A spy is in the Weyr. (Pern fan-fiction. World based upon Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey)
A divorced woman, a man who is unwilling to commit past a flat promise, and how their inability to defend themselves from the desire of the flesh shapes a relationship
A woman finds herself on the frontier road towards Canada, her recent husband has died and she finds she only cares for the attention of the native man who has promised to lead them to the fort that will strike the fur-trade deal her husband had been seeking.