her hobby of building intricate miniature dioramas into an art career. She's finally
ready to grab for that tiny brass ring, but her potential new massage client
shakes her resolve.
Forrest Williams had finally healed from the car accident
that killed his fiancee, but a new injury now threatens his professional
hockey career. Even allowing for everything he's suffered, the depth of the
emotional and physical pain Tess senses in Forrest at their first meeting
shocks her, and she puts aside her artistic aspirations for two months to help
When Forrest shows Tess's dioramas to his mother, who owns a
top Toronto art gallery, she agrees to sell Tess's work but her rules and
restrictions stifle Tess's creativity. Giving up the career of her dreams is
unthinkable, but losing the freedom and joy she'd always found in her art is
unbearable, and Tess can't seem to find a way to have both at once.
All Corinne has ever wanted was the role of clarinetist for the Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra. The clarinet, and working to master it, is all she has left of her father, who abandoned the family when she was a little girl. But after failing to clinch an open spot in a heated audition, her life-plan soon goes overboard. Not only does she break up with her longtime boyfriend, Clay, she also makes a decision that will alter her destiny in ways she never imagined...
After a medical procedure and a couple of months of changing everything in her life, a pregnant Corinne meets Melissa and her gorgeous flirt of a brother-in-law, Austin, on a cruise. The heat of the Caribbean sun soon combines with a mutual attraction to create a sizzling connection neither Corinne nor Austin can deny. But when the truth comes out about Corinne's condition, will lifelong playboy Austin man up? Or will Corinne's hope for a future beyond a shipboard romance prove yet another PLAN OVERBOARD?
After his trial, she moves from New York City to Toronto in an attempt to start over, but his words cling to her and even in a new country she can't see how to move into relationships with the new people in her life while hiding the secret of Christophe's worst offense.
She can't hide that secret from her coworker Jake, though, because the news buff has recognized her from the coverage of the assault and trial and knows every word she can't bring herself to say about her ordeal.
With Jake's help, can Alexa reclaim her story and her life?
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"Good to Myself": One obstacle keeps columnist
Lydia Grange from the promotion she craves: beating her two coworkers in a
"be 'good to yourself' for four weeks" competition. Piece of
(cheese)cake. Lydia, queen of instant gratification, will indulge herself even
more, ensure her readers do too, and it'll be the easiest month of her life.
Unless... could there be more to self-care than sex and shopping and sugar?
"Pink is a Four-Letter Word": Nothing ever comes
easily for Larissa, a makeup artist who both loves and fears pink and all
things feminine. After a particularly painful string of disasters, she takes a
job teaching English in Kuwait in the hopes that she will be a new and better
person there. But can she really leave her psychological baggage behind in
Toronto, or is it true that 'wherever you go, there you are'?
"Everybody's Got a Story": Both personally and
professionally, Alexa knows all too well the power of words. Two years after
her boyfriend viciously assaulted her, she's still trying to label herself as
more than simply 'his victim'. She moves to Toronto after his trial for a fresh
start, but his actions and especially his words stick with her and make that
impossible. Can Alexa reclaim her story and her life?
"Fifty Million Reasons": Angela has typical
lottery-player plans: help friends and family, give more to charity, and escape
her rut. But when she wins big, she faces angry relatives, her own unexpected
greed, and a lawsuit from the person who put her in that rut. Almost nobody
treats her normally, and they've got fifty million reasons not to. She can buy
anything she wants now, but can she buy the life she needs?
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At least, she's sure until she meets his brothers on the cruise and discovers she's dated both of them: Austin, the fun-loving flirt whose kisses still haunt her dreams, and Nicholas, the sweet horror movie fan whose lack of ambition upset her in ways she still doesn't understand.
Melissa expected to spend tons of time onboard with her fiancé, but he instead spends nearly his every waking moment in the casino displaying a previously unseen love of gambling. This surprise, and the time she spends with Nicholas and with Austin, makes her question everything she thought she wanted.
Her relationship with Owen was just fine before, but suddenly 'just fine' doesn't seem good enough to keep a marriage alive for a lifetime. Melissa has two weeks to decide: stay with Owen or jump ship.
goal-setter, but somehow nothing she achieves ever seems good enough to her.
Determined to lose forty pounds for her best friend's August wedding, Rhiannon
flees her parents' house in a Christmas-day blizzard to avoid the temptation of
all her favorite foods, but her car skids off the deserted road into a tree.
Unable to escape the car, with her leg trapped and bleeding
and her cell phone out of reach, Rhiannon is at first certain she'll be rescued
and writes notes to her friends and family to pass the time. As the weather
cools and her condition deteriorates, though, she recognizes the possibility
that her life might be over. Interspersed with increasingly desperate escape
attempts, her letters become deeper and more heart-felt as she comes to see
what really matters in life.
There's only one place she feels peaceful: near her new coworker. He's just been left at the altar and he should be devastated but instead he's quiet. Calm.
Too calm? Or could he be the safe harbor she desperately needs?