nothing but trouble

BOOK two


Holidays, Saratoga Falls, Winter, Snow covered



First Loves, Family, Recovery, Forgiveness, 

Mental Health, Parenting, Independence, Taking risks

Story Notes:

-Daddy's girl meets mysterious new hire

-She's the bosses daughter and off limits

-He's trying to start over, refused to have another heartbreak

-Plenty of holiday festivities, but the past comes back to haunt 

them both

My life/experiences:

- Similar circumstances to how Dennis and I met

- Use my knowledge of mechanic garages

- D's car/technician knowledge

- My favorite: soft x-mas lights and the scent of balsam

- Family at Christmas and moving forward, despite differences

- The questioning/risky draw you have to someone - head vs. heart


Jessica Lowndes (photo courtesy: @jessicalowndes)

Scott Eastwood  (photo courtesy: Pinterest)

Character: Machaela "Mac" Carmichael

Occupation: Office Manager, Cal's Auto Shop

Age: 23

-Middle child; took care of Bobby

-Mother ran out on her when she was nine

-Daddy's girl

-Two brothers, David and Bobby (hockey player)

-Girly girl who curses like a sailor

-Best friends - Nick, Reilly, and Sam

Character: Colton Hughes

Occupation: Mechanic

Age: 25

-Arm tattoos covering scars

-Single Dad

-Daughter, Casey "Casey baby"

-Born and raised in San Francisco

-Comes from money, lives the simple life

-Is attracted to Mac but she's the bosses daughter

-Tries to keep his distance from Mac

-Only child

"Sunshine. It’s warm, and it enlivens my skin as the sun begins to rise over the mountain peaks surrounding our sleepy little town. It’s going to be a beautiful December morning, despite the cold. I close my eyes and tilt my face toward it for three quick steps before I refocus on the road outstretched in front of me."

character Boards


book Dedication

For Dennis...

You are my book boyfriend muse and the Poo to my Pee.

It's because of our story that I could even write this book.

Your love truly is a gift, and I never could have followed my dreams without you.

This one is for you.

the vie


my Photos

Some of the infamous crew a our wedding in New Zealand,

a dream come true and the most humbling and magical day of my life.

Visiting a Hobbit hole 

one of our many adventures

The hubs

Not sure where this gem came from but it seems about right, 

 screwing around at work


Me & Him

Snow days

Crater Lake, Oregon Road Trip

my favorite  scent

the crew

Holiday Cheer

And, they lived...


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