Perhaps he should go back and talk to the disloyal cashier. She was so unlike her that it would certainly take his mind off of his past. Carlos had found the sheet music section and was busy looking for the notes to Final Fantasy.
Author: Shanae Johnson
Publisher: Those Johnson Girls
The continuing story of the soldiers and brides of the Purple Heart Ranch! Including two full length novels and an exclusive holiday short story! HIS PERMANENT SCAR The Army calls Sean Jeffries a hero, but his hesitation to take down a child suicide bomber left dozens wounded and him with a permanent scar. Wracked by nightmares of those he couldn’t save, he’s sworn to live a life of solitude in penance. His only bright spot is his nurse, Ruhi. But when she finds herself in trouble, can Sean step up to be a hero again? Ruhi Patel’s casual approach to dating leads to men who won’t commit. After her last non-boyfriend not only dumped her, but stole her dream job, Ruhi swears off men. However, she soon learns she’s pregnant. Being a single mom is not part of her plan. So when her favorite patient proposes a platonic marriage of convenience, Ruhi takes it into serious consideration. After the two say “I do,” feelings begin to grow. But Sean is holding himself back, convinced he doesn’t deserve happiness. And Ruhi is afraid she’s falling for yet another unavailable man. Can these two sidestep heartache and allow themselves to be loved despite their scars? HAVING HIS BACK Xavier Ramos was always a smooth talker. As an army communications specialist, his gift of gab loosened the lips of informants and helped gain needed intelligence. But the collateral damage of his actions left scars inside and out. He battles his demons with a joking attitude and forced smiles, but gets tongue tied when he meets the daughter he never knew he had. It’s love at first sight for him and his little girl, unfortunately, her mother, the love of his life who he abandoned years ago, is immune to his sweet talk. Cassie Butler was the quintessential good girl. She sang in the choir on Sundays and followed all the rules until the night she gave herself to the man she thought she would marry. But when Xavier went off to war and never returned, she was left heartbroken and pregnant. Shunned by her parents and community, Cassie has struggled to raise her child on her own. With no child care for her special needs daughter, she hasn’t had it easy and has resolved to never depend on anyone again. And then Xavier shows up in her life again. His proposal is simple: a platonic marriage of convenience complete with a home and child care. But can she trust the pretty words of the man who broke her heart and abandoned her? For Xavier, opening up to Cassie about the wartime horrors that kept him away from her will be his biggest battle yet. And even if he can get her to trust him, can he convince himself that he is worthy of love again? COURAGE TO HEAL Grumpy Vincent Klause's plan to turn the town's Christmas Tree farm into a paper mill is not a popular one, especially not with the town's #1 holiday enthusiast, Isabella Snow. Not that a man like Vincent, who prefers sonnets to society, cares what the beautiful bookworm thinks. When Izzy goes to chop down a tree for the holidays she doesn't expect her swing to land right at the heart of the handsome new owner... and give him a concussion. Now trapped in a snow storm with a grumpy beast, can Izzy get Vincent's heart to thaw before the storm is over? Find out if love can truly heal all wounds in these light-hearted, sweet romances of convenient arrangements that unfold into lasting love.