Book Series: Out of the Ashes

Cocktails & Crushes

Out of the Ashes will be the best bar in the county. At least that's what I promised my uncle before he passed away.

With all the changes we're making, more challenges arise. The crowd seems to get rowdier with every day that passes, and it's getting harder to keep my head above water.

That is until Dylan, the boy I used to know, walks in. He's definitely not a kid anymore. But he might just be what I need to keep the bar running smoothly.

Too bad he isn't staying in town and can only help for a few months. Then again, maybe it's for the best.

I'm not sure how long I can fight my attraction, and guarding my heart is the least of my problems.

Because falling for Dylan? It isn't an option. Ever.

Posted February 24, 2022 by katrinamarieauthor in / 0 Comments

Brews & Bartenders

The bartender is cute, and I may have a crush on him.

But it’s not like I’m going to do anything because I have David, my son, to worry about

Which is fine until my ex-husband walks in with a younger and thinner girl on his arm. Then I grab on to the bartender with both hands and introduce him as my boyfriend.

This is a small town and word spreads. What was supposed to be one night becomes a fake relationship to keep up the ruse.

Catching feelings, though? That can’t happen.

Posted March 31, 2022 by katrinamarieauthor in / 0 Comments

Mai Tais & Mistletoe

The former star quarterback is home, and I’ve caught his eye.

You’d think I would be happy. Most girls would. But he didn’t even know I existed back then, and I don’t see why I should give him the time of day now.

I’ve gone out of my way to avoid him when he comes into the bar, which worked until he applied for a job.

Now, I’m stuck with him. Not only because we work together, but he’s also my ride to work after I fell off a ladder and he offers to help.

He seems like he’s changed, except he doesn’t know what his next step is. Who knows if he’s going to stay for good.

The only problem…the more time we spend together, the harder it is to keep my attraction to him at bay.

Posted October 5, 2022 by katrinamarieauthor in / 0 Comments

Martinis & Musicians

My best friend’s brother, Devin, is the reason I high-tailed it out of Asheville.

Now, I’m back because this place feels like home and I’m ready to put down roots. Even if everything at Out of the Ashes has changed since I last worked here.

I have every intention of avoiding Devin this time around. Not only because it would never work, but because we hid our relationship from his sister. A guilt I still carry with me.

The only problem…he’s performing at the bar every weekend, and he wants to pick up where things left off.

 

Posted November 26, 2022 by katrinamarieauthor in / 0 Comments