Jessica E. Thomas

Writer of Romance and Other Stuff

Running Backward

Genre: Women’s Fiction/Romance, Novel

When Dulcie Brannam asks her cousin to stay for the week, she inadvertently invites her former high school boyfriend. But with her baby sister’s wedding just one week away, Dulcie doesn’t have time to worry about her surprise guest. She has bigger problems, including Sunday morning nursery duty, misdated wedding programs, and 10-dozen broken eggs. Laid off from her marketing job and married to a workaholic worrier, it’s no wonder she’s nearly thirty and childless. With her dreams of motherhood in limbo, she’s an easy target for her old boyfriend’s flirtatious advances. Will his weeklong stay prove too long for her already strained marriage?

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Sweet Hearts

Genre: Clean Romance, Novella

After a series of failed relationships, LJ Masters has resolved to avoid dating for a year. In the meantime, she’s playing Valentine’s Day matchmaker for twenty single ladies with the help of the spin-a-date wheel.

Imagine her surprise when her ex-boyfriend and local celebrity, Thaddeus Walker, enters the matchmaking game. As a food artist extraordinaire, he’s a master at spinning sugar. But can he spin his way back into LJ’s heart?

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Ignited Hearts

Genre: Clean Romance, Novella

Brandt has been under Liberty’s spell since they met six years ago at Indiana University. He’s supported her through every boyfriend and break-up, putting his romantic feelings on stand-by while she cried on his shoulder. Her friendship is better than nothing, he reasoned. But after a spiritual awakening at church, he realizes he can no longer put his heart on hold.

Liberty is a regular on the worship team at Parkview Christian Church. As far as the congregants know, she’s living a holy life. In truth, she’s sleeping with her lawyer boyfriend and spending every night at his Mass Ave apartment. Her incongruous behavior hits her hard one Sunday morning as she’s singing a solo, and her heart opens to a new way of living. Soon she’s challenged to put her conviction into practice, even though it might mean losing her boyfriend and her best friend.

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Hungry Hearts

Genre: Clean Romance, Novella

Leah Freeman remembers her brother’s friend, Gabe Owens, as a scrawny kid who ran around singing the Pokémon 4 soundtrack. Gabe’s profile picture hints that he’s changed. For the better.

When Gabe walks into her mom’s kitchen, Leah blushes at his gorgeousness. Too bad she looks like an idiot with half a chicken cordon bleu stuffed in her face.

He smiles at her. Leah turns away. There’s probably a rule against crushing on the kid you used to babysit. But Leah can’t stop thinking about Gabe. Especially when she learns they’ll be sleeping under the same roof.

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Kindled Hearts

Genre: Clean Romance, Novella

Claire Farmer’s life just went up in smoke. Literally.

According to the fire chief, her 80-year-old house went up like a pile of kindling, destroying all but a few of her precious belongings.

Newly divorced and homeless, she’s in no place to start a relationship. But when Mitchell Deitrich offers to help her get back on her feet, even she can’t ignore the sparks that fly.

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