The Broken series follows best friends and business partners Clay, Spencer, and Brant as they go from building custom dream homes for high profile clients to realizing their own dreams with three feisty, fierce women who can’t resist men who are good with their hands.
Broken Ground: Clay McGavran was stuck in hell. Otherwise known as Denson, Virginia – a small town in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains – a town shrouded in the pain and tragedy of the past. As partner at one of Richmond’s most successful construction and design firms, building someone else’s dream home was his job. But when their dream brought him to the town of his nightmares, he was thrust into a past he’d worked diligently to forget. The only respite to his misery came from an unexpected – and inconvenient – source. His new assistant, Alison. To Clay, Alison was the woman whose perpetual smile and hauntingly familiar eyes were a balm to his scraped and bruised psyche. She was the antithesis of the type of woman he usually took to his bed but he found himself wanting her more than any woman before her. And, as his employee, she was the one woman he couldn’t have. His company, friendships, and reputation were at stake. He couldn’t cross that line again. He’d been reckless in the past and it had nearly cost him his company – and his life. But it’s not so easy to walk away when, in the fires of his personal hell, he may have stumbled headlong into his salvation.
Flawlessly Broken: “I need a favor…” Famous last words. When Spencer was asked to check on a friend of a friend, he thought it was no big deal. Simple. A good excuse to take a nice long drive and burn up some of the free time he’d been forcibly handed. But when he walked into Talia’s apartment and looked into her devastated eyes… simple went right out the window. Despite two years of staunchly avoiding women, he was overwhelmed by the compulsion to help her — know her, avenge her, protect her. Possess her. All Talia wanted was to hide away and ignore the unwelcome, looming presence of a past she’d thought she left behind. She wanted to wallow, to drink, to slip into oblivion.
But a knock at her door changed all that. She found herself wanting to let Spencer in — into her apartment, inside her head. Into her heart. And how selfish did that make her? She knew from the start that she couldn’t be what he needed, couldn’t give him the life he deserved, but she couldn’t help herself. She fell. So did he. And now her past may cost them their future.
All the Broken Pieces: How far would you be willing to go for someone you love? For Lauren Caldwell, the answer was: as far as necessary. She had done what she had to do to protect the one person who meant the most to her in the world—her uncle. She wasn’t proud of herself, but in the end, she had protected him just as he’d always protected her. A year later, a year of being ostracized in the small Virginia town she called home, she found herself helplessly watching her worst nightmare unfold. She was alone. Until a stranger became a friend who became the glue that might finally piece together the jagged fragments of her life, of her heart. How far would you be willing to go for someone you love? Brant Matthews never wanted to fall in love again; he had worked diligently to avoid emotional entanglements at all costs. He knew what it was to lose the one you loved, to fail them so irrevocably that the entire trajectory of your life shifted. But seeing the broken look in Lauren’s crystal-blue eyes, feeling that old pain flare anew and knowing from experience exactly how much she was hurting… he never stood a chance. She had him, whether she was ready to accept that or not. And when her childhood tormentor set his sights on her once more, Brant knew exactly how far he would go to keep her safe. He would die for her or kill for her. There would be no middle ground.