From Golden Heart finalist Alyson McLayne comes a new contemporary romance series following the boys of St. Ignatius who are all grown up and still fighting it out on the soccer field--and finding love in Sizzling, Sexy, Santa Barbara.The clock is ticking for Sarika Dkany.After Sarikas childhood friend-turned-lover walks out the door, shes determined to have everything Rafe wont give her: a husband, home, and children--even if it means forcing her tortured heart to love someone else. Now her Godmothers ill, and Rafe has returned to bring Sarika back to Santa Barbara--and back into his life. Except Sarika says shes over him.The clock is ticking for Rafael Fabrizio.For all of Rafes trappings of success, hes a man wounded by his broken childhood and afraid to claim the only woman hes ever loved--until he discovers she plans to marry someone else. Facing a lifetime without her, Rafe vows to overcome his past and convince her hes capable of being the man she needs. But will Sarika ever trust him again with her heart? And is he willing to face his past in order to move into their new future?