Moondance Beach

      Susan Donovan
Moondance Beach

In the latest Bayberry Island romance from by New York Times bestselling author of The Sweetest Summer, it might take more than a magical mermaid statue to bring together a hard-headed Navy SEAL and the mysterious artist who’s loved him from afar...

Duncan Flynn long ago said goodbye to his hometown of Bayberry Island, Massachusetts, where a mermaid statue allegedly grants true love to the pure at heart. So when the injured Navy SEAL gets sent home—just in time to help his family prepare for the annual Mermaid Festival—he’s not in the mood to celebrate. Nor fall in love.  But during a night run on the beach, a magnificently naked woman emerges from the surf who bears an uncanny resemblance to the mermaid in Fountain Square.

Adelena Silva’s otherworldly mermaid paintings have made her famous and wealthy, but Lena herself is a recluse—at least until Duncan Flynn comes home. She’s secretly loved him her whole life, and is determined not to let him get away again. But will revealing her truth win his heart, or cause Lena to lose him? 

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    I Want Candy

      Susan Donovan
I Want Candy

I Want Candy

Susan Donovan 

Candace Carmichael was just getting used to the lavish life when everything went sour. Now the down-on-her-luck real estate agent is back in Bigler, North Carolina, jobless and illegally rooming with her her mother in a swank retirement community. All this makes her wonder why she ever considered her BFF Cheri’s invitation to move back home. Life in this small mountain town may not be as glamorous as the one she had in Tampa, but she knows a girl can’t be too choosy in this market. Besides, everyone’s happy to welcome Candy back—especially one handsome widower named Turner…

Turner has grown up to be one fine-looking piece of man candy—and looks even tastier in his sheriff’s uniform. Maybe that’s why she couldn’t resist kissing him when he pulled her over for a traffic violation. Even if a relationship was part of Candy’s business plan,  Turner would be off limits—he still wears his wedding ring, four years after his wife died. If falling in love too fast is a crime, Candy is soon guilty as charged and ready to be fingerprinted. But is she ready to lock away her dreams and hand Turner the keys to her heart?

 

Review

"Take a sexy cop, a blonde with a talent for making the best cakes in the country, a possible stalker and a small town with enough crackpots to populate a good-sized mental hospital mix them all together and you've got a funny, sizzling romantic adventure that readers are going to love." --RT Book Reviews on I Want Candy

 

"I WANT CANDY is a tasty treat from start to finish.  Candy and Turner are a couple you can root for and the oftentimes zany residents of Bigler will make you chuckle.  Fans of contemporary romance with a healthy dose of comedy are sure to enjoy."--Romance Junkies

From the Back Cover

SHE’S HOME SWEET HOME

Candace Carmichael was just getting used to the lavish life when everything went sour. Now the down-on-her-luck real estate agent is back in Bigler, North Carolina, jobless and illegally rooming with her her mother in a swank retirement community. All this makes her wonder why she ever considered her BFF Cheri’s invitation to move back home. Life in this small mountain town may not be as glamorous as the one she had in Tampa, but she knows a girl can’t be too choosy in this market. Besides, everyone’s happy to welcome Candy back—especially one handsome widower named Turner…

AND HE’S GOT A SWEET TOOTH

Turner has grown up to be one fine-looking piece of man candy—and looks even tastier in his sheriff’s uniform. Maybe that’s why she couldn’t resist kissing him when he pulled her over for a traffic violation. Even if a relationship was part of Candy’s business plan,  Turner would be off limits—he still wears his wedding ring, four years after his wife died. If falling in love too fast is a crime, Candy is soon guilty as charged and ready to be fingerprinted. But is she ready to lock away her dreams and hand Turner the keys to her heart?



“Susan Donovan will steal your heart.”
—Christina Dodd, New York Times bestselling author


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    A Seaside Christmas

      Susan Donovan
A Seaside Christmas

The coast is clear for romance in New York Times bestselling author Susan Donovan's heartwarming and hilarious holiday novella, A Seaside Christmas—now available as an enthralling ebook.

Annie Parker plays her own part in keeping the mermaid legend of Bayberry Island alive and well. She owns her own erotic bakery on Main Street, featuring provocative—and delicious—mermaid cakes, and she writes sizzling romantic novels starring sultry sirens of the sea. So why is her love life going down with the ship? That is, until one stormy evening during the winter solstice, when romance literally lands on her doorstep.

The freezing rain of this nor'easter is more than enough to make Nathaniel Ravelle miss sunny LA, but he's got a job to do—scout out the Bayberry Island mermaid legend for the TV show he works for, Truly Weird. But when he slips on the ice in front of an erotic bakery, he's in for the weirdest...

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    Stealing Taffy

      Susan Donovan
Stealing Taffy

LOVE IS PRICELESS.

Ten weeks in a swanky Arizona rehab center and Tanyalee Newberry, aka Taffy, is ready to give up everything that isn't good for her—her forgery habit, taking (i.e., stealing) things that don't belong to her, and, of course, men. But when her flight home gets rerouted, she finds herself in a hotel room with her smoking-hot travel companion. One night together is all it should have been. But passion is oh-so sweet...

Special Agent Dante Cabrera has been duped at his own love-'em-and-leave-'em game by this so-called Taffy. To forget she ever existed, Dante buries himself in his work...until a case leads him to North Carolina and, impossibly, right back to her. He has no business messing around with this felonious femme fatale, especially one who could be in more danger than she thinks. But Dante also knows there's more to her than great looks and hot nights—a soul-searching woman who wants amend her past sins. Is he ready to take...


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    Sea of Love: A Bayberry Island Novel

      Susan Donovan
Sea of Love: A Bayberry Island Novel

New York Times bestselling author Susan Donovan welcomes you to Bayberry Island, a special place between Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket where a bronze mermaid statue promises to grant true love to anyone who asks with an open heart…

For years Rowan Flynn distanced herself from Bayberry Island and its infamous mermaid legend. But after her investor fiancé lost what was left of her family’s fortune, Rowan reluctantly agreed to run the Safe Haven Bed-and-Breakfast, determined never again to fall for the ridiculous fantasy of the mermaid matchmaker.

Now Rowan is just biding her time until she can return to her “real” life in New York, fixing up the B and B and avoiding neighbors who are angry that the Flynns won’t sell their land to a developer set on turning the island into a glitzy vacation destination.

But when a handsome stranger arrives at the B and B the night before the annual Mermaid Festival, Rowan’s life takes a turn for the interesting. Could it be the divine hand of the town’s patroness? Or is Rowan being set up for another disappointment?

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    Cheri on Top

      Susan Donovan
Cheri on Top

Review

Praise for the Novels of Susan Donovan

 

THE NIGHT SHE GOT LUCKY

“This second in Donovan’s stories of dog-walking friends is a wonderful combination of love and laughter, with serious moments as well as some intrigue. The animal characters are a delightful addition to the story.”—Romatic Times BOOKreviews

The Night She Got Lucky is a sexy, sweet, and simply delicious contemporary romance.” —Joyfully Reviewed

“A cute, funny, and sexy tale from beginning to end.”—Romance Reviews Today

AIN’T TOO PROUD TO BEG

“Donovan whips up a fine frappe of romantic comedy and suspense.”—Publishers Weekly

“A delightful new series.”—RT BOOKreviews

“This is a terrific book and one that fans of Ms. Donovan, and new readers of first-class romantic comedies, don’t want to miss.”—RTR Reviews

THE GIRL MOST LIKELY TO…

“An exceptional novel with humor and pathos and rich in detail, and the finely put together characters make this a story worthy of our Perfect 10 award and a must-read. You’ll laugh, cry, and your heart will break over this brilliant story of a man and woman—what most wondrous stories end up being about.”—Romance Reviews Today

“A wonderfully convoluted tale of love lost and found, secret pregnancies and spousal abuse, Donovan’s latest shows us the healing power of forgiveness and the strength found in the love of family. It’s peopled with complex characters who learn much about themselves and those they love through the course of this compelling story.”—RT BOOKreviews

 

THE KEPT WOMAN

A RITA Award finalist

 

“Sexy and funny. Donovan takes the marriage-of-convenience plot and gives it a fun update that will leave readers grinning. ...these characters are filled with genuine warmth and charm.” —RT BOOKreviews

From the Back Cover

SHE’S GOT EVERYTHING SHE WANTS

Sun-drenched beaches, designer-label clothes, drop-dead-gorgeous boy-toys…all paid for with a series of high-risk real estate deals. That’s the lifestyle Cherise Newberry and her BFF Candy enjoy after leaving rural North Carolina for Tampa—until the market tanks and they lose everything. Cheri is surviving on Ramen Noodles and temp jobs when she gets a call from home to come back and run the family’s small-town newspaper. Just one catch: She’ll become the boss of her high school crush—and former  brother-in-law—who might have the power to crush her all over again…

BUT HE’S WHAT SHE NEEDS

But Cheri is surprised to see how “bad boy” J.J. DeCourcy has grown into the hard-working and principled managing editor of The Bigler Bugle. Still, according to Cheri’s bitter sister, he’s not to be trusted. If Cheri’s going to co-exist at the with this sexier-than-ever man from her past, she needs to stay professional—and keep her distance —even though he sets her on fire. When they’re handed the biggest news story in the town’s history, Cheri must trust J.J., even it means putting her life in danger.…and her heart on the line.

“Susan Donovan will steal your heart.”
—Christina Dodd, New York Times bestselling author


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