Selena Laurence loves to write romantic stuff that helps you get away. Life can be a grind, and things like jobs and kids and dirty dishes make Jill a dull girl - and Selena too. So, she writes about hot guys and smart girls and exotic locales to give us all an Escape from the Everyday. Selena lives in the Rocky Mountains with her husband, children, and a very spoiled Goldendoodle.
Guilt is the hardest habit to kick.
Garrett Jakes is the sexy and sex-addicted lead singer of Rhapsody. Now in recovery, he's trying to clean up his act and atone for his mistakes. The only problem is he can't stop the guilt he feels whenever he looks at his friend Savvy. They have history, and he's not sure if he's helping or hurting when he tries to become a bigger part of her life.
Savvy O'Roark is a widow and a mom at twenty-eight. She watched as her husband was murdered while trying to protect her. Now she's struggling to keep her husband's business and his memory alive, and Garrett wants to help. The only problem is she can't stop the guilt she feels whenever she looks at him. Their history haunts her, and she's not sure that's something she can ever get past.
As Savvy and Garrett struggle to overcome their demons, they must also face the one thing neither of them can ever take back. Will they learn how to honor and forgive, but also love and let go? Can something that started all wrong end up right? Or will guilt be a habit they simply can't kick?
Then he brushed his lips across mine for a split second, and set my whole body on fire.
While my impulse was to back away, his lips on mine, even for such an incredibly brief moment, halted that impulse. I sighed, my eyes fluttering closed. When I opened them back up he was standing there, mere inches from me, looking at me so seriously. His spearmint-scented breath was warm on my face.
"See you around, Goldilocks," he whispered. Then he turned on his heel and walked off like the whole earth hadn't just shifted on its axis.
Nick Carlisle comes to Hawaii to hide--from what happened during his military service in Afghanistan, from relationships, from his future. Lyndsey Anderson came to Hawaii to hide too--from the man who abused her, from the sacrifices she made, from her dark past. But when Nick meets Lyndsey, Hawaii gets a whole lot hotter, and they find they can't hide their hearts. As Nick fights to come to terms with what he's done, Lyndsey struggles to forgive herself for the choices she's made. But when the dangerous past threatens the beautiful present, can they survive to learn how to love? And who will finally reveal what's hidden?