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Tuckaway Bay  Books  by Madelaide James That One Summer, Book 1 He’s the one who got away. She’s the one who couldn’t commit. Lia Langston left Tuckaway Bay twenty years ago, leaving behind an attractive job offer and the young man she’d fallen in love with that summer. The breakup hurt them both, but she was expected back home in Chicago where a new job was waiting, one her father had pulled strings to help her land. While Lia wasn’t thrilled with the idea of jumping from beach life into Corporate America, as a new college graduate, she knew the family expectations. She meanders through life—marriage, a child, divorce, career—yet there is one constant. She never misses a summer trip back to the beach with her college girlfriends. By the time beach week rolls around each year, she is more than ready to shake off her troubles, unwind, and unplug with the girls. And every summer, Lia wonders if she might run into Zach Allen again. She doesn’t. Then Zach steps back into her life. Suddenly


Published in romance fiction since 1997, Maddie James has run the gamut of publishing options from traditional publishers, to small press, to independent publishing. She is the bestselling author of over 50 novels, novellas, and short stories. Her books are available in ebook, print, and some in audiobook, are distributed worldwide, and have been translated into at least seven languages.

Writing as Maddie James
, she focuses on Love in the Heartland -- contemporary stories of small towns and ranches -- including cowboys, and the boy/girl next door. Occasionally, she may heat things up with a little spice, or a hint of the paranormal. Affaire de Coeur said, “James shows a special talent for traditional romance.”

As Madelaide James, she explores the real-life, complicated relationships and situations of women, men, and families, and tackles some of those problems through her women's fiction stories. 

As M.L. Jameson, she writes sexy, dangerous, and often steamy romantic suspense. RT Book Reviews claimed, “James deftly combines romance and suspense, so hop on for an exhilarating ride.”

[Note: Rebranding for the Madelaide and M.L. pen names is currently a work in progress, especially for romantic suspense. Watch for news as my current RS novels are rewritten and rebranded!]

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Hi there. I'm so happy you stopped by. I'm Maddie James and I write stories with romantic themes--relationship books with happily-ever-after or happy-for-now endings. Whatever pen name I am writing under, my stories range from sweet to sizzling, from cowboys to suspense, and from flirty contemporary romance to darker erotic titles. Yeah, I can't be pinned down to a single romance sub-genre and I'm too old to even try!

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