Honey and Heat(2010)
A novel by Ari Thatcher
Honey The plan was perfect. Slinky black lace dress. Leg-slimming stilettos. Some toys to expand the boundaries of their normal routine. Her husband's favorite meal. The only point Lisa missed was telling him ahead of time. When Rick comes home with his boss in tow, Lisa has to scramble to make herself decent. Now if only Rick would wait for the boss to leave before trying out the toys. But he's never been a patient man where sex is concerned... Death by Sex Joely has just moved back home and has no job prospects, no man prospects. And she has to be bridesmaid in her younger sister's wedding to Joely's old boyfriend! Alcohol seems the perfect distraction to see her through the reception. Maybe she can slip up to her hotel room after and have sex with one of the groomsmen. Comforting herself with a sweet but deadly bar concoction called Death by Sex, she thinks her toughest decision will be which man to sleep with. Tucker and Beck were her best friends during their college years, but she hasn't seen them since graduation. It isn't just the alcohol burning inside that entices her into a wild, carnal night with both men. Memories awaken her to buried emotions and the security Tuck and Beck bring. She loves them equally, and could never choose between them. The guys have a plan of their own, however, and are determined to see it through. Kyle's Redemption Six years ago, Lily Astor looked forward to establishing herself in the Los Angeles art world. In one painfully public moment, those dreams were shattered. Now she has the chance to try again, but the invitation to exhibit comes from a gallery owned by Kyle Ventura. The man who should have cleared her name. After a night of eyebrow-singeing sex, Kyle realizes who Lily is, and his role in her downfall. Now, as his heart falls deeper for Lily, he needs to make amends. But Lily doesn't want his help, just his body. For the first time in his life, sex isn't enough for Kyle. He wants to show Lily he's not the man he was six years ago. But first, he has to prove it to himself. Maui Heat It's the final night of her summer job on Maui. Her last chance to see him alone. Maggie plans to make it a night she'll never forget - one of amazingly hot sex with her coworker Gabe. Gabe wishes he'd said something sooner, taken their friendship to the next level. He's more than willing to slip away with Maggie for a private farewell. But he's the one all the other summer workers turn to when the party gets too wild, and this is definitely the wildest party of the summer. Is the island big enough for them to escape their meddling friends and release the passion burning inside them? Maui Rekindled "I'll call you." That's the last thing Gabe said fifteen years ago as Maggie prepared to fly home from a summer in paradise. When he didn't call, she packed away the memories of their sexual romp and relegated him to vacation-fling status. Now, as the ink on her divorce papers dries, Maggie returns to that Maui resort hoping to find the carefree woman she once was. When Gabe walks out of the waves on her first afternoon at the beach, she isn't sure whether to laugh or run away. Hot, crazy vacation sex with no strings attached would be the perfect remedy for her bloody divorce. Gabe thinks of Maggie as the one who got away, and he's not about to let it happen again. The passion between them is as fiery as ever, but is it hot enough to rekindle the romance he knows they could share? He's got one week to prove to her it is.