It seems the days are flying by and the new book releases are flying in too. Check out these black books released in October.
Phoenix always had one wish for her birthday, and it was to have one night to show Reign she was more than his best friend’s little sister. She had made this wish for many years, and each one went ungranted. But this year’s birthday wish might just come true and be deliciously wicked.
The one she didn’t know she was waiting for…
As a rodeo champion, Brynn Hawkins is always on the road, but something about older, gruff-but-sexy rancher Garrett Abernathy makes her think about putting down roots. Brynn doesn’t know why she is so drawn to a man who says he doesn’t date, but his quiet dignity makes her rethink everything. As Thanksgiving approaches, Brynn fears she’s running out of time, but she’s determined to find her way into this callused cowboy’s heart!
Tumi James is looking forward to having dinner on Valentine’s Day with the love of her
life, Divine Cooper, at Tables for Two. That is until devastating information changes their plans.
Aiko Sat’o couldn’t wait for Valentine’s Day to come so he could propose to his fiancé,
Kayla Moore. Then, an emergency phone call derails his proposal plans.
After the news they receive on the most romantic day of the year, will they continue to
enjoy themselves? Or will that day be ruined for them forever?
Come to Java City and find out.
With the quiet ones, expect the UNEXPECTED…
Sexy high-school teacher Matthew Lassiter has found the woman of his dreams. She loves and understands his desire for the simple life of mentoring teens. The larger-than-life siblings who surround him excel in just about everything they do. While that is financially beneficial for them, his choice to teach is not as profitable. When the opportunity for a different career is put on the table, planning a life with Leah has Matt questioning his decision.
Leah Saxton is beautiful, loving, a computer engineer, and one hell of a cook. Meeting Matthew Lassiter was the best thing to ever happen to her. The attraction was immediate, the lovemaking off the freakin’ chart and fine…. the word does not describe the man who has stolen her heart. Hell, the man even encourages her to start her own business at a difficult time in her life. Now, the two are on their way to marital bliss.
The problem, you ask? Simply put, her father… period. He is an egotistical, chauvinistic, and ungrateful, to put it nicely. Her father is a man filled with anger from both a failed marriage and business. To his way of thinking, no one deserves to be happy. He is hell-bent on ruining her wedding, her life, and any future she may have with Matt.
Will Matt and Leah make it to the alter without ending up with an attempted murder charge???? Only the attendees will know for sure as they witness the antics of A Family Affair.
It’s been over year since that bleak Christmas when a rich man peeled homeless, drug-addled Dickie Cornish from a steam grate, cleaned him up, and convinced him to use his street connections to track down his missing property. Now, as the summer sun bakes those same mean streets, the air is thick with crime, contagion, corruption. Dickie struggles with sobriety, anti-psychotic meds, and counseling at the VA, but manages to make a meager living as a private investigator with his sidekick, “Stripe”—until an ex-con named Al-Mayadeen Thomas sticks a gun to Dickie’s forehead and kidnaps him to a grim flophouse—a motel filled with squatters more desperate than the poor souls in the shelters.
Thomas demands that Dickie find his daughter, missing for years from the motel in a notorious cold case. The other squatters plead for him to find their vanished children as well. Thomas takes his own life to seal Dickie’s help, Police Chief Linda Figgis hauls Dickie in, gives him a Faustian choice: she directs him to help her close the Thomas cold case, but only if he forgets about the other vanished and abused children. To his horror, Dickie finds himself in the middle of a war within the police, with either side closing in for the kill to keep the truth hidden.
Keaton and Koby are fraternal twins who were separated as children, but now they’ve found each other and opened Books & Biscuits in the pleasant Pacific Northwest town of Timber Lake. Business is booming, but even so, trouble always seems to find them.
Mama Zola, Koby’s devoted foster mom, has taken up residence in Timber Lake. She and Pete, one of the bookstore’s quirky employees, bring a peach cobbler over to her church’s potluck, and then someone who sampled the cobbler is found dead. Mama Zola and Pete find themselves suspects in the murder, but luckily Koby and Keaton are ready to sling out a side of justice.
Cori Ross is thanking her lucky stars. Sure, her longtime boyfriend just dumped her, but that’s a good thing. In her rush to find Mr. Right, she realizes she almost settled for Mr. Just Okay. And that’s definitely not okay. So, tonight, she’s out with her friends at the Breakup Bash—a private party for women celebrating their break-ups—and she’s actually celebrating. Still, it was too close a call. So she makes a deal with herself—no guys for six months.
Unfortunately, just as she’s leaving the club, she runs into her old boyfriend, Grey Latham—the guy she’d always wanted to be Mr. Right. Great. What a time to swear off guys. Maybe she needs to change the deal—no relationships for six months. There’s no reason why she can’t have a fling, right? Because Grey still holds the title of the best sex she’s ever had.
There’s no way this could go wrong. Grey is on his way to international DJ fame—he’s only in town for a short time, and then he’ll be gone again. No harm in burning up the sheets while it lasts.
Too bad neither expected what happened next . . .
Contains mature themes.
For Analise willow, life has not always been easy or fair. one thing about a diamond in the rough though, it’s always going to have that pressure to shine. her focus in life is taking care of herself and most importantly her daughter. After her own mother turned her back on her and a child’s father that held secrets to his grave, she knew it was her responsibility to pull the pieces together to ensure she had her peace. What happens when a move to a new city exposes her to new pressures that just might shine up that diamond faster than she anticipated? Will she be able to see the pieces for what they are and accept that these pieces are all a part of her peace diamond?
Cade Briggs Junior has lived a charmed life for the most part. his life had been a fairytale for as long as he could remember, but every fairytale has its villain. When a detrimental life event exposes that his villain is closer than he ever thought, will he be able to pull himself from under the spell? Once the spell is broken the pieces of his peace are scattered and he’s not sure where they are or how to retrieve them. one day of slight confusion will start lining up his pieces leading him on a new trail that just might lead him to his true peace. Will he be ready to pick up the pieces to begin assembling his peace to truly life the fairytale he deserves?
In less than a week he’ll be dead…
Unless she can save him.
The poison Coulter McKendrick was injected with during a commando raid will kill him in six days. Dr. Marena Dash is Colt’s only chance to live. Though Colt devastated Marena when he left her, she’s determined to find the antidote to save him. And with the criminals behind the biotoxin on their trail, Colt and Marena must put their past behind them to stay alive.
Ciji Sinclair’s star is on the rise. As a celebrated interior designer, she’s recently wrapped her first show on CanDo Network. She’s excited to show the world her unique point of view in the world of design, but there’s only one problem…
William Preston is one of CanDo Network’s golden children since the show he co-hosts with his twin brother is a linchpin of the network’s success. He’s rattled by the mere presence of new kid on the block, Ciji, and what her show means for the network.
Two people who start as antagonists unexpectedly end up finding common ground. Once they get past the initial friction, what blossoms between them is simply beautiful.
It all started with a forbidden love. Now everything has become so much more complicated…
When Desiree gets caught between her lovers, Troy and Derrik, she makes the decision in haste and leaves them standing in the middle of her living room. In the midst of her deception being exposed, Desiree finds out she is pregnant. Unsure which of the friends is the father, she was desperate to put some space between herself and her problems; to clear her mind of betrayals and the men who put her in this predicament.
On the same day, she runs into her old flame, Aaron. Undoubtedly, the attraction between them is not dead, but she knows she can’t go through with it. She can’t sleep with Aaron as long as she is carrying another man’s baby, no matter how much his body beacons hers. Still, Aaron is not willing to go away quietly and might be more trouble than she bargains for.
Desiree knows her heart belongs to Derrik, but with so many secrets and lies swirling around her, can she ever hope to build a future with him?
How can Desiree escape her past when it keeps returning to haunt her?
After this dance, nothing will be the same.
Singer Theo Smith is no stranger to dancing, so one look at choreographer Tempest Randall’s flawless moves has him instantly wanting to 1, 2 step into her world. And since she’s already his biggest fan he expects it to be as effortless as his falsetto, only neither could have anticipated the many obstacles attempting to prevent them from dancing the night away.
In a society of unpredictability, greed, and crime, several individuals were thrust into a world of money, sex, and power after they were adopted by an affluent Chicago couple. However, what seems too good to be true usually is. Can they trust their allies and defend the Crowne legacy?
Him: She walked into the room like she owned it, demanding that I pay attention before she even voiced a word. When faced with the brown beauty, I almost forgot my number one rule: trust no one. It’s something I remind myself daily. We all have an addiction and if I’m not careful, she’ll become mine. I can’t afford any distractions right now, especially when my latest obsession has secrets that can do more harm than good.
Her: He has every reason to be uncertain about me, and yet I can’t help but be drawn to him in every way. How he speaks. The way he walks. The fact that all eyes are on him when he’s in their presence. I can’t recall a time in my life when I wasn’t running from something, and not always by choice. I don’t want to crave him like plenty of women already do. He’s a Crowne. We’d never work. So why can’t I seem to remember that fact whenever I’m near him?
Contains mature themes.
Garvey’s finally happy—he’s feeling close to his father through their shared love of music, bullies are no longer tormenting him, and his best friends Manny and Joe are by his side. But when the schools, stores, and restaurants close because people are getting sick, Garvey’s improved life goes into lockdown as well. And when Garvey’s father gets sick, Garvey must find a way to use his newfound musical skills to bring hope to both his father and himself. Moving, powerful, and beautifully told, this remarkable novel shows readers how even small acts have large reverberations, how every person can make a difference in this world, and how—even in the most difficult times—there are ways to reach for hope and healing.
From friends to lovers to…
having a baby?
Maverick Outlaw is a man who knows his own mind—and he knew from the beginning that a fling with longtime friend Sapphire Bordella would be more than just sizzling, mind-blowing sex. That is, until Phire says they should go back to being just friends—and then announces that she’s pregnant with Maverick’s child and her father expects her to marry someone else! Maverick may not be ready to give his heart, but nothing will stop him from claiming what’s his…
The Heirs of Sarah is a fictional series with historical, sci-fi and fantasy elements. Goddess Queen Hadiat (Sarah Baartman) and god King Jasir Amare incur a prophesied tragedy which causes them to lose their triplet heiresses. The Heiresses are separated amongst various Believing tribes and centuries later their descendants are tasked with realignment to their rightful thrones. The first installment, The Hajj, centers around the descended three goddess Heiresses (Khailia, Ebelle and Aniah) who must undo centuries long curses and face seemingly insurmountable odds and demonic forces so that they may unite and reestablish the Realm of Believers and fulfil the remainder of the prophecy.
Zoey Marie Jackson
Keeping this secret gets complicated
with the family she wished for right next door.
Swapping places with her identical twin over the holidays sounds easy enough to Chanel Houston. But playing the role is trickier than expected when it comes to maintaining frosty relations with her sister’s neighbor and nemesis—especially since he has an adorable little girl and a rowdy puppy. Ryder Frost’s supposed to be grumpy and rude…so why does Chanel find the single dad so irresistible?
Is the woman behind the mask the one this rancher’s been waiting for? Find out in LaQuette’s installment of the Texas Cattleman’s Club: Ranchers and Rivals series.
One dance. One kiss.
One unexpected twist.
After a stunning makeover, Dr. Zanai James barely recognizes herself. The reserved, no-nonsense therapist even dared to kiss rancher Jayden Lattimore in the middle of the dance floor. Though a mask had hidden her identity, Jayden tracks down his mysterious Cinderella, claiming he can’t forget her. But Zanai isn’t sure about the motives of a dashing man like Jayden, who’s never looked twice at her before. With their meddling families causing all kinds of trouble, will Zanai finally go after what she really wants?
Hosea Thompson lives life unapologetically. The fun-loving, carefree bachelor isn’t too quick to attach himself to responsibilities or relationships after the woman he loved left without saying goodbye. Focused only on his family, friends, and funds, Hosea finds it difficult to remain detached when tragedy plants an unexpected houseguest at his front door.
When Cartier Williams witnesses a crime and has to return to her hometown, there’s only one person she wants to stay with—Hosea. Years have passed since they first met, and Cartier isn’t the fragile, awkward teenaged girl she used to be. Instead, she’s a woman in need of safety, security, and a man worthy of her submission.
What starts out as kindred spirits experiencing each other as adults quickly morphs into a more intimate exchange. One that has Hosea wanting to retrieve his heart from his ex. There’s only one problem between the consenting adults, and that’s the expiration date on Cartier’s trip. As soon as it’s safe to return home, Cartier plans to leave… even if that means taking Hosea’s already broken heart with her.
SHE WAS EVERYTHING HE NEVER THOUGHT HE WANTED…
Aaron Youngblood thought he had it all. A beautiful wife, a gorgeous home, and a thriving business. He never expected his secret to be revealed or be blindsided by heartbreak. Still reeling from the ultimate betrayal of his brother and wife, Aaron finds himself seeking casual relationships, no longer believing in marriage, and unable to trust others.
Except he can’t stop thinking about LaTisha Blackwell, a no-nonsense single mother who has had her own issues with trust, especially for men like the charismatic Aaron. And he can’t quite understand why he is so irresistibly drawn to a woman whose everything he never thought he wanted in a woman and his ex-wife’s best friend.
As Aaron battles his lingering anger and resentment about the demise of his marriage and revisits the past, he wonders if he will be able to learn from his mistakes and find love again. More importantly, can he truly forgive the one person he never thought would hurt him?
For decades, not only has retired U.S. Army Captain Isaiah Hendricks ignored the voice of God, but he’s denounced any faith he may have had. Now serving as the security manager at a luxury hotel in scenic Negril, Jamaica, Isaiah believes he’s amassed what he needs without God: an enviable existence in which he answers to no one. But when he pays for the purchases of a beautiful acquaintance at a convenience store, Isaiah has no idea how his life is about to change.
Not long ago, Zoë-Grace Goodluck’s father—a prominent deacon in the local church—died under questionable circumstances, creating ripples in his staunch Christian community and causing Zoë-Grace to doubt everything she thought she knew. When her “perfect” life implodes in the aftermath, actuary-turned-reluctant-professor Zoë-Grace must return home to support an emotionally distant mother whose love she barely feels. Desperate for creative ways to pique her math students’ interest, Zoë-Grace silences her aversion to gambling and heads out to buy lottery tickets—which handsome Isaiah insists on purchasing.
When they win big, Zoë-Grace and Isaiah clash on how to handle not only their ideological differences concerning the jackpot, but the growing attraction between them, as well. Can Aunt Ruby’s godly wisdom help them figure things out? And when the unthinkable separates them, will Isaiah and Zoë-Grace find each other again? Or will life’s hills and valleys keep them away from God and each other?
Do you know me?
Do you know anything about me besides my name?
Beyond the curve of my hips, the dip in my back, and the fullness of my lips, do you know me?
I was once a lavish rose dolled up in the finest couture and dripped in diamonds.
Do you know me now?
Once upon a time, I fell in love with this warm and sultry fragrance. A floral blend of deception and lies mixed with spices of betrayal and envy. Its aroma subdued me into a state of disbelief and naivety. Wearing the zesty scent brought counterfeit lovers to my yard. Their corruption and my desperation for love turned my garden into an empty space of dead weeds.
When it felt like the vines of death were going to release their poison and take my last breath away a gardener with an attraction to my pain came and turned the hollowness in my chest into nurtured soil and planted seeds of purpose.
No matter the heavy amount of cement trying to stop my rose from blooming, it couldn’t. A rose is still a rose – beautiful and timeless – and I’m still London Nicole Carter.
This is my story.
In sickness and in health…
In Ava, Andre Rockwell has found the woman of his dreams. Never mind the fact she’s sick with a life-threatening heart condition. He loves her dearly and does everything in his power to prove that love. That’s why when Ava packs her bags and leaves unexpectedly, he has a hard time accepting that she wants their marriage to be over.
Ava convinces herself that Andre doesn’t deserve to be put through the agony of loving someone with her health issues, so she single-handedly makes decisions that may divide them as a family. She’ll discover how it feels to be loved unconditionally by a man who would risk it all for her.
Love blossoms for Eli and Natalie. Eli and Solomon remain at odds. Dark secrets are revealed.
Eli and Natalie are adjusting to married life and appreciating each other’s quirks and imperfections. They are determined to remain best friends while learning to be lovers. He’ll make whatever changes needed to ensure that he’s a perfect match for the woman of his dreams. But Eli fears the secrets he’s been keeping from Natalie will turn his life – their lives – into one big nightmare.
Solomon knows those secrets. He’s already revealed one of them to Natalie, thinking it would thwart her relationship with Eli. That attempt failed…
Now he’s back at it – trying to convince Natalie that Eli is a murderer. That he murdered his own partner, Officer Avery Singleton, four years ago. With an arsenal of secrets from Eli’s past, Solomon knows he’ll destroy their marriage this time. He has to because he wants much more than just seeing his brother in prison.
All Sevyn wanted was to finish law school and make her late grandmother proud. She was never the one to color outside the lines or go against the rules. When Sevyn is suddenly faced with past due bills and eviction, she becomes overwhelmed trying to stay above water. What she didn’t expect was the offer to help her with all her troubles. The only problem is it goes against all her morals.
Nasir is content in his relationship with his long-term girlfriend. The two of them have an understanding. Inviting another partner in the bedroom has never been an issue—until now. When Sevyn joins the couple for one night of pleasure, Nasir instantly becomes attracted to the innocence surrounding her. Soon he begins to question his current relationship and finds it hard to stay away from Sevyn.
While Sevyn tries to fight the brewing desire she has for Nasir, he embraces it. What neither of them counted on was a fatal encounter that could take the both of them out before they even begin.
Contains mature themes.
All Jerzey wanted was a family of her own. After things didn’t work out with her ex-husband, she took matters into her own hands.
Being a foster mom wasn’t easy, but having her best friend by her side to help makes it a little easier. That is, until the two blur lines and suddenly a friendship isn’t enough.
*This story was previously released under Phoenix Rae*
After catching his child’s mother with his enemy Remi swore off giving his heart to another female. All he wants to do is raise his daughter and run his nightclub, but that would be too easy. When past beef starts to resurface, Remi may be forced to go back to his old life, a life he fought hard to get out of.
Alayna has had a crush on Remi forever. When she finally acts on it, she realizes it may be harder than she thought to break the wall he’s built around himself. Not only that but she’s fighting demons from her past that she can’t seem to get rid of. Will these two be able to let go of the past and make it work?
Harlee is tired of her long-term boyfriend and finds comfort in Nash, but when he’s tired of playing the side and forces Harlee to choose between the two will she make the right choice?
Nash is still heavy in the streets and doesn’t plan on slowing down any time soon. What he will soon learn is that the streets don’t love anyone. Will he get out before it’s too late?
Don’t forget to buckle up as you join these four for a crazy, drama-filled ride.
*Previously published under Phoenix Rae*
Harlee and Nash are left in a tough position. With the paternity of the baby she’s carrying up in the air, Harlee isn’t sure where her relationship with Nash stands. With Rico hiding in the shadows, Nash has to put his anger aside and try to find him before it’s too late.
Alayna is tired of Remi’s hot and cold attitude and finally decides to fall back and protect her heart, but when unseen circumstances happen, he might be the only one she needs by her side. Remi is taking hit after hit. One last straw from Tisha shows him that maybe he’s been carrying Alayna wrong and he attempts to fix things, but it maybe too late.
Enemies are still lurking and betrayal isn’t far behind either. Join these four for one more wild ride.
It’s the summer of 1964 and three innocent men are brutally murdered for trying to help Black Mississippians secure the right to vote. Against this backdrop, twenty-one year old Violet Richards finds herself in more trouble than she’s ever been in her life. Suffering a brutal attack of her own, she kills the man responsible. But with the color of Violet’s skin, there is no way she can escape Jim Crow justice in Jackson, Mississippi. Before anyone can find the body or finger her as the killer, she decides to run. With the help of her white beau, Violet escapes. But desperation and fear leads her to hide out in the small rural town of Chillicothe, Georgia, unaware that danger may be closer than she thinks.
Back in Jackson, Marigold, Violet’s older sister, has dreams of attending law school. Working for the Mississippi Summer Project, she has been trying to use her smarts to further the cause of the Black vote. But Marigold is in a different kind of trouble: she’s pregnant and unmarried. After news of the murder brings the police to her door, Marigold sees no choice but to flee Jackson too. She heads North seeking the promise of a better life and no more segregation. But has she made a terrible choice that threatens her life and that of her unborn child?
Two sisters on the run—one from the law, the other from social shame. What they don’t realize is that there’s a man hot on their trail. This man has his own brand of dark secrets and a disturbing motive for finding the sisters that is unknown to everyone but him . . .
Stephanie Nicole Norris
A Risqué Engagement and Heavy On The D Crossover
With her flight attendant career keeping her away for extended periods, Corinne wonders if she’s spending too much time away from home. But in Chicago, Xavier has just found out about The Den, a strip club in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia, that might give him and his wife the weekend that they desire with each other. Will they explore?
She’s been through a lot.
And she’s holding on to as much,
But I see her…
The pain of her past.
The fear of letting go and letting God,
Has become a passing thought.
And although I should be focusing on myself and my continued healing.
I find myself in a place where she is always crossing my mind.
I understand things now.…
The woman I thought I loved, was only the bridge to take me from homelessness and addiction, to Jesus and freedom.
And now that she’s gone, I can see clearer now.
Now I’m walking by faith.
I have my mind made up.
And I see what’s in front of me.
She’s afraid but I won’t stop pursuing her.
…She has POTENTIAL.
A doctor. A nurse. A matchmaker.
Charity McCall couldn’t have survived the holidays without her petite Goldendoodle. She named him Dr. Avery because he healed her broken heart after a bad breakup. She plans to spend the holidays on the road away from St. Louis with her pooch in tow.
Sawyer Kahill needs a fresh start, so he relocates to Raleigh, working in the IT field. He’s enjoying life until his aunt has a health scare back in St. Louis.
He plans to bring her back with him after he suspects someone is trying to take an advantage of her. Every time he’s on the phone with Aunt Edith, she raves about Dr. Avery and his nurse making house calls.
The joke is on him.
Sawyer has no idea the regular visits are from a dog named Dr. Avery and Charity who is an RN by profession. His aunt refuses to budge from St. Louis.
After a chance meeting with Charity in the hospital, he learns she now moving to Raleigh.
Will their paths ever cross again? Not unless they both come home for the holidays.
Leave that up to the Lord and Aunt Edith.
With young New Orleans women turning up dead, FBI agent Lanier Barrow is sure that the Crescent City Strangler is back. But proving it to distrustful lead detective Daniel Jordan means she must hide her tragic connection to the case. And with their uneasy partnership already troubled, even more dangerous secrets will put their lives on the line…
Seraphina Jacobs is a smart, inquisitive writer who, after financial difficulties and a failed relationship, finds herself back in her childhood home with her overprotective parents as landlords. She now spends her days working at the local newspaper and her nights watching Jeopardy with her parents on the couch. Seraphina is stuck in a well-worn rut. The only bright spot in her weeks are the Sunday visits with her grandfather, and listening to his stories about yesteryear.
August Gardner is tired. Tired of being dismissed by his five older sisters. After losing the battle to keep his mother out of an “old folks’ home,” he decides to move back to Michigan, hoping he can rescue his mother from a lifetime of bingo nights and magic shows. But to do that he needs to get his career on track, and he’s putting all his eggs in one basket by opening his own auto repair shop.
When Seraphina and August meet, what started out as a much-needed one-night stand turns into something neither of them expected. The two are falling for one another. But when Seraphina stumbles onto a big secret, it could stop the giddy free fall, sending them crashing to the ground. They say the truth can set you free but the truth also has the power to tear you apart.
He’s her best friend.
Capone was all in one for Moriah. He served as her everything. They started as best friends, but their love for one another eventually blossomed into something more. Something more beautiful and powerful.
Unfortunately, life gets in the way of their sudden feelings for one another. Moriah leaves Capone scorned and heartless. But does he play a role in their fall-out too? Certain decisions separate the two souls for years, then out of the blue, Capone gets an urgent call from his best friend…
Leaving his home of Freetown, Sierra Leone, to further his education, Haji Abimbola travels to Texas to study chemical engineering. It seemed he could never please his father, but in a quest to prove that he is capable of great things, Haji excels in his field of study. After several major accomplishments and still not having the approval he longs for, he chooses to live life on his terms.
Journeying to the United States, Chinara Nwachucku sets out to make a successful life for herself to help her family back home in Nigeria, but it’s taking much longer than she anticipated. Being laid off from her job is the blow that brings her to her knees. As if her life isn’t stressful enough, she catches the attention of a man that seems to be the type to only want one thing. While her interest is piqued because Haji is attractive, she feels that he will only be a complication in her life.
Both Haji and Chinara experience trying times and their struggles bring them across one another’s paths once again. Haji believes that in order to make it through those struggles, they have to do it together. Will he be able to convince Chinara of this fact, or will it fall on deaf ears?
Contains mature themes.
Vance Etienne has lived his life on his terms. He enjoyed a fulfilling marriage until the sudden death of his wife scarred him emotionally, but not enough to deter him from being a great person and father. However, things go haywire when his daughter’s boyfriend makes the horrible decision to assault her, changing Vance’s life forever. He meets a woman that possesses him from the moment their eyes meet.
Jennifer Monroe has literally pulled herself from the slums of her past to become a better woman. Her gained self-confidence becomes evident and she longs for something that she didn’t have for most of her marriage to her ex-husband. Love. The night she meets Vance Etienne, the father of a young woman in her life, she knows he’s her one. But somehow, she finds herself thinking of the past with her ex-husband more often than she should.
There’s no doubt about what Vance and Jennifer feel for one another. Can they let the hurt of the past go to focus on their future? Will their pasts be willing to release them from its grasps to pursue an intentional and all-consuming love?
Contains mature themes.
Sean D. Young
What’s an innocent little weekend between friends?
No one knows Chicago defense attorney, Jason Austin, better than Charlee Summers. Friends since college, she is well aware of his playboy status and the wall he puts up whenever he thinks a relationship is getting too serious. She also knows his beautiful heart. However, Charlee never thought she’d agree to play his girlfriend even for just one weekend. That would be pushing it, especially since she feels things whenever they are close.
Jason Austin can’t stop thinking about the night that forever changed his relationship with his best friend Charlee. They both agreed that the timing wasn’t right but certain events are pulling them together to show that what they are denying is inevitable.
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