Fashion photographer Jada Diamond Tanner may have her pick of fine men, but no one has captured her heart like gorgeous financial advisor Wellington Jones. From their first embrace, Jada knows he is the soulmate she has waited for.
But while the love she shares with Wellington is exhilarating, Jada faces challenges she never imagined—from a beautiful rival, hungry for love, and from Wellington’s overbearing socialite mother, who believes Jada will never fit into her circle. Forced to make difficult choices, Jada learns painful lessons about trust and commitment…and discovers the courage to celebrate each day, with or without the man she loves.
Never Again Once More
Jada Diamond Tanner thought she’d chosen the right man in Lawrence Anderson, her rock-solid husband and stepfather to her son, Darius. But did she really choose wisely when she turned her back on Wellington Jones, her one true soul mate? For twenty years, Jada has kept her distance from him. Yet now, the cracks in her carefully constructed life are beginning to show.
Adding to her troubles is Darius’s destructive behavior. To get Darius on the right path, Jada reluctantly lets Wellington be the father Darius needs. But with each day back in Wellington’s company, Jada begins to realize that she has one important choice left…
Darius Jones is living the good life. He’s got a chance to become the league’s most valuable player, he’s crazy in love with his wife, and his relationship with his mom has never been better.
But Darius has a stalker who’s determined to be the number one woman in his life. No matter where he goes, she’s there. . .scheming to kill his wife, Fancy; charming his manager and mother, Jada; manipulating his son’s mother, Ashlee; and dragging new mother Honey Thomas into the mix with one of the most heartless schemes ever. With his life quickly unraveling, Darius must gamble all he’s worked for to save his wife, reclaim his son, and stop a madwoman from ruining the lives of everyone around him…
Cal Buchanan needs a top-flight chef to take over his failing Seattle restaurant, The Waterfront. He can afford to hire the best in town—the only problem is that the best happens to be his ex-wife, Penny Jackson.
Penny really needs this opportunity, but she doesn’t need the distraction of working with her ex. She’s sworn off romance—she’s even having a baby on her own. But before she knows it, the heat is on…and the attraction between her and Cal moves from a low simmer to a full boil!
The rest should be easy as pie, but a secret from Cal’s past could spoil everything. Maybe it’s true that too many cooks spoil the broth—or maybe two is enough to make it irresistible.
This Will Only Hurt a Little by Busy Phillips (I am low key obsessed with Busy’s instastories)
There’s no stopping Busy Philipps. From the time she was two and “aced out in her nudes” to explore the neighborhood (as her mom famously described her toddler jailbreak), Busy has always been headstrong, defiant, and determined not to miss out on all the fun. These qualities led her to leave Scottsdale, Arizona, at the age of nineteen to pursue her passion for acting in Hollywood. But much like her painful and painfully funny teenage years, chasing her dreams wasn’t always easy and sometimes hurt more than a little.
In this stunningly candid memoir, Busy opens up about chafing against a sexist system rife with on-set bullying and body shaming, being there when friends face shattering loss, enduring devastating personal and professional betrayals from those she loved best, and struggling with postpartum anxiety and the challenges of motherhood.
But Busy also brings to the page her sly sense of humor and the unshakeable sense that disappointment shouldn’t stand in her way—even when she’s knocked down both figuratively and literally (from a knee injury at her seventh-grade dance to a violent encounter on the set of Freaks and Geeks). The rough patches in her life are tempered by times of hilarity and joy: leveraging a flawless impression of Cher from Clueless into her first paid acting gig, helping reinvent a genre with cult classic Freaks and Geeks, becoming fast friends with Dawson’s Creek castmate Michelle Williams, staging her own surprise wedding, conquering natural childbirth with the help of a Mad Men–themed hallucination, and more.
Busy is the rare entertainer whose impressive arsenal of talents as an actress is equally matched by her storytelling ability, sense of humor, and sharp observations about life, love, and motherhood. Her conversational writing reminds us what we love about her on screens large and small. From film to television to Instagram and now to the page, Busy delightfully showcases her wry humor and her willingness to bare it all.