FOR THE FIRST TIME, a boxed set including FOUR books from bestselling author Patricia Rice in one package. It’s more than 1000 pages of love, laughter, and mystery. Includes Garden of Dreams, Blue Clouds, Volcano, and Nobody’s Angel—four heart-warming romances in a selection of settings from California to the Caribbean, designed to warm your winter nights.
Garden of Dreams, Romance Writers of America Rita Finalist
JD Marshall is on the run with his adolescent son, his computers, and his raw nerve—trying to stay alive while he finishes a software program that will put his company on the map. But an accident derails him in Madrid, KY, and his angel of mercy is Nina Toon, an independent blond pixie who diverts his formidable attention from his work.
Nina is equally unsettled by the Harley-riding stranger negotiating his way into her life. He claims to have the money to make her dreams of a botanical garden come true. But how can she trust a rugged charmer who’s bringing a possible murderer to her quiet town?
“Lively and fast-paced… Curl up with Patricia Rice’s latest and hold your breath!” The Literary Times
Pippa Cochran flees an abusive boyfriend only to end up in a small California town working for Seth Wyatt, a man everyone calls the Grim Reaper—and not just because he’s a bestselling author of horror novels. His fame and fortune make him an imposing presence, but he’s battling more inner demons than even an indefatigable caretaker like Pippa can handle. Still, she can’t resist the emotional pull of his damaged son or the chance to hide in the fortress he calls home.
Although Pippa’s generous nature begins to alter Seth’s world in ways neither of them could have imagined, something goes disastrously haywire. Nearly lethal accidents oddly similar to the one that crippled Seth’s son threaten to destroy the new love that Pippa and Seth have dared to discover. Is it time for Pippa to move on before one of them is hurt beyond redemption?
“Vastly entertaining…A wonderful combination of poignancy and humor.” Romantic Times
After landing in the Caribbean island of St Lucia on business, account executive Penelope Albright is shockingly accused of smuggling drugs—until a sexy stranger appears claiming to be her husband, “kidnapping” her before trouble begins. Except trouble and Charlie Smith are two sides of the same coin. He needs a wife—temporarily—to help him keep a low profile while snooping into the mysterious disappearance of his partner. And like it or not, Penny is convenient, if way too upscale for Charlie’s tastes.
Although Charlie and Penny mix like oil and water, they’re not immune to the lush setting and mounting danger that provide an adrenaline rush and primal attraction. Like the island’s legendary volcano, their desire is a force of nature all its own…
“Exotic locales and dangerous skullduggery highlights this delightfully adventurous tale. Patricia Rice just keeps getting better and better.” Jill Smith, Romantic Times
Adrian Quinn trusts no one. Four years in prison will do that to a man—especially if he’s innocent. Somebody owes Adrian the truth, not to mention a fortune in lost income. So he tracks down his late partner’s ex—a spoiled society wife who walked away with all the money. She ruined his life. Now he wants to return the favor.
Faith Nicholls escaped her two-timing husband right after he shattered her girlish dreams. Left with nothing, Faith made a fresh start in a quiet place where nobody knew her or her name. Until Adrian Quinn stalks into town, dredging up dangerous secrets, awakening smoldering passions in her scorched heart—and making her believe in love again.
“Rice…has created one of the most enticing heroes in contemporary romance.” Diana Herald, Booklist