ESCAPE TO A TROPICAL ISLAND FOR EXCITEMENT, MYSTERY, SUSPENSE AND ROMANCE IN THIS FABULOUS NOVEL BY A BESTSELLING AUTHOR.
Beautiful gallery owner Tahnee Sawyer’s beloved stepmother has been kidnapped and her father is about to have a life-threatening operation.
It’s up to her to go to Barbados to deal with it all — in secret.
Following the kidnappers’ demands, Tahnee smuggles $50 million worth of uncut diamonds onto the island. She hires bad boy-turned-sea captain Jonah Rodgers to ferry her about.
But her seemingly aimless island-hopping soon raises Jonah’s suspicions. He’s convinced she’s mixed up in a drug-smuggling ring.
Tahnee’s in a race against time to save her stepmother. She might just have a chance, if she could keep her mind off the gorgeous Jonah. And keeping him out of her business is proving a challenge in more ways than one . . .
Don’t miss this gripping and enjoyable romantic suspense novel perfect for fans of Danielle Steel, Josephine Cox, Nora Roberts or Jackie Collins.
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“Perfect romance and mystery!” M. Adlington
“A great read and a fast-paced romantic adventure.” Laura T.
“An enjoyable book. Romance with a little intrigue too.” Alexandra
The minute he laid eyes on Deandra at his brother’s engagement party, Diego Garcia was smitten. The older woman with voluptuous curves, and an enchanting laugh, drew him in like bees to honey. The week-long destination wedding in Spain was his chance to win her over and show her that age truly is nothing more than a number. The Garcia family was known for their curse. Once they meet the one, no other woman exists. Now, he has to prove to Deandra what he feels is more than lust.
History professor Deandra Little found the young lawyer’s interest flattering, but she didn’t see how their life would meld. That didn’t mean she saw anything wrong with a little bump and grind in paradise, so she let the charmer take her to bed. More than passion was made on their trip, and now a baby will make three in eight months. Torn between wanting to believe the fantasy Diego is selling and her need to build a firm foundation for their child, Deandra has plenty to consider.
Will they be co-parents or more by the time their bouncing bundle arrives?
Kat Kelly continues her Italian adventures from Under the Tuscan Gun in this new holiday novelette!
The holidays are killing Kat, which is how she talks her husband, Mike, into taking a last-minute trip to Italy and spending Christmas with Sunny and Nino in Rome. To make the season even more festive, Kat’s friend Shana will also be there, rendezvousing with her new girlfriend, Ghada, a London-based publicist who is in Rome on business with her client, movie star Spencer Bowles. But the most wonderful time of the year quickly turns into an O holy nightmare when one of Kat’s new friends turns up murdered. Someone is a killer and all Kat wants for Christmas is to find out who.
Tess Rafferty has written for numerous comedy variety shows, including Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Party Challenge, @Midnight, The Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne, The Soup, and has written and developed half hour comedies for numerous companies including Warner Brothers. As an author, Tess made her debut with her memoir, Recipes for Disaster. Under the Tuscan Gun was her first novel.
The creator of 2017’s Take Back the Workplace March Against Sexual Harassment, Tess is a featured blogger for Dame and Ms. Magazine and also writes the cooking/political blog, Recipes for Resistance. Her essay, The Revolution Will Be Catered was featured in Rage Baking: A Collection of Recipes and Conversations for Our Time.
A drinking “enthusiast,” Tess enjoys wine, specifically good wine. She’s tasted wine from the Napa Valley to Long Island to the island of Ischia, and at every airport bar in between. Her travels have led to an appreciation of good food, which she attempts to bring home and recreate for her friends, with varying degrees of success.
She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their many, many cats.
Sienna Turner has two words to describe her feelings toward Christmas…bah humbug. She has a similar view when it comes to love. However, when her sister secretly hires Jake Hollidae to install outdoor Christmas lights at her home, sparks fly when the handsome electrician shows up at Sienna’s door with a clipboard and a promise to make her love her once-favorite holiday again.
Welcome to North Pole, Alaska, where the Christmas Spirit lives all year long.
Lots of kids write letters to Santa. But those delivered to North Pole are actually answered by a group of dedicated volunteers who call themselves “the Elves.”
JD Baxter’s letter to St. Nick asks for just one thing: His father didn’t make it back from Afghanistan, and JD wants Daddy home again. Saints can do miracles, right? But since last year’s letter went astray, JD decides to stow away to North Pole and ask for his miracle in person.
In North Pole, he encounters a postmistress who looks exactly like Mrs. Claus, a man named Rudolph with a red nose and a herd of reindeer, as well as enough toys, candy and Christmas cheer to make anyone feel good. He just can’t find St. Nick.
Abby Baxter has spent the year since her husband’s death trying to hold on. When she discovers her son is missing, her entire world trembles— until her husband’s best friend appears at her door, offering a steadying hand.
Frank Machado couldn’t save David Baxter’s life in combat. Worse, for years he’s been secretly in love with David’s wife. Now that their son is missing, Frank is determined to see the child back in Abby’s arms.
But during their unpredictable, impulsive trip into the wilds to search for JD, the problem becomes staying out of those arms himself.
Sparks fly, hearts warm, love—and Christmas—are in the air. Should they Blame it on Mistletoe?
Merry mayhem and secrets surround the holiday wedding of Arielle Allure Richmond. This season comes the tale of a very social bride. A budding social media influencer and blogger seeks to create a media buzz surrounding her upcoming nuptials. Along with having her fans/followers watch her plan her fabulous wedding, Arielle plans one of her biggest social media stunts. She reaches out to her estranged father for her upcoming Christmas themed wedding. Using their reunion as a catalyst to boost her social media stardom, she decides to use him as a prop for her online wedding diary to capture every moment of the father/daughter reunion. This causes more tension in her already strain relationship with her mother.
The soon to be bride also has a little secret: She is having an affair with her high school love, Lucius. He’s the opposite of her stable and loving Antonio. Or she just thinks he is. She may not be the only one tasting the last bit of forbidden fruit before her wedding; someone keeps posting cryptic messages on her social media pages about her fiancé’ own little dalliances. Arielle must not only put a stop to her cheating but also her groom’s. She resolves nothing and no one will stop her Christmas nuptials, not even a little cheating and lying. Will she ever make down the aisle, let alone have her big wedding dance?
As Jesse Camden and her business partner Connie Oliver unload a truckload of antiques during an early evening snowfall, they are distracted by the half-deflated, blow-up Santa in the front yard of the Gilded Lily. They don’t have a blow-up Santa decoration, and if they did, they’d never put it in that corner of the yard. But when they get closer, they discover a much more pressing problem—Santa’s not a decoration.
Luckily, Sheriff Joe Tyler is on hand to take over the investigation, leaving Jesse and the Garden Club free to pursue a five-year-old disappearance as a favor to a friend. What no one expects is for the whole Garden Club to be snowed in together while the search for a missing college girl yields more questions than answers and leads to a trail of questionable deaths reaching back for years.
As Jesse’s missing person case threatens to collide with Sheriff Tyler’s murder investigation, she begins to fear that they are looking for the same killer. While a snowstorm rages, Jesse and the gang pour through clues made of memories and rumor seeking a killer before their Christmas is lost to the shadows of the past.
ZARI OKORO NEEDS A MAN. A not so friendly wager between sisters has the elementary school teacher scrambling to get a date to Christmas dinner or risk forfeiting her last paycheck of the year. With a cancelled eConnection date, a raging tropical storm at her heels, and a police mandate to seek shelter, Zari is running out of options.
Aron Walters has loved Zari since he laid eyes on her three years ago. When Tropical Storm Sebastian blows her into his pharmacy, he is thankful for the Christmas miracle that brought her to his doorstep. As the clock ticks closer to midnight, how will Aron convince Zari he’s worth the gamble a second time around?
Second Chance Christmas is an African-Amercian clean and wholesome Christmas romance with a happily ever after.
The Bachelors of Shell Cove Series Chasing Ava Convincing Lina Catching Rebecca Claiming Janna Second Chance Christmas Losing Logan
Bachelors of Shell Cove Crossover Novellas Blindsided (Lady Guardians Motorcycle Club) Forbidden Distraction Forbidden Attraction Staying The Course Chasing Flames Concealing Fire Commanding Heat
At the most wonderful time of the year, two hearts discover that family is more than blood.
When Kira Williams left the Christmas Cove Children’s Home for New York, she never dreamed she’d see her childhood best friend Xavier again. For that matter, she never dreamed she’d go back to Christmas Cove, the town where Christmas never sleeps… until Mrs. Davis asks for her help.
After his adoption from the Christmas Cove Children’s Home at age eleven, Xavier Moore had everything he could ever want—family, love, security—everything except for the woman who had ruined him for all other women. In fact, he never thought he’d see Kira again… until she walks into his courtroom.
Facing the biggest challenge of not only their careers but also their lives, will love find a second chance, or will Kira and Xavier let true love pass them by?
Journey back to magical Christmas Cove where Christmas wishes are made, hearts are warmed, and second chances are a possibility in Second Chance at Christmas Cove.