Krista Lakes

Krista Lakes - Editor

Denver, CO

A contemporary romance author that loves helping others find their best story!

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Overview

I'm New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Krista Lakes and I'm best known for my contemporary billionaire romances. I'm comfortable with all heat levels (from none to erotica) and will happily help you develop your story! I enjoy developmental editing, line editing, and overall readability projects. Grammar and proofreading are not my strong suits, but I will tell you anything I happen to find.

I know contemporary romance best, but I'm happy to work on all fiction genres. I'd love to help you create your best story!
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Paranormal Romance
Romance

Awards

  • NYT Best Seller
  • USA Today Best Seller

Work experience

Author

Self-employed
October, 2012 – Present (almost 8 years)

I enjoy writing contemporary romance and reading anything I can get my hands on.

Portfolio (16 selected works)

Yours Completely: A Cinderella Love Story (Billionaires and Brides Book 1)

Krista Lakes

Maids don't ever get to go to the ball... do they?Jace Connors:Stretched thin from running a business and organizing a wedding, the last thing Jace needs is the world's most eligible bachelorettes trying to sneak their way into his bed. When he meets Ella grooming the inn's horses, though, she leaves him breathless. Jace knows that he can't let her get away...Ella McDaniels:What starts as an a... read more

Maids don't ever get to go to the ball... do they?Jace Connors:Stretched thin from running a business and organizing a wedding, the last thing Jace needs is the world's most eligible bachelorettes trying to sneak their way into his bed. When he meets Ella grooming the inn's horses, though, she leaves him breathless. Jace knows that he can't let her get away...Ella McDaniels:What starts as an a... read more

An American Cinderella: A Royal Love Story

Krista Lakes

"I'd give up my whole kingdom to be with you. I want to be your Prince Charming."Aria has a big heart but bigger problems. Her whole life is a mess thanks to her controlling stepmother. But when she's knocked over- literally- by the hottest man she's ever had the pleasure of tangling up her body with, everything changes.Henry Prescott, second-string rugby player for the Paradisa Royals, is fun... read more

"I'd give up my whole kingdom to be with you. I want to be your Prince Charming."Aria has a big heart but bigger problems. Her whole life is a mess thanks to her controlling stepmother. But when she's knocked over- literally- by the hottest man she's ever had the pleasure of tangling up her body with, everything changes.Henry Prescott, second-string rugby player for the Paradisa Royals, is fun... read more

A Forever Kind of Love: A Billionaire Small Town Love Story (Kinds of Love Book 1)

Krista Lakes

Now a USA Today Bestseller!“I've wanted this all my life,” he said. “I want you.”CarterBetween running a company and a recent attempt on his life, billionaire Carter Williamson doesn't need any more stress. So when a trio of orphan children breaks into the Colorado ranch he's hiding out in, his first instinct is to just let the police handle it. That was before their spunky social worker Mia s... read more

Now a USA Today Bestseller!“I've wanted this all my life,” he said. “I want you.”CarterBetween running a company and a recent attempt on his life, billionaire Carter Williamson doesn't need any more stress. So when a trio of orphan children breaks into the Colorado ranch he's hiding out in, his first instinct is to just let the police handle it. That was before their spunky social worker Mia s... read more

A Wonderful Kind of Love: A Billionaire Small Town Love Story (Kinds of Love Book 2)

Krista Lakes

“Are you thinking what I'm thinking?” she whispered, pushing her hips against his. The way his pupils dilated nearly did her in.EthanThere are only two things that make billionaire Ethan White's heart race: fast cars and Laura Corbett. Unfortnately, Laura wants nothing to do with his playboy ways. Ethan thnks that everyone has the wrong idea about him, including his stalker, and he's determine... read more

“Are you thinking what I'm thinking?” she whispered, pushing her hips against his. The way his pupils dilated nearly did her in.EthanThere are only two things that make billionaire Ethan White's heart race: fast cars and Laura Corbett. Unfortnately, Laura wants nothing to do with his playboy ways. Ethan thnks that everyone has the wrong idea about him, including his stalker, and he's determine... read more

An Endless Kind of Love: A Billionaire Small Town Love Story (Kinds of Love Book 3)

Krista Lakes

"I thought you were beautiful the first time I saw you in the rain..."Dylan:The sudden death of Dylan's father was a wake-up call.After pouring a decade of his life into his company, Dylan felt like had nothing to show for it. No wife, no kids, no family. With no destination in mind, he sells his company and wanders the world, eventually finding himself in Silver Springs...Bonnie:Bonnie Kincai... read more

"I thought you were beautiful the first time I saw you in the rain..."Dylan:The sudden death of Dylan's father was a wake-up call.After pouring a decade of his life into his company, Dylan felt like had nothing to show for it. No wife, no kids, no family. With no destination in mind, he sells his company and wanders the world, eventually finding himself in Silver Springs...Bonnie:Bonnie Kincai... read more

Saltwater Kisses: A Billionaire Love Story (The Kisses Series Book 1)

Krista Lakes

Saltwater Kisses- Can anything taste sweeter than love?When small-town girl Emma LaRue won a vacation to an exclusive tropical island, a last minute cancellation meant she would be going by herself. Shy and studious, she never had time to fall in love, and often wondered if she was just meant to be alone. However, that all changed when a handsome stranger literally walked into her life while o... read more

Saltwater Kisses- Can anything taste sweeter than love?When small-town girl Emma LaRue won a vacation to an exclusive tropical island, a last minute cancellation meant she would be going by herself. Shy and studious, she never had time to fall in love, and often wondered if she was just meant to be alone. However, that all changed when a handsome stranger literally walked into her life while o... read more

Rainwater Kisses: A Billionaire Love Story (The Kisses Series Book 2)

Krista Lakes

Why is it this hard to just ignore a man?The older sister of Emma LaRue wasn't looking for love. In fact, the last thing Kaylee LaRue thought as she attended her sister's Caribbean wedding was that she would meet a man as confident as Owen Parker. The suave businessman oozed charm, and when that charm was directed at Kaylee, it gave her pause. She couldn't be sure if the man was actually inter... read more

Why is it this hard to just ignore a man?The older sister of Emma LaRue wasn't looking for love. In fact, the last thing Kaylee LaRue thought as she attended her sister's Caribbean wedding was that she would meet a man as confident as Owen Parker. The suave businessman oozed charm, and when that charm was directed at Kaylee, it gave her pause. She couldn't be sure if the man was actually inter... read more

Freshwater Kisses: A Billionaire Love Story (The Kisses Series Book 3)

Krista Lakes

His love was the wind in my sails...Everything in Samantha Conners' life seemed to be in a holding pattern. Her sailboat racing season had fallen through, and she was stuck in a dead end job that barely covered the bills. If it wasn't for the fact that her sister and niece were depending on her, she would have never been out on the water the day the billionaire's boat ran her over.Robbie Saund... read more

His love was the wind in my sails...Everything in Samantha Conners' life seemed to be in a holding pattern. Her sailboat racing season had fallen through, and she was stuck in a dead end job that barely covered the bills. If it wasn't for the fact that her sister and niece were depending on her, she would have never been out on the water the day the billionaire's boat ran her over.Robbie Saund... read more

Sandcastle Kisses: A Billionaire Love Story (The Kisses Series Book 4)

Krista Lakes

“How about this, then? I'll tell you what I do when I leave,” he said.“Then I hope I never find out...”When Isabel Baker agreed to moonlight as a bartender at a private party, she never imagined she'd get anything more than tips. However, on this resort island, nothing was ever that simple.After tending bar with the deliciously handsome Noah who was flown in for the party, Izzy realized that s... read more

“How about this, then? I'll tell you what I do when I leave,” he said.“Then I hope I never find out...”When Isabel Baker agreed to moonlight as a bartender at a private party, she never imagined she'd get anything more than tips. However, on this resort island, nothing was ever that simple.After tending bar with the deliciously handsome Noah who was flown in for the party, Izzy realized that s... read more

Hurricane Kisses: A Billionaire Love Story (The Kisses Series Book 5)

Krista Lakes

"Love at first sight is something for fairy tales. It doesn't last in real life."Olivia Statler hates Logan Hayes. It's not the fact that he's an executive of a rival travel company, or the fact that he's trying to buy her company, or even the fact that he won't leave her alone. Two years ago, the two of them seemed to have something that was amazing and real, but Logan's ego got in the way.Wh... read more

"Love at first sight is something for fairy tales. It doesn't last in real life."Olivia Statler hates Logan Hayes. It's not the fact that he's an executive of a rival travel company, or the fact that he's trying to buy her company, or even the fact that he won't leave her alone. Two years ago, the two of them seemed to have something that was amazing and real, but Logan's ego got in the way.Wh... read more

Barefoot Kisses: A Billionaire Love Story (The Kisses Series Book 6)

Krista Lakes

Who meets Prince Charming in an elevator while carrying their broken shoe?Lena Masterson was having a rough day.Her coffee pot exploded, her favorite heel broke on the way to work, her computer died, and her coworker sabotaged her performance review that she should have aced. To top it all off, she had to stay late to fix someone else's mistake. So when she literally ran into a handsome strang... read more

Who meets Prince Charming in an elevator while carrying their broken shoe?Lena Masterson was having a rough day.Her coffee pot exploded, her favorite heel broke on the way to work, her computer died, and her coworker sabotaged her performance review that she should have aced. To top it all off, she had to stay late to fix someone else's mistake. So when she literally ran into a handsome strang... read more

Sunrise Kisses: A Billionaire Love Story (The Kisses Series Book 7)

Krista Lakes

Will sunrise kisses with Bastian end my lonely nights?Ava Fairchild needed to get away.After walking in on her cheating ex-boyfriend, she was delighted when her appraisal company was given a job in the Caribbean. A once-in-a-lifetime trip to appraise Sebastian Belrose's billion-dollar estate seemed to be exactly what she needed to relax and enjoy herself.A walk to the beach at dawn gave her a ... read more

Will sunrise kisses with Bastian end my lonely nights?Ava Fairchild needed to get away.After walking in on her cheating ex-boyfriend, she was delighted when her appraisal company was given a job in the Caribbean. A once-in-a-lifetime trip to appraise Sebastian Belrose's billion-dollar estate seemed to be exactly what she needed to relax and enjoy herself.A walk to the beach at dawn gave her a ... read more

Waterfall Kisses: A Billionaire Love Story (The Kisses Series Book 8)

Krista Lakes

“Every fantasy...” he gasped. “Every single one was nothing compared to that...”When Charlotte Page first met Leo Westbrook, she was a shy, skinny teenager on the verge of becoming a woman. The moment the naked, chiseled Adonis mistakenly walked into her room, she was lovestruck. Leo was perfect in her eyes, and he proved it by helping create a billion-dollar business with Charlotte's brother.... read more

“Every fantasy...” he gasped. “Every single one was nothing compared to that...”When Charlotte Page first met Leo Westbrook, she was a shy, skinny teenager on the verge of becoming a woman. The moment the naked, chiseled Adonis mistakenly walked into her room, she was lovestruck. Leo was perfect in her eyes, and he proved it by helping create a billion-dollar business with Charlotte's brother.... read more

Island Kisses: A Billionaire Love Story (The Kisses Series Book 9)

Krista Lakes

After hundreds of catastrophic dates, she never expected to find love.Harper Thomas loves bad dates. She goes on hundreds of them a year, and then blogs about them online to make her living. When her sister signs her up for a new dating service, Harper's not expecting to find anything other than more ridiculous men. She certainly isn't planning to meet him...Gabe Honors is one of the billionai... read more

After hundreds of catastrophic dates, she never expected to find love.Harper Thomas loves bad dates. She goes on hundreds of them a year, and then blogs about them online to make her living. When her sister signs her up for a new dating service, Harper's not expecting to find anything other than more ridiculous men. She certainly isn't planning to meet him...Gabe Honors is one of the billionai... read more

Yours Truly: A Cinderella Love Story (Billionaires and Brides Book 2)

Krista Lakes

Only one woman's foot will fit this size 11 1/2 glass slipper...AJ Jacobson:Billionaire CEO AJ wants nothing more than to just get away from his busy life. So when he goes to an employee's wedding and meets a beautiful girl, he feels like he can lose himself to her. Despite an intense night of passion, he wakes up in an empty bed. The only clue he has to find his Cinderella? A glass slipper an... read more

Only one woman's foot will fit this size 11 1/2 glass slipper...AJ Jacobson:Billionaire CEO AJ wants nothing more than to just get away from his busy life. So when he goes to an employee's wedding and meets a beautiful girl, he feels like he can lose himself to her. Despite an intense night of passion, he wakes up in an empty bed. The only clue he has to find his Cinderella? A glass slipper an... read more

Yours Royally: A Cinderella Love Story (Billionaires and Brides Book 3)

Krista Lakes

Can a regular girl ever marry a real life prince?Prince Marco:Royal life can be a royal pain, and Marco needs a break. A secret identity, just for a few weeks. A relaxing vacation in America, where nobody knows who he really is. Not even the girl he hires to be his personal assistant, Sabrina. But when Sabrina turns out to be the best part of his vacation, he finds it harder and harder to keep... read more

Can a regular girl ever marry a real life prince?Prince Marco:Royal life can be a royal pain, and Marco needs a break. A secret identity, just for a few weeks. A relaxing vacation in America, where nobody knows who he really is. Not even the girl he hires to be his personal assistant, Sabrina. But when Sabrina turns out to be the best part of his vacation, he finds it harder and harder to keep... read more

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