When they meet, Pete is a student who needs a place to live, Daisy is a young woman in a family bind who needs a husband. She's a bred and born New Yorker, he's from the vineyards of Tuscany, but when they meet, sparks fly, as though they were meant to be. Follow our intrepid young couple as they navigate the treacherous waters of being newlyweds, new parents, and a vulnerable family unit trying to protect themselves and their children from the threats of an indifferent and sometimes cruel world.
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.More info →
Daisy is a fun-loving college student at prestigious Columbia University, in New York City, who finds herself pregnant and alone. Pete is an exchange student from Italy with a chronic case of poverty. She needs a baby-daddy, he needs a place to live, so they decide to help each other out by engaging in the time-honored device used by people in need the world over: a marriage of convenience. She’s beautiful and smart, he’s a gorgeous and talented musician, surely they can live together as husband and wife for one academic year? In a one-bedroom on the Upper West Side? With her old-fashioned granny living on the first floor, Pete and Daisy move into a tiny, rooftop apartment, ready to be roommates, husband and wife in name only, for nine months.
Real life has a way of getting in the way, though, of messing with the best laid plans...
Come along for the journey of Pete Santangelo and Daisy White and their turbulent and very sexy romance, and see how two strangers can become best friends and fall in love. See how a modern American family is born.More info →
When we left them, their daughter had just been born, and some momentous decisions had been made.
It’s now four years later. Their family has grown, as has their love for each other. Clio is a rocky smart, precocious four year old, and she’s been joined by baby sister Francie. Pete’s career as a musician is finally taking off, and things should be rosy; however, fame and fortune bring their own pitfalls, and a voice from the past arrives in their lives, threatening to upset everything they’ve worked for.
Can they survive Pete’s success, and the long shadow cast by Daisy’s past? How will Pete deal with groupies, temptation, and prolonged separation from his family? And how far is Daisy willing to go to protect those she loves?
Join the Santangelos on this rollicking roller coaster second installment of their journey.More info →
Pete and Daisy Santangelo are now parents to four lovely daughters, and Pete has settled into his life as a successful rock star and pop idol. Financial prosperity has found him, and the Santangelos live in luxury in a New York penthouse with Cina, their cat.
Life is perfect, more or less.
But this is Pete and Daisy, so of course fun, drama, sexy romance, and funny adventures with their girls manage to find them, first in Manhattan, then in Tuscany, at Pete’s family’s vineyard, and in the cities of Europe as Pete goes on his first major tour. There are family surprises, funny new words from the girls, and danger from an unexpected source as the Santangelos spend the summer in Florence, Paris, London, sightseeing, being together, and just living their crazy lives.More info →
Baby Finn has arrived, and Pete, Daisy, and their children are living the good life, enjoying the fruits of Pete’s labor as a musician and now an actor. They even have a dog, who found them in the middle of a snow storm. They are the quintessential American family, rolling through life together with love and humor. But specters that everyone thought had been laid to rest are back, along with new, awful events that put Daisy in the spotlight in a way no one ever wanted, especially Pete. Their misfortunes follow them from one side of the country to the other, as the family takes a trip to the West Coast to deal with everything, good and bad, that’s come up in their lives.
Can they stay together, or will the past cleave them apart, into a fractured family?More info →