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

Melanie Shawn
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (192 customer reviews)

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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**


Editorial Reviews

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"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: 833 KB
  • Print Length: 282 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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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #151 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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27 of 27 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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27 of 27 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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32 of 34 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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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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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disjointed and boring June 15, 2014
By Marie
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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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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Flat.. August 4, 2013
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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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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Repetitive, boring book October 29, 2014
By Briddle
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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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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute Summer read July 11, 2013
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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
5.0 out of 5 stars I am in love with Jason Solan
This book was really good but....Katie drove me crazy most of the time. She just annoyed me with the self pity forgetting that she is not the only one going through a loss, and... Read more
Published 5 hours ago by Jaye Green
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great read.
Published 1 day ago by Mary Ann Winstead
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
I read this as a free read. It was a good book. It moved smoothly and entertaining through the story. It is part of a series but can be read without reading the other books.
Published 3 days ago by Donna
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful love story!
I loved this book! Good story line with adorable characters. Very sweet story!
Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A really good book and writer! I recommend it to anyone!
What a good book! I recommend it to anyone who enjoys romance with a good ending. I cannot wait until I start the next book in this series and I recommend it to anyone!
Published 3 days ago by Cat Kelley
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved it from beginning to end!
Published 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Addicting
I can't wait for the next in the series. Well written, and just makes you want more. Loved this book...
Published 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars My first Jason & katie
Wow this was really one of the best romAnce books I have read in a long time I really have to say it needs to be read. Read more
Published 5 days ago by By Ana Ross
5.0 out of 5 stars great read romance overload
Jason is the guy that every woman dreams of and Katie is the sweetest, it was love at first sight for both of them. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Yolanda Bethune
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
the story is about how two people can find lost love from years past the wedding of a person close to this young women from her past.
Published 6 days ago by Kindle Customer
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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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