Sometimes love takes the long road… Jordan Rhoades was not my high school sweetheart. In fact, he was anything but sweet to me. Jordan was my nemesis. My tormentor. The bully who lived next door who tried beating me at everything. We were complete opposites. And though there were moments when I hated Jordan, hidden deep within the surface I harbored a secret… I had a crush on him. And sadly, it was my downfall. And now “All American” boy and retired pro baseball pitcher is back in town. He’s the newest winery owner in Merlot and he has a job offer I can’t refuse. It’s a job I’ve worked years to earn but could never get on my own. And now it’s mine for the taking, on one condition. Jordan wants to let the past remain where it belongs but I’m not sure I can forgive him for what he did to my heart on prom night ten years ago. Even if it means giving up on the job of my dreams.
The last thing I expected on the first day of my dog sitting job was a middle-of-the-night fire alarm. Things go from chaotic to scorching hot when I run into my old crush, Miles Thatcher, on my way out of the building. Talk about disastrous timing. I haven’t seen him in years – seven to be exact. Since the day we buried his sister – my best friend. That was both the best and worst day of my life. It was also the day Miles kissed me – and promptly forgot about me. Some things never change. He still has no clue who I am. Miles is no longer the boy I fell in love with. Now he’s just a stuck-up big shot with a big bank account and bigger ego. I wish I didn’t still have feelings for him but seeing him again only makes me want him more. If only Miles would finally ‘see’ me. A lot can happen in seven years, but time hasn’t erased the guilt he carries. Underneath his fancy façade is a man who can’t get over the grief of losing his baby sister... or the regret of not being able to prevent it. And I’m just the girl who can’t get over him.
They say patience is a virtue. (Yeah, right.) Timing is everything. (Sure thing.) All good things come to those who wait. (Seriously?) If that’s the case, how long does a guy wait for the girl before he becomes a chump? I’ve been best friends with Ellie Green since we were on the high school swim team and I was dating her best friend. A lot has changed since then, except now I’m in love with my best friend. I started seeing Ellie in a different light one night in college, but the timing was never right between us. For years I’ve stayed neatly stowed in the friend zone. Until this summer when she lost her job and moved back to our hometown. That’s when it finally happened. I made my move to escape the dreaded friend zone. My timing still sucks, though. Now that I have my chance to woo her, Ellie may not stick around long enough to see where things lead between us. And I may be stuck again waiting until she decides what she wants: my friendship or my love.
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Available here: http://ow.ly/lzKY50yWG1M Joey: They say you never get a second chance at a first impression. That is, unless you’re my gorgeous temporary neighbor. My first impression of Theo Crawford was anything but wonderful. He was discourteous, anti-social, and a drunken mess. My second impression wasn’t much better when he inconsiderately woke me on a Sunday morning. But by my third impression, my views toward Theo began to soften. Maybe he isn’t as bad as he seems. And now? Well, let’s just say my defective heart doesn’t care that he’s gay, because I’ve fallen for him. Theo: Wait, what? I’m not gay. Where the hell did she get that impression?
Ten years can be a long time. So much can happen in a decade after high school graduation. Dreams can be born. Careers built. Families made. Futures solidified. But for Delaney Cooper, those ten years were deplete of the love and friendship of her best friend, Evan Stansfield, whom she lost the night after graduation. That was the night she gave everything to be with Evan Stansfield and lost it all. They were best friends. He was the charming, gorgeous bad boy and she the nerdy high school year book photographer. Despite their differences, they found a bond that made everything worthwhile. Their friendship built over time, but it took only one night to test their friendship, leaving two hearts shattered and withering for ten years – until their ten year reunion reminded them how to live again. The question is – can they rekindle their love and allow forgiveness to forge their future together?
Seattle is in the rearview mirror and Kenzie Daniels wants to start a new life to pursue her musical dreams in Nashville. But it’s harder than she thought trying to make it on her own with no one to rely on but herself. Until a handsome customer shows up at her table and changes the course of her future. Remy Martins wasn’t looking for anything but a good time and a creative outlet when he stumbled upon Hank’s Diner and discovered his muse. The moment he laid eyes on Kenzie, the beautiful waitress with a chip on her shoulder, he knew his luck had turned around. He’d been in a writing slump for months and she was the spark he needed, breathing new life into his lyrics. Now Remy is determined to have Kenzie and keep her in his life. When a chance run-in at one of his gigs has Kenzie leaning on him for support, Remy is given the opportunity to make her an offer she'd be foolish to refuse. Just as their relationship morphs into something more, fueling a deep physical need that neither of them can deny, Kenzie’s and Remy’s pasts collide - threatening to destroy their bond along the dreams they’d hoped to fulfill. Can Kenzie rely on Remy to be there when she needs him the most? Will both their dark pasts ruin their chances at a bright future?