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About Linda Steinberg
Writing has been a passion for as long as Linda Steinberg can remember. She started her first novel when she was living in Lagos, Nigeria, in longhand on school tablets, the only available writing paper. She's also lived in Israel, the Netherlands, and three cities in Texas. (She was born in New York City but moved to Texas as quickly as she could.) Linda writes 'realistic' contemporary romance with believable heroines and heroes just like your average guy--only sexier, as well as romantic suspense and women's fiction. A retired accountant, she lives in a suburb of Dallas, Texas, with her second time around sweetheart (a love story she has yet to write) and enjoys reading, travel, family and friends.
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It's a Dunn deal
Private Investigator Selena Dunn always gets her man. Deadbeat dads, that is. Until she's arrested by a handsome detective who won't listen to reason. But when she discovers a dead body while working a case, she needs Detective Tall, Dark and Handsome's Help.
Protect and serve
When Dallas P.D. detective Trey Donovan arrests a feisty, gun-toting woman with a stack of hundred dollar bills stashed in her camisole, he senses this is no ordinary drug bust. He manages to maintain his professional composure but he can't get her out of his mind. On his next case, when he finds Selena standing over a dead body, they agree to work together to catch a killer.
Trey is by the book; Selena prefers to color outside the lines. But the chemistry between them sparks creative detective work. And ignites simmering passions. Despite their intentions to keep the relationship professional, a rainy night stakeout leaves them 'tangled up in blue.' And when Selena's out-of-the-box ideas put her in danger, Trey realizes this is a woman he will never put out of his mind. And that's a 'Dunn deal.'
Tangled up in Blue is the first book in the Rainy Day Women series, featuring women empowering women--and the men who love them. In a converted warehouse near downtown Dallas a group of strong, professional women come together to volunteer their services to the women of an under-served community. They name their facility the Rainy Day Women's Center. Each book is a stand-alone romance about competent, independent women and the equally competent, independent men they can't ignore--or live without.
Public defender Kate Steele may have been raised in privilege but she was also taught to give back to her community and make the world a better place. She’s trying to keep her sixteen-year-old client out of juvenile detention when he disappears from her home. Kate tracks the boy to a downtown Dallas bar called Dante’s Inferno. The sexy bar owner is rude and uncooperative but Kate suspects the dark and dangerous man has secrets he’s not telling.
Don't rely on anyone but yourself.
That's Dante Lazaro's motto. He knows what it's like to be orphaned at a young age. That's why he's been helping a troubled teen since his Ex abandoned the kid. And he doesn't need some do-gooder attorney butting into his business. He’s lived his whole life keeping others at arm's length, and old habits are hard to break. But Kate Steele is like no woman he's ever met. Compassionate and determined, she stirs his soul and challenges everything he thought he wanted. But he doesn’t trust her to stick around when the going gets tough. And he knows he can’t give this classy woman the life she deserves.
To keep the teenage boy out of trouble, Dante offers him a job, and Kate welcomes him into her home. From different worlds and worldviews, but united in their goal, the two ‘co-parents’ develop an awkward relationship. An emotionally unavailable loner, the sinfully attractive Dante is the last man Kate would expect to touch her heart. But watching him advocate for a troubled teen, and learning how he's turned his life of adversity into a success she realizes they have more in common than she thought. She’s ready to let down her guard and commit to love but he's saying, “It ain't me, Babe.”
It Ain’t Me Babe is the second book in the Rainy Day Women series, about women empowering women, and the men who love them. In a converted warehouse near downtown Dallas a group of strong, professional women come together to volunteer their services to the women of an under-served community. They name their facility The Rainy Day Women’s Center. Each book is a stand-alone romance about competent, independent women and the equally competent, independent men they can’t ignore—or live without.
E.R. doc Elizabeth Carr studied hard in school, became a doctor, and married the chief of surgery. She's checked every box in the Success column except Happiness. Now in the midst of a contentious divorce, struggling to find her own way, she's treating a patient who refuses to obey her orders and seems to think life is all about having fun. He challenges her to say yes instead of no to opportunity, and develop a new attitude. Can Liz open her outlook enough to take a chance--with him?
He believes rules are for other people.
Born with a bad ticker, Jack Hardy spent most of his childhood in and out of hospitals. Since receiving a new heart and tasting freedom, he's indulged in every dangerous sport and daredevil opportunity activity presented him. But a life heavy on adventure has left him light on relationships. As he becomes less thrilled with thrills, he yearns to settle down with someone who will love and accept him for who he is. Has he played around too long to make a serious relationship work?
Women empowering women--and the Men who love them
If Not For You is the third book in the Rainy Day Women series. In a converted warehouse near downtown Dallas, Texas, a group of strong, professional women come together to volunteer their services to women of an under-served community. They name their facility the Rainy Day Women's Center. Each book is a stand-alone romance about competent, independent women and the equally competent, independent men they can't ignore--or live without.
‘No man is perfect’ has always been Courtney Clark’s dating motto. Until, at her best friend’s wedding, she spends a magical night with the best man, her secret childhood crush. After fulfilling her dreams in the handsome Navy officer’s arms, Courtney is almost convinced that he’s not only perfect, but possibly her soul mate. Except that he’s a rigid neat freak with every minute of his day planned, and she’s a free-spirited hot mess. And then there’s his crazy ex-girlfriend...
Lieutenant Commander Drew Randall can’t believe the beautiful woman he spends a passionate night with is the same gangly, red-haired, freckle-faced kid who used to hang around their house after school. Courtney Clark is a knockout. And since Drew’s about to be deployed, Courtney’s offer of a “friends with benefits” deal is the perfect arrangement. Then Courtney’s life is threatened, and Drew realizes his feelings for her go deeper than a fun romp in bed. But how can he ask this ‘live for the moment’ woman to wait for him?
Sweethearts since high school, Jessica and Josh have stayed faithful through college, law school and establishing their careers. Now, twelve years into the relationship, they’re finally engaged. Jessica feels like she should be deliriously happy. She loves Josh with all her heart. But he’s the only lover she’s ever known. As the wedding looms, she wonders what it would be like to be with someone else, even if just for one night. When a sexy Frenchman friends her on social media, Jessica is tempted to experience what she might have missed. Should she risk her solid relationship for One Night with a Fantasy?
Josh Hadley has always been sure of what he wanted: Jessica Pena. Now that they’re finally engaged, he can’t wait to make her his wife. When Jess expresses last-minute doubts, Josh is devastated. Terrified that he might lose her, desperate to make her happy, he concocts a scheme for a virtual relationship designed to give her the illusion of what she thinks she wants. But as he gets deeper into the fantasy, Josh finds himself enmeshed in his own web of deceit, and realizes his pina colada plan could backfire and lose him the love of his life.
Kevin Bannon fell in love with Kelly Jackson in the fifth grade. As the spoiled son of permissive parents, he found her self-discipline, organization, and determination the perfect yin to his yang. They married right out of high school and while he struggled to find his place in the world, Kelly seemed to have all the answers. And wasn’t shy about imposing them on him. In the years since their divorce, Kevin has embraced the single life of freedom and short-term relationships. But he’s never gotten over Kelly. Do they dare to try again? Or would they not only hurt each other, but destroy the relationship with their son?
In a converted warehouse near downtown Dallas a group of strong, professional women volunteer their services to the women of an under-served community. They name their facility The Rainy Day Women’s Center. Each book is a stand-alone romance about competent, independent women and the equally competent, independent men they can’t ignore—or live without.
You Angel, You, book 5 of the series, features an old friend from book one, Tangled up in Blue. Dallas police detective Evan O'Malley can't seem to make connections with women--at least not with the right woman. Is it so much to ask to meet a kind, honest, modest woman who is willing to commit her life and her love to one man?
Trying to make a new start to her life, Abby Harper accepts a college internship teaching basic computer skills in a women's center. At the wedding of one of her colleagues, she meets soft-spoken, all-around nice guy Evan, and despite her distrust of men, is tempted to consider a relationship with him. But he sees her as a sweet innocent, and places her on a pedestal she doesn't deserve. How will he react when he learns about her past?
Since his Ex bailed when Riley was a baby, Luke has been both mother and father to his daughter. And that's taken its toll on his romantic life. Riley always comes first. But meeting Monica makes him start to believe he might have both. She fits in with their family as if she's always been a part of it. Can he open up his heart enough to allow some happiness for himself?
When his daughter's grandparents sue him for custody, Monica is by Luke’s side. For better or worse. But the worst case scenario tests her professional code and her personal beliefs. Ultimately, she must do what's best for the child. Even if it's not what's best for her heart.
Mr. Tambourine Man is the fourth book in the Rainy Day Women series, about women empowering women, and the men who love them. In a converted warehouse near downtown Dallas a group of strong, professional women come together to volunteer their services to the women of an under-served community. They name their facility The Rainy Day Women’s Center. Each book is a stand-alone romance about competent, independent women and the equally competent, independent men they can’t ignore—or live without.
Neither beautiful like her sister, nor athletic or smart like her brothers, Tish Varner grew up plain and pudgy on a farm in Oklahoma. But at eighteen she inherited some money and used it to remake herself and start fresh in Los Angeles. Now shapely, and beautiful, aspiring actress Tish is a heartbreaker who can have any man she wants. But, disillusioned with shallow, charming, guys who only want to get in her pants, she’s sworn off good-looking players. So when she lands a leading role in a movie with a sexy leading man known to be a womanizer, she’s determined to resist him--until she realizes that he has stopped chasing her.
Brady is obsessed with his gorgeous co-star, but he bet his buddy that he could resist her for the duration of the film. And he’s never lost a bet. But this time… As he and Tish banter movie quotes off screen and engage in torrid love scenes onscreen, Brady realizes that this time he could lose not only his bet, but his heart.
Army Captain Zach Lawrence used his much-needed shore leave to meet up with an online lady friend for a 5-day cruise. When she’s a no-show, he feels like a fool, but he’s not going to waste his R&R on might-have-beens. The refreshing candor of a quiet brunette catches his attention. And his heart. But she’s looking for a permanent relationship, and even if he wanted to, Zach can’t do permanent. Although he’s beginning to care for Emma more than he’d ever planned to, when the cruise is over, he has to walk away. Or does he?
Star of the hit TV show Bite Me, Kyle Granger let fame go to his head and spiraled down a dark path. So he’s escaping to a secluded mountain cabin to rediscover the person he used to be. When an injured woman invades his solitude and he realizes she doesn’t recognize him, Kyle seizes the chance to make a connection as his true self. Wholesome and health conscious, Sierra is different from any woman he’s ever known. As Kyle cares for Sierra’s injuries and becomes a giver instead of a taker, he develops feelings for Sierra he never expected. But will she still care for him when they return to the real world and she learns who he really is?