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by Melissa West
Publication Date: July, 2016
Genres: Adult, Entangled Embrace, New Adult, Romance
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/29Ppwp8
Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/29XhZEe
Synopsis: My life just went South…
Twenty-four hours. That’s how long it took my life to flip upside down.
Wake up in bed alone after the best night of my life? Check.
Get fired instead of the promised promotion? Check.
Wealthy parents cut me off when I refuse to follow their path for my life? Check.
Now I’m in Cricket Creek, SC—a place where no New Yorker belongs—disowned and broke, with a new job that I can’t mess up. Oh yeah, and staring at my one-night stand, who happens to be the complete opposite of my type.
Noah Hunter never should have made it back to my apartment in NYC, and I definitely shouldn’t be in his small town. But fate had another plan. Or a horrible sense of humor.
Who knew Mr. Wrong could feel so right…
Take one young woman, the daughter of a self-made billionaire business man, who doesn’t want to work in her father’s business but does want to be an event planner and get her to meet a handsome, hardworking, bar owner and guardian to his nine year old brother . . . . Life’s about to get interesting for both of them!
After a highly successful event at the Met, she spots one of the servers having a drink at the bar. He turns out to be Noah Hunter. He challenges her to meet him at his cousin’s bar – and her friends make sure she ends up there. That’s the start of a night neither will forget but it is also the night he received a call that sent him racing home, without even leaving a note, waking her up or exchanging phone details. Grace Soaring certainly isn’t used to being treated like this but she’s also not sure why it hurts so much. Then have her lose her job then get cut off by her parents for not joining the family company. Her life is on a downward slide . . . until she’s offered a new wedding event planning role – and the first job is in Noah’s home town! What will fate have in store for these two now? Will they reconnect with each other? With such a difference in upbringing, his family obligations and wealth, do they stand any chance of a HEA together?
The folks of Cricket Creek are brilliant, feisty, not totally money orientated but caring and aware of each other’s needs – and very nosey, too! Everyone expects to know everyone else’s business and to have the right to voice their own opinion. Grace certainly isn’t used to this at all – nor is she used to being so aware of someone like she is Noah. Get ready for some brilliant secondary characters, plenty of angst and turmoil as well as a well written, highly entertaining and heart warming romance.
Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley, too, for gifting me an ARC of this in exchange for my honest review.
Here’s an Excerpt to whet your appetite:
Scarlett followed my gaze and bit back a laugh. “Damn, that’s her? She’s pretty. Like, supermodel pretty.”
“You know?” She peered over at me, but I refused to meet her eyes. “That’s the first time I’ve ever heard you give anybody a semblance of a compliment. How well do you know her?”
I shrugged, my thoughts drifting back to Grace’s legs wrapped around my waist, my lips on her neck. “We met when I was in New York.”
“And that’s it.”
“It doesn’t look like that’s it. Maybe I should just go ask her.” Scarlett started toward Grace, and I all but tripped over myself to stop her. She grinned knowingly. “You like her.”
“What? No, I don’t.” I scratched my jaw, then went to work on the next table.
“All right, so why aren’t you seating them? Lindy’s a friend, even if she’s probably still in love with you.”
“Good God, do you ever shut up?”
“I will. As soon as you go seat them.”
“What exactly do I pay you for if I’ve got to seat the guests and scrub the tables?”
Scarlett beamed back. “My charm.”
“I’d like a refund, thanks.”
“You’re seriously refusing to go seat them, aren’t you?”
I sighed heavily and set down the dish bin I’d been carrying. “Clean the rest of these tables.” Then I walked toward the door, each step making me feel both enthralled and nauseous. I needed this girl out of my head before the whole town figured out how gone I was over her.
“Hey. Two?” I asked, my eyes on Lindy, before jumping to Grace, and damn. Her green eyes pierced through me, and all logical thought went out the window. “How was your night?” I asked, because clearly I was an idiot who couldn’t control himself anymore.
“Good.” She fidgeted. “Yours?”
“I saw you outside this morning. Nice Jeep.”
My eyes lifted back to hers from where they’d drifted to the floor like it could somehow save me from this conversation. “I saw you, too.” She tilted her head a little and bit her bottom lip, drawing me there. Walk away, man. Please, for the love of God, walk away. But I couldn’t. That invisible force between us, the one that had drawn me to her that night in New York, now wrapped around me, locking me to the spot—locking me to her.
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/29Md0W0
Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/29Mdag9
Synopsis: No kissing. No touching. And definitely no falling in love…
Armed with her besties, an embarrassing number of shots, and her list of 10 Wild Things To Do Before Adulthood, recent grad Cameron Lawson is partying it up before she starts her dream job at New York’s biggest ad agency. Her last task? Hook up with a random guy. And while it’s so not her style, the super-sexy guy sitting next to her is definitely game. No names. No details.
At least, that was the plan.
On her first day of work, Cameron discovers her hook-up is none other than Aidan Truitt—her new boss’s boss. Talk about failing the “no fraternizing with coworkers” policy on an epic level. Especially when Aidan makes it clear their one night was only the beginning. Falling for him could cost her everything, but sometimes the only way to get what you want is by breaking a few rules…
Melissa West writes heartfelt Southern romance and YA sci-fi romance, all with lots of kissing. Because who doesn’t like kissing?. She lives outside of Atlanta, GA with her husband and two daughters and spends most of her time writing, reading, or fueling her coffee addiction.
Connect with Melissa at www.melissawestauthor.com or on Twitter @MB_West.