Patriotic Duty was my first new adult romance novel. I have a love for reading sigh-worthy military romances that put a smile on my face and make me think about them long after I’m done reading.
I’ve been told Cara’s story has a very real feel to it, and it should; parts of her story were based on actual events, and Cara is based on a real person.
Newly divorced party girl Cara Reid just wants to have fun. Much too young to even be a divorcee, she and her bestie, Miranda, set off to have fun and maybe a few casual hookups and live life. One night at a military bar, Cara meets Riley Forrester, a hot Army soldier who makes her melt with one look of his deep ocean blue eyes. But Riley is only staying the summer in California and then has to go back to Colorado when it’s over. Cara tells herself he’s just a summer fling and is determined to enjoy herself and let him go once the summer is over. But when Riley receives orders he wasn’t expecting, she’s forced to make a decision on whether she’s going to be there for him when he gets back, or move on with her life. What she wasn’t expecting was to fall so hard for the beautiful soldier boy, and now she’s faced with accepting her feelings or letting him go.
Tour of Duty
Army Sergeant Riley Forrester, desperate to get out of his Colorado civilian job and back into the uniform, jumps at the chance to take a summer-long TDY assignment in California. Young and newly divorced himself, he looks forward to spending a summer of both work and play. What he wasn’t expecting was to not only fall for a beautiful single mother named Cara Reid, whose green eyes have him completely addicted at first glance, but to also receive orders that take him well outside the country. While Riley knows he has to leave Cara behind, he tells himself their fling is just for the summer and he’ll let her go once he leaves, so she can move on with her life. But Cara wouldn’t be forgotten that easily. She had seeped her way into his dreams and his heart, and breaking his addiction to her mind and body after things go horribly wrong on his deployment will be the hardest thing he’ll ever be ever called to do.
Boots Beneath My Bed
The search for love… a sordid past…
Miranda Cates finally graduates from college and is excited to begin her dream career in law enforcement. After the final betrayal and heartbreak of her college boyfriend, Chris, she moves back home with a firm plan in place for her life. However, the life she has carefully mapped out for herself takes a serious left turn. Miranda finds she not only has to be strong for herself, but for the daughter who hadn’t been part of her plan.
Determined to still believe in true love, life throws Miranda one more wicked curveball. She meets Jace Lawless, a hot minor league baseball player, whose warm aqua eyes and big dimple have her unraveling her carefully laid plans. A man who may be just be too good to be true.
Playing the Field
An overachiever in uniform…
Jace Lawless is an overachiever, a go-getter, and determined to accomplish everything he sets his mind to. After serving his country in the U.S. Marine Corps, and receiving his college degree, he’s picked up by a popular minor league baseball team, all while continuing his service in the USMC reserves.
When Jace meets a beautiful, breathtaking single mother named Miranda Cates, it takes him by surprise. Her shady past and beautiful little girl are the conundrum that both confuses and fascinates Jace. He can’t tear his thoughts away from Miranda, and eventually he believes he can win her over with his dimpled smirk and witty charms.
Once Miranda becomes his, the part of him she hated the most – the part he had kept secret from her for so long – rears its ugly head. Will Miranda lean on her friend Cara for support while staying by his side once he tells her that duty is calling… or will she decide she can’t handle it and take her daughter and leave?
Last year,I did a short story about Riley in an anthology with K.L Middleton and Sierra Rose. The story is about 10,000 words and is written from Riley’s point of view when he was in Afghanistan, missing Cara. The story is aptly titled, “Oceans Apart.” This book is free to download everywhere. Then you can read full length stories from the other two authors, too!
Anyway, I really hope you guys are enjoying the series!