Get ready to launch into love with Melissa Ellen’s writing. This steamy contemporary romance collection will put your heart through the test with its explosion of incredibly sexy stories, heart racing thrills, and tear-jerking endings.
A trope lover’s collection: Small-town Second Chance for High School Sweethearts, New Adult Billionaire Romance, Mafia Romantic Suspense with a forbidden love and more all by Melissa Ellen!
Included in this collection of first in series:
Redeeming Lottie (Billingsley Series)
A Reason To Stay (Blackwood Series)
Honor (Made Series)
"Redeeming Lottie was a true delight and was one of the sweetest stories that I've come across in quite a while. It was such a feel good read! I'm talking about the type that leaves you all mushy at the end thinking 'Oh my gosh, that was so sweet' and wanting to share with everyone. With fun and feisty characters and its story laced with small-town charm, I enjoyed everything about this incredibly sweet and passionate second-chance romance!" - DG Book Blog
“A Reason To Stay by Melissa Ellen is the first book in the Blackwood Series featuring Ava, a college student who is disillusioned with love and has experienced loss, and Rhett, a billionaire player with a vindictive and manipulative ex. Ava and Rhett develop a relationship with many ups and downs. I recommend this novel which is a well written read with wonderful Characters, heartfelt emotions, and a plot with secrets, unexpected twists, and a romance filled with the complexity of life.” – Amazon Reviewer
"I absolutely devoured this mafia romance! With twists and turns that kept me guessing until the very end and chemistry that had me fanning myself, Melissa Ellen kept me up way past my bedtime to finish this story. If you like suspenseful reads, couples that feel fated in the stars, and action that will keep your heart pounding, you don't want to miss Honor!" -Catherine Cowles, Author of the Sutter Lake Series
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Sweeping, emotional stories
This is such a sweeping, emotional story; encompassing life, loss, love, and second chances. I loved Tucker. Loved, loved, loved Tucker. Lottie made me mental. I realize she has a lot of baggage and history that tell her there’s no such thing as a ‘forever love’, but the lengths she goes to in order to avoid any meaningful connections with other living human beings made me scream at my reader. I loved that she’s independent and accomplished and so capable of taking care of herself, but I hated how hard she was running away from something so amazing. Tucker is what book boyfriend dreams are made of. He’s so sweet and caring and he’s loved her just about his whole life. I want a Tucker of my own.
A Reason To Stay
I spent the first part of this book wondering just exactly what I’d gotten myself into and how fast I could get myself out of it. But I’d made a commitment and I don’t take those lightly. Somewhere along the line, I’m not totally sure where, I got caught up in Ava and Rhett’s whirlwind romance. Knowing that this book is only the beginning of their story, and having read where the next book picks up, I became desperate to know how it happened. I think Rhett is a love-sick, possessive, oblivious idiot. He places trust where it shouldn’t be and yet doesn’t fully trust the one person he should. Because of her past experiences, Ava is overly sensitive to hints of infidelity. Mind you, there’s truth in that old wisecrack “just because you’re paranoid, doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you.” While she should probably give Rhett more of her trust, some of the people around him are extremely deserving of her suspicion. The supporting cast is filled with wonderful characters that occasionally try to steal the show, and it was so much fun watching them trying to run away with the script.
Wow. I have no idea where this series is going to go next, but if this book is an example, I want to be there to see it. There are so many cleverly plotted twists, turns, and miss-directions that I was starting to doubt my own loyalty by the end. Mario and Lena were positively adorable together. The only issue I had was my own fault. There are some mentions in the story to previous events that left me scratching my head, wondering what I’d missed. Well, what I’d missed was just about the whole Blackwood series and that’s why I was missing those couple of references. You don’t have to have read the series to enjoy this book, but I wonder how different it would look if I had…?