Embraced by Love

Annotated edition reissued 2017 by Suzanne Brockmann Books
Originally published by Pinnacle Romance, January 1995, reissued 2004 by Ballantine Books
222 pages 64K words (Annotated edition 76K words)
HERO: Cooper McBride, Architect
HEROINE: Josie Taylor, President & CEO Taylor-Made Software
LOCATION: New York City
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Annotated reissue originally published 1995

A workaholic thirty-something couple and a baby…

Josie Cooper’s got the perfect-for-her life. This former small-town-girl has worked long and hard to grow her computer start-up into a company to be reckoned with. She’s also found her soul-mate in brilliant, quirky, and extremely sexy architect Cooper McBride. And they’re happily—if busily—living out their HEA in Manhattan, the City that Never Sleeps.

The ongoing journey of a happy marriage is one that needs constant work and compromise, but Josie and Cooper are experts at thinking creatively to make their lives and relationship vibrant and thriving.

But when Josie’s brother and his wife are killed in a car accident in the mountains of Tennessee, their two small children—four year old Lucy and nine month old Ben—have nowhere to go, unless Josie and Cooper step up. “I saw a baby once,” Josie tells Coop, “but that’s the extent of my experience…”

Outside-of-the-box thinking is this power-couple’s forte, but adding two understandably needy kids to the chaos of their lives is a daunting challenge—one that will test them in unexpected ways…

With footnoted commentary about everything from pre-smartphone life in 1994/1995 (when Embraced by Love was written, published, and is still set) to thoughts on writing romance and how much Romancelandia—and her own writing—has changed in the past twenty-something years, Suzanne Brockmann presents a special annotated edition of one of her very earliest books.

Set in 1995 in New York City, Embraced by Love is a full length novel of 64K words (76K with annotations) or 222 pages. It was originally published in 1995.


  • EMBRACED BY LOVE was once very hard to find, and frequently sold on e-Bay for as much as $200.
  • It was written as the lead book in a four part series from Pinnacle — a series of romances in which the hero and heroine are already married at the start of the book.
  • Like the children in EMBRACED BY LOVE, both of my kids had severe food allergies when they were small!

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