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About Leslie Pike
USA TODAY bestselling author, Leslie Pike, has loved expressing herself through the written word since she was a child. The first romance “book” she wrote was at ten years old. The scene, a California Beach. The hero, a blonde surfer. The ending, happily forever after.
Leslie’s passion for film and screenwriting eventually led her to Texas for eight years, writing for a prime time CBS series. She’s traveled the world as part of film crews, from Africa to Israel, New York to San Francisco. Now she finds her favorite creative adventures taking place in her home, in Southern California, writing Contemporary Romance.
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A man saddled with grief, who isn’t looking for love…
A fiercely independent single woman…
And a friendship that should never become more…
I’m not looking for love. Hell, I can barely see my way through to the end of every day, but I do it for my son. What choice do I have? Not exactly what I planned for my life, but this is where things ended up.
The one bright spot is my best friend, my favorite sparring partner, the funniest person I know, and the only woman who seems able to accept me without demanding more than I can give. Barbra.
And yeah, she’s sexy. But she’s leaving, and friends is all we can ever be.
Being Aargon’s sister-in-law’s sister doesn’t make us blood. But it does mean we’ll be in each other’s lives… pretty much forever.
And that’s only reason number one why giving in to our desires would be a terrible idea. Reason number two? I’m months away from the trip I’ve been planning my whole life. I’m moving to Europe, and I have no plans to return.
But now? Europe’s shine has faded next to the spark and joy I feel igniting between us.
Leaves in Autumn is a single dad, opposites attract standalone contemporary romance with a happily ever after.
From USA Today bestselling author Leslie Pike comes a standalone, single-mother, friends to lovers, feel-good romance.
It’s me, not you. I’m getting out. Moving on. Specifically? To Paris where the apartment I inherited is waiting for me. I’ve pretty much perfected the art of being single and nothing is going to keep me here. Especially not a gorgeous single-mom of two that I have no business thinking about.
In all humility,
Dear dating app,
I don’t know how to write a dating profile, but if I were to give it a try, I guess I’d start with:
Thirty-eight, slightly sarcastic mother of teenage twins, anchored in Billings, Montana. I like sweatshirts, sweatpants, and eating out of a pan. NOT interested in any BS.
My hotter than hell friend Van Lyon, need not apply.
Yours in sexual frustration,
What if your happily ever after has been right in front of you all along?
Tennessee Veterinarian Dominique Grant has a problem. The man who just walked into her life doesn’t fit her well-planned vision. How many red flags can be waving at once?
He’s geographically undesirable.
He’s never known parenthood.
He’s got a Harley and the swagger that goes with it.
But not all storms come to destroy. Some come to clear a path.
California contractor Maxen Ripley is about to discover what lies outside the comfort zone. A beautiful, smart woman has upended the familiar and now he sees a new world where he must choose a life, not settle for one.
For Dominique and Maxen there is no room for romances that require so much effort… Until Now.
Until Now is part of the Aurora Rose Reynolds' s Happily Ever Alpha World. If you loved Until July, then you will want to read Until Now.
Alek returned to Hawaii for the summer to rescue the family business. He had three months to accomplish the task before heading back to California with his teenage daughter. He had a plan, and he was going to stick to it.
But then fate threw him a surprise in the form of a gorgeous hula girl.
He watched her dance.
She watched the way his full lips moved when he smiled.
They both had reasons not to pursue a relationship, but their chemistry couldn’t be denied.
Can their summer of love last forever?
HULA is a standalone novel in the Coming Home series where each month a different author releases a new story about coming home.
USA Today Bestselling author Leslie Pike brings you a standalone romance that’s heart-warming, steamy, and laugh-out-loud funny.
Falling out of a tree at the feet of a naked woman is not Nobel Lyon’s usual MO. He’s more the invisible man type. A name given to him in childhood. The observer. The logical thinker. A man who loves solitude. But the sexy mountain woman fishing on his property changed everything.
There are people who live every moment to the fullest and Dove Solomon is one of them. She can hook a line, gut a fish, and pitch a tent. She also sings like a fallen angel. The handsome man that just dropped into her life intrigues her in a way no one else has.
He’s an introvert, she’s an extrovert. But there’s no denying how drawn they are to each other.
Two people destined by fate to be together, no matter how different they are.
The one thing they can agree on? Opposites attract.
USA Today Bestselling author Leslie Pike brings you a standalone Lyon Family prequel novella that will leave you smiling.
A sexy Frenchman. A beautiful tourist. One summer in Paris.
It’s 1969 and the world is changing. Men are on the moon, and American tourist Aurora Masters’ head is in the stars. The sensual sculptor she watches through a timeworn studio window, is her favorite French piece of art.
Gaston Lyon lives up to his name. He is a lion of a Frenchman, strong and confident, with a shoulder length mane. The woman on the bench across the street has watched him for three days. It’s time to introduce himself to the one who calls without words.
Two strangers and one relentless attraction. Time and distance are no match for chemistry and destiny during the Age of Aquarius.
From USA Today Bestselling Author Leslie Pike comes an emotional, raw, and heartwarming standalone romance
Broken and unable to bear the violent death of his child, Parrish Adams retreated to a private beach in Maine. Isolated and alone by choice, he’s since avoided connections at all costs. The cold Atlantic Ocean and a bottle of scotch are company enough.
Single and fiercly independent, Scarlett Lyon’s life has taken a heartbreaking and dramatic turn after her sister and brother-in-law lost their lives in a fatal accident. Now guardian to her teenage nephew Sam, she’s relocated from Montana to her sister’s home on Martin’s Beach.
Scarlett wasn’t expecting much from the stand-offish man living next door.
Parrish wasn’t planning to get involved at all.
Attraction strikes when they least expect it and against all odds, they form a connection.
But can two wounded people struggling to stay afloat on their own let down their walls enough to let love in? Or are they destined to be two ships passing in the night?
Baseball runs in the Swift family’s blood, it’s part of their DNA.
Charismatic Memphis Mavericks catcher Atticus is used to being pursued. Then he spots Charlotte across the room. Why isn’t she paying him any attention?
As a respected sports agent, Brick keeps focused on his clients. Old wounds have blocked the path to his heart. All that changes when January ignites a flash fire that burns away the scars.
Bristol is the only Swift who doesn’t give a damn about baseball or its players. After all, she’s a physician not a groupie. Maybe tall Texan pitcher, Sawyer, can convince her to reconsider.
Includes -- The Curve, The Closer and The Cannon + NEW extended epilogues!
Grumpy Landon Podesta is on a reluctant hero’s journey.
The visit home begins with shielding a good woman from a bad man’s intentions. Followed by becoming caretaker for a recuperating father, his beloved biker bar, and the rundown homestead.
The break in the clouds? A stubborn memory of the dancing woman. And how it felt being her protector.
Widow Kim Ripley knows herself and the life goals she intends on reaching.
Get son Hunter through college, keep the family home in Smyrna, find a fulfilling job.
Being rescued in a bathroom by a brooding bartender was not part of the plan. But a freight train barreling right for you is hard to ignore.
Until Landon is part of the Aurora Rose Reynolds' s Happily Ever Alpha World. If you loved Until July, then you will want to read Until Landon.
From USA Today bestselling author Leslie Pike comes a heartfelt sexy sports romance about the way life sometimes throws you a curveball when you least expect it.
The thing about the curveball is that its entire purpose is to knock the hitter off balance. They’re tough to hit, and not so easy to catch, either. But catching them is part of my job, and being good at my job is what got me where I am.
The curve I’m having a tough time catching is Charlotte Bay, the gorgeous single mom who pretends she doesn’t need anything. Especially a man.
She’s protective of her daughter - I get that. I come from a close knit family too. Only I sense that she’s got good reason to protect Mallory, if the scars on her face are anything to go by.
They’re both sweet and vulnerable, and there’s something about Charlotte that makes me want to promise to take care of them both. Maybe forever.
I just have to convince Charlotte that I’m not playing games. And that if this was a game – she’s already won.
Sawyer Tom is a tall Texan with an easy smile. It masks his rough start in life.
Now destiny has flipped the story for the baseball phenom, and life’s riches are within his grasp.
But it’s the chance meeting with a beautiful stubborn girl that has him reaching.
Bristol Swift is the only daughter in a Memphis baseball dynasty. What stands out most though, is her apathy to the game and its’ players.
As far as she’s concerned, her medical practice deserves all the attention.
Funny how a look, a touch, one dance, can change two worlds.
Authors note: While this is part of the Swift Series, and can be read as a standalone for best reader experience read them in order.
The Curve- Atticus
The Closer- Brick
The Cannon- Bristol
Love is not a game Brick Swift wants to play again.
Heartbreaking memories have ahold of his heart.
The respected sport agent’s clients have become the sole recipients of his time and attention.
January Jordan is at the top of her game, negotiating the year’s biggest contract for her Memphis Maverick client.
Free as a bird, she’s not looking for anyone to fulfill an already satisfying life.
One chance meeting changes life’s direction, and ignites a fire that lights the way.
Authors notes: This was previously published as Cards of Love: The World and has no new content.
While this is part of The Swift Series, each can be read as a standalone. Each is about a Swift sibling but for the best reader experience read then in order.
The Curve- Atticus
The Closer- Brick
The Cannon - Bristol