Free in eBook for a Limited Time: Not Quite Perfect (Oakland Hills #3)


Serial temp worker April Johnson is nothing like her wildly successful brothers. She doesn’t have an Olympic gold medal. She doesn’t have millions in the bank from a tech company she founded as a teenager. She doesn’t even have a place to live, not since her boyfriend sneaked off in the middle of the night—skipping out on the rent, his three-legged dog, and her. Now forced to move back home with her mother and grovel for a job from one of her brothers, April decides it’s past time she got serious about her life.

Zack Fain, on the other hand, has been too serious for years. After losing his wife to cancer at the age of twenty-six, he’s done nothing but work on his consulting business. But when he meets April at a new job, he forgets he’s a humorless suit who never gets emotionally involved. She makes him laugh, she turns him on, and he begins to wonder if it’s time he broke a few rules.

Although April refuses to get stuck in yet another dead-end relationship, Zack isn’t like any of the guys she’s dated before. This could be the real deal. This could be serious.

But is either of them ready for the kind of serious that lasts a lifetime?

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Now in wide release: QUICK TAKES (Oakland Hills Stories Boxed Set)

Quick Takes

Now you can get all my Oakland Hills short stories to-date in one ebook at all retailers! This Quick Takes collection follows the lives of three friends in California who find love when they least expect it. It also includes a bonus story in which the matchmaker in all the Oakland Hills books (Trixie!) finally gets what she deserves — a happy ending of her own.

This boxset contains four short stories that were originally published separately in 2014 and 2015. They’re standalone romances but are most enjoyable when read together, since there is some overlap in characters. The total set is about 183 pages long.

Can’t Stop Wanting You (love/hate romance)
Jody Lapinski is a plus-sized chemist with a problem. The despicable Simon Brogan has moved into the upstairs unit of her house. In high school, Simon was an arrogant, heartless jerk. She’s not going to forgive him now just because he’s gorgeous and successful. Not after what he did. * *Contains the wedding of Liam and Bev from Love Handles (Oakland Hills Book 1).

Timeline note: story takes place between This Time Next Door andNot Quite Perfect.

Just Can’t Forget You (second chance romance)
They first met as troubled teens, and now their paths have crossed again. Melissa has shrugged off her past to begin a fulfilling career, but Eduardo is definitely trouble. All grown up, he’s more dangerous than ever.

Timeline note: story takes place between This Time Next Door andNot Quite Perfect.

Can You Love Me Now? (friends-to-lovers romance)
Sasha Selkirk has been in love with her best friend’s brother, Jake Lapinksi, since she was thirteen. Now twenty-eight, she knows if he was ever going to return her feelings, he certainly would’ve done it by now. So when he shows up at the snowbound mountain cabin where she’s staying–alone, trying again to forget him–she pushes him away, never expecting him to kiss her. Or make any of her other dreams come true…

Timeline note: story takes place between This Time Next Door andNot Quite Perfect.

Trixie Does Vegas

The secret story of how Trixie and Hugo get together. A companion story to This Changes Everything, Oakland Hills Book 4.

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Just released a new short story! TRIXIE DOES VEGAS (Oakland Hills Short Story 4)


I’ve just published an all-new short story, Trixie Does Vegas (Oakland Hills Short Story 4). From Thursday, Nov. 19 through Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, you can get the Kindle edition FREE! It’s also in Kindle Unlimited, so you can borrow it for free as part of your subscription. And if you haven’t tried Kindle Unlimited, the 30-day trial is also free. So much free.

This is a companion story to This Changes Everything (Oakland Hills #4). I wrote it after readers asked, “Just what happened with Trixie and Hugo, anyway?”‘ It’s about 40 pages of Trixie fun. Romantic, too. Hugo plays it just right.

Get it while you can! Price goes up to $0.99 on Sunday. (It’s only on Amazon at this time so it can be part of the subscription program. Thanks so much for understanding.)