Kristine Bria's Not Quite Home by Kristi Hancock
Adam's life is headed South—to the hometown he swore he'd never see again. Inheriting the plantation he never wanted, the architect can't get rid of it fast enough to avoid the inevitable lawsuit from trespassing teenagers. With his professional reputation on the line and a partnership in Portland slipping through his fingers, he heads to the Georgia coast to resolve the situation as quickly as possible. Kate gave up everything to open Local Flavor, her coffeehouse showcasing art, but her builder shattered his leg and possibly her dreams. Facing bankruptcy and failure, Adam is the only one who can save her and her shop. Kate doesn't want a man, even smoldering Adam, regardless of what her hormones say. Adam and Kate's sexual attraction eclipses their attempts to dodge an affair that neither wants. She adopts Moss Point, while he longs for Portland. His exile is her home, and both must decide if either can survive a compromise. Written as Kristine Bria, this is has about a 3 flame heat level rather than Kristi's Hancock's usual 4 & 5 flame heat level.