Books – Helluva Engineer Series

Helluva Engineer (Book 1)

How hard is it to re-ignite an old flame?

Steve Sampson has one week to convince his college sweetheart to give him the second chance he craves. He still loves her and knows he was a fool to let her go. Steve learned the hard way, that sometimes being a hero comes at a cost that’s impossible to live with.

Dr. Patricia Decatur is content as a professor at her mineral engineering college in Colorado. She’s got a fulfilling career and is excited to be helping with the Energy Summit being held on campus. Right up until she finds out who the keynote speaker is. Ten years ago, Steve broke her heart. She’s not interested in a repeat of that event.

As the keynote speaker Steve has plenty to share with the students and faculty. The bigger challenge will be to explain his past actions to his former girlfriend and entice (or let’s be honest, beg, if necessary) Patricia to give him a chance to redeem himself.

A stand-alone romance. These two engineers must reconcile their past, to savor the present, and determine if they can have a future…together.

  • Photography by Jean Woodfin
  • Cover models: Dan Rengering and Kristen Lazarus-Wood
  • Published June 2019
 
The Kipling family has returned for a Christmas celebration.

 

Brenda Stratton is shocked and, in truth, a little appalled that she and her roommate have been invited by their mentors to spend Winter break at a cattle ranch in the mountains of Colorado. Why would a family they don’t know invite them to spend Christmas with them? People just don’t do that, at least not in her experience.

Thomas Blackhawk has been asked by his employer to escort, and work with, a bunch of engineers coming in for three weeks to see if they can discover what is causing the contamination of a stream in the northern pasture. They’ve only got a few months to get the problem cleaned up before the spring thaw.

Brenda and Thomas take one look at each other and the heat roars. She’s too young for him and she’s only on the ranch for a few weeks. They need to ignore the flair of attraction and lust, if they know what’s good for them.

Apparently, they do not care what’s good for them.

  • Photography by Jean Woodfin
  • Cover models: Cyle Wood and Rachel Croon
  • Published November 2021