Jaybird was just a nickname my father gave me when I was born.
After he died, the name took on a life of its own.
He left his entire world at my feet with shoes too big to fill.
A world I wasn’t ready for.
A world I wasn’t sure I even wanted.
I put too much pressure on myself to do what I thought was expected of me.
I just wanted a normal life.
And I thought I’d finally found it in Heritage Bay.
But when you’re the daughter of one of the biggest rock stars on the planet, there’s no such thing as normal.
At eighteen, I met a man.
A man who turned my world upside down and made me the center of his.
He claimed us meeting was fate.
I was the damsel in distress, and he was my white knight.
I became his princess, and he was my prince charming.
He gave me the fairy tale.
Until fate circled around and turned my dream into a living nightmare.
Now, at forty, I’m a widowed single mother left to pick up the pieces of my broken heart and my broken family.
Zach and Jayla’s love story concludes in this novella. Read how their families came together to plan the wedding of the year, to their not-so-perfect honeymoon, and even a glimpse into their lives ten years later.
Disclaimer: This is not a standalone and contains spoilers from previous books. Not recommended for readers under the age of 18 due to graphic sex scenes, language and adult situations.
They say if you love someone, set them free, and if they come back, it’s meant to be.
I didn’t exactly set Vanessa free.
I screwed up.
Five years later, she’s back wearing another man’s ring.
And this time I have no choice but to let her go.
But fate has other plans for us.
And once again, I find myself face-to-face with the love of my life.
I take that as a sign from the universe that we truly are meant to be.
She wants me to let her go.
Believe me, I tried. Not once but twice.
It broke me.
It broke her.
It broke us.
I won’t make the same mistake again.
Because if you truly love someone, you don’t set them free.
You hold on to them with everything you’ve got.
True love. Soul mates. Forevers.
I believed in it all.
Until the day my entire world imploded, shredding every bit of hope I had for a future.
I suffered in silence to protect the people I loved.
Consumed by pain and guilt, I staggered through life one dark day at a time.
Masked my broken heart with a smile.
I buried myself in responsibility to avoid the constant reminder that not everyone gets a happily ever after.
Then I saw her on the crowded dance floor of a popular London nightclub.
It wasn’t the first time we’d crossed paths.
Or the second.
Or the third.
Maybe it was the universe’s way of showing me that not all hope was lost.
I didn’t know her name, but I’d never forget those eyes.
Bright. Alluring. Haunted.
But I had ghosts, too.
Someone once told me that people come into our lives when we need them the most.
I knew it the first time I saw her. I needed her.
And as fate would have it, she needed me too.
Five years ago, I was a vibrant, outgoing college girl with the world in the palm of my hand. Until one night, when people I trusted turned on me, leaving me bloody and broken.
I wasn’t safe.
My mother sent me to Clara, an old family friend and my saving grace.
With her magic teas and clairvoyance, she revealed the evil still lurking in the shadows ready to strike. So she did something unheard of—she changed my destiny.
Enter Levi Martinez with his beautiful blue eyes and gruff exterior.
He was gorgeous.
He was intense.
And he would be the one to save me.