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Needing Nicole

(The second book in the Cantrelle Family Trilogy series)
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She wasn't the woman he was looking for . . . .

But when he found her, he also found it impossible to stay away from her. Jack Forrester, investigative journalist, had been searching for his twin sister's best friend, who had disappeared from Houston a few months earlier. He'd tracked the missing Elise to New Orleans. But the woman he thought was Elise turned out to be someone else - a beautiful, sexy, spirited someone else named Nicole Cantrelle.

Nicole was alarmed by the man who followed her when she got off the streetcar she rode to and from work each day. She whipped out her can of Mace and told him not to come any closer. But something about his explanation - not to mention his charm, good looks, and irresistible smile - told her he was telling the truth. Against her better judgment, she agrees to help him in his quest to find his sister's friend.

Can Jack, a man who lives out of suitcases and travels the world, a man who doesn't think he needs anyone, and Nicole, a single mother determined to give her daughter a stable home among the culture and family she loves, and dreams of finding a man to share that life, ever find common ground besides their physical attraction to one another?

A passionate romance combined with a mystery . . . NEEDING NICOLE continues the saga of the Cantrelle family of Louisiana.

PATRICIA KAY is the award-winning, best-selling author of more than 50 novels of romance and women's fiction. She is also an acclaimed writing teacher who has taught hundreds of students all over the world. Visit her website at to read all about her and her books. She formerly wrote under the pseudonym Trisha Alexander. NEEDING NICOLE was originally published in 1992 with the title When Somebody Needs You.


"Ms. Alexander steals our hearts away . . . a winning love story with a dandy subplot!" -- Melinda Helfer, reviewing NEEDING NICOLE for Romantic Times Magazine.

"A sweet romantic read with a touch of danger . . . " -- review of NEEDING NICOLE for Rendezvous Magazine.

"...A master storyteller! . . . This author is bound to become a perennial favorite." -- Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author

"Patricia Kay has done a fantastic job of delving into a powerful story that will take your breath away." -- Amy Cunningham, Romance Reviews Today (about FAMILY ALBUM)

"If you love LaVyrle Spencer, you'll love Patricia Kay." -- Deborah Smith

"Kay's books are character-driven, and the pacing is inexorable, as her characters stumble, walk, and finally race toward redemption." -- Patricia O'Dea Rosen, Happily Ever After newsletter

"Full bodied characters, rich emotional scenes, strong conflict, and sensual tension . . ." From a review by Pamela Cohen, Romantic Times Magazine

"It was wonderful. You had me sniffling and tearing up at the store in front of my customers. One of the most moving books I've read in a long time." -- Merry Cutler, Annie's book Shop, Sharon, MA (reviewing WITH THIS RING)

"A very good job exploring the emotional consequences of a heartbreaking romantic triangle. WITH THIS RING is a touching read." -- Romantic Times Magazine

Genre: Romance

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March 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Needing Nicole (The Cantrelle Family Trilogy Book 2)
Author(s): Patricia Kay
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