THE JADE SERIES
A story of forbidden romance. Deadly secrets. Hidden agendas. And rules that must never be broken.
When Jade is given a scholarship to an elite private college in Connecticut, she sees it as a chance to finally escape her painful past and get a fresh start. She's determined to succeed and that means keeping her focus on school and not guys. But that plan falls apart her first day on campus when Garret, a wealthy prep school boy with swimmer abs and a perfect smile, offers to help her move in.
Jade tries to push him away but she can't deny her attraction to him and Garret won't let her. Things quickly heat up between them, but then come to a sudden halt when reality hits and Jade realizes that a relationship with Garret may never be possible. He comes from a world of wealth where there are rules, including rules about who he can date. And not following those rules has consequences.
As the two of them try to overcome the obstacles working to keep them apart, Jade is confronted with another challenge. On her 19th birthday, she receives a letter that her now deceased mother wrote years ago. In it are revelations that explain her traumatic childhood but also make her question the past she's been running from.
Now that Garret’s decided he’s no longer following the rules of his wealthy family, he can finally develop a closer relationship with Jade. Things are going well, but Jade still worries that being with Garret is only temporary. And because of that, she’s not sure how much of herself and her past she’s willing to let him see.
Garret does all he can to assure Jade that the two of them can last, but convincing her of that is difficult when she’s never trusted anyone. So he has to show her, by being there when she needs him the most, even when she tries to keep him away.
The mysterious letter from Jade’s mom still haunts her and now she’s getting threatening phone calls. Someone from Jade’s past will stop at nothing to keep his secrets from getting out. And his number one secret is Jade.
Garret’s dad seems to have accepted Jade and Garret as a couple, but the reason for that is unclear. After what Jade witnessed at the Kensington mansion, she’s not sure what his acceptance of her means.
As Jade spends more time with Garret’s family, she sees that their life isn’t as perfect as it seems. Money certainly doesn’t buy happiness in the Kensington household.
Spring semester begins at Moorhurst College and a new student arrives who has a little too much interest in Garret’s family. And a little too much interest in Jade.
Garret continues to win Jade’s heart with romantic gestures that make her love him even more. It seems like everything is starting to work out for Jade, but as her mother used to say...Good things never last. Or do they?
When Jade first arrived at Moorhurst College, she never imagined that the guy who helped her move in would end up being the guy she wants to be with forever. Now, seven months later, Jade and Garret are starting to talk about a future together. But the people around Jade are planting doubts in her mind, questioning her decision to be part of the Kensington family. Behind their lavish lifestyle are obligations and commitments that Garret may not be able to free himself from.
One of these obligations is something Garret never knew about. Even his father wasn’t aware of what’s in store for his son. And once he finds out, it seems there’s nothing he can do about it.
Just when Jade and Garret thought their problems were over, this new challenge emerges. Garret learns something that could change his future forever. And Jade’s future as well.
As the school year comes to a close, will Jade and Garret get the happy ending they deserve? Or will bigger forces intervene? Garret promised Jade he’d always be there for her. But can he keep his promise?
Jade and Garret have a love story like no other. They've survived heartache, tragedy, and numerous forces trying to tear them apart, but through it all they've developed a love that will endure forever. Now it's time to celebrate their love with a wedding. It's summer break and as they await the big day, Jade and Garret are living together on a beach in California with their best friends Sean and Harper right next door.
But their lives aren't completely carefree. Trouble erupts within the Kensington family and certain people don't show up at the wedding. An unexpected visit from someone in Garret's past causes stress for Jade and Garret. And planning the big event makes Harper question her future with her boyfriend, Sean.
It's a summer filled with fun, romance, love, and friendship mixed with a little family drama and a touch of mystery. But most of all, it's a summer Jade and Garret will never forget and the perfect start to their new life together.
After the events of last year, Jade and Garret are anxious to get a fresh start in a new town and a new college, far away from the people who tried to tear them apart.
But soon after moving, their relationship problems begin. Jade finds out Garret hasn’t been completely honest with her. And knowing he’s been keeping secrets drives her back to old habits. Garret begins to worry when he sees Jade reverting back to the girl he met last year and yet he continues to hide things from her, thinking it’s for the best.
Jade and Garret thought they’d be safe in a small college town but they start to question their safety when a crime occurs in their neighborhood. And the more they investigate it, the more suspicious it becomes. Was it just a random crime or were they the intended victims?
It’s a turbulent start to their new life together. But this is just the beginning. More trouble lies ahead. They just don’t know it yet.
Jade and Garret thought the robbery in their neighborhood had nothing to do with them, but the pieces are finally starting to come together. Someone’s been working behind the scenes, pulling the strings to determine Garret’s fate.
The timing couldn’t be worse. Jade and Garret are talking things out, becoming even closer, making plans for their future. Plans that might never happen.
When Garret finally learns the truth, he’s left with an agonizing discovery about the past and an ultimatum regarding the future.
Garret swore to always protect Jade. But what lengths will he go to in order to keep her safe?
Final book in The Jade Series! Includes an extended epilogue!
The countdown has begun. Garret’s running out of time and he’s losing patience as he waits for his father to take action. It’s getting harder to keep this a secret from Jade, and he may not be able to after an unexpected visitor stops by.
Harper and Sean have their own dilemma, yet neither one of them understands what’s really going on. Jade and Garret don’t want to get involved, but it’s hard not to when they learn about the plan for Harper’s future. But Jade and Garret have to stay out of it. They have their own issues to deal with.
With the timer literally ticking away, Garret decides to take matters into his own hands. But does he have what it takes to end this? If he does this, he can’t go back. He’ll never be the same. But he may not have a choice. He’ll do whatever it takes to save Jade.
This full-length novel is Garret's point of view from CHOOSING YOU (Jade Series #1). It includes all-new scenes that show Garret's struggle with his family, friends, and fake life and how Jade saved him from himself. It also includes flashbacks from the past and insights into his father's secret organization.
My life is nothing but rules. Rules for how I act. How I dress. Who I date. Who my friends are. I hate the rules and yet I keep following them. Until I met Jade. Being with her is forbidden. She's not one of us. She's not allowed in my world. But I don't care. She's different and I like her and I want her. And the fact that she wants nothing to do with me makes me want her even more.
But my father won't allow it. Neither will the people around me. Being with Jade means making deals, blackmail, bribes-whatever it takes to keep my relationship with her a secret.
Jade has no idea what my life is like. She doesn't know the rules. She doesn't know about my family and what they're involved in. And although I can't tell her all my secrets, there's one rule she must know: Never ask questions. It's a rule that I live by. Because in my world, knowing the answers can get you killed.