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  • age gap romance
  • instalove romance
  • wide age gap
  • contemporary
  • Little Orphan Annie retelling
  • obsessed alpha
  • virgin heroine
  • forbidden romance


I’ve never known the love of a family.

Orphaned since infancy and abandoned by my closest relatives, I grew up fighting to survive in a system that promised to spit me out the minute I turned eighteen.

My hopes were bleak. My dreams felt unattainable.

Until the day I lost my heart to him.

Oliver Warbrick is the wealthiest man in New York. He’s an alpha male, a self-made captain of industry who has clawed his way to the top and strives to help his fellow man. I should know. I’ve followed his career, read his book religiously, and watched him from afar, quietly dreaming of the day he’d be the daddy I never had.

A different kind of daddy.

Weeks before my birthday, with the threat of homelessness hanging over me, I uncover a bright light at the end of the dark tunnel. Oliver’s assistant visits St. Mary’s Girls’ Home and offers one lucky girl a full-ride scholarship to the college of her choice.

It’s the perfect opportunity to prove my worth.

And my one chance to make him mine.


My intentions were honorable until they weren't.

But she was so sweet, young, forbidden, and untouched.

From the moment I clapped my eyes on her, I knew she was mine.

Mine to protect. Mine to cherish. Mine to claim. And mine to enjoy.

When Annika asks me to choose her, I convince myself she wants more than a benefactor.

She needs a home. She needs a family. She needs a daddy.

And this daddy needs his little girl.

Orphan is a steamy, taboo retelling of Annie with a DD/lg twist and a guaranteed HEA. Content includes a 20-plus year age gap.