Rocking away on her peaceful front porch, Betty Grafton receives sad news which forces her to relive the darkest moments of her life. Surrounded by her family, a captive audience hanging onto her every word, she weaves the tale of how an unlikely and controversial friendship shaped her into the woman she is today. Exposing her own mistakes, fears, and soul deep heartbreak, Betty shares the hard truth about growing up in the South in the 1960's.
Rose Severin, speaks to the dead or at least she pretends to until she can earn enough money to make her way to New York and become a famous actress like her mother. Travis Burnett is resolved to rid the frontier town of imposters like Rose. But Eugenia thinks the fiery Rose is just the woman for her obstinate son. She schemes to keep Rose at the family ranch where Travis soon realizes that the supposed spiritualist is more than just a pretty swindler.
"Excellent Western Romance!"
When it comes to getting what he wants, Asher Barrington is a hammer who is known for crushing his opponents. From the moment Emily walks into his office and challenges him, winning takes on a whole new meaning. The only thing standing between Emily Harris and her goal to open a museum for the blind is an arrogant, sexy as hell billionaire, who thinks sleeping with her will not complicate the situation. He won't change. She won't back down. But together they sizzle.
"Always Mine review"
Piper Anderson has been given a fresh start in the picturesque town of Edenville, North Carolina. But her plans of settling into a normal life are derailed when she witnesses a prominent judge in her community committing a violent assault. Running from her own past and fueled by a passion to make the judge answer for his crimes, Piper is forced to decide if she'll play by the rules or achieve justice in her own way.
"What a Surprise"
The second oldest of the Callaway clan, Aiden Callaway veered from the family tradition of urban firefighting and became a smokejumper, never questioning his choice until the job took the life of his friend, Kyle, and left Aiden with injuries and fractured memories. Everyone blames Aiden for what happened, but he doesn't remember, nor is he sure he wants to remember. The truth may clear Aiden of blame but destroy Kyle's reputation and hurt the people he left behind.
"Enticing story to the end!"
Telling James West he can't do something is like telling lightning it can't strike. The only thing that crosses his mind is, "challenge accepted." Finally sitting at the helm of his family's oil company, James is ready to conquer the industry. The gorgeous, mysterious woman who keeps crossing his path looks like the perfect distraction from the stress of his new role. He'll have to choose between having her in his corner at West Oil or taking her to his bed.
"Libby's voice was pretty annoying"
Dax Marshall isn't the type of man a woman takes home to meet her parents. He's a business shark who has never let anything as insignificant as caring stop him from taking over a company. Some call him heartless, but he doesn't see the value of caring about anyone or anything until he meets Kenzi. Her happiness becomes his obsession. Kenzi Barrington has tried to be the person her family needed her to be, but she doesn't want to lie anymore. She turns to the one man she knows is strong enough to hear the truth.
Lance Barrington's priority is business, not pleasure. Only one woman has ever been able to turn him inside out: Willa Chambers, his sister's best friend. Forbidden. Scandalous. Unforgettable. They've spent the last 10 years trying to forget one night. When Willa and Lance are thrown together again, things heat up fast. Loving him almost destroyed her the first time. This time, will it heal her?
"Book is better"
Her husband died suddenly and mysteriously, potential enemies surround her, bankruptcy looms, and the fabulous Black Trinity necklace that was to be her financial security has vanished. Now desperate and alone, Hannah McGarry has no choice but to turn to Archer Donovan, one-time silent partner in her late husband's Pearl Cove pearl-farming venture.Archer would like to forget he'd ever heard of Pearl Cove and the dark memories it conjures up.
"Not a mystery story"
Dean Henderson never backs down from a challenge. No matter the cost or the opponent, when it comes to business, if he wants it he gets it. No exceptions. Tessa Brooks left her small town to get out of the spotlight of being the preacher's daughter. Boston is the perfect place to blend in and finally be herself. A low profile job in the HR office of Poly-Shyn fits perfectly into the life she is creating. When Dean takes over as the new CEO, sparks fly. Tessa grew up hearing about the difference between right and wrong, but no one ever told her that wrong could feel so good.
"B story and B- narration"
Young. Beautiful. Idealistic. Proud. Gigi was raised outside the Andrade clan, but it has left her with an ache she cannot deny. When she's invited to her brothers' weddings, she refuses at first, then changes her mind and attends without telling anyone. She won't let herself love them, but she can't stay away. It's a recipe for disappointment and heartbreak...especially when she throws herself at her brother's best friend, Kane.
"The narrator couldn't be worse. Awful."
Brice Henderson traded everything for power and success. His company was closing a deal that would cement his spot at the top. The last thing he needed was a distraction from the past. Lena Razzi had spent years trying to forget Brice Henderson. When offered the opportunity of a lifetime, would she take the risk even if the price would be another broken heart?
"One White Lie"
Donovan International is a power to be reckoned with in the dazzling and cutthroat worldwide gem trade -- and is therefore a target for the murderous greed of unscrupulous competitors. Though a shrewd businesswoman, Honor Donovan has been effectively shut out of the dangerous family enterprise by the Donovan males -- until her favorite brother, Kyle, mysteriously vanishes along with a fortune in stolen amber.
Faith Donovan is famous for crafting exquisite jewelry studded with fabulous gems. But the dangerous task of acquiring the rare rubies she needs for her art has taught Faith to be wary of anyone outside her own family - especially someone like Owen Walker, an adventurer with an intimate knowledge of the ruby trade and man's murderous greed. But now necessity has thrown the them together, as they venture into the shadowy world of the wealthy and mysterious Montegeaus in search of quality stones.
Frankie Cooper has grown up surrounded by her outrageous family in the small town of Edenville, North Carolina. The problem with growing up with a suffocating family is that even though her 18th birthday is behind her they still don't see her as an adult. But when she's finally in the arms of the man she's been dreaming about, none of that matters. She's been in love with Maxwell for years and nothing will get in the way of starting her life with him.
Shaun Henderson learned young that the best defense is to strike first. It's perfect in business but not in matters of the heart. Morgan Pereira had walked away from a high-profile position to protect her son. Years later she is given another opportunity to climb the corporate ladder. Taking the job opens wounds Morgan thought had healed. If Shaun really does want her, he'll have to learn that some things can't be forced. Love plays by its own rules.
Wild and restless, Kyle Donovan has freed himself from the constraints of his family's high-powered gem-trading empire to rove the world as a treasure hunter. Now the president of Donovan International has given Kyle an assignment with explosive ramifications. When one of China's legendary cultural treasures is stolen, Lianne Blakely, a mysterious and beautiful jade expert, is accused of the theft. It's Kyle's job to get to the bottom of what could be a potential disaster for the Donovans.
Looking back can seem daunting. Moving forward can seem impossible. With an old friend back in her life, will Betty hold on to yesterday even if it tears her apart? The past can't be rewritten, but the world can be changed - especially if Betty and her family in Edenville have anything to do with it.
"Standing . . . and Facing the Past"
Nine years ago, Katie and Scott Monroe were blessed beyond their wildest dreams with identical triplets, Sammie, Alex, and Jackie. Three beautiful daughters and two adoring parents formed the picture-perfect party of five. But this tight-knit family unravels when the three little girls go to see a movie, but only one emerges from the darkness of the theatre. How could Sammie and Alex vanish without a trace? Until - or unless - Sammie and Alex are found safe, this picture-perfect family can't be put back together again.
"I Enjoyed This Book"
Dr. Eve Lovegood is an expert on relationships. Deemed the "Love Doctor" on a national radio show, she gives daily advice to all those baffled by the opposite sex. But none of her listeners would ever guess that her own painful marriage has left her bitter and disillusioned towards the institution. After all, who would take advice from someone who doesn't believe in love?Jake Murphy has tried for years to be a success on his own - without the aid of his trust fund and despite the constant disapproval from his parents. He's proud his construction company is something that shows his real worth.
"Short and sweet"