Haunted by her traumatic childhood, forty-year-old Lindie Brewster finds a measure of peace living alone in rural Ohio with her chickens and gardens to keep her company. Living life on her own terms has gone off without a hitch, until her sexy new neighbor threatens to ruin everything.Divorcee and reconfirmed bachelor Blaine Stockwell has always had a life plan, and regaining possession of his grandparents’ farm is at the top of his priority list, in addition to being a good father to his nephews. When his lawyer’s generous offers don’t convince the current owner to sell, a little reconnaissance is in order.
Finding Lindie naked in the backyard tempts Blaine to enjoy another kind of arrangement while searching for a solution to their standoff. A no-strings affair improves both their dispositions until a more-than-business proposal and the past threaten to scramble their newly hatched feelings for each other.
Sweetening Her Up
Erik Fielding is successful in every way, except his quest to find a wife. When a former lover reappears in his life, the temptation to indulge in a red-hot reunion is more than he can resist. But falling for her may cost a part of himself he hadn’t counted on—his heart.
Layla Krause has a promise to keep to her recently deceased mother—meet the half-sister she didn’t know she had. Crossing paths with the man she’d helped through his grief in college offers an unexpected perk to spending a month getting to know her newfound sibling. The outlet he provides is balm to her body and soul.Long dormant sparks between Erik and Layla become a raging fire, but the secrets she hides could do more damage than the flames from their attraction. He’ll have to sweeten the deal to get her out of a self-imposed jam.
Reeling Her In
Bachelor Russ Novotny is starting over—new location, new IT venture, new sports car to replace the staid sedan his girlfriend took when she left him. A swap of his computer expertise for fish to stock his lake lands him in a different kind of hookup, one that does wonders for his wounded ego.
Divorcee Lee Anne Terrell is happy to indulge in a no-strings affair with her handsome computer geek while she gets to know her newfound half-sisters and opens Reel Time Bait and Stock. Unfortunately, her biology degrees didn’t prepare her for the unexpected evolution of hot-and-heavy sexual attraction into heart-stopping love.But an ocean stands between them when they share their true feelings. He won’t settle for less than marriage and she’s vowed never to marry again. The most important catch of his life may prove impossible to reel in, even when she’s already taken the bait.
When her fingers aren't attached to her keyboard, Mellanie Szereto enjoys hiking, Pilates, cooking, gardening, and researching for her stories. Many times, the research partners with her other hobbies, taking her from the Hocking Hills region in Ohio to the Colorado Rockies and the Adirondacks of New York. Sometimes, the trip is no farther than her garden for ingredients and her kitchen to test recipes for her latest steamy tale. Mellanie makes her home in rural Indiana with her husband of thirty-two years and their son. She is a 2016 recipient of the RWA Service Award, RWA Chapter Advisor, and a member of Romance Writers of America, Indiana Romance Writers of America, Contemporary Romance Writers, and FF&P Romance Writers.
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Widower Drew Fulton wants nothing more than to give his boss an earful for taking him away from daughters and tricking him into spending four days—and a blizzard—with his quick-tempered new client. Unfortunately, her temper isn’t all that’s hot.
Deli owner and single mom Pepper McCann might be attracted to her marketing guy, but she has no intention of falling for her cousin’s underhanded matchmaking scheme. She has enough complications in her life without getting involved with a man who still mourns his dead wife. Unfortunately, the road to hell’s kitchen is paved with good intentions.Sparks fly—in temperaments and body chemistry—and cooking together seems easier than resisting desire, especially when real life isn’t around to interrupt. The challenge will be preventing the flame from spreading so fast they both get burned. But his kids and a blast from the past just might douse it first.
I'll do whatever I have to do. Drop to my knees and offer her the only thing I have left. The one thing that’s only ever been hers—the heart of the devil.
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