"The Steadfast Hot Soldier" by Rhonda Nelson: Army ranger Tucker "Bear" Midwinter has two rules when it comes to the ladies - no tiny women, and no dancers. So why does petite ballet teacher Veda Hayes turn his blood into liquid fire? "Wild Thing" by Tawny Weber: Compared to her beautiful siblings, groomer Andrea Tanner always felt like an ugly stepsister. But when she's left tied up and fuming, with her prize pooch, Medusa, stolen, Andrea can't help hoping her prince will come. And he does.