Taming Molly: Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 2.5

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 Book 2.5 in the Heroes of Henderson series by USA Today Bestselling Author Liz Kelly

Henderson's infamous Molly DuVal is desperate to move back home. Banished for the past five years, she plans to use her aunt’s wedding to show the Henderson elite that she is no longer the boy crazy, wild, party-girl exhibitionist they all loved to gossip about.

 Yeah. Good luck with that.

 Josh McCourt, mild-mannered AP Computer Science teacher and newest assistant coach to Henderson High's football team, is ready to break away from his low-key image and take a walk on the wild side. He’s looking for the type of girl who’d sneak into the boy’s locker room after practice and let him chase her around. 

He’s looking for Molly.

 When the bad-girl-turned-good faces off with the good-boy-looking-for-bad at the town’s biggest wedding, all of Henderson is watching from the sidelines. This is one game both Molly and Josh are determined to win.

Taming Molly is a fun and sexy 20,000 word stand-alone novella and the first in the DuVal Cousins series. All the books in the Heroes of Henderson Series are complete romances. They do not need to be read in order, but it might be more fun that way as characters continue to show up in subsequent Henderson books in big ways and small.

Heroes of Henderson books to date:

Playin' Cop     Heroes of Henderson ~ Prequel (Novella)

Good Cop       Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 1

Bad Cop          Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 2

Taming Molly   Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 2.5 A DuVal Cousins Quickie (Short Novella)

Top Dog           Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 3

Tempting Vivi   Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 3.5 A DuVal Cousins Novel

Kissing Cooper  Heroes of Henderson ~ A Christmas Quickie

UnderDog         Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 4

Mr. Wrong        Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 5


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About the author

USA Today bestselling author of the Heroes of Henderson Series.


Liz's Heroes of Henderson series grew out of the New Year's Eve Anthology, Countdown To A Kiss, where the Devine Sisters of Henderson, N.C. had a bet every year at their parents' New Year's Eve ball. The sister who didn't have a date to kiss at midnight had to kiss their nerdy neighbor, Lewis Kampmueller.


Duncan James, the hero of Liz's novella in Countdown To A Kiss (which has also been published separately as Playin' Cop) is not only best friends with Lewis, but with both Brooks Bennett and Vance Evans, his fraternity brothers from NC State. Brooks and Vance are the Henderson cops who kick off the series with Good Cop and Bad Cop.


Recurring characters is the theme of the Henderson series. Each book is a complete romance in and of itself, but you won't lose touch with the couples you fall in love with. They keep playing big parts and small in following books as Brooks and Vance lead Team Henderson in finding ways to revive their small town.


"DuVal Cousin" books are an additional part of the Heroes of Henderson series, and usually are tucked in between books with numbers like 2.5 and 3.5. They can be full length novels or short novellas, and they are based on Lolly DuVal's (from Good Cop) Henderson cousins. Where the Heroes books are hero-centric, the DuVal Cousin books are heroine based.


Henderson is an actual town in North Carolina where some of Liz's favorite people were raised. Liz's version of Henderson is completely fictional since she hasn't had the pleasure of going back in nearly thirty years. But oh the fun she had while visiting there in her youth. Her memories are the perfect landscape for her contemporary romances.


Liz enjoys putting friends and readers in cameo appearances in her books. Originally from Baltimore, she spent every summer near Annapolis, Maryland in a community where dancing and romancing are literally part of its theme song. (The place where Jesse James gets banished from in Bad Cop. There is going to be a series about that place someday.) 


A graduate of Wake Forest University, where she met her handsome golf-addicted husband, (who is now sporting dark glasses everywhere he goes) Liz is a mother of two grown sons (also sporting dark glasses) and a miniature Labradoodle named Isabelle. They live in the Fountain of Youth, a.k.a. Naples, FL where dancing and romancing continues on ad infinitum.

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Kelly Girl Productions
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Mar 13, 2014
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Pages
68
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9780988983885
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English
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Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
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Book 6 in the Heroes of Henderson series from USA Today bestselling author Liz Kelly. 


After Dallas, Laidey Bartholomew finds Henderson to be a breath of fresh air. Out from under the expectations of her socialite family, she can be as invisible as she chooses. She’s perfectly happy flying under the radar, until a hot-tempered, masculine work of art roars into town on his Road King and zeroes in on her.


All of a sudden, Laidey’s not invisible anymore.


Xavier Wright hasn’t lived in Henderson for fourteen years. You’d think by now everyone would have forgotten about his juvenile antics. Knowing his sick ma doesn’t need any additional stress in her life, he’s determined to make amends for his bad-boy ways. Unfortunately, a certain little newcomer continually brings out the worst in him.


She’s way too prissy for him. He’s way too domineering for her.


Harry believes it’s a match made in heaven.





All the books in the Heroes of Henderson Series are complete romances. They do not need to be read in order, but it might be more fun that way as characters continue to show up in Henderson in big ways and small.


Heroes of Henderson books to date:

Playin' Cop    Heroes of Henderson ~ Prequel (Novella)

Good Cop    Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 1

Bad Cop    Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 2

Taming Molly    Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 2.5 (Novella)

Top Dog    Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 3

Tempting Vivi    Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 3.5

Kissing Cooper   Heroes of Henderson ~ A Christmas Edition

UnderDog    Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 4

Mr. Wrong    Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 5

Mr. Wright    Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 6

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Accident and Emergency Nursing Journal

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'This is a useful and challenging read for all of us who seek to work effectively and ethically in this complex area of practice' - Professional Social Work

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`A vital tool for all those working with children' - ChildRight

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How do children who live with domestic violence cope? How do they make sense of their experiences? Do they receive the right sort of help from formal and informal sources?

Drawing on the newest research designed to hear the voices of children and young people, this important book examines children's experiences and perspectives on living with domestic violence. The authors explore:

- the effect of domestic violence on children

- what children say would help them most in coping with domestic violence

- the advice children would offer other children who find themselves in similar circumstances, their mothers and the helping professions.

This accessible book written for students, their teachers, researchers and all those working with children - across social work, health, child psychology and psychiatry, the law and education - will provide a vital insight into children's own perspectives on domestic violence.

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