Tainted Love

Cade

After six years, I've returned to my hometown - and to Lanie, the woman I left behind. I'm pretty sure she still hates me for the way I left - no note, no goodbye - just there one day and gone the next. But there are reasons I had to leave, why I had no choice but to let her go. The scars of my past run deep, and I know that a man like me can never truly be worthy of the love of a woman as sweet and pure as Lanie.


Lanie

When Cade left, I was devastated. I've tried to forget him, to move on with my life and forget the feel of his mouth on mine, his hands on my body. But now he's back, bringing with him all the feelings I've tried so hard to bury. Will the past continue to keep us apart, or can we find the courage to move on with our lives? Together?

Daryl

Nothing prepared me for the sight of her in the flesh. She took my breath away from the moment I saw her and her natural beauty and warmth pulled me to her like a magnet. I keep telling myself that I have to remain professional, that she's off-limits, but the truth is I need to be near her, even though I can never have her. I've got a job to do but it's hard to resist her emerald eyes, killer smile, and delectable curves. I can't afford to be distracted, to lose focus, because if I do, it could put us both in grave danger.


Trish

I was attracted to him the second he walked through the door of the diner where I work. His tall, lean body and ice blue eyes have awakened desires I thought were long dead and I find myself fantasizing about what lies beneath his civilized veneer. His heated gaze promises all kinds of pleasure, making me ache in secret places, but nothing prepares me for the shock of discovering the real reason he's here and the pain of knowing he's the type of man I can never give my heart to.

Blake

I have a reputation with women, one I’m more than happy to encourage since my bitter break-up with my fiancée. I’ve vowed never to let another woman get close enough to hurt me again, so one-night stands and casual hook-ups are all I have to offer. But when a voluptuous siren falls into my arms at a costume party, she sets my blood on fire and ignites my dormant heart. When she flees, I go to great lengths to find her and suggest a mutually satisfying arrangement. But once I’ve had a taste of her sweet lips, I know that one night will never be enough. I want her for a lifetime.


Annie

There's no denying the attraction that simmers between Blake and I, and his proposition is more tempting than I would like to admit. But I have secrets, things that could break me all over again if I let him get too close. Am I brave enough to take a chance on him? A chance that he might fulfil every desire I’ve ever had? I want to escape my past so that I can move on with my future. But will that future include Blake?


Trigger Warning: Contains references to abuse and drugs.

Dawson

The last thing I expect to find when I’m called to a late-night disturbance is a drop-dead, gorgeous blonde trying to break into the local prison when most sane people would be trying to break out. But the biggest surprise of all is that I know her. In the five years since I've seen her, Kaylee has blossomed from a pretty high school junior to the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen – a woman who not only steals my breath but also my self-control. I should be focusing on the job, on finding out what’s brought her to the gates of the prison and back into my life, but all I can think about is having her under me on soft sheets, while I brand her mine from the inside out.


Kaylee

Demanding entry into a maximum detention facility to see the father I never knew existed probably wasn’t my smartest idea ever, especially when the cops show up in the tantalizing shape of Detective Dawson Ford, who’s more than capable of throwing my ass in jail. Dawson is no longer the skinny senior I remember from high school, but six-feet-five of mouth-watering temptation, and I want nothing more than to feel his lips on mine, his hands on my body, helping me forget the nightmare that is my life. As the undeniable attraction between us catches fire, what should have been a simple quest for information quickly escalates into a deadly battle of wills, leaving my fate - and my life - in the hands of a ruthless monster. My father.

Meri

When my best friend goes missing, help comes in the form of Tony Cooper, the sexy detective who just so happens to be everything I’ve ever wanted in a man. He makes me believe in love at first sight, and the instant attraction that simmers between us inevitably bubbles over into full-blown passion, leaving me yearning for a lifetime in his arms. But, after one glorious night together, the heart-battered detective pushes me away, making it clear that we have no future together and breaking my heart in the process, proving that love isn't always enough to free someone from the demons of their past.


Tony

The first time I lay eyes on Meredith Green, she literally takes my breath away. Everything about her is captivating, from her hazel eyes and delicious curves, to her quick wit and feisty spirit. I want her until it’s an ache in my soul, but it’s a desire I can’t afford give into. She deserves so much more than a man like me, a man shackled by his past, a man no longer emotionally whole. So I do the only thing I can – let her go. But, when Meri’s safety is threatened by the very criminals I’m trying to bring down, I realize that not only will I move heaven and earth to make sure she’s safe, I’ll also do everything in my power to make her mine, because life without her is no life at all. I only hope I haven’t left it too late.

Catch up with Jenna & Tyler from Playing Deep, together with the rest of the gang.

Will Jenna and Tyler finally get their happy ever after?

Or will fate intervene to keep them apart once more?

This is a sweet, sexy novella, and the final instalment of The Play Series.