Impossible Liaison

Impossible Liaison

Anne Ashby

Anne Ashby

Zoe's learned to hide her feelings. An unhappy upbringing taught her all about trust and relying on others. Her aloneness is ended when she miraculously finds a loving grandmother anxious to share Zoe with extended family. Unnerved, Zoe begs they temporarily keep their relationship secret. Dr. Connor Matthews returns home disheartened by the carnage he witnessed during years of charity work overseas. Discovering a scheming housemate hoodwinking the old lady (Bess) he's come to love helps him set aside his disillusionment. He concentrates on ridding Bess of this unsavory character. Zoe digs in her toes. She provokes the insufferable Connor, taunting that she'll leave only when Bess asks. Connor vows to oust her as more reasons to suspect Zoe's honesty surface. The issue becomes clouded as Connor and Zoe grow closer. Too soon Connor realizes it was not Bess who needed protecting, but himself.
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The CEO Gets Her Man

The CEO Gets Her Man

Anne Ashby

Anne Ashby

Ensuring her company's success is Debra Laurie's life. But when she goes undercover to investigate a failing hotel in southern New Zealand, she finds her confidence crumbling. Masquerading as a waitress is a disaster--especially when the hotel's assistant manager is a former rugby star she once had a crush on. Jase McEwan is struggling to keep the hotel afloat. An unpredictable manager, ridiculous demands from the head office, and employee unrest are problems enough. Now a haughty new waitress is causing mayhem in the restaurant--and in his heart. Determined to be impartial, Debra sets out to discover if Jase is responsible for the hotel's drastic situation. But the more she investigates, the more she likes his work--and the more their attraction sizzles. Before long, Jase has turned Debra's world upside-down. But what happens when he learns the new waitress is really his CEO?
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Wilderness Liaison

Wilderness Liaison

Anne Ashby

Anne Ashby

The concrete jungle defines financier Shal Gregory, who thrives on the sheer vitality of the fast-paced corporate world. Until he finds himself alone in the thick of the New Zealand bush with a feisty guide who despises everything he stands for. Jodie Mathieson's devotion to the wilderness fulfills her. She isn't prepared for an intimate liaison with a man who clearly does not share her love of the great outdoors. When sparks between them ignite Jodie runs. Bewildered but determined, Shal tracks Jodie down, resolving to convince her that having differing life goals isn't enough to keep them apart.
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Return to Riversleigh

Return to Riversleigh

Anne Ashby

Anne Ashby

Shannon's adrenaline-junkie husband gambled away their security and his life. She believes her twelve-year-old son's memories border on hero worship. Shannon's decisions, including leaving Auckland and returning to her hometown of Riversleigh, upset her son. The tension between them reaches the breaking point. Carefree adventurer Luke returns to the farm he escaped from years ago to raise his deceased brother's children. Developing an adventure park might restore something of his previous life. His friend, Jase McEwan, introduces him to Shannon who is in desperate need of employment and a place to stay. Reluctant to associate with another risk-taker, Shannon finds Luke's blasé attitude and claims of unlimited finances worrying. Even with Luke encouraging Thomas to escape Shannon's "mollycoddling," a friendship develops and soon deepens to something more. But will any chance of a lasting relationship be destroyed when Shannon discovers Luke is also a gambler?
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Leath's Legacy

Leath's Legacy

Anne Ashby

Anne Ashby

After years of financial struggle, Leath Robson and her brother are ecstatic when they're willed a property in northern New Zealand. It brings highly sought after security. But Leath struggles with guilt when she discovers their benefactor spent her last years alone in a nursing home. Who was this mystery woman? And why is there suddenly a large offer for the property? Kirk Buchanan left the family farm years ago to find his own way. Summoned home, he's devastated to find his father suffering from Alzheimer's. Hearing his dad often visits his childhood home, Kirk resolves to purchase it, wanting to give his dad some measure of comfort. He doesn't expect the new owners to turn down his generous offer. Nor does he expect to be attracted to the fiery Leath. As Leath encounters Kirk time and again, her initial distrust slowly changes into a far deeper feeling. Despite this, her focus is on finding who left her and Rob the land. Kirk realizes that maybe who owns the property isn't...
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