Heath’s Hope: Ambitious Hope MacKenzie left Heath Beckett with a bleeding heart, but now she’s back in town to aid her family’s struggling bank. When she gives a personal loan to the women who own the local knitting shop without consulting Heath, who has helped them with their finances for years, the two must work together to ensure the ladies’ business plan is in tip-top shape.
But will sharing their time reawaken deeper feelings?
Sweet Tooth: Artist Micah Taylor has returned home to Fiesta, Florida, after the death of the father who disowned him. When he decides to buy his father’s favorite candy to lay on his grave, it leads to a scorching-hot reunion with Sweet Tooth store owner Cash Callahan. Micah wants to publicly celebrate their rekindled feelings, but Cash fears the backlash from small-town minds intolerant of both gay and interracial romance. It’s up to Micah to convince him that life is sweeter when you’re true to yourself.
Sparked by Love: If artist Leo Wilson can get the okay to install his glass fireworks at Fort Vancouver on the Fourth of July, it could be his big career break. But some crabby bureaucrat stands between him and the permits he needs. He’s surprised to discover the culprit is actually beautiful, young Shannon Morgan, and even more shocked when fireworks ignite between them.
Delicious Deception: Artist Emily Kate Boudreaux spends her days running a restaurant on a Texas bayou because it’s what her family expects. Then sexy chef Connor Rikeland walks into her life and turns her business—and her bed—into one hot adventure. But his story is a sham, and Cajun cooking isn’t his ticket to fame after all. Emily Kate must decide what’s real, what’s a lie, and what’s worth risking her heart over.
The Bull Rider’s Keeper: Rodeo star Jesse Sullivan isn’t afraid of anything … except maybe following his secret dream of being an artist. When he decides to take a chance and make an offer on an art gallery, owner Taylor DeMarco teaches him what it means to be truly fearless.
Ruby’s Reward: When Ruby Rendell’s vindictive ex accuses her of illegally trading stolen artwork, she makes just one mistake in her defense: she lets her body outwit her brain. Her affair with her ex’s sidekick, Raphael Gianetti, is definitely a bad idea … but it feels so good.
Art of Affection: Holly Hartland has spent the last year in Los Angeles finalizing her divorce and getting her career as an art gallery curator back on track. The platonic co-parenting role she shares with LAPD detective Gary Sumner is perfect for two people who’ve sworn off romance, but the burgeoning sexual chemistry they share proves hard to ignore.
Montana Christmas Magic: Former tennis pro Logan Collins inherits a cabin in rural Phillipsburg, Montana, that he’s not allowed to sell for six months. It’s just enough time to start a sweet relationship with artist and temporary chocolatier Julie Thompson. But despite the trappings of permanence—a dog, a horse, and a woman who brings light into his dark days—his life is still in New York. Can he persuade Julie that Christmas in Manhattan is just as inspiring? Or will the holidays put the final wrap on their relationship?
by USA Today best-selling author Alicia Hunter Pace with Jasmine Nightshade, Peggy Bird, Tami Lund, Lynn Cahoon, Alicia Thorne, Ellen Butler, and Casey Dawes
Sensuality Level: Sensual