Simone Brooks and Cameron Bennett should not be together. She's a wealthy socialite looking for a suitable husband. A man with the right pedigree and an economic status that matches her own. He's part owner of the hottest nightclub in Atlanta with his siblings. Someone who loves cooking, the outdoors, and women, not necessarily in that order.
After one night together, their sizzling chemistry makes it difficult to stay away. Then comes the hard part—navigating their differences to salvage a relationship that, while it may be imperfect, overflows with love and passion.
Should they risk their friendship for a chance at love? Alannah Bailey is tired of being the boring best friend of Trenton Johnson and decides on a makeover. After the changes, she starts dating, but instead of being happy, Trenton acts like he wants to keep her under lock and key. He doesn’t like the changes he sees in her, and by the time he figures out why, it might be too late.
Terri Slade learned the hard way to play by her own set of rules. Rule number one, maintain control. Rule number two, never fall in love. Then she met Gavin Johnson and broke both her rules. Gavin Johnson has lived a charmed life full of adventure. In Terri he thinks he’s found a kindred spirit and even considers settling down. But when the truth about her past is revealed, their perfect relationship falls apart, and Gavin’s left to wonder if he ever really knew her at all.
Who doesn’t love a bad boy?
Lorena Vega knows better than to have anything else to do with Matthew Hawthorne. Then he comes to her and asks for her help in writing a proposal for a grant to benefit the community center where he volunteers. She agrees to do the work, but she has her guard up, because having Matthew in her life again is a problem she doesn’t need.
Matthew still carries some guilt from when he hurt Lorena. Seeing her again for the first time in months makes him realize what a huge mistake he made, and he wants another chance to be the kind of man she deserves. He’s determined to win her back and prove he’s not the player he used to be, and nothing will stand in his way.
Not even the new man in her life.
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Julia Newman doesn’t have time for love. Been there, done that, and she’s got the scars to prove it. Instead, she’s focused on her career. For the past few years, she has been living the life she wants. She drives a silver Mercedes, just purchased a four bedroom house in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, and she’s on her way to becoming the youngest female partner in the history of the venture capitalist firm where she works. Life couldn’t be better. Or so she thought.
Frederico “Freddie” Mendoza is the owner of Mendoza Construction. He hasn’t given up on love, but he is fed up with women who are fascinated by the fantasy of being with a blue collar man and then relegate him to a certain part of their lives. His newest customer, Julia Newman, is the kind of woman he’s decided he’ll avoid from now on. He needs to work on expanding his business. Besides, she’s not his type. Or so he thought.
Three years ago, Nadine Alesini divorced her husband and left Buenos Aires with her daughter in tow. Now she's back and forced to spend time with the man she left behind.
Cortez Alesini long ago accepted that his music career aided in the demise of his marriage. So he didn't expect that he and Nadine would spend passionate nights together while she's back in his country, causing them to question if they gave up too soon. But the reappearance of someone from his past immediately causes friction, and may destroy any chance they have at a true reconciliation.
"Live in the moment with me."
That's what he asked Dahlia to do, and she did—easily—because after a near death experience, her motto was to live life to the fullest. She doesn't worry about tomorrow and greets each day with a smile. She gave him everything. Her body. Her heart. Then it all came to an abrupt end. She didn't anticipate he wouldn't trust her. She didn't anticipate she couldn't trust him.
He wants his son.
Three years later, Prince Kofi returns and he's not the same man. He's bitter and angry and knows he has a son. He'll do whatever it takes to bring his heir back to Zamibia, even if it means marrying the woman he believes betrayed him.
Dahlia must now raise her son in a culture she doesn't fully understand, but when a nightmare strikes the royal family, will it bring her and Kofi closer together, or tear them apart for good?
As far as Sylvie Johnson is concerned, her ex-husband used her and left her and she cannot stand the sight of him. Fifteen years after their divorce, her feelings haven't changed. She wants nothing to do with him—no matter what her beating heart suggests.
Oscar Brooks has always assumed that his ex-wife hates him, but after an unplanned kiss, he's not so sure. Why does she always have such a hostile response to his presence? Is it love, or is it hate? He's determined to find out.