Within these walls, he became my solace, my sanctuary and my strength.
I am not strong. I am just a survivor of circumstance.
Isn’t that what we all do? Survive?
Each of us has our own set of circumstances to muddle through. Mine are just more…complicated.
Born with a severe heart defect, I’ve seen the inside of a hospital room more than my own bedroom.
I was drowning, a prisoner to the illness that owned me, until he appeared. He thinks he’s blocked out the world with his tattoos and hard exterior, but I see the real Jude, the one he so desperately wants to forget.
But is he the answer to my prayers or will he break my already damaged heart forever?
My name is Lailah Buchanan, and this is our story of hope, redemption and sacrificing it all for the one you love.
I’ve moved on since then.
Or so I thought.
Growing up in a small town, there weren’t too many options when it came to friends. But, even in a sea of a million, I’d always choose Jake Jameson.
I felt safe with him. Safe with my secrets, my dreams and eventually — my heart. I thought we’d have forever together.
That was a long time ago.
I thought I’d forgotten those piercing blue eyes and the sound of his laugh. I tried to obliterate the memory of his touch from my mind.
But, one single glance, as he stands at my door, twelve years later, and I’m suddenly transported back to a simpler time when love was easy, and my heart was whole.
I’m marrying his best friend.
Running a company isn’t easy, especially when everyone expects you to fail, so being a jerk? It comes with the territory.
I don’t have time to mess around, and I sure as hell didn’t see her coming.
Cara Hamilton—she was supposed to be off limits…a temporary employee brought in during my assistant’s maternity leave.
But, in the blink of an eye, she became so much more.
An obsession I couldn’t shake.
So yeah, I may be an asshole, but now, I finally had a purpose, and soon, she would be mine.
All’s fair in love and war…
***Behind Closed Doors is a spin-off of the Walls Duet and can be read as a standalone.***
Until I found her.
Broken and bruised from an accident that nearly took my life, Cora was the nurse who cared for me. She not only tended to my wounds, but for a brief time, she healed my heart as well.
But, our lives were destined to take different paths and I never thought I’d see her again.
Three years later when she moves into my small town, I can’t help but wonder if the universe is trying to tell me something.
Cora is seeking a new beginning. For years, I’ve been wandering the streets of this town, searching for something too.
Maybe she’s the answer to my prayers.
And then he showed up.
Growing up in a small town, I had one singular goal — get the heck out. After high school graduation, I never planned on coming back.
But, sometimes life can throw some serious curveballs, and when I’m fired from my job, I go to the one safe place I can think of — my family’s inn.
And that’s where I meet him.
Aiden Fisher is a British artist who has taken up residence across the hallway. He’s wicked hot, a huge flirt and has one of the sexiest accents I’ve ever heard.
Suddenly the idea of this small town doesn’t sound so horrible.
But can I trust a man I just met... with my heart?
And your enemies closer.
I knew Leilani Hart was trouble from the minute she stepped foot into our small town.
With her big city ideas and hotel heiress reputation, I know she’ll turn our picturesque island into a tacky tourist trap if given the opportunity.
She’ll have to go through me first.
From our first meeting, we’re like fire and ice, and I can’t help but wonder what it would be like to pin her down and melt some of those frigid layers right off.
I’ve never believed in love, but for her, I just might be willing to risk it all.
Even if it means falling... for the enemy.
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Don’t look up.
Never make eye contact.
Those were the words I lived by growing up, the words that protected me in a house where men frequented, but did not stay. But, even with all the rules and warnings, I couldn’t keep them all away.
I couldn’t keep him away.
Hoping to leave behind the shattered life of my past, I find myself in a small town, with an aunt I’ve never met and at a school I loathe.
But soon I learn, not everything in this world is as black and white as I’ve determined. Sometimes those we are so quick to judge need a second or third time to make a first impression.
And often, there are friendships and even love—real love, waiting just around the corner, if we are brave enough to take that first step.
Am I brave?
Or will I hide behind these tattered gloves of mine forever?