What the Heart Wants
An Opposites Attract Anthology
from the authors of
Release Date: May 10, 2017
All proceeds go to benefit the Terry Foundation
Boone Walker spent most of his life on the back of a horse. As a retired rodeo star, he traded the circuit for a quiet life on his family’s ranch. He has no interest in love or the complications relationships bring with them.
Until he lays eyes on the quirky, beautiful woman at the local coffee shop.
Paisley Stone lives the life of a gypsy. When her van breaks down in the town of Red River, she feels trapped like a caged animal. But after a few months of small town life, it starts to feel like home.Even more so when she serves coffee to the moody, ruggedly handsome Boone.
She can’t help but hope he’ll throw a lasso around her heart, and Boone knows that Paisley will be the hardest creature he’s ever had to wrangle.
Ben’s a straight-laced college student who always does what’s expected. But when Lilli, a free-spirited musician, gets into his Uber one Friday night, nothing will be the same.She’s bright and loud and challenges everything about him. Ben hates it. Except that, for some reason, he doesn’t.And when Lilli keeps tumbling into his passenger seat after a string of increasingly horrible blind dates, he can’t help wondering if fate may be trying to tell him something.
They have nothing in common, but Ben’s done playing it safe. He thinks Lilli might be the one he’s been waiting for . . . if he can only convince her to try one last first date.
The Romance Reassignment Bureau puts right what Fate has wronged. Ben Rigby and his team are the best agents in the business. They are forced to examine their true purpose in the matters of love and destiny, when they receive a double assignment for the same night.
After the wrong halves of each couple meet by accident, can Ben, his team, or even Fate stop these opposites from attracting?
Meg Williams decides going abroad alone is what she needs to get out of her current funk. But a bathroom door with no lock and a hankering for coffee when there’s only tea, just might make her solo trip turn into an adventure for two.This is a holiday she’ll never forget.
A clinical and ambitious surgeon destined to become one of his generation’s best doctors.An intuitive and compassionate practitioner determined to improve the lives of her patients.He repairs broken bodies. She heals broken souls.Neurosurgery is his soul mate. Can she be content with being his mistress?
Meet-Cute: When boy meets girl in a way that’s considered adorable, awkward, or amusing.
Screenwriter Britt Daniels is the queen of the meet-cute. From mixed-up cappuccinos at coffee shops to awkwardly intercepted text messages, Britt creates the perfect first meeting for rom-com movie characters.Unfortunately for Britt, life doesn’t imitate art.Or does it?Hollywood heartthrob Luke Taylor is fed up with demanding divas and spoiled brats. He’s looking for someone simple. Someone sweet.Someone like Britt Daniels.When he learns that Britt has a strict no-dating policy when it comes to actors, Luke takes it as a personal challenge.Unfortunately for him, Britt’s immune to his big blue eyes and trademark charm.Luke realizes it’s going to take more than Hollywood glitz and glamour to win Britt’s heart. He needs to be sincere. He needs to get creative.He needs the cutest meet-cute of all.
An athletic, confident, visually stimulating man who will end up being yet another heartbreaking disappointment.
Xtine McCoy believes in true love. Soul mates. The one. However, the one never seems to be the guy she chooses. Tired of watching Xtine being kicked around by her romantic whims, her friends take matters into their own hands and force her to date outside her comfort zone.On paper, Sherman Campbell appears to be everything she’s been looking for. He’s funny, kind, smart, and titillating. The perfect man. That is, until they meet. Caught up by her own preconceived notions of a romantic hero, Xtine struggles to see past the court jester for the knightly prince.
Can Sherman help Xtine find the true love she seeks or will he prove to her once and for all that all men, no matter the type, are the same?
A young executive. A street-wise musician.
Two worlds that never should intersect.
Until they do.
Charlotte Preston is tired of the world she inhabits. Her life consists of meetings, deadlines, and budgets. She is surrounded by chaos—stuck in a job she hates, and a life that is slowly killing her. The only thing that brings her happiness and peace is him.
Montgomery Logan is the voice that soothes her at the end of the day. He’s the stranger with the whiskey-colored eyes whose music is the balm to her weary soul.
They never speak. At least not with words.
Until one day things change.
Can their worlds combine? Can they see past their differences for the people they are within? Or will they forever be defined by outward appearance?
All she wanted was for him to be her first kiss. Instead, he may just be her first heartbreak…
Logan Redfield is everything Hope Tollison is not: legal, gorgeous, and more than a little wild. Sixteen-year-old Hope wants him anyway. She has since the very first moment she tripped and fell into his arms. Unfortunately for her, Logan refuses to cross that line. Instead, he keeps them firmly entrenched in the friend zone.
Hope waits for him anyway, eager for the day she’s finally old enough to take that kiss.What she doesn’t know might just destroy her though…Falling for a teenager was never part of Logan’s plans. He’s too old and too messed up for a sweet girl like Hope. But when he finds himself falling for her anyway, he’s forced to do whatever it takes to ignore the way he feels for the one girl he shouldn’t want. Even if that means making her hate him for the rest of her life.
After all, letting her go is the only honorable thing to do.At least that’s what Logan believes… right up until he loses the only future worth fighting for: one with Hope. Now he has to lay it all on the line and convince her to set aside the years between them and trust him with her heart one final time.Can he do it, or has he broken her beyond repair?
Charlotte Sweets has it all. Parents that are still married, great SAT scores, friends, sports, and highly sought after A.P. grades.Heath Gooding is just a kid from the wrong side of the river, satisfied that he makes it through each day without getting killed. His goals include living until he’s twenty, and saving up enough money to get out of the Rapids alive.When Charlotte’s school visits Heath’s side of town for a volunteer project, the two of them cross paths and find that maybe they aren’t as happy with the status quo as they once thought.