The New Girl

The New Girl

Tracie Puckett

Young Adult / Contemporary / Romance

Webster Grove, Book 1Seventeen-year-old Steph has her heart set on a new beginning for the eleventh time.Webster Grove, Book 1Seventeen-year-old Steph has her heart set on a new beginning for the eleventh time. A move to Webster Grove introduces her to a new school, new friends, and new experiences—including a few tender glances from her sexy English teacher. When she learns that Mr. Rivera is only a few months away from becoming family—his brother is marrying her mom!—she must do whatever she can to fight all of the growing suspicions about the time they’re spending together. When odd family circumstances only push her closer to the man she’s dreaming of, Steph has no choice but to hold it together … or risk losing it all.
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Stuck in the Moment

Stuck in the Moment

Tracie Puckett

Young Adult / Contemporary / Romance

Jasper and Ally must find a way to put their differences aside and work together, but could one simple compromise change their lives forever?Four best friends.Four love stories.Four happily ever afters...Sutton Woods, Book 1: Ally's storyAlly’s mother used to create magical events in The Red Barn. Now the red has faded and only echoes fill the barn that once rang with laughter and music. Ally’s father wants to tear down the structure at the edge of his property, but his seventeen-year-old daughter begs for one last party.Carter will celebrate her eighteenth birthday on Halloween, so Ally decides to throw a surprise party for her newest friend. A Halloween-themed event will be the perfect way to say goodbye to the place where Ally spent so many happy years helping her mother plan parties. She furtively acquires Carter’s contacts in Cedar Lake, and then, just days before the big event, a handsome stranger arrives at The Red Barn and demands, “cancel the party, or else I will.”Jasper, Carter’s cousin, still lives in Cedar Lake. Appalled when party invitations show up in the town that Carter and her mother fled just one year earlier, Jasper knows he must shut the party down before Carter’s past catches up with her, but one stubborn girl named Ally is standing in his way. As the days tick closer to Halloween, Jasper and Ally must find a way to put their differences aside and work together for Carter’s sake, but could one simple compromise change their lives forever?
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Just a Little Series (Part 1)

Just a Little Series (Part 1)

Tracie Puckett

Young Adult / Contemporary / Romance

A compilation of the first four parts: Just a Little Crush, Just a Little Embrace, Just a Little Sincerity, and Just a Little Promise.A compilation of the first four parts: Just a Little Crush, Just a Little Embrace, Just a Little Sincerity, and Just a Little Promise. JUST A LITTLE CRUSHWhen a class assignment requires seventeen-year-old Julie to shadow someone on the job, she's overwhelmed by the decisions she'll have to make. After all, she has no clue what she wants from life post-graduation. So when her Uncle Charlie, Oakland's Chief of Police, suggests Julie fulfill her twenty hours of required job shadowing at the local police department, she's thrilled at his solution. Thinking she'll spend her days filing paperwork behind a desk, she finds herself quickly agreeing to his proposition. But Julie's expectations are quickly turned upside down when she meets Luke, the young and handsome (albeit somewhat stubborn) officer she's assigned to shadow on patrol.With every hour she logs with Luke at the wheel, her feelings stir deeper, and Julie can't help but wonder if what she's feeling has developed into more than just a little crush.JUST A LITTLE EMBRACEGone are the days of police patrol. With ten hours to go before completing her job shadowing project, seventeen-year-old Julie Little's assignment has switched gears, and now she's required to start living the lifestyle of every man (and woman) in uniform. Under Luke's command, Julie is obligated to complete her remaining hours through early morning exercise training. And despite her distaste for physical exertion, Julie's crush on her mentor continues to grow by leaps and bounds with each passing day. And just when she's certain that she's making progress in her relationship with Luke, Julie learns that the new guy in town has taken an interest in winning her heart... and as far as she's concerned, there's only room in her heart for one man... even if he still hasn't figured out that they're meant to be.JUST A LITTLE SINCERITYPlans for the Oakland Fall Ball are officially underway, and it's up to seventeen-year-old Julie Little to pull off a night her classmates will never forget. But with the recent tragedies that have torn through her life, Julie can't stay focused on the task at hand. With the added stress of the dance, family, and fragile friendships, she continues to struggle with the pain that comes with love and loss. And with the fate of her love life hanging in the balance, a close friend finally lays it all on the line; Julie will never be happy... until she finally lets Luke go....JUST A LITTLE PROMISEIn the beginning, all she wanted was a sense of direction. Now, she's fighting in the name of love.Seventeen-year-old Julie Little is under constant scrutiny. Try as she might, she can't make a single move without her uncle's permission--and Charlie will stop at nothing to keep her from Luke (even if that means putting her behind bars for an hour or two). But Charlie's overbearing behavior is the least of her worries. Derek is consumed with guilt. Luke is struggling to overcome his past. And Julie is on a diehard mission to change things that are completely out of her control... even if that means betraying the man she loves.
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Breaking Rules

Breaking Rules

Tracie Puckett

Young Adult / Contemporary / Romance

When Gabe starts to awaken emotions she’s never experienced, Mandy suddenly begins to question every belief she’s ever had.She can’t be falling in love, can she? That would be the biggest mistake of her life, wouldn’t it? Could she break one of her most important rules—for Gabe?Breaking Rules (Breaking #1)Sometimes, the lessons of childhood are damaging enough that, by eighteen, you’ve figured out some rules so you don’t repeat your parents’ mistakes. For Mandy, that meant finishing her last year of high school, going to college, and then returning to small-town Sugar Creek to live a solitary life as a writer.That was the plan, and her main rule for avoiding complications and staying on track was to never, ever, EVER let someone get too close.That was before she met Gabe.And when Gabe starts to awaken emotions she’s never experienced, Mandy suddenly begins to question every belief she’s ever had.She can’t be falling in love, can she? That would be the biggest mistake of her life, wouldn’t it? Could she break one of her most important rules—for Gabe?
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Just a Little Embrace

Just a Little Embrace

Tracie Puckett

Young Adult / Contemporary / Romance

“Just a Little Embrace” is PART TWO in a four-part, fast-paced, YA series of novelettes. Gone are the days of police patrol. With ten hours to go before completing her job shadowing project, seventeen-year-old Julie Little’s assignment has switched gears, and now she’s required to start living the lifestyle of every man (and woman) in uniform. Under Luke’s command, Julie is obligated to complete her remaining hours through early morning exercise training. And despite her distaste for physical exertion, Julie’s crush on her mentor continues to grow by leaps and bounds with each passing day. And just when she’s certain that she’s making progress in her relationship with Luke, Julie learns that the new guy in town has taken an interest in winning her heart… and as far as she’s concerned, there’s only room in her heart for one man… even if he still hasn’t figured out that they’re meant to be.Show More Show Less
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Just a Little Promise

Just a Little Promise

Tracie Puckett

Young Adult / Contemporary / Romance

In the beginning, all she wanted was a sense of direction. Now, she’s fighting in the name of love.Seventeen-year-old Julie Little is under constant scrutiny. Try as she might, she can’t make a single move without her uncle’s permission—and Charlie will stop at nothing to keep her from Luke (even if that means putting her behind bars for an hour or two). But Charlie’s overbearing behavior is the least of her worries. Derek is consumed with guilt. Luke is struggling to overcome his past. And Julie is on a diehard mission to change things that are completely out of her control… even if that means betraying the man she loves.
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Just a Little Honesty

Just a Little Honesty

Tracie Puckett

Young Adult / Contemporary / Romance

When a prison break puts a dangerous convict on the loose, eighteen-year-old Julie Little is faced with making the biggest decision of her life: run away, or face her biggest fear. And when her Uncle Charlie puts forth a plan to have Detective Bruno get her out of Oakland (and as far away from the danger as possible), she’s in no hurry to put up a fight. But when a sudden change of plans demands Bruno’s attention at home, Julie’s suddenly left to escape with no one but Officer Lucas Reibeck himself.And their escape is only the beginning….
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Just a Little Insecurity

Just a Little Insecurity

Tracie Puckett

Young Adult / Contemporary / Romance

We were doing each other a service; I’d spy on her boyfriend, she’d spy on mine. *Everything is not what it seems, and seventeen-year-old Julie is learning that lesson the hard way. Matt is lying through his teeth at every given opportunity, and Julie believes there’s more to his secrecy than meets the eye; she’s convinced her cousin is cheating on Kara. And Matt is the least of her worries. Luke has been just as dodgy; he comes and goes as he pleases, ignores her calls, and is caught sneaking around with one of Oakland’s newest—and undeniably beautiful—residents.With no real certainties in her life, Julie enlists the help of a friend to help her expose the truth… no matter what it may cost them in the end.
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A Little Beyond Hope

A Little Beyond Hope

Tracie Puckett

Young Adult / Contemporary / Romance

Julie's story continues...Bonus short story: A Little Christmas MagicWith no shortage of family drama, shocking revelations, and forced smiles, Julie celebrates Christmas in Oakland.A Little Beyond Hope (A Little Beyond #1)An imminent tornado threatens destruction in Oakland, and Julie is forced to take shelter. Riding out the storm with Luke, Matt, and Kara, she quickly finds herself thrown into the past, forced to confront painful truths of then and now.The storm hits, but not without devastating loss. Someone she loves is missing, another has run away. One has been critically injured, and the town she loves has suffered great devastation. With little left moving forward, everyone is struggling to get by. Hope comes in waves, few and far between, and Julie is left to wonder if there's anything left to hold on to.
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Just a Little Sincerity

Just a Little Sincerity

Tracie Puckett

Young Adult / Contemporary / Romance

Plans for the Oakland Fall Ball are officially underway, and it’s up to seventeen-year-old Julie Little to pull off a night her classmates will never forget. But with the recent tragedies that have torn through her life, Julie can’t stay focused on the task at hand. With the added stress of the dance, family, and fragile friendships, she continues to struggle with the pain that comes with love and loss. And with the fate of her love life hanging in the balance, a close friend finally lays it all on the line; Julie will never be happy… until she finally lets Luke go…
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Where You Belong

Where You Belong

Tracie Puckett

Young Adult / Contemporary / Romance

Four best friends.Four love stories.Four happily ever afters...Sutton Woods, Book #2: Roz's storyAvery Chase hadn't hit my car; he hadn't caught me mid-faint, and he wasn't in Sutton Woods. This was all some horrible nightmare.When a big SUV slams into her tiny car, Roz thinks the hooded driver's resemblance to TV star Avery Chase is just her imagination—until he calls for a tow truck. Wes, hey. It's Avery.Hounded by the press, suspended from his show, and threatened with contract termination, the young actor has unplugged and disappeared after a drug conviction sends his fandom in an uproar.Meanwhile, Roz has followed every detail of Avery's scandal while desperately hoping to avoid one of her own; she's secretly looking for work to pay down a massive debt set by a vengeful blackmailer.To protect someone she loves, Roz needs money.To resurrect his career, Avery needs a way to restore his image, and he thinks Roz can help.She has something he wants, and he has something she...
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Breaking Ties

Breaking Ties

Tracie Puckett

Young Adult / Contemporary / Romance

Breaking up is hard to do, and it seems that the Parkers are learning that lesson the hard way. Mandy has broken her official tie to the Raddick Initiative, Bailey’s declared war on her friends and family, and even their father is amidst an emotional crisis. And when a ghost from their past suddenly comes calling, both of the sisters must face the emotions, questions, and truths they’ve kept buried for so long.Mandy knows that forgiveness and redemption are the keys to moving forward and living a happy life, but she struggles with letting go of the pain she’s carried for four long years. Jones, Georgia, and Fletcher offer a distraction. Gabe is desperate to help. But Mandy insists on deflecting, knowing all along that she can’t avoid the real issue forever; she has to decide once and for all: can she finally find the courage to let go of her past, or is she doomed to live the rest of her life with an unforgiving heart?
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