Phlox Beauty Boxed Set Books 1 2
Read books 1 and 2 in the Phlox Beauty Series in this special boxed set edition. Includes bonus scene Pink Diamonds! Book 1: Next to You A sexy Beauty and the Beast romance “Next to You is a bittersweet story about perseverance and adversity. Burdened with emotional and physical scars, Phlox and Jared have to learn to deal with these drastic changes to their appearance and soul. Julia Gabriel does an amazing job of conveying the characters’ feelings. The writing style is flawless, and the characters are both multifaceted and dynamic.” —RT Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars, Top Pick A scarred and lonely billionaire hiding from his past ... Jared Connor lost his innocence at the age of ten when his father poured gasoline around the family home and left his two young sons to die in the flames. Now an adult, he’s carefully crafted a pretend life where he can hide his scars and his death row father behind the disguise of a caretaker’s pickup truck and a pair of gardening shears. But when a beautiful woman with scars of her own barges into his quiet, solitary life, Jared finds it increasingly difficult to hide from what he really wants. A successful young businesswoman ill at ease in her newfound beauty ... Phlox Miller was never the pretty girl and no magic mascara or secret serum was ever going to change that—not even one manufactured by her own company. When an accident at her country home burns her face and body, she spares no expense on her recovery and plastic surgery. Now she turns heads on the street, but can’t recognize herself in the mirror—and can’t convince the man she loves that he’s beautiful, too. Can two people see beyond their physical and emotional scars to find true love and lasting acceptance? Book 2: Back to Us A touching second chance at love … “Back to Us is a unique romance about falling in love all over again. Colt is a great character that readers will be rooting for throughout the book. Suffering from memory loss, he needs to recall his past in order to move on with his future. The alternation between past and present timelines works well and while the story can be enjoyed as a standalone, it is further enhanced by the inclusion of all the characters from Next to You, the first book in the Phlox Beauty series.” —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars "Ms. Gabriel's deeply moving storytelling evokes every facet of emotion from the reader. Not only does this book have standout characters, the city of New York shines in this tale. All in all, between the beautiful settings and the sweet and satisfying ending, this book is a winner!" — InD'Tale Magazine When an assignment in the Middle East goes bad, adventure journalist Colt Buchanan comes home to New York and the love of his life, beauty mogul Zee Malisewski. The only problem? She says they broke up four years ago. Can there be a second chance at love for a man who can't remember ... and a woman determined not to forget? The daughter of an actress, Zee Malisewski grew up on movie sets and in boarding schools. As an adult, she’s built a life away from all that—and a successful cosmetics business with her best friend—in New York City. Men? They’ve come and gone. Mostly gone. She’s sworn off the male species anyway, after her latest boyfriend tampers with her company’s new product and nearly destroys everything she and her business partner have spent years working for. Now Zee wants a home of her own and she’s done waiting for Prince Charming to show up and share it with her. Adventure journalist Colt Buchanan grabbed his own bootstraps and yanked hard—leaving the poverty of his rural hometown behind for a scholarship to a fancy east coast college and then the bright lights of the big city. But when an assignment in the Middle East leaves his interview subject dead and Colt’s memory riddled with holes you can drive a bus through, he comes back to the only place that’s ever felt like home—the Manhattan apartment of a pretty Hollywood princess he never had any business wanting.