Follow these characters from your favorite Lyssa Layne books as they experience Valentine’s Day in an unexpected, non-traditional fashion…
Love is a Fire/Burst Into Flame – Andy Garrity lost the love of his life almost three years ago. Giving in to his daughter-in-laws, he decides it’s time to get back in the saddle and go on a first date for the first time since high school. Before he even meets his mate, Andy’s having second thoughts and ready to pass on this opportunity at love.
Everybody’s After Love/My Favorite What If – James Paul and Brianna Rossi are expecting their second child in less than a month. Brianna can’t wait to have a daughter while James Paul is thrilled to have a new princess to spoil. Brianna has the perfect day planned for her husband until she’s blindsided in a way she never imagined.
Loved by the Linebacker – Recovering from a torn ACL, Blake Purser isn’t used to taking it easy. He also isn’t used to not having his best friend, Camila Lemos, spend more time with her boyfriend and his brother Evan than him. His long-time on-again, off-again girlfriend, Molly Feiser, is doing her best to entertain him during the off season but Blake isn’t prepared for her latest news.
Holding the Other – Lee Maverick and Miranda Wallen are the king and queen of country music. The married couple have ruled the charts for the last ten years and fans love the chemistry between them. Before the night is over, this Valentine’s Day will be one for the records.
My Favorite What If – Sloan Talbott and Jacob “Smitty” Smith are spending their first Valentine’s Day as a couple. In the short time they’ve been together, they’ve carved out the perfect nook for just the two of them. Having spent the last six months in Italy, it’s time they head back to the States and learn to be together with their meddling families surrounding them 24/7.
Love’s not easy. Love’s not perfect. Love hurts. Love doesn’t last forever. Can these couples endure love at its ugliest or will it break them down more than they can endure?
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Lyssa Layne is first, and foremost, the proud momma to her precious daughter, AR. In addition to working full-time and being a mommy to AR, she is also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, a runner, blogger, and an infertility survivor.
Having watched one too many medical dramas and being inspired by author Rachelle Ayala, who introduced her to the world of indie writing, Lyssa decided to try her hand at writing a romance story. Her attempt turned into the Burning Lovesick series. You can find Lyssa’s own interests throughout her stories although all stories are fictional.
“Okay, okay, Isabella. You must’ve inherited your Aunt Jules’ dislike of sappiness.”
I rub my hand over my belly as I speak to my daughter. She responds with a lighter kick as though she’s apologizing and I pat my stomach. “You’re going to have to learn to work with me because Mommy likes to cry when I’m happy or sad or even when I’m excited, okay?”
“Which always makes your Daddy nervous because he never knows which one it is,” James Paul says as he enters the room.
He squats in front of my belly and kisses it softly, sending my hormones in a different kind of frenzy than they were in a few moments earlier. He’s dressed for work in his grey suit with the red pinstripes, the one that I bought him last Christmas. The pressed fabric so crisp and his musky cologne makes me wish we were back in bed. I slide the backs of my fingers down his cheeks as he continues to talk to our daughter.
“Daddy can’t wait to meet his little princess. Even though your Mommy is going to try to make you be a girly girl like she did your Aunt Jules, I’ll still make sure you have plenty of opportunities to get muddy.”
“Hey!” I giggle and my husband stands up, his hands sliding to my waist.
James Paul dips his head, his lips grazing my neck. “What? I can’t let our daughter get muddy? I mean, you do take Cal to gymnastics.”
I try to push him away, not even trying, just making the motion. “There is nothing wrong with a little boy taking gymnastics.”
James Paul looks up and brushes his lips across mine as he steps toward the door. “You’re right and there’s nothing wrong with our little girl playing in mud.”
I start to object, but he’s right, so I just laugh instead. Besides, my brother taught me how to bait a hook and filet a fish and I still turned out plenty girly. But right now, I just can’t picture my perfect baby, who is still kicking up a storm inside me, covered in mud from head to toe which is exactly what will happen.
I glance over at James Paul, shaking the muddy vision of Isabella out of my mind. My husband shoots me a grin and laughs. “There’s a gift for both my girls on the bookshelf.”
Not realizing I was frowning until my lips pull up from it, I blow him a kiss and he pretends to catch it as it floats in the air to him. “I’ll see you at Izzy’s appointment this afternoon.”