The West Family

The West Series is another family series I wrote for Harlequin. One short story prequel and four short category romances – they were scattered across various Harlequin lines and imprints as lines consolidated and morphed. Finding and following this series through to completion is not for the faint of heart!

Book #2, Cracking The Dating Code, won the Australian Romance Readers Association’s award for Favourite Short Category Romance for 2012

Book #3, What The Bride Didn’t Know, won the Australian Romance Readers Association’s award for Favourite Short Category Romance for 2013 and the Romance Writers of Australia’s RUBY award for
Short Category Romance for 2014.

The final book in the series, The Spy Who Tamed Me, released in April and July 2015.

Flirting with Intent

Book One in the West Family Series – Damon

Flirting with Intent by Kelly Hunter

Ruby’s Relationship Rules…

Ruby Maguire is done with being jerked around by men. Now she just needs to know three things about a potential bedmate: his name, where he’ll be in a week’s time and what it is he wants from her.

Damon West knows plenty about subterfuge and secrets, and nothing about being truthful with women. But Ruby demands honesty between them so Damon gives her as much as he can: I’m Damon West. I’ll be leaving Singapore in a week. And I want you to touch me.

At least, that was the intent…but something’s telling normally bulletproof Damon that one week with Ruby might not be so easy to recover from.…

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Cracking the Dating Code

Book Two in the West Family Series – Poppy

Cracking the Dating Code by Kelly Hunter

Poppy West, genius and legendary code-cracker, needs a hideaway. Her borrowed desert island seems perfect—until she discovers the owner is the most dangerously sexy man she has ever laid eyes on… Now she’s out of her depth!

Sebastian Reyne never intended to teach Poppy all the delightful, enticing mysteries of flirtation. Poppy needs a nice man, not a rogue. A patient man, not one who can’t be controlled. But her clueless attempts at cracking the dating code bring out the rescuer in him, the teacher in him, even the gentleman in him. For a while.

Until Poppy’s skills start to exceed his own…

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What the Bride Didn’t Know

Book Three in the West Family series – Lena

What the Bride Didn’t Know by Kelly Hunter

Shh! It’s a secret…

Special ops expert Trig Sinclair is a man’s man, and that means no matter how dynamite Lena West is, as his best friend’s younger sister, she’s strictly off limits! He can look, but not touch—not if he wants to live to tell the tale!

But when a secret mission to Istanbul sees Lena and Trig pretending to be married (and sharing a bed), he finds himself in a whole new world of sweet torture! But if Trig thinks playing the honour-bound hero is tough, it’s got nothing on how Lena feels when she discovers what her ‘groom’ is really hiding…

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The Spy Who Tamed Me

Book Four in the West Family Series – Jared

The Spy Who Tamed Me by Kelly Hunter

‘Your reputation precedes you, Mr West.’

After two years undercover, Special Operative Jared West feels like a stranger in his old life. The bruises on his muscle-honed body will fade, but not the memories. Still, he hasn’t lost his appreciation for a beautiful woman: Rowan Farrington is too arresting to be ignored.

New Director of Operations Rowan has heard Jared’s most dangerous weapon is his sexy smile, but it’s her job to see through his bravado. Rowan must get to know Jared intimately to ensure he’s ready for his next mission.

But neither is ready for the passion that erupts from the casual touch of a hand…

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The Night Before Christmas

A prequel short story for the West Family series

The Night Before Christmas by Kelly Hunter

In this Christmas prequel novella by USA TODAY Bestselling author Kelly Hunter, meet estranged sweethearts Jess and Boyd…

Hardworking and independent Jess Turner has come home from the bustle of Sydney to enjoy a quiet Christmas. But after running into an old school friend, she finds herself talked into attending a lavish Christmas Eve party and running straight into the only man to ever break her heart.

Rebel with a heart Boyd Webber thrives on the adrenaline rush of riding motorbikes for a living, but giving into love has never been a risk worth taking. Until he sees Jess again. Their chemistry is still electric and Boyd can’t give up the chance to rekindle what they once had. But if they’re going to have a future together, they’ll have to find a way to get past old hurts in time for Christmas Day…

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