Set in Newport, Rhode Island, each novel in this steamy, seaside, small city can be read as a standalone. However, it is suggested that you read the novels in the order of release as characters do crossover between stories.
The Prodigal’s Desire
The Literary Ladies #1
Release date: October 8, 2020
An introverted bookseller fearful of losing all she holds dear.
Victoria Hathaway has worked hard to establish a thriving business along Newport Harbor and is proud of her strong roots in “The City by the Sea. She’ll never willingly sign over her inheritance—the multi-generation colonial home that stands in the way of the building of a 5-star resort community. Even if that means she must battle the powerful Santana Construction Company’s continuous attempts to seize her land.
Sexually aroused by the enemy, the stakes are high.
Henry finds it impossible to stay away from the shy but sexy Victoria. Sparks fly when Victoria meets the handsome stranger until she discovers he’s the one who is threatening to take her land. Desperate and determined, Victoria struggles to save her home and her livelihood while ignoring her growing attraction for the man who threatens to destroy it all.
Forever His Desire
The Literary Ladies #2
Release date: October 5, 2021
A Man Bound by Duty.
Since the age of twelve, Andre Jenkins has had two desires—to uphold the law and to marry Jennifer Jordan. Compassionate, conscientious, and committed, honor means everything. Now, a Newport Police Officer, Andre’s on the cusp of having it all.
A Woman Imprisoned by Her Past.
Abandoned at an early age, Jennifer Jordan is a master at guarding her heart. Sharp-tongued, street-smart, and self-sufficient, vulnerability isn’t an option. The co-owner of the Literary Ladies Book Nook and Café in Newport, Rhode Island, Jennifer believed she’d overcome her tragic past.
Each Struggling to Make a Life-Altering Decision.
Faced with an unthinkable ultimatum, Andre gambles with his future. Forced to acknowledge her demons, Jennifer fights a destructive addiction.
The Literary Ladies: A Seaside Desire Special Edition Box Set
Release date: July 12, 2022
Welcome to historic Newport, Rhode Island. Join Victoria Hathaway and Jennifer Jordan as they each find their own happily-ever-after among a backdrop of picturesque ocean views, lavish multi-million-dollar estates and a close-knit community in THE LITERARY LADIES, A Seaside Desire Special Edition featuring two-full length novels.
THE PRODIGAL’S DESIRE, The Literary Ladies Duet #1
FOREVER HIS DESIRE, The Literary Ladies Duet #2