Once upon a time, in a very small town lived an average young woman with an uncomplicated life.
Like everyone else, she has hopes and dreams, but the people around her never take the time to know the real Shae. When they look at her, they only see the woman they expect to see. Shae St. John spends her days helping others, but her nights are spent all alone. To fill the lonely hours, she weaves stories in her head about what it would be like to love and be loved. These are private fantasies, for her eyes only…until a family crisis forces her to put pen to paper and bring her erotic dreams into the light of day. Shae has no intention for anyone to ever know that she’s the romance author, Jessabelle – but when the truth is revealed, her world is ripped apart.
In order for this to be a love story, there must be a guy…of course.
Derek Alden doesn’t see himself as a hero. His life is in shambles. After losing his home, his business, and his only child in a messy divorce, Derek returns to his roots, seeking a place to heal and plan how he can reclaim what he’s lost. Derek’s new lawyer gives him one piece of advice – if you want to regain custody of your child – stay out of trouble.
Unfortunately, trouble is all too hard to resist.
Derek tries to keep his distance from Shae, but her mix of innocence and sensuality draws him like a moth to the flame.
This is the story of two people who deserve a happy ending. As with most stories, things can be complicated – mistakes will be made and problems arise. Everything from small town drama to a madman’s schemes will come into play.
But overall – this is a love story.
Just a love story.