“My heart demands I be near this broken man. Maybe we can be broken together.”
The only thing I’ve ever wanted was to be left alone in my secluded cabin, deep in the woods. I wear my scars as a badge of dishonor to ensure that people will stay away from me. And severe PTSD after years in the Navy just about seals the deal.
And this is how I like it: alone and quiet…
Until a beautiful trouble gets dumped on my doorstep.
The only thing I want is to fix my car and get the hell away from Little Hope, where I got stuck thanks to a popped tire and ‘helpful’ locals. Unfortunately, fate-apparently-has other plans for me.
That’s how I find myself at Alex’s doorstep. A local ex-navy recluse, Alex is rude, obnoxious, and scorching as hell with his grumpiness and f-off attitude.
I just want to run from this little town and from this growly man people constantly warn me about. But why does he suddenly feel like home?
They say All Roads Lead to Maine. But do they end there?
This slow-burn, strangers-to-enemies-to-lovers, contemporary romance is a standalone filled with angst, battling the demons of the past, and finding peace. Each book contains a story about a different couple. No cheating. No cliffhangers. HEA.
TW: PTSD, anger issues, mentioning of abusive relationships (for FMH in the past, not from MMC). Strong language and adult situations.
“I want to get you out of my head the only way I know how. With you underneath me.”
The only thing I’ve ever wanted was to get the hell out of Little Hope. Its small-town traditionalism is stifling, and there’s no way for ‘trailer trash’ like me to get ahead.
But a few years ago, my fate was sealed, locking me in this place forever.
The only shiny thing in town is Justin Attleborough, who’s put me at the top of his ‘hate-list’ for reasons that are beyond me, along with half the town.
The more forbidden the fruit is, the sweeter it seems.
All I want is to wipe that night from my memory. The one that ruined my family forever.
But that’s easier said than done, especially when one of the biggest reminders of that night is shamelessly walking her leather-clad legs around Little Hope.
I can’t forgive Kayla for what she did, but my body doesn't seem to get the memo.
The town golden boy. A girl from the wrong side of the tracks. What do they have in common? Well… that night.
They say the truth will set you free. But what about the ugly truth?
This slow-burn, true-enemies-to-lovers, contemporary romance is a standalone filled with angst, scorching chemistry, and groveling. Each book contains a story about a different couple. No cheating. No cliffhangers. HEA.
TW: bullying, mention of SA. Strong language and adult situations.
Author's note: this book is darker than the first one. Justin is a bully and an a..hole but he redeems himself. He is not going to change the last part though, he is who he is, and I love him for that. I hope you will too:)
“You are bad for my sanity.”
The only thing I’ve ever wanted was to forget what happened that night so I could move on with my life. An impossible feat, considering the demons of the past refuse to let me go. Jumping head-first into the unknown seems like a good place to start.
So I move out of my childhood home and away from the pain lurking around every corner.
It would have been a great start if not for my new next-door neighbor, who slightly resembles a Yeti. His attitude does little to convince me he’s not.
The only thing I’ve ever wanted was to help those unable to help themselves. Something I’ve had a lot of experience doing ever since childhood. A simple life without drama is all I yearn for.
And I almost had it…
That is, until my new neighbor moves in next door. The one that screams in the night, hides bodies in her backyard, and bewitches my beastly dog. Ignoring her is the best option.
So how come I find myself saving her every single night?
A firefighter who dedicates his life to saving lives with no one around to save his, and a writer desperate to create worlds where her demons can’t touch her. What’s common between them? The pain they hide.
They say you shouldn’t let the past define you. But when the past becomes all you are, sometimes you just need a blank page.
This slow-burn, strangers-to-enemies-to-lovers, contemporary romance is a standalone filled with angst, yearning, and finding peace. Each book contains a story about a different couple. No cheating. No cliffhangers. HEA.
TW: SA in the past (not from MMC). Strong language.
“You’re the only thing holding me together. And they all know that.”
I was born in this small town, and I knew one day, no matter what I did to prevent it, I’d die here, alone. What I didn’t account for was my brother’s mysterious, dark, damaged friend coming to town and making his way into everyone’s hearts. But his years serving in the Navy seem to cause him a different level of damage that no one else sees: one that hides on the inside and scars deeper.
He’s older. He’s a mess.
Hiding his pain behind a wicked smile, ridden by the guilt of someone else’s mistakes, he refuses to play by the rules.
I found this little town because I was looking for closure in my miserable life. But what I really found is something entirely different—someone, who saw me at my lowest. The only one who sees the real me.
She’s younger. She’s pure. She’s my friend’s sister.
She’s smart. Smart enough to know she should run from me, leaving me in the dust.
But I find myself chasing her, scared she’ll reveal my dirty secrets. Scared she’ll leave me alone with them.
“I would give everything to keep you, but I got nothing left to give.”
This slow-burn, strangers-to-enemies-to-lovers, contemporary romance is a standalone filled with angst, pain, and finding peace. Each book contains a story about a different couple. No cheating. No cliffhangers. HEA.
TW: severe depression, alcohol abuse, mention of su1cide. Strong language. 18+.
The full TW list is mentioned at "the Author's Note" in the book.
...Finding home in a person never felt so thrilling...
“Well, that was unexpected. Kenneth Benson can f**k like an animal.”
I’ve made my living on building homes for others while never truly having one of my own. Getting the call for a project in Little Hope gives me just that—a little hope that I may find somewhere I love enough to set up roots.
But my hopes get crushed as obstacle after obstacle threatens my peace. From the bears and the locals that don’t trust newcomers, to the biggest, most annoying of them all: the local Sheriff.
A massive, sarcastic man with a hero complex the size of Maine itself.
Sheriff Benson wants the world to know he’s a proper gentleman, but I see right through him. His bark is large, but he doesn’t scare me. There’s a bad boy inside of him, just biding his time until he’s set free.
I like order. Rules. I like my town and my simple life. And I have those things.
Until a hurricane on heels speeds through my streets, shattering those to pieces.
She’s loud. She’s rude. She’s a city girl who doesn’t belong in this small town.
I just want her to leave me alone…
But why do I find that my life suddenly seems too quiet? Too boring?
He wanted peace, but he didn’t need it. All it took was her to show him.
This book is part of a series of interconnected standalones. This slow-burn, strangers-to-enemies-to-lovers, contemporary romance is filled with funny moments, steam, and finding home in each other. Each book contains a story about a different couple. No cheating. No cliffhangers. HEA.
TW: Strong language. Adult situations. 18+.
Author’s Note: Kenneth’s book is way lighter than the others in the series. But also, steamier. Enjoy the animal he can become.