When Jenny discovers her high school sweetheart is marrying another woman, will she fight for a second chance at true love?
Michael and I used to be inseparable, but when I saw him kiss another girl at a high school graduation party, my heart was broken. My first summer break from college means I have to return to our small town and see him again after our emotional breakup, but I’m still bitter over the lost future I always thought we would share.
When my younger sister reveals that Michael is engaged, I realize I’m not ready to give him up. He’s moved on, with a beautiful fiancée who seems to make him happy, but can I stand by and lose the love of my life forever?
Faithfully Yours is the heartfelt first book in the Cherish Creek sweet small town romance series. If you like high school sweethearts, true love confessions, and close knit families, you’ll love Alessa Martel’s wholesome second chance romance.
If you’re looking for a fun read about enemies to lovers, forced proximity, heroines who get their comeuppance and sworn bachelors felled by unexpected true love, featuring a hot bearded lumberjack impervious to poison ivy, and a city-slicker, jaded career woman with a penchant for great coffee, set in a small town in New England – then this is your book.
Five years ago, Alexandria and Eden were thriving in the moment, falling fast and loving deeply. But when Eden broke Alexandria’s heart, she had to figure out how to carry on alone. She created a life and family for herself. Alexandria never expected to see Eden again, but then they run into each other—literally—and sparks fly. Alexandria thought it would be nothing, until she couldn’t forget the way it felt to be near her again. With Alexandria’s new life and Eden’s fiancée waiting for her they shouldn’t be thinking about each other, but when they keep running into each other they can’t ignore the signs any longer.
So many things have changed in the last five years, but have their feelings?
Penelope Powell, Countess of Canton has a secret. Banished for betraying her husband’s trust, Penelope has used contraceptive to keep herself from getting pregnant when they were first married. Exiled for her betrayal when her husband eventually found out, she hadn’t realized that she was pregnant at the time. For five years she kept the secret of a daughter from the man who sent her away. Try as she may, Penelope hasn’t gathered the courage to face her estranged husband, though she has tried to write him. Too ashamed about her actions, she always destroys the letters she wrote until one letter is accidently sent to London. Now, with rumors that the earl has taken on a lover, Penelope is forced to come clean about her secret and face the consequences of a man whose cruelty had caused their separation.
Edward Powell, Earl of Canton is known throughout London as a stoic, private gentleman who’s estranged wife has lived the past five years somewhere in the Scottish Highlands. Though the nature of their separation has never been confirmed, it has been whispered throughout the ton that the earl was betrayed and when he discovers that he has a daughter, his anger towards his wife is intensified. Decided to feign a reconciliation, he brings his wife and newly discovered daughter to London, where he plots to exact his revenge. But when he stumbles in his plans to punish her for her crimes against him, he learns that perhaps the true villain is himself.
While the couple learn to listen to each other for the first time, they learn that they were both at fault. Penelope, too terrified to become a mother knowing her own died in childbirth had tried to prevent herself from getting pregnant until she was ready. Of course, it didn’t work, but she was too proud and too broken hearted to face Edward once she gave birth to their daughter. Edward on the other hand realizes that he never truly listened to Penelope’s concerns and knows that he’s to blame for their separation since he was the one to banish her.
As they make their triumphant (and feign) reconciliation in London at the end of the season, Penelope learns to readjust to life in society as well as reunite with her sisters-in-law. Elizabeth, Edward’s rich widowed sister is waiting on an American who is due to inherit her late husband’s barondom. Emily, the youngest sibling, is out for her second season and harboring secrets of her own. As they all learn to become a family, Edward and Penelope learn to forgive each other while learning some truths about the lives they have lived apart.
After the last of the season parties commence, the Powells are off to their country home where Penelope is set to host her first country gathering for the twelfth of August hunting party. Edward doesn’t leave with them, intending to speak with his supposed mistress one last time, irking Penelope. But it’s soon revealed that Edward has only been helping a friend and that his affair is only a ruse.
Once he explains the truth to Penelope, she is hopeful that she and Edward can truly become reconciled now. With the arrival of the missing baron and a rumor that Emily may be feeding secrets to the papers, Edward and Penelope relationship seems to be mending when a fire threatens their country home and their daughter life become endangered. Ultimately the two save their daughter’s life and agree that love isn’t easy, yet nothing worth having ever is and so decide to choose each other every day from then on and live happily ever after.
I (fake) married a man who’s (real) married to his job.
That man is also my boss.
This whole thing was no mistake.
Ryan thought it’d be fun to go to Europe and get hitched.
Because my charm helped him secure a deal.
It was all fun and games until we were only walking hand-in-hand on the streets of Europe.
Until it was just the two of us.
But Ryan broke more than just the one rule which says that we can’t be together.
He got me pregnant.
Now, a baby would definitely take the fun out of this madness.
Especially one that Ryan would never want… ever.
He’s (real) married to his job, remember?
So, I’ve got two options.
Tell him and risk losing him.
Keep my pregnancy a secret and still lose him.
I end up with a broken heart either way.
Unless a miracle saves our fake marriage and our futures from collapsing.
When Faith Hopewell’s father loses millions to a Mafia underboss, she only knows one person with the power and influence to save his life.The hottest man she’s ever set eyes on. The man who took her virginity. And the last man she’d ever want to ask for a favor. But it’s worth selling her soul to save her father…right?
Cedric Knox never gives his money away. It’s a lesson he learned building his billion dollar company: when all people want from you is money, you can never satisfy them. But Faith makes him an offer he can’t refuse. Three weeks with her in his bed in exchange for the money to free her father.
Cedric can’t resist a chance to get closer to the stubbornly independent salon owner. As she encourages him to open up to her and relax his workaholic tendencies, he starts to see a human side of himself that he hasn’t recognized for a long time.
As Cedric starts to realize that his feelings for Faith go deeper than he knew they could, the Mafia realizes she’s a weapon against the powerful Knox Industries. If he wants to save her, he’s got to let her go. But he’s starting to realize, he doesn’t think he can…
Ashley Hughes would love to cancel Christmas this year. Instead of holiday plans, she’s back in her Texas hometown planning her twin sister’s wedding — to her ex! Nothing like small town speculation to make her life cheery and bright. No one believes that she’s over the groom, until a certain cowboy secret crush steps in to be her plus one. Ashley’s tried to friend zone Jennings since high school, because she’s always known kissing the casual charmer would lead to a love she’d never forget.
After the tragic loss of his wife, Cole Miller’s not ready to fall in love again. Isolated, he pores over charts and monitors the weather when not at the helm of his boat. So when this Cape Cod lobster supplier runs into a beautiful tourist, fate entangles their lines. This sophisticated lady rekindles his desire, summoning an inner storm and, causing him to question if he can move on from his past.
Begrudgingly following doctor’s orders, billionaire Veronica Lang takes time off from running her corporation and rebranding her airline to recuperate at her newly built seaside mansion. When she gets involved with a hunky lobsterman, she regrets lying about her identity. Cole may be the distraction she sorely needs, but something about him soothes her damaged soul. Keeping secrets could ruin her health, her relationship, and her company.
Will Cole catch her hook, line and sinker? Or will she be the billionairess who got away?
I messed up.
I admitted to the girl of my dreams I’m in love with her, only to have her run away. Why don’t they ever warn you things like that happen?
Now that we’re paired up for a class project, I have to figure out a way to keep things from being weird between us. I can’t lose her again.
We shared a kiss the night after I broke up with my boyfriend of three years. A heart-stopping, panty-melting kiss I still dream about. But I wasn’t ready then for anything more.
Now that I am, he’s unavailable. What will it take to get us both on the same page – and stay there?