Release Date: May 30, 2018
into town like a wrecking ball—striking and devastating.
With a few simple words, my reliable routine crumbles to dust.
eyes and let her voice wrap around me like a lover’s caress.
space, batting her lashes and smiling shyly.
battle of wills, explodes into a turf war.
ever taught me how to treat a lady.
up her hand like a stop sign and for some reason, having her interrupt doesn’t
babe me?” Her question is all sass.
sweetheart. Call ‘em like I see ‘em. Don’t pretend to be offended. We both know
why you’re over here talking to me.”
turns an adorable shade of pink. “First, stop with the nicknames. Second, are you
for real? What the hell is wrong with you?”
see any issue. You’re the one disrupting my quiet evening.”
I mean, seriously? I want to sit down and this is the only available spot. You
honestly think I came over here to hit on you?”
ridiculous question doesn’t deserve a response. My glare matches hers as I
silently explain my opinion on the matter. My expression must tell her
everything she needs to know.
you’re an asshole.”
third woman to call me that tonight. Be careful, I might get a complex.”
baby. I’d hate to dent your fragile ego,” she snips with a curl in her lip.
nothing fragile about me. Don’t worry. I’m hard and solid. Wanna feel?” I ask
and pat my abs.
my hands. “No, thanks. I’d hate for you to rub off on me.”
grease under my nails bother you? Princess is afraid of getting a little
a rise out of being mean?”
against the bar and cross my arms. “I don’t get many complaints. You’re not
from around here, so I’ll fill you in—the ladies love me.”
sure I saw Barbie McCleveage storm off after chatting with you. She didn’t look
using nicknames? Jealous much?”
before checking out her rack, being extremely obvious about it. Pushing her
buttons takes away the tension from earlier, replacing it with a surprising
ease. Fighting with her is the most nonsexual fun I’ve had with a woman in a
long time. Wonder how she’d react if I called her ma’am.
all right. You’ve broken me down. I was set on not having any company tonight,
but for you, I’ll make an exception. If you insist on standing here, blabbing
away, I’ve got far better uses for that luscious mouth. My place isn’t too far
away,” I suggest while waggling my brows. My behavior is over the top, but what
can I say? She’s bringing out the best in me.
part in shock. This stranger just stares at me, and I’m sure she’s about to
turn away… or slap me. Either way, mission accomplished.
chick is full of surprises.
is a Minnesota gal with a serious addiction to romance. She’s always chasing an
epic happily ever after.
not buried in the writing cave, Harloe can be found hanging with her hubby and
son. If the weather permits, she loves being lakeside or out in the country
with her horses.
the author of Redefining Us, Forget You Not, Watch Me Follow, and GENT. These
titles are available on Amazon.