When Dr. Shayla Thorn moves back to her home town of Oak Grove, she is determined that this will be a new start for her and her son. But when Dylan’s father insists on righting the wrongs of their past, she’s torn between what she knows is right and what her heart wants. But the one thing she never expected was for her life to be thrown into utter chaos. Ryan Jacobs, former FBI agent and lead detective for Oak Grove and its surrounding areas, is determined to win Shayla’s heart and make up for the mistakes they made in the past. He won’t take no for an answer, but everything begins to unravel when he is called to the scene of a brutal crime almost identical to a slew of murders he solved long ago. It doesn’t take long for the pair to give into what their hearts want, but when an old nemesis seeks revenge on Ryan, everyone’s life is in danger. Will Ryan find the culprit in time to save the love of his life or will she fall victim to a vicious killer’s vengeance?
Judson Hardenbergh’s life was perfect, that is until tragedy changed the course of his life. When a fire claims his family, he gives up on everything. Will moving back to his home town of Oak Grove save him from himself or drive him into deeper despair? For Ryan Jacobs, Oak Grove’s Chief of Police, it’s been smooth sailing since the abduction and murders that plagued the town, and almost cost him his family. Though Mathis is still at large, Ryan is confident that he’ll be able to catch him before he strikes again. When one of Ryan’s high school friends, Judson Hardenbergh, is accused of murder, he must jump into action and determine if ‘Jud’ is capable of committing this horrible crime. What he finds is that this case is more complicated than he imagined and that penance comes in many forms.
Retribution is Book Three in the Oak Grove Suspense Series. In the final showdown, Mathis has Shayla and Ryan is pulling out all stops to get her back. He’s angry at himself and his wife, but after a late night phone call from Shayla, the pair agrees to work together to take Mathis down, from the inside out. However, just as it seems their plan is working everything changes. Will Ryan be able to save her in time? Will he do the unthinkable to get her back? What price are they both willing to pay to find Retribution.
When We Were Young is a prequel novella to the Oak Grove Suspense Series. It is Ryan and Shayla’s beginning, told by both Ryan and Shayla. For a few very fortunate, a person comes along with whom you share a special connection, a spark, that is so strong you can’t help but be drawn into it. Some call it soulmates, true love, your heart’s desire, or kismet, but whatever it is, it is real. And, while it may be an everlasting love, that doesn’t guarantee you’ll be together forever or that you can find your way back to one another.