Almost Blue

He loved her first…

Ellie Norman stays away from relationships, thank you very much. It’s been almost three decades since Wayne Maxwell crushed her heart and fled Oro Beach to become an international blues star, and she’s never forgotten it—or him. But at least he’s long-gone, and she can enjoy her peaceful seaside hometown, her bookstore, and her solitude.

Which makes it especially infuriating when Wayne waltzes into her store one day, ruining all three. 

Wayne’s been brought home by a family tragedy, but being back in town is reminding him of everything he loved about Oro Beach—including Ellie. Now he’s thinking about staying, but Ellie’s determined to drive him back out of town. How is he supposed to convince her he’s a changed man if she won’t even give him a chance?

Set against the backdrop of coastal California, Almost Blue is a love story about listening to the music of your heart and facing to your past.

Almost Blue is the first book in the Oro Beach Contemporary Romance Series.

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PH coverYou can have the whole world, if I can have Italy.

When winemaker Tabitha Hamilton discovers her husband Royal has been cheating on her, she does what any sane woman would do: leaves him, runs off to Italy, and has a one-night stand with a sexy stranger named Giovanni. 

Okay, she does what any sane woman would want to do. And it’s just what she needs. 

But Tabitha’s got a life to return to: a winery she co-owns with Royal, a sister who relies on the winery for support, and an international wine festival competition to win–or maybe to lose, since it turns out her biggest competitor is her ex. And when the competition reveals long-held secrets about Royal’s underhanded business conduct, Tabitha has to decide whether to protect her family’s legacy and reputation, throw them away… or take off again. 

Running away never looked–or felt–so good. But Tabitha’s more than just a winemaker. She’s a woman who knows what matters. And there just might be a way she can have it all.

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One alluring stranger. Two broken promises.

Three shattered hearts.

Kathleen Hartigan won’t return to Chicago, or to her cold father and manipulative stepmother. She’s going to see the world, make her own rules, and protect her fragile independence at all costs.

Rosemary Streit just wants to stay home, surrounded by everything she has always known. Her life, her love, her future – it’s all here. If only she could figure out a way to keep it.

To get what he wants, Paul Trainor will hurt the people he loves most. Can he make the decision to follow his heart more than once?

All three of these shattered lives connect in the haunting beach town of Cambria, where ethereal moonstones are hidden in the sand, and true love will always call you back home.

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Even the most exciting life can’t fill a hungry heart…

London Demerez is living the dream. She’s a superstar chef at the hottest restaurant in Los Angeles — if not the country — and she gets to work with her sexy boyfriend Kip and her best friend Jim. It doesn’t get any better than this.

But when Kip turns out to be a cheating snake, and Jim kisses London in a decidedly not-just-friends way, London flees LA to see what the world has to offer and get her head together.

Bouncing around between New York, Paris, Greece, and Mexico means adventure, romance, and great food. But getting her head together is harder than it seems. London will make a lot of mistakes in love and in the kitchen. She’ll break some hearts, including her own, before she figures out exactly who she is and recognizes the man who truly knows the way to her heart.

Includes delicious recipes from Chef London Demerez.

This book was previously released as “The Way to Her Heart” under the pen name Emma Foster.

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