At 36, Carrie Jeansonne finds herself single again, with three teenagers in tow and a new career. All she wants is a little stability in her life. What she gets is a series of mysterious phone calls that keep her guessing. Is it her disgruntled ex-husband making the threatening calls, or someone much worse? Sam Langley is knocking on 40, newly divorced, and feeling like he’s got nothing to look forward to. When the former office clown turned Oscar the Grouch clashes with Carrie, it seems the two will forever be at odds. As Sam and Carrie’s unlikely friendship evolves into something more serious, the caller situation migrates into ugly and dangerous territory.
After Giselle Granger’s husband dies in a tragic accident, she’s left with their two young daughters, and struggling for the strength to live in a world without him. When Jackson Broussard loses his wife in the same accident, he finds himself free of the woman whose lies and manipulations have made his marriage and life a living hell. He feels bound to the past by his desire to do right by his friend’s widow and children, even though Giselle makes it clear she doesn’t want his help. Can the two former co-workers leave their pasts behind in order to forge a new future together? Or will they be left with nothing more than a last first kiss and two broken hearts?
Thirty years after leaving McCray, Washington, Melinda Dawson comes back to care for her ailing father. It’s not long before she runs into Greg Hart, the young man she left pining for her after her quick exit from his life. Greg, now retired from the military, is mayor of the tiny town. Sparks fly at their first meeting, rekindling the smoldering embers of a strong mutual attraction. Can the two of them bypass old feelings of anger, bitterness, and abandonment in order to find the love they once shared? .
Tiffany LeBlanc couldn’t wait to leave the social snobbery of her parents’ inner-circle-elitism in Houston, Texas. She worked her way through two Louisiana universities and stayed on to enjoy the joi de vivre lifestyle of the bayou state. She should feel optimistic about her future, but her cheating fiancé and controlling parents have the successful surgeon feeling anything but. A handsome businessman, with ulterior motives, has her wondering. Has she been settling? Scott `Red’ McAllister comes from a large, hard-working, Scottish-Cajun family in a tiny south Louisiana farming community. He’s a highly respected businessman, owning one successful club in Lafayette, with a second under construction in Lake Coburn. Since he and the good doctor stepped off badly a few months earlier, Red has decided to steal “Doc” away from her unappreciative fiancé. Red is completely baffled when one ominous phone call promising disaster, leads to others. A tragic fire marks the beginning of someone’s plans to ruin him, and keeps him wondering what he’s done to warrant the disastrous chain of events. He can’t be sure of anything. Not even a promising new relationship with “Doc”. As happens in a family as large as Red’s, it’s natural to have at least one sibling’s drama overflow into his life. In his case, it’s two: Big brother Chad, and little sister, Annie. Welcome to clan McAllister.
Annie McAllister’s prospects for the New Year look rather grim. While other people are trying to keep resolutions, she’s busy dodging phone calls and threats from a man who came dangerously close to ending her life on New Year’s Eve. Rather than put her family at risk, Drake LeBlanc finally persuades her to let him help in the fight to keep her safe. The handsome Texas attorney has already saved her life once, so why not let him move in temporarily? Though Drake would welcome the chance to become a permanent fixture in Annie’s life, he’s hampered by her determined efforts to protect herself from men like him. In his quest to win her trust, as well as keep her safe, Drake earns the loyalty of Annie’s pet cat, Martin, and wise-cracking parrot, Lewis. With a relentless stalker creating constant turmoil in Annie’s life, Drake tries to break through the barriers she's placed around her heart. Can his love and determination accomplish what no man has done since her last relationship ended in disaster? Or will a sadist find a way to get to Annie before Drake can make her admit her feelings for him?
Includes romantic subplot involving Annie’s oldest brother, Chad, and his wife Julia.