Maria Geraci

1 That Thing You Do

Author : Maria Geraci
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Romance  Fiction & Literature  Romantic Comedy  Ghost  Family 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2015-04-01
Description :  "<i>A charming, witty romance set in an idyllic town filled with unforgettable characters that spark fire and chemistry from every page. You won’t want it to end</i>!”<br /><br /> Allie Grant doesn’t believe in second chances. She does, however, believe in the power of a permanent paycheck. So when a tipster reports that a soon-to-be demolished building in her hometown is haunted, Allie hightails it to Whispering Bay to get the scoop that could secure her dream job at <i>Florida</i>! magazine. What she finds, though, is far scarier than any ghost. Cue her ex-boyfriend, sexy construction foreman Tom Donalan.<br /><br /> When Tom catches Allie poking around his construction site, he quickly realizes his former high school flame is just as feisty as ever. And, heaven help him, her irresistible, mile-high legs still take his breath away. But Tom isn’t about to delay the building’s demolition because of a silly ghost story.<br /><br /> With neither of the stubborn exes backing down from their opposing positions, sparks fly. And, underneath the surface, the fire of their old attraction burns as hot as ever. When strange things start happening with increasing frequency around town, even a tough skeptic like Tom is tested. The question is, can Allie and Tom stop fighting long enough to get to the bottom of Whispering Bay’s ghost problem—and the more important matter of mending their broken hearts?

2 This Can’t Be Love

Author : Maria Geraci
Genre :  Romantic Comedy  Books  Romance  Contemporary  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2017-06-27
Description :  <b>2018 RITA® Finalist for Best mid-length Contemporary Romance!<br /><br /> <b>He’s not the marrying kind. She doesn’t believe in love. Both of them think a summer fling will be no big deal. Obviously, these two don’t stand a chance… <br /><br /> </b>Luke Powers has a stellar career, a loaded bank account, and the perfect girlfriend. Or so he thought until she gives him a marriage ultimatum. Unfortunately, he’s just not the marrying kind. After working six months non-stop, all he wants now is a few weeks of R&amp;R in the beach house his late grandfather left him in his hometown of Whispering Bay. But when he shows up late one night, he finds something totally unexpected—a naked blonde in his bed.<br /><br /> Sarah Jamison is the antithesis of perfect. She’s a college dropout, a bit of a slob, and annoyingly opinionated. But she also makes the best macaroni and cheese Luke has ever tasted. A roommate wasn't in Luke's summer plans, but she's here, so she and her macaroni might as well stay.<br /><br /> Sarah is in Whispering Bay long enough to help out a friend, then she’s off to greener pastures. Spending a few weeks with the attractive, but acerbic Luke, won't be any skin off her nose. Except, the two of them have more in common than she originally thought, and those blue eyes of his have a way of making her panties melt.<br /><br /> As things between them begin to heat up, Sarah and Luke have to admit they've definitely fallen in lust with one another. But in love? No way.</b>

3 Then He Kissed Me

Author : Maria Geraci
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Romance  Fiction & Literature  Family  Romantic Comedy 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2015-05-19
Description :  <b>She was the beautiful blonde cheerleader. He was the class nerd. Now, they're both back in town and single. Can one kiss really change everything?<br /><br /> </b>Lauren Donalan was once Whispering Bay’s golden girl—the rich, bubbly blonde cheerleader who married the high school football star. When her mediocre marriage falls apart, she returns home and starts a vintage clothing business, determined to prove she’s more than just a pretty face with a trust fund.<br /><br /> Nate Miller may have been a nerd in high school, but now he has a beautiful girlfriend and is set to take over Doc Morrison’s medical practice. Still, the good folks of Whispering Bay find his no-nonsense approach more than a little unsettling, leaving his future in town a great big question mark. And things go even further downhill when his well-intentioned marriage proposal goes awry.<br /><br /> Lauren doesn’t need a man to complete her, yet when she finds herself set up on a date with Nate, she can’t help but notice how sexy and confident he is. In fact, every time the former introvert kisses her, she sees fireworks. But, only a big love will make Lauren change her mind about commitment. As Nate attempts to win Lauren over, a real estate co-op threatens Lauren’s business—and Nate’s ex still has a thing or two to say about their previous relationship. Now Lauren has to decide to go big or go home, in business, as well as in love.

4 One More Page

Author : Marilyn Brant, Christa Allen, Judith Arnold, Maria Geraci, Sylvie Fox, Jenny Gardiner, Tonya Kappes, Leslie Langtry, Leslie Lehr, Maggie Marr, Ellen Meister, Ellyn Oaksmith, Jess Riley, Saralee Rosenberg, Sara Rosett, Wendy Tokunaga & L.J. Wilson
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Romance  Contemporary 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2015-05-18
Description :  With the unbeatable combination of both compelling fiction and great insight on the writer's journey, these award-winning and bestselling authors of the Girlfriends Book Club join together to bring you ONE MORE PAGE!&#xa0;<br /><br /> Enjoy 17 excerpts of outstanding fiction by authors Christa Allan (<i>All They Want for Christmas</i>), Judith Arnold (<i>Changes</i>), Marilyn Brant (<i>The Road to You</i>), Sylvie Fox (<i>The Good Enough Husband</i>), Jenny Gardiner (<i>Something in the Heir</i>), Maria Geraci (<i>That Thing You Do</i>), Tonya Kappes (<i>Checkered Crime</i>), Leslie Langtry (<i>Merit Badge Murder</i>), Leslie Lehr (<i>Wife Goes On</i>), Maggie Marr (<i>One Night for Love</i>), Ellen Meister (<i>Dorothy Parker Drank Here</i>), Ellyn Oaksmith (<i>50 Acts of Kindness</i>), Jess Riley (<i>Mandatory Release</i>), Saralee Rosenberg (<i>Dear Neighbor, Drop Dead</i>), Sara Rosett (<i>Elusive</i>), Wendy Tokunaga (<i>His Wife and Daughters</i>), and L.J. Wilson (<i>Ruby Ink</i>).&#xa0;<br /><br /> Also included in this book as a *special bonus* are 34 of the GBC's most popular blog posts on the subject of writing craft and the writing life, which you won't want to miss. So pick up this sampler, sit back, and get drawn into a wonderful world of unputdownable essays &amp; stories!

5 That Man Of Mine

Author : Maria Geraci
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Romance  Fiction & Literature  Family  Romantic Comedy 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2015-06-09
Description :  <b>She’s the town’s mayor. He’s the chief of police. They have two kids, a dog that drools and a marriage that’s in trouble. Can they get their act together and prove that true love always wins?<br /><br /> </b>When Mimi Grant becomes mayor of Whispering Bay, she gets a whole lot more than she bargained for. Her biggest concern? The city’s annual festival is in financial ruin and the former housewife doesn’t have a clue how to fix things. But, she’s determined to bring the sleepy beachside town into the twenty-first century.<b><br /><br /> </b>Hunky Police Chief Zeke Grant isn’t happy that his estranged wife Mimi has just become his boss. But for the town’s sake, he’s willing to swallow his pride and let her order him around—to a point. Everything aside, he doesn’t count on someone from his past coming back to haunt him, forcing him to reevaluate what’s really important.<b><br /><br /> </b>While Mimi and Zeke continue to butt heads on how to get things done, there’s one thing they can’t help but agree on: their chemistry is hotter than ever. However, when a robbery threatens to derail the annual festival, some of the town’s residents question Mimi and Zeke’s ability to keep Whispering Bay safe—as well as keep their war-torn personal life out of civic business. Mimi and Zeke must team up to solve the crime, and decide once and for all if it’s time to move forward with separate lives, or if true love really does conquer all.

6 Can’t Stop the Feeling

Author : Maria Geraci
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Romance  Fiction & Literature  Romantic Comedy 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2018-05-25
Description :  <b>He’s a hot shot attorney who’s never lost a case. Or failed to get the girl.<br /><br /> It’s her job to make sure he doesn’t win. Or sneak his way into her heart again…<br /><br /> </b>Jenna Pantini has just become Whispering Bay’s first female city manager and she’s determined to succeed where less qualified men before her have failed. Her mission? Balance the city budget and keep the quaint little Florida beach town out of the hands of greedy developers.<br /><br /> When founding father Earl Handy bequeaths the town miles of pristine beach front property to be used solely for public access it almost seems too good to be true. Earl’s daughter isn’t about to be robbed of her inheritance, especially when everyone knew old Earl was crazy as a loon, so she hires cocky attorney Ben Harrison to break her daddy’s will.<br /><br /> Ben is legendary in legal circles for never losing a case. He also has another kind of reputation—one with the ladies, something that Jenna knows all about first hand. Back in college Ben was Jenna’s first love, a relationship that ended with Jenna heartbroken.<br /><br /> Ben would love nothing more than to pick right back up where he and Jenna left off, but the feisty redhead isn’t interested in anything but seeing him leave town. Too bad she isn’t going to get her way because Ben has more at stake in Whispering Bay than just a legal case. He made a long ago promise to family that he needs to fulfill. Plus, there’s all those old feelings that he and Jenna can’t quite seem to shake…

7 The Best for Last

Author : Maria Geraci
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Romance  Romantic Comedy  Fiction & Literature  Family 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2015-12-15
Description :  <b>She wants marriage and babies. He’s been divorced three times and doesn’t plan to ever walk down the aisle again. Will she be forced to settle for happy-for-now instead of happily-ever-after?<br /><br /> </b>Kitty Burke’s biological clock isn’t just ticking, it’s gonging. But who wants to be tied down by marriage and a minivan when you have an amazingly sexy boyfriend who worships the ground you walk on? Sure, Steve has never said those three magic words. But, Kitty knows he loves her. Some guys just have a hard time expressing their feelings, right? <i>Right.</i><b><br /><br /> </b>After three failed marriages, Steve Pappas is in no hurry to walk down the aisle a fourth time. As a matter of fact, he has no desire to ever say “I do” again. He’s a successful self-made millionaire, but despite the best of intentions, marriage is one arena he’s been unable to conquer. Kitty is funny, sexy, and whip smart—everything Steve has ever wanted in a woman and more. Their life is perfect the way it is now. So why rock the boat and ruin everything with a piece of paper that doesn’t mean anything?<b><br /><br /> </b>When Kitty’s aging playboy father unexpectedly decides to tie the knot, Kitty realizes she’s been fooling herself. She does want it all—marriage, kids, but most especially, a man who isn’t afraid to openly declare his feelings. Can she convince her commitment-phobic boyfriend to take the ultimate chance? Or will she be forced to settle for Happy For Now instead of Happily Ever After?

8 A Girl Like You

Author : Maria Geraci
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Romance  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2012-08-07
Description :  Every ugly duckling is a swan in waiting... <br /><br />Emma Frazier is smart, hardworking, and loves her job as a journalist for a Florida lifestyle magazine. Emma knows she’s no great beauty, but she’s pretty certain she has a shot with her handsome new boss, Ben Gallagher—until Emma overhears a mutual acquaintance refer to her as the “ugly friend.” In an effort to reclaim her battered self-esteem, Emma decides to impress Ben at work by promising an exclusive interview with NASCAR legend, Trip Monroe. <br /><br />Emma and Trip went to high school together and although it’s been fourteen years since they’ve spoken, Emma is certain she can score an interview with the elusive super star. But connecting with Trip turns out to be harder than Emma imagined. Her quest for the interview leads her back to her tiny hometown of Catfish Cove, where old secrets and a new romantic interest shake up Emma’s views on life and teach her that maybe the key to finding true love is as simple as accepting yourself for the person you were always meant to be.

9 Bunco Babes Gone Wild

Author : Maria Geraci
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Romance 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2009-11-03
Description :  <b> Romance gets a little dicey in the sassy, sizzling second novel by the author of <i>Bunco Babes Tell All</i>.</b><br /><br /> Georgia Meyer needs some time to think?and what better place to get her head on straight than Whispering Bay, Florida, in the company of her sister Frida and her sister?s Bunco-playing friends, aka the Bunco Babes? Georgia?s boyfriend?and boss?Spencer Moody made a slight miscalculation in the romance department and gave her a calculator instead of an engagement ring. So she needs some sisterly advice, in between rolling dice and drinking frozen margaritas, as to her next move. <br /><br /> While considering subtracting Spencer from her life, Georgia meets the very handsome Dave Hernandez. Unfortunately when a Bunco night gets a little out of hand, Georgia reveals more of herself to Dave than she intended. Now, as she helps the Babes prepare for a Bunco Black Tie fundraiser, she needs to search her heart?and keep her shirt on?long enough to decide if a love affair with Dave might be a dream come true.

10 The Boyfriend of the Month Club

Author : Maria Geraci
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2010-12-07
Description :  <b> This sexy, funny new novel asks: Can a woman find a modern-day Mr. Darcy in Daytona Beach? </b> <br /><br /> At thirty, Grace O'Bryan has dated every loser in Daytona Beach. After the ultimate date-from-hell, Grace decides to turn her dwindling book club into a Boyfriend of the Month Club, where women can discuss the eligible men in their community. Where are the real life twenty-first century versions of literary heroes such as Heathcliff and Mr. Darcy? <br /><br /> Could it be successful and handsome Brandon Farrell, who is willing to overlook his disastrous first date with Grace and offers financial help for her parents' failing Florida gift shop? Or maybe sexy dentist Joe Rosenblum, who's great with a smile but not so great at commitment? Unfortunately, like books, men cannot always be judged by their covers...

11 Bunco Babes Tell All

Author : Maria Geraci
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Romance 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2009-05-05
Description :  <b>A hot, sassy, Southern romance about girlfriends, gossip, the game of love- and the game of Bunco.</b><br /><br /> <i>Woman cannot live by Bunco alone</i><br /><br />. Meet the Bunco Babes of Whispering Bay. Every Thursday night they roll dice, drink frozen margaritas, and catch up on all the gossip in their small north Florida town. Kitty Burke is the only Bunco Babe who is still single-which is okay-but she's thirty-five and may need to face the fact that her image of Mr. Right is all wrong.<br /><br /> Take Steve. Very sexy-but on paper, with three failed marriages and a shady career, maybe not great husband material. And yes, his ring tone is "Freebird." Fellow Babes Shea and Pilar definitely vote thumbs down. But maybe there's more to Steve than meets the eye. Is it time for Kitty to roll the dice and hope that she can be as lucky in love as she is in Bunco?

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