Contains Books 1-4 in Cate’s debut small-town romance series, plus a bonus story only available in the set.
Second chances are for suckers.
Or so Ethan Thomas believes. A year ago, he walked away from his wife—the woman he has loved since he was ten years old—after believing she betrayed him. Since then he’s settled in his hometown of Mystic Point, Connecticut among old friends, with a new job and a jaded outlook on life. As long as he can keep his estranged wife Lainie out of his mind, he has a chance to live contentedly, if not happily. Happiness is overrated, anyway.
Lainie Thomas has spent the past year in a solitary confinement of her own making. She once had everything—a successful career, a home in a big city, and the man of her dreams. But she took it for granted and ended up losing it all. Now she’s been given one last shot at redemption, one last chance to show Ethan she never betrayed him, one last time to convince him their marriage is worth fighting for.
But can she convince him to love her once more or is she too late to reclaim the happily-ever-after they both deserve?
A sassy good girl. A rebellious billionaire. A pretend proposal. What could possibly go wrong?
Feisty and determined, Calista Markatos will do anything to save her family’s restaurant. After a devastating storm nearly wipes out their beloved Greek diner, it’s up to Calista to put her dreams on hold to keep the business afloat. But with a land developer lurking around, she needs nothing short of a miracle.
And Miles Gardner could be the miracle she’s hoped for all along…
Guilt-ridden over his brother’s death, Miles reluctantly plays the role of the obedient son. But he’ll be damned if he lets his father choose his bride. Meeting the sexy and sassy Greek goddess is the answer to his prayers–and fantasies. All he has to do is convince Calista to be his fiancee for one month, and he’s out of his father’s clutches for good. After all, it’s a win-win for both of them.
With stakes this high, what do they have to lose?
Love is a Battlefield…
Haley Wood knows the darker side of love. She’s seen how it beats you, breaks you, swallows you whole. She’s vowed never to be its victim, like her father was when her mother abandoned them. She’ll never give anyone power over her heart, never trust someone else with her own happiness and dreams.
Will Leonard has seen the beauty and healing power of love. A romantic who believes in marriage, family, and happily-ever-after, he’s determined to have all those things with Haley. She’s rejected his proposal once, but he refuses to give up. Will must prove love isn’t just another four-letter word and his kind of love is what she needs.
It’s a Matter of Trust…
Haley knows Will’s not a heartbreaker – he’s a promise keeper. But as she begins opening herself to the idea of a future with him, ghosts from the past return and present-day secrets threaten their fragile relationship.
Can Will accept the limits Haley has on love or will his attempts to persuade her to love on his terms drive her away? Will Haley let her painful past keep Will out of her heart and life forever?
Take two spicy chefs. Stir in a meddling mentor and a deadline for success. Pepper with hot sex and longing looks. A recipe for love…or will it all go up in flames?
The First Course…
Juliet Winslow earned her saltiness. The sassy chef made a fresh start in Mystic Point after divorcing her cheating bastard of a husband. Now the renowned head chef of the local French bistro is living the free life she wants, surrounded by good friends and the occasional casual fling. Until one tempting night with a scrumptious cowboy gives her a taste of what she’s missing.
The Main Course…
Nate Faulkner is on a mission. After discovering the truth of his parentage, the cowboy chef left his Montana home determined to prove his worth to his family and the father he yearns to know. His chance comes when his mentor agrees to invest in a restaurant with him, a small French bistro in a beach town in Connecticut. Nate has big plans for reinventing the place, but the tasty head chef who comes with the business is cooking up all sorts of distractions and threatening to throw his carefully planned menu into chaos.
A battle of wills is being whipped up in the kitchen. The harder Juliet and Nate fight against the attraction simmering between them, the hungrier they get for one another. But do they have the right ingredients for a happily-ever-after?