USA Today bestselling author, Julie Ortolon, has earned raves from Publishers Weekly and Booklist for her sparkling contemporary romances filled with passion and heart. Her novels regularly appear at the top of the ebook bestseller lists. Her popular Pearl Island series and Perfect trilogy have won numerous awards including a Booksellers Best and a Readers Choice from Affaire de Coeur magazine.
What starts as a simple omission of fact quickly sets Chloe and Luc adrift in a sea of longing, love, and conflicting loyalties. Each must choose between the demands of family and the needs of the heart. Will love give them the courage to find a safe harbor where they both belong?
The owner of the biggest underground casino.
He's the kind of man who gets what he wants. He's got the best poker face in the world.
Now he wants me.
When things become too intense, I hit the brakes and make a run for it.
But one problem...he won't let me go.
Now I belong to Bosco Roth.
Melinda Morgan commits to running her favorite neighborhood bakery when the owner, who’s like a second dad to her, falls ill. Then she finds out his adventurous son, Nate Carter, is back in town. Nate was Melinda’s first kiss and greatest heartbreak all rolled into one, yet he’s still as charming as ever.
When Melinda learns Nate’s dad is selling his bakery, she realizes her dream to own the bakery herself. But in order to access her inheritance funds, she must first complete her father’s Carpe Diem list, which challenges her to take risks she normally wouldn’t—like only dating someone who leaves her breathless.
Nate wants a second chance with her and she finds him nearly impossible to resist. Could he be the key to completing her dad’s list and saving the bakery? And can he help her do both without breaking her heart all over again?