TOP 30 Books and Series of 2014 – #19


No one knows what happens tomorrow…
 
When Brooke Adams suffers the unimaginable, she knows her heart will never be whole again. Faced with the choice of giving in to her grief, or fighting to regain a resemblance to the life she once knew, she chooses to fight.
 
Not ready to give up, Brooke starts a new life where no one knows her past. As she slowly puts the pieces of her life back together, Brooke meets her neighbor, Tyler Reynolds. Soon, he becomes her friend, her rock…
and her complicated constant.
 
Despite her best efforts, she finds herself falling for him, but what will happen if Tyler learns the truth about her past and realizes just how deep the damage is?
The risk might be too much…

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18199044-what-happens-tomorrow?from_search=true


What an amazing debut by Elle Michaels. I could not put this book down and stayed up until 3 am reading. It’s a story about survival, about second chances, about a love that never gives up and how things aren’t always what they seem.

Brooke has had to start her life over. At a young age, she has already loved and lost so much. When she meet Tyler, she never imagined her life with him being so freeing, so amazing, so real. But Brooke has secrets to her past that she is not sure how he will react to. Their relationship turns into something she never thought she would feel again. The only thing is, was what she had before real? Or is Ty able to show her what true friendship and love is. As the secrets get revealed, not only by Brooke but Ty as well – will their chemistry be able to withstand all that is a flurry around them?

I was in awe of Tyler and loved the friendship and companionship that he had with Brooke. How she wasn’t going to run him off.  And Brooke’s best friend shows up what it truly means to be a BEST Friend.

I highly recommend this book for those who love a well written love story. Can’t wait for more from Elle!

Elle Michaels is a professional in the tech sector, residing with her family in the Pacific Northwest. Having spent years acting in and directing stage productions, she dreamed of writing a screenplay, but at the suggestion of a friend, she decided to write a novel instead. She has always had a passion for reading and romance. There is nothing she loves more than to get lost in a sexy romance story. When not working or writing, she can be found spending time with the love of her life, her two young children and Yorkshire Terrier.


HOPE SMOLDERS (Hope #0.5) 



Jane Kline is a struggling divorcee and single mother with a social life on hold. Not only does Jane not have the time to date anyone, she’s not even going to consider making herself vulnerable to another man after being deserted by her husband. That’s why Will Griffin, her ex’s former best friend, takes her totally by surprise.

What would such a hot and sexy wild card see in a harried mother juggling two kids and two jobs? For starters, everything Jane no longer sees in herself. As she dares to take the flirtation to the next step, Jane finds herself back where she never wanted to be—falling for another man. Now it’s up to Will to convince Jane that she has everything he wants in a woman, and that the second time around can be the best time of all.

 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18923835-hope-smolders
 
HOPE FLAMES (Hope #1)

Thirty-two and finally setting up her veterinary practice in the town she once called home, Emma Burnett is on her own and loving it. Independent and driven, she’s not letting any man get in the way of her dreams. Not again.

That’s fine with Luke McCormack. Divorced and hardly lacking in female company when he needs it, he’s devoted to the only faithful companion in his life–his police dog. Still, there’s something about Emma he can’t shake.

When a series of local break-ins leaves Emma vulnerable, she seeks help from the first man to spark her desire in years. And now they’re giving each other something they thought they’d lost forever…hope.

 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15808325-hope-flames 

HOPE IGNITES (Hope #2)
Logan McCormack likes his isolated life on the ranch, until a movie crew starts filming there. When actress Desiree Jenkins blows into his life, she wrecks it harder than the Oklahoma winds with her brutal honesty and soft touch. 

Des knows this is a temporary stay, but she loves the open freedom of the land, and for the first time in her life, Des feels like she might have found a place she can call home, with a man she might be falling in love with. But Logan’s heart is tougher than the soil beneath them—can she convince him that they belong together?
 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18276941-hope-ignites

HOPE BURNS (Hope #3)

Molly Burnett dreads returning to her hometown of Hope for her sister’s wedding, especially knowing she’ll have to endure a weekend with the one man she never wants to see again. It’s only a couple of days, so Molly will try to forget her painful past with high school sweetheart Carter Richards. Because despite the bitter memories, she still can’t forget what they once meant to each other.

But when Molly is forced to extend her stay, Carter sees this as his second chance to do things right, to start over again with the only woman he’s ever loved. This time, he isn’t going to let Molly run. Together they’re going to confront the past and put it behind them, and hope for a future as bright as the flame that still burns hot between them.

 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18276948-hope-burns

LOVE AFTER ALL (Hope #4) – Release Date: March 31, 2015

High school math teacher Chelsea Gardner has the perfect plan. She’s tired of dating all the wrong men, and after years of frustration, she’s developed a foolproof list of requirements for finding “The One.”

Bar owner Sebastian “Bash” Palmer finds Chelsea beautiful, smart and fun, but he thinks her list is ridiculous and unnecessary. Intent on proving Chelsea is looking for love in all the wrong ways, he offers to help her find the “perfect” man.

Chelsea knows Bash isn’t the right guy for her—he barely meets one of her criteria—but there’s something about the charismatic man that has her yearning for things that are most definitely not list approved.

Because sometimes, a relationship that looks totally wrong on paper can turn out incredibly right…


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23112670-love-after-all

Jaci Burton is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of over 50 books. She lives in Oklahoma and when she isn’t on deadline (which is often), she can usually be found wrestling with her uncooperative garden, wrangling her dogs, watching an unhealthy amount of television, or completely losing track of time reading a great book. She’s a total romantic and longs for the happily ever after in every story, which you’ll find in all her books.. 




Visit her website at www.jaciburton.com for excerpts, her blog and contest information.

 
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