Author Anne Conley
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Stories of Serendipity
Contemporary Erotic Romance
April 10, 2014
(Pages/#words) - 70,000 words
SynopsisWelcome to Serendipity, Texas, where the days are hot and the nights are steamy. Meet real people with real problems, as they live life and find love in a small town.
12 years ago, Brent walked away from his one big love, and has regretted it ever since. He’s done nothing but make mistake after mistake with his life. Now, he’s finally getting his act together, starting up a sanctuary for abused and neglected horses, and staying clean.
Casey had put Brent out of her mind the best way she knew how, by going on with her own life: getting married and trying to have kids. When her marriage ends up being a mistake, she moves back in with her mother in Serendipity to lick her wounds. What she doesn't expect is Brent, waltzing back into her life.
Can they put their own and each other’s mistakes behind them to move forward together? When Casey’s life is put in danger, Brent steps up, but will it be enough?
My Mistake is book seven in the Stories of Serendipity. You will meet some of the same characters, but they are all stand-alone novels.
When he came back around to the front of the barn, she was sitting on top of a bale of hay, holding up a brown paper back with a grease stain on the bottom. Mooch, traitor that he was, perched at her feet, looking up at her adoringly, waiting for her to drop the bag.
“Mama sent some chicken and biscuits.”
He grunted an acknowledgment, and pulled his hat lower over his eyes so he didn't have to see the pain in hers.
She stood, setting the bag down next to her, and sauntered over to the stall where he was spreading fresh straw.
He couldn't think of the words to say to her. Everything that came to mind was wrong, and Brent knew that there was no way to have this conversation without hurting her. But he had to, or else he would end up hurting her worse in the long run.
As he kicked straw around the floor of the stall, he knew he was being stupid. For the last two weeks, all he’d talked about was how badly he wanted her to stay with him. And now he was about to do this…
He finally stopped when she said, “Brent. You’re scaring me. Is this about me not being able to have kids?”
“No.” Brent brushed past her to go to the feed room. Rattling the bucket brought in the mare, an enormous equine with a shaggy coat and bones showing through loose skin. She followed him into the stall, as he emptied the bucket into her feed trough, and then started pulling the injections from his pockets and preparing them silently.
When he had the first one ready, he finally got the guts to raise his head and look at Casey and deliver the brilliant line he’d spent the past ten minutes coming up with. “I need to think about some stuff.”
Her mouth dropped, and Brent lowered his head to the mare’s shoulder. While she was distracted, eating, he pinched some skin between his gloved fingers and stuck in the needle, pushing the plunger.
Brent had no idea what happened next. All he was aware of was a swift intake of breath, before he saw a wall of brown crush into him, then a jumble of whinnies, a frantic woof, a shrill scream, some clatters, then hoofs aimed at his chest, before blackness took over.
This is the first book I've read by the author and it certainly was an awesome one to start with!!!!
The story is based in Serendipity, Texas and centers around Casey and Brent!
Casey has just returned home after going through a bitter divorce after finding out her husband cheated on her. She wants nothing more then to lick her wounds and move on with her life.
While watching a hunky man repairing a neighbors roof, she starts daydreaming about the mysterious man and wishes he'd knock on her door when he's done!!
She's knocked for six when exactly that happens, except the mystery man isnt a strangers, he's the man who broke her heart 12 years ago!!
Brent has regretted walking away from Casey when he was 17, but at the time he thought his decision was noble - he wanted her to have all the experiences she wouldnt normally have had if she had a boyfriend at college.
But walking away was the biggest mistake he ever made and since then he's made mistake after mistake!
He's finally getting his act together, starting a sanctuary for abused and neglected horses and staying clean. He's also got a second chance with Casey.
He regrets the past and in all those years apart he still loves Casey deeply and Casey feels the same way!
Now that they have this second chance together they're not going to allow anything or anyone to ruin it.
But will they get their HEA??? or will the past come back to bite them in the butt???
I loved Casey! She's funny and always optimistic even if at times its just a front to hide behind. And you gotta love a girl who co-ordinates her shoes with her sexy underwear!!!
Brent is your alpha-male cowboy who sometimes forget its the 21st century when he's in caveman mode, especially when it comes to Casey and her welfare. But underneath all that he's caring and sweet and a good all round bloke who's learnt from his past mistakes!!!
This book was absolutely beautiful!! The writing was smooth and flowing and I found myself unable to put the book down which resulted in me needing numerous cups of coffee and resembling a zombie for most of the day due to some late night reading!!!
The characters were real and you could relate to them. You could feel their emotions - you laughed, you cried, you felt their remorse and pain, you felt the love they feel for one another, all marks of a great book!!!
I cant wait for future books from this amazing author!
***** out of 5 stars
Anne Conley lives in a small town in East Texas, with her husband, two kids and numerous goats. She brazenly stole her pseudonym from her great-grandmother, a true pioneer woman who raised seven kids alone: churning butter, plucking chickens, knitting clothes, and putting coal oil on every visible wound. Anne’s Stories of serendipity feature real people, living life and finding love in a small town. She also has a Paranormal Romance series, the Four Winds about archangels “falling” in love and coping with turning into humans Her writing is escapist therepy, and she succumbs to it every chance she gets.
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One winner will receive all seven ebooks of the Stories of Serendipity, Neighborly Complications, Dream On, Chef’s Delight, Hot Mess, Falling for Him, Gambling on Love, and My Mistake.
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