Lacey is the last person to be impressed by wealth and fame. Serious and stoic, she values hard work above all else. When she’s hired as the home care worker to an injured celebrity, she couldn’t care less about Zana’s carefully constructed image. She only sees a rich, spoiled brat. Once Lacey and Zana learn to respect each other, they actually get along – and maybe more than that. Can Zana win over the one person who sees the real her?
Leaving a dependable job to apprentice as a tattoo artist was a drastic step after surviving breast cancer, but Cassie Whiteaker is nearly five years cancer-free. Nearly. She’s not ready to go out on her own until she clears that all-important hurdle. Also off-limits are relationships and sex—something Cassie is sure she’ll never want again.
Struggling tattoo shop owner MJ Flores doesn’t give a damn what people think, but losing Thorn & Thistle would mean losing everything. When her former mentor’s protégé arrives at her door, MJ hires her out of obligation…at first. Cross-stitching goody-goodies are not her type, but Cassie’s business background might just get the shop back on solid footing. They strike a bargain: Cassie will enact new marketing plans and MJ will teach her to find her inner bitch.
Only when clients request to see Cassie—having learned of the beautiful, compassionate tattoos she creates for survivors and their families—does MJ realize all Cassie has endured. And as Cassie’s fears fade, she finds it harder to keep her admiration for her bad-girl boss from reawakening all she’d feared was lost.
Casual leaves no broken hearts… Usually.
No strings attached, that’s the way Nix likes her life. Determined not to fall for anyone she sleeps with, casual is just her thing. Better than having her heart ripped to pieces again.
Harper is looking for a fresh start and a new city means just that. New friends, new school, and maybe a chance at love?
The thin line between friendship and more blurs when Nix and Harper dance around each other in an LGBT club with everything to lose and love to gain. But is it ever that simple?