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Publisher Description

Sexy Single Dads. Strong Single Moms. 


With stories from 14 unbelievably talented authors:


Alex Grayson

Angel Devlin

Anna Brooks

Dani René

Esther E. Schmidt 

Evan Grace

Freya Barker

Gianna Gabriela

Heather Lyn

Kally Ash

Kathy Coopmans

L.A. Cotton

Lauren Dawes


Read on for a taste of the stories you'll find within!

Back to Life by Dani René

Both having been heartbroken in very different ways, Kayla and Caleb find themselves in a very unlikely situation where they can't deny the electricity coursing between them. Can love really bring them back to life?


Boss of Me by Angel Devlin

Single dad Jude's icy exterior keeps women at a safe distance; but fiery Pippa could be about to start a thaw...

Chester by Esther E. Schmidt

Some issues cut deep; they are hard to face and even harder to find a solution for.

Fighting For Us by Heather Lyn

She rescued me when I didn't even know I needed saving. But now lives are on the line, and we might lose our forever, before we even get the chance to start.

Heartbreaker by Anna Brooks

She was never supposed to happen, and her baby girl sure as hell wasn't part of my plans.


Hunter by Lauren Dawes

A mate's death. A rogue wolf. A new life.


Just Because of You by Gianna Gabriela

He broke me. I left. He stayed. Now I'm back.  

Resisting Rayne by HL Nighbor

Their worlds collide and an unlikely friendship forms, but will they continue to fight the pull for something more or give into the pull and take a chance at love?  

Riddick by Kathy Coopmans

Do you believe in heaven on earth? I did until one day, she vanished.


Ripple Effect by Evan Grace

One night changed everything. 


Tempt Me by Kally Ash

Temptation comes in many forms. Can Gianna or Max resist?

When Hope Ends (Life Begins) by Freya Barker

It's the best day of his life--the worst of hers--when one moment in time leaves their paths unavoidably connected by the single heart beating between them. 


Whispered Prayers of a Girl by Alex Grayson

A lonely man, a widowed woman, a carefree boy, and a broken girl... Can the four come together and help heal each other?


Wicked Truths by L. A. Cotton

The truth won't fix anything... it'll only hurt more. Won't it?

THEN THERE WAS YOU features single parents who weren't looking--didn't need anyone--until the right someone came along. Experience the highs and lows of parenthood, love lost and gained, and new beginnings with this collection of stories. They're sure to leave you with a full heart and a smile on your face. 




Proceeds will be donated to a non-profit organization which addresses family homelessness.

August 13
Vixen Publishing
Lauren Bearzatto

Customer Reviews

Romance213 ,

“I should have known you would be addictive.”

For the Anthology, I read: "Fighting for Us" by Heather Lyn

Levi Jackson has one female in his life, and that is his beautiful daughter, Lily. He loves her with all of his heart and she is his top priority. His ex-wife gave up on Lily a long time ago, but Levi has surrounded her with the love of his parents, brother and sister. He owns a tattoo shop with his brother Caden, and their sister Sydney, works alongside them. Levi doesn’t have room in his life or his heart for anyone else, but sometimes love sneaks up on you and you never see it coming. One night Lily had become very sick and Levi didn’t know what to do, so he bundled her up and drove her to the hospital. Fortunately for both of them, Lily only had an ear infection, so she would be feeling better soon. While Levi was sitting with Lily, a friendly nurse with a beautiful smile came into the room to check on them. Lily gave her a big smile and Levi was amazed that she took to her so quickly. Levi was taken with her, too. “Hi, my name is Emerson,”, she said as she shook hands with him. Immediately Levi thought that her small hand was just right for his big one. He was in big trouble. Emerson thought Lily was the cutest little girl she had ever seen, and she thought Levi was very good looking and a fantastic father. As a nursing student, she should be concentrating on the patient, not thinking of ways to get to know her father. She hadn’t been this attracted to anyone in a very long time and she certainly wasn’t looking for a relationship. A few days later, Levi and Lily stopped by the hospital to see Emmy and thank her for taking such good care of her. Emmy picked Lily up and Levi loved how happy his daughter looked in her arms, and he knew then that he needed Emmy in his life. They both needed her, and by the way Emmy looked at him, he thinks she feels the same way. Will Levi and Emmy act upon their feelings for each other and let their love bring them together as a family with Lily? Can Levi protect his family and keep them safe from something in his past that he thought was gone forever? “Fighting For Us” by Heather Lyn is the first book in her new series, The Jackson Trilogy, and it was amazing. Levi and Emmy had an instant connection and their feelings become deeper and more intense as their relationship develops. Heather has written a beautiful story about happiness, a forever love and the importance of family. She writes characters that are emotional and honest about their feelings for each other which lets the reader feel connected to them from the very beginning. Heather is a creative and passionate writer and I know everyone will love “Fighting For Us” as much as I did.


Single parent short stories

This collection about single parents was well put together and well written that included stories from a few of my go to authors. This collection is a great way to be introduced to new to you authors and their writing styles. Of the stories included in this collection, two were favorite- Heartbreaker by Anna Brooks and Wicked Truths by LA Cotton. Both had great character development in the short time frame of story. Each had emotions, humor, and drama.
Heartbreaker was a touching story about 2 people who both had to get over their pasts in order to move on with their future. I loved Ryan and Opal and Olivia.
Wicked Truths is a part of the Wicked Bay series which is one of my favorite series. Lianne didn’t disappoint with her drama and angst filled story. I can never get enough of Wicked Bay

mj_toth ,

Fabulous collection of stories by an amazing group of authors

Fabulous idea to bring together a collection of stories about single parents from a wonderful group of authors. I haven’t had time to read all the stories yet but what I have read captivated me.

Boss of Me by Angel Devlin: Wonderful blending of single parent and family responsibilities. Jude finds himself a single dad in need of a personal assistant but resistant to hiring a new one after the last one dies suddenly. His mother is on the case and knows Pippa, the receptionist at her hair salon would be perfect realizing she won’t let Jude get away with anything. Pippa is the glue for her family as her mother deals with Multiple Sclerosis which has Pippa taking care of her brother and sister. The opportunity to make more money is enticing for Pippa to give her family some breathing room but dealing with a cantankerous boss makes her hesitate. Will Pippa and Jude be able to keep it professional? I loved Addison and Liberty, two 6-year-olds that know how to command a room. This is a fun romance that made my heart melt.