Andrene Low writing as Hope Malone
If you like your stories short and steamy, you’ll love The Coogan's Break Series from Hope Malone. These are curvy women, opposites attract, standalone romances. There’s a guaranteed HEA with no cheating and no cliffhangers. They only take about an hour or so to read, so they're perfect when you're short on time, but long for romance.
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She’s a librarian with hidden depths. He’s a pro-surfer with no fixed abode. Can opposites attract when their long held desires finally bubble to the surface?

 

CHLOE

I’m a bookworm, which sees me working at the local library to feed my addiction. But there’s more to me than my nerdy exterior, a lot more.

 

BLAKE

I’ve always loved my life on the road, of chasing the surf, and being free. Of late though, I’ve been longing for something more permanent, a home of my own.

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She’s a pastry chef with a sweet tooth. He’s a veteran who’s good with his hands, like really good. Can opposites attract when their worlds collide?

 

SKYE

My life is pies. Sweet pies, savory pies, pies of every shape and size. But much as I love a good pastry, there’s something else I’d rather sink my teeth into.

 

SETH

There are pluses to owning your own business, even if it is only you and a tow truck. The biggest plus of late is how often I’ve had to rescue Sky Fraser thanks to that dodgy car of hers.

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She’s an accountant who likes order. He’s a bounty hunter whose world is chaotic and dangerous. Can opposites attract when his world knocks on her door?

 

JOSIE

I’ve always craved balance in my life. It’s why I’m an accountant. On leaving the office that Friday night, I never could have imagined I’d end up with someone like Chase Hunter in my tiny kitchen.

 

CHASE

I like to call myself a bailsman rather than a bounty hunter, and yeah I’ve heard all the jokes about my name. What isn’t a joke is ending up in the world’s smallest kitchen facing down an irate temptress.

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She’s all about body positivity, refusing to hide her curves any longer. He’s all about hiding from the world, his past, and especially the future.

 

MANDY

I’m the queen of jingles, something that should see me spending all my time locked in a sound-proof booth. I’m sure it’s where Logan Young would prefer I stay. 

 

LOGAN

I like my own company all while protecting the forest, people’s homes, and even myself. I’m starting to think Mandy Gibson might be a bigger threat than fire.

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She’s never gotten over that first love, instead devoting herself to her business. Meanwhile, his career is over, although not through any fault of his own.

BRIDGET
I’ve always had green thumbs, to the point I’ve now made a business out of it. The only thing I don’t seem to be able to grow, is a relationship.

JASON
I’ve been trained to hurt, but those days are over for me. Budget cuts and a commanding officer that I didn’t always agree with have seen to that.

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She needs a lucky break if she’s to avoid living in her car. He’s been relegated to running one of the family’s smaller casinos. Could a relationship be a gamble that pays off for both of them?
 

DONNA

I thought moving to Coogan’s Break would be my lucky break. Three months in and I’m close to living in my car. Entering the casino at Maddigan’s Resort and Spa, I'm hoping for a small payout. But, could Liam Maddigan prove himself my ultimate jackpot?

LIAM

I can’t believe I’m stuck in Coogan’s Break. My father said it was time for me to grow up, leave my playboy lifestyle behind and settle down. I’ve been here just over two months and it’s killing me. Then I spot Donna Wilder. Could it be life is about to get interesting?
 

 

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She’s a homebody who’s inherited her great aunt’s crumbling mansion. He’s decided the view from a prison cell isn’t to his liking. Will this pair escape together?

LINDSEY
On hearing I'd inherited my Aunt Bella’s home overlooking Coogan’s Break, I couldn’t believe my luck.  After moving in I discover there’s been no maintenance in years. Fortunately, the spectacular views help soften this blow. Best of all is the morning I spot Ethan Hunter sneaking in so he can use my aunt’s outdoor bathtub.

ETHAN
Coogan’s Break, the scene of many a youthful escapade, and some downright stupid crap I should never have got involved in.  When Lindsey Abbot grabs my clothes while I'm in the tub, I’m glad the water is cold enough to hide my response. I don’t need this—make that her—in my life right now.

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She’s a lawyer who’s questioning the toll her career is taking. He’s already faced the consequences of an all-consuming profession. Will these two help each other discover there’s more to life than work?

ANGIE

I’m on the way to making partner at my law firm, and yet I’m no longer sure it’s what I want.  Any thoughts of work flee when I visit the Dynamic Five Dance Studio and spot Andrew Huxley. If I thought he was handsome through opera glasses, it’s nothing compared to up close and in the flesh.

DREW

I’ve finally accepted my life as a dancer is over. If I was a racehorse, they would have shot me that night in New York. However, when I spot Angela Bennington at the dance studio I now own, her womanly curves, coupled with a body that moves like silk, and I'm burning to hold her in my arms.

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