Jackson's Trust

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USA TODAY BESTSELLER • Violet Duke kicks off her fun and sexy new Fourth Down series with a heartwarming friends-to-lovers romance between a no-strings-attached sports analyst and the hottest damn tomboy he’s ever met.

It’s no secret that sports analyst Jackson Gray doesn’t do relationships. What is a secret, however, is the reason why. Jackson’s life is . . . complicated. And it doesn’t help that his current hands-off “friendship” is with the cute-as-hell new sideline reporter he’s assigned to train. Turns out, not only is the woman damn sweet, she also knows as much about football as he does. Like it or not though, Jackson has to remind himself that sex is the only thing he has to offer . . . until now.

Leila Hart’s fast-growing friendship with Jackson is something she’d never risk, no matter how unbelievably seductive the reward. Becoming an NFL sportscaster has always been the goal, and thanks to Jackson’s fierce support and mentoring, it all finally seems within reach. Problem is, a girl can only take so much of that sexy-as-sin voice whispering dirty, filthy football stats in her ear before she loses all self-control. A workplace romance with Jackson is a disaster waiting to happen, especially for someone with big dreams . . . and secrets of her own.

Praise for Jackson’s Trust

“A delightfully fresh read . . . Violet Duke delivers it all in Jackson’s Trust!”New York Times bestselling author Jen McLaughlin

“Violet Duke’s writing jumps off the page and grabs you from the first sentence. You will love Jackson’s Trust.”New York Times bestselling author Bella Andre

“Hot, sweet, and filled with tender moments . . . Violet Duke writes heroes who make me swoon!”New York Times bestselling author Kendall Ryan

“Refreshing, steamy, and wonderfully written, Jackson’s Trust is a five-star read! Violet Duke’s writing is clever, original, and beautiful.”New York Times bestselling author S. L. Scott

“I totally love this side of Violet Duke. You still get the same sweet, emotional story but with a little bit of extra sizzle. Jackson’s Trust is a must-read novel.”New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett

“A well-written insta-attraction between kindred souls . . . For the love of football, Violet Duke has scored with this book. Jackson and Leila are a couple you don’t want to miss.”—New York Times bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin

“Written in true Violet Duke fashion, with steamy chemistry, sweet moments, and witty banter.”New York Times bestselling author Marquita Valentine

“Sweet, sexy, and sassy! Jackson will melt you, Leila will make you smile, and their romance will warm your heart.”USA Today bestselling author Kelly Jamieson

“A swoon-worthy workplace/friends-to-lovers [novel with] just the right mix of romance, laughter, angst and drama . . . This author’s writing style is fun and entertaining.”—Once Upon a Book Blog

“Please, read Jackson’s Trust if you want to be blown away by a hot romance between the amazingly sweet Jackson and the cute Leila.”—Chelles Life in Books

“Besides being a good read in general, this story had some fun side characters that lend themselves to future plots of the series.”—The Romance Factor

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Publisher
Loveswept
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Published on
Mar 8, 2016
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Pages
246
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ISBN
9781101887240
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Sports
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This content is DRM protected.
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Book 2
The second book of the Sullivan Brothers "Nice Girl Trilogy" that began the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling CAN'T RESIST series.

Her best friend since college. The polar opposite of his brother Connor. The 'good guy' everyone's hell-bent on believing is her perfect match. Anything beyond friendship for them had just never been a possibility.  But it is now.

For over a decade, through his high school sweetheart's illness and eventual passing, Abby had been his pal, his rock. All but a second mother to his young daughter. His heart had simply never been free to love her then.  But it is now.

Now that his brother Connor has left her with a shattered heart he could kill him for causing, Brian's got one chance.

...To prove to Abby that everyone's right.

"A stellar trilogy with unforgettable characters and a truly unique plot...will leave you wrecked one moment and elated the next." -- Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

"What. A. Love Triangle. Witty, raw, and at times, heart-wrenching." -- Ebook Escapes

NOTE TO READERS: This is Book #2 in a three-part 600-pg SERIAL (also available as a bundled box set). Each book in the trilogy has a separate story arc in the greater love triangle, and need to be read in order. Book #4 (the other brother's happily ever after) is a standalone novel that can be read on its own.

THE CAN'T RESIST SERIES
BOOK 1: RESISTING the Bad Boy*
BOOK 2: FALLING for the Good Guy*
BOOK 3: CHOOSING the Right Man*
BOOK 4: FINDING the Right Girl

*Also available as a three-book bundle -- the Nice Girl trilogy boxed set
Book 4
* * * A USA TODAY best-seller * * *
Being a single dad who's now loved and lost twice in his life, all Brian's currently looking for is something casual and simple for a change. Unfortunately, being the nice guy poster boy and all, he isn't exactly versed in the fine art of flings. So, he looks to the unique and outrageously button-pushing Tessa for a crash course.  There's absolutely no way he's falling in love with this one...right?

Tessa has no idea why she told the ridiculously handsome man who couldn't be more wrong for her that she was some sort of fling expert. She's never been flung before and she sure as heck doesn't know how to begin flinging a guy like him. Not only does Brian have as many demons as she does, but worst of all, he's got her thinking of the one thing she stopped hoping for years ago.

...A happily ever after.

"Emotionally charged with wonderful characters, Violet Duke made me laugh and cry in this incredible romance. One of the best I've read this year." -- NYT Bestselling Author J.S. Scott

"Refreshing, engaging, sweet, and spunky all at the same time. This book tugs at your heartstrings in those oh-so-sweet ways...definitely a keeper!" -- The Naughty Vixen Blog

"I love the way Violet weaves real life into her fictional characters, and I applaud her for tackling issues most authors wouldn't think of using in a romance book." -- Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

The 'other brother's happily ever after'...the standalone spin-off novel (no cliffhanger) to the Sullivan Brothers "Nice Girl Trilogy" that began the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling CAN'T RESIST series.

THE CAN'T RESIST SERIES:
BOOK 1: RESISTING the Bad Boy*
BOOK 2: FALLING for the Good Guy*
BOOK 3: CHOOSING the Right Man*
BOOK 4: FINDING the Right Girl

*Also available as a three-book bundle -- the Nice Girl trilogy boxed set
Violet Duke
For Drew Lawson, there isn't anyone else as undeniably off-limits as the addictively sweet, mind-wreckingly beautiful Skylar Sullivan. Hell, she's the very definition of the girl-next-door do-gooder. And while he is officially classified as a white hat hacker by the suit-wearing folks who keep track of that sort of thing, no one would ever say that hat of his is exactly pristine.

So when Skylar's arrival at his doorstep on Christmas eve--the roughest night of the year for him every year--leads to a downright memorable hotel mishap, an impromptu winter road trip, and the discovery of a secret that could change how she sees him forever, Drew is convinced the universe is on some kind of convoluted mission to thaw his cold, jaded heart.

...Because, lordy, they've certainly sent in a ringer to get the job done right.

Before That Promise is a quick & emotional, short & sweet crossover holiday novella starring two of my favorite secondary characters -- Skylar Sullivan from my Can't Resist series, all grown up, and Drew Lawson from my Cactus Creek series, as swoonworthy as ever (no worries, you don't have to have read either of those series). There's a HFN (happily-for-now) ending, with the second book in this duet (Every Promise Unspoken) picking up a few years down the line for this utterly meant to be couple. 

NOTE: Book Two will be released after Violet's medical prognosis improves (she's been on medical leave since January 2017 receiving aggressive new treatments and surgeries for multiple failing organs). We're hopeful that these treatments take and she'll be able to return to work by Spring 2018. Updates will be available on her website and social media pages.

* * * * * EXCERPT * * * * *

His arms became full-body shackles around her when the thought of her being hurt slammed into him.

Skylar released a surprised mini-yelp, and then quickly tried to reassure him, "Drew, I'm fine. Nothing happened to me."

Where once he'd thought the neverending possessiveness he felt about her was his most primal fate, Drew now discovered his protectiveness over her far eclipsed it. "Don't ever do anything so recklessly romantic like that again. Not for me or anyone. I'd never forgive myself if anything had happened to you. And I sure as hell would've made certain no living soul would ever be able to forgive the man who harmed you."

Eyes glued to his, her breathing faltered at whatever she saw in its depths. "Wh-what happened to your due north?"

Drew slid his hands up to cup both sides of her face. "I'm looking at it. Don't ever doubt that where my moral compass is concerned, you're my due north. More than I realized. More and more every day, it seems."

Strange how this was the first time he was admitting out loud that he often pictured Skylar in his future, and yet it didn't sound at all foreign coming out of his mouth.

Her gaze fell to his lips as he uttered that declaration and it took every last bit of restraint in his body to keep himself from kissing her.

Because he knew that once he did, he'd never be able to let her go again.

The UNFINISHED LOVE Series
Four brothers. Each fighting for their second first chance at love. Years be damned.

(Caine & Addison) 
-- Book 1: Before That Night 
-- Book 2: Every Night Without You

(Drew & Skylar) 
-- Book 3: Before That Promise 
-- Book 4: Every Promise Unspoken

(Gabe & Hannah) 
-- Book 5: Before That Kiss 
-- Book 6: Every Kiss Goodbye

(Max & Kennedy) 
-- Book 7: Before That Chance 
-- Book 8: Every Chance We Lost
Violet Duke
-- A NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY BESTSELLER --
This is the complete 3-book bundled boxed set of the Sullivan Brothers "Nice Girl Trilogy” that began the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling CAN'T RESIST series. 

BOOK #1: RESISTING 

He’s the ruthless lawyer with a not-so-little black book, and one simple rule as unyielding as his heart:  Nothing more than a month. 

She’s the doctoral student helping to raise his niece.  His brother’s best friend.   And the valium for his soul he had no business wanting. 

To be fair, she did ask him for advice—on what she could do to stop being ‘the nice girl’ for a little bit.  All he did was answer truthfully:  “Try something new that excites you.” 

…Preferably him. 

BOOK #2: FALLING 

Her best friend since college.  The polar opposite of his brother Connor.  The ‘good guy’ everyone’s hell-bent on believing is her perfect match—anything beyond friendship for them was just never a possibility.  But it is now. 

For over a decade, through his high school sweetheart’s illness and eventual passing, Abby had been his pal, his rock.  All but a second mother to his young daughter.   His heart simply wasn’t free to love her then.  But it is now. 

Now that Connor’s left her with a shattered heart he could kill him for causing, Brian’s got one chance. 

…To prove to Abby that everyone’s right. 

BOOK #3: CHOOSING 

The one she never thought she could keep. 

The one she never hoped she could have. 

A decision she never dreamed she’d have to make. 

NOTE TO READERS: Each book in this trilogy bundle has a separate story arc in the greater love triangle. There ARE sex scenes in every book. Book #4 (the other brother's happily ever after) is a standalone novel that can be read on its own. 

THE CAN'T RESIST SERIES 
BOOK 1: RESISTING the Bad Boy 
BOOK 2: FALLING for the Good Guy 
BOOK 3: CHOOSING the Right Man 
BOOK 4: FINDING the Right Girl 

PRAISE FOR VIOLET DUKE 

"A fast-paced, heartfelt, and fun read!" -- #1 NYT Bestselling Author Lauren Blakely 

“Emotional, sexy, and so unique. I could NOT put these books down." -- NYT Bestselling Author Carly Phillips 

"This book gave me one of the worst (or best) book hangovers I've had in a LONG time. I absolutely LOVED it." -- Mama's Reading Break 

"A stellar trilogy with unforgettable characters and a truly unique plot...will leave you wrecked one moment and elated the next." -- Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews 

"Found my heart melting at every turn...I was put through an emotional roller coaster I wish I could ride again and again." -- Coffee and Characters 

"What. A. Love Triangle. Witty, raw, and at times, heart-wrenching." -- Ebook Escapes
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