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Sweet Compromises

Love Happens, Book 2

One was grieving a loved one
One had never known love
Together they'd find their forever love


Caleb Mathews has never known what it is to be someone’s light. He grew up in an orphanage and went into the military until he was medically discharged. On his journey to carry out a friend’s final request, he discovers that love happens when one least expects it.

Skye O’Malley grew up around her parents and their happy marriage, knowing one day she would have the same. When her twin brother Stephen dies in the line of duty, his last note to her is delivered by his best friend Caleb. While at first daunted by Caleb’s gruffness, Skye discovers that true love doesn’t have to be perfect

Sweet Compromises is about loss, promises and loving unconditionally. Welcome to Sweet Bloom, where love is always blossoming.






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Sweet Beginnings

Love Happens, Book 1


She isn't looking for love, she just wants a home for her son.
He is looking for someone to love him as a person, and not for his money.


Hannah Jenkins understands being the divorcee in a small town can be tough on her son. She has a plan to make sure the town gossip doesn’t get the better of her.

Adam Cade has made his money and wants to go back to his hometown to start a family. His new earned wealth has changed how his old neighbors see him. He is no longer the boy-next-door, but the wealthy bachelor in town.

They both decide to fake a relationship to hold off the gossip and the opportunists. However, what started out as a ruse becomes a reality neither expects.

Sweet Beginnings is about forgiving those who have hurt you, discovering yourself, and loving unconditionally. Welcome to Sweet Bloom, where love is always blossoming.







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Love Under Contract

Women of Quality, Book 1


She never stopped loving him.
He never loved another.
Can they discover the corporate saboteur before they lose a love of a lifetime?


Sadonna Alston has sacrificed her personal life for her nonprofit company, Quality Homes. She became passionate about helping homeless families after she discovered one of her friends' was homeless when she was in high school. Now a large company wants to acquire her. Sadonna is ready for the fight until their negotiator shows up on her door.

Michael Travers is the best acquisitions negotiator from Families Inc. When his next assignment is to acquire Quality Homes, the company owned by his first love, he is finally motivated to go to work. He believes Sadonna betrayed him years ago when his mother died, and he was kicked out of his home. Now, he wants to own everything she holds dear.

When they discover someone is sabotaging Sadonna’s company, they put aside their differences and work together before they both lose all they’ve worked for. As old feelings resurface, will Sadonna and Michael be able to forgive the past and fight for a future together?

Love Under Contract is a clean contemporary romance, with a touch of mystery, and a dash of intrigue, that will make you believe in a second chance to get it right.

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Sweet Blooms

Sweet Blooms Cafe Shorts, Book 1


She never knew what true love was.
He’d never thought he’d love again.
Can a fresh start and a Sweet Café provide healing recipe for love?


Victoria Tucker loves everything about her video game design job. Everything that is, except for the constant workplace harassment. When her grandfather dies, going home to grieve and regroup seems like the best option. She wants to keep her dream job, but not at any price.

Mark Seiman isn't exactly sure how he wound up working at Sweet Blooms Café. He came in once to view his late wife's artwork on display, and now he's spent three years selling cupcakes and bouquets for the sweetest trio of little old ladies anyone could imagine. When his boss's granddaughter moves back home, he does everything he can to keep his distance and hold on to his wife’s memory, but every day with Victoria seems like a chance at a fresh start.

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