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SOLDIER ON: HEART OF A WOUNDED HERO

Broody. Grumpy. Wounded.

After my last Army Special Ops operation implodes, I find myself medically discharged and alone. The fun bonus? Divorce papers from my ex.

All I own in this world is a boat anchored in small-town Starlight Bay. I figure I’ll hole up for the summer while I plan my next move. The last thing I expect is to fall for my customer on the first day of my new construction job.

She’s a curvy ray of sunshine and I have no business being with her—she’s too young, too sweet, too innocent. But the more time I spend with her, the harder I fall.

I should definitely walk away before we both end up getting hurt. Only problem? I’m in too deep and she just might be the one who can heal me.


MAN OF THE MONTH CLUB 2022: Sycamore Mt. Series

When a New Year’s Eve blizzard is forecasted for Sycamore Mountain, I anticipate snow, and lots of it. As former Army Special Ops, I’m not panicked. I’ve got this.

But a sunshiney blast from the past blowing through the door of my ski lodge? No amount of training could prepare me to face Jamison Adler, resident ecology professor and my gorgeous AF ex-girlfriend.

Ten years ago, I broke her heart to protect her. Now she’s back and we’re trapped together in the lodge. With no vacant rooms, I’m forced to share a bed with the only woman I’ve ever loved. I need to keep her away from the dark deeds in my past. But my resolve is more slippery than black ice. Will she conquer my demons and thaw my frozen heart?


PEACHTREE GROVE SERIES

CHASING AFTER FOREVER by Kara Kendrick

I’m a small-town bartender who’s never been north of the Mississippi and I gave up on my Prince Charming coming around a long time ago.

So when Liam McCauliffe—smart, sexy, tech billionaire—rolls into Peachtree Grove and is interested in me, it has to be a mistake. He must be confused.

Except he isn’t.

He knows what he wants. And what he wants is me.

Before I know it, I’m trading in my double-shifts at the Rowdy for a fairy-tale life: private jets, star-studded galas, and glittery diamond necklaces.

But everyone knows there’s no such thing as a real-life Happily Ever After. Even someone as seemingly perfect as Liam has secrets. When one of those secrets shows up, all of a sudden our future is on the rocks.

With no fairy godmother in sight, will we still find our HEA?


TURNING UP THE HEAT by Kara Kendrick

Delaney Miller, baker extraordinaire, is back in town and she’s all grown-up—sassy, spicy, and sexy AF.

Too bad she’s my best friend’s little sister, slamming her firmly into the Off-Limits category.

Except that’s not exactly what goes down. When I lose a bet with her, she takes what she wants and what she wants is me slamming into her.

As a firefighter, I know when I’m too close to a blaze—and I’ve been burned before. I should walk—no, run—away, before either of us gets hurt.

Trouble is, now that I’ve had a taste, I want more. But will I be able to handle the heat in the kitchen or will we both go up in flames?


RUSHING INTO LOVE by Kara Kendrick

Parent. Work. Football. That’s my life summed up in three words. 

Sure, I used to be a pro NFL baller, but now I’m perfectly content with a quiet life in my small hometown of Peachtree Grove, Georgia.

That is until Bree, a beautiful blonde dating expert, gets tackled at my Pee Wee football practice, knocking me off my game. 

I swore I’d never get involved again after my messy divorce left me reeling, but one date with Bree and I’m dropping all my hesitations—along with my jersey. 

Now she has me rethinking my plays.

But will the tabloids, my ex, and Bree’s complicated past keep us in the friendzone?

Find out in Kara Kendrick’s soon-to-be-released novel, RUSHING INTO LOVE, Book 1 of the Peachtree Grove series.


MEN OF THE C-SUITE SERIES

Charming the CEO by Kara Kendrick

Gabe Ashford is a catch—a billionaire CEO surfer hottie running a SoCal lifestyle company. Rich. Successful. And absolutely freaking gorgeous.

Too bad he’s my boss.

And we have one rule at The Slay Squad. Never date on the job. Ever.

Can I run his social media without falling for the billionaire surfer hottie? Probably, because he doesn’t want me there anyway. He thinks he can do everything himself.

It’s my job to prove him wrong.

But when my rental is cancelled and I end up in his guesthouse, the line between business and pleasure blurs and I’m not so certain I want to follow the rules anymore. Besides, rules were made to be broken, right?


Flirt Like a (Fake) Groom

I’ve been called a flirt.
A ladies’ man.
A perpetual bachelor.

And they’re not wrong.

I like to keep my options open.

When my buddy asks me to be the Best Man in his Vegas wedding, I never expected to end up on the other side of the altar.

After one raucous night and a huge misconception, I find myself in need of a wife. A deal of a lifetime depends on it.

The cute, curvy Maid of Honor agrees to take on the role. It’s only temporary, just until I seal the deal for my family’s winery.

Problem is, the more time I spend with her, the less pretend our relationship feels.

It’s just a simple game of Bride and Groom, until it isn’t.

Forever was never part of the plan.


Man of the Month Club 2021: Starlight Bay Series

New Year’s Renovations by Kara Kendrick

Harper:
My year is off to a terrible start. Fired from my job and dumped by my boss-boyfriend at the same time (lesson learned the hard way, don’t even start), I’m forced to adopt the ‘New Year, New You’ mantra whether I want to or not. The only silver lining is a rundown old house my estranged aunt left to me in Starlight Bay, Massachusetts.

That is, until I run head-on—literally—into Jackson Montgomery, local hometown superstar and the best contractor in town. He offers to help with renovations so I can rent it as a side hustle once I find a job and move back to Boston. Unfortunately, he does not offer to date me, which is a crying shame because he’s exactly what I didn’t know I was looking for.

Jackson:
I’ve never made a New Year’s resolution until this year. Why? Because I think they’re stupid and 99.9% of people break them within six weeks. But after my girlfriend cheated on me with my (ex-) best friend, I knew I had to do it. Give up dating for at least a year, but maybe the rest of adulthood.

What I hadn’t counted on was meeting Harper, a perky city girl just begging to be kissed. Fixing up her late aunt’s house was proving to be a bigger job than I could handle in the feelings department and I didn’t like it one little bit. I just needed to get her fixer-upper fixed so she could get out of Starlight Bay before something happened I couldn’t repair with a hammer and some nails.


Stars & Sparks by Kara Kendrick

I’m a jaded divorce attorney, a single dad, and the new guy in town, moving to sleepy Starlight Bay to open a law office for bickering couples dividing their assets.

So yeah, dating isn’t on my radar.

Until I meet my son’s incredibly beautiful, but way too young for me swim instructor, Lana. She’s the ray of sunshine I didn’t know I needed and suddenly, I find myself thinking about her all the time.

When my nanny bails on the Fourth of July, Lana steps in to help me out. Sparks fly between us and for the first time, I can see the possibility of a brighter future. For me and my son.

But I shouldn’t get involved.

She’s too young, too beautiful, too bright—and I’ve already been burned once before. My number one priority is protecting my son.

Besides, everyone knows you can’t hold onto sunshine.

Right?


Mr. Right Under the Mistletoe by Kara Kendrick

MR. RIGHT UNDER THE MISTLETOE, my novella for the HOLIDAY FAKEOUT box set with Heather Graham and twenty other awesome writers, is LIVE! I can’t wait for you to read it.

I’ve always been a player.

A football player, that is. In the dating game, though, I only have eyes for one girl.

Sydney Porter, team publicist MVP, all-around hottie…and my ex-girlfriend.

But Christmas comes early for me and I’m traded back to my home team mid-season. Of course, I run straight into Sydney—and a big problem. See, I never actually told my family we broke up. Now my mom wants the happy couple home for the holidays.

After saving Sydney from a work snafu, she owes me. I sweet talk her into going along with my fake dating plan, but I only have until Christmas. Can I convince her we belong together or will the magic between us disappear forever once the mistletoe comes down?


HOLIDAY NOVELLA

Christmas in Cayman by Kara Kendrick

All I want for Christmas is a relaxing, sun-drenched vacation. What I don’t expect is a visit from the Ghost of Christmas Past, but that’s exactly what I’m getting.

Noel:

Christmas. The least wonderful time of the year. I counteract the eggnog and faux holiday cheer with an annual vacation and this year I’m heading to Cayman with my bestie. Or so I think. When I find out she’s not coming, I nearly lose my tinsel. To make matters worse, she’s invited the only person who could ruin my trip to paradise: Dare Walsh, the one guy I’ve ever loved and the only guy to break my heart. And now I’m stuck with him, on an island, for an entire freaking week. Ho, ho, no…

Dare:

Most people get Twelve Days of Christmas, but I’ll settle for the lucky seven I’ve been gifted if it means a chance to win Noel back. She’s the elusive ‘One Who Got Away,’ and I can’t believe I have a shot at redemption. A lot has changed in a decade, but she’s still as gorgeous as ever and I’m determined to win back her love. It’s a Christmas miracle and I’m not going to let her slip away twice.

CHRISTMAS IN CAYMAN is a standalone, second-chance romance that guarantees all the holiday feels! Escape to a tropical paradise today!