It's Complicated #1

by Ann Christopher

Blue Iris Press

Contemporary Romance

December 1, 2014

ISBN-10: 0996861831

ISBN-13: 9780996861830

Available in: e-Book, Trade Size (reprint)

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by Ann Christopher

Note from author: My Author’s Cut version of TROUBLE, my first novel, is now available in eBook! An updated and expanded edition of the love story between alpha-attorney Mike Baldwin and his legal intern, Dara Williams, it also has a new epilogue that I’m excited to share with you!


Handsome. Ambitious. Uncompromising. Criminal defense attorney Mike Baldwin values three things above all else: his fledgling law firm, his family and his integrity. A born protector with the weight of the world on his shoulders, he’ll do anything for the ones he loves, especially his wayward younger brother, Sean. Mike’s life is focused and simple—exactly the way he likes it—until the day beautiful Dara Williams walks into his life, making his carefully ordered existence spin out of control and forcing him to question everything he believes about himself.


Once burned and twice shy in love, Dara plans to study hard and graduate at the top of her law school class. Sean’s romantic overtures don’t tempt her. But Sean’s brother Mike is her new boss, and his piercing gaze and brooding presence are infinitely harder to resist.

Dara’s internship at Mike’s firm leads them to work closely together—sometimes late into the night—and a mutual obsession roars to life. Normally, Mike would never pursue his brother’s dream girl, but how long can he fight his fierce attraction to Dara? A look leads to a touch…a touch to a kiss…a kiss to an explosive affair that leaves the lovers reeling. Because, despite their determination to protect Sean, some passions refuse to be denied. And that can only lead to…


Originally published July 2006 in mass market paperback by Kensington/Dafina - this edition is revised and expanded.

Ann Christopher's Bio

A recovering lawyer, Ann Christopher is an award-winning contemporary romance author. Her series include JOURNEY’S END (small-town contemporary romance) and the DEADLY series (romantic suspense). Ann has also written 5 novellas, one young adult novel, MONSTRUM, first in her BELLA MONSTRUM horror trilogy, and a tragically bad starter novel that will forever remain under her bed, where it belongs.

When she’s not writing or communing with her readers on her Facebook page, Ann likes to do the following, in no particular order: read; cook; eat; hang out at Target looking for new stuff she doesn’t need; crochet; quilt; play with her 2 rescue dogs and 2 rescue cats; and travel the world with her family.

Her favorite cities are Washington, D.C., Venice and Paris, in case you were wondering. She lives in Ohio with her husband and over-scheduled teenagers.

If you’d like to recommend a great book, share a recipe for homemade cake of any kind, or have a tip for getting your teens to do what you say the FIRST time you say it, Ann would love to hear from you via Facebook (AnnChristopherAuthor) or through her website (