The Cates Brothers Series…
In the sleepy town of Climax, North Carolina, all five Cates brothers are known for being tall, dark, and delicious. But each has his own incomparable love story…From Kensington’s Lyrical Shine meet Quinn, Sijan, Tynan, and twins, Kaz and Paxton.
BRINGING DELANEY HOME
2014 Golden Heart® Finalist
When an Army nurse’s life is shattered by war, it takes the love of an old flame to help her put all the pieces back together.
Delaney Lyons returns from Afghanistan with a Purple Heart, a prosthetic foot and survivor’s guilt. She’d rather have just bought the T-shirt. After months of physical therapy and pain, she withdraws to her apartment. She wants to be left alone. Her worried sister talks small town cop Quinn Cates, who once carried a torch for Delaney, into bringing Delaney home. Delaney figures she’ll go through the motions of rehab again, and after a few weeks, when her sister stops worrying, she can escape back to her solitary life.
What she doesn’t figure on? Quinn getting in her space and under her skin on a regular basis. Between his hot glances and bad-boy grins, she isn’t sure if she wants to lick his chiseled muscles or hit him with a dumbbell. Solution: Label the dangerous man “off limits” and ignore him. But the darn man practically dares her to commit to rehab. Can she find the strength to try again, or will she miss her last chance to grasp her life back?
Off limits? Not bloody likely. Quinn Cates went to the trouble of kidnapping Delaney’s ornery behind back home–he isn’t going to let them miss their second chance at lust…love…whatever. Sparks fly as Quinn’s brothers get involved while the town grapevine calls the play-by-play.
COULD THIS BE LOVE?
***Finalist for the National Readers’ Choice Award!***
2013 Unpublished Beacon Contest- First Place Single Title
Desperate to help her ill sister, a woman poses as a movie star’s number one fan to get her photo in the paper and find her long-lost family.
Lights: Avery Danford photobombs the action hero’s life, and, as she predicted, the paparazzi splashes the tabloids with her photo. What she didn’t predict? Falling hard and fast…and into bed with last year’s World’s Sexiest Man.
Camera: Sijan Cates, ordered to stay out of the headlines and another scandal by his movie studio, escapes to his hometown, Climax, NC. What he didn’t see coming? An ambitious starlet’s photobomb destroying his need to lie low…and his need to give her a starring role in his personal life.
Action: The chemistry between them sparks and sizzles…until it blows up in their faces. The tabloid photo stirs up a feeding frenzy in search of the reclusive former actress: the paparazzi, an ex-costar and lover, and the film studio she still owes one last film. Forced to work together, Sijan accuses Avery of using him to jump-start her dead acting career. She wants to jump something all right, but it’s not her career.
Cut! Avery barely escaped Hollywood with her soul five years ago. Is she about to lose her heart too?
Tynan Cates manages his return to civilian life just fine with guilt in the driver’s seat. But love? Love might drive him crazy.
Tynan Cates’s military days are over. He’s home among family, friends, and his three-legged rescue dog in Climax, North Carolina—but his new employee is stirring up feelings he thought he’d left behind . . .
Mirabel Diaz is a terrible judge of character. Case in point: her last boyfriend. The one she’s on the run from. His deep connections have gotten her fired from her last four jobs. She’s exhausted, broke and desperate. Desperate enough to disappear for a while. In an online gaming forum she hears rumors of a man that can help her. She just has to find him first.
Kaz Cates has been warned to cease and desist. It has nothing to do his propensity to hack into government agencies and large banks. Government agencies and large corporations pay him for that. It seems the service he provides on the side, helping women disappear when they run out of legal options, has ruffled some feathers. So when a woman tracks him down and asks for his help, his hands are tied. He denies any knowledge or involvement.
But an accident on her way out of town totals Mira’s car and leaves her concussed and talking a blue steak about Kaz’s side-job—he has to go into clean-up mode. His only option is to scoop her up until she’s healthy enough to leave town. And maybe he can’t help her disappear, but he can teach her self-defense and some basics toward hiding in plain sight. While he’s busy teaching her to save herself—she might just save him.
You Can’t Hurry Love
High school English teacher Jolene Joyner, Ms. Climax Model Citizen of the Year for the last two years, is in trouble for the first time in her perfect life. And when she lands in jail, she needs to call her life-long nemesis for help.
Lawyer Paxton Cates has his path to a judgeship all mapped out, except his bachelor status is keeping him off too many of the guest lists where all the real networking is done. So when Ms. Goody-Two-Shoes Joyner, the bane of his youth, calls him for help, he sees a chance for them to help each other.
What’s a little quid quo pro between enemies? Paxton’s willing to help—all Jo has to do is pretend to be head-over-heels in stable couplehood with him for six months.
Other than the fact that no one is likely to believe they’re a couple, there is one other teensy, weensy problem. After a lifetime of being the good girl, Jo really, really loves being bad. She has plans to be bad more often. A good girl would warn Paxton, but a bad girl…she’ll let him figure it out for himself.
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WANTED: MOM FOR CHRISTMAS
Christmas is coming to Climax, North Carolina—and it’s delivering an unexpected second chance right to Hawk Savage’s door…
For small-town cop and single dad Hawk Savage, Christmas tends to be more hassle and worry than mistletoe and magic. His daughter, Heather, is ten going on teenager, while his son, Henry Lee, has decided he needs a mommy, ASAP. HL’s constant matchmaking is enough to break a father’s heart, but Hawk has a more immediate problem. His high-school girlfriend, Nora Joy, just arrived on his doorstep, claiming to be his family’s new Rent-A-Mom. He sure didn’t hire her, but he can’t turn Nora’s admittedly shapely tush out on the street.
Sidelined by injury, Olympic medal-winning volleyball player Nora receives a mysterious Rent-A-Mom job offer just when her finances, and her spirits, are at an all-time low. True, she’s not much for cooking. Or housekeeping. Still, it’s hard to resist Hawk’s children…and Hawk himself has changed from the lanky teenager she once knew to a strong, steady, very tempting man.
Christmas in Climax is shaping up to be full of surprises. But the biggest one of all might be the happy-ever-after that a little boy’s Christmas wish can bring…
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