◦ friends to lovers ◦ small town ◦ age gap
❝ Don’t let fear sway you. You’re not your past.
Seraphina Daniels feels like running–the kind of running that doesn’t include a set destination. So, when her childhood friend calls in distress, she’s more than prepared to leave behind her failed–and famous–relationship, her writer’s block, and her impending thirtieth birthday.
But upon her return to the Ozarks–a sharp contrast to New York City–she discovers that everything’s changed.
I think I wanted you before I even knew what it was like to want someone.
The homecoming brings Sera to Chace Holloway: the man who’s made a home out of the place that was once hers. Romance isn’t an option, but friendship comes easily with the twenty-two-year-old songwriter–despite the attraction they both feel.
He is music, and I am merely madness and melancholy.
What started as an escape becomes more of a trap when the past begins to wrap around the present. As hope blooms, Sera and Chace face their biggest obstacles–what they each fear, and what old lovers desire. ❞
◦ second chance ◦ small town ◦ age gap
❝ You’re more than background music for someone else’s life.
Katarina Roberts wants to move on–and for the men of her past to let her. So, the shop owner keeps to herself, staying busy with the day-to-day tasks of keeping her store afloat in the heart of the Ozarks.
But the sound of a knock on her bedroom window changes everything.
You never truly know how you will react to the demons in your life until you are face to face with them.
Answering that knock leads to Reese Taylor: the man who spends his nights as the lead singer of the band New Leaf, while wanting to turn over one of his own.
Take me home and take me without hesitation. Like I’m a song. Like I’ve never been a regret.
What started as an encounter becomes more of an entanglement when a sense of safety disrupts their solitude. As their relationship deepens, echoes from a violent past threaten to break down everything they’ve rebuilt. ❞
◦ second chance
❝ I’m not a song. I don’t have blue eyes like the girls you sing about. I have a blue soul.
Sonnet Rosewood needs a new chapter–the kind that doesn’t remind her of anything she’s leaving behind in the Ozarks. So, when opportunity beckons to escape to the Great Smoky Mountains for a writing retreat, she answers with a firm yes.
But the arrival of a decade-old and short-lived fling at the cabin changes everything.
How quickly we push past the barriers we erected between ourselves for years.
Recognizing the beautiful voice of the unexpected guest reminds her of his name, Hunter Hart: the man she wrote as forgettable, who vowed to show her he was anything but if given a second chance.
Maybe you want the challenge more than you want the girl.
What started as Sonnet’s attempt to escape her past thrusts her straight into the responsibilities of another’s, making their future sound more and more like the sad songs they’ve been writing together. While their passion is undeniable, their happily-ever-after is not. The single father’s rules leave little room for a different kind of love. And Sonnet has rules of her own–to never again wait for a man to open his heart to her. ❞