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There are 2 series: The Coffee Shop Series and The Health and Happiness Society.

 

The Coffee Shop Series

The Coffee Shop Series is a contemporary romance series that takes place in and around the town of Pineville. Each book follows a different couple on their journey. They can be read as a standalone, but maximum enjoyment comes from reading from the beginning.

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Coffee Shop Girl

Book 1

 Coffee Shop Girl

Bethany:

This coffee shop is going to kill me.

Sure, it's my dad's dream. If he hadn't died eight months ago, I wouldn't be here, a college drop out, trying not to drown in debt.

Nor would I be staring into the muddy eyes of a viking-sized man that's telling me everything I'm doing wrong—as if he knows so much about business in a small mountain town.

Except he does.

And when the biggest, most unexpected surprise of all falls in my lap, I'll have no choice but to ask for his help.

Time for some power lipstick.

Maverick:

This girl is drowning.

She might have eyes like glacier pools and hair so black it's glossy, but that doesn't mean she knows how to run a coffee shop. She's drowning in more than debt, interest, and credit card payments.

She'll never make it.

But I kind of want her to.

Because underneath that bright lipstick and those sun dresses is a woman that I have an uncomfortable feeling is about to rock. my. world.

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Lovesick

Book 2

Lovesick 

Lizbeth:

There’s one thing I’m absolutely convinced of: romance is real, and true love is a force for good in the world.

I have 957 paperback romance novels in my attic bedroom that prove it.

When my world crashes down around me and JJ Bailey shows up, he lays down the ultimate challenge: prove romance is real. The fact that JJ thinks romance is a farce only makes me more determined to prove him wrong.

Romance is real and love saves the day.

Hold my spreadsheets.

JJ:

Life has gotten kind of stagnant. Then Lizbeth literally crashes into my world with her ideas of storybook romance and love. Her silky red hair drives me to distraction.

What the hell is a meet-cute anyway?

Romance does not save the world. I’ve been there. Failed at that. My parents divorce has convinced me that not even love can survive real life. Perpetual bachelorhood looks pretty safe to me.

Except Lizbeth is determined to help me see the light of love. I’m not about to let her win our little challenge, because I know the truth.

Forget her books. I’ll show her that romance is a construct, and love hurts.

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Runaway

Book 3

 Runaway

Stella Marie:

I didn’t ask for my life to be uprooted, but won’t sit by while my creepy ex-boss destroys everything—himself included.

Except . . . there’s only one person that can help me disappear for a while, and I’m pretty sure he groans every time he sees me calling.

Being Mark Bailey’s accountant isn’t easy.

When Mark helps me escape into his mountain world for a while, the very last thing I expect is to fall hard. Now ghosts from my past are following and I’m not sure there’s a happy-ever-after waiting at the end of this nightmare.

Mark:

My accountant is the most frustrating woman on the planet.

She infuriates me every time we speak, but I will never, ever fire her because she is the only thing standing between me and utter bankruptcy.

Now I’m not so sure I know her after all. The woman that arrives on my doorstep in the middle of the night is surprisingly bright, beautiful, and frightened.

Being the good guy in the past hasn’t gotten me anywhere, but this time, I have a good feeling about Stella Marie. Which is why I’m happy to step up when that psycho ex-boss of hers tracks her to my doorstep.

No one is getting near Stella Marie while I’m here.

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Fighter

Book 4

 Fighte

Serafina:

The small mountain town of Pineville had my heart from the moment I stepped in it. Maybe Benjamin Mercedy did too.

Too bad he’s way out of my league.

When things escalate to an unsafe situation at home, I have no choice but to ask the town MMA fighter to teach me self-defense.

When we’re together on that mat, there’s a whole lot more spark and bang than I thought. And if I didn’t know any better, I’d say Benjamin Mercedy is hiding some ghosts in his gloves.

Ghosts I’m ready to help tame.

Benjamin:

What am I supposed to do? Serafina shows up with a fat lip and a request for a self-defense class. Of course I’ll help her.

Then everything changes.

She is bright-eyed brilliance in my cold, uncertain world. I can’t stay away, even if I wanted to. Serafina has her own devils to deal with, and it’s been a while since I’d had a good fight.

Then she edges her way into my past with her light and warmth and cookies, and my bruised heart doesn’t have a fighting chance.

Serafina is mine.

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Shy Girl

Book 5

Shy Girl 

Dagny:

Once upon a time, I thought my stutter was the worst thing that ever happened to me. But now I know better.

Being held at gunpoint outranks a speech impediment any day. 

Thankfully, my longtime crush Jayson Hernandez tackled that problem to the ground with those broad shoulders—the ones that make my stutter oh-so-much-worse.

As if he hasn’t held my heart in his strong, capable hands ever since I adored him from the shadows in high school. Or every day he comes into the coffee shop with a new date. Or each time he shoots me a friendly smile that makes my toes curl.

Then he proposes something so insane it’s my heart that starts to stutter. And I can’t turn him down, even though I want to.

Because there’s a part of me that still believes I’m Cinderella too.

And oh, how I want him to realize he’s Prince Charming after all.

Jayson:

My friends are the best guys anyone could ask for. They’ve always had my back.

Except . . . they’re pretty hard to impress.

The last thing I want to do is let them down, especially when the first of our group of four is getting married. I can’t show up to that wedding by myself, but I don’t have anyone to take with me that could gain their approval.

Enter Dagny Taylor.

She’s quiet, reads people like a book, and isn’t afraid to say it like it is—when I can get her to talk, that is. I’ve done some pretty wild things in my life, but now I’m about to do the craziest thing yet.

Because there’s a princess hiding beneath that thick armor, and I can’t wait to find her.

That is . . . if she’ll let me.

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Wild Child

Book 6

Wild Child 

Ellie:

Three years ago, my best friend joined the Marines without warning. Our plans of attending state university together—demolished. He left me in a world of discarded dreams.

We haven’t spoken again.

Now I’m twenty years old and ready to be known as the best outdoor guide this side of the Rocky Mountains. That sort of honor comes with experience, and I’m just about to get my chance for a dream guide.

Then Devin crashes back into my world.

And everything falls apart again.

Devin:

I messed up once—and I lost almost everything that mattered. Ellie. My best friend. My soul. The girl I loved but didn’t have the courage to tell her.

Now, it was time to fix the biggest mistake of my life.

Ellie isn’t giving ground, and I can’t say that I blame her. But this time I’m not giving up. She thinks we’re done? That we can never go back and never fix what happened?

She’s wrong.

I’m determined to make up for my mistakes and show her that we’ve only just begun.

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Smoke and Fire

Book 7

 Smoke and Fire

Dahlia:

I can be many things (barista, karaoke legend, impromptu-actress, whatever), but a famous author I am not.

Which makes it even weirder when a guy named Bastian rushes into my coffee shop and wants me to pretend to be him, a famous romance author hidden under a female pen name.

Um, what?

No thanks.

Except . . . I can’t deny something is charming about his brooding reclusiveness, or maybe that’s just the sexy scent of smoke that follows him everywhere. My obsessive love of hashtags clearly annoys him, but it doesn’t stop him from begging me for help either. This guy is desperate.

When everything goes up in flames, we’re left to deal with the wreckage.

Together.

Bastian:

The last thing I want to do is ask for help, particularly from a dynamo like Dahlia. She has so much energy and I’m not sure what to do with it.

But I’m about to lose everything.

While the mountains outside of Pineville burn and my HotShot crew and I frantically try to save the town, my hidden career is about to explode.

And I need that career.

Dahlia is the simplest answer to my problems, even though I don’t like the questions she asks or the answers that come.

Then the fire encroaches on the mountains near town and Dahlia is in danger. I can’t help but rush to save her. Because on the other side of those flames, she’s saving me. In more ways than I could have ever imagined.

And where there’s smoke, there’s fire.

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Clean Sweep

Book 8

Clean Sweep

Leslie:

The last thing I ever asked for was a divorce.

Four amazing boys, one awesome life, and one failed marriage later, I’m smack dab in the middle of my forties with nowhere to go.

Talk about unexpected.

Then again, romance has always let me down.

While juggling my newfound career responsibilities, I reach out for help in the only way I know how: a housekeeper.

Someone’s gotta clean this house and it hasn’t been me lately. When I meet Tanner, he’s not what I’m expecting. I can tell he feels the same way.

And suddenly, the world looks a whole lot different than I expected.

Tanner:

There’s something cathartic about running a house cleaning company, but when my two employees quit to elope together and start a new life in Las Vegas, I’m stuck scrubbing other people’s houses.

Not my dream job, but not so bad either.

When a desperate woman calls to beg me for some help, the last thing I expect is the torrential disaster that I run into. Turns out, there’s a bigger mess here than just days-old cereal on the counters.

Four boys + single mom + new divorce = I got this.

Turns out, I need Leslie more than she needs me. When our two worlds collide, the fallout isn’t what I expected.

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The Health and Happiness Society Series

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Bon Bons to Yoga Pants

Book 1

 

Lexie Greene has always had such a pretty face. 

Unfortunately, that's where it seemed to stop. She's grown up hearing her mother constantly remind her that she needs to lose weight. And twenty-two-year-old Lexie knows she's overweight. 

With her younger sister's wedding on the horizon and a crush to stalk on Facebook, Lexie's had enough. She gives up her constant daydreams about food and joins a dieting group. As the pounds melt away at the gym, she finds that life on the other side of junk food isn't what she thought. 

Bon Bons to Yoga Pants is an inspirational hit about a girl coming to terms with herself, and her past, all while navigating a world of food and fitness.

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I Am Girl Power

Book 2

 

Cardiac nurse Megan Bailey has it all. Until she doesn’t. 

Thanks to a string of horrible relationships, an unexpected twist in her career, and mounting credit card bills, Megan escapes to Adventura Summer Camp to work as camp chef.

Instead of a relaxing summer in the mountains, she faces a persnickety oven, squirrels in the kitchen, and a host of uncertain staff. With the help of her twin brothers and a quiet, blue-eyed camp ranger named Justin, Megan will have to navigate the treacherous waters of a storm she never expected: her parents' possible divorce. 

I Am Girl Power is the second book in the quirky new Health and Happiness Society series. Join Megan as she experiences heartbreak, laughter, and the frightening winds of change.

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You'll Never Know

Book 3

 

Rachelle Martin is a hot mess.

After losing 110 pounds, she expected to be happily flirting her way through countless dates, not lost as a college dropout. Now that she’s arrived at her ideal weight, why isn’t she happy?

When an injury prevents her from running her dream race, she realize she can’t run from her ghosts anymore. Rachelle must take the one step she’s sworn she’d never take: professional therapy.

Can Rachelle push herself through pain and let go of the past? Or will her demons continue to haunt her one bad decision at a time?

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Hear Me Roar

Book 4

 

Bitsy Walker is a woman in control.

She eats 1200 calories a day, prepares three rounded meals on a budget, runs her own cleaning business, and never leaves the house with an unmade bed. 

When her ex-husband crashes back into her immaculate world, her daughters fall in love with their father all over again. Rumors of joint custody surface, driving Bitsy to the edge of dieting desperation.

Can she handle losing control without giving into binge eating? Or will losing the battle make everything unravel—even her?

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What Was Lost

Book 5

 

Mira Montgomery is the only one left. 

Her brother’s unexpected death leaves her tragically alone. No kids. No husband. No family.

Fifty-one years of unrealized dreams crash down on her when a real estate development company threatens the only stability she has left: her store. To make matters worse, her friends in the Health and Happiness Society have more good news than ever before.

Mira is faced with the decision to walk away and start fresh or stay and fall apart.

Can she survive life without the comfort of her friends? Or will she fall farther into her depression than ever?

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Finding Anna

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Anna Buchanan is a freshman college student with one plan: travel abroad. 

Except . . . college life isn’t what it’s cracked up to be. Her new roommate definitely has a quirky side. All those romantic comedies she watched growing up? Not happening.

Money is harder to come by than she thought, and her first kiss is less-than-foot-popping.

Not to mention the fact that there aren’t enough hours in her day to sell blood plasma, work at the deli, and volunteer at her dream internship.

All of Anna’s hard-thought dreams tumble around her ankles when she buries herself too deep in dreams. Then the most terrifying news hits her like a slap in the face.

Can Anna salvage the time and money needed to fulfill her dreams? Or will she have to face the truth: that sometimes our greatest adventures never take us very far away.

Join Anna Buchanan in Finding Anna, a heartwarming novel about odd roommates, unattainable college boys, and the epic quest to find yourself.

 

Short Stories in The Health and Happiness Society

Bonus Scenes from Bon Bons to Yoga Pants

A Companion to Bon Bons to Yoga Pants

 

 

Last Goodbyes

A Companion to I Am Girl Power

 

 

Never Came Back

A Companion to You'll Never Know

 

Operation First Date

A Companion to Hear Me Roar

 

Cookbooks

The Health and Happiness Cookbook

 

Recipes From I Am Girl Power