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Claire Contreras is a mother, wife, breast cancer survivor, and New York Times bestselling author of romantic suspense and contemporary romance novels.

Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Florida, Claire holds a degree in psychology.

Although she chose to write romantic fiction, Claire puts her knowledge in psychology to good use through the well thought characters in her books.

Her novels have been translated into more than fifteen languages and published all over the globe.

Whenever she isn't writing, Claire can be found with her face buried in a book.

She currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband, two adorable boys, and a French bulldog.

More about Claire Contreras

Genres: Contemporary , Romance, Suspense Romance

Website: http://www.clairecontrerasbooks.com/

Non Series

  • The Wilde One (2017)
  • The Consequence of Falling (2019)
  • The Trouble With Love (2019)
  • Fables and Other Lies (2020)
  • The Troublemaker (2021)

Collections

  1. Stories for Amanda (2013)
  2. Meet Me Under the Mistletoe (2021)
  3. Twelve Naughty Days (2021)

Cruz Brothers

  1. The Heartbreaker (2021)
  2. The Rulebreaker (2021)

Hearts

  1. Kaleidoscope Hearts (2015)
  2. Torn Hearts: A Hearts Novella (2015)
  3. Paper Hearts (2015)
  4. Elastic Hearts (2016)
  5. The Complete Hearts Series (2016)

Naughty Royals

  1. The Sinful King (2020)
  2. The Wicked Prince (2021)

Novellas

  1. Fake Love (2019)
  2. The Naughty Princess (2020)

Second Chances Duet

  1. Then There Was You (2018)
  2. My Way Back to You (2018)

Secret Society

  1. Half Truths (2019)
  2. Twisted Circles (2020)

Top Shelf Romance

  1. Need you Now (Book Two) (2020)
Top Shelf Romance

Detailed book overview

Non Series

The Wilde One

I'm a loyal guy.

Loyal to my family,

my craft,

my friends.

And then Brooklyn happens.

I try to blame the sparks between us on jet lag, lack of caffeine, anything I can cling onto and use as an excuse.

Falling for her would be wrong.

She's my best friend's ex.

Whatever this is between us can't happen.

I know this.

She knows this.

And then we kiss...

Note: The Wilde One was formerly known as Catch Me. Same story with an added bonus scene.

Author: Claire Contreras
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-0999444801
Publisher: Claire Contreras
The Consequence of Falling

The list of things I hate is short. Not even my soon-to-be ex-husband is on that list. Nope. I save only the worst of the worst, the crème de la crème, the absolute I cannot even for this list . . .

1. Black coffee

2. Rude people

3. Nathaniel Bradley

Which is why when my father informs me that he’s making Nathaniel Bradley his new business partner, and in turn, my boss, I flip out.

1. He’s an annoying know-it-all.

2. He calls me a spoiled princess every chance he gets.

3. He disapproves of everything I do.

I go into this knowing I’ll hate every second in his presence. Except the longer he’s around, the more I find myself staring at his lips and remembering the one time they were on mine. I randomly find myself looking at his hands and wondering how they’d feel on my skin.

I try to snap out of it, but I guess I’m not as smart as I thought I was. No matter how many times I remind myself of the times I’ve practically thrown myself at him and he’s pushed me away, I keep falling little by little.

I’d always heard that it was a bad idea to mix business with pleasure and if that’s the case, this thing with Nathaniel has demise written all over it.

Author: Claire Contreras
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-0998345529
Publisher: Claire Contreras
The Trouble With Love

Things on my wishlist:

1. Start a new, awesome job

2. Create the perfect dating app

3. Stop dating douchebags

Things that actually happen:

1. Got a job in my dream tech company

2. Created a workplace dating app for said company

3. Was matched with Bennett, who happens to own the company and is also my brother’s best friend

They say when it rains, it pours, but this is some serious BS. It doesn’t help that Bennett was the man I had my last one night stand with. It definitely doesn’t help that he seems to want me just as much as I want him. The issue is, he won’t do anything about it, but then we’re forced to attend a tech conference in Vegas and I think it may just be what I need to turn this thing around.

New goal: get my brother’s best friend out of my system by all means necessary.

Author: Claire Contreras
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-0998345505
Publisher: Claire Contreras
Fables and Other Lies

When River Caliban, my sworn enemy, called out my name, I shouldn’t have turned around.

I should have run the other way when he flashed that sinful smile of his, but instead, I walked toward him. I went against all reason, against all warning, and attended the gala of the year. His gala.

The moment I step foot inside I know I’m in trouble, but I find that I can’t turn away. I should leave. I shouldn’t give into temptation. Not with him, not after everything his family has put mine through, but there’s something about River that magnetizes me, reels me in, and when he asks for the impossible, I can’t seem to refuse.

Author: Claire Contreras
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-0998662916
Publisher: The Wicked Pen
The Troublemaker

The last thing I thought I'd be doing my last semester was following my ex-boyfriend around, but here I am. I was assigned to write an article about college athletes and he's the biggest one in our town. With this assignment comes a new living arrangement that sets me up in an apartment right next to his.

As if it's not bad enough that our parents remained friends after our breakup, now there's no escaping him. I wake up, I see Mitch. I work out, I see Mitch. I'm trying to go to bed, I see Mitch. What's worse is that he keeps asking me out and I'm finding it harder to say no. I just hope I can turn in this final assignment without losing my heart.

Again.

Author: Claire Contreras
First Release: 2021
Ebook: B09LJN4D77
Publisher: The Wicked Pen

Collections

Stories for Amanda

16 of the most popular and bestselling authors in Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance and Young Adult have come together in support of the fight against bullying. Each has contributed a new short stories or missing scenes from their most popular series for this very worthy cause.

Amanda Todd was a young girl who was lured into a bad decision by a cyber-stalker and then mercilessly targeted online and in real life over and over again, until it became too much for her to handle and she ended her life in October of 2012. She wanted to help other kids by sharing her story and letting them know they should never be punished for who they are or for making a mistake. AmandaToddLegacy.org is an organization that reaches out to kids in need, educates about the harmful effects of bullying and provides resources that can make a real difference.

100% of the proceeds from sale of this anthology will be donated toward that vision.

If you are being bullied, please stay strong and get help. Someone does care. Amandatoddlegacy.org

Author: Claire Contreras
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-1939927934
Publisher: Telemachus Press
Meet Me Under the Mistletoe

Brand new holiday stories for bestselling authors! This boxed set contains powerful alpha men and heroines who bring them to their knees…

Enter the world of dark mansions and mysterious heroes. The notorious Morelli family hosts their annual Christmas ball. And you are invited to experience the sensual feast...

HOLIDAY STORIES INCLUDE:

O Holy Night by Pam Godwin

Santa Baby by Claire Contreras

All I Want for Christmas Is You by M. Robinson

Last Christmas by Katee Robert

Carol of the Bells by Maria Luis

Silver Bells by Alta Hensley

O Come All Ye Faithful by Amelia Wilde

Silent Night by Sienna Snow

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear by Jenika Snow

Wrapped in Red by Sam Mariano

Little Drummer Boy by M. O’Keefe

Baby, It’s Cold Outside by Giana Darling

Away in a Manger by Jade West

This Christmas by Theodora Taylor

Hallelujah by Skye Warren

MEET ME UNDER THE MISTLETOE is an exclusive anthology of scorching hot NEW holiday stories. Download your copy and tell a book-loving friend, because it won't last long.

Author: Claire Contreras
First Release: 2021
ISBN: 979-8499602867
Publisher: Independently published
Twelve Naughty Days

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me... TWELVE NAUGHTY DAYS.

Cancel your plans, because twelve of the hottest romance authors have teamed up to bring you a delicious holiday treat: a series of never-before-seen short stories inspired by the 12 Days of Christmas.

Each of the authors will have an unforgettable, steamy story. Set to one of the twelve days in the popular Christmas song, it will be perfect for you to sink your teeth into this holiday season.

Including original works by New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors:

K.A. Linde

Skye Warren

Fiona Cole

Nana Malone

Claire Contreras

Nikki Sloane

Giana Darling

Sierra Simone

CD Reiss

Laurelin Paige

M. Malone

Angelina M. Lopez

Author: Claire Contreras
First Release: 2021
Ebook: B09LLKYJXZ
Publisher: Independently published

Cruz Brothers

The Heartbreaker

"They say you never forget your first."

Jagger Cruz, the popular, gorgeous, athletic, heartbreaker, was my introduction to college flings.

Over the years, I’ve tried to pay no attention to every wicked rumor I heard about him, even though deep down I knew they weren’t just rumors. Unable to face the consequences of what we’d done, if we were ever in close quarters, I ran in the other direction. If we were coincidentally put in the same class, I dropped it. Avoidance was the name of the game and so far I was winning.

That is, until we’re assigned the same co-ed apartment.

Living with Jagger during my last semester was definitely not in my plans, but I’m determined to make it work. As long as I don’t look at him for too long or let his innuendos get under my skin, I should be fine, right? I have to be.

They say hooking up with your roommate can be messy, and losing my heart to Jagger would be disastrous.

Author: Claire Contreras
First Release: 2021
ISBN: 978-0998662954
Publisher: Claire Contreras
The Rulebreaker

Maverick Cruz and I started off as pen pals and became besties when we went to the same sports camp at age twelve. He rooted for me at my soccer games. I cheered for him at his hockey tournaments.

Through heartbreaks, new relationships, and failed friendships, we knew we could always count on each other. That's why no one is more surprised--or panicked-- than I am when I start to develop different feelings for him. But Instead of telling him the truth, I agree to help him find a girlfriend. Someone who is not me. Someone who is so opposite of me that I have to make a list for the charade. The problem is, he wants to practice his dating skills with me. The corny pickup lines, the hand-holding, the door opening, the staring.

Before this, I thought sharing a house with him was an excellent idea. Who wouldn't want to room with their best friend? Now, the close proximity is killing me. What's worse is that I can't stop looking at him like he's a Greek god, and he can't stop seeing me as his virginal little sister. Still, I push it aside, until one night, when he's lying beside me in bed and I'm the one who forgets the rules and crosses the line between friends and something more. It's a horrible idea.

He's a player. I'm a virgin. Yet, I can't seem to stop myself.

Author: Claire Contreras
First Release: 2021
ISBN: 978-0998662985
Publisher: Claire Contreras

Hearts

Kaleidoscope Hearts

He was my older brother's best friend.

He was never supposed to be mine.

I thought we would get it out of our system and move on.

One of us did.

One of us left.

Now he’s back, looking at me like he wants to devour me.

And all those feelings I’d turned into anger are brewing into something else, something that terrifies me.

He broke my heart last time.

This time he'll obliterate it.

Author: Claire Contreras
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-0986416705
Publisher: Claire Contreras
Torn Hearts: A Hearts Novella

I met a boy once.

He made my heart go into a frenzy every time he looked at me, and my knees go weak whenever he touched me. Our love was so beautiful, that even its demise was bittersweet.

I met a girl once.

Her world, full of possibilities, made me feel like even I had a chance at being someone. She believed in me. She loved me. We were so secure, that even our breaking point seemed hazy.

Until we reached it.

Author: Claire Contreras
First Release: 2015
Ebook: B012D9R9J0
Paper Hearts

I lost her.

No, I didn't lose her.

I threw her away. She was my best friend. I was never supposed to fall in love with her.

I'd never understood the "we were on a break" meme until that moment, but I was careless.

She was left heartbroken.

I thought I was doing fine.

But here she is, years later, forced to work with me, reminding me why I fell in love with her in the first place.

And this time I'm going to do everything in my power to never let her go.

Author: Claire Contreras
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-0986416729
Publisher: Claire Contreras
Elastic Hearts

My first mistake was not sending her away the minute she walked into my office.

My second mistake was agreeing to represent her during her divorce.

My third was not being able to resist her when she comes onto me.

My fourth can NOT be falling in love with her.

I don't care how beautiful, smart, and caring she is.

It doesn't matter how good she feels pressed up against me.

She's my client.

I'm her attorney.

This needs to end before it gets any messier.

Author: Claire Contreras
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-0999444818
Publisher: Claire Contreras
The Complete Hearts Series

This is the COMPLETE New York Times Best Selling Series.

Kaleidoscope Hearts.

Estelle falls in love with her forbidden brother's best friend for a second time.

Torn/Paper Hearts.

In this second chance love story, college sweethearts torn apart are forced to work together and find that sometimes time really does make the heart grow fonder.

Elastic Hearts.

When old flame walks into his office seeking counsel, Victor is torn between his career as a successful divorce attorney and his growing feelings for his client.

Plus other exclusive content!

Author: Claire Contreras
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-0986416798
Publisher: Claire Contreras

Naughty Royals

The Sinful King

If you had any ties to Marbella, it was impossible for you not to have heard the stories about Prince Elias and his debauchery.

Every summer he arrived with his security detail and friends in tow and rented out a row of cottages near the water.

Cottages that belonged to my family.

Each of those summers, my parents sent me away - summer camp and later, boarding school. Anything to keep me away from the royals and their partying.

I hadn't been home in years, but when I finally come back for the summer, I see that not much has changed. Like all the summers I'd been gone, Prince Elias is back, but this time with an incognito security detail and no friends. This time, there is no partying, no noise, no crowds. No reason at all to even think he was there.

I'm given strict orders not to talk to him, not to even look in his direction, but he makes this an impossible task. I may be doing everything in my power to stay away from him, but there is no one in the world who can say no to the future King of France.

Author: Claire Contreras
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-0998345628
Publisher: Claire Contreras
The Wicked Prince

My job was to clean up his reputation and find him a wife.

It was supposed to be easy, but nothing about Prince Aramis was ever easy.

I was about to throw in the towel when he came up with a solution: I'd be his pretend girlfriend. Forget the fact that I was sort of seeing someone, or that I had no interest in joining the royal family. Once Aramis sets his eyes on something, there's no use in fighting him on it, besides, in a way it would make my job a little easier.

I accept the offer but set boundaries. Boundaries that Aramis is intent on testing. Before either of us know what's happening, the lines start to blur and I can no longer tell the difference between pretend and reality.

My job on the line is one thing, but losing my heart to Aramis was never in the cards.

Author: Claire Contreras
First Release: 2021
ISBN: 978-0998662947
Publisher: Claire Contreras

Novellas

Fake Love

In the twenty-five years I’ve known Cory York, the only thing I didn’t fake with him were my orgasms.

In seventh grade, I faked a stomach flu to stay home and keep him company while he was sick. I ended up with a virus that kept me out of school for an entire week.

In twelfth grade I faked an injury to avoid going to prom by myself. He took pity on me, dumped his original date and escorted me to the dance where the spurned girl dumped an entire pitcher of red punch over my head.

In college, I faked being in a relationship with him to get him out of a bind with a classmate. Most recently, I faked a proposal, an engagement, and wedding date.

Between the ring on my finger and the home cooked meals every night, I fell for him. So I left, because Cory York is a good friend, but a terrible boyfriend. I had to leave before he broke my heart.

We went from best friends to silent strangers. Now that I’m back in town, he wants me to be his plus one for his cousin’s wedding. This time I’ll have to fake not loving him.

Author: Claire Contreras
First Release: 2019
Ebook: B07KGH2RHG
The Naughty Princess

Princess Pilar is tired of playing by the rules. She’s sick of the spotlight and being seen as the uptight goody-too-shoes the media has cast her to be. She’s especially tired of the fact that her brothers are allowed to run off and do whatever they want while she sits inside watching the world pass her by. That’s why she decides that while her older brothers are off on their usual summer holidays, she’s going to quietly pack her things and travel to the one place her parents have always forbidden her to step foot on – Ibiza.

As the star of the French premiere fútball league, Benjamin Drake has it all – the money, the cars, the clothing contracts, and any woman he wants. Problem is, the only woman Ben has ever wanted badly enough to stop partying is Princess Pilar, the one he can never, ever have. Despite his fame and achievements, in Pilar’s world, she’ll always be royalty and he’ll always be a kid from the wrong side of the tracks who got lucky. He’d never be accepted. He knows that. Yet, when he spots Pilar partying at the same club as him, all bets are off. He’s determined to get her in his bed, even if it’s just for one night.

Author: Claire Contreras
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-1951812058

Second Chances Duet

Then There Was You

"Love and the right timing were two things I didn't believe in."

Love is about walking to the edge of the cliff and taking the leap together.

Timing was never on our side.

My first mistake was hooking up with my best friend.

My second came years later, when we met again, and I fell for her.

My third was letting her go, because I had to. Because a love like this wasn't built to withstand the winds coming in our direction.

Love and timing.

I didn't believe in either.

Then there was you...

Author: Claire Contreras
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-0999584422
Publisher: Claire Contreras
My Way Back to You

Love isn't always about timing. Sometimes you have to throw caution to the wind and roll with it.

I admit I wasn't ready. I know you don't want to look at me, let alone talk to me, but please, let me explain. Let me tell you all the ways my heart broke when you walked away. Let me show you what our years apart have done to me. Give me a chance to find my way back to you....

Author: Claire Contreras
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-0999584446
Publisher: Claire Contreras

Secret Society

Half Truths

You’ve heard of these groups – the secretive ones that only the crème de la crème are invited into, the ones outsiders speculate about for centuries – I’m the second in my family invited to attend, but to them, I’m fresh meat. New blood. New money, too.

They think they’ll elbow past me, that I’m here for their amusement, for them to walk all over, they’ll find out soon enough that I’m not.

I may look like one of them, with my designer bags and clothes straight from the Parisian runways, but I’m not. I’m here for answers, to take revenge for blood spilled on their centuries-old Persian rugs.

I transferred to Ellis University in search for answers about what happened to my older brother, who hightailed out of here, and my friend who seemingly disappeared into thin air. I certainly wasn’t here for the attention of the star hockey player, regardless of how much he willed my eyes his way. I wasn’t here for his scrutiny or his judgment or to read into his mysterious aura. I was here for the society, because only they held the answers I needed. That was, until I found out that in order to get those answers, I needed to go through him. He’s saying if I want in, I have to play by their rules, follow their lead.

It’s a game I’m willing to play.

I may be the second person I know of to be invited into their society, but I’ll be the first to make it out intact.

Author: Claire Contreras
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-0998345574
Publisher: Claire Contreras
Twisted Circles

"When someone tells you who you are, do you believe them?"

The first question the cops asked me was if anything out of the ordinary happened to me lately.

When I woke up this morning in the room of a mental institution I couldn't remember a thing - not my name nor how I got there. Not how I left or how I ended up in that interrogation room.

The only thing I knew came from the contents inside my bag. A wallet, a student ID, a key that opened an unknown door, and two notebooks.

They tell me my name. It matches my IDs.

They tell me my story. I shut my eyes and try to piece it together, but can't.

They tell me why they picked me up in the first place. They thought I was my sister. My brain stays stuck there. I try to rewind and fast-forward, as if my memories were on a videotape, but it's no use. I can't recall having a sister.

They put me back in the car and drop me off in front of a mansion they call The Manor and I discover what the mysterious key in my backpack opens the front door, and just as quickly wish I'd never unlocked it at all.

Author: Claire Contreras
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-0998345642
Publisher: Claire Contreras

Top Shelf Romance

Need you Now (Book Two)

For some, the bravest thing a person could ever do is to admit that they’ve fallen in love.

Saying the words out loud changes everything and there’s no way to take them back. It’s impossible to pluck the words out of the air and slip them into their back pocket to keep the truth safely tucked away.

The best feeling in the entire world though, is to know ,irrevocably, that the person they fell in love with, fell just as hard in love with them. That’s what makes a romance, a romance.

Need You Now is a collection of four best-selling novels including:

The Dirty Duet by Laurelin Paige.

Half Truths by Claire Contreras.

Sinner by Sierra Simone.

Hostage by Skye Warren and Annika Martin.

Top Shelf Romance represents the best of the best in romance. There are no cliffhangers. These are simply must-read novels for readers looking for the best in happily ever afters.

The COMPLETE series, written by various authors, contains:

1. Kiss Me Slow (2020)

2. Need you Now (2020)

3. Promise Me Forever (2020)

4. Make Me Yours (2020)

5. Don't Break this Kiss (2020)

6. Never Let Go (2020)

7. Keep My Heart (2020)

8. Love Me Always (2020)

9. Take the Chance (2020)

Author: Claire Contreras
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-1950862658
Publisher: Willow Winters Publishing