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Publication Order of Kate Holly Books

Publication Order of Full/Max Holt Books

with Janet Evanovich

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Too Many Husbands (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Straight Shootin' Lady (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Travelin' Man (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sweet Misery (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tigress (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scoundrel (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Private Eyes (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Restless Nights (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Louisiana Lovin' (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tough Guy, Savvy Lady (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lady and the Cowboy (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Island Rogue (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rascal (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Incredible Hunk (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kissed By A Rogue (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil and Miss Goody-Two Shoes (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cop and the Mother-to-Be (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Husband Wanted (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ready-Made Family (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tall, Dark and Bad (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Belated Bride (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
And After That, the Dark (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Valley of the Shadow (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just Married Again (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Southern Belle (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Kills (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
A New Attitude (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hot Shot (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Millionaire CopMom-To-Be (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pregnant! (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
See Bride Run! (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Welcome to Temptation (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss Goody Two-Shoes (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Charlotte Hughes
Charlotte Hughes was born in Williamston, South Carolina and has written many acclaimed comedy and romance novels and lives in South Carolina. This includes writing the “Max Holt” series with Janet Evanovich.

She is the oldest daughter and oldest of three kids. Her love of reading started when she was in the second grade and she read “Charlotte’s Web” for the first time and she went on to be a rather devoted Nancy Drew fan.

During college, she majored in communications and soon found her voice in works by southern authors such as William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, and Katharine Anne Porter. Her favorite novel, which she claims she has read many times, is Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird”.

She was introduced to the romance genre by early Danielle Steel and Kathleen Woodiwiss books. During her late twenties, and had just become a mom, when she started writing seriously, trying to write short stories, before trying category romances. Even though she collected many rejections for her first novel, her second was snatched up right away.

Charlotte’s debut novel, called “Too Many Husbands”, was released in the year 1986.

“Too Many Husbands” was published as part of Bantam Books’ Loveswept line, and it shot to number one on the Waldenbooks Bestseller list immediately. Charlotte penned close to thirty books before the line shut down in the year 1998.

Despite Charlotte being widely known for her laugh-out loud romantic comedies, she wrote three Maggie Award winning thrillers for Avon Books during the late nineties. She thrilled readers with her funny books “A New Attitude” and “Hot Shot”. The latter of which wound up winning the Waldenbooks Greatest Sales Growth Achievement in the year 2003.

Even though she has won many awards, her biggest thrill is hearing from her readers that claimed her books helped them get through rough spots in their lives. She has gotten letters from cancer patients and those that have lost loved ones who told her they were able to laugh through some of their darkest times because of her books. These letters mean more to Charlotte than bestseller lists and winning awards. This humor extends into her personal life, too, as she has trained all of her nephews and nieces from an early age to call her Beautiful Aunt Charlotte.

She first fell in love with Beaufort, South Carolina, when she was vacationing in one of the Sea Islands when her two sons were under the age of three. Finally, in the year 1992, the family moved to the area, and Charlotte’s been living there since. Charlotte finds being surrounded by the water, enormous moss-draped live oaks, and salt marshes to be rather calming and she cannot imagine living any place else.

Charlotte is admitted homebody that keeps a low profile, with few neighbors knowing that she is a bestselling author.

As her sons are grown, she shares her Lowcountry home with two Dachshunds whom she lovingly calls Lil Boy and Lil Bit who both rule the roosts. She says it is like having two toddlers in your house, but she doesn’t know where else you could possibly get that type of unconditional love?

“Miss Goody Two Shoes” is a stand alone novel and was released in the year 1994. Imprisoned for a crime he really didn’t commit, Kane Stoddard was a bitter and angry man, until the uplifting and sweet letters sent to him by Melanie Abercrombie painted a picture of a life that he longed for. Now his name has been cleared, he wants to begin a new life and meet up with the woman that gave him hope when his situation seemed the most hopeless.

Mel does not know what to make of the scruffy bearded Kane that rides up on his motorcycle. Her first thought is that he actually escaped from prison and is dangerous. Shocked by their sizzling and quick attraction, she attempts to fight all her impulses and hang on to her proper and prim lifestyle. Mel worries that Kane is going to leave her once he tires of a small town life where he is still being treated like an outcast.

“See Bride Run!” is a stand alone novel and was released in the year 2014. Annie Hartford, Atlanta’s billionaire heiress, has been under her dad’s thumb her entire life. Now 29, she is being forced by him to marry a guy that she doesn’t love in front of six hundred guests. With just moments to spare, she hijacks the family limo, which breaks down in the tiny town of Pickney, Georgia. Annie, who has never once wanted for anything, now finds she is penniless, homeless, and with just the clothes that are on her back. A diamond tiara and a designer wedding gown.

While there, she meets a restaurant owner and lawyer named Sam Ballard. Unlucky in love, the very last thing that Sam needs is a red-hot waitress that appears to be hell-bent on breaking single dish in his Dixieland Cafe. Still, he cannot just fire her, as she has already won the hearts of everybody in town.

After having a lifetime of riches, can Annie find some happiness in her second-hand clothes, a garage apartment, and making her way around town on the borrowed bicycle? How can Sam be sure that Annie will not just back to her dad when her new life presents a new obstacle?

“Welcome to Temptation” is a stand alone novel and was released in the year 2015. While a hurricane is about to hit Temptation, Louisiana, Michelle Thurston fails to convince her quite stubborn grandma to leave her home out on the bayou. Sheriff Gator Landry arrives by boat, hell bent and determined to force this elderly recluse to evacuate. He is shocked to find Michelle, who was only sixteen years old when he courted her that one steamy summer.

Michelle, now thirty-two years old, comes face-to-face with the very guy whose kisses tempted her to lose all control, except this time, there isn’t any place to run. Even though Gator isn’t about leave these two women defenseless, Michelle cannot help but wonder if he is much more dangerous to her than anything the storm could possibly do.

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