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About Stephanie Julian
Stephanie Julian is a New York Times and USA Today best seller who writes sophisticated, sultry romance for adventurous readers.
Her books include sexy heroes (sometimes two!), smart heroines and emotionally engaging love stories. Her series include the best-selling Salon Games, Indecent and Redtails Hockey.
Stephanie is a slow runner, a reluctant cook, a lover of all things Joss, JJ and Disney. She's happily married to a Springsteen fanatic and is the mother of two sons who introduced her to the joys of Slipknot, Warped Tour and never-ending headaches.
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She’s the one who got away…Wallflower Emma has had a crush on star athlete Nick since high school, but when he left to play professional hockey, she wrote him off. And still dreams of the one who got away. When her college roommate drags her to a Redtails Hockey game, Emma is shocked when Nick tracks her down and asks her out.
When Nick sees Emma at the game, he feels like he got an early Christmas present…and a second chance. This time around, he’s not giving up on the wary Emma until he gets his holiday wish… Emma in his bed and in his life.
Erik watches from the shadows, his scars a prison he can’t escape. Work is his only refuge. Keegan has watched his best friend retreat from the world for too long after an explosion in their lab nearly killed Erik. Keegan will do whatever it takes to draw Erik out of the darkness. Erik is about to take Keegan up on that promise…
Julianne has big dreams but she’s in massive debt due to her mother's illness. Her waitressing job will never be enough to make ends meet. But a mysterious offer could solve all her problems. The only catch: She has to have sex with a stranger.
Erik wants Keegan to make love to Julianne so he can watch. Keegan is shocked...and secretly thrilled. He wants Julianne just as much as Erik does. Julianne takes the money but never expected to be so excited by the illicit arrangement or to fall for the quiet Keegan and the scarred Erik. But when one night becomes an ongoing affair, will Julianne be able to draw the men out of the shadows and into the light?
You’re invited inside the most exclusive club in town…
Handsome, rich, and charming, Jared Golden brought his Midas touch to Haven Hotel—and created a sinfully decadent playground. When he spots Annabelle at his New Year's Eve party, Jared seduces her with ease. But he never expected to fall under her spell…
Annabelle Elder’s life is nowhere near as exciting as the exotic art she collects. A cheating ex-boyfriend and her busy antiques shop have seen to that. When she’s invited to spend New Year’s Eve at a party at the exclusive Haven Hotel, Annabelle plans to indulge herself for one night. She never expected to meet anyone as fascinating as Jared.
But when the morning arrives, Annabelle returns to her boring life, determined to forget a certain playboy. Only, Jared isn’t as willing to let that one night be the end of their relationship…
On the ice, Justin Perry is always in control. As one of the Reading Redtails’ best defensemen, he plays with an intense focus and skates like he was born on blades. Off the ice, he’s content to keep his eyes on the prize: a spot on an NHL team. Except when Vivi Martin’s around. She’s bright, bold and beautiful and Justin can’t make himself look away.
Vivi can’t help but notice Justin’s interest and, yeah, she’s not immune to his awkward charm or his grin that steals her breath. But falling for another athlete who will only leave and break her heart is the last thing she needs. Been there, done that. No t-shirt required. She’s too busy working three part-time jobs to make ends meet while figuring out how to use her passion for photography to build a career.
Until Vivi gets a peek at what’s underneath Justin’s boy-scout exterior and discovers a tattooed hunk who rocks her world with a kiss. She’d be a fool to pass up a chance to get him in her bed....and in front of her camera. And Vivi’s no fool.
But when a career-focused hockey player pursues a free spirit who’s built a fortress of ice around her bruised heart, Justin’s going to have to step up and take his best shot to break through Vivi’s walls...and hope it doesn’t shatter them both.
Jake Mozik has fought his way back from a possible career-ending injury and has returned to the Redtails focused and ready to reclaim his former glory as half of the best defensive duo in the league. But his attraction to the fierce Faith is unexpected and distracting.
Faith doesn’t usually fall for overly confident, uber sexy jocks. But when she does, apparently she falls pretty damn hard. Jake is so not her type. Or so she thinks. Until he shows up to volunteer at the alternative school where she works and she sees a different side of the normally cocky athlete. He’s kind and patient and— Damn it, she is not falling for this guy. She’s rebuilding her life after a near-fatal accident and there’s no room for a man.
Jake is determined to make room in Faith’s life. And once he sets his mind on something, he doesn’t let go until he gets what he wants. And he wants it all…
Two very bad boys trying to go legit...
Max and Jesse grew up on the streets of Philadelphia, working for the city's most successful crime boss before attempting to go straight. They're inseparable, their friendship honed by danger. They share everything, including a burning desire for the same woman. But an affair now, while they're still untangling themselves from their past, could be dangerous, not only to their friendship but to their lives. And to hers.
One good girl who could be their downfall...
Mary Alice has always walked the straight and narrow, but her secret craving for Max and Jesse is fast becoming an obsession. They don't fit into her safe little world of family, friends and work. That doesn't stop her from wanting these intensely sexual men who fascinate her. So when fate hands her an opening, Mary Alice proposes an indecent arrangement guaranteed to rock their worlds.
A split-second and a single shot…
Their powerfully erotic relationship is shattered in an instant. Jesse and Max stand united even though they’re miserable without her. Mally is lonely, hurt and angry but she’s not ready to give up on their relationship. She has to make them understand that they’re safer together. And that she’s much tougher than they realize.
Sheltered heiress Whitney Snowden spent years trying to avoid her powerful father’s influence over her life. When he dies suddenly, she finds he had one final hand to play—either she steps in to run his empire or marry a man who will. Otherwise, her calculating stepmother gets everything. Whitney’s charitable foundation would be gone. She turns to the only men who have as much to lose as she does, her father’s righthand men. If Whitney is to outsmart her stepmother, she has to marry one of them. But she wants both.
Her heroes are wickedly charming…
Handsome. Sexy. Closer than brothers. Chase Noble and Ryan Delahunt have been groomed by Richard Snowden to run his company, not marry his daughter. But their mentor’s death rocks their world, and Whitney’s plan could be their salvation, if jealousy doesn’t get in the way. Chase and Ryan have both lusted after Whitney for years but inviting the beauty into their lives—and their bed—might put their relationship and the future of Snowden Enterprises at risk.
Can seducing Whitney help her discover the passion and strength to claim her own life? And her own loves?
Stalked by kidnappers, Tamra McMillan needs a safe haven. When tattooed bad-ass Kyle Rossini steps into her life, the last thing she expects to find is sanctuary in his arms. In fact, everything about him screams danger. But appearances can be deceiving. The tender possessiveness of his touch, the hunger in his eyes and the scorching sensuality of his kiss give her the sense of security she’s been missing.
Wolf shifter Kyle has always been a loner. He’s the werewolf king’s assassin with a killer’s instincts. The last thing he needs is a mate who could be in danger because of him. Until he meets Tamra. She needs him more than he needs his solitude. When Tamra, battered but not broken, stumbled into his world and tumbled into his bed, she captured his heart. Now, he wants to brand her as his for life. Nothing—not kidnappers or visions of his possible death—will keep him from claiming her…forever.
Goaltender Shane Conrad's game is in a slump but when he meets a redhead who raises more than his blood pressure, it's game on. One steamy night with Bliss Vescovi and Shane’s winning games again. Their action in the bedroom rivals his play on the ice but both agree their affair isn't meant for the long term.
Not let his heart call the shots...
Bliss isn't looking for a relationship, especially not with an intense, driven athlete who's chasing his dreams. Her ex's need for control nearly made her his emotional slave. She's sworn to never give another man that kind of hold over her again. But a one-night stand with a hot hockey player who won't be around forever? Totally doable.
But Shane's off-beat humor and killer smile get around the guard on her heart and Bliss's warmth opens up a life beyond the ice for Shane. Until Shane gets the call he’s been waiting for his whole life…from the NHL. Bliss knows their affair is over, but Shane isn’t giving up without a fight. His nickname is Brick Wall for a good reason...
Veteran player Will MacDonald is a tough guy who’s not afraid to drop his gloves in defense of his teammates. But he’s never met a woman who's made his heart pound as hard as a good fight. Until a chance collision with a curvy brunette who dismisses him makes him want more than she’s willing to give.
She's not used to being distracted by a hot hockey hunk...
Jess Gardiner has been around hockey all her life. Her dad taught her everything he knows about the game as an NHL scout, and she believes Will is just what the young Redtails team needs. He brings grit and determination and stability. He's just not what she needs in her life, even if he is huge, hot and hard-bodied.
Will is used to fighting for what he wants but winning Jess's heart might be the toughest battle of his life.
Kat refuses to give in to her mother’s demand to marry a man she can’t stand. After years of trusting no one with her heart or her body, she wants to be swept off her feet, to experience complete surrender, if only for one night.
Tristan has lusted after Kat for years. She’s the woman he wants to put between him and his best friend, Adam, and he’s finally making his move. He’ll steal her away from his brother, who doesn’t deserve her. Then he and Adam will give her exactly what she needs.
Two men. One woman. A lifetime?
Now ready to take control of her life, Kat moves to Philadelphia to open her own law practice and to risk giving her heart to the two men who opened her eyes to desire.
Tristan and Adam are determined to keep Kat close and win her heart. But work dangers and family obligations conspire to tear them apart before their fragile relationship has a chance to grow into something stronger.
Will Kat, Tristan and Adam be able to build a strong foundation for their lives together? Or will everything they’ve worked so hard for come crashing down around them?
Play by the rules and you'll never get what you deserve...
For Tyler Golden, control is king. That attitude helped him and his brother build Haven, a boutique hotel in Philadelphia. The only thing Tyler couldn't control was his fiance's death. He's emotionally guarded and unwilling to love again. A relationship isn't in the cards.
Kate Song knows the feeling. Her sole focus is her dream to be a lingerie designer. She's not about to be distracted by any man. No matter who he is. Or how intense. Or how captivating. Or so she thought.
Tyler has the power to make her all her dreams come true but should she say yes to a man who wants her to give him everything? Giving her heart and soul might not be possible. Now Tyler may discover that the one woman who taught him to love again is the one woman he might not be able to keep.