Grayson Friends

Essence bestselling author Francis Ray has charmed and inspired her readers with her contemporary romance series about the love lives of the Grayson family—and now she gives us some passionate stories about their friends.

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All of My Love
All of My Love
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Stella McBride realizes that she made a horrible mistake when she divorced her husband Paul to marry another man.  Now a free woman, more than anything she wants another chance with the man she truly loves. But Paul doesn't want to have anything to do with her.

Paul was devastated when Stella divorced him.  If it hadn't been for their children, he might not have survived.  There's no way he'll ever let her back in his life again. The next time he might not survive because he is still deeply in love with Stella.

The three blissfully happy McBride children want the same for their divorced parents who have both made painful mistakes, but who are still head over heels for each other. The McBride brothers and sister--with a little help--devise a plan to get their parents back together.  With Mother's Day a few weeks away, it just might be the perfect time for Paul and Stella to realize that their love is worth fighting for.

All of My Love is a Grayson Friends eBook Original from New York Times bestselling author Francis Ray.


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Grayson Friends

Francis Ray

St. Martin's Press

Stella McBride realizes that she made a horrible mistake when she divorced her husband Paul to marry another man.  Now a free woman, more than anything she wants another chance with the...

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All That I Desire
All That I Desire
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New York Times bestselling author Francis Ray turns up the heat in All That I Desire, a sizzling Grayson Friends novel about a woman’s life, liberty…and pursuit of passion.

 

 

LOVE IS NEVER PICTURE-PERFECT.

Nothing can stop a woman like Skylar Dupree once she makes up her mind. Defying her family and leaving law school, she’s landed her dream job as an event director at the prestigious Navarone Resorts and Spas in Arizona. It’s all that Skylar’s ever desired—until she sees Rio Sanchez, the resort’s head of security and Blade Navarone’s own personal bodyguard. He’s the sexiest, most striking man she’s ever met.

 

SOMETIMES IT’S EVEN BETTER

When Skylar starts planning a huge charity auction at the resort, it’s Rio’s job to keep an eye on the prized art she collects from donors. Though he’s not blind to Skylar’s  beauty, Rio is nothing if not professional—and he refuses to make a move. But when a mysterious stranger enters the picture—and puts Skylar’s life in danger—Rio attempts to protect her…only to be told, in no uncertain terms, that Skylar is capable of taking care of herself. Her brazen independence is enough to drive Rio crazy…with desire. Could it be that the strong, hard-hearted Rio has finally met his match?

 

 

 “As always, Ray leads her readers on a mesmerizing journey of drama and love.”
A Romance Review

 
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Grayson Friends (Volume 10)

Francis Ray

St. Martin's Press

 New York Times bestselling author Francis Ray turns up the heat in All That I Desire, a sizzling Grayson Friends novel about a woman’s life, liberty…and...

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All That I Need
All That I Need
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In bestselling author Francis Ray’s latest Grayson Friends novel All That I Need, two lost souls come together to discover what matters most of all…

LOVE COMES WITH NO GUARANTEE

Lance Saxton is a self-made man who enjoys every moment of his success. Running an auction house allows him to manage his own time and travel the world on a moment’s notice—so why rush to settle down? The question answers itself…until he crosses paths with a beautiful, spirited travel writer who makes him second-guess his sense of independence—and leaves him wanting more.

 BUT IT’S ALWAYS WORTH THE RISK…

What’s love got to do with it? Fallon Marshall is at the peak of her career as a journalist. Any story she wants she can get. So when she hears about an auction being held at a fabled old estate in Santa Fe, New Mexico, off she goes…only to meet a man who makes her question her priorities. Maybe it’s time for Fallon to stop running away in search of adventure…and just fall into Lance’s arms?


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Grayson Friends (Volume 9)

Francis Ray

St. Martin's Press

In bestselling author Francis Ray’s latest Grayson Friends novel All That I Need, two lost souls come together to discover what matters most of all…LOVE COMES...

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All I Ever Wanted
All I Ever Wanted
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All I Ever WantedFrancis Ray

Naomi Reese is a divorced mother with a small daughter named Kayla, a new life in Santa Fe, and, finally, some distance from her abusive ex-husband. All she wants now is a home of her own where she and Kayla can finally feel safe. With one bad marriage behind her, she can’t even dream of falling in love again. Until she meets Richard...

 

A tall, handsome veterinarian with a warm smile and big heart, Richard Youngblood is the kind of man any woman could fall for. Not only does he have a wonderful way with animals, he’s great with little Kayla and—Naomi has to admit—he’s easy on the eyes. Richard definitely has his sights set on her, too. But first, Naomi has to free herself from her past—and learn how to love again—before she can have all she ever wanted with the man of her dreams...

 

 


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Grayson Friends (Volume 8)

Francis Ray

St. Martin's Press

All I Ever WantedFrancis Ray Naomi Reese is a divorced mother with a small daughter named Kayla, a new life in Santa Fe, and, finally, some distance from her abusive ex-husband. All she wants...

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A Dangerous Kiss
A Dangerous Kiss
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Bestselling author Francis Ray will have fans cheering for the Grayson family’s friends—when two perfectly matched opponents go one-on-one…

Sexy, single sports consultant Payton “Sin” Sinclair has tackled the world’s most valuable players—and most eligible women. But ever since his two best friends found love, despite his dangerous secret, he’s tempted to take a chance himself. And that temptation is a woman named Summer…

A self-made restaurant owner with a painful past, Summer has always counted on Sin. Beneath his smooth charm—and hard body—lies a tender-hearted friend who always keeps her going when the going gets tough. But now, swept up in her cousin’s wedding plans, she’s trying not to let the champagne—or Sin’s innocent passes—go to her head. Because one dangerous kiss will only lead to another…


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Grayson Friends (Volume 7)

Francis Ray

St. Martin's Press

Bestselling author Francis Ray will have fans cheering for the Grayson family’s friends—when two perfectly matched opponents go one-on-one…Sexy, single...

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With Just One Kiss
With Just One Kiss
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With Just One Kiss

Francis Ray

Bestselling author Francis Ray chronicles the lives and loves of the Grayson family and their friends—and friends-of-friends who just might have a change of heart…

Cicely St. John is not impressed by her friend C.J. Callahan’s so-called passion in life: running a New York City bar that he inherited from his uncle. So why can’t Cicely stop thinking about the dance they shared at their mutual friends’ wedding—or the mutual attraction she felt in C.J.’s arms?

As far as C.J. is concerned, Cicely is a snob whose “passion” in life—writing for fashion magazines—is as pretentious as she is. So why can’t he keep his eyes off her? C.J. has a business to run. And Cicely has a job opportunity in Paris. Neither of them even has time to think about romance right now. But maybe, just once, the two could test their friendship…with just one kiss.

 

 


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Grayson Friends (Volume 6)

Francis Ray

St. Martin's Press

With Just One KissFrancis Ray Bestselling author Francis Ray chronicles the lives and loves of the Grayson family and their friends—and friends-of-friends...

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A Seductive Kiss
A Seductive Kiss
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A Seductive Kiss

Francis Ray 

Bestselling author Francis Ray celebrates the lifelong bonds between the Grayson family and their friends—with a heartwarming love story years in the making…

Dianna Harrington is known throughout the world as “The Face”—the stunningly beautiful spokesmodel for her family’s fashion empire. She could probably have her pick of any man she wants. But Dianna would rather kick back and relax with a good friend— namely Alex Stewart, who she’s known, and harbored a crush on, her whole life…

Ever since they were kids, Alex has been Dianna’s protector and pal, a shoulder to cry on. But as the brother of her best friend, Alex always seemed untouchable. Now a handsome, successful New York lawyer, Alex never realized how lonely Dianna’s life has been—or how innocent she is in the ways of love. Alex wants more than anything to reach out to her, to heal her heart. But is his desire worth the risk? After a lifetime of longing building up between them, something’s gotta give. Maybe all it takes is just one kiss…

 


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Grayson Friends (Volume 5)

Francis Ray

St. Martin's Press

A Seductive KissFrancis Ray Bestselling author Francis Ray celebrates the lifelong bonds between the Grayson family and their friends—with a heartwarming...

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Most musicians would do anything to work with the hot, young record producer known as “Rolling Deep.” R.D. can pick and choose any artist he wants—and he wants Laurel Raineau. A classical violinist, Laurel plays soaring music that touches R.D. to his very soul. But the last thing Laurel wants is to work with someone whose exploits with the ladies appear in the tabloids every week.  

Not one to take no for an answer, R.D. keeps trying—and failing—to let Laurel know that he’s not the player he’s made out to be. So he introduces himself to her by his real name, Zachary Wilder, hoping to win her over. But it’s Zach who falls under this beauty’s spell. Now it’s only a matter of time before Laurel learns who the man she’s losing her heart to really is—but can she walk away from a passion that feels so right?


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Grayson Friends (Volume 4)

Francis Ray

St. Martin's Press

Most musicians would do anything to work with the hot, young record producer known as “Rolling Deep.” R.D. can pick and choose any artist he wants—and he wants Laurel...

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One Night With You
One Night With You
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Cougars, brush fires, snow storms—rancher Duncan McBride tackles it all without a flinch. But the archeologist who’s come to authenticate cave drawings found on his property is the kind of trouble he’d sworn to avoid. Far from the aging academic he was expecting, Raven La Blanc is a stunning woman…and definitely not sticking around this small Montana town once her job is done.

The primitive drawings at Duncan’s ranch are Raven’s ticket to the tenured position she’s worked so hard for back in Santa Fe. But there’s no denying the attraction between her and Duncan. Maybe, just this once, she can put her work aside and explore the depths of her own heart and soul? One night may be all it takes for Raven to really find what she’s looking for…


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Grayson Friends (Volume 3)

Francis Ray

St. Martin's Press

Cougars, brush fires, snow storms—rancher Duncan McBride tackles it all without a flinch. But the archeologist who’s come to authenticate cave drawings found on his property...

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Nobody But You
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NASCAR star Cameron Dunlap is poised to win this year’s Sprint Cup. But being a successful race-car driver comes with a price: His own life. Cameron knows that his profession puts him at high risk. Thankfully, his latest visit to the hospital left him intact. That is, until he bumps into Caitlin Lawrence…and is thrust back into his painful past. 

The one-time love of his life who left him at the altar, Caitlin could never accept Cameron’s fast and furious existence. The threat of losing him on the racetrack was just too much for Caitlin—and the young son Cameron never knew he had. Now that this chance meeting has changed their lives forever, will Caitlin and Cameron find a way to recapture what might have been?


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Grayson Friends (Volume 2)

Francis Ray

St. Martin's Press

NASCAR star Cameron Dunlap is poised to win this year’s Sprint Cup. But being a successful race-car driver comes with a price: His own life. Cameron knows that his profession puts...

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The Way You Love Me
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Nothing gets to Shane Elliott. A former Army Ranger, now head of security for a wealthy real estate tycoon, Shane can handle whatever life throws at him—until he meets the beautiful, kindhearted Paige Albright. She’s about to inherit a fortune, and Paige’s mother has asked Shane to investigate her boyfriend. It should have been a simple, standard assignment for Shane…if only Paige’s seductive mix of strength and vulnerability didn’t leave him wanting her for himself.

All her life, Paige has put others’ needs before her own, even going so far as choosing a man to please her father. Now her mother’s mysterious houseguest is tempting her to go after what she truly wants…even if it’s the cool, assertive, irresistible Shane himself. But is he who he appears to be? And how can Paige know whether to trust her own judgment—and their red-hot attraction?


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Grayson Friends (Volume 1)

Francis Ray

St. Martin's Press

Nothing gets to Shane Elliott. A former Army Ranger, now head of security for a wealthy real estate tycoon, Shane can handle whatever life throws at him—until he meets the beautiful,...

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