From the fast-paced world of the NFL to the perfect holiday indulgence, Julia Kelly writes steamy contemporary romance novels under the pen name Julia Blake.
Changing the Play
Rachel Pollard has never been a push-over. That’s why she’s a superstar in the world of sports management, making a name for herself with a shrewd eye for overlooked talent. She certainly isn’t taking any chances with her latest NFL draft prospect, Kevin Loder, who’s poised to shake up the league. But when Nick Ruben, a tenacious sports reporter who also happens to be the crush who ignored her all through high school, picks up the scent of a long-buried story, Rachel suddenly finds herself playing defense for the first time in years.
Nick usually doesn’t strike out with women, but his always-dependable charm isn’t getting him anywhere with Rachel or the interview he needs to save his job from his network’s impending layoffs. He knows he’s pressing hard, but she’s pushing back just as much—it’d almost be fun if his career wasn’t on the line. But after weeks of begging and finally striking a deal for an exclusive, Nick is surprised to realize he wants their relationship to be anything but professional. Now he has to figure out a way to save his job without hurting hers, and to make the girl he overlooked in high school believe he’s worth a shot at love.
The Ticket to Love Series
Allina Hemphill’s been (unsuccessfully) set up by her parents too many times, but when her mother’s scheming puts Blane Douglas in her sights on Christmas Eve, she finds she’s more than happy to steal a kiss under the mistletoe.
No man has ever made no-nonsense wedding planner Annie Kalani want to break her biggest rule: don’t get involved with the guests. That is until she meet hot LA chef Chris Benson. But Annie soon realizes that her one night of sex on the beach could mean risking it all.
Lydia Reed’s had her heart stomped on one too many times, so when she meets gorgeous, glasses-wearing winemaker Evan Sullivan on vacation at the same ski lodge she jumps at the chance for a short, hot fling with a definite end date. But when Evan starts to want more than a couple sexy nights in the hot tub, he find himself fighting her demons for a chance at winning her heart.