How does one Creole beauty choose between the two men who’ve both captured her heart? Meet Angelique Baptiste—happy with her career, her friends, and her man—sans the sex life, thanks to her shrink. After relying far too much on sex appeal to choose her partners, she accepts her therapist’s opinion that it’s done nothing but hinder her ability to make wise choices. As a result, she’s spent the last six months as chaste as a nun in a monastery—much to the chagrin of one particular “friend with potential” to be more. Michael Harper is a man of integrity, as well as a detective for the Lafayette Police Department. He doesn’t hide the fact that he’s crazy about Angelique, and he’s willing to wait for her to serve out her sentence of self-imposed celibacy. As trying as it is to be around her, he knows the reward for his perseverance will be a lifetime with the woman he loves. Or will it? Liam Nash, ex-Navy Seal turned body guard, has the unfortunate reputation of being the last man to break Angelique’s heart. More than a year earlier they’d been a couple, but rather than commit to a lifetime with her, he’d high-tailed it back to Texas. Within minutes of swaggering back into her life, he proves his reason for leaving was justified. He’s defeated the demons from his past and is all-too-willing to work at a happily ever after with her. Torn between two men she loves equally, Angelique agonizes over the choice she knows she must make. Just when she decides she can’t break one heart over another, fate steps in to decide for her.
Now that her abusive ex-husband is out of her life, Sarah Richard is savoring her freedom. Surrounded by people who treat her and her babies like family, the three of them are thriving. Though occasionally haunted by nightmares from her violent past, she struggles to put it behind her. With a loving surrogate family, good friends, and a new career, all she lacks is a man in her life. The question is will she ever be able to trust another man with her and her twin daughters’ hearts? Dr. Tanner Collins is running from his own sordid past. The man has left a trail of women from one end of Louisiana to the other, and through half the state of Texas. Even when this bad boy tries to be good, he has women throwing themselves at him at all hours of the day and night. When his admiration for Sarah turns into something stronger, he keeps his feelings in check, knowing he’ll never be near the kind of man she deserves. When Tanner rushes to Houston to be with his parents during his father’s illness, he’s forced to deal with hidden resentments toward his upper crust parents. Eventually, he discovers that situations aren’t always as obvious as they seem on the surface.
Can he take on the mother and son challenge before she decides he’s not worth the risk? It’s tough going for single mom, Meagan Hutton. She has to keep up with an active three-year-old son, her job as bartender extraordinaire at Red’s nightclub, and her online college classes—all while doing whatever she can to make ends meet. Throw in paranormal activity of the creepy kind, happening with disturbing frequency in her home, and she’s struggling just to stay sane. The last thing she needs is a handsome, though hesitant, Marine sniffing around her or her son. Master Sergeant Mitchell Hebert, recently retired from the U.S. Marines, likes keeping things simple. He’s had an easy time of it, right up until a pretty barmaid with a Texas twang crept her way into every thought his last several months in the middle east. When they met a year ago, a relationship seemed promising, until he discovered she was a package deal. Turns out, her ex-fiancé, a fellow Marine who lost his life in Afghanistan, left her with a son to raise on her own…and a little something extra.
Haley Broussard, a pretty little auburn haired beauty from southeast Texas, is full of sauce and determination. She’s determined to win barrel races with her horse, Dakota, to finish college, and never to date a military man. Until recently, she’d spent her entire adult life worrying about her much older brother, a career Marine of twenty years. When a USMC Corporal rescues Haley from a drunken partner in a local club, she experiences a change in attitude, as well as heart. Louisiana man, Ben Bonin has never taken his relationship with women seriously. After joining the military at nineteen years old, he’d thought it best not to have a girl waiting on him at home. It was bad enough having his family and friends worrying about him during his first deployment to Afghanistan. One sight of Haley has him thinking otherwise. After a whirlwind two week romance, we find the couple facing the heartbreak of his departure. Can Ben survive seven months of dangerous missions to come home to her? And if he does, will she be there waiting for him?
For those of you I left wondering about Tex and Niki, I apologize for making you wait so long. It is being written - I promise! Look for it in the Spring of 2018!