Forty-two and widowed, romance writer Jillian Grant believes hospitals equal death. Plagued by loss and convinced more is imminent when her aunt ends up in critical condition after heart surgery; she has come to equate the absence of pain with happiness. When she spots a hot, young landscaper working on the hospital grounds with an eerie resemblance to the male lead in her next novel, she convinces him to pose as her cover model.
Working multiple jobs to put himself through college, twenty-four-year-old Raine MacDonald is no stranger to loss. Behind his handsome face and rockin' body lies family tragedy and agonizing secrets. When circumstances put him back in the path of his abusive father, fate delivers Jillian as his unwitting savior. Thing is, when he thinks of her, his thoughts are far from platonic.
Despite their age difference, Jillian and Raine discover they're more alike than they could ever imagine. But torn between facing her own fears and grasping a chance at happiness, Jillian makes a soul-shattering decision that threatens to blow their world apart.
LG O'Connor is a corporate marketing exec by day who takes her author cape out at night. An avid reader, she loves books with memorable characters that make her heart sing.
She's the author of the urban fantasy / paranormal romance series, The Angelorum Twelve Chronicles, and Caught Up in RAINE, her contemporary romantic women's fiction debut. Shelter My Heart is the second novel in her romantic women's fiction series, Caught Up in Love. The CUIL series is set in the suburbs of Morris County and the shore community of Spring Lake, both in New Jersey. The series follows three women on their road to redemption and their second chance at love. Her perfect hero always keeps the heroine fed.
You can find recipes from Caught Up in RAINE hero, Raine MacDonald, on her blog. They first appeared as a monthly column Recipes from Raine's Roost (aka Jillian's Kitchen) in 2016 on Joyce Lamb's USA Today Happy Ever After. The third full length novel in the Angelorum series, Book of Four Rings, is set to launch in 2017.
A native ‘Jersey Girl,' L.G. is in constant search of the perfect cup of coffee and fine Italian leather.
Her motto: "Life is too short for bad food, uncomfortable shoes, and toxic relationships."
Her advice? Eat well, go barefoot, and hug the people you love.