Self Made Men…Southern Style
The Southern Style series is set in and around New Orleans, Louisiana and the fictional town of Toulouse. The first three books are set about eight years after Katrina and complete the first series ARC. More books are planned.
Sweetened with a Kiss
Jen Taylor has loved Stefan Sellers all her life. When he surprised her with an engagement ring, she thought all her dreams were coming true. But when she discovers Stefan has an agenda that she never even suspected, she breaks off the engagement and goes to pastry school in Paris. Now she’s back in New Orleans, and she has no intention of marrying him for all the wrong reasons. She just has to convince him that marriage is a bad idea. If only she wasn’t having so much trouble convincing herself.
Stefan Sellers has waited years to make Jen his wife so when she wanted to go to pastry school, he decided a few more months wouldn’t matter. But six months later, the girl he picks up from the airport shows very little resemblance to the quiet, sweet girl he let fly away from him. The girl who came back from Paris is wearing five inch stilettos and waving an attitude that is laying waste to everything Stefan ever thought he knew about Jen. His calm, methodical approach to life is suddenly under siege and he can’t seem to keep his hands off her.
Solving for Nic
Lizzie Sellers has a plan that includes finishing graduate school in theoretical math, solving one of the world’s most important mathematical questions, and winning a Fields Medal all before she’s thirty. Her plan does not include a happily ever after with an Italian billionaire playboy she’s been crushing on since she was seventeen. When she meets him again at her brother’s wedding, she decides it’s the perfect time to finally get him out of her system. There’s no way the real Nic Maretti can live up to the fantasy she’s created over the years, is there?
Nic Maretti doesn’t have a plan. He drifts through life writing checks investing in other people’s future while never thinking about one of his own. He doesn’t want forever or complications. He only dates women who understand he’s not looking for the future Mrs. Maretti. Until he sees Lizzie Sellers again and suddenly happily ever after doesn’t sound so bad. Now if he can just convince the only woman on the planet who doesn’t want to be the future Mrs. Maretti that a life with him doesn’t mean giving up on any of her dreams coming true.
The Fall of the Red Queen
Madlyn Robicheaux earned her reputation as the Red Queen. She crushes her opponents with a calculated ruthlessness that never loses. Jared Marshall is a distraction she doesn’t want or need. Even worse, he’s a threat. If she’s not careful, he could blow the lid off everything she’s spent ten years protecting, but crushing Jared is proving as impossible as resisting him.
Jared Marshall hates being a lawyer, he’d rather play with his band at Trick’s or make cheesecake at his bakery. His one shot at avoiding the family firm rests on convincing the Red Queen to join Marshall and Marshall. But when his legendary charm fails, he falls straight through the looking glass where nothing is as it seems. And the chemistry that blows up between them exposes a shocking vulnerability that questions everything he’s ever believed about her.