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My world is messy and complicated. I’ve had so much taken away from me, and yet, I can’t help but focus on the good. I’ve been given a new lease on life, one that I won’t waste, and with this fresh start comes a surprising new roommate. Vaughn is a single father and the grumpiest man I’ve ever met. He’s irritable and prickly, and at first, seems like he wants to break me. But the more time we spend together, the more I see past his hardened heart to the softness and love he has for his baby girl. Then I realize that the only thing this man is capable of breaking is my heart. When our pasts reemerge and threaten to destroy our future, can we withstand the darkness and hold onto the sunlight?


No one can put a smile on my face except my precious daughter. That is, until I’m forced into the same space as the bold ray of sunshine who is now my roommate. Jude is everything I’m not—he’s optimistic, bubbly, and cheerful. He’s also a distraction I haven’t accounted for when my only goal has been to give my daughter the best life possible. I don’t have time for the pint-sized lover of all things pink who occupies my home and has burrowed his way into my heart. More so, he’s grown to love my daughter and gives my life color where it has been muted for so long. Can I give this sweet man the bright future he deserves when my dark past doesn’t want to let me go? 



On the surface, it seems like I have it all—a successful career as a professional baseball player, a loyal sister, great friends, and an oasis to call home. But beneath the façade, is a deep, intense pain brought on by tragedy and trauma from my past. One ill-fated day, years ago, changed the entire landscape of my life. An act of extreme violence took our parents from us, leaving my sister and I orphaned. From that day forward, I vowed never to allow myself to become close to another. After all, love can only end in pain, right? 


If life has taught me anything, it has been: don’t ever fall in love with your best friend. I learned that lesson the hard way and was left lost and brokenhearted. Now, just a few months later, after picking up the pieces and moving on with my life, I find myself, once again, falling for a man who calls himself my friend. Life has been cruel to Tristan, and I want to take away all his burdens. He’s imprinted himself onto my heart and I just can’t seem to let him go. Can I get him to open up to me so we can find happiness together, or will I end up brokenhearted once more?


I'd hated Ford Bennett when he was my step-father. Hate isn't a strong enough word, and yet, after divorcing my mom, he's back in my life. It takes years of maturity to understand he only wanted to love me when I was a kid. As an adult, my own affections and desires for him aren't childlike. In the darkness of the night, we fall in love, but it's not enough. I want to love him in the light of the day and take the last name he had wanted to give me so long ago, this time, as his partner.

The marriage to a woman who can give Satan a run for her money gave me one good thing, her son. He hated me, unable to trust anyone. My love for him has always been unconditional. But he's a grown man, and my passion has changed for the child who once was my stepson. We meet in the middle of the night, in the darkness, expressing our desires, never speaking of them in the light of the day. But hiding is not enough when I realize I'll never give Axton Styles up.

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