“I don’t want to be the poster boy.”
Hockey player Kevin Shaw knows he isn’t innately gifted, and he works damn hard to make up for it. The last thing he needs during his first season of pro hockey is a distraction. He just wants to get better, grab a spot on the third or fourth line, and not let slip any hint of attraction to his new buddy.
“If they see, they see.”
Called up from the minor league to the major league at the end of last season, hockey player Matty O’Brien is secretly terrified he won’t hack it. He plays center forward, but he’s always the wingman and never the center of attention. The way Kevin watches him makes him feel like the star player.
“He’s just jealous of what you and I have.”
Before they can decide what they are, someone finds out their secret. Locker room gossip could be fatal for Kevin’s career. Will Kevin stand up for himself without plunging deep into the closet or risking his career all over again? And can they trust their friends to hold their secrets close?
“You’re not made to follow orders.”
Desperately broke Gabriel Hunter is spotted after interviewing for CEO and legendary male ex-model Briar Fields. Gabriel’s swept off his feet, sent to fashion weeks across the globe, and spotted on the streets. But one thing never changes: the itch for his boss and inspiration, Briar, every time they get close.
“No more strings attached to me.”
Briar Fields, CEO of world-famous modeling agency Exposed, takes what he wants but he doesn’t date models. He’s still reeling from a messy breakup and he’s convinced he’s better on his own. Cocky, gorgeous, fascinating Gabriel is the next sensation. But he has to keep his distance, because getting too close as Gabriel rockets to fame is a surefire way to get burned.
“He’ll be mine.”
Both men fear being used again, but the chemistry is unbearable. With the darker pressures of the fashion industry squeezing them both, one well-placed word can snap their fragile connection… and Briar’s ex, Austin, would love to grab Gabriel for his own fledgling agency. Can Briar and Gabriel set aside their egos to save their hearts and careers?
They might even go on a proper date. Through mission briefings and politically required offspring, the mental link their queenship forges between them only grows stronger. Within this bond they find strength in each other. Then a rogue AI attacks their ship, ripping the queen open to the core. The two pilots feel it all; the assault destroys their connection and tears them adrift into open space.
Kato and Mas’ud wake up in the medical bay of a rival family with no memory of their queenship or each other. Hailed as a war hero, Kato retrains as a kingship pilot, preparing to defend Earth against the AI. Mas’ud, dismissed as permanently broken, struggles to rediscover his own truth.
Their queenship is out there, waiting for her pilots to come home. The future of their family depends on it.
If a werewolf can’t act against the status quo without facing severe consequences, a human with Ashton’s cunning and experience circumventing supernatural predators certainly can’t risk drawing their attention. Their chance encounter leaves them both shaken and questioning whether they are living life as they were intended—or if surviving is really living at all.
Princeton-bound Jordan Callahan is sick of lusting for Rick—his straight best friend and former captain of the football team. He can’t wait for college, so he can find a man to drive away his pointless crush.
Rick Ferguson can’t escape his strange obsession. For months, whenever he’s been with a woman, all he can think about is Jordan. Satisfying his curiosity is the only way to get his tall, muscular friend out of his system. Right?
On a camping trip just weeks before the semester starts, Rick takes Jordan to a one-bedroom cabin with a king-sized bed big enough for two all-stars to share. But Rick doesn’t want forever, and Jordan is in love. Giving in to desire could jeopardize their friendship, and the ugliness of the world beyond their cabin could tear them apart.
Accustomed to deception in his work, Jack pretends to love Simon, a lonely IT manager who unknowingly helps Jack run his scam.
Unexpectedly, something genuine happens between them — and Simon’s manipulative ex is desperate to stop it.
Hunted for a crime he didn’t commit, shifter Logan Dix tries to keep loneliness at bay until he can prove his innocence. His retreat high in the Rocky Mountains has left him alone for too long. When Lone shifter Kristof Two-Feather is sent to bring him to justice, Dix’s hunger to bond to a mate drives him to do something stupid.