Valentine Jones has never been good at following rules, especially the one that matters most: following the family tradition of being a matchmaker. She's tried, but she happens to suck at it. So when her mother swoops in to help, Valentine is determined to prove she doesn't need a babysitter. Enter Ethan "The Predator" Hunter, ex-fighter and all-around hunk. Career on hold because of injury, his sole focus is to get back in the ring. He has no interest in the people - until Valentine sets her matchmaking sights on him.
"Loved Ethan & Valentine!"
It's time for Karma Taylor to ante up. When her mom raises the stakes, KT has no choice but to prove that she's living up to her potential. To her mom, that means performing in the upcoming concert, but KT would rather run naked through Golden Gate Park than expose herself on stage. Chance Nolan, world traveler and all-around gypsy, offers KT a solution: distract her mom by faking an engagement - to him.
"Another heroine with no backbone"
Imogen Summerhill, box office darling, has never wanted to be in the spotlight less.
Pastry-chef-to-the-stars Daniela Rossi wants one thing: the abandoned building South of Market. Turning it into a soup kitchen for the homeless is the only thing that's excited her in months. And Daniela needs to feel again. Until she finds herself feeling too much - for the man who's competition for the property. Ruthless entrepreneur Nico Cruz wants one thing: the abandoned SOMA building he grew up in, where his brother was killed. Destroying it is the only thing that will set his brother's soul at peace.
"Oh how sweet it is!"
With Freya just hired to redesign the top adult website in the country, her creativity couldn't have chosen a worse time to disappear. Determined to get her sexy back, Freya puts an ad online, hoping to find the right man to inspire her. Unfortunately, all roads point back to her upstairs neighbor, Greg Cavanaugh. He's everything she doesn't want: a playboy and a scumbag lawyer. Except if he's so wrong for her, why does being with him make her believe anything is possible?
"Some steamy scenes make this an okay listen"
When Treat Byrnes walks into her bookstore café, Eve Alexander wants to eat him up. Bad boy isn't her usual flavor, but for the sexy contractor, she's willing to take a walk on the wild side. Treat has a history of falling for damsels in distress, but Eve doesn't need rescuing. Not even when her café is sabotaged. Only when Treat finds out the saboteur is his own mother, he knows he has to do something before things go too far.
That rat bastard Michael Wallace is back. The last person Olivia Parker expects to walk into her lingerie shop is her high school sweetheart. She's so over him. Mostly. Except that he's hotter than ever and still knows her better than she knows herself. But how can she risk her heart when she knows he's just going to leave again?
"For the hopeless romantic"
Love sucks. Lola Carmichael's known it since her boyfriend broke up with her the night she expected him to propose. Only with a deadline looming for her next romance novel, she needs to find inspiration fast. Enter arrogant sports radio DJ Sam "Touchdown" Taylor. Who'd have thought a playboy exjock would be just what she needs to get her creative juices flowing?
"Favorite of the series so far!"
Nicole James knew it was not better to have love and lost. She never expected that love to swagger back into her life. Sure, she pined after Griffin Chase all through childhood, but that was a lifetime ago. Now she sells romantic dreams in a small lingerie shop, and he lives big dreams as a world-famous rockstar. What could he possibly want from her? Grif's only passion had always been music, but the thrill is gone.
"Super cute, short and sweet romance..."
No one knows that the gourd artist is really the missing wine heiress who ran away 14 years before. And that's the way Gwen likes it. No paparazzi recording her every mistake, no stern family disapproving of her life. She has her art studio in Laurel Heights and lives in peaceful bliss.
"A ROMANTIC SHORT YOU'RE SURE TO ENJOY!"
Thirty-something, jobless, and living at home... How could she not? Next to her accomplished sisters, Portia's achievements - or lack thereof - are that much more noticeable.
Julie Miller wants one thing, and she wants it now: a trophy. Not just any trophy: the First Prize Trophy for the San Francisco Flower Competition. She may not have the classical training of her nemesis, who's won the last five titles, but this is her year and she's taking no prisoners. Only when a sexy man walks right up to her and kisses the breath out of her, Julie wonders if there's a spark inside for more than just rose petals.
Rosalind Summerhill is on the verge of becoming the next Vera Wang, as far away from her family and their drama as she can get. The last thing she wants is to leave San Francisco for London, especially not to deal with her father's latest scandal - dying in his mistress's arms. At least she can find comfort in knowing she can leave after the memorial.