Tempting the single dad

All I want is to get this job as a nanny but will I be able to resist kissing my new boss?


She’s perfect. That’s the first thought that strikes me when I lay eyes on Lina.
I quickly remind myself she’s here as my son’s new nanny. With an almost fifteen-year age gap between us, I doubt she’s feeling the same way I am…Inviting her to Lillapond seemed like a perfect plan — a trial period for her to care for my son while I’m at work. But, now what’s on trial? My ability to think straight with this woman next to me.Being stuck in the car with her feels like torture… And to top it off, when we get to the bed-and-breakfast, turns out there’s been a mix-up with the reservation—we’ve only got one bedroom for the three of us.
I don’t know how long I can resist her… it’s going to be a long weekend.

Carried by the mountain man

When I run away from my wedding, I never thought I'd end staying the night at a mountain man's cabin.


I’m walking through the woods when the most beautiful woman I’ve seen in the world runs into me.
She’s in a wedding dress, barefoot, and her feet are covered in blisters. The worst part? The tears streaming down her face. My protective instincts kick in and I decide I’ll never let her get hurt again.
I’ll be her feet from now on.
I’ll keep her ex out.
I’ll keep her safe.

She’s mine now, and I won’t give her up. Nor let her leave my cabin.

Nursing her curves

He's older, I hate him, yet he's standing beside me when I get sick.

Dr. Josh Sagan, the handsome doctor who everyone loves, doesn’t fool me. He can that have a beautiful smile and wear tight scrubs to show off his big muscles but he’s not trustworthy.

When I get sick, he’s there for me.

And my hatred wavers.

Every single look, every single touch, makes me want him instead.

I could blame my sickness, but I’m sure the medicine he’s giving me is probably why I’m falling for him…

Under the mistletoe with the mountain man

All I want for Christmas is to seduce my mountain man next door.

When a tree falls down on my house, Braxton comes to my rescue.

Braxton, the mountain man next door and the man I love.

The problem? He doesn’t seem interested. He’s too closed off because everyone is afraid of his rough appearance but the big scar on his face doesn’t change how much I love him.

When he invites me to live with him until my house is fixed, I come up with a plan to seduce him and hang a sprig of mistletoe.

This Christmas, while the snow is falling outside, I’m going to turn up the heat inside. This silent strong man cannot hide his kind heart forever.

The indifference he has shown until now… is cracking. I understand why he tried to stay away.

Will I be able to make him believe he’s worthy of love?

Nurturing her curves

Can I let go of the past and accept this farmer's love?

I hear the only place where I can get my grandma’s gift is at Asher’s farm.

But when I meet him, her gift seems to be the last thing on my mind. Instead, I want his strong arms and big hands to unwrap me and give myself to him.

I can see from his eyes how much he wants me, but I don’t want casual sex.

I can’t let myself fall in love with him, not when I’ve been hurt so many times. But when Asher, dressed as a vampire, protects me from a stranger in the town’s Halloween party, I let him bite me.

Saving her curves

She is just a childhood crush or that's what I keep telling myself. But once I see her, after all these years, it's hard to stay away.

It’s hard to believe she’s back. She’s the sister of my best friend and my childhood crush.

When there’s a gas leak in her restaurant, I save her, but not from myself. There’s no way I’m going to live without her again.

I propose she lives with me without thinking about what her brother will do once he finds out.

But her brother is not the only thing keeping her from being mine. Will I be able to convince this woman she’s worthy of love?

Protecting her curves

As soon as she entered the bus, I knew she was the only one for me. That was five years ago. I've yet to make a move.

I’m much older than her yet I can’t stop admiring her.

I can’t stop thinking about her curves, about how amazing she is.

Everyone in town knows my past. And I don’t deserve a woman like her.

When a group of tourists starts harassing her, I step in and decide that I’ll walk her home every day until they leave.

I’ll protect her no matter what.

But every single minute I spend with her, I get more and more greedy, wanting to claim her for myself.

Airport Drive

Pepys Island was supposed to be a fresh start, no distractions. But then, I met the taxi driver who’s come to collect me at the airport.

I’m a city girl searching for peace in my life. That’s why I moved to Pepys.
But ever since I met him, I can’t stop thinking about him.
Not only he’s big and sexy, he’s also kind.
Maybe, just maybe, we can have a little fun.
No strings attached. Get it out of my system, and then I can move on with my life, ALONE.

About the author

Lara Rivers

Lara Rivers writes sweet and steamy romantic short stories that come with a guaranteed HEA! She’s currently exploring all the characters from Pepys Island, a small island but full of possibilities.

When she’s not writing, you can find her obsessing over her newest craft project.