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About Melissa Brown
Melissa Brown is a pop culture maniac and hopeless romantic--in fact, you'll see many pop culture references in her books! She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and children. She enjoys writing contemporary romance and romantic suspense.
All of Melissa's books are currently available exclusively through Amazon.com and are part of the Kindle Unlimited Program.
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Titles By Melissa Brown
The year is 1996 and Tilly Hamilton, is making big changes in her life. The former prom queen who followed her boyfriend to the state school of his choice only to be dumped a few months into her first semester, has now decided to do what’s best for her…and her alone. She’s transferred to her dream school, moved into an apartment and gotten a part-time job at Spotlight Video. But just as things are looking up, he walks through the door--the boy she never thought she’d see again; her very first love.
Wyatt Johansen never thought he’d see Tilly ever again. Once his family left the Midwest, he’d tried to forget the girl he’d reluctantly left behind his junior year of high school. And he’d be lying if he said his choice of college wasn’t partly due to it being her dream school. But, after months had passed without ever seeing her on campus, he figured it was never going to happen. That is, until he and some friends walked into Spotlight Video to rent a movie. He sees Tilly and his world comes to a screeching halt—like someone pressed ‘pause’ on the VCR. And right then and there, Wyatt knows that he’ll stop at nothing to get her back. He just hopes it’s not too late.
Hadley Foster has been through a lot in her twenty-two years: the death of her beloved father, her mother’s descent into mental illness, and the loss of her soulmate, Jason Kelly, from whom she walked away years ago.
Despite all this, Hadley has remained hopeful and optimistic about life. She has been with upstanding investment banker Tucker for six years, and the future looks bright—until a trip to Europe with her best friend brings a series of events no one could have foreseen. Suddenly the brilliant future she has envisioned for herself seems to shatter before her eyes. She is faced with a stark choice: move on again, or pick up the pieces.
Back home, nerdy but handsome Jason Kelly is now a successful writer who could have anything—and anyone—he wants. But deep down, he still misses his beloved “Haddie” and dreams of winning her back.
When destiny leads their paths to cross once more, Hadley and Jason must confront not only their painful past, but what the future may hold for them both.
And it changes everything.
Ted Stafford expected many things when he moved back to Seattle after his divorce. He expected to start fresh in his hometown, to find a new apartment and to reconnect with his oldest friend, Dev. Ted, however, never expected Dev’s younger sister, Savita to get under his skin. But she does.
And she changes everything. Absolutely everything.
Author's note: This book was previously published as "Obsessed With Me: A With Me in Seattle Universe Novel." Some details have changed as it is no longer a part of that universe. However, the plot and main characters remain the same.
Maren Mercer does many things. She owns “The Lit Wick,” a successful book and candle shop in Seattle, she never misses a yoga class, and reads at least two books a week. Maren never thought, however, that she was capable of saving a life. But, that’s exactly what she does.
And it changes everything.
Peter McTavish expected many things as he rushed to the hospital to see his injured father. He expected bruises, IV bags and counsel from doctors. Peter, however, never expected Maren. But there she was—gorgeous, shaken and gently holding his father’s hand.
And she changes everything. Absolutely everything.
The year is 1995 and Marley Gallagher is obsessed with her new computer…and the guys she meets in AOL chat rooms—they’re the perfect escape from her introverted nature and strict upbringing. A townie, and a shy one at that, Marley is finally embracing a little independence as she moves into her first dorm. The chat rooms online offer her the chance to reinvent herself, and maybe fall in love in the process. The only problem is, she’s so focused on the guys on her computer screen, she doesn’t see the one whose right in front of her nose…her co-worker at Spotlight Video, Emmett.
Emmett Roberts has been in love with Marley since their first shift together. And it’s obvious to everyone but Marley. Not wanting to ruin their friendship, or make things really awkward if she turns him down, Emmett avoids asking her out in person. With a little help from his friends at work, though, he devises a plan to win her heart. But, when Marley discovers that her latest online love interest is actually her co-worker in disguise, will Emmett lose his chances with her altogether?
She’s always dreamed of living her life in the spotlight. But for now, she’s just another college student working at Spotlight Video.
The year is 1994 and Naomi Parker has always dreamed of being in the movies. She’s hoping to make that dream a reality by enrolling in the best performing arts program the Midwest has to offer. But respected programs cost money…lots of it…and her scholarship will only go so far. To make ends meet, Naomi gets a job at the most popular video store on campus, Spotlight Video, and she quickly becomes part of its unique culture. There’s only one employee she can’t stand, the Assistant Manager, Buzzkill Ben.
Ben Watson is tired of the employee revolving door at Spotlight Video. He’s tired of people calling in sick, blowing off work, and treating the place like a bar with no cover charge. As the Assistant Manager, he works hard to balance work and school so that he can make something of himself when he graduates. There’s only one problem…he can’t get the newest employee out of his head. She’s just like all the others—she’s constantly late, doesn’t take things seriously and questions his authority. But she’s also nothing like the others, or anyone he’s ever met, and that’s the problem.
Will working closely together spark a romantic interest between these very different people, or will Ben be a buzzkill after all?
So many fools. Nothing but fools.
That worm of a detective, my mother, Paul. Fools—all of them. But Aspen, oh Aspen…she was the biggest fool of all.
Aspen Black, a seemingly ordinary woman of the compound, transformed into the utter bane of my existence in just a matter of months. She had the gall to question me, to seek the counsel of an outsider, and to disobey my word.
To add to her list of transgressions, Aspen recruited my own brother in the crusade against me. For this, they must both be punished. And their daughter, Ruthie, is the key to their retribution.
Aspen and Paul will pay for their crimes against the one true prophet. If it’s the very last thing I do.
So many obstacles. Nothing but obstacles.
Months ago, I agreed to help Aspen Black take down the Prophet of the FLDS—to prevent her daughter from being married at an early age, and to save innocent lives from systemic abuse on the compound.
The obstacles in this case are mounting, as are my feelings for Aspen. The tension between us is palpable and I know there’s more to our connection than the increasingly difficult case at hand. But, she’s not only married to the Prophet’s brother, she’s equally devoted to her faith. Two obstacles that just may be insurmountable.
But, no matter what happens, I will close this case.
Even if it kills me.
Auden Kelly is in need of a change.
She’s trading in her nine-to-five sales job for the adventure of a lifetime: a one year contract with a European tour company.
For one full year, Auden will get paid to see the world. What could be better? Her brother gives her a journal, instructing her to document all of her adventures as she travels from country to country. And that’s exactly what she does.
When a mysterious stranger enters her life, however, everything changes: her expectations, her priorities and her view of the world. And nothing for Auden will ever be the same.
THIS IS A STAND-ALONE NOVEL. The first three books in the series need not be read to enjoy this book.
Praise for Unwanted Stars:
“Unwanted Stars... I loved it! Campbell is so flipping gorgeous! Brilliant story, totally different from anything I've read of late. Kudos to Melissa Brown!” -New York Times Bestselling Author, Samantha Towle
“Melissa Brown will blow you away with her stunning storytelling ability. Unwanted Stars will make you laugh, cry and fall in love with every character.”—USA Today Bestselling Author, Tiffany King
“Attractive settings, a handsome stranger, and a journey of self discovery help create a picture perfect postcard. In this charming 5 star travel experience, Unwanted Stars proves that even though the landscape has changed Melissa Brown still retains her “Queen of Love” crown.”—Pamela Carrion, The Book Avenue
“Unwanted Stars is a gripping story of chance encounters and romance. By far, my favorite Melissa Brown book yet!"—Beth Ehemann, author of Room for You
“Witty, sexy and heartfelt...Melissa Brown doesn't dip her toe into New Adult, she cannonballs right into this genre! My favorite novel of hers to date!”—Calia Read, author of The Sloan Brothers Series
“Unwanted Stars is a poignant tale which not only imparts to readers the significance of learning to find your place in this world, but also the importance of accepting the unconditional love of those who surround you. Enthralling and beautifully written with characters who will grab hold of your heart from page one, only to stay with you long after the book ends.”— L.B. Simmons, author of the Mending Hearts series
The year is 1994 and the employees of Spotlight Video are in for a very long night. It’s time for their annual (and mandatory) overnight Inventory. Armed with pizza, insane amounts of caffeine, and a pillowcase filled with movies chosen by each employee, Ben, Heather and the rest of the crew are ready to tackle the night with a little game they created years ago--a game that makes a monotonous night a little more interesting.
It’s time for VHS Roulette…are you ready to play?
Even though it’s against our faith to wear a color that screams of sexual promiscuity and deviant behavior, I’m not allowed to protest.
But, I want to.
You see, there’s more to me than the braid that spills down my back.
More to me than the layers of heavy fabric that maintain my modesty.
And so much more than the oppressive wedding band that adorns my finger--the same band that each of my sister wives wear.
So much more.
To protest would be sinful.
I must keep sweet, that is my duty.
So I’ll wear the lipstick. I’ll do as I’m told.
And I’ll do my best to silence the resistance within me, to push him from my mind.
If only my heart would do the same.
Whitney Bartolina gets what she wants. At just thirty-four, she’s worked her way up from mailroom coordinator to casting director at a major Los Angeles television network and had a string of steamy flings, most recently with movie star Nolan Rivera. But when two of the contestants she casts on a new reality cooking show turn out to be as talented in the bedroom as they are in the kitchen, Whitney may have finally bitten off more than she can chew.
Conducting auditions across the country and looking for a bit of fun after Nolan, Whitney finds it in Chicago with Charlie Hutchins, a deliciously handsome British rugby-player-turned-chef whose spicy Szechuan beef is only the start of his sizzle. Then, in Montana, close encounters with sexy but mild-mannered cowboy and restaurateur Wes Rancourt leave her mouth watering for more.
Back in LA for filming, Whitney soon finds herself caught in a love square with Charlie, Wes, and Nolan, who’s stopping at nothing to win her back. Will she jeopardize her career by mixing business with pleasure, or can she turn up the heat without getting burned?