Hannah Murphy is over her dead fiance'. In the year since his death, she's kept herself busy and has finally discovered who she wants to be. What she doesn't want to be any longer is everyone's doormat.
Quinn Taylor has been burned in love, so he's focused on his career and his future. When the woman he's been secretly in love with since high school flings herself at him, he's thrown off balance. He's finally on the verge of having everything he wants and couldn't be happier. Just as their relationship begins to bloom, the past comes back to haunt them and old insecurities rise to the top. Can they overcome their self-doubts annd move forward together? Or will their secrets separate them forever?
After graduating college, Kelsey Morgan left her small-town Virginia roots to make it in L.A. After years slogging in commercials and music videos, her movie career is finally taking off. But she’s still miles behind her current costar, Hollywood playboy Patrick Lyons. Kelsey does everything she can to avoid Patrick off-set, hoping not to become fodder for the supermarket tabloids that scour the streets for Patrick, trying to get an exclusive look at him and his alleged woman of the week.
Kelsey has successfully kept Patrick at a distance, and her reputation intact, until her drunkard brother-in-law Richard threatens to ruin everything by selling her darkest secret to the highest bidder. Now the victim of blackmail, Kelsey has nowhere else to turn but to Patrick’s arms. But can he be trusted? Or will the past destroy them all before she can find out if he’s the hero she needs?
Janelle Wagoner kept a lot of secrets for her husband, but the one she tried hardest to protect was her own. She never suspected he knew or that he would choose to reveal it in such a dramatic way. Now that he's gone, leaving behind her and two children, Janelle is left to pick up the pieces and try to put her life back together before it's too late. Nathan Harris has only ever loved one woman, despite the fact that she was married to someone else. After learning that she has been hiding something from him, he's faced with a tough decision: With everything at stake, will he walk away from her for good, or will he lay it all on the line to win her back?
Jackson Harris fell in love with his best friend’s sister, but at her brother’s request, he stepped out of her life to clean up his act. When he was ready to declare his love to her, she rejected him, sending him back into a tailspin of bad behavior. Four years later, he’s focused on his struggling band and the women who want him, while still trying to forget the one who didn’t. When she suddenly shows up as his band’s new manager, he realizes that, despite his best efforts, his feelings for her haven’t changed a bit.
Kerrigan Dodd has spent the past four years living in Europe, trying to forget that Jackson, the only man she’s ever loved, walked out of her life six years earlier. After returning home, the last thing she expected was that her new job was to manage his failing band. To make matters worse, she barely recognizes the boy she fell in love with in his band persona, and the prospect of spending so much time with him has her questioning her ability to do her job.
As Jack and Kerrigan work to turn the band around, they struggle to overcome the secrets that have kept them apart. Just when they’re coming together, on both fronts, other forces conspire to keep them from reaching their goals. Will they be able to put the past behind them and clear the way for their future? Or are their current differences too much to move beyond?
Rocky Creek is a small town in the mountains of southwest Virginia, much like the town where I grew up. This series is about what happens to Rocky Creek's inhabitants as they deal with life's problems and find love along the way. My characters live in the contemporary world and deal with real life issues, but they all come back to their roots of the traditional small town values of loyalty, honesty, and family. I hope you have as much fun reading them as I have writing them!