Em Davidson is a curvy, never-married, 43-year-old Internet security analyst who has been working at the wrong job, living in the wrong house, and involved with the wrong man for about 10 years too long. All she wants is a challenging career, her very own home, and an age-appropriate Mister Ideal who will make her toes curl when he kisses her.
Mick Brennan is a bearded, tattooed widower of 20-plus years who thinks, maybe, just maybe, he might be ready to dip his foot back in the dating pool. He might not know exactly what he’s looking for in a relationship, but he knows he doesn’t want a girl half his age.
When Em moves into her dream home, she had no idea that her downstairs neighbor could be her Mister Ideal. When Mick meets his talkative upstairs neighbor, he’s more intrigued by the her than he has been in any other woman in two decades.
Can these two lonely people overcome the wounds of their pasts to discover love again?
Ben “Gunny” Anderson spent twenty years in the United States Marine Corps, watching the enemy through the scope of a long gun, waiting for the right moment to snuff out their lives. Now he’s retired and while he figures out what he wants to do with the rest of his life, he’s working with some former teammates, renovating properties.
After a scandal ruins her professional and personal life, Lindsay Beaujardin is looking for a brand new start and a move from Louisville to Atlanta is the perfect way to begin again.
A three-day fling between Gunny and Lindsay turns into the shock of a lifetime when they unexpectedly cross paths again. All it takes is a moment in time to change the course of fate and Gunny and Lindsey are about to find out just how true that is.
Rory Doyle likes to be in control: in control of his career, in control of his home, and in control of his relationships. The one thing he can’t control is his reaction to feisty ex-pageant queen-turned-real estate agent Ashley Richards.
Ashley Richards is a woman with a plan; always has been, always will be. She’s got her sights set on conquering the Atlanta commercial real estate market, and the last thing she needs is Rory Doyle disrupting her carefully planned life.
After their best friends get their happily ever after, Rory wants to take his relationship with Ashley to the next level, but Ashley has other things to worry about, including planning the perfect wedding for her best friend. Add a bonus complication of the biggest challenge of her professional career and she definitely does not need the distraction of Rory’s sexy Irish brogue and his hot dancer’s body.
Can Rory convince Ashley to listen to her heart or will she decide that he doesn't fit in with her plans?
Christine Dearborn met her soulmate in high school. They eloped shortly before he went to boot camp, allowing her to escape from her austere, loveless childhood home. But being a military wife came with its own challenges, and Christine fought her own enemies at home even as her beloved battled adversaries overseas.
William Cashton had always been a guardian. When he was eighteen, he promised to protect his wife and his country. Fighting a foreign enemy turned out to be the easy part, and the war at home has more devastating casualties than Cash ever imagined.
Five years after she let Cash walk away, Christine gets a phone call that changes everything. Can Christine convince Cash to try to salvage their marriage, or will their emotional wounds be fatal?
A New Mother
One year ago, Bailey Jenkins’ boyfriend surprised her with an engagement announcement at the company holiday party. Now, he’s in jail for assault and Bailey, six months pregnant, has a new home and a new job, and a glimmer of hope for a new beginning.
A Former Fighter
Between coping with his father’s illness and fighting off the unwelcome attention of an obsessed ex-girlfriend, Colin Carmichael needs a break. After his beloved father passes away, Colin retreats from the public eye and joins his long-lost brother in Atlanta, hoping for a fresh start as the owner of an MMA training facility.
Two New Beginnings. To New Beginnings.
Bailey knows the last thing she needs is another complication in her newly settled life, especially one that makes a living with his fists, but she can’t ignore her growing attraction to the surprisingly sensitive heavyweight champion. Colin realizes that between her pregnancy and her felonious ex, getting involved with Bailey might possibly be the worst decision he’s ever made, but resisting his little curly-haired neighbor is proving difficult. When a problem from each of their pasts comes to Atlanta, Colin and Bailey must fight for the sweet relief that their fledgling relationship promises to give them.
Trevor “Tig” Mashburn is a man on the edge: on the edge of his twenties, on the edge of giving up his dreams of becoming an MMA fighter, and on the edge of losing the family farm.
Little Miss Perfect
Charlotte Markham always seemed to have it all: family, wealth, career, but now, at age thirty-six, she’s tired of being Little Miss Perfect and just wants to be herself.
When Charlotte has a chance encounter with Tig, he impresses her with his brash confidence and complete honesty. Tig immediately responds to Charlotte’s sweet demeanor, and feels compelled to encourage the fragile woman from underneath her veneer of perfection. Opposites may attract, and Tig and Charlotte’s relationship is more complementary than clashing. But when Tig bows to familial pressure, a frustrated and heartbroken Charlotte must convince Tig to take his own advice and become the man that he wants to be.
What if you had a chance to reconnect with someone, to find out what went wrong all those years ago?
When Junior Maldonado returns home to deal with a family crisis, the absolute last person he expects to encounter is his high school sweetheart, the man who broke his heart more than two decades earlier.
What if you had the chance to begin again? Would you take it?
Junior’s search for the truth about his sister’s brutal assault yields some unexpected opportunities for him, both professionally and personally. Now, he must decide if he really can come home again, or if the more things change, the more they really stay the same.
Dominic “Dig” DiGiacomo is looking to make some changes. After an almost career-ending injury, he’s ready to get serious about winning a championship belt, and nothing is going to distract him from meeting that goal. Well, nothing except DS Fight Club’s sassy new manager, Nanda Maldonado.
Fernanda Maldonado came to Atlanta for one thing and one thing only: a fresh start away from the drama and danger of her old life in New Jersey. Nanda is determined to follow the rules this time, and her number one rule is: Don’t date a fighter.
When Dig proves too tempting for Nanda to resist, she propositions him, warning him in advance that he’s merely “scratching an itch.” But one night with Nanda is enough to hook Dig, who gets frustrated when she insists on keeping him at arm’s length afterwards.
Unfortunately, Nanda’s past bad decisions affect her new life in Atlanta, and when her ex’s enemies track her to DS Fight Club, Dig will do anything to make sure Nanda stays safe.
Rising from a homeless and battered street fighter, Damon Pierce fights through the ranks of an MMA champion, carrying success in the palm of his hands. But the very fists that brought him to stardom quickly destroy it all.
Finally getting her fresh start, Annie Hedges is ready to take on the world. After nearly twenty years in a stifling and loveless marriage, Annie finds her courage and strength to build something new for herself.
When Pierce and Annie meet, the chemistry is undeniable, but their confidence is as broken as their spirits. Unable to to resist the fire between them, Pierce and Annie succumb to their desire. As they carefully forge a path of passion and need, their horrific pasts come back to threaten everything they've tried to build. Can these two fighters battle the pain of their pasts for a chance at a future together?
Ryan Richards returned from Afghanistan with more than a shattered body. His heart was in tatters, too. For the three years since then, renovating houses and patching up fighters has been the only thing to quiet his demons—those foisted upon him and those he has created himself. At DS Fight Club, he has a purpose. And when he spends time with sexy trainer Junior Maldonado, he feels more like a real man than a shadow of one.
Injured in the Middle East while an Army Ranger, Junior shared an instant camaraderie with wounded corpsman Ryan…and more than a little bit of attraction. And although Junior has reunited with his high school boyfriend, Ryan’s haunted whiskey eyes are never very far from his mind. He knows Ryan is hurting, and wants the best for his friend.
When Junior returns to Atlanta after his second-chance romance fails, he finds Ryan careening toward rock bottom. Overwhelmed by uncontrolled physical and emotional pain, Ryan is fighting for his life…and hiding the truth. It’s up to Junior to help him see that real men come in many forms, and they are all entitled to love