Madison Brinkley has been raised a competitor. She lives a regimented, but privileged life. This is her last chance at Olympic gold.
But life is not what it seems…
For Madison, living up to the expectations of her mother has become impossible, overshadowing her dreams of taking gold at the Winter Olympics. Everyone can see she’s lost the will to compete and one person isn’t afraid to tell her the truth.
Zoe Claretto is a feisty newcomer and a fan favorite. She knows it won’t be easy to win a medal at the world’s most famous international sporting event, but she’s there for the love of figure skating. And, as it turns out, for the love of Madison.
From rivals to friends, friends to lovers, Madison soon realizes there’s more to life than the path laid out for her. If she can open her heart to Zoe, she can pave her own way.
And maybe, just maybe, go out a champion.
When privilege and perfect technique meet passion and raw talent, things get hot on the ice.
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Jea Hawkins writes sweet and spicy contemporary lesbian romance. As Lucy True she writes paranormal romance and urban fantasy with lesbian main characters. Her historical / contemporary romance, As Long As Love Lasts, has been nominated for a GCLS Literary Award.
Regardless of genre, if love conquers all, then she’d like to think her heroines can rule the world one day. An east coast transplant to the Midwest, she loves to write about complicated women and settings that feel like home.
Personal addictions include genealogy, autumn, cozy sweaters, hot chocolate, and the Sims 3. She’s both an avid reader and gamer, and hopes readers don’t mind a few geeky references here and there in her work.
The last thing Tori wants is to live her life by anyone else’s rules but her own. Ever since she left the world of country clubs and debutante balls behind, she has lived free of the standards imposed by others. But something is missing…
…and that something is Madeleine, a carefree grad student from the same upper class social circles. The attraction is unexpected and, to Tori’s surprise, more liberating than the life she has cultivated for herself. Piece by piece, Madeleine takes down the wall that conflict and heartbreak have built around Tori’s emotions.
Is loving Madeleine the key to Tori’s healing and happiness? And is Tori willing to step back into that world, even just a little, to take a chance on a love that could last?
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Where does friendship stop and love begin?
At just 19, Kendall Bettencourt is Hollywood's hottest young starlet, with the world at her feet, but behind the glamour and designer dresses is a girl who longs for normal.
Payton Taylor is Kendall's best friend since childhood, and the one person who reminds her of who she really is , her refuge from the craziness of celebrity life.
With her career taking off, Kendall moves Payton to LA to help keep her sane. But Payton is hiding a secret that could make everything ten times worse. Because to her, Kendall is more than a best friend, she is the only girl that she has ever loved.
Just as they need each other more than ever, they'll have to answer the question of where friendship stops and love begins? And find out whether the feelings they have can survive the mounting pressure of fame
The Gravity Between Us is a daring, romantic, emotional story about friendship, love, and finding the courage to be yourself in a crazy world.
Praise for The Gravity Between Us
'The characters here are so likeable that I was desperate for them to get together, but it's clear to see why they were hesitant about taking such a major step after being friends for so long. Speaking of likeable characters, there's a wonderful supporting cast, and it's really interesting to read a novel with so many well-drawn and sympathetic people in it. The tension - and there's plenty of it - comes from the balance between the pair's feelings for each other and the challenges Kendall faces, especially, as an A list celebrity trying to deal with the paparazzi and adoring fans I also thought the Hollywood setting was very well described and felt incredibly realistic. It's also got one of the best endings I've read for ages, which had me jumping to my feet I was so excited.
Overall, this is certainly the best New Adult book I've read. Massive recommendation for all.'BookBag
'The Gravity Between Us is a fantastic read--humorous, romantic and daring. Kristen's writing style is engaging and honest. In Payton and Kendall, she's succeeded in creating characters whom you care about instantly. And her portrayal of their relationship is beautifully rendered. I loved the Hollywood angle, the question of how one learns to deal with other people's reactions to same sex relationships and the idea of the zany game that is celebrity.
For me, The Gravity Between Us is a must-read new adult novel! I can't wait to read Kristen Zimmer's next book!' 5 Stars!Kimtalksbooks.com
'Tackling some hard subjects, this book was a wonderful foray into the world of the New Adult genre for me. It was a fast paced read for me because I found the characters so engaging. Because I liked the characters so much, I really wanted to see if they were going to end up together!' A Bookish Affair
'I hope this book calls to you the way it called to me. And if/when you do read it, I hope you laugh and get all sappy and emotional the way I did too.'SmiBookClub.com
What happens when a barista with dreams of becoming a journalist meets a senator's daughter?
Hayley Becker is a hard-working Midwestern girl who dreams of being a journalist and her goal is within reach. That is, until she falls for glamorous Veronica Stone-McClusky, a senator's daughter.
As these unlikely opposites attract, Hayley can't deny the allure of Veronica's world, a world she soon discovers is at odds with her ambitions. Hayley learns that dreams aren't always what they seem and sometimes, like it or not, the least likely person is the one you fall in love with.
With career aspirations pulling her one way and her love life pulling her in another direction, Hayley is forced to make a choice or risk losing what she values most.
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Fiona thought she knew what she wanted in life: travel, excitement, and a new lover every week. Everything changes when she loses her father unexpectedly. Returning to the Midwest, she reunites with her best friends, a circle of elemental witches whose talents balance one another’s.
Though she’s eager to settle her affairs and resume her journey, Fiona meets someone who gives her a reason to stay – Gabrielle, a gorgeous bartender and fellow witch.
Piece by piece, Fiona builds a new life, one she hopes to share with Gabe. But it turns out Fiona isn’t the only one with ghosts to put to rest.
Will they be able to release the past, so they can they weave the magick of their present lives together?
This is a lightly paranormal lesbian romance about two good witches falling in love.
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