Kait Nolan


Kait Nolan is stuck in an office all day, sometimes juggling all three of her jobs at once with the skill of a trained bear—sometimes with a similar temperament. After hours, she uses her powers for good, creating escapist fiction. This Mississippi native has something for everyone, from short and sweet to Southern contemporary romance to small town romantic suspense—all featuring heroes you’d want to sweep you off your feet and rescue you from work-day drudgery. When not working or writing, Kait’s hanging out in her kitchen cooking and wishing life were a Broadway musical.

Where to find Kait Nolan online


The Misfit Inn
The Misfit Inn is a quartet of southern romance novels focused on the family saga of the Reynolds sisters and the loves they find along the way, as they come back together as a family after the death of their mother, proving that the family you make is stronger than the one you're born into. Just like my Wishful series, The Misfit Inn quartet is intended to highlight everything that I love about living in the small town South--all the quirks, foibles, and dreams that provide a fabulous backdrop to contemporary romances about stubborn, independent women and the men who love them.

Those Sweet Words

Price: $4.99 USD.

Stay A Little Longer

Price: $4.99 USD.
Wishful Romance
Wishful is a southern romance series written for anyone looking for love in a small town. If you loved Hart of Dixie and miss the residents of Bluebell, you just might fall in love with Wishful. It's a town where everybody knows your name and hope springs eternal! Many of my readers also enjoy the books of Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Kristan Higgins, Melanie Shawn, Ava Miles, and Jill Shalvis.

To Get Me To You

Price: Free!

Be Careful, It's My Heart

Price: $3.99 USD.

Know Me Well

Price: $4.99 USD.

Just For This Moment

Price: $4.99 USD.

Wish I Might

Price: $3.99 USD.
Meet Cute Romance
"Meet cute" is a term used to describe a situation in which a future romantic couple meets for the first time. Meet Cute Romance is a series of romantic shorts celebrating the possibilities of that first meeting.
Wishing For A Hero
Come visit the slightly darker side of Wishful, where strong, stubborn women find the heroes they didn't now they were looking for.

If I Didn't Care

Price: Free!

Watch Over Me

Price: $2.99 USD.

Can't Take My Eyes Off You

Price: $4.99 USD.

Can't Stand The Rain

Price: $2.99 USD.
Wishful Romance Boxed Sets
Wishful is a southern romance series written for anyone looking for love in a small town.  If you loved Hart of Dixie and miss the residents of Bluebell, you just might fall in love with Wishful. It's a town where everybody knows your name and hope springs eternal!


Stay A Little Longer
Series: The Misfit Inn, Book 3. Pre-release—available January 18, 2019. Price: $4.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Disgraced chef Athena returns to small town life in Tennessee, coming face to face with the one night stand from her sister’s wedding. An unexpected confidant, Logan reminds Athena of her roots, and in turn, she questions everything she’s spent years working for. They just might hold the keys to each other’s salvation—but when her old life comes calling, can love win out over the temptation.
A Lot Like Christmas
Series: Wishful Romance, 11. Pre-release—available November 30, 2018. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,510. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Hannah's waiting tables at Wishful's Dinner Belles diner and dreaming of getting an interior design business off the ground. What better way to practice and show off her skills than with some holiday decorating? Jaded Ryan, an Army medic on leave, and his cantankerous great uncle, Percy, are desperately in need of Christmas cheer—and a referee. Can Hannah's warmth thaw these frosty hearts?
Once Upon A Rescue
Series: Meet Cute Romance, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,730. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
As director of the local animal shelter, Brooke is used to doing the rescuing. But when a freak winter storm endangers her animals, she’s in the market for a miracle. Hayden wants nothing more than to be her hero. With 4-wheel drive and an empty barn, he’s got a plan. They’ve just got to survive icy roads, canine labor, and a pair of matchmaking octogenarians to get there.
You Were Meant For Me
Series: Wishful Romance, 10. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,710. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
It was just supposed to be a fling, so they agreed to no last names—a decision Mitch regretted the moment he woke up to find Tess gone. When Fate gives them another chance, they dive headlong back into their affair to find out whether there’s more than simply heat. But when Tess ends up pregnant, he’ll have the biggest fight of his life convincing her that their fling should be forever.
Can't Stand The Rain
Series: Wishing For A Hero. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,080. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When Delaney is accused of a crime she didn’t commit, everyone is willing to believe the worst of her. Everyone except firefighter Sean. The woman he knows couldn’t possibly be behind the rash of fires that are keeping the volunteer fire department hopping. Someone is deliberately framing her. Will Delaney trust him enough to help her find the real culprit?
Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Series: Wishing For A Hero. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,560. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
An opposites attract romance between an idealistic doctor and a jaded ex-U.S. Marshal. When Miranda is targeted in an escalating chain of threatening events, Ethan must find a way to overcome her rose-colored view of her hometown in order to protect her.
Watch Over Me
Series: Wishing For A Hero. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,880. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A former Navy pilot teams up with a down-on-her luck cop to find out who’s determined to ruin her career in this quick, fast-moving adventure that's a complete and satisfying story--no cliffhangers here!--and a "happy for now" ending.
Wishful Romance Volume 2 (Books 4-6)
Series: Wishful Romance Boxed Sets. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 163,250. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Wishful is a southern romance series written for anyone looking for love in a small town. If you loved Hart of Dixie and miss the residents of Bluebell, you just might fall in love with Wishful. It's a town where everybody knows your name and hope springs eternal! This volume contains Books 4-6!
Baby It's Cold Outside
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,590. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
When Winter Stormageddon traps a runaway writer and a grumpy lumberjack together, suddenly his one-man cabin feels more cramped than cozy. As more than the fireplace heats things up, he's starting to think the interruption to his solitude might be worth it. Will the grumpy lumberjack prove to be inspiration or distraction?
Wishful Romance Volume 1 (Books 1-3)
Series: Wishful Romance Boxed Sets. Price: Free! Words: 229,550. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Wishful is a southern romance series written for anyone looking for love in a small town. If you loved Hart of Dixie and miss the residents of Bluebell, you just might fall in love with Wishful. It's a town where everybody knows your name and hope springs eternal! This volume contains Books 1-3
The Christmas Fountain
Series: Wishful Romance, 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,330. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
After finding out her Mr. Right was actually Mr. Wrong, Mary Alice is taking a break from love to chair her favorite holiday charity. Chad thinks volunteering is the perfect way to get to know his Christmas crush. Will he manage to overcome her once bitten, twice shy caution?
Those Sweet Words
Series: The Misfit Inn, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,880. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Before she settles down to take custody of the teenage girl her late mother had planned to adopt, Pru Reynolds wants just one thing for herself. Enter Flynn Bohannon, the sinfully sexy Irishman in town for her sister's wedding. The free-spirited musician is definitely not the kind of guy she should be dating. But he's the perfect guy for a crazy fun fling before her life changes for good.
Once Upon A Wedding
Series: Meet Cute Romance, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,540. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
What do a tattooed bar owner and a modern-day flower child have in common?
See You Again
Series: Wishful Romance, 8. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,240. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Mayor Sandra Crawford has survived divorce and cancer, but she's not at all sure she'll survive the discovery that her town's benefactor is actually the man she nearly left her husband for almost 30 years ago. Gerald Peyton, III didn't fight for Sandy back in college--a decision he's regretted ever since. Now Trey's older, wiser, and determined to win the heart of the woman he's never forgotten.
Once Upon A Campfire
Series: Meet Cute Romance, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 23,530. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
It was a terrible idea. But that doesn’t stop Sarah Meadows from saying yes to covering for her identical twin sister at staff orientation week at Camp Firefly Falls. It’s just a few days and she'll be back to finishing her master's thesis, right? But when her sexy, ex-park ranger partner figures out her secret, she’s got her work cut out convincing him not to turn her in.
Second Chance Summer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,330. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
After fighting her way back from an accident she shouldn't have survived, Audrey goes to Camp Firefly Falls as part of her bucket list. The last thing she expects to find is the firefighter who rescued her two years before. As sparks ignite between rescuer and rescuee, Audrey finally gets the chance to repay her hero. But can she convince this proud, stubborn man that life is still worth living?
When You Got A Good Thing
Series: The Misfit Inn, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 63,320. Language: American English. Published: March 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
She thought she could never go home again. Kennedy Reynolds has spent the past decade traveling the world as a free spirit. She never looks back at the past, the place, or the love she left behind—until her mother’s unexpected death forces her home to Eden’s Ridge, TN. Will Kennedy be able to bury the past, or will the secret that sent her running destroy her second chance?
Dance Me A Dream
Series: Wishful Romance, 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,090. Language: American English. Published: February 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
As guardian to her younger siblings, Tara Honeycutt has forgotten what it's like to be a normal twenty-something. When a major gas line breaks, leaving them with no heat, no hot water, and no way to cook for Christmas, Jace Applewhite invites Tara and her sibs out to his family's Christmas tree farm. Will a good old fashioned farmhouse Christmas be enough to get Tara to give him a second glance?
Wish I Might
Series: Wishful Romance, 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,450. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
For graphic designer Cecily Dixon, building a successful life on her own terms, independent of her family's name and wealth, has been an all-important goal. She’s got one last job before taking the next step in her high-powered career—helping Reed Campbell with his struggling bookstore. The clock is ticking on Reed’s last chance to convince Cecily that his small town can support her big dreams.
If I Didn't Care
Series: Wishing For A Hero. Price: Free! Words: 83,610. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Judd and Autumn have been best friends all their lives, but she wants more. She's secretly written her fantasies, making him the hero of her erotic romantic suspense novels. Judd's chosen the life of a cop to protect Autumn against the day the nightmare from their past returns. But when the whole town learns Autumn's pen name, and their secrets come out, will he be able to do his job?
Turn My World Around
Series: Wishful Romance, 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,890. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Corinne was the queen of Wishful High and a straight-up mean girl. Then Karma happened. Now she’s back in Wishful, a single mom trying to pick up the pieces, to make a life for her son, in a town that is less than forgiving. She ignored Tucker in high school, but he seems determined to use the upcoming “Dancing With The Stars” style charity event to help her win the heart of the town.
Just For This Moment
Series: Wishful Romance, 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,400. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Three months after his sexy co-star issued a “cooling off period” to see if their on-stage chemistry is real, Myles knows his attraction hasn't fizzled at all. But just as he's ready to unleash his dating A-game, he gets hit with a financial bomb that will devastate his business. The only answer? Find a woman to marry to gain access to a family trust. With six weeks left, the clock is ticking.
Once Upon A Setup (Meet Cute Romance)
Series: Meet Cute Romance, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 18,670. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The Madrigal Theater is about to close its doors. Piper's on a mission to save it--even if it means pulling a little deception to get her best friend back up on the stage. When newspaperman Myles catches on to his co-star's shenanigans, he has a choice--keep quiet or get to the bottom of things. He's never been able to resist a story...and he's not sure he wants to resist Piper.
Know Me Well
Series: Wishful Romance, 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 93,790. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
(5.00 from 1 review)
Riley Gower is no stranger to hard work. She's queen of Doing All The Things—solo. And that's exactly how she likes it. She’s not holding out for a hero. When disaster strikes her business, ex-Marine Liam Montgomery jumps in to help--whether she likes it or not. Will they be able to work through their complicated past to save the pharmacy before she's forced to close its doors forever?
HELP! Food Allergies Coming To Dinner: The Pinch Hitter's Guide To Cooking Without Gluten or Dairy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,140. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Health & healing / gluten-free, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Health & healing / allergy
Gluten free, dairy free cooking for the clueless. A collection of 50 gluten free and dairy free recipes, all made with completely normal ingredients or with simple substitutions, along with some cheat sheets to help you create your own meals that are allergen friendly.
Once Upon A Coffee (Meet Cute Romance)
Series: Meet Cute Romance, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 11,150. Language: American English. Published: January 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A blind date and a case of mistaken identity just might lead to love...When a beautiful stranger sits down at Dillon Lange's table, he knows he ought to say something about not being who she thinks he is, but he can't resist her smile or her engaging conversation. How long can he keep up the charade? And what will happen when her real date shows up?
To Get Me To You
Series: Wishful Romance, 1. Price: Free! Words: 115,720. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Wishful, MS is Cam's hometown. He's not sure a city girl like Norah can understand the place well enough to help him save it from the corporate big-box store threatening to set up shop. She's determined, though. She's falling hard for the charms of town-- and the man. But even if they send the suits packing, can she really give up her corner office for a corner booth a the local diner?
Once Upon An Heirloom (Meet Cute Romance)
Series: Meet Cute Romance, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,670. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Sylvie Noll goes to the jewelry store with a sad story, a looming debt, and a beloved heirloom. Everett Sperry, III is a hard-core do-gooder with a bank account to back him up. When he impulsively buys Sylvie’s hocked ring, he intends to return it to her. But Sylvie disappears. How will he find her again? And if his friends find his grand gestures…eccentric, how will a complete stranger react?
Once Upon A New Year's Eve (Meet Cute Romance)
Series: Meet Cute Romance, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,910. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
It should have been the perfect New Year's Eve date. But when Gemma Forester gets called to bail her older brother out of trouble, she comes face to face with some of her own. Aaron Hendricks never forgot his best friend's little sister, but ten years wasn't enough to prepare him for the woman she's become. Will a chance meeting allow them to overcome the past?
Once Upon A Snow Day (Meet Cute Romance)
Series: Meet Cute Romance, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,830. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Do you wanna build a snowman? Isabelle Lawson loves her job. Driven, dedicated, there's no room in her high-pressure life to look for love outside the pages of the books she edits. Can a fun-loving, handsome stranger change her mind? Meet Cute Romance is a series of romantic shorts celebrating the possibilities of a couple's first meeting.
Be Careful, It's My Heart
Series: Wishful Romance, 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,820. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
The historic Madrigal theater, in the heart of downtown Wishful, is about to close its doors forever. A last ditch fund-raising effort, a production of White Christmas, is probably the only thing that could bring Tyler Edison back to the stage after all these years. Little does she know that the leading man who broke her heart just blew back into town. Auditions start at six o'clock.
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,120. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(4.54 from 26 reviews)
Elodie has a secret. Any day, she’ll become a wolf and succumb to a centuries old curse. For 17 years she’s hidden what she is. Now someone knows the truth and wants to exterminate her family line. The last thing she needs is to fall in love. But Sawyer's determined to protect her, and he's more than what he seems. Can they outsmart a madman and find a way to beat the curse?

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Kait Nolan's favorite authors on Smashwords

Kerry Allen
Latest book: The Lark and the Shadow. Published February 28, 2015.

Smashwords book reviews by Kait Nolan

  • After Dark on April 21, 2010

    Pretty decent premise but seemed to rely more on telling than showing. A bit too much reliance on passive voice, and some of the wording indicates the protagonist is in human form rather than wolf at times. Has potential.
  • The Devilin Fey (paranormal romance) on Aug. 01, 2010

    I have to say that this book just didn't work for me. I feel that this was mostly an issue with it not being my type of book rather than many issues with the work itself. If you have issues with your hero or heroine having sex with others, this probably won't work for you either. I should have expected it--I mean, incubus/succubus , hello, but hope springs eternal. That's just an iron clad rule of romance for me. The book was well formatted. There were some editing issues that pulled me out of the story, and it does seem that the author has a little way to go to get into the show rather than tell range of writing, but I'm sure the story would totally work for the right kind of audience. That just wasn't me. I will say I really appreciated the jerk in the book getting his comeuppance in the end (I love that in a story). I shall have to check out her other non-incubus stories. They'd probably be a better fit for me.
  • Hush Money (Talent Chronicles) on Aug. 05, 2010

    You remember the early seasons of Smallville, back when Clark was mooning over Lana, they were all still in high school, and every week was an episode about stopping some isolated problem and the important thing was keeping his secret? If you’re like me and really miss those days, Hush Money is absolutely for you. In a market that’s positively flooded with stories about teen vampires or fairies, Bischoff provides a refreshing and absolutely believable world about teenagers with superpowers. Chloe Sullivan would have plenty of fodder for her Wall of Weird—in the best possible way! In this debut novel, heroine Joss must come to question the deeply ingrained secret keeping behavior she’s always lived by in order to do the right thing and help a friend who’s being blackmailed by the class bully. Joss was so three-dimensional, I swear she had a locker next to mine in high school. She shared my disgust of the pink and girly, and she has this great crush on borderline bad-boy Dylan (who is exactly the right mix of rebellious and nice guy). I can’t wait to see what Joss and her friends get up to in the next installment! An absolute must read from this up and comer in the YA genre.
  • Haunting Miss Trentwood on Dec. 10, 2010

    As a general rule, I don't like historicals. I mean, I love Jane Austen, but other than my annual re-reading of Pride and Prejudice, I don't seek them out. I admit to a prejudice against them from having gotten ahold of a few too many with ninnies for heroines. So I was REALLY pleasantly surprised when I read this book. The heroine is spunky and witty, the hero honorable with just the right amount of rough around the edges. And FUNNY, OMG, I laughed so much during this story! Love, love, love the ghost. The whole situation kept me in stitches. My only gripe was that the ending felt a wee bit rushed. I'd have preferred to see those last few scenes stretched out a bit longer just so I could enjoy it more. But all in all, a delightful read and a good choice for your To Read shelf.
  • Malakh on April 23, 2011

    An intriguing debut from Gerlach that will keep you guessing until the final page. I look forward to seeing more from her!
  • Heroes 'Til Curfew (Talent Chronicles #2) on Sep. 01, 2011

    In this much anticipated sequel to Bischoff's Hush Money we finally get exactly what we've been waiting for--MOAR JOSS AND DYLAN! The whole he likes me, he likes me not finally comes to fruition against a backdrop of more evil plotting by Marco, which makes him a villain you more than love to hate--you want to destroy. If you thought he was awful in Hush Money, you ain't seen nothin' yet. Bischoff unwaveringly ups the stakes for all the Talents in Fairview who all want to mobilize--and want Joss to lead them. As I read this book I laughed, I cried, and I changed my mind about fifty times about what kind of Talent *I* want because she kept introducing new cool ones. This is a must read for fans of superhero romance.