Christie Ridgway

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My Quickie Wedding Excerpt

Chapter 1   “What are you trying to hide from me?” Connor Montgomery’s sister demanded, her expression suspicious. He stared at Audra. Was the ridiculous predicament he found himself in written all over his face? She didn’t look any worse for wear, even though she’d been jilted at the altar a mere two weeks and […]

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Our Last First Kiss Excerpt

Chapter 1   “Maybe we should check into a nunnery instead,” Lilly Durand murmured, taking in the tropical-hued walls, lush greenery, and colorful Moorish-tiled floor of the resort’s indoor/outdoor reception area. Where nuns are dressed in somber black and speak in papery whispers to match our bleak moods. “What’s that?” her best friend Audra Montgomery […]

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Almost Paradise Excerpt

CHAPTER ONE FOR THE PAST decade, Gage Lowell had lived on risk the way other people sucked down caffeine. It had been his morning fix, his noonday pick-me-up, his after-dinner beverage with dessert. So the anticipation building in his belly as he approached beautiful but tranquil Crescent Cove didn’t make much sense. It was no […]

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ZANE excerpt

Chapter 1 The sound of his name jerked Zane Tucker from his contemplation of the view of the Snake River outside the diner windows. His foot kicked out, catching the legs of the empty chair across from him and sending it crashing to the floor. “Hell,” he muttered, clambering to his size fourteen feet to […]

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Almost Always Excerpt

CHAPTER ONE THE SALT AIR, Jane Pearson realized, was hampering the success of her impending mission. First, it made her normally normal hair fuzzy. Not such a big deal, she supposed as she picked her way downhill, taking the narrow track of crushed shells that led from the coastal road to the picturesque cottages of […]

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Almost Wonderful Excerpt

Chapter One Two miles of magic. Trudging through soft sand, Meg Alexander remembered that’s how she’d thought of her childhood Neverland, Southern California’s Crescent Cove. Even after ten years away, she recalled how lucky she’d felt growing up here. Meg’s great-great-grandfather had purchased the land as a location to make silent movies such as The […]

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The SECRET Excerpt

Chapter 1 Charlotte Emerson held her breath as the metal door popped open. Bodies came pouring out, and at first she couldn’t distinguish the person she was eager to see in the tangle of bright clothes, cartoon-emblazoned backpacks, and churning arms and legs. Tamping down her anxiety, she popped onto the toes of her sneakers […]

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One Love Excerpt

People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy. —Anton Chekhov CHAPTER ONE That crisp January night Mackenzie Walker couldn’t help but notice the beauty of the bride and the handsomeness of the groom. All the family and friends at the reception glowed, too, reveling in the couple’s obvious happiness. The whole lot […]

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One Night Excerpt

Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons. —Jim Bishop CHAPTER ONE When Brett Walker caught sight of the flashing lights in his rearview mirror, his heart gave a quick jolt and he wondered why he was being pulled over. His DMV tags were for the correct year. He was up-to-date […]

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One Kiss Excerpt

CHAPTER ONE Shay Walker watched the twenty-something man slap a cardboard coaster on the polished wooden surface in front of her. His long, sun-streaked hair hung about his shoulders in the careless style of a guy who snowboarded on the nearby peaks in winter and kayaked on the deep lakes in summer. “What can I […]

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