After a blind date stands her up, Catrina Striker stops in O’Leary’s Pub for a sandwich, nothing else. Then Tony Bates, North Salem’s resident playboy, sits down next to her and destiny takes over. Cat knows all about Tony’s reputation, but that doesn’t stop her from doing something she’s never done before: invite him back to her apartment. Tony Bates has always looked at Catrina as nothing but his buddy’s little sister, until a chance encounter one summer night changes all that. Since the sudden death of his college sweetheart, Tony has kept all his relationships casual and fun. Everyone knows that, which is why Cat and Tony agree to keep their involvement a secret rather than risk Tony’s friendship with her brother. However, what starts out as a secret fling soon becomes much more, and Tony must decide if he’s ready to risk his heart again or lose the woman who completes him.
Here Sean, Tony's best friend, gives Tony some advice regarding Tony and Cat's relationship. Advice Tony should have taken.
In this scene Striker, Cat's brother walks in on her and Tony. Before this point he doesn't know about their involvement.
In this scene Tony and Cat kiss for the first time after dinner.
Rather than follow in the footsteps of her family members, Juliette Belmont has made a career out of being in front of the cameras. When she finds herself in the middle of a scandal, she takes a friend’s advice and escapes to a small town in northern New Hampshire. Once there, she has three items on her agenda: make some decisions regarding her life, avoid the media, and don't get involved with one of Avon’s own, no matter how gorgeous she finds him. When Aaron Wright learns a member of the Sherbrooke family has rented out a cottage at his family’s campground, he’s less than pleased. People like Juliette live and play in a world far removed from his, something he learned firsthand seven years ago. Despite his attraction to her and his meddling sister, he keeps his distance. Everything changes when an ice storm leaves Juliette in the dark, and Aaron opens his house to her. Or it does until reality comes knocking, and Aaron must decide if he can live in Juliette’s world.
Despite a wonderful family, a career she loves, and great friends, a void has existed in Lauren McDonald's life ever since her best friend, Callie, married billionaire Dylan Talbot. Although they have remained close, Lauren and Callie now lead very different lives. When Lauren meets wealthy CEO Kevin Walsh, she believes he could be the man to make her life whole again. That is until the night Nathaniel Callahan, her high school sweetheart and the one man she has always loved, shows up. Fifteen years ago Nate ended things with Lauren before heading off to the Naval Academy and his life with the Marines, but he never stopped loving her. Now he's home to correct the mistake he made all those years ago. Who will win her heart: the man who can promise her the world or the man who has the power to crush her heart again?
Thanks to a run in with Lauren's brother Nate learns a secret Lauren has been keeping from him all these years.
This scene takes place after Nate is forced to spend the night due to a snow storm.
In this scene Lauren and Nate see each other for the first time in 15 years.
Following the deaths of her brother and then her parents, Kelsey Bancroft put her life and dreams on hold. Three years later, Kelsey is still struggling financially to hold on to the last links she has to her family. She doesn’t need or want any distractions, especially not any distractions named Drew McKenzie. At the age of ten, Kelsey fell in love and decided someday she’d marry Drew, her older brother’s best friend. Although Kelsey long ago abandoned the silly fantasy, Drew has always occupied a special place in her heart. The day before Ian Bancroft lost his battle with cancer, star quarterback Drew McKenzie promised his best friend he’d look out for his younger sister. Until recently, he assumed his monthly phone calls to Kelsey were enough. Now that he knows differently, he’s moved back to North Salem, determined help Kelsey whether she wants his assistance or not. But just how far will Drew go to keep a promise to his best friend?
Following the betrayal of a former lover, Sara Sherbrooke swore off relationships, too afraid she would be used again. Instead she has devoted all her energy to succeeding in politics without relying on her family name. That is until one night in Hawaii with her brother's best friend Christopher Hall. Technological genius and CEO of Hall Technology, Christopher Hall first met Sara Sherbrooke when he and Jake Sherbrooke were college roommates. While attending Jake's wedding in Hawaii, Christopher is reintroduced to Sara, a beauty who was once way out of his league. But now as the most eligible bachelor in Silicon Valley, the only thing stopping Christopher from pursuing Sara is the thought of betraying his best friend. As they work together to promote a new education initiative, neither can deny the attraction between them. But will their growing romance be worth all of the consequences?
Here we see Sara and Christopher the morning after Jake's wedding.
In this scene Sara and Christopher see each other for the first time after waking up in bed together weeks ago.
This is the beginning of the chapter where Sara wakes up and realizes that she slept with her brother's best friend the previous night.
Middle school was hard. Trust me, as an eighth-grader at Pine Ridge Middle School, I already knew this. What I didn’t know was that it was about to get a lot harder for me. When I woke Monday morning, my to-do list consisted of spending time with my friends, doing homework, and waiting for basketball season to start in a few months. All that changed at lunchtime. Now, instead of watching the middle school football team games, I was about to try out for the team. As if that wasn’t tough enough, I had to do it while the boy I had liked since sixth grade watched and deal with the rumors someone started about me at school. Thankfully, I had three of the best friends in the world, and I knew with their help I would get through this. Who knew, maybe I would make the team and get the guy before it was all over.
Everyone in North Salem thinks they know Jessie Quinn. She is the town’s quintessential girl next door. The woman you can always turn to when you need a helping hand. Nobody knows that she’s spent years overcoming the emotional scars left by her last boyfriend. As a single dad and task force officer with the FBI, Mack Ellsbury moves back to North Salem to be closer to his family, not to find love. Then Jessie Quinn returns to his life. Soon Mack no longer sees Jessie as the quiet girl he once tutored in high school but rather the woman he is falling in love with. Mack’s love helps Jessie erase the scars she’s carried around for so long, but when his ex-wife decides she wants reconciliation, their relationship is put in jeopardy.
When Jessie learns Mack plans to paint his daughter's bedroom, she offers to help.
In this scene Mack and Jessie kiss for the first time. Neither expected it to happen but both want it to happen again.
This is a scene between Mack and his friends. It occurs after he sees Jessie for the first time in months.
Callie Taylor's life is turned upside down when she learns the truth about her birth following the death of her mother. Not only is her father alive, but he's none other than presidential candidate Senator Warren Sherbrooke. Billionaire and confirmed bachelor, Dylan Talbot, is devoted to his family. When his stepfather Warren Sherbrooke receives a letter from a past love telling him they have a daughter together, Dylan is instantly suspicious. In order to keep the media vultures away and protect Warren's political aspirations, Dylan convinces Warren to let him handle the situation. As Callie and Dylan spend time together, they can't resist the feelings that blossom between them. However, when Callie learns the real reason he has been spending time with her their fledgling romance is put in jeopardy and only complete honesty can save it.
Sometimes temptation strikes when you least expect it. Straitlaced Courtney Belmont prefers to avoid the spotlight that the media always has focused on her family. She leaves any behavior that might catch its attention to her younger sister—or at least she always has until Josh Williamson, better known to his fans as J.T., sits down next to her while she’s on vacation. Josh will do anything to make sure he keeps joint custody of his young daughter, including putting his career on hold and getting married. There isn’t a doubt in his mind that Courtney Belmont, the woman he spent an incredible two weeks with, is perfect for the role. Her reputation is flawless, her family is powerful, and more importantly, she’s remained in his thoughts since the last time he left her hotel room. Although hesitant, Courtney agrees to be Josh’s temporary wife. However, it’s not long before Josh wants her in his life forever. But can a man who spends his life acting convince her that his feelings are real? Tempting The Billionaire is the thirteen book in USA Today best selling author Christina Tetreault’s The Sherbrookes of Newport Series. While it can easily be read as a standalone story, you'll likely enjoy reading the other books, too.
What happens when revenge turns deadly? Kenzie Armstrong’s life couldn’t get any better. She has loving parents, a career she adores, and a great new relationship with her next-door neighbor Ryan, a man who is working his way into her heart at the speed of light. As an operative with Elite Force Security, Ryan Saltarelli does whatever it takes to protect others. He never expected he’d have to protect the woman he is falling in love with. But when a man sworn to exact vengeance against her retired FBI agent father kidnaps Kenzie, it’ll take all of Ryan’s skills to keep her alive. But will he find her in time?
Three months ago when another relationship came to a disastrous end, billionaire Leah Sherbrooke put her love life on hold. Since then she’s spent her free time with family and friends, especially Gavin Kincaid. However, the more time she spends with Gavin the less she thinks of him as a friend and golfing companion. Instead, she sees him as the man she’s falling for. When Leah learns he plans to spend the long holiday weekend working, she insists he accompany her to a party in Newport. Gavin Kincaid was attracted to Leah Sherbrooke the moment she walked into his condo. Unfortunately, at the time she was on the arm of his half brother, Harry, but since the night she caught Harry with another woman, he’s been growing their friendship and waiting for the right moment to make them more than friends. Leah’s invitation to a party provides him with the opportunity he’s been waiting for, and soon they’re both friends and lovers. But when an overheard conversation between Gavin and his half brother casts doubt on their new relationship, Leah must decide if believing in Gavin is worth the risk.
Sixteen years ago, he disappeared from her life. Now, he’s the only one who can protect her. Today he’s a member of Elite Force Security, but sixteen years ago he belonged to one of the wealthiest families in Connecticut. After his father’s conviction for investment fraud, Connor Anderson left behind his privileged life and everyone associated with it, including Becca André. All that changes the morning she sits down next to him inside a busy D.C. café and asks him to lunch. For the past four years, Becca has worked in Washington, D.C., where the greatest physical threat she faces each day is a paper cut. However, everything changes when Becca’s stepsister goes missing and someone tries to kidnap her. Now, the only person she can rely on is her long-ago summer fling, Connor. A man she never forgot and the one she’s falling in love with again. Despite the women who’ve passed through his life, Becca is the only one Connor’s ever truly cared about. And he’ll do anything to keep her safe. But will it be enough?
Since the day Brett Sherbrooke entered West Point, he’s dedicated his life to serving his country. Ready to serve in a different role, he moves back to Massachusetts intending to run for the United States Senate the following year. However, when the governor calls a special election to fill a suddenly vacant Senate seat in Washington, Brett’s plans make a detour. When Jennifer Wallace’s scout troop began sending care packages to the troops overseas, she never expected billionaire Brett Sherbrooke to be on the receiving end. For the past two years, though, they’ve stayed in regular contact and grown close. With his relocation back to Massachusetts, both are ready to see if their friendship can turn into more. Despite the challenges posed by Brett’s hectic campaign schedule, everything soon indicates another Sherbrooke is off the market. That is, until Brett’s opponent uncovers secrets from Jennifer’s past. Secrets that threaten to destroy their relationship and his political aspirations.
Curt Sherbrooke has two passions, renovating old homes and writing novels. When he leaves the financial world and the city behind, his plan is simple: indulge both while keeping his true identity as a member of America’s wealthiest family a secret from his neighbors. Soon Taylor Walker, the sexy DEA agent living next door, and her niece have him reconsidering his plan. Taylor Walker doesn’t believe she needs a man to complete her life. She’s happy raising her niece and taking drug dealers off the street. If Mr. Right happens to come along someday, that would be wonderful. If not, she’s not going to lose any sleep over it. Then she meets Curt, her new neighbor. Soon Curt and Taylor appear headed for a their own happily ever after. At least until Taylor’s older sister returns and tries to capitalize on Taylor’s newfound love.
While at a Sherbrooke wedding, Taylor learns her niece has been kidnapped.
In this excerpt Taylor shows up at Curt's house and finds his cousin, billionaire Trent Sherbrooke, visiting.
This excerpt we see Curt interacting with Reese, Taylor's niece.
In this excerpt Curt has dinner with his neighbors for the first time.
In the scene we see Curt visiting with his cousins Trent and Gray. Both men can not resist giving Curt some advice.
When Ella Bridge fell for Alfred Striker, she thought she’d found the one. But then, days before she left for France as part of a professor exchange program, Striker walked away. Now she’s back home in North Salem, determined to ignore him no matter how tempting she still finds him. Before Ella, Striker lived a carefree life, responsible for no one’s happiness but his own. With Ella, though, images of minivans and white picket fences started to surface, and he bolted. Striker quickly realized walking away from Ella was the biggest mistake he ever made. With her home, he’s determined to win her back. Although she’s positive it’s a big mistake, Ella agrees to give Striker a month. Can Striker prove to Ella that he loves her, or will he break her heart again?
Charlotte “Charlie” O'Brien, a doctor in the United States Navy, returns to her home in North Salem, Massachusetts to visit her family and make an important decision about her future. Mother Nature has other plans when a hurricane strikes, flooding the town and throwing Jake Sherbrooke in Charlie's path. Initially she believes Jake is nothing more than a rich playboy, but quickly, she learns that he is so much more. Jake Sherbrooke has never been one to follow the path laid out by his parents. That is why he started the Falmouth Foundation, a non-profit disaster relief organization rather than enter politics. When he learns of the destruction in North Salem, he immediately travels there to offer aid and meets Charlie O'Brien. Charlie is unlike any woman he has ever meet and he can not help but be drawn to her. Soon neither can ignore the incredible chemistry between them. But will his reputation as a billionaire playboy damage their budding romance?
We see that both Charlie and Jake's opinion of each other is changing.
In this scene we see Jake invite Charlie to his sister's wedding in Newport.
In this excerpt Jake invites Charlie along with him for the day so she can get to know the real him.
In this excerpt Jake learns his ex is trying to brew up some trouble.
In this excerpt Jake and Charlie share their first kiss while outside the hospital.
In this snippet Charlie sees Jake Sherbrooke for the first time as the town works to recover from the Hurricane.
From the outside, it appears as though billionaire Allison Sherbrooke lives a charmed life. She comes from a loving family and possesses the means to do anything she desires, not to mention her budding new romance with the sexy Marine she danced with at her brother Trent’s wedding. Appearances can be deceiving though. All is not perfect in Allison’s world. Since her move to Virginia, she’s had a stalker in the shadows. Marine Corps Captain Rocco “Rock” Raimono has spent his life defending and protecting others. Now he must protect the woman he’s falling in love with from an obsessed stalker who wants Allison for himself. For Rock, failure is not an option.
Here we get another glimpse of Rock's thoughts regarding Allison.
Here we see Allison's stalker making his plans to get Rock out of the picture.
In this scene Rock joins his sister Addie and her new family for dinner. Allison, whom he has thought of often since he last saw her at his sister's wedding is also there.
Books Seven, Eight, and Nine of The Sherbrookes of Newport Series. Previously Published Separately. Bundled For Your Convenience. Book Seven: Protecting The Billionaire Book Eight: Bidding On The Billionaire Book Nine: Falling For The Billionaire
Rather than disappoint his beloved aunt, billionaire Derek Sherbrooke has reluctantly agreed to participate in her foundation’s fundraiser: a bachelor auction. Concerned about who the lucky winner will be, he devises a plan and enlists the aid of his longtime friend Brooklyn Novak. All she has to do is make sure no one outbids her. It was a simple plan... until they kissed. Successful attorney Brooklyn Novak met Derek in college, and has loved him ever since—despite her father’s disapproval. Rather than risk their close friendship, she’s constantly kept her true feelings buried. When Derek asks for her help, she knows it’s a disaster waiting to happen, but can’t say no. But what was supposed to be a simple charade quickly puts her on an emotional roller coaster ride to a place she never wanted to go. Can these longtime friends find their happily ever after together
When Hollywood sweetheart, Mia Troy, checks into the Victorian Rose, the only things on her mind are rest and relaxation before she begins work on her new movie in Boston. That is until she meets Sean O’Brien, the co-owner of the bed and breakfast. From the moment she checks in, Mia is drawn to Sean, a reserved man who sees past her celebrity status. Eighteen years ago Sean became the man of the house when his father walked out on the family. Without a second thought, he put his own hopes and dreams on the back burner and took care of his mom and younger sister. Now the co-owner of a successful bed and breakfast, Sean has accepted his position in life—until the day Mia Troy checks in. Despite his better judgment, Sean can’t ignore his physical attraction to Mia. Soon he gives into his desire, telling himself all she wants is a quick fling to pass the time. As they spend time together, his feelings grow. But can love between a small town guy and an A-list celebrity ever last?
Billionaire Trent Sherbrooke works hard and plays harder. He’s never once cared what the media or society says about him, until now. Intent on making his way into the United States Senate, Trent hires campaign advisor Marty Phillips, a ruthless force in politics who will stop at nothing to get his candidate elected. After a chance encounter throws local small business owner Addison Raimono in Trent’s path, Marty believes he’s found Trent’s ticket into Washington. Ignoring his conscience that insists he leave Addison alone, Trent sets out to win her over. Soon what he assumed would be a relationship to salvage his reputation turns into so much more. But can a relationship that began as a lie ever survive?
In this sample, Marty Phillips presents his new plan to Trent.
A chance encounter sets the stage for romance to come.
Here in this scene Addie uncovers some information which has her questioning her and Trent's relationship.
In this short excerpt Addie's brother makes a surprise visit to her house and meets Trent.
This scene is right after Trent sets up his first date with Addie. Readers get to see more of what he thinks of her.
This moment during a meeting with Marty Phillips changes Trent's plans forever.
Everyone views Grayson Sherbrooke as a carefree billionaire who lives a life of luxury. However, Gray is much more than that. When Grayson Sherbrooke returns to Providence for his brother’s wedding, he plans to spend some time with his family before getting back to his own life. A single dance with his childhood friend, Kiera Renault, changes all that. Soon, Gray finds himself longing to settle down with the woman he loves. Unfortunately, the secret he’s kept for years keeps getting in the way. Kiera Renault hasn’t seen Gray in years. After a dance at his brother’s wedding, though, she can’t get him from her mind. Quickly, their relationship changes from mere friends to lovers, and Kiera pictures herself spending the rest of her life with Gray. Just when they both believe they’ll get what their hearts’ desire, Gray’s secret threatens to tear them apart forever. Now, Gray must decide between the woman he loves and the secret he has kept from the world.
Paige Foster never once considered purchasing a ticket to the Helping Hands Bachelor Auction. But when Aunt Bebe invites her along, she accepts, expecting nothing more than an enjoyable evening with her favorite aunt. Aunt Bebe has other plans though. By the end of the evening Paige finds herself the proud owner of four romantic dates with Scott Belmont, President Warren Sherbrooke’s nephew. Lately billionaire Scott Belmont doesn’t have time for a social life, never mind a bachelor auction. Regardless, when his mom asks him to take part in the fundraising event, he agrees. Scott assumes he’ll take the winner on a few dates and then dismiss her from his mind. Then Paige Foster walks on stage to claim him.
In this excerpt Paige claims her prize, Scott Belmont, after her aunt bids on him for her.
Here Paige and Scott start the first of the dates Paige won at the bachelor auction.
During this conversation between Paige and her aunt, readers get a glimpse of what her aunt has planned.
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