Beau Walker, owner of the Barbecue Shack, needs the help of Jake Parnell, his one-time rival and secret crush, in a televised barbecue competition. Beau is a proud man, but the stakes are high, and smart, sexy Jake is his only hope, even if being around Jake reawakens the attraction he's fought for years.
In order to keep his skill in the field up to date, Alec "Red" Davis, Hercules Security's chief of operations, takes a job protecting Jon Baldwin, an actor thrown into the spotlight by sudden fame. Although he's attracted to Jon, who is modest about his success and genuinely appreciative of his fans, Alec knows he has to keep his distance. Even when Jon makes it obvious he returns Alec's interest, there is a professional line Alec knows he must never cross - no matter how great the temptation.
"Wasn't edited. Didn't make it past CH 1"
Cade "Hercules" Thornton is an ex-marine and soldier of fortune; now he's the owner of Hercules Security, which provides the best bodyguards in the business. Since his leg was crushed and reconstructed, Cade doesn't do field work anymore - until a challenge is issued to him by wealthy Kate Morgan, who wants her bookish grandson protected from a stalker. She insists on having the very best bodyguard available, and that is Cade himself.
For years, Mal has given Aidan a little piece of the world for special occasions in the form of unique rocks and fossils - until the year he gives Aidan a piece of the moon instead. Aidan has treasured every gift: in a world of impersonal relationships, they're the one reminder he has that somebody out there cares about him for who he really is. Then through a twist of fate, their relationship goes beyond personal and into intimate, leaving Aidan shocked and set to run the other way.
"Romance, on the rocks."