Marjorie Steel is still healing from the events of the past year, and she’s happy to put her plans to study culinary arts on hold to help her best friend deal with a difficult pregnancy and two recently adopted troubled boys. The fact that Bryce Simpson spends a lot of time at the Steel Ranch is a benefit, and she’s ready to see if her attraction to him might be something more.
Bryce wants to do a hard day’s work on the ranch. Once his muscles give out and he collapses from exhaustion, maybe he’ll stop torturing himself over his late father’s horrific double life. The Steels have a different idea. They ask Bryce to take an executive position complete with a profit share. As he has a young son and widowed mother to support, it’s an offer he can’t refuse. The only catch is Marjorie. She’s beautiful, smart, feisty, and her kisses set him on fire. But he’s an empty shell with nothing to offer her, and she deserves the world.
As the sins of his father continue to haunt him, Bryce learns the horrors of the past may not yet be buried.
I thought I knew it,
Thought I’d had it.
I was wrong--so wrong.
But then, I met him.
Ruggedly sexy, mysterious, and tortured,
He's a gift demanding to be discovered.
His past made him strong, powerful,
And completely guarded.
But I can't live without him.
An unnecessary distraction
That leads to nothing, but pain.
Or so I thought.
But then, I met her.
Breathtakingly beautiful, charming, and overly privileged.
She changed me,
Holds my soul in her hand.
With her, I found love.
And all because I found London.
*Intended for readers 18+ due to mature content.
When Ash Kyndal inherits her Uncle Charlie’s PI firm, her only interest is in finding an out. Circus veteran, social misfit, daughter of a madman—those are shoes that fit. Card-carrying member of polite society? Not so much.
But Charlie saved her once, and his staff of lost souls needs her. So in spite of her reluctance—and the mysterious, taciturn Russian who’s abruptly materialized on her doorstep, intent on repaying a debt to a dead man—Ash dives in.
After all, how hard can it be?
And then her client goes missing. And men in black show up. And a crazy, utopian conspiracy designed to alter the very fabric of humanity begins to unfold around her…
Suddenly, Ash finds herself on the front lines of an unexpected, vicious battle over the fate of the human race. Running isn’t an option; survival is debatable. And it’s the last place she wants to be.
But lives are on the line, and a side must be chosen.
Because war is coming.
Zane Bigelow grew up in a beautiful, perfectly kept house in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Strangers and even Zane’s own aunt across the lake see his parents as a successful surgeon and his stylish wife, making appearances at their children’s ballet recitals and baseball games. Only Zane and his sister know the truth, until one brutal night finally reveals cracks in the facade, and Zane escapes for college without a thought of looking back...
Years later, Zane returns to his hometown determined to reconnect with the place and people that mean so much to him, despite the painful memories. As he resumes life in the colorful town, he meets a gifted landscape artist named Darby, who is on the run from ghosts of her own.
Together they will have to teach each other what it means to face the past, and stand up for the ones they love.