: Ward Sisters Books 1-4
: Ward Sisters Series
: January 12, 2015
Back to December
(Ward Sisters, #1)
Only One (Ward Sisters, #2)
Right Here Waiting (Ward Sisters, #3)
This Year’s Love (Ward Sisters, #4)
Welcome to the world of the Ward Sisters, Emily, Anne and Charlotte. Get to know them, their friends and the new people who have come into their lives.
Start with Emily’s story, Back to December, where you’ll meet the oldest Ward daughter, and the movie star, Rob Deacon, who sweeps her off her feet.
Then, in Only One, you’ll get to know Emily’s bodyguard, Liam Neely, who happens to be Rob’s best friend. You’ll also meet Jenna Ackerman, Rob’s assistant and his other best friend, the woman with whom playboy Liam falls in love.
In Right Here Waiting, you’ll learn about Emily’s lifelong best friend, Meghan Miles, and meet the soldier who steals her heart, Captain Neil Murphy.
And then, in This Year’s Love, you’ll hear middle sister Annie Ward’s story of how she fell for her sister’s ex-boyfriend, Josh Ricker.
Additional glimpses into the lives of these characters – in the form of deleted scenes which didn’t make it into the published narrative – are included at the end of each story. For any fans of the series, these are peeks at the characters you won’t want to miss.
This is unlike any other box set I have yet to read! It is more than just a set of novels your actually following the lives of four sisters and see how close they are. Throughout each story you will find real life situations that evolve around a couple but the author has added the personal touch to keep her readers wanting more. I loved each of the characters and while some I may have wanted to maybe slap a bit, they each made this boxset a perfect read!!!!
Back to December ~ This is about Emily who thought she had her prince charming and everything she wanted in live with Josh. But you see not everything is as she thought when her eyes are opened up at one of her sister’s wedding. I think she finally realized that she wanted more out of life than what Josh was giving her. I think she realized that she actually forgot who she used to truly be. When she meets a man named Rob Deacon by accident and they are instantly attracted her hopes for a new future begins and you do see the story unravel. The story shows that we are faced with problems everyday of our family not liking who we are with, will Emily be able to either change their mind or will she give him up. Rob on the other hand also shows some personal issues when a blast from the past interferes. The author did a great job with taking real situations and projecting a novel that is both enjoyable and will have you rooting for Emily and Rob to come together. There only stands a few problems that they may have to overcome the spotlight, crazy ex girlfriends and secrets that could unravel at any moment!
Only One~ Can you say commitment issue!!! Liam Neely is definitely at the top of the line for having commitment issue and I really can’t blame him after what he saw his whole life. But seriously his character did make me want to strangle him. Jenna knows what she wants and that is Liam. J Liam and Jenna have both have a intertwining affect that they just didn’t know yet. I loved how the author brought back story on these two to give us some insight to both of their lives. Jenna wants what Liam can’t give! How will she be able to change his mind? At the drop of a hat though the choice may be taken out of their hands. The author sure did put some twists in this story.
Right Here Waiting ~ How does it feel when your not seen or ignored? Well Neil was seen as invisible for most of his life growing up because of how he looked. I really felt sorry for him because from the beginning I could tell he had a heart of gold. It hurt even worse when the girl he was head over heels even didn’t see him. Or so he thought. However, one life changing event and that changed. Trust me I was both happy for his decision and because he decided to take that turn and change his life. Meghan, moved far away to get away from everything she knew unfortunately that meant her getting into the wrong relationships. I wanted to scream at her and tell her he was there all along. After she returns and realizes she has been blind this whole time, their life seriously takes a turn and I wanted to cry for the both of them. It takes a strong relationship to survive what they are going to have to struggle for. I think this story hits home the hardest and even though I wont tell you what happens this is by far my favorite. Be ready for anything!
This Year’s Love ~ One sisters lost is another sisters love! I can’t imagine how hard it was for Annie this whole time realizing that she may never have her true love. I swear parents should not interfere in certain things and this is definitely one of them. However, when deception and secrets start to hurt those around them will these two actually be able to kindle a low burning fire? Will this tear the sisters apart or will everything be fine. Annie and this mysterious man soon realize that they were meant for each other but due to what has happened in the last few years could it be too late. Annie was willing to wait all these years for him.
The author gave you four amazing stories of sisters whose lives are touched over and over again. I loved each story and was touched by each of these stories, there was some deep feelings in them. You could tell that the author was very involved with her characters when she wrote this and the plot because she left no rocks unturned. My heart kept leaping at the twists and turns in this story. I would highly recommend this story for those that love reading boxsets!!
Emily looked at Rob and couldn’t read what he was thinking. She could tell there was something on his mind, but she had no clue what it was.
“Care to share?” she asked, curious.
“Can I kiss you?” he replied, his voice steady.
Em was stunned. She didn’t know what to say. It had been over five years since she had been asked to be kissed. She nodded slowly, so as not to appear too eager, though she was, in fact, dying to kiss him.
She had been looking at his mouth quite a bit these last few hours, and it always seemed so kissable.
Rob leaned toward her, and she met him halfway. That heady forest scent invaded her nostrils more thoroughly now and her brain swam. He looked at her with a sweet smile, just a little grin that said he was looking forward to this. She met his eyes and his smile with one of her own, though she suspected that, as soon as he’d asked, he’d known what her answer would be by the expression on her face.
His lips brushed against hers, gentle at first, with just a little bit of pressure. The gesture implied respect without stifling the desire that raced through Emily’s blood. Her skin heated and the dampness between her thighs, which had been present since dinner, bordered on embarrassing. How could she want someone so much from just a simple kiss?
They walked back to the car, hand in hand, in an unusual silence. Jenna started to step around the
car to the passenger’s side, and Liam tightened his grip on her hand so she couldn’t let go. Her expression said she was curious as he drew her toward him and leaned against the car hood. She let him guide her until her body was pressed against his and their faces were inches apart.
His heart raced again, which Liam found odd – he hadn’t felt nervous before he kissed a girl since junior high. Swallowing hard, he brushed the hair from her face like he’d done earlier. Her breath hitched, and he knew she wanted him to kiss her as much as he wanted to do it. He looked at her mouth, then into her eyes. They leaned in at the same time, crushing their lips together in a long-overdue kiss.
Heat rushed through his body and his dick hardened before she even slid her tongue into his mouth. As their tongues danced, one hand found her ass and pulled her pelvis to his, while the other threaded into her hair, bringing her mouth closer, and deepening the kiss. She whimpered and gripped his neck.
The kiss lasted a few minutes and then they needed air. They leaned apart, touched foreheads, their breath labored.
“Wow,” Jenna whispered.
“Yeah. I agree,” Liam said.
Meghan stared back at him as intently. Finally, she said, “What’s going on here, Neil?”
“What do you mean?
“This. What’s happening between us? Am I reading you wrong? Are you not interested in me?”
Neil couldn’t let her think that. No. Never. He’d wanted her for too long to let her ever believe he wasn’t interested, even for a moment. He pulled back, stood still and looked at her. He looked at her mouth. He wanted to kiss her, but if he waited until they were alone, she might give up on him. Danny was right, he had to stop sabotaging this.
Neil threaded his hands in her sun-kissed hair. In her eyes, he saw a desire to kiss him as powerful as his own. He leaned in, pressed his lips to hers and a wave of heat washed over him. Meghan leaned into the kiss, opening her lips, and as he slid his tongue into her mouth, Neil had to use every ounce of restraint his military training had afforded him to keep it from getting indecent.
Meghan pulled away and saved Neil from himself.
“Are you okay?” she asked.
He nodded slowly and swallowed.
“Uh huh,” he muttered.
His dilated pupils said he like what he saw. She grinned. In two strides of his long legs, he was right next to her and it was Annie’s turn to gasp – he towered over her.
He looked at her, shook his head, then he crushed her to his body, his face a breath away. She opened her mouth and his tongue plunged inside. Unlike the other morning, he knew this was her and not Em. Yet, he kissed her with even more passion, stealing her air.
Before she knew what was happening, he lifted her off the ground, wrapped her legs around his waist and carried her to the bed. They collapsed onto the mattress, and when his pelvis pressed into her core, they moaned in unison.
“God, you’re beautiful,” he breathed around her lips.
Back to December
Right Here Waiting
This Year’s Love
As a child, Lucy Gage relished time to use her imagination, whether it was playing with her siblings – dolls, cars and trucks, make believe, LEGOs – or reading a book. That still translates today, as she writes the stories bouncing through her head, or reads the work of others. Her two imaginative children play the same way she did in her youth and love to read. She considers this her greatest accomplishment to date.
Married for the past dozen years, she and her family live in rural Maine. When not at the keyboard, she most enjoys gardening, hiking, amateur photography, the beach, dancing, crafts, ice skating, snow shoeing, boating and of course, reading.
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