Synopses & Reviews
Home to the Fletcher family for generations, Dare Island is a fishing village rocked by changing times--its traditions slipping away like sands of the North Carolina coast. Single dad and fishing boat captain Matt Fletcher deferred his own dreams to support his innkeeper parents and build a future for his sixteen-year-old son. Matt has learned to weather life's storms by steering a steady emotional course...and keeping a commitment-free approach to love.
Newcomer Allison Carter came to Dare Island to escape the emotional demands of her wealthy family. The young teacher aims to build a life here, to make a lasting place for herself. She doesn't want to be another Woman Who Once Dated Matt Fletcher. It's both tempting and dangerous to believe she can be something more.
Then Matt's brother Luke makes a sudden return home, with a child of his own--and a request that will change all their lives. With a child's welfare at stake, Matt must turn to Allison to teach him to let go of the past, open his eyes...and follow his heart.
"A story as fresh as the Carolina ocean breezes...it's always a joy to read Virginia Kantra."—JoAnn Ross, New York Times
"Virginia Kantra is one of my favorite authors."—Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author
Praise for LuAnn McLane and the Cricket Creek novels
“McLane writes a romantic, light-hearted, feel good story.”—Romance Reviews Today
“No one does Southern love like LuAnn McLane!”—The Romance Dish
“Charming, romantic…A real hit!”—Fresh Fiction
“McLane packs secrets, sex, and sparks of gentle humor in an inviting picnic basket of Southern charm.”—Ft. Meyers Magazine
“McLanes trademark devilish dialogue is in fine form for this series.”—Publishers Weekly
Three popular erotic romance authors heat up the holidays with all- new stories.
Three bestselling authors steam up the pages with sexy tales of women who earn spots on Santa's naughty list...
In LuAnn McLane's Hot Whisper, a woman is stranded in a small town when a sexy local offers her lodging, eggnog-and more-to wait out the cold winter night.
In Susanna Carr's Hot for the Holidays, corporate rivals become lovers, thanks to an office Christmas party gone wild.
And in Janice Maynard's Hot Arctic Nights, a B&B in the far reaches of Alaska promises bed, breakfast and beyond for the new female manager and a hot tenant.
Liam Bennett staked his claim to Tanti Baci after stepping in to help the Baci sisters save their family legacy. But Giuliana Baci doubts his motives. They've been at odds since the hot summer long ago that ended in heartache. With the fate of the winery on the line, the former lovers need to get a handle on their barely leashed hostilities-and the attraction that still draws them toward each other.
Cricket Creek, Kentucky, is a sweet river town known for its baseball, shopping, and cuisine. After finally rebounding from the recession, the residents are ready to repair their livesand their hearts
After two very public broken engagements with two very famous men, Addison Monroe is ready to avoid the spotlight. She decides to put her wedding planning experience to good use by opening a bridal boutique. Setting up shop in small town Kentucky is the perfect way to escape prying eyes and live a quiet, single life.
Investment consultant Reid Greenfield is fed up with weddingsand not his own. Hes certain his sisters plan to turn their family farm into a wedding reception venue will lead to bankruptcy. Reid hopes that city girl Addison will be an ally in getting his sister to change her mind before she loses her savings. Instead, Addison adores the idea and jumps on board. Its a risky businessespecially once romance gets involved. But sometimes a little risk brings a huge reward
About the Author
LuAnn McLane lives in Florence, Kentucky, just outside Cincinnati, Ohio. When she takes breaks from writing, she enjoys long walks with her husband, watching chick flicks with her daughter, and trying to keep up with her three active sons.
Susanna Carr started reading romances when she was ten years old and shows no signs of stopping. Romantic Times finds her award-winning work "fun, sexy and romantic" while "filled with sexual tension and explosive passion."
Janice Maynard grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and later married her high school sweetheart. She taught kindergarten and second grade for fifteen years near Knoxville, Tennessee, in the foothills of the beautiful Smoky Mountains. In the fall of 2002, she left the classroom to write full time.