When April Summers receives a modest inheritance, she knows exactly what she wants to do. Without a second thought, or more than a cursory internet search, she purchases her new home in the scenic foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. She packs her few belongings into a moving van, ready to swap big city life for a 19th century miner’s cabin and a hobby farm. What she gets instead is one historical wall, the world’s most disgusting RV, and a ragtag band of misfit animals. Worse, the handsome owner of the local feed store is ready and waiting with a big bill, a stone-chiseled jaw, and a gleam in his eye!
In his previous life as a professional sports fisherman, J.T. Thomson traveled the globe, but he has never seen anything like the spunky, capricious blond that just rolled into town. It’s as if a Hollywood starlet wandered into the wilderness, expecting Mother Nature to bow at her feet. She owes him money and, after their first disastrous meeting, an apology. So, when an actual TV star shows up in Harmony Ridge looking to film an episode of a popular fishing show and J.T. catches April pretending to be an expert fisherman, he volunteers to be their local guide. A front row seat to this humiliating debacle should help erase some of April’s debt.
Lures are supposed to be flying, not sparks. And the only thing J.T. meant to reel in was a steelhead, not April’s heart. But sometimes, the best catches come when you least expect them.
Madison Lee has always been the resilient type. With an absent father and a mother who goes through marriages the way most people go through wine tasting, she’s had to be. So when she finally finds the love of her life and he vanishes, she has no choice but to get through this too.
Except Gabriel Delacroix comes back, and he comes back better than ever: he’s a vampire.
Madison has loved and believed in the supernatural since she was a child, so the return of her lover and the hypnotically enchanting world he now belongs to is delightful. There’s only one problem: Gabriel has the choice to age with her, or gain immortality, and he doesn’t have a lot of time left to decide…
Kayla has had a pretty crappy year. Cheating husband? Check. Getting arrested for trying to drown him? Check. Getting handcuffed by the world’s hottest cop? Check. Raising four kids alone? Check. Cheating ex-husband being a complete nuisance? Check.
Obviously, it makes sense that she wants to stay as far away from the opposite sex as possible. The only thing she cares about is her family and work…well and maybe keeping her battery supply fully stocked. Of course, staying away from the opposite sex would be a lot easier if a certain Viking looking police officer didn’t seem to be everywhere that she is. It would also be a lot easier if he would just stop flirting with her. Doesn’t he understand that she’s a mess on the best of days? A mess with four kids! What man in his right mind wants a woman who’s crazy with a ton of kids?
Marc is the type of man who enjoys variety in life…if you know what I mean. But he hasn’t been able to get a certain crazy jilted woman out of his mind for the past year. Unfortunately for him, he likes a woman who’s a little crazy and Kayla has just the right amount. He knows that the last thing that she probably needs in her life is a man like him. But it’s like fate is even trying to help him. She is everywhere these days and he’s not going to look a gift horse in the mouth.
He’s a man who always has a plan. His newest one? To get Kayla to be his. Pretty simple right? Sure, if you don’t factor in that she doesn’t want a man. And that she has four kids. And that her ex-husband is the biggest piece of trash that he’s ever met. And if you don’t include meddling family members. Sure, this will be a piece of cake. What could go wrong?
Michelle is my addiction. She’s sweetness and light wrapped up in a delicious package. Almost as delicious as the confections she makes. Until now, I’ve kept my distance to make sure my darkness doesn’t taint her. She’s better than a killer who sits behind a scope.
I watch her from afar. Getting dragged under her spell a little further with every sweet smile and mischievous grin. I know I’ll cave one day, give into the craving to be near her. Being in her presence is a feeling like no other, one I can’t seem to resist.
Unfortunately, I’m not the only one living under her influence. While I was watching her, someone else was watching too. But she belongs with me, no matter what anyone else wants.
Now I need to make sure she gives me my next fix of her, even if she’s too stubborn to admit she wants to. She’s my addiction, cure and redemption all rolled into one. Her soul calls out to my own. I’ll make sure she’s as addicted to me as I am to her. She’ll crave me – if it’s the last thing I do.