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Publisher Description

If he finds out who she is, all bets are off.

Aspiring filmmaker Izzy Gordon just wants her big break – and a film about an old resort with a scandalous gangster history is sure to do it. There’s just one snag – her family wants to sell the property to developers, and the resort owners are fighting to stop them. If Izzy wants to get this film made, no one can ever know who she really is.

Gib Murphy, globe-trotting photojournalist, is home recovering from a deadly war assignment that left him injured and broken. He just wants some peace. Bad enough that he’s been drafted into helping his grandparents battle to save their resort, but now, a filmmaker is digging into old family secrets.

Even worse, he’s falling for her and the feeling is mutual. But with everything Izzy and Gib are hiding, will they miss their chance for happily-ever-after?

LOVE ON THE LANE is the first book in THE BACHELOR NEXT DOOR series – romantic, fast-paced stories with sparkling dialogue and heroes to die for. Discover Love on the Lane today and live the romance!

A previous version of this novel was published under the title, Her Best Bet.


With over a half million copies of her books sold worldwide, award-winning author Pamela Ford creates realistic characters with real problems that make readers laugh, cry, and fall in love. If you like books by Kristan Higgins and Rachel Gibson, you’ll love Pamela Ford’s Bachelor Next Door series.

Don’t miss the Bachelors Next Door! Though these books are a series, each is a stand-alone story.
Love on the Lane (#1)
Dancing on the Drive (#2)
Breathless on the Boulevard (#3)
Romance on the Road (#4)
Kissing on the Corner (#5)

5 hearts. “Pamela Ford mixes humor, tension and sizzle, and comes up with another winning story...excellent twists, sensual sizzles, and believable characters.” –Pink Heart Society

4.5 stars. “Ford’s characters are wonderfully realistic with real emotions and problems... dialogue is witty and the story captivating.” –Romantic Times

“A fun, emotional page-turner. I will be on the lookout for more by Ms. Ford.” –Romance Junkies

"A winner...with a story line that is fast and fun. Readers will find themselves turning the pages!" –Romance Reviews Today

“Ms. Ford has a hit with this romance...the characters are witty and have dimension.” –NovelTalk

A romantic getaway. Compassion, romance, and a touch of mystery make this book a great escape.” –CataRomance Reviews

1st Place - Laurel Wreath Awards
2nd Place - Beacon Awards

August 29
Aine Press
Aine Press LLC

Customer Reviews

lssullivan ,

Sweet love story

Love on the Lane really kicked off this new series with a bang! I loved that Gib is a damaged hero and that Izzy helps him find his way. It was an incredibly touching love story with moments of humor and sweetness that made it all the better. I could totally relate to the characters.

NoMoreGuardians ,

Was going ok until the order slipped

The plot is ok interesting premise, characters are a little thin, but fairly normal for a short romance. However I got tripped up when the chapter went out of order. It’s really a minor technical flaw in editing, but destroys the flow, and makes me doubt the rest of the story.

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