On the long and meandering road to becoming a published romance author, I took a few detours: a degree in English literature, another degree in library science, and then another one in…you guessed it, literature. (Sensing a theme yet?)
By the time I’d written THE END on my master’s thesis, I was burned out on academia. Romances kept me sane through years of theory and unhappy-ever-after endings. My debut historical is forthcoming from Champagne Book Group in May 2018. Don’t miss my contemporary, Holiday Heat, out this November. Details here.
I grew up in the Midwest, spent 15 years in New York City and I now live in Maryland with two budding readers and my real-life romantic hero.
A broken engagement.
Alyssa Carlisle arrives at her parent’s house in Florida nursing an unexpected heartbreak. She jumps at the chance for a no-strings-attached fling with the neighbors’ ridiculously sexy college-dropout-turned-real-estate-investor son. Marc’s hot—and every woman in Florida knows it. Half of them firsthand. Alyssa’s not immune; she just knows better than to expect anything beyond a hook-up. Once she set her sights on New York, she never looked back. Maybe once or twice, just to get a better glimpse of Marc’s butt. No harm in looking…
An ill-advised fling.
Marc’s wanted his aloof, ambitious neighbor for years, but she’s been thousands of miles away chasing her dream. He almost gave up the fantasy when she brought home a rich fiancé. Now their engagement’s off, and Marc’s not about to pass up his chance. But how can he convince her to take him seriously—when Alyssa’s on the rebound and leaving in a week?
A reality-TV-inspired dating contest.
An unexpected visit from Alyssa’s ex gives Marc the opportunity he needs—if he doesn’t mess it up. But Marc has a dream, too, one he’s worked toward for years. One of them will have to give. Blindsided by unexpected feelings, Marc and Alyssa fight for a future neither could have imagined.
Previously titled Holiday Heat.
Standalone steamy contemporary romance with a happy ending. Mature audiences/18+.