She could lose her heart, mind, life—or all three.
Murders and disappearances. Spicy rumors and family secrets. A childhood crush turned ladies’ man.
This could not end well.
What really brought Emma Dill back to Troy? The need to remember—or to forget? The desire to solve a ruthless murder—or to move on? The hope for a blossoming new romance—or an old flame that just won’t die?
The murderer is a sociopath: a savage hiding in plain sight.
The victim is her mother: a former stripper, a hot-headed, cold-blooded enigma.
She is a twenty-two-year-old orphan: a spunky poodlehead, a spitfire in the guise of a songbird.
Her partner in crime is her old heartache: an irresistible freewheeler, a shameless tease…and a delicious, impertinent kiss.
Charged with fast-paced suspense and slow-burn romance, BACK TO TROY kicks off the series with two hundred pages of heat, adrenaline, and humor.
Buy your copy today and settle in for a ride. Welcome to Troy.
Meet Maki Matsui
Born and raised in Japan, Maki Matsui has been a lifelong reader and writer, first in Japanese and then in English. Besides being the author of two books—Back to Troy (2020) and Daisy Fields (2020)—she is also a classical singer. She makes her home in the hills of Western Massachusetts and is currently working on her third title.
Formerly titled Her Scandalous Wish
A marriage offered out of obligation…
…an acceptance compelled by desperation.
At the urging of her dying brother, Philomena Pomfrett reluctantly agrees to attend a London Season. If she fails to acquire a husband, her future is perilous. Betrayed once by Bradford, Viscount Kingsley, as well as scarred from a horrific fire, Philomena entertains no notions of a love-match. Hers will be a marriage of convenience. If she can find man who will have her.
When the woman he loves dies, Bradford leaves England and its painful memories behind. After a three-year absence, he returns home but doesn’t recognize his first love when he stumbles upon her hiding in a shadowy arbor during a ball. Something about the mysterious woman enthralls him, and he steals a moonlit kiss. Caught in the act by Philomena’s brother, Bradford is issued an ultimatum—a duel or marry her.
Bradford refuses to duel with a gravely-ill man and offers marriage. But Philomena rejects his half-hearted proposal, convinced he’d grow to despise her when he sees her disfiguring scars. Then her brother collapses, and frantic to provide the medical care he needs, she’s faced with marrying a man who deserted her once already.
This marriage of convenience Regency historical by a USA Today bestselling author is a sigh-worthy, heart-warming tale of love redeemed as Brandon tries to win Philomena’s heart again.
If you enjoy reading friends to lovers, strong heroine, or second chance stories with a dash of intrigue, a sprinkle of humor, and gripping emotion then you’ll adore Collette Cameron’s tantalizing THE HONORABLE ROGUES SERIES®. Settle into your favorite reading nook for a rousing romantic adventure you can’t put down.
Though this book can easily be read as a stand-alone, most readers prefer to read the series in order.
THE HONORABLE ROGUES SERIES®:
A Kiss for A Rogue
A Bride for a Rogue
A Rogue’s Scandalous Wish
To Capture a Rogue’s Heart
The Rogue and the Wallflower
A Rose for a Rogue
CHECK OUT COLLETTE’S OTHER SERIES:
Heart of a Scot ~ Coming soon!
Highland Heather Romancing a Scot
The Blue Rose Regency Romances: The Culpepper Misses
Wicked Earls’ Club
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Hayden Matthews isn’t looking for love—she’s trying to get as far from it as possible. She’s already wasted eight years in a failed marriage and is ready for a good life. A peaceful life. One where she can raise her daughter to be strong, independent, and happy. But to make that happen, she must fix her own life first.
Cam Vorelli has loved Hayden since he was in grade school. Always in the friend-zone, he stood on the sidelines, his heart breaking, as she said I do to the wrong man. A man he knew didn’t deserve her, who could never love her as he did. But what could he say? She was marrying into his family. Cam would never break a holy vow much less be disloyal to his kin.
Until he sees the bruises on Hayden. Abuse is a game changer.
Leaving a husband like Tag, who has a hot temper, a badge, and a gun is tricky. When Hayden calls Cam for help, she isn’t trying to lure him into any romantic webs. She needs someone she can trust and knowing her soon-to-be ex fears his former NFL cousin is a bonus.
When Cam comes to her rescue, he isn’t doing it to win her love. He does it because it’s the right thing to do. But if she starts to feel the same for him…couldn’t it be fate?
When Vanessa loses Sebastian to rehab once again, she finds passion in the most unexpected person.
Vanessa and Sebastian have been best friends forever, but they’re not just friends, they’re friends with benefits. This arrangement has never been a problem, but Vanessa starts to long for more. How much longer can she stand the empty bed and a note on the bedside table the morning after?
When Sebastian, a sexy drummer with a bad boy attitude, falls back into his bad habits, Vanessa watches him go to rehab with a broken heart, again. But the lead singer of Sebastian’s band, Jessie, is ready to cheer her up. Vanessa needed a shoulder to cry on; instead, she found a dom she can’t help but want to please. Jessie ignites her body in ways she’s never imagined and slowly inches his way into her heart.
Vanessa didn’t want to fall in love, especially with a man so different from Sebastian, but sometimes the heart wants what it wants.
The only problem is, Jessie is Sebastian’s younger brother.
Ella has been in love with Tyler, her best friend, for as long as she can remember. He knows nothing of her feelings, and she’s determined to keep them secret at all costs.
Things change however when one evening, in a moment of weakness, she expresses all her frustrations on a blog. When she realizes the magnitude of the chaos she’s created, it’s already too late; the blog has been shared on most social networks.
As the cherry on the cake, Tyler finds out about the blog, and he’s critical of the content and its author to say the least. But Ella’s troubles have only just begun. Not only is she unable to defend herself, but Tyler sets out to discover the identity of the blog’s author, and he’s not the only one. Going from one surprise to the next, Ella realizes she may not be the only one hiding secrets.
“You should try to have the same kind of fun instead of reading the blog of someone who can’t be upfront about her feelings. I’m sorry, but this person has no respect for herself. If she’s as in love with her friend as she claims, why not just tell him?”
“Who knows? Maybe she’s afraid he doesn’t share her feelings.”
“So, maybe she’s not strong enough to deal with the possible rejection. Maybe she’s afraid of having a broken heart. Maybe she’s afraid of destroying their friendship.”
“Knowing is always better than suffering in uncertainty. And please, since she calls herself an adult, she should accept a possible rejection as part of life.”
I see that Tyler is staring at me, so I ask him, “What? Do I have something on my face?”
“No, but you seem different. Have you met someone?”
“Since yesterday evening? Yes, of course. He was waiting for me in front of my building with a huge bouquet and a ring. I said ‘yes,’ and after an evening of passion, we set a date for the wedding. Hence my radiant complexion.”
“Sarcasm suits you well, but I prefer your sunny side.”
“You know that I went to Peter’s engagement party alone and that I had to face the whole family who thought, ‘The poor girl, she couldn’t even find someone to accompany her to her brother’s engagement party.’ So, don’t rub it in.”
“I offered to be your date.”
“Which would have been a good idea if it was someone else who was engaged, but everyone in my family knows you, and I would have looked even more desperate. And you, of course, you would have been the hero who saved the damsel in distress. No thanks. Just thinking about it makes me cringe.”
“You’re not wrong,” he says with a smile that makes my heart flutter.
“Just to be clear, once and for all, I don’t need anyone to save me and especially not a Prince Charming.”
“Maybe you should.”
“Maybe I should what?”
Harry has a secret.
He led a well-planned life and knew exactly what he wanted. Until…
Something chased him away from his hometown in England. He arrives in New York wishing to erase his past, eager for a fresh start. A new life. Everybody here was someone else before.
Alana has a secret.
She left her small town in the Midwest chasing a dream. She arrives in New York determined to see her name flashing in bright lights on Broadway billboards. Everybody here wanted something more.
She was in the right path, but then…
When Harry and Alana meet, they recognize each other’s scars. They bond over the things they don’t say. They find comfort in long silences. But as they learn how to deal with life’s plot twists, they find out the Big Apple has its own plans for them.
For how long can they hide? How long can they keep everyone else at a distance? How long until their past catches up with their present?
Their lives are about to get irreversibly intertwined. Do you want to know how?
First of all, welcome to New York!
Then: Sixteen?year-old Bridget Larson was no stranger to heartbreak. When she found herself pregnant and alone, a flashing neon sign changed her fate. Bridget discovered the love and belonging she craved in strangers at a fifties?style diner.
Twenty-four-year-old Billy Hall struggled with his own grief. He was wandering Europe in search of his purpose in life when he received a call that would leave him saddled with his family’s diner. It was a noose around his neck until a pregnant teenager stumbled in hungry and scared. Inexplicably drawn to the girl, he had no idea the purpose he traveled the world to find was simply waiting for him to come home
Now: After spending years repressing their feelings for each other Bridget and Billy’s life is about to change again. The baby who brought them together is leaving for college today. Is she taking their last reason to stay in each other’s lives or giving them a reason to finally admit their love?
18+ due to mature content.
This is the first book in the Until Series but can be read as a stand alone. No cliffhangers.
*updated editing January 2017*
Until Now (Bridget and Billy)
Until Here novella (Melanie and Preston)
Until Us (Katie and Tyler)
Until You novella (Alexis and Jason)
Your wish is my command.
Sidiro hated breaking rules. However, he ended up foolishly breaking the most important one: never reveal your jinn powers to a mortal. Now he’s stuck in the mortal realm as a consequence, living life one boring day at a time — until he meets Tava.
She’s tiny, she’s sweet, she’s a shapeshifting jinni like him… and she’s in danger. The little otter cat had enemies at her heels, and Sid had cluelessly challenged them by rescuing her. Now he has no choice but to keep Tava safe, otherwise she would lose her freedom and even her life.
But why did she have to be so distracting? Why did she have to flash those pretty eyes and show off that gorgeous skin? Most of all, why was he allowing himself to fall in love despite vowing to never do so again?!
Will Sid end up with a happily-ever-after, or will he go down in history as the jinni who got ‘catwished?’
This standalone novella contains some cat shifters, jinn powers and romance — of both the fluffy and sexy variety.