All tagged Tortured Hero/Heroine

Scars by Eliza Bates

Guilt-ridden and traumatized from causing the drunk-driving accident that killed her brother, Annabelle is barely scraping by. Committed to paying her parents back for medical expenses for her own treatment, she’s abandoned pursuit of her Masters to work a low-paying catering job. Enter Luke Klein: strung out on drugs and fallen from grace in the wake of a heinous scandal, he is Klein Enterprises ’s prodigal son. At an upscale wedding where Annabelle is tending bar, the inebriated Luke writes her a check for $10,000 on the spot, then offers her a small fortune to quit her job and keep playing along. 

Parliament of the Profane by Justin Bohardt

Meta-human Gwen is rescued from execution at the hands of a corrupt government that is ready to discard her after exploiting her powers. Unable to reveal that she is alive, she joins forces with her savior, the eternally-youthful Nate, and his motley crew of meta-human vigilantes. Together, they conspire to take down the government, yet her unexpected affair with Nate complicates everything, causing both of them to sacrifice a greater justice to protect their love.

Bedlam by Autumn Sand

Meeting club mogul and new client Tony, prompts Anaya to think about a future that doesn’t involve her cheating absentee boyfriend, Ignacio, whose jealousy and mob ties threaten to trap her indefinitely. But Tony isn't what he seems, and as hidden information is revealed, the story becomes a suspenseful caper with much at stake for everyone involved.

Insignia by Averil Day Merritt

Britt is an up-and-coming PR maven who is finally on the brink of a deserved promotion when Cole, the utterly unqualified heir to a high-profile fortune, rolls into town to vie for the job. Even though Cole is smoking hot and their chemistry is palpable, Britt squashes ideas about dating him, refusing to let herself compromise her career for a man. But she has a moral decision to make: should she use her preternatural ability to beat him, scanning his insignia to uncover the desires and fears deepest in his soul?

The Mindf*ck Series by S.T. Abby

Serial killer Lana is busy avenging crimes from her own past when she chance-meets Logan, the righteous FBI profiler tasked with finding the killer. She is torn between finding justice (continuing the kills) and finding peace (a happily-ever-after with her agent) amid her conflict about whether a HEA is even possible should she allow Logan to find out the truth.

The Lust Diaries Series by Tasha Harrison

 Yves, an underemployed writer who blogs about her sexual exploits, is approached by closet fan Elijah, an editor for a big deal publisher. They both stand to gain if he helps launch her to literary stardom, so he leads the conversion of her popular sex blog into a memoir. The writing process forces Yves to face her inner psyche, and her dubious relationship with sex, while juggling the expectations of people she’s not ready to face. Her critical mother, an abusive ex, and intense attraction to the sexy artist, Julian are complicated by a double life she begins to lead with Elijah when he leads her to open an unexpected Pandora’s Box.