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Montlake Romances
The Bonds of Matri-money
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Renata Moon and Connell MacAllister lost more than a frivolous lawsuit in a Manhattan courtroom. Paying the settlement will probably force them to close their non-profit business. That is, until they learn about a new survivalist game show set in exotic Bali. Grand prize: one million dollars. The catch? The show is for newlyweds.

Nothing that a quickie marriage - in name only - can't fix. But Renata and Connell didn't anticipate they'd be linked by handcuffs the entire time they're competing! Soon, spending days and nights with only a few inches of chain between them begins to stir feelings they never knew existed.

Before the competition ends, Renata and Connell will be forced to decide which means more to them: love or money.
"Ms. Ardito allows the reader to feel the sensations, while grasping hold of the characters and never letting go, in this extraordinary tale." -- Coffee Time Romance
A Run for the Money
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"A very nice read that will have you laughing and enjoying yourself..." -- Coffee Time Romance
Nicole Fleming and Dante LaPalma have nothing in common except an old man's legacy. Joe Corbet has promised that a great treasure awaits them-if they're clever enough to solve his riddles within a six-month time frame, that is.

According to Joe's will, Nicole and Dante must participate in several excursions. After each adventure, a new clue will be presented that will lead them to their next obstacle. Only when they've completed every task can they discover the treasure meant just for them.

Along the way, Nicole and Dante are forced to share their secrets and place their faith in one another. If they can learn to work together, they'll discover what's truly important in life. And maybe, if they're lucky, they'll find the greatest treasure of all: love.
Nobody's Darling
(Book I of The Nobody Series)
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"Five stars for a romance that will melt a reader's heart!" -- InD'Tale Magazine
April Raine was pregnant and married at eighteen. Divorced ten years later, she's struggled to provide for her children. Now a successful businesswoman, she accepts a challenge from a daytime talk show to compete in a thirty-day battle of the sexes against a television psychologist who claims her organization hurts the very people she claims to help.

Dr. Jefferson Prentiss, television's Dr. Jeff, is haunted by the loss of his wife, his newborn son, and his role in their deaths. To atone, he's dedicated his professional life to the ideals of family. The talk show challenge presents him an opportunity to prove not only the sagacity of his self-help book, but the inherent danger of paying strangers to perform those family tasks that should be done out of love and consideration.

Once inside an isolated cabin filled with videotaping equipment, April and Jeff learn from each other, tackle their demons, and discover a new awareness between them. When the dust settles, who'll come out on top? The doctor? The mom? Or will love prevail?
Nobody's Business
(Book II of the Nobody Series)
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"Another 5-star read from Gina Ardito!" -- InD'Tale Magazine
After her husband's death, professional competitive skier Brooklyn Raine shuns the press. Living as Lyn Hill, bed & breakfast owner in a quaint Vermont mountain town, Brooklyn keeps a low profile and avoids any link to her former celebrity status. Now, her famous older sister has arrived with her children and fiancé in tow, and the spotlight threatens to burn bright on Brooklyn once again.

Sports reporter Douglas Sawyer sustained a devastating loss in Iraq and no longer cares about his career, much less his future. At the insistence of friends and family, he becomes the first civilian participant in Ski-Hab, a winter sports rehabilitation program for war veterans and amputees. After he discovers pushy Lyn Hill is actually former ski star Brooklyn Raine, his instincts sense the perfect storyline to thrust him back into the journalism world. Doug is determined to chronicle the life of the former ski champ.

But when their secrets are revealed, each will face a hard choice. Will Brooklyn and Doug abandon the easy trail to take a chance on the more challenging slope to love?
Nobody's Perfect
(Book III of the Nobody Series)
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"All of the characters sparkle, and NOBODY'S PERFECT is fun, fresh, and a PERFECT story for a lovely spring day!" -- Romance Reviews Today
Summer Raine's perfect marriage fell apart when she heard about her husband's infidelity on Cliff Hanger's nationally syndicated radio show. Once she's tossed the cheater out, she plans to start her own wedding planning business. Funds, however, are in short supply. Lucky for Summer, her sister hires her to work at Rainey-Day-Wife until she can get back on her feet again. But...Summer? A nanny?

Craig Hartmann spends his work days as Cliff Hanger, shock jock, but in real life, he's a quiet, divorced father of three trying to hang onto his family and his sanity. What he needs is to find the perfect balance. When he seeks an expert from Rainey-Day-Wife, he comes face to face with the woman whose life he ruined in a radio stunt gone awry.

Juggling sports practices, temper tantrums, and trips to the emergency room while planning the celebrity wedding of her sister's dreams, Summer discovers the "perfect" life is one where nothing ever goes as planned. But this hunky deejay, his three rambunctious children, and all the chaos they engender just might be a perfect fit for Summer.
Wild Rose Press Romances
A Little Slice of Heaven
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"I just loved this story. It made me feel very warm and fuzzy as I read it." -- Passionate Reviews
After a humiliating breakup, Gianna Randazzo temporarily works at her family's pizzeria and rescues the stray cats that appear on her doorstep. Until the night the stray on her doorstep turns out to be a man!

With educated speech and sterling manners, Kyle Hayden isn't the average homeless man. Touched by his situation, Gianna offers him a place to stay and a job. And when he cleans up to reveal a super-hunk, he's the perfect phony, doting boyfriend to escort Gianna to her ex's upcoming wedding. Or maybe this time, love could be for real.

Until the truth comes out. For while Gianna dreams of happily ever after, Kyle will soon return to the life he left behind--a life that won't include Gianna. Unless he can regain her trust and show her...

A Little Slice of Heaven
Kismet's Angel
(Book I of the Kismet Series)
Gina Ardito w/a Katherine Brandon
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Raised by a ragtag group of tender-hearted sailors in 19th century Hyderabad, Antoinetta Manu has grown into a woman determined to sail her own course in life. But when her past and future collide with terrifying results, only one man can set her free.

American merchant Darian St. Clair has come to India to find out the truth about the death of his stepfather's only child. What he finds is a woman he cannot live without.

Spanning two continents and two realms, Kismet's Angel is the story of two extraordinary mortals, one determined goddess, and a destiny that only true love can fulfill.
Kismet's Revenge
(Book II of the Kismet Series)
Gina Ardito w/a Katherine Brandon
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"The complex characters and mesmerizing plot make Kismet's Revenge compelling." -- Long and Short Reviews
Marisa Alvarez looks forward to a day she'll remember the rest of her life. Instead of the marriage proposal and happily ever after she expects, however, she becomes one of only a handful of survivors of one of the bloodiest Indian uprisings in American history, the attack on Fort Mims.

Lucien St. Clair has been sent to Pensacola to learn the identity of a clever saboteur who calls himself "La Venganza." As he pursues the enigmatic figure, he is inexplicably drawn to Marisa, a treacherous woman whose beautiful face may hide deadly secrets.

But when acts of revenge escalate to kidnapping, Lucien will have to find a way to gain Marisa's trust, not only to save her life, but to win her heart!
Kismet's Salvation
(Book III of the Kismet Series)
Gina Ardito w/a Katherine Brandon
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"I can't express how many things I loved about this story, without giving spoilers. So I'll leave you with this: If you like historical romances and drama, this book is for you!" -- EBooks Galore Reviews
Lydia Winchester's plain features and bookish personality have doomed her to spinsterhood in Victorian London. Her true interests lie in a far-off, exotic land she's determined to reach in order to right a terrible wrong.

Armand St. Clair's only loyalty belongs to the sea. When a little mouse of an Englishwoman saves him from the gallows, he feels honor-bound to accede to her brother's request and escort her to Hong Kong. But treachery and danger sail with them on the high seas.

In a mystic empire, Lydia will face the evils of greed, opium, and betrayal to find her true self: a woman of incredible honor, courage, and determination. A woman destined to love the one man who gave her his protection and his name when she needed them most.
Echoes of Love
Gina Ardito w/a Katherine Brandon
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"Never tedious or slow paced, this story is masterfully written and exquisitely drawn. Ms. Brandon proves her mastery of the craft." -- InD'Tale Magazine
Royal governess Chesna Dubrow must protect the five-year-old king of Amatia from Napoleon Bonaparte's invading army. To do so, she'll be forced to wed one of the emperor's loyal soldiers. But Pietor Gabris isn't any soldier. Years ago, he broke Chesna's heart, forgetting the vows they'd made to love each other forever.

Pietor's return to Amatia is embroiled in subterfuge. Amidst the deceit surrounding him, he clings to the one truth he cannot ignore--his timeless love for Chesna. Yet confessing what's in his heart would sentence them both to death. To keep Chesna safe, he must portray the role of traitor, ensuring her animosity continues to blow hot and harsh.

As danger and intrigue swirl around the palace, can Chesna place her faith--and heart--with the one man she swore she'd never forgive?
Indie Romances
Duping Cupid
(A Winter Short Story)
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"Okay so just go get the book and read it for yourself! It is a fun yet emotional story you won't want to miss out on!" -- Books are Sanity
Because, sometimes, even Cupid needs a little help...

Vivi Maxwell runs Cupid To Go, a unique dating service in New York. When wealthy client and former model, Ava Featherstone, seeks an escort for the winter season in Manhattan society, she sets her sights on Vivi's best friend, Sebastian “Bass” Lawrence.

Vivi and Bass have both been burned in their love lives and have never considered their relationship more than platonic. But Ava’s sudden intrusion makes Bass realize he’s in love with his best friend, Vivi. Now, with Ava’s help, he’ll try to dupe Vivi into seeing that the man she’s been waiting for has stood beside her all along.
Chasing Adonis
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"I highly recommend this book it makes for an interesting read. How could it not with gods and goddesses, a killer, a small child trying to cope with the impossible, a goddess who is now a man, and a god who has been reborn as a woman?" -- Paranormal Romance Guild
Every girl sees her thirtieth birthday as a milestone, but in Adara Berros's case, her entire life has turned upside-down. She may not know it, but Adara is actually the reincarnation of Greek mythology's Adonis. And she's about to be drawn into a centuries-old game between the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus, with her eternal love as the grand prize.

Detective Shane Griffin senses trouble when he investigates an accident involving Adara and a mysterious stranger named Ted. Having lost his sister to domestic abuse, Shane suspects Ted is not the charming guy he appears to be. After he discovers Adara is the key witness for a murder trial, Shane vows to put his life and career on the line to protect her.

When Adara's life is threatened, she and Shane go on the run. Now, mortals and immortals alike are all...

...Chasing Adonis.
Eternally Yours
(Book I of the Afterlife Series)
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KINDLE BOOK REVIEW INDIE BOOK AWARD FINALIST! - 2013
"After finishing this book, I sat in silence, not at the story’s outcome, but the sheer humbling factor Ardito has given me." -- Saints and Sinners Books
If they weren't already dead, working together would probably kill them.

After one too many disappointments, Jodie Devlin took her own life. Until a new future can be created for her, she serves as one of Death's bounty hunters, retrieving souls who haunt Earth. She'll need smarts, charm, and trickery to convince these specters to give up the ghost and move on. These same skills come in handy for dealing with her bull-headed, know-it-all trainer.

Luc Asante's wife ordered him taken off life support, condemning him to employment in the Afterlife. Now he's saddled with a trainee who's as soft-hearted as he is hard, as impulsive as he is methodical. In a place where perfection is the norm, she flaunts her flaws just to drive him nuts.

When the two confront the secrets of their past, only the ultimate sacrifice can save them both.
In Your Dreams
(Book II of the Afterlife Series)
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WINNER PARANORMAL ROMANCE GUILD REVIEWERS' CHOICE AWARD! - 2013
"The story breaks my heart and heals it all over again." -- Beauty and the Book
What sacrifice is too dear when the reward is eternal love?

Disillusioned Afterlife bounty hunter, Sean Martino, is transferred to the Probation Department, where he counsels recent suicide attempters by sending them subliminal messages while they're asleep. But he's unprepared to match wits with former child star, Isabelle Fichetti.

It's not every day a woman gets to date a dead man. Although Sean's appearance in her life isn't exactly a dream-come-true for Isabelle, she likes having him around for scintillating conversation and trips to faraway places--all while never leaving her bed. Still, after years of abuse and abandonment, and with no rosy future to look forward to, she's not about to give up on her plan to kill herself just because he asks.

After breaking the rules one too many times, Sean is cut off from all contact with Isabelle, but not before providing her with a reason to live. Now, she'll choose the path her future takes and confront her greatest fear. Alone.

Unless Sean can find a way to fight for her from the other side...

Waiting in the Wings
(Book III of the Afterlife Series)
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In the third and final installment of the award-winning Afterlife Series, she's got nothing left to lose; he has everything to gain.

A longtime resident of the Afterlife, Xavia Donovan has vowed to do whatever it takes to get out of the realm of the dead and move on. She didn't expect "whatever it takes" to mean counseling the baddest bad boy to cross her path--in life or death.

On Earth, Osiris Cavanaugh spent lifetimes betraying his country, betraying his compatriots, and betraying the one person now assigned to help him become a better soul: Xavia.

With the help of an unusual child on Earth, they'll conquer their pasts. But now that they've come together, will their futures tear them apart?

Charming for Mother's Day
(A Calendar Girls Novella)
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Wanted: Prince Charming

After years of watching fairy tale movies, Ariana Soto has decided her hard-working, generous, pretty mom, Lucinda, needs a Prince Charming of her own.

When television's "All Star Chef" winner, Colin Murriere, returns to Snug Harbor to open his new restaurant, Ariana knows he'll be perfect for Mom--with a little princely education from an expert.

But Colin and Lucie have a past Ariana knows nothing about. And she'll need to call on all her fairy tale princess experience to ensure these two end up with the Happily Ever After they deserve.
Duet in September
(Book I of the Calendar Girls Series)
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A RONE NOMINEE!- 2014
"...full of wit and tension delivered in a tight, fun plot. Good things are sure to come with the rest of the series!" -- InD'Tale Magazine
Nia and Paige Wainwright, who have grown up in the Long Island seaside town of Snug Harbor, try an experiment to shake up their humdrum lives. Every day for thirty days, they intend to do one thing differently from their normal routine—with unique results.

Nia, still bitter years after her mother left the family for a wealthy tourist, finds herself falling for vineyard owner, Aidan Coffield, the son of a wealthy Manhattan real estate tycoon.

Meanwhile, Paige keeps knocking heads with her high school nemesis and now town police chief, Sam Dillon.

Each day of this special September will provide Paige and Nia with new adventures, new self-awareness, and of course, enough love to last two lifetimes.
Reunion in October
(Book II of the Calendar Girls Series)
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WINNER - BEST CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE -
NJRW GOLDEN LEAF - 2015
"Yes! This is the kind of book one tells their friends about. This is the kind of book one closes with a sigh of satisfaction. Ms. Ardito’s characters are real, raw, and refreshing." -- InD'Tale Magazine
Francesca lost her first love. Emily's teetering on her last nerve. Will they risk their hearts to gain everything they both desire?

Five years after her fiancé, Michael, left her for a job on the other side of the country, Dr. Francesca Florentino is focused on her work as an emergency room physician and has no time for a love life. That is, until Josh Candolero charms his way into her heart on the same night Michael returns, vowing to win her back.

Meanwhile, Emily Handler, a 911 dispatcher married to her high school sweetheart for the last seventeen years, can't seem to figure out what happened to that spark she and hubby, Roy, used to share in their marriage. A life-altering heart attack was not exactly the shake-up she had in mind.

Now, both women will seize control of their lives and discover their hearts' true happiness for always.

Welcome back to Snug Harbor, where the ocean breeze is a lover's kiss, and the salt air always carries a hint of romance.
"This is a story that brought tears to my eyes." -- Paranormal Romance Guild
Amazon Encore Romances
Homecoming in November
(Book III of the Calendar Girls Series)
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Terri O'Mara has returned from rehab to run her dream business, a Victorian tea shop. There's one catch: her new partner is none other than her former nemesis, Gary the Scary Bartender. Gary Sullivan's got decadent pastry skills, a drive to succeed, and one heckuva kiss! Now, television heartthrob, Max Trayham, has made her a tempting offer. Juggling two sexy men and a mysterious stranger with a grudge creates the perfect recipe for disaster. Can Terri stay on the path to clarity with so many distractions?

After the death of her husband, Jayne Herrera fled a scandal to come to Snug Harbor Veterinary Hospital. All too soon, her checkered past invades the serene, if lonely, present she's living in this seaside town. Thrust into the spotlight again, Jayne turns to Iggy Zemski, local war hero, for support. Iggy's fighting the demons of his own past, and in Jayne, he finds the peace he's sought since his return from Iraq. Will Jayne find the courage to seize the promising future that waits just out of reach?

Savor the sweetness of Snug Harbor, where warmth abounds and the air is always frosted with love.