What do I mean by family-based romance? The plot for the first book, Never Too Old For The Game Of Love, was from a dream I had soon after a chat with a friend. She suggested I try writing a romance about "people our age". I told her newly-divorced self that I've never been single and this age, so I might not be able to do it. Then I had a dream a few nights later with the plot.
Almost 40, Tegan is a divorced mother of 2, convinced that she has no time for romance. Alexander is 42, divorced, and enjoys playing the field. They have nothing in common…except love.
Tegan and her also-divorce best friend were in a playgroup with Juanita, mother of 7. When her brother-in-law, Alejandro Reyes needs help with a party, she suggests her friends' company. But no one could have predicted what happened after a night of dancing...
She advertised for an assistant cook. He said he knew how to cook hot foods. How hot is the kitchen going to get when they are both in it?
Tegan's wedding can't come too soon, since she's carrying a Reyes baby and family tradition dictates the parents must be married when they greet the new family member. Patti is opening a cafe and catering the wedding, so she needs some help in the kitchen. What she doesn't expect is how tasty her assistant will look while he cooks!
Greg and Rosa once had a love they thought would last forever…until her family interfered. When fate reunites them, they both insist that it’s “just business”. Is it? Or will their long-denied feelings reclaim them both?
Rosa, the oldest child of Juanita and Edgar Reyes, was the teen-aged babysitter in the first two books. Now she's in her early 30s and a successful interior designer. When her boss offers her the chance of a lifetime, to redesign a famous home for a new owner, her happiness is overshadowed by memories of their past. Can she do this, and stay professional? Can he?
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Enrique Reyes, the eldest son, was named after his grandfather, and together they visited his hometown in Mexico, where Enrique is now happy being the doctor. When Tanora Doyle, a bi-racial research biologist arrives in town, he is intrigued. But will the baggage she carries keep them apart? Or can Enrique cure whatever ails her, and solve his loneliness as well?
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Catalina Reyes has always resisted her Hispanic roots. She won’t learn Spanish, and she won’t fall in love….but no man can resist her sex appeal. What happens when she tries to seduce a blind man?
Blurb:Miguel’s first love, his high school sweetheart, was the woman he wanted to marry…because they belonged together. But she had a different kind of future in mind and left for college, leaving him and his broken heart behind. 20 years later he saw her at their high school reunion. Will he walk away this time? Or is it still meant to be? And what will his family think?
Am I done with the Reyes family? I've got the sequel to Love Therapy about half-way done. I just need the time to write again! But I'm proud of my romances that have all of the family members making appearances in all of the subsequent books, so once you get to know the Reyes family, you can follow them as they get older and their relationships progress. It's like catching up with old friends. I hope you enjoy reading about them as much as I do!
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