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About Lea Coll
Lea Coll worked as a trial attorney for over ten years. Now she stays home with her three children, plotting stories while fetching snacks and running them back and forth to activities. She enjoys the freedom of writing romance after years of legal writing.
She grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania and currently resides in Maryland with her family.
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Move away. Dye my hair. Change my name. Fly under the radar. That's my plan to keep the public from recognizing me. I just want to be the new business owner of an old-fashioned barber shop, the ultimate man cave. But all anyone seems to remember is that I'm the bad girl on a popular reality show.
And when I meet the new sexy veterinarian, his gruff voice and grumpy manner get my blood pumping. His sweet way with animals makes me want to know everything about him.
For the first time in my life, cameras aren’t broadcasting my every move. No producer is telling me what to say or do. No one’s pushing me toward him.
This natural gravitation toward him is the realest thing I’ve ever felt. But when my past collides with my present, everything comes crashing down around me.
I wish I could just hide, but I can't.
Escape my past. Keep my secrets buried. And secure the dream job.
That's my plan to change my life.
I’m living like I could pack up and leave at a moment’s notice.
Now, my new boss won’t sell me his practice unless I convince him I’m here to stay.
Fresh from LA, Elle Carmichael walks into my vet office with her puppy and plans for her business. With her sunny disposition and wide-eyed hope, she thinks she’s a good fit for this town. As soon as her crazy business plan fails, she’ll be gone.
Getting involved with her is the worst kind of trouble. It will only attract attention to my past, ruining my future.
I wish I could resist her, but I can’t.
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Choose Me: As soon as I moved from the city to a small town, I attracted the attention of the town's hottest cop. The only problem is...we work on opposite sides of the law and he's running for sheriff. When the election heats up, will he choose me?
Be with Me: When Jack comes back to save his father's business, I noticed he's filled out since high school. When he stops by my bakery each morning with a boyish smile and wink, I don't want to be friends anymore. It's time to show him, I'm all grown up. All I want is for him to be with me.
I don’t do small town, country living. The hustle and bustle of New York pumps through my veins. Still, when a dear friend invited me to stand up in her wedding, I decided to embrace all Colorado had to offer. I was expecting mountainous terrain and outdoor adventures. Instead, I found myself face to face with the ruggedly handsome Henry Rigby—a lumberjack fantasy come to life. It was supposed to be a short trip. Yet the time we spent together made New York seem farther and farther away...
As best man, I promised the groom I would show Kelsey a good time. I considered her one of my groomsmen responsibilities... until I saw her. Far from the high-maintenance New Yorker I expected, she was working that alluring girl next door look. Still, I had sworn off commitment and she had major trust issues. Feelings shouldn’t have factored into our time together. But, the vulnerability beneath her steadfast independence called to me. And, for the first time in a long time, I found myself regretting I couldn’t offer her the commitment she deserved.
He was all business until he fell head over tool belt for the sexy, single mom.
I’m not bitter that Savannah St. James rejected me in high school. It's her cluttered storefront I have a problem with. Still, it’s hard to stay mad at her when she’s more beautiful than I remember and her son keeps finding new ways to sneak over to my hardware store every chance he gets.
While I admit he needs a male figure in his life, I’m the wrong guy for the job. Despite my reluctance, the little guy brings us together even as our pasts keep us apart. I’m falling deeper for this woman, and the more I get to know Savannah, the more I realize I misjudged her.
What if I’ve been wrong this whole time? Can we find a second chance after a rocky beginning?
After all these years, Jack Perry is still the same: tall, gorgeous, rugged, and protective. I can't resist his boyish grin and sexy, little wink. Jack still only sees me as his cute, quirky friend who creates temptations in the kitchen.
But now that he's back in town to help save his family's business, I'm hellbent on showing him that a lot has changed since high school. I plan to tempt him with more than just my sugary delights. He may only be here for a short while, yet it's time he saw how grown up I really am. It won't be long until Jack Perry finally sees the truth: he wants nothing more than to be with me.
He catches criminals, I defend them – how could this possibly work?
I see the good in everyone. My heart bleeds for the people who get a bad rap and no shot at redemption. Being a defense lawyer in a small town is not easy--especially when I am defending the criminals they loathe. And then, wouldn't you know it. I attract the attention of the hottest cop in the entire town. He's smart, rugged, and completely irresistible.
But there's one problem...
Luke Hudson is running for sheriff. And he would be a damn good sheriff. This man never backs down. He sees the law in black and white--right or wrong. I see all the shades of gray in between. Now, with the election looming and our relationship heating up, everything implodes.
Luke's given a choice: it's either me or his dream job.
And all I want is for him to choose me.
He's one trick play from the biggest win of his career...
It was one night,
And it meant everything.
But then, I was drafted to a professional football team,
And that was it.
Or so I thought...
Now, she's interning with the coaching staff,
And she's my best friend's sister.
Everything screams "Penalty,"
But there's something about her,
A connection I can't deny.
A woman like her only comes around once in a lifetime,
And I refuse to let her slip through my fingers again.
I'm going to pull out every trick play in the book,
To score forever with this one.
The plan was to keep my head down, open my barbershop, make it a success, and prove the producers wrong. I could be a successful woman without the cameras pointed at me. I could earn money for something besides selling myself out on TV.
And I could do it in a sleepy little Colorado town, where no one cares who I am, and I can chase my dreams. There is nothing to distract me from my goal. There’s so much more to life here than what I had before.
Running into him was a surprise, and a temptation—one I didn’t need.
I planned a romantic island getaway on Valentine's Day weekend with my boyfriend of three years. When I caught him cheating, my
friends encouraged me to go on the trip alone. I needed the time to regroup and figure out my life. I hadn't planned on running into a guy from high school—one I didn't even remember.
I remembered everything about her. I vowed in high school, if I ever got a chance with her—I'd take it.
Imagine my surprise when we ran into each other on an island. When the storm hit, we're forced to spend time together in the honeymoon cottage. I'd show her what she was missing. Love was worth worth the risk.
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Hooked on You: New Orleans was a fresh start, a chance to reinvent myself and do some good. Too bad the first person I met was a grumpy bartender with a chip on his shoulder. He said I knew nothing about his city, the people or what they needed. But one look at the bad boy bartender and I knew exactly what I needed.
Only with You:First I turned down a marriage proposal, then I moved to Annapolis to open a law firm. I thought my world couldn't change any more... until Cade stepped into my office, smelling of sawdust with his company's T-shirt stretched taut over his chest and biceps. Everything about him was sexy-as-sin and completely off-limits.
Lost without You:Opening a law firm isn't at all what I thought it would be. The landlord is arrogant and irritating. Despite his sexy voice and smooth demeanor, I want to fight him at every turn. Everything with him is a battle--a battle I intend to win.
All I ever wanted was a family of my own.
Getting involved with Mason Arrington is a bad idea. Navy pilot, with a swagger, unlike any guy I’ve ever been attracted to before. He’s confident and aloof, but underneath that rough exterior, is someone who is struggling with so much more than meets the eye.
No matter how hard I try, I cannot seem to avoid him, or his family.
When he’s back from his deployment, the need to resist him grows even stronger than ever.
Even though Mason and his son look like everything I’ve ever wanted, I need to remember a family isn’t in the cards for me.
I need Mia Hatton.
I can’t ignore how beautiful she is, how outgoing, and caring. She’s the opposite of any woman I’ve been with. And there are half a dozen reasons why we probably shouldn’t be together.
Even when I’m flying fighter jets half a world away, I can forget about everything except Mia, who keeps inserting herself into my life with her messages, kind words, and updates from home. I need to detach but she won’t let me.
Can I convince her that she is worthy of love and this whole time she’s just been looking for that love in all the wrong places?