Like the many stories that flourish on her computer, Lainey Bancroft is a work in progress. Over the years she has worked as a cocktail waitress in Ontario, a flower bulb inspector in Holland, a chambermaid and bar tender in the beautiful Canadian Rockies, and a garden center clerk in London England.
Left with a mountain of debt, a father slowly slipping into senility and an Italian restaurant she no longer technically holds the deed to thanks to her passionate and passionately impulsive chef husband, Pete, Gina DiMaria has no choice but to push through a divorce and accept the marriage proposal of an older, well-connected friend of the family.
After a lengthy absence, when Pete returns and promises to set things right on the eve of her engagement party, Gina’s head knows better than to trust him, but her heart and hormones have a difficult time resisting him. Can her hot, handsome ex fix what he so carelessly fouled up? If not, Gina has no idea how everyone involved will be able to stand the heat.
Trisha Ellison hopes a trip to the San Jose flower market will help her find a bloom exotic enough to suit her picky sister. When events unfold that send Trisha to the market with The Flower Basket’s hunky new driver, Rico Martinez, Trisha wonders if she’s also found a solution to avoid attending her sister’s wedding solo.
Raised by a grandmother soured by servitude to affluent white Californians, Rico Martinez steers clear of fair-haired, filthy rich young ladies. When perky wedding planner Trisha requires more than just his floral expertise to make the wedding she's planning a success, what's a sympathetic gentleman to do? Especially since he's falling for her--big time. Until he discovers she isn't just a simple, dog-rescuing wedding planner, but the sister of the bride…and daughter of Almendra's most affluent man!
Daniela Blessing’s ability to see crimes through the eyes of victims is a mixed blessing. She thinks she’s a handmaiden of Fate, but when Vincent Gabriele accosts her one sunny morning he calls it eye for an eye justice. He’s willing to keep her secrets—if she helps him. Despite his blackmail tactics, Danni would help, except her psychic abilities evaporate whenever Vincent is around. As truths emerge unlocking Vincent’s past, some of Danni’s history is also revealed. They’ve been intrinsically tied in the past, and their future is about to become a Destiny neither of them expected.
Contemporary Last Rose Of Summer Rose
Page Count: 320
At thirty-five, Erin Sanders has resigned herself to a single, childless lifestyle. Then dynamic Tanner walks into her office and proposes that she pretend to date him in order to assess the mental well-being of Tessa, his orphaned niece. Erin falls hard and fast for the man. As an added bonus, she and the delightful Tessa come to adore each other. But like all things too good to be true, she discovers her perfect stud may be a perfectly deceptive dud.
The odds of developing the committed relationship she longs for with Las Vegas playboy, Lucas Smyth, are a long shot Casino Niagara security supervisor, Cassidy Malone, wouldn't take even if she were a betting girl. But life has dealt her enough bad hands lately. She feels entitled to indulge in the lavish attention Lucas offers.
While Cassidy investigates the unfamiliar pleasures of no-strings sex, Lucas investigates her! When her heart starts straying with her hormones, will she be able to forgive him for discovering facts that cause her to lose her job? Falling in love is the most high-stakes game she's ever played, but if she risks it all, could she hit the jackpot?
A man who lives to cook and a woman who loves to eat should be a magical match. Except Riana Walker's French is even worse than Jacques Chevalier's English. Besides, with a husband who left her because he claimed her thighs were doughy enough to sustain a Wonder Bread factory, she's sworn off rich food. Can the enthusiastic French chef woo the diet-addicted divorcee into dancing to a different drummer? Or when summer ends will Jacques return to France and leave Riana waiting to waltz?