The Ugly Truth
The first of the Ugly Creek series.
If she can’t believe what she sees, can she believe what she feels?
When photojournalist Stephie Stephanova visits Ugly Creek, Tennessee to help her best friend, Madison, she expects a boring visit. Then she snaps a photo of something she shouldn’t have seen—and falls for a man she definitely shouldn’t have.
Jake Blackwood can deal with his scarred face, though not with his scarred past. A savvy antiques store owner with an eye for the finer things, he’s never seen anything so fine as Stephie. But his history with Madison hampers his desire to get closer. So does Stephie’s relentless curiosity about his oddball town.
As Stephie probes Ugly Creek’s mysteries, she’s torn between loyalty to Madison and her feelings for Jake. But when her snapshot threatens the secret at the heart of Ugly Creek, Stephie realizes she will sacrifice anything to protect Jake and the town he loves.
She was free! For the first time in her adult life, romance novelist Shay Carpenter has no responsibilities to hold her down. Now all she wants to do is to enjoy a new life and pursue her writing in the quaint little town of Ugly Creek. But things are never that easy. Not only does Shay have to deal with her shapeshifting cousin who’s a little clueless about functioning in a human world, there’s Ace Ellison, a sexy local photographer and dog rescuer she can’t get out of her head.
Despite their mutual attraction, she and Ace seem to clash over everything, especially if it concerns animals. Disagreements, dognapping, digital theft, and desire… Can Shay and Ace resolve their issues to help the special little town they both adore? Or will Ugly Creek and their budding love both end up going to the dogs?
In the Smoky Mountains, a dragon rises.
A stand-alone novella.
Jessica Knight was enjoying a hike with her daughter when an accidental discovery gives her the shock of her life. Her biologist sensibilities refuse to believe the creature is a dragon, but it sure looks like one.
Being a local, Colonel Drew McGregor is the obvious choice for the army to send on a quest for the strange animal reported to look much like a dragon. Not only does he find the creature, he is reunited with the love of his life.
Torn apart sixteen years ago by tragedy and guilt, neither Jessica nor Drew dreamed the other might still care. Before the two of them can consider the possibility of a second chance, they have a lot of talking to do. Unfortunately, discussion has to take a backseat to a young dragon and the motives of the people around