Corey (Boy Banned)
Corey was never meant to be on the spectrum. He was never meant to have autism. But when he reacted badly to the clothes he was asked to wear for the promo photos on SING UK, I couldn't understand why. After all, you'd do anything to *make it*, right? Then it hit me, some of the things I was writing for him reminded me a little of parts of my own son, and even though he isn't as *severe* as Matt, Corey has issues that a lot of people just wouldn't understand. I loved writing him, and finding him his *angel* was just the icing on the cake.
Riley & Jack (Texas Series)
I have to have them on the list, and they have to be together. They are a couple dear to my heart, and I am just revisiting them with a story about their son, Connor. I ❤ Riley/Jack. I love how their romance has grown, from blackmail to lust and onto love, adding in children, and having a family that will stand the test of time.
Adam (Montana 2)
I've read so many romances where the character loses his memory. They inevitable remembered everything in a flash, usually after hitting their head, or seeing something that prompted them. Adam is different, in fact at the end of the book he still forgets some things, but the one thing he does begin to recall is his love for Ethan. I did so much research for memory loss after head injuries, and it fascinated me. Adam was a complicated, scared, but loving man. I adored writing him.
Boy Banned – Corey
When the only way to win is to hide who you are, how far are you prepared to go?
Reuben “Angel” Jacobs is one step away from giving it all up. Losing a place in the live finals of Sing UK almost kills him. He has no choice but to go home and work for the family business, even though it means giving up his dreams and proving his old bullies right.
Corey Dixon is a rocker at heart. Being on the spectrum means that making sense of other people’s ‘normal’ is hard in itself, let alone in the chaos of a high-powered competition. Singing is his safe space, the only way he can think through the noise in his head. Messing up his audition for the live shows means his journey is over, and it’s the worst day of his life.
The judges throw them a lifeline and create a boy band from the near-miss hopefuls. Angel, Corey, and three others are put together in a room and offered the chance to sing as a group. Agreeing to become part of the new band means Corey has to hide who he is and what Angel has come to mean to him.
Is winning worth the price Corey and Angel have to pay?
The Heart of Texas (Texas #1) – Jack & Riley
Riley Hayes, the playboy of the Hayes family, is a young man who seems to have it all: money, a career he loves, and his pick of beautiful women. His father, CEO of HayesOil, passes control of the corporation to his two sons; but a stipulation is attached to Riley’s portion. Concerned about Riley’s lack of maturity, his father requires that Riley ‘marry and stay married for one year to someone he loves’.
Angered by the requirement, Riley seeks a means of fulfilling his father’s stipulation. Blackmailing Jack Campbell into marrying him “for love” suits Riley’s purpose. There is no mention in his father’s documents that the marriage had to be with a woman and Jack Campbell is the son of Riley Senior’s arch rival. Win win.
Riley marries Jack and abruptly his entire world is turned inside out. Riley hadn’t counted on the fact that Jack Campbell, quiet and unassuming rancher, is a force of nature in his own right.
This is a story of murder, deceit, the struggle for power, lust and love, the sprawling life of a rancher and the whirlwind existence of a playboy. But under and through it all, as Riley learns over the months, this is a tale about family and everything that that word means.
The Rancher's Son (Montana #2) – Adam
A man without memories, and the cop who never gave up hope.
When he wakes up in the hospital, the victim of a brutal beating, John Doe has no memories of who he is or who hurt him. The cops can find nothing to identify him and he can’t remember anything to help… except the name Ethan and one recurring place from his dreams. Two words, and they’re not much, but it’s a start: Crooked Tree.
Detective Ethan Allens has never stopped searching for the two boys who vanished. When a report lands on Ethan’s desk that may give new leads, he jumps at the chance to follow them up. The man he finds isn’t his brother, but it’s someone who could maybe help him discover what happened twelve years ago.
What neither man can know is that facing the very real demons of the past could destroy any kind of future they may have together.