by: Wendy S. Marcus
Series: Dare to Love (Kindle World)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 6, 2016
Publisher: Kindle Worlds
Ryan Monighan is one of the most popular players on the Miami Thunder Football Team. An all-star running back, he always makes time for his fans. They want a picture? He smiles pretty. An autograph? He’s always got a marker handy. Sex? If she turns him on, then heck yeah! Too bad the only thing sexy, sassy Kiley Ivers wants from him is the one thing he will not do for a fan. And she won’t take ‘no’ for an answer.
Kiley Ivers is barely keeping it together. After losing her family in a tragic car accident, she’s left alone to run the family bakery and care for her thirteen-year-old nephew, Tyler. The sole survivor, he’s stuck in the hospital, depressed and in pain. And Kiley will do anything to get his favorite football player to stop by for a visit to cheer Tyler up. Even go out on a date with him.
When things heat up between them, Kiley is on board with a short fling, as long as Tyler doesn’t find out. She plans to be a respectable guardian for her impressionable young nephew. Unfortunately, nothing in Ryan’s life stays secret for long.
Kiley’s eyes locked on his. “Tell me what you want. I will do absolutely anything.”
Absolutely anything. That got Ryan thinking… He stepped back, looking her up and down, trying to imagine how she’d look all dressed up. Maybe they could help each other out.
“Well, I should have known,” she snapped, all traces of vulnerability gone. “It always comes down to sex with your kind, doesn’t it?”
“I’ve spent hours of my time baking, when all I needed to do was strut in here in a bikini top and short shorts?” She smacked her forehead with the heel of her hand. “What an idiot I am.”
Not an idiot, at all. On the contrary, had she shown up in a bikini top and short shorts, she likely wouldn’t have made it through the front door.
“Fine. If sex is what it’ll take, then sex is what you’ll get.” Her voice carried through the lobby and she didn’t seem to care.
The woman had balls.
While he had no intention of having sex with her, he kind of admired how far she’d go to help her nephew.
The concierge staff stared at them, making no attempt to hide their interest. Mr. Archer glared at Ryan, not amused.
“Come on.” She grabbed his hand and started pulling him toward the elevator. “Let’s get this over with.”
Let’s get this over with. She made sex with him sound like an unpleasant chore. He yanked his hand out of hers, standing his ground. “Not much of a seasoned seductress, are you?”
She came to an abrupt stop and turned to face him, her whole demeanor softening. “I’m sorry, Mr. Monighan.” Her voice came out as sweet as her sugary cupcakes. “You need seducing?” She slid in close to him, placing her palm on his chest, ever so gently. “You need me to tell you how handsome you are?” She slid her finger over to circle his nipple. “How much I love your big, strong muscles?” She looked up at him with lust in her eyes, went up on her toes and leaned in close to whisper, “How I’m going to take you into my mouth and -”
“No.” God help him. Ryan set his hands on her upper arms and moved her a safe distance away.
“What?” She slammed her hands on her hips. “I’m not pretty enough?”
Oh, she was more than pretty enough.
“My chest isn’t big enough?”
Who could tell with the figure concealing top she had on?
She leaned in, challenging him. “My IQ isn’t low enough?”
Man oh man she was a sassy one, which got him thinking about what it’d be like to have someone with her fiery spirit in his bed, which got him a little excited. Maybe it did always come down to sex for ‘his kind’ after all. Not that he’d tell her that.
“Despite what you seem to think,” he told her. “I don’t require an IQ test as a prerequisite to taking a woman to bed, so I have no idea where you fall in the range.” He placed special emphasis on the word ‘range’ because he took all kinds of women to bed. “My one requirement,” he stared her down, “is that they want to be there.”
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Wendy S. Marcus is an award-winning author of contemporary romance. A nurse by trade, Wendy holds a Master of Science in Health Care Administration, a degree that does her absolutely no good as she now spends her days, nights, and weekends mucking around in her characters’ lives creating conflict, emotion, and of course, a happily ever after. Wendy lives in the beautiful Hudson Valley region of New York. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her dog Buddy, and blogging/e-mailing/tweeting/facebooking with her online friends.
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