One Night Standoff
Diana Iles Elliot
Edited by Tracy Zhang and Jo Morgan
"Good morning, thanks for the amazing night! By the way, I'm kind of a big deal, and I'll be very irritated if I read about it while skimming tabloids in the checkout line."
Norah Castle's life as a triple-platinum recording artist and celebrity is complicated enough, even before her mother's death forces her return to the small town she once abandoned, something she swore would never happen. She thinks dispensing with her stage name and donning a disguise in the interest of privacy might make things less complicated, but that's before she meets a gorgeous man in a bar and decides to bring him home. What could be simpler than a sexy- very sexy- one-night stand? Plenty of things, as it turns out. Apparently the bold stranger who did such dirty, dirty things to her in the dark is sweet and shy once the sun comes up. Even worse, that sweetness makes her feel something when she'd prefer to never feel anything at all. As she struggles to accept her new emotions and reconcile the small town girl she once was with the star she's become, the lines start to blur, and suddenly complicated doesn't begin to do justice to the mess she's made…