Believing Love

Various Minded Books
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~Book 0.5 in the Welcome to Hardy Falls series~


Sometimes love needs a second chance to make things right…


June Esperanza doesn’t like to look back. She’s made a great life for herself in Hardy Falls, despite thinking she’d escape the small town a long time before now.  It was difficult getting through a devastating breakup fifteen years ago, but she’s totally over him. At least, that’s what she thought until he walked back into her life…


Calvin Hardy has never forgotten his biggest regret: leaving June and the small Pennsylvania town behind. When a series of circumstances brings him home to Hardy Falls, he’s more determined than ever to right the ultimate wrong in his life. There’s only one problem— June doesn’t trust a word he says.


As Calvin puts his everything into winning June’s heart, she struggles to repel his advances. In the end, it may take something incredible to break through her wall of heartache and make her fall in love all over again.


Welcome to Hardy Falls, a little town nestled in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, where love has a way of sneaking in and catching you by surprise--even when you thought you had locked all the doors.


Books in the Welcome to Hardy Falls series –

Book 0.5:  Believing Love (June and Calvin)

Book 1:  Handling Love (Hannah and Deacon)

Book 2:  Trusting Love (Josie and Mat)

Book 2.5:  Expecting Love, a Welcome to Hardy Falls novella

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About the author

Betsy Horvath is the author of the "Welcome to Hardy Falls" series—contemporary romance novels set in a little town full of interesting people nestled in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.  


Her books are the direct result of having been raised on a steady diet of old MGM musicals, Nancy Drew, and Harlequin romances.  These forces combined to ensure that the only things she ever wanted to read or write had happy endings.  In other words, she's a hopeless romantic.  But she's good with it.


 You can find Betsy on her website / blog (www.betsyhorvath.com) or frolicking through the verdant fields of social media on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BetsyHorvathAuthor), Twitter (www.twitter.com/BetsyHorvath), or Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/betsyhorvath1)

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Publisher
Various Minded Books
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Published on
Dec 29, 2017
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Pages
290
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ISBN
9781943725021
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Fiction / Romance / Workplace
Fiction / Women
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Her life is a mess. He’s definitely a temptation. Things are about to get complicated.


Josie Kline used to think she had things under control. That was before she got laid off from her job, kicked out of her apartment, and found herself driving through the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania in the middle of a surprise blizzard.


When she slides, literally, into the Country Time Bar and Grill, she discovers not only a haven from the storm but new purpose—helping to save her hometown’s landmark business from financial ruin. Now, if she could stop thinking about Mateo Guerrero, the darkly handsome, yet incongruous dishwasher, everything would be great. Doesn’t she have enough problems already?


Mat is still surprised to find himself working as a dishwasher/bartender in Hardy Falls after leaving a broken relationship behind in Texas. The last thing he wants to do is get involved with a beautiful stranger who blew in with the storm and stayed to be a thorn in his side. Josie has trouble written all over her, and Mat refuses to risk his heart again. Too bad she’s as enticing as she is annoying.


Once Josie and Mat succumb to their overwhelming attraction, it’s supposed to be a casual, short-term fling. But the deeper they get, the harder it becomes for either of them to walk away. Then, just as everything looks like it might work out, the ghosts of Mat’s past raise their heads, jeopardizing any future he and Josie may have together—and any hope they have for a lasting love.


Welcome to Hardy Falls, Pennsylvania, where sometimes love can pave the way for a new beginning—as long as you’re brave enough to accept the challenge.

 

Books in the Welcome to Hardy Falls series –

Book 0.5:  Believing Love (June and Calvin)

Book 1:  Handling Love (Hannah and Deacon)

Book 2:  Trusting Love (Josie and Mat)

Book 2.5:  Expecting Love, a Welcome to Hardy Falls novella

USA TODAY BESTSELLER • A game of seduction between two best friends goes deliciously wrong in an irresistible Oxford Novel that brims with wit and sexual tension. Library Journal hails Layne’s work as “exemplary contemporary romance.”

Brit Robbins knows that dating in New York City is hard—she just hoped to have it mastered by age thirty. But after yet another promising suitor says they have no sparks, Brit decides it’s time to torch her dating game and try a new plan. And who better to coach Brit through the art of seduction than the guy who first gave her the “let’s be friends” card?

Hunter Cross has always figured there’s nothing his best friend Brit can do to surprise him. But Brit’s request is a surprise he doesn’t see coming—and one he’s definitely not prepared for. Hunter and Brit have always been careful to keep things perfectly platonic, but the fake dates and faux flirting are starting to feel like the real deal. And soon Hunter realizes he has taught Brit too well. Not only has she become an expert at seduction, the man becoming thoroughly seduced is him.

Praise for I Think I Love You

“This girl always makes me smile—another must-read by Lauren Layne.”—New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett

“Poignant, sexy, and romantic . . . I Think I Love You will leave readers wanting more.”—Tracy Goodwin, internationally bestselling author of Ice Hot: A New York Nighthawks Novel

“I Think I Love You is a sweet, charming, sexy friends-to-lovers story and a fun return to the Oxford/Stiletto characters. I can always count on Lauren Layne for a five-star read!”—Jessica Lemmon, bestselling author of Rumor Has It

Lauren Layne’s New York Times bestselling Oxford Novel series can be read in any order:
IRRESISTIBLY YOURS
I WISH YOU WERE MINE
SOMEONE LIKE YOU
I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE
I THINK I LOVE YOU

Don’t miss any of Lauren Layne’s hot reads:

The Love Unexpectedly series: BLURRED LINES | GOOD GIRL | LOVE STORY | WALK OF SHAME | AN EX FOR CHRISTMAS

The Sex, Love & Stiletto series: AFTER THE KISS | LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH | JUST ONE NIGHT | THE TROUBLE WITH LOVE

The Redemption series: ISN’T SHE LOVELY  | BROKEN | CRUSHED

The I Do, I Don’t series: READY TO RUN | RUNAWAY GROOM

Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
She's the boss. He's off limits. But not everything in life can be business as usual...


Hannah Frederickson manages a local landmark in the Country Time Bar and Grill.  She knows it’s up to her to keep the business that’s been in her family for generations going strong.   But when her uncle takes off with all her money—and quite possibly the Country Time’s future—Hannah must scramble to keep the doors open.  It seems like a nearly impossible task.  Which means it's definitely not a good time for Hannah to be noticing hot bartender, Deacon Black.


Deacon wants nothing more than to reestablish himself in his hometown… and in the eyes of his long-time unrequited love, Hannah. The fact that she’s his boss makes things awkward when the sparks begin to fly, but Deacon is sure they can work everything out—both in the business crisis and in their budding romance.


Things are looking up until Deacon decides to take matters into his own hands. His brash action threatens Hannah’s last hope of keeping her restaurant alive, and their final opportunity for a second chance at love.


Welcome to Hardy Falls, Pennsylvania, nestled in the heart of the Pocono Mountains, where love happens no matter how hard you try to avoid it. There must be something in the water. 


Books in the Welcome to Hardy Falls series –

Book 0.5:  Believing Love (June and Calvin)

Book 1:  Handling Love (Hannah and Deacon)

Book 2:  Trusting Love (Josie and Mat)

Book 2.5:  Expecting Love, a Welcome to Hardy Falls novella

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Lauren Layne’s bestselling Oxford Series continues with the poignant, heartwarming story of New York’s most eligible bachelor, Lincoln Mathis, a man who’s living a lie—until his dream woman takes away the pain.

Lincoln Mathis doesn’t hide his reputation as Manhattan’s ultimate playboy. In fact, he cultivates it. But behind every flirtatious smile, each provocative quip, there’s a secret that Lincoln’s hiding from even his closest friends—a tragedy from his past that holds his heart quietly captive. Lincoln knows what he wants: someone like Daisy Sinclair, the sassy, off-limits bridesmaid he can’t take his eyes off at his best friend’s wedding. He also knows that she’s everything he can never have.

After a devastating divorce, Daisy doesn’t need anyone to warn her off the charming best man at her sister’s wedding. One look at the breathtakingly hot Lincoln Mathis and she knows that he’s exactly the type of man she should avoid. But when Daisy stumbles upon Lincoln’s secret, she realizes there’s more to the charming playboy than meets the eye. And suddenly Daisy and Lincoln find their lives helplessly entwined in a journey that will either heal their damaged souls . . . or destroy them forever.

Praise for Someone Like You

“Lincoln and Daisy’s tale is expertly crafted, full of wit and heart. Layne is equally adept at writing heartbreaking portrayals of grief and scenes of steamy passion that will get hearts racing. Exemplary contemporary romance.”—Library Journal

Lauren Layne’s New York Times bestselling Oxford Novel series can be read in any order:
IRRESISTIBLY YOURS
I WISH YOU WERE MINE
SOMEONE LIKE YOU
I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE
I THINK I LOVE YOU

Don’t miss any of Lauren Layne’s hot reads:

The Love Unexpectedly series: BLURRED LINES | GOOD GIRL | LOVE STORY | WALK OF SHAME | AN EX FOR CHRISTMAS

The Sex, Love & Stiletto series: AFTER THE KISS | LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH | JUST ONE NIGHT | THE TROUBLE WITH LOVE

The Redemption series: ISN’T SHE LOVELY  | BROKEN | CRUSHED

The I Do, I Don’t series: READY TO RUN | RUNAWAY GROOM

Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
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