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Charleston Haven Series

Melissa West
Pieces of Olivia by Melissa West
Miles From Kara by Melissa West

Charleston Haven Series : Titles in Order

Book 2
Kara Marcus is desperate to forget the past and move on. But she can’t escape her choices—especially when she finds herself falling in love…
Since the first day she stepped into her childhood Southern Baptist church, two truths have been engrained in Kara Marcus’s head: sex before marriage is bad and murder is a sin. And that’s why Kara can never forgive herself for what she did at the age of sixteen.

Now, as second semester of freshman year comes to a close, Kara has stood by her high school boyfriend, Ethan. But as they seem to grow further and further apart every day, Kara realizes that she has feelings for someone else: Ethan’s roommate Colt.

Suddenly,  Kara’s clear-cut world shifts out of focus, and she’s torn between what her head tells her is right and what her heart is desperately pushing her to do—even if it means committing another undeniable sin…

Melissa West lives near Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and daughters. She holds a B.A. in Communication Studies and a M.S. in Graphic Communication, both from Clemson University. She pretends to like yoga, actually likes shoes, and could not live without coffee. Her writing heroes include greats like Jane Austen and Madeleine L’Engle.
Book 1
“Pieces of Olivia is touching, witty, endearing, complicated and full of all the things a reader wants in a great New Adult read.”*

Olivia Warren used to be a normal girl with a bright future. But on one fated night, everything changed.
 
Hiding the scars of her past up her sleeves, Olivia transfers her enrollment from Columbia University to The College of Charleston, determined to pursue her own dreams for the first time in her life.
 
She intends to allow herself a bit of alone time to heal… that is, until she meets Preston.
 
Preston is best friends with her roommate, completely hot, and off-limits.  But the chemistry between them is instantaneous—and as the pair begins to spend more time with one another, their feelings for each other build into something undeniable, something powerful enough to heal Olivia’s deepest scars.
 
Olivia tries to put her own past behind her and trust Preston, but she discovers that his past might be more present than she ever bargained for…

 ”Olivia and Preston are going to tug on readers’ heartstrings in all the best ways.”—*Jay Crownover, New York Times Bestselling Author

“Pieces of Olivia is both heartbreaking and hopeful, with the perfect amount of angst and sexiness. A must read!”—Monica Murphy, New York Times Bestselling Author

“This book is a perfect example of why I continue to come back to the New Adult genre. It has complex characters and a story that wouldn’t allow me to put the book down until I finished.” – Fiction Fare

“Pick this book up for a deeply emotional read.”—Night Owl Romance (Top Pick)

“If you want to be floored by a book and become so involved in the story that the outside world melts away; read Pieces of Olivia. It is one emotional disaster and I loved it with all of my broken heart. So read it.”—Bookraptured


Melissa West lives in a suburb of Atlanta, GA with her husband and daughters. She holds a B.A. in Communication Studies and a M.S. in Graphic Communication, both from Clemson University. 
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