Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward’s New
York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.
was headed. I owned the most prestigious night clubs down the east coast yet I
kept my identity a secret. I don’t like being in the lime light and my hometown
was none of anyone’s business. However, making people happy was. I did that
with my clubs. Until the day tragedy struck my family. I had a choice to make
and it wasn’t an easy one.
care of my mom and the ranch. I didn’t plan on that little smart mouth Cassidy
Birch showing up with a laptop in hand. Just out of a cheating relationship the
girl was hell bent on hating all men. Me included. Hating me wasn’t the only
thing she came back home for. She needed a quiet place to write her next
article. Her interest? The man that suddenly closed down all the upscale clubs
on the east coast.
the tabloids in mine or my family’s business. So, I don’t give her anything.
Well, nothing she wants anyhow.
mouth. Until she learns the truth and wants to run with it. I should have known
that a second chance at love wouldn’t happen for me. All fairy tales have to
that justice would prevail. He didn’t throw the first punch that landed him in
prison, but he will make sure this time, he will be the last one to strike.
found new friends along with the perfect job. That is until the owner shows up
and tips the balance of her life in a frustrating, and eventually dangerous
secret that took lives, and in the end will risk the woman who touched his
heart. Life is full of surprises and unknowingly crossed paths, but emotions
and vengeance are bound to collide into a deadly explosion. Will Eddie be the
one coming out on the losing side again or is he willing to give up the one
thing he wants more than his next breath? Vengeance or love? Justice or death?
In the end, the choice might not be his.
BY GWYN MCNAMEE
word can describe Sebastian “Bash” Fury…
he truly earns his nickname.
opponents without regard for the rules or safety.
precisely why I can’t have him on my team.
first female head coach in the NHL, all eyes are on me, waiting for me to fail.
Bash Fury is a liability who could ruin my career.
he’ll destroy my willpower.
despise that cocky bastard.
something about his swagger and quick smile make him irresistibly charming.
best efforts, things are heating up and the ice around my heart is starting to melt…
of this dirty player.
cocky undercover agent is her mission impossible…
pure passion and desire,
will never forget.
stopped thinking about her.
with her to take down
threaten our freedoms
a perfect way to get close to her,
more at stake than ever before.
timing was off;
happening in my life than I could handle.
with him right there,
how much I’ve missed:
his scent, his taste.
there’s more on the line
keep it professional.
do that when
much more from this undercover agent?
BARCLAY, or as I like to call him, Mr. B. for Bossy, is fast becoming
the bane of my existence.
running into him, literally, he’s now popping up everywhere, and somehow
managing to weave his way into my life.
egotistical, smug, and so ridiculously good-looking it should be illegal—he’s
way too hot to handle. I don’t do hot, those type of guys are more
trouble than they’re worth. Although, I’d secretly love to do him.
kissed once—it was smokin’, and led to me dry humping his leg in front of the
entire club like a shameless hussy. Oh, and did I mention I deep throated his
thumb within seconds of meeting him, and I didn’t even know his name.
Apparently, I have issues. Big ones.
me do things I never imagined myself doing.
me feel things I’m not comfortable feeling.
wouldn’t work, even if I wanted it to. Between us, we have more baggage than a
carousel at LAX airport.
everything I want, but can never have.
BY K E OSBORN
fact that I portray myself as a simple florist, living a mundane life.
far stretch from reality.
is rock god royalty. My father an ‘80s icon, my siblings all celebrities in
their own right. Then there’s me, Lyric Griffin, hiding in plain sight trying
to be everything I’m not.
Eddie, someone I find myself completely attracted to. I’m simply Lyric to him,
not a princess of rock. He’s gorgeous, a little cocky, and knows what he wants
him, and he betrayed me.
nothing but a hotshot deceiver?
about secrets, they always have a way of coming out in the end.
BY KAT T. MASEN
supposed to be simple—drink tequila, forget about the life I’m running away
from and have one wild night. That’s exactly what my next-door neighbor,
Aubrey, told me to do.
I met him—the arrogant Aussie.
to forget a night with a stranger until that stranger is living next door.
wasn’t for my horrific motorbike accident, I’d still be playing soccer.
Instead, I’m crashing at my mate Chance’s place with no clue where my life is
escape while I got my head together.
never supposed to be with her—the girl next door. The rich heiress arranged to
be married to some wealthy snob, and I was the arrogant Aussie who didn’t care
about anyone but myself.
couldn’t have been more wrong.
Carmichael is a heartbreaker—the worst kind.
cocky, and won’t settle for second best.
make her all mine.
BY LESLIE PIKE
only thing harder than being a royal? Falling in love with one.
political blogger living in Manhattan, I have no time to date. My few free
hours are spent with best friend Soraya, and her husband Graham. Love has no
place in this equation.
Zan walks into the coffee shop. He’s confident and different from other men,
making it clear from our first conversation royal lineage won’t stand in his
better than to be carried away by green eyes and soft lips.
that’s the case, how did I end up in his bed?
past is a nightmare I can’t escape from. It was anything but easy to become a
Belinda. She might be a commoner, but there’s nothing at all common about this
woman. One look is all it takes. Maybe if I bring her to my homeland she’ll be
under its spell too.
differences between our two worlds seem impossible to overcome. I refuse to
ignore my duty and passion for my people, and Belinda won’t abandon her career.
woman or destiny? Whatever it takes, I’m determined to have both.
Pain is another steamy edition to the Cocky Hero Club series by author Leslie
Pike. Opposites attract in this royal romance of choosing between love and
duty. Follow your heart by devouring this passionate love story today!
BY MIKA LANE
crush, Talbot Richardson—who didn’t even know I existed—was elected to the
United States Senate, I bragged a little too loudly that I knew him.
know the sexiest, slickest guy on campus?
someone is following them around campus to see which dorm they live in, and
which class they have at eight a.m. on Wednesdays.
stalked him in the dining hall, too. Turned out he ate a lot of grilled cheese.
mouth, the paper I work for now expects me to do a story on him because
he’s not granting interviews. Not even to Anderson Cooper.
meet me since we went to college together? Right?
Except that he doesn’t know me from a hole in the wall.
to blow my chance with the paper. Writing obituaries for three years at one of
the country’s top newspapers was not my idea of a fulfilling career, especially
since the money I’d borrowed for my Ivy League education could buy a small
country. I wanted more—I wanted to report on real news. I wanted to prove
myself, and even work in the face of danger. A girl’s got to have dreams.
getting an interview with Talbot Richardson if it was the last thing I did. If
I had to beg, borrow, steal, or… even take my panties off.
BY SIENNA SNOW
kids, it seemed not much had changed.
“the fixer,” and she was back in NYC to clean up a mess.
billion-dollar empire by doing what was expected of me.