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About EmKay Connor
EmKay Connor is the author of #sexysassy contemporary romantic fiction infused with quirky humor and engaging characters. Her bright and breezy insta-love romances are set in tropical locations and glamorous destinations where her heroes and heroines discover passion and fall in love.
Her manuscripts have finaled and won numerous contests, including RWA's prestigious Golden Heart.
She lives, writes, and drinks coffee in northeastern Florida.
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Elle pawns her ring, cashes in their tickets for that honeymoon in Orlando—who honeymoons at a theme park anyway?—and buys a first-class ticket to Tuscany, land of wine, art, and cheesy romance movies like Under The Tuscan Sun.
She might not find her own villa to renovate and a handsome Marcello to fall in love with, but a summer under the Tuscan sun sounds like the perfect destination to explore all the feelings and desires and emotions she’s repressed for too many years. And so what if she doesn’t meet a hot Italian lover. There’s plenty of vino and panzanella and Renaissance art to enjoy in Tuscany, right?
If you enjoy steamy contemporary romantic comedies about quirky heroines ready to take charge of their own dreams and destinies--which always include a swoony hero--grab your passport and take off for romance and adventure!
I have big plans for the four-day Thanksgiving weekend that include binge-watching Netflix, a simple turkey dinner for one, drinking wine, and naps. Lots of naps. But when my nerdy-smexy new neighbor shows up on my porch with a Turkey Day crisis, my holiday staycation takes a crazy turn.
I just have no idea how crazy…
The Turkey Who Came to Dinner is an over-the-top, holiday, instalove escape read. Grab a slice of pumpkin pie—with extra whipped cream—for a hilarious secret crush romance that serves up everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving and Christmas traditions. Save room for seconds because this is just the start of romance and holiday hijinks for Bethany and Kent.
He’s a NYC entrepreneur with a fledgling start-up that could make him a millionaire until he suddenly becomes guardian to a nine-month-old orphan.
She’s a country girl who chased her dreams to the big city only to come home with a broken heart, vowing to never love again, until she meets a desperate single dad and his adorable daughter.
When Joelle Hughes volunteers for temporary nanny duty, Wheeler Benton breathes a sigh of relief. He’s finally got time to focus on business, except he finds himself falling in love—and not just with his adorable baby girl. Thanks to Joelle, Wheeler finally understands the meaning of family. Can he convince the love-shy country girl to turn just-for-now into forever-and-always?
Sometimes what a single dad needs most is the right girl…
Each book in That Girl and the Single Dad series is a standalone romance featuring a different single dad, adorable baby, and the special woman who falls in love with both of them. Fans of over the top, insta-love, escape reads, and the opposites-attract trope will love this sexy sassy contemporary romance.
Beau Sanders looks like a tough guy, but inside he’s a marshmallow. He’s such a big softie that when a runaway bride gets stranded in front of his auto repair shop on Valentine’s Day, he not only fixes her clunker free of charge but shows her how a real man appreciates a one-of-a-kind woman.
Men at Work ~ They work hard. They play harder. And they love hardest of all.
Fans of over the top, insta-love, escape reads, and the jilted-bride trope will love this sexy sassy contemporary holiday romance, which is part of the Men at Work trilogy. Each novelette features a blue-collar hero who discovers love—and so much more—on the job.
Something unexplainable happened to Tamson Grant when she hit puberty; the slightest touch from another person triggered searing heat that ravaged her body and bombarded her with violent visions. For years, she has lived in isolation, unable to bear the physical and mental pain caused by her psychic empath abilities. She limits her contact with people, working remotely as a dark web researcher for the U.S. military. The tactic works to preserve her health and sanity, but the loneliness is almost as painful as being touched.
Where there is smoke, there is fire…
When Tamson accidentally stumbles onto a terrorist plot involving a high-ranking military officer, she no longer knows who to trust. Desperate to identify the traitor before the deadly attack plays out, she risks everything by reaching out to a secretive group called the Phoenix Agency. When a tall, dark, and handsome operative shows up just in time to thwart an attempt on her life, Tamson discovers his touch burns like no other.
Can Tamson find passion in the arms of this stranger or will revealing a dangerous secret turn her dreams to ash?
Landon Wells was prepared for a wedding day surprise, but it was more along the lines of finally seeing Joy in the figure-hugging, crystal-encrusted wedding gown she’d been gushing about for months. Instead, he’s left standing at the altar with no bride and no explanation. A missing plane ticket is the only lead he has as to his fiancée’s possible whereabouts.
Can this desperate groom convince his runaway bride to reveal her secrets and give them another chance to say I do?
Britt Connolly’s life was Instagram-perfect…until her boyfriend fell in love with her sister. She smiled through gritted teeth at the wedding and bought a four-slice digital toaster for their housewarming, but their announcement that Britt is about to be an auntie is too much. When her boss offers her an assignment that could fast-track her career—and requires a two-week stay on a beautiful tropical island—she grabs the chance with both hands. However, her fantasies of cocktails on the beach, a no-strings vacation fling, and a decadent escape to an upscale resort crash like a pirate ship on a reef when she arrives at Isla Tortuga Verde.
…that takes you on a wild ride leading to exactly where you’re meant to be
Luka Stanic had dreams of mending broken bodies and healing shattered lives by becoming a physician. One year as an ER doc at Boston’s most prestigious hospital dealing with rules, regulations, and red tape led to a crisis of conscience and a leave of absence from which he never returned. Instead, after discovering the underserved population on Green Turtle Island, he rediscovered his passion for medicine. When an international nonprofit recruits him as the spokesman for an international fundraising campaign, he must confront everything that disillusioned him in the first place. It would be so much easier to tell the corporate bean counters to take a flying leap if he wasn’t so attracted to the sophisticated red-haired, blue-eyed advertising exec tasked with convincing him to say yes.
Britt symbolizes everything Luka left behind to create a meaningful life. But she’s also a reminder of what’s missing from that life. With a little luck, a lot of determination, and the white sand, blue ocean magic of a tropical island, Britt and Luka will discover the journey through life is better together than alone.
Sadie Brandt loves Halloween almost as much as she adores Beau’s Folly, the tiny Kansas town her family has called home for three generations. Almost as much as she secretly adored Tripp Wallace, her older brother’s best friend. When Tripp suddenly shows up just in time for the annual fall festival, long-buried hopes arise to haunt Sadie. When he finally seems to notice she’s all grown up, Sadie isn’t sure if the brief fling he offers is a trick or treat.
…but can he let go—again—of the small-town girl he never forgot?
Tripp Wallace has spent the last few years traveling around the world as a digital nomad, managing his tech support business from exotic locations such as Bali and Budapest. Six months of uncharacteristic discontent finally drives him home for a long-overdue visit. Two weeks should be plenty of time to catch up with family and friends as he decides where he’s headed for his next adventure. Any longer than that, and the small town claustrophobia that chased him away in the first place will drown him. Except everything about podunk Bo Fo is different. Better. Warmer. Sweeter. Especially Sadie Brandt, whose blue eyes, red hair, and freckles still beg to be teased.
When Tripp realizes he only has one chance to convince Sadie how he feels, he vows to convince her any which way he can.
Fans of over the top, insta-love, escape reads, and the best friend's kid sister trope will love this sexy sassy contemporary romance,
This story was previously published as part of the Trick or Treat Me box set (2019).
Brooke Jones-Roseman hasn’t seen her older sister in five years. When Ember returns to the isolated subsistence ranch where she and her sisters grew up to announce her engagement and invite them to her wedding, their mother refuses to leave the ranch. Exasperated by her mother’s restrictions that have kept her at Green Mountain Ranch too long, Brooke begs her older sisters to take her with them when they leave. Anticipating independence and adventure, Brooke is unprepared for what awaits her in the real world.
Bachelor Kyle Gilchrist is struggling to care for his elderly grandmother while teaching high school social studies and meeting deadlines for his thriller novels. When Brooke moves in next door and needs a job, it seems like a mutually beneficial arrangement. Neither anticipates falling in love, but will the crazy demands of family bring Kyle and Brooke closer or keep them apart?
Fans of over the top, insta-love, escape reads, and the friends-to-lover trope will love this sexy sassy contemporary romance.
This story was previously published as part of the Sapphire Falls Kindle World (2017).
When Justine Scott’s younger brother announces he won’t be home for the holidays, she sets out for the big city to convince him otherwise. Having all of their kids together is the only thing her parents want, and Justine will do whatever it takes to make sure all of the Scott siblings are gathered around the twelve-foot evergreen on Christmas morning. Besides, what can the big city offer that’s better than a traditional small-town winter celebration?
…but this Christmas she’s learning that naughty is much more fun.
Without a family of his own, December 25th is no big deal to millionaire Archer Laude. At least, that’s what he’s been telling himself all these years. After his holiday escape—or maybe that’s escape from the holidays—is cancelled, he resigns himself to a quiet week alone in his Chicago penthouse. When a once-in-a-lifetime blizzard strands Archer with a beautiful stranger who turns out to be the sister of one of his employees, hours and hours with nothing to do suddenly sounds perfect. Unwrapping Justine, one layer at a time, is better than any gift Santa could leave under the tree, but is the heat they are generating enough to melt their differences?
When they finally dig themselves out, will Justine and Archer go their separate ways or await the next snow day together?
Fans of over the top, instalove, escape reads, and the best friend's kid sister trope will love this sexy sassy contemporary romance,
This story was previously published as part of the All I Want for Christmas box set (2020).
Falling in love could jeopardize her sanity, her sanctuary and her secrets.
Dara Lockwood doesn’t do commitment. She used to be the queen of commitment, but that was before she was implicated in a sex scandal involving her fiancé, an ambitious senator with presidential aspirations. After losing any chance of tenure and a faculty position at one of Washington DC’s most prestigious universities, and exhausted by the constant glare of the media spotlight, Dara traded notoriety for anonymity.
Five years living on a tiny Caribbean island managing the Soggy Dollar tiki bar has dulled Dara’s anger but not her distrust of men. The occasional one-night stand—“first names only”—with a tourist just passing through is working fine until the arrival of Jack Wyatt.
Tall, dark and seriously sexy, the man is a lethal combination of raw masculinity and shadowy vulnerability. When one night of explosive passion turns into one week, Dara is tempted to reveal all. Something about Jack makes her want to trust him, not only with the truth, but with her heart. Will it be worth the risk when Dara discovers she isn’t the only one with secrets?
Even the most loving of families face conflict at one time or another, but any kind of discord makes Sierra Jones-Roseman physically ill. Since childhood, she’s been her family’s mediator and peacekeeper, so she shouldn’t have been surprised when she gets a phone call from her long-lost sister. Reconciling a five-year absence won’t be easy, especially when her sister refuses to come home, forcing Sierra to leave the safety of her northern California commune for the first time. What begins as a journey of trepidation turns into an exhilarating adventure as Sierra experiences some of what the wide, wonderful world has to offer, including Logan Hamilton.
Being a long-haul truck driver is tough on married life, a fact Logan learned the hard way. Twice divorced, he’s reconciled himself to a solitary life on the road until he rescues Sierra Jones-Roseman who’s stranded on a dangerous stretch of highway. Something about the wide-eyed innocent reignites Logan’s dreams of home and hearth in Saywerville, the small Nebraska town where he grew up. Can a man who’s been alone for so long learn to love again?
Fans of over the top, insta-love, escape reads, and the knight in shining armor trope will love this sexy sassy contemporary romance.
This story was previously published as part of Sapphire Falls Kindle World (2017).