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About Tess Summers
USA Today and Amazon best-selling author, Tess Summers is a former business woman and teacher who always loved writing but never seemed to have time to sit down and write a short story, let alone a novel. Now battling MS, her life changed dramatically, and she has finally slowed down enough to start writing all the stories she’d been wanting to tell, including the fun and sexy ones!
Married over twenty-seven years with three grown children, Tess is a former dog foster mom who ended up failing and adopting them instead. She and her husband (and their six dogs) split their time between the desert of Arizona and the lakes of Michigan, so she’s always in a climate that’s not too hot and not too cold, but just right!
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Ava Ericson thought she had her life planned out: graduate with her PhD, marry Brad Miller when he finished law school, have 2.5 babies… and mediocre sex for the rest of her days. But when Brad dumps her upon learning he’s passed the bar, citing new “opportunities” available, she has to rethink her future. Believing her lack of experience was the reason Brad broke up with her, she launches Operation Sex Kitten (OSK), a plan to become a vixen in bed and get Brad back. Things might go astray when she meets the notorious attorney, Travis Sterling, the bachelor who she is sure can teach her a thing or two in the bedroom. As she enjoys putting OSK theories into practice, she realizes the real ‘operation’ will be for the two not to fall in love. Fun and romantic, Operation Sex Kitten turns up the heat with explicit scenes while you root for love to conquer all.
I’m a career woman. I wear success like a second skin, and I’m rarely satisfied with anything less than the best. This includes my love life. If you want to date me, you better bring your A game because I don’t play with the B team.
The only type of commitment I’m interested in is the one I have with my career. There is no man strong enough to tame me. Bold enough to rattle me. Or confident enough to win my heart. But then again, I have never met a man like Luke Rivas.
Cassie is one feisty, fiery, demanding woman who has enough confidence to intimidate even the bravest of men. She’s driven, ambitious, and clearly has no interest in anything more than a casual fling.
But here’s the thing. I want her, and once I have her, there will be nothing casual about it.
I will crack through that tough exterior she wears so well and bend her into submission. I’ll make her break every one of her own damn rules just for me. And in order to accomplish just that…
I’m willing to play dirty.
Book 3 in the San Diego Social Scene series can be read as a stand alone. There's no cheating, no cliffhangers, and, of course, a HEA.
''Looking for a romance page-turner written with heart? You're in luck! PLAYING DIRTY is the new offering from Author Tess Summers that will satisfy your needs. The story is a splendid cocktail of Cassie's innate blend of sexual energy and Luke's irresistible alpha confidence. The pages all but ignite with their passion. This is a novel that delivers. Why play nice when you can play dirty?"
- USA TODAY Bestselling Author Vanessa Fewings
Getting involved with Ryan Kennedy almost guaranteed her face would be plastered all over Page Six. She couldn’t afford to be in the gossip section again. Not now. There was too much at stake.
Grace had things to do—finishing med school and keeping her nose clean for her upcoming residency match, to name a few—and she wasn’t going to let anything or anyone derail her this time.
No matter how broad his shoulders were. Or how perfectly styled his messy hair was.
Or what his sexy grin did to her insides.
It wasn’t fair. No man should be allowed to be that gorgeous.
Certainly not the sexy firefighter who she was supposed to be keeping at bay.
Women’s eggs dropped at the sight of him. But not hers. Nope.
But the sexy firefighter seemed determined to burn her resolve to the ground.
And staying away was starting to feel like an impossibility...
Dr. Olivia Lacroix wasn't proud that she went to the bar when she was ovulating intending to get pregnant. No last names or phone numbers needed to be exchanged—the guy never needed to know. No harm, no foul. right?
When her one-night stand shows up at the hospital right after she's given birth demanding answers, he’s no longer the nice guy she met in the bar. Not satisfied with her explanation, he insists she marry him or else he's going to sue her for full custody. Olivia has money, but not the kind of money her infant son's father apparently has. She had no idea she'd hooked up with a multi-millionaire.
What else can she do but marry him? Their pre-nup guarantees her joint custody if he divorces her. That should be easy enough to make happen. If she can keep from falling in love with the grouch.
Decorated Marine General Ron Thompson isn’t looking for love. Lust maybe, but not love. As a military star on the rise, he’d rather keep his head down and his focus on the prize—promotion.
That all changes, however, when he meets Brenna. The first time she blushes under his stare, it’s game over.
Beautiful, successful, and sexy, Brenna instantly falls for the mysterious walking definition of masculine after he offers her a drink at the Sterling’s wedding reception.
The more time they spend together, the more she’s convinced he’s hiding something—or someone—and she’s already been there, done that, and is not doing it again… thank you, very much. Being with a Marine means long periods of time alone, leaving at the drop of a hat, and unable to discuss what he does. The sex may be the best she’s ever had, but the rest may be too much for her to handle.
She said actions speak louder than words—luckily for him, he’s always been the type to go big or go home. They’ll discover falling in lust is easy but falling in love is more than they ever imagined.
This is Book 2 in the San Diego Social Scene series. Each book is a stand-alone with an HEA and no cheating.
Book One: Operation Sex Kitten
Book Two: The General’s Desire
Book Three: Playing Dirty
Book Four: Cinderella and the Marine
Book Five: The Heiress and the Mechanic
Book Six: Burning Her Resolve
Bonus Novella: This Is It: A Second Chance Romance
Ben McCallister wasn’t like any man attorney Harper Finch had ever dated. For one, his hands were rough and calloused from working all day at his mechanic shops; two, his muscled arms, back, and chest were covered in tattoos; and three, he rode a Harley. The men Harper dated were the ones her daddy would approve of: white-collar, with hands as soft as hers, and the most ink any of them had ever had was a fraternity seal that stayed hidden under short sleeves.
But there was something about this bearded man… how gentle and caring he was with her—outside the bedroom, that is. But his manners in the bedroom? Let’s just say he didn’t have any—which suited Harper just fine.
He was a dream come true. If only she were allowed to dream anymore… But her family and her secret made that impossible. She’d have to settle for a fun summer fling.
She should have known Ben McCallister would never ‘settle’ for anything less than all of her—forever.
**Note -- this steamy standalone has no cheating, no cliffhanger, and of course, an HEA! It's the 5th book in the San Diego Social Scene series on Kindle (there is a 6th one for free).
When I woke up Christmas morning, I didn’t know if I’d been on Santa’s nice list this year—or his naughty one. Thinking back to the prior evening’s events, I decided it was definitely the naughty one. There had to be a mistake—I was always on the nice list. But the gorgeous, naked man snuggled next to me seemed to suggest I had a lump of… something waiting for me. Maybe the nice list was overrated. Or maybe naughty girls really did end up with coal in their stockings.
I was now on the ‘every-other-weekend and alternating holiday schedule’ with my kids—one more thing about divorce that I detested. Attending my law partner’s Christmas Eve party seemed like a better alternative to drinking alone in my boring beige condo, staring at my new pipe-cleaner tree with its new, shiny ornaments. The last thing I expected was to be propositioned by a former PTA President. Or to wake up Christmas morning not wanting to leave her bed. But you don’t get to be our age without plenty of baggage. The question was, did ours match?
This sexy, feel-good second chance romance will have you cheering for Paige and Grant to finally find their happily ever after together. But not before they discover that dating—at any age—isn’t so easy.
I was pretty happy living the carefree life of a successful bachelor. Money to spend, a revolving door of women, no commitment, no relationship troubles—it was perfect. At least, that’s what I thought until I held my friends’ newborn baby in my arms, and she smiled at me.
That was the moment I realized what life was all about. That was also the moment it occurred to me I needed a baby mama—stat.
So… the hunt is on for the perfect candidate. But first, I might have to have one last fling—you know, go out with a bang. Literally.
Thanks to making a few wrong decisions along the way, I’m now busting my ass waiting tables while putting myself through college. It’s not ideal, but I’m determined to stand on my own two feet and take care of my responsibilities the best I can.
But I’m still a woman. I have needs. I just don’t have the time for any kind of commitment. Naturally, when a smoldering hot Marine offers me a no-strings-attached one-night stand, I’m all on board.
Turns out… he wants more than I’m willing to give.
Sleeping with his rival's wife was an opportunity Dr. Evan Lacroix couldn't refuse.
Except, it turned out she wasn’t his wife—she was his sister.
Oh, the irony. It made it that much sweeter.
Unfortunately, when Hope realized his intentions, she didn’t appreciate being a pawn in his game, and the sassy spitfire turned the tables on him.
Evan never saw it coming.
And now he needs to decide which is more important—love or revenge.
This isn’t a book about enemies to lovers. It’s about enemies with benefits—until the line between enemy and lover gets blurred.
*Author's note: This is a standalone book with a guaranteed HEA. While it's not necessary to read the books in order to enjoy them, it is recommended.
The order of the series is as follows (so far):
Wicked Hot Silver Fox (currently part of the Dirty Daddies 2021 anthology)
Wicked Hot Doctor
Wicked Hot Medicine
Wicked Hot Baby Daddy
Wicked Little Secret (coming Dec 2022)
Dr. James Rudolf made Yvette Sinclair believe in fairy tales, and he was her Prince Charming. Then out of the blue, he stopped taking her calls. Blocked them would be a more accurate descriptor.
Devastated, Yvette had no idea why the man she thought was the one had ghosted her. Even harder, she was three thousand miles away, so she couldn’t just show up at his house and demand an explanation. Then her best friend started seeing him around Boston—a different beautiful woman on his arm each time. She felt like such a fool.
She was determined to move on and forget all about the playboy. Until two pink lines made that impossible.
Yeah, Dr. Parker Preston’s intentions when he gave Alexandra Collins his phone number at the animal rescue gala were more personal than professional. But he’d never expected the sassy beauty with the blue streak in her hair to send him a picture of her perfect, perky boobs as enticement to adopt the dogs she was desperately trying to find a home for.
But, dang if they weren’t the ideal incentive for him to offer his home to more than just the dogs. In exchange for adopting the older, bonded pair, she’d need to move in with him for a month and get the dogs acclimated. Oh, and she wouldn’t be sleeping in the guest room during her stay.
The deal is only for a month though. And she insisted they weren’t going to fall in love, something he readily agreed with. They had the rules in place, what could possibly go wrong in four short weeks?
**Author's note: This book was originally part of the Dirty Daddies 2021 Anniversary Anthology.
I’m a special agent with the CIA, and I’m good at what I do. In fact, I’m considered one of the best. I can play the role of anyone and eliminating bad guys without them seeing me coming is my forte—which is why I was chosen to take down the head of the Guzman family.
Dante Guzman is a ruthless, sexy, cold-hearted cartel money-man. And now it’s my job to study him, learn his likes and dislikes—in and out of the bedroom—so I can gain his trust and access to his uncle, the head of the Ensenada cartel. I just didn’t count on falling into Dante’s clutches.
Every second I spend with him he manages to pull me further and further into his world. And the more time I spend there, the deeper I slip into the darkness with him, the more I realize…
I like it.
Don’t let my good manners fool you—I’m one cold-hearted SOB, and I control the family’s monetary affairs with an iron fist. There’s no place for weakness in my world. Show weakness, and you die. As simple as that.
So when a petite, feisty, hot-as-hell bombshell storms into my life, I didn’t stop to think about the consequences of keeping her. I wanted her, and I always get what I want. Period.
Turns out, the stakes were too high…for the both of us. And there’s going to be hell to pay if we’re going to be together, to one form of the devil or another. Note from the author: Inferno is Book 1 in the Agents of Ensenada series. It can be read as a standalone and has a guaranteed HEA. There is foul language, kidnapping, and certain power exchange situations that some may find offensive. If you think you might be offended, skip this book.