Construction is in full swing at Renner Sports and Racquet Club as the new owner, Drake Winstead, moves forward with his vision to transform the aging sports complex into the premier tennis center in Texas.
The former tennis pro is also very preoccupied with his voluptuous neighbor, Charlie Valdez. Knowing that the model and fashion designer is still reeling from ending her engagement to Jack Vaughn, Drake understands Charlie isn't emotionally ready for a new relationship. Still, he can't help but tell Charlie he's in love with her.
Knowing that she cares deeply for Drake too, Charlie's determined to take things slowly while their romance grows. "I've found my soul mate," she tells her sister Ceilia, who's played Cupid for the two since the day she and Charlie first met Drake.
No one is shocked more than Drake when Charlie abruptly ends their relationship, insisting that they must go back to being just friends.
Unwilling to let her go, Drake fights to prove his commitment to Charlie and show her that true love does indeed conquer all.
It Happened In The Hill Country
I am extremely proud and honored to share my latest novel with you. Set in the astoundingly beautiful Texas Hill Country, this book is a real page-turner! I’m so excited to share the story of Jill Murray, a strong Texan who loves her family, dogs, and horses. As Jill's attraction to Dave Wilder, a retired professional baseball pitcher, begins to evolve into a red hot romance, two men from her past begin to make her love life challenging. Things reach the boiling point when Jill decides to support an old friend—a decision that could cost her everything!
Charlie Valdez is living her dreams. In addition to the success of her Dallas specialty boutique, Charlotte's Closet, the tall, curvy model is also proud to be breaking down barriers in the fashion industry.
As her thirtieth birthday approaches, she finds herself slipping into an uncharacteristic funk. Uncertain if it's turning the big 3-0 or doubts about her boyfriend, Jack Vauhgn, that's bringing her down, Charlie turns to tennis to beat the blues.
When she arrives at Renner Sports and Racquet Club and meets the club's incredibly handsome new tennis pro, Drake Winstead, Charlie believes she knows his type. Thinking he may be trouble, she warns her sister Ceilia to keep a professional distance from the sexy athlete.
Unable to heed her own advice, Charlie develops a friendship with Drake and realizes she's judged him unfairly based on his appearance.
With her heart on the line, Charlie learns she can't be true to any man without first being honest with herself.