Avery and Connor have twenty years of history—all of it bad. Focused and highly competitive, Lieutenant Commander Avery Madigan is the poster girl for the modern naval aviator. Playing by the rules, Mad Dog Madigan garners glory both in the navy reserves and private sector. While a failed marriage gave her a son she adores, it also leaves her with battle scars from her ex-husband’s infidelity. However, Avery’s ready to try dating again. She even considers a vacation fling—as long as it doesn’t interfere with an upcoming business presentation. Unlike Avery, Connor St. James believes if he wants to get ahead, he has to venture outside the bounds. After leaving the navy, Titan’s no-holds-barred philosophy is never more appropriate with the family business teetering on failure. With that all-important presentation behind him he can afford a little distraction—especially if it comes in the form of the fiery tempered redhead who’s haunted his dreams ever since they were thirteen and he stole that first kiss. The rivals finally act on a long-denied attraction, but fate once again pits them against one another. Can these rivals bury the past, or will competition once again ruin their chances at love?
A debutante. A bevy of blind dates. An Australian bartender. And a stalker. Dating has never been so complicated. When college senior, Savannah Guthry receives an invitation to her cousin’s wedding back home in Charleston, South Carolina, her first thoughts aren’t of flowers and dresses. Instead, she's reminded of the groom: her first love. Determined to show up and dazzle not only her ex but her spoiled cousin too, Savannah allows her friends to set her up on a series of humorous blind dates looking for Mr. Right. Enter Gage, an Australian bartender with a front row seat to Savannah’s dating woes. As the wedding draws near and prospects run low, Savannah realizes that sometimes you find love in unexpected places. And sometimes you find more than you bargained for.
Emilie Davis believed her past was behind her. But someone’s been watching, and he knows her secrets. After a kidnapper's attempt to take Emilie is thwarted--almost too late--she realizes her nightmare is just beginning. Determined to take her life back, Emilie begins her own investigation. SWAT officer Nathan Madigan can’t shake the guilt of having allowed the man who kidnapped Emilie to escape. When Emile turns to him for help, Nathan can’t refuse. Emilie will have to forget everything she once believed to defeat this deadly obsession...and Nathan may have to remember everything he once went through to save her. No matter what it takes.
Everyone is entitled to making their own choices in life, but a decision can make or break you. For Jacinta Kelly, hers came in the form of running away from everything that reminded her of her roots. Living in rural Ireland was hard enough, but living with her mother’s mental illness and her obsession with her garden took its toll. One winter, the world as she knows it changes. Jacinta becomes aware of her own mortality, and how fragile her existence truly is. Alone and frightened; to live or die, the choice is hers.
The Hutchinson sisters grew up under the piercing, pious stare of a preacher’s wife. Plagued by her ever-disappointed refrain, “Well, it’s not my favorite.” Their search to find their own way in the world has not been a screaming success. Gwenn is a good girl, a responsible girl…a miserable girl. Her steady diet of vivid fantasies is the only part of her life she enjoys. She daydreams of new parents, a more exciting job and an actual love life. She struggles to run a business as The Organizer, while she stacks relationship carcasses in the closet of her own completely unorganized life. Her only real friend is her younger sister, Rachel. Rachel is outgoing, risqué and happily gay. The only people who don’t know this little secret are her judgmental parents, Pastor Ed and Shirley. Rachel struggles mightily to dodge her mother’s constant attempts to set her up with “nice Christian boys”; while holding down a job at the bakery and keeping up with her rock-star girlfriend! Gwenn uncovers a photo that brings her imaginary world careening into reality. She’s forced to ask herself if wealthy artist, Daniel Gregory is the answer she’s been seeking or a grand delusion. Break-ups, meltdowns, family secrets, wild nights and finally a journey of self-discovery to exotic New Zealand keep Gwenn and Rachel stumbling toward independence.
So grab your parka and join the Hutchinson girls, as they experience the Lake Effect in Duluth, Minnesota!