Second Chances

Southern Comfort

Book 1
Bria Marche
117

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.
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Bria Marche
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Published on
Sep 29, 2015
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Pages
190
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Language
English
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Genres
Family & Relationships / Love & Romance
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / General
Fiction / Romance / Clean & Wholesome
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
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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

 

A second chance to win her heart…

Four friends. Four seasons. Four ways to fall in love.

Book 3: Bewitching Winter

Six years ago, Neve Clark thought she’d found in Rhett Taylor the perfect doubles partner both on and off the badminton court, but their volatile relationship ended with a betrayal she couldn’t forgive. Since then, she’s dated plenty of guys in an attempt to recreate the passion she once felt with the man who broke her heart, but to no avail.

Anxious to put aside her growing despair that she’ll never find someone to replace him, she books herself on a business course in wintry Queenstown, New Zealand, with the aim of concentrating on her career as Marketing Manager for the Four Seasons lingerie company. It’s only when she turns up that she discovers the keynote speaker is her old flame.

After leaving New Zealand to pursue a career as a badminton player at international level, a series of unpredictable events leads Rhett back to the country and to the woman who haunts his dreams. A sizzling chemistry still exists between them, but even though he wants her back, Neve wants nothing to do with him. 

Rhett’s not used to losing. Not everyone gets a second chance at both life and love, and this time he’s determined to win her heart…

Warning: Contains enough heat to melt the snow on the Southern Alps. Beware.

Keywords: Alpha hero sport badminton, holiday vacation rural international mountains, romantic comedy and humor, marriage wedding love friendship, dating relationships single women family life, business workplace office

 

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

 

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.

 

Their Love Reunion, Book Five, in the Southern Comfort series, is a 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:
Women's Fiction Novel
Women's Fiction
Romance Novel
Contemporary Romance Novel
Chick-Lit Novel

Box Set: Like Sisters: Books 4-5

 

Book Four: Intrigue and a Bottle of Merlot

If Karen was good at anything, it was writing men off.

She was happily unattached until Mia introduced her to Mario one summer at lunch. Mario was six years younger than Karen and far from her type. Yet the long-haired, sexy stranger left her intrigued.

Having a man again could be a good thing, now that her single girlfriends were dropping off faster than flies bombed with insect repellent.

Karen was eventually hired to help run Mario's business, and that was when the flirting began.

The intrigue remained, but that invisible line had never been crossed. Maybe it was time to step up her game.

A business trip with Mario turned Karen's fantasy into nail-biting chaos, showing her that their age difference wouldn't be the only obstacle on her road to relationship bliss.

 

Book Five: Desire and a Bottle of Merlot

It wasn’t that Tina wanted to be a male basher—it was just part of her persona. She couldn't help herself.

To her, men were all full of themselves. They were an unnecessary distraction that she had no a desire to indulge in—that is, not until Dan Mason strolled into town and literally smashed into her at Amelia's.

Seeing someone as gorgeous as Dan sent Tina's desire meter into overdrive at an alarming rate.

A summer of exciting life changes was on the horizon for the girls of Tarrytown, and if Tina ever hoped to have a chance with Dan Mason, she would have to make changes too… beginning with herself.

 

Like Sisters is a laugh out loud series of best friends, hot guys and the right amount of steam to have you anxiously waiting for the next book.

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

 

Like Sisters Romantic Comedy Series:

Payback and a Bottle of Merlot

Insecurity and a Bottle of Merlot

Destiny and a Bottle of Merlot

Intrigue and a Bottle of Merlot

Desire and a Bottle of Merlot

 

What readers are saying-

Hilarious- Heartwarming and such a reminder of how girlfriends are always there for each other no matter what- unputdownable book:) every woman who has lived thru extra marital affair would enjoy reading this book and the lightheartedness the author brings to light alongside the tears.

Another Page Turner- Loved this book! It makes you realize how being insecure can mess up your life. The author has a way of bringing you into the book so that you feel you are the main character and the "sisters" are your best friends.

I Love Love Love These Books! - I love love love these books. They pull you in and you have no choice but to read the next book.

 

 When right and wrong are no longer clear, life-changing decisions must still be made…

The year is 1985. Living in a Mexican desert hacienda south of Nogales, fifteen year old Sane is trapped in a life she didn’t choose for herself, frightened and frustrated by it all. 

Her father is Tony Masone, an American running one of the most lucrative cocaine trades south of the border. Her mother Liz, is twice as dangerous and as conniving as they come. 

As the money pours in, greed begins to rear its ugly head. Listening from within the compound walls, Sane overhears a plot to murder her father and overtake his drug empire.

This dangerous twist of fate places Sane directly in the middle of a daring game of cat and mouse. Soon she realizes she stands between her parents, and while she may have a chance to save one, she may also be forced to turn on the other.

At what cost might freedom come? Sane must make the choices of a lifetime-surrounded by unimaginable events, kidnapping and even murder–to determine her own outcome, and to take a chance on a normal life.

Testing the limits of her own courage and loyalty, she'll be torn between what’s right and what’s wrong, while learning more than she ever wanted to know of danger and hate… but also of love and happiness.


Becoming Sane Categories:- Action Adventure, Mystery/Suspense

Amateur Sleuth
Female Protagonists
Crime Fiction/Murder
Crime Fiction/Organized Crime
Crime Fiction/Vigilante Justice
Suspense Moods/Disturbing
Women Sleuths
International Crime
Action Adventure-Thrillers and Mysteries
Suspense Moods/Vengeful
Suspense Settings/Mountains
Conspiracies
YA protagonist
Female heroine
Crime
Action & Adventure
Women Sleuths
Mystery, Crime and Suspense
Teenage Sleuths

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

 

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