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If you build it love will cometo Hopes CrossingAlexandra McKnight prefers a life of long workdays and short-term relationships and shes found it in Hopes Crossing A sous chef at the local ski resort shes just been offered her dream job at an exclusive new restaurant being built in town But when it comes to designing the kitchen Alex finds herself getting up close and personal with construction foreman Sam DelgadoAt first glance Sam seems perfect for Alex Hes big tough gorgeousand only in town for a few weeks But when Sam suddenly moves into a house down the road Alex suspects that the devoted single father of a six-year-old boy wants more from her than shes willing to give Now its up to Sam to help Alex see that no matter what happened in her past together they can build something more meaningful in Hopes Crossing.



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RaeAnne Thayne

I'm not one of those people who knew from birth she was destined to become a writer. I always loved to read and throughout my childhood I could usually be found with a book in my hands. To the disgust of my friends, I even enjoyed creative writing assignments that made them all groan. But I had other dreams besides writing. I wanted to be an actress or a teacher or a lawyer. Life took a different turn for me, though, when my mother made me take a journalism elective in high school (thanks, Mom!) . I knew the first day that this was where I belonged. After I graduated from college in journalism, I took a job at the local daily newspaper and I reveled in the challenge and the diversity of it. One day I could be interviewing the latest country music star, the next day I was writing about local motorcycle gangs or interviewing an award-winning scientist. Through it all -- through the natural progression of my career from reporter to editor -- I wrote stories in my head. Not just any stories, either, but romances, the kind of books I have devoured since junior high school, with tales about real people going through the trials and tribulations of life until they find deep and lasting love. I had no idea how to put these people on paper, but knew I had to try -- their stories were too compelling for me to ignore. I sold my first book in 1995 and now, more than 30 books later, I've come to love everything about writing, from the click of the computer keys under my fingers to the "that's-it!" feeling I get when a story is flowing. I write full-time now (well, as full-time as I can manage juggling my kids!) amid the raw beauty of the northern Utah mountains. Even though I might not have dreamed of being a writer when I was younger, now I simply can't imagine my life any other way. I love to hear from readers. You can reach me at my email address, raeannethayne@gmail. com



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