A collection of stories by Elizabeth Coldwell, Lily Harlem, Desiree Holt, Imari Jade, Lisabet Sarai and Wendi Zwaduk
'Trouble at the Treble T' by Desiree Holt If one man is great, how hot will it be with three? When Marti Jensen took the job managing the Treble Shooters honky-tonk, little did she know that the three Thompson brothers-Justin, Mark and Cade-had more in mind than having her pour drinks and keep order among the rowdies. But a visit to their vast ranch, the Treble T, showed her just what kind of erotic fantasies they had and the role they expected her to play. The question then became...what next? 'Wild About That Thing' by Lisabet Sarai Two things are important to Ruby Jones-her teenage son and her struggling club, the Crossroads Blues Bar. Her love life comes in a distant third, despite the efforts of Zeke Chambers to convince her otherwise. Zeke's the lead singer in her house band, a devoted friend, and an occasional lover. He can drive her wild with desire, but can't get her to make a commitment. Deserted by her cheating ex-husband, Ruby's determined she's going to make it on her own. The stranger who takes the stage on the Crossroads open mike night upsets the delicate balance in Ruby's world. Remy Saint-Michel inspires irrational, irresistible lust as well as inexplicable sympathy. Ruby decides that the only way to deal with her two lovers is to push them both away. Zeke and Remy, though, have other ideas. 'Orchestrating Manoeuvres' by Lily Harlem The life of a broken hearted supermodel can get pretty dull-there's only so much champagne and caviar one can handle. So, when the opportunity to hook up with two stunning Italian pianists with talented fingers, perfect rhythm and sublime composing presented itself, what could I say but yes, yes yes! I have everything a girl could want; money, beauty, friends in high places. So why does it feel as if theres a hole the size of Antarctica in my soul? Because missing Dale has become a way of life and now instead of making love to the man of my dreams I rely on my battery-powered Rampant Rocker and spend my days dodging work and slugging champagne-until, that is, two heart-stoppingly gorgeous Italian pianists decide they want me. 'Three-part Harmony' by Elizabeth Coldwell When guitarist Mark Deans quits Sweet Lies the week before their concert tour is due to start, it looks like the end of the band, but singer Aimee and her husband Stefan have worked too hard to let that happen. The answer lies in Jake Anderson, who blows them away when he auditions to replace Mark. Hes cute, talented-and twelve years younger than Aimee-but theres an instant attraction between them. Even though she loves her husband, she knows its only a matter of time before she and Jake end up in bed together-the same way she destroyed her relationship with Mark by tumbling into bed with Stefan. What she doesnt expect is that Stefan will not only give his blessing, but make the twosome a threesome. 'Savin' Me' by Wendi Zwaduk Razrs Edge used to pack stadiums, fuelled by the inner turmoil and passion of the three founding members. Now that the threesome has parted, the lights arent as bright and the cheers of the crowds not as loud. Parkur has never been convinced the split was for good. They were meant to be three. But can he write the music to convince Juniper and Jacoby to give him a second chance? 'Rhapsody' by Imari Jade Bryanna Trosclair is the female lead singer for the successful rock group, Simmer. She is forced to choose between her best friend and lead male singer, Axil Simmons, and the groups pianist, Collin Ripley. Bryanna refuses to make a choice and decides to date both of them, even though the guys are ready to not only tear each other apart, but the group as well. When Axil and Collin call a private truce and decide to trick Bryanna into making a decision, their plan backfires.