Judy Kentrus

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Hi, I’m Judy Kentrus.  I write Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Seasoned Romance and Historical romance.

 

I’ve always been a romantic at heart and married my high school sweetheart. I make my home in the Poconos of Pennsylvania. After raising our two children, I followed my dream to publish my books. I love to travel and include some of the places I’ve visited in my books. When I’m not at my computer giving couples their happily-ever-after, you can find me in the kitchen, baking, especially cookies.  I’ve been dubbed the cookie queen by my family and friends.  My stories are fun, sexy, romances that will make you laugh, cry and fall in love.

 

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Vanderbilt Series
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Love Never Dies

Love never dies. Sometimes it just needs a rest.

Living together the last two years of law school, Sean and Nancy Jean planned to spend the rest of their lives together, until reality stepped in and tore them apart.

Sean Harrigan made the biggest mistake of his life, walking away from Nancy Jean. The son of a US Senator, he was seduced by the prospect of a political future and a career in the corporate world. Owner of a prestigious financial investment firm, he’s achieved untold success. There’s one thing he needs to achieve total and complete happiness. Get Nancy Jean to forgive him. Hopefully, he could awaken the sleeping love she felt for him because his had never died.


Nancy Jean Griffin thought her life was over when Sean walked away two days after graduation. She returned to her small hometown to heal her broken heart. A successful lawyer and Chairman of the Planning Commission for her town, she found a comfortable love and he gave her a wonderful daughter. A widow for ten years, she suffers the emptiness of the heart.

Twenty-four years later, Sean reappears in her life, but she has reservations. Was it really fate that had him vacationing at the same resort? Did he deserve her forgiveness? A second chance? Did the love she felt for Sean survive, or was she holding onto memories from the past?

It’s a rollercoaster ride for their reawakening love when business obstacles step in to challenge their happily ever after.

https://books2read.com/u/4NwRlz

Billionaire for Sale (slightly used)

YOU’VE BEEN SOLD.

Lucien Behr’s world is shaken when he read the three words. This wasn’t supposed to happen. He’d specifically requested his name not be put up for silent auction at the Artis–Naples Philharmonic annual Spend the Weekend with a Bachelor fundraising event. He drew the line when it came to making himself available to pamper and submit to the whims of a spoiled socialite. He’d only attended the event to honor the memory of his late wife.

Time stood still when Jonelle Madison walked in like a starlet strolling across the red carpet. Twenty years ago Jonelle had thrown his love back in his face because he didn’t have the money to keep her in the life style she was accustomed. Twenty years later he had power, money, prestige, and had everything he’d ever wanted, but the one thing he couldn’t have, her. Had she submitted is name? What game was she playing? Most of all, would she, once again, turn his world upside down?

Janelle Madison has it all. A successful real estate business and a home in the Port Royal section of Naples. Raised with money, she’s comfortable with the success she’s achieved and is respected by her many friends. There’s one thing that would make her life complete. The love of Lucien Behr. The ten months they’d lived together during college had been among the happiest times in her life.

When his name appears on the date with a bachelor list, the annual fund raiser for the one of her favorite organizations, she sees it as her last chance to regain his love. She’s willing to give up everything she’s worked for, but first she’d have to get him to forgive her for throwing his love back in his face.

https://books2read.com/u/31lMnv

Song of my Heart

Peter Llewelyn’s fans saw him as a world-famous concert pianist, director and composer. No one saw the emptiness in his heart at the loss of his wife and little boy, Martin. Retreating from the public eye, he pours everything into his award winning musicals.

He agrees to be a guest conductor at a concert that will benefit children. The favor includes judging songs written by novice songwriters. To his displeasure, the composer could claim the song was arranged by the great Peter Llewelyn.

The high-end condo units at the Vanderbilt Beach Resort are perfect for a mini-vacation and getting some work done. When a food delivery service mixes up his order with his attractive neighbor’s, he wonders if she purposely arranged to have their orders switched so she could meet a famous celebrity or was she really innocent?

Eudora Hendricks never thought she’d become the owner of a very successful real estate brokerage and have a home in the Port Royal section of Naples, Florida. Life hasn’t always been sunshine and roses. Losing her infant son after two weeks of life has left a deep hole in her heart. She loves music and singing. Through the encouragement of her friends, she submits a song she’s written in memory of her Martin.

A major plumbing problem forces her to move out of her home. The Vanderbilt is her favorite resort and the only accommodation they have is a deluxe condo. When the food delivery service brings the wrong order, she confronts her neighbor and gets the shock of her life. When he introduces himself as Morgan, she goes along with him wanting to keep his anonymity, but wonders how long she’ll be able to keep his secret.

A man from her past and misunderstandings will test their growing love for each other, but it will be music that heals their broken hearts.

https://books2read.com/u/mYZgWo

US Park Ranger Series
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A Kiss at Sunset

Cameron MacGregor’s lifelong dream was to become a US park ranger. In school, she’d earned the nickname Paula Bunyan. She knew more about the ecosystem of the forest than her teachers. Raised by her grandfather from the time she was nine years old, she’d come to appreciate the beauty and wonder of nature in the Alleghany Mountains of Pennsylvania.
Only one boy looked beyond the un-female personage and saw the warmhearted, sweet girl she kept hidden from her classmates. Now, after twenty years, he’s come back home to Laurel Heights. She’s well trained and devoted her life to the job she loves, but is hesitant to act on the feelings she’s harbored for Treig Taylor since high school. Could she risk him finding out about the secrets and guilt she’s harbored all these years?

Treig John Taylor hadn’t a clue what it was like to live a “normal” life. For the past eighteen years, he’s worked undercover, associating with the slime of the earth. Darkness had grown inside him and he didn’t know how to stop it from festering.
His best friend and boss brings TJ in to save himself and offers Treig a job as head of security for the Laurel Heights Inn. He’s reluctant at first but accepts the position for six months. There’s more to the “temp” job than he anticipated, including getting reacquainted with US Park Ranger Cameron MacGregor.


The woman was heart-stopping beautiful, but a whole different class. Inside he was tainted and not worthy of her. He hadn’t associated with a nice woman who wasn’t part of an assignment, in a long time. Could he climb out of the darkness and turn his life around?
No matter what TJ does to try and live a normal life, someone from his past comes back, seeking revenge in a way he never saw coming.

https://books2read.com/u/brPoQY

Kiss of Fire

Lidia Cunningham has no memory of the first six years of her life. Her adoptive parents provided a loving home but hadn’t been forthcoming on information about her past. As a well-respected fire marshal, she’s made a personal commitment to investigate the cause of a fire and bring the ones responsible to justice. When Blackwell Industries has unexplained fires, she discovers the remains of a body that, by all rights, should have been undetectable.
This case is like no other and hits too close to home. Eleven years ago, she had an affair with the President of Blackwell Industries. It was one of the biggest mistakes of her life, but she was given the greatest gift, her son, Spencer.
In retaliation to her bringing the arsonist to trial, someone burns down her house. Before she can determine the identity of the victim, she receives threats against her child. Her boss offers to put her up in a safe house, but she firmly rejects his offer. She’s capable of protecting her son. On the run in a travel trailer with Spencer, and Albert Einstein, their wired-hair terrier, she is constantly looking over her shoulder.

Kane Wallace is a US Park Ranger with a daunting past. The guilt over the loss of his friends has influenced the way he’s lived his life the past fourteen years. While on medical leave due to a job injury, he agrees to do a favor for his uncle, who just happens to be Lidia Cunningham’s boss. He’s not to tell her who he is because she’s strong willed and will bolt if she knows someone is “watching” over her and Spencer.


The wall Kane’s built to keep love out of his life starts to crumble when he gets personally involved with his charges. He soon recognizes she could be the one who would accept his scars and troubled heart. He’s torn between telling her who he is and protecting them from the men who have been following her every move. Once she finds out who he is, she’ll surely hate him for his deception.
A page-turning romantic suspense that will make you laugh, cry and fall in love.

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A Timeless Kiss

Jordan Bishop loves her job as a US Park Ranger patrolling the New Jersey side of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation area. She’s fascinated by the Delaware View House. The former inn built 1837, is a victim of the Tocks Island Dam project that devastated the area in the mid-sixties. As a single mother, she spends her free time leading her daughter Emma on adventures where Jordan snags pictures of the old inn. She doesn’t know what she expects to find in developing her latest photos, but it’s not the apparition in the attic window or the onset of dreams about the same young girl.

On the mend from an injury, Foster Scanlon’s going stir crazy away from his job as a Forensic Odontologist. To fill his mundane days, he leaves the city for the former bed and breakfast he inherited from his aunt. Nosing around the attic of his new home, he discovers boxes of pictures and journals from his eccentric Aunt Daisy, a lifelong activist who had a penchant for making enemies. The deeper he digs, the more he calls into question everything he knew about her and her death. His sanity is taxed as mysterious dreams about a soldier in the Union army plague him at night.

When a gruesome discovery in the Delaware View House thrust Jordan and Foster together, they’ll have to work together to uncover the truth, while confronting hidden secrets that threaten the foundation of the powerful attraction growing between them.

https://books2read.com/u/bORaWN

The Association Series
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The Association - Everett-Book 1

Everett Troy, returns to his hometown, Beacon Pointe, to fulfill a life-long dream - produce and direct the musical play he has written. Smoke and mirrors has played a big part in his life since he was forced to leave home when he was eighteen, breaking the heart of the only woman he ever loved.

Laura Davis has been the wardrobe coordinator at the Footlight Theater since she was twenty-five years old. A mother and a grandmother, her life has been fulfilling, but now the only man she ever loved is coming home, to stay. He’s a fan of the people, but at one time, was hers alone. Would she be able to work alongside him and hide her love and secrets?

Confronted by unforeseen challenges, their newly awakened love is tested, not only through personal doubts, but by the unknown enemy that wants to prevent their happily-ever after.

The carefree lives of four sixteen-year-olds were changed forever when they witness a cold blooded murder. Everett, Jackson, Mason and Ryder, The Association, have shared dark secrets since they were in high school.

As teenagers they suffered threats to themselves and their families. Blackmail was a reminder their lives were under close scrutiny while they achieved success in their chosen professions. As adults they decide ‘no more.’ As they start their investigation into the murder, they have no idea how their lives have been manipulated by their unknown enemy.

Confronted by unforeseen challenges, their newly awakened love is tested, not only through personal doubts, but by the unknown enemy that wants to prevent their happily-ever after.

Page turning seasoned, romantic suspense.

https://books2read.com/u/4AOwG0

The Association:  Jackson-Book 2 

Jackson Vance, Principal of the Beacon Pointe High School is highly respected by his students and the public. To his family and colleagues he has the perfect life and has achieved success in his chosen profession. Only those closest to him recognize the hell and lingering torment he’s carrying since the night his daughter and her boyfriend were kidnapped and left trussed up on a beach. He couldn’t admit the truth. It was a message letting him know he was under their radar, watching and waiting. The only one’s he can depend on and trust are The Association.


He’s been aware of these threats since he was sixteen years old and purposely locked away the love he has for Tamie Elise, his peach girl, the only woman he’s ever loved. If he opened the door to his heart, he’d be drawing her into his private hell. Was love worth that risk?

Tamie Elise Harris fell in love with Jackson Vance the moment she hit him in the back with a corn cob. He made her senior year in high school beautiful and it broke her heart when she had to move away right after graduation.

As a psychologist her specialty is helping children. After working with Doctors Without Borders, she returned to Beacon Pointe fifteen years ago to take up the position of psychologist in the high school. She’s a firm believer that love never dies. They deserved their own happily ever after but would he still love her after he found out about the tormenting secrets she’s been hiding from him?

The carefree lives of four sixteen-year-olds were changed forever when they witness a cold blooded murder. Everett, Jackson, Mason and Ryder, The Association, have shared dark secrets since they were in high school.
 

As teenagers they suffered threats to themselves and their families. Blackmail was a reminder their lives were under close scrutiny while they achieved success in their chosen professions. As adults they decide ‘no more.’ As they start their investigation into the murder, they have no idea how their lives have been manipulated by their unknown enemy.

Page turning seasoned, romantic suspense.

https://books2read.com/u/bwoW0Z

The Association:  Mason-Book 3

Mason Trent has lived his life through the written word. As an investigative reporter, he’s seen and experienced horrors that have caused lingering nightmares. Three months as a prisoner of the Magellan Cartel convinced him to change his risky lifestyle and take over the Beacon Pointe Gazette, his family-owned newspaper. He’s suffered threats from his past since he was a teenager and has firsthand knowledge that escaping one’s past is impossible.

The one beautiful person in his life is Mollie, the girl he’s loved since high school. She’s his constant, his anchor and is always there for him. His world is shattered when she sends him a Dear John letter.

Mollie Anderson has loved Mason since they were in high school. Until a few months ago, she was “content” in their long-time relationship. To him, she’s that old comfortable shoe, but she wants more. For a man who lives his life through words, there’s one he’s never used – commit. She’s tired of waiting and decides to show him what life is like without ‘Dependable Moll’.

The carefree lives of four sixteen-year-olds were changed forever when they witness a cold-blooded murder. Everett, Jackson, Mason and Ryder, The Association, have shared dark secrets since they were in high school. Blackmail was a reminder their lives were under close scrutiny while they achieved success in their chosen professions.
As adults, they decide ‘no more.’ As they start their investigation into the murder, they have no idea how their lives have been manipulated by their unknown enemy.

Page turning seasoned, romantic suspense.

https://books2read.com/u/31lMdv

The Association:  Ryder-Book 4

Ever since he was a kid, Ryder Wayne’s dream was to be an FBI Agent. That dream was stolen from him two months before graduation when a handgun was found in his high school locker. Determined to follow a career in law enforcement, he joined the Beacon Pointe Police Department after a stint in the Marines. He suffered additional heartbreak when the only girl he’s ever loved left Beacon Pointe two months after graduation. His life’s disappointments were compounded by the murder he and his friends witnessed when they were sixteen. Their unknown enemy continued to beat back all of their efforts to discover the identity of the man they saw murdered.

Jillianne Bennett has loved Ryder Wayne since she was in the eleventh grade. As a couple, they were a perfect blend of Ms. Goody-Two-Shoes vs Rebel without a cause. She’s loved him forever but swore she’d never marry a cop. As the owner of a million-dollar CPA firm, she’s maintained an untarnished reputation. Her perfect life comes to a screeching halt when she’s arrested for embezzlement. Unaware she’s being used as a pawn by the Association’s unknown enemy, her only option is to turn to the man she loves.

The carefree lives of four sixteen-year-olds were changed forever when they witness a cold-blooded murder. Everett, Jackson, Mason and Ryder, The Association, have shared dark secrets since they were in high school. Blackmail was a reminder their lives were under close scrutiny while they achieved success in their chosen professions.

As adults, they decide ‘no more.’ As they start their investigation into the murder, they have no idea how their lives have been manipulated by their unknown enemy.

Page turning seasoned, romantic suspense.

https://books2read.com/u/mKRJ89

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