8 Earth Day Reads: Making The Outdoors Sexy

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8 Earth Day Reads: Making The Outdoors Sexy

What screams Earth Day more then sexy lumberjacks, hot fishermen, and rugged outdoorsmen?

We found 8 sexy outdoor-themed reads to help you celebrate Earth Day!

☛ Girl in the Water by Dana Marton

He doesn’t mind breaking rules, just never his own. Rule #1: You don’t seduce the woman you protect.

After the death of his wife and twin sons, Army vet Ian Slaney is a shadow of his former self. On the path of self-destruction, only his best friend’s disappearance in South America pulls Ian back from the ledge. He rushes to Brazil, only to discover that his friend was murdered. The single lead in the case is also the single biggest obstacle–Daniela, a mysterious beauty very much in need of protection, with a host of secrets hidden in a dark past. As the two of them track down clues and try to untangle an impossible case, they draw the attention of all the wrong people, and danger follows them back to the US.

Ian wants the murderers. Daniela wants Ian to acknowledge the hot sparks of passion between them. But convincing Ian to set aside his protective instincts proves more difficult than teaching a water buffalo to tap dance.

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☛ Lumberjack (A Real Man, 1) by Jenika Snow

He hasn’t been with a woman in five years.
She hasn’t been with a real man … until now.

VIVIAN
I’ve had enough of the crap that goes along with living in the city. So, I packed for a weeklong vacation in the mountains. Isolation in a cabin for the next seven days sounds like a good way to recoup and get my life back in order. After getting lost while hiking, I stumble upon a cabin that has me questioning whether to ask for help, or if I should brave staying the night in the woods.

JAKE
I left everything behind years ago after the woman I was with betrayed me. Now I work as a lumberjack and live my life as a recluse. Being celibate for the last five years says a lot about my self-control, but I’m a man and have needs, and not giving into what I really want is hard as hell. But I can’t let myself get close to anyone, not even for a few hours. Getting close is how I got screwed over before.
As soon as I see Vivian, I know I have to have her. It’s been forever since I’ve had a woman. Because of a storm rolling in, she’ll have to stay with me overnight. We could do a lot of filthy things in that time. I pride myself on my control, but when it comes to Vivian, I don’t know if I can keep my hands to myself.
I know I can’t.
I have needs, and it’s clear Vivian’s in need of a real man to help her unwind. I can certainly help her in that department.

Warning: If you’re looking for a sappy, pull-your-heartstring kind of book … this isn’t it. If you want a short and dirty story featuring an all-around alpha hero who hasn’t had a woman in years, and a heroine who’ll find out what it’s like to be with a real man … this might be for you.

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☛ WOOD by Rocklyn Ryder

Gail: I was pretty sure that rugged mountain men living off grid were a myth– until I blow a tire on a lonely mountain road. I’m no damsel in distress, I can change my tire all by myself! But the jack that came with the SUV needs something under it to give it more height. I don’t need this guy to fall in love with me, all I need is some wood.

Blaze: Swinging the axe is a good exercise when my modest homestead up here in the Bitterroot mountains of Idaho starts feeling lonely. When a curvy woman shows up on my property looking at me like I’m her last meal, I’ve got a better way to work off the tension. She says all she needs is some wood, but I’m going to convince her she just found home.
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WOOD features a complete story with no cheating and a guaranteed happy ending for one rugged mountain man and one stubborn lady who manage to find each other even in the most unlikely of places.

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☛ Goodbye Paradise by Sarina Bowen

Most people called it a cult. But for twenty years, Josh and Caleb called it home.

In Paradise, there is no television. No fast food. Just long hours of farm work and prayer on a dusty Wyoming ranch, and nights in a crowded bunkhouse. The boys of the Compound are kept far from the sinners’ world.

But Joshua doesn’t need temptation to sin. His whole life, he’s wanted his best friend, Caleb. By day they work side by side. Only when Josh closes his eyes at night can they be together the way he craves.

It can never be. And his survival depends on keeping his terrible desires secret.

Caleb has always protected Josh against the worst of the bullying at the Compound. But he has secrets of his own, and a plan to get away — until it all backfires.
Josh finds himself homeless in a world that doesn’t want him. Can Caleb find him in time? And will they find a place of safety, where he can admit to Josh how he really feels?

Warning: Contains a hot male/male romance, copious instances of taking the Lord’s name in vain, and love against the kitchen counter.

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☛ It Started with a Kiss (Sequoia Lake Book 1) by Marina Adair

With a kidney transplant behind her, Avery Adams is determined to channel her inner adventurer and explore everything life has to offer. Only problem is, the closest she’s ever come to a real-life adventure was sixth-grade science camp. So to seize the summer in her rustic Sierra Nevada town, she takes a job as a guide at the local adventure lodge. But Avery doesn’t realize her biggest challenge will register at six-plus feet of rugged good looks and alpha-male charm.

As a member of the Sequoia Elite Mountain Rescue team, Tyson Donovan has made a life out of cheating death and rescuing weekend warriors from the treacherous terrain. “The world is my home” is more than just a motto; it’s what scares off women who would otherwise try to tie him down. When his dad’s health lands the family’s adventure lodge in serious danger of going up in flames, he moves home—and quickly remembers why he left. Until he meets Avery, the irresistible new guide who makes him want to stay.

Tyson gives the inexperienced Avery a lesson in romance that her books could never teach her. And with her undeniable spirit for life, Avery shows Tyson the healing power of love. But with one misstep, everything comes crashing down, and they’ll both have to take the biggest leap of all—into the kind of adventure that lasts a lifetime.

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☛ Seducing the Bridesmaid (Wedding Dare series) by Katee Robert

A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…

She has a plan. He’s about to change it.

Regan Wakefield is a headhunter in both name and personality: driven, motivated, and unafraid to pursue what—and who—she wants. Naturally, she’s thrilled when her friend’s wedding offers her an opportunity to score Logan McCade, the practically perfect best man. Unfortunately, groomsman Brock McNeil keeps getting in her way, riling her up in the most delicious of ways. But Brock’s smooth southern charm isn’t part of the plan…so how exactly did they end up having searing-hot sex?

Regan may pretend the erotic electricity sparking between them is merely a distraction, but Brock knows better. She refuses to see beyond the devil-may-care façade he presents to the world, while he sees straight through hers. Changing her mind—and getting under her skin—is a challenge he can’t resist. And when he wins, Brock will do whatever it takes to convince Regan that the best man for her is him.

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☛ Good Wood (Carolina Stallions Book 2) by Eden Connor

Bodie calls his neighbor at the Neon Flamingo Family Campground ‘crazy baby’ for a reason. She’s pure electricity in his arms, but there’s no time for love. He’s got one last chance to shake the sand of Myrtle Beach off his cleats and head for the majors. If he ever hits again, that is.

Rita can’t get enough of the Carolina country boy living next door, but he’s too late to change her mind. She’s got a date with a handful of pain pills and a rip tide. As soon as she does her last good deed and buries a truckload of flamingoes, she’s making sure no one ever hurts her again.

It’s good wood and then goodbye, but will one last wave bring the pair together again?

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☛ THE CORBIN BROTHERS: The Complete 5-Books Series by Lexie Ray

Enjoy all 5 Corbin brothers books in this discounted bundle.
All full length books. No cliffies!

HUNTER
People weren’t supposed to live through what I lived through, and most of the time, I wish I hadn’t. I came away from military service fucked up beyond all recognition, slinking back to my family’s cattle ranch in Texas to heal, my tail between my legs. Well, leg. Singular.

My brothers hire Hadley Parsons to put me back together again, and she’s the best of the best, tough and beautiful to boot. She won’t take an ounce of bullshit and she’s made it her mission to see me through my recovery one way or another. With her unconventional methods, I find myself looking forward to seeing her every single day.

AVERY
Our ranch has been in our family for generations and generations, and it’s said that ranching runs in Corbin blood. If that’s true, though, I must not be a Corbin. I’ve always dreamed of doing something different — anything different — from the ranch, but blood is blood, and I can’t see my brothers’ dream go under. But when the ranch faces a real threat, I don’t have a choice but to do the unthinkable — enter into a marriage of economics with Paisley Summers, daughter of a wealthy rancher one property over.

I’ve known Paisley since elementary school, but that doesn’t mean I like her. Can we learn to love each other in this new arrangement, or will this marriage tear our families and our ranches apart?

EMMETT
I don’t know what it’s going to take for me to get noticed in this family, but I’m pretty sure it won’t take very long to get my brothers’ attention associating with one of the most notorious women in town.

Peyton Crow is best known for granting instant gratification to lonely souls in town, but she’s a lot more than she seems. Once you get past all the sex and conflict, she has a heart of gold and a love and understanding for horses that rivals my own.

But will my brothers finally take my ideas for expanding the family ranch seriously? And will Peyton ever see that she’s worth much more than anyone gives her credit for?

TUCKER
I have secrets in my past that need to stay there — things I don’t talk about. But when one of those nightmares comes back to life, there’s nothing I can do to hide those terrible things from my brothers any longer.

Amelia Banks makes frequent appearances in my nightmares, both of us survivors of a sadistic serial killer from my time away from the ranch as a cop. I thought that was all over and done with — it had almost killed me and driven me crazy. But when Amelia shows up on the ranch, terrified that the killer is hunting her once more, I start to realize that some things are never really other.

CHANCE
I’ve been taking care of the ranch and my brothers ever since our parents died, and have watched my brothers pair off with women who love them one by one. I’d like to experience some of that love, too, but I only have eyes for one woman — who happens to be our housekeeper. It would be too complicated. There would be too many factors against us being together. But I can’t get her off of my mind — even as our ranch suffers a brutal attack that might end the family business for us Corbins once and for all.


Happy Earth Day reading!

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10 Romance Books: Spring Break Style

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10 Romance Books: Spring Break Style

Whether you’re relaxing on the couch or on a beach somewhere, Spring Break is the perfect time to escape into a new book!

Here are some top vacation-themed reads, just in time for your much-needed break!

☛ Worth the Fall (The McKinney Brothers, Book 1) by Claudia Connor

They meet on a beach. . . . Abby Davis isn’t wearing a skimpy bikini or sipping umbrella drinks, not when she’s busy chasing around four little ones. And Matt McKinney isn’t looking for fun—he’s a Navy SEAL, a grown man with a long list of missions . . . and fallen brothers.

They only have a week. . . . Abby has brought her children to this beach to start over, to give them the enjoyable memories they deserve. Matt’s been sidelined by a combat injury, and haunted by the best friend he lost and the promise he made: to remain a SEAL—focused and dedicated. This leaves no time for what he’s always wanted: a family.

But a week is all it takes. . . . Matt opens her heart while Abby soothes his soul. And though they plan to say good-bye when the week is over, something magical happens on that beach, something neither can forget. Something utterly, completely worth falling for.

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☛ Beyond Me: Sex on the Beach by Jennifer Probst

CAN FUN IN THE SUN TURN INTO LASTING LOVE?
Spring break in Key West with my besties was supposed to be casual fun. But I never expected to meet him. Sex and frolic? Yes! A relationship? No. But his hot blue eyes and confident manner drew me in. And when he let me see the man behind the mask, I fell hard, foolishly believing there could be a future for us. Of course, I never considered our relationship might be based on lies…or that his betrayal could rock my foundation and make me question everything I believed in…

OR WILL A LIFE BUILT ON LIES RUIN EVERYTHING?
The moment I saw her I knew I had to have her. She hooked me with her cool eyes and don’t-touch-me attitude. I had it all—money, social status, and looks. I could get any girl I wanted…until her. When my friends challenged me with a bet to get her into bed by the end of the week, I couldn’t pass it up. But sex wasn’t supposed to turn into love. She wasn’t supposed to change me, push me, and make me want more for myself. She wasn’t supposed to wreck me in all ways. And now, if I can’t turn my lies into truth, I just might lose her forever…

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☛ Ex Games by Stella Rhys

What’s ice-cold but hotter than hell? Rebounding with your ex’s older brother, of course.

A perfect storm led me to this place. Ghosted by my fiancé, I was suddenly broke, heartbroken and facing eviction. Enter Mason Leo, the six feet and two inches of pure muscle and arrogance I’ve hated with a passion since the day we met. The man is cocky, womanizing and ruinously gorgeous.

Worse than that, he’s my ex’s brother. And for the next two weeks, he gets to do with me as he pleases.

I’ll explain.

With both our exes – wait for it – set to marry each other in St. Lucia, I’ve agreed to let Mason pay my debts so long as I play his date. My only job is to keep my clothes on while I get my closure. Because as much as I hate Mason Leo, the man is a walking sex god. And in the name of revenge, he gets to take me out, show me off – dress, touch and kiss me with those wicked lips. It’s all for show, but every night in paradise with him brings more drinks, more drama and another temptation, so no matter what I do, I can’t stop reminding myself this:

There’s absolutely no good to come from f*cking my ex’s brother.

No matter how good it’ll feel.

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☛ Spring Fling: A New Adult Anthology (Red Avon Impulse)  by Julia Kent

Four tales of hot New Adult romance in New Orleans …

Party Spring Break–style with four bestselling romance authors, including Julia Kent and Sara Fawkes, as they dish out sexy tales of romance in the Big Easy!

Share Me by Julia Kent
Emma Barton has just been dumped—for being boring. Now she’s letting loose and reclaiming her inner bad girl with not one, but two sexy strangers! Double the pleasure means double the fun, right?

Shake Me by Sara Fawkes
Determined to forget her cheating boyfriend, Cassidy Dupre agrees to a night out with playboy Travis Dean. But when she finds herself wanting more than she bargained for, this evening could spell desire … or disaster!

Show Me by Cathryn Fox
Eva Parker wants a lesson in seduction … from her brother’s best friend. When teaching becomes tension, will they be able to keep it professional? Or will friends forever become something much hotter?

Shock Me by Lauren Hawkeye
Callie Gilmore is determined to break out of the friend zone with Ryder Hawkins. Donning a mask and making her move seems easy, but when fate throws a curveball, Callie must choose: turn and run … or embrace the night.

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☛ Compromising Her Position (Compromise Me) by Samanthe Beck

He’s not who she expected, but he’s exactly the man she needs…

When Chelsea Wayne drags Santa into a supply closet for a little office party nookie, she assumes the man in the suit is her on-again/off-again coworker boyfriend. Instead, it’s Rafe St. Sebastian, a man known for his hard-driving ways in business as well as the bedroom—and, kill her now, the brand spanking new owner of Las Ventanas—who grants her naughtiest Christmas wishes.

So much for her reputation, not to mention her career.

Rafe needs to close three acquisitions to prove to his father he’s ready to take the helm of St. Sebastian Enterprises. A hot interlude in a supply closet after deal number two seems like the perfect illicit Christmas bonus. Unfortunately, when that “bonus” becomes the key to the final deal, he finds himself back in bed—so to speak—with Chelsea, and after their steamy tryst, he’s not interested in keeping things professional…

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☛ Love, in English by Karina Halle

To a restless dreamer like Vera Miles, it sounded like the experience of a lifetime. Instead of spending her summer interning for her astronomy major, she would fly to Spain where she’d spend a few weeks teaching conversational English to businessmen and women, all while enjoying free room and board at an isolated resort. But while Vera expected to get a tan, meet new people and stuff herself with wine and paella, she never expected to fall in love.

Mateo Casalles is unlike anyone Vera has ever known, let alone anyone she’s usually attracted to. While Vera is a pierced and tatted free spirit with a love for music and freedom, Mateo is a successful businessman from Madrid, all sharp suits and cocky Spanish charm. Yet, as the weeks go on, the two grow increasingly close and their relationship changes from purely platonic to something…more.

Something that makes Vera feel alive for the first time.

Something that can never, ever be.

Or so she thinks.

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☛ Vacation Bride (Brides of Paradise Book 1) by Vicky Loebel

When Anna Williams lands a spot on the Vacation Bride reality show, she’s hoping to give her sick father a break from the Milwaukee winter, not win a rich husband. Which is good, because the hunky maintenance man whose broad shoulders and clear blue eyes have caught her attention is neither rich nor part of the contest…is he?

Chris Andersen was a disinherited resort brat until his uncle’s family crashed their private helicopter during an argument over money. Now Chris is a secret billionaire, determined to make the Paradise Resort a success on its own. To pay for improvements, he’s hosting his cousin’s internet reality series, Vacation Bride, a show where women compete to win a rich husband. The women are silly and the show’s a lot of work, but the publicity seems worth it. At least until Chris finds out he may be entering the contest himself as first prize….

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☛ Frenched (Mia and Lucas) by Melanie Harlow

When I got dumped by my stupid fiancé a week before the wedding, my plans involved nothing more than ice cream, a blanket fort, and a bonfire of his possessions.

But my friends convinced me that bitter tastes better drowned in Bordeaux, so I came to Paris for a single-moon.

Then I met him. He’s shown me things I’ve never seen before, and I’m not talking about the Louvre.

Is it just the seduction of Paris? Or could this be the real thing?

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☛ Take Me Back by Meghan March

We fell in love on a beach, got married in paradise, and rode off into the sunset. It should have been perfect, but saying “I do” doesn’t guarantee a happily-ever-after.
Two years later, I barely recognize either of us behind the walls we’ve built.
It’s time to bring it full circle. Back to a tropical paradise. Back to find out if we can still make this work.
I’m not willing to give her up, but to save us, I have to risk everything.
Two damaged people.
Countless secrets.
The fight of our lives.
We might be broken, but we’re not done.

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☛ Where I Belong (Alabama Summer Book 1) by J. Daniels

When Mia Corelli returns to Alabama for a summer of fun with her childhood best friend, Tessa, there’s only one thing keeping her on edge. One person that she’d do anything to avoid.

Benjamin Kelly. World’s biggest dickhead.

Mia hates him with a fury and has no desire to ever see him again. When she decides to start her summer off with a bang and finally give away her v-card, she unknowingly hands it over to the one guy that excelled at making her life miserable, learning a valuable lesson in the process.

Always get the name of the guy you’re going home with.

Ben can’t get the girl he spent one night with out of his head. When she leaves him the next morning, he thinks he’ll never see her again. Until he sees her lounging by the pool with his sister.

Mia is determined to hate Ben, even though she can’t forget him.

Ben is determined to prove he’s not the same guy he used to be.

What happens when the one person you wish never existed becomes the one person you can’t imagine being without?


Happy Spring Break reading!

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