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It Started on a Back Road: Small Town Military Romance & a Jack's Bay Beginnings

#3, The Real Men Series

This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.


He's bound by rules. 

She's desperate for freedom.

And when they meet on a back road, it’s a meeting neither wants to repeat. Ever Again. 

Danica Danstead needs to get away from it all–just for a few days. So when she visits her best friend in the northern town of Jack’s Bay, she expects peace and quiet. But she gets anything but. When her friend Abby is unexpectedly called away, she finds herself smack in the middle of contractor Dare Logan’s construction team. It seems rude to avoid them, and their well-meaning efforts to made sure she’s not lonely.   

But she'll make an exception in the case of Parker Bowles.

Parker Bowles has a heart as big as the northern Ontario outdoors he loves so much. But Danica has the wrong idea of him–on sight.  He doesn’t agree with her strong and outspoken assessment of him, yet he can’t help but keep a special eye on the lonely, yet unpredictable Danica from NY, before she leaves to go back to the Big Apple.

But it takes an unexpected night in a park to show them both that it was worth taking a second look.

It Started on a Back Road is a meet cute novella of approximately 20,000 words. 


•        Meet-cutes focus entirely on the beginning stages of a budding romance

•        Meet-cute is a movie term - remember The Holiday? - and play with an age-old trope: Boy meets girl, and sparks fly. Usually, craziness ensues! ☺

•        Meet-cutes are perfect for a splash of fast, fun romance in your busy day. But they are full stories that leave you satisfied.

•        And some meet-cute couples in the Jack's Bay Cute Beginnings series will be back - soon!

Books in the Real Men Series to date:


#1 - A Real Man (A Jack's Bay Short) - Cole & Tabby

#2 - Real Deep - Dare & Abby

#3 - It Started on a Back Road - A Jack's Bay Beginnings - Parker & Danica

#4 - Real Miracle: A Jack's Bay Christmas Eve Reunion Story - Eli & Tish

#5 - Real Hero - Nathan & Amy

#6 - Real Temptation (Special Delivery): A Jack's Bay New Year's Eve Story - Rand & Alex

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It Started on a Back Road: Small Town Military Romance & a Jack's Bay  Beginnings
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  • $3.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: Sep 12, 2017
  • Publisher: Susan Saxx
  • Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC
  • Print Length: 92 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: #3, The Real Men Series
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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