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About Rhonda Laurel
Rhonda Laurel is a contemporary interracial/multicultural romance writer whose two great loves are writing and landscape photography. She uses both as a vehicle to convey the complexity of the human spirit and the beauty of the world around her. The multi-published author has written many works since her debut in 2012, most notably The Blake Boys series. The extensive series chronicles the Blake family as they live and find love on the Twelve Horseshoes Ranch.
Other works include: Ebb Tide, Shutter, California Bored and Tourism and Memories of You. She also writes the Hollywood themed series: Hollywood Heat, which features Star Crossed, Hollywood Rush and Double Exposure.
The author is happily building her backlist.
Series Title: The Blake Boys
Book 1 - For the Love of the Game
Book 2 - MVP
Book 3 - The Blake Legacy
Book 4 - Texas Heat
Book 5 - Love Notes & Football
Book 6 - The Perfect Storm
Book 7 - Slow Burn
Book 8 - Cowboy's Heart
Book 9 - Tempting Fate
Book 10 - Executive Desires
Book 11 - Meet the Blakes
Book 12 - The Final Play
Book 13 - Stranded in Paradise
Book 14 - Slap Shot
Book 15 - Off Season
Book 16 - Worth the Wait
Book 17 - Leap of Faith
Book 18 - Begin Again
Book 19 - Playing for Keeps
Book 20 - Homecoming
Series Title: All or Nothing
Book 1 - Hard Target
Book 2 - Second Chance at Love
Book 3 - Family Matters
Book 4 - Love at Last
Book 5 - Covert Affairs
Book 6 - Restless Heart
Book 7 - Hot Pursuit
Book 8 - A Taste of Romance
Book 9 - Wild at Heart
The Blake Boys world continues to expand with the companion series All or Nothing. Follow the Blakes' family and friends and they find love of their own!
More from the Blake Boys and the All or Nothing series in 2018! Check out the author's website for upcoming stories.
Check the author's website for 2018 details, character profiles, excerpts, reader inspired playlists and Jake's Chronicles (snippets of the Blake world in the POV of Seth's son Jake), on her website.
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Reagan McElroy is a woman on a mission. The former Secret Service agent now works for Regency Security, and she's promised the Blakes—the famous, wealthy, and huge family in Texas—that she can bring home their long-lost nephew. That nephew is Colton Cahill, U.S. Marshal, and the son of Gabe Blake, MIA in Vietnam. But Colton is also a man she's had a serious romantic history with...and it didn't end well. Things between them had been heating up faster than an oven on a hot summer day, but then Colton suddenly went cold along with their relationship. One way or another, she intends to drag Colton to Texas to meet the family of the father he's never known …and get some answers for herself. Such as why a man who had stolen her heart suddenly forced her to leave everything they'd had together behind.
Colton Cahill is stubborn, dedicated, and no-nonsense, so he isn't exactly ecstatic when the woman he once loved walks back into his life and drops a bombshell that rocks his world. It seems Colton is related to the famous Blakes in Texas through his father, a man who left his mother before Colton was born. Only there's far more to the story than he ever realized. Not only that but seeing Reagan again has only rekindled feelings he believed he'd put behind him forever. After all, Reagan had left him behind and moved to Texas to work for the Blakes when he'd needed her most. He intends to get to the bottom of that mystery and uncover the truth about his father. For Colton, this homecoming might be the hardest trial he's ever endured.
NFL quarterback Seth Blake is having an unbelievable hot streak—he's won his third Super Bowl title the same day his wife Morgan gave birth to their son. Life couldn't be better for the new father and MVP. His contract with the Philadelphia Titans expires in a year, giving him a chance to make a professional dream come true: to play in his home state for the Texas Wildcats and return to his much-missed Twelve Horseshoes Ranch—this time, for good.
Morgan Reed-Blake has never been happier. She's got the best husband, the cutest baby, and she's successfully juggling career and family. Her bookstore is expanding, her charitable organization is growing, and she's been offered her dream job on the literacy council. Everything in her Philadelphia world is coming up roses. Until Seth's contract with the Titans expires, and his dream of returning home comes close enough to touch...and the powers that be in Texas start romancing Seth in earnest. Morgan and Seth both have dreams. But a choice has to be made...
The game has just begun...
Morgan Reed-Blake discovers that being the wife of MVP quarterback Seth Blake has its perks...and its challenges. Thrust into Seth's high-profile world, she must wade through the celebrity, status, and the ghosts of girlfriends past. So when Seth takes Morgan home to his ranch in Texas and introduces her to his family and friends, she's not surprised when his high school sweetheart comes to call. Morgan suspects she wants to rekindle the flame, and how can she blame her? Distraught over the changes their relationship has caused for Seth, Morgan wonders if maybe he's better off without her.
Pro quarterback Seth Blake is elated that his wife Morgan is giving their "fake" marriage a real chance. But he doesn't anticipate running into the woman who broke his heart years ago. He hasn't told Morgan about the complicated relationship with his ex, but as he guides Morgan through the maze of his celebrity lifestyle, can he convince her the past is in the past? The MVP does not accept defeat, and he's determined not to lose. But winning Morgan might be the most difficult game of his life...
Quiet bookstore owner Morgan Reed can't wait to lie on the beach on her much-needed tropical vacation, but getting tackled by a tall, green-eyed stranger playing touch football isn't exactly what she had in mind. Neither is falling for said stranger, or going along with the eccentric islander who sends them off with a mock wedding. But all's fair when it comes to vacation romance, and Morgan has plenty of time to get back to reality when she gets home.
When he slams into the beautiful Morgan on the beach and sends her to the infirmary, superstar quarterback Seth Blake insists on helping her recover—if she agrees to share his bungalow with him. Seth is nothing less than smitten, and the best part is that the beauty has no idea who he is.
But when he finds out that their little "wedding" was the real thing, Seth finds himself in a sticky situation. Especially when Morgan finds out the man she fell for isn't at all who he made himself out to be...
Private security specialist Samantha Jane Carson gets the surprise of her life when she arrives at Blake Enterprises for the annual security audit. Instead of her usual contact, she's greeted by the company president himself, the sexy and elusive J.J. Blake. It's her job to know everything about the Blake family, and J.J.'s recent divorce is the talk of the town. Women are lined up to become the next Mrs. Blake, and who wouldn't want to be? J.J.'s gorgeous, rich, and has stormy green eyes that hold women captive.
J.J. Blake is making some major changes in his life. Freshly divorced from ex-wife Eden, he's building a new house, coming to terms with the injury that ended his NFL career, and is ready to start fresh—without romance complicating things. His friends and family encourage him to get back into the dating pool, but he'd rather not be sucked into those rough waters again. Work is the obvious diversion, and he opts to handle the security audit himself for some good old-fashioned guy/tech work. But when Sam Carson walks into his office, J.J.'s brought up short. The "Sam" he was expecting turns out to be Samantha—beautiful, smart, and a tough-as-nails ex-cop in a polished, professional package. And she's just the kind of woman who could drag him under...
Reconciling the past. Speeding toward the future. Can a cowboy's heart survive the now?
Country singer Tate McGill has never been happier. He's engaged to Isabelle, the woman of his dreams, and his music career has shot him straight to the top. With his adopted Blake clan gathered in Las Vegas for the last leg of his world tour, Tate's excited to publicly announce his engagement. But his excitement is bittersweet. Isabelle has found a collection of beautiful, unpublished country songs by Tate's late birth mother and a lifetime's worth of letters between her and his adopted mother, Teri-Lyn, matriarch of the powerful Blake family. Tate's given all he has to overcome his abusive past and build a future for himself and Isabelle, but he's not sure if his birth mother's words will bring him closure, or more pain.
Isabelle Reed has a wonderful secret—and terrible timing. She's engaged to her sexy country music star, Tate McGill, and after months of physical therapy to heal the arm broken by her abusive ex-husband, she's finally able to play her violin professionally again. But best of all, she's pregnant! Unfortunately, her timing couldn't be worse. Tate's afraid to have children, fearing he'll perpetrate the cycle of abuse he suffered as a child. And with the shadows of his birth mother's letters, and Isabelle's disapproving father coming to meet "that cowboy," Tate has enough on his plate. His entire career is riding on this last gig of his tour and on the film that’s being made about him and his band. He can't be distracted by the ghosts of his past that Isabelle knows her news will raise. If she can just hide her morning sickness until after Vegas...
But Isabelle's father won't be appeased, and when Tate's past follows him to Vegas, it only fuels her father's disapproval. With the baby coming, Isabelle wants everyone to get along. Will she really have to choose between her new life with Tate and her father's love?
Derek Popovich has it all. He's a hot hockey player and owns a booming restaurant, the Slap Shot, which caters to professional athletes. Unfortunately, his off-field romances are infamous in the media, and he's growing tired of his playboy image. But when Charisma Reed begins to work with him on his restaurant renovation, he can't help but be attracted to the beautiful, sassy woman who is strangely resistant to his charms. Everyone is warning him that she's trouble, but Derek is curious about what's beneath the hardened shell of the sexy Ms. Reed...
Charisma is having the worst luck ever. Just as she's finally escaping the notoriety of her last tumultuous relationship, she stumbles into the heated breakup between the gorgeous Derek and his ex—and the photograph that shows up in the gossip rags throws her right back into the limelight. Exactly what she wanted to avoid as she struggles to put her past behind her and grow as a person. She swore she was done with professional athletes, but the hunky hockey player with the smoldering blue eyes pushes all her right buttons. Charisma just wants to finish the renovation and get on with her life, but working so closely with Derek makes him so much harder to resist...
Love can heal the most stubborn heart...
Attorney Channing Blake is looking forward to a new chapter in his life. He's graduated law school in Washington, DC and has returned home to the Twelve Horseshoes Ranch to take a job with Blake Enterprises. But he's not the only one who's back in town. Emma Winterbourne, his on-again, off-again girlfriend, has failed to make it in the Big Apple and is back in Texas, looking to pick up where she left off with good old Channing. Although the chemistry between them has always burned hot, Channing isn't sure he wants to be her whipping boy any longer.
But when he heads back to DC to attend a friend's engagement party, he becomes sure of it. A chance meeting with the beautiful Cassidy Shaw dredges up all the old feelings he'd felt for her in law school. He'd dated her once or twice, but she'd mysteriously disappeared without a word. His attempts to find her had come up empty. He'd had no choice but to move on. Now, with Cassidy right there, looking at him with that same longing he was feeling, he knew he owed it to himself to follow his heart. But when Cassidy disappears again and won’t take his calls, he knows something isn't right. Cassidy is keeping something from him, and he's not above using Blake resources to find out what.
Country western singer Tate McGill is living the good life. He's surrounded by beautiful women, hit music, and a great family. But he gets more than he bargained for when he agrees to babysit his nephew Jake for his brother Seth Blake, and finds a beautiful woman in his way. Isabelle Reed is talented and strong-willed, and she's a natural with little Jake. But she's keeping a secret from Tate, and he's determined to find out what it is...
Tyler Blake is making quite a name for himself in the racing circuit and has everything he’s ever wanted—fame, the support of his family, and hot women clamoring for his attention. But he can’t get a certain bookseller out of his head. The passionate night he spent with Michelle Bradley on the eve of his brother’s wedding still haunts him. He’s too busy living the dream to want commitment, but when he hears Michelle is seeing someone, it bothers him more than he’s willing to admit.
Michelle Bradley is making some major changes in her life. Fed up with months of pursuing the elusive Tyler Blake, she’s ready to throw in the towel. The night she spent with Tyler might as well never have happened, because he doesn’t seem to know she’s alive. But when a cooking class inspires Michelle to funnel her passion into the fine art of cuisine, she finds a new outlet: writing a food blog. Until a glimpse of Tyler on television kissing a woman after a big win sends her into a tizzy. With the help of the Blake women, Michelle kidnaps Tyler and takes him to a secluded cabin so they can have it out once and for all. She hopes the fabulous meal she’s prepared will entice him to stay, at least long enough for dessert…
Philadelphia Titans quarterback Seth Blake couldn't be happier. Toddler Jake is growing like a weed, and Seth's wife Morgan is expecting another baby. He's just signed a new contract to play football for five more years and has a plan for retirement. Things couldn't be better...until an unexpected family crisis turns the world upside down for them all.
Morgan Blake is ecstatic to become a mom again. The bookstore owner is happily balancing work life, homelife, and love life while preparing for their new arrival. But the family is keeping a secret from her. And the secret will threaten the very happiness she's worked so hard to find.
Star quarterback Seth Blake cannot believe how fast time has flown by since he announced the timeline for his retirement. He's determined to drive the Philadelphia Titans to one more championship before the clock runs out and secure his place in football history. But when tensions flare between Seth and a problematic wide receiver, the whole season and Seth's legacy are threatened—not to mention the newest addition to his family.
Morgan Blake is pregnant and excited about all the coming changes in their lives. She knows life on the Texas ranch will be great for their growing family, and the bookstore and non-profit that she runs will definitely need to make some adjustments without her. But outside drama might ruin everything right at the goal line. One thing's for sure, there's a storm coming for the Blakes...