Christina Rose Andrews
Christina Rose Andrews is actually two friends, Lark and Rose, writing underneath one penname.
A native of Colorado, Lark currently lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is the mother to four fur babies. She has an adorable godson and several very neglected plants. She graduated from East Grand Rapids High School. While at Central Michigan University, she initially studied Education and even made it to student teaching before realizing the career wasn’t for her. She graduated with a degree in “Do you want fries with that?” otherwise known as History and Earth Science. She’s a bit of Jack of all Trades, which is oddly useful when it comes to writing and gives her several real life analogues for characters and plots. In her spare time, she likes to help put on large fandom conventions and hang out with family and friends.
Rose is a New Yorker through and through. She is the proud parent of a well-mannered potted plant and the aunt to several adorable niblings. While most of her family went to Harvard, she bucked tradition and went to Haverford, where she received a degree in “How to be a Cult Leader” aka Religion and Psychology. After graduating, she pursued a master’s degree in Library Science at Pratt Institute. Currently, she works as a librarian in the suburbs of New York City. When she’s not on the train to work, she likes to read, play video games, and have tea. Because TEA!!!
Lark and Rose met in an online writing community in 2009 and promptly had an argument. After that, it was a long slippery slope into co-authorship. They chose to write cross-cultural romance since it was something close to their hearts and it was damn near impossible to find stories featuring characters they wanted to see. Both Lark and Rose are proponents for destigmatizing mental health, solving problems through conversation and listening, and creating real characters -- not caricatures.
They have presented at internationally recognized events.
The Language of Flowers by Christina Rose Andrews
Afghanistan vet and new teacher, Cole Visser, never expected to find himself teaching at his old high school. But when his father developed cancer, Cole knew his duty. Family comes first. Which is why when he runs into his old college girlfriend, Zara, and her cute-as-a-button daughter, Angelica, Cole’s life turns on its head. How is he going to reconcile his feelings for the one who got away while trying to build a relationship with his newly discovered daughter?
The Language Of Flowers is so much more than just a love story; it's an inspiring tale of second chances and forgiven slights, of two people with major traumas in their pasts finally finding their peace in one another without some 'magical cure'. -- Brutally Honest Reviews
What makes this novel stand apart is the way in which it bends what is considered characteristic of romance writing. It's a strong debut novel and I'm looking forward to seeing what else they come up with. -- C.T. Alessandro
Adeniyi Siblings Series
Vic's Tasty Treat by Christina Rose Andrews
After a bad break up, Paige was ready for a new beginning. She never expected that beginning would come in the form of her new neighbor's blazing hot son, Vic, who was volun-told to help her prepare for the neighborhood Halloween extravaganza.
Vic was everything a red-blooded woman could want: smart, sweet, sexy. And ten years younger than her. Paige longed to make her Vic-filled fantasies a reality, but if that happens... what then? Especially when something unexpected happens to threaten her newfound happiness.
How can you not root for a character that honest, that real? Paige absolutely deserved Vic, who was pretty much the perfect man, and the ending of the story was fantastically satisfying. Overall, the only quibble I had with the story was that I wanted it to be twice as long! -- Brutally Honest Reviews
Paige is a delightful protagonist full of inner snark and outer composure (except in the face of her amazingly sweet, incredibly hot neighbor Vic-- can you blame her?) And shoutout to the nerdy girls! Paige is geek, and her references made me giggle every time. It's not often you read a story full of hot smut that ALSO has characters you'd like to hang out with-- sign me up for the next available house in the neighborhood, please. -- Regina V. Griffiths
Vanessa's Winter Romance by Christina Rose Andrews
Vanessa Adeniyi's eyes have always been on the prize: graduating summa cum laude from Harvard, a prestigious career in a top-tier law firm, making partner before the age of 35. Romance has simply never entered into the equation. Not that she was against the prospect, but finding a guy who could understand her drive and need to succeed took time. Time she didn't have. She barely even had time to eat, let alone look for a guy.
Thank the stars for her best friend and roommate, Oz. Oscar 'Oz' Olviedo-Zamora is everything Vanessa would want in a guy. Smart. Funny. Sweet. Great cook. Even greater body. And even better he gets her. Gets her need to succeed, because he has his own goals too. He was the perfect friend.
And now he wants to be the perfect boyfriend.
When did this happen? And will their friendship survive the relationship upgrade?
I really like this take on roommates to lovers. Vanessa is a strong woman who knows what she wants she’s very alpha and that’s a rarity and romance. -- Michelle Louise
Val's Secret Valentine by Christina Rose Andrews
Esme Archer's life is all of those things until a good deed goes horribly right. Or wrong. Whoever thought that shoveling her neighbor's sidewalk would land her in so much trouble? Cupid has to be laughing at her.
Now she finds herself inexplicably tangled up in injured pro football player Val Adeniyi's life and heart. He's everything she could want in a guy: family-oriented, compassionate, built. Did she mention built? She should mention built. But even better than his admittedly fabulous good looks is his heart. He's the kind of guy she wants to spend her days curled up with and her nights curled around. And then there's his adorable ball of fluff kitten. She can't decide which one she wants to snuggle with first...
Unfortunately there’s one tiny problem: he hasn’t told anyone about her. Not his family. Not his teammates. No one. He claims it's for the best. But is the perfect man setting them both up for the perfect storm?
A Holiday (or Two) to Remember by Christina Rose Andrews
In order to climb Mauna Kea, Grace needs to work on her endurance. Like, a lot. So what better place to do that than her neighborhood gym?
Unfortunately there’s a not-so-small problem standing, or rather sitting, in her way.
A problem in the shape of one of the hottest guys Grace has ever seen. He’s got abs, arms, and the scariest resting murder face this side of the Terminator. Everyone in the gym avoids him. Do they know something she doesn't? But unless she wants to face the snow and ice-filled Brooklyn streets, the only treadmill is right... next... to... him!
Is Grace woman enough to overcome her trepidations? And is her new gym partner secretly an assassin in disguise?
This steamy romantic comedy features a self-confident heroine with curves, a complete cinnamon roll, lots of unusual holidays, and a HEA.
Fun and sexy . Loved the "murder face" description for Rick. The dialog was snappy and the characters were interesting. Open implied happy ending , leaving the reader to use their imagination. I liked that aspect of the story a lot. Fun read. -- Amazon Customer
The "Research" Trip by Christina Rose Andrews
Conventions in Hawaii were supposed to be business mixed with fun. It's why commercial real estate broker, Serena Khan, and her romance novelist husband, Frank Elliott, decided to attend one at the Seaside Villa Resort. Unfortunately, Serena's trip has been all work with no play. And worse, the Seaside Villa Resort is nothing of the kind. Luckily she's got a husband who knows just what to do to make their Hawaiian vacation a whole lot more memorable. And a lot more fun!
This is a short story with an established couple featuring light bondage and food play with a happy ending.
Sweet and sexy story about a couple reconnecting after a busy conference. -- Stevie Carroll
The Best Worst Valentine's Day Ever by Christina Rose Andrews
Getting dumped on Valentine's Day sucks. Just ask Lexi.
After her boyfriend dumps her via text message, all Lexi Pham wants to do is go home, curl up with some ice cream, and wallow in her misery. Too bad her roommate had other plans. Now Lexi's sexiled -- locked out of her apartment while her roommate celebrates Valentine's Day with her boyfriend... make that loudly celebrates Valentine's Day. Ugh!
Enter Nate Dawson, her hunky neighbor, and his cute dog, Titania. Nate offers her a safe haven and no-strings attached dinner while she waits out her sexile. Except Lexi would totally be down for some strings. Or at least some holiday funtimes. Now she just needs to convince the hottie-down-the-hall she's serious.
This is a steamy short story with a happy ending.
The chemistry between Lexi and Nate was magnetic, with their personalities shining through every interaction. I love stories where women are assertive in their wants and desires and where men are sensitive and compassionate while also being a great lover. This story has all of this, and I highly recommend it. If the author wants to eventually make this into a longer work (hint, hint), I would be very happy! -- Michelle G.
This story is heartwarming and endearing. The characters are so well written and believable I could not put this book down and I read it in one sitting. I will read it again. This author has definitely got a new fan.
Great read. -- PW
Weird & Wonderful by Various Authors
Helmed by USAT Bestselling Author Caitlyn Lynch, 18 authors explore several lesser-known holidays. Featuring sweet country romance and sex in the big city, there's something for all romance readers. Polar bear plunges. Sexy neighbors. Even a cute shifter or two. This anthology has it all!
Come celebrate the year with us!
A Holiday (or Two) to Remember by Christina Rose Andrews
In order to climb Mauna Kea, Grace needs to work on her endurance. What better place to do that than her neighborhood gym? Unfortunately there’s a not-so-small problem. A problem in the shape of one of the hottest guys Grace has ever seen. He’s got abs, arms, and the scariest resting murder face this side of the Terminator. Is Grace woman enough to overcome her trepidations? And is her new gym partner secretly an assassin in disguise?
Kinda like a train wreck wearing airpods, except things turn out just fine. Or very fine, and remarkably endearing. A lot of alliteration and the like, as well. I very much liked this one. -- Mel
My favorites [included] A Holiday (or Two) To Remember, which gave me many laughs about how the hero was literally a romance cover model from the neck down but had a serious case of resting murder face. -- Rebecca Rodgers
Love Me Hard by Various Authors
Romance Collections is proud to present these fifteen sexy and scintillating stories of passion, lust and desire. With each pulsating chapter, you will be pulled into these stories that will seduce you with every flip of the page.
So, do not hold back.
Do not set your eReader down.
It's time to curl up and get lost as you read these tales of loving oh so hard.
Like their prior story, featuring another member of the Adeniyi family, "Val's Secret Valentine" features plenty of snarky romance and hot sex. -- Regina V. Griffiths
"Val's Secret Valentine" is a cute insta-love-ish (mostly near the end) diverse story with an adorable cat as a guest star. -- Michelle G.
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Summer Heat by Various Authors
A collection of 17 steamy short stories (5,000 - 10,000 words) by new and established romance authors, Summer Heat is sure to steam up your reading this summer!
The Research Trip - Christina Rose Andrews
Serena’s business trip to Hawaii becomes a whole lot more pleasurable when her husband, Frank, surprises her with a romantic getaway.
This anthology is excellent from start to finish! I loved that the relationships depicted ranged from committed long-term relationships (married) to meet-cutes, and included everything from fantasy worlds to hot!moms and hot!dads. It was steamy, enjoyable, and I'll definitely be going back for a reread. -- Sarah Johnson
I love the way each writer bent a trope or twisted a cliche. For example, in Christina Rose Andrews' The Research Trip, a husband and wife are in Hawaii on a business trip. Only, *she's* the one there on business. She sells real estate, her husband writes steamy romances. -- One Voracious Reader
Red Hots by Various Authors
A collection of 18 steamy short stories...
The Best Worst Valentine's Day Ever — Christina Rose Andrews
Getting dumped on Valentine's Day sucks. Just ask Lexi. Enter Nate, her hunky neighbor, who has just what Lexi needs to make the holiday suck less.
In Red Hots, the authors weave an intriguing and thoroughly enjoyable unique set of erotic romantic tales that have engaging characters and enough drama, humor, and steamy romance that will easily draw the reader into each passionate story, while sweeping them away to a variety of settings, holding them captivated and leaving them simply breathless. -- Jersey Girl Book Reviews
But there were more than enough that were that I truly enjoyed it. Some of my favorites: The Best Worst Valentine's Day Ever: Who knew getting locked out could lead to such a fun evening? -- Dina Felice