Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening Apple Books.If Apple Books doesn't open, click the Books app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To download from the iTunes Store, get iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download

Once Friends

Book 1, LOVE in the USA, The Hesters - A Hollywood Love Story (Sonja & Jay, #1)

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


LOVE in the USA is back! Meet the Hesters—sisters Sonja and Elaine and their cousins, sisters Robin and Theresa. It’s their time to fall in love and Fate has the right partner in mind for each—soulmates these women never saw coming.

I never thought I’d see Jay West outside my TV screen ever again. We first met when he was eleven and I was ten. Our older sisters forced us to play together while they ran upstairs to make unsolicited phone calls to boys they thought were cute. Finally, Jay asked me what the name of the puppet I was holding in my hands was.

I hung my head, embarrassed by what my sister called my perpetual state of geekdom and said, “Skinny Pig.”

He said, “cool!” And from that moment on we became best friends forever—or at least I thought.

Years later I developed boobs and he became a teenage heartthrob. Then came that night.

Something happened between us—something unexpected and confusing. That was fifteen years ago. We hadn’t spoken since then. Now here I am, staring into his deep blue eyes. He’s no longer a boy and I’m not a girl. I’m a woman and he’s a sexy man, who’s just offered me the position of a lifetime.

Should I take it?

If I say no, my mundane life will go on as is. If I say yes, I’ll have to trust Jay West won’t eventually leave me high and dry like he’d done so many years ago.

The next book in A Hollywood Love Story (LOVE in the USA) is Now Lovers.

Customer Reviews

And then more

I an ARC copy for an honest review. This book is part of a series and leaves you eager for the next book.
I enjoyed how Z.L. Arkadie wove some of the characters from the “Love in the USA” series. This story is a little slow at times since it is laying the ground work for rest of series. Of course there’s friendship, mystery, and deceit. Sonja and Jay are likable characters that have you rooting for an HEA. All the makings of a good book. I look forward to reading the rest of the Hester women’s stories.

Needs more editing

The point of view keeps switching on the main character which make it hard to follow.


Story line was okay kind of boring at times. Also the description of midland was inaccurate. I live in midland Texas and we don’t have five Starbucks and a “ gym sized” Macdonalds playground. Do your research

Other Books in This Series

Once Friends
View in iTunes
  • Free
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: Mar 27, 2018
  • Publisher: Z.L. Arkadie Books
  • Seller: Zuleika Arkadie
  • Print Length: 274 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, LOVE in the USA, The Hesters
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 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.

Customer Ratings