Born to Be My Baby (The Sumner Brothers Series Book 1)

USA Today calls Lori Ryan and Kay Manis the “ideal romance-writing duo.” Find out why in this sexy, heart-warming new series.

She didn’t want him home any more than he wanted to be there…

Ben Sumner left the suffocating small town of Canyon Creek, Colorado ten years ago and never looked back. Until father’s death brings him home. He and his brothers soon discover that his parents have leveraged the family land in order to secure funds to build their dream lodge. If Ben and his brothers don’t find a solution fast, his mother could lose everything.

After years of struggling to find her place in the world, Maggie Lawrence has discovered where she belongs—at the Lodge at Canyon Creek. Managing the facility, working alongside the staff and the owners, she’s found her calling, and a family she never had before. But all that is threatened when Ben comes waltzing in, acting as if he knows what’s best and taking over her job.

She’ll fight tooth and nail to keep her position at the lodge, even if that means battling the oh-so-sexy Ben Sumner every step of the way. Now she just has to figure out how to keep her hands off the man while she works to keep the independent life she’s finally found.

Born to be My Baby is the first book in the Sumner Brothers Series and can be read as a standalone book.

If you love characters that make you laugh, make you cry, and grip you with emotions, you’ll love The Sumner Brothers Series, all available now.

Born to be My Baby, Book 1 (Ben and Maggie)

Never Say Goodbye, Book 2 (Emmett and Elle)

Thank You for Loving Me, Book 3 (Max and Devlin)

With These Two Hands, Book 4 (Aaron and Kayleigh)

I’ll Be There for You, Book 5 (Jake and Lina)

If That’s What it Takes, Book 6 (Grant and Sophie)

This book was previously published as His Frenemy.


Meet Lori Ryan & Kay Manis

Hi! it’s Lori here. We could do the boring old bio stuff here—and we will—but, first, I want to tell you about the two of us.

Me and Kay, Kay and me, we’re besties and buddies and soulmates and the mostest of everything. Writing with Kay is a BLAST! I love, love, love what we create when we get together. When we first started talking about writing books together, I didn’t imagine it would be this great. I’m so dang proud of the books and series we’ve put together. The heroes are steamy and sexy, the heroines strong and powerful…and, maybe, a little goofy, like me and Kay. We hope you love the people of Canyon Creek as much as we do. We hope you love coming back to the town and visiting again and again. We hope you want to stay there forever. We do.

Now, here’s the regular bio stuff I promised, along with links to each of our websites where you can find the stuff we write separately, in case you can’t get enough of us!

Lori Ryan is a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author who writes contemporary romance and romantic suspense. She lives with an extremely understanding husband, three wonderful children, and two mostly-behaved dogs in Austin, Texas. It’s a bit of a zoo, but she wouldn’t change a thing.

Lori published her first romance novel in April of 2013 and has loved every bit of the crazy adventure this career has taken her on since then. She is a hybrid author, publishing both independently and through SilverHart Publishing.

To see what Lori writes on her own, visit her website at www.loriryanromance.com.

In addition to being an author, Kay Manis ia also a wife and mom. She lives with her husband and daughter in the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin, Texas. In January of 2012, after listening to Kay blather on and on about the millions of book ideas floating around in her head, her daughter finally reached her limit and said, “Just write it Mom!” They were the four most important words to Kay’s new career and a catalyst for everything she’s done since. In other words, she owes it all to her daughter! If you ask Kay, she’ll tell you she can’t thank her daughter enough for her motivating words and belief that Kay could do more with her talents.

To see what Kay writes on her own, visit her website at www.kaymanis.com.

Every Little Lie (Bargain Book $0.99)

Sometimes you win. Sometimes you learn a lesson. Usually the hard way.

This time the lesson was all about closure, and Elizabeth Stoneham knew with every brain cell she possessed that the lesson was going to be another hard one.

Elizabeth returns to Houston to carry out her legal responsibilities as the executrix of her mother’s estate. She’d left home nearly ten years ago. In all those years, she’d not visited or called her mother, and her mother had reciprocated—as if they had a silent mutual understanding to leave each other in peace. Peace? She’d found none in her self-imposed exile in Dallas.

After all this time, why had her mother…lured her back? That’s what naming her as executrix was. A lure. Bait for the trap. Since Elizabeth had followed in her adored father’s footsteps and become a lawyer, her mother knew she wouldn’t ignore a legal responsibility.

Perhaps her mother had mellowed as she’d grown older? Did she seek closure from the grave? No. Closure was a myth woven from hope and longing. There would be no closure, but maybe she’d be able to solve the biggest mystery of her life—why her mother had hated her.

Despite her resolve, staying at her mother’s house brings back all the memories she’d worked so hard to smother. In a moment of weakness, she allows herself to be swept away by her mother’s captivating new neighbor. She wants the mindlessness of passion to banish the pain—at least for a little while.

The only problem with that kind of temporary solution is that a woman can become ensnared if she’s not careful.

EVERY LITTLE LIE has the Passion of Romance and the Drama of Women’s Fiction. Be sure to Look Inside for a sneak peek.


Meet Joan Reeves

Joan Reeves—Keeping Romance Alive…One Sexy Book at a Time—is a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary Romance. All of her stories have the same premise: “It’s never too late to live happily ever after.”

Joan lives her happily-ever-after with her hero, her husband. They divide their time between a book-cluttered home in Houston and a quiet house at the foot of the Texas Hill Country where they sit on the porch at night, look up at the star-studded sky, and listen to the coyotes howl.