Moonlight Mirage is the unofficial book 0.5 in the Wild Crush series. Here is the story where we first meet cheeky Aussie surfer, Ty Butler, who spawned my interest in writing about surfing and second chances.
Hayley Bryant has changed a lot in the two years since her boss’s rejection sent her running. She’s travelled the world and is now a grown woman who knows just how to get what she wants. Coming face-to-face with her former boss shouldn’t affect her at all. Except it does. Mitchell still makes her burn as hot as ever. Good thing she’s brought her sexy friend with benefits, Ty, along as a plus one to a wedding on Bandicoot Cove Island.
Mitch Wood has always put business first, except for when he hired his little sister’s friend as an intern. Pushing Hayley away was the right thing to do at the time, but he can’t deny the attraction now. This time, he’ll have to come to Hayley, and her plus one might prove to be a bit of an obstacle. Fortunately, Mitch has never been one to shy away from a little competition.
The Bandicoot Cove novellas are all part of a multi-author series. Each book in the Bandicoot Cove series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book #1 Tropical Sin – Lexxie Couper
Book #2 Paradise Found – Vivian Arend
Book #3 Island Idyll – Jess Dee
Book #4 Sunlit Surrender – Jess Dee
Book #5 Sunset Heat – Lexxie Couper
Book #6 Moonlight Mirage – Sami Lee
Due to the shut down of Samhain Publishing, the following books are currently unavailable. They will be re-released by Entangled Publishing in 2017. Re release dates TBA.
Catching the one that got away could be the ultimate ride.
Wild Crush, Book 1
Champion surfer Ty Butler is living the dream—a great career, a globe-trotting lifestyle, and his pick of women. Then a visit to his hometown forces him to face Summer Campbell. A decade on, she still gives him an adrenaline rush to beat the biggest waves. She’s also as unavailable as ever, or so he thinks. When the truth comes out, Ty decides it’s time to lay old ghosts to rest—and lay Summer flat out in bed.
Ten years ago Summer committed the ultimate sin by falling for her sister’s boyfriend. She rejected Ty’s love out of duty, even marrying another man in an attempt to move on. An attempt that failed. She never forgot Ty—or the havoc loving him wreaked in her life. Her body wants to finish what they started long ago. Her head tells her she can indulge in a wicked affair with no regrets. But when the pro-surfing tour inevitably calls him away, her heart could crumble like a sandcastle beneath his feet.
You can’t keep a bad girl down…at least not without restraints.
Wild Crush, Book 2
After an affair with a Dom turns sour, Jasmine Campbell returns to Leyton’s Headland to build up some good karma by keeping her sister’s business afloat. For that, she needs help from real estate developer Aaron Sanderson—an old school mate who’s grown up movie-star handsome.
When Jasmine knocks on his office door, Aaron can barely contain his triumph. In high school he had an unrequited crush on Jasmine, but ten years on he’s better at close encounters with the opposite sex. He thinks he knows just how to handle Jasmine—with an aloof demeanor and a firm hand.
Little does he know just how firm a hand Jasmine needs.
Jasmine figures a fun vanilla fling will cleanse her sexual palate. Yet her lover proves himself surprisingly adept at satisfying her submissive desires. And soon she’s in serious danger of doing the one thing she swore never to do: fall in love.
His present love. His old flame. Can they slay his demons—and build a future?
Wild Crush, Book 3
Emily Irving has enjoyed two years of blissful happiness with Brandon Walker, a man as mysterious as he is compelling. She knows Brand has secrets, but she’s never pushed him to reveal anything. All that changes when an old friend of his shows up and turns her assumptions about the man she loves upside down.
Jet Durante hopes to reconnect with the man he has loved since they were teens. Instead he finds the beautiful and guileless Emily. Yet even as his hopes are dashed, a new and surprising attraction emerges—and so do Jet’s suspicions that Brand hasn’t been completely honest about his past.
Brand’s post-military relationship with Emily has brought his soul close to peace, but when he returns home to find his new love and his old flame in one room, explosive doesn’t begin to describe the atmosphere.
The truth shatters Emily’s world, but if they can all survive the flash flood of emotions, there’s a chance they can pick up the pieces—and build something lasting.
Her free spirit will snap his iron control.
Wild Crush, Book 4
Penny Irving has been unlucky in love—most recently with a man who stole her rent money before skipping town. She’d love to forget the experience, but it’s next to impossible when the louse’s brother walks into her naturopathy clinic. She’d slam the door in Greg Danvers’s face—if she didn’t need the cash he’s offering for yoga lessons. It’s only a week out of her life. No harm done…until the tightly strung lawyer infiltrates her naughty fantasies with wild and wicked abandon.
Greg shut down his immediate attraction to the free-spirited Penny because she was his brother’s girl, then because he thought she broke his brother’s heart. Once he learns the truth, though, resisting temptation is impossible. There’s only one problem. Their incredible night together doesn’t put his infatuation to bed. Now he wants her more than ever. He just has to convince the once-burned, twice-shy Penny that he’s willing to break all the rules for her.
When you’re caught in the impact zone, the only choice is surrender.
Wild Crush, Book 5
After a monster wave almost kills him, Dylan realizes it was a mistake to put his pro-surfing career ahead of the girl he left behind. Now that he’s finally able to give Hope everything she ever wanted, he’s stunned to discover she’s moved on—with his best friend.
For years Matt has loved Hope but kept his feelings to himself until Dylan went off chasing the pipeline. Matt welcomed the chance to stake his claim. Now that Dylan is back with his heart in his hand, Matt is reluctant to step aside.
When Dylan abandoned their five-year relationship, Hope tried to keep her impulsive, friends-with-benefits fling with Matt casual, but her heart was having none of it. Seeing Dylan alive and whole sends her complicated feelings for both men tumbling into one big, gnarly tangle.
Each man—one steady, one wild—fulfills a different, soul-deep need. They could make it work…if she can convince them to all ride the wave of desire together.