When one very muscular man walks up to the counter of Cafélicious, head barista Saylor is abruptly asked if she was named after a one-night stand her mother had with a stranger. Not one easily intimidated, she puts Deacon in his place which only seems to make him come on stronger and when he tells her that she likes him because he is bold, rich, and strong, she isn’t sure if that’s true or if she wants to slap him. Could it be that he is right?
Dante It’s not easy being a male dancer in a world where women dominate. Ballet. Yeah, I’m a ballet dancer, but I prefer male professional dancer. Still, I am at the top of my profession. Choreographers clamor to create dance pieces for me, and women just clamor for me period. See, being straight in a female dominated profession has its perks. But even though I don’t hurt for companionship, I still get up in the middle of the night reaching for something, someone, who is not the person lying next to me. Because I always wake up feeling empty inside…until. She played for me.
Ceara has been promised to Garreth Mac Cecht her entire life. Arranged marriages are not at all common within her tribe, yet she had accepted her fate long ago, reveled in it even. Being arranged to marry a man as handsome as Garreth was no hard fate…until the day he made his true feelings known. Ceara now knows she means nothing more to him than another responsibility, and one he is determined to avoid at all costs.
Ceara has no idea why her mother arranged her marriage so many years ago, but if her mama will not release her from her duty, she will release herself. Ceara refuses to be ignored by her intended husband any longer. Tis time to forswear their cursed fate.