Factory mechanic Duke Crawford just wants to watch SportsCenter in peace. Unfortunately, living with four divorcee sisters doesn’t provide much silence, nor does it change his stance on relationships. But when a fellow commitment-phobe stumbles into his life, getting him good and worked up, he can’t deny his protective instincts.
Samantha Waverly’s brother just put her in an impossible situation. The only way out? Marry huge, gruff, gladiator look-alike Duke—for show, of course. She doesn’t make promises—she knows too well how easily they can be broken—and this is no exception.
As the blistering attraction between them grows, the lines around the no-strings relationship blur. But Duke and Samantha’s marriage is only for show…or is it?
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…Duke crooked his finger at her. And hell seemed to break loose between them, filling the air with blazing energy.
“Sorry, what’s that?”
“That’s the international signal for get over here,” he rasped.
Samantha wasn’t given to crashing waves of arousal. No, her libido could more accurately be described as a tide pool, at least before she’d met a certain machinery mechanic. But something about that finger, the absolute gall, the male ego behind it, tossed her around like a pissed off ocean. Duke was turned on. The testosterone was a veritable force field around him, and Samantha wanted in. Hadn’t it been inevitable when they’d met again this morning, so soon after last night? And was she making excuses, telling herself that giving over her body was safe? This was physical, right here. They could touch each other in his kitchen and she’d still be going home when the waves stopped pounding. No other option. Especially leaving without another sample of what had made her feel so…alive. “If I come to you, what are you going to do when I get there?”
“I’ll tell you one thing…” If possible, Duke’s size seemed to double, his muscles shifting beneath his T-shirt. “It’s going to involve your mouth.”
Tessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans, and laptop, and drove cross-country to New York City in under four days. Her most valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees, a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her husband, best friend, and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her attention.
She now lives in Long Island, New York with her husband and daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love.
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