SHE'S STEALING HIS HEART ...Vintage boutique owner Venus Smith is stunned to realize her newest acquisition comes with a larceus legend. Stolen years ago, the antique mermaid brooch belongs to the Clayworth family. The right thing to do would be to return it but that means facing Conr Clayworth O'Flynn, the sexy department store heir Venus has had an unrequited crush on since childhood-and the man who helped ruin her father. ONE KISS AT A TIME Conr kws that Venus has never forgiven him for what happened between their families but business isn't personal, even though Venus's father's betrayal still cuts him like a knife so when Venus proposes a deal-she'll return his family's brooch if he helps clear her father's name-he reluctantly agrees. As action-packed days turn into flirtatious fall nights, it isn't long before old memories resurface ...and new desires ignite. Can two young lovers leave the past behind? Or must they first admit that all they've ever really wanted ...is each other?
Sherrill Bodine has been writing stories since junior high, when she won a pair of silver skates in a state-wide essay contest. While moving 22 times across America and rearing her 4 children, she published 15 award-winning novels under two pseudoynyms. Now she's decided to be herself and write about the people, parties and high-life in the city she knows best: Chicago.