Listen to the uber-hot, fun-in-the-sun, coming-of-age book that started it all! Ronnie, now a college freshman, has been babysitting for the Baumgartners so long, she's practically a member of the family. When Mrs. Baumgartner - who insists on calling her Veronica - invites Ronnie along on their yearly vacation, the nanny jumps at the chance.
For the first time in years, Carrie Baumgartner doesn't have any chicks in the nest - all the fledglings have flown the coop, and she's finally got her sexy, energetic husband all to herself! Doc suggests they take advantage of this newfound freedom, and his adventurous wife has no objections. She intends to enjoy their little nest: preferably in every room, in every position they can possibly imagine. But an empty house has its echoes.
Katie has a secret wish--she wants to be a submissive. She dreams of being a man's sex slave--forced, bound, gagged, taken and used for a man's pleasure. But single, sedate, librarian Katie doesn't run in those circles and has no idea how to make that happen, until she sees an ad on Craiglist. Her friend, Lori, tells her it's too dangerous, and she's right.
He’s hot, he’s a rock star, and he’s a whole lot of trouble. One lick of lead guitarist Tyler Cook and that’s all it takes - Katie’s addicted. She jumps on his tour bus and into his life as impetuously as she does everything else, and no matter what happens, no matter how much it hurts, she can’t manage to quit him. After all, the man plays guitar like he loves women - plugged in, turned on, and set to the ultimate high. Every girl wants him, but Katie is the only girl he wants. Until it all comes unplugged and their world goes blacker than black.
She's a sensible, practical elementary school teacher with an uber-crush on a rock star. He's a hard-rocking, hard-living man trying to keep his band, and his life, together, with more than a few skeletons in his closet. When the two of them - literally - run into each other, sparks fly, and what happens next will rock your world.
While Bree - my best friend since forever - couldn’t get enough of “Trouble” and their lead singer, Rob Burns, I set my sights a little lower - and to the left. Rob’s immediate left, that is, at least on stage. Tyler Cook was Trouble’s lead guitarist, a tall, glorious, dark blonde, beautiful specimen of a man who could make ovaries explode and panties drop with just one twist of that smirky smile of his. Of course, it was all just in good fun, two girls going to Trouble concerts and screaming ourselves hoarse along with the rest of the fans.
When I met Tyler Cook, it was the end of a past I didn’t want to look back on and the beginning of a future I couldn’t wait to start. One lick of Tyler, and that’s all it took. I was addicted. To him, to his wild, raucous life as a rock star on the road with the band Trouble, and eventually, to most of the drugs I discovered he was taking to make that life - and the secrets he was being forced to keep - a little more bearable. But I couldn’t quit him, no matter how much it hurt. If you met Tyler, you’d understand why I think he’s so worth it.
Yeah, okay, I admit it. I’ve got a thing for Trouble’s lead singer, Rob Burns. Can’t a girl have wicked fantasies about a rock star in the privacy of her own head? My best friend, Katie, has gotten us front-row seats, but we’re late for the concert, and just my luck, I run right into my favorite rock star, literally - bam! - just outside the venue. Rob’s so sweet about it, though; he even invites us backstage! That’s when things get interesting.
He finally did it, he couldn't stop himself from letting his guard down; he got his heart involved with her. He loved her, now, and more than anything in the whole, damn, crazy world. After protecting himself for so long, he lost everything in one, perfect, passionate night. "God have mercy on my soul. The mafia took her right after we... Christ and god-damn it! I love her. I don't even know how I'm going to tell her father." Anthony Scali has to keep himself focused, despite his heart being open again for the wild, and unbelievably beautiful Paige Morgan.
As their son Henry gets married, Doc and Carrie have sent their last little fledgling off to fly and are ready to follow their bliss together as a couple. The whole Baumgartner clan has now welcomed Doc and Carrie's latest romantic interest, Jody, a changeable, charming Southern belle whose colloquialisms keep everyone delightfully amused. While Carrie's love for Jody goes way back, now Doc has fully embraced her, too - in so many ways.
The broad-minded Baumgartners are ready to open their arms - and their marriage - once again. While Ronnie, their former flirtatious babysitter, is exploring her newfound naughty nature with her lover, Gretchen, Doc and Mrs. B have their sights set on old friends, Daphne and Ari Wilson.
The world has moved on, but Ivy just can't. Besides, she has everything she needs on her sustainable-living wooded homestead, and no desire to brave this grim new world. Until the day a massive bear chases her into an isolated cabin and she discovers she's not alone.
The notion of Cupid as a sweet cherub who only works on St. Valentine's Day couldn't be further from the truth. The entity humans call "Cupid" is actually an angel named Muriel who works tirelessly all year, matching up soul mates. But she's grown tired of delivering romance to everyone else while secretly longing for someone to call her own. When she crosses paths with Chariel, who just happens to be the Angel of Death, she finally gets her wish and discovers the sting of Cupid's arrow.
Sam has an unusual interest in humans. And considering she's a fairy of fate whose profession it is to determine their futures, it's no wonder! When Sam's job leads her into the path of a handsome man who rocks her world, Sam's interest becomes obsession. Alex reminds her that fairies get one Christmas wish. Will Sam consider using hers to become human, just to experience one night of bliss?
Doc and Mrs. B have hired a new au pair, and she's crazy about the Baumgartners. Poor rejected Gretchen, fired from her previous job and still licking her wounds from a recent breakup, is desperately seeking the kind of attention and affection only the Baumgartners can offer. So why do they seem to thwart her advances at every turn? It isn't as if the polyamorous couple has been secretive about their fondness for threesomes.
Ronnie - or as Mrs. Baumgartner insists on calling her, Veronica - has been sitting for the Baumgartners so long she has practically become another member of the family. When the Baumgartners make her an offer she can't refuse, Ronnie jumps at the chance to work on her tan in the Florida Keys with "Doc" and "Mrs. B" under the pretense of watching the kids. Ronnie isn't the only one with ulterior motives, though, and she discovers that the Baumgartners have wayward plans for her.
Tara's husband has never shared a fantasy with her, or even masturbated - that she knows of. However, this curious wife discovers a phone bill full of phone calls to sex lines and realizes her husband has been living a double life! Instead of getting mad, Tara's curiosity leads her to begin listening in on John's steamy conversations in hopes of finding out what he really wants in the bedroom.