Janet Van Gorden
Janet Van Gorden writes contemporary romance, uniting hearts and rekindling lost love. Her first book, His Second Chance, is closest to her heart as it marks the beginning of a lifelong dream to be an author. Her fondest childhood memories are of long summer afternoons spent on her porch surrounded by piles of books just waiting to be read, and notebooks filled with ideas waiting to blossom.
An avid reader, Janet understands how wonderful it feels to connect deeply with a story and the characters who bring it to life. When crafting her stories, she cherishes those special moments where the imaginary becomes real. She loves creating relationships between her characters that are tender and dramatic, showing her readers there truly can be happy endings.
When Janet isn’t filling her role as author, she enjoys her extraordinary life as “Mom” to her three children, and “wife” to her husband, aka her High School sweetheart. She appreciates quiet evenings, romantic movies, cheering wildly at her children’s sports games, and baking for the holidays.
His Second Chance (A Paramour Romance Book 1)
Imagine if life gave you a second chance to meet someone for the first time.
Dawson Mitchell lives life to the fullest. Juggling the fast paced world of managing his restaurants, bartending on weekends, and dabbling in casual, low pressure relationships, he leads the ideal bachelor lifestyle. No regrets. Until the girl who never knew she held a piece of his heart, asks him for a refill of her wine.
Ellie Gardner doesn’t know where her love life is heading, but she knows where she wants it to take her. She is fully committed to making her lukewarm relationship work. At least it’s her intention, until the blue eyed bartender delivers her glass of wine with a smile.
As Dawson finds himself face to face with the girl he once loved from afar, he is handed the ultimate opportunity to start over. If only he can convince the tentative woman sitting in front of him to give a stranger a second chance.
Take Me Home (A Paramour Romance Book 2)
A Paramour Romance -- Book 2.
When his little sister Abby announces her wedding details, Nick Lowery finds himself blindsided by his painful past. The return of Charlotte MacIntyre has him building an emotional barricade around his once battered heart.
He and Charlotte had a tangled friendship from the very beginning. They were young. She was his little sister’s best friend. He was a big brother figure. But that didn’t stop him from falling in love. Nick risked his pride and his heart for something he thought was real. But Charlotte didn’t feel the same…
Now, fourteen years later, as the two of them cautiously rebuild their old friendship for the sake of Abby’s wedding, tumultuous emotions threaten to erode their carefully formed bond. When the attraction they’ve secretly held for each other can no longer be ignored, will one night destroy everything forever or will Nick and Charlotte finally find their way home?
Take Me Home can be read as a stand-alone story but is the second book in the Paramour Romance Series.
Skye's the Limit (A Paramour Romance Book 3)
Sometimes you need to cross the bridges you’ve burned.
Sean Sullivan, sexy, charismatic bartender by night, and every woman’s dream in the early mornings, is always on the lookout for the next soft, curvy body to fill his loneliness. He has no plans to commit beyond a one night stand. He’s been there, done that, and his heart still wears the battle scars. As far as he is concerned, love is an empty, four letter word, best avoided. Especially when Skye Anderson appears, out of the blue, knocking at his door.
When cover model Skye Anderson, sets foot in Paramour Illinois, it isn’t by choice, and it certainly isn’t for the small town atmosphere. She’s on a mission. As the face of Macksam magazine, she longs for more than fame based on her looks. She wants to be taken seriously. Handed a chance to write an expose for the magazine, she’s thrilled. Until she discovers her interview subject — the carefree bartender Sean Sullivan, whose heart she traded in for her glamorous L.A. dreams.
Stunned, but determined to secure her story, Skye is forced to finally face the wreckage of her past. Will Sean Sullivan cooperate, and let her walk away with only what she came for, or will they both discover there is more to their own unfinished story?