That was the deal singer Lauren Logan made with her ex-boyfriend. After recording a movie soundtrack, they remained anonymous as a publicity stunt for the film. Staying under the radar was easy for Lauren, a loyal but self-doubting wife and mother living in Tampa, Florida. Her biggest challenge was choosing a dinner menu to satisfy her teenage boys and keeping the meal hot for when her workaholic husband wandered home. Until the day Academy Award nominations were announced. Suddenly, Plebeian was thrust on the world’s stage, winning an Oscar for Best Original Song.
Sudden fame has brought Lauren things she didn’t want. But it’s also brought her someone she did: Andy Hayden, the man of her dreams. Now she has a red hot career with her ex-boyfriend, a husband who hasn’t noticed, and a smoldering crush on a man she hasn’t seen in years. Unfortunately, she also has a stalker who wants her to himself.
As she struggles between her obligations and following her heart, her stage fears begin to frustrate the band while danger follows her every move. Now she must fight for her happiness, her career…and her life.
Moving from Richmond, Virginia to nearby Cory City was easier for the 26-year-old than confronting her ex, and she busied herself with her new career. Soon, handsome fireman Matt Livingston softens her broken heart and life in Cory City looks as rosy as the flowers Matt sends her every week. Even daily breakfast at the local diner seems magical, and she quickly bonds with a misfit group of regulars including young chef Nolan Ford, who warms her soul with his blueberry pancakes and adorable southern smile.
But when one of her new friends becomes suspiciously ill and scandal engulfs the fire department, Kendra sets out with Matt to prove his boss is crooked. She learns nothing in Cory City is as it seems and when her ex arrives in town, Kendra’s not sure who to trust. She begins to uncover the good, the bad and the ugly among the three men closest to her: the doctor, the chef and the fireman. And if she’s not careful, she might unleash the evil in one.
Plebeian just reunited and already they are falling apart. Lauren is struggling to repair the damage from her ex-boyfriend Johnny’s untimely love confession when tragedy strikes. Now Johnny’s life is at risk and his cure lies in a secret that Lauren hides. Just when everyone is on the road to healing, a shocking confrontation with a killer reveals a bigger surprise. Lauren unravels in a downward spiral, questioning her choices, her loves and her life.
Only one man can save her, and Plebeian, now. And it’s not her husband.
"An enjoyable romantic drama that keeps readers guessing." - Kirkus Reviews
"Teasing and titillating until the end, I Can Handle Him is a bubbly and suspenseful romance." - Foreword Clarion Reviews
Quinn Corbin’s got nothing to lose – except her life.
She’s finally got the attention of the man she’s always loved, Nick Allen. But Nick has a reputation for trouble. And after a car explosion killed his last girlfriend, many people in San Antonio, Texas think Nick got away with murder.
But Quinn, a twenty-four-year-old elementary school teacher and bubbly optimist, believes Nick is innocent. So does her best friend Tory, a law student and sarcastic realist. Soon Quinn and Nick find their relationship growing when suddenly their world upends. Now Nick is in major trouble again and Quinn may have made the biggest mistake of her life.
With incriminating evidence mounting against Nick, Tory works to prove his innocence. But Nick finds himself in a bigger battle when he must fight to protect, and win, his true love.
Plebeian’s world tour is unraveling; and it’s all according to plan. By the time the band discovers the enemy within; Lauren has fallen into his trap. Suddenly her husband’s life is at risk and the world tour is in jeopardy. Lauren must face the killer to stop this, and resist his love.