Melissa Brayden

Biography

Melissa Brayden received her bachelor’s degree in film production and speech communication from Baylor University. She currently works full time as a theater director at the performing arts center of one of the largest high schools in the state of Texas, a job she completely enjoys. Recently, she’s fallen down the rabbit hole and rediscovered her love for creative writing.

Melissa is married and working really hard at remembering to do the dishes. For personal enjoyment, she spends time with her Jack Russell terriers and checks out the NYC theater scene several times a year. She considers herself a reluctant patron of the treadmill, but thoroughly enjoys hitting a tennis ball around in nice weather. Coffee is her very best friend.

Where to find Melissa Brayden online

Where to buy in print

Series

Soho Loft Romances
Soho Loft Romances - Melissa Brayden
Kiss the Girl
Price: $9.99 USD.
Just Three Words
Price: $9.99 USD.
Ready or Not
Price: $9.99 USD.

Books

When You Smile
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 87,530. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2024 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian
Taryn Ross never thought the babysitter she once crushed on would show up as a grad student at the same university she attends.
You Had Me at Merlot
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 87,330. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2024 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian
Leighton and Jamie have all the ingredients to turn their attraction into love, but it’s a recipe for disaster.
Marigold
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 89,320. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2023 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian
Marigold Lavender vows to take down Alexis Wakefield, the harsh food critic who blasts her younger sister’s restaurant. If only she wasn’t as sexy as she is mean.
Lucky in Lace
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 92,010. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2023 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian
Straitlaced stationery store owner Juliette Jennings’s predictable life unravels when a sexy lingerie shop and its alluring owner move in next door.
The Forever Factor
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 82,980. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2022 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian
When Bethany and Reid confront their past, they give new meaning to letting go, forgiveness, and a future worth fighting for.
The Last Lavender Sister
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 86,080. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2022 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian
Aster Lavender sells her gourmet doughnuts and keeps a low profile; she never plans on the town’s temporary veterinarian swooping in and making her feel like anything but a wallflower.
Exclusive
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 90,990. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2022 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian
Skyler Ruiz lands the TV reporting job of a lifetime, but is she willing to sacrifice it all for the love of her longtime crush, anchorwoman Caroline McNamara?
Marry Me
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 100,020. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2021 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Romantic Comedy
Allison Hale attempts to plan the wedding of the century to a man who could save her family’s business, if only she wasn’t falling for her wedding planner, Megan Kinkaid.
What a Tangled Web
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 88,810. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2021 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Clementine Monroe has the chance to buy the café she’s managed for years, but Madison LeGrange swoops in and buys it first. Now Clementine is forced to work for the enemy and ignore her former crush.
Two to Tangle
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 96,180. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2020 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Ryan Jacks has been a player all her life, but the new chef at Tangle Valley Vineyard changes everything. If only she wasn’t off the menu.
Entangled
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 97,100. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2020 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Becca Crawford is the perfect person to head up the Jade Hotel, if only the captivating owner of the local vineyard would get on board with her plan and stop badmouthing the hotel to everyone in town.
To The Moon and Back
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 90,880. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2020 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Film actress Carly Daniel thinks that stage work is boring and unexciting, but when she accepts a lead role in a new play, stage manager Lauren Prescott tests both her heart and her ability to share the limelight.
Back to September
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 82,680. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2019 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Small bookshop owner Hannah Shepard and famous romance novelist Parker Bristow maneuver the landscape of their two very different worlds to find out if love can win out in the end.
Beautiful Dreamer
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 96,150. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2019 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
With love on the line, can Devyn Winters find it in her heart to stay in the small town of Dreamer’s Bay, the one place she swore she’d never remain?
Love Like This
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 86,150. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2018 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Hadley Cooper and Spencer Adair set out to take the fashion world by storm. If only they knew their hearts were about to be taken.
Sparks Like Ours
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 84,310. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2018 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Professional surfers Gia Malone and Elle Britton can’t deny their chemistry on and off the beach. But only one can win…
Hearts Like Hers
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 75,460. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2018 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Coffee shop owner Autumn Primm is ready to cut loose and live a little, but is the baggage that comes with out-of-towner Kate Carpenter too heavy for anything long term?
Eyes Like Those
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 92,860. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2017 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Isabel Chase and Taylor Andrews struggle between love and ambition from the writers' room on one of Hollywood’s hottest TV shows.
Strawberry Summer
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 88,600. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2017 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When Margaret Beringer’s first love Courtney Carrington returns to their small town, she must grapple with their troubled past and fight the temptation for a very delicious future.
First Position
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 84,950. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2016 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Love and rivalry take center stage for Anastasia Mikhelson and Natalie Frederico in one of the most prestigious ballet companies in the nation.
Firework
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,110. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2016 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Lucy Danaher was born into a life of privilege and has always enjoyed the view from the top. Kristin James loves her job, and as a committed journalist will go out of her way to tell the most balanced story possible—even if it means going up against Lucy Danaher, that striking and stubborn-as-hell CEO.
Sweet Hearts
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 95,610. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2015 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Do you ever wonder Whatever happened to...? Find out when you reconnect with your favorite characters from Melissa Brayden’s Heart Block, Rachel Spangler’s LoveLife, and Karis Walsh’s Worth the Risk.
Ready or Not
Series: Soho Loft Romances. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 89,830. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2015 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Sometimes wrong is extra right. Mallory Spencer is the face of Soho Savvy, the advertising firm she owns with her three best friends, it’s important that she’s poised, polished, and put together. However, as she watches her friends couple up and settle down, she wonders about her own happily ever after. One thing’s for sure. It’s not going to happen with that blue-eyed bartender from Showplace.
Just Three Words
Series: Soho Loft Romances. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 99,960. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2015 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sometimes the one you want is the one you least suspect...Accountant Samantha Ennis craves order and structure. As the bookkeeper at the boutique advertising agency she owns with her three best friends, it’s her job to apply logic to the chaos. When one of those best friends, laid back Hunter Blair, moves in to share her loft apartment, Sam’s carefully organized world is thrown wildly askew.
Kiss the Girl
Series: Soho Loft Romances. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 99,710. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Sleeping with the enemy has never been so complicated. Twenty-eight-year-old Brooklyn Campbell is having a bad day. A speeding ticket, a towed car, and a broken heel are all working against her laid-back vibe. To top it all off, her birth mother, whom she's never met, has requested contact. The only bright spot is an impromptu date with a beautiful and mysterious brunette.
How Sweet It Is
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 93,220. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Molly O’Brien is a sweetheart. After losing the love of her life four years prior in a plane crash, Molly thinks she’s ready to navigate the dicey dating waters once again. When Jordan Tuscana, the beautiful younger sister of her lost love, returns to town, Molly finds her interest piqued in a manner she wasn’t prepared for.
Heart Block
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 92,690. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Happily ever after is easier said than done… Sarah Matamoros can’t complain. She’s content with the life she’s made for herself in sunny San Diego. From a very young age, Emory Owen had several concepts drilled into her head. Success is everything. Be the best. Fight your way to the top.
Waiting in the Wings
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 87,200. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013 by Bold Strokes Books. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
If you don’t get lost, there’s a chance you may never be found. Jenna McGovern has spent her whole life training for the stage. At graduation, she’s stunned when a chance audition lands her a prime supporting role in the hottest Broadway touring production in the country. In more exciting news, Jenna discovers acclaimed television star Adrienne Kenyon is headlining the production.

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