by : Francis Ray


Published Date : June 21, 2011

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In this first ever short story collection, New York Times bestselling author Francis Ray takes us on five steamy, sexy adventures. From a timid, dowdy duckling who turns into a confident, sexy swan which sends her into the arms of a handsome artist to a bridesmaid’s explosive encounter with the best man to an unproven actress who is being wooed to the stage by a handsome Broadway director. From a journalist’s very steamy night with an old flame to a woman who pretends that she is dating a wealthy businessman but never imagines he would show up to collect on that claim. Experience just how much Francis Ray can turn up the heat!

The Awakening (originally published in February 1999 as part of ROSIE’S CURL AND WEAVE anthology)
A timid, dowdy duckling turns into a confident, sexy swan—and into the arms of a handsome artist—with the help of Rosie’s Curl and Weave…

A Matter of Trust (originally published in July 2000 as part of DELLA’S HOUSE OF STYLE anthology)
Single mother Hope Lassiter, once a critically acclaimed actress, is now a cosmetologist at Della’s House of Style. When a handsome director tries to woo her back to the stage, Hope has to wonder if his intentions are more than professional…

Sweet Temptation (originally published in December 2000 as part of WELCOME TO LEO’S anthology)
A Texas Ranger and a candy shop owner have a blind date—with a delicious unexpected outcome.

Southern Comfort (originally published in June 2001 as part of GOING TO THE CHAPEL anthology)
A bridesmaid for the eighth time and not the bride, political fundraiser Adrienne Summers is fed up. Worse, she finds a major problem at this wedding—the Best Man. They’re fighting about her clothes (too sexy), her behavior (too flirty), and his macho views (wives shouldn’t work). It sounds like they just might be falling in love!

The Blind Date (originally published in October 2004 as part of LET’S GET IT ON anthology)
Ayanna Hardcastle pretends that she is dating wealthy businessman Tanner Rafferty in order to get her matchmaking friend off her back. But she never imagined that Tanner Rafferty would show up to collect on that claim!

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