In the small Texas town where she grew up, Dani Shane learned early on that being different was all it took to raise eyebrows and stir up gossip, and even leaving town for two decades didn’t stop the talk. Now, Dani’s been forced to move back, and all she wants is to settle in quietly and put the past behind her. But the men in her life won’t make that easy.
First, there’s her old friend Alex, who’s mischievous, sexy, still hot enough to melt her shoes—and a ghost. He’s always been there for her, but also has a habit of popping up at the most inopportune times. And then there’s Jason, a flesh-and-blood man whose quiet strength and powerful body set Dani on fire.
As she struggles to build a new life in a town that won’t let her forget her old one, Dani’s determined to make sense of her love life, but first she’ll have to choose between a man who long ago touched her heart and a man she can actually touch . . .
More Praise for The Reason Is You:
“I loved it . . . The Reason Is You is a splendid debut and all-consuming reading experience.” —USA Today
“Sharla Lovelace’s prose is smart, witty, funny, with a hot sexy edge. I could not put down this book, devoured it quickly, and can’t wait to see what the author comes up with next.” —Kathryn Magendie, author of Family Graces
“A romantic story about love, ghosts, and second chances. But under all of that, it’s a story about redemption. This novel is the definition of a page-turner.” —Therese Walsh, author of The Last Will of Moira Leahy
Sharla Lovelace is the bestselling, award-winning author of sexy small-town love stories. Being a Texas girl through and through, she’s proud to say she lives in Southeast Texas with her retired husband, a tricked-out golf cart, and two crazy dogs. Her books include the bestselling novel Don’t Let Go, the exciting Heart of the Storm series, and the fun and sexy new Charmed in Texas series.
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Emily Lockwood has her hands full with a stubbornly independent daughter, an ex-husband who sometimes tests her patience, and a mother who often does. But Emily also has a devastating secret, one she thought she’d buried long ago—along with her feelings for Ben Landry.
From childhood friends to young lovers, Ben and Emily shared an unbreakable bond and were as close as two people could get. Or so she’d thought, until he disappeared from her life without a word. Now, twenty years later, Ben is back, and seeing him does more than trigger memories and tug at her heart.
As Emily works to keep her secret safe and her heart safer, visions of her past begin playing out before her eyes, making her see herself, Ben, and every choice she’s ever made in a revealing new light. And for Emily, seeing her life in rewind makes her realize she has some hard choices to make—choices that could forever change her life and the lives of everyone she loves . . .
Praise for The Reason Is You by Sharla Lovelace:
“Astonishing and glorious . . . I loved it . . . The Reason Is You is a splendid debut and all-consuming reading experience.” —USA Today
“A hauntingly beautiful story from a writer with a fresh new voice.” —New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas
“Wow! I loved this book! The Reason Is You is an impressive debut novel.” —Novel Reflections
“Wow, this book was amazing . . . A tale of romance and love in both the lands of the living and the dead, and a tale of how strong family bonds can form when the going gets tough and there is no one else to turn to.” —The Phantom Paragrapher
“Sharla Lovelace’s quirky characters and realistic Texas settings put her solidly on my auto-buy list.”
—Kelsey Browning, author of the Texas Nights series
Ian was the wild boy every girl dreams of, a renegade who thrived on breaking the law and setting Savi’s body on fire. It was all fun and games and hot excitement, no strings attached, until the one day he got serious—and then disappeared without a trace.
Savi has spent the ten years since committing herself to her work, her daughter, and to not thinking about Ian—or love. Just when it’s possible she might have found the one man who can change her mind, Ian pulls into town, bringing with him all of the lust, danger, and excitement Savi remembers.
As Ian stirs up old feelings and draws Savi back into memories and passion she’s too weak to fight, he’s also digging up dirt on the man Savi is falling for, doing everything he can to prove that Duncan is not who he seems to be. And Savi, unsure whether she can trust either man, will be forced to decide between rekindling a love that never really burned out and building a new one that looks ready to catch fire.