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Alexa Ellesse PenaVega (née Vega; born August 27, 1988) is an American actress and singer. She is known for her roles as Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids film series and Julie Corky in the 2004 film Sleepover. In 2009, she starred as the title character Ruby Gallagher in the ABC Family series Ruby & the Rockits. Early life Vega was born in Miami, Florida. She spent her childhood years on a ranch in Ocala, Florida. Her father, Baruch Vega, is a Colombian fashion photographer who was a scam artist and student informer for the Central Intelligence Agency, and her mother, Gina Rue, is a former model. Vega has six siblings, including actress Makenzie Vega. She moved with her family to California when she was four years old. As a teenager, she was homeschooled. Career Acting In 1996, Vega starred as young Jo Harding in Twister. She guest-starred in numerous television shows and films, including ER, Follow the Stars Home, Ghost Whisperer, and The Bernie Mac Show. She became known worldwide in 2001 for her role as "Carmen Cortez" in Spy Kids. The first Spy Kids film was a huge success, and subsequently two sequels, Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams and Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over were filmed. During the shooting of the three films, she performed most of her own stunts. In 2011, Vega appeared in the sequel, Spy Kids: All the Time in the World, as a grown Carmen Cortez. She was named one of the year's hottest teen celebrities in the July 2003 issue Vanity Fair. In 2004, Vega finished filming two films: Sleepover and State's Evidence. The following year, she starred in the Lifetime television film Odd Girl Out, as a victim of cyber-bullying. In 2006, she starred in another made-for-TV movie, Walkout; and finished filming Remember the Daze, which was released in limited theaters in April 2007. She also finished filming Repo! The Genetic Opera, which was released in 2008. Vega was confirmed as the lead role in Helix, written and directed by Aram Rappaport, which began filming in Chicago in March 2008. Vega was originally cast in the 2009 Robert Rodriguez film Shorts, however, due to her being in Australia for the filming of Broken Hill, she had to be recast. She was replaced by Kat Dennings. She appeared on Broadway in Hairspray, as Penny. In 2009, she played Ruby Gallagher on the ABC Family television sitcom Ruby & the Rockits, which also starred Patrick and David Cassidy. Vega played Wick in the 2012 film The Devil's Carnival, a film from director Darren Lynn Bousman and screenwriter Terrance Zdunich, who previously worked with Vega in Repo! The Genetic Opera. Throughout 2012, Vega starred in the independent thriller, 2br/1ba, directed by Rob Margolies and co-stars with Spencer Grammer and Kathryn Morris. Vega also starred in the Lifetime Channel movie The Pregnancy Project and her animated film The Clockwork Girl was completed. Vega's film, The Mine, which was filmed in 2010 got a limited release/screening. Vega also voiced Christina in the animated series Unsupervised and had a guest role on Royal Pains. Vega played the young heroine in Aerosmith's music video "Legendary Child".Throughout 2013 and 2014, Vega appeared in the films 23 Blast, Machete Kills, Bounty Killer, Wicked Blood, The Remaining, and The Hunters. She also guest starred on the Big Time Rush series finale "Big Time Dreams", playing herself. In 2015, Alexa appeared in Do You Believe? as Lacey.In 2016, she began starring in a series of Hallmark made for television films, such as Ms. Matched, Destination Wedding, and Christmas Made to Order. In 2019 she began starring in the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries series Picture Perfect Mysteries. Dancing In fall 2015, Alexa competed on the 21st season of Dancing with the Stars. Her husband, Carlos PenaVega was also competing that season, and he & his partner were eliminated in Week 11. She was paired with professional dancer Mark Ballas. On November 9, Alexa and Ballas were eliminated in Week 9 and finished the competition in 6th place. In 2019, Vega and her husband Carlos starred in the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries TV movie Picture Perfect Mysteries: Newlywed and Dead, and in 2020 the follow-up Picture Perfect Mysteries: Dead over Diamonds. Music She recorded three songs for the soundtracks while playing Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids films. She released her debut single, "Isle of Dreams", to promote with the release of the second film, and "Game Over" and "Heart Drive" featuring Bobby Edner for the third film. She also recorded songs for the movie Repo! The Genetic Opera, released in 2008. Vega sang the song "Christmas is the Time to Say 'I Love You'" in the ABC Family film Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe. The track appears on the compilation album Songs to Celebrate 25 Days of Christmas, which was released on November 3, 2009, by Walt Disney Records. The music video for the song premiered during ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas. Personal life Vega married film producer Sean Covel on October 10, 2010, in a ceremony held in his hometown of Lead, South Dakota. Robert Rodriguez walked her down the aisle. In July 2012, Vega announced on Twitter that she had divorced Covel.PenaVega is a Christian and she has said that her faith is the most important thing in her life. Vega was the maid of honor at Nikki Reed's wedding to Paul McDonald.In August 2013, Vega became engaged to former Big Time Rush actor and singer Carlos Pena Jr., whom she had been dating since late 2012. The couple married on January 4, 2014, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, taking PenaVega as their married name. The couple shares a YouTube channel, LexLovesLos. They have two sons: Ocean King PenaVega was born on December 7, 2016, and Kingston James PenaVega was born on June 30, 2019. On May 7, 2021, their daughter Rio Rey PenaVega was born. Filmography Film Television Discography Soundtrack performances References External links Alexa PenaVega at IMDb Alexa PenaVega on Twitter . Discover the Alexa Riley popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Alexa Riley books.

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Everything for Her book summary, reviews and downlod

Everything for Her

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"I devour every single delicious word Alexa Riley writes." —#1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Maya Banks New York Times bestselling author Alexa...

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Teach Me

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Heidi Miller is desperate. That's the one thing that keeps drumming in her mind as she walks into the strip club looking for a job. As a cocktail waitress, she's only supposed to serve drink...

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Coach

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Retiring from the NFL was the right decision, and at thirty years old, I've done things most people could only dream of. After all I've accomplished, coaching high school football should be ...

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Prom Queen

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Celeste has gotten her heart broken by the man she loves…but can she truly let him go? Maybe there's room for forgiveness as long as all his secrets are revealed.Apollo is read...

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Lovely Neighbor

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Erin needs a place to hide out for a few days after her apartment gets broken into. But when she shows up at her grandmother's and the spare room is under construction, she's sent across the...

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Sweet Enough to Eat

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Nikki's been crashing weddings with her bestie Sugar as she tries to find the one. When she least expects it, Dean pops up and he's on the same page as she is. But a catastrophe involving a ...

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His Christmas Cookie

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Cookie wasn't looking for love when her sister brought home two hot Russians. But now one of them won't keep his hands to himself and she's not sure she wants him to. He's moved in next door...

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Judge

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Nora Vaughn is living on the streets and trying to keep under the radar. Luck is on her side one day when the hot stranger she's been watching drops his keycard and she's able to get into a ...

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Summertime Sneak Out

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Tia's family travels with the circus, and the second she could get away from them, she did. Growing up as a nomad had her longing for a home to call her own. When she finds Camp Hardwood, it...

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Cowboys & Virgins

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The title says it all! This bundle includes dirty alpha cowboys, innocent virgins ready to ride, and lots of ridiculous steam to heat up those sweet country nights.We've packaged...

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Finding His Unicorn

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Rosabelle is trying her best to stay positive in a pretty negative situation. Her co-workers suck, her life is lonely, and all she wants to do is be happy and have fun. Who knew wearing a un...

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His Princess

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Alena is a princess, and with that comes responsibility. Like marrying the giant caveman King Roman, who looks more like a warrior than a ruler. Everything about him is intense. Especially t...

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Paying Daddy’s Debt

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When Ash Carpenter imagines a schoolgirl, the image doesn't match her. She wears long skirts that are sort of frumpy. Her bulky sweaters hide her shape, and her hair is always in a messy bun...

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Hometown Hero

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Juno Folke stands out in Pink Springs, but that hasn't stopped the whole town from falling in love with her. Well, everyone except the grouchy Sheriff Cooper Cross. Her best friend's brother...

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Mr and Mrs

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Welcome to Alexa Riley Promises. This series is dedicated to old romances. It's tropes galore, with all of our usual over-the-top alphas and sweet cheesy goodness.These short boo...

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Stay Close

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New York Times and #1 ebook bestselling author Alexa Riley returns with Stay Close, the first novella in a brand-new series spinning off from the bestselling For Her books. A fo...

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The Possessive Groom

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Lindsey sacrificed for her younger siblings and has found purpose in making their dreams come true. When she's finally faced with figuring out what she wants in life, the path ahead is scary...

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Secret Baby at Camp

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Piper's dad is rich and powerful, but she's not so sure it's from anything legal. When she falls for one of his guards and convinces him to sleep with her on her eighteenth birthday she's no...

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Stuffed

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Ember works as a cocktail waitress because she's desperate for the money. But when she's offered more in the VIP lounge, there are things that she won't do for cash…right? 

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Cozy

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Timber Grayson likes living alone in his castle far from people and crowds. So when a company wants to use his place for some corporate party, it's a flat-out no. That's until she comes knoc...

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Say You're Mine

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Iris woke up one morning thinking she knew exactly how her day was going to go. But being kidnapped and smuggled out of the country wasn't part of the plan. Now she and the muscled mercenary...

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General Joe

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Kayla may have pulled on the tiger's tail one too many times. She's been in love with Joe her whole life, and when he leaves for the military she has the bright idea to send him dirty letter...

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Mechanic

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Everything was fine until that innocent little rich girl walked into my garage. Since the second I laid my eyes on her, all I've wanted to do is get my dirty hands on her pure body.

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His Alone

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR Ryan Justice may be her boss, but nothing will stop him from making her his. New York Times and #1 ebook bestselling autho...

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His Pumpkin Pie

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Pumpkin is on a plane back home for Thanksgiving when the man beside her becomes the jerk nobody wants to sit beside. When a dark and handsome Russian comes to her rescue and makes the sleaz...

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The Inmates Obsession

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When Sienna O'Neal's father ends up behind bars, she's all alone in the world. Visiting him at the prison is all she has left, but when a fight breaks out and she's the target, she doesn't e...

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Naughty and Notorious

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Kitty Spencer has been in love with Judge since she can remember, and when he asks for her sister's hand in marriage, she knows her heart may never heal. But one turn of events changes every...

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Wild Winter Nights: A Sizzling Sampler

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** FREE DIGITAL SAMPLER FEATURING EXTENDED EXCERPTS FROM TODAY'S HOTTEST ROMANCE AUTHORS**Forget the cold days of winter and get ready for a hot winter's night with your favor...

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Toasty

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Myra Michaels has been a personal slave to Kace Cox for far too long. She's tired of him making her work all hours of the night and taking long work trips with just the two of them that coul...

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The Jealous Groom

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Allison and Amber are twins, best friends, and partners in crime. They're the ones always causing trouble, raising hell, and living the good life. But striking a deal with the Princes of Nor...

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Filled

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Angus plans on spending a quiet night in his hotel room until a stripper shows up at his door. Suddenly his plans have changed and even though he's the wrong guy, she's the right woman.

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Buy Me

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The Cortez men have found the one, and they'll do anything to own her…including buying her. Their obsession has driven them to the point of deceit, but they didn't ge...

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Kingpin

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Thea James is scraping by and trying to make a decent life for herself. She keeps her nose clean and stays out of trouble, trying to do what she can to pay the bills. One night on her way ho...

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Stolen to Love

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Lula has a secret that could unravel everything on the island and cost her her life. But Xander won't stop watching her, pushing for the truth, and making her feel things she shouldn't. When...

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Santa's Secret Baby

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Jillian has a secret she's kept from the rest of her family, but after escaping from her monster ex-husband, she's ready to move ahead with her life. She plans on raising her daughter Rae an...

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Riding Red

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Gray Ridge, Colorado is a quiet town, but this Halloween there's a mating moon, and the shifters' need to breed their fated mates runs strong.Ruby is the proud owner of Red's Goo...

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Lovely Baker

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Jenna has been running the bakery for a while now and she doesn't need her grouchy boss telling her what to do. No matter how big his muscles are or how dark those eyes can be when he's star...

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Bookstore Barbie

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All Barbie ever wanted was to own a store filled with romance books. After an unexpected windfall she's finally got her own place, but some people in town have been less than welcoming. That...

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Bitten by the Beast

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Juliet Simon gets herself into all kinds of situations, but breaking into the scary mansion near her college campus has got to take the cake. When she finds more than she bargains for behind...

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Fairytale Shifters

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Welcome to the Fairytale Shifter series… where growly alphas find their mates and heroines have babies galore! This bundle includes all of our shifter books.

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Stolen to Keep

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Berkley Tramble has had her life turned upside down since her sister was kidnapped and taken to a deserted island. It can't possibly get any crazier, but when she runs from the man who doesn...

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Sheltered

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Blair Rosewood is preparing for her first day at her new job. She left her trailer park town to go to college and make something of herself. Now she's in Charleston, South Carolina surrounde...

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Wealthy and Wanted

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Dotty Spencer is desperate. She's been promised to a man she doesn't love and is looking for a way out. When she answers an ad for a cleaning woman, she never expects her new boss to be the ...

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Pulling Her Trigger

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I thought I had all I needed: my gun, my chopper, and my brothers. Most women don't crave a life like mine, but after the things I've done and seen, I never thought I longed for more. 

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Branding the Virgin

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Mary-Jane wasn't looking for drama. All she wanted was a family of her own, so she decided to make that happen. A mix-up at the sperm bank leaves her with a baby in her belly, but the father...

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Thick

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Teeny has just moved into a brand new place and curiosity has gotten the better of her. When she meets her new neighbor she's not prepared for how big or how hot he is. The gentle giant has ...

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Take It All

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Anna started her relationship with Rory on a lie, so what happens when he finds out the truth?From the beginning Rory has known her secrets, but does Anna know all of his?

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Stolen to Remember

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Is it really kidnapping when she was already his to begin with? Kade Warsaw will do anything to make her remember, including taking her to a deserted island until she falls in love with him....

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Stalking in a Winter Wonderland

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Eve Tinsel loves everything about Christmas even though she doesn't have anyone to celebrate it with. So instead of getting down about it, she throws herself into planning the best holiday p...

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His Sweet Reward

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Brooklyn Tanner hates online dating, but she's determined to give it a chance.. When she finds out the guy she's meeting with tonight is the bastard all her girlfriends have nicknamed "Thano...

Best Seller Alexa Riley Audio Books of October 2021

The Princesses: (The Princess Series) (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The Princesses: (The Princess Series) (Unabridged)

Romance$21.99

The Princess bundle includes the entire Princess Series with a BRAND NEW BONUS story at the end.It's crowns galore as we give you all the brooding kings your heart can hol...

Stay Close MP3 Audiobook

Stay Close

Romance$9.99

New York Times  and #1 ebook bestselling author Alexa Riley returns with Stay Close, the first novella in a brand-new series spinning off from the bestselling For Her books.

Guarding His Obsession MP3 Audiobook

Guarding His Obsession

Romance$12.99

When Drake Hart's security team is hired to find a stalker, he has no idea what's in store for him. However, the day Zoey Lewis's picture lands in his lap, there's nothing he won't do to sav...

Lassoing the Virgin Mail-Order Bride (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Lassoing the Virgin Mail-Order Bride (Unabridged)

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When Clare Stevens walked onto the McCallister ranch, she expected her life to be a certain way. She was the mail-order bride of the owner, and she was to fulfill her duties. Clean the house...

Shielding Lily (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Shielding Lily (Unabridged)

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It's Lily Parker's first day at a new high school. She's a senior finishing her last semester, and all she wants to do is graduate and get out of town. Her home life is a secret hell, and sh...

Claimed: A For Her Novel MP3 Audiobook

Claimed: A For Her Novel

Romance$16.99

From New York Times bestselling author Alexa Riley, a friends-to-lovers romance that will bring you the happily-ever-after you’ve been waiting forJordan Chen is the man behind ...

Kingpin: Breeding Series, Book 4 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Kingpin: Breeding Series, Book 4 (Unabridged)

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Thea James is scraping by and trying to make a decent life for herself. She keeps her nose clean and stays out of trouble, trying to do what she can to pay the bills. One night on her way ho...

Everything for Her MP3 Audiobook

Everything for Her

Romance$19.99

USA TODAY bestselling author Alexa Riley's first full-length novel shows just what happens when a strong, possessive man finds the woman of his dreams. ...

Mechanic: Breeding Series, Book 2 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Mechanic: Breeding Series, Book 2 (Unabridged)

Romance$17.99

Everything was fine until that innocent little rich girl walked into my garage. Since the second I laid my eyes on her, all I've wanted to do is get my dirty hands on her pure body.

Hold Tight MP3 Audiobook

Hold Tight

Romance$9.99

New York Times and #1 ebook bestselling author Alexa Riley returns with Hold Tight, the next novella in the For You series A hotshot consultan...

The Virgin Duet (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The Virgin Duet (Unabridged)

Romance$21.99

A gorgeous, obsessive, billionaire alpha.A curvy, sassy bombshell from the wrong side of the tracks.Both virgins...When Becs and Bray make an arrangement,...

Promises MP3 Audiobook

Promises

Romance$19.99

Welcome to the Alexa Riley Promises. This series is dedicated to old romances. It’s tropes galore, with all of our usual over-the-top alphas and sweet cheesy goodness. These short books wi...

His Alone MP3 Audiobook

His Alone

Romance$14.99

"I devour every single delicious word Alexa Riley writes." —#1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Maya BanksNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHORNEW YORK T...

Don't Go MP3 Audiobook

Don't Go

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CEO Henry Osbourne has only ever desired one woman—the one who got away. New York Times and #1 ebook bestselling author Alexa Riley returns with Don’t Go, a virgin-hero in...

Thief: Breeding, Book 3 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Thief: Breeding, Book 3 (Unabridged)

Romance$21.99

Sean Sparrow has one more job to pull: break into the bank, steal what he was hired to take, and get out. He plans everything to the very last detail, sure of success...until he sees Tessa.

Her Touch (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Her Touch (Unabridged)

Romance$21.99

Eli Strong got out of the military and all he wanted to do was get better. He never expected that the officer he was living with would have a daughter who tested his honor.Maggie...

For You Complete Collection MP3 Audiobook

For You Complete Collection

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Three novellas from New York Times and #1 ebook bestselling author Alexa Riley show us just what happens when strong, possessive men find the women of their dreams. Stay Close

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