Molly Somerville loves her career as the creator of the Daphne the Bunny children's book series, but the rest of her life could use some improvement. She has a reputation for trouble that started even before she gave away her fifteen-million-dollar inheritance. Then there's her long-term crush on the quarterback for the Chicago Stars football team her sister owns—that awful, gorgeous Kevin Tucker, a man who can't even remember Molly's name!
One night Kevin barges into Molly's not-quite-perfect life and turns it upside down. Unfortunately, the Ferrari-driving riving, poodle-hating jock isn't as shallow as she wishes he were, and she soon finds herself at a place called Wind Lake. Surrounded by paintbox cottages, including a charming old bed-and-breakfast, Molly and Kevin battle their attraction and each other as they face one of life's most important lessons. Sometimes love hurts, sometimes it makes you mad as hell, and sometimes—if you're lucky—it can heal in a most unexpected way.
Bailey Harris is eager to move up at Huxworth Packard. If only she could get her co-workers to see her as more than a cute little blonde who rushes out of the office at five o’clock every day, presumably for happy hour cosmos…
Mason Ward is on his way to becoming an advertising legend, overseeing the biggest, sexiest account at Huxworth Packard. He fills the emptiness left inside him by his past with lots of women and meaningless sex…but no emotional attachment. Sure, he’s noticed that sexy blonde media girl…but she’s way too young and sweet for him.
Bailey’s had a crush on Mason Ward for months—he’s sophisticated, handsome, confident and brilliant…and way out her league. Mason is determined to keep his hands off her, until one night she makes it very clear she wants his hands on her. How can he resist?
They’re on the same sexy page about their relationship—Bailey doesn’t have the time, and Mason doesn’t have the heart. But when meaningless sex suddenly becomes very meaningful, they find themselves in dangerous emotional waters.