The Reason Is You

What Happens in Texas

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Beyond The Page
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“A hauntingly beautiful story from a writer with a fresh new voice.” —New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas

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



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About the author

 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.

 For more about Sharla’s books, visit, and keep up with all her new book releases by subscribing to her newsletter. She loves hearing from her readers, and you can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as @sharlalovelace.

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Beyond The Page
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Published on
Feb 27, 2018
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Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Paranormal / General
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Fans of Jodi Thomas and Lori Wilde will love this sparkling romance from Sharla Lovelace, the bestselling author of Just One Day and The Reason Is You.


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

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