Treat Braden and Max Armstrong’s love story is the beginning of my beloved Braden series and introduces you to some of my favorite characters, and to a family that has become so real to me, they’re always by my side. If you are already a fan of the Love in Bloom big-family romance collection, you may have read Treat and Max’s original story, Lovers at Heart. For the past several years, I have had the nagging feeling that there was more to Treat and Max’s story than I had originally thought. One of the greatest things about being a writer is the ability to reimagine worlds and create new stories. I wanted to give Treat and Max a more mature story without losing the essence of who they are. This is Treat and Max’s story, reimagined, and I hope you love it as much as I do.
In LOVERS AT HEART, REIMAGINED…
When Maxine “Max” Armstrong walked into resort owner Treat Braden’s life six weeks earlier, he saw right through the efficient and capable facade she wore like a shield, to the sweet, sensual woman who lay beneath. She sparked an unfamiliar desire in him for more than a one-night stand. But one mistake caused her to turn away, and now, after six weeks of longing for the one woman he cannot have, he’s going home to try to forget her all together.
Max Armstrong has a successful career, a comfortable lifestyle, and she’s never needed a man to help her find her way-until Treat Braden caught her attention at a wedding in Nassau, causing a surge of emotions too big to deny. After spending one magnificent evening together, something happens that is too reminiscent of the painful past she’d spent years trying to forget. Max will do anything to avoid reliving that pain-including forgoing her toe-curling, heart-pounding desire for Treat.
When a chance encounter turns into a night of intense passion and honesty, Treat will do everything within his power to win Max’s heart forever-and Max is forced to face her hurtful past head on for the man she cannot help but love.