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Marina Adair is a #1 National best-selling author of contemporary romance.

Her books, which predominantly revolve around small towns and characters with large personalities, have sold over a million copies.

Marina currently lives in Northern California with her husband, daughter, and two neurotic cats.

She holds a Master of Fine arts in creative writing.

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Genres: Contemporary , Romance

United States

Website: http://www.marinaadair.com/books/

Non Series

  • Situationship (2022)

Raising Kane

  1. Promise Me You (2018)

When in Rome

  1. RomeAntically Challenged (2020)
  2. Hopeless Romantic (2021)

Destiny Bay Book Series

  1. Last Kiss of Summer (2016)
  2. Feels Like the First Time (2017)

Heroes of St. Helena

  1. Need You for Keeps (2015)
  2. Need You for Always (2015)
  3. Need You for Mine (2016)

Sequoia Lake Series

  1. It Started with a Kiss (2017)
  2. Every Little Kiss (2017)

St. Helena Vineyard Series

  1. Kissing Under the Mistletoe (2012)
  2. Summer in Napa (2013)
  3. Autumn in the Vineyard (2013)
  4. Be Mine Forever (2014)
  5. From the Moment We Met (2014)

Sugar, Georgia Series

  1. Sugar's Twice as Sweet (2014)
  2. Sugar on Top (2015)
  3. A Taste of Sugar (2015)

Sweet Plains, Texas

  1. Tucker’s Crossing (2012)
  2. Blame It on the Mistletoe (2021)

The Easton’s Series

  1. Chasing I Do (2016)
  2. Definitely (Maybe) Dating (2021)
  3. Summer Affair (2022)
  4. Single Girl in the City (2022)
Non Series
Raising Kane

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Non Series

Situationship

Teagan Bianchi has survived a road trip with rambunctious toddler twins and a virtual garbage disposal of a Great Dane. She clings to a tattered scrap of hope that moving into her late grandmother’s house is the best way to repair her failing business—and the sad shreds of her life—after the man who promised her forever lost everything they had. But she’s barely arrived when she finds herself face to face with her teenage crush, now an irresistible man—who still happens to live next door...

Veterinarian Colin West is closer to being an empty nester than a soccer dad. His marriage lasted only long enough to give him his beloved daughter, and he has no regrets. But as she readies for college, Colin contemplates his own future—which is, of course, exactly when his past shows up, as gorgeous as ever, and twice as fascinating. But Teagan torpedoed his plans once before. Is he crazy to consider letting her into his life again? Is Teagan ready to admit what she’s really afraid of? Could this unexpected “situationship” be forever?

Author: Marina Adair
First Release: 2022
ISBN: 978-1496727688
Publisher: Kensington

Raising Kane

Promise Me You

Mackenzie Hart has made a name for herself as an author of eternal love.

She seemed destined to live happily ever after having given her heart to the handsome and delightful Hunter Kane, only for another woman to beat her to the altar.

But just when she’s ready to make a new start after three long years of recovery, her old love walks back into her life.

Recently divorced, musician Hunter Kane wants to make things right with Mackenzie—the one that got away.

Having shattered her heart once, he feels like he can fix back the broken pieces.

Will love be strong enough to bring them together, forever?

Author: Marina Adair
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1503903548
Publisher: Montlake Romance

When in Rome

RomeAntically Challenged

Growing up the lone Asian in a community of WASPs, Annie has always felt out of place. Her solution? Start a family of her own. Not easy when every man she's dated, including her ex-fiancé, finds "his person" right after breaking up with Annie.

Even worse than canceling the wedding eight weeks beforehand? Learning the "other woman" plans to walk down the aisle wearing her wedding gown. New plan--find a fresh, man-free start. Too bad her exit strategy unexpectedly lands her working at a hospital in Rome, Rhode Island, rather than Rome, Italy, and sharing a cabin with a big, brooding, and annoyingly hot male roommate. 

Home on medical leave after covering a literally explosive story in China, investigative photojournalist Emmitt embarks on his most important assignment--cementing his place in his daughter's life. Three men and a baby might work in the movies, but with a stepdad and devoted uncle competing for Paisley's attention, Emmitt has lost his place at the family table.

Then there's the adorably sexy squatter in his cabin, who poses another problem, one he'd very much like to solve up close and personal. But he can't win--Annie has sworn off men, Paisley's gone boy crazy, and Emmitt's estranged father reappears with a secret that changes everything.

Annie and Emmitt are about to discover love comes in many forms, and sometimes the best families are the ones we make.

Author: Marina Adair
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-1496727664
Publisher: Kensington
Hopeless Romantic

Set against the breezy backdrop of coastal Rhode Island, bestselling author Marina Adair’s latest novel asks whether two of a small town’s biggest hearts can learn to put themselves first—in the name of love... 

As caregiver for her autistic brother, Beckett Hayes knows how meaningful a little extra help can be when life happens. Which is why she runs Consider It Done, a personal concierge service in her small town. Her job also gives her the flexibility to follow her passion, being Rome, Rhode Island’s unofficial special needs advocate, training emotional support companions in her spare time. 

There’s not much of that, though, and certainly not enough for serious dating. It’s always been family first for Beck. But one unquestionably gorgeous, good-natured man is suddenly a temptation that’s getting tougher to resist... 

Sixteen years ago, Levi Rhodes was ready to sail off into the sunset—literally. But then his father’s death and his sister’s unexpected pregnancy postponed his sailing scholarship and the adventures he had planned. Running the family marina and bar was the least he could do for his grieving mother. Plus, his niece needed a father-figure.

But now that she’s in high school and has her bio-dad in her life, Levi’s wondering if it’s time to get his sea legs under him again. Or he was wondering, until curvy, caring Beck showed up in his bar, and then in his dreams...

Author: Marina Adair
First Release: 2021
ISBN: 978-1496727671
Publisher: Kensington

Destiny Bay Book Series

Last Kiss of Summer

Kennedy Sinclair still can’t believe that she owns a pie shop and an orchard in the tiny town of Destiny Bay. The picturesque community is the perfect place to make a fresh start.
Although her delicacies are mouthwatering, nothing is more alluring than the handsome and gigantic guy who just can’t seem to get enough.

Equipped with his father's cider recipe, Luke Callahan is determined to succeed with his hard cider business.
The only problem is that he can’t do it without Kennedy's apples.
Kennedy however isn’t buying any of his sinfully charming ways.
And when the negotiations get intense, so do their feelings for each other.

Author: Marina Adair
First Release: 2016
Ebook: B01FRAZI3G
Publisher: Forever
Feels Like the First Time
When it comes to the list of things that Ali Marshal doesn't do, Bradley Hawk is right up there.
He may be a sinfully gorgeous former NHL star, but Hawk is also her sister's ex-husband.
Ali may have had the biggest crush on him, and he was also great to her dad, but Hawk is simply forbidden.
But what happens when she needs a date to her sister’s engagement party?

Bradley Hawk has finally moved on from his failed marriage, so much that he couldn’t care less that his ex-wife is throwing a huge engagement party.
That’s however until one fake lie by Ali lands him in a fake romance.
But what happens when fake starts feeling so real?
Author: Marina Adair
First Release: 2017
Ebook: B01KLXV75M
Publisher: Forever

Heroes of St. Helena

Need You for Keeps

Shay Michaels may be an expert at handling the furry friends of St. Helena, California, but not humans—especially Jonah Baudouin.

He may be uptight and sinfully gorgeous, but Jonah can only mean danger for a free spirited troublemaker such as Shay.

Jonah is running out of excuses not to kiss Shay silly, given how the two have been circling each other ever since she moved into town.

However focused on his career, the last thing that Jonah needs is a curvy distraction.

She is a lawbreaker while he is a law enforcer.

Keeping her out of trouble is nevertheless fast becoming a job that he doesn’t want to end.

Author: Marina Adair
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1477825587
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Need You for Always

Despite dropping out of culinary school in order to take care of her sick mother, Emerson “Emi” Blake still hasn’t given up on her dreams of running the most popular pita cart in St. Helena.

Desperate for finances to acquire a gourmet food truck, she takes on a new part-time job as a personal chef, one which unites her with Dax Baudouin—her one and only one-night stand.

Upon returning home, former army Ranger Dax wants to get healed quickly before taking off.

Emi’s tough exterior and the soft side that she hides become even more irresistible than her delicious baklava.

Dax however learns that Emi could be the one to save him.

Will she give him another chance?

Author: Marina Adair
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1503948259
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Need You for Mine

Harper Owens is frustrated by the fact that every male in St. Helena sees her as nothing more than a friend—except Adam Baudouin.

A bad boy firefighter and certified rule-breaker, Adam is the only one capable of unleashing Harper’s inner vixen.

The two however strike a deal to have a fake romantic relationship which could not only help Adam secure a promotion, but also rescue Harper’s lingerie family business.

There’s however this thing about playing with fire: someone always gets burnt, especially when the flames are brought by one Adam Baudouin.

Author: Marina Adair
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1503933200
Publisher: Montlake Romance

Sequoia Lake Series

It Started with a Kiss

Tyson Donovan, a member of the Sequoia Elite Mountain Rescue team, has not only cheated death countless times, but also made a career out of rescuing weekend-warriors from the worst of terrains.

He lives by the motto “The world is my home”, a saying that has turned off any women potentially looking for a commitment.

When trouble however brews back home, Tyson moves back only to be sternly reminded why he left.

When he however crosses paths with a beautiful new guide named Avery Adams, staying suddenly doesn’t seem like the worst idea.

Author: Marina Adair
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1503939684
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Every Little Kiss

Single mom Liv Preston will do anything to make her six-year-old son happy again.

Her family finally seems to have some joy in the sun after two long years of heartache.

Enter Ford Jamison, a gigantic and ruggedly gorgeous Search and Rescue hero and next door neighbor.

As the leader of Reno’s K-9 search division, Ford neither stutters nor does regrets—until his world turns on its head.

Determined to vindicate himself, he returns to Sequoia Lake where he encounters a figure from his past.

Finding love twice seems like an impossible fate for Liv, until Ford’s lips meet hers.

Author: Marina Adair
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1477848784
Publisher: Montlake Romance

St. Helena Vineyard Series

Kissing Under the Mistletoe

Regan Martin hasn’t believed in Christmas miracles ever since she lost everything, including her flawless reputation in the wine industry, some six years ago after falling in love with a man she had no clue was married.

Having started afresh in the Napa Valley—where she now has a dream job, dream house, and a daughter attending a prestigious new school— Regan can’t help but wonder whether holiday wishes do honestly come true.

Things however quickly escalate when Regan discovers that Gabe DeLuca, the scorned wife’s brother, is her new boss.

Although Gabe wants Regan out of his life and his family’s business, he soon learns that she could very well be his Christmas wish.

Author: Marina Adair
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-1612185859
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Summer in Napa

Alexis “Lexi” Moreau returned to her hometown of St. Helena, California after she caught her husband getting intimate with the sous-chef at their New York restaurant.

Six months later, without a husband and a restaurant, Lexi decides to make a fresh start in a plan that involves: converting her grandmother’s bakery into her fantasy bistro, ignore her Grandma’s attempt to set her up with someone, and avoid Marco DeLuca—her ex’s gorgeous best friend.

In school, Lexi was always forbidden for Marco, given that she has his best friend’s girl.

Determined to avoid her grandmother’s matchmaking attempts, Lexi makes a deal with Marco to start a fake romantic relationship.

Things however get complicated quickly…

Author: Marina Adair
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-1611099737
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Autumn in the Vineyard

Frankie Baudouin simply doesn’t trust Nate DeLuca. Other than the fact that he kissed her in front of the whole town only to never call again, he is also after her land—Sorrento Ranch.

That’s one thing that Frankie is never going to allow, as the ranch is her chance to prove to her family, and to herself, that she can be an award-winning winemaker.

Sorrento Ranch has always been a dream for Nate’s father, something that the handsome and sophisticated Italian is determined to fulfill.

Forced to cohabitate with the sexy and hot-headed Baudouin, Nate realizes just how fun chaos can get.

Autumn in the Vineyard
Director: Scott Smith
Cast: Rachael Leigh Cook, Brendan Penny, Jill Teed, Jeremy Guilbaut, Laura Soltis, Tom Butler, Ali Liebert, Nathaniel Middleton, Marcus Rosner, Lucia Walters
Author: Marina Adair
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-1477848135
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Be Mine Forever

Trey DeLuca isn’t the type to settle down.

VP of sales for his family’s wine business, he never stays for long in any one city, or with any one woman.

When family obligations however force him to stay for long in his hometown, Trey finds the perfect distraction in the form of a delightful and sinfully sexy woman.

Sara Reed has a lot on her plate, struggling to balance between raising her son and managing her dance school.

The last thing she needs in her life is a self-confessed commitment-phobe.

Things however get heated after the two make a deal ahead of the huge Valentine’s Day gala.

Author: Marina Adair
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1612184739
Publisher: Montlake Romance
From the Moment We Met

Abby DeLuca is convinced that she has everything it takes to become an award-winning interior designer, having amassed years of experience designing her family’s grand wineries.

Recently single and presented with a once in a lifetime career opportunity, Abby won’t let anything or anyone stand in her way—more so the sexy contractor who broke her heart years ago.

Former NFL star, Jack “Hard Hammer” Tanner, now spends his days working as a contractor and his nights in between the sheets with the stunning women of St. Helena.

But the more time he spends with Abby, the more he yearns to fix her shattered heart.

Will Jack however stay with his first love when his dream job presents itself?

Author: Marina Adair
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1477823590
Publisher: Montlake Romance

Sugar, Georgia Series

Sugar's Twice as Sweet

Josephina Harrington's dream life came to an abrupt halt after her fiancé cheated on her.

Determined not to move in with her controlling parents, she opts to transform her great-aunt's forgotten plantation house into the perfect getaway destination. What she however wasn’t counting on was to find an utterly irresistible contractor.

Golf champion and notorious bad-boy Brett McGraw moves back to his hometown of Sugar, Georgia in a bid to keep a low profile and fix his life.

His world is however turned upside down when he meets a delightful yet cheeky blonde.

Could Josephina be the woman that makes him change his philandering ways?

Author: Marina Adair
First Release: 2014
Ebook: B00IRISIF6
Publisher: Forever
Sugar on Top

Glory Mann has better things to do than chair the Miss Peach Pageant in Sugar, Georgia.

However punished for a crime she didn’t commit, Glory is sentenced by a judge to head the committee where her sexy and shredded co-chairman barely takes any notice of her.

Recently separated and stuck with a boy-crazed teenage girl, the last thing that single dad Cal McGraw needs is to spend his free time with the town’s bad girl.

But as the chemistry between him and Glory grows intense, so do the disagreements which threaten to destroy the contest and the town by extension.

Will Cal be willing to put everything on the line just to get another chance at love?

Author: Marina Adair
First Release: 2015
Ebook: B00MNU9A4M
Publisher: Forever
A Taste of Sugar

Charlotte Holden, a beloved pediatrician in Sugar, Georgia, doesn’t need to be reminded that love only leads to heartache-having experienced it firsthand.

Determined to make a difference, she embarks on a mission to create an outpatient center for children known as Grow Clinic.

But in order to do this, she’ll have to host the best Founder’s Day Parade the town has ever seen. That way she’ll have the best chance of being awarded with a big-city donor.

Her plans are however thrown off kilter when the gorgeous Jace McGraw storms back into her life, uttering the three dreadful words: we’re still married.

Author: Marina Adair
First Release: 2015
Ebook: B018EXJ4NI
Publisher: Forever

Sweet Plains, Texas

Tucker’s Crossing

Having left his hometown a decade ago after his college sweetheart exchanged vows with his supposed best friend, Cody Tucker returns to where it all began following the death of his father.

A lot has changed since he left. His unruly beer buddy is now the sheriff, his housekeeper is a blue-ribbon chili chef, and the family ranch is in the red.

The one thing that however hasn’t changed is Shelby Lynn, who finally seems to have found some peace after enduring years of grief caused by Cody.

Her peace is however disrupted when an irresistible temptation in the form of Cody Tucker crashes back into her life.

Author: Marina Adair
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-1601831712
Publisher: Kensington
Blame It on the Mistletoe

For one lonesome cowboy, an icy cold Christmas back at the ranch brings the coziest kind of trouble...

To claim his slice of the family ranch, Texas Ranger Noah is forced back to Tucker’s Crossing. All he expects to find is a tractor load of painful memories—until a holiday storm, a power outage—and perhaps the magic of Christmas—deliver him to rescue an intriguing woman named Faith. But just who’s rescuing whom?

Author: Marina Adair
First Release: 2021
Ebook: B08VFBL5H2
Publisher: Kensington

The Easton’s Series

Chasing I Do

Darcy Kincaid still strongly believes in happily ever after, despite being a runaway bride.

Even though she abandoned her cheating fiancé, Darcy stormed out of her own wedding still unreservedly devoted to her unborn daughter.

When Wedding Magazine offers her the cover for their June issue, on the condition that she plans the wedding of a renowned couple, Darcy dives in head first.

That’s until she shockingly discovers that the star’s best man is none other than her ex’s brother.

Author: Marina Adair
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-0997483208
Publisher: Adair Group, The
Definitely (Maybe) Dating

All is fair in love and war...

As far as Piper Lewis is concerned, happily ever after was about as realistic as finding Prince Charming riding a unicorn, but since street art doesn’t pay the bills she accepts a job as the resident photographer for Portland’s most popular historic wedding venue. Her role as the Ansel Adams of Love is nearly cut short when she has car troubles and her tall, dark and delicious driver-for-hire, takes one look at her mud-soaked clothes and tries to flee.

Except years on the streets made Piper’s reflexes faster than his four-hundred horsepower, and with one calculated move she’s in the backseat, telling him exactly where she’ll shove his tip. Only he isn’t a driver at all, he’s the Best Man. And while he might not be a prince, he still manages to charm her into a kiss, but that’s all she’s open to.

Josh Easton goes toe to toe with some of the toughest criminals on the streets every day. There isn’t a fight he won’t take on, which is why he’s running to be the Portland District Attorney. So when the mayor promises Josh an endorsement in exchange for a small favor, he doesn’t hesitate to help with the Ladies Auxiliary League annual fundraiser. He never imagines that a bunch of Portland socialites could land him in hot water—and up the conflict, with the intoxicating artist whose lips made a lasting impression.

Author: Marina Adair
First Release: 2021
ISBN: 978-1947591172
Publisher: Adair Group, The
Summer Affair

When one looks turns to a touch…

The day Jillian Conner caught her husband smearing her award-winning frosting on his mistress’s cupcakes was the day she adopted her man-free diet. Including the insatiable flirt who is renting the summerhouse next door. So when her too-sexy-for-words neighbor decides to take a midnight swim—in nothing but his tanned and muscled glory—Jillian tells herself there’s no harm in looking, as long as she doesn’t sample.

Because this single girl in the city—a local cupcake goddess, who just received an order for a seven-tier wedding cake—already has her hands full. Another set of ovens, she needs—skinny dipping with the most notorious player in the NFL, she does not. She could use another set of ovens—but skinny dipping with the most notorious player in the NFL is a bad move.

After a serious injury, superstar running back, Clay Easton, knows the only way he can prepare for the pre-season is absolute focus. So he trades in the noisy grind of city-life for the tranquility of nature and rents a house in a sleepy community on the outskirts of Portland. All he needs is a pool, a gym, and some room to breathe. One solid month of uninterrupted rehab is the only thing standing between him and the game.

Except, his distraction-free plan has one snag: the sexy single-mom next-door who watches him from her kitchen window. Before long, Clay can’t help but wonder where all that watching will lead. After all, he’s never been good with sitting on the sidelines…

Author: Marina Adair
First Release: 2022
ISBN: 978-1947591196
Publisher: Adair Group, The
Single Girl in the City

Owen Easton needs to get a life. Between family obligations and running his bar, he doesn’t even have time to date. To make matters worse, his sister-in-laws are pregnant—all of them—his niece keeps asking where babies come from, and his mom signs him up for tango lessons because she says his Latin hip action isn’t up to snuff. So when the beautiful barista next door offers to help run the family bar so he can go to a bachelor party in Cabo, he leaps at the chance, until he breaks his number one rule: never ever mix business with pleasure.

After a tragic accident, kindergarten teacher, Abi Woods is forced to take stock of her life and vows to make better choices. She trades in her Teacher of the Year trophy for Good Samaritan hat and posts a Good Deed Needed signup sheet in town. Only this amateur do-gooder discovers that do-gooding is harder than it appears. Determined to make amends for her past choices, she agrees to team up with the big, broody bar owner next door—who might just be the biggest wrong she has to right...

Author: Marina Adair
First Release: 2022
ISBN: 978-1947591219
Publisher: Adair Group, The