When the Smoke Clears: A Novel (Deadly Reunions)
As a member of the North Cascades Smokejumpers, Alexia Allen always takes care of the equipment that keeps her safe. So when she nearly dies in a fire due to equipment failure, she knows something is up. Ordered to take time off while the investigation continues, Alexia makes a last-minute decision to recuperate at her mother’s home and attend her high school reunion. Yet trouble seems to be following her, and within hours of arriving home she’s involved with murder, arson–and a handsome detective. But the conflicts ahead are nothing compared to the ghosts of her past. As she strives to remember and forgive her family history, she must also decide if the secret she’s been guarding for the last ten years must finally come to light.Chock-full of the suspense and romantic tension readers have come to expect from Lynette Eason, When the Smoke Clears is the explosive first book in the Deadly Reunions series.
My Stubborn Heart
Kate Donovan is burned out on work, worn down by her dating relationships, and in need of an adventure. When her grandmotherasks Kate to accompany her to Redbud, Pennsylvania, to restore the grand old house she grew up in, Kate jumps at the chance,takes a leave of absence from her job as a social worker, and the two of them set off.Upon her arrival in Redbud, Kate meets Matt Jarreau, the man her grandmother has hired to renovate the house. From the first momentshe meets Matt, Kate can’t help but be attracted to him–he’s got a combination of good looks and charisma that draw and tug at her. But she knows there’s zero chance of a romance between them. Matt’s in love with his dead wife, and even if he weren’t, Kate realizes that she’s way too ordinary for him. For Matt Jarreau is no ordinary guy. Kate discovers that he was once a great NHL hockey player who left the sport when his wife–an honest-to-goodness former Miss America–was diagnosed with brain cancer. Matt’s been hiding from people, from God, and from his past ever since. Yet Kate is absolutely determined to befriend him, to try to reach him, to help him in some small way.No, Kate’s not looking for love. She knows better than that by now. But when the stilted, uncomfortable interactions between Kate andMatt slowly shift into something more, is God finally answering the longing of her heart? Or will Kate be required to give up more than she ever dreamed?
Chicago entrepenuer Cecelia Grace Giatano is rich, beautiful, and successful. She steps into a boardroom and handles business affairs with faultless finesse, but when it comes to personal relationships, she’s clueless. Running from the insecurities of her childhood—-she will stop at nothing to achieve her dreams. When opportunities of a lifetime land in her lap, Cecelia feels she’s sitting at the top of the world: until she attends her younger sister, Edwina’s, wedding in Edinburgh. Suddenly her existence doesn’t look as exciting…or fulfilling. When her perfect life begins to crumble, Spencer Hallman, her faithful business associate, is there to pick up the pieces. However, Cecelia’s walls are too thick and too high. She can’t see the love he offers. Will she make another bad decision and lose it all.
Street Justice Charlie’s Angel
Charlie’s life in Ohio is ordinary and consistent. When her dad loses his job, fighting becomes an every day event. Moving in with her sister only makes matters worse. Her life is turned upside down. In a desperate attempt to find a safe haven, she ends up on the streets of Chicago. Here she’s introduced to a different kind of world, a place where crime lords and women of the night come out to play. Charlie soon finds herself at the mercy of Rico DeLusa, a local crime king.