One of the Library Journal's Best Romances of 2018
Avery Crown was supposed to go to prom with the girl she loved, beautiful Merritt Lessing. Instead she sacrificed everything for a career in television. Fifteen years later, Avery is still thinking about the life she could have had. When she sees Merritt at their high school reunion, she vows to win her back.
Everyone Merritt Lessing has loved abandoned her, from her mother who left her at boarding school to the girls her dump her over Twitter. But Avery Crown's disappearance fifteen years ago hurt the most. When she finds out Avery is filming a season of her home decorating show in Portland, Merritt is determined to protect her heart. But Avery was her best friend, and despite her efforts to push Avery away, Merritt still wants her as a friend and more.
Worth the Wait
How do you choose between your life . . . and your heart?
In this too-small, dusty town, brand-new district attorney Kristen Brock knows she’ll never fit in. Still, the job will look great on her résumé—if she can just keep her head down and play by the rules. Because in a town run by a self-serving, powerful family, the last thing Kristen needs is trouble . . . but one kiss from the beautiful ex-rodeo queen Marydale Rae turns her world upside down. And Marydale is definitely trouble.
Marydale didn’t intend to hide her past from Kristen, but the prospect of a friend who doesn’t know she spent time in prison is too tempting to pass up. Add in the passionate night they share, and Marydale never wants Kristen to know the truth. But small towns don’t keep secrets, and the powerful Holten clan is determined to destroy anything and anyone who makes Marydale happy.
Tate Grafton has a tough exterior, but underneath she's kind, caring, and fiercely loyal. That's why she first started working at Out in Portland Coffee-it was her way of repaying the shop's owner for taking her in as a homeless teenager. Nine years later, the coffee shop is floundering and Tate feels like she's letting life pass her by . . . until she shares an unforgettable night with a beautiful stranger. When the mysterious woman disappears the next morning, Tate doesn't even know her name.
Laura Enfield was supposed to be in Portland for only a few days-just long enough to oversee a simple business deal before joining her conservative father on his political campaign. But when the closeted Laura romances an employee of the coffee shop her company is shutting down, things get suddenly complicated. Now, the lies she's told for years are beginning to unravel, and her biggest secret is about to be exposed. Laura can't stop thinking about the barista with the soulful eyes, but after a lifetime of deception, can she finally embrace something true?