I don’t know why I agreed to the stranger photo session when Ellie asked. It must have been that family thing. I’m not looking forward to it, but it’s a step toward getting myself back to the person I used to be. Before I lost my mom. Maybe. Meeting a stranger and doing something new is what I need to put some of this grief down.
I’m not expecting to turn around and be greeted with a man like Axel. He’s not the kind of guy I normally go for with his clean- cut appearance and perfectly tailored suit. Does he even have any tattoos? How does he knock me off balance? Why does he look at me like I’m his?
It’s probably just the stranger session. It’s acting. Doesn’t mean I can’t have a good time with him. It’s only one night.
Just one night…or so I thought.
I work too much, but it keeps the loneliness at bay and my head on straight. I almost punched my best friend and business partner when he told Steve that I’d do some stranger photo shoot. All I want to do is get the new club open and cement our new partnership with Steve. I guess part of doing that is making his family happy.
I wasn’t looking forward to it, but when I turn around and see Kali everything else ceases to exist. She has walls around her heart to protect the broken pieces. I’ll show her that I can help heal her. She might not be what I was keeping my eyes open for, but that doesn’t matter. With every moment I’m around her, I find she’s better than I ever dreamed.
I can tell by the look in her eyes that she thinks this is only one night, but I’ll prove one night turns into forever for us.
She’s the woman I’ve been waiting for.
**18+. If you like alpha heroes and an insta-love story that is sweet but isn’t necessarily simple, then this is for you. No cheating with a guaranteed HEA. It is a standalone and the fifth in the Banks Ink. series, but it would be more enjoyable if you’re caught up with this Denver family.
Warning: This story does contain casual cannabis use, but not to worry, they live in a legalized state and are responsible members of society.**
Other Books in the Series
Accepting His Home (Banks Ink. Book 2)
Yearning for His Home (Banks Ink. Book 3)
Picturing Their Home (Banks Ink. Book 4)
Ember Davis loves alpha heroes with a range of emotions, but a strong sense of how to take care of their women. She loves her heroines from all walks of life, just like her heroes, and she wants them to be real and relatable. Her heroines tend to be sassy, opinionated and smart.
Ember is a stay at home mom of two who recently refound her love of books and all things romance and is so glad that she did. She’s always been creative but writing and creating stories that she would love to read that satisfies the dreams she had as a little girl. She loves butterflies, the color purple and enjoying time with her family.
Pssst…it’s totally a pen name, but everything above is 100% true.