I have been given the honor of revealing this wonderful series. I have read all of them that she has written so far and I am so sucked in. The author has so much talent. There was no way I couldn't get hooked. She is releasing them as an Indie author and here are the beautiful covers to go with the amazing stories!!
Goodbye to You
(The Kellys of Key West #1)
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At 22 years old, Thea McBride has watched her mother die of breast cancer, and her older sister endure painful treatments for the same disease. After testing positive for a breast cancer gene mutation, Thea decides to go all ninja on the disease, opting for a preventative mastectomy. Thea’s best friends insist on taking her to Key West for a “Farewell to the Boobies” vacation, which includes loads of partying and one last fling with a hot guy. But Thea’s never been one for “one night stands” and falls hard for the cute boy from Key West named Shay, touched by his own tragic history. Things become more complicated when Thea discovers Shay is attending medical school in her hometown, and the guy who hates lies wants more than a fling with the girl harboring a huge secret. Though he's proven he loves more than just her breasts, Thea must figure out a way to tell Shay,even if she fears the worst: that she'll have to watch him walk away.
(The Kellys of Key West #2)
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19-year-old film student Trini Diaz thinks she has everything: a hot boyfriend, a loyal best friend named Mac, and a mom who’s pretty cool. Over winter break, this all gets turned upside down. Her boyfriend breaks up with her. Her mom reveals Trini’s dad actually isn't her biological father, and Mac tells Trini he’s loved her for a long time. Her life will never be the same. And maybe that’s a good thing. 20-year-old Mac lives at home with his parents. He has no ambition to leave, or at least that’s what many people think. He has a dream to be a successful singer-songwriter, like his hero James Taylor. But fears induced by autism, anxiety, and depression keep Mac in his shell. One night he takes a chance, kissing Trini and confessing his true feelings. Even if she doesn't feel the same, Mac knows that making that leap of faith is the only way to move ahead. Can Trini and Mac make that leap into the unknown together, even if it’s the scariest thing either will ever do?
I Will Follow
(The Kellys of Key West #3)
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Maybe burning the other woman's panties while they were still in her boyfriend's car may not have been Bennie Garcia's brightest idea, but the moment Enrique laid his hands on her, she saw red--and enjoyed watching the red sports car go up in flames. To re-pay her uncle for bailing her out--and putting her through college--Bennie's back in Key West, and her first patient is someone she'd hoped to never see again: the arrogant, opinionated (though admittedly hot) Liam Kelly. Except Liam isn't looking too hot these days. As a Marine serving his last weeks in Afghanistan, Liam lost his leg to an IED, a fate worse than death to the playboy quarterback who had only his looks--and his moves--to rely on with the ladies. Bennie and Liam must learn to struggle through the storm ahead of them, and realize that even the worst circumstances in life can bring along a story-book happy ending.
I wrote my first book at six. A retelling of The Three Little Pigs, illustrated by my grandmother, the book was never picked up and was self-published instead, glued to cardboard with a cover fashioned from wallpaper scraps.
Today, I write stories featuring nice guys (or nice guys in-the-making) in between my other jobs writing research reports for a commercial real estate company, refereeing two young daughters, navigating the teen waters with a too-cute-for-his-own-good son, spoiling a neurotic cat, and making my darling, patient husband shake his head. I'm also an autism mom, chocolate enthusiast, sports-watcher, nacho-eater, and beer-drinker.
A Maryland native, I live in North Carolina now, but dreams of the beach fuel my fantasties, and my characters can often be found strolling in the sand or sailing along a coast.