The Betrayed Trilogy Boxed Set includes:
Book One: Pieces of You
Book Two: Secrets of You
Book Three: What's Left of Her - a novella
Pieces of You
Will he risk his life and his heart for a chance at one true love? Quinn Burnes's mother disappeared when he was only fifteen leaving him with a despondent father, a little sister who suffers panic attacks, and eight notebooks containing the truth about his mother. He guards this secret for eighteen years, until on an otherwise normal day, his mother re-enters his life, pleading for his help. She's in danger and the only thing that can save her is reclaiming the identity she shunned years ago.
Quinn is a master of emotional detachment, from his successful career as a personal injury attorney to his strings of meaningless relationships with beautiful women who possess uneasy temperaments; a sure formula to keep his heart safe and insure he's the first to walk away. Until he meets the mysterious 'Danielle' a woman with too many secrets who's on the run from the abusive, estranged husband she shot and may have killed. Danielle isn't like any woman he's ever met, but can he risk his heart for someone who's doing exactly what his mother did eighteen years ago? Someone who may ultimately leave him, just like his mother?
Secrets of You
He's not who he says he is...but neither is she...Wealthy, privileged, the product of too much money and too little responsibility, Ash Lancaster routinely pretends he's someone else so he'll be valued for more than his bank accounts.
Talented, beautiful, tormented by a past choice she deeply regrets, jewelry designer Arianna Sorensen guards her heart and her privacy from the outside world.
When Arianna and Ash meet, the passion is real, though the rest may not be.
What's Left of Her
How could a mother walk away from her family? This is the question many readers asked after finishing Pieces of You.
When Christine Blacksworth's larger-than-life father is killed on an icy road in Magdalena, New York, 100 miles from the 'getaway' cabin he visited every month, she discovers a secret that threatens everything she's always held to be true. Her father has another family which includes a mistress and a daughter. Determined to uncover the truth behind her father's secret life, Christine heads to Magdalena, prepared to hate the people who have caused her to question everything she thought she knew about her father.
She'll risk anything to save her child…even the truth. It's taken nine years and a cross-country move, but Audra Valentine Wheyton has kept her secrets safe. She's created the perfect life - a husband who loves her, a daughter she adores, and a position as head writer for an award-winning daytime soap. When her husband dies suddenly, Audra returns to her hometown for the funeral and faces a community that has not forgotten her meager beginnings and a man who has never forgiven her for marrying his brother.
Harry Blacksworth is rich, handsome, the ultimate playboy with a killer smile and a clever wit. He's fought it, denied it, ignored it, but the damn truth won't go away: He's fallen in love. And just when he's accepted that fact, Greta Servensen, the only woman he's ever trusted, breaks his heart. Christine Blacksworth and Nate Desantro beat the odds when they fell in love and married. But staying married is threatened when the foundation behind every good relationship - trust - is challenged.
"Very good book!"
When city boy Ben Reed arrives in Magdalena, he's not planning a long-term stay in a town filled with too many busybodies and too little excitement. He just needs things to settle down in Philly for a few months before he returns to his old life and his plan to win back his ex-wife. But once he gets to know the people in this town, he starts to care about them - one in particular: Gina Servetti. The longer he's around her, the more he realizes she's so much more than a woman with a scowl and a sharp tongue.
"Love the stories, but not the narrator."
Heartache. Betrayal. Forgiveness. Redemption...It's time to head back to Magdalena, New York, and spend a little time with the people we love to love and even a few we love to hate.
It's time to head back to Magdalena in this holiday novella. The town is preparing to celebrate the holidays when a snowstorm hits and threatens to ruin the festivities. But that's not the only threat blowing into town. Pop's son is here from California to enjoy Christmas with his father, but when he leaves, he's taking Pop with him, or is he? Will the town give up the Godfather of Magdalena, or will they show Pop's son that when we open our hearts, anything is possible, even second chances?
Eight years ago, tragedy struck the town's perfect couple, Daniel "Cash" Casherdon and Tess Carrick, days before their wedding. That tragedy shredded their dreams of a life together and sent them fleeing Magdalena. Now, destiny has brought them back, and the town is determined to see this couple mend their differences.
On the day Michael stands at the altar before family, friends, and most of the town of Restalline, Pennsylvania, he's prepared to pledge his life, love, and fidelity to the woman who owns his heart. There's only one thing missing - the bride. Elise loves Michael truly and completely, but there's a tiny piece of her that believes he'll fall back into his "bad boy" ways. When a threat from his past visits her, Elise lets doubt rule and skips her own wedding.
Alexandra "Alex" Chamberlain is a big city girl who knows nothing about close-knit families, sibling rivalry, or receiving an unsolicited opinion in the name of family. She's been raised by an aunt and uncle who've provided her with a wealthy lifestyle and a fancy education, but have withheld what she craved most - love and acceptance. Her uncle has taught her to disregard everything but the bottom line and she'll do anything to earn his approval.
How does one see truly - with the heart or with the eyes? Matt Brandon has it all - wealth, power, looks, and talent. Women want him, men want to be like him. When a freak ski accident strips him of one of life's most basic needs - his sight - he struggles to accept the possibility that his blindness may be permanent. Enter psychologist Sara Hamilton, a woman who has known her own share of grief and loss and may just be the one person who can help Matt redefine his new world.
The Way They Were is book two of That Second Chance series. (These are standalone books tied together by a common theme - belief in the beauty of that second chance).
He hasn't spoken her name in fourteen years. She keeps a journal hidden in the back of her closet and permits herself to write about him once a year - on the anniversary of the first and only time they made love. They promised to love one another forever, but tragedy tore them apart. Now, destiny may just bring them back together.
1976 -Sara Polokovich wants out of Norwood, Pennsylvania, population 4,582, where the undertaker and the butcher are the same person. All she has to do is earn a scholarship. Just two more years...but until then, she pours over classics to strengthen her comprehension skills, reviews for the SAT, and continues to request college brochures from every school in the northeast.Sara's just buried her mother, her father drinks too much, and her kid sister won't leave her alone. Why can't her life be normal? Even half-normal?