Devon Vaughn Archer is the pseudonym of bestselling
author R. Barri Flowers. He has written a number of adult
multicultural, contemporary, and mainstream romance novels, including
Christmas Diamonds, Kissing The Man Next Door, Destined to Meet, and
Christmas Heat. Archer became the first male author to write for Harlequin’s
Arabesque line with the mainstream romance Love Once Again.
Former international model Ivana Kendall-Lancaster gives it all up to marry the love of her life, Trey, and settle into Paradise Bay, Oregon. She never expected him to be unfaithful, but when the worst happens, she isn’t sure that anything can repair the mistrust and pain she feels.
Trey Lancaster is living a life of wealth and leisure, but all is far from perfect in his world. After an affair with the wife of a wealthy client, he’s desperately trying to get past this moment of weakness, knowing that he loves his wife more than anything.
Trey’s brother, Clyde, enters the picture. Newly released from prison, he carries a dark secret that links his crime to Trey. It doesn’t take long for a sex-starved Clyde and a wounded Ivana to become attracted to one another. This attraction turns into one night of forbidden sexual relations.
Feeling guilty for betraying Trey, Clyde tries to distance himself. Ivana is left confused and unsure what--or whom--she wants. As the brothers try to come to terms with their issues, a dangerous man from Clyde’s past with a score to settle puts the brothers and Ivana in harm’s way.
Can Ivana and Trey find their way back to each other, or will tragedy forever keep them apart?
Her Teen Dream
Karin Blanch is a sixteen-year-old sophomore at Elmwood High in Crescent Heights, California. She experiences the trials, tribulations, and peer and familial pressures of first love when she becomes involved with senior basketball star, Reese McKenzie.
Reese solicits Karin’s help after fellow basketball player Marcus Payne gets into trouble, involving alcohol abuse and vandalism. Karin asks her criminal attorney father to represent Marcus pro bono, which he agrees to do.
After that crisis is resolved, Karin’s neighbor and best friend, Lesley Rochester, starts to date Marcus. While Karin has a home with both parents, Lesley lives with her widowed mother, who has a new boyfriend.
Karin’s involvement with Reese is tested as she tries to resist his pressures to go all the way in the face of competition from Reese’s ex-girlfriend Cheryl Gibson, a gorgeous cheerleader, who still pines for him and goes out of her way to try and sabotage their relationship.
Just when it seems as if Reese is all Karin could ask for in a dream guy, Lesley drops a bombshell by claiming that Reese sexually assaulted her at a party. Karin is stunned and conflicted. Once again, she turns to her father to help Reese legally, though uncertain of his innocence.
Karin finds herself torn between her best friend and boyfriend as she seeks to get to the truth, while hoping it’s possible to keep both relationships intact.
The shocking ending will reveal all to Karin, but at what price to her budding romance?