The good doctor Hunter Adams’s steady life is suddenly wracked by a whirlwind. Trisha Malloy, vixen, lingerie saleswoman, and a magnet for disaster has entered Hunter’s life and begun to destroy everything. His notorious cool and calm demeanor, steady life, and sound head are all thrown into chaos when Trisha enters the picture. But, from the second they meet, a spark grows between them that finally ignites into uncontrolled desire.
On a frigid March day in Yorkshire in 1895, ten-year-old Marissa Ayers encounters a raven-haired, blue-eyed stranger for the first time. When next they meet, she has put the dust of the coal mines behind her and is now a lady’s maid at a fine estate, determined to escape her hardscrabble life. Marissa recognizes him instantly but has no inkling that their lives are about to come together in the most intimate way—until her mistress begs her to take her place in a marriage of convenience.
Haunted by the memory of his lost love, Ian Tremayne is honor-bound by the promise he made to an old friend. His marriage to Katherine Mary Ahearn will be a union in name only. Yet something about the proud, green-eyed Englishwoman seems familiar . . . and intrigues him. He takes her home to America, where the willful beauty slowly begins to thaw his guarded heart. But will she reveal herself to him completely?
Leaving her dead-end job to pursue a career in event management, Stevie Winfield is determined to prove that she can make it on her own. Life is going to be a ball—and Stevie’s going to organize it. On her first assignment, a charity soirée at a manor in Oxford, she has plenty to think about without Tom Blackwood showing up. The client’s son also happens to be Stevie’s old teenage crush.
These days, Tom is pushing himself to become the success his mother wants. When he learns that a friend’s sister, “poor needy little Stevie,” is in charge of his mother’s event, he dashes home to ward off disaster. But Stevie isn’t so needy anymore. She’s grown into a sexy, self-assured young woman. And while she isn’t about to let anyone get in the way of her dream, she just might have time to plan a party for two . . .