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Testing the Waters - Audible Link     
Crescent Cove, Book 1

Testing the Waters  

Testing the waters is one thing, but Teresa Reynolds is in serious danger of going overboard.
Feeling down on herself after a breakup with her ultra-critical boyfriend, Teresa arrives in Crescent Cove, Oregon, for a weekend getaway. The trouble is, her ex-boyfriend's claims that she's uninteresting and unworthy of love have left her wishing she could be someone else. Then a chance encounter with a cute guy on the beach gives her the opportunity to reinvent herself.
Curt Mason is spending the summer avoiding women and getting over a broken heart. When he meets Térèse from Paris on the beach in Crescent Cove, his vow quickly goes out with the tide. Who is this mysterious woman, and why is he suddenly wracking his brain to remember every bit of French he learned back in high school just to try to impress her?
Being Térèse seems to bring out the best in Teresa, until her little game turns into a French knot of deception. Does she dare let Curt meet the person God made her to be?
Crescent Cove. Where true love comes in waves.
©2015 Lesley Ann McDaniel (P) 2016 Lesley Ann McDaniel

Oceans Apart - Audible Link     
Crescent Cove, Book 2

Oceans Apart  

This is the biggest weekend for the Inn at Crescent Cove since Lily Duarte bought it a year and a half ago - it's been booked for a wedding. Now if only she can stop dwelling on the last wedding she planned, then called off at the 11th hour...her own.
Trying not to regret breaking her engagement to her ex-fiancé, Lily puts all her focus on making this wedding a success. But when the bride turns out to be a nightmare and one of her key employees quits, Lily begins to question her ability to make it as a business owner. Even worse, she questions if she'll ever find love with a man who doesn't turn out to be controlling and abusive.
Matthew Case has flown all the way from Baghdad, where he runs a computer consulting business, to act as best man for a lifelong friend. While he's happy to be there, the trip serves as a brutal reminder of how lonely is own life is. His purpose in Iraq is clear, but none of the women he's met there have captured his interest, much less his heart. Is he just being too picky? When he enters the Inn at Crescent Cove, the gorgeous dark-haired owner grabs his attention. Could she also be the one to win his heart?
For Lily, the handsome best man could be the best thing about this wedding-gone-haywire, but he lives halfway around the world. Does she dare hold out hope that he's really the Prince Charming he appears to be if their worlds are oceans apart? ©2016 Lesley Ann McDaniel (P) 2016 Lesley Ann McDaniel

Sink or Swim - Audible Link     
Romantic Comedy

Sink or Swim  

When it comes to romance, Jennifer Bloom sees herself as more of a coach than a team player. Still reeling from the dangerous relationship she fled a year ago, Jen is finally getting her head above water. Her job as a housekeeper at the Inn at Crescent Cove has been a lifesaver, but she's ready to move on to something more fulfilling. And she knows exactly what she wants - to manage the inn. That job would allow her to stay in Crescent Cove, the place she's come to think of as home. And stay close to the people she cares about, especially Luke - the inn's chef and her best friend. If it hadn't been for him, she probably would have drowned in self-pity by now.
Luke Strong considers his job as head chef at the inn to be a steppingstone. The last thing he expected was to get attached to the people of this small coastal town. But from the first day that Jen walked in to apply for the housekeeping job, he's been smitten. Too bad she doesn't see him as anything more than a friend. So when he's offered a job that would put him closer to his goal of owning his own restaurant, he's torn. Should he take it or stay put, on the chance that Jen might change her mind about him?
When another woman arrives in town to interview for the management job, Jen's plans get tossed overboard. Realizing that the woman has her eye on more than just the job, Jen questions her own motives for staying in Crescent Cove. Is it the town...or the promise of love? It's sink or swim for Jen. But is she too late to dive in? Crescent Cove. Where true love comes in waves. ©2017 Lesley Ann McDaniel (P) 2017 Lesley Ann McDaniel

Tide Will Tell - Audible Link     
Islands of Intrigue: San Juans, Book 2

Tide Will Tell 

She's been running, but the truth is bent on finding her....
Once a teenage runaway, Kate Jennings is finally getting her life together. She's moving to picturesque Shaw Island, Washington, to marry the man of her dreams - billionaire Chase Cole. Chase is everything she could want in a man. He's handsome, smart, and what if he's 30 years her senior? The only trouble is the media won't put to rest the disappearance of his previous wife. For Kate the rumor that he might have had something to do with it pales in comparison to the dangerous past she's on the run from. With Chase's financial resources, she can stay safe. And alive.
Josh Collins thought he was visiting Shaw Island for a relaxing weekend with friends. Then he met beautiful, mysterious Kate - the unlikely fiancée of a notorious billionaire who's old enough to be her father. Josh feels drawn to protect this woman from the loveless marriage she's careening toward and the deadly secret she's refusing to reveal. Will real love find them in time to save her?
The San Juan Islands: Mysterious Harbors, Dangerous Shores, and Tides of Love.
©2014 Lesley Ann McDaniel (P) 2015 Lesley Ann McDaniel