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About Rachael Brownell
Award-winning and Amazon international bestselling author of new adult romance.
Rachael is a Michigan girl, born and raised. Her addictions include: coffee, chocolate, coffee, avoiding adulting, coffee, and coffee.
Her favorite season is fall. Favorite color is teal. And favorite genre to read and write is romance.
She refuse to 'stay in her lane' when it comes to writing books. She writes everything from young-adult to sweet contemporary to steamy new adult.
Looking for a place to start with her books? Check out A Moment Too Late (small-town second chance romance) or The Lake State University series (new adult, steamy college romance).
YOUNG ADULT ROMANCE:
Take A Gamble
Always in My Heart
Holding On Series (4 books)
NEW ADULT ROMANCE:
A Million Little Reasons
Sticks & Stones
Worth The Fight
Falling For My Hot Neighbor
A Moment Too Late
First Comes Love
Rumors Series (6 books)
Reasons Series (2 books)
Love or Lust Series (3 books)
Lake State University Series (9 books)
*** Corrupt Senator (dark, romantic suspense)
website ➜ www.AuthorRachaelBrownell.com
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Titles By Rachael Brownell
The night he walked into the bar—sexy and confident—our eyes locked and the world around me disappeared. I fell hard for every seductive word that slipped pasts his lips. Every promise. Every sinfully sweet compliment. And every lie.
Now I’m trapped.
In a brutal sham of a marriage.
To the outside world, our life must appear charmed. The successful Texas senator and his doting wife. But I know the truth about the monstrous man I married. No one says no to him. His commands aren’t questioned... not without violent repercussions.
I tried to leave once. He swore he would kill me if I ever did it again. But every day I stay, I live in fear that his next outburst will be my last.
"A wild ride that will leave you turning the pages, desperate to become lost in every crafted word." ~ Kathy Coopmans, USA Today Bestselling Author
*Corrupt Senator was previously published as a two-part series, Caught in the Storm & Surviving the Storm.*
The stakes are high when hearts are on the line.
I’ve made my choice. But with two weeks left to go, the game isn’t over, and anything could happen.
The competition is heating up, lines are being crossed, and I’m pulling out all the stops to get what I want.
To be the one left standing with the man of my dreams by my side.
Lennon and Jace are both still after my heart.
The final prize: Love.
I think I’ve already won the game. I may not have come here for a second chance at love, but that’s what I found.
Now to find a way to hold onto it until the cameras stop rolling.
But reality isn’t always what it seems, especially on TV. And now that my heart’s on the line, the stakes have never been higher.
I want her.
What she doesn’t want is me. She made that perfectly clear the summer after high school when she broke up with me. That hasn’t stopped her from crawling in my bed on more than one occasion though.
Not that anyone knows about us, or our past.
We’ve kept that secret under lock and key for years. But I’m getting sick and tired of lying to my friends. I’m not ashamed of my love for her.
Yes, I love her.
I always have. And I know she loves me too. She’s just afraid to admit it.
When we get caught in a compromising position though, all the lies she’s been telling start to crumble around her. And if there’s one thing she hates more than me at the moment, it’s being vulnerable.
That doesn’t stop me from taking advantage of her weakened state. Of trying to work my way back into her heart. Of reminding her why we should be together. But the more she lets me in, the more her lies are starting to get twisted.
The ones she’s telling others but mostly the ones she’s been telling herself.
If I want my second chance, I’m going to have to find a way to break through the fortress she’s erected around her heart.
I know she’s the one for me. She has been since we were teenagers.
My first love. My last. My only.
Sexy as sin.
Hollywood’s rising star.
A voice that makes me weak in the knees.
He’s the perfect package, wrapped in the prettiest paper, with a giant red bow tied around him.
He’s the kind of man I swore I’d never be attracted to, yet I’ve read every article ever written on the man. I know I should stay far away. Especially since all signs point to heartbreak.
Mine to be specific.
I can’t though.
Because the second I fell at his feet, I felt something. And I’m not talking about what he was hiding under the tiny towel wrapped around his waist.
Though… I felt that too.
I felt the spark.
The look on his face said he sensed it too. Then again, he’s a great actor.
I avoid the spotlight at all costs. A decision I made a long time ago. One he has me reconsidering with every stolen glance, heated stare, and panty-melting smirk.
Hair as soft as silk.
Sandy-brown eyes I can’t help but get lost in.
She’s not your typical Hollywood starlet. In fact, she’s the opposite and that’s why I like her. She doesn’t care that I’m becoming famous. That my face graces the covers of magazines every week.
The thing is, neither do I.
Do I want to be a star? Sure, but not at the cost of who I am.
And she sees through every bullshit line I give her. She calls me out, her witty banter refreshing in a city filled with fake everything.
From the moment I laid eyes on her, I knew she was different. I also knew I wanted her to be mine.
She wants me too but she’s fighting it.
And I’m ready to break down all the walls she’s erected between us. I’ve never backed down from a challenge.
I kissed her and she ran.
She was the most beautiful girl I’d ever seen and the way she was looking at me that night, the electric charge between us, had my jeans feeling snug the entire show. When I found her standing alone between sets, I couldn’t help but approach her.
It wasn’t my intention to kiss her. I should have gotten to know her first. Asked her more than her name. But after watching her while I sang my heart out, I wasn’t thinking straight.
That was more than three years ago. When we were both naïve freshmen.
I’ve been watching her ever since. From afar. Like a crazy stalker. (Not my proudest admission.)
She’s even more beautiful than the first time I laid eyes on her. So when I walk into the rec center and find her waiting for me, alone, with lust in her eyes, I pounce. Again. Like an idiot.
Only this time, I don’t feel an ounce of regret because I don’t plan on letting her run away from me again. She’s been my inspiration for years and it’s about damn time she figured it out.
There’s only one way I can do that… I need to sing her the song I wrote about that night.
I could try to slowly weasel my way into her heart the way she has mine over the years, but I’m sick of wasting time. I want her to be mine today.
Because the truth is… I’ve been hers since that very first night.
Max Palmer is an a-hole.
And I’m in love with him. I’m pretty sure I have been since the day we met.
I’ve tried to quit him. Multiple times. But he’s an addiction that refuses to be ignored. Which is why one minute we’re together, colliding with hurricane force, and the next we’re pushing each other away, pretending not to like each other. Fighting the feelings that are bubbling just beneath the surface.
For years we’ve been able to hide our secret love affair from everyone.
I’m tired of lying to myself about the way I feel.
Of hiding the truth from the people that matter most to me. Even if I know they won’t approve. Even if my confession may destroy friendships in the process.
I’m also pissed off because he started dating one of my sisters. The same night I was ready to confess my feelings for him.
If he was looking to get a rise out of me, it worked.
I’ve wasted years with him. Lying and pretending I was happily single, focused on school so no one would suspect otherwise.
And how does he repay me?
By shoving his new relationship in my face.
Well, screw him. I’m not wasting another minute of my time crying over a man who was never really mine to begin with.
If he wants to play games, it’s on.
Because I don’t plan to lose my heart to Max Palmer.
Life has always been complicated for Becca when it’s come to choosing between the love of her life and her best friend. Her decision was simple in the end: she chose to keep them both. Things seem to be going well until Ethan is offered a job on another continent and asks Becca to go with him.
Is Becca ready to start her life with Ethan or is she unable to give up her relationship with Brad? When she realizes the wrong decision is made, she tries everything she can to right it with the help of her friends.
Becca's finally realized who was meant to be standing by her side but if she can't fix what is broken, will she come completely Unglued?
Which makes him off limits.
That didn’t stop me from falling in love with him.
For six years we fought against the waves of desire, but the current kept pushing us toward one another.
Then we collided with hurricane force. Our connection… explosive. It felt right, being with Finn. With the first kiss, I gave him my heart. With the first touch, I gave him my body. When I saw the love in his eyes, I handed over my soul.
I should have known it was too good to last, though. The next morning, he was gone, and my heart shattered. I left it on his bedroom floor as I did the walk of shame.
It’s been nine months since I laid eyes on him.
Yes, I’ve been avoiding this moment but I can do this. I can fight my attraction for one day. Even if the moment I see him again, I know that night is going to come rushing back to me, along with the weeks of agony that followed.
Because he still owns every piece of me.
An extremely hot, highly inappropriate sext during a funeral. That didn’t stop me from replying. From sneaking off to the bathroom, secretly hoping he would follow me.
And he did.
He staked his claim on me against the bathroom wall. Captured my moans with his kisses. And when it was over, I walked away knowing two things.
One – I wanted more.
Two – I couldn’t get involved with him.
He was dangerous to my heart. It was still healing, and Declan had the power to shatter it completely.
Still, I couldn’t stop myself from playing the game he started. Every sext was hotter than the last, tempting me to act on my desires. Which is why the first time we were alone, clothes went flying. There was no denying our chemistry as we collided. And in the heat of the moment, nothing else mattered.
Then the front door to my apartment opened… My roommate screamed. Her boyfriend growled. I almost cried. And he… he begged for more.
I should have known I couldn’t walk away from him. His promises sparked my curiosity. My body craved his attention.
But it was his words that held me captive. They had the power to not only break my heart, but destroy my soul if I let him in.
“I set her down, place my hands on her cheeks and kiss her like it’s the last time I will ever be able to. I can hear our families talking in the background but I don’t really care. She will be my wife soon enough. She’s already carrying my children. She’s my entire world. I’ve felt an inner strength and an emotional weakness for her since the moment I laid eyes on her.”
Ethan and Becca’s relationship has been far from easy. In the beginning, Ethan had to fight to be with her. After Brad moved to town, he had to fight to keep her. When he walked away he was sure that he lost her. Then Natalie died and he was given a second chance to prove his love to her. Now, Becca is pregnant. With twins!
Can Becca and Ethan hold on to the love that they shared? Or will the one secret that Ethan has kept from Becca be the reason their relationship falls apart… for good this time? A lie by omission is still a lie.
Ethan’s secret comes to light as the final chapter of their story is told through Ethan’s eyes. The real question is… Will Ethan and Becca find their happily ever after?