Knight - Anya Gage has learned that to get anything good in life, you have to work for it. She has no expectations. Knight Sebring knows who he is and what he wants. And he gets it. But he never expected something as sweet as Anya to come into his life. Knight tries to leave Anya to a life of good, normal and clean. But he finds she needs someone to look after her and he decides that man will be him.
Creed - Too young, Tucker Creed and Sylvie Bissenette find they have something awful in common and Creed decides he’s going to shield Sylvie from her ordeal. Over years, they form a bond that blossoms. They also plot to leave their lives behind. But when Sylvie goes to meet Creed, Creed never shows. She doesn’t see him again until it’s too late and Creed has to find his way back into her heart.
Raid - Hanna Boudreaux is sweet, cute and quiet. She has a moment of epiphany when she realizes her crush for forever, Raiden Miller, is not going to be hers. Raid is the town’s local hero. A former marine, he comes home shrouded in mystery. Eventually, Hanna catches his eye. But after all these years of Raid and Hanna living in the same town, the question is, why?
Deacon - Deacon has an ugly history. Out of necessity, he left the normal world to descend into the criminal world and found he fit. So he stayed. Cold as ice and living off the grid, Deacon has no intention to connect, not with anyone.
Until she comes along...
Sebring - When the love of Nick Sebring’s life is murdered right before Nick’s eyes, Nick knows he has to avenge her. And he has no qualms using Olivia Shade to exact that vengeance. However, as Nick peels back the layers of all that is Olivia Shade, he finds something surprising. He falls in love with its beauty and seeks to protect it. But he forgets to protect his Livvie from one thing: Nick Sebring.
Then Izzy wakes up the next morning in Johnny Gamble’s bed and good girl Izzy finds she likes being bad for Johnny.
Even so, Izzy feels Johnny holding her at arm’s length. But Johnny makes it clear he wants more and Izzy already knows she wants as much of hot-in-bed, sweet-out-of-it Johnny Gamble.
Floating on air thinking this is going somewhere, Izzy quickly learns why Johnny holds distant.
He’s in love with someone else. Someone who left him and did it leaving him broken. Whoever was up next would be runner up, second best. Knowing the stakes, Izzy will take what she can get from the gentleman that’s Johnny Gamble. And even knowing his heart might never mend, Johnny can’t seem to stay away from Izzy.
Until out of nowhere, his lost love comes back to town. He’s not going back, but Johnny still knows the right thing to do is let Izzy go.
And Izzy knew the stakes, so she makes it easy and slips though his fingers.
But that’s before Johnny realizes Eliza moved to town to escape danger that’s been swirling around her.
And that’s why Johnny decides to wade in.
That and the fact Eliza Forrester makes breakfast with a canary singing on her shoulder and fills out tight dresses in a way Johnny Gamble cannot get out of his head.
Dealing with the fallout of a divorce he never wanted and setting up a new home for his kids, Hix becomes that guy, that one he never wanted to be, and puts a stop to things before they can even start. Protecting his kids, and himself, is his only priority.
Greta, on the other hand, has found the place for her and the brother she adores that’s perfect for them—a sleepy little town in Nebraska. She’s learned from life that there are no hopes and dreams. The only thing to look forward to is peace. And that’s what she works hard to build for herself and her brother. Right up until Hix walks into her life.
Hix can’t fight the pull and stay away from Greta for long. And Greta’s finding it hard not to hope for something more with all the promise that is Hix.
But when the first murder that’s happened in over five decades rocks his small, sleepy county, Hix has got to learn to trust again, convince Greta to take a shot with him, and at the same time catch a killer.
In other words, things are definitely…Complicated.