Long Road Home
The Barker Triplets, Book 5
At the age of thirty-six, Bobbi Jo Barker is in a place she thought she’d never be—separated from the only man she’ll ever love. Disillusioned, she leaves her home to spend the summer in Louisiana, hoping the heat will heal her broken heart. It doesn’t take long to find out that running away makes things worse, and the secret she carries just might bury her.
Shane Gallagher has lost everything that mattered to him. Again. When his sister surprises him with a trip to a B&B in Belle Adair, Louisiana, he takes it, if only to get away, to paint and clear his head. What he doesn’t expect to find is his estranged wife staying in the room above him. The undeniable pull that exists between them used to be enough, but life has a way of demanding more.
As days pass into weeks, Bobbi and Shane will have to remember the past in order to fight for their future, and hope the long road home leads to each other.
Love & Other Things
A Crystal Lake Novel, Book 4
Beck Jacobs makes a living restoring and fixing homes. The only thing he can’t fix is himself. A part of him died the night his fiancé was taken, and he’s accepted the fact he’ll live his life alone. What he doesn’t count on is Sidney Barrett, a woman more broken than he is. Surprised at the sparks between them, Beck has to decide whether he stokes those flames and lets them spread, or does he step away and let them burn to ash.
Sid Barrett seems to have it all. Famous for being famous, she’s carved out a life for herself and made a fortune with her lifestyle brand. Burnt out, she escapes to Crystal Lake, her plan to relax and recharge the batteries. Local contractor Beck Jacobs, puts a wrench in that plan. The thought of embarking on an affair with a man like Beck scares her. But when your heart has already been shattered, is there anything left to break?
Writing as J.A. Stone
An emotional journey of four women connected by blood, love, loss and time.
Pruett Fontaine is at a crossroads. Divorced, she’s lost herself and is struggling to find her place. When her estranged mother dies unexpectedly she’s drawn back to Louisiana, to a family and town she left behind twenty years ago.
With no choice but to deal with her mother’s estate, a father she doesn’t know anymore, and the woman her mother left them for, she brings her teenage daughter to Sweetwater and collides with a past she’s been running from since she was eighteen.
Her mother’s journals open her eyes to a woman she barely knew, and she can’t outrun the sins of the past. Secrets are exposed, tragedies are revealed, and temptation rears its head over the course of one long, hot Louisiana summer.
That Thing You Do
A Crystal Lake Novel, Book 2
All her life, tomboy Molly Malone, has been one of the guys. When her brother decides to get married it means the gang will reunite, but more importantly it means Nate Jacobs will finally come home. With the impending nuptials looming fast and a family that can barely put together a grocery list, Molly will be tested like never before. To make matters worse, one look from Nate confirms he’s still her kryptonite and that her teenage crush is now something more. He’s only ever thought of her as ‘one of the boys’ and to protect her heart, she’s determined to keep it that way.
At thirty years of age, sports agent Nate Jacobs has got it all. Dream job, nice home, expensive car, and all the eye candy he can handle. But lately he’s realized something is missing. He just doesn’t know what it is. So, coming home to Crystal Lake for his buddy’s wedding is a welcome distraction. He can kick back, relax and get his head on straight. The only problem? Molly Malone. She’s still the pain in the ass she always was, so why is he thinking things he shouldn’t be? Like kissing her? Like what is underneath those baggy jeans? She’s also acting weird and that makes him wonder, what the hell is she hiding?