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Elle Kennedy

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A New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.

Elle currently writes for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!

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Elle Kennedy Next up is The Mistake, Logan's book. Right now I'm aiming to release it on April 28th :)
Elle Kennedy I have no idea yet! At least 2 more. Logan's book is next, and I know who Book 3 will be about (not telling yet!) :D
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The Heartbreak Sheriff...New Release and Giveaway

Well, it's a new year and I get to celebrate a new release too--The Heartbreak Sheriff, the second book in my Small-Town Scandals mini-series.  This story features Finn, the gruff, sexy sheriff who's looking for a second chance with the woman he loves---except he just arrested her, so that second chance might be a tad difficult to earn...
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One Night of Sin One Night of Scandal One Night of Trouble
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Superfan (Brooklyn, #3)
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A new sports romance from Sarina Bowen! At Amazon , Apple and everywhere!

✔ hockey hotness

✔ mistaken identities

✔ a star-crossed past

✔ tropical shenanigans

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That Second Chance by Meghan Quinn
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One click here: mybook.to/thatsecondchance

☑ Small Town Romance
☑ Four brothers
☑ One wayward moose
☑ And a love curse

Port Snow, Maine is not only known for its charming small town feel and it's infamous, melt-in-your-mouth lobster bis
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Protective, alpha, special forces heroes? ✔
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Hot and sexy chemistry? ✔
Unimaginable love in the making? ✔

CODE NAME: GENESIS is live! See what readers are saying about this sexy seco
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Sarina and Elle have teamed up for the first time in two years to bring out a Top Secret release. (That's actually the title.) It's an edge-of-your-seat romance with two heroes and a full serving of shenanigans.

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NOW LIVE and Free in Kindle Unlimited: A standalone college hockey romance from Ilsa Madden-Mills!


Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills returns with an all-new swoon-fest of a novel about what happens when you take a chance
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She sees herself as the book-reading, science-loving introvert while I’m the dangerous, outgoing, charmer.

She thinks I love parties and people whereas she prefers pajamas and a takeaway.

What she doesn’t realize is that I like everything about her–th
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✩ Second chance romance
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An all-new STANDALONE from New York Times bestselling author Julia Kent

It all started with the wrong Help Wanted ad. Of course it did.

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My name is Andrei Petrov.
They call me the devil.
All I want is for the pain to end.
All she wants is for me to share it.
I am the last remaining heir to a dynasty that should burn in Hell.
And my last wish remains for it to die with me.

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✩ Second chance romance.
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✩ A start to a brand-new series.


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From NYT bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan, comes a brand new series where second chances don’t come often, and over
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“Just out of curiosity,” she says, “after you wake up in the morning, do you admire yourself in the mirror for one hour or two?”

“Two,” I reply cheerfully.

“Do you high five yourself?”

“Of course not.” I smirk. “I kiss each of my biceps and then point to the ceiling and thank the big man upstairs for creating such a perfect male specimen.”
Elle Kennedy, The Deal

“Him: Confession: I deleted all the 1 Direction from your iPod when u were in the can.
You’re welcome.
Me: WHAT?? I’m going to kiss u!
Him: With tongue?
It takes me a second to realize what happened, at which point I’m completely mortified.
Me: Kill u! I meant KILL. u. Damn autocorrect.
Him: Surrrrrre. Let’s blame it on autocorrect.
Me: Shut it.
Him: I think someone wants to kiss me…”
Elle Kennedy, The Deal

“Sometimes people sneak up on you and suddenly you don’t know how you ever lived without them.”
Elle Kennedy, The Deal


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Cristina | CristiinaReads Merry Christmas sweets! Wishing you the happiest of times with your loved ones and a Happy New year! xoxo


Janice Happy New Year.

message 5: by Janice (last edited Sep 05, 2017 04:41PM)

Janice Thank you for friending me. I loved visiting Toronto back in 1985-2000. I've a native of North Carolina, but I've been told that I have distant relatives living around Toronto. Loved Canada's Wonderland ,, and beautiful Ottawa.Have a great day.

message 4: by Tami

Tami I'm so excited.... Midnight Captive (Killer Instincts, #6) by Elle Kennedy downloaded on my kindle!!!

Nicole just wanna let you know that you owe me aspirin for my book hangover and anti-depressant for my mood after I finished because I didn't want to finish those books!!! loved the deal and the mistake!!!!!!!!!

message 2: by Tami

Tami I'm soooooo excited!!!! Counting down to April 28!

Of course I'm also counting down to June 02 Midnight Captive (Killer Instincts, #6) by Elle Kennedy.

message 1: by Lori

Lori I am so far loving Killer Instincts --just sayin :D

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