Seven tales of romance, hope, and passion. Even after the roughest night, dawn promises new beginnings.
Resisting Desire by Talia Hibbert
Activist, womanist and journalist Nina Chapman is in love with her brother's best friend. Oops. When her attempt to seduce calm, reliable James Foster backfires, Nina's mortified—but as much as she'd like to avoid him, she can't. No; she literally can't. Because Nina's latest article has made her public enemy number one, and now the man who broke her heart just might be her only protection…
Dropped Stitches by Annabeth Albert
When activist knitter Bea goes to vote, the last person she expects to run into is her high school crush. The two women forge an unlikely election day connection, but can they see a future beyond the victory party?
Parking Lot Cowboy by Rebecca Crowley
Margot Dunn has spent months making up an elaborate fantasy about the tall, silent cowboy who serves as her fellow volunteer escort at a family planning clinic in Topeka. Then one morning he speaks, and the complicated reality of ranch-hand Tyler Olsen is better than any story she could make up.
Dare to Dream by Hudson Lin
After the 2016 election, Derek Lam kicked his political activism into high gear—it's what anyone with half a conscience would do. Which is why he doesn't understand how Diego Ortega, a classmate from law school and a Dreamer, could be so politically disengaged.
For Diego, pursuing law had never been about social justice. His priority has always been providing for and protecting his undocumented mother and his kid sister. Getting political did nothing but draw attention his family didn't need.
Working on a class assignment together, Diego and Derek's mutual attraction bubbles just under the surface. But any potential relationship will have to survive the sparks that fly from their clashing political views.
The Coffee Shop Around the Corner by Shae Connor
Political discourse is Madeline Maloney's jam. Social media manager for a progressive mayoral candidate, she finds her interest piqued by an email exchange with a local businessman—but also by the cute guy at the coffee shop where she buys her morning cup. Palmer Harrison spends his mornings smiling at the beautiful woman who orders a caramel latte every day and his off hours emailing with a mystery woman who works for a mayoral campaign. Their parallel relationships intersect on Election Day…
Love Your Face by Ainsley Booth
Fifteen years ago, Fred left the Midwest behind and moved to New York City. Return visits have been rocky, and this Thanksgiving promises more family drama Fred really doesn't want to deal with. Her best friend's surprise appearance smooths over a difficult holiday, but raises new, complicated personal feelings when the very straight Ami confesses she's not very straight after all.
Sacred Son by Robin Covington
Adam Woodson has dedicated his life to fighting for the rights of Native Americans in court and in the legislature, a career that has kept him too busy to regret the man who got away. Judah Nighthorse is rebuilding his life after prison, fighting to regain custody of his son from a non-Native foster family so he swallows his pride and asks the man he left behind for help. When fighting the good fight together sparks desire they can't resist, they must decide if their future holds a second chance or a final goodbye.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I totally enjoyed Judah and Adam’s story in Sacred Son by Robin Covington. This the only story I have read so far in the anthology Rogue Nights, book six in the Rogue series. This is a hot m/m story involving the attraction and history between Judah and Adam. Ten years ago Judah and Adam ended an intense relationship, as Judah did not want to keep Adam from pursuing his law degree at an Ivy League college. Since then, Adam has made a career for fighting for the rights of Native Americans in court and the legislature. Judah has been rebuilding his life after prison and fighting to regain custody of his son from a non-Native foster family. Judah decides to ask Adam for help with his case, despite there being bad feelings between them. The sparks of attraction and desire did not die out during their separation and they struggle to resist each other. These two need to decide if their future allows for a second chance or a final goodbye between them. Ms. Covington wrote an emotional and moving story filled with sexual chemistry, fun dialogue, and endearing characters that is not to be missed. I highly recommend Sacred Son to other readers.
This anthology is a collection of seven tales of romance, hope, passion, and the promise of new beginnings. ~ Sacred Son by Robin Covington This is a beautiful, moving and steamy second chance romance. Adam Woodson and Judah Nighthorse were young lovers. They were on two very different paths and Judah did not want to hold Adam back so he walked away from the man he loved, breaking both their hearts. Now years later, Judah needs Adam to help him get his son back. Neither has forgotten the other and can't deny how much they still care for each other. But Judah's son, Gideon, must come first, no matter how much they want to explore their feelings for each other. This is a beautiful and moving story of redemption, trust, and love. I really connected and cared for Adam, Judah, and Gideon. They are complex characters that have so much to say and I would love more of them. Their story was quick, and satisfying, and I really hope to see them again! I have only read this story so far but am excited to check out the rest of this anthology and find new favorite authors!
There is no need to summarise, as the short descriptions are clear and concise. ROGUE NIGHTS is about romance but also about politics and political activism: equality and freedom for all; immigration; the rights of Native Americans; as well as family planning. If you agree with ultra conservative policies, this will not be your cup of tea, so please abstain. I seldom read every book in anthologies, and I read every story in ROGUE NIGHTS because the issues that provide the backdrop for the romances are real, they affect us every day, and some of us would like things to move forward instead of stagnating or worse. I had read only three of the authors previously: Ainsley Booth, Robin Covington (a long-time favourite, whose stories I will read without even knowing the topic; she’s that consistently amazing), and my latest literary darling: Talia Hibbert, who writes heroines I had only dreamed about prior to reading her books. Talia Hibbert’s story was a complete delight I had hoped for! Featuring a heroine – Nina – whom I admired, a hero – James – I would wish for myself, RESISTING DESIRE is about politics and how they affect women, Britain, and Black Britons. It is only the second book by Ms. Hibbert that I read, and I love her voice! Urban and lyrical with incisive dialogues, and engaging and relatable characters; it’s a perfect novella, with sizzle and sexy sweetness. “Hope never dies”. Smashing! DROPPED STICHES by Annabeth Albert is a fantastic novella! Annabeth Albert asks us if we want more: Yes, I do!!! PARKING LOT COWBOY by Rebecca Crowley is a gripping and very emotional story that I enjoyed very much. DARE TO DREAM by Hudson Lin is a very touching story about immigration, and a realistic and compelling m/m romance as Derek and Diego epically clash politically amidst the sexual tension that cannot be ignored. A fabulous story! Fans of You’ve Got Mail will love Shae Connor’s THE COFFEE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER. LOVE YOUR FACE by Ainsley Booth is a female/female romance that mostly takes place over a very painful. Another fine offering from Ms. Booth. . SACRED SON by Robin Covington is a steamy and very emotional male/male romance where Judah, a Native American, fights to get his son back from foster care with the help of his former boyfriend. Ms. Covington touches on a few Native American issues with her usual tact in a very compelling story. There were quite a few unexpected plot twists, tender moments, and some sizzling passages. Another winner from Robin Covington. ROGUE NIGHTS is a fabulous anthology which, apart from featuring favourite authors, gave me a chance to discover some new-to-me novelists. I loved that romance triumphed, sometimes against seemingly impossible odds, while relevant and vital causes were seamlessly woven into the narratives. All the novellas are solid – there is no substandard story –, the writing is outstanding, and most of us will find something to broaden our horizons as well. If you like any of the authors, or if you have any interest in any of the causes that feature in this anthology, do yourself a favour and grab this book right away, you will not regret it!