LOVE ON THE LANE
The Bachelor Next Door, book one
If he finds out who she is, all bets are off.
Aspiring filmmaker Izzy Gordon just wants her big break – and a film about an old resort with a scandalous gangster history is sure to do it. There’s just one snag – her family wants to sell the property to developers, and the resort owners are fighting to stop them. If Izzy wants to get this film made, no one can ever know who she really is.
Gib Murphy, globe-trotting photojournalist, is home recovering from a deadly war assignment that left him injured and broken. He just wants some peace. Bad enough that he’s been drafted into helping his grandparents battle to save their resort, but now, a filmmaker is digging into old family secrets.
Even worse, he’s falling for her and the feeling is mutual. But with everything Izzy and Gib are hiding, will they miss their chance for happily-ever-after?
LOVE ON THE LANE is the first book in THE BACHELOR NEXT DOOR series – fast-paced, contemporary romances with sparkling dialogue and heroes to die for.
A previous version of this novel was published under the title, Her Best Bet.
Awards & Reviews
1st Place – Laurel Wreath Awards
2nd Place – Beacon Awards
3rd Place – Heart of Excellence Readers Choice Awards
Finalist – Golden Quill Awards
Finalist – Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence
Finalist - Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence
5 HEARTS! “Pamela Ford mixes humor, tension and sizzle, and comes up with another winning story. Her characters are living, breathing people that you can relate to with ease. Excellent twists, sensual sizzles, and believable characters. I’ll definitely be looking forward for more from this author.” –Pink Heart Society
4-1/2 STARS! “Ford’s characters are wonderfully realistic with real emotions and problems ... her dialogue is witty and the story captivating” –Romantic Times
“Ms. Ford has a hit with this romance. Her characters are witty and have dimension. Izzy and her roommate, Shelly, truly show a great female friendship. You can’t help but enjoy the heat that builds between Izzy and Gib, and laugh with her and Shelly. Grab this one to take with you to the gym, on the plane or just to relax with. You’ll enjoy it.” –Noveltalk
“A winner with a story line that is fast and fun. The characters are dynamic and readers will find themselves turning the pages as Izzy tries to create a future, and Gib runs from his past. Enjoy ladies!” –Romance Reviews Today
“A romantic getaway. Award-winning author, Pamela Ford, convinces her readers that even the impossible is possible; compassion, romance and a touch of mystery make this book a great escape.” –CataRomance Reviews
“This book is like slowly swinging in a hammock, lazing away the afternoon ... I could feel the connection between Gib and Izzy ... The neat way the story wraps up taking into account what Gib and Izzy both want is a treat. No one loses. Win-win” –Dear Author
“A fun, emotional page-turner. Izzy is the type of person you would love to know in real life. Gib's pain is so real, it reaches out from the page to grab you and to see Izzy soothe him is a delight. I will be on the lookout for more by Ms. Ford.” –Romance Junkies
"An enjoyable read, one that I can recommend ... I loved the sense of place in this book." –All About Romance