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USA Today bestseller Elana Johnson writes adult contemporary beach romance. She is the author of over 130 books across two names, and there's nothing better than sun, sand, and swoon-worthy kisses! Unless it's a sweet-and-sexy cowboy - read those under her pen name of Liz Isaacson. Learn more about her sweet beach romances at www.elanajohnson.com. Join her texting group by sending the word SAND to 474747 and get exclusive sales, freebies, and more.
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Thirty-seven, recently divorced, and childless. That's Charlotte when she disembarks from the plane in Getaway Bay. She wants to get away, that's for sure. She thought the best way to do that was to buy a run-down house overlooking the bay, knowing she'll need all her fixer-upper skills to get it in shape. Which is just fine. She's hoping as she overhauls the house, she'll get a life makeover too.
She was not expecting a tall, handsome man to be under the kitchen sink when she arrives at the supposedly abandoned house. She wasn't expecting to get drenched when the non-plumber twists something the wrong way. And she certainly wasn't expecting her heart to be well enough to feel anything for anyone.
But former Air Force pilot, Dawson Dane, has a charming devil-may-care personality, and Charlotte could use some carefree laughter in her life. But everything with Dawson isn't sunshine and unicorns. He's estranged from his family, though he does speak to one of his brothers. And he's never committed to anything except his career, even choosing flying over an engagement years ago.
Can Charlotte navigate the healing process as she renovates the island house? Can Dawson finally make a commitment to a woman? Or will he and Charlotte decide a relationship is just too hard?
Escape the winter blues with this complete collection of six sweet and swoony beach romances!This complete omnibus includes second chance romances with heroes that have been tough to tame in the past. But now that they're all grown up, can they fall in love with the women they once knew?
The Day He Drove By: A widowed florist, her ten-year-old daughter, and the paramedic who delivered the girl a decade earlier...
The Day He Stopped In: A widowed park ranger, her twelve-year-old son, and the Chief of Police who's secretly kept an eye on both of them...
The Day He Said Hello: A firefighter, his high school sweetheart who left him years before, and the finicky kiln fire that brings them back together...
The Day He Let Go: A K9 cop, the woman he hires to build him a deck, and the magic of Christmas that could bring Trent and Lauren together this holiday season...
The Day He Came Home: A wounded Marine returns to Hawthorne Harbor years after the woman he was married to for exactly one week before she got an annulment...and then a baby nine months later. Can Hunter and Alice make a family out of past heartache?
The Day He Asked Again: A Coast Guard captain would rather spend his time on the sea...unless he's with the woman he's been crushing on for months. If Dave asks just one more time, will Brooklynn give their second chance at romance another shot?
Praise for The Day He Drove By:
★★★★★ "A definite must read!"
★★★★★ "Heartwarming and evocative."
★★★★★ "One of my favorites by Elana Johnson."
Fall in love in Hawthorne Harbor today!
With an ill parent to take care of and her trusty sewing machine, Ash loves living in Getaway Bay and owning her own custom wedding dress shop. But the husband and wedding she's always dreamed of? Those seem like they're never going to happen for her.
When her best friend and beach running partner, Burke Lawson, asks her for a favor she says yes. If she'd have known he was going to ask her to be his girlfriend-for-a-night because his father insists he "settle down" before turning over the multi-billion dollar flower company to him, Ash might have said no.
She's had a crush on Burke for a while, but he's never been serious about anyone. Ever. She knows it's part self-preservation and part façade, but she has no idea how much she's willing to jeopardize in their friendship for a shot at something more.
Burke has never told anyone about his past heart-crushing relationship, but he suspects Ash knows. She goes along with his player persona, but when he can't stop thinking about having her as his girlfriend for more than one day, he wonders if he can take this fake relationship into something real.
And when he accidentally blurts that they're engaged? They become an island scandal.
Can Burke and Ash find a way to navigate a romance when they've only ever been friends?
★★★★★ "New twist on cowboy romances: You had me from the first chapter! Excellent writing!" ~lavendarma, Amazon reviewer
Meet the first three cowboys who go to Hope Eternal Ranch in this boxed set that contains 3 full-length sweet contemporary cowboy romances. You'll get HOPEFUL COWBOY, OVERPROTECTIVE COWBOY, and RUGGED COWBOY, all of which feature a cowboy looking for a second chance at life, love, and happiness. These redemptive romances will have you swooning, sighing, and remembering that everyone deserves a second chance to make things right.
Hopeful Cowboy: He's struggling to step into his new role as a single dad. She's trying to keep her ranch operational and her heart intact. Can Nate and Ginger build forever out of heartache?
Overprotective Cowboy: Can Ted and Emma face their pasts so they can truly be ready to step into the future together? Or will everything between them fall apart once the truth comes out?
Rugged Cowboy: He's a cowboy mechanic with two kids and an ex-wife on the run. She connects better to horses than humans. Can Dallas and Jess find their way to each other at Hope Eternal Ranch?
Almost 600 reviews on the individual books!
From Hopeful Cowboy, Book 1:
★★★★★ "Once again, Elana Johnson delivers a spellbinding story full of hope." ~BradTL3, Amazon reviewer
★★★★★ "Fantastic book: Elana Johnson starts this series with a very heartwarming story about a participant in a residential reentry program. The plot has enough intrigue and twists to hold your interest and makes one wonder how the characters would work things out in the end. The growth shown in the main characters with trust issues was definitely worth reading." ~Sandy, Amazon reviewer
★★★★★ "Simply a great read! I loved this book! I felt as though I was right there on the ranch with them." ~Lynne, Amazon reviewer
Cherry Cooper isn't thrilled to be back in Sweet Water Falls, though she knows it's the right place for her right now. Her parents are aging and unwell, and she's been gone long enough. She wants to help Mama and rekindle her relationships with her siblings, which would be easier if they weren't all so blissfully happy.
She's not unhappy, and a certain cowboy at the farm next door definitely makes a smile brighten her face faster than anything or anyone else has in a long time. But Jed's already broken up with her once because of his short temper and quick tongue, and Cherry really doesn't want to play games.
Jed Forrester isn't the game-playing type of cowboy anyway. He's just trying to break down Cherry's impossibly high walls so he can get inside her heart. Or at least her head, to figure out why she's so resistant to him when they have such a great time together—and she sure doesn't seem to mind kissing him...
Can Jed use his saltiness in his favor and win over Cherry's heart? Or will she keep pushing back at him until he gives up?
Alissa Heartwood captains a fishing boat and is the pastry chef for her family owned and operated empire on an island off the coast of South Carolina. With summer looming, she feels destined to be on the fishing boat before dawn and chained to the kitchen in order to get the pastries out for all the customers coming to the island.
Shawn Newman is only going to be on his hometown island for a few weeks--just long enough to get the Heartwoods to sell their land. That's what he tells himself anyway. He should've known that the sight of Lissa would bring up memories from two decades ago when they used to date.
Besides, the Heartwoods aren't interested in selling. Lissa is resistant to his reappearance in her life too. As Shawn rediscovers the beauty of the island where he grew up, Lissa thinks she might have jumped to too many conclusions about her ex.
Can Shawn and Alissa make their second chance summer relationship into something long-lasting this time?
Lucas Holt thought he'd be happy in Las Vegas with his family. He's glad to be with people who love him, but it turns out that he's too close to the life he had before he was convicted and sent to prison. He's watched his four best friends overcome their pasts, and he knows the best way to accomplish that is to stay far away from the activities that led to incarceration.
He returns to Texas and Hope Eternal Ranch, where everyone is thrilled to see him—especially Hannah Otto. She's had a minor crush on the man for months, and before he left town, there were rumors that he was going to ask her out. He never did, though, and Hannah's been left to wonder if she should find someone else to date or wait for Luke. She wishes he would just come out and say how he feels.
As they reconnect, Luke doesn't know how to talk about what landed him in prison. He doesn't know how to tell Hannah what she wants to hear. He wishes he were better at communicating, better at knowing what he should to with his life, and a better man for Hannah. When his past follows him to Hope Eternal Ranch, Luke wishes he knew what to do. But he doesn't. His life didn't come with a how-to guide, and he turns to Hannah for help, hoping, praying, and wishing with everything inside him that he's not putting her in danger in the process.
Can Hannah and Luke build a relationship on more than wishes? Or will he end up leaving town to save her—and breaking both of their hearts? Cowboys looking for a second chance at life, love, and happiness.
Dallas Dreyer was once a decorated surgeon. After getting involved in insurance fraud and then spending thirty months in a low-security facility, he gets released only to learn his wife of fifteen years has left their two children at her sister's and fled the state. He's determined to figure out how to be a single dad and do right by his kids, and he goes to Hope Eternal Ranch to attend the wedding of one of his best friends.
He meets Jessica Morales, the stable master at the ranch, and he's instantly attracted to her. She has a big heart, a wide smile, and she's great with his kids. Jess likes him too, but she's wary of the rugged cowboy mechanic who doesn't seem to know when it's okay to take calls from his ex-wife and how to juggle all of his new responsibilities. Her horses, though, she gets, and since she's never had a relationship that's lasted longer than two months, she's not sure she wants to take a chance with her heart.
When Dallas finds himself dealing with thugs who want him to pay off his ex-wife's debt, he has to make difficult decisions to keep himself, his children, and Jess safe. That means dealing with his ex-wife and paying whatever price necessary to get dangerous men away from Hope Eternal Ranch.
Can Jess be patient with Dallas while he deals with so much? Or will the family she's started to build with him and his children disintegrate right before her eyes?
Cowboys looking for a second chance at life, love, and happiness.