Second Chances

Southern Comfort

Book 1
Bria Marche
121

Life sails along smoothly on beautiful St. Thomas for Abby Melrose Bellavance, or so she thinks. That is, until her husband Remy steals her trust fund and disappears for parts unknown. Now, with five million reasons to write off men for good, she returns to Charleston, broke and groveling at her mother’s feet.

Living again in the opulent mansion on South Battery, Abby is thrown another curve ball.  Her mother passes away, leaving Abby with an enormous home but no money to support it.

Turning the mansion into a boardinghouse has its advantage—immediate cash—and disadvantage—two of the hottest men in Charleston are now Abby’s tenants.

Abby wants love again, especially with hunky Erik, the handyman, and sexy Brandon, the prominent attorney, living in the mansion with her. They are so different, yet they’re similar in one way she needs to avoid—they are men, and she should keep her distance.

As the southern summer blazes on, Abby’s life becomes even more complicated. Personal secrets are revealed, and fate deals her one final blow. She wonders if she will ever be given a second chance at falling in love.

 

 

Second Chances, Book One, in the Southern Comfort series, is a free book that will appeal to fans of romance, chick-lit and women's fiction novels. Southern Comfort is a heartfelt series with best friends, hot guys, humor and just enough twists and turns to have you anxiously awaiting the next book.

 

Note: There are no cliffhangers in this series, but since the characters carry over, the books are best read in sequence.

 

Southern Comfort Contemporary Romance Series:

#1 Second Chances (Free)

#2 Jasmine Kisses

#3 Her Own Paradise

#4 Back in Her Arms

#5 Their Love Reunion

 

Southern Comfort Categories:

Free Women's Fiction Novel

Free Women’s Fiction

Free Romance Novel

Free Contemporary Romance Novel

Free Chick-Lit Novel

 

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About the author

Bria Marche is a contemporary romance writer. Though originally from San Jose, California, she has lived in the Midwest region of the United States for quite some time.
She is a member of numerous writers’ organizations including, Fiction for All, Fiction Factor and Writers-Online.
Other than writing, she enjoys all forms of art. She especially likes creating outdoor garden projects, designing and painting gourd bird houses and making handmade soaps. She is an avid gardener, world traveler—which includes hot air ballooning across Italy—and loves bird-watching, hiking and bicycling.
Be the first to be notified of new releases and promotions at: http://briamarche.com.

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Sep 29, 2015
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English
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Family & Relationships / Love & Romance
Fiction / Contemporary Women
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Fiction / Romance / Clean & Wholesome
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
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Book One: Second Chances

Life sails along smoothly on beautiful St. Thomas for Abby Melrose Bellavance, or so she thinks. That is, until her husband Remy steals her trust fund and disappears for parts unknown. Now, with five million reasons to write off men for good, she returns to Charleston, broke and groveling at her mother’s feet.

Living again in the opulent mansion on South Battery, Abby is thrown another curve ball.  Her mother passes away, leaving Abby with an enormous home but no money to support it.

Turning the mansion into a boardinghouse has its advantage—immediate cash—and disadvantage—two of the hottest men in Charleston are now Abby’s tenants.

Abby wants love again, especially with hunky Erik, the handyman, and sexy Brandon, the prominent attorney, living in the mansion with her. They are so different, yet they’re similar in one way she needs to avoid—they are men, and she should keep her distance.

 As the southern summer blazes on, Abby’s life becomes even more complicated. Personal secrets are revealed, and fate deals her one final blow. She wonders if she will ever be given a second chance at falling in love.

 

Book Two: Jasmine Kisses

Ellie Ford’s life is moving along beautifully. In three days, she will become the wife of her longtime fiancé, Luke Baker. There isn’t any downside to that until she finds that dreaded note in Luke’s pants pocket.

Her romantic ideal of marital bliss becomes her worst nightmare, with Luke in the leading role as a two-timing cheater. To Ellie, the idea of canceling the wedding without notice is unthinkable. But on their special day, Luke is the one absent from the ceremony.

The honeymoon Ellie was so looking forward to suddenly becomes a vacation with Gina—her dearest friend—to Charleston, her favorite city. Within a month, Ellie loads up her beloved jasmine plant and moves south.

Falling for Donovan Winthrop, the gallery owner and accomplished artist, isn’t on Ellie’s bucket list, but she can’t help herself. He’s gorgeous, sweet, and a true southern gentleman—or is he?

Donovan has a few secrets of his own that he doesn’t want to share. Revealing their secrets to each other is the only way they can move forward as a couple, but a wrench is suddenly thrown into their plans when Luke Baker arrives in Charleston, ready to make amends with Ellie and take her home.

Ellie must decide whether to stay and begin a new romance or leave and slip back into the familiarity of an old one. Feeling torn, Ellie has a lot to think about—and two men waiting for her answer.

 

Book Three: Her Own Paradise

If available men come in threes, Melanie Davis has hit the trifecta.

Sweet, sexy Jackson Reed is handsome, spontaneous, and successful but a man-child magician at the tender age of twenty-two. Mel knows better and can’t come to grips with dating him. Their lives rotate in completely different stratospheres.

John Richmond, on the other hand, is just right. He’s gorgeous, thoughtful, and thirty-four. He also lives thirteen hundred miles away in St. Thomas—smack in the middle of hurricane alley.

A girl can’t catch a break—or can she? A chance meeting with hunky Dan DeLong, a sexy, tan veterinarian with Caribbean-blue eyes, might be exactly what the doctor ordered. Even better, he’s local, the perfect age, and has never been married.

Is the third time the charm? Have the trifecta gods handed her the man of her dreams—and does she even want one? She wonders if she can actually find the perfect man and her own paradise right here, in the city she loves most—Charleston. 


Book Four: Back in Her Arms

Life is complicated for Dano Angello, but whose life isn’t? His work as a struggling private investigator in Milwaukee isn’t paying the bills, and his overbearing wife, Jan, reminds him of it constantly. A job offer in Charleston—from his sister, Gina—sends Dano and Jan south. He’s hoping for a new start. There has to be something that will please his wife. What he doesn’t know is that his new client, Bella Ricci, is a gorgeous Italian goddess who needs her cheating husband followed.

 Torn between Jan, the wife who regularly threatens to divorce him, and Bella, the vulnerable beauty who wants to end her marriage, Dano has a lot on his plate. Even though his heart is leading him to Bella, he’s forced to agree to Jan’s conditions or she’ll serve him with divorce papers.

With Jan insisting they leave Charleston and Bella wishing he would stay, Dano’s life has just gotten a lot more complicated.

 

 Book Five: Their Love Reunion

Darian Marsh is excited. He has traveled to Charleston to meet with the love of his life, Amanda Fields, and ask her to marry him. They’ve been apart for two years, and the plan is to meet at the annual Charleston Wine and Food Festival. When Amanda is a no-show, Darian is beside himself with worry and frantic that something has gone terribly wrong.

Through twists and turns of fate—and a strong bond to the late Charlotte Melrose—Darian’s accidental meeting with Abby, Charlotte’s daughter, changes everything. Abby becomes a loyal friend and helper in Darian’s quest to find Amanda.

With very little time left in Charleston, Darian discovers a lead to Amanda’s whereabouts and heads off to find her. When everything that can possibly go wrong actually does, Darian wonders if he and Amanda will get back to Charleston at all. The clock is ticking down.

 

Southern Comfort is a sweet romantic series that will appeal to fans of romance, chick-lit and women's fiction novels. Southern Comfort is a heartfelt series with best friends, hot guys, humor and just enough twists and turns to have you anxiously awaiting the next book.

Note: There are no cliffhangers in this series, but since the characters carry over, the books are best read in sequence.

  

Southern Comfort Contemporary Romance Series:

#1 Second Chances

#2 Jasmine Kisses

#3 Her Own Paradise

#4 Back In Her Arms

#5 Their Love Reunion

 

What readers are saying.

Great book, good romance, not smut. I enjoyed it- It immensely, there are serious parts, numerous parts, sad parts, just a very good overall novel. I would highly recommend this book to you!!!

 

Such a nice change- This was so much fun to read, I finished it in one reading! It was sweet, maddening, hopeful, funny, just so many turns in it. It ended sort of quickly but didn't leave much unknown. I will look for more in this series. I'd recommend it to all that enjoy light romance, clean, clever and well written.

Ellie Ford’s life is moving along beautifully. In three days, she will become the wife of her longtime fiancé, Luke Baker. There isn’t any downside to that until she finds that dreaded note in Luke’s pants pocket.

Her romantic ideal of marital bliss becomes her worst nightmare, with Luke in the leading role as a two-timing cheater. To Ellie, the idea of canceling the wedding without notice is unthinkable. But on their special day, Luke is the one absent from the ceremony.

The honeymoon Ellie was so looking forward to suddenly becomes a vacation with Gina—her dearest friend—to Charleston, her favorite city. Within a month, Ellie loads up her beloved jasmine plant and moves south.

Falling for Donovan Winthrop, the gallery owner and accomplished artist, isn’t on Ellie’s bucket list, but she can’t help herself. He’s gorgeous, sweet, and a true southern gentleman—or is he?

Donovan has a few secrets of his own that he doesn’t want to share. Revealing their secrets to each other is the only way they can move forward as a couple, but a wrench is suddenly thrown into their plans when Luke Baker arrives in Charleston, ready to make amends with Ellie and take her home.

Ellie must decide whether to stay and begin a new romance or leave and slip back into the familiarity of an old one. Feeling torn, Ellie has a lot to think about—and two men waiting for her answer.

 

 Jasmine Kisses, Book Two, in the Southern Comfort series, is a sweet romantic novel that will appeal to fans of romance, chick-lit and women's fiction novels. Southern Comfort is a heartfelt series with best friends, hot guys, humor and just enough twists and turns to have you anxiously awaiting the next book.

Note: There are no cliffhangers in this series, but since the characters carry over, the books are best read in sequence.

 

Southern Comfort Contemporary Romance Series:

#1 Second Chances

#2 Jasmine Kisses

#3 Her Own Paradise

#4 Back in Her Arms

#5 Their Love Reunion

 

Southern Comfort Categories:

Women's Fiction Novel

Women’s Fiction

Romance Novel

Contemporary Romance Novel

Chick-Lit Novel

 

 

If available men come in threes, Melanie Davis has hit the trifecta.

Sweet, sexy Jackson Reed is handsome, spontaneous, and successful but a man-child magician at the tender age of twenty-two. Mel knows better and can’t come to grips with dating him. Their lives rotate in completely different stratospheres.

John Richmond, on the other hand, is just right. He’s gorgeous, thoughtful, and thirty-four. He also lives thirteen hundred miles away in St. Thomas—smack in the middle of hurricane alley.

A girl can’t catch a break—or can she?

A chance meeting with hunky Dan DeLong, a sexy, tan veterinarian with Caribbean-blue eyes, might be exactly what the doctor ordered. Even better, he’s local, the perfect age, and has never been married.

Is the third time the charm? Have the trifecta gods handed her the man of her dreams—and does she even want one? She wonders if she can actually find the perfect man and her own paradise right here, in the city she loves most—Charleston.

 

Her Own Paradise, Book Three, in the Southern Comfort series, is a sweet romantic novel that will appeal to fans of romance, chick-lit and women's fiction novels. Southern Comfort is a heartfelt series with best friends, hot guys, humor and just enough twists and turns to have you anxiously awaiting the next book.

 

Note: There are no cliffhangers in this series, but since the characters carry over, the books are best read in sequence.

 

Southern Comfort Contemporary Romance Series:

#1 Second Chances

#2 Jasmine Kisses

#3 Her Own Paradise

#4 Back In Her Arms

#5 Their Love Reunion

 

Southern Comfort Categories:

Women's Fiction Novel

Women’s Fiction

Romance Novel


Life is complicated for Dano Angello, but whose life isn’t? His work as a struggling private investigator in Milwaukee isn’t paying the bills, and his overbearing wife, Jan, reminds him of it constantly. A job offer in Charleston—from his sister, Gina—sends Dano and Jan south. He’s hoping for a new start. There has to be something that will please his wife. What he doesn’t know is that his new client, Bella Ricci, is a gorgeous Italian goddess who needs her cheating husband followed.

Torn between Jan, the wife who regularly threatens to divorce him, and Bella, the vulnerable beauty who wants to end her marriage, Dano has a lot on his plate. Even though his heart is leading him to Bella, he’s forced to agree to Jan’s conditions or she’ll serve him with divorce papers.

With Jan insisting they leave Charleston and Bella wishing he would stay, Dano’s life has just gotten a lot more complicated.

 

Back in Her Arms, Book Four, in the Southern Comfort series, is a sweet romantic novel that will appeal to fans of romance, chick-lit and women's fiction novels. Southern Comfort is a heartfelt series with best friends, hot guys, humor and just enough twists and turns to have you anxiously awaiting the next book.

Note: There are no cliffhangers in this series, but since the characters carry over, the books are best read in sequence.

 

Southern Comfort Contemporary Romance Series:

#1 Second Chances

#2 Jasmine Kisses

#3 Her Own Paradise

#4 Back In Her Arms

#5 Their Love Reunion

 

Southern Comfort Categories:

Women's Fiction Novel
Women's Fiction
Romance Novel
Contemporary Romance Novel
Chick-Lit Novel


Book Four: Back in Her Arms

Life is complicated for Dano Angello, but whose life isn’t? His work as a struggling private investigator in Milwaukee isn’t paying the bills, and his overbearing wife, Jan, reminds him of it constantly. A job offer in Charleston—from his sister, Gina—sends Dano and Jan south. He’s hoping for a new start. There has to be something that will please his wife. What he doesn’t know is that his new client, Bella Ricci, is a gorgeous Italian goddess who needs her cheating husband followed.

 Torn between Jan, the wife who regularly threatens to divorce him, and Bella, the vulnerable beauty who wants to end her marriage, Dano has a lot on his plate. Even though his heart is leading him to Bella, he’s forced to agree to Jan’s conditions or she’ll serve him with divorce papers.

With Jan insisting they leave Charleston and Bella wishing he would stay, Dano’s life has just gotten a lot more complicated.

 

 Book Five: Their Love Reunion

Darian Marsh is excited. He has traveled to Charleston to meet with the love of his life, Amanda Fields, and ask her to marry him. They’ve been apart for two years, and the plan is to meet at the annual Charleston Wine and Food Festival. When Amanda is a no-show, Darian is beside himself with worry and frantic that something has gone terribly wrong.

Through twists and turns of fate—and a strong bond to the late Charlotte Melrose—Darian’s accidental meeting with Abby, Charlotte’s daughter, changes everything. Abby becomes a loyal friend and helper in Darian’s quest to find Amanda.

With very little time left in Charleston, Darian discovers a lead to Amanda’s whereabouts and heads off to find her. When everything that can possibly go wrong actually does, Darian wonders if he and Amanda will get back to Charleston at all. The clock is ticking down.

 

Southern Comfort is a sweet romantic series that will appeal to fans of romance, chick-lit and women's fiction novels. Southern Comfort is a heartfelt series with best friends, hot guys, humor and just enough twists and turns to have you anxiously awaiting the next book.

Note: There are no cliffhangers in this series, but since the characters carry over, the books are best read in sequence.

  

Southern Comfort Contemporary Romance Series:

#1 Second Chances

#2 Jasmine Kisses

#3 Her Own Paradise

#4 Back In Her Arms

#5 Their Love Reunion

 

What readers are saying.

Great book, good romance, not smut. I enjoyed it- It immensely, there are serious parts, numerous parts, sad parts, just a very good overall novel. I would highly recommend this book to you!!!

 

Such a nice change- This was so much fun to read, I finished it in one reading! It was sweet, maddening, hopeful, funny, just so many turns in it. It ended sort of quickly but didn't leave much unknown. I will look for more in this series. I'd recommend it to all that enjoy light romance, clean, clever and well written.

Ellie Ford’s life is moving along beautifully. In three days, she will become the wife of her longtime fiancé, Luke Baker. There isn’t any downside to that until she finds that dreaded note in Luke’s pants pocket.

Her romantic ideal of marital bliss becomes her worst nightmare, with Luke in the leading role as a two-timing cheater. To Ellie, the idea of canceling the wedding without notice is unthinkable. But on their special day, Luke is the one absent from the ceremony.

The honeymoon Ellie was so looking forward to suddenly becomes a vacation with Gina—her dearest friend—to Charleston, her favorite city. Within a month, Ellie loads up her beloved jasmine plant and moves south.

Falling for Donovan Winthrop, the gallery owner and accomplished artist, isn’t on Ellie’s bucket list, but she can’t help herself. He’s gorgeous, sweet, and a true southern gentleman—or is he?

Donovan has a few secrets of his own that he doesn’t want to share. Revealing their secrets to each other is the only way they can move forward as a couple, but a wrench is suddenly thrown into their plans when Luke Baker arrives in Charleston, ready to make amends with Ellie and take her home.

Ellie must decide whether to stay and begin a new romance or leave and slip back into the familiarity of an old one. Feeling torn, Ellie has a lot to think about—and two men waiting for her answer.

 

 Jasmine Kisses, Book Two, in the Southern Comfort series, is a sweet romantic novel that will appeal to fans of romance, chick-lit and women's fiction novels. Southern Comfort is a heartfelt series with best friends, hot guys, humor and just enough twists and turns to have you anxiously awaiting the next book.

Note: There are no cliffhangers in this series, but since the characters carry over, the books are best read in sequence.

 

Southern Comfort Contemporary Romance Series:

#1 Second Chances

#2 Jasmine Kisses

#3 Her Own Paradise

#4 Back in Her Arms

#5 Their Love Reunion

 

Southern Comfort Categories:

Women's Fiction Novel

Women’s Fiction

Romance Novel

Contemporary Romance Novel

Chick-Lit Novel

 

 

If available men come in threes, Melanie Davis has hit the trifecta.

Sweet, sexy Jackson Reed is handsome, spontaneous, and successful but a man-child magician at the tender age of twenty-two. Mel knows better and can’t come to grips with dating him. Their lives rotate in completely different stratospheres.

John Richmond, on the other hand, is just right. He’s gorgeous, thoughtful, and thirty-four. He also lives thirteen hundred miles away in St. Thomas—smack in the middle of hurricane alley.

A girl can’t catch a break—or can she?

A chance meeting with hunky Dan DeLong, a sexy, tan veterinarian with Caribbean-blue eyes, might be exactly what the doctor ordered. Even better, he’s local, the perfect age, and has never been married.

Is the third time the charm? Have the trifecta gods handed her the man of her dreams—and does she even want one? She wonders if she can actually find the perfect man and her own paradise right here, in the city she loves most—Charleston.

 

Her Own Paradise, Book Three, in the Southern Comfort series, is a sweet romantic novel that will appeal to fans of romance, chick-lit and women's fiction novels. Southern Comfort is a heartfelt series with best friends, hot guys, humor and just enough twists and turns to have you anxiously awaiting the next book.

 

Note: There are no cliffhangers in this series, but since the characters carry over, the books are best read in sequence.

 

Southern Comfort Contemporary Romance Series:

#1 Second Chances

#2 Jasmine Kisses

#3 Her Own Paradise

#4 Back In Her Arms

#5 Their Love Reunion

 

Southern Comfort Categories:

Women's Fiction Novel

Women’s Fiction

Romance Novel

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