Heiress Anna Wynn is hiding a secret ? a secret that has blighted half her life and forced her to become an unfulfilled over-achiever. Even preparing for her wealthy family?s summer break in their idyllic New Zealand holiday house, Anna has to be all business and is strung tight as piano wire. Finding her bedroom appropriated by an over-muscled, overbearing, testosterone-soaked tower of annoyance is the final straw.
Dragged up under the callused thumb of his dirt-poor father, Jason Jones regrets his choice of security over his dream. His ambition to work as a freelance photographer has been ruthlessly supressed in favour of setting up his own construction company. He has a pre-Christmas deadline looming on the current project, and the last thing he needs is constant surveillance by the owner?s sharp-tongued daughter ? or the lure of her hot body and big blue eyes.
Forced to endure each other?s company in the small-town beach house, mutual frustration and undeniable chemistry pull Anna and Jason together for a few stolen days. Enemies become lovers ? but how long before secrets are revealed that will change everything?
HARD TO REGRET is the first in Kris Pearson?s new Scarlet Bay series of sexy, funny and heart-warming romance novels and is intended for mature readers.