IMPERFECT LOVE Kindle World, a fabulous new series featuring strong alpha heroes who get knocked sideways when they suddenly begin noticing the heroine in a whole new light.
In partnership with Kendall Ryan & these amazing bestselling authors: Kelly Elliott, Adriana Locke, Mandi Beck, T. Gephart, Kim Karr, Cora Kenborn, Magan Vernon & Natasha Madison.
Sexy, laugh-out-loud funny, and sweet at times, this series is all about exploring romance tropes like friends to lovers, fake fiancé, arranged marriage, surprise pregnancy, budding office romances, and more, that all share one fabulous thing in common–they end in a happily ever after.
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FAMED by Magan Vernon
On the heels of Mary James leaked sex tape – totally a fake one to make her boyfriend jealous she might add- she needs some PR help if she ever wants her acting career to end up in a fiery hell like her love life.
Chris Garcia has been working his way up from mail room clerk to junior associate at Tate & Cane and now to get to the next rung of the corporate ladder he has to take on the firm’s toughest client: Mary James.
With a little help from a nosey Aunt Rosita and Mama Garcia, the two decide the best way to move forward is simple: a fake relationship.
But what happens when something fake gets to be too real and FAME gets involved?
One-Night Stand-In – T. Gephart
Sarah Madison loved working at Tate & Cane Enterprises.
While she looked and, for the most part, acted conservatively—she was a gladiator in the boardroom. The fast-paced, energetic work environment not only fed her need for corporate blood but also allowed her to work for one of her role models, Olivia Cane—living proof a woman really can have it all.
And after months of paying her dues, she was finally offered the promotion she’d been vying for. Which was great, except for the fact she had to share the position with a new guy they brought in especially for the role.
Kyle Drake was smart, experienced, and probably just as good, if not better, in negotiations. And if she wasn’t careful, prove he could do the job without her. Add in good-looking and an incredibly sexy smooth talker, and everyone in the office either wanted to be him or sleep with him. Which Sarah could have totally ignored if he hadn’t been the stranger she’d married in Vegas during a fake ceremony six months earlier.
He was supposed to be her one-night stand, a stand-in for a ceremony that wasn’t even legally binding. They were never even going to see each other again. Hell, she apparently hadn’t even known his real last name at the time. It was the only time she’d ever done something completely reckless and spontaneous.
It figured that one time would come back and bite her where it hurt.
THE RUN IN – KELLY ELLIOTT
Becoming the new Marketing Manager at Tate and Cane was a game changer. I was hell bent on proving I deserved this job, and that it wasn’t my cousin Sterling Quinn who had helped me score the new job title. Him being one of the CEO’s best friend—didn’t help the rumors.
Well screw that.
Ten years of sweat and hard work was the reason I was sitting in a large corner office with a killer Manhattan view. More focused than I’d ever been, it was time to take the bull by the horns.
And God help the person who stood in in my way.
Things I left behind in Seattle, Washington: A promising career at a top marking firm, the past I was desperate to escape, and obviously my sense of direction. It was because of all of those reasons I was standing in the middle of New York City lost and cursing at my phone.
If I didn’t get to Tate and Cane soon, I wouldn’t only be late, but also blow the chance to make the good impression on my new boss, Mason Quinn. And I needed that more than anything.
One wrong turn, an unfortunate collision, and an expensive suit drenched in my soy chia tea latte was not how I wanted to start my first day.
Then there was the other little problem I had. The drop dead gorgeous man whose suit I’d ruined was my new boss.
And boy did he look pissed.
Review of The Run In
Mason Quinn and Saylor Night literally ran into each other during their first interaction and the result of that run in was some choice words from both of them and a first impression that left a lot to be desired. And wouldn’t you figure that the person Saylor ended up reaming out would be her new boss, so now she not only had to prove herself in her new job, but she also had to learn to keep her mouth in check in order to show Mason that she’s one heck of a research analyst even if she’s also a smart ass!
I have to admit that Mason’s antics pissed me off throughout much of the story. I completely understand his business drive and his need to focus on his career, leaving no room for any type of relationship other than a string of one night stands, but the steps he takes to prove to himself and to Saylor that she doesn’t affect him as much as she actually does did not sit well with me.
Saylor is just as career minded as Mason, but she didn’t play the kind of games that he did, so I struggled to understand why she invested her heart into building something with Mason that didn’t truly seem worth the risk.
Kelly Elliott does a good job illustrating the undeniable attraction between Saylor and Mason even when they’re both struggling to remain focused on their respective jobs and I will say that Mason does attempt to make up for his less than stellar actions; I just wish it would have happened a bit sooner in the story line because the length of the story didn’t provide me with enough time to see past my disdain for Mason’s earlier actions.
3.5 Poison Apples
TIED BY KIM KARR
I was rich, single, and connected, which meant a steady diet of beautiful women wherever I went.
I really did think I had the perfect life.
Until I went and married a supermodel I’d just met, and everything changed.
Of course there were choices. But the word annulment meant giving her up, and I never give up anything. Still, I was a bachelor at heart, and having a wife, well, I didn’t really know what to do with that.
After only forty-eight hours of marriage, I had already gone and screwed everything up.
Now I have thirty days to prove to my new wife that I’m husband material. There’s only one problem—I don’t even know what husband material means. However, I’m certain that won’t stop me from excelling at it.
My wife tells me it isn’t going to be easy. That I have numerous issues to overcome.
First, there’s my jealousy. It needs to be tamed. Did I flip over the fact that her latest picture was causing men around the world to do dirty things all over the covers she graced? Hell, yes. I couldn’t help myself though. When her photo went viral, my caveman instincts kicked in, and I demanded she quit her job and stay home—barefoot and pregnant in my kitchen. I can work on that, right?
Then there’s my mother. I need to convince her that my new wife is not the money hungry floozy she called her. Did my mother actually call her that? Yes. I can’t help it that my mother wants me to get rid of my new wife. The problem is what my mother wants, she always gets one way or another. Still, turning my mother’s opinion around can’t be that hard, can it?
There are many other issues, but according to my new wife, those are minor compared to the biggest one—she says I will never be able to accept being tied down.
Don’t worry—I got this one. I intend to prove to her in no uncertain terms that being tied up, down, or horizontal is just what this Upper East Sider needs.
Review of Tied
James Ashton is an Upper East sider who despises the institution of marriage and doesn’t see himself as husband material; in fact, due to his parents’ nightmare of a marriage, he has no desire to enter into a connection with only one woman because being tied down doesn’t fit the lifestyle he sees for himself.
Lindsay Mills may be a model, but she doesn’t come from the same pedigree as James and while her different social status doesn’t matter to him, she can’t help but think that the fact they came from two different worlds will ultimately lead them to divorce before ever really getting a chance to make their marriage work.
James and Lindsay’s relationship started as insta-lust and quickly proceeded to an undeniable attraction and off-the-charts sexual chemistry, but the path from great sex to an actual committed relationship won’t be as easy as James wants it to be, which means that regardless of how compatible they are, happily ever after might not be something they will ever know.
Kim Karr definitely knows how to write steamy scenes and with James’ dirty talk and his domineering demeanor, readers can’t help but get as riled up as Lindsay does and while Tied is just the beginning of their relationship, it’s a worthwhile starting place for one sexually compatible couple.
4 Poison Apples
Battle of the Sexes Adriana Locke
Carver Jones’ partner at Jones + Gallum had to step down for medical reasons. He’s absolutely devastated. He swears. Just ignore his cheeky grin, okay?
When word reaches his fancy corner office that Gallum is replacing himself with his daughter, Amity, Carver is ecstatic.
For real this time.
Jones squashes men in the business industry flat. A woman? Pfst. He’ll be completely in charge in no time, doing whatever he wants. He’s so ready for this.
But is he ready to fight the hardest fight of his life? No, not the one to maintain control of his company. The one to keep control of his heart.
The battle may begin in the boardroom, but the war will definitely be won in the bedroom. May the best sex win.
Review of Battle of the Sexes
From 7 minutes in a closet to a fight for CEO of their fathers’ business, Amity Gallum has always felt inferior to Carver Jones, but in their newest battle, she refuses to back down despite Carver’s attempts to prove how the position is already rightly his or the fact that her attraction to him never truly dissipated despite the years apart and their current war in the boardroom.
Office romances are always entertaining to read and Battle of the Sexes holds true to that idea…the banter between Amity and Carver not only illustrates Amity’s new strong-willed personality but it also brings out a different side of Carver, proving that this “wolf in sheep’s clothing” is so much more than a businessman.
Sleeping with the enemy has never been more deliciously dangerous and while at the end of Carver and Amity’s competition someone will end up the loser, it doesn’t mean that their personal relationship has to be completely derailed as long as they’re both willing to cross battle lines and fight a little dirty;)
4 Poison Apples
UNSUPERVISED by Cora Kenborn
A non-existent love life, unstable paycheck, and a six-year-old who’d rather hit boys than books sound more like a cry for help than a dating profile. On paper, it would seem like I need a life coach, but I’ve managed to get a decent grip on the single-dad thing. My love life, on the other hand, is an entirely different story. With my sexy Irish accent, I should have women of all ages losing their minds, but I seem to attract only a certain type—crazy.
The last thing I want is a new relationship, but I need a date for my company’s charity function. A chance meeting with a tall, leggy blonde who looks like she could use a night out is the perfect solution. Beautiful, sane, and she has a kid? We have a winner.
I didn’t count on Laken being unforgettable. Unlike all the other fake women I’ve met in this city, she’s real. And if there’s one thing I value more than anything, it’s honesty.
I didn’t bust my ass in college to be a nanny. Unfortunately, a 4.0 GPA and sucking up to the owner’s sister did nothing to secure a coveted Tate & Cane Enterprises internship. I’m not proud of being a nanny-for-hire to get my foot in the door, but my wealthy socialite employer has the ears of company executives. Swallowing my pride, I do what I need to—until an afternoon at the park changes everything.
I don’t mean to let him think Preston is my kid, but he just assumes. This isn’t me. I’m not a liar. Although his panty-melting accent does unspeakable things to me, I should set the record straight. There’s only one problem. Niall is a freelance photographer for Tate & Cane and invites me to a company event as his plus-one. He’s my “in.”
If I can hold on to this charade long enough, I can get the job and the man of my dreams. I’m winging this completely unsupervised. Game on.
TWISTED by Mandi Beck
Three friends walk into a bar . . . One walks out the fake girlfriend of a hot, bearded Scotsman.
Fannin McGuire is up for promotion at Tate and Cane Enterprises, but first she has to make it through her stepsister’s wedding. To Fannin’s ex. Yep. Her ex-fiancé is about to be her new brother-in-law. One big happy family. And lucky her, she also gets to work with him.
While Fannin is putting all of her energy into her career, her ex is putting all of his energy into making her life hell. Just when Fannin is sure she’ll be attending the wedding without a plus one, in walks Jasper James to save the day. He’s the bartender at the Iron Flask, the account she’s trying to land, and everything she didn’t know she needed or wanted. Before Fannin knows what’s happening, Jasper is playing knight in shining armor and she likes it. And him. A lot. With his smooth Scottish accent, ridiculously good looks, and that beard? She doesn’t stand a chance.
Jasper isn’t in the habit of rescuing anyone. But when Fannin is confronted by her ex about her lack of a date for his upcoming nuptials, Jasper can’t help but step in. Her wild hair, violet eyes, and killer legs have him doing a few things he normally wouldn’t. Never mind that he shouldn’t be getting involved with the woman in charge of making the bar a global success.
Their fake relationship becomes more real than either thought it would. Now they’re at the mercy of their feelings when truths are twisted, and the lies don’t taste as smooth as the whisky.
Review of Twisted
Jasper James is one sexy Scot, and he’s everything Fannin McGuire never knew she needed, and because this dirty talking bartender allows his Fanny girl to face a deplorable situation, standing by her side and not allowing anyone to disrespect her, it’s easy to understand why their attraction turns into something more quickly, perhaps turning her Plus-one into a lasting couple.
I absolutely loved this one! There’s amazing banter, witty remarks, sinfully steamy encounters, and a fabulously characterized hero and heroine. Mandi Beck definitely knows how to craft a novella that has a smooth flow, a comprehensive story line, and two dynamic characters!
I’d willingly let a bearded Scotsman in a plaid tartan who has a talented mouth and one hell of a body use me in any way he saw fit ANY DAY of the week!
4.5 Poison Apples
CHEEKY by Natasha Madison
Bradley Fitch has it all. A suave job, a gigantic trust fund, and an accent that makes panties drop faster than the speed of light. His new life in New York City is fast-paced and furious, but it’s nothing a little getaway can’t cure.
What says party and unwind like Las Vegas? Nothing. Plus, whatever happens there has to stay there.
When his best friend bails, he finds himself sitting on the plane next to his best friend’s sister.
She’s off-limits—proverbial caution tape wrapped around her body. Of course, she’s also totally ball busting gorgeous.
Lexi Quinn fell in love with Bradley at eight years old and then vowed to kill him at eight and a half. What was supposed to be a romantic week away is turning into a nightmare. Her ex is actually married, her luggage is lost, and her reservation is cancelled. And she’s sitting next to the man she swore to hate forever
One week. No strings attached. What is the worst that could happen?
It’s all fun and games till this British bad boy gives new meaning to BBC and becomes a little bit too cheeky.
Review of Cheeky
Bradley Fitch and Lexi Quinn have known each other for almost all of their lives; as Lexi’s brother’s best friend, Bradley has always seen her as “Bratty Little Lexi,” but when a twist of fate and a menagerie of mishaps forces them to share a room in Vegas for a week, it doesn’t matter how many times Bradley keeps chanting that Lexi is his “best friend’s little sister” because when Lexi offers him a week of shagging, it’s an offer he can’t refuse.
Bradley and Lexi’s novella illustrates how just one week can exponentially change people’s lives. Bradley and Lexi’s time together was only supposed to be a vacation fling, but it’s clear in how they interact and still crave each other that there’s no way they can separate this dream of a week with the reality that awaits them back in New York because feelings have a way of factoring into the equation regardless of how hard people try to avoid them.
Natasha Madison definitely knows how to write romantic comedy, and her latest story for the Imperfect Love world showcases her ability to provide a balance of witty comments, laughable moments, and sizzling scenes. Bradley and Lexi have one heck of a week in Vegas; she’s definitely not the bratty girl he remembers and watching him come undone by her and her sexuality and beauty made this short romantic comedy an enjoyable read!
4.5 Poison Apples
A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 2 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine. She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.