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A Little Faith – Emma James




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Title: A Little Faith
Author: Emma James
Series: Ocean Beach
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 9th October 2014Cover Design : Jemina Venter
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“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the
only choice you have.”
~ Bob Marley


Faith was nearly fifteen when her life was torn apart, she
sheltered herself from knowing anything about that fateful day.

Six years later she is older and stronger and has decided to
confront this sexy brotherhood of hot men she ignored for her own survival.

Harley, Keanu, Text, Levi and Retro will reveal to Faith all
is not what it seems and she will discover the level of strength these friends

She will come to realize the secrets they have all been
shielding her from in humorous and emotional ways.

Faith isn’t going back to Dallas in a hurry, not until she
can help those that need her the most.

This is a story of new beginnings, a strong brotherhood of
sexy guys and a love that has been lost along the way. It is a story with
twists and surprises that will tug at your heart as well as make you laugh.

Humor is a weapon that can only last so long until life peels
the layers back and what is underneath and hurting shows through.

Faith wasn’t there for them when they needed her, but she
damn well will make sure she is now.

Welcome to Ocean Beach.
Sometimes you just have to have A Little Faith.
Reader Note: This is a mature aged new adult/adult
contemporary romance with a difference. This novel does not contain abusive
parents, on the contrary. There is no mean girl, no rape or abuse or cheating.
There is however a brotherhood of guys who will make you feel a whole range of
This novel does contain strong sexual content for the mature
18+ reader.
What I will tell you is, this will be a five book series plus
2 novella’s. My style is different. Readers are picking up on it. I’m not just
having boy meets girl in each book and HEA, there is more, much more going on.
This is a series where all characters are strongly involved in each



I’m swiveling back
and forth, searching the crowd for Harley.

“Hey, short
.” A deep voice slices into my thoughts from over my right shoulder.

I slowly turn around, meeting Harley’s smiling face.
I may have been short once, but now I am five-foot-eight, not exactly below-average

I take in Harley. He’s tall—six-four, at least—and
gorgeous with light brown, short hair; tanned skin; and does he have some ink work
on his arms? I’m normally very curious about tattoos, but now isn’t the time to

I know I’m looking him up and down, but it’s
been so long, and he has changed. The softer boy features have been replaced by
a big, muscular, chiseled man.
I swallow.
“Wow, is that really you, Harley Madden?” I’m
drinking him in. I don’t remember Harley being so big and buff. His charcoal t-shirt
molds tightly to his chest like a second skin. He wasn’t this muscular the last
time I saw him. His belted, black jeans and boots complete his handsome look
that has quite a few people in the crowd appraising him. He looks a little
dangerous in his dark clothing. He would make Will purr like the cat who got
the cream. I must admit, even I’m a little taken back.
He leans in and grabs me in a bear hug, lifting
me off the ground, leaving me a little breathless. My face is nestled in his
neck, catching his scent of cologne and soap.

“Okay, big guy, you can stop squeezing the life
out of me now,” I try to breathe out. He loosens his hold and slowly let’s go
while I take a step back.

“You look amazing, Harley.” I find myself
smiling. It feels good. I was worried about feeling awkward meeting Harley
again after so long, but something just clicks. He was my brother’s best friend,
and I’ve known him all my life. “It’s been a long time.”
“I could say the same about you. I might have
to start calling you Faith.” He flashes me an amused grin, showing me perfect,
white teeth and a dimple.

The baggage carousel starts up and everybody
squeezes in tighter, trying to jockey for a position to get their luggage when
it appears.
“Whoa!” I’m already beginning to feel less
nervous having Harley here with me when I’m suddenly knocked off balance.
Harley’s left arm snags me around the waist, bringing me up against his hard
side. He shoots the person beside me a dirty look. Some people really do need
to chill out when they travel.

I step away from him when I notice my case
coming towards me.

Harley stops me with a gentle, firm hand on my
arm. “I’ll get it for you, which one?”

With one, bright blue suitcase and camera bag
in his hands, Harley walks me out the sliding doors of the airport and we cross
to the parking garage.

The sun is shining, and my grey hoodie jacket
is making me too hot. I unzip it, taking it off as I’m walking, revealing a
tight white tank top. Much cooler.

Harley is staring at my chest and nearly trips
over. I roll my eyes. You can never take the boy out of the man.

“Harley, are you finished staring?” I laugh a
little at the look on his face. “So I grew up.”

“You certainly did,” he mutters and looks away.
I could have sworn I heard him swear and mumble something about guard duty.

As we approach his vehicle, I’m stunned. wow! Harley has a black Hummer. I do my
best to hide how surprised I am.

Harley stows my luggage in back, and then we
climb in and set off.

The Hummer suits Harley; he is such a big,
masculine guy.

“Beautiful car. Where to James?”
Harley slides on a pair of vintage aviator Ray
Bans, giving me a superstar smile that is a heart stopper. “La Jolla. I have a
place up on Vista De La Playa.” Harley then assures me we will be at his place
in less than half an hour with the lunch time traffic.

The radio is playing Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruisewith Nelly. I put my sunglasses on,
roll my window down, prop my right arm up on the open window, and hold onto the
outside of the car. I can’t help tapping my fingers and nodding my head to the
beat, quietly singing along as the breeze blows my hair free.

I can see Harley out of the corner of my eye,
stealing glances and smiling.

We don’t talk, although it’s not uncomfortable.
I think we both have a lot swimming about in our heads. I’m simply taking it
all in, while he knows why I’m here. He knows this isn’t easy for me.
I pull my phone out of my bag, take a quick
snap of the coastline, and text Mom and Dad, attaching the pic. I let them know
Harley has me, and we are heading to his place now. I then send Will a text and
tell her I’ll chat in a couple days when I have something to tell her. I don’t
hear back straight away.

Holy shit is all I can think the closer we get to Harley’s place. The view of
the beach is incredible. As we drive higher, I’m itching to get my camera out
and ask Harley to pull over so I can take some photos. We are driving past some
beautiful homes, overlooking the coast. It’s not long until we make a turn, and
then he drives up a long driveway towards an unbelievable looking place.

“You sure you got the right address?” I know my
mouth is gaping open.

Harley looks over at me then reaches out,
gently pushing my chin up so my mouth closes.

“What did you do? Rob a bank!”
Harley lets out a full blown belly laugh, which
makes me turn and stare at him. “No.”

Wow! The Hummer and now the house, or what I
would call a freakin’ big, two-story, contemporary mansion. It’s beautiful.

And the view!
This is when I realize I don’t really know
anything about Harley and where these guys have all ended up.

He sobers up, and I see him looking at the
black and chrome Jeep Cherokee parked farther up the drive. His hands grip the
steering wheel while his jaw tenses.

What now?
Something tells me I’m going to be meeting the
guys sooner rather than later.

“So, is this the girlfriend, the ex-girlfriend,
or the guys?” I joke because that’s all I know how to do when I feel cornered.

What I loved was this story has consumed me in ways I cannot explain, and has left

me wanting more.– Debb Lynn

I’m hooked. I can’t wait for the next book.

– Trisha Rai , Devoured Words

Little Faith is a story with strong direction, well defined characters –
outlined with a marvellously written story line and a story driven by a solid
plot .

– Katrina Hill, Page Flipperz Book

book goes above and beyond a romance novel. There is a depth to the story and
characters that is often missing in todays books.

– Sarez Tomoan

gave it 5 stars cause it’s a wicked read. You had me crying, laughing, snorting
all the way through. Perfect .

– Erin Daniels, Read and Ramble

had so many laughs and tears reading this book and for a debut novel Emma has
done a great job. I even read it in a day, could not put it down. I am so
looking forward to Hope is Lost releasing in December.

– Donna Miller, Two Peas In A Pod

love the way Emma has brought these men together and forged a friendship as
tight as brothers. I adore their individual strength and humor, and I love that
they aren’t perfect, not just emotionally, but physically.

– Kirsty Dallas, Author

book was very well written and the story flowed effortlessly. The characters
were all well developed and a solid plot. I’m looking forward to what Emma has
in store for us in the next book in this series.

– Charlie Sean, Charlie & Mel’s
Book Reviews

an author writes a debut that captures my attention , my expectations are high.
I have known this author for a while and I had inkling what she had in store.
But when I can say she blew me away and I wished that I could re-read this book
again for the first time. I know that I have something special in my hands.

– Tash Mann, Confessions From

honestly wasn’t expecting to have such a strong reaction within the first few
chapters of this book. It was insta love for me! If you’ve read my reviews in
the past, you know how important it is for me to FEEL something for the
characters. Well, I certainly felt enough for Harley, Retro, Keanu, Levi and
Text to be reduced to a sobbing mess 5% in. I adore these boys! Every. Single.

– Brittany Leathers,  A is for Alpha B is for Books

is this Author’s debut novel and I must say if this is how she is starting,
dear god hold on to your seats. I think she is going to take us on a emotional
roller coaster and I for one can not wait.

– Natalie Neck – Naughty Girls

beautiful story that moved me to laugh, cry & bite my lip in all the best
ways. I love these Ocean Beach boys & cannot wait to read more of their

– Jemina Venter, Book Nerd Fan Girl

is such an original story. From its unique cast of characters, whom I’m already
so invested in, the multiple POV narration, to the tragic incident that shaped
them all into the people they’ve become – A Little Faith is fascinating.

– Brandee Price, Bookworm Brandee

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Emma James lives in Queensland, Australia with her smexy
husband, three children and a big black Labrador. Life is busy and most
entertaining in the James household.

Writing has been a part of her life for many years. Life was
getting on and it was time to put her fears aside and do what she does best. It
was time to show readers what she was made of, take that leap off the diving
board and see where it takes her.

Emma is a creative person at heart. She loves to read as much
as write, devouring books into the wee hours of the morning. Who needs sleep,
right? Photography is another great passion of hers.

A Little Faith, the first book released in the Ocean Beach
series is proving to be quite the surprise read of 2014 for contemporary
romance lovers. She hopes you will join her and her sexy brotherhood of characters.

Because…sometimes you just have to have a little faith.

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TWITTER: @emmajamesbooks

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