Love Hate and Everything in Between ~ Short Stories
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Seven couples - seven stories about love, hate, and everything in between. My Homie's Girl - Sage and Zane's relationship has been rocky for awhile. What happens when she confides in his best friend? Things Aren't Always What They Seem - Harper is happily married to the man of her dreams, or so she thinks. Will her feelings change when she "accidentally" reads her husband's email? Love Doesn't Hurt - Shayla's abusive relationship with Kurt isn't getting any better and she sees no way out. Until she runs into someone from her past. Will she take a chance? Best Friends - Reign and Kaden grew up like brother and sister and no one believes that they are truly just best friends. When feelings start to change, will they risk their friendship to explore something more? Or are they better off as friends? Trapped - Simone and Omari are friends with benefits. One of them is tired of playing games and wants a true commitment and the other refuses. Will they end up together or end it all? Age Ain't Nothin' But a Number - Coco is at an age where she wants a commitment but is ready to give up on love. When young, successful, and handsome Malcolm gives her what she's been missing, will she let his age stand in the way of happiness? Time Table - Newlyweds, Janelle and Isaiah, are enjoying their first few months of marriage, until a blast from the past shows up and rocks their world. Will they weather the storm or throw in the towel?
Track star, Karizma "Rizzy" Davis is ready to lose the dead weight that is her boyfriend, Marcus, and start her freshman year of college single and free. However, when Marcus doesn't want to let go, Taylen comes along and saves her, eager for a place in her heart.
Football star, Taylen Andrews is what every girl dreams of, tall, dark, handsome, and smart. Being that he can pull any girl on campus, he has no desire to be tied down to just one. Until Karizma catches his eye.
For the first time in his life, Bishop found himself falling in love and he believes the feeling is mutual. All of that changes quickly and he’s left trying to sort out his feelings. But when he thinks he’s lost Hazel for good, will he put his pride aside
and forgive her?
You saw the budding romance of Hazel and Bishop as they began their love story in part one. As Bishop continues his quest to capture Hazel's heart, it's easy to see that love is on the horizon. Until Hazel does something that knocks Bishop off his feet and puts their relationship at risk. Will he give her a chance to redeem herself or will he throw up the deuces
and move on?
Karizma and Taylen’s relationship has been nothing but drama since the day they met. With the many obstacles that continue to follow them, some might say they weren’t meant to be. Will they continue to fight for their love or will it all just prove to be too much for these young lovers to deal with?
Find out if these couples will ride for each other until the wheels fall off...again.
Coco Sinclair is unlucky when it comes to love. After her most recent relationship ended in disaster, Coco decides that she’s going to take a break from the dating scene and focus on herself and her career. After several months of doing exactly that, Coco lets her friends talk her into a night out that she won’t soon forget.
Young entrepreneur, Malcolm Alexander, is all about taking care of business. Focused on making sure that his new club is a success, he doesn’t have time for much else, including a relationship.
When the two them literally collide, sparks fly and neither of them can ignore it. Will Coco allow Malcolm to give her what she’s been missing, or will she let their differences stand in the way of happiness?
Keva Jamison has lusted after her brother’s best friend, Damarion, for years. When they finally hook up, her lust turned love consumes her thoughts and all that she can think about is being with him. The dilemma…Keva has a man and doesn’t know how to tell him that she’d rather be with someone else.
Damarion Sanders is the ultimate bachelor and in no rush to settle down. He’s been in a situationship for several months but only because he can’t have who he really desires. But after succumbing to his attraction to Keva, his best friend’s sister, making her his forever is the only thing on his mind, except…he promised his best friend that he’d stay away from Keva.
Will Keva and Damarion find a way to be together? Will Keva risk her relationship and take a chance on giving Damarion all of her love? Will Damarion break the promise he made to his best friend and risk eighteen years of friendship for the woman he’s come to love?
When Shayla Simms takes a trip with her closest friends, the last thing she’s expecting is to spend that time with a handsome stranger, but that’s exactly what happens when she meets Darius Carter. Although their time together is beautiful, it doesn’t last long.
Shayla and Darius part ways, returning to their lives of normality. For Shayla, that separation leads to meeting and falling for Kurt – a man whose hands hurt more than they heal and show love. Even though she knows their union must end, Shayla can’t quite pull herself to leave… until Darius returns.
The bond between Shayla and Darius was almost instant and too good to be true, which is why it was so easy for the both of them to walk away. This second time around, Darius’ fairytale love is exactly what Shayla needs to get out of her hellish reality. There’s just one problem: Kurt isn’t willing to let her go easily. Will Shayla stay, or will she find the courage to leave and believe because of Darius that love doesn’t hurt?
Twenty-seven-year-old, single mother, Nia Simpson’s professional life couldn’t be better. She loves everything about her job as a Human Resources Training Manager. However, her personal life leaves a lot to be desired. Her last relationship ended horribly, over four years ago. Refusing to be burned again, she decided to focus on her career, and because she isn’t a fan of one night stands, her sex life is non-existent.
In comes Raffiel.
Thirty-two-year-old Raffiel Jeffries is every woman’s dream. Tall, dark, handsome, and beyond successful. As the CEO of Jeffries Management, Inc., he can have any woman he wants and there have been times in his life when he did just that. However, as he’s gotten older and more mature, he has a strong desire to love one and be loved by one woman. He thought he had found that in his ex but she was a fraud.
When these two meet, sparks fly and they can’t resist the pull they have on each other. However, the baggage that they both bring to the table creates some issues that neither one of them is prepared to handle. Even still, controlling the speed at which they are falling for each other is impossible as they both question if this could be love.
In part one of “Could This Be Love” Nia Simpson and Raffiel Jeffries fall for each other, hard and fast. Although Nia was initially cautious about the pace at which their relationship was moving, she finally opened up her heart to love. Then she’s hit with what seems like the ultimate betrayal.
Raffiel is certain that Nia was made for him. At every turn, he receives confirmation that she is the one. But there is something that he doesn’t know about Nia that could change how he feels about her.
Is the omission of information the same as lying? If so, Nia and Raffiel are both guilty. In the finale, secrets are uncovered that will rock their world. Is this newfound love strong enough to see them through the hard times?
People are going out of their way to ensure that these two don’t get their happily ever after. This couple will be tested and find themselves questioning if this could be love.
Reese Walter knows what’s good for her, that is, until fate introduces her to Jacori Johnston. Their earth stopping attraction to each other must be denied or everything they know could come crumbling down. One night of weakness and soul-stirring passion is left behind, until life draws them together again, four years later.
The love they had for each other remains, but when secrets are revealed, it leaves one of them praying for forgiveness and the other trying to decide if this complicated love is worth the fight.
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When twenty-three-year-old Zola Chaffers, creator and owner of Urban Biz magazine, is suddenly dumped by her boyfriend, she is devastated. After spending months drowning her sorrows in wine and nineties R&B music, she finally decides it’s time to move on. As fate would have it, she bumps into the man that is going to make her forget her ex was even a factor.
Twenty-six-year-old Gabe Amoure, owner of the breakfast food truck called “The G-Spot”, is not looking for love, but he’s not running from it either. His life experiences have taught him that if you want something, you have to pursue it with reckless abandon. When he spots Zola at a nineties themed party, her beauty is breathtaking, and her vibe is magnetic. From the moment he bumped into her, he knew he had to have her.
When these two meet, their souls connect and neither of them shy away from their feelings. However, past experiences threaten to tear their love apart, unless they learn to face their demons head-on. Will their pasts force them apart or will love’s sweet serenade bind them together?
Here is a playlist of great 90's song to help you feel the vibe of the book.
Most kids want to be policemen, firemen, doctors, or lawyers. Not Ty! He had a love for music, buttons, and lights, and found a way to use that love to follow his dream. You don't have to wait until you're a grown-up to do what you love.
“Sometimes, life forces you to take a detour. When you finally reach your destination, you’ll understand your journey.”
Love is a fickle thing that can take your life on the least expected detours. Creed Mason was learning that the hard way. Married to a woman who refuses to forget his past, he was burning himself out trying to prove that he was a changed man. Until he meets a woman who offers him the help he needs with healing, in more ways than one.
Kamaria Jones is living what she feels is her best life. Happily divorced, working a job she loves, and the existence of a much appreciated friend-with-benefits to take care of her sexual needs. Love is the furthest thing from her mind. But when she meets a man that is determined to infiltrate her heart, she’s forced to decide if she’s ready to give love another try.
Will Kamaria and Creed be able to handle the shifts in their atmospheres and give each other the love that they deserve?
Lexi Greene would be no one’s forgotten conquest. As the owner of three daycare centers, she’s as much savvy as she is sultry. Despite her immediate attraction to Landon Maxwell, his preceding reputation declares him designated to the friend-zone. Until one fateful night…
Notorious playboy, Landon Maxwell, is the much talked about wide receiver for the San Antonio Stars. He can have any woman he chooses…except Lexi Greene. She came with requirements and being noncommittal wasn’t going to suffice.
But one night holds their friendship in the balance. Crossing the line could put their friendship at risk. Will Lexi risk heart break and give him a chance to prove his love? Will Landon let Lexi love him through the storm or let the demons of his past rain on his future?
*This book is a spin-off of “The Love I Deserve.” Although you can read one without the other, you will get some background about how Landon and Lexi met in the aforementioned book.*
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One night is all it took to drive strangers, Kyree Ross and Braelynn Waters, to ecstasy. However, the reality of living thousands of miles apart and the committed relationships they would return to forces a vow to forget their unprecedented passion.
One year later, when the paths of the unsuspecting pair cross again, the feelings they were afraid to let flow have magnified tenfold.
Nothing will stand in the way of their love… or so they think. Follow Kyree and Braelynn on their journey of love. Since the day their spirits collided, there was an inkling that they were meant to be. But love rarely makes its home on Easy Street.
MyLynn’s Bedroom Boutique is known for the love it lends to boudoirs all over the globe. Co-owner Myla Abbott could use a dose of her own, although she’d never admit to it. While on a trip to Belize, Myla aimed to surprise her best friend by reuniting her with the lover her heart yearned for. To Myla’s surprise, she returned home with a gift of her own... she’s pregnant.
Kolby Ross wanted nothing to do with commitment. Confident and honest, he put his cards on the table before he and Myla Abbott engaged in the fire of passion their bodies couldn’t deny. However, after spending a week with the vivacious Myla wrapped in his arms, he found himself contemplating forever.
Can an unplanned pregnancy lead to an undeniable love? Or will reality burn fantasies to ashes?
*This book is a spin-off of “Since the Day We Met.” Although the stories can be read separately, you may have a more pleasurable reading experience if you read the aforementioned book.*
Click on image to read synopsis The chemistry between Jaelynn Waters and Kamden Ross could cause an explosion, however, Jaelynn had some healing to tend to, deeming her emotionally unavailable for an all-consuming man like Kamden. Mending her heart takes longer than expected. She’s ready to confess her love but it appears that Kamden is no longer in a place to receive it.
Kamden knew Jaelynn was made for him. Still, he gave her the space she required, accepting her as the best friend she was becoming. But after almost two years, Kamden was losing hope in what could be their fortified future. In order to protect his own heart, he thought it was necessary to explore love outside of their defined lines.
Will Kamden finally let go of what could be? Is Jaelynn destined to continue breaking her own heart? Or will love flex its powers and heal what was once broken?
*This book is the third book of a spin-off of series that includes “Since the Day We Met” and “Easy To Love.” Although the stories can be read separately, you may have a more pleasurable reading experience if you read the aforementioned books.*