Nina Lane books in order
Nina Lane is an American New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of steamy historical fiction and contemporary romance novels.
Her books are centered around professors, bad boys, candy makers, and protective alpha males who end up falling for one woman.
A native of California, Nina holds a Ph.D. in Art History and an MA in Library and Information Studies.
As such, she enjoys both research and organization, even though writing passionate romantic tales is her deepest calling.
Nina loves popcorn, print magazines, working out, and travelling. She certainly encourages anyone who can to visit the stunning Russian city of St. Petersburg.
Now a full-time writer, Nina currently lives in Wisconsin with her meteorologist husband, two teenage daughters, and a neurotic dog.
Although she’s a bookworm who would love going back to college and completing another degree, her entire life is nowadays filled with laundry, Girl Scouts, horses, football, and sexy alpha males and the women who drive them crazy.
Genres: Contemporary , Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Romance
- Indecent (2015)
- The Secret Thief (2018)
- Stories for Amanda (2013)
- A Study in Seduction (2021)
- A Passion for Pleasure (2021)
- A Dream of Desire (2021)
- 'Twas the Night Before Mischief (2021)
Erotic Dark Duet
- The Erotic Dark (2012)
- The Erotic Light (2014)
- The Murder of Lana Clarkson (2017)
Spiral of Bliss
- Arouse (2013)
- Allure (2013)
- Awaken (2014)
- Arrive (2017)
- Break the Sky (2014)
- Adore (2016)
- Always (2016)
- Sweet Dreams (2016)
- Sweet Escape (2016)
- Sweet Surrender (2017)
- Sweet Time (2017)
- Sweet Life (2017)
- If We Leap (2018)
- If We Fall (2018)
- If We Fly (2018)
Detailed book overview
Beautiful Madeline Collins is in control of every aspect of her perfect life. The married mother-of-two and president of the Parent-Teacher Organization prides herself on living by a rigid set of rules. Then the rules change.
For weeks, Madeline been battling the new school principal, Ben Hunter, over the PTO budget. Despite Ben's young, sexy charisma, Madeline is determined not to lose.
But when Ben seduces her into an intense, edgy affair, Madeline discovers that in order to win, she first has to surrender.
NB: This book was previously titled Sticky.
"My life is no fairy tale, but it's grim."
A twisted affair ruined my career and reputation. The loss of my beloved uncle wrecked my heart. All I have left is an old house in a coastal Maine town crawling with secrets.
Then a mysterious, reclusive man offers me a job...as long as I don't ask him any questions or go poking my nose where it doesn't belong.
Strange? Yes. Tempting? Unbearably.
Though Flynn ignites both my body and my mind, getting involved with the local eccentric is the worst thing I can do. Yet this man and his secrets are impossible to resist.
Who is he? Why is he such a loner? What's his story?
One day soon, I'm going to find out.
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
"A heart divided and a love unequaled..."
The lovely Lydia Kellaway can solve the most complex puzzles. The one challenge she can’t top? Managing the most infuriating man she’s ever met.
Alexander Hall, Viscount Northwood, has purchased a one-of-a-kind locket from a pawnshop, unaware of the priceless sentiment it holds for Lydia. If he were a gentleman, he would simply return it to her. But Alexander is curious to see just how bold this brilliant beauty will be.
What began as a playful wager quickly escalates. As their sizzling attraction grows, even Lydia can’t account for the feelings Alexander arouses in her with his smile or the fire he ignites with his touch. But when a dark family secret is suddenly thrown into the equation, it just might divide them forever.
"A marriage of convenience ignites both passion and risk..."
A brilliant pianist and notorious rake, Sebastian Hall indulges his passion for music and women with equal aplomb. But now that his elder brother has married, his father insists he pursue a respectable path and find a suitable wife.
As a girl, Clara Whitmore quietly loved her piano teacher from afar. Yet her youthful crush cannot compare to the powerful desire she feels when she unexpectedly encounters Sebastian again.
Could the man who once dominated her dreams become the husband she hopes for...and save her from the fate she most fears?
"He is the only man she has ever loved..."
For most of her life, Lady Tasha Hall has wished for the dashing James Forester to take her in his arms and kiss her with unrestrained passion. But when she finally takes drastic measures to make James see her as more than his best friend’s little sister, her plan goes terribly awry.
Seeking adventure halfway around the world, James can’t stop thinking of the beautiful Tasha...or her brazen kiss. And when he learns that her reform work has thrown her into the path of danger, nothing can keep him from returning to London to protect her.
But a broken heart is not easily put back together. Will Tasha and James learn that trusting in love is the greatest adventure of all?
"Twas the night before mischief and all through the house, a lady was plotting—it was time to break out!"
When Penelope Darlington is persuaded to elope with a most unsuitable suitor, she wastes no time. With visions of passion and adventure dancing in her head, she steals away in the middle of the night, just before her father’s Christmas feast.
Fearing for his daughter’s reputation, Horace Darlington begs Jacob Hall, the Earl of Rushton’s daring yet discreet son, to bring Penelope home. When Jacob finally catches up to Penelope, he is shocked. She’s not the silly little girl he expected, but a beautiful woman with a sharp mind and an allure that cannot be ignored.
Now forced to kidnap Penelope in order to bring her home, Jacob and his new charge spend the next several days—and nights—in very close quarters. Penelope wanted passion and adventure, but she never could have imagined the pleasures Jacob can provide…
Erotic Dark Duet
SUBMISSION IS HER ONLY ESCAPE...
And punishment takes many forms. Seeking escape from her criminal past, a desperate woman enslaves herself to a dark trio of men who own an antiquated Louisiana plantation.
Known only as Lydia, she becomes controlled by three very different men -- malicious Preston, inflexible Kruin, and gentle Gabriel, all of whom introduce her to a world in which the lines between pleasure, pain, and shame are irrevocably blurred.
The plantation becomes both Lydia's haven and her prison as she surrenders to the desires of her unholy trinity. Lydia's submission is fraught with tension and hunger, but what happens when the outside world enters her dark, anonymous sanctuary?
This book contains graphic scenes of submission, dubious consent, explicit sex, and good food. Read at your own risk.
Submission is her only power...and her desperate means of control.
When Lydia is ordered to leave the haven of the Louisiana plantation known as La Nouvelle Vie, she thinks she is free from the twisted desires of her dark trinity. Yet as she struggles with the question of whether or not she even wants to be free, Lydia finds herself again submitting to the depraved demands of the obsessive Preston Severine.
Warning! This book contains explicit scenes of spanking, caning, dubious consent, enforced submission, raunchy sex...and graphic descriptions of southern food.
Hollywood is a place where everything is possible. It is a land of dreams, and people flock to this city on the west coast in order to find a better life and create a brighter future for themselves. Unfortunately, Hollywood has its dark and seedy side as well. Starting with the murder of the Black Dahlia, the tabloids couldn't get enough of intriguing stories coming straight from this part of Los Angeles.
Just like the majority of California girls, Lana Clarkson wanted to become famous. She had that superstar look and when her family moved to Los Angeles, Lana did her best to make a name for herself in the entertainment industry. She had no idea that an accidental encounter with a world famous producer and mad musical genius Phil Spector would be fatal and end her hopes and dreams of international fame.
Spiral of Bliss
"A brilliant professor. An innocent student. An intense love that could save or destroy them both."
They promised each other a sweet, hot forever. But a promise isn't enough.
After escaping the demons of her past, college student Olivia Winter finds shelter in the arms of handsome, captivating professor Dean West. Though Dean is struggling with his own family battles, he wants nothing more than to claim the shy, sweet Liv as his own.
As he draws her into lessons about desire, trust, and love, the spark between them ignites into a firestorm. And their desperate need for each other grows into an unbreakable bond.
Then one simple question provokes an alarming chain of events that threatens to rip them apart forever.
Liv and Dean would never lie to each other...until they do.
They would never betray a trust...until they do.
They would never be apart...until they are.
After lies and betrayal almost destroyed their intense bond, Liv and Dean fought their way back to each other. But now another battle threatens their fragile reconciliation.
Though Dean's protectiveness of Liv is more powerful than ever, he can't escape his seething jealousy and guilt over their shocking deceptions. And when a family crisis drives them back to his hometown, they are forced to confront the painful truth of his past.
Liv and Dean thought they were safe again in the passionate, intense shelter of their love.
They were wrong.
Forced thousands of miles away from each other, Liv and Dean West fight to heal, reconcile, and reignite their hot, tender desire.
But just as this passionate couple is finding their intimacy and strength again, hostile student Maggie Hamilton and her powerful father intensify their attack on Dean and his career. In the face of the destructive threat, Liv's own struggle to assert her independence takes an unexpected hit.
When the vindictive Hamiltons resolve to use Liv as a weapon against Dean, nothing can stop the determined professor from charging back home to protect his woman.
But this time, Liv won't let him.
Though Dean and I have weathered many storms together, nothing can prepare us for the crazy ride of pregnancy and impending parenthood.
Turning back the clock a few months, we await the birth of our first child with hope, happiness, nervous anticipation... and wild enthusiasm about our lusty marriage.
Then we're forced to put an unexpected stop to our passionate interludes.
And this change might push us both to the edge.
"He's off-limits. Forbidden. And so unbearably tempting."
No one can throw me off my game. I'm a scientist -- serious, cool, and...yeah, a little bitchy. Then irresistible bad boy Archer West arrives unexpectedly in Mirror Lake and has the audacity to suggest we have a hot, wild fling while he's in town.
Hot and wild are no longer my thing. And even though everything about the sexy, rebellious biker gets me going, I’m focused on my career and tornado research project. Not to mention, Archer is the estranged brother of my best friend.
I can't risk an affair with a rebel, no matter how much he charms me with his devilish grin and his love for chocolate milk.
But Archer won't give up. He wants me to lose control. He says he'll make me surrender.
Let him try.
Liv and Dean have everything...almost. With a rambunctious toddler, crazy work schedules, and too many responsibilities, they've lost sight of their passionate, intense marriage. And Professor West is none too happy about that.
Not to mention, Dean's brother Archer is fighting to convince stubborn Kelsey March to marry him -- and Dean refuses to take his own marriage for granted.
Determined to lure his wife into hot new adventures, Dean struggles with his need to have Liv all to himself and the reality of sharing her with the world.
Then he gets an opportunity that could change their lives...and Liv is faced with the prospect of her heroic knight going places where she can't follow.
"Without darkness, there is no light."
Dean has always been Liv's hero, her knight in tailored suits. Not once has this iron-willed professor retreated from battle. Not once has he failed to keep his wife safe. Not once has he broken his promise to slay monsters for her.
But now Dean is forced to confront a monster he can't destroy. A monster he can't even face.
And for the first time ever, there is nothing he can do to protect the woman who owns his heart.
Sugar Rush Candy Company CEO Luke Stone is a devoted businessman who doesn't do relationships. He does short-term affairs with clearly defined rules. But when a charming bohemian sweetheart propositions him in a bar, Luke is tempted to want more.
Polly Lockhart is horrified when she wakes the morning after her twenty-fifth birthday to realize she made a fool of herself with a sinfully delicious man. She tells herself she doesn't have time for romance anyway, as she's fighting to keep her mother's beloved bakery afloat. That all changes when Polly collides with her dream man again.
As she succumbs to their intense attraction, Polly soon realizes her bakery isn't the only thing that needs saving. Luke, driven and unyielding, will burn out unless someone convinces him to taste the sweetness of life. But can Polly remember this sugar rush is only temporary?
Be ready for chocolate eclairs, skinny dipping, spicy candy, hammocks, hippie music festivals, and super fun tent antics.
Hannah Lockhart travels the world and blogs about love. At least she used to before she promised to look after her sister's bakery. Now, stuck in small town California for the next six months, Hannah is desperate to find romantic content for her blog or risk losing both readers and income.
Then a whipped cream disaster sends her into the arms of hot, charming Evan Stone, heir to the Sugar Rush company.
Since childhood, Evan has been battling his overprotective family. Known as "The Heartbreaker," he's found an outlet with women. And when bad news strikes him, he seeks a diversion by offering to show Hannah the romance of the Bay Area.
Hannah jumps at the chance...as long as they keep things platonic. But soon Evan's irresistible combination of charm, perfect kisses, and a serious sweet tooth melts her defenses.
As Hannah and Evan surrender to their delicious attraction, they are forced to confront the reality of her wanderlust and his responsibilities. When love and hearts collide, can Hannah and Evan find their sweet ending?
Super-efficient Kate Darling needs lessons in romance. As executive assistant to the CEO of Sugar Rush, Kate knows everything about organization and nothing about relationships. Then she literally falls into the arms of Tyler Stone, youngest Sugar Rush heir and notorious bad boy.
After a colossal screw-up involving a pretty girl and a stolen speedboat, Tyler is facing the punishment of an actual job. His father has sentenced him to organize the company library, which is Tyler's definition of cruel and unusual punishment. But if he can convince industrious, resourceful Kate to help him, he'll earn his release in no time.
Kate is no fool. Tyler is an encyclopedia of hot stuff, and she's ready to do some research. She'll help him with the library - if he'll teach her about the physical side of romance.
Cataloging, alphabetizing, and metadata collide in a storm of lust, sweat, and dirty talk as Kate and Tyler get to work on both the library and each other. But when he starts falling for her, their hot affair will be one for the books.
Stuck in a boring insurance job, vivacious Mia Donovan has spent the last few years searching for her life's true path. She fills her time helping plan the wedding of her best friend to the CEO of the Sugar Rush company.
Mia has also been trying to attract the impossibly rigid Sugar Rush security chief Gavin Knight. But for well over a year, the unyielding Mr. Knight has ignored her, despite her short skirts, tight sweaters, and patently obvious flirting. And when he finally approaches her, it's only to assess the wedding plans for potential security risks.
A former soldier, Gavin has intercepted hostile anonymous letters threatening the high-profile wedding. Determined to keep everyone safe, he's forced to work with the maddeningly sexy Miss Donovan of the thousand-watt charm and irresistible body.
Irked by Gavin's many months of disregard, Mia takes her teasing flirtations to a whole new level. But her coquettish ways are no match for the demanding lover he conceals behind his impassive exterior. And when Gavin exerts his full control, Mia discovers he can protect everything except her heart.
"He knows if she's been bad or good."
Amidst the sugarplums and mistletoe, fashion stylist Julia Bennett is every inch a scrooge. Known for her ice-queen ways, she's having a meltdown over a botched business deal and an upcoming milestone birthday. Add the pressure of forced holiday cheer, and she's ready to dive into the spiked eggnog and not come out until summer.
Warren Stone, president and owner of the Sugar Rush Candy Company, is determined to make Julia slow down and enjoy the holidays. As her friend and confidante for thirteen years, he knows her better than anyone. But when decking the halls leads them to an explosive night, everything suddenly changes.
When Warren decides Julia is all he wants for Christmas, will she risk their longtime friendship for the gift of love?
Cole Danforth was a troubled kid with a bad reputation. When I was nine years old, he rescued me from bullies trying to steal my Halloween candy. Thus began my decade-long crush on him.
Now, the summer after my freshman year in college, I discover the boy has turned into a gorgeous man who makes me melt. Every part of me wants him -- my heart, my mind, my body. But Cole, struggling with the burden of his past, refuses to accept how good we are together.
I believe in us hard enough to take the chance. But will Cole take the leap of faith with me?
We fell in love. Then our world fell apart.
I wished so hard for Cole Danforth. And one day, he came true. He was my first crush and my first and only love. He should also have been my last.
But in a split-second, we were ripped apart, our lives broken, my heart shattered. After ten years, I've returned to my hometown, the place of my greatest joy and darkest pain.
Cole is still here, but the beautiful boy I'd loved is gone. Now he's a ruthless, unforgiving man determined to feed my resentment.
Then our torturous past encroaches again, trapping us in a violent storm.
But this time, there is no escape.
"The past won't let her go."
When Josie Mays returned to her hometown of Castille, Maine, she wanted to say goodbye to the past and start a new future. Then the "past" loomed up in the form of Cole Danforth, Josie's former love who has now turned into a ruthless CEO out for revenge on the town that failed him.
Though Josie is convinced her ocean-loving boy still exists behind Cole's toughened veneer, Cole is determined to shut her out. But not even this cold tycoon can resist the cherry-sweet, talented artist he once loved with his whole heart.
Just as Josie and Cole start to find their way back to each other, the tragedy that tore them apart years ago returns to threaten everything they are. And when Josie discovers the secret Cole has been keeping, his worst nightmare comes true.