It’s time to reveal the August authors and the second chance romance novellas they wrote for Happily Ever After Collective patrons!
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Unconscious Coupling by Lucy Eden
Derrick Collins was my college sweetheart and the love of my life until he broke my heart five years ago. He’s also the best man at my best friend’s wedding. Due to a clerical error and too much champagne in a Vegas Chapel we ended up married. Now, I have one day to convince him to sign the annulment papers and rectify the worst mistake of my life. Catherine Glover was my college sweetheart and the love of my life until I let a family tragedy ruin the best thing that ever happened to me five years ago. She’s also the maid of honor at my best friend’s wedding. Due to a clerical error and serendipity in a Vegas Chapel we ended up married. Now, I have one day to convince her to tear up the annulment papers and rectify the worst mistake of my life. Content Warnings: lucyeden.com/CW
Mr Never Again by Avery Flynn*
There’s trouble on the horizon when Cynthia Aston, who the tabloids have nicknamed Princess Cyn for her slacker party girl ways, stows away on a yacht that belongs to workaholic billionaire Hunter McKenney, her older brother’s sexy best friend. They had a one night stand years ago and he’s avoided her ever since, which is just fine with Cyn. Kinda. Sorta. Not really at all. She promised herself that Hunter was Mr. Never Again, but being out on the high seas with him on a boat with only one bed has her rethinking that nickname—at least until they set foot on land again.
Double Exposure by Rien Gray
Love always shows your true face. Jillian Rhodes lies to everyone. As one of the world’s best art thieves, a life of con artistry has left her flying solo, which is exactly how she likes it. When she’s hired to steal a collection of photos from the Art Institute of Chicago, everything should be business as usual. Except that fellow master thief Sloane Caffrey—her smoking hot ex—is also after the photos. And when Sloane puts their mind to something, they never fail. Three years have passed since their messy breakup, and they’ve both been seeking vengeance ever since. Now this heist puts Jillian and Sloane face-to-face again, dragging up bitter memories and searing attraction. Their relationship was perfect once—how could it have gone so wrong? Each attempt to foil the other’s plans brings them closer together until longing and loathing ride a fine, shaking line. Sabotaging each other is easy. Confronting past mistakes is hard, especially when the entire job is starting to look like a setup to put Jillian and Sloane behind bars. Can they learn to trust again, or will the renewed spark between them burn their lives to ash?
Pretty Memories by Tasha L Harrison
Keesha Sullivan has always been the only woman Raheem needs. But after spending most of his twenties in prison, he decided that he was no good for her and that it was better if they didn’t stay together. Ten years have passed since the last time they saw each other. While she’s become the successful woman he always knew she would be, he feels as if he’s been at a standstill. Time and distance didn’t change the fact that he still wants to be in her life. Now that she’s retired from the Army and home for good, can they finally be something more than former high school sweethearts? Raheem Jones was the one for Keesha. He’s always been that back in the day jawn that she couldn’t stay away from no matter how hard she tried. After ten years of trying to move on, she’s decided to move back to her hometown. Did they ever really have a chance or were those just pretty memories?
*Mr Never Again is an expanded and revised story that was originally published in a 2015 anthology and has not been available since then. Avery made the changes only for Happily Ever After Collective patrons when a last minute opening in the author lineup happened and needed to be filled. She will have a new never before published novella for patrons later in the year.
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