How Kate Carley went from majoring in mathematics and computer science in college to writing steamy contemporary romance still remains a mystery. She broke out into the indie publishing scene in 2015 with her debut novel, Challenged, a 2017 RONE award winner. Two more books completed her romantic suspense trilogy, Changing Krysset. With three published works under her belt, Kate is excited to launch her new contemporary romance series. Just like her first novels, the Crawford Falls series is set in a small town in Kate’s home state of Minnesota. When Kate isn’t busy at her desk writing, you’ll find her dreaming up new characters and plotting perfect ways to make their lives miserable before giving them their happily ever after.
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I can’t fully express how exhilarating it is to launch a new book series. Excitement and nervous energy rule my life at the moment. Truthfully, I think I’m driving my family nuts right now. I remind them daily that things will settle down for me soon—like maybe in the summer or the fall or for sure by next winter. I hate to admit to them that this just may be my new normal.
As a reader of all things romance, I simply adore the small-town romance troupe. Let’s face it, for those single guys and gals in a small town, the pickings can be mighty slim. I think that’s why romance novels seem to thrive in that setting. It’s as if the characters are primed for the one to walk into their lives. They’re ready for their heart to beat just a little bit faster. They’re prepared to jump in and claim their chance at love, knowing full well that if they don’t grab what’s in front of them, they might never have the opportunity again.
So, when I set out to write my very first novel, it only made sense that I would focus my energy there. And that small-town troupe is exactly where I’ve stayed. My fourth novel and new series is set in Crawford Falls, a quaint river town where everyone knows everyone. The stories from Crawford Falls have been swirling in my head for a couple of years, and it feels so good to actually have Jake, Dylan, and Claire Bronstad’s stories written.
The Bronstad siblings are fifth generation apple growers on an orchard in eastern Minnesota, my home state. Dylan—we start with his story—has a loyal group of friends that we’ll meet right away, and based on the voices yammering in my head, I have a feeling that many of them are going to demand their own happily-ever-after story in the future.
So, grab your favorite beverage and sink into your most comfortable reading chair. It’s time to dive into Dylan and Kelly’s romance.
Welcome to Crawford Falls,
Title: Helping Her Remember
Author: Kate Carley
Release Date: February 26, 2018
Series: The Crawford Falls Series
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 265
How can two simple words make Dylan Bronstad’s heart ache and sing at the same time?
Even seven years ago, Kelly Anne Leeson had possessed that power. Back then, all Dylan wanted to do was drink and make love to her. Really, it was no wonder she’d climbed out of his bed and walked out of his life, leaving him with nothing but a nasty hangover and the lonely memories of their time together.
Today, Dylan’s life is on track. He’s sober with the support of his family and his tight-knit group of friends. But Kelly could derail all he’s worked to accomplish. Unfortunately, he can’t seem to stay away from her.
Lured by the offer of her dream job, Kelly returns home to Crawford Falls and the friends she’d abandoned a lifetime ago. Mending those broken relationships will require some honest answers and a fair amount of forgiveness.
But facing Dylan will take a lot more—like maybe a suit of armor to protect her battle-weary heart and the secret she fears she’ll never be able to keep.
While Kelly searches for a way to maintain the safe life she’s created for her son, Dylan works to remind her of the relationship they once had.
Just as they rekindle their relationship, secrets and half-truths threaten to destroy everything.