It’s been five years last month since my first book, The Secret Life of Daydreams, was published! I can’t believe it’s been that long—I’ve learned so much since then! Josh and Sofia will always hold a special place in my heart.

To celebrate, I’m giving away a signed paperback (US readers only) and an ebook copy (US and international readers).

Enter the giveaway below and answer the question: why do you like to read romance books?


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  • Linda MoffittFebruary 8, 2021 - 11:08 AM

    Because they are happy and take me out of realityReplyCancel

  • MaraFebruary 8, 2021 - 12:04 PM

    I love the escape and that they have happy endings.ReplyCancel

  • LynetteFebruary 8, 2021 - 12:09 PM

    Romance is the best happy escape from daily life.ReplyCancel

  • Jodi MarinichFebruary 8, 2021 - 12:22 PM

    i love to escape after a hard dayReplyCancel

  • Lori SmanskiFebruary 8, 2021 - 12:23 PM

    Happy Book Anniversary. Oh but the cover on this book is delightful. I looked up the book on amazon and it sounds like a wonderful story. I would love to read one of your books. Always love reading new to me authors.ReplyCancel

  • Emily MCKIBBENFebruary 8, 2021 - 1:23 PM

    I like to read romance because it makes me happy to see people coming together.ReplyCancel

  • Missy RothFebruary 8, 2021 - 2:29 PM

    To shut out the worldReplyCancel

  • TinaFebruary 8, 2021 - 3:12 PM

    I love reading just reading the ups and downs of a relationship. But you always know it turns out happy at the end of the story..ReplyCancel

  • Jackie WisherdFebruary 8, 2021 - 3:14 PM

    I read romances because they most always have happiness and love shown in the stories.ReplyCancel

  • Charline BonhamFebruary 8, 2021 - 5:00 PM

    I love getting lost in a book.ReplyCancel

  • Paty HinojosaFebruary 8, 2021 - 5:56 PM

    Because it inspires me to read about true love and happily ever afters!ReplyCancel

  • Mindy LopezFebruary 8, 2021 - 6:34 PM

    Happy Anniversary! I read romance books because it allows me to escape my reality.ReplyCancel

  • Sheila LeeFebruary 8, 2021 - 7:57 PM

    I love romance books, preferably with suspense thrown in because there is always a happy ending.ReplyCancel

  • Natalya LakhnoFebruary 8, 2021 - 9:11 PM

    Because of HEA <3ReplyCancel

  • Shirl HalversonFebruary 9, 2021 - 4:48 AM

    Congratulations,a book is a great way to be advantageous by being a character and going to many fascinating places.ReplyCancel

  • Julie CarpenterFebruary 10, 2021 - 9:11 AM

    I love watching two people find joy and love. I don’t expect it to be perfect and easy but I love to watch them come to know who they are through their struggles and heartaches and realize that they are strong and capable and worthy of being loved. And I love watching a couple find that together. Plus reading is how I relax so a good love story is always fabulous to dive into. ReplyCancel

  • KeslianeFebruary 11, 2021 - 9:36 AM

    I love being able to escape reality and feel happy!ReplyCancel

  • Bill BarryFebruary 11, 2021 - 9:37 AM

    Happy First Book Anniversary!!!!
    Thank You for so many hours of reading enjoyment njoyment, disappearing into the world of Portugese families.
    Please keep writing.
    Thank you again.ReplyCancel

  • Pam GraberFebruary 11, 2021 - 4:07 PM

    I love having my heartstrings tugged. When I read a romance, I generally know I’m not going to be frightened, there will be a happy ending, and I might learn something new.ReplyCancel

  • Carmen NFebruary 13, 2021 - 2:27 PM

    I love that it gives me an escape from realityReplyCancel

  • Amy JudkinsFebruary 13, 2021 - 4:53 PM

    I love these stories because of all of the unease and sadness in the world it is wonderful to read such a positive and uplifting story.ReplyCancel

  • Tina RFebruary 13, 2021 - 11:07 PM

    Happy Book Anniversary! I like reading romance because it lets me excape the daily routines.ReplyCancel

There’s nothing like summer in Manhattan. The days are long and the nights are even longer. But when the lights go out on the city, fireworks explode. . .

Night at the Museum by Lori Wilde
Art restorer Ria Preston knows a thing or two about beauty. And when she discovers her neighborhood crush, gregarious Wall Street advisor Vic Albright, is locked overnight in the Metropolitan Museum of Art with her, she can’t resist taking him on a very private tour . . .

Lights Outby Priscilla Oliveras
Back in high school, Vanessa Rios and Mateo Garza were theater troupe rivals. Now Mateo’s a rising Broadway star and Vanessa’s his most scathing critic. Cue a plot twist straight out of central casting: the two end up alone in his NYC apartment during the blackout, setting the stage for what could be their second act romance . . .

Mind Games, by Sarah Skilton
What happens in college stays in college—unless you never get over it. In fact, Alison has been waiting to take her revenge on Nick, once the hottest guy on campus, now the hottest guy on the rising magician’s circuit. But her plans to sabotage his first show are upended by the power outage. That’s when the real magic happens . . .

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Eleven months had not been long enough to prepare Sophie Lawson for the sight of him . . .

After her mother was bedridden and her father bailed on the family, Sophie became a second mother to her twin brother, Seth, and younger sister, Jenna. Sophie supported her siblings through their college years, putting aside her own dream of opening a book shop in Piper’s Cove—the quaint North Carolina beach town they frequented as children.

But now it’s finally time for Sophie to follow her own pursuits. Seth just got a new job, the family house is sold, and Jenna is set to marry her college beau in Piper’s Cove. But the destination wedding reunites Sophie with best man Aiden Maddox, her high school sweetheart who left her without a backward glance to run an extreme sporting business in Florida.

Much to Sophie’s chagrin, seeing Aiden again resurrects familiar feelings—which she promptly tries to bury in the tumult of the day. As soon as the wedding crowd fades, Sophie turns her focus back to establishing her beloved bookstore.

But then an advancing hurricane strands Aiden in Piper’s Cove and with the hotels booked to capacity he asks Sophie to put him up until the storm passes. As the two ride out the weather, old feelings rise to the surface. But can Sophie trust Aiden to stick around? And does daredevil Aiden have the courage to risk his heart?

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After three wonderful years of marriage, librarian Juliette Fairhurst’s heart is shattered when her husband, Laurie, is taken from her much too soon.

Devasted, Juliette decides to take a sabbatical and reconnect with her mother’s birthplace, the village of Glentorrin on the picturesque Isle of Skye.

Welcomed by most of the villagers, Juliette throws herself into an idyllic community life, taking on the role of temporary summer guardian at The Lifeboat House Museum; a role that offers her the perfect escape from the tragedy of her real life.

During her time on the island, Juliette clashes with brooding single dad and artist, Reid Mackinnon and is befriended by his son Evin and dog Chewie. It’s clear that divorced Reid is struggling and scarred by his own painful experiences.

Can these two lost souls find a lifeline to rescue each other?

Or will their pasts scupper their second chance at real happiness?

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Wanted: renter for rural Oregon mountain lodge. Single mom divorcees named Starla preferred.

Starla Moore despises a mystery, and there’s no bigger mystery than Sawyer Devereaux. He comes into the library on Thursdays like clockwork, but rarely talks to anyone else. Not that she despises him; after all, he’s easy on the eyes, quick-witted, and that Southern accent makes her swoon. But in the midst of a divorce, her only romance is the bookish kind. Worst of all, crashing with her bestie won’t be an option soon, especially since her final fling with her husband had one very specific unintended consequence…

Regaining consciousness with his head in the cute librarian’s lap was a rude awakening; Sawyer thought his health problems were under control. Sans driver’s license, there’s no way he can live in his little cabin alone…or keep up with the anonymous book donations he’s been leaving to make Starla smile. When he finds out she’s struggling financially, he proposes a trade: his housing for her driving. Surely he can keep his feelings a secret for a few more months…

He’s given up on his dreams; she’s just figuring hers out. When the rumors start, will it push these two misfits together…or drive one of them out of Timber Falls for good?

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Welcome to Harper Landing, a small town filled with people who believe in happy endings.

Left raising his newly orphaned nephew after a tragic accident, Aaron Baxter fears he’s not cut out to be a single dad. But to give baby Jack the life he deserves—and to find a peaceful refuge for himself—Aaron moves to the idyllic Pacific Northwest town of Harper Landing.

Julia Harper, descendant of the town’s founder and successful frozen yogurt shop owner, is mostly resigned to her role as the often-overlooked girl next door. But when the town newcomer, Aaron, reaches out for help with Jack, she finds herself yearning to take part in a sweet love story of her own.

To Aaron, the grace Julia extends is a balm for his aching heart and the guilt he feels over his sister’s death. To Julia, Aaron’s adoration is the key to finally realizing her own worth. With a baby in the middle, can these two hurting souls find completeness in each other?

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