When Sarah Palmer finds herself back in her little hometown of Loraine, Nebraska, with the young son who had been part of the town's biggest scandal in its 125-year history, and a basement full of sculptures she couldn't sell in Chicago, her only thought is how she can get out again fast. That is, until a certain dark-haired, equine veterinarian sweeps her off her feet. Marty Scott can't keep his mind off the short little spit-fire with the tough exterior and a heart as soft as a kitten.
Four years after the tragic loss of her family, newspaper reporter C.G. Harrellson is still a splintered soul. Blaming herself, she denies herself any opinions save the syndicated opinion column she anonymously writes as a release valve: Cinnamon Girl Explains It All. Even though Detective Wolf Hunter is in the midst of trying to track down a serial killer, he can't help but be intrigued by C.G. Despite C.G.'s initial fear, Wolf patiently pulls her out of her numb, emotionless existence to start again.
"The Perfect Summer Read"
Vivacious interior designer Amanda Billings is plagued by nightmares but determined to press on as if her ex-boyfriend hadn't turned her world completely upside down. Ad man Mick Thompson believes Amanda is the one to make him forget the fiancée who dumped him and prompted his move to Kansas City from Napa Valley. As Amanda begins to transform his depressing life right along with his sterile apartment, Mick is ready to jump on the relationship road with her, only to find out that the past is tagging along.
"Hang on to the end!"
When Mari Baker moves in next door, Benjamin Rhodes knows she's the girl for him. Who cares if she's 10 years older than he is. She's perfect. When Mari Baker moves in next door, Eli Rhodes is captivated by her fiery spirit and brunette curls. Sure, she's nothing like the singles bar hook-ups he usually entertains, but someone like her could make a man change his ways.
Joe Rhodes had it all: a sweet, beautiful fiancé, a successful construction business, and a three story home that he and his brothers had restored to its full Victorian splendor. Then the housing market collapsed, sending his business to the brink of bankruptcy, and he had to sell the house to save the business. At least he still has Mari.