Promised Gifts

Castle Mountain Lodge

Book 8
Elena Aitken
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Can time change everything...even a broken heart?
For as long as she could remember, Marissa Duncan had been completely and totally in love with her older brother’s best friend. She spent her teenage years secretly crushing on Nick Slater until one day—sure he felt the same way— she got up the courage to tell him how she felt. But instead of reciprocating her affection, the boy she’d fallen in love with laughed in her face and sent her away broken hearted. 

It’s been eight years since Nick has seen Marissa Duncan. Eight years that he hasn’t been able to stop thinking about her and what could have been if he’d followed his heart the night she’d confessed her love to him. But the timing hadn’t been right, and there was a code between friends. He couldn’t date his best friends little sister. No matter what.

For eight years, Marissa has managed to avoid Nick, but there will be no way to avoid him at her brother’s wedding at Castle Mountain Lodge, the most romantic location in the Rockies. Especially since Nick’s the best man, and she’s agreed to be the maid of honor. She has no reason to be nervous, after all, she’s no longer the awkward, uncertain teenager she once was. Besides, what she felt for Nick was only a childhood crush. 

Things have changed. 

Haven’t they? 


~A sweet, contemporary romance~

Like all my books, Promised Gifts can be read and enjoyed as a stand-alone novel. But be sure to catch up with all your favorite characters with the rest of the Castle Mountain Lodge Series for more small town romance!

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Castle Mountain Lodge Series 

Unexpected Gifts--(Colin & Andi)
Hidden Gifts--(Bo & Morgan)
Mistaken Gifts--(Jeff & Eva)
Secret Gifts--(Gage & Megan)
Goodbye Gifts--(Dylan & Carmen)
Tempting Gifts--(Jason & Lisa)
Holiday Gifts--(Ryan & Julie)
Promised Gifts--(Nick & Marissa)
Accidental Gifts --(Max & Tess)

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About the author

 Elena Aitken is a USA Today Bestselling Author of more than thirty five romance and women’s fiction novels. Living a stone’s throw from the Rocky Mountains with her teenager twins, their two cats and a brand new puppy, Elena escapes into the mountains whenever life allows. She can often be found with her toes in the lake and a glass of wine in her hand, dreaming up her next book and working on her own happily ever after with her mountain man.

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Elena Aitken
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Published on
Oct 13, 2017
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Pages
144
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ISBN
9781927968680
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Clean & Wholesome
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Holiday
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  Opposites attract…as long as the lies don’t catch up to you.
City girl Tess Roger's idea of adventure involves putting cream instead of milk in her coffee, so she has no business consulting on a new adventure park. But when her best friend makes her a deal she can’t refuse, posing as a consultant is exactly what she does. Surely she should be able to fake her way through a meeting or two. How hard could it be? Max Grant isn’t blind. It’s easy to see that the super sexy, consultant put on his account doesn’t know a thing about adventure activities. More than that, he can see after only five minutes of meeting her hat she isn’t who she says she is. But there’s something about her and when the chance to take her back to Castle Mountain Lodge comes up, he can’t resist the opportunity. Lies have a way of building, and with her feelings for Max growing, Tess can’t keep it up for much longer. But telling the truth could mess everything up including the chance for love.Haven’t they? 

~A sweet, contemporary romance~Like all my books, Accidental Gifts can be read and enjoyed as a stand-alone novel. But be sure to catch up with all your favorite characters with the rest of the Castle Mountain Lodge Series for more small town romance!_________________

Castle Mountain Lodge Series 
Unexpected Gifts--(Colin & Andi)Hidden Gifts--(Bo & Morgan)Mistaken Gifts--(Jeff & Eva)Secret Gifts--(Gage & Megan)Goodbye Gifts--(Dylan & Carmen)Tempting Gifts--(Jason & Lisa)Holiday Gifts--(Ryan & Julie)Promised Gifts--(Nick & Marissa)Accidental Gifts --(Max & Tess)

Fall in Love at Castle Mountain Lodge!

This sweetly romantic collection includes books: Unexpected Gifts, Hidden Gifts and Mistaken Gifts in the best-selling Castle Mountain Lodge Series! (As well as a bonus short story!)

Three heartwarming stand-alone love stories full of romance and happy ever afters set in the stunning Canadian Rockies! 

 

Unexpected Gifts (Book 1)

Christmas represents everything Andi should have, but doesn't. Hiding out at Castle Mountain Lodge for the season seems like the perfect plan until she runs into Colin who is not only determined to make the most of the holiday, but make sure Andi does as well.

 

Hidden Gifts (Book 2)

Morgan is ready for something completely different in her life which is why she moves to the Lodge to work. But what she's not counting on is rugged outdoors man, Bo, and his heartbreakingly beautiful daughter, Ella, squeezing their way into her heart.

 

Unexpected Endings (Short Story)

Rejoin Andi and Colin at the Lodge and see how sometimes Unexpected Gifts have the most Unexpected Endings.

 

Mistaken Gifts (Book 3)

Eva's planned dozens of parties at the Lodge, but none so important as her best friend Andi's, which is why it needs to be perfect. But that proves to be more difficult than planned when Jeff, the gorgeous and all too problematic ranch hand, decides not to cooperate.

 

 

~A sweet contemporary romance series~

 

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Like all of my books, The Castle Mountain Lodge Collection can all be read and enjoyed as a stand-alone novels. But be sure to catch up with all your favorite characters with the rest of the series for more small town romance!

 

The Castle Mountain Lodge Series

 

• The Castle Mountain Lodge Collection: Books 1-3

• The Castle Mountain Lodge Collection: Books 4-6

• The Castle Mountain Lodge Collection: Books 7-9

 Secrets are diseases, and my life is full of them.

Going back to where I grew up solved nothing. Coming back home brought no peace. And now—as I look over Anton's last piece of property—I still have no peace. 

My godfather's death brought a woman into my life. But a stupid argument ripped her away. I can't stop thinking about her. Wondering about her. Dreaming about her. All I know is I have to see her. I have to feel her body pressed against me again. 

Secrets are diseases, and my life is full of them.

But she isn't innocent either. And encounters in my hometown after a brawl in a bar make me wonder if my money is all she's after. Will she forgive the things I said? Can she look past the rumors and see the man I am now? Or are my assumptions of her true? 

One thing's for certain. One big, bold truth that keeps me up at night: I think I've fallen for the woman with the thick red hair and the eyes that sparkle with delight.


Warning: This is a steamy romance story that includes adult content suitable for readers 18+

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Worth Billions

Worth Every Cent

Worth More Than Money

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She can’t get over the past. He's falling for a lie. Is their love strong enough to survive the truth?

After ten years, Ian McCormick was finally back in town and opening a brand new business. It was long past time to put his family drama behind him and maybe even have a little fun, just like the old days. And what better way to enjoy the summer than with the gorgeous brunette he’d just met at the bus depot?

One hundred pounds lighter, with a hot new look and a successful social media career, Gwen Henderson has returned to Cedar Springs. The last time she was there, she was awkward, overweight and her heart had been completely shattered. She knew there was a chance she’d run into him, but she wasn’t prepared for the man he’d become or for him to have no idea who she was.

Gwen comes up with an innocent plan, a social experiment performed solely for the benefit of her social media followers, and maybe she’d even get a little closure at the same time. Would Ian be interested in the new and improved version of her? It was the perfect idea. At least until all the feelings she thought were dead, come rushing back. 

She can’t back out once she starts. But can her heart survive Ian a second time? And with their hearts on the line, can Gwen continue to play a game that could hurt them both and destroy the only real chance at love she’s ever had?

Love in the Moment is the first in the McCormicks Series that readers call, "really touching, funny, sweet and gut-wrenching all mixed together." By USA Today Bestselling Author, Elena Aitken!

~A sweetly sexy contemporary romance~

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Like all my books, Love in the Moment can be read and enjoyed as a stand-alone novel. But be sure to catch up with all your favorite characters with the rest of the McCormicks for more small town romance!


The McCormicks
Love in the Moment —Ian & Gwen

Only for the Moment—Mitch & Jade
One More Moment—Cal & Milena
In This Moment—Declan & Evie
From This Moment—Chelsea
Our Perfect Moment—Amber (Coming Soon)
One Last Moment—Maureen (Coming Soon)

He's the last thing she needs...and the only thing she wants!

With the Springs resort set to open in mere weeks, Trent Harrison needs to stay focused and see to every detail. The last thing he needs is a complication, even one that comes in the form of sexy bar owner, Samantha Burke. 

Samantha loves her quiet close-knit community of Cedar Springs, just the way it is. The addition of a fancy new resort as well as its arrogant owner, and the change they're both sure to bring, is certainly not welcome. 

With Trent pushing his way into her town, and her life, Samantha's resistance to him wavers in the face of the passion and heat they share. Change is inevitable, but can either of them drop their guard long enough to accept it when there's so much on the line?

Summer of Change is the first in The Springs Series that readers call, "A truly wonderful and captivating series." By USA Today Bestselling Author, Elena Aitken! 

~A sweetly sexy contemporary romance~


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Like all my books, Summer of Change can be read and enjoyed as a stand-alone novel. But are even more enjoyable when you read them as a series. Be sure to catch up with all your favorite characters with the rest of The Springs for more small town romance!


The Springs
Summer of Change (Trent and Samantha) 
Falling Into Forever (Rhys and Kari) 
Winter's Burn (Slade and Beth) 
Midnight Springs (Jax and Bria)
Second Glances (A Springs Novella)
She's Making A List (A Springs Holiday Novella) 

Stone Summit at The Springs
Summit of Desire (Malcolm & Kylie)
Summit of Seduction (Seth & Cynthia)
Summit of Passion (Marcus & Deanna)

Fall in Love at Castle Mountain Lodge!

This sweetly romantic collection includes books: Unexpected Gifts, Hidden Gifts and Mistaken Gifts in the best-selling Castle Mountain Lodge Series! (As well as a bonus short story!)

Three heartwarming stand-alone love stories full of romance and happy ever afters set in the stunning Canadian Rockies! 

 

Unexpected Gifts (Book 1)

Christmas represents everything Andi should have, but doesn't. Hiding out at Castle Mountain Lodge for the season seems like the perfect plan until she runs into Colin who is not only determined to make the most of the holiday, but make sure Andi does as well.

 

Hidden Gifts (Book 2)

Morgan is ready for something completely different in her life which is why she moves to the Lodge to work. But what she's not counting on is rugged outdoors man, Bo, and his heartbreakingly beautiful daughter, Ella, squeezing their way into her heart.

 

Unexpected Endings (Short Story)

Rejoin Andi and Colin at the Lodge and see how sometimes Unexpected Gifts have the most Unexpected Endings.

 

Mistaken Gifts (Book 3)

Eva's planned dozens of parties at the Lodge, but none so important as her best friend Andi's, which is why it needs to be perfect. But that proves to be more difficult than planned when Jeff, the gorgeous and all too problematic ranch hand, decides not to cooperate.

 

 

~A sweet contemporary romance series~

 

___________________________________

 

 

Like all of my books, The Castle Mountain Lodge Collection can all be read and enjoyed as a stand-alone novels. But be sure to catch up with all your favorite characters with the rest of the series for more small town romance!

 

The Castle Mountain Lodge Series

 

• The Castle Mountain Lodge Collection: Books 1-3

• The Castle Mountain Lodge Collection: Books 4-6

• The Castle Mountain Lodge Collection: Books 7-9

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