Accidentally On Purpose

The Heartbreaker Bay Series

These books can be read as stand alones and in any order.

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There’s no such thing as a little in love…

Elle Wheaten’s priorities: friends, career, and kick-ass shoes. Then there’s the muscular wall of stubbornness that’s security expert Archer Hunt—who comes before everything else. No point in telling Mr. “Feels-Free Zone” that, though. Elle will just see other men until she gets over Archer … which should only take a lifetime…

There’s no such thing as a little in lust…

Archer’s wanted the best for Elle ever since he sacrificed his law-enforcement career to save her. But now that she’s earned happiness and success, Archer just wants Elle 24/7. Their chemistry could start the next San Francisco Earthquake, and Archer doesn’t want to be responsible for the damage. The alternative? Watch her go out with guys who aren’t him . . .

There is such a thing as…

As far as Archer’s concerned, nobody is good enough for Elle. But when he sets out to prove it by sabotaging her dates, she gets mad—and things get hot as hell. Now Archer has a new mission: prove to Elle that her perfect man has been here all along…

What people are saying

Shalvis has created a memorable collection of characters with her Heartbreaker Bay series, but this tale of ambitious, career-driven Elle Wheaten and security expert Archer Hunt ranks as the best in the series (now up to four novels, two novellas, and growing). Part of the joy of Heartbreaker Bay is the tight bonds of the core group of friends at the series’ center, who all happen to work and/or live in the same apartment complex in San Francisco. Accidentally in Love is the rare book in the series to feature the romance of not one, but two of the core friends, as gruff, overly protective Archer finally makes good on the unresolved tension between him and building manager Elle. Archer and Elle are both reserved, stoic, closed-off characters in the other books in the series, making it a delight to get a closer look here — and the fact that they all have the same friends means even more time for hijinks, girls’ nights, and good-natured ribbing from the entire lovable cast of characters.

— Entertainment Weekly

Shalvis continues her Heartbreak Bay series with Elle and Archer's roller-coaster romance...using her signature witty banter, emotional backstory, hot chemistry, and affecting romance. Sexy, engaging, and fun.

— Kirkus


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It was a good thing Elle Wheaton loved being in charge and ordering people around, because if it wasn’t for the thrill of having both those things in her job description, she absolutely didn’t get paid enough to handle all the idiots in her world. “Last night was a disaster,” she said.

Her boss, not looking nearly as concerned as she, shrugged. He was many things and one of them was the owner of the Pacific Pier Building in which they stood, located in the Cow Hollow district of San Francisco. A detail he preferred to keep to himself.

In fact, only one person besides herself knew his identity, but as the building’s general manager, Elle alone handled everything and was always his go-between. The calm, kickass go-between, if she said so herself, although what had happened last night had momentarily shaken some of her calm.

“I have faith in you,” he said.