In this heartfelt memoir, six-time Grammy Award-winning artist and star of WE TV’s reality hitBraxton Family Values, Toni Braxton writes about her personal life decisions and their impact on her health, family and career. While Braxton appears to be living a gilded life—selling 60 million records, appearing in sold-out Las Vegas performances and hit shows like Dancing with the Stars, and starring in her own reality series—hers is in fact a tumultuous story, a tale of triumph over a life filled with obstacles, including two bankruptcy filings. The mother of an autistic child, Braxton long feared that her son’s condition might be karmic retribution for earlier life choices, some of which will shock fans. But when heart ailments began plaguing her at the age of 41 and she was diagnosed with Lupus, Braxton knew she had to move beyond the self-recrimination and take charge of her own healing. Intensely honest and deeply inspirational, Unbreak My Heart is the never-before-told story of the measures Braxton took to make herself and her family whole again.
Stand-alone Valentine Bay romance, complete with HEA--and plenty of heat and heart along the way! LUNA For ten long years, Luna Dobrevsi has managed to avoid setting foot back in Valentine Bay, the gorgeous Oregon Coast town where she was raised by her Grandma Grace and Grandpa Serge. The reason for that absence was easy to pinpoint: Connor Adams. Her first love. She was so afraid that if she saw him again, she’d never be able to leave. When her grandfather has a heart attack at Christmastime, though, she has to come back. Now the only question is...will she leave again? Or maybe it’s...why did she ever want to in the first place? CONNOR When Connor Adams watched his first love Luna drive off to college, he knew they were breaking up. That part was very clear. What he hadn’t known, though, was that it would be the last time he’d ever see her. Until now, anyway. She came back to help take care of her grandfather after his heart attack, and when he sees her, all the old feelings rush back. In fact, he realizes they never really left. Now he just has to wonder...does she feel the same? Can the magic of Christmas in Valentine Bay give a pair of brokenhearted high school sweethearts a second chance at love?
Experience all the feels in this unforgettable, second chance, standalone romance from #1 New York Times bestseller Lauren Blakely! I didn't break her heart, and she didn't break mine -- we broke each other's. I never stopped loving her, but time and distance played its cruel role in ripping us apart three years ago when she moved halfway around the world. Now after all those endless miles away, she's returned . . . but I'm not the guy I was before. Beautiful, kind, and loving, she's the same -- my hope. The only one who can make a day better, who can make me feel again with one kiss, one touch, one night. There's so much I have to put back in place now that I'm alone and on my own. Things I never wanted at the age of twenty-five. When I receive an unexpected letter that might hold the clues to everything I desperately need to understand about my family, I'm sure I have to follow it. But that means leaving her once more. She says she'll come with me, and having her by my side will unbreak my heart . . . or destroy it. That's the chance I have to take.
You can't help who you fall in love with. It's a lesson Clementine Williams knows all too well. She's headed into the summer with a broken heart and zero social life. So even though her parents' plan to spend the summer (trapped) on their sailboat should make Clem break out in hives, she doesn't really mind the chance to float away for a while. Even if it means most of her social interaction will be with her nine-year-old sister. Then she meets James at one of their stops on the Great Loop-a classic sailing track in the US. He and his dad are sailing the same track and he's just the distraction Clem needs. But will he be able to break down Clem's walls and heal her broken heart? Told in alternating chapters that chronicle the year that broke Clem's heart and the summer that healed it, Unbreak My Heart is a wonderful dual love story from magazine writer/editor and rising star, Melissa Walker.
Cameron Scott’s reality T.V. show career is spiraling into an abyss. She’s desperate enough to do almost anything to keep a roof over her head and provide the financial support that’s needed for her daughter and ailing grandmother. When her estranged husband, Jacob Gray, reenters her life offering a lifeline she realizes she still loves him. Cameron has kept a painful secret that continues to be at the root of the unspoken words between them. She’s a woman of great faith, but regaining trust requires telling all and healing old wounds that she believes would destroy any chance for happiness they could have. Jacob Gray believed he’d spend the rest of his life loving his wife, that is until he discovered she was pregnant and there was no way it could be his child. He tried to put Cameron out of his mind and heart, but five years have passed and he still loves her. Jacob risks everything, including his fortune, in hopes of getting a second chance at love. Though he quickly discovers Cameron’s not interested in rekindling what they had years ago. Will Jacob convince her to forgive the mistakes in their past and allow each other to heal their broken hearts?
How do you mend a broken heart? Hint--not by looking for love in all the wrong places. Jason Harrison is in recovery mode after being massively dumped by the man he considered the love of his life. An empty apartment, no note, no messages and no calls leave him adrift, desolate and desperate for a shoulder to cry on. There are plenty of those around, but where's the man who can heal his broken heart? There's Matt, a bartender, an eager lover with a giant libido, and Joey, a cute and understanding cab driver. Plus, there are sundry elegant businessmen, all of them ready to show Jason a good time. But good-time Charlies are not what Jason craves. When he meets Noah, an old school friend, he appears to be a likely contender. He's hot and sweet--and just happens to be a male escort. Through him, Jason is drawn into that line of business and finds solace for a time in helping others get over their sexual insecurities. But is this what the future holds for Jason, or is it in the smile and the arms of ruggedly handsome David Farmer, a man who offers Jason love and stability? Jason is ready to accept David's offer, but a threat to disclose Jason's recent past might be the catalyst that destroys their happiness.
A "heartbreaking, heartwarming" (Heidi McLaughlin, New York Times bestselling author) love story that asks the question: what do you do when your soul mate marries your best friend? If you're Kate Evans, you keep your friend Rachel, bond with her kids, and bury your feelings for her husband. The fact that Shane's in the military and away for long periods helps-but when tragedy strikes, everything changes. After Rachel, pregnant with her fourth child, dies in a car accident and the baby miraculously survives, Kate upends her entire life to share parenting duties. Then on the first anniversary of Rachel's death, Kate and Shane take comfort in each other in a night that they both soon regret. Shane's been angry for a year, and now he feels guilty too - for sleeping with his wife's best friend and liking it . . . liking her. Kate's ability to read him like a book may have once sent Shane running, but their lives are forever entwined and they are growing closer. Now with Shane deployed for seven months, Kate is on her own and struggling with being a single parent. Shane is loving and supportive from thousands of miles away, but his homecoming brings a betrayal Kate never saw coming. So Kate's only choice is to fight for the future she deserves - with or without Shane. . .
Healing is here... for you. Your father may have failed, but the Father never fails. No rejection. No disappointment. No more feelings of not being enough. Affirmation and true identity await you. The Lord calls out to you by name. Beautiful consistency and unending compassion that will mend the depths of your soul are in His presence. Let down your walls. Loosen your grip from the past. Your heart has been fragmented for far too long. Healing is here. Trust in the Father as your Father. This is a relationship unlike what you have previously experienced. He will mend your broken pieces with a peace that surpasses all understanding. His is the love needed to revive your heart. Now is the time for a turnaround. Healing is here. Will you receive it?
"We all dream, right? Well, my dreams were destroyed by a diagnosis." Tharisse Washington is a young girl battling the hardships of poverty and being a mother at a young age until she gets some news that changes everything. Being diagnosed with a chronic, possibly fatal, illness, dashes her hope of being a healthy mother to Destiny.If that isn't enough, she faces a struggle with her sexual identity, family dysfunction, and her faith. All of this as her daughter Destiny weathers the storm by her side.Unbreak My Heart will pull you into Tharisse's world and not let you go until every question has been answered and the sun finally shines through the darkness.