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Jess’s Journey
Whispering Pines Ranch, Book #5

At an early age, Jess Jenkins learned to take care of his family and friends and put their needs before his own. He dreamed of finding the same simple happiness his parents had and followed their example. Then Lorcan James broke his heart and an automobile accident broke his independent spirit. Now that’s all Jess is: a broken shadow of the man he used to be, still confined to a wheelchair after six months.

Jess is finally forced to put himself first and accept the help he needs on his journey toward recovery. Though pain, frustration, and depression leave him bitter and eager to push people away, his friends refuse to allow him to wallow in self-pity. Jack has only glimpsed the man beneath Jess’s angry shell, but he takes it upon himself to prove Jess isn’t broken. And Collin is determined to bring back the sweet man he once knew. The simple, happy life Jess has always wanted is there for the taking—all he has to do is open his eyes and see it.

 13 Sentences from Jess’s Journey
1. What should have been a thirty-minute errand turned out to be a journey into hell.
2. The searing pain ripping through his legs with each twist and contraction of muscle had Jess calling on all his reserves of strength to keep from bawling like a baby.
3. I’m feeling lost in my own damn body and home.
4. When you’re done with your aww-poor-me pity party, you need to sit your ass up in your chair like a big boy and tell Amber you’re sorry!
5. When was the last time someone just held him?
6. The bastard knew exactly what he was doing to Jess, and the damn cocky smile was proof he was enjoying it too.
7. Not as nasty as they are about to get if you don’t get out of here or put some clothes on, or for God sakes, at the very least please put a damn towel on!
8. He understood where Jess’s focus had been, where it had needed to be, but it was time to expand that focus.
9. Jess Jenkins wasn’t whole anymore; he was broken and bitter.
10. The same wonderful man is still firmly holding on beneath all that anger, just waiting to come out. I saw him!
11. But if you’re leaving because you’re falling for me, please stay.
12. So yeah, I was worried that I may have gotten a little carried away, because prior to that, I really didn’t care about your comfort all that much since I was a little preoccupied by the mind-blowing, toe-curling orgasm my man was ripping out of my body and me spraying all over his stomach and chest.
13. Please let me be the one to give you the happily ever after you so deserve.
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Author Bio
SJD Peterson, better known as Jo, hails from Michigan. Not the best place to live for someone who hates the cold and snow. When not reading or writing, Jo can be found close to the heater checking out NHL stats and watching the Red Wings kick a little butt. Can't cook, misses the clothes hamper nine out of ten tries, but is handy with power tools. Contact Jo at

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  1. Wow, just reading the blub nearly had me in tears. And that cover....I'll be adding this to my to-be-read list.


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