J.L. Berg is the USA Today bestselling author of the Ready series, the Walls series, the Lost & Found series and more. She is a California native living in the beautiful state of historic Virginia. Married to her high school sweetheart, they have two beautiful girls and two pups. When she's not writing, you will find her cuddled up, watching a movie with her family, obsessing over fandoms or devouring anything chocolate! J.L. Berg is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC.
As one drink led to two, I craved more of her playful banter and taunting lips. Resisting her wasn't an option, and we quickly became a desperate mess of tangled limbs and hot kisses. She tasted like the sweetest sin, but I was no saint.
Once we caught our breaths, and it became obvious that meeting her wasn't a coincidence, everything changed. Now I must deny her at all costs.
Friends. It's all we can ever be.
After years of lying to myself and keeping her at a distance, I want to pull her close. Sophie's on my mind more than ever as my instincts to protect her take over. Regardless of my attempts to help, she pushes me away and makes it clear she doesn't need me.
I'll do whatever it takes to keep her safe, to show her I'm the good guy, but one night takes a tragic turn for the worse when her boyfriend and I start throwing punches.
And ends when I'm arrested for his murder.
TRULY MINE is an angsty, slow-burn friends to lovers romance wrapped up in a tragically beautiful love story. It's book 1 in the Mason & Sophie duet and must be read first.
‘MADDIE & MASON’
Her husband’s murder made national headlines – as did all his sordid secrets. Heartbroken and humiliated, Maddie Nibless quietly takes back her maiden name and retreats into solitude - which deepens when she unexpectedly runs into the unspoken first love of her life, Mason Gentries. But after they part ways again abruptly, she becomes even more reclusive. She only shows up at her twenty-year class reunion to keep a promise she made to her best friend - and the whispers start as soon as she arrives.
Everyone is stunned at Mason Gentries’ transformation from shy, overweight loner to handsome, muscular technology tycoon. His fellow alumni are entranced, vying for his attention. But he only came to try to reconnect one last time with his secret crush, the girl he's loved since elementary school and who he foolishly walked away from seven months before – Maddie.
When she leaves the reunion abruptly, he knows following her could be his last chance to capture her heart.
Will Mason finally have the courage to tell Maddie how he feels? Will Maddie be able to overcome the her past and allow herself to try for happiness once more?
‘TRIXIE & DREW’
Trixie Benning– the no-nonsense Accounting Manager working her way up the corporate ladder. She is highly intelligent, introverted, and for the most part, steadfast about keeping personal and work separated – except when it comes to him.
Drew Alexander- the President and CEO that seems to be her polar-opposite in personality. A confident extrovert with the type of ‘love-and-leave’ history that the tabloids salivate over. He’s used to getting what he wants – and he’s not happy with being told ‘no.’
When Trixie uncovers fraudulent activity at the company, she and Drew must work closely together to repair the damage. But the more time they spend together, the greater the emotional danger to them both.
They just might find the love of a lifetime – if they stop running from it long enough.
Caution: May cause accidental aspiration of tea or coffee. Do not read in a public place where loud laughter is inappropriate. Contains hot but hilarious hockey players, puppy cuddling and a snarky pair of underwear.
"If I had to pick two authors who I'd have team up, it would be Bowen and Kennedy" -- #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover
"Everything Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy write is pure gold. Please excuse me while I read this one all summer long." Hypable
Keywords: Hockey romance, Toronto, Sports Romance, Romantic comedy, contemporary romanceFor fans of: Vi Keeland, Corinne Michaels, Melanie Harlow, Penelope Ward, Lauren Blakely, Kendall Ryan, Sierra Simone, Sawyer Bennett, Catherine Gayle, Toni Aleo
Brad Steel is in love. Daphne Wade is more than just his wife-to-be and the mother of his unborn child. She’s his destiny. Fate brought them together, and he vows to protect her. His determination doesn’t waver when he learns a secret about his bride—a secret she herself doesn’t know.
For the first time in a while, everything seems to be in sync for Daphne. She has loving parents, good friends, a man who adores her, a beautiful child growing inside her, and freedom from her anxiety and depression.
But is it an illusion?
When Brad is thrown into his family business sooner than he anticipates, he must divide his time among growing his legacy, keeping secrets, and solving unforeseen crimes. He’ll do anything to ensure Daphne’s safety and sanity.
Anything…no matter the cost.