From the moment we met this couple on the page together, I knew this love story was going to be something special. The TENSION snaps and crackles immediately, and it’s obvious that there is both a lot of love and HURT between them. This (anti)hero is perhaps the most “broken” man I’ve ever rooted for in a love story; he’s actively addicted, terrified of feeling his pain, and forced to confront the one woman who has always held his heart. It’s a treacherous road to happily ever after, with grit and depth that makes the story feel even richer. And I think this only could’ve been a second chance romance, because it’s their shared history that ties them together – even when this heroine would love nothing more than to run away. It’s not all heartache and angst though, there are some fiercely (bitter)sweet moments that showcase all of the reasons why this couple is perfect together. This is easily the heaviest book in the series, but it’s also the most powerful.
The story follows Cal, a man who has struggled with addiction for over a decade. While some would say that he has the kind of life most would envy, there always seem to be roadblocks in his path to happiness. And some of those roadblocks are Cal himself; he’s his own worst enemy. So when an inheritance requires Cal to spend the summer with the woman whose heart he shattered six years ago – then convince her to sell the place she calls home – it brings out the worst in him. Though Cal has loved Alana for years, she’s spent the time apart hardening her heart. Living together, even temporarily, tests their relationship in a way neither one could’ve anticipated. It will either be the end of them, permanently, or it will be the thing that finally gets Cal to expect more from himself.
It’s no secret throughout the series that Cal is an addict – he’s a functioning alcoholic who has also leaned on pills in the past. That’s what tore Cal and Alana apart the first time, and it’s also the thing that prevents them from having a future. I was surprised by just how “broken” Cal is, though I hate to use that word here. He’s simply a man fighting his demons, and they often get the best of him. It became obvious how emotionally invested I was in his love story when I was completely and utterly disappointed by some of his actions. I loved that Asher didn’t go with the “love heals all” path; Cal doesn’t instantly change his ways because Alana is back in his life. I also really respected Alana and her strength throughout the story. It’s clear that she loves Cal, but she also knows she deserves better. That brings about a ton of conflict and so much tension, giving this a raw and emotional edge. The moments that were good between them were GREAT, and I was aching for them to find their way together. And when they finally did? It felt incredible.
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I’m the Kane brother everyone gossips about behind closed doors.
Trust fund brat. Washed-up athlete. High-functioning alcoholic.
No one knows the real me but her.
Lana Castillo—my childhood best friend and the only woman I ever loved.
When I broke her heart six years ago, I promised to never return to Lake Wisteria.
I kept my word until my grandfather’s will changed everything.
To receive my inheritance, I was tasked with spending a summer at the family lake house
before selling it.
The request was simple in theory until my entire plan blew up on the very first day.
Turns out Lana doesn’t just live at the house, but she claims to own it, too.
Falling in love with Callahan Kane was a mistake.
He told me so before destroying my heart and our friendship six summers ago.
When he promised never to come back, I foolishly believed him.
But then Cal showed up again, intending to sell his grandfather’s lake house.
The biggest flaw in his plan?
My name is on the deed.
Final Offer is the third and final book in a series of interconnected standalones following three billionaire brothers.
Releases on January 31st – preorder today!
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I’m in the business of creating fairy tales.
Theme parks. Production companies. Five-star hotels.
Everything could be all mine if I renovated Dreamland.
My initial idea of hiring Zahra was good in theory, but then I kissed her.
Things spiraled out of control once I texted her using an alias.
By the time I realized where I went wrong, it was too late.
People like me don’t get happy endings.
Not when we’re destined to ruin them.
After submitting a drunk proposal criticizing Dreamland’s most expensive ride, I should have been fired.
Instead, Rowan Kane offered me a dream job.
The catch? I had to work for the most difficult boss I’d ever met.
Rowan was rude and completely off-limits, but my heart didn’t care.
At least not until I discovered his secret.
It was time to teach the billionaire that money couldn’t fix everything.
Especially not us.
Dreamland Billionaires is the first book in a series of interconnected standalones following three billionaire brothers.
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The series continues with Terms & Conditions!
I’m destined to become the next CEO of my family’s media empire.
The only problem? My grandfather’s inheritance clause.
Fulfilling his dying wish of getting married and having an heir seemed impossible until my assistant volunteers for the job.
Our marriage was supposed to be the perfect solution to my biggest problem.
But the more we act in love for the public, the more unsure I feel about our contract.
Caring about Iris was never part of the deal.
Especially not when breaking her heart is inevitable.
My plan to marry Declan was simple in theory.
Move in together. Throw a wedding. Have a baby.
We set rules to prevent any kind of issues.
Ones that were never meant to be broken, no matter how much Declan tempts me.
But what happens when our fake relationship bleeds into our real one?
Falling in love was never an option.
At least not for me.
Terms and Conditions is the second book in a series of interconnected standalones following three billionaire brothers.
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About the Author:
Self-diagnosed with an overactive imagination, Lauren spends her free time reading and writing. Her dream is to travel to all the places she writes about. She enjoys writing about flawed yet relatable characters you can’t help loving. She likes sharing fast-paced stories with angst, steam, and the emotional spectrum.
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