A Perfect Mess

I know what you did last summer.

Aubree Walker, the perfect girl most likely to succeed, is sure there’s only one person who knows what she did

Booker Outlaw, one of the three Outlaw brothers–all identical, all gorgeous, all from the wrong side of the tracks, and all pure bad boys. He was always the unpredictable one, the one who would be brash enough to make it big self-publishing horror novels on the internet. He promised never to tell, but everyone knows you can never trust an Outlaw.

Then a year later, in the middle of the night, she receives a phone call at Tulane. Her aunt, who took her in after her mother’s death, is in a coma under suspicious circumstances. Now she has to face that one person who knows all about what she did that summer–sexy Booker.

Returning to Hope Parish to be with her aunt, stirs up all those ugly memories. When Aubree starts getting threats, she can’t help but wonder if what she did last summer was tied to her aunt’s “accident.”Afraid, she turns to the only person who knows the truth and Booker doesn’t hesitate to offer his broad shoulder for her to lean on. But Booker has a secret of his own that could crush their fledgling relationship.

As the hot, sultry summer days move on, she finds that even a perfectly smart girl can lose her heart to a perfectly bad boy. What is she going to do when someone starts asking questions Aubree doesn’t want to answer? She’s knee deep into a terribly dangerous, wholly life changing, who-can-she-really-depend-on perfect mess. Don’t miss the new full length novels, Resisting Samantha and Handling Skylar!

Hope Parish Novel Series:
A Perfect Secret Series
Three Perfect Girls. Three Perfect Secrets. One Unholy Trinity

BOOK 1: A PERFECT MESS (Booker and Aubree)
BOOK 2: A PERFECT MISTAKE (Boone and Verity)
BOOK 3: A PERFECT DILEMMA (Braxton and River Pearl)

Hope Parish Novellas

BOOK 4: FINALLY AGAIN (Evie and Win)
BOOK 5: BEAUTY SHOT (Deke and Minnie)
BOOK 6: MARK ME (Rory and Savannah)
BOOK 7: A PERFECT WEDDING (Booker and Aubree)
BOOK 8: A PERFECT HOLIDAY (Boone and Verity)
BOOK 9: A PERFECT QUESTION (Braxton and River Pearl)

Resisting the Fall Series
Three broken girls, three horrible pasts, one set of bad boys to guide them home
 
BOOK 10: RESISTING SAMANTHA (Chase and Samantha)
BOOK 11: HANDLING SKYLAR (Jake and Skylar)
BOOK 12: SHELTERING LAWSON (Ethan and Lawson)

Check out all the books: bit.ly/hopeparishnovels


Meet Zoe Dawson

Zoe Dawson lives in North Carolina. She discovered romance in her teens and has been spinning stories in her head ever since. Her heroes are sexy males with a disregard for danger and whether reluctant, gung-ho, or caught up in the action, show their hearts of gold.

Her imagination runs wild with romances from sensual to scorching including romantic comedy, new adult, romantic suspense, small town and urban fantasy. Look below to explore the many avenues to her writing. She believes that it’s all about the happily ever afters and always will be.

Childhood Dream

His dream just became a reality… Now what?

After drinking one too many glasses of champagne at a wedding and sleeping with her best friend’s younger brother, Krissy Turner, does everything in her power to forget about the curly haired sex god. But after her business is vandalized, he offers his services to help paint the place and in return she agrees to sit for him as a portrait model.

Up-and-coming artist, Tony Moretti, has been in love with his sister’s best friend most of his life. Creatively blocked and his passion lost, he looks to Krissy to ignite that spark inside of him again. Giving into their growing desires is inevitable. But when someone continues to terrorize Krissy, and she relies on Tony to comfort her, their relationship goes deeper than the heated chemistry between them.

When Tony’s passion returns, and Krissy’s enemy is revealed, their love will be tested, but will love be enough to set them free?

This hot and steamy small-town romance is the newest installment in Theresa Paolo’s Willow Cove Series set in the picturesque setting of coastal Maine.


Meet Theresa Paolo

Theresa Paolo lives in Long Island, NY with her fiancé and their fish. She writes steamy small-town romances with sassy heroines, sexy heroes and feisty townspeople. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, brewery hopping, or daydreaming. She loves coffee, all things Christmas and fall, and making lists.

Dreaming of Daisy

She left him once to live her dream, but can she do it again? With big dreams of seeing her name in lights on Broadway, Daisy Hayes left behind her small town, family, and the only boy she ever loved. Six years later, broke, unsuccessful, and on the brink of being homeless, she refuses to accept that she failed. But when she receives a phone call from home, she has no choice but to get on the next train and face the past she ran out on all those years ago.

Nick Davis has never fully recovered after his high school sweetheart disappeared without an explanation only hours after he proposed. Throwing himself into school or work, and his father’s illness, kept him going. But with his dad now gone and his career a success, he’s out of distractions. So when Daisy Hayes comes back to town and he’s face-to-face with the girl who broke his heart, he is forced to confront the demons of his past.

Unable to avoid each other, tensions heat up, old chemistry resurfaces, and a love they both thought was lost is found. But with one refusing to look back and the other refusing to let go, their second chance at forever might be over before it even begins.


Stuck Together With The Next Door Single Dad

Trust is not an easy concept for me, Colby Sommers, thanks to my ex. It’s been three years and I still can’t open my heart to another man. Daniel Franklin, a.k.a. Mr. Tall Dark and Handsome New Neighbor, may just be the one to melt my icy heart. Just when I agree to let down my guard, in walks the gold digger ex-wife, crashing our impromptu dinner date. What was I thinking? I cannot trust Daniel or any man. Plus, his son DJ was just assigned to my class. Dating a student’s parent could put my job in jeopardy. Now I’m stuck together with Daniel coordinating the third grade science fair. He is determined to win my trust, while I have resolved to keep my distance and not get hurt. I deserve to be happy and find love again but that will require a leap of faith. I just don’t know if my heart is ready for the risk.

Meet Bertie Stein

Bertie Stein has been a passionate reader of romance novels her whole life. Especially romance stories from the World War II era. She has stepped out of her comfort zone of reading about these amazing, true to life characters to now writing about them. Her first book, Welcome Home Billionaire, is now available. Buy it today for your Kindle or in paperback.

High Note

Recent college graduate Ella Davis knows all about catastrophic choices. Witness to her mother’s alcoholism and an endless parade of bad men, Ella is determined to build a better life. Her plan: keep her head down and her eye on the prize of her fledgling PR company. No vices, no distractions, and definitely no bad boys. The plan almost works – until gorgeous, brooding Gideon Pike swaggers into the picture. Frontman for indie rock band Eternal Youths, Gideon Pike is on the fast track to trouble. Still grieving the loss of his beloved father, Gideon knows the only way to avoid pain is to keep his heart under lock and key. The band’s rising fame gives him the perfect vehicle to do it and Gideon revels in all the vices that go hand-in-hand with rock stardom.But all bets are off when he lays eyes on Ella across the room at a party. Drawn to her like a moth to a flame, Gideon pulls out all the stops to make her his even as he knows he’s on dangerous ground. Ella falls hard and fast, abandoning practicality in the wake of Gideon’s dark allure. When their love affair forces them to confront their demons, Gideon and Ella have to decide whether to protect their hearts – or let their love play an encore.

Meet Rebecca Stone

Rebecca Stone is a hopeless romantic, bonafide coffee addict, and crazy cat lover. But who isn’t? When she’s not writing about big city rockstars and small-town billionaires, you can find her watching movies and knitting.

All Because of You

Sometimes you have to lose everything to find your happy ending.

Olivia Green has the picture-perfect life. Dating one of the most successful businessmen in New York City, living in a penthouse over Manhattan and a budding career, until one dreadful night when she discovers her future fiancé is a two-timing jerk. Left with nothing, she leaves the city to move back with her parents in the small town of Morgan’s Bay.

After his mother dropped a family bombshell on her deathbed, Shane McConnell boards a train to meet a family he didn’t know he had. What he doesn’t expect are the secrets and lies dating back to long before his father’s death. Nor can he predict the beautiful hot mess he meets on the train will find a way into his closed off heart.

Both struggling with the realities of their new lives, they unintentionally lean on each other. As their attraction builds and their undeniable chemistry explodes into passion, Shane holds onto his own secret that threatens his chance at love.

All Because of You is the start of a new steamy small-town series set in Morgan’s Bay, a seaside escape on Long Island, New York, where an unexpected meeting on a train turns into a summer romance that can lead to forever.


Faithfully Yours

When Jenny discovers her high school sweetheart is marrying another woman, will she fight for a second chance at true love? Michael and I used to be inseparable, but when I saw him kiss another girl at a high school graduation party, my heart was broken. My first summer break from college means I have to return to our small town and see him again after our emotional breakup, but I’m still bitter over the lost future I always thought we would share. When my younger sister reveals that Michael is engaged, I realize I’m not ready to give him up. He’s moved on, with a beautiful fiancée who seems to make him happy, but can I stand by and lose the love of my life forever? Faithfully Yours is the heartfelt first book in the Cherish Creek sweet small town romance series. If you like high school sweethearts, true love confessions, and close knit families, you’ll love Alessa Martel’s wholesome second chance romance.

Meet Alessa Martel

Alessa Martel is the pen name of sweet small town romance writing team consisting of a high school student and her mother, a bestselling, award-winning author of novels for teens and adults. They live in Northeast Ohio, where homework and a full-time job keep them busy, so they share story ideas late at night and weekends, usually while eating too many potato chips and catering to their cats.

The Hastie Girls: A Coming-of-Age Journey of Two Sisters Part 1

The Hastie Girls, a coming-of-age book, is the first installment of a two-part series. Set in the 1950s, within the confines of sheltered English village life, Emily only yearned for a small-town romance, and Belle sought adventure with aspirations to be a doctor. A journey of shocking naivety to shattered dreams and where the sisters’ loyalties will be challenged.

Meet Jaycee Fox

Jaycee Fox writes novels and is devoted to giving her reader a story that will resonate deeply and won’t be soon forgotten. She has written many articles on various subjects, including health and wellness. Jaycee has worked in the field of biostatistics and as a teacher and uses all these life experiences in her writing. Her main inspiration for her first series comes from her mother’s journey of growing up in the English countryside, and Jaycee’s own close sisterhood bond. Jaycee grew up in Nova Scotia but was born in England and now lives in Arizona with her husband. She has two sons and a daughter – all now in pursuit of their own dreams. The Hastie Girls is her first novel. You can email Jaycee at [email protected].

All Hearts Come Home for Christmas

Jillian Magee, a fifth-grade math teacher who loves Christmas, has a freezer filled with Christmas cookies, all her Christmas gifts wrapped, and the red scarves all knitted for her caroling party. Unfortunately, the universe seems bent on depriving her of joy this season, even when it supplies her with a well-intentioned celestial do-gooder—a quirky female version of Jacob Marley.

Tristán Solano, famous as Trystan Sol in the rock music world, grew up across the street from Jillian Magee, his first friend at five years old and the woman he left in order to grab the brass ring. After eight years with a popular group, earning more money than he can possibly spend in one lifetime, he longs for his old, uncomplicated life. As Christmas approaches, he leaves the band and heads home with his four-year-old daughter.

Will Jillian have her heart broken again, or can she and Tristán overcome the past and keep each other warm this Christmas?


Meet Annalisa Russo

Annalisa Russo is a Midwest girl who grew up in an overpopulated first-generation Italian family in the burbs of Chicago. Along with a passion for reading and writing, Annalisa enjoys gardening, cooking for company, and frequently invents reasons for traveling. The mother of three grown children, she now shares her home with a narcissistic cat named Buster who really runs the show.

Mad About Matt

A hot cop and a sweet baker get a second chance at love in this small town romance.

Seventeen years after Shay Michaels said goodbye to summers in Red Maple Falls and the only boy she ever truly loved, she’s back and the proud owner of Sweet Dreams Bakery. Life is good until someone breaks into her shop,making her question if the life she left behind in New York followed her.

As the local sheriff, Matt is keeping a close eye on the place and an even closer eye on the beautiful owner who refuses to take the break in seriously. Two conflicting personalities that burn bright on their own become down right explosive when thrown together. But in order to move toward a future together, they will have to let go of their past and accept the mistakes they made.

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Welcome to Red Maple Falls, a small town filled with big personalities. Nestled in the White Mountains of New Hampshire it is home to the Hayes siblings, three brothers and three sisters, all awaiting their happily ever after.

Book 1: Mad About Matt (Matt and Shay)
Book 2: Crushing on Kate (Kate and Caleb)
Book 3: Moments with Mason (Mason and Cassie)
Book 4: Catching Cooper (Cooper and Sarah)
Book 5: Hung Up on Hadley (Hadley and Sam)
Book 5.5 A Bride for Sam (Hadley and Sam)
Book 6: Dreaming of Daisy (Daisy and Nick)
Book 7: Marshall Family #1: Charmed by Chase (Chase and Bex)
Book 8: Blindsided by Brooke (Brooke and Tyler)
Book 9: Lusting After Layla (Layla and Declan)
Book 10: Jaded Until Jax (Jax and Kristen)

Meet Theresa Paolo

Romance author, lover of books, 90’s pop music and happily ever afters.