A defensive end for the San Francisco Sabers, Flynn Cassidy is used to being in the spotlight - he just doesn't enjoy it. But if getting in front of the cameras will help his new restaurant succeed, he's willing to do it. Now, if he could just meet a woman who loved him and not his fame. After her divorce Amelia Lawrence is thrilled to start over as head chef at Ninety-Two. It's just the opportunity she needs to heat up her career - if only she wasn't wildly attracted to her sexy new boss.
Brady Conners is hardly the settling type, but when tragedy strikes in his family, he has no choice but to return home to Hope, Oklahoma. Setting up shop to work on custom motorcycles and pass the time, Brady has no intention of letting anyone get close - until he meets Megan. Pastry shop owner Megan Lee is drawn to quiet, brooding Brady. Their connection is undeniable, and it quickly develops from physical attraction into something much stronger.
The last thing event planner Tara Lincoln needs is the jet-set lifestyle of a football pro like Mick Riley, even though their steamy and passionate one-night stand proved that Mick is an all-star - both on the field and in the bedroom. Tara played the game of love once and lost big, and she doesn't intend to put herself out there again, especially with a certified heartbreaker. But when Mick sets his mind to win, nothing will stop him. And he has the perfect play in mind to catch this sultry vixen.
"Would you like a little story with that sex!"
Having left his hometown of Hope years ago, only one thing could persuade architect Reid McCormack to come home for a lengthy stay - the challenge of renovating a historic building. But once the job is finished, he'll be headed back to Boston, no matter how much he's drawn to beautiful florist Samantha Reasor.
When his shy but dedicated executive assistant Faith Lewis tells him that she'll do everything in her power to make sure that he succeeds, she's shocked to realize that Plan B equals her-in other words, he wants to marry her. Faith reluctantly agrees, burying the heavy crush she's had on Ryan for years. But the shy virgin is going to have to live with, sleep with, and reveal so many secrets to the enigmatic man who sees this as a logical business deal.
"Another great book by Jaci Burton!"
Thirty-two and finally setting up her veterinary practice in the town she once called home, Emma Burnett is on her own and loving it. Independent and driven, she's not letting any man get in the way of her dreams. Not again.
"NOT MUCH IMAGINATION !!"
For Barrett Cassidy, playing defense for the Tampa Hawks is a dream come true. And now he may have discovered his dream woman. Harmony Evans, once the sweet, gawky teenage sister of his best friend and teammate, has grown into a smart, gorgeous woman with moves he finds hard to resist. But he knows he can't get involved with his best friend's sister - it's guy code.
Gray Preston was born into money, but he's built his racing empire on hard work and muscle. And now that Gray has millions of fans, his senator father sends one of his aides, Evelyn Hill, to elicit Gray's help in garnering votes for the upcoming national election. Gray wants nothing to do with his estranged father's campaign, but Evelyn can be pretty persuasive. She's willing to learn about racing, and maybe even get a little dirty.
"One Sweet Ride to Romance!"
The last thing Jenna Riley needs is more sports in her life. While her brothers are off being athletic superstars, she's stuck running the family's sports bar, whether she likes it or not. Then, in walks pro hockey stud Tyler Anderson. As much as Jenna would like to go to the boards with him, she's vowed to never fall for a jock-even one as hot as Ty. Ty, intrigued by the beautiful bar owner, becomes a regular. He senses that Jenna wants to do something more with her life.
"You like sports and romance?"
Tucker Cassidy is going through a slump - but not on the field. It's his dating life that's suffering... until a gorgeous doctor comes to the rescue at his most embarrassing moment. As the daughter of the owner of the St. Louis Rivers, Dr. Aubry Ross has been around jocks all her life. She knows the ins and outs of all their games, and she isn't interested in playing. When Tucker repeatedly lands in the hospital where she's working, Aubry starts to think he's getting injured just to see her.
"DNF at chapter 16"
Football star Cole Riley is notorious for doing as he pleases - on the field and off. But if he doesn't clean up his act, his career is over - so Cole reluctantly agrees to work with image makeover consultant Savannah Brooks. When the sparks start to fly, Savannah lays down the ground rules: no personal complications. But for two people determined to have it all, a hands-off policy can only last so long before one of them yields.
"It was good but nothing memorable to stand out."
Haven Briscoe has finally landed a dream job as a sportscaster for a major network. But she hasn't been able to move past the recent death of her beloved father, and it's affecting her career. A plum assignment following the daily life of sports superstar Trevor Shay might be just the inspiration she needs. Trevor will do anything to spark life back into Haven, including letting her into every aspect of his world.
"Loved Trevor - Needed Real Plot"
It's a fresh start for Sabrina, and she's always wanted to own a ranch. Kyle's ranch is in trouble, but Sabrina is even more trouble, and he wants nothing to do with a woman who knows nothing about ranching. But Sabrina has the money, and she's a reluctant solution to his financial problems. Working side by side, Kyle and Sabrina find surprising common ground, and a sizzling chemistry neither can deny.
Win at any cost. That's always been the mantra of sports agent Liz Darnell. When she carries things too far and risks losing her number-one client, baseball pro Gavin Riley, Liz realizes that she'll have to work extra innings to win him back. It might not be too much of a stretch. She's had a thing for this player's moves since she first laid eyes on him, and by the looks of it, he wants her just as bad. Gavin's more than ready - especially when Liz is offering herself as part of the bargain. And as much of her as Gavin wants.
"IT WAS PURELY PHYSICAL BUT THEN IT BECAME PERSONAL"
Molly Burnett dreads returning to her hometown of Hope for her sister's wedding, especially knowing she'll have to endure a weekend with the one man she never wants to see again. It's only a couple of days, so Molly will try to forget her painful past with high school sweetheart Carter Richards.
Alicia Riley considers her job as a sports therapist for the St. Louis Rivers baseball team is a home run - until she becomes the primary therapist for star pitcher Garrett Scott. Out of the lineup with an injury, he's short-tempered, hard to handle, and every solid inch a man. Right now, the only demand he's making on Alicia is that she get him ready to pitch in time for opening day. Except the sexual chemistry between them is so charged, Alicia is tempted to oblige Garrett just about anything. But both their careers are at stake - one bad move and it's game over for both of them. Garrett also feels the hot sparks between them, and the way he figures it, what better therapy is there than sex?
" I love me some men from the Play by Play Series!"
It's beginning to look a lot like... Love! A man gives the gift of trust and receives a second chance at love in return. A woman helps to heal the wounded heart of a soldier. A couple finds that true love knows no distance. And a young widow learns that there can be two great loves in a lifetime. Love, romance and passion come together in this collection of four seasonal shorts.
"The good, the bad and the awful..."
Everything's coming together for budding fashion designer Carolina Preston. Only months away from having her own line, she could use some publicity. That's when her brother suggests his best friend as a model-hockey player Drew Hogan. Carolina and Drew already have a history-a hot one, back in college. Unforgettable for Carolina, but for Drew, just another slap shot. This time, though, it's different. His perfect body would be for professional use only. This time, she could use him.
"Cute Love Story!"
Grant Cassidy knows how to be a football star--flash that dazzling smile, throw the winning pass, get the girl. But while the hot quarterback loves the game and the lifestyle, no woman has come close to catching his heart. Then he matches wits with a smart, gorgeous model, and Grant finds himself wanting more than a fling.
High school math teacher Chelsea Gardner has the perfect plan. She's tired of dating all the wrong men, and after years of frustration, she's developed a foolproof list of requirements for finding "the one". Bar owner Sebastian "Bash" Palmer finds Chelsea beautiful, smart, and fun, but he thinks her list is ridiculous. Intent on proving that Chelsea is looking for love in all the wrong ways, he offers to help her find the "perfect" man. Chelsea knows that Bash isn't the right guy for her - he barely meets one of her criteria - but there's something about him that has her yearning.