Linda’s Books

THE BOYFRIEND WHISPERER

As President and CEO of Boyfriend Whisperer Enterprises, Lexi Malloy is Grand View High School’s undercover Cupid. One problem: She’s stuck in the friend zone with her own dream crush, Chris Broder.

She and Chris have been best friends since the third grade, and he doesn’t even seem to realize she’s a member of the opposite sex, much less girlfriend material.

When pretty, flirty cheerleader Lindsay LaRouche hires Lexi to whisper Chris, she has to decide whether to place her commitment to her company — and Chris’s happiness — before her own heart’s desires.

Winner: Romance Writers of America Young Adult Chapter’s Rosemary Award
Winner: Romance Writers of America Virginia Chapter’s Fool for Love Award

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EM & EM

The last thing sixteen-year-old Emily Slovkowski wants is to move away from her home at the Jersey shore, gorgeous surfer boyfriend Zach, and her entire identity. But that’s kind of how Witness Protection works, and Em must prepare herself for an epic do-over as she starts a new life in the Midwest.

Even as she pines for sandy beaches and the night life of the shore, the newly-named Ember O’Malley finds herself making new friends, taking photos for the high school newspaper, and thinking an awful lot about the paper’s editor, an oddly cute cowboy named Charles.

When Em stumbles upon a shady beneath-the-bleachers exchange between one of the school’s football coaches and a student, she refuses to get involved. The last thing she needs is to be witness to another crime or call attention to herself. Besides, she finally has some real friends — well, real except for the fact that they don’t know a single thing about her — and she prefers to keep it that way until the trial.

But as her day in court approaches, Em begins piecing together what she saw that day beneath the bleachers. And, as her own past secrets start to catch up with her, Em needs to figure out who she really is — Em or Em.

Named a “Must Read”:  Your Teen Magazine (March/April 2016 Edition)

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THE FUNERAL SINGER

Seventeen-year-old Melanie Martin has witnessed her share of lame eulogies and uninspired epitaphs while singing part-time at her dad’s funeral home. She’s determined to be more than a funeral singer, more than just someone’s “beloved wife” or “loving mother.”

When Mel’s impromptu rendition of “Amazing Grace” at a local rock star’s graveside service goes viral on YouTube, she becomes an Internet sensation, gains thousands of fans and followers, and snags a hot rock star boyfriend — Zed Logan, bass player for The Grime.

But instant fame isn’t easy — and neither is love. Especially when Mel realizes she’s falling for another guy — one who may just want her heart more than her voice….

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