When her best friend disappears during Mardi Gras, microbiologist Claire Brookes is determined to find her. Her only lead is a bar called Once Bitten - a haven for the dark, melancholy and vampire-obsessed. And while Claire generally prefers science nerds over the Gothy children of New Orleans, something about the bar's tall, dark, and delish bartender makes her mouth water.... Bar owner Rafe Moreau is pretty sure that there's more to Claire than uptightness and frumpy clothes. And as they delve further into the dark, seedy underworld of the Big Easy, Claire and Rafe turn to each other....
"Nerdy girl meets playboy."
Fashion blogger Carly Pendleton figured the "Sexiest Average Joe" cruise winner would be, well, sexy. But up close, fireman Joe Tedesco is insanely good looking. Still, with exactly one chance to prove herself to the cutthroat fashion industry, not even the hottest hot dude will make this frosty fashionista break a sweat.
Potter Sapphire Ferguson has one rule: No more artists. There have been too many disappointments and too many heartbreaks. That is until she sees wildlife metal artist Grady Magee welding a sculpture of wolves, and Sapphire's self-control is completely incinerated. Whoa, Nellie. A cowboy with an artist's soul...and a hard, sexy body. How can she resist?