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Publication Order of Bully Me Books

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Publication Order of Cell Block C Books

A Thousand Cuts (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Crazy Stupid Books

Crazy Stupid Love (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crazy Stupid Obsession (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crazy Stupid Perfection (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Everything After Books

Everything After (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Everything in Between (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Night Books

Where the Night Ends (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
When Dawn Breaks (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Space Between Books

The Space Between Love & Hate (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Space Between Now & Forever (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Ten Hours Books

Publication Order of The Tequila Duet Books

Publication Order of You and I Books

You and I, Alone (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
You and I Together (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
You and I Forever (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Taming Lo (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Finding Kenley (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Way Back (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Claimed by You (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond Love Lies Deceit (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
How We Fall (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Road to You (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Force of Nature (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
All That We Are (With: Rose David) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Me Like You Won't Let Go (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Violets are not Blue (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Almost Never (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Follow Me Down (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Poison & Wine (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
All the Pretty Lies (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fire and Silk (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
When it Comes to You (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Force of Gravity (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Watch Me Burn (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Meet Me at Midnight (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
All the Bright Lights (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Games We Play (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Melissa Toppen is a bestselling author of romantic suspense and new adult romance from Cincinnati Ohio.

The author was born and brought up in Ohio, even though she currently makes her home in Cincinnati where she writes her novels. Toppen is married to her high school sweetheart and together they have two beautiful children three years apart.

The author published “Finding Kenley” her debut novel in 2014 and has never looked back since. As one of the most prolific authors in the genre, she now has more than forty works to her name spread across several series, single-standing novels, and even a collection of short stories.

She has said that she loves writing what she reads and hence she developed a soft spot for romance fiction over the years. As a teenager, she spent much of her time scribbling in notebooks as she penned all manner of song lyrics, poems, and stories.
In fact, she dreamed of making a career as an author during this time. Still, it was not until many years later, and now married that she decided to pursue her passion and become a published author. Her husband had been pressuring her to do it for several years as he clearly saw that she was talented.

Just to shut him up, she decided to give it a go and was surprised that it came very naturally to her. In less than two months, she was done writing her first manuscript and she was hooked. While her first work was very successful, it was not until she started writing full-time that she considered herself a writer.

As a reader, Melissa has also been influenced by books. Her biggest influence has to be Harry Potter, even though this seems strange given that she for the most part writes fantasy.
She was just a teenager when J.K. Rowling published “Harry Potter” and reading her novels, she learned how to bring a story to life. She believes that had it not been for J.K. and Harry Potter, she would not have been the author she is today.

When she is not spending time with family, she can usually be found attending rock concerts, hanging out with her girls, and reading romances. She particularly loves listening to “Blue October” and has a secret crush on Luke Bryan.
Melissa Toppen also loves to watch TV and is a huge fan of the shows such as “The Big Bang Theory,” “Big Brother,” “Homeland,” and “The Walking Dead” among many others. As for her foods, she loves Basil Wheat Thins and Sun-Dried Tomato.
She has said that if she was not a writer she would have probably been an actor. Even without any talent for singing, acting, and the stage, she has always been fascinated by the theater.

“Crazy Stupid Love” is the debut novel of the “Crazy Stupid” series by Melissa Toppen.
It introduces Kimber Lynn James a 19-year-old that is a student at the University of Oregon. She thinks herself fortunate to have escaped the influence of her ex-boyfriend and her parents and loves to live the life she wants as she studies.
However, she is coming to realize that her life has been very different even as she tries to find her own identity.
On the other hand, is Decklan Taylor, a 25-year-old who has made a reputation for his one-night stands and nights spent drinking. He is the co-owner of the bar he ruins with Gavin a man he calls his brother from another mother.
When Decklan and Kimber first meet, they have an electric connection and instant chemistry. But they both have some shadowy past that may come to influence the progression of their relationship.
The work tells the story of a bad boy with demons from the past who meets a good girl determined to break from her parents who have been trying to mold her into what she does not want.
It comes with explosive heat between Kimber and Decklan with some heartwarming and emotional moments for both lead characters.

“Crazy Stupid Obsession” by Melissa Toppen is the story of Gavin and Harlee that were first introduced in “Crazy Stupid Love” the debut novel of the series. Harlee is Kimber’s roommate and her best friend while Gavin is the co-owner of Deviants bar and also the best friend to Decklan.
When they first met, Harlee realized that Gavin was the man she had been looking for over the years, even though he does not seem to be interested. Rejected, she decides to date a man that makes her feel safe but she just cannot forget Gavin.
Suddenly, he started coming around and seems to be obsessed with her, even though she now had a boyfriend. Harlee now has to choose and is torn between a love that she is certain will break her in the end or safety with her current boyfriend but with no spark even if comfortable.
It makes for a thrilling three-way romance that features two characters with the same stubborn and happy-go-lucky personalities that may just destroy them both.

Melissa Toppen’s novel “Crazy Stupid Perfection” is the story of Gavin Porter’s best friends Paxton Stewart and Charlie.
The former had become something like family but had then developed feelings for Charlie, even though she is off-limits as a relationship might just jeopardize his relationship with Gavin.
On her part, Charlie has had a crush on Paxton for the longest time and just before graduating from New York Univerity, she had a passionate one-night stand with the man. They had vowed to keep their dream night a secret but once she comes back home she discovers her feelings for Paxton have only gotten stronger.
Paxton also feels strongly about Charlie but he is torn between his loyalty to Gavin and his feelings for Charlie. The two have some strong chemistry and they can only deny each other for so long making for an electric rollercoaster story with a lot of drama and heartfelt emotions.

Melissa Toppen is best known as a bestselling author of contemporary, romantic suspense, and new adult novels. She has said that she has always been a lover of books and there is nothing that she loves more than losing herself in a good work of fiction.

Since she has always loved romance, it was not surprising that she published Consumed her debut romance novel in 2014. Toppen now has more than forty works to her name among them a collection of short fiction, a contribution to the “Cell Block C” series, several series, and single-standing novels.

The author got married to her high school sweetheart and together they have two beautiful children. When she is not spending time with her family, she loves hanging out with her girls, reading, and going to rock concerts.
Some of her favorite bands include Basil Wheat Thins, Sun Dried Tomato, and Blue October which she is obsessed about.

Melissa currently makes her home in Cincinnati Ohi where she lives with her two children and her husband.

Like many authors, Melisssa Toppen always loved writing and as a teenager, she used to spend hours writing song lyrics, poems, and stories in her notebooks. However, it was not until about two years ago that she sat down and began penning her debut work.

For the longest time, she had been getting a lot of pressure from her husband who encouraged her to do it. One day, she just decided it was time and maybe to just shut up her husband.
She was pleasantly surprised by how natural it came to her and in just two months she was done writing her debut manuscript. She has been hooked on writing since then. However, it was not until she quit her full-time job that she considered herself a writer.

She got the inspiration for writing her debut novel from her family which has inspired almost every story she has ever written. She has said that her husband is particularly spectacular in providing encouragement.
While he does have his flaws just like any other person, Melissa believes that were it not for him she would not have been the author that she is today.

Melissa Toppen’s biggest influence has to be “Harry Potter” which sounds crazy given that she is a writer of romance fiction.

She was a teenager when Harry Potter first came out and learned a lot about bringing a story to life from J.K Rowling. In fact, she believes that apart from her husband, it was J.K. who inspired her the most to become an author.
Nonetheless, her favorite author has to be Nashoda Rose who she believes pens some of the darkest and most gripping romances. Over the years, she has also met a lot of authors that have mentored her.

Melissa has said that if she was not a writer, she would probably be doing theater as she has always been fascinated with being on stage singing and acting. Apart from spending time with her family she also loves to watch TV shows such as “The Big Bang Theory,” “Homeland,” and “The Walking Dead.”

In Melissa Toppen’s “Crazy Stupid Love,” the story opens with Declan meeting Kimber when she comes to the bar with her friends and they have an instant attraction.
However, they only exchange words the first night but with subsequent meetings, they get to know more about each other and ultimately succumb to their attraction.
However, Declan has been dealing with a devastating loss and had closed himself off with regard to love and now lives only for the present and now.

But Kimber tells him that she is ready to take him as he is and they embark on a relationship that is supposed to be just temporary and fun.

Soon enough the temporary no longer feels like it is enough and the fun starts feeling very serious. They may soon have to make some very serious decisions of the heart.
Declan comes with a cocky attitude which makes it a lot of fun even if he is suffering from a devastating loss.

On the other hand, Kimber makes for a great addition to his life as she strikes out on her own in the quest to find her own happiness even though her loved ones do not support her.

“Crazy Stupid Obsession” by Melissa Toppen is the beautiful romance story of Gavin Potter and Harleee Travers.

Gavin is the co-owner of the Deviants bar and is known for living life on the fast lane, partying, working, and getting a different woman into his bed every night.

But then the beautiful and sassy Harlee comes into the bar and things will never be the same again. He believed it would be just a one-night stand but several months later and he is unable to forget her as his feelings for her just keep getting stronger.

On her part, Harlee has had trust issues since she had been abandoned by her parents as a kid. But then the gorgeous and ever-elusive Gavin Potter comes into her world and changes everything.
When she meets Bryan, she finds that he provides everything Gavin does not but she does not feel the spark. But then Gavin comes back and wants to take things to the next level.
It makes for a thrilling romance work as the hero and the heroine have some intense heat that will have the reader in emotional knots.

Melissa Toppen’s “Crazy Stupid Perfection” is the story of Charlie Potter that just ran back to her home in Portland as she was unable to deal with the pressure of college life in New York.
But what she does not know is that her brother’s best friend Paxton who broke her heart a few years back is also back home.

It is not long before she finds herself drawing in the emotions and feelings for the man who has always lived in her heart rent-free ever since she was thirteen years old.
She is a spunky girl now and sets out to show Paxton that she deserves to be his woman but her secretive and headstrong ways are going to her in a lot of trouble.

Paxton Stewart had returned to California to mourn his dead mother. The last thing he thought he would have to deal with is Charlie the saucy little girl he once had a thing with before he left town.
Just when he thought he was going to pick up the pieces of his life and go back to chasing his dreams, Charlie starts to rock his world in all manner of ways.

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