What a buy! This is a collection of romance novels....that's right I said NOVELS. Each of them are very special but completely different kind of stories. Each of them have a very touching tale to tell, but with these four great author's and their fantastic ability to weave a wonderful, and heart-felt story, how could you expect anything less..Let me assure you all right now....you will never ever be sorry that you decided to pick this boxed set up, and hey...the $.99 price tag for four full length novels, is way to good to pass it up..
"COP OF THE YEAR, Book One of the Bayview Heights series--When Captain Mitch Lansing is assigned to Cassie Smith's high school classroom, sparks fly. He's by-the-book, and she's unorthodox and innovative in her teaching methods. But when Mitch develops an unstoppable bond with her students, Cassie finds her attraction to him irresistible."
This story was so heart-wretching at times, but only because these two lost souls were trying their best to get through life and their horrid pasts. Of course they had a very strong attraction to one another from day one, they couldn't manage to let their protective guards down long enough to act on those urges. It wasn't until they had to come together to work to save a students life from gang activity, that they found a way to finally let loose and mend their own hearts. This story has so many twists and turns. It'll also have you rooting for all of them to succeed. This story is based one one specific child, but there are eleven other children in that at risk class that have their own stories to tell. Most of those other eleven stories I found to be very interesting, too.
"LOST AND FOUND GROOM, Book One of the A Place Called Home series--Chasing a story, hardheaded journalist Kendra Jenner is caught in a vicious hurricane...and unexpectedly in the arms of a stranger who speaks no English. Fear leads to passion leads to their making a baby. Three years later, "Paulo" arrives at her Wyoming home, speaking perfect English, and with a new name. He announces he's come for his son and for her."
This story I found very confusing at first, but once you get past the first four chapters it all starts to make perfect sense. For one; Paulo isn't the person she thought him to be, in fact...she's not really sure who in the heck he is at this point. While doing some checking on her own, she finds out that he has gone by several different names. At first she thought him to be a vigilanty, but in the end she finds out that he has worked for a secret part of the U.S. government for decades. There is also a family curse going on in this story, a curse that was placed on the last five generations of Kendra's family members, of which there is very few left now.. If the family can't find a way to over turn this curse, the family name and their family residence will be doomed forever.
"SOMEBODY'S DAD, from the Daddy School series--Fund manager Brett Stockton wants love, commitment, maybe even marriage--but no kids, period. Falling in love with photographer Sharon Bartell is easy. She's everything he could possibly want in a woman...except that she's the single mother of a two-year-old son. Can Brett learn to love Max? Or for both Max and Sharon's sakes, should he walk away?"
This one was sort of a tough one for me to read. Although I assure you... it really does turn out better than I expected it too. As far as Brett is concerned his life is almost perfect. He's the CEO of his own very powerful and successful fund company. He has plenty of money in the bank, his professional life is better than he could have dreamed it to be.The only thing missing is someone to share his private life with, someone who's not hung up on wanting children. He had to raise four siblings from the time he was only eight years old and that was enough for him. He doesn't want to go through that kind of experince ever again.
Sharon is a widow raising her rambuncious two and a half year old son on her own. She owns her own photography studio downtown, and also does some work for some corporations around town. She has a very out-going personality, that makes it easier for her to get much better shots than her rivals. She has been hired to take pictures of all the heads of staff at the funding company and Brett is immediately taken in by her looks and personality. He asks her to be his escot for an upcoming charity event and she excepts. But when he finds out she'll have to find a babysiter, he wants to rescend that offer immediately. But he doesn't. He figures he's take her to that event then he'd walk away gracfully. It's just too bad fate has other things in mind for these two.
"FALLING FOR YOU, Book One of the Pearl Island series--Propelled by a lifelong goal to buy the island home reportedly haunted by her colorful ancestors, Aurora St. Claire desperately needs Oliver Chancellor's help in securing a business loan, and she won't take no for an answer. In the midst of convincing the hesitant blue blood to take a chance on her dream, Rory unexpectedly lands in Chance's arms. Now, the mismatched pair can't keep their hands off one another, and something tells Rory she's headed for trouble-trouble in the name of love."
This story made me laugh, cry, get very angry, and then made me swoon. Oh...and the sex scenes aren't too bad either! Rory and her siblings the direct descendants of the people who had once owned the haunted mansion on the Island, but the mansion was handed over to another family because Rory's mother had changed her last name and pissed her ancestors off. Once she spots Chance putting up a for sale sign up on the property, due to a forclosure, she sees her chance of having her dreams come true. She had been working on a pontoon boat tour, when she spotted the sign going up and jumped the ship to find out more details. She runs up to the man hammering the sign in the ground and realizes that she knows him. He went to school with her older brother Adrian, and Chance's father once own the bank in town.
Chance has always had a big crush on Rory, but never thought about acting on it. That is; until now. While he was tempted, their worlds were so far apart he figured nothing could ever come of it. After all: his family expected him to marry Paige Baxter now that she was back in town. It didn't matter that he had no feelings for her, or she him. It's just what was their families had always expected of the two. After all: Families of wealth and status was expected to marry within their own circles. And Rory and her family were far from wealthy, and far from the blue-blood lines he usually associated with.
Would I recommend this boxed collection? You better bet I would! There's about 953 pages of good reading here people, so go for it!!!!