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About Kate Hawthorne
With over two dozen published romances to her name, Kate Hawthorne has built a recognizable brand around telling emotional stories that pack a figurative (and sometimes literal) punch.
Existing on a steady diet of wine and coffee, Kate spends her days dreaming up angsty stories full of heat, kink, and heart. Kate now lives in Louisville, where she writes romance, reads romance, and hides from the humidity.
Visit her website at http://www.katehawthornebooks.com
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Wyatt is barely eighteen and Grant is his dad's best friend.
With only two months until his first semester of college takes him across the country, Wyatt has little more on his mind than exploring his newfound interest in men. He has a list of things he wants to experience, but he doesn't know where to start. At least not until he finds himself alone with the one man he shouldn't want.
Grant knows better than to get involved with his best friends son, but Wyatt knows how to be persuasive and he looks like everything Grant has ever wanted when he's on his knees. Grant hoped he'd kept his thoughts to himself, but Wyatt approaches him with a list and a proposition he doesn't want to turn down.
Nothing between them is certain, but one thing is promised. It's going to be a summer neither man will ever forget.
Not Allowed is part one of Grant and Wyatt's story and book one in the Not Ready for Love trilogy. This 50,000 word story is a cliffhanger, but the completion of this series will bring them their HEA.
At the beginning of their relationship, Cooper thought he might have asked Adam for too much. Trust issues from his past pushed him to make steadfast demands that Adam wasn’t able to meet. Even though neither of them wanted to admit it, things between them were going to end before they even got started.
Ten years ago, Adam's life was in a state of upheaval. He thought he knew who he was and what he wanted, but the development of his friendship with Cooper into something more proved that couldn’t be any further from the truth. Forced to question things he’d long believed about himself, Adam faltered when he needed to stay strong.
A decade later, Cooper and Adam are back where they began. Wanting but nervous. Interested and unsure. Even though they're determined not to mess things up again, growing older hasn’t made them feel any wiser. On uneven ground, but fighting for a second chance, Adam has to get over his preconceptions about what it means to have control if he wants a chance at happiness, and Cooper has to admit it’s possible to sometimes bend without completely breaking.
To Love You is a 65,000 word romance between consenting adults with D/s themes.
In the midst of a divorce he should have seen coming from the start, Wyatt finds himself back in North Edgewood, back at his dad's house, back next door to Grant Harding. It's been ten years since the two men have spoken, ten years since they've seen each other, but it doesn't take long for either of them to realize that--for the fire burning between them--ten years is no time at all.
Grant has spent the decade wondering what his life would have been like if he'd had the courage to speak up when Wyatt professed his love. Convinced too much has gone unsaid for too long, he believes the only things that can exist between them are silence and space. But when Wyatt corners him alone one night, old emotions flare and that idea goes right out the window.
Grant and Wyatt find it's far too easy falling back into old habits. It's weeks of secret encounters, stolen kisses, and--this time--quiet declarations that threaten the foundations of both of their lives. Ten years spent yearning for each other has to have been enough. Ten years of love lost has led them to this moment. To the brink of a lifetime of devotion they'd never been allowed to have.
Until Now is a 60,000 word romance that brings around the conclusion of Wyatt and Grant's romance. This book has on page power exchange and D/s themes between consenting adults.
When a sunny young musician gets stranded with a grumpy mechanic during a snowstorm, a lack of heat is the least of their problems…
Liam Luckett is on an adventure. He's dropped out of his Master's program without telling his overbearing parents and set off on a road trip across the country. Armed with little more than his guitar, he’s looking for his best life. He never expected his car to break down in the middle of nowhere Vermont with a huge storm pending, leaving him stranded and at the mercy of a hunky local mechanic.
Jasper Cunningham is in a holding pattern. Three years after the death of his husband, he still hasn’t moved on. A hot, younger, stranded tourist is exactly the sort of complication this mechanic has been avoiding. But he can’t leave the guy in the snow. He brings Liam home to crash on the couch. The air is heavy with more than snow, and when the power goes out, the two men become closer than either of them expects.
Every silken note Liam sings on that guitar thaws Jasper’s heart a little. Suddenly, Liam’s itchy feet aren’t so eager to move on. When their feelings get too big to ignore, the bond they’ve formed is tested. Will daybreak leave them going their separate ways?
This opposites attract, hurt/comfort romance features a grumpy widower who is only soft for one specific blue-eyed musician, a remote farmhouse, a friendly dog, and enough snow to knock the power out until love catches fire.
Years later, behind the bar at Rapture, the BDSM club he’s built on a foundation of disillusioned dreams and broken bricks, Landon finds himself face to face with his favorite memory and greatest regret—Gregory.
Seeing his first love again is the only inspiration Gregory needs to commit himself to forging his way toward the future he always envisioned…one with Landon yielding and bending to his command. Determined to recapture the magic of their first love, Gregory works to right the wrongs of their past so they can move on together.
Battling through the resentment from their youth, Landon is unexpectedly called back to New York, and Gregory can’t help but fear the past is repeating itself. Fighting familiar feelings of helplessness, he makes the decision to give Landon what he needs, even if that means not chasing after the man he adores…again. Gregory can only hope when Landon returns, he won’t throw away the love they’ve fought and risked everything for.
Worth the Risk is the first book in the Giving Consent Series. It is 78,000 words of kinky, steamy, second-chance BDSM romance.
Hate is a visceral and terrible word, but it's the right one.
This guy is everything I’m not.
Sports ball obsessed.
He's also sexy as hell with a submissive side I discovered by accident.
Definitely an accident. If you want to call him on his knees in my kitchen an accident.
He pushes all my buttons good and bad.
And to top it off, he’s my best friend Sam's brother.
I’d become really good at avoiding Jasper since high school, but then Sam asked us both to be the best men at his wedding. Now, not only do I have to work with him to plan a bachelor party in vegas, we need to survive a destination wedding…in Hawaii.
It's hard enough to be civil so we don't ruin the wedding, but on top of that, I have to resist the urge to drag Jasper into every back room I can find and show him how much I hate him, all while trying not to get into a fist fight.
One of us isn’t going to survive this, so may the best man win.
May the Best Man Win is an enemies to lovers romance with the promise of pineapple bushes, tit-glitter (whatever that means), and one definitely unfixable bed.
Age – 37
Relationship status – Single
Looking for – A way to make all of this right
Biggest regret – Callahan McMillian
Hobbies – Having money, making money, spending money, and wine.
Name – Beckett Thatcher
Age – 27
Relationship status – Super Single!
Looking for – The kind of man who knows what I'm worth
Biggest regret – Being hesitant to form meaningful relationships after moving
Hobbies – Cooking, baking, and being a good plant dad
Rhys doesn't know what he wants anymore, but he knows he wants to be in Myers Bluff and he wants to make things right with his brother, and maybe his ex-boyfriend too. The only problem is... he doesn't know how to do any of that.
Beckett has a bad job and big dreams, and he's not going to let either of those things hold him back. He definitely doesn't have time to deal with a man like Rhys St. George, but there's something magnetic about the way too-rich-for-his-own-good man that Beckett can't deny.
Rhys is used to buying whatever he wants, but finds Beckett cannot be bought. For the first time in his life, Rhys isn't two steps ahead; he's half a pace behind. But maybe that's exactly where he needs to be to find what he's always been looking for--a purpose, personal redemption, and love.
Age - 31
Relationship status - Very single, and I like it that way.
Looking for - Someone to make my ex-boyfriend jealous for the weekend.
Biggest regret - Rhys St. George
Hobbies - N/A
Name - Jace Dare
Age - 26
Relationship status - DTF
Looking for - a good time, not a long time
Biggest regret - kissing that hottie at the bar two weeks ago and letting him leave without getting his phone number
Hobbies - art, photography, dancing, hanging out with my friends
Callahan and Jace couldn’t be less compatible, but they've been set up for the weekend and there's no going back. Callahan's pride is on the line, his mouth is all over Jace, and they need to put in the performance of a lifetime if they’re going to make their very fake relationship look convincing. To sell the lie, Jace and Callahan reach an agreement: real attraction, pretend emotion. But when make believe turns into making love, the only people they’re fooling are themselves.
Archer has been in love with his best friend for years, but he’d never admit it out loud. Comparing every man he meets to the only man he wants, everyone falls short of the high ideal of Clint Taylor. On the heels of a date gone wrong, Clint ends up the last place either of them expect…Archer’s bed. There’s a kiss and another, and then everything changes.
Clint doesn’t understand some of the things Archer wants from him, but he knows he isn’t a quitter and Archer deserves the best. Determined to be the man and the Daddy Archer deserves, the two men find themselves together for a romantic and kinky weekend beneath the bright lights of Hollywood.
Archer is rich and Clint isn’t.
Clint is patient and Archer could never be.
Archer knows what he wants and Clint doesn’t believe he’s enough.
With so much stacked against them, is it too much to hope that love is the one thing that goes right?
Reel Love brings together a bratty boy, a Daddy who doesn’t know he’s a Daddy, a gorgeous L.A. backdrop, and enough steam to fog up all the windows in a high-rise hotel.
This book is part of the Destination Daddies multi-author series. Each book can be read as a standalone, but there are so many destinations and Daddies to discover, why not grab them all?
Jack Martin has no intention of getting involved with anyone seriously, let alone with someone who lives so far away. It’s been so long since he had someone worth taking care of though, and Callum triggers all of his Daddy inclinations. Jack is smitten from the start, eager and willing to give Callum everything he wants and more…except proximity.
After an unplanned hospitalization, Jack is forced to confront his fears about commitment and finds himself three-thousand miles from home with a shocked and stunned Callum finally in his arms. With Callum’s overwhelming eagerness and Jack’s fears unwilling to abate, navigating togetherness proves to be more work than they bargained for.
Finally figuring each other out, Callum and Jack settle into a comfortable routine juggling home, work, and each other until an unexpected encounter shatters their world. Faced with making another new start, they need to find the strength to rediscover what was lost and rebuild what’s been broken. Time may heal all wounds, and the road to recovery is a hard one, but as long as they’re together, Callum and Jack will learn that love is worth the wait.
Worth the Wait is the second book in the Giving Consent Series. It can stand alone and is 66,000 words of dirty Daddy kink that starts online and becomes very real. For other content warnings please look inside and review the preface.
Keith Warren thought he'd made the right decisions. After fleeing an abusive partner and starting over in a new city, he's now getting an education about things he never knew existed. With Justin and Micah leading the way, Keith focuses his energy on being a good submissive and a deserving partner.
Micah is quick to see the good Keith can bring to his marriage, but Justin is hesitant. Thinking toward the future, Justin's only concern has always been keeping Micah, and his heart, safe. His worst fears come true when Keith vanishes out of their lives, and his guard is up when he unexpectedly returns.
Justin, Micah, and Keith come together once again in an explosion of desire that forces Micah to admit he wants more than his husband and requires Justin to recognize he has room in his heart for not one, but two partners. With their support, Keith battles against the demons of his youth, making strides towards a life none of them ever dreamed they could have.
But Keith's past becomes all of their present in a shocking fight for dominance that leaves the foundation they've built together shattered. Justin, Micah, and Keith need to find strength to fight through yet another test of their love to reach the happy ending they all deserve.
Worth the Fight is the third book in the Giving Consent Series. It can stand alone and is 75,000 words of sort of second chance menage involving an already established relationship, ice cream, arcade games, and a surprisingly nurturing dominant.
Future Fake Husband
A best friend's brother / fake relationship romance with one bed, one tropical destination and too many errant street crabs for Rhett and Cole's liking.
Future Gay Boyfriend
Ryan has always considered himself straight, but one New Year's Eve kiss with the gorgeous and feminine Darian changes everything.
Future Ex Enemy
Luis and David don't have anything in common except a passion for flowers and an ill-advised romp in a hotel room that they have to share.
Catch up with Rhett, Cole, Ryan, Darian, Luis, David, and the rest of the gang from Mallory Vineyards on a New Year's Eve that none of them will ever forget.