Jessie Braden - is a young woman, from a small town, whose only dream was to have a husband, a family, a home. She’d lived in the same place for what seemed like forever, with the same friends and people in her life. Before the tragedy that befalls her, she’s outgoing and confident but after she becomes timid, scared, and completely lost - until she meets Dominick.
Dominick Wace - is the epitome of the perfect man. He’s charming, financially comfortable, good looking, and truly caring for those in his life. Having lived in Tampa for many many years, he has connections and most of the town knows who he is. Family is important to him. He’s also been through the pain of loss, but handled it differently than Jessie, making him much more understanding to her.
Mr. C - is Dominick’s uncle and the owner of the diner where Jessie works. He’s a good man, caring, though mischievous at times. He shares his nephew’s compassion with the people he comes in contact with, and is no stranger to influencing people around him. Quick with a smile and laugh, he becomes a father figure to Jessie.
Toni - works at the diner with Jessie. She’s short in height but makes up for it with her saucy personality.
By- Juli Valenti
Genre- Contemporary Romance
Jessie Braden thought she had it all. A husband, a new baby – her life was on course, exactly what she always wanted…Until one day, she loses everything.
Ruined and broken, she’s left alone to pick up the pieces of her life. Unable to cope, she spontaneously packs up and moves across the country, hoping that new scenery will help.
Once in sunny Florida, she finds an apartment and a job but while Jessie is surviving, she isn’t living…until one night she meets someone. Dominick.
Desperate for an escape from the pain of her memories, she relents to his unerring determination and agrees to spend time with him.
Through his patience and understanding, she will learn that she’s not ruined…she’s just a little broken.