You know how the story goes . . .
Boy and girl are childhood best friends.
Boy moves away and devastates girl.
Years later, two strangers meet on the internet and one of them has a secret.
Premium scotch aged to perfection, making money before sunrise, nine holes of golf and interesting conversation. Those are the things most known about me. Toss in a leggy brunette or a stunning redhead at a society event for good measure and there’s a story to amuse the public. But, my story goes deeper—to the past that I left behind.
Sooner or later past and present collide. I never dreamed Stevie Brockman would be part of both.
I thought he’d be my first kiss. I thought he’d be my first everything. He became my first crush. And then he crushed me. Twelve years later he’s back in town and there’s no way I’ll fall for that sexy southern drawl, irresistible smile and all that charm. No matter how well he fills out a pair of old faded Levi’s.
My goal was to help Dad, and get back to my life. But what am I supposed to do when the life that used to strangle me suddenly fits like a glove, and makes me dream of things I never thought I’d have? I don’t have room for a man much less love.
Because it’s impossible to hold onto someone who’s already gone.
Brooke Markham needs a man. A real good man.
JJ Harniczek needs money. A whole lot of money.
𝑺𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒅𝒂𝒚, 𝑺𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝒊𝒔 𝒂 𝒔𝒆𝒙𝒚 𝒓𝒐𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒄 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒅𝒚 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕’𝒔 𝒆𝒒𝒖𝒂𝒍 𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒔 𝒇𝒖𝒏𝒏𝒚 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒇𝒍𝒊𝒓𝒕𝒚. 𝑴𝒂𝒅𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝑯𝒐𝒏𝒐𝒓 𝒄𝒍𝒂𝒔𝒉𝒆𝒔 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝑾𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝑯𝒂𝒓𝒓𝒚 𝑴𝒆𝒕 𝑺𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝒊𝒏 𝒂 𝒔𝒘𝒆𝒆𝒕 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒔𝒆𝒅𝒖𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒚 𝒐𝒇 𝒉𝒐𝒑𝒆𝒇𝒖𝒍 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒔𝒆𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒅 𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆𝒔. 𝑩𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒍𝒂𝒖𝒈𝒉𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒕𝒊𝒔𝒔𝒖𝒆𝒔!
Brainy girl with a dash of bad.
The one who got under his skin.
The one he cut loose.
Crown Prince of Sardones, Ander Nicholas Gabriel Camran was my childhood best friend.
Until he wasn’t.
Ten years later, I have the opportunity of a lifetime. To photograph and chronicle the Royal Family of Sardones’ reinstallation.
How can she dare to open her heart to a man who’ll only be there long enough to break it?
So Harper and Aiden agree: try to keep it professional, and focus only on Phoenix and the finish line. But along the way they could also learn a few lessons in love, trust, and taking chances. And as painful as it promises to be, saying goodbye.
I’m a single dad, which means If I’m not cleaning up spilled milk or changing a diaper, I’m pulling gum from my daughter’s hair. I barely have enough time to eat—let alone sleep.