Forty-three year old Quinn runs away from trouble, and she has plenty — a mother who hates her, clients whose stories make her vomit, a baby dead in her care, and relationships with drugs, alcohol and all the wrong men. When a panic attack sends her running once more, she finds herself snowbound in a high desert ghost town where the twin owners of a decrepit bed and breakfast anoint her their savior and enlist her aid in saving their business and their stoned son.
Will she face this challenge or will she run again? The twins think she will stay. Their accountant brother isn’t so sure but his skepticism doesn’t protect his heart from Quinn’s charms. Will she run, or will she confront her own demons and open her heart to life and to love?
FINDING HOME - #2 in the Quinn DeMello series
Quinn DeMello has a long history of making bad decisions. Her problem-solving tactics—alcohol, sex, and running away—haven’t served her well. Now, in the days after 9/11, psychotherapist Quinn abandons her safe haven and her lover, Owen, to volunteer with the Red Cross. In the midst of trauma, the forty-three-year-old is determined to change her ways. Stunned by the destruction and in awe of the heroism of workers at the Pentagon crash site, she puts aside her inner turmoil and applies her skills—her flute, her chanting, and her focused attention—to help these heroes keep going.
Enter Chris McLean, MD, nicknamed “Heartbreak Harry”: surgeon and rescue chief with a marked interest in his newest recruit. Meanwhile, Owen is determined to be Quinn’s knight in shining armor … whether she wants one or not. Heartbroken and confused, Quinn’s dangerous old ways are rearing their ugly head.
But when an unexpected event threatens her very existence, Quinn must make hard choices, and maybe, just maybe, she can keep herself alive.
MCLEAN'S HEART - #3 in the Quinn DeMello series
H. Christian McLean, MD, renowned cardiac surgeon and connoisseur of women, is an unhappy man. Recovering from the heart attack that almost killed him and craving the Maker’s Mark now denied him, McLean despairs: Will he ever again repair an injured heart? Will women ever again desire him? Enter Grace, who baptizes his table with her tea, asks questions he cannot answer, and, with a kiss on his cheek, invites him to join her for dinner. For the first time in days, McLean smiles. As they spend time together, mutual attraction flickers, and Grace impulsively invites him to visit her in Maui Why not? Beautiful woman. Lonely man. Island paradise. What can go wrong? McLean soon discovers that Grace, known on Maui as singer/songwriter Eliza K, has her own troubles: A new secret identity, overwhelming self-doubt, and a disturbing man who insists she’s his soul mate, filling her phone with unsettling messages and sending shivers of fear down her spine. Together in Maui, passion flares, igniting feelings long dormant, as Grace becomes the woman of his dreams, but McLean’s heart is torn between desire for Grace and longing for his old life. Meanwhile, into this paradise, the stalker escalates his pursuit. Is McLean strong enough to protect the woman he loves? Is he brave enough to follow his heart? Author Patti Doty’s latest story from the world of her beloved character Quinn DeMello is one of challenges, transformation, and love.