The Thick of Things

by – J. L. Campbell (Author)

(In Medias Res Book 1)

Available on Amazon

Book Description:

Life has a way of going awry when you least expect it, and Khalila Skyers learns this lesson the hard way.

In one devastating blow after another, she loses her cozy existence. Then Douglas Blythe overtakes her life like a flood, and she’s not equipped to deal with an attraction that seems forbidden and overwhelming. But her body and heart want what they want, and leave her wondering if she ever knew herself at all.

Douglas is determined to help Khalila move beyond her obsession with the past and reach for love a second time.

No matter how long it takes. No matter the distance. He’s going to prove he’s worth the risk.

Reviews for the Book

This was a very enjoyable sexy 'second-chance-at-love' novel. A mature read, where the entire unfolding of this couple's journey felt real and grounded in experience. I loved how the love tie between Khalila and Douglas developed slowly, giving the reader time to truly understand step by step Khalila's pain. For Khalila it took courage to not only open her heart again, coming out of a marriage, with all of the unraveling heartache involved, but also to learn to move on from heart-wrenching tragedy. This was a mature romance which told it like it is. All of the hurts, the insecurities, responsibilities and second guessing were put out there, amid an urge to move on and dare to love again. This author tells a passionate romance, set within a richly descriptive Jamaican-setting, with lovely cultural flourishes, textured detail, and fully fleshed-out characters. All in all, a very nice read. 
- LS Bergman

About the Author: J. L. Campbell

National Bestselling Author, J.L. Campbell writes contemporary, paranormal, and sweet romance, romantic suspense, inspirational and women’s fiction, as well as new and young adult novels. Campbell, who hails from Jamaica, has penned forty books.

She is a certified editor, and book coach. When she’s not writing, Campbell adds to her extensive collection of photos detailing Jamaica’s flora and fauna. Visit her on the web at or

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