Book Series: Taking Chances

Welcome to Your Life

Pregnant and alone. That’s not how I expected to end up after high school.

Jake wants me back. But I don’t want that toxic relationship. We aren’t good together and this baby isn’t the reason we should work things out.

Between work and school, I barely have time to figure out what I want to do. That is until I’m paired up with a hot guy in class for a project. He’s slowly working his way into my heart. But, I’m pregnant and trying to adjust to my new life. How can he actually be interested in me?

With Jake home from college, he’s doubling his efforts. Especially now that he sees me with Reaf.

I have decisions to make...and it’s not just about me anymore.

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Cruel and Beautiful World

Perfect student by day, party girl by night.

I may look like I have my life together, but I don’t. Almost every decision I make is controlled by my father since he bankrolls my education.

Passing all of my classes: Check

Letting Dear Ol’ Dad control my class load: Check

Finding ways to piss him off: Double Check

Parties are the only things I can control. No pressure from my parents and I can be me. It’s a freedom I won’t let go of. And I don’t need saving from myself. Especially not from one of my straight-laced classmates that seems to have made it his life mission. I don’t care how good looking he is. He can see the writing on the wall and refuses to let me end up like his mother.

 

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Ways to Go

I screwed up and I can’t blame anyone but myself.

I have a kid who I’ve only seen through pictures. My girlfriend left me and decided to raise our daughter with another man.

That all changes when I decide to get a tattoo with my buddies on a drunken night. I have one objective, get some ink to distract me from my problems. Charleigh, the sassy receptionist, takes me by surprise. She acts like she hates me, but I know there’s something between us.

I need to put my life back together. I have to in order to be the father I need to be for my baby girl. The only problem...I’m falling for Charleigh, but she doesn’t know everything about me.

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Remember That Night

I don’t do sloppy seconds—even if they are my own.

Derrick broke my heart when we were in high school. Because of him, I reinvented myself to show the world I’m stronger than ever, so no one can hurt me again. Least of all, Derrick.

Now, he’s crashed into my life again, going to the same college as me. To make matters worse, his best friend is dating my best friend, and avoiding him is almost impossible. Except, of course, when he’s practicing for basketball tryouts.

The more time we spend together the more I think that’s not the only game he’s playing.

 

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My Only Wish is You

It was only supposed to be a summer fling.

I left the only girl I ever truly cared about. Not because I wanted to, but because I had to. Bianca locked herself away, not even telling me goodbye.

Now it’s Christmas break and she’s avoiding me at all costs. How am I supposed to tear down the walls she’s built to prove we’re made for each other?

Previously published as My Only Wish is You

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Shoot Down the Stars

One glance and it came rushing back.

I’ve given up on finding “the one”. I have dreams of doing something with myself. Something more than working at the local hardware store. I might as well face it. There’s no chance of leaving this small town or my alcoholic father.

Until I see Amelia, my childhood friend and Tonya’s cousin, at a wedding. To my surprise, she’s moving into Tonya’s old room, and sticking around Asheville for a while.

Friends. That’s all we can be. I’m not looking for love, and neither is she. But, can I live without her when she moves back home?

 

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Love Will Save Your Soul

I never saw him coming.

I walked away from an abusive relationship, determined to create a new and better life. Swearing off guys seemed like an easy task until I started working at Life in Ink.

Adrian is the hot tattoo artist at the shop I work for. I’ve stared at him from afar for months. He’s grumpy and the most I get out of him are grunts when I ask questions, but that doesn’t deter me from finally working up my nerves to approach him outside of work hours.

I can’t deny the chemistry I feel between us, but a threat from my past could make everything tumble to the ground before it’s even started.

 

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