Warm Springs Trilogy #1
By- Christina Kirby
Driven by fear and desperate to protect her family, Samantha is forced to leave Chicago and everything she’s worked to achieve, only to start over by tossing a dart-at-the-map. The Georgia townsfolk’s true Southern charm is the unexpected prescription needed to heal her soul, and the sexy carpenter who touches her heart are distractions she didn’t plan on, but they might offer her a chance at a new life, if she can let go of her past.
Town heartbreaker, Spencer Malloy, isn’t looking for anything serious. His days are perfect working as a contractor, attending his nephew’s baseball games or taking him fishing. He never expects to fall for the big city girl, Samantha. She’s not his type, timid and closed off, but in her unguarded moments, he’s intrigued by the woman he can’t get out of his mind. The urge to get closer to her grows stronger each day, and when the shadow of evil resurfaces, he vows to protect Samantha, even if it means abandoning his home and joining her on the run.
When confronted by the man who’s bent on revenge, Samantha must choose between running again to save the people she loves, or if she has the strength, to stay and fight for her new life.
Warm Springs Trilogy #2
By- Christina Kirby
Small town beauty queen, Jenny Fillmore, is a survivor. In the wake of having been kidnapped by a madman, she’s managed to put her life back together, complete with a successful career and a serious boyfriend. But, when her first love returns and hires her as his real estate agent, old wounds are torn open, making Jenny question whether or not she has the life she wants. It turns out broken hearts don’t heal so easily and old desires don’t always fade with time.
Professional baseball player, Adam Hamilton, didn’t expect a career ending shoulder injury. Thrown a curveball in his prime, he returns home to Warm Springs and the one woman whose heart he broke to pursue his sports dream. But, earning Jenny’s forgiveness won’t be easy. What he and Jenny once shared was real, but she’s moved on. With the new man in her life, time isn’t on Adam’s side.
“Hello, Jennifer.” Adam’s eyes were fixed on her with an intensity that made her insides quiver.
With the way he stared, like she was the only one in the room, she forgot James was sitting at the table until he cleared his throat.
Adam was the first to look away. “Hi, I’m Adam Hamilton, an old friend of Jenny’s.” He stuck out his hand and seemed to stand taller when James stood.
“James Conners,” he took Adam’s hand. “I’m her boyfriend.”
As her past and future collided, Jenny tried her best not to compare the two men. It wouldn’t have been fair to James.
“I didn’t realize Jenny knew the great Adam Hamilton. It’s an honor.” James gestured to the empty chair. “Would you like to join us?”
The invitation snapped her out of her trance. “Oh, no. James, I’m sure Adam has plans.”
“On the contrary,” Adam pulled out the chair that was to her left and sat down.
Jenny shot evil-eye daggers in his general direction and felt the heat rise in her cheeks when he laughed. “I can’t believe you were going to eat alone.” She spoke out of the corner of her mouth as the waitress placed another set of silverware on the table. “What, couldn’t find a date?”
“Actually, my date cancelled at the last minute and since I still have to eat . . . ” He picked up a menu and began reading it, leaving her to fume.
Of all the conceited, arrogant, ex-boyfriends in the world, he had to be hers. And, he had to be here. In her town. At her restaurant.
“Jenny, would you like some more wine?” When she nodded, James used the bottle on the table to refill her glass. To get through this meal, she was going to need more than a little wine. She took a large gulp and listened as the two men talked sports for a while. The pro athlete and the scout, bonding. Discussing a world she wasn’t part of. Adam had made sure of that. She took another sip of wine.
“So, what brings you to town, Adam? Are you visiting family in the area?”
James’ question was harmless enough, but Jenny found herself shifting in her seat.
“I’m retiring and looking to move back.” Adam set his menu to the side and relaxed in his chair. “Actually, Jenny’s helping me find a place.”
Both men turned their attention toward her.
“Oh, I didn’t know.” James stared at her. “She hadn’t mentioned it.”
Jenny didn’t miss the surprise that flickered over Adam’s face. Was he annoyed she hadn’t mentioned him? Seriously? She wanted to shout at him. Not everyone holds you at the center of their universe, Adam.
“It just hadn’t come up. We were talking about you.” She smiled lovingly at James causing Adam’s frown to deepen.
Food arrived and derailed the conversation briefly, allowing her to finish off her wine. Like the good boyfriend he was, James refilled it. She immediately took another sip.
“Thirsty?” Adam asked.
“It’s the company,” she said too sweetly.
Christina Kirby holds a degree in Public Relations from Auburn University. She worked in banking for four and a half years before deciding to become a stay at home mom to her two sons. Moving every couple of years because of her husband’s job, Christina has had the opportunity to meet all kinds of people and live in many different states. Fortunately, writing is something she can take with her no matter where she lives. Christina is an avid reader of romance, young adult and anything having to do with pop culture. She also knows a copy of Entertainment Weekly and a chocolate chip cookie can cure anything.