The Another Try Novellas
No Cliffhangers, No Cheatings, and Happily Ever Afters for All!
***Author’s Note: While the Another Try books can be read in any order, reader enjoyment will be enhanced by reading “Love Notes” and “Read My Lips” back-to-back, as those two stories are interconnected.***
Never Say Sorry
Trixie Benning– the no-nonsense Accounting Manager working her way up the corporate ladder. She is highly intelligent, introverted, and for the most part, steadfast about keeping personal and work separated – except when it comes to him.
Drew Alexander– the President and CEO that seems to be her polar-opposite in personality. A confident extrovert with the type of ‘love- ‘em-and-leave- ‘em’ history that the tabloids salivate over. He’s used to getting what he wants – and he’s not happy with being told ‘no.’
When accountant Trixie Benning uncovers fraudulent activity, she and CEO Drew Alexander must work closely together to repair the damage. But the more time they spend together, the greater the emotional danger to them both.
They just might find the love of a lifetime – if they stop running from it long enough.
Save Me a Dance
Evan and Karli Anders have been married for five years. She’s making plans for them when he gets home from his business trip.
An unexpected knock at the door turns out to be Jordan Baker – confirmed bachelor, Evan’s best friend, and the man she’s convinced can’t stand her – standing there, still in his EMT uniform, to give her the most horrible news of her life… Evan’s been killed in a drunk driving accident.
Jordan wrestles with guilt, feeling somehow responsible for what happened – after all, he’s wished time and time again that he was in Evan’s place by Karli’s side…
Karli must now navigate burying her husband, then prepare to face an additional challenge alone – have and raise the child she just found out she’s carrying. Or so she thinks.
What she doesn’t realize is that Jordan would happily step up and be the loving partner she wants and needs for the rest of her life – if she’ll only let him in.
But an unforeseen twist could dash all Jordan’s hopes for good.
Falling into Place
Sarah Genard– Karli’s best friend and fellow blogger. Three years earlier, she made a rash decision that left her with a tattered heart. While she acts both tough and jaded, she secretly longs to reconnect with that one special man, someone who truly loved her – not just her body, but also her mind, heart, and soul.
Tim Fresco – Jordan Baker’s friend and co-worker who has sworn off women after a runaway bride left him standing alone, emotionally gutted, at the altar. The mere thought of Sarah Genard both intrigues and terrifies him. Only he can decide whether to let fear keep him lonely or follow his heart and reach out for her – again.
Shannon Rivers – The striking twenty-four-year-old with a heart of gold who’s running from trouble. Her main focus is surviving the life-or-death scenario she’s been unwittingly cast into the middle of. But when she meets Pete Jenkins, sparks fly despite the desperate circumstances that introduce them.
Pete Jenkins – The twenty-eight-year-old U.S. Marshal living and working in Fort Worth, Texas. His routine pre-shift morning ritual is upended when he is assigned to hide and protect two young women – Shannon Rivers, the target of some very ill intentions, and her roommate. Smitten with Shannon at first sight, Pete resolves to keep her safe – at any cost.
Read My Lips
Leah Culverton – Shannon Rivers’ roommate and fiercely loyal best friend. A stubbornly independent and free-spirited soul, Leah takes orders from no one, least of all a bossy FBI man…no matter how attractive she finds him…
Larry Fuller – The FBI agent working to bring down a huge money laundering operation. With Shannon Rivers in harm’s way, it’s his job to make sure she’s safely hidden until the bad guys can be caught. But he has his hands (and his heart) full when he meets her feisty roommate, Leah.
Out of the Blue
Her husband’s murder made national headlines – as did all his sordid secrets. Heartbroken and humiliated, Maddie Nibless quietly takes back her maiden name and retreats into solitude – which deepens when she unexpectedly runs into the unspoken first love of her life, Mason Gentries.
Will Mason finally have the courage to tell Maddie how he feels? Will Maddie be able to overcome her past and allow herself to try for happiness once more?
One Last Try
Faith Thomas – Thirty-six-year-old accountant and closet romantic whose marriage implodes when she catches her husband of ten years cheating. Devastated, she moves home to Texas, determined to never let another man into her heart ever again.
Rick Connor – The handsome thirty-nine-year-old retired Navy cryptologist making a new start for himself after a crushing loss four years earlier. He’s alone, and he’s made peace with it – until Faith Thomas wanders into his bookstore and into his heart.