Christie Ridgway



Bachelor-about-town Jay Buchanan has sworn to go a year without women, but a guy’s gotta eat so he puts out feelers for a private chef. If the best applicant’s female, so what? More needs to come out of his Malibu kitchen than peanut butter and beer, and he’s in no mood for romance anyway.Long ago Nikki Carmichael learned to put up her guard when it comes to men, and her new client, Jay Buchanan, is the manliest man she’s ever met. She figures ignoring his magnetism will turn him away…but instead it backfires, and Jay is only further intrigued by the woman who refuses to fall at his feet.They flirt, they fight, they ultimately share a bed and then their deepest secrets…but can these two trust that what seems like a summer fling is truly the love of a lifetime?



Juliet Weston moves to Malibu for a fresh start and with the belief that her chance at love is over. But one glimpse of the wet and naked muscles of a hunky former soldier has her tingling…and wondering if there’s a life for her beyond loss.Noah Smith has watched Juliet from afar for months and now he thinks it’s time to make his move. The blonde beauty is uptown all the way, but overcoming his rougher upbringing has taught him that quitters aren’t winners…and he intends to triumph.In this California paradise, two lonely hearts find a blistering passion—that could become a blissful forever.



Brooding Gabe Kincaid pretends to be annoyed by the meddling of his tenant and “friend” Cassandra Riley, but in truth the woman’s generous ways are what’s keeping him going. A past tragedy has shut down his emotions—except for the lust that keeps bubbling up when he’s around his sexy and beautiful next-door neighbor.Cassandra Riley knows it’s dangerous to want Gabe—and to want to save him from himself. But she can’t help but reach out to the handsome, moody man. All her life she’s longed for family but Gabe’s adamantly against being a husband and having kids. What’s a woman to do?Resistance is futile and finally Gabe and Cassandra are setting the sheets on fire. But not until a threat looms over their idyllic world of sand and sea do the pair truly see what they have together…and what they just might lose.



Three graduates of the first all-female class of the prestigious Continental Butler Academy go surfside at Billionaire’s Beach to find work, play…and love. Read the first of their stories in The Scandal!
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Sara Smythe sought refuge from unwanted notoriety at the Nueva Vida estate in Malibu, California. As the butler, it’s up to her to turn the empty house into a welcoming showplace, though the owner isn’t in residence…until he arrives one fateful day.

Wealthy businessman Joaquin Weatherford seeks peace and quiet too—only to discover he has a housemate in the guise of a sexy and beautiful blonde butler. He’s been immersed in work, but now he has time to smell the roses—and the perfume of the oh-so-tempting Sara. Neither is looking for romance, let alone love, but under a California sun two wary hearts will open to a brighter future together.



After graduating from the prestigious Continental Butler Academy, Emmaline Rossi needs a job in which she can use her new skills. But it’s taken longer than she expected to find one, and she’s down to her last dollars when an offer arrives. A handsome, wealthy tech exec wants someone to fill a position that sounds suspiciously like a wife. Emmaline has that empty wallet, however…and also finds herself wildly curious about the mysterious Mr. Curry.Lucas Curry doesn’t have time for complications, with his company involved in a merger and the little sister he’s responsible for about to be married. A butler to handle all the pesky life details sounds like a great idea…until he sees the beautiful Emmaline. Until he begins to realize he can’t resist her.Until he wonders why she’s so determined to run from the ecstasy she finds in his arms.



Being butler to a widower and single father is a dream job in more ways than one for Charlotte “Charlie” Emerson. She helps keep businessman Ethan Archer’s household running without a hitch and enjoys every minute she has with his six-year-old son, Wells. But as time passes, the situation feels alarmingly intimate and when her heart starts beating faster each time Ethan steps through the door, Charlie must exert rigid control over her feelings.With her secret, falling in love would be all kinds of bad…Ethan Archer values the woman who keeps his life in order and cares so much for his motherless boy. He and Charlie act in harmony with each other and it’s not hard to picture them as a little family…in fact, it’s so easy, one reckless night he proposes a marriage of convenience.What will he do if Charlie says yes? And worse, what if she tells him no?



Sun, sand, and secret sisters star in three full-length romances set beachside in beautiful Malibu.