In this tender ‘second chances’ story of family relationships and long-time unrequited love, attraction simmers between Fiona and Christian when they met on the day he marries Jan, her beloved sister. The only way Fiona copes is by hiding on the far side of the world. The only way Christian copes is by leaving on business whenever she visits her family back home in New Zealand.
Five years later, Fiona has the heart-wrenching six-week assignment of caring for newly widowed Christian and his tiny daughter. Billionaire Christian would rather spend time with anyone except the tempting woman who reminds him so much of his cherished wife, but Fiona has leave from her cruise-liner job and seems determined to do her family duty.
Their mutual love and respect for Jan have held them apart. Will their lost love be given a second chance now they’re forced together again?
Keywords : New Zealand romance, second chance love, Australia and Oceania, heart-warming, wealthy hero, international love affair, Venice, cruise liner, sharing a house, heroic rescue, enemies to lovers, housemates, romance series, sensual, friendship, family life, family relationships, friends with benefits, family duty, country lodge by the river, exotic foreign romance, beach reads.
New Zealander Kerri has been a spinner of stories since childhood. She worked first as a writer for radio, then in the wider advertising industry, and now devotes herself to romantic fiction. She enjoys sharing her beautiful country with the world, and creates stories full of real people in believable situations. Three of her many novels were finalists in New Zealand’s Clendon Award.
Perhaps you already know her as Kris Pearson (her real name.) If your reading preference is clean language and to keep the bedroom door further closed, these new sweeter editions might be just what you’d enjoy. They're the same basic stories – fun and flirty. You’ll still know what’s going on, but your imagination will have to supply the details. Does that sound fair?
The first five Wellington books have been re-written as the ‘Hearts around the Harbor’ series. If they sell well, then Kerri has a lot more work ahead of her. She’s a keen gardener, a Soroptimist, sometimes a painter, and co-ordinator of the local romance writers' meetings in her home city of Wellington, but she'll find time!
An outrageous minx and a buttoned-up Frenchman. When journalist Kerrigan Lush is assigned to interview a seriously rich anti-gambling crusader, she imagines a grandfatherly bore with a comb-over. But Alex Beaufort from Paris has plenty of hair – and enough of everything else to make her mouth water.
Irrepressible Kerri suggests a teasing game of strip poker, and they’re soon peeling off their layers of self-protection. Alex uncovers a free-spirited risk-taker with a gambling problem – the last woman he’d ever want in his life. And Kerri finds a driven man with a past so hellish he surely can’t heal her deeply buried unhappiness.
But opposites have been known to attract, and maybe romance really could be on the cards? Enjoy an international vacation in the South Pacific and see if this couple can build a satisfying future from ashes and hope.
Keywords : New Zealand romance, gambling, billionaire hero, tropical holiday, beach vacation, international love, pregnancy, second chance love, Australia and Oceania, fun and happy, heart-warming, wealthy hero, international love affair, Paris, New Caledonia, enemies to lovers, romance series, sensual, friendship, family life, family relationships, friends with benefits, exotic foreign romance, beach reads.
A single mom and a billionaire. A beautiful house that needs her touch, and a beautiful man who needs her love even more.
Superyacht tycoon Rafe Severino wants a woman. Desperately. Someone who can decorate his lonely new mansion with its million-dollar views over Wellington harbor and return his life to normality. Rafe yearns to marry again and start a better family than the one he came from. He gets more than he bargains for with Sophie Calhoun.
Newly established decorator Sophie seeks to make her mark on the city, but to concentrate on her design studio she has been parted from her adored daughter for the last several years. When Rafe confesses the ugly truth of his upbringing, Sophie sees disaster ahead. Rafe was also hidden away, and it tore him apart. Will he ever forgive Sophie if he discovers she’s done the same with little Camille?
A heart-warming story of family, love, loss, dangerous currents, and maybe love regained.
Keywords : New Zealand romance, feel-good romance, international location, multiracial hero, Maori, Italian, Cherokee, secret baby, Wellington harbour, second marriage, international travel, wealthy hero, superyachts, workplace romance, beach vacation, romantic comedy, Australia and Oceania, heart-warming, international love affair, romance series, sensual, friendship, family life, family relationships, friends with benefits, house on the ocean, exotic foreign romance, beach reads, creating a new family.
A man with a shattered soul becomes total temptation for a girl with a marshmallow heart.
Fitness center entrepreneur Nick Sharpe is under siege. His business is going ballistic and his PA has left without giving notice. He’s offered to donate bone marrow to his desperately ill niece and been told he’s not genetically compatible. Not related. Reeling from the shock of finding he was adopted, Nick has no patience left for his new temp, Samantha – however much she attracts him or rubs him up the wrong way.
Sammie Sherbourne’s sure she can cope with her demanding new boss for the next week or two. Finally free to spread her very cramped wings after a long family crisis, she wants a short-term job until her passport arrives so she can follow her travel dreams. But the possibility she might hold the key to unlock Nick’s true identity eats at her – far more than his money or spectacular body do.
Keywords : New Zealand romance, secret baby, adoption, international travel, wealthy hero, workplace romance, beach vacation, second chance love, romantic comedy, Australia and Oceania, heart-warming, international love affair, heroic rescue, enemies to lovers, housemates, romance series, sensual, friendship, family life, family relationships, friends with benefits, house on the coast, exotic foreign romance, beach reads.
Jetta Rivers is now the owner of half a dilapidated bungalow. Big problem: her past has left her terrified of men, and she’s forced to share the house with the unknown co-owner. Architect Anton has plans to demolish, rebuild, and make a million bucks. Jetta is determined to renovate, remember her Gran, and stay well out of Anton’s reach. A midnight disaster changes everything and he carries her, screaming, to sleep in the only safe bed in the damaged house – his.
Although she knows he plans to smash her inheritance to pieces, Jetta admits Anton has so far behaved honorably. As she gets to know her handsome housemate better, she wonders if he could be the man she needs to put her crippling fear to rest. Taking courage in both hands, she turns their shaky living arrangement on its head by shyly producing her grandmother’s ancient copy of The Joy of Sex.
But how is Anton entitled to half the house? The unexpected answer makes Jetta flee halfway round the world.
Keywords : New Zealand romance, second chance love, Australia and Oceania, fun and happy, heart-warming, wealthy hero, international love affair, Joy of Sex, New York, traditional timber houses, childhood nightmares, sharing a house, heroic rescue, enemies to lovers, housemates, romance series, sensual, friendship, family life, family relationships, friends with benefits, exotic foreign romance, beach reads.