Raised in New Orleans, Vicki Hinze began writing before Kindergarten but her journey to writing books included a lot of corporate pitstops. Eventually, she settled in and her first novel landed an array of awards and on the bestseller list. With nearly 40 books published, she's been back many times with awards in multiple genres and appearances on multiple bestseller lists, including USA TODAY. Vicki is recognized by Who's Who in the World as an author and an educator and is best known for chilling suspense, trailblazing, and creating series that genre-blend. Her works include suspense, mystery and romance. Since 1994, this former VP of International Thriller Writers has written heavily about military and military families and in nearly all genres except horror. Hinze is a Floridian married to a former Hurricane Hunter/Special Operations Officer. She constantly pushes the boundaries on existing genres, opening the door for new novel blends.
Maximilian Oceanus arrives in Spellbound Falls just in time to save Olivia Baldwin from an overly aggressive suitor, only to find himself attracted to the beautiful, if rather aloof, widow. And although Mac has come to Inglenook to get a handle on fatherhood, his newly discovered six-year-old son has set his sights on finding his father a wife.
Olivia, however, is busy getting Inglenook ready for its new season, so she doesn’t have time to deal with her growing attraction to the dangerously seductive Mac. Besides, weird stuff seems to happen all around him. Take the fact that her seatbelt keeps getting stuck in his presence, or locks magically open for him without keys, and that he seems to have a talent for sensing things. Never mind the three lost albatrosses walking down the road in the middle of the night. Since when are there albatrosses in Maine?
But despite Olivia’s resistance to falling under the sexy man’s spell, Olivia is having trouble fighting her longing. Because she knows Mac is just the man to unlock the powerful passion deep within her….
Amanda realizes her dream of owning her own card shop. But can she hold onto it? Struggling to stay afloat has her questioning her own judgment, making it the worst possible time to decide on one of the three men in her life. But now is the time she must choose, and she can’t afford to be wrong with her future at stake. What does she want most?
Three men. Three very different relationships. Jonathan, the illustrator who touches her soul yet remains a stranger who might or might not love her. Bradley, her father’s wealthy protégé who doesn’t touch her soul but offers her marriage and security. Or Max, a man who attracts her, supports her and her dreams, but carries secrets he won’t share.
Stranger? Security? Secrets?
Which man will be perfect for her? Her soul mate? The one. Which man will inspire her to say, “He’s my imperfect Valentine?”
“Delightful.” Affaire de Coeur
““Vicki Hinze’s has created a story that is more than meeting the perfect someone and “living happily ever after”. My Imperfect Valentine is also about taking chances and living dreams.” –Bookcruiser
“A beautifully written romance story about believing in yourself and taking control of your own destiny. You won’t want to put this one down until you have read the whole story — you will become immersed in the story and find yourself encouraging the main character to believe in herself and do what she knows is right for her. You can’t go wrong with Vicki Hinze books – I highly recommend.” –Jo Anne Vincent
This is a feel good book which one won’t be able to put down until the last page is read.” –J.L. McCrimmon
"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…