The Heartbreak Contract

Castle Ridge Small Town Romance

Book 6
Alice Fairbanks-Burton
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 Love on the dotted line.

Self-made sports and entertainment agent Vivienne Tucker knows no one in the frozen town of Castle Ridge is going to melt her heart. No one can. She’s been on her own for too long and while her skin might appear soft, she’s as tough as nails.

Paul Bradford is a devoted family man to his younger siblings, whose heart and life belong to the town he grew up in. He’s not used to taking time for himself or relationships, but after an anonymous one-night stand, he can’t forget the ice queen who heated at his touch and ignited a passion he thought he’d lost. Until the next day when he spies her kissing someone else.

Vivienne never expected to see Paul again until she discovers he’s the older brother of her newest client. An older brother who doesn’t approve of her client’s career choice. An older brother who stirs up desire she’s tried so hard to forget.

When her client is involved in a possibly career-ending accident, Vivienne and Paul must put aside their differences and work together. But what if working together makes them both re-think the heartbreak contract they’d agreed upon?

The Heartbreak Contract is an introductory novella to the Castle Ridge series. Other books in the series include The Romance Dance, The Christmas Match, The Flirtation Game, The Playboy Switch, and The Billionaire's Ploy.

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About the author

 Allie Burton has always been a reader and writer. She wrote her first novel at the age of twelve when she was stranded at a hospital by a snowstorm. Receiving her first romance from her grandmother, she fell in love with the genre. As an adult, she read young adult books with her own teens and was excited to find something fresh and new. Now, she writes both.

Having so many jobs as a teen and adult became great research material for the stories she writes. She has been everything from a bike police officer to a mascot escort to an advertising executive. She has lived on three continents and in four states and has studied art, fashion design, and marine biology.

Allie is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and Romance Writers of America. She loves to ski, golf, and run. Currently, she lives in Colorado with her husband and two children.

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Publisher
Alice Fairbanks-Burton
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Published on
Mar 30, 2018
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Pages
200
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ISBN
9780996302487
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Medical
Fiction / Romance / Collections & Anthologies
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Western
Fiction / Sagas
Fiction / Small Town & Rural
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 Castle Ridge—romance with heat and heart.

Welcome to the small town of Castle Ridge where love takes you higher. Sweeping mountain vistas, large mansions, and gorgeous men line the streets. Romance is in the mountain air with these three full novels.

The Romance Dance

After being abandoned by his fiancée and his fans, former classical pianist Reed O’Donnell returns home to hide. Ex-ballerina Quinn Petrov moved to Castle Ridge to start a dance studio and put down roots. When she meets her secretive and sexy landlord, she’s intrigued but he always seems to be hiding behind a mask.

When Reed’s younger brother begs him to help impress Quinn, he can’t say no. Using the musical language of love, he woos Quinn for his brother, but when his own mask slips will he reveal his secrets?

In a slow sashay to desire, Quinn and Reed dance their way into each other’s hearts.

The Christmas Match

After heartache at a young age, single mother Danielle Marstrand has found her place in her hometown. A good job, a good home, a great daughter—nothing can sway her from her course. Champion skier Luke Logan is returning to where his career began to reignite the passion he’s lost. But instead of discovering his passion for skiing, he discovered the daughter he never knew he had.

Danielle is reluctant to allow Luke in fearing he’ll leave again. To get to know his child, he suggests fake dating. If it’s pretend why then, does a kiss for show feel oh so real?

In this classic reunion story, love finds a second chance.

The Flirtation Game

Celebrity chef Michael Marstrand returns to his hometown to star in a television show. What he doesn’t know is the sous chef expected to be named head chef and the reality program is called Kitchen Catastrophe. With contracts already signed, sous chef Isabel O’Donnell must work for the man she’s had a crush on since middle school. A man who’s stolen her job.

With the hidden cameras rolling, Michael tries to make the day-to-day routine boring so Kitchen Catastrophe will never air, but between an interfering producer and the simmering attraction between Michael and Isabel the reality show has everything: drama, fights, and sex.

In this best friend’s brother conflict, love isn’t all that’s cooking.

5 of 5 STARS! "The Flirtation Game was my introduction to not only a witty author, but a flirtatiously innovative series."-Isha

5 of 5 STARS! "Love it."-Jenny

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