Author: Suzanne Halliday
Release Date: Dec 1, 2014
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Meet Stephanie Bennett
The one-time beauty queen and widowed mother of Tori St. John, arrives at the Marquez Villa to be with her feisty daughter and husband Draegyn, as they count down the days to the arrival of their first child.
It all seemed so simple. Arizona would be a nice change of pace from Stephanie’s life in Atlanta.
And then she meets Calder Dane
Alex’s down-to-earth doppelgänger of an uncle takes over day-to-day operations of the agency so his nephew can focus on his upcoming wedding.
It all seemed so simple. Calder was close to Alex, loved being in Arizona and was happy to help out.
Sparks fly when these two meet because nothing is ever simple with Family Justice!
Alex and Meghan
The foundation of the expanding Justice family is blissfully enjoying their engagement with loads of wicked sexy times and a bit of match-making thrown in to keep things interesting!
Draegyn and Victoria
In what feels like the tenth month of a difficult pregnancy, the couple face challenges that put a strain on their happiness. Can their unconventional love survive?
Cameron and Lacey
It’s all good at the Cameron household as their love story continues. Dylan’s growing like a weed, Lacey takes to motherhood like a champ and Cam? Color him – happy.
Get ready for Brody Jensen to drop a bomb about his past while Parker Sullivan is revealed to have more to do with the Marquez family than just being Alex’s oldest friend!
There’s never a dull moment with Family Justice!
“Darlin’, your daddy would be so proud of you today. And he’d be over the moon that you named that sweet baby boy after him.”
“Aw, thanks, Mom. That means a lot to me.”
“He loved you so much, baby girl. When he knew that his time was short, he gave me a message to pass on to you when the time was right. To be honest with you, shugah, I think that’s why I gave Draegyn such a hard time at first. I thought that we’d have this talk when you got married. Then you put that darling baby in my arms, all I could think at first was…this is Daniel’s grandchild. When you told me his name—it was like you were picking up my thoughts.”
Tori snuggled closer and started crying softly. “What did Daddy say, Mom? What did he want me to know?”
“He said that no matter what happened, even a long time after he was gone, I was to tell you how very much he loved you and that he wanted you to know that though he wasn’t here, he’d be with you always.”
Tears were streaming down her face now, too. “When I heard the baby’s name, I thought, My love, how right you were. Victoria, sweetheart—now you really and truly will have him with you. Always.
Tori broke down sobbing in an avalanche of tears as Stephanie cried, too, and rocked her in her arms. In some weird, karmic way—the circle remained unbroken.
Draegyn found them like that a while later when he returned to the suite, and he didn’t seem in the least surprised to find them crying and clinging to each other.
He scooped Daniel from the bassinette and brought him over to them for some good-bye kisses.
Mom Mom kisses, my boy,” he mock whispered with a chuckle. “Enjoy them. This is the lady who’s going to defy all your parents’ wishes, and who you’ll run to when we drive you crazy as a teenager.”
Stephanie was lighthearted but also very, very emotional as she left the room. When she discovered Calder right there on the other side of the door, she let him sweep her into a comforting embrace.
“Take me home,” she murmured, glad for the supportive arm about her waist.
Suzanne Halliday writes what she knows and what she loves – sexy adult contemporary romance with strong men and spirited women. Her love of creating short stories for friends and family has developed into a passion for writing romantic fiction with a sensual edge. She finds the world of digital, self-publishing to be the perfect platform for sharing her stories and also for what she enjoys most of all – reading. When she’s not on a deadline you’ll find her loading up on books to devour.
Currently a wanderer, she and her family divide their time between the east and west coast, somehow always managing to get the seasons mixed up. When not digging out from snow or trying to stay cool in the desert, you can find her in the kitchen, 80’s hair band music playing in the background, kids running in and out, laptop on with way too many screens open, something awesome in the oven, and a mug of hot tea clutched in one hand.