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Sometimes love is war.

Clay... My best friend has held a grudge against his half-sister, Lauren, forever. It’s unjustified and ridiculous, but I have to take his side. Also ridiculous? How bad I have it for her.

My Lauren radar goes off the second she steps in the building. Did I mention we work together and her dad’s the boss? Yeah, she’s so off-limits I might as well start running now and never come back.

Except, her family is like family to me. So, I’ll do whatever it takes to stick around, even if she hates my guts.

Lauren... I date guys nothing like Clay on purpose. I will not let my old crush on him get the best of me. It’s going on the list of things I’ve outgrown and will deny ever having, like the Justin Bieber poster I used to keep on the back of my door.

It doesn’t matter that I’ve caught Clay looking at me like he’s a jewel thief and I’m a precious gem encased in glass. He’d never choose me over my brother, or his job, or his enjoyment in teasing me.

Avoiding Clay is easy, until the day I realize my dad’s asked for Clay’s help in checking up on my dates.

No stinking way.

Emma the Matchmaker

She knows a match when she sees one, but she's clueless about her own heart.

Emma Woodhouse is happily single, though that’s never stopped her from making matches for others. Her best friend, George Knightley, thinks it’s a sure way to trouble, but what’s wrong with giving romance a little nudge?

George has been fighting his feelings for Emma for years, but with families so closely intertwined, rocking the friendship boat would complicate more than just their relationship. He won’t do that to her, or ask why she keeps cuddling up next to him on the couch to watch their favorite show at night.

When a matchmaking scheme gone wrong drives a wedge between them, the last thing they want is to face each other. But when Emma’s sister goes into labor and they’re the babysitters for the weekend, they’ll have to set aside their pride and undeniable chemistry to tackle diaper duty together.

Engaging Mr. Darcy

“Angry people are not always wise.” – Jane Austen

After a standoff in the pizza parlor, Elsie Bennet has decided Fitzwilliam “I-Throw-Fitz” Darcy is the worst customer she’s ever encountered. Also the best looking, but that’s beside the point. She’s horrified to discover Will is not just passing through her small town, he’s her new neighbor.

Will Darcy has all the money and time he could ask for, and yet life never seems to meet his expectations. When his best friend, Charlie, starts dating Jane Bennet, Will becomes their unhappy third-wheel. The solution? Bring along Jane’s sister, Elsie, a girl who challenges him, makes him laugh, plagues his thoughts, and unfortunately, hates his guts.

Will might control a lot of things, but he won’t control her. Elsie’s already been warned away by her new friend, Jeff Wickham, who found out the hard way that Will is not someone to be crossed. Things would be so much simpler if she was attracted to Jeff. But she’s not. She’s attracted to Will, and the tug-o-war between her mind and her heart is going to drive her mad.

How can you run from someone who already has your heart?

Romance at a family reunion is usually the start of a bad joke, but when the hunky neighbor everyone’s talking about turns out to be Anne’s ex, her plans for a relaxing cabin retreat fly out the window. Eight years ago, Anne broke off their engagement, afraid they were too young. It was a decision she’s regretted ever since. But Eric seems fine, and even suggests they stop avoiding each other and enjoy having mutual friends.

Eric Wentworth is not fine. He’s sort of accidentally dating one of Anne’s relatives. He’s introduced his lovelorn best friend to Anne and they’ve hit it off. Worst of all, they won’t be parting at the end of week like he thought. Anne lives in the city he’s moving to, and cutting her out of his life is impossible when she’s taken over his.

They swore they'd never give each other a second chance, but sometimes life has other plans...

Elinor Dashwood has found the perfect job. There’s only one little catch... her boss.

Edward’s gorgeous, kind, and taken. Well, maybe. There’s something odd about his engagement to the town’s sweetheart, and it seems like he wants Elinor to figure it out.

Nope. Detective Elinor is not on the case. She’ll just admire him from afar like every other sensible person with an unrequited crush.

Edward Ferrars was just fine pretending to be engaged until Elinor moved to town, started working for him, and decided to invade his thoughts. Now his fake fiancée has set her sights on Elinor as enemy number one, and Elinor is the last person who deserves to be called a homewrecker.

He’s ready to call off this out-of-control favor, but if he unleashes the wrath of his fake fiancée, will Elinor be along for the ride?

An Unlikely Alliance (A Change in Plans - Book 1)

When Corrie Windsor's roommate dies in a car accident, she leaves behind her four-year-old daughter, Ella. Corrie loves the little girl and hopes to adopt her, but instead, she’ll have to stand by while Ella’s uncle steps in to take custody. If things aren’t awkward enough, there’s a chemistry between them that neither wants to acknowledge.

Preston Ford can’t imagine instant parenthood, especially considering he just chickened out of proposing to his girlfriend. However, once he meets Ella, there’s no other choice. The time he spends with her and Corrie solidifies an alliance between the three of them, a plan to give Ella the stability she needs. But reality can sometimes turn the best of plans upside down.

With more than one heart hanging in the balance, how long can their platonic teamwork really last? Romance has never been this complicated.

Her Charming Distraction (A Change in Plans - Book 2)

Paige Parker has no time for romance. She’s too busy building up her house-flipping business. But when a charming guy comes between her and the house she wants, Paige is a little more torn than she expected. For a girl who’s always gone with her firm business sense, she’s not sure how to trust her heart.

When it comes to dating, Shaun Randall is not about to get serious with anyone. He has his mother to take care of and enough family secrets to keep him running from any girl who gets too close. Spending time with Paige starts out as a means to get the house he wants, but every time he thinks it’s time to bail, he finds himself drawn in a little more.

When is it worth taking a chance on love?

Protector of Her Heart (A Change in Plans - Book 3)

When do you risk a friendship that means everything, for a chance at something more?

After being burned by a bad relationship, Ashley Parker feels like her life is on hold. Dating again is too scary, and the one guy she trusts the most in the world has a girlfriend, and a complicated life he couldn’t possibly want her a part of. But when a secret admirer starts leaving gifts on her desk at work, the small, thoughtful tokens make her wonder if maybe it’s time to try again.

Chase Reynolds is pathetically in love with his coworker Ashley, and there’s absolutely nothing he can do about it. He knows she relies on their friendship, and the fear of rejection has always kept him from the words he longs to say. But after hearing their department’s about to be eliminated, Chase comes up with a bold plan. He’s hoping his shot at happily-ever-after won’t mean losing her forever.

They're not supposed to get attached, but feelings don't follow rules...

Lina James has been coaxing flirtation and small talk out of her gorgeous gym partner a little at a time, day by day. Which is why she’s shocked when shy and quiet Dillon up and asks her to pose as his girlfriend for Thanksgiving.

According to Dillon, his family is pushy and a little crazy, and he’s hoping Lina can draw some attention away from their other Thanksgiving guest, the girl his brother hopes to marry.

Challenge accepted.

The more time they spend together, the more Dillon wishes he had just asked Lina out on a normal date, but they’re in so deep that it’s too late for that. His family is getting attached, and so is he. The only solution he can think of is to stage a break up and start over. Because Lina wants out, doesn't she?

Lina doesn't want out. She wants in. Dillon's family might be loony, but they're also awesome. But what if the family you've always wanted isn't yours to keep?

Bethany thought she was prepared for aggressive cameras and competitive flirting. But Real Love is a show like no other. They’re putting the real back in reality TV, from the shabby digs, to the household chores. The provided wardrobe is a collection of the worst fashion trends of all time. And the men, while handsome, are all ex-boyfriends of the female contestants. They’ve even mined her background check and brought on Todd, the last person in the world she wants to mingle with while sporting ‘mom’ jeans.

Things aren’t all bad. Her new buddy Tyson has her back, and Bethany can’t take her eyes off the gorgeous and mysterious Carter, a guy who goes out of his way to spend time with her, despite the clingy ex that never leaves his side. She knows right away she’ll have to protect her heart, because on a show like this, the worst thing might be actually falling in love…

The Stand-in Christmas Date

Looks can be deceiving...

Alyssa Owens is used to getting talked into crazy things by her lookalike cousin, but pretending to be her so she doesn’t have to break a date is ridiculous. Reluctantly, she agrees to the scheme—spend twenty minutes with the guy, wear sunglasses to maintain the ruse, make sure he believes she’s interested so her cousin can have him back when she returns to town after New Year’s, then make an excuse to leave. At least, that was the plan.

It doesn’t take Wes Fielding long to figure out that this isn’t the same girl he met at a speed dating event. After all, as a cop, he’s trained to study faces. But if this isn’t her, who is it, and why does she have to be so funny and easy to talk to? To unravel the mystery, he decides to play along, but the more he gets to know her, the harder it is not to wish for a happy ending rather than the humiliating one they now face.

A reluctant bachelor and an accidental bidder—The perfect recipe for romance? Or disaster?

Cara Marconi promised to bid at her town’s charity bachelor auction, but never with any intention of winning. So, when she bids too high and wins her best friend’s brother, she’s a little freaked out, and clearly, he is too. The last time they spent any time together before he left town, she sort of launched herself at him. It was a kiss to remember, and one she'd give anything to forget.

Justin Riggs was expecting to take a nice old lady out to dinner a few times, not worry about hurting Cara when he leaves again. Of course, that’s not exactly how their conversation goes after the auction. He may have called her out on her crush on him… and added some other accusations that will live to haunt him forever. Now, Cara thinks the worst of him, and he’s realizing too late that he’d like a lot more than her forgiveness.

Cara’s stuck. By winning Justin, she’s also won the marketing headache that goes with it. As much as she’d like to Photoshop their heads together and call it good, the town expects to see them out together having fun. So, Cara has a plan. She'll friendzone the heck out of him, hide her heart where he can’t reach it, and conquer this crush by the time he leaves after Christmas.

Shocked at a public marriage proposal after a quick summer romance, Sara Jensen is more than ready to leave it behind her and run off for a new semester at Eastern Arizona College. No one will have to know what happened. Not even her roommates. The only problem? Her handsome new neighbor is the brother of the guy she just turned down.

Matt Constanello returns from his mission ready for college life and dipping his toe back into the dating pool. It's just his luck that the girl who captures his attention wants nothing to do with him. Especially after she finds out she's not the first girl to come between the Constanello brothers. Matt knows he should leave well enough alone, but he can't help wanting to try.

Sara's sure everything would be okay if they just avoided each other, but Matt’s not playing along. He's working his way into her life as a friend and jogging partner, but it’s clear he wants more. The question is, what does she want? And can she stop running long enough to find out?

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