ON ANY GIVEN SUNDAE
When Elizabeth’s uncle Siegfried and Rob’s uncle Pauly rush off to Europe for a month in summer, they temporarily relinquish the reins of their ice cream shop to their respective niece and nephew — two people who may have grown up practically next door to each other but who have next to nothing in common.
Shy and inexperienced at love, Elizabeth is a frizzy-haired dessert cookbook writer who stutters painfully when nervous and is only comfortable with her tiny circle of cooking pals. She must come out of hiding to help her uncle, but she’s convinced her childhood crush, Rob, barely knows she exists.
A former football star who left home after high school, Rob made a splash in the big city and never looked back. He returns home to help out, but was always intimidated by quiet, brainy girls like “Frizzy Lizzy.” And then there’s his dear Italian mother, who’s bent on lining up potential hometown brides for him. Rob has an idea that just might help them both, but it involves a bit of family deception. Neither of them are used to playing games of pretense, but can love, hot summer nights and, maybe, some chocolate sauce, caramel and whipped cream…turn their farce into reality?
**A novel included in the New York Times bestselling collection LOVE, LAUGHTER & HAPPILY EVER AFTERS!**
Who needs a man when you have a pint of fresh Wisconsin ice cream and full access to Cary Grant on The Movie Channel? That’s what second-grade teacher and MGM-devotee Caitlin Walsh believes. After being left at the altar by her ambitious rat of an ex-fiancé, Cait has rededicated her life to her students and to the citizens of small-town Ridgewood Grove.
But when the school’s new financial director, Garrett Ellis, cancels the much-beloved Harvest Hoopla festival, Cait rallies the staff to fight the decision, which puts her in direct conflict with the most formidable man she’s ever encountered.
Shannon Quinn is the small-town girl who runs “Holiday Quinn” — a holiday-themed inn/resort based in scenic Door County, Wisconsin. One winter evening, wealthy Minneapolis businessman, Bram Hartwick, blows into town along with the fast-falling snow.
The sparks Bram and Shannon create succeed in heating up the chilly Midwestern night, not to mention plenty of holiday weekends in the year that follows…
THE SWEET TEMPTATIONS COLLECTION
The USA TODAY bestselling boxed set of all three of these light and luscious contemporary romances: ON ANY GIVEN SUNDAE, DOUBLE DIPPING, and HOLIDAY MAN.
PRIDE, PREJUDICE AND THE PERFECT MATCH
An original, contemporary Austen-inspired romance…
A single mother and an ER doctor meet on an Internet dating site—each for reasons that have little to do with finding their perfect match—in this modern, Austen-inspired story. It’s a tribute to the power of both “pride” and “prejudice” in bringing two people romantically together, despite their mutual insistence that they should stay apart…
Would an Elizabeth Bennet by any other name be as appealing to a Darcy?
Beth Ann Bennet isn’t looking for love. She’s an aspiring social worker using an online alias to study sex-role stereotypes. Dr. William Darcy isn’t looking for love either. He’s just trying to fund his new clinic by winning a major bet. Both think Lady Catherine’s Love Match Website will help them get what they want—fast, easy and without endangering their hearts. Both are in for a big surprise.
Pride, Prejudice and the Perfect Match…where true love is just a fib and a click away.
PRIDE, PREJUDICE AND THE PERFECT BET
The companion book to Pride, Prejudice and the Perfect Match and a new Austen-inspired romance! **Note to readers – this story is part of the “Perfect” series, but it can be enjoyed as a standalone novel.**
The course of true love doesn’t always run smooth — not even for millionaire bachelors…
Everyone thought Beth Ann Bennet and Dr. Will Darcy had an unexpected romance in Perfect Match. Now, Beth’s best friend, Jane Henderson, and Will’s first cousin, Bingley McNamara, begin their own unlikely love story in Perfect Bet, which starts at the Darcy/Bennet wedding when they find themselves in the roles of maid of honor and best man for the newlyweds.
Jane is an interning school psychologist and a woman who wears an angelic mask in public, but she’s not as sweet tempered as she’d like everyone to believe. Turns out, she may have just crossed paths with the one person who’ll unnerve her enough to get her to reveal her true self.
As for Bingley, he’s a wealthy, flirtatious and compulsively social guru of finance, who likes to wager on stocks and, let’s face it, on just about anything that strikes his fancy. But this dedicated ladies’ man may have finally met the woman who’ll challenge his bachelor ways!
Pride, Prejudice and the Perfect Bet…where life’s biggest gamble is the game of love.
THE PERFECT PAIR
A boxed set containing a pair of fast-paced romantic comedies with a nod to Jane Austen! These two light contemporary romances — Pride, Prejudice and the Perfect Match & Pride, Prejudice and the Perfect Bet — are companion novels but they can be enjoyed as stand-alone stories.
ALL ABOUT US
Winterfest is heating up in Abbott Springs…
As the town’s yearly festival kicks off, cold days turn into steamy nights, new flames will be ignited, and old romances will be rekindled.
THE MIRABELLE HARBOR SERIES
Take a Chance on Me (July 2015) — Chance and Nia’s Story — In matters of the heart, would you risk it all?
The One That I Want (July 2015) — Julia’s Story — Sometimes the person you think will be best for you isn’t the one you really want.
You Give Love a Bad Name (January 2016) — Blake and Vicky’s Story — No matter what you call it, with love there’s an exception to every rule.
Stranger on the Shore (June 2016) — Marianna’s Story — The most unexpected gifts can be found where the land meets the sea.
One Night Love Affair (March 2017) — Sharlene and Declan’s Story — Could one sizzling night turn into a love that has a shot at lasting forever?
Coming Home (September 2017) — Rocket Man/Abby and Rick’s Story & Someone Like You/Chandler and Jaleina’s Story — Sometimes what you think you’re returning to isn’t what you’d really left behind.
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