A real man knows when to let his partner take the lead. Forget those pushy, possessive alphas, and let sexy confidence and respectful consideration rule the day in this romantic digital collection as eight couples discover that nice guys definitely don’t have to finish last.
Heath’s Hope: Ambitious and career-minded Hope MacKenzie left Heath Beckett with a bleeding heart years ago. Now she’s back in town because her family’s bank needs her desperately. When she gives a personal loan to the women who own the local knitting shop without consulting Heath, who has helped them with their finances for years, the two must work together to ensure the ladies’ business plan is in tip-top shape. But will sharing their time awaken deeper feelings?
An Angel Fallen: Mark Mayer gives up being an angel to chase after his would-be beloved, a werewolf who’s gone feral because she won’t settle with a mate. He’s certain that trading his halo and wings for a mortal life with Sweetie is worth it—but convincing this stubborn werewolf that together they can find heaven on earth just might take a Christmas miracle.
Acute Reactions: The man with allergies never gets the girl, but that may change for restaurateur Ian Zamora when he makes an appointment with Dr. Petra Lale. When sparks fly, a little romance just might be chicken soup for their hearts.
High Octane: Unleashed: Formula One fans call Adam Fontaine “Mr. Spock,” as this stoic engineer is the circuit’s most reclusive driver. TV journalist Vivienne McCloud’s first big assignment is to draw out Adam’s secrets. When their hearts start racing, she finds far more than she bargained for—including a story that will threaten both of their careers.
Marriage by Design: When a new highway project will destroy the homes Angie Corcarelli’s family construction business built, she vows to protect their legacy—even if it means battling her best friend’s stuffy ex. Stuart Perrault needs the highway plans to restore his father’s faith in him and get him back on the CEO track. Falling for each other would mean disloyalty with a capital D. Are their feelings strong enough to warrant challenging their family ties?
Sweet Tooth: Artist Micah Taylor has returned home to tiny Fiesta, Florida, to pick up the pieces after the death of the father who disowned him. Cash Callahan, a born entrepreneur, bought a town icon and turned it into the Sweet Tooth. When Micah decides to buy his father’s favorite candy to lay on his grave, it leads to a scorching-hot relationship. Micah wants to publicly celebrate their rekindled feelings, but Cash fears the backlash from small-town minds intolerant of both gay and interracial romance. It’s up to Micah to convince him that life is sweeter when you’re true to yourself.
The Professor’s Secret: English professor Claudia Manchester secretly writes spicy romances under a pen name to keep her side job under wraps till she’s secured tenure. But when she meets historical romance writer Bradley Davis while dressed as her sexier alter ego at a conference, can they build love on lies?
Just My Type: Janiyah Henderson enjoys her stress-free post-college life, but when her dad insists she can’t handle a “real job,” she’s determined to prove him wrong. Her high-spirited ways clash with the conservative instincts of her new boss, accountant Fredrick Jenkins, yet attraction brews between them. When Fredrick shows Janiyah the man behind the numbers, she realizes she could be just the type of woman he needs.
USA TODAY bestselling author Alicia Hunter Pace is the writing team of Stephanie Jones and Jean Hovey. Stephanie lives in Jasper, Alabama, where she teaches sixth grade. She is a native Alabamian who likes football, Civil War history, and people who follow the rules. She is happy to provide a list of said rules to anyone who needs them. Jean, a former public librarian, lives in Decatur, Alabama, with her husband in a hundred-year-old house that always wants something from her. She likes to cook but has discovered the joy of Mrs. Paul’s fish fillets since becoming a writer. Find Alicia Hunter Pace at AliciaHunterPace.com, on Facebook, and on Twitter @AliciaHPace.
Holley Trent is a Carolina girl gone west. She writes contemporary and paranormal romances that have both humor and heat. Find Holley Trent at HolleyTrent.com, Facebook.com/writerholleytrent, and on Twitter @holleytrent.
Ruby Lang is the pen name of nonfiction writer Mindy Hung. She has written for The New York Times, The Toast, and Salon. She enjoys running (slowly), reading (quickly), and ice cream (at any speed). She lives in New York with a small child and a medium-sized husband. Find Ruby Lang at RubyLangWrites.com and on Facebook.
Elley Arden is a proud Pennsylvania girl who drinks wine like it’s water (a slight exaggeration), prefers a night at the ballpark to a night on the town, and believes almond English toffee is the key to happiness. Find Elley Arden at ElleyArden.com, on Facebook at Facebook.com/elleyardenauthor, and on Twitter @elleywrites.