Claire Wallace left town ten years ago. She hasn't looked back at small town life—or Matt Brannon—until now. When Claire Wallace grew up in West Haven, it was a sleepy town she wanted to escape. A job offer right out of high school was her ticket. Ten years later she returns for a class reunion, Claire sees that the town she left is not the same place where she grew up. Even Matt Brannon has changed. Back then he was good old Matty—good for a laugh and good on his word. He'd even been really good that night in the back of his truck. But now? He's still a good guy, good at his job and doing good deeds all over town—but some things have definitely changed for the better. Small town romances and high school reunions just aren't the same after a trip to the Sanctuary. In a truly binding embrace, Claire and Matt may find that their something old may become something more.
Marcy is hesitant to give her kink life a fresh start after an accident, but a triple-caramel cupcake may hold the answer. Marcy Townsend is the new girl in town, according to the book club she's joined. The friendships she has formed are growing, her new job is fulfilling and the new house is beginning to feel like home. Those new friends, though, don't know what brought Marcy here. An accident that left Marcy injured—maybe permanently—has kept her from opening up to this new crowd. When the blind dates start, Marcy smiles and goes along, not expecting to be attracted to a man she meets on one. Aaron Derrick lost his submissive to ambition. In the months since she left to find bigger things in her career, Aaron has fallen off the radar and kept to himself. But after he meets a mystery woman in a café, Aaron finds himself wondering if he could be missing out on something by avoiding the friendships he had before. At the Sanctuary, a play...