The CODED FOR LOVE series

Three guys who want to leave their hacker days behind.
Three women who may or may not stand in their way.

RORY ~ CODED FOR LOVE Book one

A chance encounter on the London Underground brings Sky Vaughn face to face with her stepbrother, Rory Rattigan, the guy she had a passionate teen crush on back home in Wales. Sky’s vowed to stay out of trouble. She’s already been thrown out of one college and she’s desperate for a second chance to study art in London—but she never could resist sparring with Rory Rattigan.

Rory is trying to break with his computer hacker past. His sexy stepsister turns up just when he needs to hide his hacker kit, and she’s more than willing to help him out. But Rory soon realizes the desire he’s always had for Sky is going to complicate his plans to play life by the rules. He left home because he couldn’t have her, and now here she is.

The chemistry between Rory and Sky is about to change their lives forever—because trouble and danger can’t keep them apart, and they attract both, in spades.

Available from Nook, iBooks, Kobo, Amazon.com, Amazon.UK, Amazon.au.com, Amazon.ca, and Amazon worldwide. And in print from Amazon, Nook and Createspace.


DRACO ~ CODED FOR LOVE Book two

Lara Compton is in her first year of a business degree, but what she really wants to do is impress her dad and beat her older brothers into his favor. When she overhears her father talking about a mole within their finance company she decides to play detective. What better way to investigate than to secretly hire one of the hackers who broke into their computer systems the year before?

Draco Vaughn spots the attractive woman stalking him and confronts her. She’s hot, she’s flirting, and he’s interested. However Lara surprises Draco by offering him a job with a big financial company—and it’s only the same company who sent his stepbrother Sean to jail. Tempted by the prospect of getting inside to make the company owner suffer, he agrees to take on the job. What he didn’t account for was the unstoppable attraction between him and Lara, and the layers of subterfuge he finds in the corridors of power.

Working closely, Lara and Draco’s undercover detective hunt runs in parallel with an intoxicating affair, a powerful relationship that won’t be denied—no matter what Draco discovers, and who it will hurt.

Available from Nook, iBooks, Kobo, Amazon.com, Amazon.UK, Amazon.aus, Amazon.ca, and Amazon worldwide. Available in print from Amazon, Nook and Createspace.


SEAN ~ CODED FOR LOVE Book three

Rowan Vaughn doesn’t need a man. All men do is break your heart. So when Sean Rattigan drives into town on a Harley Davidson—ripped and brooding—she has to lift her jaw and act like she doesn’t care. Sean is the one who stole her heart and promptly disappeared with it. She isn’t going to give him the satisfaction of falling on her back for him all over again.

Fresh out of jail for cyber crimes—and with a pack of hungry gangsters on his trail, slavering for his hacking skills—Sean Rattigan heads to Wales, determined to lay low in the land of the dragons. Seeking only a bed for the night, he calls on his stepsister, Rowan. But the magnetic attraction between Sean and Rowan is more powerful than ever, and their passion is quickly reignited.

Rowan has a confession to make, but Sean disappears again without hearing her out. Furious, Rowan vows to give him a taste of his own medicine and follows him to London. What she doesn’t know is Sean left her behind to protect her, and she’s about to walk into the mother of all gangland showdowns.

Coming in Autumn 2018!

TEASER

It was the day their parents got married.

Rory stared across the table at Sky, who was now his stepsister.

Sky eyed him from under her lashes, her pretty green eyes bright with interest.

How was it she could look both innocent and brazen at the same time? It fascinated him. He shifted his coffee cup around on the table, in an attempt to distract himself from the view. No easy task, she drew his attention like a magnet.

It wasn’t the first time the five of them had gathered around the kitchen table together, but it was the first time they’d done so without either of their parents being present. It felt different. Rory noticed they still stuck together in two distinct camps. He and his brother Sean were on one side of the table, representing Ireland. Sky sat the other side, close to her sister Rowan and her brother Draco, representing Wales – five of them forced into some sort of weird united kingdom by the marriage of their parents. The idea of it made him smile. Sky mirrored his smile.

What was she thinking? He’d love to know.

Meanwhile, a discussion was going on about the plan for the evening. Draco, Sky’s brother, was in a mood. Being the oldest, he’d been left in charge. “I’m not going to hang around and act like we’re the bloody Brady Bunch,” he announced, “not now they’ve gone off on honeymoon.”

He glanced around at the rest of them for backing.

Rowan, Sky’s sister, rolled her eyes. “That’s what they’d like us to do though, now we’re officially related to each other.”

“We’re not ‘officially related’.” Sean folded his arms across his chest. “We’re step-siblings. Important difference.” He winked at Rowan.

Rowan beamed.

They’d been living in one house for a couple of weeks now, and it still felt forced and odd, even though they basically got on with each other. It helped that the guys were all into motorbikes and tech stuff—namely computer hacking. That was a common ground they didn’t mind sharing. It fascinated all three of them.

“At least we won’t have to listen to them banging each other all night,” Sean commented, “seeing as they’re banging each other in a hotel instead.”

“Eeew.” Sky grimaced.

Rowan laughed appreciatively, her gaze lingering on Sean.

They had a connection, Rory noticed, just the way he and Sky did. In fact it was probably why Draco was hanging by the door as if he was about to get the hell out of Dodge. He got twitchy when his sisters flirted with their newly gained stepbrothers.

Rowan pulled some folded notes out of her back pocket. “They gave me money for pizza.”

“Big deal,” Sky muttered. “They get to go to a fancy hotel and we get to share a pizza.”

Draco’s eyebrows lifted. “I’ve got a better idea.” He opened the food cupboard and pulled out a couple of cans of hot dogs. “We eat from the cupboard, and spend the cash on beer.”

“Now you’re talking,” Rory said.

Rowan handed over the money to her brother. “Get some ciders too, please.”

“Party it is then,” Sean said and rose to his feet, gravitating instantly to Rowan’s side.

As he made his way to the front door, Draco pulled his phone out of his jeans pocket and commenced inviting contacts.

Within the hour, the house was filled with loud music and the alcohol was flowing. Rory lined up the music for the next hour then prowled around, trying to ignore the hankering need he had to get closer to Sky. It was hard, because she was right there, sucking her drink through a straw while looking at him from the other side of the room.

She represented trouble for him. He could fuck any one of a half dozen or so girls who’d turned up at Draco’s request, but he wanted Sky. Wanted her so bad she made him hard, made him think about her in the night, made him want to disobey the rules of the house. Turning away he headed out, needing to clear his head.

“Rory?”

She’d followed him into the gloomy hallway.

“You’re not leaving are you?”

“I should.”

“Why?” Those cherry painted lips of hers pouted as she looked up at him.

“Because you’re too much of a temptation.”

Her face lit, her smile growing wide. She sidled closer.

The invitation in her eyes made him harden. He could have her and leave. Why not? He was going to leave Wales soon anyway. The only thing stopping him was Sky. For some reason he didn’t want to do that to her though—didn’t want to hurt her. She deserved better than a quick shag and a wave goodbye.

“Well, Rory Rattigan, I didn’t know you’d even noticed me.” In the shadowed hallway, she leaned up against the wall by his side and captured her bottom lip between her teeth, as if she wanted to say more but daren’t. It was a sexy look.

“Hell, yes, I’d noticed you.” Rory put his hands on the wall either side of her head, caging her in. “I’d noticed what a little prick tease you are.”

She latched her hands on his belt and pulled his hips closer still. “Tease? Who, me?”

He inhaled her scent. Strawberries and musk. Everything about her turned him on. Raunchy guitar music blared from the crowded sitting-room, speeding the lust in his veins. It would be too easy to have her, right now. “My dad would think nothing of beating me to a pulp if he knew what I’m about to do.”

She inhaled sharply, her expression altering.

Moving his hands in around her waist, he ducked his head to kiss her. She was tense, because of what he’d just revealed, but once his mouth covered hers she softened under him. Her hands moved around the back of his neck, fingers locking together under his hair.

She was warm and supple, and wriggled in his grasp. When her lips parted to let him in, he groaned into her mouth, sinking deeper still.

Oh yes, he wanted her, wanted her badly.

The front door opened and the lights went on.

Standing there in the doorway were Nan, Sky’s grandma, and her sister, great aunt Gladys. A scary pair of old ladies they were, too. They wouldn’t think twice about reporting him to his dad. Rory eased away from Sky, the appearance of the blue rinse brigade quickly leveling his head. Nan cast a dubious look over them as she passed. “Put him down,” she said to Sky, and then winked at him.

Startled, Rory frowned.

“Turn that racket down,” she bellowed into the sitting room.

Great aunt Gladys hustled in and glared at him. “You didn’t think we were going to leave you lot alone to run riot, did you?” She gestured out the front door to where her battered mini was parked at a weird angle, half on the pavement. “Get our overnight bags in from the car would you, lad.”

Draco emerged from the sitting room, hands up, apparently trying to explain himself to the ladies. Then he looked at Rory and Sky.

“Rory?” Draco lifted his chin, querying him, his expression darkening.

“Nothing happened.” Rory loped off, leaving Sky to deal with her kin.

He was an outsider, him and Sean. And they were both loners at heart.

But the need to get to close to Sky didn’t ease up, and probably never would.

They were family now though. Ruefully, Rory considered going back to Plan A. When he’d left Dublin with his dad and Sean, the plan had been for the three of them to go to London, where the streets were paved with gold. Or at least there were jobs to be had, jobs and the chance of a new life.

London still beckoned to him and Sean, even if their dad had got no further than Wales before wanting to pitch down. The only thing keeping Rory from getting on his motorcycle and taking off was Sky. And she was out of bounds.

Perhaps the blue rinse brigade had split them up in the nick of time. Draco was a guard dog in disguise. It was probably just as well. Sky would only bring trouble down on his head. There are plenty of other girls like Sky, right?

Plan A it was.

London awaited.


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