Book 1 All About You
I start hating Oliver just after his older brother Christian’s death. I drag him down a road of humiliation and pain to try to cope with what his brother did to me.
A few months after Christian’s passing, Oliver leaves town, and for the next two years, he is absent from my life. The demons claw their way back in, and I must learn to live with the secret that has destroyed me.
Now I’m starting a new life, away from Gargle and away from my past, but everything crashes when I see Oliver the first day at university. It’s clear that many things have changed since we’ve been apart. Now he is captain of the rugby team and the most popular bloke on campus.
Then he makes a bet and gives me an ultimatum: I leave Braxton forever and start somewhere else, or I stay and play his game… because he’s never forgotten that it was me who ruined his life two years ago.
Book 2 All About Me
I’m the monster, a bloody human incapable of emotion
I soon realise that my revenge didn’t make me feel any fucking better about myself, instead it pissed me off to realise that I’m in love with her.
Two days later the letter addressed to me arrives in the post and the ground moves beneath my feet, because the whole truth about India is out in the open and the pain punches me so hard that I can’t breathe, darkness crawls through me, sparking all the insecurities and fears about my dead brother back to ugly reality.
Then off I go with my apology, trying to fix this fucked up situation but she doesn’t want to listen. Every time I do something the guilt is burning my gut, pushing her further and further away from me.
She even goes an extra mile making me feel like a prick and she gets involved with someone else just to get back at me. She pretends that the event in the restaurant didn’t mean anything to her, like she is immune to my actions.
India’s pain is raw, deep and whenever I lay my eyes on her I remember the cruel things I’ve done.
The next couple of months I focus on getting her back. This is the only thing that matters to me now. I must redeem myself; forget about anger, other birds and parties.
India is the only person that I want, I love her and only her but the problem is that she hates my guts, so I’m the last person that she wants.
I must prove to India that I’m worthy of her love.
Detective Clay Blackthorne has his hands full when he promises to safeguard an old college pal’s sister without letting her know what he’s up to. He never imagines that lively Marisol Calderon will knock his socks off and put a ring on his finger—and all at his suggestion! Their marriage of convenience is meant to protect her and Clay doesn’t plan on being hitched for long to the tempting beauty. But the honeymoon sure feels real to him…
Sassy Marisol is used to doing whatever she wants—and right now her plan is to shake up the hot detective’s hard-edged demeanor. But the fun turns to danger when a mystery stalker bent on marrying her marks her as his prey. Temporarily becoming Clay’s wife seems like a practical way to thwart the stalker. But as passion ignites and Marisol falls for the tender heart buried beneath the tough detective’s chest, Clay’s true identity is revealed and she begins to wonder who—if anyone—she can trust…
***TROPICAL HEAT SERIES - Each book is a STANDALONE novel.
Wooed by You, Book 1: Linc and Isabel
Wild for You, Book 2: Clay and Marisol
Sold on You, Book 3: Marcos and Gabriela
Kissed by You, Book 4: Alex and Georgiana
Loved by You, Book 5: Roman and PiperGrand Prize Winner of Houston Bay RWA Judge A Book By Its Cover Contest.
Cliffhanger ending! It’s a two part series. Skimming above the surface (Love & Hate #4) will be out in March.
Handsome, arrogant, intelligent and desperate to discover the truth about his ex-girlfriend’s murder from eight years ago, Micah Thomson is a young detective, ready to take on his first breakthrough case. His wish comes true sooner than he expects. A young student has been murdered in Braxton University and Micah is chosen to be a lead detective in her case.
But, some things cannot be forgotten, and destiny cannot be avoided. Micah’s first witness is the victim’s roommate Tahlia Sanderson, a girl that kicks his libido into an overactive mode. His interrogation goes downhill when Micah realises that Tahlia is the same girl that he had crashed with the night before.
Tahlia’s life is not what it seems. Her past is filled with secrets, lies, and vivid images which initiate his own memories, his time that he spent growing up on the council estate, his time with his beloved ex-girlfriend Steph, who's murder case was never solved.
Will Micah find the real murderer and discover the meaning of his connection to that mysterious suicide girl, or will his ego pull him under the dark waters that hold his repressed emotions forever?
Jacob & Dora story
Years ago when Dad decided to remarry after he divorced Mum, he moved to London. When I graduated from Braxton University he asked me to work for him. I had just ended things with Jacob, the man that I loved, and I didn’t know what to do with myself. Things were difficult, and I was drowning.
Jacob attracted media attention as a part of the England national rugby team. I haven’t seen him for five years, and I often wonder how it would be if we were still together.
Benedict Merrill is handsome, wealthy, and the perfect cowboy. Unfortunately for Pilar Lopez, he’s also her boss, which means he’s completely off limits. She has no plans to seduce him, at least not outside of her wildest fantasies.
But when she hands in her resignation, Benedict reveals plans of his own—ones that involve Pilar in his bed. She can handle a short-term affair no sweat. But when she starts to fall for Benedict, will she be able to handle loving him for always?
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