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How far would you go to save everything?
Life hadn’t dealt Lauren St. John a fair hand, yet she considered herself lucky to be living on the majestic shores of Lake Michigan running the business her parents worked their whole lives to create... Until now.
Facing the possibility of losing The Grandview Inn and her relationship with Jake Kennedy, the man she vowed to marry, “Lo” is desperate to hold on.
In the middle of her anguish, the unexpected arrival of longtime
guests, Tom and Mary Blackwell, seems like a welcome relief, but just when she thinks things couldn’t get any worse, she discovers they’ve brought along an unwelcome ghost from her past.
Enter the dangerously seductive Parker Blackwell, renowned poker player and notorious bad boy, with a propensity for kinky sex.
Seven summers ago, the gauntlet was thrown down from the moment Lo and Parker laid eyes on each other. Too young to realize the gravity of their connection, their friendship grew until a series of tragic events began to unfold, and Parker mysteriously disappeared, leaving Lo heartbroken and unwilling to forgive.
Grown up now, and suddenly forced to confront their unresolved feelings and undeniably explosive sexual attraction, the situation intensifies into an enticing and comical game of “it’s your move”. But when Parker raises the stakes too high will Lo put herself on the line to save everything she’s ever known?
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I’m not normally attracted to bad boys, and he was the perfect
specimen, but there was an air of confidence about him that came from more
than just his stunning good looks, and it beckoned me to investigate. He
was picture perfect in every way…but as you know looks can be deceiving.
As I began to recover from my momentary brain lapse vague memories began
to surface in the back of my mind. I couldnt put my finger on it, but
there was something very familiar about those dimples…
My eyes blinked open slowly, trying to adjust to the sunlight pouring
through the windows overlooking the Vegas strip, and I could hear the
faint sound of my phone ringing from somewhere in the room. Any other time
it would take a lot more than a phone call to pry me from the arms of two
lovely naked bodies like these, but I had a strange feeling this could be
important, so I climbed carefully out of bed to find out.
“Parker! You sound tired. I hope I didn’t wake you dear. What time zone
are you in?”
I’d never felt dirtier than I did standing there, listening to the sound
of Aunt Mary’s sweet voice as my eyes watched the scene taking place in
the middle of my bed. I took one last peek at Lexi's attempt to wake
Ashley using only her tongue before I shut the door behind me and
reluctantly walked into the other room. How could something be so wrong
and so right at the same time?
The Parker Blackwell I remembered was the most annoying, frustrating,
immature boy I’d ever met, and he always, I mean always had to win. He
challenged me at everything, and my entire summers were spent competing
I grabbed my phone and tried to call my best friend, Nina. She knew our
history, and she was the only person who would understand what I was going
through right now. Straight to voicemail. Shit!
This may seem like an outrageous reaction coming from a
twenty-four-year-old woman, but if you only knew the torture I endured you
would understand. He got under my skin in every way, and although I never
admitted it to anyone, I secretly loved him and hated him all at the same
time. He was exhausting, sexy and maddening, and I daydreamed about him
constantly. He was the reason I practiced kissing my pillow at night, and
in the spring I would count the days until he arrived to begin our
confusing and frustrating game all over again. Sometimes I thought that he
might like me, too. I often caught him staring at me, and that time we
kissed he made an attempt at second base, but I never really knew for
sure. Everything was just a game to Parker.
With the stars twinkling above, the radio cranked up, and Parker
looking at me like John Travolta looked at Olivia Newton John post bad
girl transformation, I was having the time of my life! Right up until the
moment those flashing lights appeared in the rear view mirror.
I should have seen it coming, but in the heat of the moment it never
occurred to me that my dad might think his car was stolen and call the
cops. He never suspected that his “Golden Girl” would have driven off into
the night with Danny fucking Zuko. I’ll never forget the look on his face
when I got out of the back of that cop car.
Parker- Ryan Guzman
Lauren “Lo”- Ashley Benson
About the Author:
Michigan debut author, Annica Rossi, describes herself as a “serial mompreneur”. She spends her days creating customized gifts for those who have found their real life Happily Ever Afters, and by night she entertains her overactive imagination by penning sexy escapes that pack plenty of heat.
Her writing features smart, strong-willed women and their equally determined male counterparts whom they just can’t help but love.
“Just Fall”, the first novel in her Fall Series, is a seductive page-burner that’s kept her awake countless nights with only her faithful canines to keep her company.
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