She needs a baby daddy.
He needs a place to stay.
Through four novels and numerous bonus chapters, our favorite couple and children learn to cope with an old flame, a stalker, wrenching loss, and simply growing up. Ten years pass from beginning to end, but the time flies by as everyone gets older and, hopefully, a little wiser in this loving and rollicking family unit.
Marguerite “Daisy” White
The pretty party girl
Daisy is a happily promiscuous college girl who finds a classic solution, a marriage of convenience to a total stranger, to get out of a classic problem, an unwanted pregnancy. But what happens when her new husband turns out to be a complete and total hottie, the most swoon-worthy man she’s ever seen in her life? And their apartment is so small that there’s only room for one bed? And not only that, but he turns out also to be one of the kindest, most caring people she’s ever met? How is she supposed to not fall hopelessly in love with him?
Pietro “Pete” Santangelo
The Romantic Music Student
Pete is an exchange student from Italy whose housing falls through at the last minute and needs a place to live, pronto. He agrees to marry the beautiful Daisy so he can live with her in an apartment owned by her cranky granny, who is very old-fashioned and believes that only husbands and wives should live under the same roof. He thinks he can keep his heart protected, but realizes almost immediately that nothing is safe from the beautiful and fun-loving redhead he has to share a bed with for the next year.
Cliona “Granny” White
The Cranky Grandma
She has salt and pepper hair, and a piss and vinegar personality to match. She’s not one for sentiment or lots of words, but she loves her granddaughter, and is perfectly able to keep an eye on her and her new husband in their tiny, rooftop apartment from her own apartment on the ground floor. She doesn’t say much, but she sees everything, like a taciturn old terrier….
The Cool Best Friend
Ellen has known Daisy since they were children, and loves her like a sister. She’s fiercely protective of her beautiful and gentle friend, and she can tell almost immediately that more is going on between Daisy and Pete than a marriage of convenience. She’s willing to keep her mouth shut, as long as it seems like Daisy isn’t going to get hurt.
Growing Flowers: The Pete & Daisy Collection
includes all four books in the series
What Readers Are Saying
“…takes you on a roller coaster ride of emotions… A well-written book with a fantastic couple. Great reading!”
“Absolutely great series. I loved this so much and wish that there were more on this family.”
“The little girls are cute and precocious and seeing Pete and Daisy with them is precious. Such a sweet book that just has you smile throughout as you see love and family be important and everything that matters.”
“I was hooked from the first page until the last.”
“The atmosphere [Tani] has created with these characters and their life together made me feel all sorts of good things inside.”
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