I read this series backwards LOL I read the second book first Reed's book so yes each book can be read separately but let me say it def helps to read them both. We have Ex- MMA fighter the Cowboy or Grayson Green's who now owns a gym and he has his own set of rules in place. Then we have Emory who is a middle-aged single mom whose son has just left for college. She is in my books a really cool gal who has yet to discover her true self and we get to see her come alive on the pages of this book. Gray is a hero of the 10th degree and we also have a wonderful little one named Jackson too. This series is really good!