Publication date: March 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
With Reed determined to have her, Peyton must decide whether to continue to hide behind her apron and baggy clothes or take a chance and share her scars with Reed, a man with a playboy reputation and scars of his own — a dark past he can’t possibly share with Peyton, not after learning the horrors she’s endured. But if they can find a way to trust each other, and themselves, they just might be able to heal, to save each other, to live perfectly broken together.
rush of vanilla hit him as a breeze blew through the air. He took off his
jacket and slid it around Peyton’s shoulders, his fingers grazing her neck when
he moved her hair to the side. Her eyes locked on his, and he pulled on
the jacket collar to bring Peyton close to him. He took his time, teasing
her, his warm breath just barely brushing her lips. Her hands slid up the
muscles of his back, pulling his lips even closer to hers, hoping he’d kiss
her, ready to crawl up his body, begging, if he didn’t.
gave a sexy smile, eyeing her mouth, and took a step back. Peyton felt
the muscles between her legs clench in disappointment, but she wasn’t about to
show it, straightening her spine. “I thought you said our date would be
‘pretty damn hot’?”
laughed. He hadn’t laughed like this with a woman before. She was
just so damn funny and cute, standing before him wearing his jacket. He
didn’t mind her wearing oversized clothing if it was his. “Come
here,” he said and pulled her back to him.