FIRST ENCOUNTERS ANTHOLOGY
Do you remember your first encounter with love? We Do!The First Encounters anthology is a compilation of eight full length novels, each of which was the first from the following authors:
L.L. Collins-Living Again
Skye Turner-Alluring Turmoil
T.H. Snyder-Touch Me
T. Renee Fike- Needing You
Joanne Schwehm - Unexpected Chance
Regina Bartley - Klay
J.M. Witt-Letting Go **ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS ANTHOLOGY WILL BENEFIT ALEX'S LEMONADE STAND, A CHARITY THAT ASSISTS WITH CHILDHOOD CANCER. PLEASE HELP US SUPPORT A GREAT AND WORTHY CAUSE. The books included in this anthology are:
Living Again by L.L. Collins
Kayley Carson thought she had it all...married to the love of her life, a great job, and a baby on the way. Then one day, her life changes forever when she loses her husband in a tragic accident. No longer sure how to navigate life after her enormous loss, Kayley clings to her newborn baby, her family, and her friends to keep herself living.
When she meets someone that challenges her belief that she's better off alone, she has to decide if she is capable of letting him in after swearing she was never going to love anyone the same way again.
She's not the only one with a painful past. He is struggling with trust issues after a previous relationship went horribly wrong. After a terrible misunderstanding brings out both of their insecurities, will the painful memories of the past keep them both from living again?
Alluring Turmoil by Skye Turner
Lexi and Jude have a past.
What happens when two people afraid to face the past, become involved in the present? Can they hope for a future?
Welcome to Louisiana where humidity and passion are high and things are not always what they seem.
***Alluring Turmoil is a second chance love story and is nothing like a love story when strangers meet.
Unsettled by S.C. Ellington
**Debut romance author S.C. Ellington knocks it out of the park with this steamy contemporary romance.
After a horrific breakup with her longtime boyfriend, Brooklyn Caldwell is completely disenchanted with the notion of mingling with the opposite sex. Damon Williams had been everything she thought she wanted…until he wasn’t.
In an attempt to escape her heartbreaking past, Brooklyn seeks refuge in bustling Washington, D.C. where she folds into the fast-paced society unnoticed…until she meets a young entrepreneur, Logan Colton.
Brooklyn is surprised to find that while she has been successful in keeping the opposite sex at bay, somehow she is defenseless against Logan’s confidence and charm—and it doesn’t hurt that he is absurdly beautiful.
As much as Logan didn’t plan on pursuing her, he is drawn to Brooklyn’s muted beauty and her witty persona. For all his success, Logan is ensnared in the coveted world of unequivocal wealth and power, but behind closed doors is taunted by his own demons and an undeniable need to atone for a monumental mistake.
As the two embark on a tumultuous obstacle course saturated with unknown twists and turns, Brooklyn is left to question whether she can endure the journey ahead.
Touch Me by T.H. Snyder
Char is a focused and driven career woman who's had a relationship she would rather choose to forget, but can't. Riley is a pure gentleman who can easily leave the past where it belongs, behind him.
Some people believe in fate where others deem it a coincidence. Char and Riley are meant to be together, so life just happens to make sure they are in the right place at the right time.
But is that enough?
You’ll be falling in love with this dynamic duo as they find out who they are and why fate keeps making sure their lives are intertwined.
Their differences are what make them all too similar, and throughout the course of their journey there is one thing that always brings them back together...the need for each other's touch.
Needing You by T. Renee Fike
She’s determined to push people away, but there’s one person who’s eager to get to know her.
Tuck is a sexy bad boy who doesn't do relationships and makes no apologies for his own actions. He sets his eyes on the strong, independent Harper and will not take no for an answer.
Will Tuck be able to change his bad boy ways to show Harper who he really is? Does he want to or does he only want her as another notch on his bedpost?
Both Harper and Tuck have secrets that they’d rather hide and forget but secrets always have a way of coming out.
Will Tuck and Harper be able to deal with their personal demons or will it rip them further apart? Will everything Harper worked so hard for crumble to the ground or will she realize that needing you is all she has ever really needed?
**This contains graphic sexual content and situations suitable for readers 18+.**
Unexpected Chance by Joanne Schwehm
Always wanting to be a writer, but not having much experience with men or romance, Aubrey sets out to find her inspiration with the help of her best friend. Just when she thinks all hope is lost, she meets Alex Logan. He’s beyond handsome, well dressed, and is known to be a player—perfect for the role.
The unexpected happens and Alex becomes more than just an inspiration to Aubrey, but a misunderstanding leaves her heartbroken. Before an opportunity arises to straighten things out, tragedy strikes, and Aubrey’s world is turned upside down.
While Aubrey is trying to cope with her new life, a new chance at love arises. Can she find it in her to trust again? Will Alex be able to win her back? Or will she take this new unexpected chance at love?
Klay by Regina Bartley
Klay Rosen has had one dream, and that was taking over the family business. There had never been time for anything or anyone else. His parents were the only thing standing in the way of him getting what he wanted. They believed that status and wealth were the most important things in life and that Klay should marry someone equally as high up on the ladder of status.
When Klay finally made an attempt at love, an unexpected attempt, he was faced with the most difficult decision. He had to decide if he could stay with Caroline and give up on the only dream he had ever had… Rosen Enterprises.
His parents said that she wasn't good enough for him. They'd stop at nothing to keep them apart, even if it meant sabotaging the woman that he loved.
He knew what he wanted and how far he'd go to get it. It was time everyone else knew as well.
**This book is part of a series, but it is a stand-alone novel.**
An excerpt of, A Home For Caroline (Which is the next book in the series and Caroline's POV) is located in the back of Klay. Enjoy!!
Letting Go by J.M. Witt
***Adult content, language, strong sexual content. 18+ please***
When your past threatens to destroy your future, how long will you hang on before Letting Go?
Cassidy Charles has faced a terrible tragedy and is trying to put the pieces of her life back together. She's managed to leave everything to do with that horrible night in the past. When James comes crashing back into her world it's the last thing she expects, but could be everything she needs. Can she put aside the blame she's placed on him for all of her pain and give in to the pull between them? She quickly falls into a world that she's only dreamt about while rediscovering parts of her past she's managed to conceal for many years.
James Benedict III, local playboy and successful real estate investor, hasn’t stopped thinking about Cassidy since the horrific events that occurred several months ago. Now that she's back in his life, how long will she stay? He's worked hard to get her back, but will it all be for nothing once their demons come head to head? More often than not, it seems as though his world is destroying hers, no matter how hard he tries to protect her.
Is the love between Cassidy and James strong enough to survive, or will the efforts of those out to destroy them prevail?