Saving Shenanigans Series
Three estranged sisters inherit their father’s Irish pub called Shenanigans when he dies from a nasty drunken fall. Having dealt with his alcoholism for years, the youngest sister, Mabe O’Banyon chose to stay and keep the business going, but little does she know how close she is to losing the one thing she has left to make a living. Aaron Shaw arrives on the scene to try and save her from certain disaster, but Mabe doesn’t trust him.
Meg, suddenly fled town as a teen and only kept in touch with Mabe through the occasional email. When Meg returns for her father’s funeral she reveals one secret that she’s born alone for the last ten years and one that will change all their lives forever. Rod Owens once had a relationship with Meg, and upon his return from Afghanistan can he convince her to rekindle that love or will her secrets stand between them.
Mara, the oldest O’Banyon sister, is the only one with what she claims are true bragging rights. Having left town to attend culinary school in New York, she’s made a name for herself as an executive chef at a high end restaurant. It may take a total sacrifice of all she’s worked for to save her family’s legacy. Once she meets Jake O’Leary it may take everything Mara’s got to keep from killing him, or falling madly in love with him.
Will each sister, each with their own hurt and anger wrapped around the past, be able to make the sacrifices it will take to keep what’s left of their family together?
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Hot tempered, Mabe O'Banyon will do whatever it takes to keep the family's Irish pub, Shenanigans, out of the mob's dirty hands. She quickly learns, though, their attorney and the bank will offer no help. So, she calls in the reinforcements--Mara and Meg. She hasn't seen her two sisters for years, but her desperate message brings them running.
Commercial real estate developer, Aaron Shaw has a secret. He arrives in Monticello, FL, expecting to purchase a quaint Irish pub and move on to his next conquest. But the transaction doesn't take place as planned--in fact, it doesn't take place at all. The hardheaded owner--a stunning redhead with curves that don't quit--isn't selling.
With time running out and the mob on their heels, Aaron wants nothing more than to save the woman he's fallen for from impending danger. Mabe is torn between a man she loves but can't trust and the need to hold on to her family's pub. Their choices lead them down a path neither could have guessed.
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Meg O’Banyon makes a mistake during her senior year in high school. She gets mixed up with football star Rowdy Rod Owens, and after one night of foolish passion, Rod, on his way to serve Uncle Sam, leaves her with a gift…one she knows her father will never approve of. Fearing his drunken rage, Meg flees on a Greyhound Bus with only twenty dollars in her pocket and a baby in her belly. Meg has struggled for ten years to keep food on the table for her and her daughter, Emma, and up until now has done okay. A visit to the doctor is about to change all that.
When she gets the news of her father’s death, Meg uses it as an opportunity to secure a future for Emma in case things don’t turn out as she hopes. As if dealing with her current burden isn’t enough, the sudden return of Rod Owens from Afghanistan sends Meg into a panic. She’s never told him about Emma.
Rod Owens is a jock with a passion for his country. Wanting to serve from the time he could carry a toy rifle, he dreams of an Army career. After being injured and released from the only career he’s ever known, Rod returns home to more than one surprise. The woman who’s haunted his dreams for years suddenly confronts him with two heart wrenching secrets. Rod must now determine if he can overcome the hurt and betrayal and fight for what he loves most.
Book two of the Saving Shenanigans series allows you to witness the strength and determination of the second O’Banyon sister, Meg, as she comes to terms with the secrets of her past, battles to survive a difficult present, and struggles to secure a hopeful future. Meg’s story is also an empowering one as she gains control of the “silent killer” Ovarian Cancer. All she needs now is the support of her family and the love of a good man...her man.
At eighteen, Mara O’Banyon packed a bag, got in her old Honda, and drove from Florida to New York determined to become a chef. As the luck of the Irish would have it, Mara doesn't toil at Mick's Pub for long before she's discovered by world renown Executive Chef and restaurant mogel Jacques Bernaut. Jacques offers Mara not only a shot at her dreams, but a place in his bed as well. Mara rises quickly to stardom in Jacques restaurants even surpassing the skill of her mentor/lover.
When Mara learns of her father’s death she takes some time to return home and attend his funeral. She's forgotten what its like to have family and the reminder draws her attention back to Florida and away from Jacques. She's got great ideas for the family pub, Shenanigans, if she can get past the stubbornness of one Jake O’Leary, the current cook/bar tender. From the day they meet, Mara knows this man is trouble, she just has no idea how much. She thinks he a neanderthal, and he thinks she's a diva. Passion flares from the first day they cross knives in the kitchen.
Jake O’Leary has worked for Shane O’Banyon since he was released from the county jail. A self-trained chef he’s built the bar's menu into what it is today and the last thing he needs is some fancy New York trained chef to boss him around in his own kitchen. However, it isn't his kitchen. It's hers. When the bar is destroyed by the mob, and Jake and Mara are forced to rebuild it together, a lot more heats up than the new ovens.
Executive Chef, Jacques Berault isn't about to let Mara out of his clutches. She's making him a fortune, and she's played bar maid to that sexy bar tender long enough. It's time he takes back control. When Mara returns to New York to settle her affairs with him, she finds he's not so willing to say good bye. He's holding her hostage with not only his iron clad contracts, but threats to her family as well. Mara wants to break free, but what will it cost her? Jake will do anything to get her back, but will his interference lead to dangers none of them could have foreseen?