Ruth Colby - book author
Ruth Colby is the author of books: Colin (Shaw Brothers Book 1), David (Shaw Brothers Book 4), Kevin (Shaw Brothers Book 5), James (Shaw Brothers #2), Drake (Black Hearts MC #2), Curtis (Black Hearts MC #1), Logan (Billionaire Bachelors Club Book 2), Patrick (Shaw Brothers #3), Nolan (Black Hearts MC #3), Peter (Billionaire Bachelors Club Book 1)
There was this instant attraction when James came through the door of the Sweet Delights bakery. I felt my body relax, and the thought “there you are” drifted through my head. It was all I could do to nod and accept his invitation to dinner.
After that, things were crazy, and we had to postpone a few days. Talking to James outside of the bakery after Lexi was held captive, I felt the same sizzle in my blood. Now though, I am starting to doubt if this is a good idea.
I don’t trust easily. My parents hate each other, their marriage is cold and dead. Growing up, I learned that marriage meant icy comments under your breath but smiles and affection in public.
Lexi and my Mother were right; I did have the capacity to love, and every marriage didn’t have to be like my parents. I was going to get out of my own way and really let my feelings for James blossom. It feels as if a weight has been lifted from my shoulders. I sit back and allow myself to imagine a future with him; it doesn’t scare me as much as I thought it would.
I sit down across from her, and it is hard not to stare at her beauty and her curves. When I walked into that bakery the other day, it was as if I had been struck by lightning. I stood in place for a moment, not being able to breathe as her eyes met mine. It took all of my strength to act casual and order my pastry and coffee. My brother, Colin, had called the night before to tell me that he thought he had met the woman of his dreams I scoffed, but now I understood. One look at Vinny, and I was lost.
“James” is a steamy, sweet, and SHORT, curvy girl, and alpha male insta love romance. This is the second story in the Shaw Brothers Series, but it can also be read as a standalone with a sweet HEA. NO cheating. NO cliffhangers. If you love short romances with insta love, hot love scenes, and a cute story, then this one is for you.
It’s hard for me to not have my gaze slide over him again. All of the tattooed muscle is enough to make a girl swoon. I just know under the plain black t-shirt, washboard abs are hiding. I look at his bike, and the leather jacket casually draped over the seat and reign my thoughts in. He might look like he walked out of my favorite bike show with his muscles, tattoos, dark hair, and piercing blue eye, but he is off-limits. I need this teaching job, and I can’t risk it by getting involved with someone who is running drugs and illegal poker games.
I’m in trouble, and I’m going to need some help. I shake my head at the thought. Even with the kid in tow, I’m still the President of an illegal biker gang. I pour another cup of coffee into my extra-large mug. I didn’t sleep all night just sat on the deck, looking up at the stars, thinking about what it is I want out of my life. I want to be with Liz. I know that I’m in love with her. She is so good with Sunny, and we all just fit together. I know that I need to step down from the club and go straight, but I am afraid. The club is all I have known since I was 14. What if I can’t hack it going straight? What if I fail Sunny and Liz?
"Drake" is a steamy, sweet, and SHORT, curvy woman and bad boy biker insta love romance. This is the second story in the Black Hearts MC series, but it can also be read as a standalone with a sweet HEA. NO cheating. NO cliffhangers. If you love action-packed motorcycle club romance, then rev it up and one-click your copy today!
Being the president of the Black Hearts Motorcycle Club has its advantages and disadvantages. I joined up with the Black Hearts when I was a 17-year-old runaway looking to prove himself. I moved up the ranks, and now at age 30, I'm one of the youngest presidents on record.
She isn't for people like us. She probably wants to date some guy who wears a suit and a tie to work. I can't quit this life just yet. I'm not ready to go straight right now, and that's what a woman like that would want. She wouldn't want to get involved with a man who ran drugs and illegal gambling operations for a living.
I know I should stay away from her and that she deserves better, but there is just something about the pretty, sassy doctor that just keeps drawing me in.
Her smile lights up her entire face, and I feel something shift inside of my chest. She isn't going to be one of those women who is just a one-night stand. I think she might have the power to change my life.
It feels good to be with her, maybe a little too good, and I know that if I want to keep her, I will have to make some changes in my life
I pace back and forth in the house, looking out the window at the scenery. The hospital was slow today, and ever since getting home, I can't seem to settle. All I can think about is the offer Curtis made to go for a ride on his bike. I know it isn't something that I should do because he's a criminal, and I am an upstanding and law-abiding member of the community, but there's just something about him that draws me in. I want to dig behind that charm and snark, the bad boy image that he projects, and get to know the real man underneath. I have a feeling that there is a lot more to him than being the son of terrible parents and the president of a motorcycle club.
I will not overthink this; I will enjoy it for what it is. When it ends, as it surely will because we are from two different worlds, I will have the memories of this fun and illicit affair. As much as I am starting to care for him, this isn't my world, and I don't want to be part of it.
I let down my walls with Patrick. I have feelings for him, to be honest, I have had feelings for him since that first Skype call. But I promised myself I wouldn’t do this again, fall for the handsome doctor who is just going to break my heart. His voice is deep and slightly scratchy, and I feel it deep in my core. I can’t let him get to me. I can’t be in this situation again. I know that he is not Greg, but that doesn’t mean that I am ready to give another man the power to break my heart. I was not going to fall for him; I didn’t think I could stand another heartbreak and come out the other side whole.
I feel my heart start to beat a little harder in my chest. I have a major crush on my new nurse, and I am trying very hard to abide by her no dating doctor’s policy. It isn’t for lack of female companionship, I have been on a few dates since I moved to town, but there hasn’t been any spark, I know that it is because none of them are Carrie. I know that she is just as attracted to me as I am to her, and she is trying hard to fight it. I am nothing like the doctor she is running from, and maybe one day she will give me the chance to prove it. I need to accept that Carrie doesn’t want a relationship with me, and even though we have feelings for each other and so much in common, she is not ready or willing to let herself feel those feelings.