Category: Slow Burn
Transcendental by Persephone Autumn
Fletcher Lockwood hopes to rediscover his muse at a northern California retreat.
What he doesn’t expect is to fall in love.
After weeks of zero inspiration and no new music, Fletcher’s manager suggests a break. Time away from the studio and city noise. Two weeks at an exclusive retreat on the Pacific coast. With nothing to lose, Fletcher packs his bags, hops on a plane, and leaves life behind.
On the first night, Fletcher spots her on the other side of the room. The quiet, demure beauty lost in her own thoughts. A brittle sadness in her facial expression and body language. And he can’t look away. Until he gets caught.
But that doesn’t stop his wandering eyes. Or his indescribable need to know this woman.
Once he summons the courage to talk to her, Fletcher and Madeline share two incredible weeks at the retreat. Form a connection to rival others. Without effort, their relationship blooms into the unexpected. Until Madeline leaves the retreat early without notice.
No way to keep in touch.
On tour a year later, Fletcher looks up from his guitar to spot the woman always on his mind. Madeline. With one look, the inseparable bond they shared reignites. Within days, their connection eclipses all others.
But there is something Madeline has yet to share. Her heart belongs to another.
Will Fletcher be able to win Madeline’s heart?
Or will the ghost of her past keep her from moving on?
The Strings That Hold Us Together by Kendra Mase
Truth or Dare?
Katherine “Kit” Passin is used to being alone, and she's good at it. Or at least, she thought she was, until she arrives in Ashton as her aunt’s latest lingerie protege. Soon, Katherine falls deeper into the city's glamorous underbelly. Drawn to a crowd that forces her to come out of her shell, corsets aren’t the only things Katherine risks becoming tangled in.
Jack Carver ran away from home eight years ago. Kicked out of school, in a string of unconventional jobs, and living in his best friend’s guest room after professing his unrequited love, Jack is further from his goal of becoming a professional photographer than he ever was. He happily masks his disappointment behind a cunning smile and knowing where all the best parties are. That is, until Kit is invited along on a night to remember, and he realizes the timid seamstress new to the city isn’t all he expected.
And everyone has truths they don’t want to share.
The Strings That Hold Us Together is a contemporary, found-family, slow-burn romance. Perfect for those in search of a steamy slow-burn with an emotional Happily Ever After, and plenty more stories to tell in Ashton.
Only in Dreams by A.K. Evans
When Samantha Roberts wandered into his bar three years ago, Calvin Gates immediately knew she was the woman for him. Sadly, she ends up attached to someone else before he can make his move.
Calvin’s pull to Samantha is undeniable, and he’s never faced a challenge more difficult than fighting his feelings for her.
Until one day, she steps through the front door again and has heartbreak written all over her face.
For years, Calvin settled for being Samantha’s friend—listening as she shared her hopes and dreams and fears. And now that she’s single, he’s hoping to find a way to make the woman who existed as more only in dreams a reality.
Love Burns by Greenleigh Adams
Can a man’s broken heart be mended more than once?
Charlie’s best friend disappeared after high school. She thought she had made the right decision, but all she did was chase him away.
Louis always knew he and Charlie would part ways to go to college, but he hadn’t anticipated they would never speak again after that night senior year.
Following a minor accident 5 years later, Louis returns home and Charlie quickly realizes the boy that vanished resurfaces very much a man.
The two friends reconnect and begin to let go of the years of resentment and anger. But as they find themselves growing closer, Louis stumbles across a family secret.
The urge to run away from the emotional trauma tugs at Louis again.
Can Charlie restore his faith in love in order to get him to stay?
Author’s note: This is Book One in the Callahan Clan series. All books can be read as a stand-alone in any order. Each book has a guaranteed HEA and no cliffhangers.
All Rhodes Lead Here by Mariana Zapata
Losing people you love is hard.
Aurora De La Torre knows moving back to a place that was once home isn’t going to be easy.
Starting your whole life over probably isn’t supposed to be.
But a small town in the mountains might be the perfect remedy for a broken heart.
Checking out her landlord across the driveway just might cure it too.