Suzanne and Brad Betancourt have a lot to be grateful for--their home, their children, and each other. They've even survived the fact that Brad's first wife lives next door and Suzanne's intrusive mother and siblings are just down the road. Also down the road is young, voluptuous Micheline Trent, who unravels Suzanne's confidence by showing up at Brad's fiftieth birthday blowout and making it clear that she'd like to be his gift. Suddenly, Suzanne feels like she's in the midst of a midlife crisis...
Hoping to make herself more interesting to Brad, Suzanne goes into business with a friend. But she stretches herself dangerously thin, and when she becomes embroiled in a brewing family scandal, she leaves Brad hurt, alienated, and ripe to move into the waiting arms of Micheline, who is all too ready to ditch her own husband.
Now, with marriages on the line across the neighborhood, Suzanne and Brad will have to question their notion of loyalty to one another...and to themselves.
Her Abundant Joy (Texas: Star of Destiny, Book 3)
by Lyn Cote
Can a beautiful young widow find peace in the arms of a Texas Ranger?
In 1846, young widow Mariel Wolfe survived the grueling voyage from Germany to start a new life in the "promised" land of Texas. Forced by circumstances to become a servant, Mariel is now determined to quit a harsh master. But how can a single woman face the frontier on her own?
Texas Ranger Carson Quinn is leading her party of safely through dangerous Comanche-held territory. As he watches Mariel hold her head high, he will stop at nothing to protect her.
But Mexico will not accept the U.S. annexation of the young Texas Republic without a fight. Honor bound to fight for Texas, Carson's deepest longing is to lay down his rifle. As Mariel and Carson fall deeply in love, ill the tide of history sweep them far from peace, far from a life together?
Courtney Campbell has her cake and she's eating it, too. As the owner of an upscale catering business, Courtney is used to dealing with Tinseltown's finest-and their demands. But when movie producer Darius Fairfax walks in, her cool-as-a-cucumber facade melts into an appetite for desire.
Darius Fairfax is used to his phone ringing off the hook-for business and for pleasure. He's attracted to sexier-than-ever Courtney, so why is she pouring ice all over his game? Darius is determined to romance the party professional with kisses sweeter than wine-and throw her a lifetime of wedded bliss!
Angela Moore and Brandon Knight learn that savoring the natural highs of falling in love, first kisses, sweet dreams, and making love are not the only formula for love. They learn that true love also faces even the lewdest of schemes, ego tripping, and yes, a threat on their lives. But both Angela and Brandon fight to keep what is theirs.
The blissful passionate filled days and nights they spend together are testaments that true love still arises in the most commonplaces. After all true love is for a lifetime.
As Good as the First Time by AlTonya Washington
From the moment Julia Kelly fell in love with Cortez Wallace, she knew her life would never be the same. Their passion was hot, tempestuous, explosive. And to her surprise, it didn’t last forever.
To escape the pain of yet another breakup, Julia moved to L.A. But now when she hears her ex-lover is about to tie the knot with someone else, the successful TV producer comes home to Detroit for one final encounter with the man she simply can’t get out of her heart.…
Popular television anchor Cortez has loved Julia since high school. Except Julia’s the one who walked out. Cortez’s mind remembers betrayal. His heart tells him to win his woman back. But love is never as good as the first time…is it?