A slow sashay to desire.
After being abandoned by his fiancée and his fans because of a disfiguring accident, former classical pianist Reed O’Donnell returns home to hide. He’s pieced his life back together becoming a landlord and remodel construction specialist, but shies away from a social life.
Ex-ballerina Quinn Petrov moved to Castle Ridge and invested her money to start a dance studio with plans to put down roots. She wants to get involved in the community to promote her business and make real friends, not the acquaintances she’d made in New York. When she meets her secretive and sexy landlord, she’s intrigued but he always seems to be hiding behind a mask.
Reed can’t stop the attraction he feels toward his new tenant, but she’s beautiful and outgoing, while he is not. When his younger brother begs him to help impress Quinn, Reed can’t say no. Using the musical language of love, he woos Quinn for his brother, but when his own mask slips will he reveal his secrets?
In this modern take of Cyrano de Bergerac meets Beauty and the Beast, Quinn and Reed dance their way into each other’s hearts.
Castle Ridge small town romance where love takes you higher. Other books in the series: The Romance Dance, The Flirtation Game, The Playboy Switch, The Billionaire's Ploy. The Heartbreak Contract
5 STARS! "A sweet love story involving loss and heartache."-Terri
5 STARS! "It was hard to put down. The chemistry between Reed and Quinn is great. As the first book in the series, I can't wait for the next one." -Adriane
5 STARS! "Great love story. The story is just so perfect with the characters and their flaws and issues." -Elaine
Q-What makes the Castle Ridge series special?
A-All the books are written with heart. I’ve combined my love of Colorado with my love of small town life with my love of romance. The characters are strong and independent, and the last thing they’re looking for is love. But that’s exactly what they find in Castle Ridge! I hope you do too!
Q-What order should the books be read in?
A-You can read the books in any order. Every Castle Ridge book is a stand-alone story with all the threads tied up by the end of each book. If you’d like to be introduced to the characters before they star in their own story, I suggest the following order: The Romance Dance, The Christmas Match, The Flirtation Game, The Playboy Switch, and The Billionaire's Ploy.
Q-Why should readers give these books a try?
A- If you like contemporary small town romances with heat and heart, then the Castle Ridge books are for you. This Colorado mountain town has it all: bad boys, professional athletes, self made men, strong women, tortured heroes and heroines, playboys, billionaires, and the families around them. Their stories encompass secret babies, second chances, redemption, unrequited love, reunion stories, mistaken identities, and even a television reality show.
I would definitely recommend this book.
Low self esteem
This book was frustrating due to both the male and female roles had such low self esteem. I just couldn’t enjoy their story because of the constant miscommunication between the couple. How could they be so in sync and still miscommunicate constantly? Too much drama.