Payton Osmond has been not so patiently waiting for her true mate for a thousand years. That man would break the curse keeping her chained to the lake as a mermaid for most of the month, but it wasn’t even really about that. It was about finding the man of her dreams, starting a family, and beginning her happily ever after.
Gabe Carter had a family once. There’s no love lost for his ex, but his little girl was the light of his life. And when he lost her, he lost himself. He has no interest in happily ever after. That’s why, when he sees the mermaid mark on Payton, he knows he has to stay away. Mates, true love, happiness—they’ll never be in the cards for him.
One sick baby and a houseful of pets later, Payton’s starting to see that Gabe isn’t the jerk she thought he was—and Gabe’s starting to see that she just might be everything he needs. But secrets always come to light, and when Payton learns Gabe’s, will she forgive him—or will she walk away?
Welcome to Aurora Falls. Home of platter-sized pancakes, the Northern Lights, and... a lake full of finned immortal warriors in search of their mates. This mountain getaway is full of sexy shimmering secrets just waiting to be revealed...
Ailani Olson doesn’t believe in fairytales. After being cursed to live in Sapphire Lake as a mermaid, only able to walk on land for three days each month, she knows there’s no such thing as happily ever after. She’s determined to protect herself and her sanity, and that means not letting anyone get close—especially the hunky veterinarian, with the wildly ironic name, that she can’t stop spying on.
Eric Carter has been buried in his career for too long, and when he starts thinking someone’s watching him, he knows it’s time to ease up on work and find a personal life. Then he sees Ailani and he’s instantly smitten, but she’s guarding herself tightly, and he’s fighting to get past her walls.
The red-headed beauty isn’t giving him an inch, but Eric isn’t willing to give up. Ailani might not believe in fairytales, but he’s going to show her that they can come true—and that, if she would just give him a chance, he could be her very own Prince Charming.