasp he had on his feelings.

I make you lose control. “Our first time will be like this,” she said softly. “I want the real you in my bed, making me burn with pleasure.”

His eyes darkened, and he could only stare at her.

“If you will admit it…we’ve had each other already.”

A flush mounted on his cheek, and he stepped back one more step. Phoebe ran to him in a few steps and jumped. Shock flared in his gaze, but he caught her effortlessly, and she scandalously wrapped her legs around his hips, uncaring dress and pelisse had ridden up to her thighs and her stocking-clad legs and half boots were on display. Now they were face to face.

“Every night you’ve been running from me to the lake, trying to drown the images in your mind of taking me. In your thoughts you are not controlled, are you, my husband?” She nipped the corner of his lips. “You ravish me. And the desperate hunger that fills you scares you.”

He shook his head slowly, as if in a daze.

“You cannot deny it, for I know it because I too have had you,” she whispered, right at his ear.

 



Start Reading WHEN THE EARL MET HIS MATCH Now

Wedded by Scandal



Fresh Picks

Our Past Week of Fresh Picks


Blackbird Broken BLACKBIRD BROKEN
by Keri Arthur
Featured as Fresh Pick on October 28, 2020

On the darkest day, in the darkest hour, when all hope has been extinguished, a hand will draw the one true sword, and a lost Read More »

Secrets, surprises and truths!

Try As I Smite TRY AS I SMITE
by Abigail Owen
Featured as Fresh Pick on October 27, 2020

Alasdair Blakesley is the head of the Covens Syndicate. He shouldn't need to look beyond the witches and warlocks he governs, or his own Read More »

If they can manage to work together the demons can't win

Howloween Murder HOWLOWEEN MURDER
by Laurien Berenson
Featured as Fresh Pick on October 26, 2020

As the town of Greenwich, Connecticut, counts down to a spooky celebration on October 31st, a horrifying murder leaves Melanie Travis pawing for clues in Read More »

Halloween in Greenwich, Connecticut brings dogs, treats - and sudden death

High Flyer HIGH FLYER
by Michelle Diener
Featured as Fresh Pick on October 25, 2020

Flying the head-of-planet around isn't a job for the faint of heart. Especially not on Faldine, the planet in the Verdant String Read More »

Pilot and planetary head must thwart a space corp plot and smugglers too

The Tinderbox THE TINDERBOX
by Lou Diamond Phillips
Featured as Fresh Pick on October 24, 2020

From the imagination of actor Lou Diamond Phillips (La Bamba, Stargate Universe, Prodigal Son) comes an epic and unforgettable Science Fantasy tale. Two worlds at Read More »

With something for all, THE TINDERBOX is an exciting whirlwind of a fantasy!

Lucky's Beach LUCKY'S BEACH
by Shelley Noble
Featured as Fresh Pick on October 23, 2020

New York Times bestselling author Shelley Noble takes her readers on another beach adventure where a young woman discovers the power of family and Read More »

The sea, sun, sand, and second chances!

Season of the Wolf SEASON OF THE WOLF
by Maria Vale
Featured as Fresh Pick on October 22, 2020

In a world of danger and uncertainty, the Alpha has enough to worry about without him... For Alpha Evie Kitwanasdottir, things are never easy. The Read More »

The whole werewolf and nothing but the werewolf

Once Upon a Billionaire ONCE UPON A BILLIONAIRE
by Jessica Lemmon
Featured as Fresh Pick on October 21, 2020

I never finish a project late. Ever. So, when sassy, stilettoed Vivian Vandemark swaggers in with a roll of red tape to shut down my Read More »

Complex characters, an engaging story, and a hero who is almost too good to be true!

© 2003-2020 off-the-edge.net  all rights reserved Privacy Policy