Former marketing whiz Kennedy Lowell knows bartending isn’t her destiny. After derailing her life to epic proportions, though, she’s content with the easy refuge of pouring drinks and keeping to herself. But the arrival of her sexy new boss has her both shaken and stirred. Add the temptation of a bakery in need of a marketing guru and Kennedy begins to wonder if easy is all it’s cracked up to be.
Easy is Hunter Clayborne’s middle name. Uncomplicated is what he expects when he moves back to Nashville to take over the family business. What he finds is the polar opposite of easy—a bar losing money, a family entrenched in its old-fashioned ways, and an irresistible bartender who keeps him at a distance in spite of their sizzling mutual attraction.
Hunter tries to prove he’s a good-hearted, trustworthy guy, but what if Kennedy is her own worst enemy? Can he help her see herself through his eyes before it’s too late?
The worst way to prove herself on the job would be to fall for her captain.
Firefighting has been Captain Joe Mendoza’s passion since the days his firefighter dad let him climb on the trucks. When the chance for a promotion arises, he’ll do whatever he can to secure it. Accepting the chief’s request to take the newest hire, Chief Peligni’s daughter, under his wing is a given. What Joe doesn’t anticipate, though, is the way Faith storms into his life and becomes a monumental temptation.
Faith Peligni may be the first female in the department, but she’s not interested in making waves. She’s determined to fit in as just another firefighter. However, being a woman and the chief’s daughter, she has to work twice as hard to gain half the respect. She burns for that respect, and she’ll take help from no one—least of all the sexy, dark-eyed captain who sends a spark through her with just a look.
As their attraction billows to inferno levels, they’re both faced with high-stakes decisions. Can they find a way to have a workplace romance without their careers going up in flames?