Sam Chalmer, the only son of a billionaire tycoon, and Juniper Berry, who was raised by hippies, meet when she chains herself to a tree that his firm plans to chop down. His attempts at sweet-talking her fails and a storm comes through. The low-lying land starts to flood. From enemy to hero, he saves her after she loses the key to the chain.

The streets are flooded. The hotels are full. They end up sharing a room. And it’s there, in close confines, while sharing a bottle of tequila that they discover that sexual chemistry does not discriminate. They accidentally fall in love. That’s the easy part, because it’s not that simple, especially when impossible promises are made. What follows is one problem after another. He has to prove to her that he’s not the devil in a suit by promising to save that tree. In return for keeping the tree alive he promises his father to court a wealthy heiress.

She’s carrying her own secret: their first night together delivered more than insatiable lust. Boasting chemistry that is off the charts, the couple, unable to take their hands off each other, have to grapple with misconceptions, expectations, and misunderstandings.


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This is one finely scribed novel that is rich in steamy erotica and yet goes beyond the usual Chick Lit realm because of the fine mystery that ties it together. Recommended.  (Grady Harp – San Francisco Book Review)

After being arrested for a crime he didn’t commit, Bronson, a dark, stormy figure, is driven to take revenge on the person responsible. Apart from clearing his name, his other mission is also to find his real parents.

Ava is not only dating the guy responsible for Bronson’s incarceration but is also employed by a wealthy loner, who has a heart trapped in secrets, some of which relate back to Bronson.

Driven by revenge, Bronson seduces Ava, who, captivated by his considerable masculinity and brooding aura, finds herself unable to resist his charms. And while he attempts to quash desire, Bronson soon finds himself falling hard for the sassy-spirited Ava, which only complicates things considering that was never his intention.

Adopted at the age of five, Bronson unravels hidden secrets about his beginnings stored away in a penthouse on Fifth Avenue guarded by Ava’s eccentric employer.

Conflict soon sets in, and a mystery starts to take shape, for it seems as though history’s repeating itself.

Is Ava and Bronson’s connection a setup? The answer to this turns out to be far more complicated than either of them could have imagined.

Just as Bronson surrenders to his heart’s desire, he stumbles upon a gruesome clue to his birth hidden in a closet, which opens up all kinds of questions. Mainly… was his meeting Ava a coincidence, or a plot to lure him there in the first place?

In this intense and gripping romantic suspense, the reader is swept into a whirlpool of adventure as the pair battle with trust issues and suspended disbeliefs, while their chemistry proves so off the charts, they can’t take their hands off each other. Since at the core of this story is love, of the eternal nature.

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Clarissa Moone’s a smart, quirky art history grad with an almost unhealthy obsession for vintage clothes. When she lands a job working for the enigmatic Aidan Thornhill, she doesn’t quite know what to expect—but certainly not romance.

Aidan is a self-made billionaire whose early life is shrouded in mystery. Fleeing a scandal, he joined the army and, years later, returned from Afghanistan with a head full of bad memories and a million dollars left to him by a dead friend. Now, he’s one of LA’s wealthiest bachelors—and he’s also smoking hot.

But even this billionaire veteran didn’t count on the voluptuous Clarissa. With rumors already circulating, Aidan breaks his golden rule: one steamy night on his private yacht, he seduces Clarissa. When he discovers her lack of experience, instead of running, he takes control. Things are about to get filthier than Clarissa ever imagined.

Aidan’s dark past is never far behind. Determined to stir trouble, three figures—an old army comrade, a spurned ex-con, and a spoiled old flame with sharp claws—emerge to reap revenge.

Rising to defend his new lover, the former soldier charges headlong into battle, determined to have Clarissa even if it means losing everything, while she must choose whether to ignore the rumors and continue to bathe in Aidan’s charms… Or leave her dream job.

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Set in New York, The Importance of Being Wild is a steamy love story between Curtis Drake and Bonita Wild. He is a guitarist, and she’s an intelligent, mixed up woman whose ex-husband did something so terrible to her she longer believes in love.

That is… until the sexy hunk, Curtis enters her bar one day.

After she discovers that her violent, controlling husband hid a secret from her, Bonnie has to pick up the pieces of two wasted years in an abusive marriage.

Through insatiable desire, Curtis not only shows Bonnie what passionate love feel likes, but he also helps her leave her past behind by winning her heart and body.

Curtis is also burdened by his past. A rash decision made when young, returns to haunt him, and when Bonnie learns that he kept a secret from her, wounds reappear and she runs.

Convinced that Bonnie is his soulmate, Curtis does everything to regain her trust. But first, he has to deal with a drug-addicted ex, who doesn’t care whose life she ruins.

The trouble is Bonnie needs to learn to trust. Having never experienced it, Bonnie doesn’t even know what unconditional love feels like.

Falling into each other’s arms, these two equally complicated beings navigate a new path together while surrendering to smoldering, insatiable passion.

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A stand-alone steamy contemporary romance exploring the relationship between Bella Wild and Sebastian Luca—characters first introduced in The Importance of Being Wild.

When Bella heads to Hollywood to see if she can earn an ‘honest’ living, she soon discovers that it’s almost just as seedy as the escort work she wishes to leave behind. Her kind heart lands her into trouble along the way. Meanwhile, Seb has to try to keep his family business afloat after it’s discovered that his late father left a huge gambling debt. Even though all Seb wants to do is perform concerts and develop his relationship with Bella, suddenly he must save his family’s business and protect them. As the pair deal with their issues, Seb has to learn to trust Bella while she must face her past in order to learn how to love unconditionally and grow.

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Interview With Author J.J. Sorel

the sorel shotImpressed by their heartfelt, down-to-earth portrayal of love and sex, I developed a voracious appetite for contemporary romance books. I was so inspired by the genre that a decade ago I decided to explore that world as a writer. I embarked on writing three books, all of which are collecting dust on my hard drive. And then, Aidan Thornhill entered my imagination and came alive on paper. From that moment, like all emotional love stories, nothing else mattered. I fell in love and was compelled to write, almost in a frenzy, every day without fail, which resulted in Thornhill Trilogy. I’ve since completed The Importance of being Wild and The Importance of being Bella, while I’m really excited by my gothic-inspired romantic suspense novel, Take My Heart. As a departure from intense romances, I’ve just released a quirky, kind of crazy romantic comedy – Beautiful but Strange.
For my latest project, I’m back to the darker side of romance with Dark Descent into Desire. Set in England the plot is deliciously gothic, and features an introspective, sexy billionaire and a sharp, creative girl, who not only becomes his object of obsession but manages to go somewhere no one else has gone before: to the heart and soul of the damaged man.  



ATAI 5 Stars 900