Always Been You

Always Been You Summary

Lately, Jessa Myers has been batting a thousand in the dating game. No exaggeration, it's brutal out there. But, she's not giving up. Doesn't matter how much she loves Elvis Pawsley and Marilyn Purroe, Jessa's determined not to become the spinster town cat lady.

Only one problem: No guy has yet to live up to her childhood crush/teenage infatuation/adult obsession, Ethan Steele. The big, bad, brooding U.S. Marshal is yes, ridiculously hot, but also way too overprotective. It's that way with everyone who knew her before her long-awaited heart transplant. They all get the same hyper-worried look when she so much as sneezes still. Sure, intense hulk-growl concern is swoony and all, but she wants a man to see her as more than that girl she once was.

So, if that means she needs to settle for someone not nearly as knee-wobbling as Ethan, then that's just what she needs to do...

Lately, Ethan's been at his wits' end. No exaggeration, loving Jessa for as long as he can remember hasn't been easy. But, she's worth it. Doesn't matter how much she insists that his mere existence in her past means zero possibility of a future for them, he's not giving up.

Only one problem: Jessa's been dating loser after loser to try and find her Mr. Perfect to one day marry, probably have more cats with, and a long happy future. She just refuses to believe Kade doesn't see her as the girl he once worried over. No, the only thing worrying him now is the stubborn beauty he's crazy in love with continuing to let her head overrule her heart and slipping out of his life for good.

So yes, asking Jessa to be his temporary fake girlfriend to avoid the very real incessant matchmaking they both endure isn't the most brilliant plan ever, but if it means they'll get their chance at forever, then that's just what he needs to do...

Stand-alone Whisper Lake romance, complete with HEA--and plenty of heat and heart along the way!

Author's Note: Always Been You was previously published as Whisper of Surrender

Book Reviews


Hooked!5 star

This booked had me hooked from the first page! It was a nice easy read, I loved both Jess and Ethan and this book was the perfect blend of sweet and spicy!!55


Always been you.5 star

Great story of loving families and friends. Easy read was inspiring and filled with humor and everyday trials and tribulations that make us strong. Did not like the “open bedroom” door. It takes the sweet romance out the story.55

Alaska gal in Texas

Worth reading all at once!5 star

A book that was read in one session because it was so intense and I had to know the ending.55


Great book4 star

It’s been a while since I’ve read a book in a day but this one kept me going. I loved the believable characters and the story and happily ever after!45


Thanks5 star

Best book ever. Couldn’t put it down. Wonderful writer.55

Father Found

Always Been You1 star

I really tried to like the heroine in the story, but she acted like a 13 year old, which is never attractive on a 28-year-old woman. The hero was written pretty well, but I could not take a liking to the female lead. I could not finish the book.15


Wonderful book5 star

It was a wonderful book to read. Great characters in the book.55


Always Been You5 star

Loved this great story! Sweet, sexy, and oh so romantic!55

Crystal Singer

Soooo great!5 star

I feel like I say this every single time I read a new book by Melanie Shawn, but Whisper of Surrender is my new favorite! Gosh I fell so hard for Ethan!!! He was the perfect alpha man who wasn’t too overbearing. And Jess! Oh my gosh I want her as a bestie. She’s hysterical, strong, sassy, feisty and fierce! I absolutely adored her! Their chemistry was insanely hot and their story was so great. Watching them both get their happily ever after was a joy to read! Definitely recommend! Happy reading!55


A must read!!!5 star

This book has just become my favorite Melanie Shawn read!!! It’s a bit deeper than any of their other books, and will tug at your heartstrings as Jess and Ethan pave the path to their HEA. I loved Jess. She’s strong, independent, and feisty as all get out. Ethan is sexy with a side of broody added to it. The two of them heat up the pages of this newest read, and will have you wanting more from these fantastic authors!!! This is definitely a must read!!!55

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