Every road led back to the place she'd been running from all her life.
Molly O'Brien has come home to Ireland, and her best friend, Ryan Callaghan. Sharing a house in the village where they met, they fall back into old habits, teasing each other and making stupid bets. But they aren't kids anymore. So, when their latest wager involves kissing and pretending to be mad about each other, it forces Molly to re-evaluate their relationship and how long she plans to stay.
As half the village adds their two cents in the form of unsolicited advice, whispered side-bets, and some blunt home truths, Ryan realizes how high the stakes are this time. If Molly folds, she could fly back across the Atlantic and refuse to play with him again. Which would be an awful shame, now he's finally figured out how much she means to him.
It's not easy to seduce your best friend when her dysfunctional family keeps popping in for visits. But all of Ryan's efforts will be in vain if Molly can't confront her deepest, darkest secret and the real reason she keeps running away.
*An earlier version of this story was published as The Bridal Bet.
Sometimes going back is the only way forwards.
When Keelin O'Donnell discovers a bundle of old love letters, she travels to the island of Valentia in search of answers. Could the man who wrote them be her father? If so, why wasn't he part of her life, and why did her mother refuse to talk about him?
The last thing she expects to find is a ruggedly handsome stranger striding out of the mist like a Jane Austen hero. But even if she believed in love at first sight, she can't stay on the island and live happily ever after. Not when her life is such a mess and this man could be her brother.
Garrett Kincaid thinks Keelin has a hidden agenda. No-one is as warm, honest, and beguiling as she seems to be. To protect his family, he’s determined to discover who she really is and what she wants. But first he has to formulate a plan to keep her at arm’s length, so he won’t be tempted to do anything stupid like touch her or kiss her or start believing in fate.
*An earlier version of this story was published as Bride Of The Emerald Isle.