Haunted by her traumatic childhood, forty-year-old Lindie Brewster finds a measure of peace living alone in rural Ohio with her chickens and gardens to keep her company. Living life on her own terms has gone off without a hitch, until her sexy new neighbor threatens to ruin everything.Divorcee and reconfirmed bachelor Blaine Stockwell has always had a life plan, and regaining possession of his grandparents’ farm is at the top of his priority list, in addition to being a good father to his nephews. When his lawyer’s generous offers don’t convince the current owner to sell, a little reconnaissance is in order.
Finding Lindie naked in the backyard tempts Blaine to enjoy another kind of arrangement while searching for a solution to their standoff. A no-strings affair improves both their dispositions until a more-than-business proposal and the past threaten to scramble their newly hatched feelings for each other.
Sweetening Her Up
Erik Fielding is successful in every way, except his quest to find a wife. When a former lover reappears in his life, the temptation to indulge in a red-hot reunion is more than he can resist. But falling for her may cost a part of himself he hadn’t counted on—his heart.
Layla Krause has a promise to keep to her recently deceased mother—meet the half-sister she didn’t know she had. Crossing paths with the man she’d helped through his grief in college offers an unexpected perk to spending a month getting to know her newfound sibling. The outlet he provides is balm to her body and soul.Long dormant sparks between Erik and Layla become a raging fire, but the secrets she hides could do more damage than the flames from their attraction. He’ll have to sweeten the deal to get her out of a self-imposed jam.
Reeling Her In
Bachelor Russ Novotny is starting over—new location, new IT venture, new sports car to replace the staid sedan his girlfriend took when she left him. A swap of his computer expertise for fish to stock his lake lands him in a different kind of hookup, one that does wonders for his wounded ego.
Divorcee Lee Anne Terrell is happy to indulge in a no-strings affair with her handsome computer geek while she gets to know her newfound half-sisters and opens Reel Time Bait and Stock. Unfortunately, her biology degrees didn’t prepare her for the unexpected evolution of hot-and-heavy sexual attraction into heart-stopping love.But an ocean stands between them when they share their true feelings. He won’t settle for less than marriage and she’s vowed never to marry again. The most important catch of his life may prove impossible to reel in, even when she’s already taken the bait.
When her fingers aren't attached to her keyboard, Mellanie Szereto enjoys hiking, Pilates, cooking, gardening, and researching for her stories. Many times, the research partners with her other hobbies, taking her from the Hocking Hills region in Ohio to the Colorado Rockies and the Adirondacks of New York. Sometimes, the trip is no farther than her garden for ingredients and her kitchen to test recipes for her latest steamy tale. Mellanie makes her home in rural Indiana with her husband of thirty-two years and their son. She is a 2016 recipient of the RWA Service Award, RWA Chapter Advisor, and a member of Romance Writers of America, Indiana Romance Writers of America, Contemporary Romance Writers, and FF&P Romance Writers.
The blueblood and the bohemian married despite all the odds against them. They raised two children in a home that blossomed like the gardens Bella nurtured.
But somewhere along the way, they lost who they'd been. At a crisis point, Bella sought time and space to think. Devastated by his role in her heartbreak, James had no choice but to let her leave.
Only she never came home. Never answered even calls from their children.
A frantic search. A woman with amnesia. A doctor half in love with his patient.
When James finally locates the woman who owns his heart, learning that she remembers nothing of their life together is both a curse and a blessing.
Can James remind her of all the joy they shared and make her fall in love with him again?
Before her memory of his mistakes returns…and Bella stays away forever?
"Jean Brashear's distinctive storytelling voice instantly draws in the reader. She writes with warmth and emotional truth.” ~ #1 NY Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber
Protecting Dr. Stick-Up-Her-Rear isn't on Gavin McClintock bucket list. But a promise is a promise, and he’s ready to do whatever it takes to keep Sarabeth safe. When she sheds her librarian-in-mourning look in favor of a sexy new disguise, she shows Gavin the Sarabeth that’s been hiding beneath that shell of propriety, and soon it’s Gavin’s heart in danger.
Each book in the Guardian for Hire series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.
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Book #2 Guardian for Hire
What she doesn’t anticipate is finding “Jack” along the way. A simple handyman, he makes her laugh and sigh with pleasure. He makes her forget her goals. But with his meager lifestyle, Jack cannot be in her future.
Emerson Jackson Watson spies the lovely Rachel coming around the corner in her sexy, red heels. And he promises himself that he is going to have her. Unfortunately, the lovely Rachel is looking for the other side of him – the side he doesn’t want to show her. She wants Emerson – the debonair wizard of Wall Street – when he knows what she really needs is Jack – the down-to-earth jack of all trades.
How can he show her that the life she thinks she wants isn’t what she needs? That she needs him…
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.
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A taste for something sexy…
Roma Denata prefers spending her time inventing new flavors at her gelato shop and scratching her sexual itch on the run. Unfortunately, her annoying new landlord is a rash that won’t go away, no matter how often they take their clashes to an unexpected level. And more than her Italian temper reaches the boiling point.
A temporary return to his hometown forces Lucas Calloway to rethink his reasons for avoiding emotional ties. His tenant makes him want more than a daily dose of sleeping with the enemy, and revealing his own disturbing secret is the perfect way to convince her to share hers.Guilt has destroyed Roma’s appetite for love and trust seems beyond her ability—even when Lucas’s revelation uncovers a common bond. Melting her heart is a challenge he must accept, but the collateral damage inflicted from events of the past may be too much to overcome.