This Love of Mine (book 1)
I needed an escape. An escape from my momma, a woman who cared more about herself than her own daughter. A woman who couldn't stand the sight of me since my father left. A boyfriend who was nothing but trouble. Trouble that I couldn't say no to.
Unfortunately, leaving them both would prove to be either the best decision I could ever make, or the biggest mistake of my life.
My plan was to escape to the one place I always felt safe. A place where life is simple and quiet, and a place where I could finish my senior year of high school unscathed. Abernathy, Texas was my second home, and my grandparents were the parents I aways wanted. There was no one around this one horse town to complicate my life any further, or at least that's what I thought. That was, until I met Madison Raine.
He held the power to turn my peaceful escape upside down and inside out with just one look. He was beautiful, in every sense of the word and with that beauty, came trouble. There were a million reasons why I should stay away from him, but none of them seemed to matter when I caught sight of those emerald green eyes. It was becoming clear that staying away from Madison would be harder than I had anticipated.
A past like mine never fully disappears, until you find yourself faced with the irreparable truth that sometimes you have to take matters into your own hands, consequences be damned.
Kayla James (KJ) was everything I never knew I wanted. This was the last summer I would be on the farm before I headed off to college, and meeting her was the last thing I expected. I didn't know what had brought her here, and I honestly didn't care. I had my own things to deal with and a relationship wasn't one of them. Little did I know that this girl, would wind up being exactly what I needed in every way possible.
Life hasn't always been easy, and telling my grandparents that I was going to college in another state was going to be the death of me, but it was something I needed to do. I needed a life outside of Texas, one where no one knew who I was or what I had lost. Between baseball and my band, I thought I had it made.
All it took was one look into those baby blues and I was a goner. I ended up needing her like I needed air to breathe, and everything inside of me wanted to be with her regardless of the outcome. How do you choose between love and life, and convince the one person who trusts no one, to take a chance on you?
This Trust of Mine (book 2)
"Love cannot be defined by age or time, but by the way that person makes you feel. He made me feel completely vulnerable, but vulnerability I have learned is a gift, one that I will gladly accept from Madison Raine."
Madison had irrevocably changed me. He opened me up to feel things I had never felt, and he never judged me for my past. In the short amount of time I had known him, I had fallen in love with him and everything he encompassed. He showed me how to live, how to enjoy life, but best of all, he showed me how to love. They say bad things happen to good people, well that saying rang truer to me now than ever before. Madison is gone. He is off at school in Arizona, and I just couldn't bring myself to leave with him. That was my first mistake.
See the thing about trouble is, it will always find you. Trouble found me the night he left, and that night forever changed me. Now I am fighting my way back, alone.
Leaving Kayla was one of the hardest things I had ever had to do. To say I regret my decision to leave her behind, would be an understatement. My world shifted when I met her and I would forever be changed. Everything felt different now that I was away, everything with her at least. Something was wrong, I could feel it. I needed to go to her to find out what this feeling was, but would she trust me enough to tell me, and could I trust her to forgive me.
"When life, love and heart breaking circumstances stand to pull apart a bond so strong, what do you do without trust?"
This Heart of Mine (book 3)
Kayla seems to have it all. She has a wonderful man who would go to the ends of the earth for her and a family that seems to support her regardless of the consequences.
But is it enough to help her face her demons and to truly find happiness within her heart?
Madison never thought he would be faced with so many life altering decisions at such a young age. he wants to do right by Kayla and his family, but when old wounds reopen he finds himself questioning every choice he has ever made.
Life isn't all it seems for these two and they're coming to the realization that there will always be someone wanting to come along and destroy it all.
Will following her heart prove to be the right decision, or will it be the one thing that could make the only man she's ever loved, say good-bye for good?
This Courage of Mine (book 4)
Sometimes there are things that can kill you and sometimes there are things that make you stronger.
Meeting Glenn wasn't exactly on my to do list when I went to go visit my best friend in Texas, but that's the funny thing about life. Everything happens when you least expect it.
Our love was fast and hard, but it was everything I could've asked for.
Life was picture perfect as I started my new married life with Glenn, but sometimes all good things have to come to an end, or so they say. I wasn't willing to let our marriage short out and fizzle the way my parents' had. I was willing to fight every obstacle that came our way, and there were plenty. But was he?
Sometimes you have to find the courage to stand and fight, even when it's a fight that wasn't meant to be won.
This Obsession of Mine (book 5)
My dream was to play for the NFL, and that was always the plan...until she caught me off guard. Now, we were married to a secret, a secret that would bind me to her for the rest of my life, but I needed a way out. And I almost thought I would be able to get out, but I was sadly mistaken.
When she came sauntering back into my life, I thought I had died and gone to heaven. Little did she know that I was already involved, involved in something far beyond her comprehension. Now I had to make a choice, a life altering one at that, but it just wasn't that simple.
She was my obsession, and I would stop at nothing to make her mine.
This Family of Ours (book 6)
I once read a quote on a greeting card, “Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile, and who love you no matter what.” I never knew its true meaning until I met all of the people who may not be my blood, but are in fact my family. There isn’t a single thing I wouldn’t do for my family. From the moment Madison Raine came struttin’ into my life, I knew with one hundred percent certainty that my life would be forever changed. He introduced me to a world that I never even knew existed outside my stupid naïve bubble that I had lived in for far too long. He brought into my life a slew of characters that I most likely would have never associated myself with, but each and every one of them wormed their way into my heart, and became my brothers and sisters. And when I brought my best friend Cami into the mix, I worried that she wouldn’t mesh well with everyone, but to my surprise, everyone gelled together in a chaotic yet loving way.
Over the last couple of years our lives have been turned upside down, inside out, dropped on its head, and even tortured a time or two, but the bond that this family of ours has, has never wavered. No matter the situation, no matter whether or not it was life or death, our bonds only strengthened. We leaned on one another no matter what the consequences may be. I finally came to the realization that I was worthy of love, but not only that, I found myself being capable of loving somebody in return.
I live my life with zero regrets, and this chapter in my life is no different. Just knowing that I have a wonderful man by my side to face the day with, and a gorgeous, extremely loving little girl whom I cherish more than words can say, I feel full. My heart is exploding with so much love that I can’t possibly fathom being capable of obtaining any more. But you know what they say, everything happens when you least expect it. And none of us expected what was about to be thrown at each and every one of us.