Crescent Cove

Writing as Marlie May

Each book in the Crescent Cove series is a standalone romance.

Book One

I’m taking a break from dating.
He’s determined to date me.
Add a kilt and a Scottish accent,
and let the Highland Games begin.

Lark: After my jerky, now ex-boyfriend leaves me with an empty fridge and a maxed-out credit card, I’m determined to stay away from irresponsible men. If I need romance, I’ll find it in my favorite historical Highlander romance novels. So, when gorgeous Dag Ross–the local Mr. Irresponsible–asks me out, I turn him down.

Dag: During the day, I lounge in bed or work as a part-time handyman for my best friend. At night, and under a secret pen name, I write wildly popular romance novels featuring a brawny, sword-wielding Scotsman named Duncan Magnus Ferguson MacLeod. Since I know true love doesn’t exist outside of fiction, I’m blindsided when I meet Lark. And when I see her with her favorite romance novel–my novel–and she hints she’ll date a hero like Duncan, I take on her Highlander wooing challenge.

Lark: Who would’ve thought Dag dressed in a kilt, spouting Scottish phrases could be this…hot? Keeping him at arms-length is getting harder by the minute. I’m worried if I let him in, he’ll hurt me like my jerky ex.

But if I push him away, will I lose my chance at a happily ever after?


Book Two – 2018 RWA® Golden Heart Finalist.

I moved back home knowing I’d run into the man who broke my heart 6 years ago, but I’m determined to keep my distance.
Except…he’s just as hot as I remember & he wants a second chance…

Cara: I’ve moved home for good and plan to open a tea shop, raise my four-year-old daughter, and keep the promise I made after losing my husband: no romance. Sure, I’ll run into my former best friend–and one-time lover, Roan–but I’m no longer the silly girl who flung herself at him that night after college graduation, only to be told the next morning it was a big mistake.

Roan: Trust has been a hard time coming since my now ex-wife embezzled from me. So, when Cara,the woman who stole my heart in college, moves back to Crescent Cove, I’m determined to keep things platonic. I ruined our friendship when I made a play for her six years ago, and I won’t make the same mistake again. But Cara’s in-laws sue for custody of her daughter, using pictures of us sharing a kiss. In bed. Really, it was totally innocent. But I’ve messed things up for her. To help her win the case, I offer her a marriage of convenience.

Cara: Close quarters during our tropical paradise honeymoon in Costa Rica ignites the heat we shared that one night back in college, making it hard to stick to ‘just friends’.

Do I dare take a second chance with Roan? Or will he break my heart all over again?