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About M. Mabie
Mabie lives in Illinois with her husband. She writes unconventional love stories and tries to embody "real-life romance." She uses the same fork at every meal, watches Wayne's World while cleaning, and lets her dog sleep on her head.
She has always been a writer. In fact, she was born with a pen in her hand, which almost never happens. Almost.
M. Mabie usually doesn't speak in third-person. She promises.
NEWEST RELEASE: When the Walls Come Down w/ Aly Martinez
NEXT RELEASE: When the Time is Right w/ Aly Martinez
Series and Reading Order:
The Wake Series--Bait, Sail, and Anchor
The Knot Duet--Twisted Desire, Tethered Love
City Limits Series, Small-town Romance Stand-alone Novels--Roots and Wings, Sunshine and Rain, and Smoke and Mirrors
The Breaking Trilogy--Break My Fall, Break Me Down, and Break the Faith
Contemporary Romance Stand-alone Novels--Fade In, All the Way, One Week Stand, and Thanksgiving with the Mayor: A short story
Facebook Group "Take the Bait" bit.ly/MabieTTB
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Fate doesn't always happen overnight.
Hudson Bradley is the cockiest, most stubborn, hard-headed man I've ever known. And for fifteen years, he's been my brother's best friend.
But lately, what I'm feeling for him isn't friendship at all.
Why is my heart racing every time his blue eyes lock on mine?
Why does every word he rumbles in my ear make my body come alive?
And worst of all, why did I bet him that I could find a woman he and his son would both love?
If I hadn't given up on love altogether, Hudson would have been perfect for me. After all, he was there the day my world fell apart. He's spent the last six years piecing me back together.
There are a million reasons why we could never work, but after a single kiss, I can't remember any of them.
Now that the time is right, I have to make him mine--before I lose him forever.
I wasn’t looking for a relationship, but Shane made it hard to resist.
Why did his teasing shoulder kisses sweep me off my feet?
Why did every small gesture he made have such a major impact on my heart?
And most of all, why did he hold me like he never wanted to let go?
When it came to losing his career, Shane wasn’t going down without a fight.
But neither was I—even if I was falling in love with him.
Bottom line: If I wanted my dream job, it meant stealing it from the man of my dreams—and ultimately risking losing them both.
I’m a man’s man. A bro. A pal. A dude. And I love women.
Am I a saint? Far from it.
Do I go out with a lot of women? You’re damn right.
I date them all. Shy. Loud. Too busy. Lonely. High maintenance. No confidence. No filter. Bad habits. Naive. Beautiful ones. Pretty ones—and believe me there is a difference, but that’s another soap box. Point is, I don’t discriminate.
What do I get out of it? Knowledge. I want to be prepared, adept, and ready.
I might find the perfect woman for me today or a few years from now, but I won’t stop until I do. Then when The One comes along, I’ll be ready to go the distance.
Ready to go all the way.
I’m Cord Taylor, and, lady of my dreams, I’m coming for you.
All the Way is a standalone novel for readers who enjoy laughing as much as the steamy bits.
This is my life. Our life. It isn’t just some careless affair.
I’ve made the worst decisions a woman could, but I’ll earn my second chance.
She can try keeping all the guilt for herself, but I’m just as much to blame.
Loving Casey wasn’t my biggest mistake. Fighting it for so long was.
I’ll show her how fearless our love makes me. I’ll protect her torn heart.
He still has magic in his eyes. He’s the man who makes me happy.
Her voice still brings me to my knees. She says my name like it’s sacred.
I live for the day when I’m his. To take care of him. To love him the way he deserves.
I can’t wait to be all she needs. I can give her a happy life, security and so much love.
Sometimes two ships never meet in the night, but ours did.
Sometimes the water is rough. It beats you all to hell until you have no choice but get stronger.
Our love story reads more like a tragedy, but to me it’s clean and pure.
Let them point their fingers. Without a love like ours, they haven’t really lived. I pity them.
I’m a cheating wife and a villain. I am his honeybee.
I’m a snake in the grass and I sleep best when I’m lying next to his wife.
I want to be his everything.
I’m nothing without her anyway.
This isn’t even close to over.
It’ll never be over.
She was the best kind of trouble. The kind that was so wrong, it felt right.
I’ve tried and failed to stay away from him.
I’ve done everything in my power to make her mine and keep her.
He’s almost impossible to say no to.
She never tells me yes.
We’re always fighting.
When we’re not fighting, we’re… well… making up.
He makes me laugh so hard.
I miss her laugh the most.
I'm a liar.
She knows the truth, but won’t admit it.
Sometimes, I wish I'd never met him.
I wish we could meet all over again. I'd do better.
His girlfriend knows.
The guy she’s with is a fool.
I’ll never love anyone like I love him.
She doesn’t love me enough to choose us.
It was the wrong place.
It was the wrong time.
It should have been him.
It will always be her.
*This book contains adult situations and is recommended for adult readers.*
*This book contains adult situations and is recommended for adult readers.
Tripping over her tongue and her heels, Tatum all too quickly realizes that the things which appeared so important before are slowly slipping away, leaving room for what really matters. With the support of her best friends, family, and colleagues, she begins to see that there's much more to life... and herself.
When Ben Harris enters her life as her new personal assistant, she can't tell if it's his good looks and charm that are working on her libido, or his kind and helpful nature working on her heart. Whatever it is, neither resist.
As her vision fades out, a world of love and happiness just might...Fade In.
Fade In is a contemporary romance novel about laughing through your tears and telling life to, quite frankly, "Suck it."
Now I know soulmates exist.
Nothing has ever been easy for us.
Every fight, every struggle, has been worth it.
I’m stubborn, but what woman isn’t?
She’s hard work and I love the overtime.
He’s frustrating and unpredictable. I hope he never changes.
I love driving her crazy. That’s half the fun.
Lou’s sexy curls.
Honeybee’s pink nose.
He still looks at me like I’m precious and unflawed.
She treats me like I’m the center of her world.
Our future will be full of happiness.
Despite everything, we’re two of the lucky ones.
I took the bait.
She was a lucky catch.
He is the wind in my sail.
She’s the anchor that grounds me.
The wake our love made is beautiful.
Every day I thank God for her.
No matter the hurdles, we’ve jumped them side-by-side.
No matter the obstacles, we’ve made it through together.
For better or for worse, I’d do it again.
I’ll love and protect her all the days of my life.
We made it.
We always will.
For twelve years, I lived alone in my cabin, building a life with my two bare hands. I was free from their rules, their policies, and their lies.
They are a cult.
My father is their leader.
To protect my brother's widow, I'm making her my wife. It's her only way out.
But drawn to the purity in her deep blue eyes and the innocence of her gentle voice, I wonder if I'm not the biggest monster of them all. I have to save her from them and myself. Because every second I spend with this timid woman, I fight the urge to claim her.
Make her truly mine.
And I know it's wrong.
I will break her fall--if I don't break her first.
I wasn’t looking for Nora Koehl, and she sure as hell wasn’t looking for me. We were two people speeding in opposite directions. Our relationship was born out of lust, curiosity, and compromises neither of us intended to keep.
Being with one person wasn’t Nora’s style, and I refused to share her.
Then everything changed, and together we bent every rule we’d ever made… until they broke. Our need for each other led us to the lies we told. Mistakes we made.
We’re tangled and twisted—bound by our desire—but anything less than all of Nora will never be enough. Now this knot in my stomach only gets tighter, wondering if I can accept and love her for who she is.
Will it even be enough for her to love me back?
TWISTED DESIRE is the first book in the Knot Duet. TETHERED LOVE, the conclusion to Reagan and Nora's story, releases in a few short weeks.
A hilariously steamy, classmates-neighbors-enemies to lovers romantic comedy with a fun internet celebrity twist.
Was it too much to ask for one wild week away from college, away from the cold weather, and away from my classmates? That's all I wanted. A spring break vacation where I could live my best life with my friends and get a little crazy for once. Possibly, drink too many cocktails on the beach, wear the skimpy bikini I bought, and have a no-strings-attached, tropical escapade with a co-ed.
Sounds perfect, right?
Well, it didn't happen because my dumbass missed the nonrefundable flight.
And if it wasn't bad enough that I was stranded on an empty, snow-covered campus over my senior year spring break, it was about to get a whole lot worse…because he's still here too.
The tall, dark smart ass. The cocky classmate I've been rolling my eyes at since freshman year. The annoying internet star who everyone thinks is hilarious.
So you know what? Screw it.
It's just a few days, and nobody has to know. Plus, I guess he's not so bad to look at when he's saying all the right things and making all the right moves. Maybe I don't have to fly thousands of miles for a spring fling because I can't come up with a single reason why Julien shouldn't be my... One Week Stand.
Lena has a good thing going on. The perfect, no-strings attached relationship. Casual hook-ups. An adventurous partner. She's completely satisfied.
Or is she?
Returning home for Thanksgiving, she finds way more than just pumpkin pie and turkey. Her younger sister Katie is dating her secret booty call, and she has no idea how to handle it.
On one hand, they have a casual understanding and are free to date whoever they want. On the other, she's not interested in sharing and has to accept the very real feelings she has for the only man who has ever made her feel truly alive. Hopefully, he feels the same way.
It's sure to be a memorable Thanksgiving, and one Lena and the mayor won't soon forget.
*Thanksgiving with the Mayor was originally released in the well-loved F*cking Awkward Holidays Collection of Short Stories in 2016. It has been re-edited and slightly added to. Please NOTE it is a short holiday read, but it's big, big fun!
Approx: 6000+/- words
Then again, some things were never meant to stay the same. Because after college, I wasn't how she remembered, and the older I got the more I enjoyed women chasing me.
Turned out it was easy to forget about the rain when I was tangled up with pure sunshine, and there was no place I would have rather been. I just had to convince her I’d known what I was doing all along.
Sunshine and Rain is the second standalone novel in the City Limits series. It follows new characters as they navigate their May-December-ish, second chance romance. Welcome to Wynne.