How Forever Feels

Friends First

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From USA Today bestselling author Laura Drewry comes a warm and witty new Friends First novel—perfect for readers of Jill Shalvis and Susan Mallery. How Forever Feels is a sweet tale about the one that got away . . . and the one that came back.
 
Maya McKay’s heart is as big as Jack Rhodes’s shoulders are broad. Their chemistry is out of control, but it could never work between them because Jack is more than just best friends with her cheating ex-husband—they’re like brothers. Maya, the sensitive, practical florist, has given up on love and is ready to settle for like. But now that Jack’s around again, he’s stirring up old feelings—and turning Maya’s fantasies into irresistible reality.
 
Jack blew his chance with Maya years ago when he stepped aside for his best friend, Will, and he’s still kicking himself about it. Maya was promised forever once before, and she got burned. But when Jack realizes that second chances aren’t going to fall out of the sky, he seizes the moment—and the woman he’s always loved—to show her how forever truly feels.

Praise for How Forever Feels
 
“A sweet, sensitive and romantic story, How Forever Feels is an unputdownable read.”New York Times bestselling author Claudia Connor

How Forever Feels is a terrific friends-to-lovers story full of humor, emotion, and passion. Laura Drewry’s colorful characters and smooth prose made this romantic read a true delight!”New York Times bestselling author Virna DePaul
 
“One of the best authors of unrequited love stories would have to be Laura Drewry with her Friends First series.”—The Book Enthusiast
 
“The Friends First series is unlike any other series I’ve read. Every book is just about perfect, with characters flawed enough to be convincing and easy to relate to. Yet somehow each new book is even better than the last. . . . Forget taking one book with me in that stranded-on-a-desert-island scenario. I just want to take Drewry’s imagination.”FicCentral
 
“I really have grown to love this author and this series. She consistently delivers on plot, characterization, and swoony men to swoon over. This book is no different.”—Nose in a Book Reviews
 
“A sweet, romantic and fun friends-to-lovers/second-chance romance. I highly recommend you read the entire series!”—Jen’s Reading Obsession
 
“I am a sucker for friends-to-lovers stories, and this one was a great one! I read Accidentally in Love not long ago and became a fan of Laura Drewry, and she made me an even bigger fan with this one.”—Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews
 
“Totally cute, funny, charming and heartwarming. An excellent friends-to-lovers book that will make you smile while you snuggle up with it.”—TJ Loves to Read
 
“A feel-good story that I would recommend if you enjoy contemporary romance with some fun, laughs, a few tears and a really great dog!”—Cat’s Reviews
 
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
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USA TODAY BESTSELLER

In the debut of Laura Drewry’s funny, heartwarming Friends First series, a man and a woman learn the hard way that a little bit of love makes staying friends a whole lot harder.
 
Worn out from the long drive back home, Jayne Morgan can only smirk at the irony: Of course the first person she sees from her old life is Nick Scott. Once best friends, they lost touch when Jayne left town at eighteen, but nothing could keep them apart forever. Jayne has returned to take over her grandmother’s bookstore, determined to put all her bittersweet memories and secret disappointments strictly in the past—until, that is, Nick insists she bunk at his place.
 
Nick never did care what people thought about having a girl for a best friend—or the “scandal” she caused by showing up to his wife’s funeral four years earlier—so he’s got no problem with the gossips now. Jayne was always the one person he could count on in his life. Now Nick is starting to realize that he never wants her to leave again . . . and that being “just friends” isn’t going to be enough anymore.

Praise for Plain Jayne
 
“This romance is a tale told well—without being overly steamy—and romance readers will find themselves awake well into the night, rooting for Nick and Jayne.”—Library Journal
 
“[Plain Jayne is] comical, sweet, cute and refreshingly innocent. It will grab you with its sage and witty eighties’ movie quotes . . . and keep you entertained with a great playlist sung, probably off key, by none other than Jayne, and its witty banter between well-developed characters.”—TJ Loves to Read
 
“A great friends-to-lovers story . . . If you enjoy slow-burn romance, then you’re in for a real treat.”—Girl Meets Books
 
“If you’re looking for a wonderfully romantic, touching story to curl up and enjoy, Plain Jayne is the perfect book for you.”—Tome Tender
 
“Funny, sweet and sad . . . I simply loved this book. . . . Four solid stars.”—You Gotta Read
 
“An emotional story of friendship, forgiveness, healing and the power of love.”—Red’s Hot Reads
 
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
USA TODAY BESTSELLER • “A must-read for fans of second-chance love stories . . . the perfect balance of sweet, sexy, and wonderfully romantic.”—Lauren Layne
 
Welcome to The Buoys, a West Coast haven where love comes in with the tide. The Fishing for Trouble series features three unforgettable brothers, each of whom is a great catch.

RITA FINALIST—CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE: MID-LENGTH

Major league pitcher Liam O’Donnell knows his best days are probably behind him, but that doesn’t mean he’s ready to retire and become a fishing guide. Still, after all the time he’s spent chasing his dreams, he owes it to his brothers to pull his weight around the lodge. The Buoys is their father’s legacy, and they can’t let some developer take it from them. The one snag Liam isn’t counting on is a blast from the past: his ex-wife.
 
The moment Kate Hadley steps out of the seaplane, she knows this assignment is going to be trickier than she thought. She has to persuade the owners to sell—and one of them is Liam O’Donnell. Ten years ago, she made the biggest mistake of her life when she married Liam during a fling in Vegas. Now he’s her only lifeline in the middle of nowhere. Kate’s trying to keep things cool, but Liam reminds her of the scorching few nights they spent together—and tempts her to make new memories that are just as steamy as the old.

Praise for Off the Hook
 
“A must-read for fans of second-chance love stories, Off the Hook is the perfect balance of sweet, sexy, and wonderfully romantic.”—USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne
 
“Off the Hook is an entertaining, funny, and sexy second-chance romance. Laura Drewry struck the right balance between the heavier, more serious or emotional parts with humor and heat. . . . Fans of Kimberly Lang, Jenna Sutton, and Marie Force will enjoy Off the Hook.”—Harlequin Junkie
 
“Drewry kicks off another sweet, fun and sexy series. Off the Hook is a second-chance romance filled with emotion, easy-to-relate-to characters, witty dialogue and a smooth-flowing plot that had me hooked.”—TJ Loves to Read
 
“I absolutely love Laura Drewry’s writing style. She reminds me a lot of Jill Shalvis. . . . If you enjoy heavily family-oriented romances with just the right amount of angst, a touch of sexy and a true romantic feel, this is a book, and an author, that you should definitely pick up.”—Fiction Fangirls
 
“Off the Hook was well written, well paced, relevant, emotive, and engrossing. I adored these characters and fretted for them, cheered them on, and smiled and sighed with their pleasure.”—Books and Bindings
 
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
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Loveswept
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Published on
Oct 13, 2015
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Pages
300
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ISBN
9781101886670
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English
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Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Small Town & Rural
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USA TODAY BESTSELLER

In the debut of Laura Drewry’s funny, heartwarming Friends First series, a man and a woman learn the hard way that a little bit of love makes staying friends a whole lot harder.
 
Worn out from the long drive back home, Jayne Morgan can only smirk at the irony: Of course the first person she sees from her old life is Nick Scott. Once best friends, they lost touch when Jayne left town at eighteen, but nothing could keep them apart forever. Jayne has returned to take over her grandmother’s bookstore, determined to put all her bittersweet memories and secret disappointments strictly in the past—until, that is, Nick insists she bunk at his place.
 
Nick never did care what people thought about having a girl for a best friend—or the “scandal” she caused by showing up to his wife’s funeral four years earlier—so he’s got no problem with the gossips now. Jayne was always the one person he could count on in his life. Now Nick is starting to realize that he never wants her to leave again . . . and that being “just friends” isn’t going to be enough anymore.

Praise for Plain Jayne
 
“This romance is a tale told well—without being overly steamy—and romance readers will find themselves awake well into the night, rooting for Nick and Jayne.”—Library Journal
 
“[Plain Jayne is] comical, sweet, cute and refreshingly innocent. It will grab you with its sage and witty eighties’ movie quotes . . . and keep you entertained with a great playlist sung, probably off key, by none other than Jayne, and its witty banter between well-developed characters.”—TJ Loves to Read
 
“A great friends-to-lovers story . . . If you enjoy slow-burn romance, then you’re in for a real treat.”—Girl Meets Books
 
“If you’re looking for a wonderfully romantic, touching story to curl up and enjoy, Plain Jayne is the perfect book for you.”—Tome Tender
 
“Funny, sweet and sad . . . I simply loved this book. . . . Four solid stars.”—You Gotta Read
 
“An emotional story of friendship, forgiveness, healing and the power of love.”—Red’s Hot Reads
 
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
The irresistible O’Donnell brothers return in a charming novel from the bestselling author of Off the Hook (“The perfect balance of sweet, sexy, and wonderfully romantic.”—Lauren Layne).

Hope Seaver is an up-and-coming TV producer tackling the hardest gig of her career: a reality show set at the Buoys, a scenic fishing destination owned by three handsome, stubborn brothers. Liam and Finn O’Donnell are willing to tolerate her crew for the sake of the business, but Ronan would rather chew off a limb than open up on camera. Somehow Hope has to convince him of her good intentions—and stop herself from swooning every time Ronan walks into the frame.

Ronan knows that he’s the reason his brothers gave up their old lives to run the Buoys, and he needs to make it worth their while. So if this out-of-towner with the kind eyes and dazzling smile wants to give them the free publicity they desperately need, Ronan can’t say no. He just won’t let himself get burned again by a double-dealing woman. But what if Hope’s good-girl routine isn’t an act? When Ronan lets his guard down long enough to catch a glimpse of the real Hope, he likes what he sees—enough to give love another shot.

Look for all of Laura Drewry’s heartwarming Fishing for Trouble romances:
OFF THE HOOK | LURED IN | CATCH AND RELEASE

“A must-read for fans of second-chance love stories, Off the Hook is the perfect balance of sweet, sexy, and wonderfully romantic.”—USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne

“Drewry struck the right balance between the heavier, more serious or emotional parts with humor and heat.”—Harlequin Junkie, on Off the Hook

Praise Catch and Release

“A slow-burn romance . . . Laura Drewry brought tension, anticipation, angst, sexy, heartwarming, and romance together in a book I didn’t want to put down.”—Harlequin Junkie

“If you enjoy heavily family oriented romances with just the right amount of angst, a touch of sexy and a true romantic feel, this is a book, and an author, that you should definitely pick up.”—Fiction Fangirls

“Unfailingly engaging, clever, highly amusing, insightful, and emotively heart-squeezing.”—Books and Bindings

“Another page-turner. I couldn’t put it down but I didn’t want it to be over.”—Roberta’s Dream World 

“Laura Drewry writes in a way that makes you feel that you are a part of the story and her descriptions of the setting makes me want to visit the Buoys for a fishing vacation. . . . The perfect blend of family dynamics, romance, emotional and fun moments.”—Comfy Chair Books

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In the latest Friends First novel from USA Today bestselling author Laura Drewry—perfect for readers of Jill Shalvis and Susan Mallery—a woman who can’t slow down discovers that the perfect guy is in hot pursuit.
 
Even when her hair salon goes under and she’s on the brink of breaking, Regan Burke keeps her “I’m just fine” attitude. She’s had a tough life, coping with a difficult family and keeping her act together . . . barely. Right now, she just needs a job, any job, so she can pay her mother’s medical bills. It’s the exact wrong time for Carter Scott to come into her life—and to be so damn sexy, so distracting, and so determined to get close.
 
Carter isn’t looking for anything serious—his heart belongs to the kids who depend on his pediatric practice—but something about Regan makes him reconsider. Maybe it’s the scars she hides so well, the secrets she can’t share. Carter knows all about that kind of pain, and he wants to help. But offering Regan a job in his office only makes things worse, even if their chemistry is off the charts. Lucky for them both, Carter isn’t about to let go of love without a fight.

Praise for Prima Donna
 
“[Prima Donna features] strong, guarded characters. . . . Readers will peel off each layer of the plot to reveal who Carter and Regan really are.”—Library Journal
 
“This book made me laugh, swoon, and even made my heart melt a few times. . . . You’ll simply want to know what happens next and if the two characters will get their happily ever after.”—Roberta Capizzi
 
“This author has a smooth style that’s elegant and holds your attention. . . . Her writing style is right up there with all the best authors. Well done!”—First Page to the Last
 
“Laura Drewry has perfectly combined humor, angst, and romance into an incredibly entertaining, emotional story that I’ll most likely read over and over again. . . . I can’t wait to read whatever Drewry comes up with next!”—Fic Central
 
“A sweet, amusing and sizzling romance.”—TJ Loves to Read
 
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Once the Sith order teemed with followers. But their rivalries divided them in endless battles for supremacy. Until one dark lord at last united the Sith in the quest to enslave the galaxy–and exterminate the Jedi. Yet it would fall to another, far more powerful than the entire Brotherhood of Darkness, to ultimately realize the full potential of the Sith, and wield the awesome power of the dark side as never before.


Since childhood, Dessel has known only the abuse of his hateful father and the dangerous, soul-crushing labor of a cortosis miner. Deep in the tunnels of the desolate planet Apatros, endlessly excavating the rare mineral valued throughout the galaxy, Dessel dreams of the day he can escape–a day he fears may never come. But when a high-stakes card game ends in deadly violence, Dessel suddenly finds himself a wanted man.

On the run from vengeful Republic forces, Dessel vanishes into the ranks of the Sith army, and ships out to join the bloody war against the Republic and its Jedi champions. There, Dessel’s brutality, cunning, and exceptional command of the Force swiftly win him renown as a warrior. But in the eyes of his watchful masters, he is destined for a far greater role in the ultimate Sith plan for the galaxy–if he can prove himself truly worthy.

As an acolyte in the Sith academy, studying the secrets and skills of the dark side at the feet of its greatest masters, Dessel embraces his new Sith identity: Bane. However the true test is yet to come. In order to gain acceptance into the Brotherhood of Darkness one must fully surrender to the dark side through a trial by fire that Bane, for all his unquenchable fury and lust for power, may not be strong enough to endure . . . especially since deception, treachery, and murder run rampant among the Sith disciples, and utter ruthlessness alone is the key to survival. Only by defying the most sacred traditions, rejecting all he has been taught, and drawing upon the long-forgotten wisdom of the very first Sith can Bane hope to triumph–and forge from the ashes of that which he must destroy a new era of absolute dark power.

Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!
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