After a devastating hurricane, Miami firefighter Ricky Wilder rescues dozens of devastated people from the wreckage of their homes - including Allie Matthews. The beautiful stranger has no place to go, and Ricky insists she stay with him. But the notoriously commitment-shy Ricky has never let a woman invade his life. And he's starting to like having Allie with him far too much....
An environmental crisis is the last thing clean-water crusader Eve Jackson expected in her hometown. She's used to taking on powerful DC politicians in her fight, but when a baby in Safe Harbor, Florida, shows mysterious signs of possible poisoning, the danger hits painfully close to home, stirring memories of her own mother's death. Eve's search leads her to the Sutton Ranch, now run by her high school crush, Cole.
Destiny Jones is doing just fine on her own, thanks. From her thriving one-woman carpentry business to the loving support of her small-town community, Destiny has constructed a life as sturdy and polished as her best cabinets. Twenty years ago, Destiny's world collapsed when her mother died and her father, Albert, abandoned his daughter to pursue acting in New York. His devastating exit taught Destiny a lesson in self-reliance that has kept her safe - and alone - ever since.
"Depressing and predictable"
Orphaned as a child in Russia, boat captain Sasha Petrov has spent most of her life adrift, anchored by only her loving foster family. So when they beg her to return to the family marina in Safe Harbor, Florida, for Mama Rosa's sixtieth birthday, Sasha complies, hoping to put the past behind her. But Mama Rosa has other plans: she wants her three foster daughters to find Tony, the biological son who disappeared twenty years earlier.