Flesh and Blood
Robyn can’t picture life without her childhood best friend Jayden. And now that they’re in high school in the sleepy town of Shadow Hills, she’s hoping they can take their friendship to the next level. But when their parents suddenly forbid them from seeing each other because of a centuries-old family quarrel, the few blocks between them might as well be worlds apart. She also can’t help but wonder if the flirty new girl in their neighborhood with her sights set on Jayden has put another nail in the coffin.
After escaping from an abusive halfway house, “Jack” Elsie Johnson forges her own path forward as a successful model, determined to forget about the town of Harmony, Maine, her family — and the pain of knowing their betrayal almost cost her her life. Jared Ross, her first love, isn’t so easy to forget, even though he’s the reason she ended up in the halfway house in the first place. When she meets Jared again, Jack knows it would be safer if she stayed away. She’s a lifetime away from that wild teenager he kissed one forbidden summer. How can Jack learn to trust him again when she doesn’t even trust her own mind?
We knew they were coming one day; we had just never imagined anything like… this. Joanna Marks always had a knack for terrible timing. After all, she did get pregnant and run off at 16. With her husband recently deceased, she and her child head back home ten years later… just in time for the invasion. Sheriff Wayne can never share how he’d known about the Chinese forces before they stormed his beloved little Florida town. The locals would think he was crazy. However, when their harmless city is put under military lockdown, he’s not the only one who finds the whole invasion suspicious.