Kara is a tattooed, pierced, bike-riding orphan who has just lost her adopted mother and father. She is now on her way to a small southern town to search for her birth parents. Apple Valley North Carolina is steeped in southern tradition Kara stands out among the God-fearing, traditional occupants. But one man doesn't seem to mind, seems to even prefer Kara's city-ways. Noah Drinkwater knows everyone and intends to help Kara in her search, not just for family but maybe even for a place that she can call her home. The Kiss Stealer first appeared in the box set Sexy Southern Hometown Heroes, published December 2016.