Julie Joseph dreads spending Christmas in Florida with her cranky elderly parents. Yet that changes when she arrives at Sun Tower and meets the eligible bachelor whose equally quarrelsome parents have just moved into the penthouse.
Thomas Briggs IV is hardly the type Julie has dated in the past: he's tall, handsome, and out-of-this-world wealthy. He's also the son of the CEO of Pilgrim Mutual Insurance, where Julie works as a copywriter.
Julie has just a few days to date Thomas before they both have to return to the ice and snow blanketing the Northeast. But there's one big problem: Julie's rival for Thomas's attention happens to be her gorgeous, but mean-spirited boss at Pilgrim Mutual.
Can Julie overcome the odds and beat out Amanda Ford to win Thomas's heart?
Janie Alexander never expected to find herself widowed at age twenty-seven--nor did she ever dream she might find her second husband by fulfilling her promise to her first husband to watch the sunset every night on Lido Key.
Nick Costas is just the opposite of Janie's first love. He's dark-haired, muscled, unreserved, openhearted, and quintessentially working-class Greek. At their initial meeting, Janie is drawn to his good looks, but also his kindness. Nick recently lost his mother and sympathizes with Janie's descriptions of watching her husband succumb to cancer. He alone of all her friends seems to understand grief.
Janie and Nick's budding romance, however, isn't looked upon kindly by Janie's uptight former in-laws nor by Nick's old-world family--in particular, his superstitious father and trio of sisters that Nick has dubbed "The Furies." Janie has three strikes against her: she's been married before. She isn't Greek. And she isn't Nick's former girlfriend, Daphne.
As the anniversary of her first husband's death approaches, can Janie find the strength to beat off these naysayers and win Nick’s heart?
Love on the Links
forthcoming from Champagne Books, 2019
Debra Basso initially is thrilled when her fiancé Troy Bland invites her to spend Labor Day vacation with his parents at the Pelican Isle Resort. But the Blands all are avid golfers, while the only links Deb are familiar with are the beat-up felt fairways on Cape Cod's mini-golf courses.
At Troy's insistence, Deb flies down to Pelican Isle a week early to learn the difference between a bogey and a birdie. Yet when she arrives at the clubhouse for her first lesson, she learns the female teacher she's contracted to work with has taken ill.
Golf pro Scotty McCloud doesn't have the flu. But he sure has a bad attitude. Once a nationally ranked player on the PGA circuit, Scotty never expected a bum knee to reduce him--at least for this season--to teaching would-be suburban housewives in skorts and visors how to master the sport.
Over the next few days Deb suffers through Scotty's endless and exacting lessons on how to chip and drive the ball. But once they leave the putting and driving ranges for the actual fairways, Deb starts to realize that Scotty is teaching her more than just how to land the ball in the hole with the minimum number of strokes. Although she resists losing her heart to Scotty--knowing that if she does so, she'll lose the secure life she's planned to have as Mrs. Troy Bland--a freak lightning storm on the third hole suddenly turns her teacher-student relationship with Scotty into something a little bit steamier.
Love on the Links explores what happens when Deb throws caution to the wind and learns how to play the game of romance with no regard for making par.
Interview, Champagne Books
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