Beautiful and determined, Karissa Cates is a small-town girl living a simple, yet fulfilling, life in her beloved hometown of Angel Ridge, Montana. The proprietor of Karissa's Cottage, an upscale antique shop, she has focused all of her time and energy into establishing a thriving business with a stellar reputation.
Seth MacKenna has it all ~ intelligence, great looks, and an abundance of down-home charm. An ex-Marine who is proud to have served his country, but who is content to be back home, he has settled comfortably into civilian life over the past three years and has worked hard to make a success of his architectural design firm.
When Karissa contracts Seth to renovate the old carriage house behind the Cottage, they quickly discover that working together in such close proximity may prove to be more than either of them can handle. A slow and steady heat builds between them, igniting a passion that threatens to burn out of control.
Afraid of jeopardizing their lifelong friendship by acting on his attraction to Karissa, Seth realizes that he needs to approach the situation cautiously. He also knows he can't deny how much he wants her. One thing is for certain, though. Seth has no desire to tie himself down to a woman, even if she is a blonde-haired, blue-eyed goddess. He traveled down that road once before, and it was the biggest mistake of his life.
But Karissa is the type of woman who needs a commitment, and the promise of happy-ever-after.
Can Karissa convince Seth that she's worth taking the risk? Will she be able
to find a way to show him that if he would just open up his heart to the possibilities, they could be blessed with the greatest gift of all...the chance for a lifetime of love...and a dream of forever.
My name is Tara and I am a wife, mother, lifelong reader, and author of Contemporary Romance fiction. I live in beautiful Upstate New York in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, on Great Sacandaga Lake.
I've been reading romance novels since I first picked up one of my mother's paperbacks at the age of 16, and writing since I could first hold a pencil. I have always had a vivid imagination and I love creating characters and stories that readers can fall in love with. My debut novel, entitled Second Chance at Love(Book One of The MacKenna Born & Bred Trilogy), is the stormy, sexy and sweet story of Logan and Brooke and I can't wait to share it with you.
I have many goals, and one of them is to visit Italy with my amazing husband, Matthew, whose family comes from the Old Country. I have two sons ~ Braden, 10 and Jordan, 9, who are the loves of my life. They are very bright and very clever and keep me on my toes! In my spare time (what is that, really?!), I enjoy spending time with friends and family.