~Annie Sereno's Books~
Love makes the world go ‘round, the saying goes. To Annie, love makes the story go ‘round. The pages of her romance novels beat with the hearts of characters in search of connection. Spirited, flawed, sometimes maddening, ever relatable, they rarely behave as she wants or expects them to. But if their emotional journey affirms the bonds that tie us to each other, she won’t get in their way. When she’s not expressing her imagination with pen and paintbrush, Annie cooks and gardens with undaunted enthusiasm (if variable success). In possession of a well-worn passport and memories of all the places on the map she’s called home, she shares her life with her husband and two sons. One of these days she’ll weed her collection of books, swimming goggles, and shoes. But not anytime soon.
Helen of Troy, Illinois
May 3, 2017
Contemporary ~ Small Town ~ Romantic Comedy ~ YA/New Adult
Helen of Troy, Illinois, is back home in the heartland to wage a war—with nothing to lose but her heart.
ALL’S FAIR IN LOVE AND WAR
With a bank account on life support and a resume of dead-end jobs (one involving a Chuck E. Cheese costume), Helen Hubler left Manhattan for Troy, Illinois, to sell her family property. The only interested buyer is the smoking hot veterinarian next door—the same man who destroyed the career of her recently deceased college boyfriend whose last request she refused. Guilt bolsters her resolve to resist Dr. Gordon Ruckman’s offer...and to wage a little war in the bargain. Her messy life might be payback for the original Helen of Troy’s crime, but this is one battle she’ll win. Even if his plan to build a wildlife rescue center is the best idea ever. Even if she’s caught between a rock and a—considering the white-hot chemistry between them—very hard place. And even if her heart, like the original Troy, has a way inside for a determined hero.