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Trust by PJ Adams

Meet Dean Bailey – part gentleman, part cold-blooded gangster.

Dean Bailey is one of the most intriguing characters I’ve written.

Ruthless gangster in the London tradition, and a gentleman through and through, he wouldn’t have been out of place in the glamorous criminal underworld of the 1960s where pop stars and footballers rubbed shoulders with gangsters and corrupt police officers.

But is a gangster like him out of place in the modern world, as Eastern European gangs battle to secure control of the capital?

And what’s a girl like Jess Taylor to make of him? Still grieving the loss of her parents in an accident eighteen months before, she comes to London to look up old family friends and what she finds is Dean Bailey: a smooth and calculating villain who might just steal her heart.

Whatever the cost.

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Trust will be published by James Grieve Press in early April at an introductory price of $0.99 for the first few days.

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All I Want… more romance recommendations

Posted 24 March 2016 By Polly J Adams

Growing and Kissing (A Bad Boy Romance) by Helena Newbury
To save my sister, I must team up with the most notorious bad boy around The #1 bestseller. Full-length standalone bad boy romance. Louise – Unless I can find $500,000, my sister dies. My only chance is to use my skills with plants to grow weed…but I know nothing about being a criminal. I need Sean O’Harra, the sledgehammer-wielding enforcer everyone fears. He’s the last person I should get involved with…so why do I go weak inside every time I’m near him? Sean – I know I should stay away. She’s better than all this, too feckin’ innocent to get involved in my world. But as soon as I see her, I know I have to help. I have to protect her from the cops, dealers and gangs…but I can’t resist forever. Sooner or later, I’m going to have to grab her, kiss her and show her what bad really is.
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Bastard’s Baby: A Bad Boy Secret Baby Romance by BB Hamel
I had that bastard’s baby and now I need his help. Vince Mori is my enemy. He’s an infamous Italian mobster, all ripped muscles and dangerous tattoos. He’s a cocky a**hole, and for just one night that was exactly what I was looking for. He was a wild ride, a way to rebel against my strict family. And he doesn’t know that he’s the father of my baby. I’m the daughter of one of the most feared Russian mob bosses in the city. When I give birth to my baby boy Alexei, my father wants to tear my child away from me. I won’t let that happen. They may be my family, but I’ll do whatever it takes to keep my baby. The Russians are at war with the Italians, but I know Vince is my only chance. When I run away from home and ask him for help, I’m risking my life to save my son. Vince is everything I’m supposed to hate, but secretly can’t get enough of. He’s only interested in teasing me mercilessly with his dirty mouth and frustrating grin. Now I’m trapped in the Italian mob’s mansion, living next door to my baby’s father. I need their protection, but the war is escalating faster every day. If the cocky jerk Vince Mori can’t learn what it means to be a father, I might be totally screwed. Bastard’s Baby is heart-pounding violent, very sexy, and features a hero with a dirty mouth. It’s only recommended for audiences 18+.
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Wedding Heat: Friday Box Set (Series One) by Giselle Renarde
Forget the happy couple – it’s the guests that make this wedding sizzle! This box set of Wedding Heat novelettes contains all six books from the series’ first season. What’s in the box? Straight, gay, bisexual, lesbian, and transgender erotic stories featuring menage, BBW, fetish, older adults, and even office romance! This wedding’s already got serious sizzle, and it’s only Friday night!
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Jacked: A Billionaire Alpha Male Romance by Sophie Sawyer
Yeah, I’m a jerk. I get it. Not only that, I OWN it. The fact is, being a jerk gets stuff done. Whatever Jack Kingston wants, Jack Kingston gets. I didn’t do romance. I didn’t do love. That’s why the moment I saw Taylor, I had to have her. She was cute, innocent. Nothing like the endless procession of chicks that lined up for a chance with me. She was real. When I heard she was working for my friend Alana, a well-known Madam, I figured she’d be just another one of her parade of call girls, but she was different. She was pure. And for the price of a hundred grand, I could be the one to take that from her. I hoped she could take it rough and dirty, because that’s the only way I knew how to do it. The only problem was I never intended to fall in love. Alert: This book contains very explicit, very dirty sex scenes, graphic violence, and very strong, crude language. It contains an over-the-top possessive alpha male, and insta-love! You have been warned!
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Bad Boy Brit by Caitlin Daire
LIAM: She’s playing hard to get. I’m just hard. If you own a TV or read the papers, you’ll know who I am–Liam Croft, the world’s best and highest-paid footballer. Fans and sports journalists worship me, the ladies love me, and my bedroom practically has a revolving door attached to it. But now I’ve met one beautiful lady in particular–a sports journalist named Allison Flores–and she’s not like the rest. Not even remotely. Firstly, she can’t stand me; something that’s never happened to me with a woman before. Secondly, she’s smart, ambitious and witty; a far cry from the girls I usually encounter. I never thought I’d want to settle down, but when I look at her, all I see is my future. I might be a player, but Allison might just be the one woman who’ll get me to give up the game… // ALLISON: He thinks I’m playing hard to get…but that’s not true. He’s just hard to want. I don’t date players…especially not arrogant, cocky, party-addicted football players like Liam Croft. I’ve never met the guy, but I already can’t stand him from everything I’ve seen in the news and gossip columns…and I’m not usually one to rush to judgment. He’s just that much of a playboy prick. So when I’m sent all the way to London to try and nab an exclusive one-on-one interview with him, I’m forced to suck up and play nice with the man who represents everything I despise for the sake of my career.
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Trust, a London gangland romantic suspense novel by PJ Adams

Never trust a man who says, “Trust me.”

Love strikes in the most unusual places, but can it really take root in a London gangland threatened by Russian mobsters? And can Jess ever learn to trust a gangster like Dean?

Jess.
It’s time for a fresh start. Time to make amends for all the bad things I’ve done. The mistakes. All the people I’ve let down.

But when one good deed exposes betrayals and feuds buried in my family’s past it’s like pulling at a loose thread. One thing leads to another and then another, and then I’m in too deep and it all leads me to him.

Dean Bailey: part gentleman, part cold-blooded gangster, and the most unlikely of heroes.

Dean.
I’m sorted. I’m the man.

I’ve taken on the family business and I’m not scared to defend what’s mine by whatever means are necessary.

She changes everything though. The girl. Jess. She just waltzes in here, poking her nose where it doesn’t belong. Some cock and bull story about family connections, but I don’t swallow any of that.

She’s out to get me but I’m one step ahead. All I have to do is give her a bit of the charm, that disarming grin, and say, “Trust me.”

After that she’s mine. They always are.

Trust: A steamy, edge-of-the-seat romantic suspense thriller from the author of Winner Takes All and Black Widow.

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Trust will be published by James Grieve Press in early April at an introductory price of $0.99 for the first few days.

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All I Want… more romance recommendations

Posted 16 March 2016 By Polly J Adams

Swagger: A Stepbrother Romance by Terry Towers
Tia: Sometimes life kicks you in the teeth. First my dad died. Then my mom spent my college fund to support us kids. But I’m not giving up — I’ve got a plan to pay my way through college. All I need to make it work is a man who’s -charismatic; -domineering; -and way too sexy for his own good. In other words, I need my smoking hot playboy stepbrother Zach. I just have to remember this is business only, and keep my heart locked away. Far, far away. // Zach: If there’s one thing Tia’s good at, it’s crazy ideas. This latest scheme of hers is outrageous — but she says if I don’t help her, she’ll do it anyway. If I can’t stop her, at least I can keep things from getting out of hand. That’s what I told myself. The truth is, I’d do almost anything for a taste of her. And now things are getting complicated. I don’t do commitment. Or feelings. Or any of that crap. But I have this sudden need to protect her. So if this happens, it’ll be with me. Because I don’t want another guy touching her.
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VIPER’S KISS (A Back Down Devil MC Romance Novel) by London Casey
His family was murdered… and the revenge will cost him his leather cut, his MC, and the woman he’s been secretly in love with for years. Blaine is the worst kind of outlaw – he’s bad, bold, ruthless, screws anything with a pulse, and he’s hiding a secret from his club. Not only has he hidden the murder of his family from the club, he’s hidden that he in fact used to be on the other side of the law. All of that is supposed to be dead and gone, but when Jessa shows up to tell him the man who murdered his family has gotten out of prison, everything changes. Blaine is forced to come clean and leave his fate in the hands of the men he considers brothers. Jessa could never admit her feelings for Blaine because of their delicate situation. She always knew what was at stake, and when it was taken from him, they slipped into two very different lives. She’s lonely and constantly in fear. Now with her worst fears coming to life, the only refuge she has in the protection of a group of bikers. And her heart? That’s always been in the care of Blaine. The second Blaine and Jessa are able to finally be together, the heat is not only instant, it comes with a price. Suddenly, there’s more at stake for Blaine to lose than he ever thought possible. Top that with a new sheriff after the club, a rival MC rebuilding, and an old enemy vying to destroy Back Down Devil MC, everyone’s about to be taken
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Sold to the Hitman: A Bad Boy Mafia Romance Novel by Alexis Abbott
She’s terrified of me. She should be. I’m no saint, but apparently even killers have limits. When the Bratva hired me as security for the night, I didn’t know it was a flesh trade. I could have kept my cool, done my job, but then I saw her. Pure as a lily, dressed in skimpy lingerie, and being auctioned off to the foulest men in Brighton Beach. I’m not used to this white knight sh*t, but I did what I had to do. I outbid those pieces of trash and bought myself a bride. What the hell do I do with a sweet, subservient woman who’s been trained to obey her husband? I can think of some things my baser instincts want me to do… But when she submits to me, I’m going to be the man that deserves it, not just the one she owes it to. So I’m going to make her life better. I’m going to make her want me just as bad as I want her. And at night, when my new princess is slumbering, I’m going to make every one of those pimps pay in blood. I will protect her… and our unborn baby.
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Flame (A Stepbrother Romance) by Victoria Villeneuve
Every flame starts with a single spark // SHAY For four years, I’ve run from my past in order to save my future. Until I ran straight into my old stepbrother. My new boss. Arrogant, brash and infuriating, he always got whatever – and whoever – he wanted. Now he wants me to stay, and he’s not past using blackmail to get me to agree. I can’t stand it. I can’t stand him. So how come every time I look at him I want to rip his clothes off? // JASON I hadn’t seen my stepsister in four years until the day she walked into my office. She was always pretty cute. But now she’s smoking hot. Like, I-want-to-bang-her-on-my-desk-right-now hot. She thinks she can resist me. I’ve always been more than just a little bit cocky. But that’s only because I always get what I want. And right now, I want her. Little do I know once isn’t going to be nearly enough…
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Six Bikers for Crissy by Raven Dark
As a hot, sexy bad boy in leather and a member of the Death Devils MC, Razor is everything nineteen year old Crissy wants. Trouble is, having him comes with a price. Razor isn’t the only one who desires her, and she’ll have to satisfy much more than him to gain the approval of his fellow Devils. Innocent, untouched Crissy can scarcely imagine giving up her first time to one man in front of his MC, but the test of her mettle demands she take on six of the Devils. Unprotected. All at once. Is she up for the challenge, or is the price of earning her place at Razor’s side too high to pay?
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“Because I think I love you.” 

I love that first point in a book when those words come tumbling out. It genuinely makes me catch my breath every time.

In Trust, my next novel, my two protagonists have quite a struggle before they reach that point – and afterwards, as Jess Taylor gets caught up in a battle for power between Russian gangsters and a traditional London crime family.

Trust will be published by James Grieve Press in early April. A limited number of advance reading copies will be available to readers willing to post prompt reviews at Amazon, and for those of you who prefer to wait until the book is out, we’ll be publishing at an introductory price of $0.99 for the first few days.

Sign up for my mailing list to be sure to get details of ARC and purchase-links as soon as they become available!

And watch this space for more details, including a cover reveal and some juicy extracts 🙂

Trust: a steamy edge-of-the-seat romantic thriller, coming soon!

And remember: never trust a man who says ‘Trust me’.

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All I Want… more romance recommendations

Posted 7 March 2016 By Polly J Adams

Hung: a Stepbrother Romance by Aya Fukunishi
WARNING: YOU SHOULDN’T BUY THIS BOOK. This book is the reason you need a password to unlock your Kindle, to stop people from discovering your dirty little secret… To stop people from learning that you’re a naughty girl at heart. This book is filthy. Romance? There’s nothing romantic about this story. If you want romance you should go away and read something else. Pick any book that has a couple kissing in the rain on the cover. If in doubt, read Nicholas Sparks. He’s OK. This is a book to be read late at night, under the covers. It’s a book to be read with your Kindle in one hand and your favorite toy in the other. This book will make you wet. You have been warned. // Plot? No, not really. Jill Travers is a young woman. You don’t need to know more. It doesn’t matter. She’s not even real. I made her up in my head. Josh is a young man. He doesn’t have a surname. Would you care if he did? I don’t. Josh and Jill’s parents married last year, and – thanks to the price of Manhattan real estate – these two step-siblings are forced to share a bedroom. Oh, don’t give me that look. You know exactly where this is going. This book is just long enough to get you off. Now go and fetch your favorite toy. It’s time.
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Off Limits: A Bad Boy Romance by Lauren Landish
She’s Daddy’s little girl, but I’ll make her a rebel. They call me a killer – a felon. I spent five years in a medium security sh*thole. I swore I’d stay out of trouble, but when I met Abby Rawlings, all bets were off. From the moment I laid eyes on her, I knew I had to have her. But Daddy dearest is standing in my way. He thinks I’m no good for her, and he’s declared her Off Limits. Well, I don’t give a damn. In the end, I’ll make her mine…
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Crash: A Bad Boy Stepbrother Romance by Sophie Sawyer
Katherine’s mother is about to remarry less than a year since her beloved father was laid to rest, and Katherine is understandably upset. But she agrees to meet the man that’s captured her mother’s heart, along with his son, Luke. Luke believes Katherine is just a spoiled, uptight little princess, and he has no problem telling her so. She can’t believe how arrogant he is, and she can’t wait to get away from him. But the two quickly began to warm up to one another once they realize neither of them was the enemy. Then a car crash changes everything. Katherine awakens after several months in a coma to discover Luke been by her side every moment since the crash. Is it all some warped sense of duty to his soon-to-be relative, or is it something else? As time passes, Luke realizes he must possess the vivacious beauty at all costs. Forget what their parents will think. Forget what society will think. There’s still two weeks until the wedding. He has two weeks to make her fall in love. Two weeks to make her his own.
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SEALed Bride: A Bad Boy Romance by BB Hamel
I’m going to marry the playboy Navy SEAL for one million dollars. Nash Bell is sexy, arrogant, and totally filthy. His war memoir is selling like crazy, making him one of the most famous people in the country. But he hates the limelight and needs me to fix his bad boy reputation to help get him back into active duty. All I have to do is pretend to be his wife, and then I can afford my father’s medical bills. I know I’m just a tool to him, but I can’t help but let him use me. I don’t want to lie to America. But the cameras are on all the time and I need to play my role. It’s strictly business between us. Except for when he whispers how badly he wants my body. This should be easy. We just need to convince everyone we’re the perfect couple, despite the fact that I think he’s an arrogant a**hole. Then Nash can leave, and I can help my family. This should be simple. So why do I want him to stay?
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Burnt: A Bad Boy Romance: Courage MC by Kara Hart
ADAM I’m no good for her, and I can’t catch a break. Cast out of the MC, I’m on my own with no protection, just the gun in my hands. That’s when I meet her. And I know I’m about to ruin her damn life. Brimstone. Fire. Sinners. Users. This is who I share blood with. But there’s no one to trust when your whole crew has turned on you. I can’t keep running from my demons. It’s time to face them head on. // ROSE I need an escape. This small town will be the death of me. I watch as he comes to claim me and I can’t fight it. I wanted to make my family proud. I wanted to be their good daughter. Not anymore. Not today. Not since I met him. He knows who I am. He sees me from the inside. He protects me. He’s my salvation, my one ticket out of here. But Adam is damaged. And he has a price on his head. Now we’re forced to go on the run, fighting off the Cartel and undercover Feds. There’s a fire on the horizon. We’re going to get burned.
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