Author: Annette Lyon, Heather B. Moore, Jennifer Moore, Kaylee Baldwin, Sarah M. Eden, Shannon Guymon
Series: A Timeless Romance #11
Genres: Romance Anthology
Date: April 2, 2015
Publisher: Mirror Press
Six brand new contemporary romance novellas with bestselling and award winning authors.
TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE by Heather B. Moore. Gwen uses her wedding photography business to keep her life simple and focus on something other than her own broken heart. When Jack, a guy too handsome for his own good, helps her clean up after a photoshoot, then asks her out, she doesn’t know if she can handle dating again. But Jack’s charm wins her over, and she agrees to meet him for dinner. The more she gets to know Jack, the more she likes him, but everything about him seems too good to be true.
GONE FISHING by Kaylee Baldwin. Claire tries to convince her dad to leave his start-up company as a boat guide and come back home to Colorado. He’s the only one who can defend Claire against her domineering mother. But when she arrives at the San Diego harbor, she’s met with more than one surprise. First, that her dad is truly living his dream and has never been happier, and second, she’s unexpectedly attracted to his business partner, Miguel.
THE PIER CHANGES EVERYTHING by Annette Lyon. Alexandria has one last task to perform for her late husband, who died much too young: scatter his ashes in the Pacific Ocean. She goes to the Santa Monica Pier to do just that, but her plans get sidetracked after meeting Michael and feeling an immediate connection to him. They grab lunch, and the more time they spend together, the more they discover that they have in common—including past romantic hardships. As the day wears on, Alexandria begins learn that her heart just might be able to find love again.
A HERO’S SONG by Jennifer Moore. AnneMarie’s career as a romance novelist is skyrocketing and her agent books her on a late night talk show. The host gets her to admit that she was in love once, with a guitar player. Moments after her segment, Lance Holden appears on the same stage, to perform his newest song. Is it a terrible coincidence? AnneMarie hasn’t seen Lance ever since he broke her heart ten years ago, and she has refused to think about him again. Their lives are worlds apart, but as Lance tries to reconcile with AnneMarie, she finds herself taking a second chance.
STAY WITH ME by Shannon Guymon. Jolie moves to L.A. to take on a nanny position for the summer, since apparently having a degree in art doesn’t translate to getting a job as a graphic designer. When Fitz, the family’s chauffeur, picks her up at the airport, she wonders if every man in LA is model-gorgeous. When Jolie meets her two charges, she finds them adorable and needy. But it’s harder to hold onto her job than she thought with a hostile Mrs. James and her spoiled brother. Fitz becomes both the silver lining of her job and the man who just might convince her to stay in L.A.
A PLACE TO CALL HOME by Sarah M. Eden. Ada is the best realtor around. The best. She prides herself in matching each client with the house that will fit all of their needs. She hasn’t failed yet. So when Craig hires her to find him the perfect condo for him and his son, Ada is up for the challenge. What she may not be prepared for is her unforeseen attraction to Craig, her immediate attachment to his nine-year-old son, and her heart telling her that it’s okay to take another chance.
Absolutely loved this one! These Timeless Romance collections are some of my very favorites — the authors all write such sweet, clean romances. I love that you can pick it up and read a story in one sitting. The stories are all different yet tied to a central theme. The California stories in this collection were all fabulous — loved them all!
This is just a quick, light read if you don’t want to work too hard and can enjoy a little romance. Because they are novellas none of the stories are too deeply developed. There isn’t enough time for that. I’m finding that I kind of prefer second chance stories as opposed to insta-love and you’ll get some of both in this collection. But one of them at least allows for passage of time so it was more insta-attraction and grow into love. I liked some of the stories better than others but none were horrible. I was familiar with all but one of the authors so I had a pretty good idea going in what I would be reading.
Sex: some kissing
Language: a little