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My Harlequin Heartwarming story, tentatively titled SMOOTH AS CHOCOLATE, has a release date: January 2017. I can’t wait to see it on the shelves in Walmart! You’ll also be able to buy it online.

This story was a lot of fun to write, because I got to look to delve into all sorts of intrigue and drama… ๐Ÿ˜‰

20071130_110_350x263George Baxter, a wealthy older man, marries a woman younger than his only daughter, Isabel. Isabel is furious, and when the new wife gets pregnant, rumors start to fly that his adult daughter will be cut from the sizeable inheritance. Is it true, or is the young wife manipulating things behind the scenes? Isabel doesn’t know whom to trust in this town that still hasn’t forgiven her for her teenage attitude.

The family lawyer, James Hunter, is in an awkward position. He’s the one man who knew Isabel back when she was a spoiled beauty queen… but he thinks he’s smart enough to keep his distance from the Baxters and their drama. He’s been charged with one task: keep Isabel from wasting the trust fund that his just been signed over to her. He thinks he can do that and keep his sanity, until Isabel decides on the one avenue that drives her father the craziest: she decides to open a high end chocolate shop in the middle of a tiny, ranch town in Montana.

Dumbest idea ever, or redemption in disguise?

You can look for it on Harlequin’s website, Amazon and Walmart in January 2017. Watch this blog for further updates. ๐Ÿ™‚