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Jake O’Connell causes quite a stir by showing up in Port Townsend for his brother David’s wedding. The twin of country heartthrob Joe Bob Blade has upended his enviable life by resigning as CEO of the family business. In North Bend, he dressed to the nines, dazzled associates, and resided in an architect’s showplace. But he bore a grudge against the brothers who left him to hold down the fort while they gallivanted off to follow their bliss.
Now Jake is content to rattle around in a rented Victorian mansion. He appears easygoing, though distracted. His recently dead friend haunts his thoughts, making him fear for his sanity.
Jake has a new career, one frowned upon in his social circle. He writes thrillers. The muse he finds in Port Townsend is just as inappropriate: the married, beguiling Chiara.
"An emotional roller coaster of a journey that’s both warm and engrossing [....] The slow-burning chemistry between Jake and Chiara is intense, adding depth to their relationship. The book ably examines the disconnect between actions, words, desires, and familial dynamics with sharp precision. The ending is wholly satisfying. The novel is expansive, deeply reflective, and especially good in its exploration of love, passion, family ties, and identity. A poignant story with sophisticated emotions." Read more....
--The Prairies Book Review
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Holed up in an isolated cabin in the Hoh Rain Forest, county music heartthrob Joe Bob Blade is under strict doctor’s orders not to utter a sound. During a freak storm, a beautiful woman collapses at his door. Ali’s gentle humor and hard-luck story captivate Joe, raised in privilege and until recently, sailing smoothly to the top of the charts. Surprised that she doesn’t recognize him, he decides to keep his identity a secret. It’s a novelty being treated like a normal guy, and besides, Joe can communicate only in writing. Ali doesn’t reveal her last name, either. Sparks fly, but both resist the heat. Their timing couldn’t be worse.
Back in civilization, Ali and Joe struggle to move on. Over the next year and a half, neither can forget those two magical days.
Book 1 of the Olympic Peninsula series.
Editor's Pick! "The relationship compels, the story moves fast, and the ending satisfies, with a door open for intriguing future installments." Read more
--BookLife by Publishers Weekly
“A fun, suspenseful at times and amusing at other times, romance book that looks to be the start of something really great[....] An excellent example of the romance genre, A Silent Woodsman should be a must on your reading list. While the main characters are excellent and make it worth the time, a book with such an incredibly written supporting cast is one that is absolutely not to be missed.” Read more
— Kathy Stickles for Feathered Quill
4.8 stars: "Filled with 1990s nostalgia, Cat Treadgold’s THE SILENT WOODSMAN sizzles with an addictive 'will they-won’t they' tension that starts from the moment of the main character’s fated meeting and doesn’t let up, making for a suspenseful romantic drama debut." Read more
-- Jessica Thomas for IndieReader
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Three 5-star reviews from Readers' Favorite Reviews!
“A beautiful and heartbreaking story that embodies the meaning of right-person-wrong-time. Cat Treadgold created a beautiful and intricately woven story with just the right amount of reality. […] The Silent Woodsman is a slow-burn romance set in the late ’90s. The moderate pace at which it evolved gave me time to focus on the character development of both Joe and Ali. Treadgold didn’t just attach them at the hip after that first encounter; instead, she shows us that life goes on and if it’s meant to be it will happen. I know that this is a work of fiction, but the sense of reality and the obstacles they had to overcome are what made me love their story.”
“A great read. It left me wishing I could start on book two immediately.”
“An emotional roller coaster ride. The story is a classic tale of will they, won't they, and all the drama had me on the edge of my seat. Sibling rivalry, a self-absorbed diva, harassment, and a love for the arts, this book has all this and more. I was happy, high on love, frustrated, and shocked. Cat Treadgold wrote many twists and turns, giving the characters great backstories explaining their personalities and reasoning. Ali and Joe had undeniable chemistry, and their emotional connection was the driving force of this story. […] I recommend this book to all romance book lovers because this is a good read to add to your collection.”
5 Stars: "A fascinating tale that brims with charm. Treadgold has the extraordinary ability to infuse life into the setting, creating imagery that is rich and a culture that creates nostalgia in readers. The characters are complex and adorable." Read more
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No stranger to adversity, Liam Ryan has also cheated death. He kept himself and his twin sister safe through a tough childhood in the foster care system. Then, at age twenty-four, he took his first trip abroad and was blown up and presumed dead in a terrorist attack. Three years later an investigator locates him working as a security guard in Jerusalem.
Scarred mentally and physically by his ordeal, Liam needs space to decide what comes next. So he agrees to join his sister Ali and her new husband Joe at their sprawling estate in Port Townsend. Joe’s sister Teresa, fleeing a broken engagement and her controlling mother, also comes to stay. Liam mistrusts rich people, but Teresa, the kind of society princess he would normally avoid at all costs, is hard to resist. Especially when she becomes suspiciously accident prone and in need of a protector.
Book 2 of the Olympic Peninsula series.
"Another stellar example of this author’s ability to give readers a romance novel that has a creative and interesting plot and holds your attention. This is not just another silly story from the romance genre but one that will grab a reader quickly and never let go. Cat Treadgold has become a new favorite author for me and I’m sure she will quickly become the same for many of you." Read more
--Kathie Stickles for Feathered Quill Reviews
“A well-rounded, fleshed out love story fueled by family dynamics, relationship drama, and heartfelt character interactions between lovers and siblings. [….] The plot moves at a rapid pace, and romance readers will find the characters relatable and entertaining. As Teresa finds herself in life-threatening situations and facing surprising attacks, Liam becomes an accidental guardian. The intrigue and mystery that Liam adds to the story creates intriguing tension, propelling the narrative forward and building a searing anticipation for the sparks to ignite. [….] The Guardsman is a light read that will make romance readers swoon.” Read more
--BookLife by Publishers Weekly
"With heartfelt family dynamics and deeply relatable characters, Cat Treadgold’s The Guardsman dials the forbidden romance up to an eleven, where dramatic angst, smoldering glances, and mutual pining abound." Read more
--Jessica Thomas for IndieReader
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When David O’Connell joins his family in Port Townsend, Washington for his sister Teresa’s wedding, they wonder why their normally outgoing, cheerful brother has become subdued and secretive. He balks at discussing his last four years as a surgeon in Africa or his fiancée Sylvia, who is coming to visit.
Family friend Maddie Leftwood is a serious actress in a sex kitten’s body. The air crackles between David and Maddie from the moment their eyes meet. But over Christmas at the O’Connell Compound, David is fully preoccupied with appeasing his prickly fiancée. David has good reason to tread carefully with Sylvia, but Maddie sees no choice but to move on. She has a leading role at the local theater, where her co-star, local heartthrob Kilo, pours on the charm, drawing her into his web.
David knows Maddie is funny and sweet and nothing like the blonde bombshell she appears to be. Maddie knows David is brilliant and complex and refreshingly different from other men. David and Maddie could be great together, if only they can push the reset button. Still, one giant obstacle remains. In Africa, David’s colleagues called him “the magic man.” They didn’t know the half of it.
"The descriptive and creative writing and the character development in The Magic Man is just what the reader needs and wants. Cat Treadgold has created another book in the Olympic Peninsula Series that is wonderful and not your average romance." Read more
--Kathy Stickles for Feathered Quill Book Reviews
"Big romance with lots of characters and heart... Treadgold manages the complex relationships within the O’Connell family with grace, inviting in new readers while ensuring that veterans of the earlier books in the series will be rewarded with updates on earlier couples beyond just supporting the new pairing, including some warm and connected married sex scenes. Maddie’s characterization is strong, and her conflict about making it as an actress but not wanting to do nudity on screen feels authentic. The basic setup for the couple’s conflict works well." Read more
--Booklife by Publishers Weekly