Gianna, Robin, Reunited with his Runaway Bride

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Gianna, Robin, Reunited with his Runaway Bride,  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2016).

Title:  Reunited with his Runaway Bride

Author:  Robin Gianna

Imprint:  Medical

Issues:  Accident; Parenthood; Trauma;

Blurb:

Brought back together by a baby

It broke Dr. Bree Donovan’s heart to end things with family-orientated surgeon Sean Latham, but marriage and kids are not for her. Only, now Sean is asking her to help care for his newborn nephew while his sister is in hospital, and Bree can’t say no.

It’s temporary, but as Bree experiences how rewarding family life can be–and gives in to the passion she and Sean have always shared–is it possible for her to believe that this time around they really could have it all?

Dear Reader,

I realized I’d never had an infant featured in one of my stories, only young children, and decided I wanted that for my next book.  The first idea that came to me was this version of the “baby on the doorstep” theme, and I decided to go with it!

Bree and Sean broke their engagement six months ago because it became painfully clear that there are too many differences between them – number one being that he wants children and she doesn’t.  When a car accident seriously injures Sean’s nine-months-pregnant sister, who is also Bree’s good friend, they’re unavoidably thrown together to care for the healthy newborn.  Sean and Bree have zero experience with infants, and I had fun remembering a few things new parents go through as they learn how to cope with a tony human arriving in their lives.

Sean and Bree expect to be stuck spending time together just briefly, until the newborn’s mother arrives to take over baby duty.  But it ends up being days longer, and it’s not easy fighting the attraction still sizzling between them.  So many good memories are there, too, despite the bad ones that keep surfacing.  Ultimately they both figure out what is most important to them, but it isn’t easy!

I love to hear from readers!  You can find me at myrobingianna.com, on Facebook, and on Twitter, @robin_gianna.  I hope you enjoy the story.

Robin xoxo

Vastine, Amy, The Girl He Used to Love

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Vastine, Amy, The Girl He Used to Love,  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2016).

Title:  The Girl He Used to Love

Author:  Amy Vastine

Imprint:  Heartwarming

Issues:  Accident; Bereavement; Guilt

Blurb:

The past will always be between them

He swore he’d never return home. Then a flat tire lands Dean Presley back in Grass Lake, Tennessee, and he’s forced to confront the woman he left behind. Faith Stratton was once the love of his life. Now her gifted brother could be the rising Nashville star Dean needs for his struggling music label. But it means taking Sawyer away from the horse therapy farm that Faith’s so proud of. That won’t be easy, especially since those old feelings that started all the trouble… Well, let’s just say he can’t go back there, because he doesn’t want to relive the memories of the terrible accident that drove them apart.

Dear Reader,

There is nothing more iportant to me than family.  I have two younger brothers whom I have always felt the need to look out for, even as they have grown into men with their own families.  So I can relate to Faith Stratton in so many ways.  Faith and her brother, Sawyer, have relied on each other since they were little.  When their father died and left them in charge of running his horse farm and equine therapy center, their need to watch out for one another only grew stronger.

Dean Presley understands the importance of being there for a sibling, as well.  Only, he’s struggling with the guilt of not being there for his sister when she needed him.  Twelve years ago, Dean left Grass Lake, Tennessee, wit no desire to return.  He’d rather stay away than face the reminders of what was lost there.  His new responsibility is to his record company, Grace Note Records.  And what Grace Note needs is some new talent.  Talent that Sawyer Stratton has in spades.

The Girl He Used to Love is a story about knowing not only when to hold on and when to let go, but what to hold on to, as well.  I love my brothers, but I know I have to let them make their own way in this world-even if I am the older and wiser big sister.

I hope you enjoy this first story in the Grace Note Records series.  It’s bound to be a bumpy ride, but the happy-ever-after is always worth it!

Xoxo,

Amy Vastine

Miller, Emma, A Beau for Katie

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Miller, Emma, A Beau for Katie,  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2016).

Title:  A Beau for Katie

Author:  Emma Miller

Imprint:  Love Inspired

Issues:  Accident; Injury; Visual Impairment;

Blurb:

The Housekeeper’s Surprise Match

Agreeing to work for two weeks as a housekeeper to help a family in need seems like a good idea to Katie Byler. But when Katie sees the handsome, young—and single—Freeman Kemp for the first time, she wonders what she’s gotten herself into. Freeman may be considered a catch, but the stubborn young man is driving strong-willed Katie to distraction. When the two of them decide to play matchmaker for Freeman’s elderly uncle, though, their feud takes a different turn. The spark between them is strong, but can Katie and Freeman reach common ground to find their happily-ever-after?

Pickering, Kathleen, Where It Began

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Pickering, Kathleen, Where It Began (Together Again, Book 3),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Mills & Boon, 2014).

Title:  Where It Began (Together Again, Book 3)

Author:  Kathleen Pickering

Imprint:  Superromance

Issues:  Accident; Amnesia; Bereavement; Guilt

Blurb:

Daniel Del Rio never could say no to Maria Santiago. So although their relationship is over, when she asks him to sail her to the Bahamas, he reluctantly agrees. She’s convinced that revisiting the scene of her accident will restore her memory. If it does, then maybe he can finally let go and move on with his life.

But moving on seems impossible when being in such close quarters reminds him of what they once had. Could their proximity be having the same effect on her? As he falls for Maria, Daniel realizes he has to confess his role in the accident…even if that confession could cost him a second chance with her.

Dear Reader,

I wish I knew you personally to thank you for purchasing my first Harlequin Superromance book!  Writing Where It Began was dear to me because it was based on a trip to the Bahamas with my husband for our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary.  The beauty of the Abacos, the reefs and the remote location acted as a catalyst for Daniel Maria’s love story.

Raised as a power-boat kid, transitioning to sailing after marriage proved more difficult than I imagined.  In the power-boat world, a heeling (tilting) boat means trouble, and setting the boat in motion merely requires turning a key.  Learning sailboat rigging and handling sails taught me much about the power of nature and the joy of harnessing the wind.  Also, as in relationships, finally letting go of the boat’s lifelines to enjoy the heeling sailboat literally taught me to let go of my need for control and enjoy life’s surprises and adventures.

I became hooked on writing in eighth grade, when I discovered the power of words in a poem written by e. e. cummings.  I hope my wordcrafted worlds of triumph and love entertain you.  Feel free to email me at kathleen@kathleenpickering.com and let me know.

Happy reading!

Kathleen Pickering

Lacey, Helen, Date with Destiny

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Lacey, Helen, Date with Destiny,  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2013).

Title:  Date with Destiny

Author:  Helen Lacey

Imprint:  Special Edition

Issues:  Accident; Bereavement; Breakdown; Emotional Quotient; PTSD

Blurb:

Financier Grace Preston did fourteen-hour days in New York City. She didn’t do small towns in Australia. Not since she’d fled almost twenty years ago. But when a personal trauma sent her home, with a secret she couldn’t reveal the last person she needed was her first love.

Local cop Cameron Jakowski had loved Grace for most of his life. But he wanted marriage and family and she didn’t. He was small town, while she was big city and lived half a world away. But for now she was right here walking, talking temptation. One he managed to avoid until he made one mistake. He kissed her. And reawakened the passion that could change their lives forever.

Dear Reader,

I’m absolutely delighted to welcome you back to Crystal Point and to my fourth book for Harlequin Special Edition, Date with Destiny.

I’ve had so many emails from readers asking when the beautiful but emotionally closed off Grace Preston will get her happy ending.  I knew it would take a special kind of man to break down her walls and really see the woman most believe is a workaholic ice princess who doesn’t need anything or anyone.  But local cop Cameron Jakowski isn’t fooled, and of course he turns out to be just what she needs!  As they’ve known one another since they were children, he’s more than capable of dealing with her reticence and coolness.  Their journey really is about second chances and the value of family, and of course, love.  I hope you enjoy Grace and Cameron’s story and I invite you to return to Crystal Point in the near future.

I love hearing from readers and can be contacted ia my website at www.helenlacey.com.

Warmest wishes,

Helen Lacey