Magic and Love 1
The Prince and the Single Mom
Catharine Jones knows all about smooth talking hunks.
Believing in one brought her heartache – but also her
precious son, Jamie. Since then, she's kept to herself,
determined that no other man is ever going to use then
Phillip De La Croix isn't just another hunk. Aside from
being a pediatrician, he's the youngest son of Boisdemer's
reigning king. The moment he meets Catharine and her son,
he's sunk. But can he convince Catharine to believe in
happy-ever-after, with him?
Hannah Jones has never had an affair in her entire
life! But then, she's never met a man as intriguing as
Alex Cross. Soon, she opens her heart and her body to
Alex has been coming to this resort for years, but has
never been tempted before meeting Hannah. Against the
rules of chivalry, however, he fails to tell Hannah one
important fact: he is the king of Boisdemer.
Their fairy godmothers have their work cut out for
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novel (45,000 words)
MAGIC AND LOVE Series
Every little girl dreams of finding her
Prince Charming. Then she grows up and realizes
that princes are few and far between and fairy
godmothers occupied elsewhere. The Magic and
Love Series captures that long-ago whimsy and
delivers it in a satisfyingly adult way. Magic
and love—must have ingredients for
Love, Morgan ~
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Cover Art by Jinger
THE PRINCE AND
THE SINGLE MOM
Magic and Love 1
THE PRINCESS AND
Magic and Love 2
A PRINCE FOR
Magic and Love 3
for The Prince and the Single Mom
[Magic and Love 1]
"Morgan Ashbury does it HOT!
She sets off tingles to all those happy
places. There are several subcharacters
but it doesn’t take from the flow of the
story, if anything it piques the question
of “Who’s next?” And it being the first in
the new series I’m excited as to when the
next segment is coming. This is a great
read and I highly recommend it." —Melisa,
"The Prince and the Single Mom
is a charming story by Morgan Ashbury.
I love the fairy tale feel of the story
and the fairy godmothers. Catharine has
been so hurt by a man in the past that her
response to Phillip takes her by surprise.
Phillip is the perfect hero! He sweeps
Catharine as well as her son off their
feet. I loved the way he doesn’t disregard
her child. Hannah and Alex’s love affair
is a wonderful addition to the story. They
share true passion and caring and their
love scenes are very poignant. The
Prince and the Single Mom is a
wonderful read I highly recommend! " —Tara
Renee, Two Lips Reviews
"The Prince and the Single Mom
is a sweet fairy tale that confirms
the power of love. I enjoyed both
Catharine and Hannah’s stories. Catharine
became a single mom at a very early age
and is skeptical of men. I love that
Philip is patient with her and anticipates
her concerns. He’s wonderful with her
little boy, interacting with him as one
would expect a father to do. The love
scenes between them are steamy and the
ending will melt your heart. I loved the
way Ms. Ashbury wrote Hannah’s story.
She’s a young widow who decides to throw
caution to the wind and have an affair
that will last her a lifetime. The
interaction between Hannah and Alex is
superb with great dialogue and sexual
encounters. Hannah’s story does not
conclude at the end of this book, which
makes me hope that in books two and three
of the series, Ms. Ashbury will continue
with Hannah and Alex’s tale. I definitely
will be returning to the Kingdom of
Boisdemer in the future for other stories
in this new series." —Claudia Orpik,
Just Erotic Romance Reviews
"Catherine is a lovely heroine and
Phillip is truly “Prince Charming”. These
two are just spectacular together. Their
chemistry is spot on, with lots of tender
moments. Catherine’s hesitation to embark
on a relationship is understandable, and
Phillip’s ability to sway her will win the
heart of readers. He is such a yummy hero,
it is not hard to understand Catherine’s
capitulation. Hannah and Alex’s story
begins in this book but is not resolved.
Hannah and Alex are the respective parents
of Catherine and Phillip. This is a mature
couple, and their story is just as
compelling as their children’s. The
dialogue between them is sizzling.
Hopefully, the author will present more of
their story in the upcoming books in this
series. The Prince and The Single Mom
is an enchanting romance with
fairytale aspects to the story. The author
has done a great job weaving her
storylines together. It contains plenty of
eroticism and romance. This reader looks
forward to the next book in this series."
—Susan T, Fallen Angel
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High above the Jones house, on clouds that only the most
faith-filled eye could see, two cherubic elderly sisters
stopped their knitting, closed their eyes, and inhaled deeply.
“Did you feel that, sister?”
“I did. I surely did.”
“Oh, doesn’t it feel wonderful? It’s been so long since
I’ve felt this much magic humming through my blood.”
“Oh my, it’s enough to make you blush, isn’t it? And so
“Quickly, Gwendolyn, the books!”
Each used a knitting needle as a magic wand, conjuring books to
float in the air before them.
“Oh my,” Eugenia, the eldest of the pair, said as she perused
her book. “I was going to say how nice it was to have someone
over the age of five believe in us. She certainly is over
five, isn’t she? Ah, well. Beggars can’t be choosers, I
suppose.” She looked over to where her sister was using her
knitting needle to flip through page after page in her book.
“So, Gwendolyn, any handsome princes available?”
“Ahh, not exactly,” Gwendolyn replied. She stopped turning pages
and read. “This could be promising. But honestly, sister, I have
no idea whatsoever how to accomplish this in these modern times.
Pumpkins and mice aside, it is a different world these
“It is. Yes, it is indeed.” Eugenia vanished her own book, so
she could turn her attention back to the one Gwendolyn floated
over to her. “But not to worry. While you’ve been taking your
weekly aerobics class, I’ve been watching television. And I know
exactly what to do! Well, look at this.” She smiled. “Do you
know, we have much more magic than we need for just one
happy-ever-after. And this is not only promising, it’s perfect.
Look, one of them is already there. ”
“I was thinking that very same thing myself. Oh, Eugenia, it
feels good to be needed again!”
“Yes, it does, doesn’t it? Now, we must not waste time. That
poor woman isn’t getting any younger, you know.”
In a cloud of sparkles and rose petals, the two sisters, fairy
godmothers both, vanished into thin air.
And so our tale begins. Once upon a time…
// // // // // // // // // // // // // // //
There she stood, waiting for him.
Philip took a moment to simply look at her. She wasn’t the most
beautiful woman he had ever seen.
But he craved her above all others.
He knew she hadn’t heard him drive in, for he’d come the back
way. But she sensed his presence now. Slowly, she turned to face
He’d been wrong. She was the most beautiful woman he’d
ever seen. Saying nothing, he went to her. His gaze locked with
hers, and he took her hands and brought them to his lips. “I am
so very glad you’re here.”
“I want to be here. With you. But…”
“Shhh. You don’t have to tell me you’re nervous. I can feel you
trembling. If you’ve changed your mind, tell me now. I’ll
understand. I may go and bang my head against a tree, but I will
Her laughter wasn’t as full as it might have been, but she did
laugh. “I haven’t changed my mind. I’d decided that this time, I
would be the seducer. Only, I’ve just realized I don’t know
“Poor Kate,” he said softly, placing her hands on his shoulders,
freeing his own hands to wander to her hips. He squeezed,
gently, and urged her closer. He wondered if she knew how much
she’d just revealed to him? Yes, she had given birth, but in
many ways she remained virginal. And therefore deserving of
every bit of care and tenderness he could give her.
“I’ve never known this urgency before. I looked up, only a few
short days ago, and saw you for the first time. Something almost
magical happened at that moment. Oh yes, I know you don’t
believe in magic. But I do.”
“Philip, I don’t need flowery words.”
She lacked belief in far more than magic and knights in shining
armor. She didn’t believe in her own appeal, and she didn’t
trust his words. He couldn't blame her. She'd believed once and
paid for it.
He changed his mind. If the bastard who hurt her so badly ever
did show up in Boisdemer, beheading wasn’t out of the
question after all.
He put away the sparking rage that burned in him on her behalf.
It had no place here. She faced him with such a troubled
expression, he bent to place a gentle kiss on her furrowed brow.
“Mon cherie, I know.
Perhaps I need the flowery words.” He knew the thoughts in her
head. She wanted to keep things simple. She thought this would
be an uncomplicated vacation fling. He didn’t doubt that her
heart held far more for him than she wanted to admit. He didn’t
need to hear her tell him right now. He was a patient man. At
least when it came to getting her to see the sweet light of
But he’d run out of patience waiting to have her.
Moving quickly, he scooped her into his arms, laughing when she
screamed and threw her arms around his neck as if to save
herself from being dropped.
She wasn’t heavy, and it wasn’t very far to his bedroom.
The sound of the door slamming still reverberated in the room
when he stopped before the bed and slowly lowered her feet to
the floor. There was light enough left in the day that he didn’t
bother with the bedside lamp. Instead, he ran his hands through
her hair, cupped her head, and drew her into his kiss.
He had already become addicted to the taste of her, the hot
sultry flavor he knew his body could never live without again.
Slowly, ever so slowly, he explored her mouth. Her hands grabbed
his wrists and held on even as her tongue met and danced with
his. Sensuous, erotic, the wet glide ignited tiny sparks in his
blood. Her arms moved up to twine around his neck, and he
complied with her unspoken request for more. His hands smoothed
down her back to her bottom and pulled her closer.
He knew the strength left her knees as he continued tasting her.
Not sure of his own strength, he weaned his lips from hers to
sit on the edge of the bed then gently pulled her to stand
between his legs.
Without speaking, he tugged her T-shirt out of her shorts. The
flesh of her belly was warm and soft and smooth. Loving the
touch of her under his hands, he caressed her. Then stripped the
shirt from her completely.
She gasped, and he couldn’t help but smile. “I’m trying so damn
hard to be gentle, cherie. But
I want you so bloody badly.”
“You don’t have to be gentle. It’s not like this is my first
He knew differently. He took a moment to admire the plain cotton
bra that supported and concealed her pretty breasts. He found
the simple garment more alluring than the finest lace. But it
had to go. Reaching behind her, he released the catch in one
Her naked breasts captivated him, prettily plump with delectable
pink nipples. Unable to resist, he opened his mouth and drew one
in. It pebbled and elongated, inviting him to have more. He was
Her fingers combed through his hair, holding him close. Her
moans told him how much she liked his actions. His hands shaped
her bottom then, in one fluid move, stripped the shorts and
panties down her legs. Not willing to give her a moment to
think, he slipped to his knees and set his mouth on her.
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