Newly divorced, Avery Hart returns home to Wildwood eager to take on her dream opportunity and transform her family’s dive bar into her own bakery. The contractor for hire isn’t just a master with his hands—he’s big, built, and wears a tool belt like nobody’s business. Despite being an ex-con, Trace Hutton is irresistible. Too bad he’d never go for someone as inexperienced as Avery.
Trace needs to focus on the job at hand, not daydream about smearing icing all over the sexy baker…and licking it off. This job is the key to getting his construction company back on its feet after his time in prison. Besides, no one deserves a fresh start more than Avery, and she certainly won’t get that with him.
After a delectable night of passion (and pie), Trace craves something more. But he’ll be damned if he’ll let his checkered past crush her dreams. And as Avery starts to realize how Trace fulfills more than just her physical needs, she struggles with whether to let her history decide her future, or explore the wild new possibilities of forever…
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Avery Hart and Trace Fulton have both endured the fallout of bad decisions…her, in an 8 year marriage that wasn’t anything like she planned and him, adding a prison sentence to his backstory. And, even though both Avery and Trace are trying to start over and transform their lives into ones that make them feel secure and confident, those past choices continue to define how they see themselves, doing more damage than good when it comes to moving forward and taking advantage of their fresh starts.
Avery may have lost herself in her empty marriage, but she’s back in Wildwood, and she’s ready to use her newly found freedom in order to make a go as a business owner of a diner/bakery, but what she’s also interested in, regardless of how inadequate/inexperienced she feels when it comes to the opposite sex, is the “six-foot-three rock hard magnet,” Trace Hutton, who’s helping her make her pastry dreams come true.
For two months, they’ve walked the line of friendship, but in Wild Kisses, the need for more, not only in their professional lives but also their personal lives, dominates their thoughts and dictates their actions, and even though they both feel that they’re not good enough for the other for a variety of reasons, the heart/body want what they want and what Avery and Trace find in each other is the goodness in life that they BOTH deserve regardless of Trace’s self-loathing.
Avery and Trace come alive in one another’s arms, and as long as they can get out of their own ways and stop second guessing and doubting themselves then they’ll be able to reap the rewards of this new life that is open to them and dive in heart first, even though it scares the hell out of them.
Avery and Trace’s story is about reclaiming one’s life and one’s inner self and feeling “good enough” to go after the people and things s/he wants to be surrounded by. It’s about letting oneself be free to do anything and everything and taking those risks in life that make all of the difference for a well-lived one. It’s about the value of good friends and family members who go above and beyond for each other because they know everyone deserves a second chance at happiness…at love…at redemption.
4 Poison Apples
Delaney Hart has come a long way from her wild youth, dating tattooed bikers at her father’s bar, The Bad Seed. But when his death pulls her back to Wildwood, California, she must stay to renovate the dive he left her. And also face the lies and secrets that sent her running ten years before.
When Wildwood’s chief building inspector, Ethan Hayes, shows up on the property, Delaney doesn’t recognize him. The last thing he wants to do is save the bar where his cousin died in a brawl. But the good boy from her past is all too willing to remind her of the bad girl she used to be. And one night of passion leaves them both in a compromising position.
The last place Ethan should be is in Delaney’s bed. Guilt, family pressure, and plans for a brewpub of his own make shutting down The Bad Seed his top priority…until his feelings for Delaney interfere. Because her future depends on the success of the bar’s renovation and his dreams are rooted in its failure, their forbidden romance may be destined for heartbreak.
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Skye’s New York Times bestselling novels are all about enjoying that little wild streak we all have, but probably don’t let out often enough. About those fantasies we usually don’t get the opportunity to indulge. About stretching limits, checking out the dark side, playing naughty and maybe even acting a little wicked. They’re about escape and fun and pleasure and romance. And, yes, even love, because Skye is ultimately a romantic at heart and a happily ever after kinda gal. Skye also writes romantic suspense as Joan Swan, weaving fast paced novels of passion, danger and suspense.
Skye is a California native recently transplanted to the East Coast and living in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside Washington DC with her husband of 25 years. She has two grown daughters in college in Colorado and Oregon. In her free time she loves rowing on the Potomac. She’s always learning, attending courses and seminars in art and history and cooking.
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