Karina Bliss Books in Order

The Karina Bliss books have become so popular over the years that generation after generation, people keep going back to them.

If you're just starting with it and want a reading list, you're in luck. Here we list out all the Karina Bliss books in order; keeping in mind various factors like the publication year, reviews, its popularity among readers, etc.

It’s always a good idea to read such book titles in sequence so that you don't miss out on the story plot and its discussions in the book clubs.

Publication Order of Mr. Books

Mr. Imperfect

Bliss, Karina 2006

It takes a funeral to drag bad boy Christian Kelly back to his rural New Zealand hometown. He'd do just about anything to blow out of town for the last time. And never see Kezia Rose again. His first love. And the only woman he'd ever hurt.But when they find out Kezia's going to lose her family's century-old hotel, Christian genuinely wants to help.

Except Kezia won't let him. And neither will her grandmother—according to the last will and testament and a long-forgotten IOU he'd given the dear, exasperating old woman.So, what next?If the will says he can't buy out the hotel, he'll just have to turn it around by the end of the month.

And maybe by then Kezia will understand why he left…and why being near her is breaking his heart all over again.

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Mr. Irresistible

Bliss, Karina 2007

To everybody else, Jordan King is a selfless philanthropistand most-eligible bachelor, but newspaper columnistKate Brogan has inside information that he is a homewrecker—handsome and full of false promises. Just like herphilandering father. Of course, she lets 'Mr.

Irresistible'know there is nothing he can do to change her mind.Oh, how Jordan King loves a good challenge. Besides,he can't let Kate's scathing newspaper article gounanswered, not when destroying his reputation alsojeopardizes his camp for underprivileged kids.

Setting the record straight is only one of the reasonsJordan has for getting the incredibly sexy Kate Broganin a canoe for five days on the river.—

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Mr. Unforgettable

Bliss, Karina 2008
World English language rights have reverted to the author, Karina Bliss, which means a stunning new cover. Click on the Kindle edition to see it. Read More

Publication Order of Special Forces Books

Here Comes the Groom

Bliss, Karina 2010

If Jocelyn Swann weren't so furious, she'd probably laugh. Her best friend, Dan Jansen, has launched a campaign worthy of his Special Forces training to arrange their wedding, from music and minister to flowers and food. What part of no does he not understand?Their marriage "agreement" was a tipsy scrawl on the back of a coaster…three years ago! It's not a question of love.

Of course she loves Dan. She's loved him all her life. If only she could get him to slow down a minute and listen—to be the friend she needs right now—she could convince him that marriage would ruin everything.

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Stand-In Wife

Bliss, Karina 2011

Playing with dynamite, a girl could get burned…What does he know about love and marriage? And exactly how did he, Ross Coltrane—a special forces elite soldier and demolitions expert—end up playing middleman to his kid brother and the estranged wife? And most important, why is he suddenly noticing how beautiful his sister-in-law is? He's never thought about his brother's wife…that way…before.

Then he figures it out and everything makes sense. This tantalizing woman is the other twin! The identical sisters have pulled a swap and duped everyone around them. Furious much? Oh, yeah. Poised to bring down their plan, Ross hesitates. Something about Vivienne Jansen's courage and zest for life gets to him.

Except, he's not a man who has feelings. Everyone calls him the Iceman. He doesn't know how to be anything else…

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Bring Him Home

Bliss, Karina 2012

Claire Langford is ready to move on. She's grieved for her late husband, and now it's time she made a different life for herself and her kid. She's got a new business in the works that should accomplish that. Before the plan gets off the ground, however, she needs Nate Wyatt's help.

First she has to track the man down, then drag him to New Zealand.Too bad Nate is complicated times ten. Given how difficult it was to persuade him to make the trip, she's not prepared for his kindness, his support…his captivating attention. And she's definitely not prepared to fall for him! But it just might be too late to stop that from happening….

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A Prior Engagement

Bliss, Karina 2013

He's back from the dead, on a new mission…because two can play her game!After two years as a POW presumed dead, SAS soldier Lee Davis is finally going home. Back to his family, friends and…fiancée? He doesn't have a fiancée…the night before his last deployment, Juliet Browne rejected his proposal.

That makes the sight of her playing the grieving almost-wife beyond infuriating. Feigning amnesia, Lee decides to put Juliet's "commitment" to the test.Yet tormenting her conscience isn't as easy as Lee thought it would be. Juliet's still the woman whose memory got him through the worst of his captivity and her actions now prove she cares—a lot.

And despite her betrayal, he needs her more than ever. Because Lee is beginning to realize that for him, Juliet is home.

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Publication Order of Rock Solid Books


Bliss, Karina 2015

Award-winning author Karina Bliss launches her Rock Solid Romance series with the ultimate redemption story of a rock star going straight(er) through the love of a good(ish) woman. Acclaimed literary biographer Elizabeth Winston writes about long-dead heroes.

So bad-boy rock icon Zander Freedman couldn't possibly tempt her to write his memoir. Except the man is a mass of fascinating contradictions-manipulative, honest, gifted, charismatic and morally ambiguous. In short, everything she seeks in a biography subject.

When in her life will she get another chance to work with a living legend? But saying yes to one temptation soon leads to another. Suddenly she's having heated fantasies about her subject, fantasies this blue-eyed devil is only too willing to stoke. She thought self-control was in her DNA; after all, she grew up a minister's daughter.

She thought wrong. Rock star Zander Freedman has been an outlier-many would say an outcast-for most of his life. But there's no disaster he can't overcome, from the breakup of his band to the inevitable damage to his reputation. His Resurrection Tour is shaping up to be his greatest triumph-if his golden voice holds out.

Contracting a respected biographer is simply about creating more buzz. Elizabeth's integrity is the key to consolidating his legacy as one of rock's greats. All the damn woman has to do is write down what he tells her. Not force him to think. Or encourage the good guy struggling to get out.

And certainly not make him fall in love for the first time in his life. Turns out he is scared of something: losing his heart. "If you like your romance fiction intelligent, intense, and unforgettable, add this one to your must-read list immediately.

" The Romance Dish "Books like Rise are the reason I read romance." Loveaffairwithanereader THE ROCK SOLID SERIES Rise (Finalist in Australia's Romance Book of the Year (RUBY).Fall Play Resurrection * Fall and Play can be read in any order as the action happens simultaneously.


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Bliss, Karina 2016

Keep Rage together at all costs...Powerhouse PA Dimity Graham is off her game. Her career is everything to her and she never lets anything personal mess that up. So how can she explain getting busy between the sheets with Rage's nice-guy drummer Seth Curran? She's supposed to be keeping this band out of trouble, not getting into it.

But before she can put everything back where it belongs, Seth needs her help.Faking a relationship seemed like a good idea that night, right before they fell into bed together. But standing on New Zealand soil, facing the people he disappointed to pursue his dream, Seth doubts he and Dimity will convince anyone they're hot and crazy for each other.

To his surprise, Dimity is working her magic on everyone and they're all convinced this is the real deal. The problem is, he's almost convinced, too.

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Bliss, Karina 2017

Award winning author Karina Bliss continues her Rock Solid Romance series with an emotional, sexy marriage-in-trouble story. When the nerdy college sweetheart you married becomes a woman-magnet rock star how do you hang on to happy-ever-after?Determined to save their marriage, a rising rock star talks his wife into a sexy time-out, away from their two kids and manic Christmas preparations.

Jared Walker's plan? To seduce Kayla as a stranger. When he discovers she prefers the gentle dreamer he used to be, he’s stunned. Can he rekindle their old magic, while convincing her he's changed for the better?Kayla wants to trust the passionate promises of the man she first fell in love with in college.

But fame is a jealous mistress. As his music career continues to heat up will he remember to put his young family first?“I ADORED this novella. Play is deeply romantic and wonderfully emotional. I can’t wait for more from the Rock Solid series!” Nalini Singh, NYT bestselling author of the Rock Kiss novel series“Watching these two reconnect was exciting and thrilling and all kinds of emotional.

” Craves The Angst ReviewsTHE ROCK SOLID SERIESRiseFallPlayRedemptionResurrection* Fall and Play can be read in any order as the action happens simultaneously.

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Bliss, Karina 2018

Award-winning author Karina Bliss continues her Rock Solid series with a sexy, heart-warming story of a loner bad boy who can't resist his longstanding crush, a woman whose superpower is love.No more rock stars. Not ever. Lily Hagen Stuart has done that scene to death.

Her new career in early childhood education is way more rewarding and she deals with far fewer tantrums. Then a stolen sex tape is posted online and her future is in jeopardy. She needs to escape the paparazzi and the only place that offers refuge is the world she swore never to return to: the music world.

Fine. A few weeks—tops. That’s all she needs to get her life back. And keeping her hands off gorgeous Moss McFadden? Should be easy...Moss McFadden may be a rising rock star, but he’s quite happy to keep everyone at arm’s length. Until Lily needs help, that is.

They strike a deal that puts them in closer proximity than is good for his equilibrium. Still, he can keep his fascination with her in check. Or can he? Because when she lends him a hand in a life-changing situation, all his defenses are shot. And as he goes down in a wave of longing, he wonders if she just might be his salvation.

“Her series isn’t your run-of-the-mill rockstar romance–yes, there is certainly music and celebrity, but friendships form the core of these books, and that lends depth to the stories.” Bookdaze“This series is my favorite series about rock stars, with realistic characters and stories, and Bliss’s writing is simply amazing.

” Way Too Hot BooksTHE ROCK SOLID SERIESRiseFallPlayRedemptionResurrection* Fall and Play can be read in any order as the action happens simultaneously.

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Bliss, Karina 2020

From rock icon to house husband.From academic historian to tell-all memoirist.They changed their lives for each other. Now they need to change them back.What follows happily-ever-after? Love gets real.Like every woman newly and emphatically in love, academic Elizabeth Winston figured she’d fix her rockstar lover’s emotional problems with her shiny, all-encompassing acceptance.

Oh boy.Even though she’d heard her minister father counsel couples throughout her childhood, she forgot the take-away. You can’t force someone to heal before they’re ready.Now she’s five thousand miles from the man she loves and hawking intimate details of their relationship to salvage his iconic legacy.

Struggling to keep her own identity, and increasingly unsure whether Zander’s even on board.Can she redeem his reputation while holding onto her career, or is she making things worse on all fronts?And that’s before she makes a mistake that changes everything.

He gave up the world for love. The world isn’t ready to let him go.  Fame is a destroyer.Which is why Zander Freedman quit music.These days its moderation in all things, except Elizabeth Winston.But building an ordinary life with an extraordinary woman isn’t easy.

For one, she’s deep in the snake pit he left behind.For two, he has a stalker that stops him being by her side.Loving her is easy. Letting her love him is something he works on every day.How hard does Elizabeth’s life have to be before she regrets choosing him?THE ROCK SOLID SERIESRiseFallPlayRedemptionResurrectionShield (coming 2021)Note: Fall and Play can be read in any order.

Redemption continues the story of Zander and Elizabeth (Rise) but can also be read as a standalone.

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Publication Order of Diamond Legacy Books

Like Father, Like Son

Bliss, Karina 2008

Marriage for the sake of a baby can be a disaster. Joe Fraser knows this firsthand. So how did he land in the same situation? Because Philippa Browne, his daughter's teacher—and the woman carrying his baby—is irresistible and it was inevitable he'd give in to his attraction to her.

Joe knows he should be offering her a diamond. His family tree is strewn with relatives who didn't do the right thing. But Pip has her own ideas about love and commitment and they don't seem to include hanging around…unless Joe can change her mind.

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A Daughter's Trust

Quinn, Tara Taylor 2009

Sue Bookman wishes she believed that Rick Kraynick would make the best parent for her tiny foster baby. As the girl's uncle, he's got a strong claim. But so does the child's grandmother, and Sue knows that if Rick gets custody, he won't let the woman anywhere near.

Sue even gets why.But where would Sue be today if she hadn't had a grandmother who loved her unconditionally? While she likes Rick—okay, she more than likes him—the man wants a replacement family. Can he really see the child in her arms or is he blinded by the daughter he lost?And will he ever forgive her if she doesn't choose him?

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A Mother's Secret

Johnson, Janice Kay 2009

Seems history has a nasty way of repeating itself for Daniel Kane. It's bad enough his mother harbored a secret about his heritage. Now his ex-girlfriend Rebecca Ballard is trying to do the same thing! Not on his watch. His son is going to know who his father is.

But to give his child the future he deserves, Daniel has to make nice with Rebecca. That he can do. But he's not so sure he can forgive her for keeping their child a secret. Funny thing happens, though. Spending all that time with the pair makes him realize he might still care for her….

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Publication Order of The Outback Bachelor Ball Books

Wait For Me

Mayberry, Sarah 2015

Book Three in The Outback Bachelor Ball SeriesSometimes it pays to wait for the things you want, even if it’s the hardest thing you ever do.Beth Walker hasn’t just been burned by her philandering country music star ex, she’s been barbecued to a crisp.

Coming home to Australia and into the arms of her best friends is exactly the balm she needs. Cocktails and laughter at an Outback Bachelor and Spinster Ball seem like the perfect distraction. Until she bumps into the last person she wants seeing her heartsick and pathetic — Jonah Masters, rising country music star and witness to the failure of her marriage.

If only she’d met Jonah first. Now she’s broken and won’t ask him to wait until she heals.Jonah can’t believe he and Beth are finally standing under the same stars. The connection they shared on the road years ago has haunted him but he wouldn’t pursue a married woman.

Now she’s free, and Jonah can’t refuse the one night Beth impulsively offers. Can he convince the woman he’s always loved that he’ll wait — however long it takes — for her trust?Wait For Me is Book 3 in The Outback Bachelor Ball Series. Don't miss out on Book 1 - Win Me by Joan Kilby and Book 2 - Woo Me by Karina Bliss.

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Woo Me

Bliss, Karina 2015

Can true love overcome a bad hide day and a series of unfortunate events?Disillusioned in love, Jen Tremaine is done with men. So when her best friends dare her to wear a cow costume to their reunion at an Outback Bachelor and Spinster Ball, she's all over it.

Who would have thought dressing as a heifer would make her irresistible to a bunch of lasso-twirling, drunken cowboys? Maybe you should have thought this through, says the sexy security guard who keeps finding her at the center of trouble. Even though Jen's always dismissed soul mates as a load of bull, the sizzle between them is making her wonder: What if you met The One while wandering lonely as a cow? Would you find the courage to become a believer?When ex-Special Forces soldier Logan Turner is roped into helping out with security at the B&S ball, he isn't expecting to find love - but after months in all-male company he sure is hoping for lust.

He certainly isn't expecting to fall for a feisty, funny, trouble-making Cowderella. Only problem is, she's leaving Australia tomorrow. Convincing Jen they can still have a future together may wind up being the toughest mission of his life. Woo Me is Book 2 in The Outback Bachelor Ball Series.

Don't miss out on Book 1 - Win Me by Joan Kilby and Book 3 – Wait For Me by Sarah Mayberry.

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Win Me

Kilby, Joan 2015

She’ll do anything to get him to see her as a woman... Feisty, fearless Ellie McFarlane has tried forever to get cattle station manager, Rick Drummond, to notice she’s not another cowhand. So when her gal pals talk her into glamming up for an Outback Bachelor and Spinster ball she’s eager to prove she’s all woman, all the time, and leave her boneheaded cowboy eating dust.

Sexy wrangler Rick is crazy about Ellie just as she is but her father – his boss – told him long ago that his daughter was off limits. Even though she’s all grown up now, Rick still feels it’s his job is to protect her, not seduce her. Plus, he’s finally got an opportunity to buy back his family farm, which means moving far away.

Ellie’s transformation from Cinder-Ellie to belle of the ball has Rick’s jaw dropping – and all the other cowboys falling at her feet. Ellie tries to revel in her new-found sex-pot status but without Rick it’s a hollow victory. Has Rick left it too late to claim the only woman he’ll ever truly love.

..? Don't miss the rest of The Outback Bachelor series, Woo Me by Karina Bliss (Book 2) and Wait For Me by Sarah Mayberry (Book 3)

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

What the Librarian Did

Bliss, Karina 2010

Is Rachel Robinson the only one on campus who doesn't know who Devin Freedman is? No big deal except that the bad-boy rock star gets a kick out of Rachel's refusal to worship at his feet. And that seems to have provoked his undivided attention. Devin, the guy who gave new meaning to the phrase "sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll.

" Devin, the guy who somehow becomes wedged between her and the past she's kept hidden for years.It's up to this librarian to find out firsthand just how "bad" he really is. Because her secret—and her growing feelings for a man who claims he's bent on redemption—depend on his turning out to be as good as he seems.

Which is really, really good.

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Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Kiss Me, Santa

Bliss, Karina 2010

Single mom versus single-minded Grinch. Whose Christmas spirit is going to break first in this humorous and heartwarming holiday novella by award-winning author Karina Bliss.To his horror, a reclusive American finds he's bought a house in a New Zealand street famous for its Christmas lights.

It's his community-minded neighbor's task to ensure no one—but no-one—breaks a hallowed twenty-year tradition. A Kiwi Christmas story that proves that December is best served hot!Previously published in That Christmas Feeling anthology"I love the believability and the likeability of Bliss’s characters generally, and she was in top form here.

There were some laugh-out-loud scenes and some poignant ones. I expect to be rereading this one for Christmases to come.” Janga.

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Publication Order of Anthologies

That Christmas Feeling

Novak, Brenda 2010

Wishes come true this holiday season in this heartwarming collection of three stories from your favorite Harlequin Superromance authors.A Dundee ChristmasA woman seeking refuge in a strange town during a snowstorm is taken in by a man who helps her discover that home is where the love is.

We Need a Little ChristmasA prodigal son returning to his family ranch meets a woman with an unconventional way of bringing the holiday spirit into their town and hearts.Kiss Me, SantaThe battle's on between a reclusive widower and the single mom determined to open his heart and banish his Grinch-like behavior.

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