She needs to move forward with her life,
but how can she when Carson still owns her heart?
Second chances really do exist…
As the founder of a multimillion-dollar international security business, Carson Bad exposes secrets for a living. He knows better than to forge relationships built on them. But for years he did just that with his best friend, and secret lover, Tawny Bishop. She brought a sense of calm and understanding to his life–in and out of the bedroom. Until one fateful night when a knock at the door changed everything.
Tawny is no longer a naive college student. She’s a sought-after perfumer living in Paris. She has plenty of resources at her fingertips, and lots of lonely nights to think about the only man she’s ever loved–the one she ran away from all those years ago. She needs to move forward with her life, but how can she when Carson still owns her heart?
Maybe showing up in the middle of the night unannounced isn’t the best route to unraveling the past and figuring out her future, but Tawny has played it safe for ten long years, and it’s only made her long for the man she never should have walked away from. Now she’s back in Carson’s life, and he’s determined not to make the same mistake twice. If only he knew what that mistake was…
With her heart in her throat, she lifted her gaze, and lost her breath at the sight of the strikingly handsome man who had once been her lover and best friend standing a few feet away with his brother, Brett. She’d met Brett once when he’d come to visit Carson at college.
Her attention moved swiftly back to Carson, and she was unable to look away. His white dress shirt was rolled up to his elbows, revealing muscular forearms, and tucked into perfectly tailored dark slacks. He was broader now, tall, and sturdy. A big, beautiful man with the classic good looks of a 1950s movie star. He raked a hand through his short hair, laughing at something Brett must have said. His familiar laughter made her knees weak.
Please look over.
No. Don’t. Her heart might explode.
Wait. Yes, look over.
What was she doing? She was a professional, educated woman. She should not be weak-kneed over the sight of a man. But apparently her body didn’t get the memo, because her pulse skyrocketed, and she could barely breathe. She gripped the handle of her suitcase tighter, using it for balance. Carson turned, his chiseled features softened by the hint of a five-o’clock shadow. Their eyes connected, and his brows knitted, his jaw tensed.
Disappointment clutched her. Didn’t he recognize her? Or did he? Was he angry? She should walk away, but she was pinned in place by his riveting gaze.
Talk about a steamy, hot romance! You will definitely need something to help cool you down while reading Carson. He will leave you swooning and sweating from all the male alpha-ness (yeah I made up the word – LOL) radiating off of him!
Tawny hasn’t ever been able to forget Carson Bad. For two years they shared something extra special, but she ended it and ran from Carson’s life, to try and save herself the heartbreak she knew she would have… or so she thought. Now 10 years later she finds herself half way around the world, looking for the one man she should have never walked away from.
Carson Bad can’t believe his eyes when they land on Tawny in the lobby of a hotel where his family just held a fundraiser. She was the girl who ruined all other women he ever tried to date. He wasn’t going to pass up the opportunity to maybe rekindle something… anything… with the one woman he should have never allowed to walk away from him in the first place.
As Tawny and Carson start to reignite the friendship and passion they once shared, they both start to see what was right in front of them all along. But Tawny must make a huge decision on whether she will stay or walk away once more from the only man she’s ever truly loved.
The pages of this book could spark a fire. So full of passion and raw emotions, you get pulled in to their story and their love for each other, even after all these years.
With each book, I get more and more invested into Melissa’s characters and I love how they are all interconnected from book to book, series to series. If you haven’t given Melissa’s books a try – I highly recommend all of her books. She is an instant one-click author for me!
emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always familyoriented–perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines.