STAND ALONE TITLES
The Rules We Defy
When your dad’s a football coach, you don’t date his players.
It’s a rule I followed… until now.
I didn’t set out to defy the rule.
Eli was just some guy I spent a night with last summer.
I never dreamed he’d be on the team my dad was just hired to coach.
At the same college I’m attending this fall!
When I arrived on campus, I tried to stay away from him.
But when I saw those smoldering eyes, that sexy smile, his athletic body?
I couldn’t resist him.
Then I got to know him.
And realized how perfect we are for each other.
But if I told my dad that, he wouldn’t care.
He’d punish Eli for dating me.
He’d kick him off the team.
Eli would lose his scholarship and have to leave school.
I don’t want that happening.
But I also don’t want to stop seeing him.
How do I get my dad to accept me being with Eli?
How do I convince him that rules are made to be broken?
The Rules We Shatter
When I moved in with my brother Theo, he made a rule.
No dating his friends or teammates.
My first week here, I didn’t just break that rule. I shattered it.
Colton is my brother’s best friend. He’s also his teammate. I didn’t plan to fall for him. It just happened.
I tried to stay away from him. But then Theo went out of town and asked Colton to keep an eye on me. He did more than that. And now we’re dating.
If Theo finds out about Colton and me, it will end their friendship. And the two of them fighting could affect the entire football team.
I need to find a way to make Theo be okay with me dating Colton, but I don’t think it’s possible.
Theo doesn’t want me dating any guy, but especially his best friend.
So what do I do? Keep hiding my relationship with Colton? Or end it before my brother finds out?
The Rules We Break
Never date your roommate. It’s a common rule. And for good reason.
If it doesn’t work out, one of you could end up on the streets.
Luckily, I don’t have to worry about that with Theo. I have zero interest in dating him.
The guy leaves chips on the couch and underwear on the floor. And he’s always playing video games.
Not qualities I find attractive.
He’s got a good body, I’ll give him that. I only know this because Theo doesn’t like wearing clothes.
It’s another one of his annoying quirks.
Despite his shortcomings, Theo’s actually a good roommate. In fact, the longer I live with him, the more I like him.
I’ve even found myself wondering what it’d be like to kiss him. Which doesn’t make sense because I am not into Theo. Even though he plays football, and I kind of have a thing for football players.
But not Theo. He’s my roommate.
And I can’t break the rule.
Or could I?
The Rules We Make
I don’t date football players. It’s a rule I made since starting college.
I don’t care how charming Wes Pennington is. How big his muscles are. How sexy his smile is. How my body reacts when he touches me. The guy plays football. Making him off limits.
Not that I’d want to date him. I can’t stand him. He feels the same way about me. He says I’m too uptight. And proves his point by pushing my buttons. Testing my limits. Making fun of my schedules and rules.
What we did at the party never should’ve happened. And I definitely shouldn’t have liked it! Now the jerk’s got me reconsidering my rule. But Wes doesn’t date. Why would he when he can have a new girl every night?
I wanted to believe Wes was different. But he’s just like every other football player. So why do I still like him? Why do I feel something for a guy I know will break my heart?
I'm a true romantic. I believe in fairy tales, soulmates, and happily ever afters. The last way I’d ever try to find my true love is with a one night stand. But that night of the party, I wasn’t looking for my soulmate. I just wanted to do something wild and crazy. So I did.
When a hot guy with dark hair, brooding eyes, and a chiseled face made eye contact with me across a crowded room, I held his stare and waited for him to come over. Before even asking my name, he kissed me. I kissed him back. And then, without giving it a second thought, I followed him to a room and had my first ever one-night stand.
The next morning, I took off. It was only supposed to be one night. Nothing more. But I couldn’t stop thinking about him. Even months later, when I was dating someone else, I was still thinking about that mysterious stranger and the night we shared. Then I found out he’s not a stranger. He’s the friend of my roommate’s boyfriend and has been looking for me all summer.
I can’t let him find me. We were never supposed to see each other again. I’ll admit it was a magical night. One I’ll never forget. There were sparks, fireworks, and this unexplained feeling that we belong together. But soulmates aren’t found with a one-night stand. They’re found with handwritten love notes. Flowers. A first kiss under the moonlight.
A one night stand is the worst love story ever. But what if it’s mine?
Up until that night, everything was perfect. I’d just finished my junior year, been named one of the best college football players in the country, and had a smokin’ hot girl on my lap in the back of my buddy’s SUV on our way to a party at the cabin.
Now I’m living in my own personal hell, reliving that night, my busted-up leg a constant reminder of what I’m trying to forget. Everyone in this damn town is holding their breath to see if I’ll play again, as if that even matters anymore. My future in the pros? The money? The media attention? I don’t give a shit about any of it anymore.
All I want is to be left alone so I’m pissed when my mom goes and hires some damn cleaning lady for the house I’ve been renting. I’m expecting some old lady and that’s who I get until one day she doesn’t show up. Instead I get a girl with a beautiful face, soulful eyes, and a body I can’t stop looking at.
Her name is Becca and she’s hot as hell but the girl asks a lot of damn questions. Questions I don’t want to answer. But when she’s gone, I miss her like you wouldn’t believe. Sometimes I’ll make the house extra messy just so she’ll stay longer. It’s pathetic, I know, but this is what I’ve become.
I’m Ethan Baxter. And I’m barely holding on.
Still Love You
Willow has had her life planned out since she was a little girl, so when her boyfriend, Silas, proposed when they were still in high school, she turned him down. Marrying Silas was not part of the plan.
Unlike Willow, Silas lives in the moment and lets his heart guide his decisions so he had no hesitations when he asked Willow to marry him. When she said no, he needed to get away so he took off to do volunteer work overseas.
Willow assumed she’d never see Silas again so she’s shocked when he shows up at her dorm room. For the past two years, she’s tried to forget him. Tried to move on. But she can’t. He was her first love. Her only love.
She still loves Silas, but is convinced they can’t be together. They want different things in life. It would never work. So why can’t she stop loving him?
The Geek and the Goddess
Luna. Greek Goddess of the moon.
It's my name, but I'm not a goddess. Not even close.
I'm the girl who sits in the corner, trying not to be noticed.
Or I was, until the new guy showed up.
Wesley is a self-proclaimed geek. A tech millionaire. A guy who's strange and quirky, yet oddly popular. When he asked me out, I thought it was a joke. Guys don't usually even notice me.
I agreed to go out with him, thinking it'd end after the first date. But it didn't.
And now, I have a boyfriend. He's funny and smart and pretty much perfect for me. Why did the perfect guy have to show up now, right after I got the news about my future? Is it some cruel prank by the universe? Or are Wes and I really meant to be?
Seeing a guy walking a broken-down motorcycle down a deserted country road screams trouble.
So what did I do? Stopped and offered him a ride. And when he refused, I went to the house he’s staying at, hoping to get to know him.
It probably wasn't the greatest decision, but I wanted to know his story, like why he just showed up here, in the middle of nowhere.
Everyone keeps telling me not to trust him, so why can’t I stay away from him?
The girl won’t leave me alone.
At first it annoyed me, but now I like it when she comes over. I even miss her when she’s not here.
Sage is smart, beautiful, and too damn nice to be involved with a guy like me. She doesn’t need more trouble, especially after her con artist dad stole all her money.
She could’ve found someone better, so why did she pick me? And why did I let her?
I'm on the run. I can't be with Sage.
But now I love her, and want a life with her.
Problem is, there’s a good chance my life is about to end.
Anyone But Her
One Rule. Stay away from his daughter.
Seems easy enough…if I wasn’t in love with her.
Out of all the girls I could’ve fallen for, why did it have to be Taylor, my best friend’s sister? The girl who’s off limits? Her dad’s letting me live at their house. He’s the reason I’m still on the path to being a professional golfer. Dating Taylor means losing everything.
All I had to do was follow one rule. Don’t date his daughter. Date anyone but her. But I couldn’t do it.
I've never had good luck.
Until the day I was hit by a car.
It was the worst day of my life. But also the best. Because it’s the day I met Corbin.
Dating a hot rich doctor is something I’ve only dreamed about and yet it happened. To me! I took it as a sign my bad luck was gone.
But then it returned. First it was Corbin’s family, who doesn’t think I’m good enough. Then his ex, who wants him back. And then? Something I never saw coming.
Was it all too good to be true? Or would luck find me again?
Kinda Hate You
I’ve always hated Cal.
We fight constantly. Just the sight of him gets my blood boiling.
Problem is, I’m best friends with his sister so it’s hard to avoid him. And now we’re going to the same college.
He’s also giving me swimming lessons but I have no idea why. I swear he’s only doing it so he can drown me.
I really hate him.
I hate the smirk on his face.
I hate his gorgeous blue eyes. His dark tan. His muscular arms.
I hate the way my stomach flutters when he touches me in the pool.
And most of all? I hate that I’m starting to like him.
Me liking Cal? That was never supposed to happen.
With Every Breath
It’ll get better with time.
That’s what everyone told me.
They were so damn wrong.
That night on the bridge, I was ready for it to end. The pain. The guilt. I couldn’t take it anymore.
But then HE showed up. Tall. Broad shoulders. A thick beard. Plaid shirt. Through the fog and rain, he looked like a giant lumberjack coming at me.
Turns out he was a mechanic who just happened to stop and notice something leaking from my car. Next thing I know, the guy’s giving me a ride back to his garage.
He ruined my plan.
I wanted to hate him for that but couldn’t. Not after he told me what happened on that same night exactly one year ago.
Travis doesn’t tell me it’ll get better with time because he knows it isn’t about the days or the hours or the minutes that pass. It’s about the breaths.
With every breath, you get stronger.
With every breath, you start to heal.
With every breath, you see a sliver of light.
Before he found me on the bridge that night, I couldn’t breathe. But Travis showed me how.
And with every breath, I grew to love him.
Home With You
I used to have the dream. Big house. Nice car. A boyfriend who promised me forever.
Turns out the dream wasn’t real. And when I found out, I was left with nothing.
Now I’m trying to start over. Make a new life. After what happened, I’ll never trust anyone again, especially a guy.
So when Miles asked me out, I turned him down. And when he tried to help me, I wouldn’t accept it. I couldn’t. Accepting help from a guy is how I ended up on the streets. And besides, Miles and I don’t make sense. He’s a lawyer and I’m living in an alley, getting food from the trash, trying to get my life back.
But I really like Miles. He’s kind, funny, and incredibly handsome. Seeing him is the best part of my day. The only time I truly feel happy.
If only I could believe this was real. My heart does, but my head knows better. The memories are still there, haunting me.
I want to be with Miles, but what if it’s like last time? What if he’s too good to be true?
The Path To You
I hadn’t even unpacked my things before my prim and proper grandmother issued me a warning: “Stay away from the neighbor!”
So of course, I raced over to meet him.
Tyler’s the typical bad boy—hot as sin and not the least bit friendly—but I think I can win him over. We could at least be friends, although I wouldn’t be opposed to more. After breaking up with my cheating fiancé, a short fling with a bad boy is just what I need.
Unfortunately, Tyler’s not looking for that. He’s only here to visit his grandfather, who my grandmother can’t stand. To say she doesn’t like the Hooster men is an understatement.
But there’s something about Tyler that makes it hard to stay away. He keeps telling me he’ll break my heart, but it can’t be broken if I don’t fall in love.
So that’s my plan. I’ll be with Tyler but keep my heart out of it.
If only it were that simple.
Falling for Aiden
All I wanted was a relaxing weekend in Vermont. Instead I got pulled over, ticketed, and ordered to appear in court, all because some guy in a fancy suit and expensive car wasn’t paying attention.
Somehow he convinces me to have dinner with him and I find that Aiden is everything I could want in a guy—smart, successful, and incredibly handsome. The only problem? He’s taken.
When I’m back in New York, I decide to forget about him and move on. But then he shows up again, and this time he’s single. I take it as a sign we’re meant to be. But being with him isn’t that simple.
Aiden’s ex won’t let him go, and if she finds out I’m with Aiden, she’ll get him fired from her father’s investment firm.
Then there’s my promotion at work. It depends on how well I plan an event, which just happens to be for Aiden’s ex.
Aiden insists we hide our relationship until his ex moves on with someone else, but I’m starting to wonder if that’ll ever happen. I love Aiden, but if we can’t be together like a real couple, can we really make this last?