Inconsolable

Inconsolable

Ainslie Paton

Romance / Contemporary / Ebooks

Sometimes the only way to forgiveness is through loveFoley has a new boss she doesn't like, a flatmate who's been known to wear odd shoes, and a car that's ready to pack it in. She hasn't met a guy worth lipstick in forever, and though she planned a life less ordinary, the only thing unique about her is a badly thought through tattoo.Until Drum. Drum wasn't always the cliff guy, a homeless man sheltering in a cave tucked above a popular tourist beach. He wanted to get as far away from his previous life as possible. Now he wakes with the sun, runs on the beach, does odd jobs for cash to buy food, and is at peace.Until Foley.It's Foley's job to find Drum a safer place to live, but the only home Drum wants is the one place he can never stay: Foley's heart.
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Unsuitable

Unsuitable

Ainslie Paton

Romance / Contemporary / Ebooks

Can they make trailblazing and homemaking fit, or is love just another gender stereotype? Audrey broke the glass ceiling. Reece swapped a blue collar for a pink collar job. She's a single mum by design. He's a nanny by choice. She gets passed over for promotion. He struggles to find a job. She takes a chance on him. He's worth more than he knows. There's an imbalance of power. There's an age difference. There's a child whose favourite word is no. Everything about them being together is unsuitable. Except for love.ReviewUNSUITABLE is a romantic, adorable, moving and REAL Love Story! About how two Unsuitables might have found the one who suits them perfectly!!You won't be able to not fall in love with Reece and everybody else too!!!  -  BJ's Book BlogFrom the Inside Flap"Oh my God," she repeated. Her mouth was dry. Her new nanny was impossibly sexy doing a stupid kid's dance. Not that he was playing it that way. He danced like a man who thought his only company was a delighted three year old in a fairy outfit. He danced with no self-consciousness and total joy, and he laughed and so did Mia, the two of them hip shaking, elbow twisting, and hand waving along with The Wiggles. Reece even did the, oh yeahs, in the right place. "I think I drooled on your desk," said Les. They got to the part of the song where the lyrics talked about the plane going up, up, up, then down, down, down, and Reece and Mia stood side by side, the huge man and the tiny fairy girl partnering perfectly. This was death by adorable. It made Audrey's throat go tight.
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The Love Coupon

The Love Coupon

Ainslie Paton

Romance / Contemporary / Ebooks

How many coupons does it take to fall in love? Flick Dalgetty knows what she wants and how to get it, which is why she’s about to start her dream job in Washington. Until then, she needs somewhere to crash, and Tom O’Connell’s place is her sole option. He’s a repressed, antisocial ogre...but man can he kiss. For Tom, being around Flick is like being too close to the sun. Her untamed energy is overwhelming, and he’d spontaneously combust if he had to live with her long-term. Housemates with benefits—and an expiration date—suits him just fine. Then Flick gives Tom thirty coupons, each entitling him to one obligation-free activity, from bowling and bubble-bathing to morning delight, removing all the guesswork from being incompatible partners and shifting their fling into high gear. Now the problem is their arrangement is drawing to a close, and they might be falling in love—and there wasn’t a coupon for that. This book is approximately 90,000 words
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One Night Wife

One Night Wife

Ainslie Paton

Romance / Contemporary / Ebooks

Finley Cartwright is the queen of lost causes. That's why she's standing on a barstool trying to convince Friday night drinkers to donate money to a failing charity. Hitting on the guy on the next stool wasn't part of her plan. Still, hot but grumpy venture capitalist Caleb Sherwood might just be her ticket to success. Professional grifter and modern-day Robin Hood, Cal Sherwood is looking for a partner for a long con. Sexy Fin, doing her best Marilyn Monroe act for her cause, has the necessary qualifications. By the time he cuts her free, her charity would be thriving, and she'd have helped him charm billions out of arrogant, gullible marks to fund his social justice causes. But just when he thinks he's about to pull off the best con ever, his feisty new partner gets the upper hand.
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Detained

Detained

Ainslie Paton

Romance / Contemporary / Ebooks

From one of Australia's hottest new authors comes a story about an international scandal, a billionaire, and a fearless reporter who might just save the day... Confined in a cold, dull room in the depths of a Shanghai airport, a journalist chasing a career break and a businessman with a shadowy past play a game of truth or dare — deliberately not exchanging names. They tell each other their most painful secrets and burning desires. One dare leads to a kiss and a wild night of illicit passion, setting off a dangerous sequence of events, bringing exposure and disgrace. Only the brutal truth can save them. But it will also rip them apart. And it will take more than daring before they can build a new truth together.From the AuthorSee Trailer on Ainslie Paton's author site. From the Inside FlapShe wasn't sure she could undo the other buttons without needing help. She wasn't sure of anything except being with him was inevitable, and delicious, and stupid. His look burned her skin, made it zing like the first rush of a too hot shower. She fumbled the remaining buttons undone, let the dress fall to her feet and stood there in her mismatched underwear."I want you naked." She couldn't do it. She knew her body wasn't fashionable. She had hips and a backside. And despite the yoga she wasn't toned to magazine image perfection. The family joke was tables had better legs. And his body was incredible, even with the scars that marked him. And the room was too bright. She went to turn off the light nearest her. "Leave it." Hand on the switch, their eyes met. He repeated, "Leave it." She turned it off. "Fine then--but the bra goes." "So you do know how to compromise." "I know how to win. Do you want me to do it for you?" She did. She didn't. She saw nothing in him to suggest he didn't like what he saw. She unhooked her bra, let it slide down her arms and watched his eyes flare with satisfaction. Then she leant across and switched on the light. "You win."
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Offensive Behavior (Sidelined #1)

Offensive Behavior (Sidelined #1)

Ainslie Paton

Romance / Contemporary / Ebooks

Everyone is virgin at something This is the story of a man who’s never done it, and a woman with the experience to teach him how. Reid McGrath is drunk and intends to stay that way. It’s what a man does when the world he built gets ripped out from under him. He’s staked a claim on the back booth at Lucky’s where he can fixate on a dancer who makes him wish things were different. Zarley Halveston dances under shimmering lights in a barely there costume, but it’s not the gold medal life she trained for. She expected to stand on an Olympic podium, instead she glitters under disco lights, gyrating on a chrome pole. Zarley can’t see the brooding man in the back booth, but she knows he’s there. He’s toxic, but it’s not her job to care, until the night he collapses at her feet and she has to choose to step over him or help him up. Reid thought he’d hit bottom when he was fired as CEO of his own company, but knowing he’d needed the kindness of a stranger, and realizing she was the dancer he’d lusted after was a new low. Question: What do a fallen golden girl turned exotic dancer and a sacked, socially awkward tech tycoon have in common? Answer: A deep understanding of failure and the whiplash sting of humiliation, a need to re-build their dreams and the sexual education of a frustrated geek. **
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Shotgun Wedding (Sidelined #4)

Shotgun Wedding (Sidelined #4)

Ainslie Paton

Romance / Contemporary / Ebooks

Marry in Haste. Hell, Yeah Warning: Do not read this book if you dislike weddings. Reid wants a ring on Zarley’s finger, but Zarley doesn’t need a wedding to feel married to Reid. Owen is ready to start a family, but Cara isn’t sure she wants kids. Sarina is pregnant and proposed to Dev and he wants a wedding—by the weekend. Venue, guest list, invitations, the dress, the suit, rings, vows, catering. It’s a lot to get done in a few days. What could possibly go wrong? Only one thing is certain with this shotgun wedding, love is the trigger and hearts will take a direct hit of happiness. For better, for worse, forever. This is for readers who enjoy catching up with the HEAs of couples in the Sidelined series. All the stories in Sidelined can be read independently, in any order, except Shotgun Wedding, which is more fun if read after Offensive Behavior, Damaged Goods and Sold Short. Shotgun Wedding includes a bonus Sidelined Origins story, Running Interference, about how Reid and Dev met Sarina and Owen. **
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