Hollywood’s latest heartthrob is a devoted family man who has it all—two Oscars, a beautiful wife, and two kids who adore him. The problem is, Quinn wants more. In Love’s Games, the stakes are high and losing isn’t an option. Quinn is willing to jeopardize everything he holds dear to win his heart’s desire. Davin Stuart Thomas has only two rules for her husband—no games and no cheating. • Will Quinn risk the love of his life to get what he wants? • Will Davina be able to forgive him if he does? • Will their children be able to forgive him? Davi turned and headed back to their bedroom. She closed the door behind her and crumpled to the floor as her legs gave way to her overwhelming grief. She was losing him. And there wasn’t a damned thing she could do about it.
Have you ever written a scene in one story that led to another book? The fairy tale story of the knight fighting the dragon stayed with me after I wrote Love's Games. Soon after, I started Family Pictures, about Jack, who was so smitten with his parents' fairy tale love story that he wanted one for himself. It was a hidden treasure, one where my characters gave back to me and allowed me to write another love story.
Dr. Jules Montgomery needed a hero for just one night. Dane Andrews, Boss to his men, had only one rule—never mess with any woman in his home town. All it took was a stranger’s arms wrapped around his neck, and her soft, warm lips whispering in his ear, "Help a girl out. Your name's Gary, and you're my boyfriend," for Boss to break his rules. Boss quickly stepped into the role of hero and fantasy boyfriend, finding it impossible to say no to the mesmerizing beautiful redhead. He played Gary to her Red. For one night only, they belonged to each other, fulfilling each other’s fantasies. Five years later, fate and a redheaded four-almost five-year-old named Becca reunite them once again. Their lives have taken different paths, although neither has forgotten the other. Jules returns to her home town to reconcile with her aunt, only to discover that her aunt is the housekeeper to Boss, a man with an occupation that goes against everything Jules holds dear. Boss is considered a hero by those who know him, although he now needs a service dog by the name of Lucky to keep him safe. Together, man and dog become the heroes that Jules needs once again to keep her and her family safe for more than one night.
Jules and Dane began their relationship by playing a game. They used make-believe with a splash of their deepest fantasies to have the perfect date. And on that date, they made up stories of other moments they shared. By combining their imaginations, they created ideal stories - ones that would last them a life time, or until they would reunite. Valentine's Day is one of their fantasy moments.
In Boss, the secondary character Bates piques readers' interest. They want to know more about the man who is always on the lookout for trouble. He's a man of impressive size, and one who can make his entrance without being noticed. He has his quirks and his secrets. His personality demands he have a book of his own. And he will.
Jules knew Boss as her fantasy boyfriend. Now that she is reunited with him and knows who he is, she doubts everything she thought about him. Have you ever had that experience? Meeting a person and being thoroughly enchanted by them, but when you meet again, you wonder what you were thinking?
There is so much power in a child's smile. It only takes one and our heart melts, our day becomes brighter, and our tone of voice changes. We have no control over our reaction. That's the strength of their power. Becca's power over Dane is instantaneous. He is smitten, and knows that he would die for her without question. I am fortunate to see my grandchildren almost every day .As soon as they arrive, my aches and pains disappear, my tone of voice becomes cheery, and my day is instantly better.
Do you have a favourite Christmas tradition or one that you wished you had? Is there a Christmas scene in a favourite book or movie that always pulls at your heartstrings? Does the song "White Christmas" make you feel all warm and fuzzy? Dane, the hero in Boss, loves Christmas. He loves everything about it: the snow, the decorations, and the possibilities that come with it--love, hope, and joy. His dreams of the perfect Christmas are what helped him get through the tough times, and now? Now, Christmas has become more important to him for many reasons, including two redheads that have captured his heart.
It's hard being a hero when you put others' needs above yours. It's ingrained in you to do the right thing, no matter what your heart tells you. Conscience over feelings. Head over heart. That's how Boss looks at life. His needs come second to everyone around him. All he wants this Christmas is one dance with the woman who owns his heart, and yet has given hers to another. Sometimes it sucks to do the right thing.
There is nothing more adorable than a child's excitement for Christmas and Santa. That is if the child isn't afraid of Santa. I was one of those kids who screamed whenever I saw him. My mother did her best to navigate the malls to avoid me seeing Santa Claus. Was it the white beard, the red suit, or because he was a strange-looking man that visited our home when everyone was asleep? I don't know the reason behind my fear. I do know that I didn't make a list for Santa, nor did I leave him cookies and milk. I was happy to wake up in the morning and find my stocking filled and presents under the tree. It's funny how children see Santa Claus. Some are entirely enamoured of him, and can't wait until they can see him and tell them what they wish for, while others like myself, would rather not have to see the jolly old man, and still get presents. Becca's joy in knowing that Santa is coming and bringing her toys is what we wish for children. We want them to marvel at the lights, the presents, and the magic of it all. We want all children to have a happy and merry Christmas.
How do you picture your fantasy boyfriend? What color are his eyes? Does it matter? Many book boyfriends have the deepest blue eyes, or steely grey eyes. What about brown eyes? Chocolate brown eyes that make you think of the yummiest chocolate you've ever tasted -- the kind that you remember once you've had that forbidden taste? What about his face? Is it perfect or does it have a scar or a crooked smile that you can't resist staring at or kissing? Is it a face only a mother could love, or do women melt when they catch a glimpse of him? When Jules met Dane, her fantasy boyfriend for one night, she knew that he was the man for her--perfectly imperfect.
He broke his promise to her as the world watched. It’s easy to make promises in the name of love. And yet, when life happens, and it happens to be in Hollywood, sometimes a lover’s promises can be impossible to keep. Here’s Quinn’s problem: • It happened before he met her. • He promised to keep Hollywood out of their bedroom. • He was acting or was he? It’s the premiere of Lovestruck, Quinn’s new romantic comedy. The lights dim, the movie starts, and then their world comes crashing down around them as Davina watches Quinn make love to another woman on the silver screen.
Where do your thoughts go when you're dancing with the one you love? Do you think of him or her? Do you think of how wonderful it feels to be held by them? Do you listen to the music and think that this could be your song, the one you'll dance to for years to come? Do you whisper sweet words of love to each other? Do you give each other compliments, or do you laugh when your feet seem to have lost the beat? My characters love to dance with each other. There is nothing better than to be held in each other's arms. When they dance, it's the two of them and no one else. It's the touch of a hand, the kiss on the cheek, and the sweet whispered words that strengthen their promises made with love.
Can love at first sight happen? Can a mile-high romance lead to love? Can there be more? Davina Stuarts' children and cows are her life. She's a farmer, a widow, and the author of Second Harvest, a novel that's had the nation buzzing for the last two years. After signing a megawatt movie deal, Davina's headed to Hollywood for a meet and greet of the cast. Settling into her executive class seat, Davina discovers that Hollywood's hottest heartthrob is her seatmate. Quinn Thomas is tired of the plastic starlets, his empty bed, and his lonely heart. He'd give up everything, including his career, for the love of a woman. Three hours of in-flight speed dating and Quinn's in love. Davina is older and wiser. She'd settle for a one-night stand, but he wants more. She's not so sure. Follow their whirlwind romance as Davina, who thought her time for romance was over, finds love with a man who has to have her in his life for a forever love.
We've all imagined it at sometime; what would happen if our celebrity crush made it into our tiny bubble. Would we act cool as though we didn't recognize them? Would we go weak at the knees and act like a complete fool? Or, would we be a bit of both -- act calm and cool while acknowledging that you're sharing the same air space as your crush.
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