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11 Family Dramas


While camping in the Cuyamaca Mountains above San Diego, shy Melena Harrison meets surfer Dylan Hart and is floored that an attractive man would actually fall for her. Especially since she hasn’t had a date since, well, birth.

They share a romantic late night hike, trips to the beach and chemistry that can’t be bottled—everything is going great. That is until Cassi, Melena’s spoiled sister, falls for Dylan, too. And what Cassi wants, she usually gets. Manipulation, sordid tricks and revealing clothing—Cassi will do whatever it takes to get her man. Even if Melena is left heart broken.

Can Dylan and Melena’s budding relationship survive Cassi’s vindictive meddling?

Love Thy Sister, Guard Thy Man [The Russell Family Series Book 1] by Kimberlee R. Mendoza available from Climbing Rose of The Wild Rose Press

Being a teenager is hard enough without a sister trying to control one’s life.

Sixteen year old Nick Russell falls in love with high school outcast Sherry Park. After losing her in a tragic car accident, he decides to never love again. But when an unlikely foe captures his heart, he begins to change his mind. When his sister Melena finds out her brother is hanging out with her professor’s wild child, she puts on the breaks. Can Nick find happiness despite his sisters encumbering efforts? Will his heart ever heal?

Oh Brother, You’re Not My Keeper [The Russell Family Series Book 2] by Kimberlee R. Mendoza available from Climbing Rose of The Wild Rose Press

Excited about running with the popular crowd and dating older guys, Cassi Russell can’t wait to start high school. But when her friend, Beth, blackballs her from the in-crowd, Cassi decides to get even. She sets her sights on Beth’s boyfriend, Kip Bryant, the quarterback. Her plan works beautifully, but not without a problem. Cassi never intended on falling for film geek, Neil Rosenberg; the first guy to ever see beyond her physical appearance. Now she must decide what is more important - revenge and popularity, or losing Neil’s friendship and love forever.

Seek Ye First My Heart [The Russell Family Series Book 3] by Kimberlee R. Mendoza available from Climbing Rose of The Wild Rose Press
Living in a divorce situation has never been easy on any of the Russells, but lately Kevin feels like the invisible sibling. Things only get worse when Melena, the only one in his family he can count on, decides to get married and move out of state. So when gorgeous Janessa Blackington shows interest, he's hooked. But dating the wild girl will come at a high price that could cost him his dreams and possibly his life. Is he willing to take that risk just to feel loved? Or could there be something better right under his nose that will only cost him his heart?

Fried, Scrambled And Unequally Yoked [Russell Family Series 4] by Kimberlee R. Mendoza available from Climbing Rose of The Wild Rose Press


Laura James froze in her tracks.

Good heavens, was that Brett Mitchell in the gazebo? Back in high school, every girl in Crystal Falls had a crush on him. He graduated a year ahead of her, in her sister's class, and had left for college.

Handsome as ever in a uniform shirt and jeans, he wolfed down a sandwich. Laura hadn’t expected him to return to Crystal Falls, especially not with a father like his.

She heard a noise behind her, and a sudden, sharp pain pinched her behind. With a shout, she leapt into the air and whirled around.

An open back beak jabbed at her.

"Ahhhh!” She flailed her arms at the oversized bird. It headed for her sandwich. Laura swung her purse at a wing. The swan dodged flying makeup and keys.

“Awwwk!” With beady eyes aimed for attack, its long white neck thrust toward her.

Laura threw her purse at the bird and turned to run. The swan bit her butt again. She yelped and ran, looking back as it nipped at her heels.

Suddenly she hit a wall of hard flesh. Strong arms lifted her off the ground. She spun around and landed with Brett Mitchell between her and the swan.

His nearness took her breath away.

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