Wren: Being a single mom is not how I envisioned life would turn out. But after my happily ever after ended way too soon, I'm doing my best and taking each day as it comes. Life is full of surprises, though, both good and bad . . . like Marshall Riggins coming to my rescue in the pharmacy line.
The gorgeous Riggins brother has a heart of gold and looks mighty fine, but I don't need a handout nor the distraction. Too bad my heart doesn't get the memo.
Suddenly he's everywhere I am. With his stubborn smile and dark blue eyes, he sees way more than I wish he would. He looks beyond the broken fragments of my being and still wants me. I can't help but think maybe he's my second chance at a happy ending.
Marshall: After watching my brothers find their magic, it's time to admit I want what they have. The beautiful brunette fumbling through her purse in front of me in line doesn't just catch my attention. She steals my heart.
She doesn't want to accept my help, but her adorable baby girl doesn't agree. The longer I spend with them, I know walking away isn't an option.
She's afraid of having her heart broken again, but I'm not going anywhere. I've fallen for Wren. And I think she's falling too.
I've watched my sister struggle to find the happily ever after that she deserves. I know love doesn't happen overnight, but a man like Conrad Riggins almost makes me believe in forever.
The hottie Riggins brother has always been a shameless flirt, but the way his gaze slowly travels over my towel-clad body heats things up a few degrees.
I tell myself that we're just caught up in the moment. After the wedding, everything will go back to normal. He will be the carefree bachelor, and I'll be the woman who kept him warm for the most incredible night of my life.
Thanks to my brother's impending nuptials, I'm sent to our family cabin to keep the bride's sister company while she does whatever is it that bridesmaids do.
Aspen Steele is a force to be reckoned with and even more beautiful than I realized. It takes being trapped in a snowstorm with her for me to realize she's my magic. And when our scheduled time comes to an end, I'm not ready to let go. She thinks we're just passing the time, but that's not how our story ends. Touch by Touch, I'll prove her wrong.
Aurora: One look at Grant Riggins standing in my bakery looking at me like I'm his last meal is enough to know I'm in way over my head.
He's relentless in his pursuit. The kind of man I could get lost in. But Grant makes me wish for things I can't have.
I've finally got my life back. The last thing I need is to fall for the first man to give me a second glance, even if he does seem sincere in his efforts to win me over.
Grant: Aurora Steele smiles shyly across the counter, captivating me with her warm hazel eyes and effortless beauty.
Her bakery is filled with mouthwatering treats, but the thing I crave the most is not on the menu. I know one taste of Aurora will never be enough.
She's different than other women, and she's definitely immune to the Riggins charm. But I'll prove to her I'm different too, and kiss by kiss, I'll make her mine.
Layla: Owen Riggins is too good to be true. The best things in life usually are. He's good looking, generous, and interested in me. Too bad someone like him and someone like me aren't meant to be together.
He's used to the best things in life, and I've grown up with the worst. Building a better life means working hard and staying on track, not falling for some sexy suit with a brooding stare who is just passing through.
Life has taught me not to trust, and even though I want him more than anything, I don't need his charity or his love . . .
Owen: When a friend sends me to Florida to scout out a hotel, it's the gorgeous waitress with a shy smile and worn-out shoes I can't take my eyes off of.
Layla Massey is quiet, beautiful, and in need of a little help-even if she won't admit it. A generous tip was meant to buy her some suitable shoes, not to buy her love. I want to earn that all on my own.
I'm used to women throwing themselves at me, the name, the money . . . but she wants neither. It makes me want her all the more.
Little by little, she opens up and piece by piece, she's taking my heart.
Jase Andrews is trouble . . . but the best kind. Too gorgeous for his own good, the former professional athlete is every woman's dream, including mine. I need to stay away, but he's relentless. Most girls want Jase because of who he is, but that's exactly why I don't want to get involved. A guy like him and a girl like me are bound to fumble.
His panty-melting smile is so hard to resist . . . until one day, I don't. I give in and say yes to my boss's cocky best friend. His charming determination wears me down, and once I realize what I've been missing, there is no going back. Now we're a team, and thanks to his insatiable drive, our squad is growing.
The minute I lay eyes on her, I know she will be mine. I want her, even though my best friend warns me to stay away from his assistant. Samantha Wilson is smart, gorgeous, and not afraid to call me out. She's perfect. A refreshing change from all the women who threw themselves at me when I was in the professional league.
Not Samantha. She turns me down. Every. Single. Time. For nearly a year. It makes me want her even more. I'm not giving up, I've got plays for days, and I'm not afraid to use them.
When she finally says yes. My life is turned upside down in ways I can't imagine-get ready for the play by play.
From the first moment I sit next to the sexy suit on the plane, the butterflies in my stomach have nothing to do with turbulence and everything to do with the way he's looking at me. When we land, he gives me his number, and I promise to call. Before I get the chance, we meet again. It turns out he's my new boss and nothing like the gentle stranger from the plane. The longer I'm with Royce, the more I realize he has many layers, and I want to uncover them all one by one. If only he would let me in.
Being CEO requires all of my focus, but I can't stop thinking about the gorgeous woman from the plane with the gorgeous blonde hair and striking green eyes. Sawyer Gibson is beautiful, intelligent, and very much off-limits. A line I shouldn't cross. Until I do . . . and there's no going back. I want all of her, but she deserves more than my hardened heart can give. No matter how hard I try, I can't escape her.
Reese Latham was about to make the biggest mistake of her life.
At eight-years-old, we vowed to be best friends for the rest of our lives, thinking nothing could ever change that.
We were both wrong- we made mistakes, and grew apart. Until I realized living without her wasn't an option.
I was almost too late... but I wouldn't stand by and watch her walk down the aisle to another man. She might not choose me, but I'll spend the rest of my life proving I'm all in.
Every step I take towards my happy ending takes me further away from my best friend.
Leave it to Cooper Reeves to wait until I'm about to say "I Do" before he finally admits how he feels.
It's not his confession that has me doubting myself. It's my heart. Because I know deep down, it's him... it's always been him.
I was crazy to think I could live without Cooper because sharing forever with my best friend is the best kind of bliss.
Cooper Reeves was the boy-next-door. Every milestone, every memory of my youth was entangled with his.
We were inseparable... until college.
It wasn't his friends, girls or even sports that came between us- it was me.
Tired of being in the friend zone, I finally made a move. Turns out it was the wrong one.
Cooper walked away to play his first year of professional football and left me behind with a broken heart.
It's always been her. Even before I really knew what love was, Reese Latham was by my side, making me swear we'd be best friends forever.
And we were... until one night changed everything. I knew how she felt because I felt it too, but I pushed her away to save our friendship.
The longer we're apart, the more I realize she's not only my best friend, Reese is the love of my life.
I was kidding myself thinking I could let her go because now I know that living without her is the worst kind of agony.
She came into my life without warning. It wasn't love at first sight, but the more time I spent with her, I knew she was the one. Our relationship was complicated, and I knew I had my work cut out for me. I have to prove to her that she's all I see. That no matter how the past reads, we can re-write the future.
He's the sexiest one of the group, in my personal opinion. We're friends, and colleagues, well technically he's my boss. He's also the man that consumes my thoughts, and my desires. I have too much at stake to allow myself to jump into bed with him, but I really really want to.
One taste and I know I'll never be the same. Cassidy can prolong this all she wants, but I know how it ends. When she's mine.
He's relentless, and I let him drag me under his spell. It can't happen again, but Gavin, he's insistent that this is just the beginning.
Lauren captivated me with those big brown eyes of hers, and I knew my life would never be the same. What started out as friendship has turned into so much more.
I was shocked when Tristian asked for my number. There hasn't been a day since that I haven't heard from him. He may be the drummer, but that deep sexy voice, it turns me inside out.
I assumed it would be one and done, but that's not how our story ends.
I worry it's not what he wants. He tells me he's definite.
I've always been the guy who plays the field. I like variety and my career ensures that I can have my pick of women. Until her . . . I've always been the girl who wants more. I want the white picket fence, the two-point-five kids and the dog. That's what all little girls grow up dreaming about. Until him . . . Why is it that she's all I can see? I no longer want the variety instead all I want is her. I won't stop until she believes that she's mine. I assure you . . . He's not the kind of guy I usually date. He's cocky and famous, and that hair. He says I'm what he wants, but I know his type. He likes to play the field. Only with me he's different. He's assured.
There comes a point in your life where you have to say enough is enough. I wasted my college years on a guy who played with my head, played with my heart. I was blinded by the fairy tale, the one that didn't exist. The day I gave up on the idea of happily ever after, my focus became me. Moving forward and establishing my career. Until one day . . . I didn't expect him. My new boss, a six foot two, inked rock god. I believed I was working for the record label-I was wrong. It's impossible for me to keep my distance; believe me, I've tried. He's not who I expected him to be. He's so much more . . . He's emphatic.