Another Monday has rolled around and you know what that means… it’s time for Another Manic Monday post. Manic Monday is all about breaking up the monotony of the Monday blues and bringing attention to something that we are extremely excited about. Our posts could be from one of us or from all of us and could be about anything that we are super excited about.
This week I wanted to share an author and series that I am MANIC about. Marie Coulson is the author of the Bound Together series… Bound Together (book 1), Last Christmas (book 1.5), new release Burning Up (book 2), and the conclusion of the story is Coming Down (book 3), which will be out sometime next year.
I read Bound Together and Last Christmas this summer and fell in love with Layla, Ollie and Jared. These books were funny, touching, sexy, angst-filled, and definitely swoon-worthy. Burning Up is on my To Be Read (TBR) list to devour over the Thanksgiving holiday next week. I have been DYING to read this one. Definitely add these books to your list and then be sure and Private Message (PM) me to chat about Team Ollie or Team Jared and I will tell you who I am in LOVE with!!
Layla Jennings is a fiery, independent and level headed nineteen year old. Always playing by the rules and doing what’s right, she has been the apple of her father’s eye and her mother’s treasure. But moving to college in Long Beach is about to turn Layla’s world upside down. With the gorgeous, pierced, guitar playing wannabe rock star Oliver living across the hall, Layla finds herself thrown into a world of music, money, torn friendships and blood simmering sexual tension.
But on taking a job in a local coffee shop she meets the deliciously handsome Jared Garrett. Convincing herself that he is waste of oxygen she tries to put the young successful business man out of her mind. But when he continues to show up she finds herself constantly thinking of him. Dazzled by his boyish good looks and discovering a whole new world of carnal and erotic pleasure, Layla finds herself falling head over heels in love; but with Jared hiding a vital secret can she ever truly trust him?
A Novella from Ollie’s Point of View (POV). I don’t want to give too much away by telling the whole synopsis. But DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT FINISHED BOUND TOGETHER.
Layla Jennings thought she had it all figured out. The right time, the right place and the the right guy.
After leaving behind her life and friends in Long Beach, Layla must now walk the path she has chosen, hand in hand with the man who holds her heart.
As the flame of love continues to burn brightly, she discovers more about herself and the man she loves every day. But what happens if the fire goes out? What happens when half of your heart is across an ocean?
With the other man in her life unwilling to give up his fight for her, and a danger she is too blind to see, Layla must battle between the safe and steady journey she has embarked on and the one that leads to destinations unknown.
About the Author
Marie Coulson was born and bred in Essex, England. Marie discovered her love of writing in her early teens. Beginning with poetry and song lyrics, she tried her hand at creative writing while studying for her English GCSE.
It was love at first line.
Unfortunately, Marie’s career as a childcare and education practitioner soon took up most of her time and writing became something she only dreamed about.
In the summer of 2012 she quit her job and enrolled at University, ready to start a new career as a therapist. This left her with a lot of time on her hands and on August 20th she sat down and wrote the first chapter of Bound Together.
Bound Together was a story that had been waiting three years to be written and when fingers hit the keyboard…Layla, Jared, and Ollie’s story was born.