Title: Forever Only Once
Series: Promise Me #1
author Carrie Ann Ryan comes a sexy new contemporary stand-alone series.
inflict on her worst enemy. Since then, she’s healed, found herself, and
connected with a group of women she’s proud to call her friends. However, when
they make a pact to start looking for love, Hazel finds herself not only up
first but also forced to face a past she thought she’d escaped.
the oldest of five, he’s always been the one his family can rely on. Now, all
he wants is to work in peace and live his life. His priorities shift
dramatically, though, when Cross finds himself in Hazel’s path.
connection, they soon learn that it’s safer to fall for each other than keep
running from what’s holding them back—not to mention, who wants them dead.
Ryan is the New York Times and USA
Today bestselling author of contemporary, paranormal, and young adult romance.
Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Fractured Connections, and
Elements of Five series, which have sold over 3.0 million books worldwide. She
started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry
and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over seventy-five novels and
novellas with more in the works. When she’s not losing herself in her emotional
and action-packed worlds, she’s reading as much as she can while wrangling her
clowder of cats who have more followers than she does.
After a traumatic past Hazel has created a new life for herself and over time has become a much smarter version of the woman she used to be. Her friends have convinced her that it is time for her to start dating again and they have arranged a date for her but when she meets Cross it becomes a case of mistaken identity as she is there for a blind date and he is there for a business meeting.
Cross has been focused on his business making custom furniture and his family at the cost of his personal life. When fate brings Hazel into his life he realizes that she is what he has missing in his life. They shared an immediate chemistry and connection, but he also knew that she was cautious when it came to them and he was willing to allow the relationship to move at her pace and earn her trust but when her past resurfaces there is nothing he won’t do to keep her safe.
The strength and resilience of Hazel shines through her characters while Cross is the perfect mix of protective and patient. Not only do Hazel and Cross draw you in but getting a chance to catch up with Cross’s family made it that much better.