has no time for meaningless romantic charades, and definitely no time
for hot college professors who are full of themselves and smitten with
her. Constantly battling eviction notices, tuition she can’t afford, and
a sick, dependent mother, the last thing she needs is to be distracted
with someone else’s complicated baggage.
When she stumbles into
Ryan Campbell’s creative writing class, he is only “Mr. Campbell” to
her, until Ryan finds himself captivated by her writing and she is
forced to face their mutual attraction. His cocky know-it-all syndrome
is enough to send her running in the other direction, and his posse of
female admirers and playboy reputation are enough to squander any odds
in her favor.
But underneath Ryan’s abrasive facade is something
to behold, and she can’t stay away for long. Ryan and Kate must decide
who they’re willing to become and fight against their former selves if
they want to make things work. That’s if academia, vicious vixens, old
skeletons, and their own mastery at self-destruction don’t pummel their
Old Habits Die Hard.
Campbell is not only leaving his title of Professor behind to move on
to bigger and better things at Simon and Warden Publishing, he’s also
become Seattle’s rising literary star. Sitting on the overwhelming cusp
of newfound fame, he learns soon enough that being popular has its
Attracted to the buzz surrounding his new career,
former lovers begin to creep back into his life, and potential ones
emerge with enticing advances. While he works to juggle reserved, yet
stressful, wedding plans with Kate and his new public image, he has
enough to manage without worrying about Carter and Dean—Kate’s loveable
albeit eccentric friends—and their latest shenanigans.
by a lifestyle that includes temptation at every turn, Ryan finds
himself immersed in a world full of scandal and lies, where his oldest
weaknesses thrive and his ghosts return to haunt him. Questioning
whether his life with Kate is his best path, he must discover if he’s
still capable of being the man he aspired to be when she first became
his, or if happily ever after is only an illusion.
Montgomery spent most of his life blending in, and he liked it that
way. It was always better to be seen, not heard. And while a theatric
streak and friendly demeanor might have fooled most people, he knew the
truth—he was the shy one. The quiet kid most people forgot about. Some
might have considered that a bad thing, but those people all wanted to
be in the spotlight.
The only place Carter didn’t mind attention
was on stage, with The Hellions. Once content in his comfort zone in
Seattle, Washington, he only knew three things: confrontation was to be
avoided, keeping the peace was priority, and the moment he lost Kate
Parker to Professor Ryan Campbell, he had no clue what to do with his
life. Playing gigs, working at Pike Place Market, and watching BBC after
the love of his life sailed off into the sunset just wasn’t going to
cut it anymore.
Desperate to escape his rut, he takes a cue from
Kate and chooses a random place to relocate—a small island across the
country, where no one knows his name and memories of unrequited love
aren’t found at every turn. Just when he thinks he’s found the perfect
place to unwind and sink back into the shadows, in bursts Whitney
Sinclair, a saucy firecracker who loves life and refuses to settle for
second best. Full of contagious energy, she dares him to be brave,
convincing him that it might finally be time to tell the world what he
It might be time to make a declaration.
Love, life, and happily ever after? It’s all relative.
biology student Emma Pierce lives in paradise—geographically speaking,
anyway. Stranded on Sanibel Island, Florida, she works at a nursing home
by day and spends her nights dodging the island’s infamous bad boy,
Jackson Taylor, at her favorite karaoke bar. Trying to heal from the
loss of her sister and a failed relationship she rerouted her life for,
she’s ready to graduate and finally leave Florida behind.
run-in with Jackson and his rowdy crew goes sour at the bar one night,
sparks fly and irreversible damage is done. It’s no secret that Jackson
loves to get underneath her skin, but this time he’s gone too far. Now
all he wants is to earn her forgiveness before she’s gone for good, but
their ideas of closure—and the future—are enough to keep them worlds
This is a stand-alone title but coordinates with The Preservation Series
*Contains sexually explicit content and mature subject matter, including language and elements of abuse.*
A gritty New Adult drama about a young woman’s self-destructive quest to find purpose, self-worth, and love in a broken world.
My name is Elise Duchamp. I’m twenty-three years old and I’m known as the town whore.
not the kind who exchanges sexual favors for money. The other kind. The
kind who gives it all away for free, whenever and however she likes. I
am that girl. The one everyone whispers about and the one none of the
girls seem to like, because all of their boyfriends either want to sleep
with me or already have. Promiscuity is my thing—the kind that slowly,
violently turns my insides black, but gives me something I need.
things considered, I’m not completely reckless. I’m safe, and contrary
to popular opinion, I do have a heart. I live in a world of careless
choices, and with those choices come careless people. I cannot judge
them, because I am one of them. I too bow down to the altar of the
self-serving. I am not a good friend. I am not and never could be
anyone’s girlfriend. I’m convinced any goodness in me shriveled up and
died long ago.
But I am a replacement. That is something I know
how to be, and this is a story of the lengths I’d go to in order to keep
it that way.