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International bestselling author of more than thirty novels, Kelly Collins writes with the intention of keeping the love alive. Always a romantic, she blends real-life events with her vivid imagination to create characters and stories that lovers of contemporary romance, new adult, and romantic suspense will return to again and again.
You can learn more about Kelly at www.authorkellycollins.com.
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Poppy Dawson has spent her entire life wanting what she can’t have—namely Mark Bancroft, Aspen Cove’s deputy sheriff. Growing up the daughter of a cattle rancher, she’d had no time for silly things such as love. But after watching her terminally ill mother wither, Poppy realizes that life is not only unpredictable, it’s short. She has to decide if she’ll settle for the life laid out for her or the life she desires.
Abandoned by his no-good father at the age of eight, Mark Bancroft has spent over twenty years trying to redeem his family name. He’s been a good man. An honest man who’s been in love with Poppy Dawson ever since he can remember. But when his father stole everything from the Dawsons and left town, he took Mark and Poppy’s future with him. Done carrying the burden of his father’s crimes, Mark sets out to win her heart, but first, he must win her father’s respect.
Can a decades-old family feud be ended for love? Find out in One Hundred Lifetimes.
As the personal assistant to popstar legend, Indigo, Deanna Archer moved to Aspen Cove for work (and maybe a certain sexy guitar player). But when her long-time crush dumps her, Deanna is determined to get him back, even if that means enlisting the help of Aspen Cove’s new deputy sheriff to act as her fake boyfriend. After all, the best way to get a man is to make him think he can’t have you, right? As her plan unfolds and feelings toward Merrick grow, Deanna is faced with a dilemma: does she stay on course or veer off in the direction her heart wants to take her?
Merrick Buchanan moved to Aspen Cove for peace and tranquility. Getting away from his meddling mother was an added bonus. When she says she’s coming for a visit and bringing his perfect match, he knows he has to act fast. What he needs is a decoy, and Deanna Archer is the perfect candidate. He may think he’s in control of the situation, but his heart has other plans.
As the ruse plays out, will Deanna and Merrick see the gift they’ve been given, or is their fake relationship just another mistake?
Find out in One Hundred Mistakes …
Nurse Sage Nichols life changed when she lost her favorite patient and inherited a bed and breakfast in a town she didn’t know existed. She traveled to Aspen Cove intent to sell so she could hurry back to her life in Denver. Little did she know, she was about to find everything she ever needed in the tiny mountain town with a big heart. Sage found herself in a place where caring for your neighbor was a way of life. In her case, that happened to be surly Cannon Bishop, the man of her dreams.
Cannon Bishop was a man who learned long ago that hope was a dangerous thing. Closed off from the world after a family tragedy, Cannon lived a lonely life as the owner of Aspen Cove’s only bar and son to the town drunk. When Sage Nichols breezed into town, she offered the possibility of more if he’d only open his heart. Cannon's protective walls tumble and suddenly a brighter future of healing, hope, and peace was possible…if only Sage would stay.
Schoolteacher Mercy Meyer had dreams of the good life until her cheating husband stole them away. When the scandal broke, she moved to Aspen Cove to lick her wounds and start over. Falling in love, getting married, and having a child are at the top of her bucket list, but she can’t focus on love when she’s buried in debt. Not that it matters because the only eligible bachelor isn't exactly family-man material. Rock star, Alex Cruz is everything she doesn’t want … or is he?
Alex Cruz is tired of the rock star lifestyle. He hoped moving to Aspen Cove would give him a much-needed break from groupies showing up at his home at all hours, but somehow, they still found him. He never knows who’s lurking around the corner. A blonde stuffing underwear into his fence? A brunette in his bed? He never expects a little girl on his doorstep, who has the smile of an angel and his eyes. Suddenly finding himself as a full-time father, he realizes he is in way over his head. When the only available help is Mercy Meyer, he learns the most valuable lessons of his life: never judge a book by its cover, actions speak louder than words, and there’s a big difference between a father and a dad.
Can Mercy get over her hurt to let Alex inside her heart? Will Alex bury his rock star life for domestic bliss?
Find out in One Hundred Lessons …
Kandra brought me to my knees when she fled Cross Creek to follow dreams that didn’t include me. I picked up the pieces of my broken world and built a new life—one free of heartache. I thought she was in the past and would stay there, but I thought wrong. Kandra is back, and if I’m not careful, she’ll gut me again. As much as she stole my heart, she left behind the longing. What happens if I let her in again and she …
I escaped small-town life, searching for more, and thought I found it. I lived the life I dreamed of, big city, great job, doting boyfriend. It’s funny how quickly dreams turned into nightmares. My ex-boyfriend fooled me into believing I could have everything, but he left me with nothing. I never imagined I’d wind up back in Cross Creek, scared, alone, and pregnant. Seeing Noah makes me wonder how I could have ever left him. He’s everything I didn’t know I needed. I love my child, and I love Noah. Is it too late to have it all?
Find out in Broken Hart, the first book in the long-awaited Cross Creek Series.
Katie Middleton knows what it’s like to stare death in the face. Growing up with a serious heart defect stopped her from really living. Escaping her overprotective parents and opening a bakery in Aspen Cove, Katie starts crossing items off her bucket list as quickly as she can. The one item that she’s not sure she’ll ever check off, however, is falling in love. That is until Bowie Bishop appears.
When a car accident took his high school sweetheart, Bowie was sure he’d never love again. He disappeared from Aspen Cove to join the Army, then spent nearly ten years on active duty risking his life to save others. Now he finds himself in the last place he wants to be—back home. He’s determined to take off as soon as he can, but when a cute, sassy little blonde catches his eye, he’s not so sure he’ll be able to leave Aspen Cove.
Just when Katie knows for sure that her heart will only ever beat for Bowie, she discovers a secret from her past that will shake the foundation of their new relationship to its core. Will the truth tear them apart or will they find salvation in each other’s arms?
Find out now in One Hundred Heartbeats!
Pop star Samantha White walks off the stage and disappears into a crowd of cheering fans. After ten years as the music sensation known as Indigo, she needs to figure out who she really is.
With her manager pressuring her to sign a new contract, Samantha runs to the only place she remembers with fondness—Aspen Cove—a small town that embraced twelve-year-old Samantha when she and her mother finally left her abusive father.
She’s sure a few weeks of peace in a secluded cabin will be exactly what she needs to figure out where to go from here. But when Dalton Black storms into her life, Samantha realizes she may not get the clarity and calm she’s seeking. If she plays her cards right, she’ll get something better—love.
Dalton Black doesn’t ask for much. But then, he knows most people would say he doesn’t deserve much—not after spending six years in prison for killing a man. He’s carved out a quiet life in Aspen Cove where he knows who is friend and who is foe. Just when he’s accepted his life will be a string of meaningless relationships, he meets Samantha White and everything changes.
Can a famous singer find her forever with an ex-convict? Or will the secrets they keep tear them apart? Find out in One Hundred Wishes.
Torn between Lauren and his father, Max walked away from an impossible choice. Misunderstandings and duplicity have kept him away. The safest thing for Lauren was to leave her alone. But with his father out to crush the last remaining Matthews and a centuries old feud about to boil over, Max will move heaven and earth to help her, even if it means choosing love over family.
With all the harm Max’s family has caused, can Lauren box up and bury the past to have a dream Christmas with Max? Or, will she need a Christmas miracle?
Find out in Up to Snow Good, a heartwarming and magical holiday novel by Kelly Collins.
Artist Sosie Grant has always loved what Aspen Cove had to offer. It was a place to let her muse run wild. But when a bout with Lyme disease leaves her unable to paint, she comes back to Aspen Cove to say goodbye to the only life she’s ever known. Abandoned by her agent in the small town, she is forced to rely on the kindness of strangers; specifically, Baxter Black the reluctant resident asked to take her in.
Construction worker Baxter Black isn’t good at caring for people. Nurturing role models were absent in his life since his own mother abandoned him and his twin at birth. With the town’s recent growth, business is booming, and taking care of Sosie Grant is the last thing he needs. But when he sees her struggling to get her life on track, he finds himself drawn to the beautiful woman with an artist’s eye and a heart of gold.
Is Baxter what Sosie needs, or will he be another disappointment along the way? Can Sosie nurture Baxter’s abandoned heart and prove that love is possible?
Find out in One Hundred Glances …
Marina Caswell didn’t expect to find herself broken and alone with a four-year-old daughter. She could offer a hundred excuses as to why her marriage failed, but the truth was she’d chosen poorly. After a painful marriage and an ugly divorce, she flees with her little girl to Aspen Cove looking for a place to heal their wounded spirits and mend their shattered hearts. What she doesn’t expect to find in the quirky little town is love in the form of Sheriff Cooper, a man who insists that everything including trust, love, and respect is grown like a garden. All it needs is a bit of attention and care, something Marina has never experienced.
As the local sheriff, Aiden Cooper can recognize trouble at a glance. It usually looks pretty, smells nice, and wears heels. After his last relationship failure, Aiden doesn’t expect love to bloom when single mom Marina Caswell plants roots next door, but when he sees the sadness in her eyes, he makes it his mission to sow seeds of hope and happiness in her heart.
The tiniest kernel of love can grow when the conditions are right, but a weed from Marina’s past threatens to choke out what they’ve cultivated together. Can Aiden and Marina’s love grow and thrive, or will the past seek its revenge, causing their love to wilt and die before it can ever take root?
Find out in One Hundred Excuses
Aspen Cove, Colorado wasn’t on Lydia Nichols’ wish list when she finished her residency at Denver General Hospital, but life delivered several surprising blows. Her long-time boyfriend, who was also her boss, moved on with a nurse and took Lydia’s job with him. No boyfriend. No job. No options. As a favor to her sister, she arrived in the small mountain town for a temporary job as the clinic doctor. Her first question when she got there was ‘how fast can I leave?’ That was until sinfully, sexy Wes Covington came into the clinic seeking care. With him around Lydia might have found a reason to stay—for now.
Wes Covington left his demons in Denver. Working for his family’s architectural firm, he was tired of being almost—almost good enough—almost rich enough—almost loveable enough. He abandoned his penthouse, his high-paying position and his Porsche for simple, small-town life. All he wanted was to restore his ancestral home and find a good woman who would love him for who he was and not what he was worth. When Wes meets Dr. Lydia Nichols he likens her to a hellion with a halo. She’s the perfect mix of sassy and sweet, cunning and compassion, but she’ll never be his unless he can convince her to stay.
Love blooms quickly when the timing is right, but will Lydia surrender her chance at love, or can Wes convince her that everything she’ll ever want or need is right in Aspen Cove?
Find out in One Hundred Promises…
She’s ditching her criminal past. He’s running from his failed marriage. Can a ramshackle ranch inspire a second-chance romance?
Mickey Mercer is determined to leave her past mistakes behind bars. Fixing up the rundown family ranch could be the perfect way to get back on the straight and narrow and make her late father proud. But when her vindictive ex sabotages her every move, she reluctantly accepts a stubborn cop’s offer of protection and finds herself falling head over spurs into his strong arms.
Detective Kerrick McKinley may take his vow to serve and protect a little too seriously. While his blue-blooded passion put an end to his marriage, it also compels him to guard a newly freed ex-con from her dangerous stalker. But the more time he spends with the sexy and spontaneous horse rancher, the more he’s itching to get back in the saddle…
In the face of old fears and new dangers, can Mickey and Kerrick find the courage to risk it all for a chance at true love?
Set Free is the first installment in the compelling Second Chance Series of small town contemporary romance novels. If you like headstrong characters, fiery chemistry, and cowboys, then you’ll love Kelly Collins’ pulse-pounding romance.