The Monroes

Kennedy Monroe lost her boyfriend to her best friend. Or maybe her best friend to her boyfriend. It didn’t matter. All she had left was her job, and she’d be damned if she was going to lose that too. So when her boss asks her for a favor, she’s not about to say no.

Except, she didn’t know the favor included pretending to be his girlfriend in front of his parents.

Hawk Jefferson was tired of his parents constantly trying to marry him off to their rich friends’ daughters. He was nearly forty years old, and he was more than happy to spend the rest of his life as a bachelor. The last thing he wanted was a wife and a bunch of babies. In order to keep them off his back, he told them he’d been dating his assistant for the last six months. So, when they decided to take a last-minute trip to spend the weekend with him and his girlfriend, Hawk had to take drastic measures.

Except, he never anticipated he’d fall in love, much less want to settle down and give his parents the grandchild they’ve always wanted.

Only, getting Kennedy on board with that plan seems to be harder than anticipated.

When Jackie Monroe finds out the man she’s been seeing for the last three months has been leading a double life and is married, it nearly destroys her world. Giving up on men, love, and any chance of having a relationship or a family, Jackie dives into her career as a child psychologist. One of her specialties is forensics child custody evaluations and she’s appointed a case where a man is fighting to have full custody of his one-year-old daughter.

At first glance, the case appears to be a simple one, but soon, Jackie learns nothing is at it seems and she finds herself not only putting her job on the line, but her heart.

Alston Walsh never wanted to be a father. Hell, until six months ago, he didn’t even know he was a father. But when me meets his little girl for the first time, he falls instantly in love. And when he sees first-hand how his ex-girlfriend is living and raising his daughter, he takes matter into his own hands. He will do whatever it takes to make sure little Coralie is removed from her mother’s home and placed, permanently, with him, including retiring from the Military and taking a job that will keep him stateside.

But what he doesn’t anticipate is falling in love with the woman who has the power to crush his heart and take away everything he holds dear.

Ethel Monroe has dedicated her young life to helping the less fortunate by volunteering in organizations such as the Peace Corps. However, she wanted to do more, and when Casper Walgreen offered her a position in his non-profit organization, she couldn’t refuse. Casper was notorious for being the first one to bring relief to communities that suffered natural disasters. He often worked hand in hand with pharmaceutical companies to create vaccines, cures, and treatments for the illness that plagued the world. Casper had been her idol. That was until she met him. In his youth, Casper thought he could change the world by getting his hands dirty. Now he’d past his fortieth birthday, he’d become a cynic after realizing politics always got in the way, and he understood that money talked more than action. Using his family’s millions was the only way he’d ever achieve any of the goals he’d set for himself the day he graduated with a Ph.D. in International Disaster Psychology. Only, he thought he could have done it differently. He did the best he could with the resources that he had. He knew he that his programs did some good, but understanding how the corrupt system worked, he concentrated on making sure that every penny and every donation he made actually went to the needy and moved on to the next good cause. He couldn’t save the world, but he could make an impact. And then in walked Ethel to his life and flipped it upside down, making him question everything. She showed him a side of the world he’d never seen and brought him back to his roots, making him want a life he hadn’t thought about in years. But was he willing to risk his heart to make the necessary changes he’d been too afraid to deal with in the past? Or would he continue to live his life in a bubble, pretending to make a difference?

Robert Monroe sold five romances under a pen name and they did well enough. He sold his first gay romance under his real name and it hit number one. The pressure to follow it up with a second bestseller is overwhelming and Bobby is afraid that not only will his story suck, but he’ll go down as a one hit wonder in the book world. Or worse, the publisher will make him go back to writing straight romances under the name Roberta. Wendel “Navy” Sinclair has spent forty years chasing the adrenaline rush in his career while keeping his personal life private. Other than his boss, a few close friends, and his mother, most people never knew he was a gay man. He never liked drawing attention to himself, so when he begins a romantic relationship with Bobby Monroe, and open gay man, Navy isn’t prepared for being tossed into the spotlight, having his privacy invaded in the middle of the night, or having his darkest secrets plucked from his closet and plastered all over page 6. The question is: will Navy be able to come to terms with what being in a committed relationship really means, or will he go back to his lonely existence, only reading about true love in books.

Fitzgerald Monroe had a two-track mind. Woman and Ice Hockey and not necessarily in that order. After a little too much partying, Fitz finds himself having to serve his community by acting as the coach for a local travel team. The last thing Fitz wants to do is deal with a bunch of pre-pubescent youngsters with attitudes and their parents who all think they are going to the NHL. Emery Anderson had been doing it alone her entire life and she wasn’t sure she could do it anymore. The bills were mounting, and she was at the breaking point with her son and his entitled behavior. However, when her ex-husband’s business is investigated for shady dealings, she and Maverick find themselves relying on a perfect stranger. And in more ways than one. Will Fitz be like every other hockey playing idiot that walked in and out of her life, or will he be the won who scores where mama hides the cookies?

Rose Monroe has always prided herself on being fiercely independent. She lives her life on her terms and doesn’t need, or want, a man telling her what to do, or how to do it. She views being in a committed relationship as a life sentence in losing not only her freedom, but a one way ticket to stifling her free spirit. However, when a close friend asks her to help him pick out the perfect engagement ring, she finds herself in unchartered waters and she’s drowning. Kadon Anders has been in love with Rose since the first grade, but she’s kept him in the friend zone their entire lives. For years, he’s tried everything he can think of to get her attention, but nothing worked and he’s tired of waiting. When Rose finally starts noticing him, it’s too late. He’s with someone else. However, has he really moved on Rose, or is he simply trying to protect his heart from shattering into a million pieces. Again.