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About L.B. Dunbar
L.B. Dunbar has an over-active imagination. To her benefit, such creativity has led to over thirty romance novels, including those offering a second chance at love over 40. Her signature works include the #sexysilverfoxes collection of mature males and feisty vixens ready for romance in their prime years. She also loves to write stories about small-town romance (The Silver Foxes of Blue Ridge) and (Heart Collection). In the early years, she wrote rock star mayhem (The Legendary Rock Stars Series), MMA (Paradise Duet), and a twist on intrigue and redemption (Redemption Island Duet). She’s had several alter egos including elda lore, a writer of romantic magical realism through mythological retellings (Modern Descendants). In another life, she wanted to be an anthropologist and journalist. Instead, she was a middle school language arts teacher. The greatest story in her life is with the one and only, and their four grown children. Learn more about L.B. Dunbar by joining her reader group on Facebook (Loving L.B.) or subscribing to her newsletter (Love Notes).
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Mae Fox is ready to discover who she is. After two decades of marriage (gone wrong), motherhood (still going), and a not-so-small business (going quite well), she’s looking for the adventure of a lifetime – alone. However, her well-planned escape of come what may down the Mother Road is slightly detoured when she’s asked to haul a grumpy silver fox across the country.
The highway is a melody of cheesy sight-seeing stops, nostalgic locations, and a playlist that rocks as two lonely hearts take a road trip down the path of second chance and the possibility of love over forty.
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Hint: Can be read as a standalone, but if you’ve read After Care, Midlife Crisis and Second Chance, this is the elusive original band member who left them behind.
Can there be something right in sending a text message to the wrong person?
If you like piña coladas…
Shy librarian Lexi O’Malley didn’t realize she’d sent her attempt at seduction to an incorrect number. When the wrong person responds, she never expected it to be him who showed up.
Moody rock star Jared Kane didn’t necessarily care for the tropical beverage, nor did he know how someone got his private number, but in his lonely state he played along.
What about getting caught in the rain...
Mistaken messages and a chance encounter turn into an arrangement to follow through on the lyrics of a famous song.
Or making love at midnight…
When an unlikely pair consent to a one-night stand, they could get caught in something more than they anticipated.
This spin-off novella from AFTER CARE tells the tales of Collision, the band managed by Tommy Carrigan. It can be read as a stand-alone and follows the encounters of Jared and Lexi chronologically after AFTER CARE.
Pregnant at forty-two? Back the cow up...
Harland Bull Eaton has lost many things—his first wife, his beloved mother, those three women he proposed to . . . Oh, and there was that time he almost lost the family dairy farm due to a scandal. He’s losing faith in just about everything, especially love.
But one night, his friends give him a dare. No commitments. No heartbreak. Just buy that gorgeous redhead a drink. The big-city bombshell he’s set his eyes on swirls him into a tailspin that lands them in bed for a one-night stand he’s pretty sure he’ll never forget. But this time he won’t let his heart ride herd on his common sense.
Recently separated and newly unemployed, Scarlett Russell is at a crossroads. With no other plan than visiting a friend in Vermont, the last thing she expects is a hunky, silver fox offering to buy her a drink. Even less expected is when she raises that offer to “take me to bed, cowboy.” She just wants one night to forget everything gone wrong.
Turns out once won’t be nearly enough. Won’t ever be enough, feeling the way she does. But secrets and an unexpected surprise are a lot to handle . . . unless these two can break a trail to an unexpected happily ever after.
When a silver fox biker encounters a quirky, small-town librarian, these opposites might have more in common than one suspects and a long overdue second chance at love.
Naomi Winters will be forty—soon-ish—and she’s only been with one man. One night. One time. Long ago. She believes everything happens for a reason, and the universe spoke about him. But when her past stands before her looking sexier than ever with silver scruff and a smirky dimple, she’s giving her inner goddess a second listen.
Nathan Ryder isn’t the same man who hightailed his bike out of Green Valley eighteen years ago. Coming home goes against everything he should do. However, he’s always been a rule taker, and women are one area he acts a fool. Case in point—the local librarian. When he encounters her between the stacks, it doesn’t matter that he can’t get a read on her, he just knows he’s not willing to risk losing her. Again.
Despite little in common, the stars align in mysterious ways and the due date on their love might not be expired after all.
‘Love in Due Time’ is a full-length, contemporary romantic comedy, can be read as a standalone, and is book #1 in the Green Valley Library series, Green Valley World, Penny Reid Book Universe.
Who does that sexy silver fox think he is, sitting in her spot in the Busy Bean Cafe?
Over forty, with zero filter, Rita Kaplan loves her coffee, her hiking boots, and her law practice. Life hasn’t always been carefree, though, and Rita’s past holds the scars of poor decisions after deep loss. She survived, though, and no smirky silver fox is going to get in the way of her happiness. Even if he knows how to use his drill, screwdriver, and every other tool in his box to tempt her...
Former arson investigator Jake Drummond could add ex-con to his resume if he had one. Instead, he’s serving the final year of his sentence on probation. This involves mandatory AA meetings, hosted by a feisty local attorney, and working on a renovation project, supervised by the same annoyingly attractive whirlwind, who also believes she owns the exclusive rights to a comfy couch in his new favorite coffee shop. Soon she’s everywhere, including the few places she shouldn’t be--like in his bed and in his heart.
Can opposites lower their walls and construct something everlasting . . . or will their connected past lead to demolition for two hearts in need of a rebuild?
Scotia Simmons. The name says it all—ornery, judgmental, mean—but underneath a woman like that is typically a shattered heart. Locked within her secrets, this fried pickle princess has used her unkindness as a shield of protection against the loneliness. However, menopause and a one-night stand can change a woman’s perspective on things. Who knew it would take a man the likes of him to push her strong will to its limits?
Chester Chesterfield. The name has more than one meaning—generous, quiet, private—but within one man is a multitude of personas. The gruff oil mogul has a wounded heart (and a big secret) that holds him hostage from the man he’s meant to be. His past defined him, or so he thought. He never imagined it’d take a woman like her to push him over his carefully constructed edges and show him love has no boundaries.
When you’re in a pickle, it’s time to relish what—or rather who—stands before you and accept that even over forty, a second chance at love can be a big dill (every pun intended).
'Love in a Pickle' is a full-length contemporary romance, can be read as a standalone, and is book #9 in the Green Valley Library series, Green Valley Chronicles, Penny Reid Book Universe.
Zack Weller is timely, orderly, and meticulous. Too bad his seven-year-old, twin sons are hellions. With his divorce final, a two-week vacation beckons him to his best friend’s cottage. Unfortunately, he can’t help the magnetic pull of memories from the house next door—the one that was once his childhood home—or fight the force of nature in the naked woman sunbathing in that backyard.
River Nagle is a free spirit. She understands the trials and tribulations some people face and offers the compassion to deal with them head on. When she inherits a lakeside home, she takes the blessing for what it’s worth: a gift and a new beginning. Until one day two little boys make themselves at home in the tree fort in her backyard and she meets their hot, growly dad who steals her wine, her time, and her heart.
Newly divorced, single father grump meets a ray of sunshine, next-door neighbor in this small town, second chance romance where learning to love over 40 works with the right teacher.
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Welcome back to Lakeside Cottage.
Book 3 in the Lakeside Cottage Collection, coming next summer.
Can her secrets be safe with him when the rest of her life is so public?
Ivy Carrigan’s life has been lived in the public eye as the daughter of a famous female rock star. Being in that position, it’s difficult to know who to trust, who to believe in, and who to fall in love with. When Ivy finds herself in a predicament and under Gage’s renewed interest, determining his motive becomes confusing. He couldn’t possibly want to take on all her secrets.
Gage Everly is on the verge of stardom as the lead singer of Collision. The fast track of fame and fortune isn’t the only thing he’s wanted over the years, though. After a supply-closet encounter, he’s never been able to let the memory of Ivy go. Now, opportunity presents itself for his chance at winning her affection. He only needs to convince her he’s more than a rock star at heart.
When two stars in the limelight collide, the collision could be more than either ever expected.
This spin-off novella from AFTER CARE tells the origin of Collision, the band managed by Tommy Carrigan. It can be read as a stand alone and follows the early encounters of Ivy and Gage chronologically before AFTER CARE.
When a sexy silver fox meets a breast cancer survivor on vacation, love might be just what the doctor ordered.
Cancer-free. Were there any sweeter words? Grateful for this second chance, I was ready to live, and the first celebratory step was a trip to Hawaii with my grown children. Two weeks to reconnect, reboot, and refresh. I hadn’t planned on the awakening adventure of meeting him—Tommy Carrigan.
Not Tom. Not Thomas. But Tommy, even in his mid-forties. His salt and pepper hair gave his age away, with the slightly longer locks curling at his neck in shimmery silver and black satin. My mouth dried when he looked in my direction. My cheeks heated. He wasn’t a young man, but all-male. His tight T-shirt showed off the sexiness of an older man—barrel chest, firm abs, confidence—leaving not much to the imagination. But my imagination ran rampant, as did my heart.
Falling in love with a former rock star might not have been on the doctor’s prescription pad, but this late in life, I wasn’t passing up the unexpected.
Only, what happens after the vacation ends?
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From L.B. Dunbar comes a romantic comedy containing a sexy silver fox, a breast cancer survivor, lust at first yoga position, a rock band, a Hawaiian holiday, swoon-worthy bedroom time, and a second chance at love (over 40).
When a quiet, silver fox mountain man encounters a chirpy city woman who wants his land, he offers a challenge: three days camping. What could possibly go wrong . . . or right? Read more when opposites attract in this second chance at love over 40.
Olivet Pierson needs his land.
Name your price, Mr. Harrington.
She has her reasons, and this muscular mountain of masculinity isn’t going to get in her way. However, her heart has a different plan after she accepts his crazy conditions: three nights up on the ridge.
George Harrington is a quiet, giant of a man.
No sale, Cricket.
He’s a war hero, a widower, and COO for the family brewing company, but his life lacks spontaneity. Then, she arrives, chirping away at him, roaming his body with those sky-blue eyes, and negotiating for something he won’t put a price on. Too bad his heart is immediately sold.
With the challenge accepted, this silver fox can no longer deny his desires for something a little different.
Welcome to Blue Ridge where sexy silver foxes meet their match of feisty vixens.
The Harrington brothers are a spin-off from Second Chance, but don’t you worry, this over 40 romance can be enjoyed as a stand-alone.
Logan Anders goes with the flow of life. Divorced, single dad, he works hard, and occasionally plays harder. When his college roommate invites him to Lakeside Cottage for two weeks, he hadn’t remembered his best friend’s little sister being so hot. Nor was he a fan of her plan to find a baby daddy. He’s determined to make her list, then tear it to shreds leaving him the only man horizontal with her.
A crush revealed exposes the desire for her brother’s best friend and a simple proposition could be the second chance they both need to really live.
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It’s The Big Chill of 2021, including a reunion of friends gone awry when someone wants to get pregnant and someone else wants to be the one to give her everything.
Welcome to Lakeside Cottage, a new adventure in over 40 romance and second chances at love by L.B. Dunbar.