After surviving a traumatic battle with her husband Trevor, Lily and her six-month-old daughter are finally safe. Ready to move forward with her life, Lily has settled into the daily routine of the small town in the California Central Valley where she's made her home. Her former neighbor, Marcus, has been a good friend to her, and has stood by her side as she's recovered from the terror she so recently experienced. Lily's feelings for Marcus have deepened and she's ready for more, but when he tells her they are better off as friends, she is devastated.
Complicating matters, Trevor's family wants to get to know his daughter. Not only does Lily feel obligated to comply with their wishes even though some members of Trevor's family blame her for what happened, but with no family of her own, she strongly desires to have a surrogate family for herself and her daughter.
After struggling for so long, will Lily finally find the happiness she so desperately craves?
BONUS: Includes the first chapter of Life Imperfect (Lily's Story, Book 4).
Keywords: romance series, new adult & college, clean fiction, wedding romance, second chance romance, inspirational, love triangle, clean and wholesome romance, sweet romance
This is book 1 in a 2 book series.
College student Courtney Hartford’s worries are confined to doing well in school and having an active social life. That is, until she witnesses a murder.
And then recognizes the murderer.
His warning not to tell, coupled with his threat against her life and the life of her mother, pushes her to make a difficult decision—tell the police the truth, or let the people who are threatening her control her life.
Keywords: clean suspense, urban, gang crime, woman in jeopardy, new adult and college
After confessing to the police that she witnessed a murder, college student Courtney Hartford has relocated to what she hopes is a safe place. Hanging over her head is her commitment to testify against Dylan, the gang member she witnessed killing a man, as well as Baldy, a gang member who tried to kill her to keep her from testifying.
In addition, her budding relationship with Tyler, who was beaten because of her, has been interrupted. Missing him, but worried about putting him in danger, she wars with herself over whether to convince him to move to where she is now living, or to stay far, far away as his parents advise him.
Will Courtney be able to move past the fear she’s been living with, or will the gang members track her down and silence her for good?
Retribution does not contain any profanity or sexual content.
Keywords: clean suspense, urban, gang crime, woman in jeopardy, new adult and college, psychological suspense, psychological thriller, clean romance