About J.L. Leslie
I am a happily married mother of three (two boys and one girl). I live in a very small town in Alabama. Never lived anywhere else. I’ve been writing since my early twenties, but I couldn’t seem to finish a book. I’ve started self-publishing with the encouragement from my mom. Without her encouragement, I don’t think I would’ve done it. She always supported me and writing is something I’ve always enjoyed doing. As long as I enjoy it, I’ll continue to do it. I’ve learned already that I can’t please everyone. Not all reviews will be good, not all reviews will be bad. I’m the one that has to be happy with my work.
I get my inspiration from life experiences, movies, television, other authors, and music. Music is definitely a big influence on my writing. I can hear a song and it can inspire an entire book for me. I listen to it while I’m driving or before I start writing and it keeps me inspired. I like to put music in my books, even if it’s just one song the characters listen to or hear at some point. Sometimes music has gotten me through the really tough times in my life and that’s why it inspires me.
I like to write fast-paced, steamy romance reads. I like for my males to be alpha-males and my heroines to be strong, but both need to have one weakness- each other. I am an avid reader. I absolutely love romance books!
Coached In Love
June 1, 2021
Eight Best-Selling and Award-Winning romance authors have joined forces to bring you eight sizzling small-town romance stories guaranteed to have you desperate for a cool down!
Heartbreak. Redemption. Hope. Passion. Suspense. Love.
You will find it all in these uniquely intertwined stories that will have you devouring each page. Will love survive in the seaport town of Coree Harbor? Or will hearts be broken?
There are always secrets buried deep in the waters. But all will be revealed in Hometown Heartbreakers.
This boxset is guaranteed to have something for everyone — second chance romance, age gap romance, rom-com, BDSM, rock star romance, MC romance, and even daddy play. Each book in the Hometown Heartbreakers boxset is standalone with HEA. Settle in with a cold drink and turn up the air conditioner. It’s about to get hot!
Deep In Love — Delaney Foster
Coached In Love — J.L. Leslie
Running In Love — JL Long
Lesson In Love — Jade Royal
35 Seconds In Love — Lawrence Hall
Drunk In Love — Leah Negron
Lawman In Love — Lucas X. Black
Stamped In Love — Pepper North
Lady and the Tramp Re-Telling
I am already booking projects for 2022 and this time I'm trying my hand at mafia romance! Look for more details to come on this one! Oh, and be sure to check out the MC side of this one, too!
Heartless Havoc - Cocky Hero World
February 21, 2021
If you read Stuck Up Suit you should remember the "vultures" Graham referred to when he purchased his ex-best friend, Liam's, business...well...meet one of those "vultures" in...
Pre-order coming soon!
I have been called arrogant. Ruthless. Heartless. I don’t consider those characteristics to be insults. If I am arrogant, ruthless, and heartless, then people cower down. I make my own rules and call all the shots. I suppose that’s why people opt to call me by my last name.
It’s very fitting for me. I wreak havoc on anyone who gets in my way. Right now, that person is a beautiful redhead who refuses to play by my rules. Doesn’t she know I’m the only one who’s allowed to break them?
She came out of nowhere. Hit me a like a freight train. Now, she’s the one causing havoc in my life. Destroying everything I have worked for. Taking pieces of me I wasn’t aware I had to give.
They call me arrogant. Ruthless. Heartless. I guess I’ll have to show her exactly how heartless I can be. What kind of havoc I can wreak on her life.
Before she completely ruins me.
December 8, 2020
The much anticipated final installment in the Dirty Southern Secrets Series is coming December 8th!!!
Here is the official cover reveal!!
You can pre-order Something Reckless by J.L. Leslie on Amazon today!
I have always been an adrenaline junkie. I have sought out the thrills and rushes, my latest adventure being on the back of a bull. Anything that gets my blood pumping and my heart pounding. Anything that makes me feel alive.
I had no idea a woman could give me that feeling.
One look at her and my blood starts pumping. My heart starts pounding. I feel alive. She is the ultimate thrill. The ultimate rush.
And I cannot have her. I am not supposed to want her. Even thinking of her is reckless.
She is my brother’s ex-wife.
**Something Reckless is Kipton and Brynn’s story and is book three in the Dirty Southern Secrets Series. It is a standalone full-length novel. It contains adult content, adult language, and sexual content. It is intended for mature readers only.**
Worth the Risk
August 4, 2020
Are you willing to take the risk?
Worth the Risk is NOW LIVE and available on all platforms!
When I was seventeen, I fell in love. It was incredible, earth shattering, but most of all, it was heartbreaking. He walked away without an explanation. Without saying goodbye.
He was simply gone.
But five years later, I walk into a room and he’s there. He had been only hours away from me all these years. I often imagined how a reunion between us would be. Would I run into his arms, kiss him and tell him I still love him?
No, I slugged him.
I knew the day would come when I’d have to face Skylar. I made a decision years ago that I’ve always questioned. Always wondered if it was the right choice. I was torn between the woman lying in my bed and the best friend who was giving me the opportunity for a better life.
Skylar deserved better than me. I chose the Royal Bastards MC.
Now, she’s here, having been brought to the club for protection. Our reunion didn’t go as I imagined it would. There was no sweet embrace, no words even exchanged. She marched right up to me and punched me in the face.
I knew right then and there, I never stopped loving her. Thing is, the Royal Bastards have rules. I live and die by them. If I break them, I’m out. I’ll lose my patch and lose the family I have.
Is Skylar worth the risk?
Hearts of Hollis Series
November 8, 2020
Some of you may remember the Hearts of Hollis Series I co-wrote with the amazing Nicole Dykes!
We co-wrote books 1-3 together and due to scheduling conflicts, I finished out the series solo with the final installment, Admiring Avery.
Well, I am excited to announce that the re-write of book one, Marking Madden, has officially been re-released!
Besting Brady and Changing Caleb will also be getting a total re-vamp and will be re-published by me! I will stick with the same small-town Hollis characters you have come to know and love but with my signature style that you have also (hopefully) come to know and love!
While you wait on the other books to be re-vamped, you can one-click Marking Madden today!
My ex-boyfriend ghosted me. The awful break-up that didn't occur because he didn't have the decency to actually say the words. Well, that happened to me. Now, he's back in town and wants to be friends. Pretend nothing happened between us.
I have a better idea. Make him jealous.
Love is blind. Damn right it is. I couldn't see what was happening right in front of me. Love makes you do crazy things. This is also true. I stole a million dollars and I ran to a town that isn't even on the map.
Marking Madden is Jade and Madden's story from the Hearts of Hollis Series. This book contains adult content, adult language, and sexual situations. It is intended for mature readers only.
October 8, 2018
Everyone deserves a free book! If you love opposites attract, forbidden love and MC romance, then this is the book for you!
As a rehabilitation therapist for the California State Prison, I look for the best in people. Sometimes, it’s hard for me to find the best in myself though. I only wanted an escape. That’s all I have ever wanted. I walked into that bar and found my escape in a man I had no intentions of seeing again.
I didn’t have any expectations from the stranger from the bar. I didn’t expect him to save me from a riot that broke out in the city. I certainly didn’t expect to feel this unexplainable pull to him. But I do. And now I know who he is. He’s a member of the Iron Claw MC.
She was supposed to be a one-time thing. Neither of us wanted more. Instead, she turned my world upside down. I don’t know who I am when I’m with her. A good guy, or the guy I have always been? The guy who follows orders from my president. No matter the cost.
I can’t expect Remy to be part of my world. She’s heaven and I’m hell. It doesn’t matter that gravity continues to pull us to each other. I can’t drag her down with me, especially when the things I do for the club will forever change her life.
**This book contains adult content, graphic language, violence, and sexual situations. It is intended for mature readers only.**
All of my books can be found on Amazon and the majority of them are in Amazon KU!
You can find both Gravity and Worth the Risk available on all platforms!
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"We lose ourselves in books,
we find ourselves there too."