All novels are written in the 3rd person point-of-view and take place in Newport, Rhode Island. Although each novel can be read as a standalone, it is suggested to read them in the order of publication as characters do cross over between stories.
The Prodigal’s Desire
The Literary Ladies Book 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 Book 2
Release date: October 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.
Will Jennifer Remain Forever His Desire?
Danger, Deceit and Desire
The O’Halloran’s Book 1
Release Date: Spring/Summer 2022
Shane O’Halloran—Saint or Sinner?
Gruff, out-spoken and savage, Shane O’Halloran is content living a life of solitude. After selling off his share of O’Halloran’s Irish Pub in historic Newport, Rhode Island, he thought he’d finally escaped his torrid past. Ensnared in a criminal lawsuit, Shane’s secrets come crashing back into focus, forcing him to revisit his demons.
Marissa Sousa—Responsible or Reckless?
Intelligent, serious, and soft-hearted, Marissa Sousa is on a mission to help people. Married to her job as a social worker, she doesn’t have time to engage in a social life. Determined to improve the lives of others, Marissa struggles to accept that she cannot save everyone. Especially, herself.
Two Unlikely Souls Unite.
Although Shane and Marissa take an instant dislike to each other, they’re equally dedicated to justice. To avenge the death of an innocent baby, they’ll have to forgo their differences to catch a killer. But will they be able to quench their mutual lust amid Danger, Deceit and Desire?
A Date with Desire
The O’Halloran’s Book 2
Release Date: Fall/Winter 2022
Blake Norman—Newport, Rhode Island’s Devilish Playboy.
Arrogant, cocky and definitely misunderstood Blake Norman wasn’t a man to recon with. He’d loved a woman once, but he’d be damned to make that mistake again. All it had gotten him was a messy divorce and a lifetime of loneliness.
Katie O’Halloran—The City by the Sea’s Sweetheart.
Soft and gentle, Katie O’Halloran was tired of being suffocated by her over-protective brothers. She’d escaped her confines once, but suffered a heavy price. Now deeply scared from her experience living abroad, she’s consumed with the tragic events of one night.
Hell, Hath No Fury Like a Philanderer Enamored by an Innocent.
Will love conquer all for a jaded police officer and a young college student? Sometimes fate steps in and provides a second chance. Will these two broken souls fine salvation when they surrender to A Date with Desire?
Ms. Carrington’s Desire
The O’Halloran’s Book 3
Release Date: 2023
Helen Carrington—A Wealthy Heiress with a Scandalous Secret.
Helen Carrington has a reputation for excess and indulging with the opposite sex is just one of her many pleasures. The only child born to a billionaire; she accepted the fate bestowed upon those born into great wealth long ago–a lifetime of insincerity, false friends, and greed. Lonely for the one person she’s ever loved, Helen must decide if she will expose the hidden truth that could drastically change their lives forever.
Liam O’Halloran—An Entrepreneur with an Appetite for Pleasure.
Liam O’Halloran is admired for his hard work ethics and is famous for playing even harder. The second son born to Irish immigrants, he’s been underestimated and overlooked most of his life. Committed to the success of his inheritance, O’Halloran’s Pub located in popular, downtown Newport, Rhode Island, Liam is determined to revive his failing business.
When a cougar offers a bad boy the opportunity of a life-time, a battle of wills erupts.
Despite their vast differences the chemistry between Helen and Liam is off the charts. Will two of Newport’s most notorious residents set the city on fire or will pride stand in their way? Just how far is Liam willing to go to remain Ms. Carrington’s Desire?