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My First - Jason & Katie (Crossroads, Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Melanie Shawn
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Book Description

Jason Sloan is known as Harper’s Crossing’s resident Romeo, and he’s never had to work too hard to live up to that nickname. With his easygoing charm, whiskey-colored brown eyes, and sinfully sexy half smile, women just seem to fall all over themselves when he’s around.

Well...most women, anyway. Katie Lawson’s the one woman who isn't putty in his hands, and she's the only one he’s ever wanted in his arms.

Katie Lawson left Harper's Crossing in the middle of the night ten years ago, immediately after her high school boyfriend Nick's funeral. She left behind all memories of Nick, and she left behind her life-long best friend, Jason Sloan.

Now she's on the fast track to junior partner at one of San Francisco's top law firms. She's made a life for herself that's all about maintaining order and sticking to the rules. Rule #1 is keeping herself way too busy to think about all that she ran away from. If she can do that, after all, she can keep everything under control.

But that rule is about to be broken. She’s headed back home to be the maid of honor in Nick’s little sister’s wedding. It's time to face the truth she's been avoiding all these years, the same one that sent her running ten years ago - that maybe she didn't lose her first love the summer after high school. Maybe her first love has been waiting for her all this time, at home in Harper's Crossing.

**Author's Note: Each book in The Crossroads Series can be read as a stand-alone**

Books In This Series (8 Books)
Complete Series

  • Editorial Reviews


    "Sexy, romantic storytelling. I love Melanie Shawn's books!" Carly Phillips, NY Times Bestselling Author

    "Whenever I see a Melanie Shawn book I smile because it means I'm in for a fun, sexy romance with characters I wish I knew in real life."--Erin Nicholas, New York Times bestselling author

    "Utterly addictive.  Melanie Shawn's stories always stay with me long after I've turned the last page." -- Violet Duke, New York Times bestselling author

    "Funny, sexy, and sweet!"--Diary of a Bookworm Blog on My First - Jason & Katie
    "Stories that will make your heart ache, break, and sigh. You hold your breath, while turning the pages, just cheering for them to find their way back to each other." --Books and Spoons Blog

    "This story is full of sweetness and lots of yum-yum action."--Romance Attic Blog on My First - Jason & Katie

    Product Details

    • File Size: 4380 KB
    • Print Length: 279 pages
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
    • Publisher: Red Hot Reads Publishing (June 7, 2013)
    • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00D9CMLNA
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Word Wise: Not Enabled
    • Lending: Enabled
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #265 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars SWEET LOVE STORY April 22, 2014
    Format:Kindle Edition
    This is the first book in the Cross Roads series by the awesome writing duo Melanie and Shawna...Again a fantastic book filled with comedy...suspense..and of course romance... always a perfect combination... and perfect characters of Jason and Katie... After 10 years apart would they finally have their HEA..Another page turner I could not put down.. to find out the story you need to download this series.. you will never go wrong.. this Do are awesome and in my Favourite authors list.. Thank you for another awesome set of books
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    28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Twists and Turns March 23, 2014
    By Deb
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    The flashbacks in this novel take the reader back into the past to help gain a perspective on the present. Being best friends since kindergarten starts a foundation for lasting love that can't be denied. Jason has always tried to protect and help Katie, except for the one night when he was selfish. Will she forgive him ten years later? Katie has always trusted and leaned on Jason, except when she ran away ten years ago. Now she is headed home. Will they be brave enough to share their stories with each other?
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    33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Hot, Sweet, Well Written Story August 29, 2013
    Format:Kindle Edition
    This story is full of sweetness and lots of yum-yum action.

    Meet Katie Lawson: an independent, powerful, San Francisco attorney with a tendency to get panic attacks. These panic attacks get even worse upon her return back `home' to Harper's Crossing; the town she fled ten years ago as a way to get away from some painful circumstances.

    The second she gets home she comes face to face with the object of her pain and fears: Jason Sloan. Jason was her first (kinder garden) crush, her knight in shining armor, and the reason she left town. The guy is all kinds of sexy, and just his simple touch and scorching eyes are enough to send our little Katie to the edge of madness. Katie does her best to stay away from Jason, a task made even more difficult by the fact that they're the respective best-man and maid-of-honor at her friend's wedding.

    The author does an amazing job at establishing great chemistry between these characters. She uses well-timed flashbacks to help us understand how their childhood love grew, and what obstacles and misunderstandings kept them apart over the years. It's easy to see, without a doubt, that Jason is absolutely crazy about Katie. As the story develops, we get to see that Katie has just been as crazy about him.

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    21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Repetitive, boring book October 29, 2014
    By Briddle
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    Personally, I didn't care for it. It seemed that the book pretty much just repeated the same thing over and over and over. Katie dated Nick when she was young and he died in an accident. Her BFF was Jason, who was secretly in love with her. Katie was pretty annoying. I got so tired of reading about the accident and how she felt. I get that people want the formula of girl loves guy, something bad happens, girl runs away, both pine over the lost love, then girl and boy get back together....ta da! HEA. But I couldn't get past the repetitiveness and how much of a wuss Katie was. I started skimming just to get to parts where Katie and Jason actually spoke to each other for more than one line. Storyline just didn't pull me in. Sorry :(
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    23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Flat.. August 4, 2013
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    I was looking forward to reading this purchase, the synopsis was very interesting and I love reading about reuniting love etc, but I found this novel fell flat. I could not get into the characters and their angst, I found myself skipping pages and skim read to the finish.

    The whole book was over 4 days, and yet everything is sooo drawn out. The plot got boring, the characters became dull esp Katie.
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    23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Hot stuff! August 26, 2013
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    First book I've read by Melanie Shawn & it was great! Love the background of the whole town & the storyline. And some very steamy parts that made me blush ;)
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    16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Disjointed and boring June 15, 2014
    By Marie
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    I wanted to like it, I really did. But as others have mentioned, it was boring and repetitious. Ending rushed and came out of nowhere. Characters had no depth. Did not make me want to rest of the rest of the series.
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    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Cute Summer read July 11, 2013
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    My First - Jason & Katie is a story about forgiving yourself and going after what you want. After leaving ten years ago, Katie Lawson is back home for her friend's wedding and forced to face her past and the reason she left. Jason Sloan has been in love Katie his whole life, and now that she's back he wont stop until she knows how he feels.

    This is a great summer read! It's cute and sweet, but also gave the characters some depth that lets you connect with them and feel for them. I would suggest it to anyone who wants a cute, easy read. The only thing that wasn't so great is that the whole story takes place in just a few days, which means things have to be sped up quite a bit. Also, it's written in a third person narrative, which I don't usually like, but I didn't have a big problem with it this time. But overall, I liked it; it was good, not great, but I still enjoyed reading it.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet love story
    This well written love story was an easy read. Good sense of place and well defined characters. Fun and enjoyable!
    Published 1 day ago by The Unfrozen Tundra
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Great storyline, I love a happy ending and this book was an easy fast read.
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    3.0 out of 5 stars 3.5 stars
    I wanted to get into the. Ok but there was too much thought and not enough dialogue. Too much backstory and not enough present. Read more
    Published 1 day ago by momto2cuties
    4.0 out of 5 stars Cute
    Kind of a cute story. Found myself aggravated at times, as it would have been easier if the characters had just told the truth. In general, I enjoyed it.
    Published 2 days ago by H. Gilbert
    4.0 out of 5 stars Little cheesy
    I started reading this from the sample because it was free. I'm always a little leery about free books but this book was way more than I expected. I couldn't get enough of it! Read more
    Published 2 days ago by Natalie
    5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
    Again .... they have done it again! What a great sweet book. The characters were adorable and very real. I love this series very much and would recommend it.
    Published 3 days ago by Brina
    5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it.
    This was such a cute story. The characters were likable, and it was nice to see the relationships develop. Read more
    Published 4 days ago by Whitney Wilson
    5.0 out of 5 stars Soo good!
    Ohh I love this book.. Everything about had me hooked and was soo good! I will definitely be reading more of her books!!
    Published 4 days ago by Ter Marie Copple
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Nice light read loved it
    Published 7 days ago by Rita Skalecki
    3.0 out of 5 stars Just ok
    it had a nice premise, but the book of moved extremely slow for some reason. The main character was annoying at times and completely over the top, she just needed to grow up... Read more
    Published 10 days ago by Avid Reader Girl
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    More About the Author

    NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling author Melanie Shawn is the writing team of sister duo Melanie and Shawna. Originally from Northern California, they both migrated south and now call So Cal their home.

    Growing up, Melanie constantly had her head in a book and was always working on short stories, manuscripts, plays and poetry.

    Shawna always loved romance in any form - movie, song or literary. If it was a love story with a happy ending, Shawna was all about it! She proudly acknowledges that she is a romanceaholic.

    They have joined forces to create a world where true love and happily ever after always has a sexy twist!

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