When her boss asks her to pretend to be her fiance to secure a client, personal assistant Carly is caught between a rock and a hard place.
If she goes through with the agreement, she’ll have the bargaining power to get something she’s wanted for a long time. But that means traveling to Singapore and spending twenty-four hours a day with a woman she’s starting to find difficult to resist.
Carly goes on the trip with the best of intentions but quickly realizes that the connection between her and Robin is far more complicated than she ever thought. Heated glances and stolen kisses are just the tip of the iceberg…
Alex Scott is moving to Maine for a fresh start after leaving a trail of broken hearts back home in Iowa. Focusing on building her artisan furniture business the unexpected happens when Alex runs into Jennifer Baker at the local coffee shop. Sparks fly. Normally Alex isn’t one to settle down but something about Jennifer makes her consider changing her rakish ways.
Jennifer Baker, the town librarian with a crazy ex-girlfriend, sends Alex’s world into a tailspin. Jennifer is ready to move on from her past, but her ex-girlfriend has other ideas and leaves a trail of destruction in her wake.
Will Alex and Jennifer be able to overcome their pasts and start a future together? Or will ultimately the stress of past force them apart?
On the verge of turning 40, former Marine Cameron ‘Cam’ Warren didn’t expect to be walking onto a community college campus to spend a year playing music. But after five years, Cam is still mourning the tragic death of her partner and fellow Marine Sharon Rodriguez. To move forward, Cam needs a change. She hopes a sabbatical to play the drums will allow her to live fully again, connecting her to her emotions in ways her autism hinders.
Jazz pianist and teacher Laura Clark has had enough of city life on the east coast and yearns for the quiet beauty of Colorado. When a faculty position opens at a small community college in Ft. Collins, she jumps at the chance to start a new life. What she couldn’t predict was one of her star students walking back into her life twenty years since their last contact.
When Cam is introduced to the new jazz ensemble director she is shocked to see her high school music teacher, a thousand miles away from the small town where Ms. Clark first introduced her to jazz. But Cam is no longer a kid and, as their chemistry grows stronger, Cam has to choose which path her life will take. Will she choose love or will she choose fear?
In 1998, introverted Cameron Warren is focused on being a model Marine and surviving the social isolation of the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. Navigating the policy and finding allies is harder than she expected, but she’s determined to complete her enlistment period and return to college.
Meanwhile, gregarious military kid Sharon Rodriguez knows connections are critical to navigate the unspoken rules of the Marine Corps. She’s confident in her ability to enjoy the casual flings she’s accustomed to while pursuing the 20 year career she desires.
When Sharon convinces Cam to attend a party with her, neither realizes their lives are about to become more complicated than they planned for. How hard will they need to fight for a love that must remain in the shadows?