Successful nightclub developer, Brent Phillips, should have companies lining up to work with him. Instead his reputation has them doing the opposite. Known for his stubborn, no f’s given attitude, he has ran off virtually every vendor in the Crescent City. With a big opening looming, he has to find someone to complete the interior design of Ambience nightclub. And time’s just about to run out.
At the urging of his assistant, he reluctantly agrees to meet Kara Brown, a virtual nobody with equal experience. With her single page resume, Brent is convinced she is not the one for the job. That is until he meets her face to face.
Lighting a spark deep within him, he finds himself not only wanting her on his staff, but he’s also attracted to her physically and fighting that is proving to be a losing battle.
Meet Dana and Justin
Too much news is good for one thing: Writer’s Block. Stuck on deadline and head spun over reports about her Ex, Dana Langley closes herself off to get things done, but thanks to the word traffic jam, nothing is flowing. Her bestie/agent suggests she goes out of town to relax and de-stress so the mojo will come back. She heads to Escape, Colorado for a little downtime hoping that being off the grid is exactly what she needs.
Justin Parker wanted a fresh start after the contract with his previous job ended. He moved to Escape, bought the local hardware store, and opened up a lumber mill to centralize the need for building supplies in a growing community. For the past three years he’s managed to live his best life as a single man with no complications.
On the hunt for some sticky strips, Dana walks into Henderson’s Hardware and the atmosphere immediately changes when these two cross paths. Words begin to move for her and he begins to see things with a new perspective. The only problem is her stay is temporary.
Will Dana make a move to be a part of Justin’s life? Will he leave Escape behind for life in LA?
Keep your friends close and your rivals closer.
Simone Greene has been with Merit Investment Firm for three years and is one of their top account managers. She started from the bottom determined to climb the ladder of success and now runs her own team of eager beavers chasing checks and going all out to land top clientele; bringing more big names to the table.
Lucas Weathers has been with the company for two years, and managed to move into the top ranks alongside his nemesis. Comfortably in the number two spot, and not fazed by Simone’s princess demeanor, he’s pulling out the stops to go after the coveted position currently vacated by his former boss.
There is no love lost between these two. They’ve been taking jabs and sabotaging each other every chance they get. But while they were busy planning and plotting all the war games to reel in the top software company in the state, neither were able to close the deal and they lost the opportunity to another team member. The CEO admonishes them for their behavior and demands they straighten up or lose their job.
An evening of licking their wounds at a local bar turns into a night of passion they both didn’t see coming. Little do they know another shock is around the corner.
Now faced with having to deal with their tryst and recently shared news, these two must be civil towards each other. But all’s fair in war, right?
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Tiffany Lang hit the jackpot when she married her college sweetheart. For seven years, she had it all; a successful husband, beautiful home, and an adorable son. But her winning streak came to a heartbreaking end when she discovered her husband balls-deep in another woman. Nine months later, Tiffany is divorced and adjusting to life as a single parent under the ever-flashing lights of Las Vegas. With her son now spending half his time at her ex’s, she longs for something to keep her busy. At the suggestion of her best friend, she takes a job as a cocktail waitress at one of Sin City's hottest establishments: Azul Cielo Casino.
Carter Jackson, a prominent entertainment lawyer from LA, is known as a high roller at Azul Cielo Casino, hosting private poker nights for his colleagues and sparing no expense. A last-minute staffing change puts Tiffany front and center at one of these gatherings, where she meets Carter. Their attraction to one another is instant and palpable, yet Tiffany vows to keep things between them professional. Carter’s charming persistence eventually wears her down and she agrees to meet for coffee. A harmless enough first date, right? Wrong. The line between ‘professional’ and ‘personal’ is quickly erased.
Life with a high roller is anything but boring - lavish parties, wild, unhinged sex. But then, something changes, raising the stakes in their relationship. And while Carter’s going all-in, willing to take the biggest of gambles on true love, Tiffany is hesitant. The sting of betrayal from her cheating ex is still there, holding her back. But the bet’s on her now. Will Tiffany call to see if Carter’s bluffing, and take a chance on love again? Or, will she fold and walk away from the table with nothing?
Meet Ada and Bradley
Ada Taylor is young, beautiful, a second-year professor of Biology at the University of Houston and a virgin. She's dated guys before and has "hand on" experience with men, but she never felt comfortable with going all the way with them. She takes her virtue as nothing to be spread around.
Bradley Harrington was a star wide receiver in high school, recruited by Blinn College and was well on his way to the NFL until he was sidelined by a career ending injury. He decided to use his talents in the sports field as a trainer. Taking classes at the University of Houston keeps him close to home with his mom and his two brothers and as a TA, and member of the local band Two Eight One, he is too busy to have a serious relationship and that helps keep him focused.
These two paths cross on day one of the fall semester and a friendship ensues after a rocky introduction. Is he the one she's been waiting for? Can she help him move forward and accomplish his goals? Class is in session!
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