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About Ketley Allison
Ketley Allison has always been a romantic at heart. That passion ignited when she realized she could put those dreams into words and her soul into characters. Ketley was born in Canada, moved to Australia when she was thirteen, to California when she was twenty, and finally to New York to attend law school, but most of that time was spent sitting in coffee shops and wine bars thinking of her next book.
Her other passions include coffee, wine, Big Macs, her cat, and her husband, possibly in that order.
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He's a poker king, a mafia prince, and royalty to women. A deliberate loner, he gives you his body, but never his heart.
And I just became his new cocktail waitress.
My own losses allow me to see the real pain behind his sins. He’s not what he appears to be, but fixing him isn’t possible.
I should listen to the warnings in my past and stay away. Instead, he lures me into his underworld where vice and fortune thrive. He’s a wickedly hot, illegal addiction. Dangerous. Seductive. Forbidden.
I’m not just betting my life on him. I’m wagering my heart.
Underground Prince is the gritty, angsty, and twisty first installment of the Corrupt Empire Duet, featuring enemies-to-lovers, mafia themed romance. For mature readers only.
A lesson I’ve learned since enrolling at Briarcliff Academy: If you don’t join forces with their elite society, you will be ruined.
I didn’t join. I rebelled.
They couldn’t break me how they wanted.
And now, they’re after me for what I know.
Worse, they're ordering Chase, the boy who helped me uncover their terrible sins, to exact their revenge.
He won’t, because he cares about me.
We’ve been together in this from the beginning, despite the edicts he was raised on and the society he was groomed to follow.
But will our love be strong enough to break the bonds of his sordid history?
THE NOBLES & VIRTUES
Ha. Your move, Callie.
FIEND is the stunning, angst-ridden continuation of the Briarcliff Secret Society Series and contains enemies-to-lovers, bullying, and other mature themes and scenes. Recommended for readers 17 and over. It is NOT a standalone and ends on a cliffhanger.
Theo Saxon left me two years ago, and I was supposed to forget him. Hell, I’m pissed enough to kill him. He’s my ex, heir to the mafia throne, wanted by the FBI, and currently on the run.
But Theo has an offer I can’t refuse. He wants revenge against his brother—the man who almost killed me and ruined Theo’s life. Except, there’s a catch: in following him, I’m teaming up with someone who obliterated my heart.
I can’t fall back in love with him.
If I do, I’ll come up against an impossible choice, because what Theo doesn’t know is that, in dealing with the devil, I’ve put a price on my soul.
And I can only make one of these brothers pay.
Jaded Princess is the stunning conclusion to the Corrupt Empire Duet. Find out if Scarlet loses her heart to the underground prince.
My public humiliation?
To keep me friendless and exposed?
For my next eight months to be under his control?
How about, all of the above?
We come from high society, but the grooming process starts in high school.
And we always recruit in the dark.
As a result, our messes are rarely clean and never brought to light.
Money's not an issue, and usually, neither are our members.
Until one decides to betray us.
Let this be a lesson to our initiates: Never choose love over loyalty.
And a word to Chase Stone, Briarcliff’s most sought after student—if you tell the new girl we exist, it won't just be you that pays the price.
ME, THE NEW GIRL
RIVAL is the first full-length novel in the Briarcliff Society Series and contains enemies-to-lovers, bullying, and other mature themes. Recommended for readers 17 and over. It is NOT a standalone and ends on a cliffhanger.
Becoming virtuous demands a sinful price.
Our role at Briarcliff has a deeper consequence than the nightly rituals and cloaked costumes the Nobles are so fond of.
We’re barely visible, peripheral shadows who hold the deadliest keys.
And we’re done being a secret society’s dirty little secret.
A note to Callie Ryan, Briarcliff’s most scandalous student: To maintain our power, our history must stay hidden.
Do not, under any circumstances, uncover it and put it in the hands of Chase Stone, no matter how much his handsome, heartbreaking face begs you to trust him.
VIRTUE is the second full-length novel in the Briarcliff Society Series and contains enemies-to-lovers, bullying, and other mature themes (but is not a dark romance). Recommended for readers 17 and over. It is NOT a standalone and ends on a cliffhanger.
She can't resist the bad boys.
Their cravings are about to get them into trouble ...
After I witnessed what my best friend went through, I swore it would never happen to me.
But that's when it happens, doesn't it?
You get drunk, meet a hot guy with so many tattoos you wonder where the rest are, and sleep with him.
Multiple times in one night.
Suddenly, that sworn oath turns into a curse word.
And I never said the hot guy I met was nice.
I'm nobody's fool.
I'm rich, I'm hot as hell, and women sleep with me for both.
It's not like I mind, since we both get something out of it. One thing they'll never touch, though, is my checkbook.
I may have a ton of wealth, but I don't have a lot of trust.
Then I meet Sophie.
She's spunky. Blond. Loves whiskey and my tats.
Next thing we do, is make it to my bed, and we don't get out of it until I'm sure she's satisfied.
I might've done a bit more than that, though.
This hot piece just told me she's knocked up with my baby.
CRAVING YOU is a steamy, slow burn, surprise pregnancy romance, and can be read as a standalone. It is Book 3 in the Players to Lovers Series, where each novel is about a different couple.
What will happen when I'm forced to play house with my gorgeous new employer?
I’m a cold soul.
The only thing that provides any warmth is my baby girl, and even she asks for a fire I can’t give.
When my daughter’s nanny quits on me, I’m left with consequences I can’t afford to face. Like how my kid isn’t adjusting as quick as the rest of her class.
And how quiet she is.
Then she steps in. A young, impulsive, small yet opinionated woman who thinks she can win my daughter’s heart.
Maybe she can, but she won’t get near mine.
To everyone else, I’m happy.
There's an emptiness within myself, a sadness I can’t get rid of, until I meet a little girl named Stella.
I see me in her, that hollowness, and I’m determined to make it different this time. To make her smiles count.
What I don’t expect is her father.
A callous, calculated, famous man who seduces the public with his voice, then goes on ice as soon as he steps into his private domain.
I think I see something in him, too. I hear it in his music, am mesmerized by his sound...
And I’m afraid I’ll walk straight over the edge with him singing to me as I fall.
SING TO ME is a steamy, slow burn romance with a touch of a forbidden older man.
WARNING: this novel contains angsty heart with a cute kid as well as cursing and some hot scenes.
SAFETY NET: it is also a full length standalone with no cliffhanger!
Fact #2: I already have. A few times.
Screw the facts.
I came to New York to forget him.
But whether it was coincidence, bad luck, or fate being a cruel bitch, he came here, too.
Ben Donahue is a no good, annoying, hot-headed jerk I can’t seem to shake.
He’s also my brother’s best friend.
But I’m in the middle of the biggest case of my career. I don’t have time for Ben, and I don’t need him ruining my life ... again.
Unfortunately, my heart would rather be the one to ruin me this time.
She thinks I only had her because of a dare in college. She couldn’t be more wrong.
Astor Hayes is forbidden to me. She’s my best friend’s twin sister, and I have a past to hide.
In the worst kind of way, I’m forced to enter Astor’s life again, and I let her hate me as I do it. Allow her to think I don’t want her.
It’s better than Astor knowing the truth behind why I left her that night.
If she ever figures it out, it won’t just be our hearts that are shattered.
DARING YOU is a slow burn, steamy, second chance, enemies-to-lovers romance with no cliffhanger. It is Book 2 of the Players to Lovers series, but can be read as a standalone. Each story is about a different couple within a group of friends.
Read about all the players and their women in:
Trusting You (Locke's Story)
Daring You (Ben's Story)
Craving You (Ash's Story)
Playing You (Easton's Story) - Out April 2019
I'm great at hiding.
My past, my secrets, my family.
Until I meet a man who threatens to expose me.
He's meant to be a client, but it turns out, rockstars don't do well with instructions.
I'm tempted, turned on, and scared.
There's no room in my life for a brooding, hung over, injured drummer.
But he's pulling me into the spotlight.
I’m a fake.
No one knows the truth, and I’m going to keep it that way.
That is, if I can stop finding trouble.
A gorgeous lawyer threatens to save me, but I’m not sure she understands.
I’m meant to be broken.
Doesn’t matter how much I’m drawn to her face, body, and mind.
The less I say, the better.
Because she’s about to show what part of me is still real.
PLAYING YOU is a steamy, slow burn, friends-to-lovers, rockstar romance that can be read as a standalone with a HEA. Each book in the Players to Lovers series is about a different couple. This series is complete!
Learn all about the players and their women in:
Trusting You (Locke's Story)
Daring You (Ben's Story)
Craving You (Ash's Story)
Playing You (Easton's Story)
Spencer Rolfe, the sarcastic douche three seats and two rows in front of me is actually smart. He’s a Mr. Know-it-All who quirks his lips like he's already had me.
Spending time with Spence is an obvious bad move. But when he offers to tutor me, I can't say no. My GPA's tanking and he insists he’s the guy who’ll raise it.
It's just a matter of avoiding his tutorials in bed.
Yet, the more I get to know Spence, the more I come to count on him, especially when strange notes arrive and I can't shake the feeling of being watched.
Since we met, I was afraid I'd be the one who’d could get hurt, but Spence might be the one walking away with serious injuries.
There’s somebody else who wants me, too, and all it’ll take is one mistake.
And he'll strike at the chance.
FROM THIS DAY FORWARD can be read as a standalone but is best enjoyed as a prequel to TO HAVE AND TO HOLD, which continues Emme and Spence's suspenseful, action-and-adventure romance.
Emme's presence was my game-changer. Irresistible, beguiling and innocent, I knew I was a goner the instant I met her.
We came together like a fireball, and with just as brutal an explosion, we ended. Two years later, I've made my career the priority. I still remember Emme, but can't dwell on her or her body for too long.
If I'd known what was crawling along the edges of her life, I would have stayed and withstood the burn. Protected her.
The love of my life has been abducted, and as a rookie prosecutor, there's only so much I can do under the law...
So I'll break the rules.
TO HAVE AND TO HOLD combines the heartwarming chance of finding lost love with the terrifying concept of being taken against your will. This second chance, romantic suspense novel will heat you all the way through, then chill you to the bone. Grab it today.
This book can be read as a standalone but is best enjoyed with its prequel, FROM THIS DAY FORWARD, which can be read before or after TO HAVE AND TO HOLD.
King. Bully. Rebel Rocker.
That's how I knew him in high school.
And ten years later? Mason Payne is still the same.
The only thing that's changed ... is me.
And I'm not for the better.
In fact, I'm way worse than he can imagine.
It only makes him want me more.
I don't deserve to have good things come my way.
I tend to turn them bad.
But when my bandmate tells me McKenna Beckley's in town, well ... I'm tracking down that good thing.
Only, she's not the Mack I remember.
The sweet, shy, bookish schoolgirl that I screwed over has disappeared, and in her place is a gorgeous, curvaceous and jaded woman who's gotten herself into some bad, bad things.
Me? I haven't transformed one bit. I'll always be the jerk she remembers.
Second chances? Hah. More like a second chance at ruin.
Problem is, it might just be my own.