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International Bestselling Author Ava Miles shares a humorous and romantic story about finding love in the most unusual places.

When Peggy McBride moves to Dare Valley, Colorado, the last thing she wants is to meet a man. If she's learned one thing from her divorce, it's that love is a messy business, and as a single mom and the new deputy sheriff, she has her hands full. But when hotel magnate and poker player Mac Maven moves to town, she becomes enthralled by the very last man she would ever consider dating...

Millionaire Mac Maven has come to Dare with ambitious plans for his new project, the restoration of The Grand Mountain Hotel as a boutique poker venue. Only one person offers him a less than warm welcome: Deputy Sheriff Peggy McBride, who is dead set against gambling. But although Peggy's a fierce opponent, Mac senses a tenderness and passion within her that he longs to free. Having helped his sister raise her teenage son, he understands Peggy, and can see past her tough-as-nails exterior.

When a threat to Mac's hotel surfaces, he and Peggy must join forces to find out who's responsible. Working together ignites the white-hot connection between them, and their cooperation takes a decidedly personal turn. But can Mac convince Peggy to set their differences aside and take a gamble on love?


"Ava's story is witty and charming." Barbara Freethy #1 New York Times Bestselling Author on Nora Roberts Land

"On par with Nicholas Sparks' love stories." Jennifer's Corner Blog

“The constant love, and the tasteful sexual interludes, bring a sensual, dynamic tension to this appealing story.” Publisher’s Weekly

"I am adding Ava Miles to my list of always reads like Susan Mallery, Jill Shalvis, Kristen Ashley, and NORA ROBERTS." Marjay's Reading Blog

"Miles' story savvy, sense of humor, respect for her readers and empathy for her characters shine through..." USA Today on The Gate to Everything

Fiction & Literature
May 29
Ava Miles, Inc.
Ava Miles Inc.

Customer Reviews

emanienonna ,

The Grand Opening

During this unprecedented time in history I sought to escape if just for a little while. Ms.Miles books have kept me sane. Reading the first three novels in the dare series has been a great escape to Dare Valley. I love all the characters and the story lines. I intend on reading the whole series. Thank you so much.

Doreenewa ,

The Grand Opening

I loved this book! Couldn’t wait to continue with the next book ....”Holiday Serenade” as these characters became like friends/family to me!
A great series!

iamcicelyr ,

Great Story!

I hated seeing Peggy & Mac's story end! It was beautifully written.

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