Heiress Anna Wynn is hiding a secret – a secret that has blighted half her life and forced her to become an unfulfilled over-achiever. Even preparing for her wealthy family’s summer break in their idyllic New Zealand holiday house, Anna has to be all business and is strung tight as piano wire. Finding her bedroom appropriated by an over-muscled, overbearing, testosterone-soaked tower of annoyance is the final straw.
Dragged up under the callused thumb of his dirt-poor father, Jason Jones regrets his choice of security over his dream. His ambition to work as a freelance photographer has been ruthlessly suppressed in favour of setting up his own construction company. He has a pre-Christmas deadline looming on the current project, and the last thing he needs is constant surveillance by the owner’s sharp-tongued daughter – or the lure of her hot body and big blue eyes.
Forced to endure each others' company in the small-town beach house, mutual frustration and undeniable chemistry pull Anna and Jason together for a few stolen days. Enemies become lovers – but how long before secrets are revealed that will change everything?
HARD TO REGRET is the first in Kris Pearson’s new Scarlet Bay series of sexy, funny and heart-warming romance novels and is intended for mature readers.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
New Zealand romance author Kris Pearson kicks off the Scarlet Bay series with a seductive novel that made us pine for a beach holiday. Heiress Anna Wynn visits her family’s beach house in serious need of rest and relaxation before a busy family Christmas. The last thing she needed was to discover a strange man staying in her old bedroom—or so she thought. Pearson is skilled at penning fun, flirty stories that are so easy to read, and her vivid depictions of New Zealand’s stunning natural landscapes add even more to this heartfelt story.
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A great holiday read!
This book took me back to my earlier years living in New Zealand. A great read whilst on holidays.
Hard to regret
Another fabulous story of a strong confidant woman finding her partner where she least expected to .