Mari Beadie needed a boyfriend, and former NHL hockey star Chase Miller happened to be in the right place at the right time. The kiss that followed wasn't necessary, strictly speaking, but it sure was hot. Hot enough that when the tables are turned, Chase knows just the pretty bartender to ask to be his pretend girlfriend. Only this time, it's not a one-time deal.
When Laney skipped town to follow her dreams, Kyle didn't go with her. Twelve years later, she runs into him at Christmastime - and a flame that was extinguished long ago suddenly reignites.
"Kyle and Lanie"
It's been a year since Liam and Evie welcomed their daughter Ava to the world. A year of sleepless nights and laughter-filled days. Some fights. A lot of love. And non-stop parenting. Plus they had a wedding to plan. But now it's their time, and Liam wants to make the most of it. Liam has never had any problem showing Evie how much he loves her, and now that they're making the ultimate commitment to each other, he wants to find exactly the right words as well. Then he'll go back to showing her, over and over again.
Six years. Two break-ups. One divorce. They should be over each other. Rafe Minelli knows better than to tell his wife no, particularly since they aren't married anymore. She can't hightail it out of town, though, not when they've finally broken through the post-divorce cold war status quo. Olivia Minelli needs to leave Pine Harbour. It's just too hard to see Rafe moving on without her - even if he says he doesn't want to. But when a new and exciting job falls into her lap, she needs to choose: protect her heart, or take the new job....
A girl can have just one night of fun, right? After years in a spirit-breaking former marriage, Evie needed to get her groove back. Cutting loose in the big city with no strings attached - no matter how cute her one night stand guy might be. Besides, she'll never see him again once she goes home to Wardham.
Romance is the last thing on Ian's mind. He's juggling the family farm and a second job, his kids are a crazy handful and every time he gets close to his wife, she snaps at him. Their relationship started with a sizzling physical connection, and he needs to find a way to leverage that into reconnecting on a deeper level.
Laney and Kyle lost each other once. Now they've found a way back together, and nothing will break them apart. But real life - two busy careers, nosy family members, and very different priorities for their oft-discussed yet still hypothetical wedding - keeps them from formalizing the forever they promised each other more than a year ago.
Karen's finally decided what she wants to do when she grows up. Too bad it'll mean leaving behind her new neighbor, who's stirred up a different kind of grown-up feelings. But when he rebuffs her attempt to have a fling before she leaves Wardham, Karen knows it's for the best. A clean break, no messy emotional entanglements.
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Beth can't stop thinking about the new consultant at Go West Winery. But Finn isn't the guy for her and they both know it. Finn knows he can't give Beth what she wants - and a nice guy would walk away. But when a long day of work turns into a private night, fueled by wine and pent-up desire, he gives in to his baser instincts. Damn the consequences.