Braden & Priya
The heart of a man is through his bite.
When prim and proper Priya Pant started work at the Odd Duck, she expected a professional kitchen, given the man that hired her. But what she got from Braden Boss was just plain fowl!
Hurting for money and longing for a chance to redeem herself from a former billionaire life, she tries to ignore Boss's bad-boy behavior, but the more she tries to maintain her measured distance from the man, the more he wants to stir the pot.
Braden Boss has always gotten what he wanted and has done what pleases him. Vampires with money and status possess that kind of privilege.
The problem was that no matter what he wanted out of life—whether it was fortune, fame, or devotion from all his television groupies—he wasn't happy.
After living four centuries, any vampire expects to run into a slump of boredom. But Braden was looking for the one ingredient he never seemed to find in any other method of pleasure. He wanted love. Or at least, Priya, the sous-chef he hired for her perky breasts, proved he should toss out his old recipes and whip up love from scratch.
Ridge & Poppy
The heart never forgets.
When Ridge Turner hit the friend request button, he had no idea he would come face to face with his past life lover. The old Chelsea Bennette accepted his dark side, but would the Poppy Lee of this life see him as a monster? His heart was willing to take the chance, but his head knew she should forget the vampire.
Poppy Lee had just moved from the warm southern hospitality of Soddy Daisy, TN, to the bitter cold of New York City. Lonely, she took a chance by hitting the accept request button for her now client, billionaire Ridge Turner. Poppy knows mixing business and pleasure is dangerous territory. Growing riddled with dreams of a past life with him and plagued by a secret he keeps hidden, she wonders if she should resist the temptations building within her. The only problem is that Ridge Turner is hard to forget.
Camden & Cassidy
Sometimes Christmas Really is All About the Cookie!
Camden Connel never has time for women. His days are all about the US and his nights are all about Japan’s stock markets. As a CEO on Wallstreet and working with the world’s most prominent investors, his sole focus is his clients. Besides, women only see him as a piece of meat, which is ironic since he’s a vampire.
One of the celebrity rags crowned him as America’s most eligible bad boy bachelor. And now, because of that and his failed attempt at settling down, he has an even harder time relating to women, especially when he first meets Cassidy.
Cassidy Christianson has horrible luck! She has a failed marriage and career because her ex cheated on her last Christmas and blackballed her in the interior design world! Cassidy made a pact to swear off of men, but she still needed to work, and Camden Connel was the only one willing to give her an interview. Out of options, she takes the offered position. Her holiday-hating new boss wants her to create the Christmas party of the decade as her first assignment. No pressure!
Stressed after he shoots down idea after idea, she wanders into a local bar for a liquid lunch. She pours her heart out to Ginger, a bartender with the most beautiful elf costume and perfect prosthetic ears Cassidy has ever seen.
Ginger hands her a special Christmas card, and within it is a gift of gumption. According to the card, she has the next 24 hours to be as daring as she needs to be to get her boss to listen to her. Can she pull off an ugly sweater competition so she doesn’t have to go to another party in high heels? And more importantly, will she convince Camden that the bond they feel is true?
Brooks & Teagan
A Contract With A Clause Sealed With a Kiss...
Teagan was on her last nerve with men. The last one, especially since he kicked her out of her own apartment and fired her from her dream job. Now that she was nearing her mid-thirties, there was no way that she’d move back with her uncle. Once her 401K check came, she used it for the best condo she could afford in lower Manhattan. While in search of a new job, she found an unlikely perspective as an administrative assistant to one of New York’s wealthiest moguls.
Being a glorified secretary was the last thing this marketing executive wanted. But rent would come after the holidays, so she didn’t hesitate when Brooks handed her an employment contract. Once she reads the fine print of her contract, will she want to stay and cash in on the clause?
Brooks had little patience for friends and less for love as a vampire. His pet peeve was women throwing themselves at the thickness of his wallet.
When Teagan walked into his office, he cast caution aside and hired her because he was smitten. But the wealthiest man in New York couldn’t crack under pressure. So would a Christmas Clause in her employment contract change everything?