The music starts. I swing my hips to the thumping bass. Oh, so slowly I slip one button through a hole, then another, then another. I ease the black silk from my shoulders and toss it right toward her.
I watch her pale glossy lips form a big ‘O’ before she catches it like a major league baller. The flashing lights blind me. Between beats, I can see her blue eyes zeroed in below my waist.
I know what she wants. I give it to her. With a zip and a tug, the leather pants join the rest of my clothes. In my skin tight briefs, I dance just for her. With the last chord of the song, the stage goes dark.
I know when the lights come up again, another guy will be dancing in my place because this is my last time. I’m not doing this ever again. It’s too bad I didn’t get her name. I really liked that shirt. But not enough to go back and claim it.
If she wants me bad enough, she’ll have to find me.
Jake Wu’s plans to reunite with Isabella Aconi have gone bust. Buying the television network where she worked had seemed like a brilliant idea until she quit without two weeks’ notice. Now he faces his father’s wrath at having failed once again. The network he’d engineered buying is in trouble and he doesn’t know how to save it.
When Isabella comes to Jake with a show idea that could turn the network around, he says yes. Thrown together for their common good, can they finally share the truth of their past and seek a better future together?
Unlike my mother, I’d do anything to be free…
My mother made the ultimate bet…and lost…my father, my house, my dreams for the future.
When we came to live with the Wu family, I thought I’d found a new father, a new home, and new dreams with Jake. But we were too different. We still are.
His father is a billionaire.
My mother is his housekeeper.
I was paid to stay away from Jake forever.
And I did for a long time. Now that Jake is back, can we find what was once perfect? Or is too much damage already done?
WHAT WAS PERFECT is a full-length contemporary novel from author Jolie Moore about secrets and lies and an unbreakable connection. It's the first book in the engaging UNDENIABLE trilogy.
Defying his parents and all conventional wisdom, Jake falls hard. When his parents discover the truth about Jake and Izzie’s relationship, they send Jake away to a posh boarding school. Knowing he can’t have the one girl he wants, Jake dedicates himself to being the child his parents always wanted, high achieving, obedient, getting engaged to the woman of their dreams and a perfect Chinese fuerdai.
When his father’s betrayal nearly ruins his life, he leaves China behind and strikes out for the only place he’d ever felt at home, the United States. And for the only woman he’s ever loved, Isabella.