This book combines the stories of three of the four Winston brothers of Thomasvillle KY, which were previously published in novella format in other anthologies ("Hot Chocolate", "Charmed" and "Sinful").
Cole is the eldest. He operates the Winston Tavern which provided the main source of income for him to raise his brothers after their parents died young. For seven months, Sophie (a neighboring boutique owner) has been stopping by after work for a hot chocolate. He's been growing more and more attracted to her, but she doesn't seem to notice. She, on the other hand, has been attracted to him from the start, but becomes shy in his presence. She's a lonely woman who finally decides to take matters into her own hands and change her life.
Chase Winston tends the bar at the tavern. He's known as the quiet one. For some reason, one night he begins to "hear" Allison's erotic thoughts about him, and realizes that she might be agreeable to his rather unusual sexual predilictions. He pursues her, not realizing that she has her own agenda - one that involves a haunted house and a missing treasure.
Mack Winston has achieved his dream of becoming a teacher and is waiting for a permanent assignment. Sophie and Allison convince him to act as a male model for a photo shoot of the men's intimate apparel that they plan to feature in Sophie's boutique's catalogue. The photographer just happens to be the woman he's desired ever since college. She always ignored his advances there despite her attraction - he was years younger and she always viewed him as an irresponsible college stud. He sets out to change her opinion.
The stories are all well-written, with realistic characters, beautiful romances, good dialogue, high sexual tension, and graphic sex. The brothers' relationship was enjoyable and amusing. This book was a pleasant way to spend a few hours. I'm looking forward to future books about other Winston men.