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Monday, September 14, 2015

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had learned quickly that nothing in life ever goes as planned.  Despite the pain she's experienced in her
life, she's ready to move on.  Will she
ever find the love she so desperately craves?

is finally ready to face his demons.  He
heads back to Chicago but he gets more than he bargained for.  Can he ever escape the past and be happy?


“I’m so sorry for your

 I plastered a smile on my face and shook the
hand of the person in front of me. “Thank you.” She let go of my hand and
scurried off to a group nearby. I had no idea who she was or how she knew my
father. I didn’t care. I was just grateful she didn’t go on and on about what a
great man my father was. I hated pretending he was a great man and a great He
played the part perfectly - the widower raising a daughter all on his own and
building a successful business.

I glanced over at my
father lying in the casket trying to feel something - some sort of shred of
sadness, but I couldn’t. It bothered me that I didn’t mourn his loss at all.
Maybe I was really his daughter, turning into a cold-hearted human being just
like him. Hell, he’d probably be proud. I found myself fighting back a giggle
at the thought and felt a hand at the small of my back. I turned around to find
Patrick standing behind me.

 “Are you okay, Julia?” He leaned in, his
eyebrows furrowed. I clenched my hands in frustration at my sides and took a
deep breath. “I’m fine and I wish you would leave me alone,” I whispered.

“You need me right
now,” he said firmly. I wasn’t sure who he thought he was trying to convince.
If anything, I needed to be as far away from him as I could get. That was the
whole reason I left Chicago in the first place. I was about to argue with him
when some of my father’s clients came up to us. I narrowed my eyes at Patrick
as if to tell him this conversation wasn’t finished. I almost threw up with the
way he schmoozed the gentleman. My father had groomed him well to be his

 “He’s like a mini version of your father,” my
best friend Sophia muttered. “I know.” I shuddered. “To think I almost married
 “Yeah, you dodged a bullet there.”

We watched him shake
hands and talk to the group of men as if they were at a country club and not
standing over the casket of a dead man.

 “So, have you heard from Aiden?” She asked,
putting her arm through mine as we walked to the ladies room. I was tired from
standing in one spot most of the evening and it felt good to stretch my legs.
“Why would I?” I swallowed back the tears that threatened to flow.

“It’s not like he had
my number or anything. I left before he even had a chance to ask.” Sophia
nodded and tucked a lock of blonde hair behind her ear. “There are ways for him
to find you if he really wanted to.” She put an arm around my waist and hugged
me close.

She was right but I
didn’t want to think about it. I knew we were keeping it casual but he said he
loved me. If he loved me, why did he let it end this way?

Read Book One
Sunny and 75

had the perfect life...or so she thought. On the eve of her wedding, her world
came crashing down on her. She escaped it all, heading out on the trip that was
planned as a celebration.

Aiden was living the dream, working as the head bartender at a resort on Punta
Cana. Every day, he fights the demons of his past, even in the midst of

He comes to Julia's rescue one night and after numerous run in, start spending
time together. Things get physical quickly, but is there more to their
relationship? What happens when Julia has to head back to reality? Will Aiden
join her or is he unable to get past the memories back home?
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lives in the Midwest with her sexy husband, two girls, and three furbabies. She
dabbled in writing right after college but it wasn't until she took up blogging
about eight years ago that she started writing seriously. After writing a few
boring service pieces for some online publications, she went back to her true
passion, fiction. When she's not busy writing steamy stories, she can be found
with her nose in a book, camping, or geocaching with her family. She loves Diet
Coke, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and 80's hair bands.


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