Ella Linden lives in a small town in northern Michigan with her husband, kids, and a herd of cats. She's written nearly 20 novels in the paranormal romance and urban fantasy genres. When she's not writing, she's reading, gardening, or trying to pretend she's good at crafting. You can catch up with Ella on her website, www.ellalinden.com.
He has one week to show her how to have fun again. The last thing he wants to do is lose his heart along the way.
Maggie Koroleva is a single mom, a young woman who learned to shield her heart from the bad boy types who once drew her eye. Now, she works, she takes care of her daughter, and she dreams of the things she might want to do someday. She feels invisible in her own life, and something's gotta give, because she's just too young to feel so old.
Sean Stephan left Detroit broken, guilt-ridden, and determined to become the man his friend and mentor always believed he could be. But living isn't as easy as he'd hoped, and it's safer to watch from the sidelines as his friends make their dreams come true than to actually take a crack at it himself.
One conversation with Maggie gives Sean a sense of purpose he's been lacking. He has one week to help her make some of her dreams come true... and he finds the one thing he's been missing his entire life in the process. The only question is: is he brave enough to reach out and take it, or will he continue to let the demons of his past destroy his chance at happiness with the woman of his dreams?
Eden Lowery’s life is pretty close to perfect. She has a job she loves, loyal friends, and a supportive family. Yeah, she hasn’t stumbled across her dream man yet, and it’s been over six months since she’s even considered going on a date, but she’d rather be picky than end up with someone who bores her to tears. And most men tend to do exactly that.
But one night, one man, and one ill-conceived kiss changes everything, and Eden finds herself thinking far too often about a man who is wrong for her in every way.
Nathan Russo has done a great job of maintaining the walls he’s kept around himself since being betrayed by those he trusted. Injuries sustained in combat plus coming home to a life that was nothing like what he’d pictured have left him confining himself to the one thing he knows he can count on: himself.
He didn’t expect Eden Lowery and her laugh, her infectious love of life, or her refusal to do anything halfway to start chipping away at the barriers he’s been relying on for so long.
And once she finds her way in, he knows it’s only a matter of time before she realizes he’s not the man she deserves.
The question is whether he’ll be able to pull himself back together again after she’s gone.
She knows he’s bad for her… so why can’t she stop loving him?
Small town police officer Iris Nimura has done a decent job of trying to pretend her ex, the love of her life, farmer Carter Daniels, doesn’t exist — not an easy thing to do in a tiny tourist town like Paradise Bay. But when their paths cross again and they find themselves standing up together in their friends’ wedding, the old attraction flares back to life and it’s impossible to ignore… no matter how many times Iris tries to remind herself that she and Carter just don’t work.
When she runs into trouble on the job, she finds herself seeking solace in the one place she’s ever felt at peace: Carter’s farm. Living with him in the house they once shared brings every good memory, every loving moment, back to life. It also brings back every fight, every misunderstanding, and the seemingly insurmountable differences that eventually tore them apart.
Even though Iris knows better, everything in her screams for Carter, for the man who once ripped her heart to shreds. And when the dream she’s been working toward for most of her life is finally within reach, she needs to decide if it’s possible to have it all, or if one dream or the other needs to be left behind.
RT Book Reviews Top Pick in Contemporary Romance! 4.5 stars -- "There is a genuine warmth and relatability to Linden’s characters, which will have you rooting for them from the first. A perfect way to spend your reading time!"
For Olivia Marquis, moving back to the small northern Michigan town of Paradise Bay is a new beginning. She's leaving heartbreak, sadness, and everything that once held her down behind. The most important thing she's leaving behind, is trouble.
All she wants now is a quiet life surrounded by childhood friends, family, and her art. Paradise Bay is a place where dreams become reality, and she's ready to make something of her life. Of course, the last thing she expected was to be drawn to a man everyone in town warns her against, hopelessly caught up in his dark eyes and quick wit.
Andrew Silva, bestselling horror author, veteran, and notorious womanizer, has been living a mostly quiet life in Paradise Bay for the past year. After years of a revolving door of different women in his life, he's decided to swear off dating for a while.
Until he sees her. Until he meets the sweet, smart, creative, witty woman who turns his life upside down and, in the end, shows him what it is to truly love someone.
Between Andrew's issues and Olivia's haunting past, they'll have to fight every step of the way to build a life worth living, together.
(Note: Each book in the Paradise Bay small town romance series is a full-length standalone novel. They can be read in any order, and there are absolutely no cliffhangers.)