USA Today Bestselling Author Lisa Hughey started writing romance in the fourth grade. That particular story involved a prince and an engagement. Now, she writes about strong heroines who are perfectly capable of rescuing themselves and the heroes who love both their strength and their vulnerability. She pens romances of all types—suspense, paranormal, and contemporary—but at their heart, all her books celebrate the power of love.
She lives on Cape Ann in Massachusetts with her fabulously supportive husband, two of her three awesome mostly-grown kids, and one somewhat grumpy cat.
Yoga, hiking, and traveling are her favorite ways to pass the time when she isn’t plotting new ways to get her characters to fall in love.
Jasmine Landers wants to make a difference, a difference in the lives of children. Not only does she want a change in her life, but she wants to help change the world for the better. Leaving her career in the fashion industry, Jasmine begins anew at Brookhaven Elementary as a substitute teacher. But after encountering her new boss, the alpha principal Monte Davis, Jasmine wants to focus more on her extra-curricular activities instead. After all, the last time she saw him, he taught her the true definition of pleasure. As the school year heats up, the teacher and the principal spend their days and nights teaching and learning--a lot more than the state standards.
Alex Popovich has been reluctant to open himself to love again after the death of his wife years ago. Instead, the dedicated doctor has thrown himself into caring for his kids and his patients. But when an opportunity arises to be the head of cardiology at a state-of-the-art hospital in California, Alex decides it's a great time for a fresh start. Things are beginning to look up for him...until a fender bender with Peyton, a spirited art teacher, throws his life for a loop. She's beautiful, talented, and fiery. Having a social life, much less a new romance, is the last thing Alex wants right now, but he can't help being drawn to her. Now he must decide whether to continue living in the past or risk taking a chance on an unexpected future...
Peyton Colfax is having a difficult year. She's left New York City for a small town in California, putting a failed relationship behind her as she searches for new inspiration for her struggling art career. To make ends meet, she's substituting as an art teacher while hoping to score an artist residency in Maine. After a minor car accident on the way to her job interview sends the handsome Alex Popovich crashing into her life, she realizes he's trouble right away. The minute she sees him, she's reluctantly attracted to the hot, single dad who is obviously a terrible driver. Too bad he also has an ego the size of California. Although she tries to keep her distance, no matter where she goes in the sleepy small town, he always seems to be around, being both infuriating...and sexy. She's not sure if she wants to risk losing her heart to a man who might not be ready to commit. Especially if she's not sure she'll be staying in town long enough to put down roots...
Helen Marshall can’t believe Ricardo’s outrageous proposal, or that she’s considering it, but she must help clear her parents’ debts or her family faces financial ruin. The small print on the marriage contract states they’ll be husband and wife for three months in every way—including in the bedroom. But there’s nothing in the contract about falling in love, or what they do when the three months is up and they want to negotiate a clause binding them forever.
When Carter Malone's father has a heart attack, he runs back home to take care of his family. He revels in the small town life, so when he hears Lauren's plans for commercializing Paradise Key, he steps up as her most vocal opponent. However, he can't forget the summer they shared and everything unspoken between them.
If Lauren falls for Carter, she risks losing everything she's worked for. Will this second chance at love be doomed before it has a chance to rekindle?
The Stone Siblings have been to Hell and back for each other....
Siblings fight like cats and dogs, and the Stone siblings are no exception. But they would do anything for each other, because that's what families do. The siblings journey to exotic and dangerous locations, filled with lust, suspense, danger, and betrayal as they discover who they really are--while rediscovering where their home has always been.
The Family Stone Boxed Set features each character in his/her own book, revealing the trials and tribulations that families and relationships encounter along the way.
You will love them.
You will hate them.
You will call them "family" in the end.
Follow the Stone siblings as they find love and adventure and their family ties amid exotic backdrops. The Family Stone box set includes the first FIVE books in the Family Stone Romantic Suspense series, including Jar of Hearts
Stone Cold Heart:
Jess Stone, former FBI sniper, always felt like the kid who looks in the candy store window but could never afford to go in. But on a humanitarian mission to aid an earthquake ravaged country, finally she finds a place where she belongs, in Colin Davies' arms, and working for Global Humanitarian Relief, her big brother's company. But can the former SAS thaw Jess's stone cold heart?
Carved in Stone:
Connor Stone has always been odd man out in his family. Not the oldest, not the most charming, he'd had a lock on the youngest until another half-sibling came to live with them, so he raised hell in his youth. Con knows now the only way to redeem himself is with deeds, not words and sets out to prove once and for all he is worthy of the Stone family. When his older brother asks him to take care of business, Con finally will have redemption he craves. Except when Ava Sanchez, his brother's assistant, is threatened, he must choose between saving the girl and protecting his family. Will his choice bring him love or break his heart?
Heart of Stone:
Riley Stone is the handsome brother, the charming one. Everyone who meets him compares him to his father, which in his mind is not a compliment. But he's never met a woman he couldn't charm, until he meets Di, an acerbic, smart-mouthed, passionate activist who has no time for him or his charm. On the run, in the midst of danger, the blistering passion they share explodes. Can these two opposites find common ground, or will Di smash Riley's stone heart?
Still the One:
Jack Stone, former Navy SEAL, and oldest Stone sibling is determined to keep his family strong. Family is everything. So he starts Global Humanitarian Relief and Stone Consulting to do some good and keep his family together. But when he has to team up with his old flame, Bliss, on a missing persons case, an evil threatens him, his family and the one woman he could never forget and doesn't want to let go. Can these two former lovers put aside past hurts and heal their hearts?
Jar of Hearts:
Prickly Keisha Johnson has the hots for Shane Washington. But she’s not about to reveal her inner soft heart to the player pilot and open herself up to hurt, until a favor to their boss sends them undercover and under the covers. Can she trust his sensual attention or will he shatter her fragile heart?
Marjorie Steel and Bryce Simpson have finally declared their love for each other, but their chance for happiness is once again yanked out from under them. As Marjorie is forced to confront her demons and find an inner strength to save herself and another, Bryce rushes to solve the puzzles his dead father left behind.
An ominous lawyer, twins with a secret, and a premature birth present new obstacles as the two lovers scramble to escape the conundrum and leave their families in peace, all while their desire for each other becomes more and more insatiable. When an unexpected figure from the past emerges, leaving them both thunderstruck, the mystery deepens even further.
It’s a race for healing.
It’s a race for love.
And Marjorie and Bryce are determined to have their happy ending.
Black Cipher Files Box Set (features Blowback, Betrayals, and Burned): The Black Cipher Files is a fast-paced, edgy romance and espionage series that features hot, alpha heroes and kick-ass heroines, working to uncover long-buried secrets from the past so they can save their future.
Blowback: a deadly unintended consequence of a covert operation
Thirteen years ago, Jamie Hunt sacrificed everything to keep her sister protected and safe. Now she lives alone, works alone, survives alone. When a covert mission goes horribly wrong, suddenly she can trust no one. Not her boss, not her agency, not even herself.
Lucas Goodman, former FBI agent turned PI, is on the trail of a missing teenager when his investigation leads him to Jamie. Despite her attempts to ditch him, Lucas tenaciously continues to shadow Jamie, realizing he doesn’t just want information...he wants her.
When their investigations collide and her sister is in danger, Jamie is forced to team up with Lucas. Together they must expose the connection between agents’ murders, a missing teenager, and a sixty-year-old government conspiracy. But can she open her heart to find the truth within the lies?
STACI GRANT IS DEAD--OR IS SHE?
He saw the photographs from Afghanistan, but Jordan Ramirez refuses to believe. His missing lover was the best CIA officer in the field. If anyone could find a way to stay alive, it was Staci. Now Jordan has to do the impossible: find Staci and convince her that trusting him means the difference between staying alive or staying dead.
SOMEONE STILL WANTS HER DEAD...
Staci Grant has been betrayed. Captured, imprisoned and tortured, it took all her skills to escape. Now she is determined to uncover who set her up and why, a mission that leaves no room for trust. Not even her lover.
...AND WON’T STOP UNTIL SHE IS.
When Jordan finds her, he won’t take no for an answer, and together they enter a desperate race to unravel the truths behind a decades old secret. But each revelation brings fresh betrayals that threaten their love and their lives.
Betrayals is the story of a CIA NOC officer and a former HRT/FBI agent in a desperate race to discover who wants Staci Grant dead. Betrayals is a fast-paced, edgy romantic suspense.
BURNED is the third and final installment in the Black Cipher Files trilogy.
Zeke Hawthorne, a programmer and hacker at the NSA, is in trouble. Red-badged and under investigation to make sure had hasn’t divulged national secrets, he’s sent on a boondoggle. All he has to do is keep an eye on Sunshine, from afar, and make sure she’s safe.
Sunshine Smith’s entire world was blown apart thirteen years ago when her obsessive stepfather killed her grandparents. She and her mother changed their names and went into hiding to escape. For years they’ve been safe…until now.
When Sunshine is threatened, Zeke cannot keep his distance. Only danger and betrayal are coming for Zeke too. Zeke and Sunshine must combine forces to stay one step ahead of the peril that stalks them, but trust between two people who grew up without faith is a difficult bond to form. Will fears from the past steal their future?