(Book 1 Chicago series)
At the age of nine, Jillian Waters’ idyllic childhood dissolved the day her mother disappeared. She somehow survived the loss, but that doesn’t mean she emerged with her heart intact. She spent the next twenty years moving from town to town with her police officer father as he worked on the case of his life. She built up sturdy walls to protect her heart from anything close to love.
Now living in Chicago within arm’s reach of Lake Michigan, which, along with her dad, has been the only constant in her life, she meets Drew Montgomery. He is a boat builder and a man of passion, searching for someone with whom to build his life, his way, with a solid foundation and plenty of heart. Their mutual love of the lake draws Jillian and Drew into a relationship unlike any she has ever dared to risk. When Jillian discovers a connection to her mother, she must decide to walk away or risk her heart on a man who may hold answers to so many questions that have lingered throughout her life.
Waters’ Reflection is a story of connections, loss, and strength - in the face of danger and on the chance of love.
Love always matters.
(Book 2 Chicago series)
Hailey Powers left Chicago at nineteen, vowing to never look back, even if it meant leaving CJ Montgomery, and a piece of her heart, behind. She has changed in her time away – grown stronger, done things no one could have predicted, raised a daughter almost entirely on her own. When she returns to Chicago, under the most difficult of circumstances, she will be thrust into CJ’s life and career, the very things he’s made without her. Can she go home? And when she does, is that to a place or to a person?
CJ Montgomery has made peace with her leaving, at least that is what he tells himself to get through his days and nights. Thirteen years have passed since Hailey walked away, hand in hand with CJ’s best friend Jamie no less. Are thirteen years long enough for a heart to forget? He’s tried to let her go, made a life as a surgeon, dated more than his share of women – more than his brothers’ shares too. But there will be only one Hailey in his life and he has always believed in second chances. When she reappears in his life, in his hospital, and in need of his help, he’ll stand true. Will the choices Hailey made in life keep them reliving the past or give them a second chance at the future?
Powers’ Pulse is a story of friendship, secrets, and letting love lead you home – no matter where or who that might be.
Love finds a way.
(book 3 chicago series)
After a boating accident in his teen years left him feeling guilty over the death of a child, Kerry Montgomery has resigned himself to a steady, quiet life in the towers of the Chicago Loop. There are expectations, of course. He’ll marry for status, even if the society set pinches his every last nerve, and he’ll carry on the Montgomery name, even if he can’t forgive himself for past mistakes. What’s unexpected? His attraction to Molly Winters. She doesn’t have a society name, connections, or money. She’s more than ten years younger than him. Not to mention, she’s like a sister – his youngest brother’s best friend. But most importantly, she has a child – a complete no-go for him. He’s not supposed to want her, but if he can get over his fears, he might just find a future nobody expected.
Molly Winters is not interested in Kerry, his money, or his pain. She’s had plenty of her own. Pregnant at sixteen, betrayed by her father, lied to by her mom – trust doesn’t come easy. Before traveling with Kerry to Saint Kitts for his younger brother’s wedding, she was content to raise her son, help her community, and run a small catering business. When she finds herself drawn into his spell, she will need to figure out if she can trust him with her feelings or if it’s all just a little island magic playing tricks on her heart.
Winters’ Season is a story of heartbreaking guilt, the search for forgiveness, and the redemptive power of love.
Love changes everything.