Shaken by tragedy, the Barnes family has fractured. Mother. Father. Son. Each dealing with the pain separately and alone. Holding fast to guilt and blame. Real or imagined.
Claire, an artist who finally follows her dream and encounters a nightmare. Jack, a home builder who thinks he can fix anything--except what matters most. And Ian, a teenage son to be proud of. Until he moves out--fifty miles away from the darkness at home.
On the verge of divorce when their son's new life goes terribly awry, Claire and Jack are forced to re-examine their lives inorder to save their marriage and heal a family that, according to Ian, "has gone to hell."
Can they find the road back?
Linda grew up in Queens, NY and earned her B.A. and M.S. at Hunter College. She's also lived in Massachusetts, Texas and currently resides with her husband in the Tampa, Florida area. "Enjoying different parts of the United States has been a wonderful experience, and I've made life-long friends everywhere."
Linda's written fifteen contemporary romances, three books of general fiction focusing on families in crisis, and a memoir about surviving breast cancer twice. She's won industry awards such as the Holt Medallion, the Award of Excellence and the Write Touch Reader's Award through Romance Writers of America. To learn more, please visit her website: www.linda-barrett.com
(The Daughter He Never Knew is the fourth and last of the Pilgrim Cove series.)
After his twin brother died on the night of their senior prom, Jason Parker disappeared from Pilgrim Cove. Nine years later, he returns in order to make peace with his family--with Lila Sullivan, the woman he can't forget--and with himself. But nothing and no one is the same as he remembers. Certainly not his family. Not Lila, with her fiancee and a child. Not even his old house. Can a wanderer ever find home again? Do second chances really exist?
Lila wants no part of this man who owned her heart years ago but vanished when she needed him most. His music ignites her emotions, but can she trust him not to break her heart again? Worse still, can she trust him not to break their daughter's heart?
"Helen has weaved a delicately balanced story of intrigue, secrets and passion, which practically melts the pages." -Bare Naked Words
"The love story between Talon and Jade continues in Obsession. An apt title to be sure, because everyone is obsessed. Dear Ms. Helen Hardt, I toss many profanities your way for making me wait. Though I give you my deepest gratitude for building the anticipation of what I’m sure will be an epic culmination to an amazing series. " -Heroes and Heartbreakers
"Talon and Jade's chemistry sizzles and the love scenes will melt your heart and your Kindle." -The Book Sirens
"I am loving this series so freaking much… The story line is one that will have you completely engrossed…" -Wicked Babes Blog
"Helen left my head spinning and my mind racing a mile a minute. I need to know what the secrets are... " -The Book Fairy Reviews
Jade Roberts is in love with Talon Steel but no longer welcome in his home. While she resolves to move on, she still longs for the passion she and Talon shared…and when her boss asks her to dig up information on the Steels, she’s only too happy to comply. Talon and his brothers are hiding something, and Jade is determined to find out what it is.
The moment Talon saw Jade he wanted her, ached for her, craved her…and now his desire has become his obsession. He knows she deserves better than his broken soul, but he can’t stay away from her, and he finally confesses his love. If he and Jade are to have a future, he knows he must make peace with the dark shadows and horrors of his past.
But as Talon begins his journey of healing, Jade uncovers some startling secrets…
(No Ordinary Summer is the second of the four-book Pilgrim Cove series).
Fun is what Shelley Anderson is trying to provide for her two young children when she rents the first floor of Sea View House, a year after a painful divorce. The kids haven't been adjusting well, and the house is perfect.
She's not sure about perfection, however, after she meets Daniel Stone, the man who's renting the top floor of the house. A man who's trying to find his balance after losing his wife. Her neighbor definitely wants to be left alone. He's less than thrilled by the instant rapport between his beautiful golden retriever and her two active kids. And he's definitely shaken by the rapport that springs up between himself and Shelley.
When Shelley's ex shows up, threatening to take the kids, Shelley must protect her little family while also protecting her budding happiness with Dan.
With their painful pasts, will Shelley and Daniel find the courage to love again? It's a question only they can answer.
"Sorry Christian and Gideon, there’s a new heartthrob for you to contend with. Meet Talon. Talon Steel." -Booktopia
"Possession brings Talon Steel's story to a conclusion, wrapping up a thrilling mystery intertwined with some amazingly hot sex scenes... the buildup to the protagonists discovery keeps the pages moving at a rapid-fire pace. " -RT Book Reviews
"I'm dead from the strongest book hangover ever. Helen exceeded every expectation I had for this book. It was heart pounding, heartbreaking, intense, full throttle genius. " -Tina at Bookalicious Babes Blog
"WOAH. Helen Hardt has truly blown me away with this series. It is dark, emotional, intense, horrifying, and utterly beautiful all mixed together. " -Pretty Little Book Reviews
"Such a beautiful torment - the waiting, the anticipation, the relief that only comes briefly before more questions arise, and the wait begins again... Check. Mate. Ms. Hardt..." -Bare Naked Words
"The love scenes are beautifully written and so scorching hot I’m fanning my face just thinking about them." -The Book Sirens
Jade Roberts’s love for Talon Steel is the real deal, and she’s more determined than ever to help him come to grips with whatever is haunting him. To that end, she continues her investigation of the Steels…and unknowingly attracts some dangerous foes from their shrouded history.
Talon loves Jade deeply and longs to possess her forever, so he faces his worst fears and exposes his rawest wounds in an attempt to heal. The road is icy and treacherous, but if he perseveres and comes out whole on the other side, he’ll finally be worthy of Jade’s love.
The untamed passion between the two still blazes, but as the horrors of Talon’s past resurface, Jade and Talon aren’t safe…
Once a foster child, photojournalist Logan Nash is back in the States after embedding with U.S. troops. A loner by choice, he trusts no one, not even himself, as he tried to become a dad to his newly adopted war dog, Ajax.
Needing a place with privacy, Logan rents the big house on the beach. Except he wasn't expecting an upstairs neighbor...
Login is left with little choice but to deal with exuberant Joy who creates havoc in his carefully ordered world. Joy will do almost anything to unlock Logan's secrets and reveal the caring person behind the solitary man.
The magic of Sea View House draws them together, but only by letting go of the past can they truly find a new beginning.