For The Love Of You
He has never found the right woman…until nowCraig Lawson is the hottest filmmaker in Hollywood—a man who has won every award and can have any woman he wants. Now he’s ready to produce his masterpiece. But it means returning to his Louisiana roots and the real estate dynasty he walked away from almost a decade ago. In the French Quarter, he finds a historic house that is perfect for his project…and the unconventional owner is a beauty of fascinating contradictions.Jewel Fontaine had her reasons for disappearing from the local art scene five years ago. And this reclusive sculptress isn’t about to let the famous playboy director turn his cameras on her private life. Until he awakens her hidden desires. If she gives in to his passion, will he uncover the secret she’s been so desperately hiding? Or will Craig’s own unresolved issues from the past sabotage any chance for a happy future together?
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He has never found the right woman...until now
Craig Lawson is the hottest filmmaker in Hollywoodâa man who has won every award and can have any woman he wants. Now heâs ready to produce his masterpiece. But it means returning to his Louisiana roots and the real estate dynasty he walked away from almost a decade ago. In the French Quarter, he finds a historic house that is perfect for his project...and the unconventional owner is a beauty of fascinating contradictions.
Jewel Fontaine had her reasons for disappearing from the local art scene five years ago. And this reclusive sculptress isnât about to let the famous playboy director turn his cameras on her private life. Until he awakens her hidden desires. If she gives in to his passion, will he uncover the secret sheâs been so desperately hiding? Or will Craigâs own unresolved issues from the past sabotage any chance for a happy future together?
They stood facing each other, inches apart, on her front porch. Jewelâs heart thumped. âIâm glad I went.â
âAre you?â His brows tightened as he took a step closer, forcing her to look up.
Her throat worked frantically. âVery.â
âThatâs good to know because I want to do it again.â
Jewel swallowed. âLunch?â
âDinner...and then breakfast.â
The implication was clear. Heat flashed through her limbs.
âHow does that sound?â
Her head swam. âIt sounds...â
Before she could form the words, heâd slid his arm around her waist and pulled her flush against the hard lines of his body, and then the world disappeared as his head came down and those lips that she had fantasized kissing covered hers. The kiss was electric, slow and sweet. She couldnât think over the hum that vibrated deep in his throat as he deepened their kiss, teasing her mouth with a swipe of his tongue. Her entire body vibrated and felt weak all at once. Her fingers held on to the tight ropes of his arms, and all she could piece together in her head was that she didnât want it to end.
Whether you are a returning or newly inducted fan of The Lawsons of Louisiana series, let me introduce you to another member of the familyâCraig Lawson. With all of my Lawson family members, I want to bring my readers not only a great love story but also a story that touches readers, with characters that you will grow to love and root for as I have.
Freed from the reins of his powerful father, Craig Lawson has built his own legacy, but it has left him with a hole in his heart. A hole that is filled by artist Jewel Fontaine. Although she has her own demons to deal with, Craig offers her a new beginning. Of course, their journey wonât be an easy one.
At the center of all of the Lawson tales is the importance and resilience of family. I hope that you will welcome the newest members into your family of characters that help you believe in the power of love and its limitless possibilities.
I want to thank each and every one of my readers for your continued love and support throughout my years of writing.
Sit back, relax and enjoy!
Until next time,
For the Love of You
DONNA HILL began writing novels in 1990. Since that time she has had more than forty titles published, which include full-length novels and novellas. Two of her novels and one novella were adapted for television. She has won numerous awards for her body of work. She is also the editor of five novels, two of which were nominated for awards. She easily moves from romance to erotica, horror, comedy and womenâs fiction. She was the first recipient of the RT Book Reviews Trailblazer Award, won the RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award and currently teaches writing at the Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Center.
Donna lives in Brooklyn with her family. Visit her website at donnahill.com.
This novel is lovingly dedicated to my dearest friend and mentor, Gwynne Forster. I miss you, my friend.
I wish to thank my ever patient editor, Glenda Howard, for never giving up on me.
The ten-hour flight from London Heathrow Airport landed in New Orleans, Louisiana, on time, to the delight of the weary passengers, Craig Lawson among them. His return home after more than ten years came with a mixture of regret and anticipation. Regret that for all those years heâd never felt compelled to return to the place where heâd grown up, and anticipation for the reason why heâd finally come home.
After breezing through customs and collecting his luggage, he and his business partner and lifelong buddy, Anthony Maxwell, headed for the pickup area and the car that awaited them. They passed a newsstand, and Anthony tapped Craigâs arm and lifted his head in the direction of the magazines, where Craigâs face graced the covers of Entertainment Weekly, Variety and Black Enterprise.