New York Times Bestselling Author
From America’s beloved storyteller, Barbara Delinsky, comes a classic novel about looking for love in all the right places—and finding a place to call home…
The young widowed heiress to a hotel empire, Deanna Hunt isn’t one to mix business with pleasure. But when she first lays eyes on Mark Birmingham, she just can’t help herself. In a moment of passion, she spends a wildly romantic night in this handsome stranger’s arms—in the very hotel that is her heart and her home. If that weren’t awkward enough, it turns out that Mark is the architect for the Hunt Foundation’s children’s hospital, which makes Deanna his boss. If they hope to work together, Mark and Deanna will need to cool off before they ignite a scandal. But even if the sign on the hotel room door says “Do Not Disturb”, the home fires are still burning…and hearts are ablaze.
Previously published as Beyond Fantasy by Billie Douglass
“Good morning, Mrs. Hunt. Have you decided what you’ll have for breakfast this morning?”
Deanna Hunt raised her eyes from the morning paper. With rare exceptions, she had eaten breakfast in the dining room of the Hunt International-Atlanta Hotel every morning for the past ten years. A menu was unnecessary.
“Any fresh strawberries today, Frank?” she asked softly.
Frank Pareto smiled and winked. “Fresh and sweet. With a little cream, perhaps?” he coaxed gently. In the years he’d been serving her, never once
PRAISE FOR BARBARA DELINSKY
“Delinsky is a first-rate storyteller who creates believable, sympathetic characters who seem as familiar as your neighbors.”—The Boston Globe
“Delinsky combines her understanding of human nature with absorbing, unpredictable storytelling—a winning combination.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Delinsky has a knack for exploring the battlefields of contemporary life.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Delinsky does a wonderful and realistic job portraying family dynamics.”—Library Journal
“A writer who continues to earn her bestseller status."—Bookreporter.com
“Delinsky never fails to entertain.”—RT Book Reviews