“You don’t own me, Asher Knight. You don’t get to be possessive when I’m on a date—”
“Come on!” he interrupted. “You want me to believe you’re pissed that I interrupted your date with Brice McGuire?” He knew her better than that—hell, Gloria knew herself better than that.
“Yes, Asher. A date.” She leaned closer to him, fire in her eyes, her hair wild from the wind. “You don’t get to pull me into your life whenever you need help. I have a life, too.”
“I know that.” But she kept going.
“A life that is not in this house, that is not on this dock.” She pointed at the wooden slats they stood on now. “A life that shouldn’t be happening here, of all places.”
Okay, she’d officially thrown him. “What does my house have to do with anything?”
“How about the fact that I saved every dime I had to buy it?” She pointed at herself, poking red nails into her white dress. “I put down an offer and you outbid me. I was supposed to be living and working here, not playing family with a guy who only wants me sometimes!” She quit speaking when her voice became choked with emotion. He heard it. He saw it.
It took him a few seconds to piece together what she’d said.
“You put an offer on this house?” he asked, pointing at the deck.
She sniffed, crossing her arms and looking past him at the lake. “Yeah.”
“Why the fuck didn’t you tell me? I would have pulled my offer and let you buy it!”
“I know you would have!” she shouted, dropping her arms and going red in the face. “I didn’t want you to!”
He couldn’t win. And he also couldn’t keep from grabbing her face, tugging those lips to his, and kissing her with every ounce of passion and anger and whatever else flowed between them whenever they reached this point with each other.
Gloria responded like he expected, tugging his T-shirt in both fists as she dragged him closer. They’d always been a volatile mix, their arguing a twisted form of foreplay. But when Asher’s hands went to her hips and pulled her close, he found himself softening and her softening against him.
She pressed those pillowy breasts to his chest and looped her arms around his neck as he tilted his head to the side to make out with her as thoroughly as possible. She let out a muffled moan and he splayed his hand across her back, tucking her into him.
She tasted like everything he wanted but couldn’t have. Being this close wasn’t enough. Not for either of them. He could tell by the sweep of her tongue in his mouth she felt the same way.
4 1/2 Stars
Evergreen Cove’s resident bad boy is coming home and you don’t want to miss his sizzling hot return! Asher Knight is lead vocalist of Knight Times. He has the life he has always dreamed of living off the road, playing music and enjoying a variety of women. When one of his past conquests calls him up and tells him he has a 3-year-old son Asher’s life takes a sudden u turn back to his home town.
Gloria “Glo” Shields has recently moved from Chicago to the little town of Evergreen Cove. She is starting to make a new life for herself which includes new and old friends. Glo works for herself and is an agent to some big names, like Asher Knight. Glo and Asher used to be an item once upon a time but all Glo has left from the relationship is heartache. When Asher moves back to town on a semi-permanent basis to spend time with his son Glo suddenly finds herself being brought into the mix as well.
I loved this book. I have been waiting for it since the author first teased about these two in Rescuing the Bad Boy. If you haven’t read any of the series yet I would highly recommend starting!
I received an eARC of this book in exchange for my honest review and opinion. All ratings and opinions stated are my own.
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