Lacey Jones has the next twenty years of her life planned out. With a promising career in computer science ahead of her, the dedicated MIT student is focused on her pursuing her goals. Dating is the last thing on her agenda as she balances a heavy course load with her position as the starting goalie for the school hockey team.
When Lacey’s coach sweeps her off her feet, she rushes into a serious relationship, eager to keep up with her friends. The excitement of the new romance is short lived, when she finds herself in an abusive situation. As she struggles to escape her controlling boyfriend, Lacey is surprised to discover that her childhood bully has become her Knight in Shining Armour.
Marty Dawson is an arrogant muscle head, picking on Lacey since they were kids. The older brother of her best friend, Marty had ample opportunities to torment her while they were growing up together in a small town in Maine. She has never forgotten the teasing and bullying from Marty during her awkward teenage years.
When Marty volunteers to be her bodyguard, Lacey soon realizes that he is interested in more than just protecting her. As her life spirals out of control, can she put the past behind her and learn to trust again?
Max Davis wasn’t looking to find a girl like Lacey Griffin when he was driving down a dark deserted road. The little damsel in distress grabbed his attention by the balls and wouldn’t let go. He didn’t come from the best background, had partaken in plenty of shady dealings in the twenty-one years of his life. But seeing her wandering around town alone and scared stirred his protective instincts that up until that moment had been dormant.
After her last relationship ends with her fleeing into the night, Lacey sure as hell isn’t looking for male attention. Especially not from one as mysterious as Max. Sparks ignite almost instantly and judgment, along with good old self preservation, evaporate into thin air as the two get swept up in a whirl of passion and tangled sheets.
What happens when a reformed bad boy trying to put his past behind him and forget his family’s dark legacy meets a sweet girl trying to escape a real life nightmare and cope with the curve-ball life threw at her?
A mother's love and sacrifice for her racially divided children. Two are Caucasian, two are African American. Her beloved children are raised in the ghettos on the South Side of Chicago, under the dictatorship of a brutal and abusive hustler. Two Kinds of Color is based on fact and fiction. The author was raised under similar circumstances.
Lisa Benedict needed a date for a bar mitzvah, but when the escort she hired arrives he’s not just good looking, he’s also kind, gentle, and protective. He makes her feel sexy again and she wants to keep him around. But she doesn’t know that the terrible abuse Gale suffered at the hands of one of the Hollywood elite keeps him from being able to trust her no matter how much he wants to.
Gale loved being with Lisa and her sons, but when she put a contract in front of him, he thought she wanted to enslave him as another woman had threatened to. He fled. Months later, with some therapy behind him, he wants to try again. Will she be willing to take him back after the way he stormed out?
And if she does, can he trust her to not reject him when she learns the truth?
Keeping a deformed redhead hidden away until she becomes a gorgeous redhead is not the best strategy. Adding misdirected care focused on sexual gratification can lead to unpredictable results. When the butterfly finally recognizes her own beauty and sexual powers…roles get reversed. Family secrets along with money, greed, lust, desire, and kinky sex become Foreplay for Murder.
Scott Tucker has no idea what he has agreed to do when he embarks on what he thinks is just a small investigation. He also has no idea how tight the ropes in his nightmares will become.