Sometimes two imperfect people …
It has been almost a year since that night in the attic, since something inside me died, and a new Caitlin Cooney was born from the wreckage. The months that followed nearly killed me, but I survived and fought for the happiness Gabe was determined to give my family.
I believe the worst is over, until I’m forced back to my hometown and realize how many lies have been told to snuff out the wicked rush I found in Gabe’s arms.
Please note: The reading order for the Wild Rush series is:
THIS WICKED RUSH (Caitlin and Gabe 1)
ONE PERFECT LOVE (Caitlin and Gabe 2)
THIS SWEET ESCAPE (Danny and Sam 1)
ONE BEAUTIFUL REVENGE (Danny and Sam 2)
WARNING: The Wild Rush series contains graphic sensuality, unconventional morality, and good people forced into making bad choices. Read at your own risk.
Jessie Evans gave up a career as an international woman of mystery to write contemporary Southern romances and sexy, boundary-pushing New Adult reads. She enjoys sweet, small town romances, and fictional walks on the wild side, and can't imagine a better job than playing pretend for a living.
They destroyed the woman I love. Now I’m going to make them wish they had never been born.
The frat boys who hurt Sam will pay the price for what they did. And the price is everything. I will have their pain, their suffering, and then their lives.
They drove Sam away from me. I am a man without a heart, a man who with nothing left to lose.
And then I see her, walking through the airport in Costa Rica.
Sam. She’s alive and here for the same reason I am—to take vengeance.
It doesn’t take long to figure out we’re as perfect together as we’ve always been. Now we just have to decide—carry through with our dark plans, or get out before it’s too late.
READER ALERT: This is the second half of Danny and Sam’s story and should be read after Run With Me. Fight for You contains adult themes, violence, murder, and possible triggers for sexual assault victims.
Cole Lawson’s been a lady killer since the day he realized his dimpled smile made all the cowgirls swoon. But when he discovers his high school friend, Layla Parker, is newly single he's ready to make a serious play for the one who got away.
Years ago, Layla Parker's romantic dreams came true. She married her high school sweetheart and settled in to live happily ever after. But sometimes dreams turn into nightmares…
After barely surviving her first love, she’s not looking for romance, but it isn’t long before her rekindled friendship with Cole grows into something more—something so sexy and sweet, neither one of them wants to put on the brakes.
But when a dark secret from the past threatens their shot at forever, Cole will have to decide—listen to his heart or to the people warning him that loving Layla is dangerous.
Praise for CHAPS AND CHANCE
“…[Chaps and Chance] will leaving you gasping, laughing, and crying at times. It's a great story of a woman finding her inner strength and trying to live life on her terms.” –B. Hansen Reviews
“The passion which reignites between Cole and Layla will leave you breathless.” –Tami T. For the Book Enthusiast
“Suspenseful, sexy and sweet. Three 'S' words that means that Chaps and Chance is another stellar installment in this seriously swoony cowboy series.” –Give Me Books Reviews
This expanded and fully revised second edition:fully engages with the extensive new historical work on Sir Robert Peel published since the first edition appeared fifteen years ago includes a glossary of key terms plus an updated and expanded bibliography, including listing useful websites.
Sir Robert Peel is the perfect introduction for all students of nineteenth-century history.
The story itself takes place prior to Dorothy's moving to Oz permanently. Still back in Kansas our heroine is reminiscing on Oz when she begins to feel faint. She is caught up in a terrible vortex not unlike the original twister that first transported her to Oz when she suddenly finds back once more in that magical kingdom. Upon being reunited with her charming old friends the Cowardly Lion, the Scarecrow, and the Tin Woodman, Dorothy soon learns of yet another Wicked Witch, the Wicked Witch of the Deep South, who spends a good deal of her time in a fascinating place called Negativethoughtland where cruel or evil thoughts take on tangible physical form. The Fabulous Four embark on a quest to stop the evil Witch from filling Oz with these repugnant forms and to bring back the beauty and happiness that we all associate with Baum's delightful fairyland. Along the way, we are treated to encounters with various new residents of Oz such as the Fuzzy Yellow Woggle Bugs, not to mention several strange creatures with names like Ticklemonsters, Girrephalumps, and Octapong.... During the journey there is a beautiful sojourn with a community of American Indians, as well as a meeting of the minds with members of a unique club consisting entirely of United States presidents. (Topics covered range from George Washingtons economic system to the importance of education, and of treating one another with respect and dignity.) During the good natured bantering between themselves some of the presidents provide interesting historical information on their lives.
Another chapter is devoted to an important meeting with UFO people who represent an extremely advanced civilization. They make some remarkable revelations and speak with great wisdom, but since the dialogue is extensive, younger children could safely skip most of this without losing any of the story.) Following is a brief quotation from this segment to give you some idea of its content:
"...You see, beloved friends, it is much easier for you to doubt your abilities, your powers, than it is to try to realize the potentials that lie within you. Accept your challenges of today. Cope with them and be not concerned for the future ... Each of you has tasks before you that you will perform and, if you will allow yourself to flow with the tide, you shall find that these things will come to you in proper sequence. There is a constant flow of energy around your planet. The entire cosmos is energy. We, too, are energy. Swim in it! Feel yourself as a pulsating, living part of the universal energy; feel yourself to be in tune with this energy - to be flowing along with it, in harmony with it. If you become disturbed or distressed, you have stepped out of the flow. If you go against your conscience, you will go against the flow and be pu
Eight months ago, John Lawson lost his wife. In the time since, he’s devoted himself to two things—taking care of his sons and proving that Lily’s accident was no accident. Now, he finally has hard evidence that his wife was murdered. He doesn’t have time for anything but vengeance, especially not a ghost hunter wanting to poke around his family’s ranch.
Percy Styles learned about ghosts the hard way, when she was orphaned at the age of seven. She’s in Lonesome Point to document the town’s spectral activity, but finds herself drawn to widower John Lawson. For the first time in years, Percy is as riveted by the living as she’s always been by the dead.
But when a night of passion becomes something more, Percy realizes John is as haunted as she is. And that the man she’s coming to love is walking a dangerous road that may end with him becoming a murderer’s next victim.