Kat Mizera is a South Florida native. Born in Miami Beach with a healthy dose of wanderlust, she's called Los Angeles, Long Island, upstate New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Atlanta home. She's never been able to pick which locale is her favorite, but if pressed, she'd probably choose the west coast.
Kat's a typical PTA mom with a wonderful and supportive husband (Kevin) and two amazing boys (Nick and Max). When she's not writing, she's either scrapbooking or indulging in her second love (after writing) - traveling. Greece is one of her favorite places in the world.
As a working freelance writer for nearly 30 years, she sold her first article--a review of a rock concert--for $10 in 1985 and since then has been an entertainment journalist, waitress, bartender, legal assistant, food critic, magazine editor, substitute teacher, and sports writer.
You can probably guess from her series, the Las Vegas Sidewinders, Kat loves hockey. The rest of the time, she writes novels: sexy, romantic fiction that she hopes makes you as happy as it makes her. There's something enticing about hockey players and romance...
In Simply Irresistible, Tyler is sure that a fake date will be the ideal answer to his family’s inevitable matchmaking efforts at his sister’s wedding. He likes to solve things himself and keep control. He chooses a cute woman who works in his office building—he calls her the librarian because of her conservative appearance, but Amy has a lot of surprises in store for Tyler when she lets down her hair. In fact, her unpredictability and verve makes her irresistible: what will it take for Tyler to convince Amy to make their relationship real?
In Addicted to Love, Kyle’s assumptions are challenged by the one-who-got-away. He’s always known that Lauren was the only one for him, but she married someone else. He’s been content to play the field and intends to continue for the duration—until Lauren gets divorced and calls him, but just for a one-nighter. Kyle is shocked that’s he’s the one who wants more, but Lauren is skeptical of all men, thanks to him and her ex. Can he change her mind about giving him a second chance?
In In the Midnight Hour, Damon is struggling with his mother’s terminal illness and hasn’t confided in his partners. He takes refuge with a compassionate nurse, more than happy to teach her therapeutic massage—and follow wherever that leads. Haley loves unravelling secrets and she’s found a treasure trove of them in enigmatic Damon. If she helps him heal from the wounds of the past, can they have a chance at forever?
Come to the hottest club in Manhattan for three emotional contemporary romances and romantic comedies. Come to Flatiron Five and fall in love!
Deborah Cooke's Flatiron Five World.
Once upon a recession, five friends banded together to find success. Ten years later, their exclusive fitness club, Flatiron Five, is the hottest destination in Manhattan. People flock to F5 to get fit, to get lucky, and even, to fall in love. The founding partners have been immune to F5’s spell—at least, so far...
The Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances and romantic comedies are set in New York City, and feature the partners in a successful gym. The books should be read in order.
1. Simply Irresistible
Tyler needs a fake date for his sister's wedding and the pretty woman who works in his building seems like the perfect choice. Little does he know that Amy has a taste for hot romance novels, much less that he'll take on a secret identity to ensure that he's the one to fulfill her fantasies. What if Amy wants his alter ego more than Tyler?
2. Addicted to Love
Kyle has always known that Ty's sister Lauren is the One, even before he realized she was Ty's sister. He also knows that he isn't the right guy for her and that he'll only let her down. When Lauren's marriage collapses, though, and she asks Kyle for sexual satisfaction, he can't say no to a fling. In this second chance romance, both Kyle and Lauren have to reconsider their assumptions. Can they find a happily ever after together?
3. In the Midnight Hour
Haley wants to learn therapeutic massage and the guy who visits his mom at the hospital and eases her pain with his touch is clearly the teacher she needs. He's also incredibly hot. She learns a lot more from Damon than she anticipates, when his touch awakens her sensual side, but Damon knows his nightmares mean he can never fall asleep with anyone. He thinks he's better off alone, but can Haley heal him with her love?
4. Some Guys Have All the Luck
Cassie returns home to the small town she couldn't wait to leave, only to meet the high school bad boy one more time. Reid is a local success, against all odds, but just as tempting as before. Cassie surrenders to a fling, just to satisfy her curiosity, not realizing that Reid wants a whole lot more. In fact, he's hoping to convince Cassie to stay this time...
5. Going to the Chapel
This short story is subtitled Two Weddings and a Baby, which pretty much tells you what it's about.
6. Bad Case of Loving You
Lyssa comes back into Theo's life and he takes a second chance on love - but Lyssa has a secret that she has to share, even though she fears her confession will destroy his feelings for her forever. Can they have just one last night together?
In In the Midnight Hour, the partners add a tattoo shop to F5's services for members. A legendary tattoo artist, Chynna, runs the shop and gives away a tattoo on each full moon. The rumor is that the tattoo will bring true love to the recipient. Cassie gets the first one in In the Midnight Hour.
The Secret Heart Ink series are shorter contemporary romances, telling the stories of those full moon tattoos and their bearers. They should be read in order. The first three feature three friends who were on a girls' weekend in NYC when one of them won the first tattoo.
Olivia doesn't believe in magical tattoos or relationships lasting forever, but the tattoo is a good reminder to take advantage of everything life offers. She's always wanted her best friend's brother, Spencer, and she's leaving the country. Her best friends help her plan one seduction, an hour with Spencer that will disguise her identity from him - but once Spencer realizes it's Olivia who is seducing him, he changes all the rules in his determination to turn this fling into forever.
2. Spring Fever
Reyna wants a taste of the new resident in town, a hot guy who walks like a cop and is just what she believes she needs to end a long run of celibacy. But Kade wants more than just sex with the gorgeous woman who runs the most successful business in town, selling cupcakes - he intends to unravel Reyna's secrets and once he starts, there's no stopping him from falling love. Can he convince Reyna to take a chance on love again?
3. One Hot Summer Night
One hot summer night, Lexi takes a chance and seduces Gabe, whose intensity and principles have interested her for a long time. Little does she realize that Gabe has been waiting for her to make a choice, so that he can share a secret with her. The revelation changes Lexi's life, but can she find a way to have a future with Gabe?
4. Under the Mistletoe
Chynna, the tattoo artist, travels to Honey Hill for Gabe and Lexi's wedding, never guessing that she'll find some romance of her own over Christmas. Can Trevor convince her to try for forever, or are Chynna's scars too deep?
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Hot bikers, sassy women, and love stories to make your heart melt.
Finding love again was never in Meg's plans. One eventful morning at the dollar store changes her life forever.
Can she let Lo in her life without losing herself again? Or will she walk away from the one true thing that could make her happy?
Beaten and broken down by the man who was supposed to be her happy ending, Cyn’s lost and alone, with no happy ending in sight.
Can Rigid break through Cyn’s walls, showing her she is more than her shattered past, or will her demons consume her before Rigid can find her?
Ethel had her happily ever after. It may have ended too soon, but it was more than some people got. After Gravel gets hurt, it’s Ethel to the rescue, nursing him back to health, and unearthing feelings she had tried to hide for so long.
Gravel doesn’t want to settle down. He’s lived his life his way for the past forty years, why mess with something that isn’t broke? Except Ethel manages to sneak her way in, making Gravel second guess his plan, wondering if maybe there has been something missing all along.
A one night stand; that was all it was supposed to be. At least that’s what Marley thought.
After a blundered kidnapping, Troy and Marley are constantly thrown together, fighting an attraction they both don’t want, but can’t be denied.
Who will be the first to raise the white flag and surrender to their desires, realizing some battles are worth fighting?
FIRST CHRISTMAS - Join Dom and Molly as they celebrate their first holiday season as parents.
HIDE THE SALAMI - When two pro hockey players babysit for a toddler, the results are hilarious.
DADDY'S GIRL - Erin, Drake and Shay travel east to say goodbye to a family member.
OH BABY! - Kate has a huge surprise for Karl--one he's not expecting.
ANYA'S TURN - After surviving cancer, Anya's ready to forget the past and look toward her future.
SIMPLY SAVANNAH - As their baby's due date approaches, Tiff finds herself at odds with Zakk about the delivery.
THE SWEETEST THINGS - The long-awaited birth of Karl and Kate's twins comes with a terrifying price but the sweetest reward.
THE SIDEWINDER'S SIREN - Zaan and Lexi explore adulthood--and each other--even as their lives go in separate directions.
The Petrovs I (Toli & Tessa) - Three pregnancies in less than four years is more than Tessa can handle, but Toli's too busy with the playoffs to notice. Will he get home in time to help or is Tessa on her own?
The Petrovs II (Anton) - When Anton Petrov comes home from college, his father's nanny gives new meaning to having a summer fling.
While I was off pitching in the big leagues, my family was back in the small town of Sweetwater, Texas, running the family ranch. Then tragedy hit and I discovered there were secrets that my family kept, problems they hid. I went home, left behind the money, women, and fame. I took over the ranch and took care of my grandmother. I took over hiding the secrets. Then she came to town. A smart-mouthed, clumsy, too-smart-and-too-pretty-for-my-own-good city girl hiding out to write a book. She's right here, on my property, in the cottage my grandmother rented her without my permission, and she sees too much. She knows too much.
Now suddenly my world is spinning, and she's shoving a baseball back in my hand while baking cookies with my grandmother. She's the devil and an angel all in one fiery little package. I decide I'll wait her out. She'll go back to the city. Only suddenly I don't want her to leave, and everything I’ve settled for in my life isn't enough. I want to play ball and I want her, but there's that secret that won't let go, but neither will she.
Each book in the Texas Heat series is STANDALONE:
* The Truth About Cowboys
* Tangled Up In Christmas