Railyn Stone hails from the TarHeel State and is a romantic at heart. She believes you can find romance in the simplest aspects of life and enjoys letting her imagination run wild. Trying new restaurants, listening to music, playing golf and writing over the top stories about ordinary people are the hobbies she cherishes most.
You can’t put a color on love.
Between juggling rambunctious twin five-year olds, buying a Christmas tree, and getting home to put her feet up, thirty-four year old Sydnee Garrett doesn’t have time for nonsense. She’s disgusted with the idea of happily ever after since her husband walked out on her for a much younger woman, and she just wants to get through the holidays with no fuss. Fortunately, her ideas are discarded when a visit to the local tree lot the day after Thanksgiving not only leads to the purchase of the perfect tree, but an unexpected romance with a man eight years her junior, who just happens to be white.
What starts as ‘just having fun’ quickly turns into something more serious, and it seems everyone, from her best friend to her mother, has their own opinion about how she should live her life. Just when she didn’t think things could get more interesting, her ex-husband returns professing his love, and Sydnee’s life goes from simple to complicated in a matter of seconds.
Quinn Masters doesn’t take no for an answer, and once he finally gets Sydnee to say yes to his advances, he does everything in his power to make her see they belong together. The twenty-six year old personal trainer isn’t fazed by the age or race difference between the two. He only hopes Sydnee can finally ignore what people are saying and give their relationship a chance.
Keeping secrets is a horrible way to live. Sloane Davis should know.
She’s kept her son a secret from his father for almost a year.
Now, her worst nightmare is coming true. Her ex is re-entering her professional life in the midst of the biggest project of her career. She’s about to come face to face with the only man she’s ever loved - her son’s father.
Gates McCall is a brash man. He hasn’t always been this way, but when Sloane walked out on him, something inside him broke. When his company’s newest acquisition brings the two of them together once more, little does he know seeing her will bring back a flood of memories, feelings, and an unexpected surprise.
EnVee McAlister just bought a house. It’s an old Victorian home that needs a lot of work, especially if she wants to get into it by Christmas.
Logan Edwards is the contractor she’s hired to help her. Unfortunately, he’s not like any man she’s ever encountered and his arrogance and crass demeanor is making it hard to deal with him. Both she and Logan hold no punches and their terribly blunt personalities clash like oil and water.
But when she finds out about Logan’s tragic past, it forces her to deal with her own insecurities and emotions she’s desperately tried to forget. And instead of a house for Christmas, EnVee receives something she never expected.