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Moving across the country isn’t exactly easy, so when Josie connected me with Leo I was honestly just relieved to know someone there. But when a rainstorm stranded me at his place, I started seeing him as more than a friend...
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Jack and Gia decided to take space when he moved across the pond for a photography residency. But when Gia visits him in London it’s clear that there’s still a romantic spark between them.
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Lights Out
Ch. 1 | Lights Out
12 min
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We’ve been so close for so long now. I’ve always thought of him as a friend. But now he's crashing on my couch. And we're reminiscing. And, oh man, am I falling for him?
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Florence needs some help on her vineyard. That’s where Tim comes in. At first, she doesn’t like his attitude, but after they bump heads, the temperature between them gets turned way up...
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Now that you’re in his arms, Adam is ready to tell you his side of the story. He remembers everything, from the moment you met until that night you showed up on his doorstep. He always knew you were the one.
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Lush
12 min
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Alan and Jessa used to be close. But when a series of promotions goes to his head, the friendship between them calcifies into competition. A weekend away with their company turns up the tension, until it finally bubbles over in the wine cellar.
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The Talk
Ch. 4 | Undeclared
10 min
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After a hard conversation with Dan, Sam hears a knock on the door—it's Pete. He wanted to check on her, and his thoughtfulness reveals a newfound intimacy between them...
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Summer Storm
Ch. 6 | Lone Wolf
16 min
When Katie heads over to Jesse’s cabin she isn’t expecting a storm. But the rain comes down hard and she’s soaked by the time she’s at his doorstep. He brings her inside and finds lots of ways to keep her warm.
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In high school, Savannah and Cole were voted “most likely to get married.” But she never imagined they’d actually be together. So when they run into one another at their reunion, she’s surprised to find there’s a spark between them after all.
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Tara hasn’t seen Jackson since their dinner date. Then one night, she hears him having a party through the wall. At first, she’s annoyed that he’s disrupting her peace without even inviting her, but the irritation quickly softens into something sweeter…
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I knew what I should tell him. That I needed to leave this coffee shop. That we shouldn’t be seeing each other. But listening to him was like hearing my most secret thoughts recited back to me. So I kept my lips pressed tight and leaned closer.
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The Gallery
Ch. 12 | Hometown
11 min
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While in London, Gia joins Jack at a party hosted as part of his photography fellowship. Gia isn’t quite sure where she fits into his new life and when one of the program fellows starts flirting with Jack, she’s surprised to feel jealousy flare. But when Jack steals her away to a private room, she knows exactly where she stands with him.
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Helena gets a tarot reading in the hopes of gaining clarity on Nicholas’s behavior, but she leaves more perplexed than before. She feels more confused than ever about who...or what...Nicholas really is. And when he invites her over to his place for a date, she finally gets the chance to ask him outright.
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Professor Whitlock has a reputation for being difficult and strange. So when Helena starts working with him, she’s surprised to discover how charming he is. As they spend more time together, she feels an almost supernatural pull toward him, and wonders if he feels it too.
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When Helena asks Nicholas to bite her, she learns that it will make them “blood bonded.” Still, she’s intrigued. Nicholas insists on making the occasion special and sets up a ceremony under the light of the full moon.
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New in Town
Ch. 1 | The Local
11 min
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When Sabrina moves above an Irish pub, she finds it hard to study. And the pub owner, Killian, makes it even more difficult. But when she goes downstairs for a drink one night, she begins to find him more charming than distracting.
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Alyssa invites Will up to her office after a game and they have an intense conversation about their relationship. It’s quickly becoming more complicated and difficult to keep the secret, but at the same time, their feelings for one another are getting deeper. They agree to call it quits, but can they keep the very promise they just made?
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At the pre-season kick off party, Will runs into Alyssa, a childhood friend who is now running PR for the very NBA team he was just traded to. Their connection starts out rocky, with unspoken tension and awkward exchanges, but when Will chases after Alyssa on her way out they finally get their chance to have a real conversation. They walk back in the rain to his apartment, and back at his place, he finally gets a chance to ask her if he missed his chance with her all those years ago.
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Under the Desk
Ch. 1 | Focus
11 min
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Jonathon and I had promised each other we'd keep it professional. But when we were in a room together, the tension felt so palpable, sometimes I swore our colleagues could feel it. And when he started texting me during a meeting, I just couldn't resist.
I wasn't expecting Milo at Michelle's engagement party. It had been years since our breakup, but when I saw him my breath caught in my chest. And when we went back to his place and he pulled out a blindfold I was just as surprised.
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When Jackson asks Tara to meet him at one of the hottest restaurants in New York City, she starts to get a better sense of the community he's surrounded by. And tonight, there's much more on the menu than just dinner.
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After weeks of hearing her neighbor through the wall, Tara finally comes face to face with Jackson—an artist who both annoys and intrigues her. After a tension-filled first meeting on the fire escape, they have a night to remember back in her apartment.
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I drift between waking and sleep, searching for you in my dream, then finding you solid, real, and naked beside me in bed..
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He reaches across the small space between us and takes my hand. I feel a pang in my stomach when I think of how little time we have left together. A few hours?
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Just Us
12 min
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Our lives are different since the baby came. But lately, somehow everything feels right. Since we have the day to ourselves, I want to do whatever makes you feel good.
No one looks good in a chef's hat and chef's whites. It's just a fact. But I guess this guy operates outside the rules? I try to focus on the pile of carrots in front of me, but it's not easy.
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I said I'd shoot his headshots as a favor to a friend. But I'm thinking I need to re-evaluate my generosity. He walks into my studio in blue jeans, scuffed white sneakers, and a black v-neck. Ok, he’s pretty. And once I have him in front of the lens, I'm flooded with memories.
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What if we…skipped our dinner plans? There’s something new I want to try with you and I can’t wait any longer.
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I tried to push away the memory of that night. But it felt impossible to focus on work with her desk right across from mine.
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He starts playfully walking his fingers up and down my arm. I want to take my hands off the keys, but I’m already addicted to this game. He tilts his head to whisper in my ear, his dark stubble brushing up against my neck.
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I walked you to the door, but we only shared a hug goodbye. When I got home I couldn’t sleep. I wanted to call you, text you. I felt like I’d missed a turn I wanted to take.
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Water
9 min
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I love seeing you in your element -- holding court with our group of friends. But all I can think about is getting you alone again.
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I switch on the table lamp, stand back. Too bright? No, it looks better. She’ll be home any second, and I’ll be sitting here on the sofa on my phone. I’ll look up slowly when she walks in, as if I haven’t been waiting for her.
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When Jordan's flight gets canceled the night before Thanksgiving, he heads back to his apartment for a night of TV and takeout. But his roommate Ines has a better idea...
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Ever since we broke up, my dreams have erupted into color. I wake every morning reeling from strange fantasies. Sometimes I’m not sure exactly what is real and what’s not: sights, sensations, these feelings for Cam.
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It’s not weird for me to fall a little bit in love with a different stranger every day. My new hot neighbor, or a woman on the subway. But I have a soft spot for baristas. I think the fantasies are mostly fueled by caffeine. Except with Eli. Eli was real.
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Remember when we talked about love languages for like, 3 hours? Well, since yours is obviously gifts, and I'm not going to get to see you for three months, I planned a little something.
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I’d been feeling some pain during sex with David. I was planning to find a solve, but he jumped in first, surprising me with the perfect solution.
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Oh Baby
12 min
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I crushed on Leah so hard in high school, but it wasn’t until we both moved to New York years later that we ended up falling in love. People say marriage can mess with your sex life, but trying for a baby has set us on fire.
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It’s been a long trip, and we’re pretty close to getting to the hotel. I’m rubbing my hand up your thigh, and you swerve a bit as I slip my hand into the front of your jeans.
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When Leo invited me to the book signing, I was scared to commit. Like my 'yes' might set something in motion between us I couldn’t stop. But I found myself walking between the shelves that night, the familiar smell of crisp hardcovers and old wood floors washing over me.
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Every once in a while I’ll sneak a glance back at him. He’s watching me, rapt, through the phone screen.
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I always knew Nat would make it big. She had that star power from the start. Or at least she had a power over me.
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I’ve been checking him out for weeks, and tonight he’s the only other person to show up for our group run. We push each other, farther, faster, and when the run is over, I know I'm not ready to say goodbye.
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Usually it's so quiet up here, but tonight the rooftops surrounding us are buzzing with people. I mentally calculate the chances of someone spotting us if I were to make out with Marcus right now, or reach into his shorts.
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The first road trip together as a couple can be a real deal breaker. But with Alex, I had to stop myself from saying those three little words before we even started the car.
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I take the first driving shift up to the hot springs. The roads are slick with snow, but I feel calm with Gabe sitting shotgun. I wasn’t expecting him to be so—actually, I don’t know what I was expecting.
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Shook
11 min
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When a huge earthquake hits Mexico City, Jessica and Santiago bond quickly. When it's time for Jessica to fly back home, she realizes she wants to make a bold move.
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Just want you to know, I’ve been thinking about you. All day. Can’t believe I’ll see you tonight. Ten days is too long.
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My old roommate Caroline was always a mystery to me. When I moved out, I thought I’d never get the chance to figure her out. But New York heatwaves have a funny way of bringing people back together.
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