College freshman and math whiz Billie Dixon has everything planned to a T. But life doesn’t always go according to plan.
Her best friend’s roommate won’t stop goading her, the senior she’s tutoring in calculus develops an unwelcome crush, and she spends much of her time avoiding her estranged father, the Math Department Head. But a sudden encounter with Daddy Dearest forces Billie to face memories and emotions she’d rather ignore, and for the first time, her father wants to rekindle their relationship.
Now, Billie must choose between reinforcing the wall she built around her heart and giving her father a second chance.
Saving her can land him in a hangman’s noose at low tide in Charles Town Harbor. Repaying her debt to him will consign her to a life worse than death.
When confronted with a forced marriage, Travay Allston flees her stepfather’s Jamaica plantation and dives into the sea. Death would be preferable to life with Sir Roger Poole, a drinking, gambling, scoundrel whose advances make her skin crawl.
Lucas sails the high seas as the dreaded Captain Bloodstone. He is on a quest to find his mother, a woman last seen clapped in irons by the Spanish. As his ship slips past Jamaica, he spies a young woman plunge into the sea. A prize of such beauty must be saved and Lucas dives in to rescue her. The last thing Lucas needs is to get involved with Travay, a childhood friend who caused him nothing but trouble. Especially now that she’s become a stubborn, alluring young woman.
Lucas delivers Travay to her aunt in Charles Town and washes his hands of the affair. Or so he thinks. But when Sir Roger shows up demanding that Travay marry him or face the wrath of Charles Town’s newest council member, Lucas feels that familiar boyhood tug on his heart. Will this wanted pirate of the crown risk his life to save Travay a second time? Betrothed to a man she hates, will Travay repay her debt to a pirate by marrying Sir Roger in exchange for his promise to pardon Lucas? And if she does, will such a rascal keep his word? Falling in love with the pirate was never part of her plan …
When Carley Sutherland receives a frantic call for help, she races to a desolate park to meet her best friend. On a dimly-lit park bench, Carley’s friend fumbles in her handbag for her phone. She has a picture of a couple arguing, a picture of a woman who was later found dead in a ditch. Before Carley can examine the picture her friend took of the secretive encounter, a dark SUV stops near the bench. The window rolls down. A gunshot rips the silence. Carley’s friend tumbles from the bench, dead.
No need to wait for the second shot. Carley’s on the run, now, with a target on her back.
Wounded Army vet, Blake Richards, recuperates stateside while awaiting new orders. He doesn’t want to jeopardize his recovery or risk further injury, but at the sound of gunshots, his training kicks in. Blake ducks behind a tree and drops to one knee, scanning the area around him. A shadowy figure darts down a path. A woman nervously looks back over her shoulder. Hunkered down, he waits until the last second and then grabs her by the waist. With his hand clasped over her mouth, he pulls her to safety.
Blake doesn’t need to get involved with any woman, particularly one as beautiful and intriguing as Carley Sutherland. But he may be Carley’s only hope of staying alive. And she may his only hope of finding peace and healing amidst hidden dangers.
The only thing Lavish wanted in life was to be loved. At a young age tragedy struck Lavish’s life flipping her world upside down. The only parent she’d ever known was taken from her. In and out of foster care she continued on with life. Feeling completely empty on the inside, until she met Diante. In a matter of months he swept her off her feet and filled that void in her life. Young and in love, they depended on each other to survive this cold world. They were madly in love with each other until one day that love disappeared.
With a broken heart and soul Lavish and her best friend Brielle moved to Atlanta for college .The love she felt for Diante never faded even after four years of no contact. Moving on from Diante pulled at her heart strings in the worst way. Her broken soul was craving that amazing feeling of love once again. Tired of loving someone who didn’t love her Lavish decided enough was enough. With the support of her best friend Lavish attempts to move on. Versailles has been in love with Lavish since the day he met her but Lavish only had eyes for Te’ until one day things began to changed. Can Versailles mend Lavish’s broken heart and make her forget about Diante or will Diante always hold the key to her heart?
Growing Brielle had a hard time trusting people. After everything she had been through in her child hood Lavish was the only person she could depend on. A huge piece of Brielle’s life was missing which caused her to make some huge sacrifices. Feeling like the walls are closing in on her Brielle realizes she needs a change. But what? The last thing Brielle was looking for was love. But when she met Romello that all changed. Despite all the crazy things that happened in her life she let Romello in. Is it to good to be true is the one question she keeps asking herself.
Sometimes the best way to protect your heart is to not give it away. While fighting their own inner demons they take a leap of faith by leaving their hearts in somebody else’s hands. Take the journey with these two best friends in there search for true love.
Liz Miller has returned to the Yorkshire town of Whitby after eighteen years away, to help her elder sister Kate dismantle the family home following their mother’s death.
Liz has spent the years living a bohemian existence in Paris, Dublin and Boston, while sensible Kate is a university lecturer, married with a teenage daughter.
The sisters are uneasy with one another, each trying to disguise the fact that her life is less than happy.
Liz is fleeing from a failed relationship, while Kate is reluctant to admit that her husband is having an affair and that her daughter has been suspended from school for taking drugs.
And there’s another secret, buried deep in the past, which neither sister wishes to confront…
This rich and compelling novel tells the story of two very different women coming to terms with their shared past and making stark choices about the future.
‘A moving story of choices and regrets.’ – Holly Kinsella, best-selling author of ‘Uptown Girl’.
Heather Ingman is the best-selling author of seven novels. Two, including STEALING HEAVEN, have been translated into German. She has lived in Scotland, France and Ireland and is currently Adjunct Professor in the School of English, Trinity College, Dublin. Her teaching and academic interests focus on women’s fiction. Her academic publications include WOMEN’S INTER-WAR FICTION (Edinburgh University Press, 1998), A HISTORY OF THE IRISH SHORT STORY (Cambridge University Press) and IRISH WOMEN’S
FICTION: FROM EDGEWORTH TO ENRIGHT (Irish Academic Press, 2013)
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Thirteen years ago, Vivi LeBrun was sketching a rooster and eating Oreos when she first met—and fell for—her friend’s brother, David St. James. Since then, her love for David has only intensified thanks to years of friendship with his family, who rescued her from a lonely, tumultuous childhood. As she travels to Block Island to vacation with the St. James siblings, Vivi daydreams about reuniting with David, hoping he’ll finally see her as his soul mate.
After his mother’s death, David distanced himself from his siblings, determined to hide a devastating family secret. Now, he’s brought a new girlfriend along to his homecoming—one who’s pushing for a serious commitment. The last thing he needs on his growing list of problems is his budding attraction to Vivi.
With tensions running high, David’s behavior triggers a series of events that might cost him the love he’s always taken for granted and Vivi the only real family she’s ever known.