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Snowballed by Melanie Ting
She needs Prince Farming . . . but she got me instead.
Sure, life’s been easy for me. Growing up in an oceanside house in SoCal, playing top-level college hockey, driving a luxury car with a generous allowance—sounds like the dream, right? Turns out what I didn’t have was freedom. And when I decided to transfer to Moo U for my last year of hockey, my controlling father cut me off.
No money, no car, no friends. I’m just another student struggling to make ends meet. The only place I can afford to live is the Meyers’ farm, where I’ll work in exchange for room and board. Farm work is so exhausting that I don’t even have time to wallow in the crappy turn my life has taken. Zoe Meyers is a hot blonde Amazon with all the energy of a chipmunk on crack. And her positivity is making me realize how lucky I really am, even though I’m broke. Too bad she’s not impressed by a guy who can’t figure out which end of a goat to milk.
Because suddenly I want to impress her. I want to do a lot more with her too . . . if I can get her out of the barn and into my arms.
Stolen Moments by Cathrina Maura
What if the one person you can’t have is the one person you can’t resist?
It was hate at first sight for Emilia and Carter. Neither can remember how their feud started, but that doesn’t stop them from pulling some crazy pranks on each other.
Until one night. One kiss is all it takes.
The lines between love and hate blur, and things are forever changed.
They know they can never cross that line, though…
Carter is Emilia’s best friend’s brother, after all.
Illicit Promises by Catharina Maura
We both claim we’re over each other, so why do we keep finding ourselves back in each other’s arms?
I thought I was over her, right until she walked back into my life. My head knows she and I will end in disaster, yet my heart can’t deny her. Maybe I can convince Emilia to make me her dirty little secret…
Carter is still the only one I want and the only one I desire. He’s also still the only one I can’t have. How am I going to survive college when he’s everywhere, tempting me to break the promises I’ve made.
The Ruins of Us by Catharina Maura
What do you do when the one that got away comes back?
I thought I was doing right by those Emilia and I both love when I let her go. So why has not a single thing in my life felt right since she left? Emilia is back now, and I’m ready to fight like hell for her. But how do I convince Emilia to give me another chance when she keeps going out of her way to avoid me?
It’s been years since I’ve been back in Woodstock. Had it been up to me, I’d never have come back at all. I don’t want to be here – I don’t want to be around Carter. So why does life keep pushing me back to him?
The Beau & the Belle by R.S. Grey
Beau Fortier starred in most of my cringe-worthy teenage fantasies.
I met him when I was a junior in high school, a time that revolved exclusively around bad hair, failed forays into flirting, and scientific inquiries into which brand of toilet paper worked best for stuffing bras.
That is, until Beau moved into the small guest house just beyond my bedroom window.
A 24-year-old law student at Tulane, Beau was as mysterious to me as second base (both in baseball and in the bedroom). He was older. Intimidating. Hot. Boys my age had chicken legs and chubby cheeks. Beau had calloused hands and a jaw cut from steel. Our interactions were scarce—mostly involving slight stalking on my end—and yet deep down, I desperately hoped he saw me as more of a potential lover than a lovesick loser.
Turns out, I was fooling myself. My fragile ego learned that lesson the hard way.
Now, ten years later, we’re both back in New Orleans, and guess who suddenly can’t take his eyes off little ol’ me.
My old friend, Mr. Fortier.
But things have changed. I’m older now—poised and confident. My ego wears a bulletproof vest. The butterflies that once filled my stomach have all perished.
When I was a teenager, Beau warned me to guard my heart.
Let’s hope he knows how to guard his