Is he a sophisticated big-city lawyer, or an easygoing small-town woodworker? And if she's not a career-driven high-powered attorney, then who is she? Can Buck and Nichelle find trust enough to discard their masks and discover just how alike—and in love—they really are?
He's only got one rule: no lawyers. She's a lawyer.
Burned by experience, Buck’s got a rule for a reason. After walking away from a lucrative legal position, he’s found peace in Beckley. Farm life is simple, and his woodworking business is thriving. He’s not interested in trading his work boots for wingtips and rejoining the rat race. He’s ready to settle down, and she’s the most compelling woman he’s ever met. Even if she is a lawyer.
She's only got one requirement: no a✿✿holes. He's an a✿✿hole.
After a disastrous encounter in a trendy bar, Nichelle is convinced that he’s a bulky mass of beard and bad attitude. She’s got a sleek car, luxurious condo, and elegant designer clothes. Family comes first, and her legal career is on the fastest track. She’s never met a problem she needed help solving, but he sees the painful truth beneath her polished façade. Even if he is an a✿✿hole.
They're perfect together. They just don't know it yet.
Welcome to the small-town world of Beckley, Michigan. The two-lane roads are long and winding, the many lakes are cool and blue, and the dense forests are green and shaded. Summer gives way to russet autumn, and fall becomes icy winter. The weather's getting colder, but things are heating up for all your favorite characters. The people are warm, friendly, smart, funny–and very, very real. When you need a place to call home, Beckley welcomes you—and sometimes the family you choose is as strong as the bonds you're born with.
If you like small-town romance, you'll like Beckley. If you like smart heroines who balance demanding professional careers with a commitment to family, friends, and finding love, then you'll definitely like it here. If you like strong, sexy, hard-working heroes who have not-so-secret soft spots for kids, dogs, and classic cars, you may find that you never want to leave!
Knowing Nichelle is the third in the Beckley's Daughters Romance series. It can be read as a stand-alone story, but continuing readers will recognize many of the characters and locations. This series is recommended for adult readers and contains explicit language and intimate situations.
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Brian Daniels embraces his small-town, slow-paced, lakeside life. After years of heartbreak at the hands of his first love, he’s finally free. A gorgeous brunette—fast-driving and karaoke-singing—physics professor offers an exciting diversion. Opposites attract, but the sudden appearance of a blonde on a Harley threatens to throw a monkey wrench in the works. Will the promise of the future be stronger than the pull of the ghosts from his past?
When a freak accident ends his baseball career, Chet finds his second chance writing a series of retro-detective novels. He's on a deadline and can't afford a distraction-especially not in the form of a vivacious blonde innkeeper who challenges everything he believes about himself.
Professional chef Aerin Buckholtz owns a vintage lodge and fifteen cabins on a secluded lake in the Michigan woods.
Betrayed by her best friend and self-conscious about her appearance, Aerin believes that romance isn't meant for her. She's building her business-and working to earn good reviews seems safer than admitting her attraction to a handsome former athlete who feels far out of her league.
Can Aerin and Chet learn to see themselves through each other's eyes and accept a love neither one saw coming?