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Just weeks before his wedding, a young man finds his soul mate.
Drake Springs Pharmacist Woody Fox and single mom waitress Tiffany Blair have a unique friendship: She’s not in the market for a boyfriend, and he’s off the market. He’s engaged to marry his college sweetheart and pursue a career in her father’s pharmaceutical firm. When friendship turns to romance, Woody must make a difficult decision.
Stands Alone: Yes
He’s a stranger she’s known most of her life.
As soon as PI Nick Tomasi solves the most important case of his life, he can return home to New Jersey where he belongs. Kirby Foster feels as if she’s known Nick for years. Something familiar about him makes her trust him. Her growing affection for him screeches to a halt when she thinks he’s endangering her best friend. She’ll do anything to protect Haley, even lie.
Nick can’t abide a liar, and the woman he’s fallen for turns out to be one. His rejection deepens the emotional pain Kirby suffered from her ex.
When Kirby learns the shocking truth behind his search for Haley, she regrets the lies. She and Nick must find common ground to resolve their differences, because Nick isn’t leaving Drake Springs anytime soon—not when he’s finally located his quarry.
Stands Alone: NO - Read: Return to Drake Springs - Drake Springs #1 First.
Sometimes coming home means starting over.
Popular cheerleader Iris Porter had no time for geeky Lance George in high school, but much has changed in nine years. Lance has matured into a handsome, successful veterinarian while Iris struggles to pay bills working part-time jobs. Can they finally find romance together? Or can the quintessential miser tolerate her freehearted, generous nature?
Lance George debates his decision to return to his hometown, but the price is right on the abandoned veterinary hospital he hopes to buy. He’s saved his money to open his practice by living frugally and purchasing wisely. There’s no room in his life for wasteful spending. His alcoholic mother squandered everything she had when he was growing up, leaving him with an obsessive motivation to achieve financial security.
Iris Porter is unaware that she broke Lance’s heart in high school. She’s too busy trying to earn a living in a tough economy. She hopes to reclaim her old job as a veterinary assistant when Lance reopens the town’s only animal clinic. Popular and friendly, Iris is known to be generous to a fault. When a friend’s baby is stricken with leukemia, she organizes fundraisers and enlists Lance’s help.
Lance’s feelings for Iris rekindle when he realizes how much she’s changed. The high school snob is at odds with the caring, sensitive woman who wants to help a family in need. But can he reconcile Iris’s generous spirit with his overpowering need for penny pinching?
More than anything….
Taylor Drake wants her life back. She’s returned to her family home, suffering from the agoraphobia that has plagued her since she was brutally attacked in her apartment. Once a confident and successful photogra-pher, she now cowers behind closed doors with a loaded pistol. She fears her attacker will find her and finish the job.
The last assignment chief deputy Adam Gillespie wants is to babysit the spoiled celebrity Taylor. He blames her father for his family’s financial ruin; and her brother, Wil Drake, is the incumbent candidate for Foster County sheriff, Adam’s dream job. Wil is out of town, though, so Adam can’t afford to let anything happen to the sheriff’s sister. Complications arise when someone murders the man he arrests for stalking her.
Adam learns things aren’t as they first seem. Taylor is hardly a pampered prima donna, rather a warm, intelli-gent, yet troubled woman whom he grows to love. Also, there are holes in the history of the feud between their families that need filling in. He has to reconcile the feud or any future with Taylor is doomed. But first he must stop the cunning killer who wants her dead.
Drake Springs Sheriff Wilson Drake thinks Elizabeth Stevens is the one woman who can fulfill him. When a murderer targets his peaceful county, he worries that she could be the next victim. Or is she the very reason for the trouble in his town?
Elizabeth Stevens underestimated the sacrifices made when entering the Witness Security Program. She's warned to trust no one, not even the local sheriff with whom she's fallen in love. She knows their romance is doomed because sooner or later Wilson---or the contract killer on her trail—will figure out she's a fraud.
Although newly-divorced Ashley Adams thinks her ex-husband is trying to kill her, she's no longer running scared-months of therapy and determination have strengthened her resolve to stop being a victim, while months of dedicated training have prepared her to run her first marathon. Homicide detective Rick Edwards is coping with the deaths of his wife and daughter the only way he knows how-by focusing on his work. He is hoping to solve the murder Ashley witnessed during a training run, but first he must win her trust. It doesn't take Rick long to realize that Ashley Adams is hardly a damsel in distress. In the most unexpected of places, he may have found the one woman who can save him.
Cheryl Norman is the author of many romance titles, including Last Resort, which won the 2003 EPPIE award, and Restore My Heart. She lives outside Jacksonville, Florida.