“Love isn’t always pretty and rich.
Sometimes it’s earthy and hard-won.”
-CQuinn, Review for Breaking the Rules
The stories in Liz Durano’s A Different Kind of Love series were all inspired by a song, Brendan James’ Different Kind of Love. We hope you enjoy the stories of Harlow and Dax, Addison and Jordan, and Alma and Sawyer.
When her husband leaves her for a younger woman, transplant surgeon Harlow James finds herself without family and friends… and barely a career. So she trades the bright lights of Manhattan for the open road and ends up at the Pearl, a sustainable home outside of Taos, New Mexico where she hopes to find out where she went wrong… or simply end it all.
But when the home’s owner arrives sooner than expected, Harlow finds herself with the perfect distraction. For master carpenter Dax Drexel is everything she never thought she’d want in a man—he’s gorgeous, cocky, and way too young. Soon, she’ll learn that everything she thought she wanted—her high-profile marriage and career, and even that coveted house in the Hamptons—weren’t exactly what she needed.
But in a world where appearances can be everything, can falling for a man 13 years her junior be the best thing for Harlow? Or is it another big mistake in a life that’s already broken?
A barista on her way to meet the childhood sweetheart who broke her heart.
A Hollywood star in search for authenticity in the city that never sleeps.
A chance meeting that will uncover secrets and lies and change their lives forever.
“This book had echoes of a modern-day “Cinderella” tale, but edgier.”
-Abby Vegas, author of Clean Break
Single mother Sam Martin could use a break.
With an ex-husband who won’t take no for an answer and a past that continues to haunt her every move, she watches her dreams fade away, one brush stroke at a time.
But when she runs into community doctor Erik Maystrom and his widowed sister, Olivia, Sam discovers a whole new world filled with possibilities–even true love. It’s a place where she and her young son can live without fear or limitations.
And as one opportunity after another opens up for Sam, will she welcome them with open arms or let the pain from her past take over only because it’s the only thing she’s ever known?
“Finding Sam is a fairytale for grown ups. Sam, the lead character, is fresh from a wicked divorce and a lifetime of poison apples. The Sam of old and the Sam she longs to be are in a constant battle of wills and its bitterness leaves her with lingering doubts and mistrust. Of course, no fairytale is complete without a Prince Charming. Hers arrives in the form of Erik. He is mostly honest and mostly kind but unfortunately, this truth does not set her free…Throughout you’ll find yourself rooting for this damsel and will quickly come to the realization she must be her own hero and rescue herself, because who doesn’t want a happily ever? Or as happy as possible for as long as possible.”
-Vandi, Amazon Review