Author: Mika Jolie

Mika Jolie is the bestselling author of the Martha’s Way series. She lives in New Jersey with her Happy Chaos—her husband and their energizer bunnies. A sports fanatic and a wine aficionado, she’s determined to balance it all and still write about life experiences and matters of the heart. Let’s face it, people are complicated and love can be messy. When she’s not weaving life and romance into evocative tales, you can find her on a hiking adventure, apple picking, or whatever her three men can conjure up.

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The Boy Friend - A Platonically Complicated Novel

The Boy Friend
  • Number: B071YL3LMD
  • Release: 2017-04-23
  • Author: Mika Jolie
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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According to the law of attraction, women and men can’t be friends.

Contrary to this myth, my friendship with Coriander Phillips does not rest on unrequited love or un-actualized lust. We’ve been inseparable since the day I pulled one of her pigtails and she punched me in the gut.

She’s hilarious, fun to hang out with. Together, we’re like peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti and meatballs, wings and beer. A match made in heaven.

She’s the bomb.

Did I mention she’s smokin’ hot? I’ve checked her out…maybe once or twice. Hey, I’m a guy.

Seriously, no awkwardness, no secret yearning for our relationship to escalate beyond the purely platonic. I’m the boy friend—the loyal shoulder she cries on, the dispenser of coffee, sympathy, hugs, advice, and affection with no expectations.

Until the invisible line between friends and lovers became blurry.

Now I want more. I want her.

All I have to do is convince her we can be more than friends.

Right?

If only it were that easy.


Somewhere to Begin - Poison & Wine Series Book 1

Somewhere to Begin
  • Number: B01LK0VKI4
  • Release: 2016-09-20
  • Author: Mika Jolie
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Women's Fiction, * Romance: Uniformed Heroes, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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There are wounds that never show on the body.

For twenty-nine years, Colbie Bennington does as expected with an eternal smile stained on her lips. The biggest chances she’s ever taken can be counted on one hand, three fingers to be exact—her battered red chucks, painting her toenails a vibrant blue, and her wedding dress. Always the dutiful daughter and a Stepford fiancée, she has never acted on impulse, never been in love.

She’s never lived.

On her wedding day, Colbie ends a toxic relationship, drops the fake smile, and says, “I can’t do this anymore.”

Navy SEAL Zander Serrano returns home broken and burdened with a volcano of remorse. Too trapped in a mental war to be at peace and too damaged to be at war, he shuts the world out. The last thing he expects is to feel, especially for a runaway bride with her own baggage.

Two empty hearts marred in different spots find themselves drawn to one another. Each with their own scars.  Some, the world can see. Others, unseen to the naked eye.

They say two broken people should not be together. But for Colbie and Zander, their attraction is undeniable, unexpected.

Can two souls with fractured parts be the best cure for each other’s wounds?

Starting over is never easy, but sometimes in life, everyone needs somewhere to begin.


Wrapped in Red - Martha's Way Book 4 / A Christmas Novella

Wrapped in Red
  • Number: B01882AZ8S
  • Release: 2015-12-02
  • Author: Mika Jolie
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Diverse Books, Seasonal / Holiday, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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Christmas is a time to be merry and bright. For Minka Montgomery, it’s anything but.

While the small towns of Martha’s Vineyard burst with festive lights and good cheer, a black shadow parades around and within Minka. With her Christmas spirit conspicuously absent, her marriage to Jason Montgomery has snowballed and is spiraling out of control. The weight of motherhood – and her new role as a wife – presses on her shoulders. Self-doubt creeps in and swiftly turns to hopelessness.

As her anxiety level rises, can she share what’s in her heart with her husband? Is there a branch of hope to hold on to? With Christmas only twelve days away, can she find her Christmas spirit and rediscover the true meaning of the season?

Each book in the Martha’s Way series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.


The Scale - Martha's Way Book 1

The Scale
  • Number: B0156VKSK4
  • Release: 2015-09-09
  • Author: Mika Jolie
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Diverse Books, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: My Happy Chaos Publishing
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Twenty-seven year old, African-American, Minka Greene has to endure watching her twin sister marry the man she loves. Her weight is up, and her confidence is down. Not exactly the ideal time to meet the real man of her dreams.

The Scale opens in Martha’s Vineyard with Minka attending Keely and Blake’s engagement party at Martha’s Way, the beautiful inn owned and operated by the tall, blond, tattooed man with the piercing blue eyes. It just so happens Jason Montgomery is also Blake’s childhood friend and the best man. Dealing with a whirl of emotions, Minka faints in Jason’s arms.

When she wakes up naked in Jason’s bed after a night of passion, the Vineyard confirmed bachelor struggling with his own demons and the woman filled with self-doubt and pining for another man are joined in an experience that will change their lives.

Each book in the Martha’s Way series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.


Tattooed Hearts - Martha's Way Book 3

Tattooed Hearts
  • Number: B0157E69H6
  • Release: 2015-09-09
  • Author: Mika Jolie
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: My Happy Chaos Publishing
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Being someone’s first love is unforgettable. Being their last is immeasurable.

Claire Peters should be on top of the world. She owns the radio waves and has a budding movie career. But her heart longs to be rooted. Ten years ago, she fled Martha's Vineyard to pursue her dream and to make something of herself. But there’s still a void. After a decade of running, she returns to the island hoping to find her happiness with the man she’s loved all her life.

When a tragic event shatters Dr. Forrest Desvareaux’ well-balanced world, the Vineyard’s hometown good guy discovers everything in his life is based on lies. Angry and betrayed, he turns to Claire - the one woman who has indelibly marked him.

Is it possible to run back to the person who broke you?

Forever linked, Forrest and Claire are an unending continuum. But she’s a wildflower and Forrest’s roots run deep on the Vineyard. Can they accept home is not a place but a feeling?

Each book in the Martha’s Way series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.


Need You Now - Martha's Way Book 2

Need You Now
  • Number: B0157C0X5M
  • Release: 2015-09-09
  • Author: Mika Jolie
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: My Happy Chaos Publishing
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The best relationships usually begin unexpectedly.

Puerto-Rican, American Liliana Serrano has never been one to let others determine her future—certainly not her pack of three overprotective brothers. She always stands on her own, which is exactly how she entered her arrangement with Adam Aquilani. The hot formula one driver is aloof, detached, and not interested in relationships. Fresh off a broken engagement with a cheating fiancé, no-strings-attached sex was just what she needed.

Except one year later, she never expected their hook-ups to have consequences.

Haunted by his past, Adam Aquilani is a man who lives on the edge. The absence of commitment and emotional attachment in his year-long relationship with Lily was just what he needed. Until he discovers the rules have changed, and he must decide to let her go, or give her full access to his well-guarded life.

As the two take a journey of discovery, secrets are revealed which test the strength of their connection.

Can they accept what is? Let go of what was and accept what will be?

Each book in the Martha’s Way series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.


Book Library

  • The Boy Friend The Boy Friend
  • Somewhere to Begin Somewhere to Begin
  • Wrapped in Red Wrapped in Red
  • Need You Now Need You Now
  • Tattooed Hearts Tattooed Hearts
  • The Scale The Scale