(Real Men Book 2)
April 2013, Entangled Publishing
Serial bachelor. Celebrity author. Her perfect forever?
When famous author Luke Maguire decides to write his next novel in the small town of Burronga, Australia, he's sure he can ignore the fiery redhead next door. Not only has he just been burned from a high-profile breakup, but he's never been one to set down roots. No, he'll finish his novel and leave Burronga. And soon.
Tyler Jones just wants to run her business with her best friend, Ally, and take care of her three-year-old daughter, Chloe. She's never needed help from anyone, especially not a man, and the brooding, rugged writer next door can't tempt her. Not in the least.
Only Tyler and Luke can't stay away from each other. So they set rules. No staying overnight, no future plans, no sappy good-byes when Luke inevitably quits town. But the chemistry between them is too strong to contain in a rulebook. Are Luke and Tyler ready to risk their lives of independence for something more?
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"Luke and Tyler were both wonderfully engaging, complex characters that grabbed at my heartstrings" The Romance Reviews
"...a fantastic book. I loved the romance and the characters." BookLoving Mom
"Seriously, fantastic read...the story left me with a permasmile." Melody May
REAL MEN DON'T BREAK HEARTS
(Real Men Book 1)
Dec 2012, Entangled Publishing
Ally Griffin is horrified to learn her new landlord is none other than the infuriating playboy Nate Hardy—the man she blames for getting her jilted at the altar six years ago. Plus, now her ex-fiancé is back in their hometown of Burronga, Australia, to marry his beautiful new bride…for real this time. Everybody’s treating Ally with kid gloves, as though she’s still heartbroken, but she’s just fine, thank you very much.
Nate Hardy is tired of his high-flying city career and bachelor lifestyle and is looking for something more real. The last thing he needs is to find himself undeniably attracted to Ally, the woman with whom he never saw eye-to-eye. But is he even capable of what Ally wants and deserves?
As Ally tries to pull her life out of the rut it’s fallen in, she doesn't count on Nate stirring up her emotions. A short-term fling with the resident bad boy is practically irresistible, but only if she can guard her heart…
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"...a wonderful contemporary romance." The Book Girl
"...a sweet romance about self discovery, acceptance, and second chances." MsRomanticReads
"Real Men Don’t Break Hearts by Coleen Kwan is a fast read and a cute read. Fans of romance of any type will just eat this one up!" The Book Cellar
"...if you are looking for that sweet read that leaves with that warm fuzzy feeling, you might want to checkout Real Men Don't Break Hearts." What I'm Reading
Jan 2013, Carina Press
Time travel steampunk romance
Asher knows that something in the near future causes Minerva Lambkin, the woman who turned down his marriage proposal, to be erased from existence. And he’s sure it has something to do with his device. Alone in a familiar world where he doesn’t belong, he’ll have to find a way to destroy the time machine to save the woman he loves from extinction. Even if that means erasing his own future.
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Dec 2012, Escape Publishing
Contemporary multicultural romance
Toni Lau and Dion Chan were connected from birth — first via their parents’ jointly-owned restaurant, then via their bone-deep friendship. But children grow up, and Toni leaves their sleepy hometown looking for more than it can offer.
Now Toni is back, raw with the knowledge that not all childhood dreams come true. Dion is on the brink of realising that both his own ambitions and his childhood friend have the power to derail all of his hard work. But loving Toni — and winning her love in return — has always been on his wish list. Can Dion really put her on the back burner while frying up his chef dreams? Or is it possible that together they can come up with a recipe for happiness?
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June 2012, Carina Press
Five years ago, Asher Quigley broke his engagement to Minerva Lambkin, believing she was an accomplice in a scheme to steal his prototype for a wondrous device. Minerva swore she was innocent, though the thief—and Asher’s mentor—was her own father.
Now, sheer desperation has driven Minerva to Asher’s door. Her father has been kidnapped by investors furious that he’s never been able to make the machine work. Only Asher, now a rich and famous inventor in his own right, can replicate the device. He’s also become a hard, distant stranger far different from the young idealist she once loved.
Despite their troubled past, Asher agrees to help Minerva. He still harbors his suspicions about her, but their reunion stirs emotions and desires they both thought were buried forever. Can they rebuild their fragile relationship in time to save her father and their future together?
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"This is a lovely steampunk novella with lots of fun gadgets like ray guns, flying airships, mechanical arms and mysterious ever-lasting thingiemabobs. This is steampunk at its finest and fans will enjoy this part science, part imagination as I did." The Romance Reviews
"ASHER'S INVENTION is exactly the kind of steampunk novella I like to write and read. The Victorian setting is well done and believable, as is the invention at the heart of the plot. I read breathlessly to see what would happen next....I hope Kwan writes more steampunk in the future!" Romance Reader At Heart
"With the thrill of a cat-and-mouse chase, this romance novella features only a little heavy petting—much is left to the sexual imagination—so if readers require more juicy bits to get their engine going, this may not be the read for them. Kwan does an excellent job of weaving together steampunk and romance. This subgenre is gearing up for the long haul, and Asher’s Invention is a fabulous introduction." Library Journal Reviews
WHEN HARRIET CAME HOME
Oct 2011, Carina Press
A contemporary romance set in rural Australia.
After ten years of exile, Harriet Brown is back in town. Things have definitely changed, but so has she. Now the confident owner of a catering business, she’s no longer the shy, overweight girl everyone – including her hot teenage crush - used to ignore. In fact, she’s determined to make peace with Adam Blackstone for her part in exposing his father’s secret affairs and corrupt behavior as Mayor.
But Adam has changed as well. No longer a pampered, rich pin-up boy, he just wants to re-establish his family’s good name. He reluctantly agrees to a truce with Harriet, and is surprised by how changed she is. He doesn’t want to be drawn to her, but he can’t seem to resist her allure.
As Harriet struggles to come to terms with her past, her adolescent infatuation with Adam morphs into something more serious… Will she ever be accepted again? Or will ancient history ruin the chance of a future full of possibilities?
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"I could not put this book down...The emotions, secondary cast and most of all Harriett and Adam kept me enthralled until the end." (5 stars) Naughty Cougar Tales
“I absolutely fell in love with Harriet and Adam. These two were definitely meant to be together. Coleen Kwan has weaved together a engaging story about love, loss, reflection, growing up, coming to terms with one’s past, accepting/embracing the future, and second chances.” (5 stars) Blackraven's Reviews
"This book is easy and light to read. Miss Coleen Kwan deserves two thumbs up for making a very nice contemporary romance a reader can relate to. I am definitely looking forward to reading more from Ms. Coleen Kwan!" (4 stars) The Romance Reviews
"I found this story to be quite compelling because it felt so familiar, based on situations, feelings, conversations, and prejudices that are far more common than any of us would like to admit...This is the first work by this author that I have encountered and I was impressed with her writing prowess." (4 stars) The Book Binge
"This is the first I have read from Coleen Kwan and it won’t be the last. I loved the attraction between these two even though they deny it." (4 1/2 stars) Night Owl Reviews
"This book was a quick and easy read and was so engrossing I didn't want to put it down so I ended up reading it from start to finish in one night...I have not read other books by Kwan but look forward to doing so." (4 stars) Romancing the Book