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About Amanda Bennett
Amanda writes steamy contemporary and small town romance.
Originally from Arizona, she currently lives in Utah with her husband and two boys. She is an avid San Francisco 49ers fan and dedicates every Sunday to watching her team play. When she lost her father at the age of twelve she developed a love for writing and storytelling as a way to express herself, now she is lucky enough to do what she loves everyday.
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I once read a quote on a greeting card, “Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile, and who love you no matter what.” I never knew its true meaning until I met all of the people who may not be my blood, but are in fact my family. There isn’t a single thing I wouldn’t do for my family. From the moment Madison Raine came struttin’ into my life, I knew with one hundred percent certainty that my life would be forever changed. He introduced me to a world that I never even knew existed outside my stupid naïve bubble that I had lived in for far too long. He brought into my life a slew of characters that I most likely would have never associated myself with, but each and every one of them wormed their way into my heart, and became my brothers and sisters. And when I brought my best friend Cami into the mix, I worried that she wouldn’t mesh well with everyone, but to my surprise, everyone gelled together in a chaotic yet loving way.
Over the last couple of years our lives have been turned upside down, inside out, dropped on its head, and even tortured a time or two, but the bond that this family of ours has, has never wavered. No matter the situation, no matter whether or not it was life or death, our bonds only strengthened. We leaned on one another no matter what the consequences may be. I finally came to the realization that I was worthy of love, but not only that, I found myself being capable of loving somebody in return.
I live my life with zero regrets, and this chapter in my life is no different. Just knowing that I have a wonderful man by my side to face the day with, and a gorgeous, extremely loving little girl whom I cherish more than words can say, I feel full. My heart is exploding with so much love that I can’t possibly fathom being capable of obtaining any more. But you know what they say, everything happens when you least expect it. And none of us expected what was about to be thrown at each and every one of us.
**Some of these incidents are based on real events form the author's life.
Life is seemingly perfect for Bennett and Gray as they are getting ready for baby number two to make his way here. With a new career for Gray, and Bennett finally starting to feel safe again, everything seems to be in it's rightful place.
But life has a weird way of knowing when things are going just a little too perfect. Insert Hannah and Theo's drama along with their own, and you have more than enough drama to deal with. Complications, lies, cheating and acceptance is what will lead these four best friends to a life they have always wanted, but getting their is half the battle.
Sometimes you have to be broken to find out you are unbreakable.
*Warning this book contains mature content and language
“Darkness swept through my vision as my short lived life passed before my eyes. His face was the last thing I saw before I succumbed to my destiny. It’s funny how life can change its direction in the blink of an eye. What had once brought me strength has now made me weak and it was no one’s fault but my own. I did this and unfortunately he would now be the one to suffer for it. I could feel my heart breaking into a million pieces all over again and the feeling made me want to die.”
At eighteen years old Bennett had finally realized what her feelings for Gray meant. Through all the loss and love that they had been through with each other nothing was going to tear them apart, except maybe time. She was willing to fight for her new found love of this boy she had always known. But forces beyond their control were willing to do whatever it took to do just that.
With Gray heading off to the police academy and her headed to college things were bound to change. Time apart, temptation, lies and loss would test the strength of the relationship they thought would outlast anything.
Five years later Bennett and Gray will be faced with a reality neither one of them ever thought possible. It’s up to Gray to save Bennett from a force so strong it will test his strength, love and undying devotion he swore to her all those years ago.
They both learn that life isn’t always fair and the things you desire most in life can come at a costly price.
Unfortunately, leaving them both would prove to be either the best decision I could ever make, or the biggest mistake of my life.
My plan was to escape to the one place I always felt safe. A place where life is simple and quiet, and a place where I could finish my senior year of high school unscathed. Abernathy, Texas was my second home, and my grandparents were the parents I aways wanted. There was no one around this one horse town to complicate my life any further, or at least that's what I thought. That was, until I met Madison Raine.
He held the power to turn my peaceful escape upside down and inside out with just one look. He was beautiful, in every sense of the word and with that beauty, came trouble. There were a million reasons why I should stay away from him, but none of them seemed to matter when I caught sight of those emerald green eyes. It was becoming clear that staying away from Madison would be harder than I had anticipated.
A past like mine never fully disappears, until you find yourself faced with the irreparable truth that sometimes you have to take matters into your own hands, consequences be damned.
Kayla James (KJ) was everything I never knew I wanted. This was the last summer I would be on the farm before I headed off to college, and meeting her was the last thing I expected. I didn't know what had brought her here, and I honestly didn't care. I had my own things to deal with and a relationship wasn't one of them. Little did I know that this girl, would wind up being exactly what I needed in every way possible.
Life hasn't always been easy, and telling my grandparents that I was going to college in another state was going to be the death of me, but it was something I needed to do. I needed a life outside of Texas, one where no one knew who I was or what I had lost. Between baseball and my band, I thought I had it made.
All it took was one look into those baby blues and I was a goner. I ended up needing her like I needed air to breathe, and everything inside of me wanted to be with her regardless of the outcome. How do you choose between love and life, and convince the one person who trusts no one, to take a chance on you?
(This is book #1 of three in The Raine Series. It contains mature language and situations) This book is for mature YA readers also
When she came sauntering back into my life, I thought I had died and gone to heaven. Little did she know that I was already involved, involved in something far beyond her comprehension. Now I had to make a choice, a life altering one at that, but it just wasn't that simple.
She was my obsession, and I would stop at nothing to make her mine.
Sometimes there are things that can kill you and sometimes there are things that make you stronger.
Meeting Glenn wasn't exactly on my to do list when I went to go visit my best friend in Texas, but that's the funny thing about life. Everything happens when you least expect it.
Our love was fast and hard, but it was everything I could've asked for.
Life was picture perfect as I started my new married life with Glenn, but sometimes all good things have to come to an end, or so they say. I wasn't willing to let our marriage short out and fizzle the way my parents' had. I was willing to fight every obstacle that came our way, and there were plenty. But was he?
Sometimes you have to find the courage to stand and fight, even when it's a fight that wasn't meant to be won.
We found each other by chance and it was perfect, easy and everything I could have asked for. Our love was one for the books. When he moved next door, my entire world flipped upside down and inside out, but it was the best feeling I had ever experienced. Until the time came to choose between him and my family. I was young and in love, but in the end, I chose my family. I’ve regretted that decision since the day I made it. Now fate has given me a second chance with the one person I knew I was always supposed to be with. But this time so much more was standing in our way.
Can I choose him over the life I’ve come to know?
Will he be able to forgive me and give us a second chance?
Is true love really enough to conquer everything standing in our way?
Sometimes the hardest decisions in life, are the most liberating, I just hope that this time I made the right one.
*WARNING MATURE CONTENT Recommended for 18+ due to adult content, language and situations
But, when Aston receives an invitation to her first love's wedding, she starts to re-evaluate just how much she has given up for her career.
With a mission in mind to try and win back the one she let go, she never took in to consideration that what she might need, or even want, could be right in front of her.
Will she be willing to put her heart out there to get back the life she could have had, or will she try for something new?
Sloan Holden is the quintessential bad boy trying to cover all that up with his good boy act. He has spent the last 9 years trying to prove to his over bearing father that he can change his ways, and one day run his publishing house. The only thing standing in his way is the slew of fast women and his wild lifestyle, which he just can't seem to give up. He doesn't do relationships and always vowed to stay single forever.
A lot can change when the one person you thought you would never fall for worms their way into your heart, but will the feelings be returned?
Aston’s only family was Shelby, so when her best friend calls her with devastating news, Aston is quick to drop everything and run to her best friend’s side, no questions asked. Except her life isn’t just hers anymore, and the distance between her and Sloan begins to prove to be too much to handle.
Sloan changed his entire life for Aston, not because she asked him to, but because he finally found the one person he wanted to change for. Although their life up until now has been pure romance and undying love, Sloan is finding it hard to still be the man Aston knows him to be, and the man that his father’s company needs him to be at the same time. With so much distance between them, issues and certain people are starting to test their relationship in ways they were never prepared for.
Will love still be enough to conquer it all? Or will it burn out and fizzle to ashes?
Hadley has been in a three year relationship with Ryan Tate, a successful attorney who would give her the world if he could. She knows it's getting serious, and with an impending engagement on the horizon, Hadley feels on top of the world. That is...until her mysterious stranger shows up at her engagement party. Now her small harmless white lie could ultimately ruin the only good thing she has ever had.
Relationships are tricky, but deciding between a life you have always wanted, and the life you wish you were brave enough to live, can prove to be unbearable.
Ruger: I had never met anyone like her in my entire existence. She was snarky and sassy, and that was exactly what I loved about her. She wasn't susceptible to my charm like most other girls, and that made the chase, that much more rewarding. I need her and want her all the same, but unfortunately for me my life and career tend to get in the way. Sometimes you have to have faith to get the one thing you've always wanted, but would she want me in return after knowing the real me?