A RITA© finalist, a 2018 winner of the Booksellers Best Award for Short Contemporary Romance, and a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice nominee, Karen Foley is the author of twenty-four novels and novellas.  She received a degree in Creative Writing from the University of New Hampshire, and immediately went to work for the Department of Defense as a contracts administrator intern.  Ten days after marrying her high school sweetheart, she and her husband left for an overseas assignment in Europe and spent five whirlwind years visiting as many countries as time and money allowed.  They eventually returned to their small New England hometown and settled into a sweet little waterfront cottage where they raised two beautiful daughters, and where they still live with one very skittish cat.  Karen believes life is better with love, chocolate, and a view of the ocean.