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.

BONUS STORY!
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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Now in the Kindle Store: Just Can’t Forget You (Oakland Hills Short Story #2)

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Now available for your Kindle as a separate ebook!

The second Oakland Hills short story, Just Can’t Forget You, was originally published in November 2014 inside the anthology LOL Volume #2 Romantic Comedy Stories.

They first met as troubled teens, then were driven apart. Now their paths have crossed again, for a second chance at love.

Melissa has shrugged off her past to begin a fulfilling career in horticulture—and isn’t looking for anything that remotely resembles trouble.

But Eduardo is definitely trouble. All grown up, he’s more dangerous than ever, with dark eyes that lead her into temptation… and a sensitive heart that knows her deepest secrets.

Can the seeds of the past grow into a future that blooms?

Just Can’t Forget You is set in the world of my bestselling Oakland Hills series. It’s a stand-alone short contemporary romance of about 45 pages (11,400 words), but is best if read after the other Oakland Hills short story, Can’t Stop Wanting You.

Apologetic note: because this story is part of Kindle Unlimited (Amazon’s subscription program), you can only get the story at Amazon at this time.

But if you are part of Kindle Unlimited (and you can sign up for a free 30-day trial here), the story is free!

Thanks as always for reading.

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New Oakland Hills short story released today!

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Love! Romance! Giggles and Cake! Only 99¢ for all ten stories at all ebook retailers for a limited time.

NOTE: My short story Just Can’t Forget You is part of this second romantic comedy anthology.

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All Romance eBooks coming soon!

Readers loved the first anthology, so here’s the second issue of LOL! You’ll love these shorts or novellas of 30-50 pages each, with satisfying, romantic endings and not a cliffhanger in sight.

Enjoy 10 brand-new stories from your favorite NYT Bestseller and USA Today Bestseller authors:

Saving the Cake – Victoria Wessex
Baking for the royal wedding is the assignment of a lifetime. Curvy British chef Jessica has her kitchen nearly under control, until a hunky US news reporter shows up to cover the story. Heat level: Spicy!

Sofie and the Movie Star – Rachel Schurig
Sofie is six months pregnant, and feeling hormonal in her bridesmaid’s dress. Sofie’s condition and lack of boyfriend are causing quite the scandal. And then an international movie star shows up. Heat level: Sweet!

A Sweet Affair – Elle Casey
Bakery owner Mary-Anna is ready to quit when in strolls a handsome stranger, looking for a job. Heat level:
Spicy!

Just Can’t Forget You – Gretchen Galway
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. Heat level: Sensual!

Sweet as Cake – Caitie Quinn
Maddie Deren has been invited to the Brew Ha Ha to make her winning secret recipe for rock god Dalton Reddy. What could possibly go wrong? Heat level: Sweet!

Take the Cake and Run – Daisy Prescott
Two words strike fear in a six-foot-four alpha male: wedding planning.

Alwaysland – Blair Babylon
Xan Valentine is touring with his rock band and missing his girlfriend, a virtuoso classical cellist. When Xan finds himself with an engagement ring, he invites her to hit the road with him. Heat level: Sensual!

Crime & Cake – N.M. Silber
When Matt Brenner sees a beautiful woman dressed like Marilyn Monroe trying to flee a raid, he’s amused. When he discovers she’s the tough lawyer he’s battling in the courtroom, he’s intrigued. Hilarity ensues. Heat level: Spicy!

Randomly Ever After – Julia Kent
An old rivalry threatens Sam’s long-planned proposal to Amy, as a case of mistaken identity makes fists fly. Can a moonlit serenade on a rooftop make up for old mistakes? Heat level: Sensual!

Then We Kissed – Juliet Spenser
When Charlotte wakes up with regrets over a night with US Army Captain Bradley Ryder, she tries to avoid him while delivering a cake to her client’s wedding reception. But a mixup sends her right to the one person she’s trying to avoid. Heat level: Sweet!

Love romantic comedy short stories and novellas?

DON’T MISS LOL ANTHOLOGY #1, which is also available on Amazon (USA) and (UK.)