California Series (books 1-3) & (books 2-4)
Sandy's Bestselling Contemporary Romance Novels
WINTER INTERLUDE: BOOK ONE — CALIFORNIA SERIES
Do you remember your mother telling you when you were little that you’d never meet Mr. Right if you were spending all your time and energy with Mr. Wrong? And what about the book out a few years ago that created such a hoopla with the single crowd – He’s Just Not That Into You? The two main characters in Winter Interlude either didn’t heed their mother’s advice or haven’t read the book. Now, add into the plot that the two in question are enemies who regularly run into each other, given their current relationships.
Paul Morrison, a hunky, blond, financial planner, has been putting time and energy into winning the heart of Kate Winter’s best friend for almost as long as Kate, a strong willed antiques dealer, has been dating James Morrison, Paul’s brother.
The sparks start to fly when the two get stuck together for a three-hour drive to the mountains and years of misconceptions about each other are slowly being wiped out. It is in the confines of the BMW that the two begin their journey, taking them from being mortal enemies to lovers.
Winter Interlude tells the story of their adventure – of how they finally find love. Kate and Paul’s story is the first one in a series of four friends caught in a time warp. They can’t move on because they are stuck on their idea of their perfect dreams. But sometimes life works in mysterious ways and they are all forced by circumstances to change.
PROMISES, PROMISES: BOOK TWO— CALIFORNIA SERIES
They met at a wild party and neither forgot the experience. Each came away with completely different perceptions of what happened when Judith Reid, an ill at ease seventeen-year-old college student, captured Dev McAllister’s attention and he succeeded in breaking through her icy demeanor. The minute things heated up, she ran. He chased and tried everything he could think of to get her to go out with him, only to be rejected. He finally admitted defeat and accepted the truth as he saw it.
Judith Reid was a snob, no different from all those other women he’d met through his wealthy college roommate. In fact, she was worse because she had him believing in love at first sight, when in reality, she set him up. He swore to even the score no matter how long it took.
Dev is still bent on his following his plans—seducing Judith and then leaving her wanting as he was left wanting all those years ago. To accomplish his feat he lures Judith, a commercial interior designer, into his grasp with the prospect of remodeling an office-building he knows holds significance for her. Promises, Promises is the story of what happens when Dev’s plans backfire. From the moment he sees Judith again, he’s captivated, and he’s the one who’s seduced and left wanting.
JAMES: BOOK THREE — CALIFORNIA SERIES
James Morrison is a man women love. Good looking. Talented. Great fun to be with. And of course he loves women. But he has one flaw. He can’t commit.
Samantha Collins is determined not to make the same mistakes her mother made…no ambition, living day to day off the government and loving the wrong, loser men who only brought on more misery. Since the age of 16, she’s had her life outlined better than any AAA roadmap. Her plans include marrying Charles Winthrope III and bearing Charles Winthrope IV in three years.
Sam always thought she had too much sense to fall for James when he tries to help her improve her relationship with Charles, but she tumbles hard. He’s sexy, fun and likes to play, and he’s never had to work to keep any woman. Until Sam, who backs away when she realizes she’s no better than her mother, falling in love with James who’s not offering commitment.
DANCING WITH AN ANGEL: BOOK FOUR — CALIFORNIA SERIES
Kyle Davidson is flirty, fun, and sexy. Can he lead Mary Ann Murphy astray, even though she has become overly picky about dating since her break-up with the person she thought was the one?
Mary Ann has no intentions of making the same mistake again, especially when the man in question is one of her mother's set-ups.
To return a favor to a wily matchmaker, Kyle unwittingly agrees to be Mary Ann's partner when she wins ballroom dancing lessons. As the two step their way through the first class, an attraction flares between them, melting the ice around Mary Ann's heart. Still, she knows better than to fall for her sexy leading man with the killer gaze. He's made it clear he's not looking for long-term and she won't settle for anything less.
THE PROMISE OF TOMORROW:
War is hell, especially for those left behind. When an IED explosion devastates the lives of Roberto 'Cam' Camareno and Nicole Murphy, both believe their promise of tomorrow has been shattered.
Field medic Cam helplessly watches his fatally wounded friend die in his arms, wishing he could take his place. Cam is the one who should have died, not his friend with a fiancee waiting back home. Instead of getting his wish, Cam promises to watch over Nicole. How on earth can he do that when survivor guilt paralyzes him?
After losing the love of her life and having her future blown away with his death, Nicole fears her broken heartt will never heal. Even now, a year later, she still grieves. Then she meets Cam and her life changes for the beter. Love has the ability to heal, but only if the heart is open and accepting of love.
In this fun, flirty beach read, Pepper Grady is in charge of her own destiny—one that doesn’t include being ruled by an over—bearing man like her father. She vows that she will never accept marriage to a man who can’t remain faithful. Yet when she meets a hunky Latino dynamo, she allows herself to indulge in a romantic fling—since an arrogant alpha-male has no place in her new life.
Ñico Guerrero doesn’t believe in love. But in order to please his dying father, he travels to Grassy Key to convince his runaway betrothed to return with him to Isla de Diablo where he’ll take her as his wife. When he realizes he’s been seduced by the beautiful heiress, he has to make a choice. After all, passion fades and he is his father’s son, so he’s not sure he can promise what she desperately wants…a lifetime of love and fidelity.
An uplifting short Christmas story to warm the heart during this cold holiday season...
Megan Jenkins isn't looking forward to Christmas. The holidays will forevermore remind her of what she had and lost. Her husband, and love of her life, died a few days after Christmas the year before, leaving her a young widow with a fatherless son to raise. During the course of this Christmas Eve, Megan experiences her own Christmas Miracle as she learns the true meaning of giving with the help of Kevin Murdock, a long-time friend who's always been there for her.
A Christmas Miracle is based on a true story--a Christmas Eve adventure that had to be immortalized in this short story so it would never be forgotten. The circumstances and names have been changed. Any similarity to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental and not intended by the author.