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About Kris Jayne
Kris Jayne is a devoted writer, reader, and traveler, crafting addictive contemporary romance novels with heat and heart. She spends her days blissfully sweating out the writing process in the Dallas area with her dogs, Otis the Shih Tzu, Rocco the Terrier, and Red the Foxy Mutt.
Her passion for writing is only matched by her passion for the adventures of travel. In 2008, she let a friend talk her into sleeping outside for the first time in her life when she climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.
P.S. If you're buying her a gift, she has a penchant for single-malt Scotch and scarves.
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He was her brother’s best friend. Now, he’s hers.
It's no New Year's resolution. Whipping her life into shape started when Erin McKenna exorcized her lazy ex-boyfriend from her life. Next up? Joining weekly bootcamps with her new trainer—and old friend—Luke Abrams. Dubbed “Brother Luke” when he was her late brother’s college roommate, he's there for her again—spotting her at the gym and in life. Nevermind that the feelings she has are getting less sisterly by the sit-up.
Luke promised his dying best friend that he would always watch out for Erin. Looking out for and lusting after haven’t been mutually exclusive. Still, hands-off and stay true is the plan until Erin is suddenly single, and he can no longer ignore the crush evolving into something more as they prepare to ring in the New Year.
But once they finally acknowledge the romantic elephant in the room, will Luke’s “big brother” ways keep Erin at a distance?
Can she trust the charm of an ambitious man?
Micky Llewellyn has trusted men before--with disastrous results. Now, she’s focused on her career, her friends, and making sure she doesn’t let another charming man lie to her and break her heart.
Nick Halden’s life has unfolded according to plan. He’s on track to a partnership at one of Dallas’ premier law firms, and he’s marrying a woman who has the beauty, smarts, and connections to be the perfect wife. Or he thought he was.
Fate and a dead car battery throw Micky and Nick together, forcing them to question what they want. Nick’s charm makes Micky’s heart pound with desire and her gut twist with mistrust. Micky’s fire awakens a passion in Nick that flips his world upside down. With his personal and professional lives colliding in chaos, Nick has one way to make sure he gets what he wants, but it means betraying the woman he craves.
In their struggle to balance love and ambition, Micky and Nick will have to decide what they want and at what cost before they lose the one thing that matters.
Charming You is a seasoned romance with a thirty-something, mid-career couple navigating personal betrayals, corporate intrigue, and a sexy adventure in Paris with heart and humor as well as heat. Guaranteed happily ever after.
Seeing her old boss Griffin Kelso’s name show up on her phone gives Delilah Johnston the shivers. His charming but self-centered ways are the #1 reason she left her job behind. Recently divorced, Delilah is starting a new chapter in her life—right after she enjoys a quiet Christmas. She’s flying solo and loving it.
Griffin Kelso has a vision to create an empire entirely on his own. His main goal? To escape the reach of his overbearing billionaire father. This includes ducking a dysfunctional family holiday and recruiting his former assistant to help him hone his plans. That woman could organize confetti in a windstorm.
On impulse, Delilah invites Christmas-hating Griffin over to re-introduce him to holiday cheer. Soon, what started off as just business turns personal. They unwrap their common histories and more. No mistletoe needed.
Christmas for Two is a steamy, coworkers-to-lovers holiday romance with a hint of family drama and a seasoned, BWWM couple. It's a prequel to Thirsty Hearts Book 6, Two to Tangle, but both can be read as stand-alone stories.
Family betrayal haunts new love…
Delilah Johnston and Griffin Kelso ring in the New Year with revels and romance. But once the champagne runs dry, the differences between them crash the party.
With a divorce, raising her daughter, and a corporate job in the rearview mirror, forty-something Delilah is ready to indulge herself with passion and a new life. Yes, she agreed to help her ex-boss Griffin launch his new business, but that’s temporary. The tantalizing heat between them, however, isn’t—or so she hopes.
Nearly ten years her junior, Griffin jettisons his playboy ways and sets his sights on Delilah. He aims to build a personal legacy with her by his side. But when his father’s health problems—and the older man’s scheming wife—call him home, he can no longer ignore the betrayal and pain of the past.
He finds refuge in the always willing and wise Delilah. But the more he leans on her, the more she wonders: when is it her turn?
Family drama knocks the couple off course into a tangle of secrets. Can Delilah and Griffin find a path forward together? Or will a shocking revelation divide them forever?
Two to Tangle is a sexy, seasoned BWWM romance with family drama and a May-December surprise. It continues the love story of Delilah and Griffin that began in the holiday novella, Christmas for Two, but can be read as a stand-alone.
CEO heiress Reese Star-Hunter is a fighter. She’s spent her life trying to earn the respect of everyone who thinks a woman can't take charge of her family’s multibillion-dollar fortune. With the fallout from the sudden death of the Star family patriarch, she finds herself not only in charge but cleaning up the mess left by the parents and grandparents she trusted. That included making amends to her childhood sweetheart and first love—until he goes on the attack.
Ty Bonham never forgot how Reese broke his heart. On top of that betrayal, he’s discovered the true story behind his father’s imprisonment, which plunged his family into disgrace and financial ruin. She says she’s sorry. She says she wants to make things right, but you can’t trust a Star—any Star. No matter how enticing she looks begging for forgiveness or how many hate-hookups they enjoy, nothing can change the past. He only wants one thing: payback.
Ty’s righteous crusade to punish the Stars tests Reese’s loyalties and threatens his happiness. Can Ty let go of his pain and embrace the future? Will Reese do what she’s always done and pick her family and her company over herself? Or can they both learn to trust and follow their hearts?
Coming in 2022, Circle the Stars is book two in The Lone Star Crossed Saga, although each book in the series can be read as a standalone. No romance cliffhangers. This is a second-chance, enemies-to-lovers romance with a spicy reunion that's a long time coming. Warning: language, steamy scenes, and a heart-pounding happily ever after.
The star-crossed love affair starts with a lie...Real-estate mogul Carter Cross has spent his life toiling for another man's legacy. Then, a phone call unlocks his true destiny as part of the country's wealthiest oil dynasty. With his famously cool command, he’ll stop at nothing to seize the Cross family’s birthright.
When an infamous oil baron drops dead in a most scandalous fashion, tabloid reporter Nisha Donovan gets assigned to dig up dirt on the new J.P. Star Energy executive—the filthier, the better.
Neither of them counts on their undeniable attraction derailing their plans, but sometimes a star-crossed love can't be denied. Can Carter and Nisha escape the snares of power to build a new legacy together?
Cross My Heart is book one in The Lone Star Crossed Saga and has a happily ever after. The family saga unfolds with soapy dramatic fun in each book, but there are no romance cliffhangers. Book one has a slow burn but heats up—way up—at the end, so grab a fan!
Lilith Carver will do anything to help her estranged foster sister, Kali, and prove her loyalty—despite a past that has kept them apart. With Kali’s lover dead and her sister facing eviction, Lilith will even tap into her repressed mystical gifts to find out what the man’s son is hiding. She’s on a mission, and she won’t let Jamie’s magnetism—or dark inklings about her sister—keep her from winning.
Jamie Wylde has a chance to right the wrongs of his father and send the man’s mistress packing. With one clandestine maneuver, he can exclude the homewrecker from the Wylde fortune and reinstate his mother in their family home. He knows how to handle Kali, but her provocative sister is another story. Somehow, Lilith senses the truth, and she’s on a crusade to stop him.
Lilith and Jamie sharpen each other’s swords as soon as they meet, sparking more than anger. With battle lines drawn, their growing connection becomes as impossible to ignore as it is to sever. They soon discover that winning might mean losing their one shot at happiness.
Equally matched in every way, can they triumph in love?
Enchanting You is a delicious enemies-to-lovers tale with a touch of magic, previously published as Kisses & Kismet.
Afraid to love. Afraid to lose.
Alexa Stevens doesn’t do commitment. The ex-model turned personal trainer and gym owner lives a jet-set life. With all the exciting adventures to have in this world—especially of the masculine variety—why get tied down?
Keeping it light suits Graham Ryan just fine—especially after he finds out their financial interests intersect and conflict. Mixing business with pleasure is bound to cause complications he doesn’t need.
However, when her old flame Adam Gadsby arrives in town to win her heart, suddenly Alexa's take on long-term love starts to shift. Graham sees her drifting away and wonders if he doesn’t want more. Adam knows what he wants — if only he can convince Alexa she wants the same.
For Alexa, the question is: how do you know who’s the one? With two men chasing her, can she make the right choice before it’s too late?
Chasing You is an interracial, one-night stand, BWWM romance with a love triangle and an HEA. Although it's part of a series, it can be read as a stand-alone.
"Graham is my favorite male character Kris has written so far."
”Absolutely LOVED IT!!! Graham!!! *sigh*"
Confronted with the past, their love and loyalty are tested.
Taryn Lieber can hear the bells already ringing as she plans her dream wedding to her dream man. Jeff McConnell and his feisty daughter, Olivia, transformed her life. She never thought she’d want a ready-made family. Now, she can’t wait.
The only good to come out of Jeff McConnell’s first marriage was his curly-haired daughter and the unfulfilled desire for a woman to stand with him as he conquered the world. When he met Taryn, he knew instantly she was the one.
Taryn and Jeff have plans for marriage, adoption, and a life together, but those plans fall apart when Jeff’s ex-wife shows up wanting to be part of Olivia’s life. What does the woman want? Taryn’s instincts tell her Shannon Nelson is an unreliable, scheming opportunist. Jeff’s compassion compels him to find a way for Olivia to reconnect with her biological mother.
Conflict, mistrust, and danger follow as Taryn and Jeff try to hang on to the love that brought them together and make it down the aisle.
˃˃˃Choosing You is a love on the rocks, single parent romance featuring a 30-something couple, a scheming ex, and a guaranteed happily ever after with heat and heart. It's part of a series, but "fantastic on its own."
Love springs from passion, but can it withstand the pressures of family, expectation, and the past?
New job. New address. New name. Shannon Clifton has one focus. After missing most of the first seven years of her daughter’s life, she’s getting her life together to be a good mother to Olivia. She’ll prove to her ex-husband and the world that her past of drug addiction and crime is history.
Jonah Moran hasn’t struggled for much. He has a cushy job at his father’s billion-dollar company, a string of socialite girlfriends, and anything money can buy.
One night, Shannon’s past confronts her in a dangerous encounter that brings Jonah her rescue. Shannon and Jonah begin a relationship that offers something new for each of them. Shannon’s never had a man sweep her off her feet with elegant charm. Jonah’s never had a woman who appreciates each joy like it’s her first. Drawn together in a novel passion, they find solace in each other’s worlds even as their differences threaten them with ruin.
Jonah’s family has no intention of welcoming Shannon, and Shannon fights to stand on her own feet for the first time in her life. Can Shannon and Jonah push through the barriers and find lasting love?
Cherishing You is a wrong-side-of-the-tracks love story with surprises and billionaire family drama.