New novellas in the Green Mountain, Harmony, Southern Belle Book Club, and Dare Island series!
From four contemporary romance stars, stories filled with first kisses, first dances, and happily-ever-afters…
You’ll Be Mine by Marie Force: Will Abbott and Cameron Murphy are finally ready to tie the knot—as long as family, friends and a love-struck moose don’t get in the way.
Midnight Bet by Jodi Thomas: When cousins Rick and Lizzy Matheson of Harmony, Texas, wind up on the wrong side of an attempted shooting, they know they’re in deep. Still, the biggest danger is losing their hearts—Rick to an old flame and Lizzy to an old friend she’d never noticed before…
Wrapped Around Your Finger by Shirley Jump: Maggie McBride is just one of the guys in the hard-knocks world of construction. Until she’s dared to ask Nick Patterson to a wedding, enticing her to knock down some walls—and risk falling in love.
Carolina Heart by Virginia Kantra: Determined to leave her wild past behind, Cynthie Lodge is forging a new life for herself and her daughters—one that’s man-free and drama-free. But when her high school crush shows up on Dare Island, he’s determined to make her break her rules…
Each of the four authors brings something uniquely touching to this collection of contemporary romantic novellas, all of which have taking a dare as the central impetus to love, from the sweet stirrings of rekindled affections to the nervous bliss of a wedding day. Though it's a bit of a slow start to the collection, "Midnight Bet" is tinged with suspense as two parallel romantic story lines return readers to Thomas's popular setting of Harmony, Tex., where love is found in unexpected places. This nicely leads to Force's sappy "You'll Be Mine," a slightly spicy, wholly joyful wedding in the wilds of Butler, Vt., that blends families and friendships with heartwarming humor. Jump's "Wrapped Around Your Finger" asks what happens when a longtime friendship between two colleagues suddenly blossoms into more. In Kantra's excellent and emotional "Carolina Heart," tied to her series set in Dare Island, N.C., a single mother with a history of heartbreak dares to take a chance on love with her high school crush. The authors' styles are distinct, and the novellas complement each other, all with completely satisfying happy endings.