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Nicole Dykes - book author

Nicole Dykes is a wife and professional assistant/mom to two gorgeous girls. Currently residing in Kansas, she’s a lover of coffee, Kansas City Chiefs, and all things romance.

She currently has over 20 published books with her Monroe and Adamson series being the most popular. She enjoys cranking up the angst level, making her readers cry, and turning those tears into the coffee the fuels her writing.

The Monroe and Adamson Series do intertwine and if you want to read them in the exact order I wrote them here is a quick list to guide you!

Unsocial
Unbridled
Unrefined
Untouchable
Unraveled
Undone
Untangled
Mistaken
A Monroe Christmas
Mischief
Unbreakable
Unbroken
Misled
Unacceptable
Misbehaved

Nicole Dykes is the author of books: Unsocial (The Monroe Family, #1), Regrets (The Sterlings, #1), Restrictions (The Sterlings, #2), Standstill, Clarity, Restrained (The Sterlings, #3), Unbridled (The Monroe Family, #2), Restorations (The Sterlings, #4), Vengeful Bastard, Redemption

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01
Dylan
I’m living the dream. A successful business owner of a custom car and motorcycle shop in Oklahoma and master of my own destiny. Other than my best friend and business partner my life is my own, and I answer to no one. Then my life changes with a single phone call and I’m back in Kansas fighting for guardianship of my four younger siblings. Now I answer to her, Brooke Porter.

Brooke
I’ve devoted myself for the past six years to my dream of being a social worker. My very first case are the Monroes, and professional and personal boundaries blur as I become closer to them. Now my dreams are of Dylan. The attraction Dylan and I have is heading us straight to unsocial behavior.

What will we be risking if we give in?


*Unsocial is a New Adult Romance novel that contains mature content and is not suitable for anyone under 18.
02
Healing after a tragedy is hard enough. Doing it when you’re haunted by past betrayal and so many things left unsaid?

Feels nearly hopeless.

Is it impossible to come back from so much anguish and all the regrets? Can you ever truly mend your heart and move on?

Or are Penelope and Linc destined for a life of punishment and pain?

They're about to find out whether the line between love and hate is clear. And if moving on after loss and the sting of deception is even possible.
03
Loss. Guilt. Grief.

Do you ever truly recover from it?

How can you be happy when the person you once looked up to is gone?

Sheltered. Ruled. Shamed.

Do you ever grow after that?

How can you break free from a lifetime of repression?

Vivienne and Asher have been through a lot in their young lives.

Can they use each other to heal and to find their true selves?

They’re about to discover whether they can liberate each other or if their love is only more constricting.


***It is highly recommended to read Regrets before reading Restrictions to get the full Sterling experience!!!
04
How do you heal after tragedy?
Is it even truly possible?
Ashlyn and Garrett have been friends forever, nursing each other through the unimaginable. Over the years, they’ve learned to lean on each other and keep going.
But there’s a huge difference between moving forward and merely standing still.
05
Rhys
I’m an addict.
I’ve been abused, and I’ve been the abuser.
My entire life has been a blur, filled with misery and anguish.
I’m trying my best to stay clean and lucid even when my world feels dark.
Now, I have to stay away from the woman who makes everything murky and complicated.

Blair
I’ve always been a toy for others to use.
A spoiled, broken girl who’s never been seen because no one ever tried.
He sees me though. Holding up a mirror and showing me exactly who I am with absolute clarity.
Is that a good thing?
I’m not sure.

NOTE: This book contains sensitive subjects that may be upsetting to some readers.

***Clarity can absolutely be read as a total standalone! It is the only book with Rhys and Blair POVs, but they do appear in Redemption and Vengeful Bastard!

Coming November 2020!
06
Grief can hold us back. Sorrow can make us stop enjoying our lives for fear of being too happy when what we truly want is never possible.
Lola Sterling has deprived herself of living for a long time. Remaining laser-focused on everyone and trying to fit their pieces back together.
But can someone from the past repair her?
Could he help her heart break free from the painful restraints put there from a devastating loss?
Can the Sterling family ever come back from the tragedy?
Time will only tell.

***It is highly recommended to read Regrets and Restrictions before reading Restrained to get the full Sterling experience!!!
07
Luke

I'm living the dream. I'm the starting wide receiver for a Big 12 college football team. I have a full ride scholarship. On paper, I have it made.
Just one problem with that, though, it's someone else's dream.
Now I’m bridled with rules and curfews stuck in a classroom when I would rather be back home, working at my brother’s custom car and motorcycle shop.
To top it all off, she's back in my life. The one girl that turns me into a total dumbass.
And she wants nothing to do with me.

Hannah

I'm finally in college. I'm exactly where I want to be. Free of my religious father. Well, for the most part. I'm living my life the right way, and if I fall out of line, I always have my dear friend Rachel right there to correct me.
But then everything changes when I see him again. The man that makes me brave and cowardly all at once.
I know deep down I need to keep him away, but he’s just not taking the hint. He sees it as a challenge.
And I know Lucas Monroe never backs down from a challenge.

*Unbridled is a New Adult Romance novel that contains mature content and is not suitable for anyone under 18.

***Although, Unbridled is technically a part of the Monroe Series, Luke and Hannah's story can easily stand alone. ;)
08
The Sterlings have been through hell. They’ve each made mistake after mistake while trying to climb out of their grief and guilt and recover from an unimaginable tragedy that had a ripple effect of consequences reaching far further than their own lives.
It seems the youngest Sterling may never find peace after everything that’s happened. But the love he has for his nephew is more powerful than any amount of pride.
The family is back together.
Can they help him find his identity and restore his heart? And will that lead him to his true love?
All will be revealed in the final book of The Sterlings.
09
Sean is a normal guy. Has a great job as a photographer. Drives a new car, but not overly flashy. Has his small group of friends.
Yeah he's just your run of the mill average Joe.
Except, is anyone really all that normal?
The secrets Sean harbors run deep. Stemmed from agony deep inside and a thirst for vengeance.

Melody is perceived as the beautiful spoiled princess that fell for a beautiful, confident stranger many years ago.

Two polar opposites. One night that changed everything without either of them knowing it.

Can love conquer all? With the help from a mysterious stranger, Adele. Who you may all know from a certain Cocky character's life. Unlucky in love herself. Anything is possible.

***This book is in conjunction with the Cocky Hero Book Club with Adele and maybe some of your other favorite Cocky characters guiding these characters through their journey.
10
Logan

Four years ago, my life changed forever.
Some see it as a vast improvement.
Me?
I’m not so sure. The guilt from my betrayal has haunted me from day one.
I knew my past would catch up to me. So when it comes crashing back into my life, I know the time has come to finally make it right.
My path to redemption won’t be easy. But I've always been up for a challenge.

Quinn

My life was never golden, but I had everything I needed. Then four years ago, everything changed.
I lost everything important to me, including myself.
I’m not certain I’m capable of forgiveness. So when the past comes back into my life, there will be no absolution for him in my heart.