The ‘Contradictions’ series is made up of several standalone novel (and maybe novella) length stories. Each can be read without reading any of my other books but many of the characters will feature in several books.
If you have read my ‘With You’ trilogy, then you will be familiar with the Carter brothers. These books are their stories or, more correctly, the stories of their potential partners. You do not have to have read the trilogy before you read the Contradictions books, the brothers will each be given the spotlight so you can get to know them through their own books.
This means that you will be getting glimpses into how it’s going in Jamie and Jason’s lives through the Carter brothers.
Book 1: An Imperfect Circle
Release: 31st January 2014
This book can be seen as a prequel to the ‘With You’ trilogy as it goes back in time to explain how Karl and Elise got together. If you have read the trilogy then a lot of the Carter family history will be covered and explained in this book.
“What do you do when the boy who rescues the last remnants of your soul rejects what’s left straight afterwards? You move on. That’s what you do. I’m not the sort of girl who sits on the sofa with a bucket of ice cream mourning over anything.
Especially not over a boy.”
Sixteen year old Ellie Belrose has spent the last five years rebuilding her life after something she’d rather forget. She’s finally getting somewhere but, when a figure from her past makes an unwanted reappearance in her life, she’s forced to confront her demons.
Karl Carter is fascinated by Ellie the moment he sees her but he doesn’t realise she’s Elise. His Elise. He never forgot her and still isn’t willing to – despite her insistence.
The two of them are stubborn, angry at the world, and sparks fly when they come together. Can they help each other move on from the past or will they drag each other back there?
Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I5QITDG/
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00I5QITDG/
Book 2: A Natural Act
Release: 14th September 2014
This standalone book is Craig’s story. Craig is the second youngest of the Carter boys and an overachriever by any measures.
“The trick to coping with the pain is to really think about what’s happening and try to understand. I think about why
this is happening to me, why everything went so wrong.
Why my fiancé wants to hurt me.”
When Isabella West finds herself in hospital once more, she has given up on life. She is bruised, broken, and beaten. Far from the ambitious young law student she once was. Craig Carter, foundation doctor and resident bad boy, sees the mess of bandages that hide a beautiful woman and his morals won’t let him stay away.
Intent on helping her escape her abusive partner, Craig does all he can to help her get back on her feet but that’s where the help stops. He can offer her friendship and nothing more. He’s barely balancing his medical career with his family life and, with MMA-titles to uphold, the last thing he needs is an extra complication.
A complication is exactly what Isabella is. As the first woman to see behind his layers, Craig enjoys her company but she’s recovering from years of abuse and not ready for a new relationship. Craig isn’t looking for one so that suits him just fine. For now.
Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N9BZRIC/
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00N9BZRIC/
Book 3: An Open Lock
Release: 15th July 2015
This is part 1 of 2 of Ian Carter’s story. The eldest and most guarded of all the Carter males.
Olivia’s relationship with Stanley is comfortable but is comfortable really enough? Tormented by the condom which has resided in her purse for a decade, Olivia Lyons wants more. When her childhood friend needs help, Olivia takes the leap back into singledom by moving to London to support her.
Olivia is looking to explore herself, to find the excitement and passion. What she isn’t looking for is E, the man who makes her lose her morals, boundaries, and her underwear.
E is mysterious, secretive, and very, very bad for Olivia’s mental health. For her mission of sexual exploration, however, he is the definition of masculine perfection. Even if she wants to punch him in the face.
E doesn’t open up for anyone, he knows what he wants and he takes it, binds it, and spanks it. Their relationship is defined by rules which lean in his favour, and that’s fine at first because he can teach her so much, but how long can a girl like Olivia tolerate a man like E before things become inevitably complicated and she gets hurt?
Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YAZP56U/
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00I5QITDG/
Book 4: A Broken Lock
Release: 15th May 2016
Part 2 of 2 and the completion of Ian and Olivia’s story
One word ended it all, leaving Olivia Lyons confused, hurt, and alone. E became the centre of her world in a very short time. She may not realise just how much he changed her future, but she is about to find out. Having sunk to the lowest point of her life, losing her man, her job, and her dignity, Olivia is about the be thrust back into his path.
Olivia is not the only one hurting. E is left broken and devastated by more than just the loss of his woman. The Carter family are not about to stand by and watch him fall apart, but they will need Olivia’s help.
Will she be willing to help him? He ruined her life. Will she risk it all again once she finds out she’s not the only one whose life is at risk?
Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DLVSNGW/
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01DLVSNGW/