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In a Lifetime

Ariadne Wayne

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When Matt lays eyes on Ella, it’s love at first sight. At the very least, lust. But when fate steps in, Matt ends up playing Good Samaritan and losing the girl he wants to his best friend, Sam.

When Ella and Sam marry, Matt leaves the country, desperate to get over the deep feelings he has for his friend’s wife. When he returns, he finds a couple struggling with infertility; cracks appearing in their relationship. Making things worse, his feelings for Ella have intensified.

When you’re in love with your best friend’s wife, whose side do you take when everything falls apart?

Recommended 18+ for sexual situations

Loving Rowan (Friends Book 1)

Ariadne Wayne

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Rowan, Andrew, and Charlie were the best of friends for as long as they all could remember. Rowan adores Charlie because she’s another girl with a boys’ name. She’s in love with Andrew, and sure that one day they’ll live happily ever after. But when Andrew and Charlie break her heart, the painfully shy and socially awkward Rowan struggles to form new relationships.

Befriending Kyle, she quickly slots him into the best friend role vacated by Andrew, assuming that is what he wants, but Kyle has other ideas about the direction of their relationship. When Andrew’s life takes an unexpected turn, he isn’t ready to let go of the girl who grew up idolising him. And he's prepared to do anything to keep her.

Recommended 18+ for sexual content.

Coming Home (Copper Creek Book 1)

Wendy Smith

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Coming home is bittersweet for Adam Campbell. His mother has cancer, but for some reason doesn’t want him there. One of his brothers welcomes him home with open arms, another treats him like dirt.

Then there’s Lily, the girl who left Adam at the altar twelve years ago. The girl who broke his heart. Adam left and didn’t look back after that happened, but being home stirs up all those old feelings.

Secrets will be revealed, including the horrifying truth about why Lily stood him up, and that she didn’t abandon Adam. Adam abandoned her. 

Coming Home is the first book in the Copper Creek series. Set in the fictional small New Zealand town of Copper Creek, the series will explore the dark secrets the town holds, including the secrets held tight by members of the Campbell family.

Unexpected (friends Book 3)

Ariadne Wayne

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I’ve told a lot of lies in my life. Mostly lies of omission.

My best friends, Rebecca, Gemma, and Katya think I come from a rich family like they do.
I don’t.

We have a fancy lunch once a month at an expensive restaurant. I cut back on food the rest of the time to pay for it.

My car sits in the garage unless I’m spending time with my friends. It’s cheaper to catch the bus.

But now I have a big secret. The biggest of them all.
I’m in love with Rebecca’s father.
And I think he loves me back.

Baker's Dozen (Copper Creek)

Wendy Smith

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Owen Campbell is more than the town baker—he’s also the player out of all the Campbell boys. A tragic accident brings a secret to light that turns his world on its head and forces him to reconsider his lifestyle. Ginny Robinson is alone, and that’s the way she likes it. While she loves teaching, the circumstances of her employment leave her thinking about leaving town. Until she meets Owen. When Owen asks her to move in, Ginny’s afraid it’s for all the wrong reasons. Can he work out what the right reasons are? The third book in the Copper Creek series continues the story of the Campbell family.

In a Heartbeat (Lifetime Book 2)

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Stand alone book in the Lifetime series.

Pain.
Blood.
Heartache.

That’s all Vanessa Brown sees and feels when she closes her eyes. Having a baby wasn’t part of the plan. Losing one breaks her heart.

Until her miscarriage, Vanessa has the perfect life. Newly qualified as a doctor, she has a loving boyfriend, Connor, and the world at her feet. But with the loss of her baby, her fear and hurt cause the breakdown of her relationship.

Doctor Dylan West is new to the hospital, and has all the right words to say to a woman starting all over again. Vanessa takes a chance, and discovers that new isn’t always better, and the mistakes of the past sometimes come back to haunt you. Even when they’re not your own.

This book is a follow-up to In a Lifetime, but can be read as a stand alone.

Something Real (Friends Book 3)

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She’s a single mother. He’s her new next door neighbour.

After her husband leaves her, Olivia never thought her fresh start would include finding love.

Her entire life she’s been left behind. Can Logan be the one to help her beat her insecurities?

Stand alone story.

Another Chance (Chances #1) (Chances Series)

Ariadne Wayne

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Cassie Warren was the fat girl in school, the smart girl, the girl who people poked fun at. When Patrick Cross, the most popular boy in school and her former best friend declares his interest in her, she is unsure how to react at first. She is left devastated when, after a short but intense romance, she catches him in bed with his ex-girlfriend.

Patrick can't remember what happened that night, and has no idea why the girl he has loved since he was seven no longer wants anything to do with him. They go their separate ways, each of them following their own path until Cassie has to go through a situation too painful to imagine, and they are brought back together.

She has a secret, and one that she will try to keep from Patrick rather than cause herself more heartache. He's more determined to get her back than she realises, this time for good.

Another Chance is an 80,000 word contemporary romance. Revised and Re-edited July 2014.

Friends - The Complete series

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Get all five Friends series books in one boxed set!

This boxed set contains:

Book One - Loving Rowan 
Rowan and Kyle’s story 
After a lifetime of unrequited love for Andrew, Rowan’s heart is broken when she finds him with another friend, Charlie. Isolating herself from the pair, she strikes up a friendship with Kyle. Kyle wants more, but Rowan struggles to let go. And when tragedy strikes, Andrew comes back on the scene and will do whatever it takes to keep her. 

Book Two - Three Days 
Andrew and Maddy’s story 
After the events of Loving Rowan, Andrew starts his life again. He hit rock bottom when Charlie died and acted irrationally, destroying any chance of friendship with Rowan. Meeting Maddy brings love and laughter to his life, and he soon finds himself falling for her. Sometimes it takes a life changing event to put the pieces back together as Andrew will find. 

Book Three - Something Real 
Logan and Olivia’s story 
Olivia Grant’s husband walked out while she was at work one day, leaving her to fend for herself and their two children. Selling up, she moves to an apartment where she meets Logan. He’s gorgeous and seems to like her just as much as she likes him. Will her secret derail their relationship before it’s had a chance to take off? 

Book 4 - The Right One
Rebecca and Elliot’s story
Rebecca Wallace has everything she could ever need, but a gaping hole where her heart used to be. Meeting her sometimes employed, sometimes musician neighbour, Elliot, turns her world on its head. He’s everything she never knew she wanted.

Book 5 - Unexpected
Nicola and Neil’s story
Nicola Crandell lives a quiet life, working hard and spending time with her friends from time to time. When she bumps into her friend Rebecca’s father, Neil, one day, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with him. As their relationship deepens, they both struggle with keeping it a secret. How will they deal with Rebecca finding out?

In the End (Lifetime Book 3)

Ariadne Wayne

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The time has come for Finn to find out the truth about his father. When he seems to take it in his stride, Matt, Ella, and Sam are relieved. But nothing’s that simple when you’re seven years old.

Sam’s love life has been on hold while he gets to know his son. Meeting single mother, Natasha, rocks his world. She’s not had an easy life and he has to navigate through her past to make her see a future. The one thing that scares her, Sam’s guilty of. Love’s never easy, especially when there are secrets involved.

The last book in the Lifetime series features a boy finding out about his father, a father falling in love, and the last wedding you’d ever expect on the farm. It is recommended that you read In a Lifetime prior to In the End.