Contemporary Romance: Anthology
May 1, 2004
Available in: Paperback
What's a daughter to do? Three brand-new stories . . .three exasperating moms. Abby Ashton's roommate-from-hell . . .her mother. If she doesn't get her parents back together, she'll go crazy. So Abby schemes to get them to Mexico with her, hoping the vacation will lead to romance. And it does -- for Abby and race-car driver "Gunner" Stevens! Tall, dark and charming Jason Lawrence keeps visiting Mel Anders's veterinary clinic -- with everything from a drooling St. Bernard to a potbelly pig. And the man doesn't even seem to like animals. Hmm . . .Mel is mighty suspicious -- but she never suspects her mom . . . Avery Rice is way too overprotective of her widowed mother. So when Mom gets a new man in her life, she enlists her cute tenant, David Marks, to keep Avery off the trail. And of course she's matchmaking. She's Mom! When it comes to love, mothers know best.
It was a shocking experience that jump-started Brenda Novak’s career as a bestselling author—she caught her day-care provider drugging her children with cough syrup to get them to sleep all day. That was when Brenda decided she needed to quit her job as a loan officer and help make a living from home. “When I first got the idea to become a novelist, it took me five years to teach myself the craft and finish my first book,” Brenda says. But she sold that book, and the rest is history. Her novels have made the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists and won many awards, including five Rita nominations, the Book Buyer’s Best, the Book Seller’s Best and the National Reader’s Choice Award. Brenda and her husband, Ted, live in Sacramento and are proud parents of five children—three girls and two boys. When she’s not spending time with her family or writing, Brenda is usually raising funds for diabetes research (her youngest son has this disease). So far, Brenda has raised $2.6 million. Please visit http://www.brendanovakforthecure.org to see how you can help.