Makenna’s Books

A Marriage of Benefits: Available February, 2022!


More surprising than being a father

Is what it takes to be a dad

Nicholas Weller is stunned to discover the adorable baby abandoned in the middle of his art gallery is his son. Asking teacher Emma Blake for help is a plea of desperation—he barely knows her, after all—and clearly, she has her own misgivings. But under Emma’s tutelage, Nicholas is soon juggling diapers, formula…and unexpected feelings for her. He’s passing the lessons on fatherhood, but is he ready to graduate to family man?


Say “I do” to this collection of sweet wedding-themed romcoms from the team who brought you the USA Today Bestseller Christmas Actually!


Something Lost Something Found by Makenna Lee

When an injured dancer moves home to take over her grandmother’s wedding venue on the family’s estate, she discovers the Nashville musician who broke her heart has inherited the caretaker’s cottage, and his four-year-old son with Down syndrome is counting on him to be both dad and mom. A lost and found ring, a special child and wedding planning chaos just might lead to a new beginning.

Four Royal Weddings and an (Almost) Funeral by Teri Wilson

Someone posh, someone new, someone annoying, something…true? A pair of royal correspondents from rival news outlets in London can’t seem to stop bumping heads at a succession of royal weddings, but when they band together to find one of the queen’s puppies while the dog is running amok in Westminster Abbey, things get even more royally complicated.

And more…

Petals & Playlists by Lacey Baker

His Custom-made Bridesmaid by Caro Carson

Something Borrowed by Cassidy Carter

Always You by Melinda Curtis

Love By Accident by Marianne Evans

The Wedding Rivals by Nicole Flockton

Second Chance Sweetheart by Shirley Jump

Wedding at Winding Woods by Janice Lynn

A Wedding at the USO by Tif Marcelo

Her Purrfect Plus One by Robyn Neeley

A Wedding to Remember by Annie Rains

Then, And Now by Susan Sands

Always & Furever by Victoria Schade

Wedding Veils & Puppy Tails by Lizzie Shane

The Groom That Got Away by Sasha Summers

The Perfect Fit by Roe Valentine

A Marriage of Benefits: Available February, 2022!


She’s buying a husband

And he’s buying a…dog?

Veterinarian Jessica Talbot wants to build a clinic and wildlife rescue. She could access her trust fund, but there’s a caveat—to get the money, Jessica needs a husband. When she learns Officer Jake Carter needs funding to buy and train his own K-9 partner, Jessica proposes. Jake is shocked, but he agrees—only for the money. It’s the perfect plan—if only Jessica can avoid falling for her husband…and vice-versa!

From Harlequin Special Edition: Believe in love. Overcome obstacles. Find happiness.

Home to Oak Hollow

Book 1: A Sheriff’s Star
Book 2: In the Key of Family
Book 3: A Child’s Christmas Wish
Book 4: A Marriage of Benefits


Finally, a home for the holidays…

Eric McKnight’s only priority is his disabled daughter’s happiness. Her temporary nanny, Jenny Winslet, is eager to help make Lilly’s Christmas wishes come true. She’ll even teach grinchy Eric how to do the season right—surrounded by garland, glitter and Lilly’s giggles! It isn’t long before visions of family dance in Eric’s head. But when Jenny leaves them for New York City…there’s still one Christmas wish he has yet to fulfill.

From Harlequin Special Edition: Believe in love. Overcome obstacles. Find happiness.

Home to Oak Hollow

Book 1: A Sheriff’s Star
Book 2: In the Key of Family
Book 3: A Child’s Christmas Wish


Big-city free spirit meets small-town cop. And a symphony begins…

Oak Hollow police officer, Luke Walker, is adjusting to his role change from fun uncle to full-time guardian of his five-year-old autistic nephew, Cody. In the chaos after his sister’s funeral and learning to single parent a special needs child, Luke has forgotten about renting a room in his house. And the person who shows up on his doorstep is far from the young man he thought he’d corresponded with over email. Alex Roth is a strikingly beautiful woman with a guitar, art supplies, and a free spirit that doesn’t fit with the stable home he’s creating for his nephew.

Musician and artist, Alexandra Roth has left her home in Manhattan to spend time in Oak Hollow, Texas. She’s giving herself one last excursion to paint the Texas Hill Country scenery before taming her wanderlust and settling down to use her music therapy degree. When she arrives at the house on Cherry Tree Lane, a young boy peers out the front window and lets her in but won’t speak. She’s surprised to discover the handsome cowboy she saw on the town square is her landlord, and he’s not the welcoming small-town guy she expected.

She’s exactly the kind of woman Luke is attracted to, but he’s vowed to change his ways and focus on Cody. When he starts dating again, it must be with a woman who is ready to settle down in a small town and be a mother. A free-spirited, traveling, big-city hippie like Alex is not what they need. But Cody adores Alexandra and believes she’s his very own Mary Poppins, and her music gets him interacting with his surroundings again.

From Harlequin Special Edition: Believe in love. Overcome obstacles. Find happiness.

Praise for In the Key of Family

What Readers Are Saying!

“In the Key of Family was extraordinary. It was by far the best book I read this year.

Makenna Lee sure knows how to write one heck of a story. She truly has a talent for understanding Special Needs children and putting that to paper. It’s not often you find an author who can do such a thing. I loved how she didn’t just make Cody an afterthought. Quite often the children suddenly become invisible when the romance between the Hero and Heroine start to heat up. She does such a spectacular job of blending the romance and family all together.”


5-Star GoodReads Review

In the Key of Family is a sweet romance that will warm your heart and make you smile. Set in the Texas Hill Country, this lovely story features characters who are real, people who are struggling with challenges, but whose hearts are open to let love in.

The author has a wonderful knack for writing special needs children, realistically but with great care and understanding.”


5-Star GoodReads Review

In the Key of Family by Makenna Lee is a wonderful heartwarming romance centered around family and love. I adored the authors previous release in the Harlequin Special Edition line and I enjoyed this one just as much.”


5-Star GoodReads Review

“If you are looking for a book series that really shows light on special needs kids then this is the book series for you.”


5-Star GoodReads Review

Also Available!

It was only supposed to be a temporary home…

He interrupts her plans…

When police chief Anson Curry returns a lost little girl to her frantic mother, his only goal is to ease the single mom’s anxiety. But it doesn’t take long for Tess Harper’s amazing child to have Anson wrapped around her little finger—and for Tess to have him thinking about a possible relationship. As for Tess, she’s tempted—even though she had planned to be in Oak Hollow, Texas, only temporarily. But after losing her father and brother in the line of duty, Tess thinks Anson’s job poses too much of a risk to her heart. And Anson has no plans to get involved with someone who’s planning on leaving.

From Harlequin Special Edition: Believe in love. Overcome obstacles. Find happiness.

Home to Oak Hollow

A Sheriff’s Star Featured in Library Journal!
Choosing Love: 54 Romances for Our Times Promise Escape and Hope

Praise for A Sheriff’s Star

What Readers Are Saying!

A Sheriff’s Star has the lovely cozy and comfortable elements of a good holiday story, but it was the added nuances to the individual characters, their situations, and the relationships going on that pushed this into a superb story.”

Sophia R.,

5-Star Amazon Review

“I wish there was a place for ten stars.”

Dorothy S.,

5-Star Amazon Review

“I loved absolutely everything about A Sheriff’s Star. This is one that will stay with me for a long time.”


5-Star Amazon Review

“I was drawn to this story by the cover. It didn’t disappoint! I loved this book!”



“I absolutely loved A Sheriff’s Star. Both Anson and Tess are moving away from their demons in the past, and little Hannah along with Nan is making it easy for them to trust and fall in love. The only bad thing about the story is that it ended.”


5-Star Amazon Review

A Sheriff’s Star is a treasure—a joy to read and become completely captivated!”

Susan P.,

5-Star Amazon Review

Also Now Available!

Wealthy cowboy, James MacLachlan, is content running his massive family ranch and starting an equine therapy program for special needs children. After his mother died in childbirth, and witnessing his father’s destruction at the loss of true love, James sticks to casual affairs. Marriage and children are risks he won’t take.

Reese Turner visits Cypress Creek, Texas, to complete a photo assignment for National Geographic and buy back her grandparents’ cottage. After disastrous romances, she’s sworn off men to focus on her career. Marriage and the babies she longs for can wait. When she runs into an old flame, she decides she can live out a fantasy, then leave town to pursue her dreams.

But love doesn’t play by the rules…


Her Second Chance Cowboy

Finalist – 2019 Golden Heart Awards

1st Place & Grand Prize Winner – 2018 Golden Rose Awards, Single Title Romance

2nd Place – 2016 Indiana Golden Opportunity Contest, Contemporary Romance

3rd Place – 2016 Hot Prospects Contest, Contemporary Single Title Hot Prospects

Hearts on Hold

1st Place – 2017 Pages From The Heart Award, Contemporary Short

3rd Place – 2018 Golden Rose Awards, Single Title Romance 

Award-Winning Author Makenna Lee

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