Three talented authors revisit settings from previous books to give happy endings to couples who need to believe in love once again. What these stories lack in plot they make up in very hot sex scenes.

Foster’s “Love Won’t Wait” sees Brick Carlisle wanting Merrily Loveland in a carnal way, but she’s a virgin, so it shocks him when she ma kes the first move. In Ridgway’s “Beach House Beginnings” it’s been 10 years since Meg Alexander lived at Crescent Cove. Meeting Caleb McCall and experiencing their mutual attraction is the last thing she expected during her trip home. Readers will see if Eve and Brian are “Strong Enough to Love” again in Dahl’s tale. Photographer Eve Hill fell for her married boss, Brian Stewart, but he was honorable enough that nothing came of it. Two years have gone by and Brian is back in town, divorced and wanting a chance with Eve. (HQN, Jan., 336 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley