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The House on Persimmon Road

History. Reality. Fantasy. All rolled into one zany family. If Justine Hale had the time, she'd get in her car and go crazy. She owns two kids, an ex-mother-in-law, and a bankrupt mother. Money scarce, she moves her entire family into a run-down, two-hundred-year-old farmhouse.Resident ghost Lottie Roberts offers to help. She’s bossy, but she cooks. So what if she’s betwixt and between? After all, it's her house. Before Lottie can intervene, though, Tucker Highsmith steals her thunder with his sexy grin, lazy Alabama drawl, and Mr. Fix-it talent.Plagued with the demands of her family, Justine dismisses ghost and handyman alike. But hidden agendas prevail, and Justine is caught in the middle.The House on Persimmon Road is a Romance Writers of America Maggie Award Winner for RomanceEditorial Reviews:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I loved the characters and the premise of a haunted house and the family that lives there, the romance and all the things that Lottie comes up with. Such a really good read for any romance reader" – Vine Voice (PureTextuality.com)⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Wonderful And Fun!" – Vine Voice⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "This book was so entertaining, heart-warming, and very hysterical. I enjoyed every single minute..." – Top #1000 Vine Voice

The Wrong Kind of Love (The Boys of Jackson Harbor Book 1)

From New York Times bestseller Lexi Ryan comes a sexy new standalone romance novel about a runaway bride, a single dad who’s sworn off love, and the kind of family secrets that can threaten to break even the deepest bonds.***You never forget your wedding day. Or the moment your twin sister pukes on your bouquet and confesses she’s pregnant . . . with your fiancé’s baby.I wanted to get away, to hide until my heart mended. I found myself in a strange town with a mysterious stranger whose talented mouth and hands almost made me forget it was supposed to be my wedding night.Afraid to go home to face my broken life, I pretend to be my twin so I can take her job in Jackson Harbor caring for a six-year-old girl. Imagine my surprise when I find out my new boss is my mysterious stranger—Dr. Ethan Jackson.I never meant for Ethan to discover my secrets. I never meant for them to matter. But the longer I work with him and his sweet daughter, the harder I fall, and the clearer it becomes that I’m not the only one carrying a secret that could tear us apart.Get ready to fall for the boys of Jackson Harbor in Lexi Ryan’s sexy contemporary romance series. These books can all be read as standalones, but you’ll enjoy reading them as a series!The Wrong Kind of Love (Ethan’s story)Straight Up Love (Jake’s story)Dirty, Reckless Love (Levi’s story)Wrapped in Love (Brayden’s story)Crazy for Your Love (Carter’s story)If It’s Only Love (Shay’s story) Not Without Your Love (Colton's story)

Hot Under the Collar (The Dogmothers Book 1)

Book One (all stand-alone titles) of a Series for Dog Loving Romance Readers!Firefighter Braden Mahoney is devastated when his beloved Weimarener, Jelly Bean, fails the canine arson investigator test. Faced with the challenge of raising the money for advanced training, it's Braden's sweet grandmother and her best friend who suggest he use the services of the new event planner in town. Not that he needs a push in Cassie Santorini's direction. Ever since she arrived in town, Braden has had his eye on the sassy Greek goddess...and can't stop thinking about getting the rest of him on her, too.Cassie has spent years putting family first, even moving to Bitter Bark when her mother falls in love with the local veterinarian.  Having a huge new extended "family" is fun, especially when one smokeshow of a firefighter attends the gatherings, but Cassie has no plans to remain in the small town.  She's ready to pursue her big city dreams. But when Braden asks for an assist for his precious pup, Cassie agrees to help him set up a town-wide scavenger hunt.  It isn't exactly a hardship to be around those blue eyes and brawny shoulders, especially since they both agree everything -- even the undeniable sparks that crackle between them -- is temporary.But when temporary gets complicated by feelings that might lead to forever, Braden and Cassie start to question the direction they're headed. Should they follow their dreams...or their hearts? It'll take a dog with a bad nose and a good heart, two meddlesome grandmas, and some help from the clan that loves them to make sure Cassie and Braden follow the clues and find their way to each other's arms.The Dogmothers - a new spinoff series from the popular "Dogfather" books.Just like The Dogfather books, the covers of The Dogmothers were all photographed at Alaqua Animal Refuge in Florida using rescue dogs from the shelter, and "local heroes" as models. A portion of book sales is donated to that amazing organization!About the AuthorPublished since 2003, Roxanne St. Claire is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than fifty romance and suspense novels. In addition to being a ten-time nominee and one-time winner of the prestigious RITATM Award for the best in romance writing, Roxanne's books have won the National Readers' Choice Award four times and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. A recent empty-nester, Roxanne lives in Florida with her husband and two dogs.

The Coppersmith Farmhouse (Jamison Valley Book 1)

From USA Today Bestselling Author Devney Perry comes a small town, enemies-to-lovers romance.One old farmhouse brought them together. It could also tear them apart.Gigi has just uprooted her whole world to start a new life. The unexpected gift of a farmhouse in small-town Montana is just what she and her daughter need to escape big-city loneliness. The last thing she needs is attitude from the town’s sheriff, the most perfectly attractive and ruggedly handsome man she’s ever laid eyes on—and a complete jerk.Jess knows all about women like Gigi. Beautiful. Sexy. Scheming. She’s stolen his sanctuary, the farmhouse that should have been his. But along with a face full of freckles, she’s got a sharp wit and a backbone of steel—something he doesn’t discover until after making a complete fool of himself. If he can earn back her trust and win her heart, he might just find the home he’s always needed.

Chicago Blaze: Books 1 & 2

Because the only thing better than one hot hockey romance is two, the first two books in the Chicago Blaze hockey romance series , Anton and Luca, are bundled together in this collection.Book 1 - AntonHe’s known as Father Anton to his teammates—the brooding, sexy captain of the NHL’s Chicago Blaze has a reputation for…not having a reputation. Just like his diet and sleep routines, celibacy is part of Anton Petrov’s on-ice mojo. Or so they say. Anton stays mum on the subject. If the world thinks he chooses to abstain from sex, so be it. Better that than the truth getting out: there is a woman he burns for, but he can never have her. She’s his teammate’s wife, after all.Mia Marceau is finally on her own. Now that she and her husband are living apart, she’s finding the peace she was desperate for. She spends her days in classes and late nights bartending, making her own way in the world at last. After what she’s been through, as long as her husband leaves her alone, she doesn’t plan to rock the boat. He still has the power to hurt those dearest to her, and she can’t demand a divorce with such a high cost.A chance encounter with Mia has Anton hoping for a shot he never thought he’d get. And while she’s drawn to the intense, serious hockey center, Mia’s leery about playing with fire. That’s all Anton has ever known for Mia, though—a living, burning desire that won’t be denied—no matter the cost. Book 2 - LucaAbbyI only have one love now—the home furnishings business I’m building into an empire. Maybe money and success can’t love me back, but they keep what’s left of my heart safe. One-night stands are my way of scratching the occasional itch I get for something more. And no one’s better for that than a sexy as sin hockey player I’ll never see again after one very hot night together.LucaI used to love two things: hockey and women. But now my nieces and nephew are my top priority, because I’m raising them after tragedy stole their parents. Somehow I balance single parenthood and my career as a forward for the Chicago Blaze. There’s no time for women, until I get knocked on my ass by Abby Daniels. She’s everything I’ve ever wanted, but her devastating past may end us before we even get started. Read the entire Chicago Blaze series:ANTONLUCAVICTORKNOXALEXEIEASYJONAHKITOLIVIER

You're The One (Very Irresistible Bachelors)

Hunter Caldwell has never encountered a challenge he can’t conquer. He’s built an impressive real estate business in New York, succeeding against all odds. He shatters every obstacle in his way…until now. He only has one option: asking for help the one woman who is off-limits…his best friend. It all starts as pretend… The first kiss is unplanned, but Josie surrenders to him instantly, driving him crazy. The second one is in front of his tight-knit family. They have to be convincing, but he’s not pretending at all. Her taste is addictive, the scent of her skin is intoxicating. On their first night together, he barely stops his fingers from pushing down the straps of her dress…Their second night is sexy as hell, intense and unforgettable. How can he stop the lines from blurring when all that really matters now is Josie?

Falling at First Sight

From Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author, Willow Winters comes a steamy, small-town romance.His smile is what got me. It was charming but held a hint of the sexy thoughts I was hoping he had in his head like I did with only our first glance.He may be tall, dark and handsome but I’m telling you, it was his smile that got me. I’m sure of that detail.Too bad all I did was avert my gaze and let a blush rise up to my cheeks, outing me for having sordid thoughts about my son’s preschool teacher. Trent Morgan was everything I ever wanted, but there was no way I was ever going there.Even if I had fallen at first sight …Falling at First Sight is a contemporary romance short story - sweet and sexy - with a happily ever after.

Hot Shot (A Hostile Operations Team Novel - Book 5)

Cool under pressure… Until now.Military sniper Jack “Hawk” Hunter is cool, methodical, and utterly lethal. Nothing rattles his calm. But that was before he learned he fathered a child three years ago - a child who’s been kidnapped.Gina Domenico is a pop sensation with a string of hit records. But deep inside, she’s still the lonely girl she’s always been. When Jack saved her from an arms dealer, they spent three unforgettable days together waiting for rescue. Gina fell hard for the sexy soldier before he walked away forever.Now she needs his help. Though Jack can never forgive Gina for keeping his child a secret, he’ll do everything in his power - with a little help from his friends at the Hostile Operations Team - to bring their son home safely.But their fates hang in the balance as someone else pulls the strings, bringing them closer to an explosive confrontation that could either save their son - or cost them everything they love…**Start reading the Hostile Operations Team Series today and enjoy an action-packed, seriously romantic and steamy-good-fun military romantic suspense. Each book can be read as a standalone. No cliffhangers or cheating and a guaranteed happily-ever-after ending!

True Colors (Masks Book 1)

Without fail, Caitlyn knows when someone is lying.But will her new ability to see the truth put her in danger?Caitlyn always cruised through life, not being the type to ruffle feathers or involve herself in high school drama. That is, until a chance encounter with a homeless man changes everything.Suddenly, Caitlyn can see past the masks people wear. Now, life isn’t as simple as she imagined: her best friend doesn’t care about her, her boyfriend is only after one thing, and the hot surfer next door might be the only person she can trust.Soon she realizes that her high school is filled with secrets...some very sinister ones. Unable to ignore her new gift, Caitlyn embarks on a mission to learn why one of her friends suddenly appears terrified, but masks her fear with a bright, smiling veneer. 
Will Caitlyn's new ability lead her into hot water? Or, is her newfound vision a blessing that will expose her friends' true colors? If you like realistic characters, intriguing mystery and a simmering romance that will melt your heart, then this novel is just for you.Get it now and escape to Pali High where every face tells a different story.The Masks Series:All books available now...True Colors — Two Faced — Snake Eyes — Poker Face

The Butterfly Garden: That Second Chance, Book 6

Sometimes we’re lucky enough to get that second chance – in life and in love. That Second Chance Series are stand-alone stories of strong women who battle heartache and loss with a courage and determination to find new paths and true love. What ties them together? A common theme: belief in the beauty of that second chance.The Butterfly Garden is Book Six of That Second Chance Series.Sometimes love happens when you least expect it…Jenny Romano has never been a white-picket-fence, happily-ever-after girl. Despite a mother who rejected her free-spirited, unique ways as irresponsible and just plain wrong, Jenny has found happiness as a photographer, flitting around the country and snapping photos of other people’s lives. Her older sister, Grace, has a husband, children, and a carpool schedule. She’s the one their mother calls “perfect.” But when tragedy strikes her sister’s carefully constructed life, Jenny must step in and help. Soon, she’s knee-deep in small-town, suburban life, the kind she’s always avoided…Psychologist Elliot Drake spends so much time healing other people’s pain that he prefers to keep his own relationships short and uncomplicated. He’s loved and lost once and with a young daughter to raise, he’s not willing to risk his heart again. Of course, he’s never met anyone quite like Jenny. Outrageous and unpredictable, she’s nothing like her well-controlled older sister. And the more he’s around Jenny, the more he wonders if short-term is really what he wants…Elliot and Jenny are about to discover that real life happens whether you want it to or not. Will they let real love happen, too?That Second Chance Series:Book One: Pulling Home (Also prequel to A Family Affair: The Promise)Book Two: The Way They Were (Also prequel to A Family Affair: The Secret)Book Three: Simple Riches (Also prequel to A Family Affair: Winter)Book Four: Paradise FoundBook Five: Not Your Everyday HousewifeBook Six: The Butterfly GardenBonus material: Excerpt from Pieces of You, Book One of The Betrayed Trilogy...Sometimes hiding in the shadows is the only way to protect your heart.

FOREVER THIS TIME: An Echo Lake Novel (#1)

*** Formerly published in 2015 by St. Martin’s Press under the same title. This book has been extensively revised from the original. ***USA TODAY® Bestselling author Maggie McGinnis welcomes us to Echo Lake, Vermont, where just the right wishes can lead to sparkly, unexpected happily-ever-afters.Boston therapist Josie Kendrew specializes in helping other people mend their broken hearts, but her own heart is another story. After years of putting distance between herself and her childhood home, she’s forced to rush back to Echo Lake, Vermont when her father has a stroke, but once she arrives, painful memories threaten to send her driving right back out of town. Between her sweet “little sister” and Ethan Miller, the boy she left behind, Josie finds herself face-to-face with a pain she’s not sure she can endure. Ethan is now—wow—all man, and he’s sitting in the CFO chair of Snowflake Village, her family’s Christmas-themed amusement park … a place noted by journalists as charming and sweet and festive, but a place she’s derisively called Camp Ho-Ho forever—or at least since she was old enough to watch the twinkly lights and endless hours destroy her parents.Ethan Miller never set out to be the one left behind, but when Josie blew out of town ten years ago with no explanation, suddenly that’s who he was. After a week spent mostly in a Jim Beam haze, he tucked her engagement ring in a drawer and set out to make a life for himself, though their history gnaws at him every day he walks the pathways of Snowflake Village. A lot has changed since Josie fled, so when she drives back in, a mixture of angry, scared, and sad, he has no idea whether she’ll stay … or leave him shattered once again.As the days turn into weeks, both Ethan and Josie realize that maybe, just maybe, Snowflake Village might hold more than just ghosts from the past. It might hold the possibility of a second chance at love...

The Billionaire Bargain

Discover the sexy fun of the Billionaire series... From USA Today bestselling author Lila Monroe!Sexy Australian billionaire Grant Devlin is ruining my life. He exercises shirtless in his office, is notorious for his lunchtime hook-ups, he even yawns sexily. If I didn't need this job so bad, I'd take his black Amex and tell him where to swipe it.He doesn't even know I exist, but why would he? He jets off to Paris with supermodels, I spend Friday nights with Netflix and a chunk of Pepperidge Farm frozen cake—waiting for his call. Because every time he crashes his yacht, or blows $500k on a single roulette spin in Monte Carlo, I’m the PR girl who has to clean up his mess.But this time, it’s going to take more than just a fat charity donation. This time, the whole company is on the line. He needs to show investors that he’s settling down, and Step #1 is pretending to date a nice, stable girl until people forget about what happened with the Playboy Bunnies backstage at the Oscars.My plan is perfect, except for one thing:He picks me.The Billionaire Series:1. The Billionaire Bargain2. The Billionaire Secret3. The Billionaire Game4. The Billionaire Prize5. Billionaire with a Twist6. Billionaire on the Rocks

The Lawson Brothers Bundle: Books 1-3

Box set of the first three books in the Bestselling Lawson Brothers series - Love So Hot, Love So True, and Love So Irresistible.LOVE SO HOTBank Teller and all around good girl, Sydney McKnight, is tired of being the girl all the guys want to have as a friend. Who better to help unleash her inner vixen than her best friend and secret crush, Brody Lawson? Only, Sydney has no idea how to ask him, without their friendship going up in flames, until that is, the town of Jessamine's annual Firemen's Auction gives her the perfect excuse to set her plan into motion.Fire Captain Brody Lawson has been in love with his best friend, Sydney, for years, but he would never risk their friendship by confessing his feelings to her. So, when Sydney beats out the competition to buy his time at the annual Firemen's Auction, Brody can hardly believe his luck until she asks him to teach her how to seduce a fellow fireman.Now, it’s up to Brody to show Sydney how perfect she already is and convince her that the only man for her is him, because if Sydney is going to seduce any man, it’s going to be him. And once he has her in his bed, he’s not letting her go.Love So TrueSingle mom, Bailey Yates, has had enough of bad boys to last her the next eighteen years. She’s always been a sucker for them, and Jessamine’s ultimate bad boy, Lucas Lawson, is no exception for her. So, when he returns to town, naturally she’s drawn to him. And naturally, she must avoid him at all costs—no matter how attracted she is to him. She’ll give him a job, and keep her distance…until Lucas saves her son from a hit and run.Finally, Lucas Lawson is a free man. After serving five years in prison for embezzlement, he’s come home to Jessamine to right the wrongs he committed against his friends and family. But, it won’t be easy. For starters, the brother he’s looked up to his entire life wants nothing to do with him, and no one in town trusts Lucas enough to give him a chance to make amends. Until, Bailey Yates gives him a job at her family’s diner. All former Navy SEAL Mason Lawson craves is solitude. Unfortunately, his new neighbor won’t allow him the peace he so desperately needs. Between the traffic and the music, Mason is constantly on edge—not exactly what the doctor ordered for someone recovering from a bullet to the leg. However, when he finally has enough and confronts his neighbor, nothing can prepare him for how hot he’d get for the teacher next door.Love So IrresistiblePiano teacher Skylar Jernigan loves everything about the town of Jessamine—from the quaint Main Street shops to the people who own them. Unfortunately, once she’s chewed up and spit out by her sexy neighbor, Skylar begins to question her decision to move to a new town. Until, that is, she learns he’s suffering from a war wound and refuses to have anything to do with his family.Now, Skylar is determined to help Mason recover—mentally, physically and socially—until he turns the tables and sets out to seduce Skylar right out of her meddling ways. Only seduction turns into something more and soon, Mason can’t stop looking for excuses to be with her. But when the Navy wants Mason to reenlist for a dangerous mission, will Skylar be too irresistible for him to leave?More Books in the Lawson Brother series are available for purchase separately:Love So TemptingLove So PerfectLove So UnexpectedLove So RightLove So Wild

Tell Me No Lies (Lily's House Book 2)

Tessa Needs a Husband—and Fast!With her trust fund in jeopardy, Tessa Crawford enters into a relationship with a mysterious neighbor that soon turns into something more dangerous than either of them could have imagined.Two days before her wedding, Tessa Crawford’s world crumbles, leaving her hurt and betrayed. Worse, if Tessa doesn’t marry and receive her trust fund, her sister Lily will lose her house and the homeless girls she helps will have nowhere to go.But Tessa can’t marry just anyone, can she?Gage Braxton, the guy from next door, is willing to help her out, but rumors hint that he's an ex-con. Tessa quickly finds herself attracted to a man who has no intention of ever falling in love or of passing on his terrible legacy.When Tessa stumbles across evidence that may be proof of Gage’s innocence, suspects begin to line up. Someone is willing to kill again to see that the truth remains buried, and if Tessa doesn’t hurry and solve the old murder, she will lose not only her chance at love but may become the murderer’s next victim.Rachel Branton has created an exciting, romantic story with a new take on a theme that never gets old.Note: All the stories in the Lily's House series are complete stories without cliffhangers. Reading all of them will catch you up with characters in previous novels, but you do not have to read them in order. Enjoy!

Can't Help Falling In Love (The Sullivans Book 3)

"An amazing love story with an amazing hero that keeps you hooked!" 5 starsGabe Sullivan risks his life every day as a firefighter in San Francisco. But after learning a brutal lesson about professional boundaries, he knows better than to risk his heart to his fire victims ever again. Especially the brave mother and daughter he saved from a deadly apartment fire...and can't stop thinking about.Megan Harris knows she owes the heroic firefighter everything for running into a burning building to save her and her seven-year-old daughter. Everything except her heart. Because after losing her navy pilot husband five years ago, she has vowed to never suffer through loving - and losing - a man with a dangerous job again.Only, when Gabe and Megan meet again and uncontrollable flames of desire ignite between them, how can he possibly ignore her courage, determination, and beauty? And how can she deny not only his strong bond with her daughter...but the way his sweetly sensual kisses are challenging her to risk everything she's been guarding for so long? If one - or both - of them aren't careful, they just might end up falling in love.CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE is part of Bella Andre's #1 bestselling series about The Sullivans. While it can easily be read as a stand-alone story, you'll likely enjoy reading the other books, too."It's official: Bella Andre is my addiction. With each book I fall even harder for the Sullivans!""Can't Help Falling in Love is the perfect example of why I love romance novels. In fact, I can say that about the entire Sullivans series! The exciting meet, one or both of them resisting the spark of attraction, the first explosive kiss leading to rock-my-world sex, overcoming conflict while falling in love, and living happily ever after. It's rare that I find a book that does it ALL just as I want.""Gabe Sullivan is one of the best heroes I've read in romance!""It's a wonder that the pages don't singe your hands!""Thank goodness there are more Sullivans!"* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
THE SULLIVANSThe Look of LoveFrom This Moment OnCan't Help Falling In Love 
I Only Have Eyes For YouIf You Were MineLet Me Be The OneCome A Little Bit CloserAlways On My MindKissing Under The MistletoeOne Perfect Night 
The Way You Look TonightIt Must Be Your LoveJust To Be With You 
I Love How You Love MeAll I Ever Need Is YouEvery Beat Of My Heart 
Now That I've Found YouSince I Fell For YouSweeter Than EverThe Best Is Yet To ComeCan't Take My Eyes Off Of YouYou Do Something To MeEvery Time We Fall In LoveYour Love Is MineThere Goes My Heart
Bella Andre's New York Times and USA Today bestselling novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world and she has sold more than 9 million books so far! Known for "sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance" (Publishers Weekly), her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine "Red Hot Reads" twice and have been translated into ten languages. There are more than 50,000 5 star reviews for Bella Andre's books on Goodreads!

The Return (Second Chance Flower Shop Book 1)

Ria Phillips has a plan. Stay strong. Stay busy. Stay focused on what's important. And don't start daydreaming again about a certain pair of soulful hazel eyes.No, it won't be easy. Jacob Worth was her first love. Her first time. Her first everything. Until he left town one day without explanation. He broke her heart back then, but she's not a teenager with a crush anymore. She's an adult--with a plan.In the past eight years, Ria has built a good life for herself in her small hometown. She and her friends have used their creativity and business savvy to turn the little florist shop she inherited into an astonishing success. She's got more than enough in her life to be proud of, and she's going to make sure Jacob sees that.She's not going to let him rattle her. She's not going to watch him from afar, even if he's even hotter than before. And she's definitely not going to fall into bed with him. Or, if she accidentally slips up, it will only be once.She learned her lesson a long time ago, and she's not going to fall for Jacob again.

No Reservations (Special Ops: Tribute Book 1)

Bridget Needham knows first-hand how a Special Ops man can shatter a girl’s heart. She’s still kicking herself over the one that got away… after watching him get down on one knee and propose to someone else.After giving up her career to re-open her aunt’s struggling bed-and-breakfast inn, the last thing she needs is a sexy-as-sin SEAL showing up on her doorstep—especially when the secrets of her past still threaten to keep her from holding onto love. Besides, this guy might have a Greek god bod and an impressively large power drill, but he also has a girlfriend two thousand miles away. Former Navy SEAL Maddox Kerry hadn’t intentionally landed himself in Annapolis during Commissioning Week—the one week when it’s next-to-impossible to find a place to stay. So it’s mission-critical that he convince an adorably awkward innkeeper whose bed-and-breakfast is closed for renovations to let him stay.And hey, if he finds himself hoping for a little more than the customary turn-down service, who can blame him?Yet every time the chemistry sparks between them, she runs for cover. Any other guy would shrug his shoulders and move on. But he can’t walk away when he senses the pain behind her prim exterior.Because Maddox Kerry isn’t any other guy.

Wild Irish Rose (The Merriams Book 1)

Millions of readers have fallen in love with Ava's bestselling books...come join the family with this feel-good page-turner that will inspire you to never let fear stop you from finding love.International Bestselling Author Ava Miles kicks off her new series with an irreverent hero, two well-intentioned matchmakers, and a heroine as beautiful as a wild Irish rose. Trevor Merriam doesn’t like being ordered around by his older brother, much less to a sleepy Irish village to complete a business deal for their family company. Worse: the owner of the land he needs to buy doesn’t want him there. In fact, Becca O’Neill loathes him so much that she won’t even serve him the award-winning scones her famed Wild Irish Rose Bed and Breakfast is known for.Even worse than that (and not getting scones is bad in Trevor’s book): Becca has an ornery cat, a mischievous Irish setter, and a lovesick alpaca that delights in chasing him around. Then there’s the woman herself. If she weren’t so indignant about his business offer, they might have a good romance budding. Worst of all: his Uncle Arthur and Aunt Clara Hale show up from Dare Valley hoping to help him get hitched—not exactly the help he was looking for.How in the world is he going to make this deal with his heart—and his dignity—staying intact?PRAISE:"Ava's story is witty and charming." Barbara Freethy #1 New York Times Bestselling Author on Nora Roberts Land"On par with Nicholas Sparks' love stories." Jennifer's Corner Blog “The constant love, and the tasteful sexual interludes, bring a sensual, dynamic tension to this appealing story.” Publisher’s Weekly"I am adding Ava Miles to my list of always reads like Susan Mallery, Jill Shalvis, Kristen Ashley, and NORA ROBERTS." Marjay's Reading Blog"Miles' story savvy, sense of humor, respect for her readers and empathy for her characters shine through..." USA Today on The Gate to Everything