After almost dying in an avalanche, Dax O’Donnell makes a promise to himself: get serious about life and his career. His playboy ways might be fun, but he needs to plan for his future. Applying to paramedic school has always been a dream, but is he smart enough to succeed?
Lexi Henderson has loved Dax since joining the ski patrol team at Castle Ridge Resort. Knowing he’s a playboy, she’s kept her distance, but when he’s rescued from an avalanche she kisses him and sparks both of their desires. But he thinks she has a boyfriend—another playboy, and she keeps a major secret. Or two.
Dax suggests fun lessons to turn Lexi’s quiet and rigid attitude around. But when fun turns to passion, he must ask, is she willing to make the playboy switch?
In this secret identity tale, love overcomes secrets and lies.
Other books in the series include The Romance Dance, The Christmas Match, The Flirtation Game, and The Billionaire's Ploy.
5 of 5 STARS! "I was just going to take it for a test ride but once started couldn't stop."-Tammy
5 of 5 STARS! "Small town romance...HEA...ski patrollers. I can't wait to read more by the author."-Jason
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.
After being abandoned by his fiancée and his fans because of a disfiguring accident, former classical pianist Reed O’Donnell returns home to hide. He’s pieced his life back together becoming a landlord and remodel construction specialist, but shies away from a social life.
Ex-ballerina Quinn Petrov moved to Castle Ridge and invested her money to start a dance studio with plans to put down roots. She wants to get involved in the community to promote her business and make real friends, not the acquaintances she’d made in New York. When she meets her secretive and sexy landlord, she’s intrigued but he always seems to be hiding behind a mask.
Reed can’t stop the attraction he feels toward his new tenant, but she’s beautiful and outgoing, while he is not. When his younger brother begs him to help impress Quinn, Reed 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 this modern take of Cyrano de Bergerac meets Beauty and the Beast, Quinn and Reed dance their way into each other’s hearts.
Other books in the series include The Christmas Match, The Flirtation Game, The Playboy Switch, and The Billionaire's Ploy.
5 of 5 STARS! "Wow!!! This was a beautiful and intriguing story."-Jennifer
5 of 5 STARS! "Great love story. After the pain and heartache both the characters find love."-Elaine
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
And that his best friend has a crush on me.
And that I just moved in with them.
Oh, did I not mention we’re roommates?
I suppose it doesn’t matter. Fitzy has made it clear he’s not interested in me, even though the sparks between us are liable to burn our house down. I’m not the kind of girl who chases after a man, though, and I’m not about to start. I’ve got my hands full dealing with a new school, a sleazy professor, and an uncertain future. So if my sexy brooding roomie wises up and realizes what he’s missing?
He knows where to find me.
After heartache at a young age, single mother Danielle Marstrand has finally found her place in her hometown. A good job, a good home, a great daughter—nothing can sway her from her course until Luke Logan returns to their small Colorado mountain ski town.
Champion skier Luke Logan is ready to return home to Castle Ridge, even if he’s not quite sure the town’s ready to welcome him. Especially his high school sweetheart Danielle. Nursing an injury that nearly ended his career, Luke’s struggling to get back more than his range of motion…he’s hoping returning to where his career began might help reignite the passion he’s lost. But instead of discovering his passion for skiing he discovered the daughter he never knew he had.
Hurt that Danielle never told him about Brianna, Luke is determined to know his child. Danielle’s reluctant to allow Luke in, fearing he’ll just leave again, but she’s willing to compromise when Luke suggests fake dating with Brianna tagging along. Why then, does a kiss for show feel oh so real?
In this classic reunion story, love finds a second chance.
Other books in the series include The Romance Dance, The Flirtation Game, The Playboy Switch, and The Billionaire's Ploy.
5 of 5 STARS! "Second chance romance...never anticipating the hero's reaction..."-Cashmere
4 of 5 STARS! "Full of second chances, lies, longing, secrets, steamy moments and love."-Sairaika
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.