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Return to Audubon Springs (Brothers of Audubon Springs) [Kindle Edition]

RoseAnn DeFranco
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)

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Book Description

When Emma Grant returns to her family's Audubon Springs beach house to fulfill the stipulations of her father's will, she has every intention of forcing her former lover out of the house for good. She's never fit into her wealthy family and would prefer avoiding her past, but with her brother threatening to reveal her young daughter, she has no choice.

Rafe Iuliano has other plans. The wealthy Grants tried to bribe him out of Emma's life years ago, but he's determined to prove once and for all that a master carpenter is worthy of Emma and the house.

Their ridiculous and steamy battle for the house reignites the love and passion that bloomed between them years ago. But when Rafe discovers she's kept their daughter a secret for two years, can he overcome anger and pride to claim his family and the love of his life, or will the deception drive a final wedge between them?


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"I was absolutely charmed by RoseAnn's writing style.  Not only is she a strong writer of all things yummy (like humor, sexual tension, and heroes to sigh for,) she weaves a love story that will warm your heart. Don't miss Return to Audubon Springs:  It's a keeper!" - Writing Novels that Sell

"I loved this book!  The author has a gift for taking us into her world of Audubon Springs.  She writes with a true depth of emotion, one that has the reader delving into the hearts and minds of the characters.  I could feel the heartbreak that both Emma and Rafe went through in their past, and what they still carry with them." - Romancing the Book

From the Author

I love writing about that magical moment when a couple falls into serious DISLIKE, then the passionate dance of give and take filled with laughter, battles and tears on the way to a unique Happily Ever After.

My books are not just about the slips and blunders - those comedic, heartfelt moments of a man and woman falling in love - but about their families, friends and the community in which they live. I invite you to explore the Jersey Shore town of Audubon springs in my BROTHERS OF AUDUBON SPRINGS series.  Stop by the bakery for a scone, or drop in the bookstore for a romantic read before hitting the beach. Grab a boogie board and ride the Jersey waves, but be warned...like so many characters in my stories, you may find you don't want to leave!

Product Details

  • File Size: 437 KB
  • Print Length: 246 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc; Champagne Rose 1st edition (December 4, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FDSL792
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #162,808 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Satisfying contemporary romance! October 6, 2013
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Loved "Return to Audobon Springs." Funny moments, touching moments, great sassy dialogue! DeFranco's strength is dialogue, and it especially shines during "fight scenes" --and I don't mean physical fights, I mean the back and forth banter between the heroine and hero! I love a book with good side characters too, and just adore the hero's mama! Strong women, strong men, and strong mama's--what's not to love?
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Favorite Plot October 11, 2013
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I knew I would love this book the minute Emma took a tumble into the shrubbery just as she's seeing former love Rafe for the first time in years. Emma's mixed emotions and Rafe's sexy confidence won me over and had me rooting for these two from page one. And I didn't yet know the delicious surprise in store, for readers and for the lovers in this sometimes breezy, sometimes comic, always sultry summer romance. Emma and Rafe had broken up due to her wealthy family's various plots. Her father, for a reason that eventually becomes clear, left their $7 million beach house jointly to Emma and Rafe. If Emma does not visit the place for two years, Rafe inherits all.

Rafe has made Emma's beloved summer home his own, but the terms of the will stipulate that Emma must live there for two weeks, and Rafe refuses to move out. These two clearly burn for each other, but each has a different reason to dislike, and in Emma's case, fear the other. Emma has a secret. When Rafe left her, he made it plain that he thought she'd never be a good partner or a decent parent. What Rafe does not know is that Emma has a child. Rafe's child. And she's doing a fine job of raising her little girl.

Emma and Rafe come from different sectors of society. She's loaded with family money if not affection, he's working class with strong family bonds. Emma has made her own way in the world and doesn't care about her family's wealth. What she does care about is Rafe's reaction to the news that she has withheld his child from him for two years. Will he ever forgive her?

This conventional plot device becomes new in the skilled hands of a gifted writer, and readers will nervously wonder right along with Emma what Rafe will do when he learns her secret. This is a deeply satisfying read that goes straight to the heart of what it means to be a family.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sexual Tension that Sparks with Heart September 27, 2013
By B. Han
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A contract brings Emma back to her family's summer home in Audubon Springs, but it's her big secret that shreds her heart. Ex-love (who is beyond-ohmygawd-sexy) Rafe is determined to make the half-house he inherited home, but can it ever feel whole without Emma?

I love a good reunion story, and this one was great!!

The sexual tension sparks off the page, but it's the heart of this story that kept me reading long past my bedtime. Can't wait to read more from this author.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tears for This Reader September 24, 2013
By Roben
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This is an emotionally packed story that had me enthralled with the main characters, being frustrated by them, wanting to shake sense into them, and alternatively loving them and feeling the pain they both were going through. What started out as anger, pride, revenge for wrongdoings and slights from the past, plus a battle over property, soon became a second chance at love. Then an awful truth was revealed and all hope for a HEA was dashed. It took a third chance, and maturity from both sides, to repair the hurt.
The author has a skill for bringing raw emotion to the page. There were several scenes where my heart ached, my throat tightened, and tears spilled. Excellent story telling. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
This reunited lover book with a secret baby thrown in brims with passion, conflict and humor. Emma returns to a family beach cottage left to her as an inheritance with a big catch. She has to live there for 2 weeks a year and share the house with her very sexy ex-lover, Rafe. Emma tries to make Rafe leave by driving him crazy. Her ruse of being on a macrobiotic diet in order to drive him crazy had me in stitches.

The secondary characters, Rafe’s family, Emma’s friends, Emma’s mother and brother and especially the love child, Elana, populate this book with a rich, vibrant and realistic community.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By Melinda
Format:Kindle Edition
Laugh out loud moments, a feisty heroine, and a man who can fix just about anything! This is a sweet romance story, set in a town I wish wasn't fictional, perfect to brighten up your day!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fair November 11, 2013
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Story was decent, but I felt the characters were a bit all over the place. I guess the story was just a bit too far fetched.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fast paced. January 4, 2014
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Come along for a quick, yet predictable read. Interesting to have a young child be involved in the story, but believable. Wish there was more about the protagonist and her children's books.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read
The writer wrote with realistic emotions and a good story. I've read two of the books so far and awaiting more from the author.
Published 9 days ago by Dixie F. Durward
5.0 out of 5 stars Love is forever
I just love great love stories without unnecessary sex. Love stories that one can relate to and be comfortable with. RoseAnne DeFranco writes with ease and feeling. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Judy Hukey
4.0 out of 5 stars Great!!!
I really love books like this one with a secret baby. I just dislike the way the gal tried again and again to apologize and the guy wouldn't listen to reason.
Published 16 days ago by ct
4.0 out of 5 stars Romance and humor
This romance has a lot of humor as well as touching romance. It employs the well-worn secret baby trope, which is always a lot of fun. Read more
Published 18 days ago by Nona Raines
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved The Story
What an amazing story. Roseanne DeFranco is an extremely good author. The storyline is very real and she writes with a lot of emotions. Read more
Published 22 days ago by OC
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
It had me laughing all the way through. It also had its trials but the characters and secondary characters were very likable. It had the prerequisite happy ending. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Melanie Davis
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book
This is the first time I have read a book by RoseAnn DeFranco. It was a good story, but the two main characters fought too much for my liking.
Published 24 days ago by SJQ
5.0 out of 5 stars Return to Audubon Springs
I actually read book two before book one, but it didn''t change the fact that I loved this one even better than book two. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Karen Krause
4.0 out of 5 stars Kept my interest
This book kept my interest, even though the story line was a little trite--reunited lovers, misunderstandings, and a secret baby. Read more
Published 1 month ago by SwissMiss
5.0 out of 5 stars How wonderful!
Such a sweet,passionate story. I didn't want it to end. This author really knows how to get into the hearts of her characters and make them come alive. Read more
Published 1 month ago by LJ Vickery
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More About the Author

RoseAnn DeFranco grew up in upstate NY with her nose in a book and a song in her heart. Following the pursuit of a musical theatre career in NYC, she turned her creative energy to writing romance. RoseAnn blogs about her writing experiences with her blog mates at www.the violetfemmes.com. A NJ shore transplant, she enjoys time spent at the beach with her family. She would love to one day live in a quaint shore town like the fictional town Audubon Springs from her BROTHERS OF AUDUBON SPRINGS series. More information about these Humorous Contemporary romances can be found at www.radefranco.com.

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