Contemporary Romances

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Above the Bridge

When Paige MacKenzie arrives in Jackson Hole, her only goal is to complete a simple newspaper assignment about the Old West. However, it’s not long before her instincts tell her there’s more than a basic story to be found in the popular, northwestern Wyoming mountain area. A chance encounter with attractive cowboy Jake Norris soon has Paige chasing a legend of buried treasure, passed down through generations.

From the torn edge of a water-damaged map to the mysterious glow of an antler arch, Paige will follow clues high into the mountainous terrain and deep into Jackson’s history. Side-stepping a few shady characters who are also searching for the same hidden reward, she will have to decide who is trustworthy and who is not.

 

According to Jane

Stranded with two unlikely suitors on a deserted island, Mia has nothing but a volume of Jane Austen stories for entertainment. It’s the only reminder the trio has of civilized society, but can the tattered book help Mia recognize a rogue?

 

 

Blue Hydrangeas

What if the person who knew you best and loved you most forgot your face, and couldn’t remember your name? A care facility is everyone’s solution for what to do about Sara, but her husband, Jack, can’t bear to live without her. He is committed to saving his marriage, his wife, and their life together from the devastation of Alzheimer’s disease. He and Sara retired years ago to the house of their dreams, and operated it as a Cape Cod bed and breakfast named Blue Hydrangeas. Jack has made an impossible promise: He and Sara will stay together in their beautiful home no matter what the disease brings. However, after nine years of selfless caregiving, complicated by her progressing Alzheimer’s and his own failing heart, he finally admits he can no longer care for her at home. With reluctance, he arranges to admit her to an assisted living facility. But, on the day of admission, Sara is having one of her few good days, and he is unable to follow through. Instead, he takes them on an impulsive journey to confront their past and reclaim their future. In the end, he realizes that staying together at any cost is what truly matters.

 

Blue Lady

Angelica Mason is no joke. Her motto, ‘it’s my way or the highway’. You can take me or leave me, she says, but she’s more than sure you will take her.

No longer satisfied with her high-power job in Washington DC, she returns home to Smoothville, Georgia looking for love. Specifically, the love of her life, the high school sweetheart she ditched when she went away to college.

Angelica is surprised when she discovers she loves her Smoothville, Georgia City Manager position. She’s not a bit surprised, however, when she crosses paths with Shawn Mallory, the man she plans to marry.

Is a Valentine’s Day wedding in the making?

 

Chocolate Couture

Lily Peradou, a successful pastry chef needs to prove she can succeed without help from her family of famous chocolatiers. When the shop next door becomes vacant, Lily now has the chance to expand into the empty space.
Noah Adler runs a diner on the other side of the wall. Deliciously sexy in cowboy boots and a chef’s jacket he has expansion plans of his own. As the competition heats up, their emotions sizzle.
Lily discovers Noah is full of secrets about his past and wonders if she can trust a chef who doesn’t have dessert on the menu?

 

Finding Eden

By day, Mary Alayna Dalton is a successful Chicago professional who is being considered for a promotion to the top position in her company. By night, she shares her home with six young men who grew up at Eden Hall, a boys’ foster home, and performs with them in their band that plays at the local pub. The only thing missing in her life is a loving relationship with someone accepting of her whole life. When a business encounter thrusts Clark Dulanty into her life, he accidentally stumbles from her days into her nights and uncovers both sides of Mary Alayna Dalton. Their encounters are turbulent and their ensuing romance revealing as Clark slowly discovers all her secrets, only to expose the ambiguities of his own life choices on his journey to Finding Eden.

 

Lauren Played

What happens when a young woman tries again, after enduring a break-up with her first love?
Sixteen year old Lauren has loved and lost. Her first love, an older man has moved on, leaving her brokenhearted. In time, she meets another guy, but will fate intervene and spoil her life?
This short work by Sydney writer Margaret Lynette Sharp looks set to delight fans of love and romance.

 

The More the Merrier

Fed up with a string of bad blind dates, health blogger Alyssa Wu wants to drown her sorrows in ice cream. But there’s one more evening she must endure—a fake date with her best friend Barry Chang. They must convince her family they’re in love, an act which may (or may not) be easy to pull off, thanks to the magic of some mistletoe.

 

Picked

Wren Openshaw is stuck on a school trip without her friends, and on non-speaking terms with Jace, the guy she’s had a crush on all year. After putting herself out there only to be rejected, she’s determined to never talk to him again. But when their van breaks down in the middle of nowhere, she’ll find out why being picked to head to the nearest gas station with Jace is just what her trip needed.

 

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Seaside Surprises

She’s hiding from danger. He’s deeply wounded. Could they be exactly what the other needs?

Tiffany Saunders is on the run. When she winds up stranded in a seaside town, she wants nothing more than to forget her horrific past and kept moving. But a chance meeting with a handsome local changes everything.

Jake Hunter has some deep emotional scars and is trying to cope with running the family business. The last thing he wants is a relationship—until a mysterious brunette walks into his store and complicates it all.

Tiffany prefers to keep the painful memories of the past where they belong—in her rear view mirror. But dark secrets cannot stay hidden forever. Just as the walls around Tiffany’s heart start to come down, the past catches up with her. Will true love be able to conquer all?

 

A Suite Geek

The Nirvana Hotel’s Recreational Director, Christy Graham, possesses the perfect qualities for her job, she is outgoing, spirited, vivacious. Unfortunately, that’s exactly the type of woman who terrifies the brilliant, but socially challenged, Internet market researcher Edward Shillington. Equal parts favor to their mothers and professional challenge, she agrees to help an unknowing Edward find love (or at least a date) while on his three week vacation. Fed up with men who assume pretty blondes are dumb and ditzy, she braces for the inevitable stereotyping. While coaching him to change his geeky ways, she’s as blind-sided by his chivalrous charm as he is by her intuitive knowledge of the human spirit.

 

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