The Susan Wade Saga
"An adorably romantic, witty story."
"I loved this fun and engaging book!"
"Incredibly funny banter!"
Twenty-nine-year-old Susan Wade didn't realize what she was getting into when she and her best friend cooked up a scheme to help her get promoted. Once settled in the claustrophobic coastal town of Havelock, North Carolina, she can't wait to leave. But before long she discovers her new arch-nemesis wants more from her than a good fight.
When Susan's world blows up, Pete Walsh, Havelock's version of the bachelor, is the Southern gentleman who helps her pick up the pieces. But are his motives as gentlemanly as he pretends or is lust taking the wheel?
As sparks fly, Susan is soon faced with a problem she may not be able to solve. Could Pete Walsh be the man of her dreams, or is that dream promotion what she really wants? Will these two confused souls figure out what they need before Susan is called back to the big city? Can Pete let Susan leave this small town without a fight? And when did this casual summer fling turn into the “L” word?
Find out in the romantic comedy, readers are calling a home run!
"Funny, snappy, and intelligent."
"A richly chaotic and highly entertaining world."
"A home run!"
Fall in love with Susan Wade: goddess of business, woman of mystery, ruler of the free world...if she can land a job, that is. A real one. Like, one that pays. With graduation looming, Susan Wade’s job prospects are bleak. Following her semi-boyfriend to the bowels of Texas or managing a dilapidated diner are her only options until she’s unexpectedly offered the interview of a lifetime. But when a corporate shark challenges her integrity, will she blow her chance at this dream job or swallow her ego? Find out in this hilarious comedy, rife with psychotic roommates, questionable fashion choices, and an epic search for the perfect cup of coffee.
"A beautifully complex, and completely
"Perfect in every way."
"A heart-warming story from an exceptionally
"Smart, gloriously funny, and fast-paced."
"The quality of Gray's writing makes this a
truly remarkable book."
"Hilarious and Touching"
Sometimes, what you want isn't exactly what you need. Susan’s life is perfect. Perfect image, perfect city, perfect boyfriend. But when her boss dangles the perfect promotion in front of her, she leaps for it and lands in the worst place she can imagine: Home. Taking her frustrations out on everyone in her path, she locks horns with Pete Walsh, an arrogant local businessman. Through explosive and hilarious clashes, Pete challenges her values, blind ambition, skewed conception of love, and ultimately her ignorance; that in the frenzy to achieve her professional goals, she's lost sight of what's really important in life.
"Romantic Comedy at its finest."
"Sexy and Hilarious!"
"Packs an emotional wallop."
"Hilarious, exasperating, and
Battling wedding drama, work debacles, her fiancé’s crazy Southern relatives, and the Mao Tse-tung of seamstresses, Susan is hanging on by a thread. Though desperately in love with her Pete, she begins questioning whether they really want the same things in life. Days after finally tying the knot, the unthinkable happens, and Pete and Susan are faced with challenges they never imagined. To save her crumbling marriage, Susan is forced to make the hardest career decision of her life.
Often, places and people inspire writers. Below are pictures of North Carolina, my home state and the setting for many of my books. If you'd like to travel here in your mind, just read Caught Up in Me.