MJ Jassemolada is a big girl, and has been a big girl her whole life. She’s been called all the hurtful names: Hefty heifer, dump truck, fat, porky pig, she’s heard them all. A bred and born LA girl, she feels like she’s surrounded by the thin and beautiful of the world, and having a widower father who tells her she’s beautiful every day just doesn’t help. She can see her reflection in the mirror, after all, loud and clear.
After graduation from UCLA, she gets a coveted job as personal assistant to superstar singer Meredith Renner, who’s leaving for a world tour with Heath Spencer, who’s even more popular than Meredith, if such a thing is possible. Meredith is as awful as MJ expected her to be, but Heath turns out to be nice. And smart. And funny. And—attracted to her? MJ? The big girl? Could such a thing be possible? He’s only interested in being her friend, right?
But as the tour progresses across the globe, and MJ and Heath spend more and more time together, MJ is forced to admit what just couldn’t be: Heath Spencer likes her. In that way. So, though she’s scared out of her wits, MJ, who’s never had a boyfriend, who’s never even kissed anyone, throws herself into an exciting, secret, and very sexy romance with one of the most handsome and sought after men on the planet. And life is complete and utter bliss.
But of course things can’t stay this perfect, can they? Treacherous Meredith, who also happens to be Heath’s ex, has a few horrible tricks up her sleeve. Poor, innocent MJ, who’s never hurt anyone, has to endure her wrath, and kind, generous Heath has to deal with an all consuming guilt for something that isn’t even his fault.
Can their fragile love survive such a vile onslaught?
Come travel with our couple, through such romantic locales as Sydney, Tokyo, Prague, Paris, Rio, and New York, as they discover love and each other, the good and the bad that can exist in the glamorous world of touring, and the romantic world of becoming a couple.More info →
Jack LaGuardia is a serious swimmer, a serious student, a serious person. He eats, swims, studies, repeats. He has no time for frivolous things like dating, drinking, or parties. He certainly doesn’t have time for supermodel turned movie starlets like Kelsey Carlisle, who is basically a Victoria’s Secret underwear model party girl. Just because she thinks she’s now an actress doesn’t mean the world is going to think so, or take her seriously as one. They meet one hot summer in sunny Los Angeles, two people who can’t stand each other at first, and sparks fly, both the good kind and the bad, as they try to make a situation work for both of them, because he needs her money, and she needs his skill.
She’s hired Jack to teach her to swim for a part in a movie so she’ll look more “legit,” but he’s for sure going to need more than four months to make Kelsey Carlisle look like an Olympic swimmer, right? And he’s definitely not going to fall for her, just because she’s beautiful and sexy and used to walk on a runway in lingerie, right? And there’s no way she’d fall for such a goody-two-shoes, stick in the mud, just because he’s got a totally hot bod to die for, would she?
This is a love story between the most unlikely couple you’re ever going to meet. They hate each other the first time they meet, because she thinks he’s stodgy and square and boring, and he thinks she’s flighty and silly and maybe a little trashy. And, it takes a little time, but she starts to see that maybe he’s just dependable, and kind, and mature, and that those things can be nice, especially when things go terribly wrong in her life and she needs a grown up to depend on. And he starts to see that she’s serendipitous and mercurial funny and fun, maybe she just needs someone to hold onto when things get rough for her, and that he can be that person for her.
This is a classic story of opposites attracting, of two halves making a whole, of two completely different people completing each other.More info →
Jane, a skinny, shy, plain seventeen year old, gets the chance to go with her beautiful friend Camilla when she wins a lunch with teen heartthrob Charlie McAllister, and a secret romance blossoms.
Charlie falls completely for Jane, despite her inexperience, and to her surprise he thinks she’s very beautiful and sexy, and he can’t keep his hands off her. From a romantic walk through Central Park for her first kiss, to "sexytimes" in a hotel room for Jane’s first sexual experience, everything about their whirlwind clandestine relationship is fun and intimate, with all the passion of first love.
And just when you think all will be smooth sailing for our young couple, something happens that threatens their relationship and sends Jane’s fragile sense of self-worth crashing to the ground. Can even Charlie, who loves her so much, save her, and their brand new relationship?More info →
Martha “Mouse” Cameron has always felt she comes by her nickname honestly; she is quiet, shy, mousey in every way. But as soon as she meets Henry, she feels anything but mousey. Henry is the wealthy widower father of the boy she’s going to nanny for the summer in the heart of New York City, and sparks fly immediately as she feels things she’s never felt before. As her feelings for Leo, the little boy, grow, so too do her feelings for Henry, his father. Is it possible that Henry has feelings for her, too?
Being a live in nanny puts her much closer to Henry than she’s comfortable being, and it does seem like he’s responding to her, too. But Henry has a girlfriend, and Mouse has an ex. And what would be best for Leo? None of these questions really seems to matter, though, when Mouse is getting to know Henry, and vice versa, better and better every day, when every glance and touch makes her tingle.
How is she supposed to get through the summer and keep things under control, when she knows she’s falling in love with her young charge’s handsome father?More info →
Book two of the New York Nanny series finds Mouse preparing for graduation from NYU as she, Henry and Leo prepare for a wedding, and becoming a family at last. A pregnancy, and kindergarten for Leo, and many changes are on the horizon for the Gardeners. Following a romantic honeymoon in Bora Bora, however, they’re hit with devastating news that rocks their fledgling family to its foundations, and threatens its very existence. A partially closed door and a conversation overheard at an inopportune moment cause a cataclysm of events that end in what could be tragedy for poor Leo and his frantic parents. Mouse and Henry find out at all the love and romance in the world can’t solve everything, and Leo finds out how important it is to have real life friends that he can count on in a pinch.
This story sees a cameo from the Santangelos of the Flower Series, who are the upstairs neighbors of the Gardeners, so come along for the ride, which will be both fraught and fun. Follow the Gardeners through sexy adventures and scary times adjusting to their new lives in Manhattan, as they go through growing pains and learn to be a new family unit.More info →
Scout Lawson is fleeing an unhappy past, and thinks she's run as far as she can from Yale University when she lands a job restoring a library in Cornwall, England for reclusive rock star George Wilder, who dropped out of sight after the death of his beautiful wife the year before. As soon as she arrives at his estate, Farraway Mist, however, strange things start to happen. As the couple's feelings for each other grow, the events become more harrowing, until everything they hold dear is in peril.More info →
When they meet, Pete is a student who needs a place to live, Daisy is a young woman in a family bind who needs a husband. She’s a bred and born New Yorker, he’s from the vineyards of Tuscany, but when they meet, sparks fly, as though they were meant to be. Follow our intrepid young couple as they navigate the treacherous waters of being newlyweds, new parents, and a vulnerable family unit trying to protect themselves and their children from the threats of an indifferent and sometimes cruel world.
Through four novels and numerous bonus chapters, our favorite couple and children learn to cope with an old flame, a stalker, wrenching loss, and simply growing up. Ten years pass from beginning to end, but the time flies by as everyone gets older and, hopefully, a little wiser in this loving and rollicking family unit.More info →
Daisy is a fun-loving college student at prestigious Columbia University, in New York City, who finds herself pregnant and alone. Pete is an exchange student from Italy with a chronic case of poverty. She needs a baby-daddy, he needs a place to live, so they decide to help each other out by engaging in the time-honored device used by people in need the world over: a marriage of convenience. She’s beautiful and smart, he’s a gorgeous and talented musician, surely they can live together as husband and wife for one academic year? In a one-bedroom on the Upper West Side? With her old-fashioned granny living on the first floor, Pete and Daisy move into a tiny, rooftop apartment, ready to be roommates, husband and wife in name only, for nine months.
Real life has a way of getting in the way, though, of messing with the best laid plans...
Come along for the journey of Pete Santangelo and Daisy White and their turbulent and very sexy romance, and see how two strangers can become best friends and fall in love. See how a modern American family is born.More info →
When we left them, their daughter had just been born, and some momentous decisions had been made.
It’s now four years later. Their family has grown, as has their love for each other. Clio is a rocky smart, precocious four year old, and she’s been joined by baby sister Francie. Pete’s career as a musician is finally taking off, and things should be rosy; however, fame and fortune bring their own pitfalls, and a voice from the past arrives in their lives, threatening to upset everything they’ve worked for.
Can they survive Pete’s success, and the long shadow cast by Daisy’s past? How will Pete deal with groupies, temptation, and prolonged separation from his family? And how far is Daisy willing to go to protect those she loves?
Join the Santangelos on this rollicking roller coaster second installment of their journey.More info →
Pete and Daisy Santangelo are now parents to four lovely daughters, and Pete has settled into his life as a successful rock star and pop idol. Financial prosperity has found him, and the Santangelos live in luxury in a New York penthouse with Cina, their cat.
Life is perfect, more or less.
But this is Pete and Daisy, so of course fun, drama, sexy romance, and funny adventures with their girls manage to find them, first in Manhattan, then in Tuscany, at Pete’s family’s vineyard, and in the cities of Europe as Pete goes on his first major tour. There are family surprises, funny new words from the girls, and danger from an unexpected source as the Santangelos spend the summer in Florence, Paris, London, sightseeing, being together, and just living their crazy lives.More info →
Baby Finn hs arrived, and Pete, Daisy, and their children are living the good life, enjoying the fruits of Pete’s labor as a musician and now an actor. They even have a dog, who found them in the middle of a snow storm. They are the quintessential American family, rolling through life together with love and humor. But specters that everyone thought had been laid to rest are back, along with new, awful events that put Daisy in the spotlight in a way no one ever wanted, especially Pete. Their misfortunes follow them from one side of the country to the other, as the family takes a trip to the West Coast to deal with everything, good and bad, that’s come up in their lives.
Can they stay together, or will the past cleave them apart, into a fractured family?More info →
Aileen Foster's whole life changed when she lucked into a job as a translator for the boy band U.K. Crush while they were filming a movie in Japan. She met the boys in the band and became friends with all of them: Welshman Gethin Wren, who has a temper as fiery as his red hair; Ronan Donahue, the funny, blond Irishman; Matthew Campbell, the exotically beautiful Scotsman; and Theodore Shelley, the emotional Englishman who ultimately steals her heart.
Follow Tinker Bell, as she's known to the boys, through seven tumultuous years of her life as she grows to love the boys and be loved by them. She has to learn to deal with things that she never thought she would, and be braver than she ever knew she'd have to be. Her life is filled with more ups and downs than she ever imagined it could be, and her strength, and the strength of those who love her, is tested to its limits.More info →