Rachel has inched her way towards financial security over three years of solo parenting. Clinging to her hard-won independence, she is on guard against the type of man who deceived her in the past. Men like the too-hot and too-charming divorced dad who claims to be nothing like her ex.
Things Theo Melis loves: kayaking along the bayou, baking pies, being with his son.
His big gamble has paid off: his brewpub is in the black and garnering great reviews. Now Theo’s focused on earning a favorable rating from his manager’s ex-wife. He’s taken with her strength and ferocity of purpose, and proud when she allows him to help her escape the stresses of life. But one moment Rachel melts into him; the next, she jerks away, leaving him overheated and confused.
Theo longs to earn Rachel’s trust. Rachel’s heart yearns for him, but her instincts have devastated her before. Every step they take could be a disastrous misstep. If they move in unison, can they discover a path worth taking?
Melanie Greene lives in a little cottage in a big city. Her greatest pleasure is in creating characters who feel like friends, then giving them some (or several!) challenges to overcome on the way to Happily Ever After. Check out her steamy contemporary romances, full of brainy banter, cosmopolitan cowgirls, and hometown hunks.
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If Natalie and Evan would date
Watch them say, “No thanks,”
But plow into the banks
Of the slippery slope where they skate
Natalie East and Evan Lee are determined to stay single. Their parents are just as determined to get them together.
Nat, still reeling from the abrupt end of a three-year relationship, needs to prove to her mother that they are both capable of enjoying successful single lives. Her conventional mother pressures her to date their new friends’ self-indulgent and status-obsessed son. The interference drives Natalie wild.
Evan worked like a demon to launch his career. Now he's ready for a devilish amount of fun. While he was achieving success, his parents planned his future; they gush that Natalie is sweet, steady, and ready to settle down. Each message from his family hacks away at his joking, easy-going façade.
When Nat and Evan involuntarily connect over coffee, neither is what the other expected. As their friendship grows and passions emerge, will they risk losing their independent lives? Are they prepared for a journey from lighthearted friends to steamy lovers…or more?
Chloe returned to a ravaged New Orleans to help rebuild a first-class Neonatal ICU in the city she’d loved during her residency. Energized and fulfilled by her job, her only personal desire is for casual good times in the Big Easy.
Gabe’s marriage ended when his wife’s disdain for his artistic ambitions sapped both his professional confidence and his trust in love. Having thrown his heart into his career, he’s not interested in putting anyone but himself first.
The year they finally arrive at the party with no dates in tow, will the collision of her brusque nature and his creative soul put a permanent damper on their Christmas cheer? Or will the spark between them ignite into a flame as blazing as a sax solo on Bourbon Street?
Featuring characters from Melanie Greene’s EYE OF THE TIGER, standalone novella LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL will make your holiday spicier than a big bowl of Cajun gumbo.
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Jade Roberts is in love with Talon Steel but no longer welcome in his home. While she resolves to move on, she still longs for the passion she and Talon shared…and when her boss asks her to dig up information on the Steels, she’s only too happy to comply. Talon and his brothers are hiding something, and Jade is determined to find out what it is.
The moment Talon saw Jade he wanted her, ached for her, craved her…and now his desire has become his obsession. He knows she deserves better than his broken soul, but he can’t stay away from her, and he finally confesses his love. If he and Jade are to have a future, he knows he must make peace with the dark shadows and horrors of his past.
But as Talon begins his journey of healing, Jade uncovers some startling secrets…