Neil Dalton's foundation is already cracking. Grief, guilt, and PTSD have ruled his life since a terrible crime tore his world apart last year, and he's dreading a holiday visit with the family he simultaneously needs and resents. Then someone from his past shows up and rattles that shaky foundation right out from under him.
When paramedic Nick Swain responds to a shooting in a seedy neighborhood, his life is threatened...twice. Allegations of racism and medical neglect threaten his career and his ability to sleep at night. Not that he'll be sleeping any time soon after the incident throws him into the path - and arms - of Detective Andrew Carmichael. But with the media hounding him and the city watching his every move, he starts to wonder if the world is out to get him. The world may not be out to get him, but someone is. And that someone wants Nick dead.
After being stood up at the altar, compulsive overplanner Elliott Chandler decides to turn the honeymoon on Oahu into a vacation for one. Fate puts a hitch in his plans, however, when the airport is snowed in and his flight is delayed. In the airport the jilted groom catches the eye of another stranded traveler: the laidback and very sexy Derek Windsor. Derek breaks the ice and strikes up a conversation, and as the temperature drops outside, the heat between them rises.
Cupid is visiting Bluewater Bay, and he's leaving chaos in his wake. Nothing's been the same in this sleepy little logging town since Hollywood came to shoot the hit TV show Wolf's Landing - especially Valentine's Day.
"Engaging, Passionate Variety of Romances"
After being stood up at the altar, compulsive over-planner Elliott Chandler decides to turn his honeymoon on Oahu into a vacation for one. Fate puts a hitch in his plans, however, when the airport is snowed in and his flight is delayed. In the terminal, the jilted groom catches the eye of another stranded traveler: the laid back and very sexy Derek Windsor. Derek breaks the ice and strikes up a conversation, and as the temperature drops outside, the heat between them rises.
Jon Beatty thought he'd found the best man for him until Craig walked out. To add insult to injury, Craig's got a new lover - a woman - and wants Jon to be a different kind of best man...at his wedding. Reasoning that the only way to get over one man is to get under another, Jon heads out to Wilde's, the night club on Capitol Hill famous for its hot clientele and hotter bartenders. Jon just wants to get drunk and get laid, and bartender Liam Sable is more than willing to help with both.
"❤️Zach Andrews ❤️"
It started with a snowstorm and ended with a sizzling one night stand, but neither man is ready for it to be over. Jilted groom Elliott Chandler doesn't do last minute or impulsive, but at the very last minute, he impulsively changes his flight from Oahu to Maui. What was supposed to be his honeymoon just turned into two weeks with a man he just met.
For the last year, Jay Warren has struggled to find the nerve to tell his wife he's gay. Every time he gets the chance, though, he freezes up. He's ashamed of hiding it all this time, he doesn't want to hurt her, and the guilt has been almost unbearable. When his wife dies suddenly, Jay's conscience threatens to eat him alive.
"Loved Charlie's narration, too much angst tho"
Acupuncturist Michael Whitman is a single dad struggling to make ends meet. When a mutual friend refers Jason as a patient, and Jason suggests a roommate arrangement to alleviate their respective financial strains, Michael jumps at the opportunity. But Jason soon finds himself regretting it - he's too damn attracted to Michael, and living with him is harder than he thought it'd be. In fact, the temptation to act on his feelings would almost be too much if not for the fact that Michael is straight. Or at least, that's what their mutual friend claims.
"Slow burn romance, chock full of UST"
Opposites attract, but heaven help these two. Tattoo artist Seth Wheeler thinks he's struck gold when Darren Romero rents the apartment across the hall. The new guy is gorgeous, witty, and single, plus he's just the right blend of bold and flirtatious. Perfect. Except then Darren reveals that he moved to Tucker Springs to take a job as the youth pastor at the New Light Church. Seth is not only an atheist, but was thrown out by his ultra-religious family when he came out. He tends to avoid believers, not out of judgment but out of self-preservation.
"A total jumble of conflicting emotions!"
In spite of swearing up and down he's a bachelor forever, Derek Windsor is ready to settle down with Elliott Chandler. After a long distance relationship and a few months of wedding planning, it all comes down to this weekend; a wedding on the Washington coast, then they can start their life together on Maui.
Hollywood is full of dirty secrets, but Carter refuses to be Levi's. Retired action star Levi Pritchard has made a quiet life for himself in the sleepy logging town of Bluewater Bay, Washington. But then Hollywood comes to film the wildly popular television series Wolf's Landing, and Bluewater Bay isn't so sleepy anymore. His retirement doesn't stick, either, because he's offered a part on the show - exactly the kind of complex role he'd always wanted, one that would prove him more than a glorified stuntman. The only catch? He has to stay in the closet.
"Love Nick's narration, so-so story"
On the scene of a multiple murder that's grisly even for a veteran homicide detective, Brian Clifton is stunned when one of the victims bears an uncanny resemblance to his boyfriend, James. As the similarities keep piling up, so do the bodies...and the evidence pointing to James as the killer.
In the beginning, Detective Andrew Carmichael and paramedic Nick Swain barely escaped Nick's delusional stalker with their lives. Now, months later, the physical scars haven't quite healed, and neither have the emotional ones. Lingering guilt and resentment threaten to tear their relationship apart, but Andrew isn't ready to give up. He's nearly lost Nick once, and he's not giving him up this time without a fight.
"If you loved book 1 skip this one"
Love’s compass is never wrong - even when it points in two different directions. After pleading his case to his wolf clan’s Elders, Levi is granted the right to bond with Ian, his male human lover, on one condition: they must spend one year apart. Then Levi must use only their spiritual connection to find Ian, or the deal is off. Tracking down his lover is easy, but Levi isn’t prepared for the changed man he finds. The agony of separation was too much for Ian. In a moment of weakness, he reached out - to a vampire.
"Cautiously optimistic about this shifter menage"
Dustin Walker has no idea that avoiding the search for Mrs. Right could send him into the arms and bed of Mr. Right Now. According to Dustin's mother, he should be out looking for his next wife so he won't be the divorced black sheep of the family. Instead, he passes his free time at a local bar and pool hall, where he meets someone who's everything his ex-wife wasn't: funny, caring, faithful...and male.
"5 stars up til the end..."
Skin to skin contact is illegal. Sex? A felony. Insulated suits and gloves keep people from even the most platonic touches. Citizens line up in droves at simhouses for their rationed, prescribed orgasms in virtual reality machines. Keith Borden has worked in a simhouse for years, and he's never been tempted to break the strict no-contact laws...until Aiden Maxwell comes along.
Sean Waters is down on his luck, thanks to the economy, and winds up working for his domineering father's car dealership. It's not the greatest job, but it's a paycheck. The only problem? He's got a wicked crush on the general manager, Jackson Rayburn.
"Mature work romance"
Seattle, 2000 - Ethan Mallory is counting down the days until he moves back to Toronto. He loves Seattle, but it's time to go home. So it's just his luck that, with a month to go, he meets Rhett Solomon. Their chemistry is off the charts, and in bed, Rhett is everything Ethan's been craving. He's witty and charming outside the bedroom too. Ethan's not about to change his plans for a man he's just met, but what could this become if they had a little more time?
Levi, Ian, and Darius escaped death by wolf pack by the skin of their teeth, but they're not out of the woods. The wolves are relentless. Help from humans? Not likely. Their only hope is a vampire commune in remote Western Canada - if they make it in one piece. Even then there's no guarantee they'll be offered sanctuary.
"Well... it's the next book so...."