A #romanceclass Anthology
Oh the lights are shining everywhere…
Get ready for feels this holiday season with Make My Wish Come True, a Christmas anthology by #romanceclass authors. Join a Kris Kringle and receive the perfect gift, or learn how to survive your first Christmas in Manila and the steps you need to take to be with the one you love. Go to parties that will not go according to plan, feel the cold (and probably humid) December air as you explore city streets, and count down to five minutes to Christmas. Meet kind strangers and friends that remind you of home, and discover that the one who’ll make your holidays better has been beside you all along. With seventeen stories, there’s something for you here no matter what feels you want and need. Fall in love this Christmas with #romanceclass!
He’s the one she loves to hate…until she realizes hate has a different meaning.
Kate Espina’s life is not easy-peasy, but the feisty, petite receptionist knows how to bounce back every single time life knocks her down. She may not have much, but she has all that she needs – her sweet, younger brother Bobby and her fiercely loyal friends, Joei and Apol. Life was fine until Kiko walked into her life – again.
Francisco “Kiko” Jose is the man she sees everywhere – Friday movie nights with friends, club night outs, bus stops – and anywhere he can annoy the living daylights out of her! As much as she tries, Kate can’t easily dodge him – not when their lives are intertwined by their best friends, and a shared forgotten bond of friendship no one knows about. Kiko brings memories she wishes to forget, until these memories reveal the unspoken truth she believed for the longest time.
Just Kate is a story of entangled lives and the lies that keep them apart.
Will Kate find the truth to set her heart free?
Pay up time! Or is it?
One never gives up on true love. So Jake didn’t.
Holding on to the one that shouldn’t have gotten away, gorgeous Jake Calleja, engineer, entrepreneur and all-around hunk of a man, brings up old debt to bring in possibilities of future love with the beautiful and elusive Josephine Telencio. The two had a brief but unforgettable “history” in college, a past that Jake sought to bring back in order to bring his “Joei” back in his life. To face their “unfinished past” entails a make-believe relationship for the sake of an ailing matriarch, an unforgettable country drive into the heart of the storm, a family drama of the queen mother and the wicked sisters, the inevitable supermodel ex-, and lots of sparks in between.
A story of second chances and risking it all for a journey to a lifetime-love, Jake and Josephine will take you to laughters and tears, to the highs and lows, to knowing when to hold on … or to let go.
Are things better left in the past? Or will true love prevail in the future?
After six sizzling nights with hot IT consultant Layne Sto. Domingo, writer Kate Borromeo realizes she really sucks at love. She’s thirty-five, she just recently moved on from a destructive unrequited love situation with her longtime love and best friend, only to end up in bed with someone who isn’t going to give her what she wants.
So when gorgeous corporate finance wiz Rob Salcedo, Kate’s first love and best friend, turns over a new leaf and finally proposes marriage to her, promising to make up for all the hurt he caused her, Kate accepts and prepares for the wedding of her dreams.
But when Layne waltzes back into her life, seemingly ready to finally let her into his heart, it appears the universe has other plans for Kate.
Or does it?
Which moment has defined your life so far?
Whether she likes it or not, Iris’s life has been divided into two: Before the Incident, and After the Incident. Something very private was made very public, and since then life has been about recovering from being shamed, discovering her true friends, and struggling to find a new normal.
Two years into this new life and she finally connects with a guy again. He lives in the apartment down the hall, he’s hot, and he doesn’t look at her that way. He doesn’t know what happened. But he also won’t give her his name, not right away—which has to mean he’s got something to hide too.
Iris wants to start over. Should she do that with the only person who will understand, or is this the same idiotic decision that got her in trouble in the first place?
It’s the classic one-night stand: Beach wedding, bridesmaid, groom’s friend. When Andrea and Damon meet, sparks fly, and they give in to the attraction. Sounds simple, but Andrea’s still getting over someone, and Damon thought he’d be hooking up with another person that night. It could still be simple, really, if they chalk it up to a weekend tryst and move on.
But one night becomes lunch the week after, and then dinner the next weekend…and before they know it, Andrea and Damon are still together, dealing with the feelings they know they might still have for other people. How hard can it be to get exactly what you want? How do you even know what it is?
***Andrea and Damon met in prequel short story WEDDING NIGHT STAND, but this book can be read as a standalone.***
“Go out with a stereotypical romance novel hero WHO ISN’T YOUR TYPE.”
Avid reader and art student Steph is participating in a monthly blog challenge to Live Like Fiction, and this was the task for October. When Grayson, former co-captain of her university rugby team, walks into her class, she knows it’s meant to be – she has to go out with this guy. Even if she’s never been attracted to big, hunky, athletic types. With Grayson’s “player” reputation off the field, Steph thinks he’ll be good for one date that’ll be worth blogging about, and that’s it.
But you know how it goes: Soon, it becomes more than just one date – and Steph and Grayson are caught up in “living like fiction.” How long can they keep playing their roles before reality steps in?
NAUTICAL BY DAY…
Number one on Emma’s to-do list upon arriving in Geneva is to buy a yacht for her employer. Not that Emma’s daunted; she’s got ice in her veins. From business deals to personal relationships, she knows she’s got her priorities straight.
NAUGHTY BY NIGHT…
But it’s not just Kastler’s yacht that has caught her eye. The dark and handsome businessman is making Emma break every rule she has. Will one moment of passion be enough to tear down her walls?
[SHORT STORY] A sweet and short new adult romance.
Is a second chance still possible if the person you once loved is no longer the person you once knew?
Jill Hastings gets a huge shock when her former flame Ken Kimura shows up at her farm-to-table lunch. He’s intent on picking up where they left off, but is the new Jill ready for a shot with an old love?
They have nothing in common except for one night in Vegas.
Rose Shannon should have known better. One look at the gorgeous and rough-hewn MMA fighter and she should have run in the other direction. Instead she gets into bed with him, and now she can’t get him out of her mind.
MMA fighter Niccolo Rossi is used to having women throw themselves at him all the time…until she comes along. A snarky feminist with a huge chip on her shoulder, Rose and her bafflingly infuriating ways should have turned him off completely. Instead he finds everything about her irresistible.
With the attraction between them too strong to withstand, it’s only a question of when she becomes his.
I didn’t believe in love at first sight. But then I met her.
Alexandria is as proper as they come, but with the chance to knock something off her bucket list, she’s ready for a wild night in Las Vegas. In disguise, she downs a few drinks and hops onstage for karaoke night. But after an unexpected night, she’s left the next morning wondering how to shake the hot boy toy she managed to pick up.
Polo Player Nic Fernandez isn’t looking for a hookup, but there is something about that red wig and sexy voice that awakens feelings he thought were long dead. But despite their connection, in the cold light of day, she walks away without a backward glance.
When a chance meeting reunites them, will lies and deception tear them apart or will love level the playing field once and for all?
He knew he was in deep water the moment he saw her.
All that aspiring model Madison Thomas wants is for her first big catalogue campaign to go well. What she doesn’t count on is an all-American swimming champ and co-model trying to get her fired on her first day. But Madison doesn’t back down from a challenge and she won’t stop until she gets what she wants.
Aaron Harding has a tough time pretending that he’s not attracted to the redheaded model. When she makes her move, he’s all too willing to match her stroke for stroke.
Their attraction is undeniable. But Madison has her own game plan to get to the top, and getting entangled with Aaron is one complication she doesn’t need.
She knows it won’t last…
Nicholas is unlike anyone Daria has ever dated, and yet he hasn’t left her mind since she got her hands on the 23-year-old rugby player when he took a tumble during a game.
But they aren’t even really dating; a fast fling is all they have time for. He’s heading to Japan to play pro and is only in town to tie loose ends. She’s graduating in three weeks, and is only covering his struggling rugby club to win a internship spot in a documentary that’ll start filming in Europe.
Getting what they want means they don’t get to stay together. But that doesn’t mean they can’t have fun – as long as they don’t fall hard.
It’s too easy to fall in love with Jake. Don’t do it.
Lindsay and Jake have loved each other (as friends) since their senior year in college, and she made sure they didn’t become more than that. The guy now known as Jacob Berkeley, star of a wildly successful TV show, was always too much for her. Too handsome, too many questionable hookups, too restless. Also sensitive, fun, and genuinely caring. She’s his emergency contact, his zombie apocalypse buddy, his holiday dinner companion.
They’ve kept up this low-maintenance friendship for years, surviving graduation, their new careers, her move to New York City to work as an environment consultant. But then, days before a big climate change conference, he shows up, with big news. Jake wants to pick up what he never managed to finish in college. He wants to save forests again, work in environmental research—and he wants her.
Don’t fall in love with Jake… Why again?
Olivia Nadal is an almost perfect girl with an almost perfect life. She has stunning good looks, an exciting job that pays well, men lining up to date her, and a homey little condo she calls her own. The only thing keeping her from perfection is her utter inability to cook.
Enter Nate Olivarez, a hotshot chef who’s filling in for Olivia’s cooking instructor. Sparks fly when they meet, but a fling with the visiting hottie is the last thing Olivia needs. But as things keep heating up in the kitchen, she can’t help but wonder. Can things work out between her and Nate? Or is the sizzle all set to fizzle?