Sneak Peek at Finding Ronan’s Heart

by | Mar 26, 2021 | Random Thoughts from Melanie's Blog | 92 comments

Writing is a solitary job. That is why I rely on a close group of trusted friends to read my manuscript early and give me honest feedback.  Authors often brush off reviews as “not every book is for every reader”. If I can be honest with you, the words pour out of my soul. I live and breathe these characters for days on end often for months. I want readers to love my storytelling. That’s why this early reading and feedback is so important and critical to my process. 

Thursday morning a breathed a sigh of relief as I got my first-round edits from Lisa, my trusted and always honest editor with Silently Correcting Your Grammar. As she told the members of my Facebook reader group – “Ronan > Jaxson!” 

I hope you are excited as I am to meet more of the adult children of the VESTED INTEREST and THE CONTRACT SERIES. Team Moreland Books is working on a cover reveal and teasers to get you equally excited about getting to know Aiden and Cami Callaghan’s kids. I thought I’d share a sneak peek of the novel. I adore this hero and so glad to bring him his HEA.

*Subject to change in final manuscript*

After churros, we took a short drive and ended up at the waterfront. We strolled around, got ice cream, and walked along the water’s edge. It was getting later, the sun disappearing fast and not many people around. It wasn’t even close to being as nice as Port Albany, but for Toronto, it was okay. She sighed as she looked over the water.

“You like that?” I asked. “Water, I mean?”

“Yes. I love to swim.”

I thought of the Hub. The pool. The lake. The exercise room I could help out Evan in. It was on the tip of my tongue to tell her. But then the whole family thing, the triplet angle, all of it would come up. I decided to stay silent until I was sure there was something ahead of us besides tonight.

When I was ready to share.

“There’s a pool in my condo building,” I offered.

“Maybe,” she replied. “I might take you up on that.”

I nodded, looking out over the water. The desire to kiss her was predominant. She stood close to me, her head barely grazing my shoulder. I could feel her warmth. Smell the scent of her light perfume. Flowery, pretty. Unique—like her. She finished her ice cream, wiping her lips, the action bringing my gaze to her mouth. Her lips were full. Pink. Would they be as soft as they looked? Would she taste of the cherry ice cream, the cinnamon of the churros? Both?

I wanted to know more than I had wanted anything in a long time. She turned her head, her eyes meeting mine. Slowly, everything around us faded. All I could see was her. Wild hair, dark eyes that beckoned. A full mouth I wanted to claim. Her lush curves that invited my hands to sculpt over them, pull her to me.

She blinked, her long lashes fluttering. “What are you thinking?” she whispered.

The atmosphere was heavy. Serious. Too serious.

I gazed into her dark eyes. “I was wondering if I should switch my home and auto insurance to Geico,” I deadpanned.

For a moment, there was no reaction. Then she laughed. The loud peals I found so enticing. And suddenly, she was in my arms and our mouths fused together, her amusement shared only between us. I kissed her deeply, her lips parting for me right away. I tasted the ice cream. The cinnamon. Her. She delved her hands into my hair, pulling me closer. We both groaned. I bent, lifting her into my arms so I could kiss her longer. Harder. She was perfect in my embrace. Soft. Warm. Melting into me as if she belonged there. Nothing existed outside this moment. I slanted my head, kissing her deeper, taking everything she gave me and wanting more. Every nerve in my body lit up as if on fire. My heart pounded a fast rhythm in my chest, her name echoing with every beat. She whimpered as I dragged my lips across her cheek to her ear.

“Beth,” I moaned. “You are so sweet.”

“More,” she replied. “Kiss me more.”

I was happy to comply, capturing her mouth with mine.

I knew right then there was no going back. I was all in. No matter her limited time, no matter her responsibilities, I wanted to be a part of them. Part of her life.



Coming to Amazon and Kindle Unlimited on June 24, 2021

“The boys.”

“The Callaghan Triplets.”

“Three of a kind.”

All his life, Ronan Callaghan has been part of a group. Always looking out for his brothers. Never seen as an individual or judged on his own merits.

When his brothers veer onto their own path, he finds himself alone. Restless.

Then he meets her.


A waitress who sees him just for himself. None of the trappings of his wealth or family.

A woman who only wants to know him—Ronan.

She captures his heart, but how will she feel when she discovers the truth he’s holding back?

Can he show her the man he really is?

That he would be rather be hers than anything else?


It is time for the next generation of BAM, a brand new series of interconnected standalones based on the Vested Interest world! Start with My Saving Grace 

Did you miss Addi and Brayden’s Wedding? Read A Merry Vested Wedding. 

Want to start with the original BAM? Binge read the Vested Interest series. 

Have you read the start of the VanRyan Family? Check out The Contract series. 

All available with Kindle Unlimited


  1. Heather Navarre

    Woo hoo! Loved Ronan’s story. Beth was the perfect fit for him!

    • Donna

      I can not wait to read this!

      • Terra oenning

        Woohoo can’t wait sounds so good

      • Lahari

        Can’t wait to read about Ronan and Beth

        • Kayla Johnston

          Congratulations xx sounds amazing!!

    • Erin Lewis

      Beth and Ronan were perfect for one another

      • Pamela

        Absolutely fabulous read!

    • Wendy Simek

      I can’t wait to read this.

      See you in Philly in November

    • B.J. Bernal

      Sounds so good!

  2. Donna Smith

    Cannot wait for the world to love Ronan and Beth as much as I do!

  3. Karen Hulseman

    I cannot WAIT for everyone to meet these two! Ronan makes me swoon!

    • Charlene

      OMGGG!!! That coverrrr is everything ❤️

  4. Jackie Wright

    Loved this book so big. Everyone needs Ronan in there life

  5. Joy Avery

    Definitely plan to read this!

  6. Mary Young

    Sounds amazing! Looking forward to reading this.

  7. Andrea conley

    I love this book. They are the perfect couple.

  8. Sandi Hopkins-Thompson

    This book sounds so good! I can’t wait to read this! I love Melanie’s writing!

  9. Gaby J

    Just found this- can’t wait to read it!

  10. Melissa

    Love this book so much!

  11. Victoria Weston

    I cant wait to read this book it sounds amazing.

  12. Kathy

    Need to read this!

    • Tina

      Love the cover, added to kindle.

  13. susan

    Another great addition ~ so excited to read!

    • Simone

      I’m super excited !!

    • Ann Lopez

      I am looking forward to reading Ronan’s story

  14. Kristie

    Sounds fantastic! Beautiful cover!

  15. Carol Seymour

    I am astounded – Melanie Moreland just keeps bringing me back for more and more. Ronan and Beth are two of my newest favorites. They are so easy to love.

  16. Tracey

    Can’t wait to read

    • Nicole Ortiz

      Congratulations on your new release
      Can’t wait to read!

  17. Suzanne Giorgione

    Sounds so good!

  18. Chrystal

    This sounds good!!

  19. Robin Orgera

    Wow. Sounds Fantastic.

    • Anushka Verulkar

      Oohkkk…. So Ronan definitely has taken up a lot of traits of both Aiden and Cami.. Loved this small excerpt.. Can’t wait to read more✨

  20. Anna

    I adored this story!! Can’t wait for everyone to read it!

    • Andrea

      Sounds wonderful!

      • Rebecca

        This book sounds right up my alley. I would love to read it!

  21. Shelley

    This book sounds amazing and right up my alley

    • Diane S

      Love This!! <3 I *Swoon* for Ronan!!

  22. ana

    I loved the book! My favorite are still Grace and Jaxson, but Ronan and Beth are so cute.

  23. Lissete

    I’m so looking forward to reading your books! Loved the teaser for Ronan’s story!

  24. Patty Hudock

    OMGosh … I cannot wait to read this!! So excited!!!

  25. Amber


  26. Juli Hall

    I can’t wait to read it

  27. Geri Smits

    I’m so excited to read this, and fall head over heels in love with Ronan!

  28. Mirele

    This book sounds so amazing, and I loved the cover! it’s so pretty!

  29. Peggy Schnurr

    One,of my fav reads, loved it and can’t wait for the next

  30. Janine

    I can’t wait to read this book.

  31. Kathleen Bylsma

    I’ve yet to see you go wrong, Melonnie!

  32. Karen W

    I cannot wait to read this! Sounds so good

  33. Laraine

    This books should be fun. You can’t go wrong with a Melanie book.

  34. Angie Hance

    I’ve been ready for this since I finished Saving Grace!! Yay!!

  35. Tina R

    I’m excited to read this!

  36. carrie thackston

    I love this family!!! Excited to read!

  37. Suzana T.

    Love it. Sounds amazing

  38. Caroline

    Omg sounds so good. Can’t wait to read this book ❤️

  39. Clarissa

    Love it!

  40. Latifa Morrisette

    This sounds so good!

  41. Caitlin

    I’m so excited to read about Ronan! I’ve enjoyed all the sneak peeks about the couple’s “meet cute”.

  42. Marcie L.

    This book sounds so good! I can’t wait to dig in!!

  43. Dimaris Rossy

    Planing to read this soon!!

  44. Rebecca E.

    So sweet!

  45. Ashley J.

    This book looks really good. I can’t wait to read it!

  46. Shelly Peterson

    Sounds really good.

  47. mary baird

    Loved Ronan! He was so awesome you couldn’t help but swoon. Beth was a lucky lady.

  48. Dorothy Sobota

    Oh that kiss…..can’t wait to

  49. Amy Butterbaugh

    The snippit sounds awesome. I can’t wait to read more.

  50. lea

    Can`t wait to read it <3

  51. Allison

    The sweetest beginnings of wonderful ❤️

  52. Ellen Leighton

    Love it and love that it’ll be in KU!

  53. Elaine G

    This sounds really good.

  54. Irma Jurejevčič

    I’m so excited to read it!

  55. Claire Annovazzi

    You got me interested!

  56. Rachelle Westcott

    Sounds awesome! Can’t wait to read!

  57. Teresa C.

    Melanie is a guarantee. Her books never let you down!

  58. Carol

    This book is amazing! I loved Ronan so much!

  59. Tresha

    Sounds amazing!

  60. Andrea Drake

    Love this blurb! Can’t wait to read this! ❤️

  61. Marina Skinner

    This blurb is awesome. Looking forward to reading it!

    • Natali Nacevska

      It’s gorgeous and sounds intriguing❤❤❤
      Excited to read this…

  62. Cherie J

    Sounds great! Looking forward to reading it.

  63. M

    Excited to start this on the weekend.

  64. Lahari

    Can’t wait to read about Ronan amd Beth

  65. Michelle

    Wow – I cannot wait to read this!

  66. Amy Reierson

    This book is amazing

  67. Kayla Busch

    I can’t wait to read this book!!!

  68. Jane Vogler

    I want to read this so bad. Congrats and Happy Book Birthday!

  69. Amanda Reynolds

    Sounds like a great read!

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  71. Tracey

    Sounds amazing. I can’t wait to read

  72. Anita Jude

    The book sounds amazing and I love the way you write you make sparks are flying for the both of them

  73. Cassandra D

    I love the story.


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