Jean Travis has the job of announcing the latest lottery winner on TV and is stunned to find that Patrick Bennett, her teenage crush, is the top mega winner. They haven't seen each other in years, and Patrick is thrilled to renew their acquaintance. Jean, not so much. After all, a lot has changed since they used to study together and Jean worked so hard to hide her feelings. Now that he's won so much money, Patrick faces a whole new world of demands from family, friends, coworkers, strangers. The only person he knows for sure he can trust, is Jean…
"Trapped in an unfulfilling relationship black artist Leah Downey wants more out of life. But she plays it safe, never venturing far from her comfort zone…especially since being mugged at knifepoint. Beginning a relationship with a stranger is out of character for Leah. Jason is white, a New York cop with his own demons. He's stunned by his attraction to this black woman who arouses both desire and his fiercest protective instincts."
"An innocent black woman wounded in a police bust gone wrong. Carol Taggert refuses to succumb to self-pity. Her experience has given her a new appreciation for life—and has forced her to reassess her relationships, her goals, and her ideas about race and identity. It seems that no one understands the challenges she faces, except Lee Grafton, a white police officer who was there the night she was injured."
A research manager at a TV station, Deanna Lindsay is content with her successful career and her relationship with her friend and lover, Richard. Then she gets the call that changes her life. Stacy Lowell is dead, the victim of an apparent hit and run. Deanna hasn't seen her old friend in almost seven years—so she's stunned to discover that the troubled woman appointed her as the guardian of her six-year-old biracial daughter.
At first, New York firefighter Patterson Temple doesn't think Deanna is the right person to provide a home for young Jade—but then Deanna starts to change his mind. Almost against his will, Patterson finds himself drawn to the elegant career woman. But someone from Stacy's past also wants Jade—someone very dangerous.
Born to a white mother and an African-American father, Dallas Oliver has always felt like an outsider. Life gets more complicated when her mother dies and she moves in with her father and stepmother. The one saving grace is Dallas's unexpected friendship with a white girl named Valerie Holland. Decades later, they're still best friends. Dallas is a journalist for a controversial magazine and Valerie is a single mother. But their bond will be tested when they fall in love with the same man.
Ex–Navy SEAL Alex Marco and Dallas both have histories shadowed by violence. But Alex is also haunted by his own tragedy. Narrated from the alternating perspectives of Dallas, Valerie, and Alex, Between Friends is a sensual, unforgettable story about friendship, secrets, and a love that transcends barriers.
With her youthful appearance and light skin, African American high school counselor Patricia knows how it feels to be an outsider in her own world. Her racial identity has always been questioned because she also appears white, making it difficult for Patricia to be accepted for who she is rather than for what she looks like. So when a biracial fifteen-year-old boy becomes the target of neighborhood bullies, she's determined to help him.
One of New York's most successful men, Morgan Baxter feels totally at home in a corporate boardroom. But being a single father to a troubled teenager is a far more daunting challenge. Patricia Gilbert seems to understand his son—and him. As Morgan and Patricia start seeing each other, he has no idea where the three of them are headed.
With insight and sensitivity, Sandra Kitt gives us a passionate and thought-provoking novel about family, race, identity, and romantic love.
To the world, New York gallery owner Gayla Patton has it all: a fabulous career, a beautiful adolescent daughter, a devoted lover. But beneath the surface is a past she'd rather forget. Things start unraveling when David Kinney suddenly reappears in her life.
Witness to a terrible crime, David was ten when he was brought into Gayla's childhood home. Now, after serving time in prison for a crime he insists he didn't commit, the controversial artist is stirring up dark memories . . . and awakening reluctant desires. As he coaxes out Gayla's deepest fantasies and her own explosive secrets, she begins to question whether people—including herself—can truly change.
A tender and moving exploration of the ties that bind, Family Affairs is a novel about forgiving the sins of the past and finding the courage to move on.
Jewelry designer Rachel Givens loses the mother figure in her life when Julia Winters dies. As it turns out, Julia harbored secrets—including the existence of a handsome son, Lucas Monroe Scott. Now Rachel learns that she and Lucas have both inherited his mother's lovely summer cottage in Highland Beach, Maryland. But can she bear to share cramped quarters with the gorgeous yet openly hostile sax player?
Lucas can't believe his mother left half his inheritance to a perfect stranger. But as he gets to know Rachel, his resentment fades and his feelings grow into something richer and much more intense. If he can come to terms with the mysteries of his past, he might just think about putting down roots in Highland Beach . . .
Venice is high on April Stockwood's list of romantic ports of call. Things get off to an ominous start when she arrives in Italy and a mishap leaves her with no place to stay. But her bad karma turns into a lucky break when she reconnects with Hayden Calloway.
Serenade: Once, they made beautiful music together. Alexandra Morrow was a college freshman when she met composer-musician Parker Harrison. Drawn together by music, they became lovers . . . only to have it end in heartache. Ten years later, Parker is a world-renowned jazz musician, and the two meet again. Is this their second chance? Or will the secret that threatens Alex's singing career destroy her future with the man she loves?
Sincerely: Finding a dead body on New Year's Eve is no way to start a new chapter, but when Joanna Mitchell meets her deceased neighbor's ex-husband—charming and seductive Trevor Jackson—she gives in to the passion heating up between them, truly believing she's found the perfect man. But could she be falling for a cold-blooded killer?
Suddenly: Supermodel Christine Morrow has it all—except the one man she can't live without. Dedicated doctor and activist Maxwell Chandler doesn't think he has time for frivolous, high-maintenance women—but Christine plans to prove him wrong. Because when it comes to love, opposites not only attract, they sometimes lose their hearts forever.