This value-priced collection from a USA TODAY bestselling author features southern small-town romances and heartwarming characters that “have such a quirky sweetness and…always ring true” (New York Times bestselling author Linda Howard).
Need an escape from the fast lane? Join USA TODAY bestselling author Alicia Hunter Pace in small town Merritt, Alabama, where life, laughter, and love are always waiting just around the corner.
Misbehaving in Merritt: Dr. Maxwell Ellis Buchanan IV’s privileged life tailspins out of control when too many speeding tickets mean he must volunteer his time at Merritt’s local arts center. Even worse? He’ll report to Audrey Evans, a former ESPN reporter, who just flat out turned him down for a date. She seeks the peace and quiet of an Alabama small town, and arrogant golden boys don’t fit that bill. Working side by side, Max and Audrey find surprising common ground and a chemistry that leaves them breathless—but are they barking up the wrong tree?
Misunderstood in Merritt: As personal assistant to the rich and famous Beauford brothers, Sammy Anderson is content to drift through life, living vicariously through his employers’ fame—until he meets interior design assistant Pam Carson. But when she and Sammy join forces to make sure Jackson Beauford’s benefit concert goes off without a hitch, she is convinced her ordinary existence could never be enough to make him give up his sparkling life in Beauford. It’s up to Sammy to make Pam see that this connection they share is special so they can finally step into the spotlight to find their own fairy tale.
Mistletoed in Merritt: Rich boy Bennett Pontellier Watkins and blue collar Hélène-Louise Soileau had a secret, youthful love affair—until their mothers found out and set them on separate paths. Now eight years later, their lives cross again when Hélène-Louise agrees to teach a series of workshops at the Cultural Arts Center in Merritt, where Bennett is the director. The spark is still there, but old patterns begin to re-emerge, and it’s clear that Bennett still wants to hide their relationship from his family. Is Hélène-Louise willing to give up everything she’s built for herself for a man who may never see beyond her social status?
USA TODAY bestselling author Alicia Hunter Pace is the writing team of Stephanie Jones and Jean Hovey. Stephanie lives in Jasper, Alabama, where she teaches sixth grade. She is a native Alabamian who likes football, Civil War history, and people who follow the rules. She is happy to provide a list of said rules to anyone who needs them. Jean, a former public librarian, lives in Decatur, Alabama, with her husband in a hundred-year-old house that always wants something from her. She likes to cook but has discovered the joy of Mrs. Paul’s fish fillets since becoming a writer. Find Alicia Hunter Pace at AliciaHunterPace.com, on Facebook, and on Twitter @AliciaHPace.