Guilt-ridden and traumatized from causing the drunk-driving accident that killed her brother, Annabelle is barely scraping by. Committed to paying her parents back for medical expenses for her own treatment, she’s abandoned pursuit of her Masters to work a low-paying catering job. Enter Luke Klein: strung out on drugs and fallen from grace in the wake of a heinous scandal, he is Klein Enterprises ’s prodigal son. At an upscale wedding where Annabelle is tending bar, the inebriated Luke writes her a check for $10,000 on the spot, then offers her a small fortune to quit her job and keep playing along.
Beautiful, fiery Rowan is of marrying age, but has moved from her parents’ home in the city to her uncle’s house in the country to escape overly-eager suitors. When the (basically, evil) King Ormand sees her at a party and wishes to make her his wife, Rowan elopes with Aaro—a virtual stranger with a crush on her who is preferable to the king. Realizing he’s been tricked, the spurned king gets his revenge by razing Aaro’s estate and leaving him for dead, but not before he kidnaps Rowan and casts a spell on her.
Meta-human Gwen is rescued from execution at the hands of a corrupt government that is ready to discard her after exploiting her powers. Unable to reveal that she is alive, she joins forces with her savior, the eternally-youthful Nate, and his motley crew of meta-human vigilantes. Together, they conspire to take down the government, yet her unexpected affair with Nate complicates everything, causing both of them to sacrifice a greater justice to protect their love.
Romance novelist Jill refuses to let herself fall for the sweet, sexy (and much younger) landscaper-turned-cover model who agrees to pose for the cover of her next book. When she’s unwittingly pulled into his family drama and learns that his safety is in jeopardy, she offers him safe harbor.
Meeting club mogul and new client Tony, prompts Anaya to think about a future that doesn’t involve her cheating absentee boyfriend, Ignacio, whose jealousy and mob ties threaten to trap her indefinitely. But Tony isn't what he seems, and as hidden information is revealed, the story becomes a suspenseful caper with much at stake for everyone involved.
Late bloomer Edy has been in love with her bestie, Hassan, since she stopped thinking boys were gross; but as the only girl in her clique, her four overprotective footballer friends see her as one of the guys. When the less privileged Wyatt moves to town, Edy’s surrogate brothers conspire to keep him on the fringes of their exclusive world, forcing Edy to reevaluate her allegiance to her crew.
Jenny is summoned home to New Jersey for a family emergency, and it’s a good thing she was—she needs space from the fiancé back in San Francisco who she’s just lukewarm about. A chance encounter with Devon, a millionaire businessman who does Jenny a kindness, spurs her to help him keep his business safe from forces trying to take his company—all she has to do is pretend to be his girlfriend for two weeks.
Julia grew up on Muriel Avenue—the women-owned, women-run street of houses inhabited by an exclusive set of “sluts” (who are, more accurately, well-paid escorts with uncommon agency over their professional sex worker lives). When she learns that her best friend (also the daughter of a slut) was raped by one of her mother’s Johns, she plays a dangerous game of revenge that sets her on a course toward a double life that creates tension among her normal teenage things—her post-college plans, the crush she has another girl, and her sweet, stable boyfriend.
Britt is an up-and-coming PR maven who is finally on the brink of a deserved promotion when Cole, the utterly unqualified heir to a high-profile fortune, rolls into town to vie for the job. Even though Cole is smoking hot and their chemistry is palpable, Britt squashes ideas about dating him, refusing to let herself compromise her career for a man. But she has a moral decision to make: should she use her preternatural ability to beat him, scanning his insignia to uncover the desires and fears deepest in his soul?
Serial killer Lana is busy avenging crimes from her own past when she chance-meets Logan, the righteous FBI profiler tasked with finding the killer. She is torn between finding justice (continuing the kills) and finding peace (a happily-ever-after with her agent) amid her conflict about whether a HEA is even possible should she allow Logan to find out the truth.
Yves, an underemployed writer who blogs about her sexual exploits, is approached by closet fan Elijah, an editor for a big deal publisher. They both stand to gain if he helps launch her to literary stardom, so he leads the conversion of her popular sex blog into a memoir. The writing process forces Yves to face her inner psyche, and her dubious relationship with sex, while juggling the expectations of people she’s not ready to face. Her critical mother, an abusive ex, and intense attraction to the sexy artist, Julian are complicated by a double life she begins to lead with Elijah when he leads her to open an unexpected Pandora’s Box.