First Loves series

A mix of young adult and new adult titles.

First loves

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Crazy About You CRAZY ABOUT YOU

Jody is the girl who sits in the corner with her steady boyfriend and observes. But when her boyfriend unexpectedly dumps her just before they start a summer working at youth summer camps, her life begins to shift. The local bar – where the camp counselors go to unwind – has hired Liam, a gorgeous man from Ireland. A gorgeous man with an equally fabulous accent. Even her name sounds beautiful coming through his perfect lips.
When her harmless flirting actually leads to romance, Jody’s shocked she ended up with the man everyone is ogling..
But when Liam’s past makes an appearance, can they both move beyond his history and find their way to love, or will Jody continue to play her life safe?

Crazy About You follows Jody through a summer of firsts…guys, loves, breakups, and adventure.

This story was originally published in the anthology 10 Weeks, but has an added epilogue for some bonus romantic fun.

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Believe in US

BELIEVE IN US

Dana is definitely not the kind of girl to be living in the dump of a wilderness lodge she finds herself waitressing in. But when Craig, the sexy cop who’s handling the murder case where she’s a witness, suggests it—it seems like a good idea. Now she’s got no BMW, no shopping, and an assortment of hairy Alaskan men who definitely belong in a run-down old lodge. Her exciting visits from Craig are getting less exciting, and the lodge owner, Jason, is quickly moving from grouchy and judgmental, to funny, smart and unexpectedly complex.

Jason knows exactly the type of girl Dana is—beautiful, spoiled, and high maintenance. She’s everything that hurt him in the past, and why he now lives as far away from city life as he can manage. If he wasn’t so hard-up for help, he would have never said yes to his friend, Craig. Despite his reservations, Dana becomes the perfect antidote to everything in his life—both his disaster of a divorce and precocious little sister who shows up on his doorstep. Jason realizes he’s falling in love too late to stop it, or even slow it down.

As the trial approaches, Dana knows it’s time to move on with her life—but is her life back in the city she left or does she believe in love enough to re-imagine her future?

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*This book was previously published as FALLING, by Mia Josephs. After making subtle shifts in the love story, Jolene re-published this title under her own name. HUGE thank you to the readers who have followed her through this change.

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KNEE DEEP cvr

KNEE DEEP

A broken heart. A best friend. A first love.

Shawn is the guy Ronnie Bird promised her life to at the age of fourteen. He’s her soul mate. He’s more uptight every day, but it’s not his fault. His family life is stressful, and she’s adding to it. She just needs to be more understanding, and he’ll start to be the boy she fell in love with. She won’t give up on someone she’s loved for so long.

Luke is her best friend, and the guy she hangs with to watch girlie movies in her large blanketopias. He’s the guy she can confide in before she even goes to her girlfriends, and the guy who she’s playing opposite in Romeo and Juliet. Now her chest flutters every time he gets too close. This is new. Is Ronnie falling for him? Or is Juliet? The lines are getting blurry, but leaving one guy for another is not something that a girl like Ronnie does.

Shawn’s outbursts are starting to give her bruises, and Luke’s heart breaks as Ronnie remains torn. While her thoughts and feelings swirl around the lines between friendship and forever, she’s about to lose them both.

*This novel has a bonus FULL NOVELLA at the end, which was inspired by a reader request

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NIght SkyNIGHT SKY

After losing Sarah, the friend he’s loved, to some other guy, Jameson meets Sky. Her Native American roots, fluid movements, and need for brutal honesty become addictive fast. This is good. Jameson needs distraction – his dad leaves for another woman, his mom’s walking around like a zombie, and Sarah’s new boyfriend can’t keep his hands off of her.

As he spends time with Sky and learns about her village, her totems, and her friends with drums – she’s way more than distraction. Jameson’s falling for her fast.

But Sky’s need for honesty somehow doesn’t extend to her life story – and Jameson just may need more than his new girl to keep him distracted from the disaster of his senior year.

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What A KissWHAT A KISS IS

Antony loves his life in New York. He loves living with his mother and wearing designer clothes. He loves his private tutors for home school. It’s practically necessary since his mom travels the world as a reporter for NBC.

When an assignment overseas gives her the opportunity of a lifetime, she sees it as a chance for Antony to get to know his dad – a guy strange enough to live on a boat. Near dreary Seattle. Antony’s sure that the next few months will feel like a lifetime. He and his dad can’t even fill up a five minute conversation on his birthday call.

When he meets Amber, the girl from five boats down, his prospects perk up, but when it becomes very clear, very fast, that all she’s after is friendship, Antony wonders if he’ll survive the next three months.

He is absolutely. Completely. Totally. Displaced.

And then tragedy hits.

What A Kiss Is, is a novel about love, loss, and figuring out what’s actually important.

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Hard to LoveHARD TO LOVE

Love is the ultimate rush.

Freshman year of college isn’t easy. But with a friend like Libby Patterson, it is unforgettable.

Libby is honest and fearless and adorable. She’s the girl on campus that everyone knows. The life of every party. Infectious and addictive, Libby captivates all those around her. Particularly her roommate Honor and their boy bestie Toby.

But three isn’t always a magic number. And there’s more to this trio than what everyone sees.

When Honor finds herself falling for an artist, and Libby doesn’t approve, and Toby finds himself watching Libby more than he should…the sides of their circle become strained.

The three are suddenly stretched between friendship, love, and taking sides. They must fight to hold on to each other. But the tighter the hold, the harder it gets. Especially when Libby’s unpredictability turns dangerous. Now it’s up to Honor and Toby to save her from the downward spiral that could break their circle for good.

Hard to Love was previously published under the title 3 Sides to a Circle

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