Not looking for any more complications in his life, especially of the female variety, Ryker De La Fuente visits family in Blossom Creek. He’s hoping the change of scenery will ease his mind and help him focus on the decision he needs to make in Italy. However, before he arrives in Blossom Creek, his plans derail when he drives the town's own, Beatrice Leonard, off the road during a snowstorm.
Beatrice is different in a refreshing way, and he finds his interest piqued, which confuses him. The one thing Ryker shouldn’t be doing in Blossom Creek is flirting with an attractive woman who makes his blood warm when he’s only visiting. He can’t resist the shy beauty, and of course, one thing leads to another, giving the town something new to gossip about.
While Ryker is preoccupied with Beatrice, the newly formed ladies' Book Club finds the new fire chief to be an intriguing topic of discussion.
Kennedy De La Fuente is enjoying life in Blossom Creek. It's the first time away from home, and the small apartment in the converted barn is perfect. The scenery is, for the most part, similar to that of Montana. The scenery at the small fire station, on the other hand, is nothing like it is back home. Her gaze has a mind of its own and is drawn to the handsome fire chief. Kennedy is finding it increasingly difficult to hide her feelings for the man. It’s the very last thing she wants.
A heatwave is currently engulfing Blossom Creek and its inhabitants. The fire department is kept busy responding to medical emergencies and attempting to keep the forest surrounding the town from burning. Zeke Davidson has begun to prefer being out on a job so that he’s not in close quarters with his office manager, who wears very little due to the oppressive heat. The woman is a distraction he doesn’t need—in fact, she is the very last thing he wants.
Once again, the Between the Sheets Book Club is more interested in gossip than a book. This time, the ladies are discussing Zeke and Kennedy.
I'm a 32-year-old defenseman for the Boston Bay Vikings ice hockey team, and I have no right to look at the boss's daughter the way I do. Riley Peters is a lovely 18-year-old with a bright future ahead of her, but for some reason, she has decided that future includes me. I've kept her at arm's length for the past twelve months. Unless you count the two occasions when I got between her and her dates. Or the time she decided it would be a good idea to call me while drunk and say the filthiest things that I still can't get out of my head. Then she came to Vegas with her father for a game, and things became even more complicated.
After one of our arguments, my father often mutters to himself, "Stubborn as a mule." What he doesn't realize is that I'm just as obstinate as he is. When I want something, I go after it with zeal and determination. Unfortunately, what I want, or rather, who I want, will not cooperate. I fell hook, line, and sinker for a sexy hockey player who pretends not to be interested. I'm well aware of how intrigued he is, especially after what happened in Vegas.
Ethan believes that what happened in Vegas should remain in Vegas, but I have a very different opinion, and Ethan Sinclair is about to find that out!
With Blu, a woman he's grown up with, telling the town she's going to be his wife, Shep Carter finds it difficult to pursue the woman he truly loves. They, too, grew up together, and somewhere during their adolescence, he fell head over heels in love with Louisa Ryland. He's tried his hardest not to act on his feelings because of his friendship with Blu, but he can't do it any longer.
Louisa and Shep's friendship turned into love somewhere along the way, and she's been nursing a broken heart ever since. It's all she can do when her best friend, Blu, is also in love with him. Love Between the Pages, Louisa's bookstore, saved her as she accepted her broken heart and the fact that Shep would one day leave town. After all, that was all he talked about the summer before they left for college...yet he returned home and has made a life for himself in Blossom Creek.
Their love has been contained for years, but this summer it’s about to explode into a passion neither can control yet hope never ends.
Teagan Tremayne had once hoped to go to college and pursue a career as an artist. Things hadn't gone as planned, and she now co-owned the Tremayne Tavern with her brother. She was content in her small town and had no desire to meet a man until two newcomers caught her eye. It irritated her that a few of her friends had advised her against looking at the two firefighters. Maybe that's why her gaze kept straying in their direction.
Emile and Blake De La Fuente, cousins who were only two years apart in age. They did everything together: became firefighters, EMTs, ski patrollers, and even lived together. One thing they loved doing together was something that made others uncomfortable, women. Teagan Tremayne had caught their eye on arrival into town; now all they had to do was persuade her that they wanted more than one night.
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Alison, who was born in England, writes romance and erotic romance as Lexi Buchanan. Under the name Rona Jameson she writes contemporary and young adult/coming of age romance, and romantic suspense. She moved to Ireland with her husband, four children, a dog and a cat, in 2010.