Christie Ridgway


Seven Poker Night buddies are very good with their hands…and are about to lose their hearts! Each one comes to learn that only great risk leads to great reward… won’t want to miss a single one!


She’s fancy high heels to his scuffed work boots. He’s action movies to her sweet rom-coms. But can they deny their attraction?

John Boone loves women and has an easy way with them, but the pretty girl-next-door neighbor makes his blood burn and his tool belt feel two notches too tight. Still, their paths keep crossing and the combustible chemistry keeps building, until Gemma Marquette suggests one reckless way to manage the fire…

Experience has taught Gemma to distrust commitment, so she was on a guy hiatus until the handsome, sexy mountain of a man entered her life. All those muscles might be too hot to handle for the long-term, but she finds herself compelled to give it a try…while still holding her heart safe.


After a decade raising four younger sisters, he’s ready for me-time. But then a widowed young mom crosses the street and threatens Eli King’s unwedded bliss.

Eli’s future looks bright. His last sister is off to college and now he’s eager for the free-and-easy bachelorhood that’s always been out of reach. But one stormy night a knock on his door announces the arrival of a beautiful single mom in need…can he ignore Sloane Clarke’s smokin’ body and engaging smile, even though she comes with a little girl and responsibilities certain to tie him down?

Sloane takes her single parenthood seriously and knows it doesn’t allow room for romance—or even sex. But when a leaky roof sends her to the tempting man across the street, a woman can’t stop a lightning’s strike. But her heart’s too smart to give itself to a guy who’s bent on sowing oats…


Cooper Daggett enjoys playing the field, until he falls for a woman who doesn’t look at love as just a game…

Winning a designer’s services in a community raffle doesn’t mean beautiful Willow Ray will rearrange Cooper’s life, right? Except then she’s in his home and in his workplace and in his head…can his heart be far behind?

Willow wants a man and a family. Security and commitment. While Cooper has all the sexy charm in the world and was made for a thrilling one-night stand, she questions if there can be more. Because everybody knows you can’t re-make a dedicated bachelor into the forever man you need…unless love steps in with its own plan.


Detective Maddox Kelly likes his shirts ironed, his puzzles solved, and his heart locked up tight, until the one-who-got-away returns to town and upends his well-ordered life.

Maddox retains fond memories of Harper Mitchell—or so he tells himself when his dreams of her and how she walked away don’t keep him up all night. But now she’s back, hot and sweet as ever, but he’s not foolish enough to get attached when the free-spirit will surely just leave town again.

A family emergency returns Harper to Sawyer Beach and she intends to keep her head down and her suitcases packed. The tempting lure of that sexy, impossible-to-forget man is hard to ignore, however. Surely one more taste of the fruit of first love won’t break her heart.


Rafael Rodriguez is the consummate ladies man…but when the one lady he shouldn’t want shows up in his life, what’s a guy to do?

Raf Rodriguez knows not to pursue Erin Arthur—after all, the first time he saw her she was on the arm of his best friend and half brother Shane. But she continues to tempt him and when he throws in his cards and surrenders to desire…well, this might prove to be the biggest gamble of them all.

Erin can’t deny the appeal of the devil-may-care Rafael. But everyone tells her he’s the kind of man who won’t last… Can she risk her heart for the little he might have to offer?


Shane Rodriguez is a good guy—everybody says so. But a near-death experience has him looking at the world with new eyes…and when he sees a beautiful woman who has “bad girl” written all over her, he just might not be able to resist.


Hart Sawyer had it all…and lost it on one tragic deal of fate’s cards. As he learns to live with his grief, he also thought he’d learn to live alone for the rest of his life. Then, he finds himself locked away with caterer Sophie Daggett, the little sister of one of his best friends. With the unforeseen proximity an unexpected passion arises, complicating his vision of his future and putting at risk Sophie’s vow to find a man whose heart can be hers alone.