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Tell Me Why

Tell Me Why

Kensington
August 1, 2001
ISBN-10: 1575668203
ISBN-13: 978-1575668208

In TELL ME WHY, readers enter the world of pianist Carolee Burns. At its peak, Carolee’s celebrated career took her all over the world. Then, eighteen months ago, she dropped out of sight, emerging only occasionally to perform at Bistro Brandy, a tiny club in suburban Seattle. It is here that Max Wolfe watches in the darkness, a silent observer nursing a drink as Carolee’s poignant music washes over him. Drawn to her sadness, compelled to know the reason for her sudden withdrawal, Max searches for answers to his questions.

Carolee won’t talk about the ruin of her life — the sudden crashing end to her once-happy marriage, the agonizing estrangement from her daughter, and her ex-husband’s vindictive behavior. It’s enough that by reinventing her life, she has found some measure of peace.

However, that peace is about to be shattered. No sooner does Max dare to reach out to the woman he has watched from the shadows, than a tragedy reveals secrets that can’t be ignored — and that will change their lives forever.

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Finding Ian

Finding Ian

Thorndike Press
July 1, 2001
ISBN-10: 0783894570
ISBN-13: 978-0783894577

FINDING IAN is about Byron Frazer, a man who is easy on the mind and heart, and the eyes . . . Anyone who knew Byron in his lean college days wouldn’t recognize the confident, successful, charismatic loner he is today. He lives a double life. The public thinks he’s got everything going for him, but in private he wrestles with old guilt and doubts he’ll ever find what he wants–someone to make him complete.

When he was twenty-one, Byron became the father of a baby boy. The child was left in his care but he couldn’t look after him–mostly because there was no money. Byron gave up his son and spent the next thirteen years telling himself he’d done the right thing. But he doesn’t believe that now and probably never did.

A journey to Cornwall, England, “just to check on the boy,” turns into a face-to-face encounter with what life could become if the stars shine on Byron. He meets Jade Perron, a woman whose world is so different from Byron’s that they ought to need an interpreter, but they don’t. These two are a tornado together, in almost every way, and they become addicted to each other, but Byron’s son, Ian, could make it impossible for Byron and Jade to have a future.

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Early in the Morning

Early in the Morning - Summer Love anthology

Zebra
May 1, 1997
ISBN-10: 0821756591
ISBN-13: 978-0821756591

(SUMMER LOVE anthology)

“What do you think about sex therapists?” Chloe Dunn held her breath and frowned at the ten of clubs she’d just picked up.

But for the tap of Steven Early’s short, clean fingernails on the kitchen table, silence was absolute.

Chloe pulled nervously at the neck of her tank top. A sultry Seattle evening, the kind they weren’t supposed to have, stuck the cotton to her skin. “Steven?” She smiled so brilliantly her jaw hurt. “Tell me what you think.”

“About what?”

He hadn’t even heard her. “I’m discarding the ten of clubs,” she said irritably, and glanced at him. He glanced back. The bluest eyes in the world, they had to be.

Chloe sighed. She loved him. He loved her. But if they couldn’t deal with their differences they’d lose each other.

Steven retrieved her discarded card, but didn’t appear particularly triumphant. He was every woman’s dream—most women’s dream. Sensitive, kind, strong, and a slightly-crooked-nose short of being handsome. Dreamy, Steven was the kind of man a woman looked at, then started dreaming about.

And that the problem. In the ten months since Chloe had met Steven she’d done a great deal of dreaming—but very little else. In the physical sense, that was. In other words: sexually.

Tonight was the night.

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