"Wendy Vella always brings the goods. I've been hooked on the Lake Howling series and the group of friends who star in it since the first book." ~ Synergy Quest, Goodreads
A PROMISE OF HOME (Jake and Branna)
When Branna O'Donnell heads back to Lake Howling, Oregon, she's not sure what to expect. It's a place that holds plenty of memories, both good and bad, but Branna is determined to find some peace there from the demons of her past. However, she soon realizes that living in a small town again comes with complications and one of them is named Jake McBride.
Once the town golden boy, Dr. McBride has returned from Iraq angry and, like her, shouldering a few emotional scars. They strike sparks off each other from the outset and Branna knows that if she gives in to the attraction between them it's going to result in a world of pain. The problem is she's not sure how to walk away.
THE TEXAN MEETS HIS MATCH (Ethan and Annabelle)
Annabelle Smith has never had it easy, but she's a survivor. So when her brother cleans out her bank account, she reluctantly turns to the one man she'd vowed to stay away from. Ethan Gelderman is a hot, sexy Texan, who has more numbers in his black book than most men have socks, and placing her trust in him is one of the hardest things she's ever had to do.
Lake Howling is home to Ethan's closest friends, and it's also where Annabelle "firebrand" Smith lives. Sassy, beautiful and pricklier than a cactus, she's never made it a secret that she wants nothing to do with him, but he sure as hell wants something to do with her. Lord knows, it's going to be hard to earn her trust, but Ethan's never backed down from a challenge yet, and he soon realizes trust is just the beginning of what he wants from Annabelle.
HOW SWEET IT IS (Buster and Willow)
At sixteen Willow Harper learned a few valuable life lessons that molded her into the uptight, commitment-phobic woman she is today. Determined to have the security she sorely lacked as a child, Willow's sole focus is on furthering her career. No time for love, lust or romance - Willow is All Business. So when a chance to secure her future means a trip to secluded Lake Howling, Oregon, she leaps at the opportunity. Sure, it isn't New York City, but Willow's only planning on being there a few days, then she'll be back to the safety and anonymity of the city. But when the very man who's been haunting her fantasies for years appears in Lake Howling, suddenly Willow's carefully planned strategy is in tatters.
"I loved this boxed set! Lake Howling is somewhere I want to visit!"