Mine By Default Series

January 1, 2015

{The Mine By Default Mini-Series is a six-book continuation series. These books must be read in order.}

Been In Love With You
(Mine By Default Mini-Series, Book 1)

Setting: New Orleans, Louisiana

Book Description:


Meet Elias (Eli) Leaumont - a New Orleans police officer. He's secretly in love with the woman who saved his life. The woman who has been his best friend for four years, Natalie (Allie) Romain.

Natalie thinks the world of Elias. He's special to her and no one can get under her skin like he can. She loves him dearly as a friend and made it clear to him, years ago, that she would never date a cop. However, they spend so much time together, most people already think they are a couple.

Then there's the way Elias looks at her...

What Natalie doesn't know is, Elias considers her much more than just a friend. He considers her his. But when he thinks she's interested in his brother, Solomon, his behavior becomes erratic and obsessive. And then there's the emotional and physical damage he sustained from being shot while on duty, four years ago.




When Hearts Cry
(Mine By Default Mini-Series, Book 2)

Setting: New Orleans, Louisiana

Book Description:

Natalie may have to save Elias' life all over again...

With the sound of the gunshot still ringing in her ears, she's thrown into flashbacks of bad dreams and heartbreaking memories. At the same time, she comes to understand and realize a harsh reality: some people just can't be helped no matter how hard you try to help them. No matter how much time you devote to them. No matter how much you love them. And boy does she love him...

If dealing with Elias wasn't enough, she learns from Cadence that their mother, Mildred, is in the hospital again. How much stress can a woman take without completely losing it?



You Belong To Me
(Mine By Default Mini-Series, Book 3)

Setting: New Orleans, Louisiana

Book Description:

Book two left you with the question: What will Natalie do? Will Natalie Romain become Natalie Leaumont? If Eli has his way, she will... 

Eli has stated his case and presented Natalie with the ultimate ultimatum. Now, the ball is in her court and the decision is not easy. Answering him with a yes or no both have their own set of consequences. Does Natalie love Eli enough to give in to his wishes? Does she have enough willpower to listen to her mind and not her heart?

Dive into book three to witness how these best friends evolve into something weirdly irresistible and deliciously entertaining. And just when things seem to be semi-normal, SOMEONE in their lives do not want to see them together in the biggest plot twist yet!




When I Call You Mine
(Mine By Default Mini-Series, Book 4)

Setting: New Orleans, Louisiana

Book Description:


Love conquers all things...

Natalie faces one of the toughest times of her life, having to deal with the death of a loved one. She's confused. Scatter-brained. Angry. Not only is she coping with tragedy all over again, but she has to somehow find a way to do it while realizing that the man who vowed to love her, Elias Leaumont, is a LIAR. If he could lie to her face and persuade her to marry him, what else was he capable of?

Leave it up to Solomon, his own brother, and that answer would be murder...

Natalie doesn't feel that Eli could harm a soul, but with Solomon's words ringing loud and clear in her ears, she's unsure of what or who to believe. Will Eli's clear, undeniable, unmistakable love prompt Natalie to TRUST him with all of her heart, or will it leave room for doubt that maybe Solomon has been right all along?




Who Do You Love?
(Mine By Default Mini-Series, Book 5)

Setting: New Orleans, Louisiana

Book Description:

Love blossoms for Eli and Natalie. Eli and Solomon remain at odds. Dark secrets are revealed.

Eli and Natalie are adjusting to married life, appreciating each other's quirks and imperfections, determined to remain best friends while learning to be lovers. He'll make whatever changes needed to ensure that he's a perfect match for the woman of his dreams. But he fears the secrets he's been keeping from Natalie will turn his life - their lives - into one big nightmare.

Solomon knows those secrets. He's already revealed one secret (a.k.a the plan) to Natalie, thinking it would thwart her relationship with Eli. That attempt failed...

Now he's back at it - trying to convince Natalie that Eli is a murderer. That he murdered his own partner, Officer Avery Singleton four years ago. With an arsenal of secrets from Eli's past, Solomon knows he'll destroy their marriage this time. He has to because he wants much more than just seeing his brother in prison.




Forever Mine
(Mine By Default Mini-Series, Book 6, The Finale)


Setting: New Orleans, Louisiana; Charlotte, North Carolina

Book Description:


Eli is a man conflicted. Confused. Scarred. Traumatized by his childhood. Deceived by his family. Broken.

All he has is her: Natalie.

He tries to love her. No, he DOES love her. More than anything. More than himself. She deserves better, no matter how much she says otherwise, she does. He's keenly aware of it, and when he can no longer justify holding her back from living her best life, he does something about it - he lets her go - an act that causes him more pain than any wound he's ever suffered at the hands of injustice. But when he realizes letting her go was a mistake, it may be too late to win her heart again. 

Cadence, Natalie's sister, tries to be there for her during this difficult period in her life. But she's so focused on Natalie, she can't see her own life passing her by, that is until Gary Kincaid makes it clear to her. For the first time, in a long time, she finds companionship with him, but will interfering in her sister's life disrupt what could be a wonderful relationship with Gary?

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