Welcome to Madison Falls, where love is in the air and gossip is ripe on the vine.
Jessica Baker has found the man of her dreams, literally. Sheriff Seth Hughes, tall, dark, and delectable, visits her fantasies by night and her doughnut shop by day. Too bad the mornings are her daily dose of reality. She’s tried everything in her sweet arsenal to tempt him, and so far, he’s only wrapped his lips around her pastries.
Big city cop turned small town sheriff, Seth has had his eye on more than coffee and doughnuts. His sweet tooth is for a curvy strawberry-blonde who makes him believe second chances are possible. Every moment with her turns into a temptation he just can’t resist. He’s ready to let go of his past until one secret skeleton refuses to stay buried.
More trouble is brewing when Jessica’s shop is vandalized, her life is threatened, and her own secrets for moving to Madison Falls come to light. Nothing is as it seems and the forces plotting against them run deeper than they thought possible.
Fire Chief Alex Ross is used to finding himself in dangerous situations. Rescuing a cat stuck up a tree isn’t one of them. He’s less than thrilled, especially when he finds out that the feline in question was used as a ruse by an amorous old lady on the make…again.
Alex needs a rescue and fate brings him Julie Hanlin, a former damsel in distress he saved the summer before. With a little persuading, Julie plays hero and untangles him from a sticky situation.
The town is abuzz when they catch Alex and Julie on an impromptu date. He thinks it’s the local grapevine doing its thing until he notices the ladies are checking him out a little too closely and whispering a touch more than usual.
Julie is caught in her own predicament. Alex thinks her attraction is merely a case of hero worship. Little does he know that he’s the center of a secret she thought would never come to light.
Kiss by kiss, Alex wants her more than ever. Julie finally has his attention, but the whole town is watching and once he realizes why, a desire that finally catches flame might go up in smoke.