“Romance” is a fairly formulaic genre, with a hero and heroine, an obstacle that must be overcome and the obligatory happy ending (although with today’s mores, it’s now acceptable to have HEAFN (Happily Ever After For Now) instead of HEA (Happily Ever After), as long as the story does have a good outcome.
In Book 1, Fool Me Once, Luc Deschaines and Ronnie Chandler are the hero and heroine and it’s Ronnie’s ex-husband, powerful senator Evan Parker, who’s the obstacle to their relationship. But, love prevails in the end and all is well.
Senator Parker is an obstacle in Book 2, A Bitter Wind Blows, as well when he does everything in his power to cause problems for Riverwood, Luc and Ronnie’s planned equestrian community. But Luc’s way ahead of him and, once again, things did end well.
Book 3, Signs of Life, is a bit of a departure with former Olympic competitor, Asha Hamilton, betrayed by her twin sister, Alix, five days before the start of the Games. Devastated by events in her personal life, Asha is forced to withdraw and it seems her life is in ruins. By the last chapter, she’s found happiness with someone new, and her new friends are happy when she buys property at Riverwood and moves to Tennessee.
And in Book 4, Ride a Pale Horse…holy moly! Luc’s pretty happy when the story starts but he gets the surprise of his life halfway through. It takes some doing for him to come to terms with the new reality but, great guy that he is, he rises to the occasion and, indeed, “all’s well that ends well” after he endures a few sleepless nights (and he’s not the only one).