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Laura Trentham is an American award-winning author of contemporary romance novels and historical fiction novels.

Born and raised in a tiny town in Northwest Tennessee, Laura studied Chemical Engineering in college before pursuing a career in the field for a number of years.

She currently lives in South Carolina with her husband and their two children.

Whenever she isn’t taking her kids to soccer practice or helping them with their homework, Laura can be found avoiding laundry or getting lost in her world of books.

More about Laura Trentham

Genres: Contemporary , Historical Fiction, Romance

United States


Spies and Lovers Books

  1. An Indecent Invitation (2015)
  2. A Brazen Bargain (2016)
  3. A Reckless Redemption (2017)
  4. A Sinful Surrender (2020)
  5. A Wicked Wedding (2020)
  6. A Daring Deception (2021)
  7. A Scandalous Secret (2021)

Cottonbloom Books

  1. Kiss Me That Way (2016)
  2. Then He Kissed Me (2016)
  3. Till I Kissed You (Cottonbloom novella) (2016)
  4. Christmas in the Cop Car (2020)
  5. Light Up the Night (2017)
  6. Leave The Night On (2017)
  7. When the Stars Come Out (2018)
  8. Set the Night on Fire (2018)

Heart of a Hero Books

  1. The Military Wife (2019)
  2. An Everyday Hero (2020)

Highland, Georgia Books

  1. A Highlander Walks into a Bar (2019)
  2. A Highlander in a Pickup (2020)
  3. A Highlander is Coming to Town (2020)

Sweet Home Alabama

  1. Slow and Steady Rush (2015)
  2. Caught Up in the Touch (2015)
  3. Melting Into You (2015)

Detailed book overview

Spies and Lovers Books

An Indecent Invitation

Lady Lily Drummond doesn’t need to be reminded just how deadly spy work can be.

Her father, an outstanding master spy, hasn’t been seen in months, while her brother nearly died during his final mission for the Crown.

Nonetheless, Lily will stop at nothing to find her father, regardless of the efforts of her brother and his closest friend.

While attempting to solve the mysterious disappearance of the Earl of Windor, Crown spy Gray Masterson is determined to get the stubborn Lily out of trouble.

Brought up together, Lily is no longer the vulnerable girl she used to be.

In fact, she is more valuable than he thinks.

Author: Laura Trentham
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1946306043
Publisher: Laura Trentham
A Brazen Bargain

Minerva Bellingham doesn't know what to do.

The reckless gambling of her younger brother Simon could leave them indigent.

Even worse is that Minerva is forced to hand over her dowry in order to settle a debt owed to Lord Rafe Drummond.

Rafe however declines, instead offering Simon and Minerva a chance to work as stable boy and housemaid respectively for three months in order to settle the debt.

Wounded from his time with the Crown, Rafe notices that Simon Bellingham could make a decent duke.

As Rafe draws closer to the stunning Minerva, Simon’s dark past returns to haunt them, prompting Rafe to plot a deadly rescue mission.

Author: Laura Trentham
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1946306050
Publisher: Laura Trentham
A Reckless Redemption

Resigned to marrying a terrible man, Brynmore McCann’s luck suddenly changes when she encounters Maxwell Drake, who is back after almost ten years.

Maxwell may have been her sister’s lover back then, but Bryn always loved him, making him the perfect person to lose her virginity to. Hopefully, he’ll never know her real identity.

Arriving home, Maxwell—an illegitimate son of a local nobleman—is shocked to learn of an inheritance left to him by his father.

Things get more intriguing when the woman he thought was the village prostitute turns out to be the sister of his first love—and she could be pregnant.

When a common enemy arises, could their bond grow stronger?

Author: Laura Trentham
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1946306067
Publisher: Laura Trentham
A Sinful Surrender

Miss Delilah Bancroft is at her wits’ end.

Her quest to find some solitude ends terribly with a lifeless man on the floor of the library.

Even worse is that a handsome stranger has caught her in the act.

Is this surely her end, or her redemption?

Upon inheriting a dilapidated castle, Marcus, Lord Wyndam, is determined to clear the accusations of treason leveled against his father.

The last thing he ever expected was to catch a gorgeous woman in a bloody mess; one who could very well help him uncover the truth about his father.

Marcus has to keep her close, even if he has to destroy in the process.

Author: Laura Trentham
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-1946306241
Publisher: Laura Trentham
A Wicked Wedding

"Christmas gifts don't come any better than a wicked wedding…"

Never in his wildest dreams did Marcus, Lord Linley, ever imagine that he would ever propel to the title.

How could he possibly do that when he was neither the heir nor the spare, but a poorly positioned third son?

Miss Diana Grambling is everything but a noble, which is why she doesn’t expect an earl to ever consider her as a partner.

When these two childhood friends met again in a smuggling ring taking place along their seashore, they’ll certainly need a festive miracle.

In the event that they survive, will they be courageous enough to pursue the wishes of their hearts?

Author: Laura Trentham
First Release: 2020
Ebook: B083RZSKH9
A Daring Deception

Simon, the Duke of Bellingham, isn’t looking forward to his sister’s house party thanks to her matchmaking efforts.

Once a stubborn youth, Simon is now an esteemed Member of Parliament and eligible bachelor.

While attempting to steer clear of the multiple mamas and daughters, he encounters a stunning lady.

Miss Jessica Tremaine still remembers the affection that the duke showed her many years ago.

Unable to remember her when their paths entangle again, he presumes that she is a lady’s maid.

When Simon discovers the truth, he flees to London to heal his shattered heart.

She trusts him while he doesn't trust her.

So when her life is endangered, will he come to her resue?

Author: Laura Trentham
First Release: 2021
Ebook: B08GL2YXZ3
A Scandalous Secret

Miss Victoria Hawkins is accustomed to secrets, being that she is the daughter of England’s spymaster.

She too has secrets, the biggest of them all being her attraction for her father’s personal guard, Thomas Garrick.

The problem is that Victoria must choose a husband at a forthcoming Christmas house party.

When Thomas and Victoria get trapped in a cottage with liquor and a single bed, their deepest desires are unleashed in an act that could give rise to the biggest scandal of the holidays.

Will Victoria’s Christmas wishes be worth the consequences?

Author: Laura Trentham
First Release: 2021
Ebook: B08SFW932H

Cottonbloom Books

Kiss Me That Way

Cade Fournette always had it rough in Cottonbloom.

Orphaned at a young age, he was forced to take care of his siblings before taking off and heading West.

Although he became accomplished in Seattle, he never got over the girl he left behind.

Monroe Kirby may have been raised in affluence, but that never shielded her from her alcoholic mother and her mother’s lover.

Cade was her only protector, until he vanished one night—leaving her with a shattered heart.

Now a physical therapist, Monroe could be the hero for Cade, who suddenly returns home.

Will their passion be reignited? Or will their past tear them apart?

Author: Laura Trentham
First Release: 2016
Ebook: B091B89ZFS
Publisher: Laura Huskins
Then He Kissed Me

"Can two souls become one in a divisive town?"

Growing up, Nash Hawthorne spent hours on end hanging out with Tally Fournette in Cottonbloom.

However, when he lost his mother, Nash chose to flee and live with aunt, leaving a heartbroken Tally behind.

Tally was forced to deal with her own pain alone after Nash walked out of her life.

Fate however brings them together in Cottonbloom College where the handsome Nash is her history teacher.

But despite their strong chemistry, Tally's controlling ex and Nash's arrogant aunt seem determined to tear them apart.

Will they overcome the odds to share a happily ever after?

Author: Laura Trentham
First Release: 2016
Ebook: B091B7V741
Publisher: Laura Huskins
Till I Kissed You (Cottonbloom novella)

Raised in the affluence of Cottonbloom, Mississippi, local mayor Regan Lovell is set on preventing the downfall of her hometown by organizing the Labor Day tomato festival; something that could help revive the economy.

The only problem is that Sawyer Fournette, who is from the Louisiana side of Cottonbloom, is jeopardizing her efforts by organizing a crayfish-themed festival on the same weekend.

Although Sawyer broke Regan's heart, he has never quite gotten her out of his mind.

A notorious good-for-nothing man in the region, his caring side is revealed when Regan's safety is endangered.

United by a common foe, will they overcome their differences and fulfill the promises they made many years ago?

Author: Laura Trentham
First Release: 2016
Ebook: B091B8FRLT
Publisher: Laura Huskins
Christmas in the Cop Car

Jeremy Whitehurst moved from Alabama to Cottonbloom, Louisiana in an effort to erase his bad-boy reputation, only for him to end up thoroughly beaten and fired; all this after he attempted to shield a youthful woman from her barbaric lover.

She looks like trouble, and he wants more of her.

Kayla Redmond’s only priority is finishing her associate’s degree for bookkeeping, now that she’s put her troubling past behind her.

Her job however brings her into contact with a special, understanding guy.

Kayla is hoping for a fresh start this Christmas: the holidays have never been kind to Jeremy.

Could one unforgettable night be the life-changing point for Jeremy?

Author: Laura Trentham
First Release: 2020
Ebook: B08FBJ88LH
Light Up the Night

Concerned for her safety after being a victim of a robbery in grad school, college professor Sadie Wren thinks that she has found a safe haven in Cottonbloom, until a burglary frightens her.

Enter police chief Thaddeus Preston.

Despite sharing very few similarities, Sadie can recognize the seclusion behind Thad’s high walls.

Thad has kept everyone at arm's length ever since his older brother was imprisoned for a crime that Thad committed when he was a child.

However, when his brother is released on probation and the entire town seeks his protection, will Sadie help calm the storm in Thad’s life?

Author: Laura Trentham
First Release: 2017
Ebook: B01MT1H9XH
Publisher: Laura Huskins
Leave The Night On

As someone who runs a boutique on the affluent side of her Mississippi town, Sutton Mize knows virtually all her customers.

So when she discovers a lace thong in her fiancé’s car, she recalls the exact person who bought it from her store: her best friend.

Wyatt Abbott, who is from the other side, has had feelings for Sutton for the longest time.

So when Sutton makes the upsetting discovery while at his family’s garage, an enraged Wyatt suggests that the two should pretend that they are lovers as revenge.

But what happens when a fake relationship starts feeling so real?

Author: Laura Trentham
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1250130952
Publisher: St Martin's Paperbacks
When the Stars Come Out

Willa Brown never had any intentions of setting camp in Cottonbloom, until she found a job at a garage run by the Abbots, and felt the kind of safety that was previously unknown to her.

Jackson Abbott fell in love with Willa the moment he laid his eyes on her.

He has never been the relationship type, until Willa untangled his heart.

The only problem is that Willa seems to be hiding something from her past; one that could compromise their future together.

Will she find the courage to open up and secure their future together?

Author: Laura Trentham
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1250131287
Publisher: St Martin's Paperbacks
Set the Night on Fire

Haunted by the constant need to prove herself to her loved ones as well as to herself, Ella Boudreaux, fresh out of a divorce, decides to invest everything she has in the Abbott brothers' garage—a business dear to her.

After all, how hard can it be to persuade the obstinate Mack Abbott that their business can still be a success?

Mack Abbott became livid after his brother, Ford, sold his share of their family business.

So when a rich and sexy divorcee approaches him with a business offer, he is too reluctant to commit himself.

Could something good emerge from their business endeavor, and explosive attraction?

Author: Laura Trentham
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1250131300
Publisher: St Martin's Paperbacks

Heart of a Hero Books

The Military Wife

Nearly five years have passed since Harper Lee Wilcox lost her husband.

With her son on the brink of turning five, Harper dreads that moving on could translate to forgetting about her husband.

Allison Teague, her closest friend, has a husband who returned from deployment with PTSD.

With three children and a husband she can’t help, Allison endures an endless nightmare.

Desperate for change, Harper brings together military wives in an effort to launch a chain of coffee houses next to military bases all over the nation.

In the process, she meets Bennett Caldwell, her deceased husband’s best friend and military colleague.

Will Harper learn to love again? Will Bennett make good on his promise?

Author: Laura Trentham
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1250145536
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
An Everyday Hero

Greer Hadley’s songwriting career is jeopardized after she is forced to return to her hometown in Madison, Tennessee.

Handed community service at a nonprofit veteran organization after some poor decisions, Greer is confused as to how her music could ever help any troubled person—until she meets teenager Ally Martinez.

Still reeling from the demise of her serviceman father, Ally uses humor to conceal her agony.

Given the fifteen-year-old’s potential, Greer promises to help her overcome her woes.

Although Emmett Lawson seems to have followed in the footsteps of his family, the local golden boy is a grim shadow of his former self.

Upon joining forces to help Ally, will Greer and Emmett also find salvation?

Author: Laura Trentham
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-1250145550
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Highland, Georgia Books

A Highlander Walks into a Bar

Although Isabel Buchanan is amusing with a strong personality, she is left dumbstruck after her mother returns from Scotland with a tall and handsome fellow.

Her mother is utterly besotted by the Scot, so much that the planning of their yearly Highland Games is left to Izzy.

Good thing Izzy now has the company of another handsome Scot.

When Alasdair Blackmoor arrived in a tiny Georgia town to look for his uncle, the last thing he expected was to fall for an enchanting local.

But as he enjoys the Highland Games with Izzy, what will become of their relationship when the games end?

Author: Laura Trentham
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1250810441
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
A Highlander in a Pickup

Iain Connors is as quiet as they come.

Raised in reclusion at the Scottish castle of Cairndow, Iain looks set to take over the position of groundskeeper from his father.

His time serving in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces however ignites an adventurous spirit in him; one that prompts him to accept an invitation to the United States to organize the Highland Games.

When Anna Maitland accepts to organize the Highland Games in place of her best friend, Isabel Blackmoor, who is unavailable, the last thing she expects is a sexy highlander to show up—claiming to be in charge.

This tale has only just begun…

Author: Laura Trentham
First Release: 2020
Ebook: B07SBQCK1Y
Publisher: St Martin's Paperbacks
A Highlander is Coming to Town

Holt Pierson isn’t looking forward to Christmas at all.

With his parents away in Florida for the holidays, Holt is left to look after their family farm which he will one day inherit—whether he approves of it or not.

Suddenly uncertain about the future he desires, will taking over the operations of the farm give him fulfillment? Or does fate have plans for him elsewhere?

Scottish lead singer Claire Smythe finally gets some alone time in Highland, Georgia, until the gorgeous and inquisitive Holt disrupts her peace.

As their friendship blossoms, can Claire overcome her past and welcome the miracle of the festive season?

Author: Laura Trentham
First Release: 2020
Ebook: B084M1RSS6
Publisher: St Martin's Paperbacks

Sweet Home Alabama

Slow and Steady Rush

Librarian Darcy Wilde thought that she had overcome her past when she moved to Atlanta, until a desperate situation forced her to return to her football-crazed hometown.

Pain is nothing new to Robbie Dalton.

Raised in multiple foster care and with years of Army experience under his belt, Robbie returns to his hometown of Falcon, Alabama to serve as a high school football coach.

Upon crossing paths with a sexy librarian, passions are ignited, despite the fact that none of them is willing to make a move.

But when Darcy falls for Robbie, will he, and the Falcon locals, finally give her a reason to stay?

Author: Laura Trentham
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1946306197
Publisher: Laura Trentham
Caught Up in the Touch

Despite being a funny and accomplished restaurateur, Logan Wilde can’t seem to overcome his old troublemaking ways.

So when a sexy executive breezes into town with an irresistible offer, Logan faces the temptation of his life.

Jessica Montgomery loves being in control.

On the verge of getting promoted to CFO of the family business, all she needs to do is convince a handsome and mulish Alabama business owner to pursue bigger dreams in Atlanta.

As Jessica struggles to complete her assignment, she is presented with a new, seductive offer?

Is she courageous enough to risk her career for a happily ever after?

Author: Laura Trentham
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1946306203
Publisher: Laura Trentham
Melting Into You

The Hancocks have gained notoriety for being resentful, and Lilliana Hancock isn’t any different.

Lilliana utterly loathes Alec Grayson.

And why wouldn’t she, considering that the guy who took away her virginity in college in a significantly memorable event remembers nothing about it?

Nevertheless, she still wishes to make Alec forget about his painful past in the most erotic of ways.

Lilliana wants to convert her family home into a B&B. The only problem is that she has to go through Alec, the town’s building inspector.

As the two are unavoidably reunited, they will either be entwined together, or torn apart forever.

Author: Laura Trentham
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1946306180
Publisher: Laura Trentham