Kate McDonnell wants to escape her hectic city life. A week-long getaway to her friend’s quiet small-town home should be just what she needs to recharge—but when sexy sheriff Andre Dufresne stops by, her vacation takes a turn she didn’t expect.
Kate’s not looking for love—she just broke her engagement with her scoundrel fiancé, and Bayou Sabine is just a temporary refuge. But when Andre turns on the charm, she wonders: would a light-hearted fling really be so bad?
Andre is smitten, and will do anything to win Kate over. He’s never met a woman quite like her, and he’s not about to let her slip away. But the clock is ticking for Kate, and as she gets closer to Andre, she makes a mistake that could ruin everything. Can she slow down long enough to listen to her heart, or will her fear of being hurt again ruin any chance they have at love?
Fans of Alice Clayton and Jennifer Crusie will delight in this lighthearted romantic romp.
Isaac, a successful musician, based in London has come back to New Zealand to play the summer season at the beaches of the Coromandel. Five years ago, he walked out on his wife Jess to go to Australia and hasn’t been back since. Part of the reason he is back is to quiet some echoes from his past and also to make peace with Jess.
At first Jess rejects Isaac’s overtures, but eventually, drawn in by the memories of the shared past he weaves around her she agrees to be friends and to spend a month with him.
Isaac and Jess each find the other has changed a lot. Jess is more assertive and critical of some of the things Isaac does. Isaac has become wary of relationships and avoids any commitment; he makes it really clear their time together is temporary and after summer is he is going back to his life in London.
Isaac’s resentment of Jess’s relationship with her boss which was part of the reason he left, Jess’s anger at the way he left and the grief both of them feel over the death of their daughter Isabelle, create a minefield.
And Isaac’s bandmates, Miles and Toby point out that if Jess is going to spend the summer with them, she is going to hear the lyrics of the new songs he’s written. The songs are about their lifestyle, an endless catalogue of drinking, partying, sex and drugs. Isaac plays the songs to her, she accepts that is the way he has been living and eventually they achieve something like peace and start to enjoy their time together,
Toby works out that when Isaac was managing Jess’s expectations, he left out an important part. While they are travelling, they use seduction as a sport, it’s a game with planned moves, rules and keeping score. Isaac has stopped playing while he is with Jess and Toby accuses him of being frightened of his wife. He starts baiting him when Jess is around. As Toby makes his comments Jess becomes aware of the game, makes derogatory remarks about it and Isaac resents them.
Jess however is still in love with Isaac and wants what she used to have, a husband and child but when she starts to act possessive, he walks away from her again.
At the hotel he decides he has made a mistake and goes back to Jess but it is still only a temporary arrangement.
During the next three months he’s with Jess he writes songs for a new album and in the songs, he explores his life and their relationship. He decides he loves her, and he wants to be with her.
One scandal. Two broken hearts. A decade apart.
Lady Elise knows all too well the risks of falling in love. Her heart was broken by a rake. Instead of hunting for a husband, she helps other ladies escape the nefarious plans of unscrupulous gentlemen.
After a scandal costs Lord Thornston Elise’s hand and heart, he has lived on the fringes of the beau monde. But when his best friend, the Duke of Fairmont, requests his assistance, Thornston is torn. Helping Fairmont means facing the woman who holds his heart and soul.
Succumbing to temptation, Thornston re-enters Society to find Elise still unwed. But as he seeks to reignite her desire for him and earn back her trust, he becomes entwined in one of her investigations. When events take a dangerous turn, he might lose the woman he loves before he can win her back.
Cy Morgan has had her share of love and lost, first with losing her parents as a child, then as an adult losing her grandfather. Unprepared for the life before her, she fell hard and fast for sexy Marco, a baseball player submitting to a one-night stand. She survived the tears pushing thoughts of him aside, only for their paths to cross once more. Cy opened her heart up to the man only to be let down. Now she has found herself ready to find a nice guy and she does in hot doctor Scott, with his good heart and head-over-heels instant attraction to Cy. Just when Cy is ready to put away her past and all thoughts of Marco away he knocks on the her door, but what is her heart truly saying? A sexy, hot, steamy romance where our girl is torn between a sexy bad guy, and a hot good guy. Oh whatever is a girl to do with so many choices?
One Hot Life; Falling in Love Until I Get It Right is a compilation of novellas One Hot Night and One Wet Night. This is the complete story with a true happily ever after. A standalone 80,000 words novel.
Our girl Cy is determined to get it right and she does. So take a ride, and fall in love.
Their hearts were in harmony… until the music faded away.
Since childhood, our relationship grew from a single note to a full symphony. Two years ago, when I needed him most, he went radio silent. Starting over and rearranging the lyrics with someone new just hasn’t been the same. Beckett has my trust and friendship, but not what he wants the most: my heart. I have a second chance at love, if only my heart can change its tune. But before it can, that old song resurfaces…
Falling in love with my best friend was wonderful. Until I lost her as I chased my dreams. My dreams have become my reality, and I have it all, except the one thing I want: Izzy. Every song I perform is a reminder of what she inspired. Without her, the music that used to flow freely has died. If I can convince her to be my song, my heaven, my everything once more, then maybe I won’t feel so lost. But her heart is singing a new tune, and I may be too late.
Can Dawson make Izzy see the classic anthem was better than a one hit wonder?
Beth Lanham is a wild child. Aggressive, outlandish , and forward, she tackles life head on – that is, until a sexy bronco rider throws her for a loop. The moment she meets Scott, she is out to knock his socks off , but instead nearly knocks him out. One heated kiss has him falling head over heels (literally) straight into the arena.
Scott McDaniels had never seen anyone so full of life and vitality as Beth was. Kissing her was like holding a live wire in his arms. When they touched, sparks flew! Which is why when he’d asked her out, he was shocked that she had ditched him. He was so close to realizing his goals, that maybe being stood up by her was both a blessing and a curse?
Beth had judged her cowboy based on looks alone , but found that he had so much more to give- if only she’d have bothered to look. Scott finds that behind Beth’s outrageous facade is actually a scared young woman. Could it be that both of them were hiding behind masks of their own making? And that perhaps they were a perfect match after all?
“I remember him walking away that night, and the ring he left behind.” Lex Linton asked Anne to marry him eight years ago and she hasn’t seen or heard from him since. She has given up all hope of ever being reunited with her lost love, when she receives an invitation from Linton Enterprises for an all expense paid vacation at Enigma, the resort for puzzle lovers everywhere. Unable to resist a challenge, she accepts. Lex is back, and more erotic than ever. But has the billionaire truly changed? Is a second chance in order? And can Anne resist his newfound sexiness, or will she drown in her desire?
Everyone should have a childhood worth remembering. Only I remember mine for all the wrong reasons. Starting over in a new town is hard enough. When you are running from your past, it doesn’t get any easier.
I was ready to say goodbye to the burdens I have carried. The pain I’ve experienced is more than anyone should have to face.
Then I met him…
He takes my breath away. I can’t ignore the way he makes me feel. I know he has the power to destroy me.
You can outrun a lot of things. The truth isn’t one of them.
Jenna Lewis has spent the last fourteen years lying about her past, but all that changes when a family emergency calls her back to the quaint town of Langley Park. Her plan is to get in and get out as quickly as possible, but things become complicated when she encounters her lost childhood love who is struggling with his own demons. While neither wants to admit their connection is still lightning-hot, the intensity of their attraction is too strong to deny. But not everything is as it seems. Unsettling events begin to occur, threatening not only Jenna’s second chance at love but her very life. Will she survive what lies ahead? Can her heart navigate The Road Home?
The Road Home is a sexy standalone romance in the Langley Park series.