Bower Boys Series
This Can't Be Goodbye
A Bower Boys Novella - series prequel
(Formerly titled 5 Tricks to Seducing Your Enemy)
She's my sworn enemy and the last woman I should want.
Then why does learning we can't be together damn near shred my heart?
Naomi James holds a grudge like it’s an Olympic competition.
She’s always in front of me in line for our coffees, going out of her way to annoy me—not advancing when she should, paying in pennies and nickels—all because I did something stupid seven years ago.
Even worse, the slope of her long neck and smell of her tropical perfume drives me to distraction.
Apparently, my body didn’t get the we-hate-Naomi memo.
She’s so aggravating, I have half a mind to quit frequenting my favorite coffee shop. Until I discover why she's harbored a grudge this long.
Now all bets are off, because hell. She thinks I said awful things about her, which I most certainly did not, and I can’t live with this misunderstanding. Or how often she invades my dreams. Or the fact that I’ve wanted her for seven years.
But just when Naomi looks ready to forgive me and admit she’s angry because she cares, any future together gets ripped away from us…
50 Ways to Win Back Your Lover
(Bower Boys, Book 1)
“Truly the best second-chance romance I’ve ever read."
~ Meredith Schorr, author of As Seen on TV
He never meant to break her heart.
To win her back, he’ll have to prove it.
Growing up, I had it all—my art, close friends, a gorgeous girlfriend who owned my heart—but then my life exploded.
Turns out my father was laundering money, and my whole family got shoved into witness protection. No notice. No chance to explain. I was ripped away from beautiful, blue-eyed Delilah Moon, shattering both our worlds.
A decade later, fate has given us a second chance.
The cartel my father worked for has been wiped out. I’ve returned to my hometown, determined to win back the love of my life. But Delilah is engaged.
Or . . . is she?
I’m almost positive she’s lying about her fiancé to protect her heart. Which means I need to up my game.
I’ve made a list of fifty ways to prove we’re meant to be. Except Delilah’s barely looking at me, never mind swooning. I have a feeling my disappearance scarred her more than she’s admitting, and no one in town will tell me what happened . . .
10 Signs You Need to Grovel
(Bower Boys, Book 2)
All he wants is the family he never knew he had...
For the last ten years, I’ve been living a lie in witness protection. But the drug cartel that put me there isn’t a threat anymore, so I can have my life back. I should be thrilled, right?
The last thing I want to do is go back home and show everyone how far I’ve fallen. I’m not the high-powered lawyer they all expect me to be. I’m just a guy who slings drinks and scowls at the world.
But then I hear about Max, my ex’s ten-year-old son. My ten-year-old son.
I have to go back now. Figure out how to be a dad. Face the love of my life. Make things right with Sadie and earn her trust. Will she have me—or is it too late to reinvent myself as the man she once loved?
6 Clues Your Nemesis Loves You
(Bower Boys, Book 3)
He spent ten years in witness protection. Now he’s spending every second trying to woo the woman he hurt.
In high school, Maggie had one rule for our secret relationship—we couldn't acknowledge each other in public. But every night, we’d meet at her family’s pond, where we'd talk and laugh and flirt.
Until I made a horrible mistake.
Over a decade later, I’m back in my hometown and some things haven’t changed. Maggie’s still infuriating and confusing, and absolutely stunning. Our chemistry is also still hotter than a four-alarm fire, and she’s intent on denying it.
I don’t blame her. The last night we saw each other I broke her trust, then I vanished into witness protection for ten years.
But there’s something else going on with her.
I recognize a secret when I see one, and her friends say she doesn’t do commitment. If I can get her to forgive me and open up, maybe she’ll break her rules and give us a second chance. Or she’ll light my heart on fire and dance around the flames…
4 Hints You Love Your Best Friend
(Bower Boys, Book 4)
I am NOT in love with my brother's ex.
We're just temporary roommates.
Jolene Daniels is my best friend. Sorry…was. She was my best friend a lifetime and ten years of witness protection ago. Now that I’ve returned to my hometown, Jolene and I are once again hanging out.
I do not fantasize about the time we fell asleep in the tree house we built, and I woke up with her tucked against my aching chest. I don’t replay the days we raced through the woods, nothing but carefree adventure and laughter filling the air.
Nope. We’re just old pals, and I’m thrilled to have her back in my life. Of course, I notice how stunning she is, but it’s fine.
Until her apartment floods and she temporarily moves into my place. In the room beside mine. Nothing but a thin wall between us. She also walks around in flimsy tank tops. Zero bra.
Did I mention she’s my brother’s ex and he’s looking to rekindle their romance?
Good thing Jolene Daniels and I are nothing but the best of friends.
7 Steps to Seducing Your Fake Fiancé
(Bower Boys, Book 5)
What's worse than being fake engaged to a woman who despises you? Falling head over heels for her.
Larkin Gray hates me with the fire of ten thousand suns.
We haven’t seen each other in twelve years, but she’s still furious with me for breaking a promise to her…and she’s even prettier than I remember.
But there’s no undoing the damage I caused.
Since I can’t make amends, I avoid her lethal glare at all costs. Until I stumble upon her lying about having a fiancé to her ex, and I lose my ever-loving mind. Suddenly, I’m introducing myself as her betrothed and getting us invited to his wedding.
Predictably, Larkin is intent on making my life miserable, except this barbed banter is kind of fun. And the more time we spend together, the more we discover we have in common.
Then she kisses me to prove our relationship status and I damn near lose my heart.
I’m ready to go all in with Larkin, but she’s not the only one I hurt twelve years ago. Her intimidating brother has every reason to hate me too and doesn’t want me touching his sister. But my lips and tongue don’t count as hands. Right?
Trigger warning: Physical and emotional abuse.