So I'm sure you're wondering what I'm doing at a wedding, yeah? Me? Oliver Sutton? Legendary ladies' man and unrivaled bass player for one of the hottest new bands around?
Well, you see that sad bastard over there with the blonde goddess in his arms? The one with the dumb look on his face like he's just won the lottery? Yeah, that's the one. Well, that's my bandmate, Simon, and his new fiancé, Sydney. The couple getting married today happen to be two of Sydney's best friends, so when Sydney suggested we play a few songs at the wedding, of course Simon agreed. When Sydney asks, Sydney gets.
But the main reason I'm here has nothing to do with wedding vows or flowers or candles or any of that frilly shite. No, the highlight of the night for me is that I get to spend it with a sexy, green-eyed beauty who has a smile that gives my soul wings.
That's right. Times have changed, my friends. The only problem is, when it comes to relationships, I have no idea what the hell I'm doing. But I do know a girl like Lacey McIntyre only comes around once in a lifetime, and I have no intentions of letting her get away. This time, I won't be going down without a fight.
Rose Parker never put much thought into the word necessary.
Food, water and oxygen are necessary.
Divorcing her ex-husband was sad, but necessary.
Leaving a great life behind in Atlanta to move back in with her mother wasn't exactly ideal, but it was necessary.
And working at a job that barely pays a single bill is necessary because her boss happens to be better than ice cream on a summer’s day.
That is how Rose would define necessary …at least until she met Nix Taylor.
Before Rose realizes what’s happening, Nix becomes more necessary than the beating heart in her chest. But when the strength of their love is tested, they quickly find that necessary or not, the past can still define your future if you let it.
Or maybe this time, Rose and Nix have finally found a love worth fighting for.
Sydney Campbell hates boats, almost as much as she hates unsweetened iced tea, mornings and people that insist on wearing pantyhose with open-toed shoes. But when it comes to sexy London Boys singer, Simon Young, there aren't many things Sydney wouldn't do. And that's how she finds herself aboard a cruise ship to the Bahamas trying to not only win his business, but maybe even his heart.
Simon Young has spent the past four years drowning in a sea of booze and women, trying to dull the memory of a night he knows he'll never forget. The only thing keeping him from calling it quits on life is a beloved silver locket that has somehow kept his sanity in check for nearly a decade. But it's not until he meets his new confident and incredibly beautiful public relations manager that he feels like he can finally breathe again.
Simon and Sydney are both shocked by their instant connection, but even more surprising is how right it all seems. And now given the chance, Sydney hopes to repay a favor that changed her forever, but she may be too late. Simon may be too far gone to be brought back to life.
Only time - and a silver locket - will tell.
Over the past eight years, twenty-six year old Sam Harper has come to realize a few things: her son is the light of her life, a pint of Cherry Garcia will cure all that ails you, her mother is a biscuit-and-gravy-filled genius and nothing, absolutely nothing, ever goes as planned.
Still stuck in her tiny hometown of Delia, Georgia, Sam has sat idly by and watched as her life went from “prom-queen and head cheerleader” to “single mom with meaningless desk job”. So when Hollywood bad-boy, Ethan Grant, shows up to film his new television show – the very same actor whose posters wall-papered Sam’s teenage bedroom – Sam welcomes back her excited inner-fangirl with open arms. And when a chance encounter with Ethan confirms what Sam always knew – that behind Ethan’s green eyes and smoldering good looks is a perfect gentleman with the kindest of hearts – Sam finds herself in a romance worthy of "Cinderella" status.
But soon enough, reality seeps back in as the relentless gossip columns and Ethan’s busy schedule lead Sam back to a life she’s come to know well – one full of nothing but broken promises and disappointment. Sam begins questioning whether Ethan has what it takes to help lead her back to the confident and vivacious woman she used to be, or if Sam will have to do the unthinkable and actually figure life out on her own.
For most, breathing is second nature, automatic, instinctive. But for Jules Greene, a daily reminder is unfortunately necessary. Why, you ask? For starters, her highly dysfunctional family taught her at a young age that an excessively large bank account, and a high ranking role in Atlanta society, makes everyone either completely unsuspecting of a family’s deep, dark secrets, or they just don’t give a damn.
Secondly, when you work hard your entire life toward a certain goal, only to have your hopes and dreams smashed to bits the very first time you dare to put yourself out there…well, Jules knows firsthand that a blow like that to the ego will definitely leave you gasping for air.
And third, Jules happens to be madly, hopelessly, unrequitedly in love with her boss, whose devastatingly good looks and hidden charm manage to leave her breathless on a daily basis. So, there you have it.
But now at twenty-four, Jules is tired of everything being one-sided. She’s tired of being scared, and she’s tired of living and doing everything for everyone else. Jules is finally ready to take a stand, but is she willing to lose everything she loves, everything she’s ever known, to finally start living her life on her own terms? The answer is yes. She most certainly is.