Maren Drake
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Author has written 5 stories for Love, and Romance.

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Completed Stories:

Last Minute Lullaby- Rocky called her older brother, from whom she had been estranged for the past couple years, to come home when their father had a heart attack and fell into a coma. When she couldn't get in touch with him she dialed the only person she could think of to help track her wayward brother down. Jesse was Rafe's best friend, though they were estranged now too, and, unable to find Rafe, he flew from California to Florida to be with Rocky while her father was in the hospital. Having known each other since they were teenagers, she didn't hesitate to offer to let him stay with her, just like he didn't hesitate to accept. It wasn't long before they were both noticing things about each other that they had never noticed before. Things kind of just blossom from there, much to her brother's anger and disappointment.
Rated: M for a reason!
Status: Complete.

Better Late Than Never- My take on the best friend's older brother story, mixed with a little friends-with-benefits. Nola lost her heart to her best friend’s older brother at Bridget's tenth birthday party, and in the twelve years since, she had never gotten it back. At ten, being in love with an older man had felt heady and wonderful. At sixteen, annoyance had set in as she realized he simply did not think of her that way. Now, at twenty-two, she feels hugely pathetic that she's never gotten over him. But what happens when it turns out he might want her, too? Sex, idiocy, lying, & crying ensue.
Judge's Pick for Best Het and Runner-Up for Best Drama in Round 12 (summer 2012) SKoW AWARDS!!
Rated: M for a reason!
Status: Complete.
Also, characters from Last Minute Lullaby make an appearance in Chapter 8 of this story, so if you haven't read that story, but plan on it, you might want to read it before we get to Chapter 8, because there are spoilers for the ending of LML.

One More Second Chance- After four years together, Noah thought he and Grace would grow old together. Until, one day, she packed up her things and left him. While Grace loved Noah with every ounce of her being, a girl could only take so much. Fed up with being taken for granted, she moved out. Can they find their way to back to each other, or is Noah out of second chances?
Rated: M for a reason
Status: Complete

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Keeping The Peace (Aspen Valley Book 1) by Hannah Hooton reviews
Perky London waitress plus inability to tell one end of horse from the other DOESN'T equal racing secretary to grumpy trainer Jack Carmichael. Useless racehorse plus cheating jockey DOESN'T equal Grand National hope... or does it? SKoW runner-up!
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 47 - Words: 128,306 - Reviews: 383 - Favs: 277 - Follows: 141 - Updated: 12/31/2015 - Published: 7/2/2010 - Complete
Thoughtless by Cupid's Psyche reviews
PREVIEW ONLY! PUBLISHED BY GALLERY BOOKS! My boyfriend means the world to me. So why does Kellan Kyle make my heart race, my breath quicken? I feel so guilty, just being near him. But being apart...that feels even worse. *SKoW winner*
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 26 - Words: 36,853 - Reviews: 383 - Favs: 698 - Follows: 92 - Updated: 6/17/2011 - Published: 8/12/2009 - Complete
Effortless by Cupid's Psyche reviews
PREVIEW ONLY! PUBLISHED BY GALLERY BOOKS! Love is easy...trust is hard. FOLLOW-UP TO THOUGHTLESS
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 27 - Words: 40,226 - Reviews: 706 - Favs: 223 - Follows: 101 - Updated: 6/13/2011 - Published: 3/15/2011 - Complete
It's All Relative by Cupid's Psyche reviews
PREVIEW ONLY. NOW IN PRINT. Jessie was recovering from a bad breakup. Kai just got into town and was adjusting to his new life. Fate pulled them together, giving them a night that neither one would soon forget. But some obstacles are insurmountable. *SKoW Winner*
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 27 - Words: 33,804 - Reviews: 378 - Favs: 360 - Follows: 101 - Updated: 2/22/2011 - Published: 8/11/2010 - Complete
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Never Alone: a Better Late Than Never Prequel reviews
Pre-ship, set four years before events in BLTN. The immediate aftermath of Nola's dad's death, and Gideon's part in helping her cope. She's beginning to realize her feelings are more real than is smart and he's beginning to realize he has feelings at all. Contains a brief cameo by Javi, who does what best friends do, and helps Gid see the light. For what little that's worth.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 22,159 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 5/18/2014 - Published: 3/26/2014 - Complete
One More Second Chance reviews
After four years together, Noah believed he and Grace would grow old side-by-side. Until, one day, she packed up her things and left him. While Grace loved Noah with every ounce of her being, a girl could only take so much. Fed up with being taken for granted, she moved out. Can they find their way to back to each other, or is Noah out of second chances? Rated for Language & Sex.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 26,749 - Reviews: 75 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 11/14/2013 - Published: 9/12/2013 - Complete
Better Late Than Never reviews
SKoW AWARDS ROUND 12- JUDGE'S PICK for BEST HET & RUNNER-UP for BEST DRAMA! At 10, being in love with an older boy felt heady and wonderful. At 16, annoyance set in as she realized he didn't think of her the same way. Now, at 22, she feels hugely pathetic that she never got over him. But what happens when it turns out he might want her, too? Sex, idiocy, lying, & crying ensue.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 35 - Words: 128,703 - Reviews: 651 - Favs: 1,010 - Follows: 432 - Updated: 2/19/2012 - Published: 9/8/2011 - Complete
Last Minute Lullaby reviews
Her father was sick, her brother was a mess, and she was suddenly seeing his best friend in a new light. Rocky should've been falling apart, but instead she was falling in love. Rated for Lang, and sex, plus mention of abuse. More detailed summary in profile
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 25 - Words: 74,749 - Reviews: 110 - Favs: 252 - Follows: 62 - Updated: 8/4/2011 - Published: 7/17/2011 - Complete
Affliction reviews
Something that went through my head when I wanted someone I knew I couldn't have.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 66 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Published: 12/5/2006 - Complete