Foolish Hearts – Jackson Falls Book 4
Coming August 2021.
All they need is a second chance…
It’s been three years since Ashiya Waters walked away from Russell—and made the biggest mistake of her life. She knows she shouldn’t dwell on the past. Love isn’t meant to last…and nobody taught her that better than her own family. But when her grandmother unexpectedly dies, leaving Ashiya in charge of a multimillion-dollar company, Russell is the only one who can help her…and things get complicated fast.
Russell Gilchrist would do anything to be named COO of Robidoux Holdings—with all of the power and money that comes along with it. He’s been desperate to solve the disappearance of his brother, Roderick, for years, and the Robidoux influence could finally turn this cold case hot—and give his family some much-needed closure. The job is his…if he helps Ashiya manage her new business. He’ll just do his work and get out—that’s the plan. But being so close to the woman who broke his heart is dangerous. Seeing her smile and feeling her touch makes him want to forget the past. But will this second chance at love burn them both?
Careless Whispers – Jackson Falls Book 3
She’s falling in love with the one man she can’t trust…
Elaina Robidoux knows how people view her: coldhearted, ambitious, ruthless. But it doesn’t matter. Running the family business is all she’s ever wanted and she’s so close she can almost taste it…until her father fires her and hires her nemesis—arrogant, unflappable Alex Tyson. Elaina may be hurt but she refuses to be defeated, so she throws herself into creating a business of her own. But she never dreamed that to close her first deal, she’d need Alex’s help…
Alex understands the power of a family legacy better than most and the last thing he wanted was to take that from Elaina. Her beauty and fierce strength are undeniable, but there’s a softer side that no one but him seems to see. She’s been taught that emotions are a liability, yet one impulsive kiss starts a chain reaction that neither of them wants to stop. But can love ignite—and survive—when secrets and loyalties collide?
- Amazon Editor’s Pick
- “Enemies to lovers is a favorite trope of contemporary romance writers these days. Some books fly and some books don’t. However, in Careless Whispers, you can be assured that Williams’ skill as a writer makes you believe in her protagonists’ ability to overcome their differences and love deeply.” —Frolic, a “Book of the Week” pick
Scandalous Secrets – Jackson Falls Book 2
Can they do what’s right…without betraying their hearts?
Senatorial candidate Byron Robidoux always does the right thing. And, after years of focus and dedication, his life and campaign are going exactly to plan—until a blackmailer jeopardizes everything. No one is supposed to know that thirteen years ago, Byron told a lie to protect a college friend. And now that lie could destroy his career…and threaten the woman he never stopped loving.
Zoe Hammond hardly recognizes the refined and handsome politician Byron has become. The last time she saw him, he was the friend who saved her life by claiming to be the father of her unborn baby. For that, she’d do anything for him. Except Byron’s world of wealth, reputation and deceit isn’t a place where Zoe or her daughter belong. But when a menace from the past comes calling again, staying with Byron is best for them all. And, as the searing attraction between them builds, they soon realize some things are worth fighting for…especially love.
- 2020 Publisher’s Lunch Buzz Book
- An Amazon Best Book of the Month
- “A swoon worthy romance.” – Woman’s World Magazine ( Best Book of the Week).
Forbidden Promises – Jackson Falls Book 1
What do you do when you want the one person you can never have?
Get in and get out. That was India Robidoux’s plan for this family visit. But when her brother needs her help with his high-profile political campaign, India has no choice but to stay and face the one man she’s been running from for years—Travis, her sister’s ex-husband. One hot summer night when Travis was still free, they celebrated her birthday with whiskey and an unforgettable kiss. The memory is as strong as ever—and so are the feelings she’s tried so hard to forget.
Travis Strickland owes everything to the Robidoux family. There’s nothing he wouldn’t do for them—his divorce could never change that. Still, he has one regret. Impulsive and passionate, India always understood him better than anyone else. And the longer they work together on the campaign, the more torn he is. Coming between her and her sister is out of the question. But how can he let love pass him by a second time?
“The perfect escape. Forbidden Promises is a deeply felt, engrossing, soapy romance that manages to both luxuriate in its angst, while also interrogating something far more wide-reaching and universal than the admittedly sexy taboo appeal of its central conceit.”—Entertainment Weekly on Forbidden Promises
“Brimming with intrigue and sizzling attraction.”—Woman’s World on Forbidden Promises
“Emotions, relationships and business are tangled in this soap opera-esque tale, and readers will find themselves unable to look away from Williams’ well-drawn and larger-than-life characters. It’s impossible not to enjoy this entertaining glimpse into a world of wealth, political ambition and familial loyalties.”—BookPage on Forbidden Promises
“A romance for readers looking for equal parts passion and family drama.”—Kirkus Reviews on Forbidden Promises
“Fans of Elle Wright and Jamie Pope will be seduced by this charming and passionate family saga.”—Booklist on Forbidden Promises
“Politics, passion, and family frama combine to make a deliciously soapy second-chance, brother’s best-friend romance. Readers of Alisha Rai’s Forbidden Hearts series or Reese Ryan’s Engaging the Enemy will be tantalized and surprised by the many twists and turns.”—Library Journal on Forbidden Promises
The Promise of a Kiss – A Jackson Falls Novella
They’ve worked together for years. But one weekend away will change everything…
Dominic Ferrell is the ultimate fixer. If a problem has to disappear, Dominic is the one to call. So when senatorial candidate Byron Robidoux needs help tracking down a woman from his past, Dominic can’t resist taking the job and enlisting the best PI he knows to help. It’s an open-and-shut case…or at least it was supposed to be.
From the moment Dominic walks into her office, six feet of cool, confident, magnetism, Jeanette knows she’s in for some delicious trouble. He may want to approach the woman they’re hired to find on his own, but Jeanette has a hunch about this case—and she’s never ever wrong. They either finish this together…or not at all.
What begins as a simple work trip soon turns into something far more fun—and more complicated. And as the sparks between them ignite, nothing will ever be the same. But will Dominic and Jeanette get burned?
One More Night (2 Novels in 1)
Seven years ago, young cop Darius Franklin saved Summer Martindale from a violent situation. They shared one passionate night before she walked away. Now the wealthy rancher provides security at a women’s shelter, and Summer is the new social worker. Darius is suspicious of why she’s suddenly in his part of Texas. But when Summer’s life is once again threatened, he can protect her only if he stays very close…
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Full Court Seduction by Synithia Williams
Conservationist Danielle Stewart shared a sizzling night with Jacobe Jenkins back in college. Next day, he left for the NBA draft. Now chance has reunited them, and Danielle sees a perfect way to promote her favorite cause. Supporting Danielle’s conservation efforts could improve Jacobe’s bad-boy image—and give him a second chance with the woman he’s never forgotten. But lasting love takes more than a trick shot.
His Pick for Passion (2 Novels in 1)
Scoring for Love
On and off the court, professional basketball player Will Hampton scores easily. Then he’s dared to seduce his sister’s best friend—the only woman who’s never fallen for his game. Marketing exec Erin Fry has transformed from tomboy to stunning beauty, but she doubts Will can change his ways. One mind-blowing night puts their hearts in play, but can Erin let her guard down—and let love in?
Also includes Pleasure at Midnight by Pamela Yaye.
Guarding His Heart
Scoring for Love
Sizzling-hot basketball star Kevin Koucky plans to end his career with a bang by posing au naturel in a magazine feature. When photographer Jasmin Hook agrees to take the assignment, she never expects the risqué photo shoot to end with a sensual slam dunk. But the handsome athlete comes with children and an ex-wife—emotional baggage Jasmin can’t handle. Little does she know that Kevin always plays to win…
Overtime for Love
Desire is a game without rules
Optimistic and hardworking, Angela Bouler prides herself on getting through life without asking for an assist. School, two jobs, caring for her nephew, Cory—she’s keeping all together…then Isaiah Reynolds bounces into her life. The Jacksonville Gators’ star forward is coaching at Cory’s summer camp, but guardians and mentors aren’t supposed to mix—and certainly not surrender to red-hot kisses…
Isaiah has an image of the perfect partner in his head, and it doesn’t quite mesh with Angela’s hectic life. Or her evening job serving drinks at a gentlemen’s club. But deep down, she’s the only woman who sparks a true connection. He’s expected to keep his image spotless, but instead he’s risking everything on a strong, sexy, complicated woman. Winning her heart won’t be easy, but it’s becoming the only play that really matters…
Full Court Seduction (Feburary 1, 2017)
Playing for keeps
Straitlaced conservationist Danielle Stewart is known for passionately protecting the Florida coastline. Only one man knows about the other side of Danielle, the one she keeps concealed behind prim cardigans and glasses. Back in college, Danielle shared a sizzling night with Jacobe Jenkins. Next day, he left for the NBA draft, and his talent for troublemaking has made him as infamous as his on-court skills. Now chance has thrown them together again, and Danielle sees a perfect way to boost awareness for her favorite cause.
He’s older, wiser and a lot more notorious, but one thing about Jacobe hasn’t changed: his deep attraction to Danielle. Supporting her conservation efforts could improve his public image—and give him a second chance with the woman he still regrets leaving behind. But the lasting kind of love takes more than a trick shot. Will he overcome his bad-boy reputation and put his heart on the line for what could be the biggest play of his life?
A Malibu Kind of Romance
Rhythm of their hearts
Slick lines and sweet nothings have zero effect on ambitious real estate developer Julie Dominick. Her love rules have thankfully saved her from dealing with messy relationship complications. But since R&B superstar Dante Wilson hired her to open his new Malibu nightclub, he’s determined to add some pleasure to their business dealings. And Julie’s strategy to protect her heart may not stand up to his seductive appeal.
Growing up in a music dynasty, Dante enjoys all the female attention that comes with his fame. For the first time, he knows what it feels like to be brushed off by someone he’s falling for. When his usual moves fall flat, he has to show Julie the real man behind all of the glitz and glamour. Will it be enough to convince Julie that it’s better to break the rules rather than risk losing love’s passionate melody?
A New York Kind of Love
Winning an all-expenses-paid weekend in New York with Hollywood’s sexiest heartthrob makes Faith Logan the envy of women everywhere. This small-town nurse has too many responsibilities, including caring for her aging parents, to be interested in fame or status. But as the sensual celebrity escorts her to exclusive Manhattan nightclubs and glitzy movie premieres, Faith is falling fast for the genuine, charismatic man behind the slick media image.
More used to fanatics and groupies, Irvin Freeman is surprised and intrigued by Faith’s down-to-earth personality. One impulsive kiss turns their private flirtation into public news. But paparazzi and crazed admirers are making her doubt their potential as a couple. Will the pressures of fame cause their love to fade before he can convince her they’ve found their own real-life happy ending?
Show Me How to Love (Caldwell Family Book 1)
Just when Mikayla Summers is convinced dating her boss is a good idea, she discovers him having sex in the closet with someone else. Refusing to stick around for further humiliation, she escapes with the one other person affected by what happened, her now ex-boyfriend’s cousin, the sexy, Andre Caldwell.
Though Andre believed the feud between him and his cousin over, he wasn’t surprised by what happened. What is surprising is how much he’s attracted to Mikayla’s personality and charm. As he gets to know her better, he realizes there is more than betrayal bringing them together.
But the Caldwell feud runs deep, and when family obligations threaten the fragile connection between Andre and Mikayla they’ll both question if their love is real or a result of revenge.
Love Me As I Am (Caldwell Family Book 2)
Every decision Renee Caldwell makes is for the good of her family’s business, including the type of men she dates. Her current goal is to grow her image as a business leader by developing a prized piece of land in the Upstate of South Carolina. Her only obstacle is Jonathan Wright, a man who makes her want to forget all her long held dating requirements and experience the passion she’s been afraid to dream about. If only he wasn’t accusing her of stealing his inheritance.
Jonathan Wright is no stranger to being written out of his grandfather’s family tree. But when the house and land his grandmother promised him is sold to Renee Caldwell, he’s ready to fight for what’s his. What he isn’t ready for is the feelings Renee stirs within him whenever they call a cease fire. As her icy shell melts away, he finds it hard to resist the caring woman behind the calculating veneer. Except the business driven beauty is the last woman he should trust with his heart.
Their attraction is hard to deny, but neither is ready to make concessions on the land or for love. When their hearts are on the line the real choice becomes going for what they want or being open to accept the love they need.
Trust Me With Your Love (Caldwell Family Book 3)
Isaac Caldwell doesn’t trust emotions. Emotions made his brother abandon the company and guided his father’s lifelong need for revenge which is why he’s kept the unsettling feelings stirred by his administrative assistant, Kim Griffin, on permanent leave. But when he enlists Kim’s expertise with his plans to rebrand the company the feelings he mistrusts erupt into a passion that won’t be ignored.
After hustling in the streets nearly cost her everything, Kim walked away from the danger and easy money to pursue a life of stability she always dreamed of. She won’t fall for a man she can’t trust with her secrets, and even though her head warns loving Isaac is foolish, her heart won’t listen. Soon their business partnership skyrockets into a personal relationship neither expected. Before they can trust if their newfound happiness is a good deal a debt from the past needs to be repaid, and the cost could destroy the business, their love, and their lives.
Just My Type (Henderson Family Book 1)
Janiyah Henderson may be an adult, but her dad doesn’t see it that way. Granted, she’s enjoying her post-college life of little-to-no responsibility, but when her dad announces at a family meeting that she can’t handle working a “real job”, there’s only one thing to do: land a desk job and prove him wrong. When her brother’s best friend, Fredrick Jenkins, needs a new assistant, she knows she’s the perfect candidate. So what if she’s had a crush on the conservative accountant since she was nine? She’s the last woman Freddy would fall for.
But Fredrick is far from impervious to Janiyah’s charms. Though he can’t help but be attracted to her, he knows Janiyah is more interested in eating his cereal and teasing him than viewing him as more than the good guy next door. When he offers her the job, he can’t imagine her giving up her late mornings and colorful outfits for 8:00 a.m. meetings and pantyhose for too long. But as Janiyah excels as his employee, he fears he’s in danger of falling hard for a woman he shouldn’t care for.
Pretty soon the attraction they’ve tried to ignore boils to the surface. And after Fredrick shows Janiyah the man behind the numbers, she’s ready to show him that she’s just the type of woman he needs.
“Just My Type by author Synithia Williams proves that opposites are really counterparts of a perfect whole.” Romance in Color
“I thought this was a charming and realistic love story and was a delight to read.” 4 Stars Books with Leti Del Mar
“Synithia Williams manages to provide an entrée into a developing relationship between two characters that speaks to every romance reader, and that presents us all with a new way of seeing the people around us.” 5 Stars I-Am Indeed
Love’s Replay (Henderson Family Book 2)
David Henderson is willing to do just about anything to stop his father from selling the family’s successful automotive dealership. And that means proving to his pops that he’s serious about his future. Even getting married and having kids is on the table—especially when the love of his life, a woman he hurt through foolish mistakes, walks back in on his brother’s arm. He vows he’ll grab this second chance to make things right.
Sandra Miller didn’t think twice about the opportunity to move to a new city for her career. But the success she needs comes at a high price: she’ll have to partner with David Henderson, the man who said he loved her then crushed her heart. He’s making it clear he wants her back, but is the potential personal pain worth the professional gain?
Neither can ignore the desire simmering between them. But the mistrust and jealousy that tore them apart before is determined to prevent a replay of their love.
Making it Real (Henderson Family Book 3)
After five years in prison, Kareem Henderson is starting his life over. Though business is good at his barbershop, his goal is to open a high-end gentlemen’s salon. But the road back is rough, and he needs connections in the society he once snubbed to make his dream a reality. He just never expected his second chance to come from the sexy female barber he hired last year.
Patrice “Neecie” Baldwin escaped the pressure of being the perfect daughter in one of North Carolina’s most prestigious families to live life on her own. When family responsibilities call her home, she fears going back will expose her to the pressures that nearly ruined her. Neecie needs a shield, and tall, handsome, bad boy Kareem seems impenetrable. So she offers him a deal: If he’ll pretend to be her fiancé, she’ll introduce him to all of her well-connected relatives.
But the more time they spend together, the more the irresistible attraction between them builds. They’re from such different worlds, but can this fake relationship make the cut and become something very real?
“The read is edgy, enjoyable and definitely entertaining.” —USA Today Happily Ever After
From One Night to Forever (Henderson Family Book 4)
Trucker Aaron Henderson always loved his life of freedom on the open road, but a business opportunity from a friend finds him settling down in Resilient, Tennessee. On his first night there, he meets a singing beauty at a bar who stirs feelings he’s long forgotten. He’s all in for a night of fun … until the next day when he realizes his one-night stand is his new business partner’s baby sister.
Kacey Randal just wanted to a quick fling to blow off steam before diving into her last semester of business school. When she learns that Aaron’s working with her brother and has a list of female conquests as high as the mileage on his big rig, she’s perfectly willing to pretend their night together never happened.
But the fire burns hot between these two, making their secret nearly impossible to keep. Yet even as their feelings blossom, Aaron’s roaming ways make Kacey wonder if they can truly go from one night to forever.
You Can’t Plan Love (Southern Love Book 1)
After several bad relationships, Kenyatta Copeland decides to control her love life with the same discernment she uses in her professional life.
Knowing firsthand the heartbreak that comes when desire and emotion rule a relationship, Kenyatta assumes marrying Brad Johnson will lead to a stable life. But as much as she believes she can plan her future, it’s hard to ignore the way her boss, Malcolm Patterson, ignites her passions with just one look. After Malcolm learns of her engagement, he makes a play for her heart and reminds her that passion between a man and a woman has its perks … but also its costs. When Brad suspects there’s more than work between Kenyatta and Malcolm, he works harder to keep Kenyatta by his side. Torn between her promise to marry Brad and her irrepressible longing for Malcolm, Kenyatta must decide if she can live her life in a passionless marriage of convenience or once again trust her heart. But Brad does not intend to let her go easily, and by the time she realizes this it may be too late.
“I enjoyed reading about Kenyatta’s struggle to make the right choice. There is also a suspenseful twist. I recommend this for anyone who enjoys romance with steam and drama.” ~4 stars Wilovebooks Click here to read the entire review.
“Williams’ debut novel is dramatic, passionate and certainly not your typical romance. Yes it has steamy love scenes but the core of the story is the complexity of relationships – a need for romance, being in control of emotions, giving into desire – it’s all here” ~Click here to read entire review.
“This story had different levels that readers will enjoy. The issues were realistic and Kenyatta’s habits are ones that readers will be able to relate to. ” Teresa Beasley from APOOO Book Club –Click here to read the entire review.
“This is my first read by Synithia William and I will continue looking for her books in the future. I truly recommend this book to anyone that is ready to read a story where you will laugh, cry, want to kill someone and get insanely hot.” 4 Stars The Romance Reviews
“Looking for an intense novel to indulge in? I would like to recommend “You Can’t Plan Love” by Synithia Williams. It’s a romance novel guaranteed to satisfy your desire for good reading!” 5 Stars OOSA Online Book Club
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Worth the Wait (Southern Love Book 2)
When a virgin frustrated by her nonexistent dating life, asks a playboy for a one-night stand, can they really ignore their attraction after the affair?
After Tasha Smith is dumped yet again because of her virginity, she decides it’s time to stop saving herself for marriage and start dating like women in the twenty-first century. She sets out to find a man rumored to be good enough in bed to relieve her of the nuisance, but discreet enough to keep her request a secret. Jared Patterson seems like the perfect candidate. Yet after one searing kiss, she wonders if she’ll escape the night unscathed.
Jared’s job as a successful fitness instructor and entrepreneur has helped him keep a string of meaningless relationships from the east to the west coast. After learning the hard way that women can’t be trusted, he has no qualms going from one sex only relationship to the next. Although Tasha is one of the few types of women he avoids—a good girl—the man in him can’t turn down her tempting offer.
What starts out as a onetime thing quickly turns into an affair neither want to stop. But when an unexpected situation drastically alters their relationship, it leaves them both asking if it was Worth the Wait.
“WORTH THE WAIT is a great contemporary romance with fresh young characters that readers will certainly enjoy. The plot is conventional but Synithia Williams manages to put an innovative spin that makes it fun and appealing. WORTH THE WAIT is thoroughly entertaining, scandalously funny and a modern take on old fashion values. I can’t wait to see more novels from Synithia Williams.” –Romance in Color
“This is a smart story with humor and plenty of steam that made me smile, made me sad, and had an ending that I loved. Definitely recommend.” 5 Stars, WiLoveBooks
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A Heart to Heal (Southern Love Book 3)
Shayla Monroe fled her hometown of Helena, South Carolina, after a shocking situation broke the heart of the only guy she’d ever loved. Years later, after losing her job in Atlanta with her name once again shrouded in scandal, she has nowhere to go but home.
Now a devastatingly handsome and well-respected man, Devin Jones became a successful doctor as a way to forget Shayla’s betrayal. When she returns as infamously as she left, he plans to put aside old feelings and treat her as any other person in town. But after looking into her soft brown eyes, the feelings he thought long dead quickly rush to the surface.
Ignoring rumors, disapproval from family and friends, and promises to avoid each other, the two become friends … then lovers. Devin wants all or nothing, but Shayla, haunted by her past, is afraid their relationship will damage what’s left of her reputation. Can two broken hearts survive the fight against past and present demons to heal and find love?
A HEART TO HEAL is truly an emotional roller-coaster running the gamut of human emotions and every moment is worth it to see Shayla finally receive justice, closure and the happiness she so richly deserved. -Romance in Color
As I started reading, I realized that this was different. I was looking at a woman that was broken. I felt a connection to Shayla that I was not expecting to feel. –Romance Book Worm