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 Camden has been under Liberty’s spell since the day they met six years ago, and he can’t seem to break free no matter how many white lies she tells or how many jerks she dates.

He’s seventy-five percent satisified with just being friends until he’s forced to confront the twenty-five percent that wants more. Will he be able to convince her to take it further or will their relationship be forever stuck in platonic limbo?

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Hungry Hearts

Genre: Clean Romance, Novella

For Leah Freeman, rock bottom is a near-fatal trip to the ER, brought on by years of binging and purging. Leah is rescued by her mother, who takes her in while she completes intensive out-patient therapy. Newly married to a wealthy CEO, her mother’s house has plenty of bedrooms, including one for their old neighbor, Gabe Owens, who is also down on his luck.

Leah remembers Gabe as a seven year old in a Superman cape, but now he’s a handsome man. Still struggling with a damaged self-image, she’s surprised by his flirtations. As much as she enjoys his attention, she must decide whether romance and eating disorder recovery can coexist.

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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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