Leo Okawmmay never thought that losing a mentor would cause much pain and suffering. Without a map for guidance, he turns to an unhealthy habit that puts his relationships in danger. One fire brought him and the woman he'd fall in love together. Having her by his side, he feels that his urge for that bottle is gone. That is until he realizes that it takes more than a feeling to overcome addiction. When Simone Lakewood realizes what's wrong with the love of her life, will she fight like hell to help him or leave? Leo Okawmmay, a top firefighter in his city tries to follow his dreams and leave the mafia lifestyle behind him. Simone Lakewood, a beautiful violinist hoping to kickstart her career again. When two tender hearts come together, doves fly. A short love story between two lovers who learn a huge lesson on what they believed love to be. He kissed every scar on my body. Trailing his fingertips over the flaws that made me cry at night. "You're the most beautiful woman I've ever seen. Don't ever change, you're a goddess. My chocolate cupcake" he whispered in my hear
Patrick Slevin, husband of renowned violinist, Melanie, takes pity on a homeless man he encounters at Central Park. Discovering the mute enigma of a man is a skilled pianist, he courts publicity and wealth. Sean Quinlan is a bestselling author, and when paranormal investigator and former journalist, Josh Kirby unearths similarities in his book to actual murders, he becomes embroiled in an investigation closely scrutinised by the IRA. Who is the mysterious pianist, and is he responsible for the gruesome murder of a rival and the deaths of a church congregation? Why does he utter ancient dialogue in his sleep? A frightening and spine-chilling tale of the paranormal, this book delivers.
Arden Lennox’s charmed life may be in pieces, but she’d sooner get her hoohaw bleached than move back in with her parents. She’s no longer the prom-queen princess married to the football star. She’s a broke, penniless widow, and it’s time she stood on her own two feet. An under-construction unit in a quaint Chicago brownstone is cheap (free), but it comes with an unexpected surprise. Tyler Ramirez, her brother’s gawky high school best friend, is now a smoking hot firefighter who spends most of his spare time in her unit hammering, drilling, and screwing. Usually with his shirt off—a temptation she has no intention of indulging. Tyler can’t believe his high school crush is living right across the hall, or how fast his fierce lust for her comes blazing back. She’s still gorgeous—a little sadder, a little quieter, but still with the amazing smile and sweet body that fueled his awkward teenage fantasies. Despite her best intentions, Arden can’t resist grown up Tyler but the sparks between them send her into full retreat. And by the time she realizes the heat between them could last a lifetime, it could be too late to tell him…
Firefighter Emotional Wellness: Reconnecting with Yourself and Others is a training exercise for your heart and mind. It’s an excellent, evidence-based self-help book with boots on the ground sharing interviews with firefighters and how they adapt. “You are looking at a critical part of your success as a first responder and human being, and it doesn’t mean that you will have perfect understanding right away – or ever, but what it means is you will begin to find tools that help you grapple with what you have seen.” – Jada Hudson What others are saying “By sharing personal stories of her clients’ emotional wellness struggles, Jada Hudson takes away the stigma of talking about things like depression, anxiety, addiction, suicidal ideation,” said Dr. Thomas E. Joiner, an academic psychologist, author and professor of psychology, Florida State University. “Firefighter Emotional Wellness: Reconnecting with Yourself and Others is a must-read for every academy recruit, newlywed, leader, retiree, spouse, and individual who wants to become or remain emotionally well.” “Jada Hudson’s years of critically important work with counseling first responders has come full circle in this book. Her insight, guidance and examination of the issues facing the men and women on the front lines is both remarkable and humbling. This book should be a must read for any first responder or medical professional.” - Dr. Robert Langman, Northwestern Medicine, Chicago “I highly recommend this book for first responders, peer support programs, chaplains and clinicians,” said Dr. Joel Fay, who teaches intervention, case law, PTSD, Suicide by Cop and Self Care for Sacramento PD CIT. “Jada Hudson brings a considerable wealth of information regarding the mental health and treatment of first responders. She covers a broad range of topics including PTSD, suicide, stress and trauma, resiliency, and treatment. She shares her professional knowledge and writes from her personal experience and the book is richer for it.” “Jada Hudson draws upon her personal and professional experience as well as research and theory in writing Firefighter Emotional Wellness, a book that is timely and important,” says Dr. Stanley McCracken, author, and lecturer (ret.), The University of Chicago. “Just as first responders drill to prepare them for the physical demands of their jobs, reading this book should be considered a preparation for the emotional demands they will face.”
He's a man who wants it all…if only he could have it Dreams of stardom took musician and firefighter Sam Marshall far from his Colorado roots. Starting fresh in Nashville hasn't been easy, especially after an injury on the job, but he's working his way to the Grand Ole Opry one open mike at a time, teaching at the fire station to make ends meet. Yet Sam's intentions are shaken when he meets the lovely owner of a local café. Suddenly, Sam's dreams are filled with her. Too bad that as the daughter of country-music wannabes, Finn Leary's been there, done that. She'll never choose a musician. So how can Sam possibly get the girl and keep the guitar?
What’s a Cinderella to do when she’s accidentally kicked her Prince Charming in the face and broken his nose? Hold an audition, of course. Harper Bailey is desperate to keep her family’s amusement park business up and running, but her employees keep quitting, and the man playing prince to her Cinderella in the company’s mainstage show is just the latest casualty. When sexy firefighter Rafferty Bradford, the most eligible bachelor in their small town, offers to step in, Harper agrees--reluctantly. After all, she and Rafferty are ex-best friends with a ton of past history. Surely they’ll have zero chemistry onstage. Rafferty has his own reasons for agreeing to play Prince Charming, and none of them are good. If Harper finds out the truth, it’ll just reinforce every rumor she’s believed over the years about Rafferty’s bad rep. But when their chemistry explodes both onstage and off, he’ll have to choose between happily-ever-after for himself...or the Cinderella he’s fallen for.
Praise for The Werewolf Upstairs: "Original and full of laughs, steamy sex, and madcap mayhem."—Night Owl Romance Reviews Never Cry Werewolf Brandee has been dumped in every way possible, but by text is the last straw. That's it—she's officially done with men. Unfortunately, she's just been told her "soul mate" is the drool-worthy hottie all her friends call One-Night Nick. Nick has been searching for true love for one hundred years. After all, werewolves mate for life, and he does not want to mess this up. As soon as he kisses Brandee, he knows she's the one. But how will he convince a woman who knows nothing of paranormals that she's about to be bound to a werewolf forever?
Amber hates herself, she hates everything about herself, from her curly, red hair to her bad habits of smoking, drinking and shoplifting. But most of all, she hates feeling unlovable and that's caused by a deep-seated angst of letting anyone too close in case they abandon her too, just like her mother did. So when Amber realises that she has been dumped, made homeless and up to her eyes in debt and in constant fear of losing her job as a beauty therapist. Well, can her life get any worse? Yes, it can, when she finds herself pregnant. Helping her deal with this is a colourful cast of characters that will make sure she gets through it, one way or another. When Amber impersonates a singing sensation, her world is about to be turned upside down once again. Is there more to them looking like sisters than meets the eye? Will Amber discover the truth about her mother? Will Amber ever learn to love herself, even if she gets closure on this? Join Amber on her laughter-filled journey, with all the domestic drama added for an engaging and entertaining read in this funny British novel.
A festive fling… With consequences! Firefighter Ben Matthews is committed to his job above all else since his last relationship ended badly. Until he meets alluring and fiercely independent paramedic Callie Walsh! Their fiery exchanges over the project she’s working on at his fire station, leave Ben unable to deny their chemistry… Then Callie turns up on his doorstep — pregnant! Can some Christmas magic turn their holiday fling into a forever family? “The way this story started drew me into the story immediately…. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up perfectly…. Harlequin Junkie on Forbidden Night with the Duke “… Ms. Claydon has delivered a really good read in this book where the connection between this couple was intense; the romance was heart-warming and special…and the ending had me loving the hero’s determination to prove to the heroine that she’s the one for him.” Harlequin Junkie on From Doctor to Princess?