This was a marriage of convenience, not love.
Lucy knew what was expected of her in exchange for Will saving her and her sister from ruin—to provide a nice home and family for him. But after ten years together, a child is the one thing Lucy was never able to provide for her husband.
Now they sleep in different rooms and lead separate lives. Until one day Lucy witnesses something that changes everything, and she fears her darkest secret may come to light. Because she's done the one thing that was forbidden from the moments she said yes. She fell in love with her husband.
But now that she's accepted the truth of her feelings, she can no longer pretend to be happy in her marriage. If Will can never love her, she'll have to make the hardest decision of her life.
Can she walk away (and break her own heart), to secure Will's happiness by releasing him from a marriage he never wanted?
(Can be read as a stand-alone)
After her own misadventures in New York City, LA, and London, Brooke Stanton now lives in sunny South Florida. She’s an award-winning author who has contributed to Natural Awakenings Magazine, wrote a column for Examiner.com, and is the author of The Bloom Sisters series. Visit her website brookestantonbooks.com.
Just before Josephine’s eighteenth birthday, her brother kicks her out of their home and ships her off to Oklahoma to work for a widower and his two children. With no money and her parents gone, Josephine has no choice but to board the train to a strange new life.
When Jack Harrington put an ad in the paper for a young man to work his farm, the last person he expected to step off the train was Josephine Taylor—a spirited young woman from Manhattan. Jack believes Jo is behind the lies her brother told to get the job and tries to send her back to Manhattan. But always a survivor, Jo manipulates a deal to stay with Jack and his children for a month and prove her worth. Jack warns Jo he runs a strict home. If she disobeys he’ll slap her backside as red as a rooster’s waddle. Undeterred, Jo agrees to his terms.
Jack’s son, six-year-old Tommy, immediately takes to Jo, desperate for a mother, but sixteen-year-old Ruby is apprehensive and territorial, which is exacerbated when her beau turns his eyes to Jo. Stubborn and willful, Jo tests Jack’s limits. But soon the struggle between them turns passionate. Jo fights against her new and strange yearnings for Jack, but her willpower weakens with every battle they forge.
Does Jo have the courage to fight against the restraints of society and Jack’s guarded heart and fall into the intoxicating embrace of her truest desires...
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Catie Bloom has it all. A husband, a successful career, and she's America's #1 Domestic Goddess. Except, it's all a lie. No husband. She can't cook. She can't even organize her underwear drawer. It all comes to a head when her boss brings a film crew into her home to shoot a TV special with the media's latest darling, Max Euston.
Natalie Bloom is Catie’s older sister, but she has always been in Catie's shadow. After years slaving in kitchens, Natalie’s about to embark on her own dream of owning a restaurant. But when Catie asks Natalie to help with her little white lies one more time, Natalie agrees and finds herself at odds with Catie as she falls for the gorgeous Max Euston. Can Natalie get through this without losing her career and her heart?
Sam Harding has wanted Catie ever since she stumbled into his life. Now Catie needs a husband to save her career. Can they come together and form a perfect union? Sam hopes so, but it may not be that easy.
Natalie Bloom has been living a lie for almost a decade. But now she's breaking free.
Natalie’s dream of owning a restaurant is about to come true. She’s found the perfect spot in a hip Brooklyn neighborhood and the perfect business partner - gorgeous Luke Hawker. Until she discovers things are not as they seem. All her money has been stolen and Luke was the only one who had access. With her dreams crumbling around her, Natalie - alongside Max Euston (her friend and secret crush) - finds herself on a chase through the jungles of Costa Rica in a race against the clock to get the money back before it's too late.
With twists, turns, lies, and deceit, Natalie soon realizes she doesn’t know who to trust...or to love.
Can she unravel the mystery in time to save her dreams and her heart?