Nash Bostwick is the sexy guitarist for Meltdown–one of the hottest bands in the country. Nash doesn’t do relationships. There’s a reason why he’s known for being a playboy. Relationships lead to heartbreak. Been there, done that, got the t-shirt. After his high school sweetheart died, Nash vowed that he would never feel that kind of heartache again. Unfortunately, the world has different plans. His heart is about to be shattered along with the rest of his world. One by the most important person in his life–his mother. She has been fighting breast cancer for the past few years. She was in remission. Now, the cancer is back…and this time it’s terminal. The second by his mother’s oncology nurse, Rowan. She isn’t his type. She has luscious curves that go for days. Nash prefers his women straight and super skinny as Grant calls them stick figures.
Rowan Burns has been an oncology nurse for the past few years. She knows better than to become attached to her patients, but there is something about Mauve and her sexy broody son that she can’t explain. Rowan was attracted to Nash the moment they met. She also knew he didn’t feel the same way. Until recently, when he keeps watching her and staying up with her to watch movies after Mauve goes to sleep. Mauve is spunky, funny, and so full of life…her sarcastic sense of humor is like no other.
Mallory Scott works with her best friend, Dr. CiCilia Woods the owner of Woodway, an in-house rehabilitation for the wealthy including Meltdown. Originally, CiCi was going to take the assignment but she had already agreed to assisting a tennis player with his addictions. Mallory has only assisted CiCi with her assignments. But it’s time for Mal to embark on her own without CiCi. Too bad that her new client is non other than Grant Hardy–Mr. Panty-melting sexy as hell man. That voice! And he completely denies to using Oxy or having an addiction. Mal is contracted to Grant for the remainder of Meltdown’s US tour. Something isn’t right. The more she learns about Grant–the more she believes him. Why would a guy take Oxy for a high when he’s allergic to it? Where is his detox report? Why can’t she find his therapist from rehab? Who would want to hurt not only Grant but also Meltdown?
How is she supposed to stay away from this man when all she wants to do is pull him into her bed?
He’s not what she wants. She’s not what he’s looking for. Yet somewhere amidst all the incense fumes, the lines between student and teacher get blurred.
Even as their deep breathing exercises become nights filled with panting and gasps, Stéphanie can’t ignore the darkness that never quite leaves Ace’s eyes. It’s a darkness she knows far too well, and if she’s not careful, the cost of helping Ace find his way might just be losing herself.
Julian Grayson is the drummer of Shaughnessy–a premier rock band that was named after their lead singer, Riley Shaughnessy. The band has taken a five year hiatus and now all the member but one is ready to get back into the studio. Julian is scared and feels like a fool. He has spent the last five years with a woman who has constantly lied and cheated on him. He feels ashamed to show his face. He wants to hide from the media, studio, and everything associated with music. After leaving his toxic bride-to-be at the alter after showing a video of her cheating on him at his wedding, Julian takes a three month road trip on his motorcycle to clear his head. He thinks it helped–but did it? He is still angry and miserable. He moves out of the house he bought for Dena and into his manager’s rental on the beach.