The QUICK TAKES collection follows the lives of three friends in California who find love when they least expect it. It also includes a bonus story in which the matchmaker in all the Oakland Hills books (Trixie!) finally gets what she deserves — a happy ending of her own.
This boxset contains the first four short stories in Gretchen Galway’s bestselling, contemporary romance Oakland Hills series. They were originally published separately in 2014 and 2015, and are available together here for the first time. They’re standalone romances but are most enjoyable when read together, since there is some overlap in characters. The total set is about 183 pages long.
Can’t Stop Wanting You (love/hate romance)
Jody Lapinski is a plus-sized chemist with a problem. The despicable Simon Brogan has moved into the upstairs unit of her house. In high school, Simon was an arrogant, heartless jerk. She’s not going to forgive him now just because he’s gorgeous and successful. Not after what he did. * *Contains the wedding of Liam and Bev from Love Handles (Oakland Hills Book 1).
Just Can’t Forget You (second chance romance)
They first met as troubled teens, and now their paths have crossed again. Melissa has shrugged off her past to begin a fulfilling career, but Eduardo is definitely trouble. All grown up, he’s more dangerous than ever.
Can You Love Me Now? (friends-to-lovers romance)
Sasha Selkirk has been in love with her best friend’s brother, Jake Lapinksi, since she was thirteen. Now twenty-eight, she knows if he was ever going to return her feelings, he certainly would’ve done it by now. So when he shows up at the snowbound mountain cabin where she’s staying–alone, trying again to forget him–she pushes him away, never expecting him to kiss her. Or make any of her other dreams come true…