Verbally abused by her mother for years, 18-year-old Ellie Johnson always believed she would never be loved or wanted by anyone. She focused all of her attention on her grades and getting into the University of Texas to start a new life away from her mother. The last thing Ellie expected was to fall in love with Gunner Mathews, a starting linebacker for the University of Texas football team and not to mention, her brother\'s best friend. Gunner only has two passions in life, football and his grandfather’s ranch, until he falls for his best friends little sister. He will stop at nothing to show Ellie how much he wants her, even if it means he has to move faster than she would like. Gunner knows they are meant to be together forever, but Ellie keeps denying her feelings out of fear of being hurt again. Every time he gets close to winning her love, something pushes her away again. Will Ellie ever be able to let go of the past and let him into her heart and will Gunner be patient enough to wait for her? What will it take for them to realize they are all each other have ever WANTED? *Adult language and content \n **
My Papai always said wine made everything better. Countless times he uttered those familiar words to me—“The Merlot will melt your problems away meu amor. With a good bottle of wine in your hand, you hold the magical key to anything you want.” I believed my father whole heartily, until my world came crashing down on me at twenty-four years old. It wasn’t going to take wine to help Brody and I find our way back to one another. It was going to take fighting … not only for our love— But for my life.
03 - Faithful No matter how faithful love can be…it takes only one moment to change it all. After Heather Lambert’s parents died in a tragic car accident her senior year of high school, she refuses to let anyone into her heart for fear of being hurt again. Focusing only on school to follow her dreams of becoming an elementary school teacher, the last thing Heather intends to do is fall in love with Josh Hayes. Josh knows the moment he lays eyes on Heather that she is the one he’s been waiting for. During months of obstacles and denied feelings, he is rejected by her time and time again. When he finally wins her love, Josh and Heather start planning their future together… until Heather receives one bit of news she never wanted to hear again. There has been a car accident. Josh wakes up with no memory of Heather, and his ex-girlfriend, Victoria, is his nurse. Heather must decide if she’ll risk being hurt again and fight for the one man she loves with all her heart. Will Josh remember Heather when she needs him the most? Or will Victoria take advantage of this opportunity, pushing Heather away from Josh for good?
Ari is faced with possibly losing the love of her life. All she dreams of is growing old and having children with Jeff, but conniving Rebecca could shatter that dream. Jeff’s dream is to raise horses on his ranch with the only women who he has ever love. He’s completely bewitched by the passionate and ever outspoken Ari, but needs to do right for the child that could possibly be his.
Alex and Will have spent months keeping their relationship hidden from their families. Getting caught prematurely causes them to admit their love for each other to their parents. One decision made by Alex's father changes her entire world, shattering her plans for the future. Alex always thought Will was the very air she breathed, but life has a way of causing doubts for the one thing she thought was absolute…their love. Can Will's promise to Alex be enough for her to hold on to or will she find herself moving down a different path that she never imagined for herself? Without You is book one in the Love Wanted in Texas series.
There were two things Emmit Lewis loved. Racing cars and Adaline Morgan. Time was stolen from the two young lovers and Emmit vowed never again would he allow anything to come between the two of them. Blurred lines both on and off the track have Emmit being tested beyond his limits. Will he reach the checkered flag and ignite Adaline’s heart, or will he be black-flagged and lose everything he has ever dreamed of?
Malcolm Wallace lived for the adrenaline rush. If he wasn’t living life on the edge, he wasn’t living. He had no time for relationships, let alone love. When one event changes Malcolm’s entire future, he must turn to the one person who makes him doubt his entire philosophy on life. Paislie Pruitt. She’s beautiful. She’s strong. She’s the one rush Malcolm never saw coming.
The story that was never told… Three short stories based off the best selling novels, Wanted, Saved, and Faithful by Kelly Elliott. Step into the future to get a glimpse of some of your favorite characters from the Wanted Series. Take a journey with Gunner and Ellie, Jeff and Ari, and Josh and Heather as they learn to love continues to make them feel wanted, saved, and forever faithful.
What happens when your head and heart contradict each other regarding the one person you’ve always wanted? Growing up, Luke Johnson and Libby Hayes thought they would be best friends forever. One kiss changed everything. Fearing his love for Libby could cost him their friendship, Luke chooses to listen to his head—instead of his heart. Will the regrets of denying the one person Luke wants to give himself to, end up leaving him lost and alone? Or will Libby be able to save him with her love?
18 + CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE AND CONTENT Layton Morris and his brother Mike grew up not knowing what it would be like to live in a normal home. With no running water or electricity in their home, no parents around to protect them, they quickly learned how to survive and depend only on each other. When a tragic accident takes Mike away from Layton, and the only other person that he ever let into his heart walked away from him, leaving his heart shattered, Layton focuses all of his time and energy into the ranch he and his brother dreamed of. He makes a vow to himself to never let love in again. The last thing Layton needed or wanted was more heartache. Whitley Reynolds grew up in a privileged home in upstate New York. When she landed the star football player in high school no one was surprised, not even Whitley. She dreamed of a life with Roger living in New York City and happily followed him there. The first time Roger hit her for arguing with him about a dinner party, she forgave him. The more it happened, the further Whitley withdrew from her friends and family. One fateful day things go to far. Whitley makes a promise to herself and finds the courage to do the one thing she thought she’d never be able to do. Fleeing with her best friend Courtney, Whitley was determined to put her past behind her and start a new life in the small town of Llano, Texas, where no one would ever find out about her past. Will they both ever learn to trust and love again, or will their pasts come back to haunt them, keeping them both alone and… Broken. **