I am delighted to share this anthology with you today, it really is a great read to break up some of the heavier reading!
Love, Again is a Valentine’s Day anthology from Ruby Lioness Press with a second chance theme. Love, Again released on February 14, 2012. Below you will find a short blurb for each of the stories in the anthology.
Home by Ella Jade
Dr. Chase Avery has worked hard to give his high-school sweetheart and the love of his life, Elyse Jacobs, the life she deserves. In working toward their happily ever after, however, he got sidetracked and missed out on the important things in life. He was so busy moving toward the next step in making their future perfect that he forgot to live in the moment. He was stunned when Elyse walked out. She couldn't deal with being second; now Chase has to live with his mistakes.
Chase finds himself alone and overworked on Valentine's Day, trying hard to fight the memories of his lost love. What happens when she shows up at his house unexpectedly? Can an old flame be rekindled? Or is it nothing more than one last night of passion?
Wanted: Wife by Lacey Wolfe
Darcy White is between jobs and is about to lose everything she has. She reads the help-wanted ads every morning. Day after day, she fails at finding anything—that is, until one morning when she comes across an ad she finds intriguing. The help-wanted ad in the paper states that a man is looking for a wife. Before she knows what she’s doing, Darcy’s exchanging emails with him, agreeing to meet him for lunch.
Steven McDonald is looking for a wife in order to keep his family business, an apple orchard, as his grandfather told him that he couldn’t keep this orchard unless he got married. He gets the crazy idea to put a want ad in the paper. After a lot of nutty women respond, one e-mail comes through with a name that sounds very familiar: Darcy White. He was in love with Darcy in high school, but was too afraid to step away from the popular crowd to talk to her. He spent countless nights just thinking about her. Could this be his second chance?
From the moment they enter each other’s lives again, the chemistry is there. Steven believes that Darcy is even better than he remembered her. This is Darcy’s dream come true; she hopes that Steven might start to feel the same way about her as she feels for him.
Forever Love by Melissa Keir
“Forever Love” is the story of a woman who comes back to her hometown of Amherst, Ohio fifteen years after leaving it for the bright lights of Chicago. Syndie Wilder returns home to take care of her ailing father, not expecting to run into the childhood friend who dumped her in high school. Thom Johnson had regrets about how he treated Syndie. He had never stopped loving her. When fate causes the two to meet, sparks fly again. Will a childhood friendship turn into a forever love?
This Time is Different by Autumn Jones Lake
Sydney and Maddox were high-school sweethearts who planned to be together forever. Maddox had dreams of his rock band, Afterlife, making it big. As soon as Afterlife landed a record deal, he left Sydney behind, breaking her heart.
Four years later, Afterlife is about to hit it big. Their manager contacts Sydney looking to buy back racy photos of Maddox. Furious that he couldn’t ask her for the photos himself, she goes to confront him after a local show. Instead of giving him a piece of her mind, she ends up giving him a piece of her heart…again.
Maddox realizes what a fool he’s been. He’s been too ashamed these past four years to contact Sydney and apologize for his past behavior, so he’s ecstatic when she shows up at their hometown concert. When she misinterprets something he said and runs off, he knows he has to go after her. He can’t let her get away again. This time everything is different.
Crazy for You by Sabrina Luna
Shawn Flint wants to rekindle the spark between him and Erica Kelly when he surprises her and his family by flying into Charlotte, North Carolina for his stepsister’s wedding, but Erica is still cautious, wanting to keep their affair a secret. Can Shawn overcome Erica’s protests and convince her that he is totally crazy for her?
Vows by Tamaria Soana
Addison Klein, finally realizing how unfulfilled she feels in her marriage to Tyler, is contemplating whether she should fight to keep her family together or walk away from her marriage. The death of her best friend Peyton causes her to sit back and rethink her life. After a fight with Tyler and a scary episode at work, Addison knows that she needs to make a decision about her future. Just when she thinks she is completely alone in making this life-altering decision, she gets a little guidance from a guardian angel. Addison comes to terms with the fact that she needs to deal with her past before she can move on and focus on the future. With the help of her therapist, Addison rediscovers herself and realizes that the vows she said on her wedding day meant something to her...“for as long as we both shall live.” Wanting to be a better example to her two little girls, she makes a decision that will change their lives forever when she sets out to seduce her husband.
Life in Suitcases by Melissa Kendall
Elise Morgan's childhood seemed perfect until one event changed everything. Placed in Abbott's Home for Displaced Children, she meets and quickly befriends Anthony Scott. After high school, Elise sets out on her own, looking for life away from her past, only to return to her hometown as fate gives her an unexpected chance and another meeting with Anthony. Will the only family that she'd grown up with be what she needed all along?