Sheriff Trent Wild has a dream—a dream that his favorite honky tonk will never change. For years he can kick back with a cold one and listen to country crooning on the jukebox as couples two-stepped their way around the floor. It’s a dream that’s in peril since master brewer Marianne came back to town, all grown up—and looking damn good—to burst his bubble. Now Trent needs to persuade Marianne that the Honky Tonk is perfect as it is...and that he could be perfect for her, too.
What starts off as a welcome back to town quickly becomes a battle of wills. Marianne and Trent will find themselves fighting for their separate dreams until a cherry chapstick flavored kiss proves juicier than expected. Now they’ll have to decide if living the dream is worth missing out on the love of a lifetime.
Kara Alerby knows she’s a sucker for blues eyes and a great smile, so when Gregor comes into her theater wanting to hire her to act the part of his adoring girlfriend, she’s already got her defenses on high alert. But Kara’s a practical girl, and Gregor’s offering a boatload of money that would go a long way toward making her dream of creating a fine arts school for gifted kids a reality. She can ignore his smiles, his charisma, and his kiss-me mouth if it means she’ll get her school. All she has to do is remind herself, every second of every day they’re together, that it’s all make believe—even when it doesn’t always feel that way.
When Greg’s love of racing puts his life in jeopardy, Kara isn’t ready to watch another person die in front of her like her father did. And Greg isn’t about to stop doing the one thing that makes life worth living. The two are on a collision course, one that could break them apart forever if they don’t change directions…
She can’t wait to relax and see the sights, but with best friend Rene unavailable, there’s only one person left to show her a good time: unrepentant player James Tazeem. From the moment they meet, she’s tempted by every inch of his towering height. But even with his dark eyes and full lips awakening something she’s long ignored, there’s no way Tanya is falling for his charms. She came halfway around the world to make time for herself, and she means to keep it that way.
Sheikh James Tazeem’s first and only foray into love ended in betrayal, and he’s never made that mistake again. Since then, he’s enjoyed every moment of his playboy reputation. And yet, despite the stream of beautiful women he’s welcomed into his palace bed, he’s never been with an American. Now that he has sexy, feisty, innocent Tanya staying under his roof, he’s determined that she’ll be his first. She may be a challenge, but James has made an art form of getting what he wants. And all he wants is Tanya.
With undeniable chemistry sizzling between them, Tanya will have to fight harder than ever to resist falling for the handsome Sheikh who can offer nothing more than a fling..