Book Genre: Contemporary Romance

Playing With Fire

Posted July 30, 2018 by Reina in / 0 Comments

She swore off ‘True Love’ – He wants ‘Happy Ever After’ – How could this end badly?

If Finley Thomas had big dreams, it was because of the support of her best friend, Jackson. She left her hometown behind to follow her dreams, but when she returns to St. Raphael years later, all she wants to do is piece together her broken heart. The first person to seek her out is the only one who ever made her feel safe and understood. The surprise is the emotional rush of coming face to face with her old best friend, and the scorching fire created by his touch.

There isn’t anything that Fire Captain, Jackson Caffrey can’t handle. When he isn’t out saving lives and fighting fires, he’s single-handedly raising his son, Carter, and making scores of single women in town swoon over his amazing body. Jackson is completely oblivious to all the attention, but one look at Finley, his childhood best friend who’s all grown up, suddenly he wants to start a fire. He wants to fan the warm embers of their friendship into the enduring flames of a life-long love and soul-deep passion.

When Finley tells him that she’s given up on love and done with men in general, Jackson sets out to prove that he’s not only the man she was meant to be with, he’s a firefighter who knows how to heal her heart and soul Playing With Fire.

Justice For Sloane

Posted November 6, 2018 by Reina in / 0 Comments

For FBI Agents like Cruz Livingston and Vicente Bravo, their DNA was imprinted with Law and Order. Defending those in danger comes as easily as breathing. 

As a Special Agent for the FBI, Vicente was treated to a front row seat to see how those ‘with’ have an easier shake than those without. Instead of letting it shake his convictions, he’s worked hard to even the odds and make sure that Justice is blind to more than color, it’s also the size of their bank accounts and social status. 


Sloane King ticked all his boxes. Born a Texas Princess with money and beauty to spare, she didn’t want for anything… at least from what he could see. Debutante turned charity maven, everyone sings her praises, until someone wants her dead. Charged with keeping Sloane alive until the threat to her is neutralized, Vincente finds himself up to his neck in contradictions, including how much he wants more than just a few breathless moments with the feisty woman who challenges everything he’s come to believe about the world around him. 

As the search for the source of danger comes to a head, it will take the combined resources of San Antonio’s best first responders to protect and save the woman he’s come to love. Will that be enough?

Finding Home: The Sweet Side o..

Posted February 26, 2019 by Reina in / 0 Comments

This is the SWEET ROMANCE version of a story by the same title and same author

Neither of them wanted to find love when they moved to St. Raphael – Fate & his Nonna had other plans. 

Mirella walked away from what was left of her life in Los Angeles. A cheating lover had thrown both her job and her heart under Hollywood’s bus, turning her hopes of a long and successful career into smudge on Sunset Blvd. She found a new start in St. Raphael, with a house and friends that began to soothe her aching heart. After a year of hard work, everything is finally running smoothly. 
Then out of the blue, her match-making neighbor sends her gorgeous grandson over to borrow some garlic, no simple sugar in this town. None of her promises to put her heart on the shelf are going to save her from the way he turns her life upside down.
Teodoro built a successful business with his brother in L.A. but when his grandmother’s health took a downturn, he knew he had to move to St. Raphael to take of his Nonna. She has other plans, like making sure she would have some great-grandbabies to spoil. Mirella is the perfect candidate & before Teo knows it’s happening, he finds himself falling for a woman whose heart has been scarred and stomped on. He knows that he is the right man to heal her heart. 
When her past shows up, threatening their relationship, instead of putting a wedge between them, they discover that coming to St. Raphael was more than just a change of locale, they were Finding Home.

Rescuing Hi’ilani

Posted February 27, 2019 by Reina in / 0 Comments

Jackson Guard, aka “Ajax,” gave up the woman he was falling for because it had been drilled into his head that being in the Delta Force was the greatest sacrifice he’d ever make. Meeting with “Ghost” and “Truck” from a Texas based Delta Force unit opened his eyes. These men… their entire unit were all happy, in love, some with kids. It gave him hope that he could have it all too. He just has to plead his case to the woman whose heart he broke.

Hi`ilani Ahfong was ready to give everything up for love and follow Jackson where ever he was stationed around the world, but he didn’t just put the brakes on, he left her on the side of the road wondering where she’d gone wrong. Her manager barely managed to hold onto the ‘I told you so’ she so richly deserved and helped her focus her energy on performing and building her career. Now, she’s back on track.

Everything changes when Hi`ilani walks into the middle of a murder. Fleeing for her life, she runs smack dab into the very man who’d broken her heart. Now the murderers are after her, needing to shut her up, and that’s trouble that can hurt the people she loves. Jackson wants to take care of her and keep her safe while the police track down the men. But she’s put her trust in Jackson before. She’d given him her heart and soul and he’d left her bleeding.

How can he make her believe that this time he’s in for the long haul and not just ‘Rescuing Hi`ilani’?

Taking a Chance

Posted November 21, 2017 by Reina in / 0 Comments

She’s thrown herself into her work for years – He’s buried himself in his – What happens when they both decide to take a big breath of life?

Jordan Schultz has managed everything for years. She’s managed her boss, his heavy work schedule as the head of the DeLuca family wineries. In her private life, she’s raised her daughter alone after her husband left her for a newer model, making sure that Ava had every advantage possible even when she was driving her daughter crazy. Putting everyone else in front of her own needs, Jordan forgot how to breathe. Now Ava’s in college, her boss is settled and a happy family man, all she has to do is live… her own life. She’s just not sure how to do that. 

When Vance Donovan’s friend convinced him to send his book to an agent, he had no idea it would sell. Meeting Gabe years later at a book signing, his old friend introduces Vance to his assistant Jordan. That meeting led to hundreds of hours of phone calls and video chats, giving Vance a glimpse of something outside of his isolated life in New York. When he needed a change of pace to finish his latest book, what better place was there than the small-town heart of St. Helena, CA, Jordan’s home town? If he thought the chemistry between them on the phone was incredible, having her close enough to touch made him feel more alive than he’d been in years and it showed in his work. 

When it’s time for him to go back to New York and leave Jordan behind, will he be able to walk away and go back to his single, isolated lifestyle? Or will they both decide that what they feel for each other is worth taking another chance?

Healing Hearts

Posted February 26, 2019 by Reina in / 0 Comments

They’re both going after their dreams – Little did they know that they’d find love along the way – with each other!

Stella Vincenzo has always been more than a little in love with Grayson from the moment he bandaged her skinned knee when she was a little girl. When her lifelong dream is in danger of falling apart, the last person she expects to throw obstacles in her way is the same man who can make her heart tremble with a glance. 
She’s never been afraid of hard work and has never expected anything to be handed to her, but just once. Just this one time, could fate give her a little push in the right direction so it can be her turn to come out on top? 
If there's something that needs fixing, Grayson Malone is the man you call. From para jumping into war torn areas to rescue injured soldiers, to helping his patients recover from life altering physical injuries, he's the kind of hands on hero anyone would be grateful for. But there is one thing in the whole world that can knock him off balance and shake him down to the bedrock of his resolve, Stella. 
He’s determined to start his own physical therapy private practice in St. Raphael, but her noisy construction site beside what should be his peaceful therapy center is going to drive him crazy. 
Grayson and Stella find themselves in a tug of war of their dreams and emotions, but if there’s one thing that’s true about the town of St. Raphael, there’s room enough for everyone’s dreams to flourish. The romantic environs of this idyllic town in Northern California are good for more than just good health and prosperous living, it’s Healing Hearts.

Finding Home

Posted July 30, 2018 by Reina in / 0 Comments

Neither of them wanted to find love when they moved to St. Raphael – Fate & his Nonna had other plans. 

Mirella walked away from what was left of her life in Los Angeles. A cheating lover had thrown both her job and her heart under Hollywood’s bus, turning her hopes of a long and successful career into smudge on Sunset Blvd. She found a new start in St. Raphael, with a house and friends that began to soothe her aching heart. After a year of hard work, everything is finally running smoothly. 
Then out of the blue, her match-making neighbor sends her gorgeous grandson over to borrow some garlic, no simple sugar in this town. None of her promises to put her heart on the shelf are going to save her from the way he turns her life upside down. 
Teodoro built a successful business with his brother in L.A. but when his grandmother’s health took a downturn, he knew he had to move to St. Raphael to take of his Nonna. She has other plans, like making sure she would have some great-grandbabies to spoil. Mirella is the perfect candidate & before Teo knows it’s happening, he finds himself falling for a woman whose heart has been scarred and stomped on. He knows that he is the right man to heal her heart. 
When her past shows up, threatening their relationship, instead of putting a wedge between them, they discover that coming to St. Raphael was more than just a change of locale, they were Finding Home.