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Author: Mary J. Williams

Mary J. Williams is an author from Washington State who went to school in a small town on the Columbia River. She loves writing, reading, and football. She always wanted to write a novel and she always knew it would be a romance novel. But it wasn’t until her favorite football team lost the Super Bowl on the last play with an interception, that this dream began to come to fruition. She was so depressed that she tuned out all the media. Without television, internet, or newspapers, she had nothing else to do, so she sat down and started writing. Her first romance series, Harper Falls contains four books. Mary has released two new series in 2016, Hollywood Legends and One Pass Away (which combines her love of football with her love of romance).

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One Way or Another - The Sisters Quartet Book 1

One Way or Another
  • Number: B079LV8DRJ
  • Release: 2018-02-22
  • Author: Mary J. Williams
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Brook Publications
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"Mary J. Williams writes a delightful, romantic book. Don't miss this one!"~~~New York Times Bestselling Author Linda Lael Miller

One Woman. One Man. One Unforgettable Love Story.

Calder Benedict was labeled nothing more than a rich girl with too much time on her hands. Determined to prove the world wrong, she turned a fledgling charity into a successful multi-million dollar organization. Her only goal—to help as many people as humanly possible.

Adam Stone wasn't born rich. Everything he had, he earned. While over the years, he'd acquired a certain amount of polish, his blood would always be working class red—not high society blue like Calder's.

An unlikely duo, they keep running into each other in the most unexpected places. What starts out as a scorching-hot attraction neither can ignore, fun and games quickly turns into something more. Calder wants to believe Adam cares about her—not her money—but she's been burned before. Can she trust her heart? Can she trust Adam?

When a dangerous force comes after everything Calder holds dear, she'll have to decide if Adam is part of the threat, or someone she never thought she'd find—the love of her life.

From the outside, the world of the ultra-rich might seem exciting and glamorous. But the Benedict know the truth. Deception and deceit have followed them since birth.

Their parents are emotional train wrecks. Men care about nothing but their money.

One by one, four sexy, determined men will do their best to prove them wrong.

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Flowers For Zoe - Hart Of Rock And Roll Book 4

Flowers For Zoe
  • Number: B01N4DMGO7
  • Release: 2016-12-28
  • Author: Mary J. Williams
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Brook Publications
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WHAT IS MUSIC WITHOUT SOME HART?

Zoe Hart knows who she is. Sister, friend. And badass lead guitar player for The Ryder Hart Band. A childhood filled with all-to-real monsters and the uncertainty of foster homes left her no choice but to grow up fast. To survive she built a wall that over time had gotten taller—thicker. She didn't let in anybody but her closest friends. And even they didn't know all her secrets. She doesn't need a man in her life to make it better. She doesn't need a man. Period. Especially a cocky, charming rock God who is used to women falling at his feet.

Smith Carson had known Zoe Hart since she was teenager. Pretty. Amusingly snarky. She was more of a girl than a woman. While he admired her as a musician, he always thought of her as Ryder Hart's little sister. In other words, hands off. When that changed, he wasn't certain. All he knew was that one day—in what seemed like a blink of the eye—she was all grown up. Breathtakingly gorgeous. Along with an outer maturity, her snarky tongue had turned from amusing to acid sharp. If Smith wanted Zoe—and he did—it was going to take more than some charm and a smile to win her.

Resisting Smith had been easy when Zoe thought he was a shallow, narcissistic pretty boy. The attraction was there, but that was all. Smith didn't try to hide his intentions. He wanted Zoe. To her surprise—as she got to know him—she found herself wanting him back. Before she knew what was happening, he snuck underneath her well-constructed walls. Smith was on a path to her heart—something Zoe hadn't thought possible.

It was tempting. Smith was tempting. But secrets—no matter how well buried—have a way of digging their way to the surface. Demons—both emotional and real—have haunted Zoe most her life. It's time to face them once and for all.

Can Zoe find a way to open her heart to what Smith is offering? Or will the past destroy what she wants the most? Love.

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Dreaming Of A White Christmas - Hollywood Legends Book 5

Dreaming Of A White Christmas
  • Number: B01M5GJPED
  • Release: 2016-11-10
  • Author: Mary J. Williams
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Mary J. Williams
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The Landis Family are Hollywood Legends.

You've met their sons, now take a trip back to where it all began. Find out how Callie Flynn and Caleb Landis met, fell in love, and began their own movie dynasty.

The year is 1980. Callie Flynn is a young woman determined to make a name for herself in the cutthroat movie business. Smart and beautiful, the only thing greater than her ambition is her talent. If she wants to get ahead, she can't be distracted by romance. Even if it comes in the form of tall, sexy, blue eyed producer Caleb Landis. She's his leading lady—but on screen only.

Caleb Landis always gets what he wants. In a few short years of weaving his way through the minefields of Hollywood, he has become a force to be reckoned with. Nothing matters but the business. Until he meets Callie Flynn. He knows the moment he sees her that she's trouble. He wants her. But soon, it becomes more. Caleb believes they can have it all. Successful careers, love, family. Convincing Callie won't be easy.

Christmas is the time for miracles and that is what it will take for Caleb Landis to win Callie Flynn's heart. Luckily—for him and Callie—he never gives up until he gets what his heart desires.

******************BONUS*****************

For a limited time, this book includes the Christmas novella, IF I HAD YOU (Christmas in Harper Falls)


Flowers Are Red - Hart Of Rock And Roll Book 3

Flowers Are Red
  • Number: B01M9DCSQU
  • Release: 2016-10-26
  • Author: Mary J. Williams
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Brook Publications
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WHAT IS MUSIC WITHOUT SOME HART?

Ashe Mathison has always been the even keeled member of The Ryder Hart Band.

Unlike his friends, he had a stable childhood. Pampered and loved, he grew up wanting for nothing—except the chance to follow his true passion. Music. In order to follow his dream, Ash had to walk away from his family with nothing but a few dollars in his pocket, a guitar slung over his back, and a driving ambition to be the best.

Ten years later, Ashe has it all. Fame. Wealth. And a tight group of people he can count on to have his back—no matter what.

Mending the break with his family had always seemed like an impossible task. But when an opportunity arises, Ashe knows it might be the only chance he will ever get. It's a risk he has to take.

Belle Richards seems to have the perfect life. With a well-paying job and a handsome fiancé her family loves, what else could she ask for? How about love? Or passion. Both are missing from Belle's life. Only one man ever stirred her heart. Unfortunately, he never knew she was alive.

THE BOY NEXT DOOR IS NOW A ROCK STAR

A chance encounter between Belle and Ashe stirs up unexpected feelings they can't control. For Belle, it was meant to be a one night stand. For Ashe, it felt like more. In the morning, when he reached for her, she was gone. Imagine his surprise when he returns home and finds out the woman he can't get out of his mind is engaged to be married.

For Ashe and Belle, passion, once tasted, is impossible to ignore. But is that all there is? Can they have a future when their lives are so different?

An unexpected threat to Belle's life changes everything. Ashe has found the love of his life—and will not let anybody keep them apart.

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Flowers And Cages - Hart Of Rock And Roll Book 2

Flowers And Cages
  • Number: B01LYXO12U
  • Release: 2016-09-30
  • Author: Mary J. Williams
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Mary J. Williams
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WHAT IS MUSIC WITHOUT SOME HART?

Dalton Shaw was on the verge of success when he made a mistake that could have ruined his life forever. He was one of the lucky ones. A prison sentence wasn't the end. His friends stood by him. Waited. Together, they rode to the top of the charts becoming one of the most successful rock bands in the world.

Dalton thought he had left his bad boy past behind him. Unfortunately, small towns--and the people in them--have long memories. Especially when there are secrets nobody wants dug up.

Returning to Midas, Arizona was the last thing Dalton wanted. Given no choice, he is determined to find the truth once and for all. What he didn't expect to find was a woman like Colleen McNamara.

Prison changes a man. It's inevitable. Can she live with that?

Colleen had one goal. Getting out of Midas as soon as humanly possible. Meeting Dalton Shaw didn't change her dreams. He was a distraction. A bit of fun. She wasn't looking to fall for the blue eyed charmer. But fate--and love--have a way of sneaking up on an unsuspecting heart. It wasn't long before Colleen was willing to put herself at risk if it means protecting Dalton from those who want to use him for their own ends--or ruin him trying.

Danger follows Dalton and Colleen as they search for the truth.

Will they make it out of Midas in one piece?

Will they discover in time that love is the most powerful weapon of all?

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Flowers On The Wall - Hart Of Rock And Roll Book 1

Flowers On The Wall
  • Number: B01KY5HKMG
  • Release: 2016-08-31
  • Author: Mary J. Williams
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Mary J. Williams
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WHAT IS MUSIC WITHOUT SOME HART?

Ryder Hart: Rock God, Brother, Protector, Wounded Soul

Quinn Abernathy: Photographer, Daughter, Healer of Souls

Ryder Hart came up the hard way. From his childhood, to scratching his way to the top of the charts. Every moment was a struggle. Now that he's made it, nothing is taking him down. Not even a secret so dark it invades his dreams and haunts his waking hours.

Quinn Abernathy's hunger for success is no less than Ryder's. If she wants to succeed in the highly competitive world of photography, she can't let anything, or anyone, get in her way. Until Ryder. He makes her long for more than she ever thought possible.

Music is Ryder's life. There isn't room for a woman like Quinn Abernathy.

A woman who asks for nothing but wants it all.

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Dreaming Again - Hollywood Legends Book 4

Dreaming Again
  • Number: B01J0FI26E
  • Release: 2016-07-23
  • Author: Mary J. Williams
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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Hollywood is a cutthroat town.

Nobody knows that better than the Landis brothers.

It's time for them to step out of their parents' shadow.

IT'S TIME FOR THEM TO BECOME LEGENDS.

Looks can be deceiving. From the outside, Wyatt Landis seemed to have it all. Born to Hollywood royalty, he had forged a path that had taken him to the top of the movie industry. Again and again, he produced movies that did the impossible. The critics loved them as much as the public.

Wyatt had the looks, the success and the money to make him the envy of millions. What nobody knew—not even his family—was that he hid a secret so dark it was slowly eating away at him. If something didn't change soon, there would be nothing left but an empty shell. A vacation—one forced on him by his concerned family—might be the perfect place to try and find the man he used to be.

Joie Trent had no idea what she would find the day she approached a wrecked truck on the side of the road. If she had known it would be a sexy stranger who would turn her comfortable life upside down, she would have called in the accident and left him to someone else.

Wyatt had traveled the world, but nowhere had he found a town like Monroe, Nevada or a woman like Joie Trent. From the first glance, she stirs something in him he thought had died long ago.

Hope.

Amazingly, Wyatt feels himself begin to heal. New friends, and Joie's touch, slowly bring him back to life.

However, secrets—his and hers—swirl around them. As Wyatt and Joie grow closer, his past threatens to break them apart.

Danger, lies, and secrets aren't the best recipe for building a future. Wyatt's past is cloaked in darkness. Will Joie be the light he needs to help him forgive himself and move forward?

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After The Fire - One Pass Away Book 3

After The Fire
  • Number: B01H7H0MW4
  • Release: 2016-06-22
  • Author: Mary J. Williams
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: Sports
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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In his lifetime, Gaige Benson has dreamed of only two things. Playing football and loving Violet Reed.

WELCOME TO THE NFL

The Seattle Knights have the hottest players in the game. On and off the field.

Second Chances. First Love.

Gaige Benson is the NFL's golden boy. He's done it all. Won every award. Except that elusive Super Bowl ring. This year he is hanging up his cleats and he plans on going out a winner.

Even a golden boy has secrets. Will Gaige's past be the one thing that derails his future?

Violet Reed almost lost it all. Her sight, her dreams of becoming a doctor, and the only man she ever loved. A miracle saved the first two. Sixteen years later she is getting her second chance at love.

Secrets kept them apart. Will the truth separate them forever?

Get your copy of the stand-alone sports romance readers are calling an emotional, page-turning thrill-ride.


Dreaming Of Your Love - Hollywood Legends Book 3

Dreaming Of Your Love
  • Number: B01G0ZU6RU
  • Release: 2016-05-26
  • Author: Mary J. Williams
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Mary J. Williams
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HOLLYWOOD IS A CUTTHROAT TOWN.

Nobody knows that better than the Landis brothers.

It's time for them to step out of their parents' shadow.

IT'S TIME FOR THEM TO BECOME LEGENDS.

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THE MOVIE STAR AND THE BODYGUARD

Colton Landis is on fire. His career has taken off and he has finally moved out of the shadow of his superstar mother and producer father. He has his pick of movie projects and women. The perks are amazing. He loves his life. He has nothing to complain about--except his brother's insistence that he needs a bodyguard.

So what if he was attacked at his last movie premiere? The man was crazy. One little nick with a knife and his family, and the insurance company blows it out proportion. He doesn't want protection. He doesn't need protection. Unless...

Enter Sable Ford. Ex-Army Ranger. And the only woman who didn't fall at his feet. If Sable is his bodyguard, Colt is on board one hundred per cent.

For Sable, Colt is just another job. Or so she tells herself. A few weeks living the glamorous life as a movie star's pretend girlfriend? Why not? But what starts out as some flirting and a bit of sexual tension, soon escalates to more. Much more. Sable isn't ready to give her heart to a man who thinks of women as fun and games. And Colt isn't ready to give his heart. Period.

When attraction turns to something more, can they find a way to reconcile their very different lives? Can Sable come to terms with her past--the secret that made her leave the Army? Can Colt convince her that he's ready for love? Ready for her?

The movie star and the bodyguard. It seems like an unlikely combination. But when it's right, nothing else matters. Not his reputation, or her past.

Colton is the youngest Landis brother, but his love story is just as epic.


After All These Years - One Pass Away Book 2

After All These Years
  • Number: B01ENZPKB6
  • Release: 2016-04-27
  • Author: Mary J. Williams
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: Sports
  • Publisher: Mary J. Williams
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Welcome to the NFL.

The Seattle Knights have the hottest players in the game. On and off the field.

First Love. Second Chances.

Sean McBride is the bad boy/manwhore of the Seattle Knights football team. And he is happy to embrace the title. He's young. Rich. Handsome. And he's one of the best wide receivers in the game. Why shouldn't he take advantage of all the perks? Women throw themselves at him. Wouldn't it be rude not to catch them?

Riley Preston loves the game of football. The Knights are the most important thing in her life. Besides Sean.

Riley has loved Sean since she was seventeen but he has always seen her as a little sister.

Outside forces are trying to derail them and the team.

It is time for both of them to grow up. Together, nothing can stop them.

Watch out Sean. Your manwhore days are numbered.


Dreaming With My Eyes Wide Open - Hollywood Legends Book 2

Dreaming With My Eyes Wide Open
  • Number: B01COEXGGO
  • Release: 2016-03-20
  • Author: Mary J. Williams
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Mary J. Williams
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HOLLYWOOD IS A CUTTHROAT TOWN.

Nobody knows that better than the Landis brothers.

It's time for them to step out of their parents' shadow.

IT'S TIME FOR THEM TO BECOME LEGENDS.

NATE LANDIS likes being the anonymous Landis brother.

He's a stuntman. Period. So why is someone trying to kill him?

Paige Chamberlain prefers to do things on her own. She hates asking, but Nate Landis is the only one who can help.

The heat is instantaneous.

So is the danger that follows Nate to Montana.

Can he keep Paige safe?

Can she protect her heart from a notorious heartbreaker?

Their lives aren't the only things on the line.

The real danger is to their hearts.

No matter what, they will be DREAMING WITH THEIR EYES WIDE OPEN


After The Rain - One Pass Away Book 1

After The Rain
  • Number: B018O91ZW0
  • Release: 2016-02-25
  • Author: Mary J. Williams
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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Welcome to the NFL.

The Seattle Knights have the hottest players in the game. On and off the field.

SECOND CHANCES

Logan Price is getting a second chance.

Claire Thornton is going to make sure it counts.

Logan Price was living his dream. After years of hard work he finally made it. Starting running back for the Knights.

After only a few games, he was a fan favorite. There were whispers of a rookie of the year award.

It all ended with a devastating injury to his leg that sent him back to Oklahoma. A failed attempt at a comeback sent him into a deep depression.

His life became about two things. Working at his father's bar, and running. One filled his days. The other made getting through the endless nights a little easier.

When an old friend offers Logan a lifeline, he's reluctant to grab hold. He could live without football--barely. But he didn't think he could survive getting his hopes up only to lose it all again.

Claire Thornton's dreams are just as big as Logan's. She left the small town where she was born, to make something of herself. It hasn't been easy. A woman with no money and no connections. Everything she has, she's earned. Helping Logan Price get back to the NFL will prove to her detractors that she can be a trainer. She is determined to make it in a male-dominated world.

The attraction is instantaneous.

The reasons not to get involved too numerous to list.

It only takes one kiss--one touch--for them to realize if they want their dreams to come true they need more than luck. They need each other.


Dreaming With A Broken Heart - Hollywood Legends Book 1

Dreaming With A Broken Heart
  • Number: B017QSKYQI
  • Release: 2016-01-28
  • Author: Mary J. Williams
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Brook Publications
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Hollywood is a cutthroat town.

Nobody knows that better than the Landis brothers.

It's time for them to step out of their parents' shadow.

IT'S TIME FOR THEM TO BECOME LEGENDS.

Garrett Landis is Hollywood's golden boy.

If he wants to make a movie, it gets made.

If he wants a woman, he only has to snap his fingers.

The moment he meets Jade Marlow he knows she's different.

She's the first woman to get under his skin. The first woman he can't have.

Jade Marlow is desperate to leave behind her tragic past.

Her ex-husband wants her dead. Her father is her worst enemy.

Jade wants Garrett, but she refuses to drag him into her mess of a life.

The attraction is undeniable.

What happens when your head tells you to stay away, but your heart won't listen?

Sex is easy.

Falling in love?

It's the hardest thing they will ever do.

But it could turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to them.

Book one in the Hollywood Legends series is a standalone story.


If I Had You - Christmas In Harper Falls

If I Had You
  • Number: B013H84V74
  • Release: 2015-10-24
  • Author: Mary J. Williams
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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Lila Fleming.

Good sister. Good friend. Good girl.

Lila spends her life walking a straight line. No swerves. No excitement. Her future seems mapped out. A very boring future. One where her secret dreams will never see the light of day.

Then one snow-filled day, she meets a man who will shake up her routine, capture her heart, and help make all her dreams come true.

Welcome to a Harper Falls Christmas. Filled with laughs, old friends, and a happily ever after. Oh, and Cooper. A dog who will steal your heart.


If You Only Knew - Harper Falls Book 3

If You Only Knew
  • Number: B011PUN1ZO
  • Release: 2015-08-28
  • Author: Mary J. Williams
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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Tyler and Drew’s Story

He broke her heart. Now, ten years later he’s finally going to tell her why.

Tyler Jones and Drew Harper.

They came from different worlds.

They weren’t supposed to fall in love.

Teenagers on the brink of adulthood they gave into an uncontrollable attraction, sharing their hopes, fears, and their bodies. The plans they made in secret kept them going until they could leave the small town of Harper Falls and pursue their dreams.

Drew wanted to break free from his family’s wealth and influence, he wanted to make it on his own. Tyler was an artist. People in her hometown laughed at the idea of a girl with her background making anything of herself. Together they planned on conquering the world.

Without warning Drew pulled away. He left town without an explanation, crushing Tyler’s heart.

Now they’re both back where it all started and Drew can finally tell Tyler what really drove them apart. They have a second chance at love. But there are some people who will stop at nothing to keep them apart. Not even murder.


If Tomorrow Never Comes - Harper Falls Book 2

If Tomorrow Never Comes
  • Number: B00YISB98M
  • Release: 2015-05-29
  • Author: Mary J. Williams
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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Welcome back to Harper Falls, WA, a place where love is in the air, but danger is just around the corner.

Dani Wilde had already met the love of her life and lost him. Two weeks of passion and romance five years ago. Then he had walked away.

Dani thought she had moved on, She dated, enjoyed the company of other men, even thought that she was keeping her heart open to the possibility of another love. But when Alex Fleming rode his motorcycle into Harper Falls, she knew she had been kidding herself. Her heart was still his.

Alex Fleming knew what was waiting for him in Harper Falls. His sister, his best friend, a good job, and the woman he'd spent the last five years dreaming about--trying to forget. At the time, walking away had seemed like the only way. Now he has a second chance, but it isn't just his personal demons keeping him from Dani, his past is about to put the only woman he's ever loved in danger.

He has a choice, walk away again or stay and fight.

Love has a way of catching up with you. Dani and Alex are getting a second chance at their happily ever after. Now they just have to be strong enough to take it.

Book two in the Harper Falls series is a stand alone story. Look for book three, Tyler and Drew's story, "If You Only Knew", coming in August.


If I Loved You - Harper Falls, #1

If I Loved You
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B00UZXUHKU
  • Release: 2015-03-20
  • Author: Mary J. Williams
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Mary J. Williams
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If You Only Wanted One Night Would You Take A Chance On a Man Who Wanted Forever?

Rose O'Brian wants to spice up her love life and Jack Winston seems like the answer. Sexy, funny and a killer smile, Jack is every woman's fantasy. All she wants is one night of passion, nothing more. But Jack has a secret that stops him from taking her up on her offer, stops him from having the one thing he wants more than his next breath--beautiful Rose O'Brian. Rose has her own secrets. Emotionally scared, she's never believed in happily ever afters. But for the first time she's met a man who makes her want to open her heart, to dream of love. When Rose's past rears its ugly head can she finally let go and overcome the hurt? Can Jack convince her to take a chance and embrace a future with him? Can he show her that love is there if she will only reach out and take it?


Book Library

  • One Way or Another One Way or Another
  • Flowers For Zoe Flowers For Zoe
  • Dreaming Of A White Christmas Dreaming Of A White Christmas
  • Flowers Are Red Flowers Are Red
  • Flowers And Cages Flowers And Cages
  • Flowers On The Wall Flowers On The Wall
  • Dreaming Again Dreaming Again
  • After The Fire After The Fire
  • Dreaming Of Your Love Dreaming Of Your Love
  • After All These Years After All These Years
  • Dreaming With My Eyes Wide Open Dreaming With My Eyes Wide Open
  • After The Rain After The Rain
  • Dreaming With A Broken Heart Dreaming With A Broken Heart
  • If I Had You If I Had You
  • If You Only Knew If You Only Knew
  • If Tomorrow Never Comes If Tomorrow Never Comes
  • If I Loved You If I Loved You