Broken Fairytales Series
Emily Cole thought her life was just about as close to a fairytale as it could get. She was on track to graduate from college with honors, had a job lined up in her field, and was about to get engaged to the perfect guy. Then one day she woke up and something just felt . . . off. All of sudden, she started questioning the life she’d worked so hard to achieve, wondering if she’d been aiming for the wrong goals all along because they were safe and easy.
Just when she feels like her life is starting to spiral out of control, her parents announce that they’ve arranged for an extended family vacation, and Emily finds herself set to leave everything behind for eight weeks at the beach. She soon realizes a little time away from her life might be just what she needs, especially time away from her seemingly perfect boyfriend, who for some reason doesn’t seem all that perfect anymore. What Emily doesn’t realize is that the summer holds more surprises than she ever expected, especially one named Zack, a seemingly bad boy, who’s like no one she’s ever met, who she can’t stop thinking about.
As their worlds start to collide, Emily realizes that as different as they may seem on the outside, she and Zack actually have more in common than she ever thought. But being with Zack means taking a risk with an unknown outcome, something Emily hasn’t ever done before. So she has to ask herself, is taking a chance with Zack worth the risk, or is it better to play it safe like she’s always done?
Published, June 16, 2012
Published, August 16, 2012
Emily Cole thought she was going to have the best summer of her life when she met Zack Easton, the dark, mysterious, gorgeous, guitar playing guy who captured her heart at first glance. He encouraged her to take risks and act without thinking, but more than that, he taught her what it was like to fall head-over-heels in love with someone. Then right when she thought he was falling for her too, Zack broke her heart and walked away without an explanation. Now Emily is back at school for her senior year of college and nothing in her life feels right. Without Zack, everything just feels empty, but Zack left, and now she has no choice but to pick up the pieces of her broken heart and move forward. But what she doesn’t realize is that when she met Zack, her life changed forever, and without him, her heart might not go back together as easily as she hopes.
Zack Easton’s life is falling apart. His mother is dying of cancer, he’s in a dead-end job and he let go of the first girl to make him happy in years. But he didn’t have a choice. He had to let her go. His life was too complicated for a relationship, he needed to focus on his mom, and he knew he couldn’t give Emily what she wanted in the long run. He just wasn’t the right guy for her. But more than that, he hadn’t been honest with her, and he knew if she ever found out that he’d kept something so big from her, she’d never forgive him. It was better to just cut ties and move forward. But Zack soon realizes that it’s hard to move forward when your heart is stuck in the past with someone else.
Published, August 16, 2013
As Liar’s Edge records a new album, goes on their second tour in six months and brings a new manager into the fold, the lasting power of the band will be tested. As the front man of the group, Zack Easton is the one left holding it all together. But when Zack’s relationship with his fiancée, Emily Cole, is tested, he needs his band mates more than ever as he prepares to fight to keep her in his life. Of course Zack knows that sometimes it doesn’t matter how hard you fight if the other person isn’t willing to fight for the same cause.
A year ago Andrew Bryce made a huge mistake when he met Cole Stephenson, and after letting his guard down for one night, he vowed to forget about Cole and move forward with his life. He never planned that what happened between him and Cole would come back to haunt him. When he sees Cole at a Liar’s Edge show, everything he felt, everything he tried to bury comes rushing back. But Cole isn’t who Andrew wants. He’s not gay. He can’t have feelings for another man. But he does, and they’re strong feelings. Sometimes you can’t help who you fall in love with, and what Andrew soon realizes is that he never had any control over the course his life would take, especially when it came to Cole.
Shattered Crowns is the third book in the Broken Fairytales series. It’s the story of two relationships, one band and what it takes to make it, not only in the music world, but also in life and love. And sometimes it’s the people you bring with you along the way who make it all matter.