When Ethan Blaise became Fire Chief at Station Seven, he set aside any ideas of having a relationship outside of work, let alone marrying and starting a family. He had one at the station house. While attending the wedding of one of his own firefighters, he finds himself inexplicably drawn to the woman catering the event. Warm and giving, she calls to a part of his soul that has been dormant for too long.
Making and keeping a date isn’t easy when you’re on call at all hours of the day for emergencies, but he’s determined to try because she’s everything he’s ever wanted and never knew to ask for. Falling for her is only too easy, having a relationship? Well, that’s hard.
Viviana Martenz has shouldered burdens alone for so many years. Raising her daughter on her own and struggling to make ends meet, she’s never stopped giving to others in honor of those who have helped her along the way. Becoming a caterer was an accomplishment supported by so many friends along the way and she’s determined to make it work. There’s no time or need for anything else, until she meets Ethan. In one amazing man, she finds a silver fox with a heart of gold.
Even with their crazy schedules keeping them apart, they find whatever time they can to see each other, building on the connection they feel.
When a part of Viviana’s past pushes back into her life, will Ethan be the rock she can lean on? Can Ethan get past her determination to conquer obstacles alone?
Don’t bet on the Chief of Station Seven to remain a bachelor for long. Not when his heart and soul have given Shelter for Viviana.
Book Genre: Contemporary Romance
Texas Game Wardens don’t just protect the natural resources of the Lone Star State, they protect the people as well. Trace Carson considers every warden as more than just fellow officers, they’re family.
Especially, Miranda Jimenez. She’d gone through the academy when he was on staff, and he was her first in-field training officer. There was no denying that she was a beautiful woman, he’d worked side by side with her and knew that her dedication to upholding the laws of Texas was second only to caring for wild animals and natural resources.
When she decided to leave her job as a game warden to open a wild animal rehabilitation it made perfect sense, but he couldn’t explain the sudden ache he felt at the thought of her leaving. It wasn’t going to be out of sight, out of mind, because he went to her ‘retirement’ party and he kissed her, changing everything.
When her connection with Trace puts Miranda’s life in danger, the law enforcement community in San Antonio pulls together to get her back where she belongs… in Trace’s arms. Will they find her in time to save her and get Justice for Miranda?
Being a Texas Game Warden was always Blyss Hardee’s dream. She had her dolls just like most girls, but her dolls healed injured animals and went fishing. Real life was much more exciting and exhilarating, unless it involved Owen Mercier.
When there was a gator that needed removing or a snake in someone’s house, the Game Wardens called Owen. He was as muscled as he was irritating, and that was a lot.
Too handsome, too self-assured, too sexy. He was always telling her that she should give him a chance, but Owen had always been a magnet for women and Blyss found it hard to believe that he could be with one woman, her.
At least that’s what she thought until he saved her life. She had different problems after that. How is she going to keep herself safe from a man who already had her heart? And what happens when the criminals who’d tried to kill her in the first place need to stop her from exposing them?
This collection features first responders--whether firemen or cops or simply the first brave person to sweep into the rescue regardless of the dangers. Expect an adrenaline ride of danger followed by a fiery "first response" romance that will curl your toes!
First Response: A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology includes the following stories:
Far from Over by Reina Torres - They missed their chance at the academy, but after she rescues him from a pile of rubble, a fireman decides it's time to make her burn for him
Sheltering Charlotte by Elle James- Passions ignite between a cop and a city girl trapped in a cellar while a storm ravages Hellfire, Texas
The Siren's Song by Ava Cuvay - A spaceport firefighter walks into a bar...and straight into arms of the sassy owner, igniting flames faster than plasma fuel
Claiming Lyla by Megan Ryder - A she-wolf being hunted by pack males during a claiming rite is rescued by a rogue alpha determined to make her his own, despite her desire to be independent
Over the Edge by N.J. Walters - After a bear leaves a corporate lawyer stranded on a cliff ledge, rescue comes from her estranged husband
Fire in the Storm by Payton Harlie - An unexpected hurricane can't put out the fire between a female ex-Marine and a handsome firefighter when they're stranded on an isolated island
Save Me Twice by Jaap Boekestein - Playing with handcuffs leads to unexpected and sexy consequences for a timid office worker when she loses the key
Saving Time by Kimberly Dean - When a scientist working on cracking the mystery of time travel falls through a wormhole, a Time Enforcer rushes to save her
Falling Off the Single Track by Tray Ellis - Falling head-over-handlebars wasn't great for a single-girl weekend warrior, but falling head-over-heels with her mountain biker rescuer put romance on the right track
Blackout by January George - When a summer heatwave blackout strands a fireman in an elevator with the girl who got away, the temperature isn't the only thing rising
Drive by M. Jayne - A Lycan on the run from assassins from her own pack must rely on a stranger to survive
Handcuffs and G-Strings by Margay Leah Justice - At a benefit for fallen heroes, sparks fly between a socially awkward woman and the cop she mistakes for a stripper
The $5 Kiss of Life by Michal Scott - Trapped by the small-town conventions imposed on her, a pastor's spinster daughter finds rescue in the town bad boy's very public kiss
Crossing the Line by A.C. Dawn - After an intense call, a fire captain finally crosses the line with a sexy medic he's burned for since the moment he first saw her
In the Wild by Delilah Devlin - After a charging bison comes between her and her latest skip, a bounty hunter must rely on the survival skills of her park ranger rescuer
She’s thrown herself into her work for years – He’s buried himself in his – What happens when they both decide to take a big breath of life?
Jordan Schultz has managed everything for years. She’s managed her boss, his heavy work schedule as the head of the DeLuca family wineries. In her private life, she’s raised her daughter alone after her husband left her for a newer model, making sure that Ava had every advantage possible even when she was driving her daughter crazy. Putting everyone else in front of her own needs, Jordan forgot how to breathe. Now Ava’s in college, her boss is settled and a happy family man, all she has to do is live… her own life. She’s just not sure how to do that.
When Vance Donovan’s friend convinced him to send his book to an agent, he had no idea it would sell. Meeting Gabe years later at a book signing, his old friend introduces Vance to his assistant Jordan. That meeting led to hundreds of hours of phone calls and video chats, giving Vance a glimpse of something outside of his isolated life in New York. When he needed a change of pace to finish his latest book, what better place was there than the small-town heart of St. Helena, CA, Jordan’s home town? If he thought the chemistry between them on the phone was incredible, having her close enough to touch made him feel more alive than he’d been in years and it showed in his work.
When it’s time for him to go back to New York and leave Jordan behind, will he be able to walk away and go back to his single, isolated lifestyle? Or will they both decide that what they feel for each other is worth taking another chance?
They’re both going after their dreams – Little did they know that they’d find love along the way – with each other!
Stella Vincenzo has always been more than a little in love with Grayson from the moment he bandaged her skinned knee when she was a little girl. When her lifelong dream is in danger of falling apart, the last person she expects to throw obstacles in her way is the same man who can make her heart tremble with a glance.
She’s never been afraid of hard work and has never expected anything to be handed to her, but just once. Just this one time, could fate give her a little push in the right direction so it can be her turn to come out on top?
If there's something that needs fixing, Grayson Malone is the man you call. From para jumping into war torn areas to rescue injured soldiers, to helping his patients recover from life altering physical injuries, he's the kind of hands on hero anyone would be grateful for. But there is one thing in the whole world that can knock him off balance and shake him down to the bedrock of his resolve, Stella.
He’s determined to start his own physical therapy private practice in St. Raphael, but her noisy construction site beside what should be his peaceful therapy center is going to drive him crazy.
Grayson and Stella find themselves in a tug of war of their dreams and emotions, but if there’s one thing that’s true about the town of St. Raphael, there’s room enough for everyone’s dreams to flourish. The romantic environs of this idyllic town in Northern California are good for more than just good health and prosperous living, it’s Healing Hearts.
Her dreams kept her in Hawaii when most of her friends moved to the West Coast to follow theirs. He was on the island of Kaua’i training with the other Deltas in his unit until he fell head over heels for the woman of his dreams.
Ku’uipo Ornellas has been working most of her life. Starting as a professional hula dancer when she was a child, she just resigned from her job as hospitality coordinator for a large chain hotel to revive a hotel from Hawaii’s silver screen past. Hoping to give young residents a practical place to learn their hospitality skills. But someone doesn’t want the hotel to reopen and they’re willing to take out their frustration on the young woman so dedicated to its success.
Efrain ‘Train’ Figueroa is a man who loves his movies and tv shows, but within hours of meeting the young woman with a sweetheart of a name, he finds himself drawn into her single-minded goal of getting the hotel up and running. Especially because one of his acting idols filmed on the grounds. When the seamier side of Hawaii tries to take her dreams away, he’s quick to jump in and help. He just can’t seem to walk away from the beautiful young woman who calls to a part of his soul that has nothing to do with the ephemeral quality of movies and everything to do with the heart that beats hard and fast in his chest.
There’s no script that tells the tale of their love, but who can resist a beautiful heroine, a handsome hero, action, adventure, and love. Lots of love when ‘Train’ becomes a Hero for Ku’uipo.
Aaron Winter has waited for nearly two decades to claim his mate and now he has his chance. He’s going to do everything he can to convince Celeste that she’s the only one for him… and his bear.
He’s had two dreams in his life: Turning Mystic Mountain Resort into a getaway for shape shifters and to have Celeste at his side. The town is excited as nearly all the residents are shifter themselves.
Celeste Olwin is at a turning point in her life. She raised her kids as a single mom, with Aaron as her friend and rock. She was already half in love with the man.
But Aaron has always kept his emotional distance from her and after all of this time he’s offering her a dream. There are still some questions she has about him, something she’s sure he’s hiding from her. She’s not sure if she can take that leap, because if he broke her heart now, she’d never survive.
Aaron knows he has to tell her who he really is if this is going to work between them, but to drag up old memories into the darkest night of her life may set her against him forever. Still, he can’t give up.
He’ll move a mountain to prove that he’ll protect her and love her like no one else could, because they were meant to be.
Neither of them wanted to find love when they moved to St. Raphael – Fate & his Nonna had other plans.
Mirella walked away from what was left of her life in Los Angeles. A cheating lover had thrown both her job and her heart under Hollywood’s bus, turning her hopes of a long and successful career into smudge on Sunset Blvd. She found a new start in St. Raphael, with a house and friends that began to soothe her aching heart. After a year of hard work, everything is finally running smoothly.
Then out of the blue, her match-making neighbor sends her gorgeous grandson over to borrow some garlic, no simple sugar in this town. None of her promises to put her heart on the shelf are going to save her from the way he turns her life upside down.
Teodoro built a successful business with his brother in L.A. but when his grandmother’s health took a downturn, he knew he had to move to St. Raphael to take of his Nonna. She has other plans, like making sure she would have some great-grandbabies to spoil. Mirella is the perfect candidate & before Teo knows it’s happening, he finds himself falling for a woman whose heart has been scarred and stomped on. He knows that he is the right man to heal her heart.
When her past shows up, threatening their relationship, instead of putting a wedge between them, they discover that coming to St. Raphael was more than just a change of locale, they were Finding Home.
She swore off ‘True Love’ – He wants ‘Happy Ever After’ – How could this end badly?
If Finley Thomas had big dreams, it was because of the support of her best friend, Jackson. She left her hometown behind to follow her dreams, but when she returns to St. Raphael years later, all she wants to do is piece together her broken heart. The first person to seek her out is the only one who ever made her feel safe and understood. The surprise is the emotional rush of coming face to face with her old best friend, and the scorching fire created by his touch.
There isn’t anything that Fire Captain, Jackson Caffrey can’t handle. When he isn’t out saving lives and fighting fires, he’s single-handedly raising his son, Carter, and making scores of single women in town swoon over his amazing body. Jackson is completely oblivious to all the attention, but one look at Finley, his childhood best friend who’s all grown up, suddenly he wants to start a fire. He wants to fan the warm embers of their friendship into the enduring flames of a life-long love and soul-deep passion.
When Finley tells him that she’s given up on love and done with men in general, Jackson sets out to prove that he’s not only the man she was meant to be with, he’s a firefighter who knows how to heal her heart and soul Playing With Fire.