After years in jail, Ryker Savage is still guilt-ridden over the bloody crime that traumatized his small town and tore his family apart. So when a stranger moves into a beloved victim’s house, old emotions come bubbling to the surface. But he can’t afford to turn down the alluring owner’s odd jobs: it’s the only way he can bankroll the search for his long-lost brother. Working alongside the beautiful woman, Ryker starts to feel her kindness melt his hardened heart to make room for love.
The Secret Ingredient
TV chef Cella journeys to an idyllic seaside town to write an Italian cookbook. She’s also mourning a failed restaurant project, dodging her predatory agent, and finding respite from soul-crushing fame. When she learns that her next-door neighbor, hot doctor Max, is the nephew of a late, famed Italian restaurateur, she convinces him to teach her authentic touches that will help her write the book. This is a mixed blessing for guilt-ridden Max, who botched his own attempt to become a chef–a failure that’s left his aunt’s gorgeous restaurant sitting empty for years. No one has challenged Cella when it comes to her cooking in ages. Max’s fiery disposition sparks her intuition and reminds her how to feel the food.
Wrangler Jake Lassiter craves the Buckskin Ranch’s spunky housekeeper, Millie Jones, but telling her is out of the question. She’s the kind of gal who deserves a happily-ever-after. He’s not the kind of guy who can give her one.