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About Jennifer Hartmann
Jennifer Hartmann resides in northern Illinois with her devoted husband, Jake, and three children, Willow, Liam, and Violet. When she is not writing angsty love stories, she is likely thinking about writing them. She enjoys sunsets (because mornings are hard), bike riding, traveling anywhere out of Illinois, binging Buffy the Vampire Slayer reruns, and that time of day when coffee gets replaced by wine. Jennifer is a wedding photographer with her husband and an avid skincare junkie. She is excellent at making puns and finding inappropriate humor in mundane situations. She loves tacos. She also really, really wants to pet your dog. Xoxo.
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Another tragedy, that's what.
When I was six years old, my father made a choice that altered the course of my entire life.
Because of what he did, the only girl I ever loved became the only girl I couldn’t have.
In a lot of ways, I did have her…
I had her first steps, her first words, her first smile. I had her milestones, her heartbreaks, her dreams. I had her heart so woven in with mine, I didn’t know where she ended, and I began.
Only, as the years pressed on, lines became blurred—and the blurrier the line, the easier it is to cross.
They say tragedy comes in threes.
For me, that was true.
The first one changed me, the second one broke me, and the third one healed me.
But at the center of all that tragedy… there is a love story.
And at the center of that love story,
There is June.
"Jennifer Hartmann penned an exceptionally unique story with every emotion digging its claws into your heart. June First is an unforgettable masterpiece!" - Jewel E. Ann, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author
"A touching coming of age story that oh-so-slowly kindles, and when it ignites, hold on tight because oh baby, this forbidden love burns. The angst and steam alone will overfill your taboo-loving heart. Such a beautiful, unforgettable book." - Pam Godwin, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling Author
"The writing was heartfelt, vivid, and infused with harrowing passion. It was entwined with visions of love, hope, and dreams. It's no surprise that Jennifer Hartmann finds herself in our top 'must read' authors." - Totally Booked Blog
"Poignant, profound and poetic, this masterfully crafted, exquisitely beautiful story outshines all the other stars in the contemporary romance sky." - BookAddict Reviews
"This book took my tears, bated my breath, and owned my heart. A unicorn dancing among the rainbows, June First is a top 2022 romance worth all the stars." - Karen McVino, Bookalicious Babes Blog
"This is the type of masterpiece you cry buckets of both sad and happy tears over, then you tuck the memories beneath your pillow to keep forever." - Chelley St Clair, Romance Author
"With June First, Jennifer Hartmann has taken a trope that is all too common these days and she has turned it into something that is truly original and heartbreakingly beautiful." - But First Let's Read
"June First is simply exquisite. Forbidden love, delicious chemistry, and characters to love and root for, makes this book a true 5 star read!" - Jessica Ruben, International Bestselling Author
"Hartmann excels at writing stories steeped in anguish and heartache like none other. This book is pure affliction from page one to the last. A standing ovation for this brilliant author who's destined to be the next B-I-G thing. - Shabby, BookBistroBlog
"Brant and June will live with me for a very long time. This is easily my favorite standalone book I have ever read. My heart two days later is still living in this book. I’m rereading chapters because I can not get over just how amazing it is.
WARNING: This book contains subject matter that may be sensitive for some readers. There is dark and triggering content between these pages. 18+ only. Please read responsibly.
When Cora attends her sister’s birthday party, she expects at most a hangover or a walk of shame. She doesn’t anticipate a stolen wallet, leaving her stranded and dependent on Dean—her arch nemesis and ultimate thorn in her side.
And she really doesn’t anticipate waking up in shackles in a madman’s basement.
To make matters worse, Dean shares the space in his own set of chains.
After fifteen years of teasing, insults, and practical jokes, the ultimate joke seems to be on them. The two people who always thought they’d end up killing each other must now work together if they want to survive.
But Cora and Dean have no idea their abductor has a plan for them. A plan that will alter the course of their relationship, blur the line between hate and love, and shackle them together with far more than just chains.
"Powerful, horrifying, intelligent, exquisite, unputdownable--this book will haunt you, arouse you, and hug your romantic soul so damn hard. What a treasure! The tragedy, the love story, and the meticulous, poignant execution of plot and character development will leave you thunderstruck and so very satisfied. Bravo, Jennifer Hartmann. This novel is a work of art." - Pam Godwin, New York Times Bestselling Author
"I'm still recovering from this book. Still Beating is an absolutely gripping romance that had me completely enthralled. This book will leave you reeling. I was completely captivated from beginning to end. This is one of those books that I will absolutely never forget. I don't know if I will get over this one." - Melissa Teo, Booksmacked Blog
"If you are looking for a slow burn book that will absolutely tear your heart to shreds then look no further... Dean and Corabelle had me falling in love with them from the beginning. The trauma that they experienced was unimaginable and my heart was beating so fast through the entire experience. I love that Jennifer made the characters healing so real and raw. The words jumped from the pages and threw emotions at me like a MLB fastball." - Dirty Little Secret Book Blog
"WOW. Jennifer Hartmann's emotional brand of writing leaves me breathless, every stinking time. This book is a roller coaster... you find yourself laughing at the banter and antics between the H and h, but then you're crying on the next page. I cried so many ugly tears during the reading of this book...prepare yourselves. One of the best I've read in a while." - Author, E.R. Whyte
To me, he was everything.
My heart hasn't been the same since he disappeared, but I've learned to build my life around that missing piece.
Twenty-two years later, the last thing I expect is for that missing piece to come back.
His name is Oliver Lynch, and this is his story.
This is our story.
When my husband died, he left my broken heart behind.
He left another heart behind, too—his.
I know it's wrong. I shouldn't be contacting the recipient of my husband's heart. I don't even expect him to reply...
But there's a desperate, twisted part of me that hopes he will.
No personal details.
Just a conversation.
The only thing I have left of my husband is inside him.
WARNING: This book contains heavy themes, such as loss of a loved one and suicide. Please read responsibly.
"Mind-blowing. Body-heating. Heart-stealing. He's a tortured hero, and she's a beautiful broken melody, colliding together in death and resurrecting from places within, where 'the beats are loud and songful.' All the damn stars!" ~ Pam Godwin, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling Author
"They say there is no reward without pain, and that’s how we’d describe The Wrong Heart. This author shredded our hearts to pieces, then stitched them back together with love, sincerity, and a whole lot of clever and insightful storytelling. The Wrong Heart has left an indelible mark on our hearts, as we’re still living every moment of this unforgettable emotionally stirring story of love, grief, and second chances." ~ Totally Booked Blog
"In my humble opinion, this writer is one of the BEST contemporary romance novelists of all times. Redemptive stories are her forte, angst driven, embellished with innumerable sparkling feelings, I've come to love every single word that I've read by her. The sheer beauty of the words and brilliance of her prose is to be read to be believed. What a prolific writer, what an acute observer of human upheavals Jennifer is proving to be. I'm gobsmacked by her talent, her aptitude of moving a reader to unstoppable tears with every book. This one is her BEST and my utmost FAVOURITE... yet!!
I've NEVER read a story like this before." ~ BookBistroBlog
"There are books where you read the last page and then move on with your life, and then there are BOOKS, which even after the last page, stays with you forever. THIS is one of those books." ~ Lilith Seven Reviews
"This is a beautifully woven tale of the greatest of losses, consisting of well-developed, beautifully broken characters and a heartbreakingly hopeful story that turned my emotions inside out. After reading this book, I am forever changed, not just by Parker and Melody, but in the way Jennifer magnifies real-life lessons that she imparts throughout the novel. I have a deeper appreciation for all I have in my life and the value of small moments." ~ Jennifer Hahn, Goodreads Reviewer
When Abigail Stone moves to the small town of Crow's Peak, she is expecting to leave her ghosts behind and create a new life for herself. A fresh start.
She is not expecting to be abducted and held captive by a madman.
When small town cop, Cooper McAllister, is forced to work at his father's bar one night, he is intrigued by the mysterious new girl with violet eyes. Haunted eyes. He wonders if she's had a bad day, or if she's had a bad life.
He finds out sooner than he expects when she goes missing that same night.
Finding Abby is just the beginning. The only way to truly save her is to unravel her secrets – a task that proves to be more challenging than he could ever anticipate.
But nothing is more challenging than fighting the growing feelings that begin to form as Cooper is forced to get close to the enigmatic Abigail Stone.
Her life is on the line – and so are their hearts.
A gripping, psychological romance that will keep you guessing and touch your heart.
Hiding deep within the shadows of human nature, it smolders…
Only, for me, it was no longer a hibernating beast.
The day I discovered the wrongs committed against me, vengeance clawed its way right through me. The beast had emerged from its lair with a burning need to destroy the man who tore my marriage apart.
Now, it was my lifeline.
My dark lover.
My. Whole. Purpose.
They say it’s sweet in the end, and I believed them. I could almost taste that honey on my tongue, like a balm I needed to quell the bitterness.
But it was all a lie.
I was blindsided.
And not once did I think about who I might hurt along the way. I never considered the casualties that may fall across my path of destruction.
Revenge is not sweet. Retaliation does not end in reward.
Vengeance is not justice.
The promises whispered by that beast within?
They’re all hollow.
All it ever wanted was to be set free.
In the end, I never expected things to be worse than when it all began.
I never expected the wreckage left in my wake.
"Revengeful, toxic, and so very raw—this love story sinks its thorns into your heart and makes you feel every emotional twist and fall. Unforgettably beautiful." — Pam Godwin, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling Author
"The writing from these two authors was sublime, slowly building and drawing us in, until we were thoroughly caught in an intricate web of lies and deception, which in the right light shimmered with love, passion, soul-searching, forgiveness, and understanding. Evan's POV was one of the most intense and well-written passionate and emotional male POV’s we’ve read in a while. It struck us straight in the heart." — Totally Booked Blog
"A beautifully written and well plotted book which played havoc on my heart, wringing so many emotions out of me. As readers, all we ask of authors is that they give us something unique which we can sink our teeth into, and these two went above and beyond, giving us that and more on a silver platter. You cannot compare this to anything. — KAT, Kitty Kats Crazy About Books
"The intensity of emotions, the depth of passions, sucked me under with such a death like grip, I had to stop periodically to breathe through my tears. The poetic justices meted out by the authors becomes entirely overwhelming towards the end. The ironies of role reversals are truly poignant to read. I could ramble all night long about this magnificent book but I urge you, beseech you, to pickup this book on release day and devour it like I did non-stop." — BookBistroBlog
"It will shock you. It will rock you to the core. The angst will break you beautifully. And trust me, the tears and the pain are all worth it. It will push your boundaries and make you feel all the raw, gritty, complex and confusing feels. If you survive it without wanting to kill the authors, you will win." — PP's Bookshelf
"There are books that are awesome, you enjoy reading them, & you give them 5 stars. Then there are books like this that are forever engraved into your heart, mind, & soul. I was not prepared for this & you probably won’t be either.
When an up-and-coming rock band plays at her lounge one night, waitress Chelsie Combs is thoroughly unimpressed. It’s going to take more than a seriously hot lead singer making eyes at her to push past the walls she’s spent years building.
Noah Hayes has his own reasons for keeping secrets, but when the lead singer of his band starts falling for some waitress, he’ll do whatever it takes to make sure she doesn’t get in the way of their dreams.
Still, it would be easier if that waitress didn’t accidentally spill her darkest secrets to him one night.
And it‘d be a lot easier if she didn’t look at him like she saw right through him.
When Chelsie’s skeletons break free of her closet and threaten more than just her life, but that of those she loves most, Noah is the last person she should be leaning on.
If only she could convince her heart.
The story continues in "Coda" (Duet Series: Book Two), the second and final installment. Available now!
"This book totally drew me in!
I was very invested in Chelsie and Noah's story and loved the enemies to lovers slowburn. Their interactions definitely leapt off the page.
If you love emotion-driven, intense, romantic stories, I HIGHLY recommend checking this one out." - Kristina Mahr, Author of "All That We See Or Seem"
Surviving Monday might be the biggest accomplishment of their lives.
By 9:03 A.M. Monday, bank manager Indie Chase thinks her day can’t get worse. She’s dealt with spills, an ex-husband, and her preschooler on bank time.
She’s wrong, though.
In a matter of moments, that day becomes the stuff of nightmares.
Dax Reed is a reluctantly retired pro hockey player with a past he’d rather forget. He’s well on his way to doing so, on his way to Hawaii for a well-deserved vacation, when everything goes to hell.
Together, they’re caught in a robbery that’s going to take everything they have to survive.
It’s going to take trust.
It’s going to take strength.
It might even take … each other.
Chelsie Combs has a good life in Florida. A dream career, a cozy condo, a tight-knit social circle, and a mended relationship with her parents. There is only one thing missing... love.
Noah Hayes is also leading a charmed life. He is a family man with a thriving solo music career in New York City. He is happy. Successful.
Then tragedy strikes.
Chelsie needs to make a choice: continue living her carefree life in Florida and keep the past in the past, or face the man she said goodbye to all those years ago. Chelsie thinks she has it figured out - her plan sounds simple. But for all of her careful planning, her heart always manages to feel remarkably unprepared.
This is the final installment in the Duet Series!