Hot rugby star? Check. Ambitious style columnist ex? Check. A six-part feature series neither want to be part of? Check. Check. Check. Sydney Smoke captain and rugby god Tanner Stone wants to be interviewed about as much as he wants to snap an Achilles, but it may just be his chance for a rematch with his high school sweetheart. Matilda Kent’s big mouth has landed her an interview with the one man she hoped to never see again—her high school boyfriend who broke her heart. But, with a promotion on the line, she’s prepared to play nice while dishing the dirt on the guy. An epic war or words leads to a flurry of action both on the field and between the sheets and this time winner takes all. Each book in the Sydney Smoke Rugby series is STANDALONE: * Playing By Her Rules * Playing It Cool * Playing the Player * Playing With Forever * Playing House * Playing Dirty
"I never thought I'd get a second chance at a first time with you." Firefighter Logan Knight thinks it's fate when he meets Arabella Tucker again, nine years after their brief, intense relationship ended. Until he realizes that Bella doesn't recognize him and all of their memories together are completely erased from her memory. Bella may be oblivious to their history but she can’t deny their scorching chemistry and the possibility of a future with the mystery man from her past. Logan wants a future too, but he can’t go there until Bella knows everything they shared. Her parents, though, want to protect her from the emotional cost of old memories and so Logan is reluctantly persuaded to let the past lie. But when Bella starts to uncover the truth, she is shocked by the revelations. Can she move beyond the hurt of her shared history with Logan and begin their new story?
How to handle a powerful attraction… Get it out of your system quickly! In this Nurses in the City story, Lola Fraser knows better than to fall for her best friend’s brother, paramedic Hamish Gibson. Living together while he’s training could get awkward—fast! But as they work together on a heartrending case, they can’t resist the temptation to take their minds off work. Surely one night will be enough…until they discover it isn’t!
When sensible schoolteacher Ella Lucas rides into her home town on a Harley and seduces the resident football hero, Jake Prince, she figures she can be forgiven and move on. After all, she's just buried her mother. Winner of the ARRA 2013 Favourite Contemporary Fiction Award Two years later, back in the city, their paths cross again but this time Jake is in the process of destroying her favourite dive bar. With her home facing a wrecker's ball, her school being closed down and her 15-year-old brother hell bent on self-destruction, it's the last straw. Throw in a dominatrix best friend who is dating a blue ribbon guy so straight he still lives at home with his mother, it's no wonder the sanes...
Paige, single mother and nurse, is worn out from everyday life. Abandoned by her selfish husband, she has no room for romance while working and taking care of her deaf daughter at the same time. It’s a financial stretch for her to even be able to attend the wedding of her best friend, Natalie. She feels uneasy with the bold, passionate stares she receives from a man during the wedding. He’s one of the groom’s cousins and looks like an Italian playboy type. She feels guilty for unconsciously enjoying his attention and finds herself awaiting his seduction…
At her boss’s invitation, Jayne Milestone attends an exclusive masquerade ball held at one of New York’s most luxurious hotels. That night, dressed as Cleopatra, Jayne has her heart and body stolen by an irresistible man disguised as Zorro. Could the mystery man be her coworker Jonathan, who she’s pined after for so long? The following day at the office, Jayne kisses Jonathan as a thank-you for the wonderful evening, only to realize the next moment that his lips aren’t Zorro’s! Pale as a ghost, Jayne desperately tries to recount that magical night. Just who on earth did she sleep with?
Country boy, Ryder Davis has the world at his feet. A stellar rugby career, a winning way with women and a beach view that keeps him in blue sky and bikini babes. He's living the dream. The last thing he needs is a Great Dane called Tiny destroying his feng shui. Dog whisperer, Juliet Morgan is about to start living her dream and she's counting down the days. In two months she'll finally be moving to Italy and no man's going to stop her this time. Not even a rugby superstar with a badly behaved pooch. But when Ryder skids into the animal shelter looking for help Juliet agrees to assist him with his canine issues. Pretty soon they're assisting each other out of their clothes and tumbling headlong into a sex thing with an expiry date. Neither of them expected it to become more. But when for now starts to feel like forever Juliet hits the panic button. Ryder knows he has to play the long game and let her walk away. After all it's not over until the final hooter sounds and all's fair in love and rugby. Each book in the Sydney Smoke Rugby series is STANDALONE: * Playing By Her Rules * Playing It Cool * Playing the Player * Playing With Forever * Playing House * Playing Dirty
Wanted: wife and mother Distinguished city surgeon Andrew Montgomery is the new doctor in a small town, and the new guardian to his young nephew, Cory. Out of his depth in his role as a single dad, he turns to beautiful nurse Georgina Lewis for help. Andrew is enchanted by Georgina—she is wonderful with Cory, devoted to her patients and absolutely perfect for Andrew. He never envisaged staying in the Australian Outback, but now he’s not sure he wants his old life back. His future is here, in the town that has become his home… with the woman who has captured his heart.
For five years, Cecilia Morgan’s entire existence has revolved around playing personal assistant to self-centered former NFL quarterback Wade Carter. But just when she finally gives her notice, his father’s health fails, and Wade whisks her back to his hometown. CC will stay for his dad—for now—even if that means ignoring how sexy her boss is starting to look in his Wranglers. To say CC’s notice is a bombshell is an insult to bombs. Wade can’t imagine his life without his “left tackle.” She’s the only person who can tell him “no” and strangely, it’s his favorite quality. He’ll do anything to keep her from leaving, even if it means playing dirty and dragging her back to Credence, Colorado, with him. But now they’re living under the same roof, getting involved in small-town politics, and bickering like an old married couple. Suddenly, five years of fighting is starting to feel a whole lot like foreplay. What’s a quarterback to do when he realizes he might be falling for his “left tackle”? Throw a Hail Mary she’ll never see coming, of course.