Dexter Houston is a megalomaniac who believes he is in exclusive control of cupid’s poisoned arrow. After agreeing to partake in his disastrous social experiment on dating, I’m paired for a six-week hip hugging adventure with someone with the personality and charm of a field goal post. No matter how hard I try to find an escape clause, it looks as if I’m destined to six-weeks of hard dating labor.
From the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author, Addison Moore—Cosmopolitan Magazine calls Addison's books, "...easy, frothy fun!"
Ember Sparks is every inch the explosive firecracker that her ironic name suggests. All I need is for her to cooperate and maybe fall in love with the guy she’s paired with to prove that love is nothing but a farce. Any combination of people can fall under the illusion known as love if given the right circumstances. I don’t believe in the real deal, that’s the stuff fairytales are made of. Nope, it’s time and chance and a body full of hormones which trick you into believing that the four-letter L word exists.
After being dumped by my famous ex I knew I my only option was to head back to Leland, to continue with research in the psychology department. It’s about as entertaining as it sounds, so I decided to make it so. Why not debunk the heart’s greatest misery? If my ex believes she could find her “soul mate” with the roadie on her tour in less than six weeks, then I’m betting everyone else on the planet can do the same in such a ridiculously short amount of time. Now that I’ve finally sold my social experiment to cable TV, I feel vindication after all of the sorrow and grief I was put through. But Ember and that doorpost she’s up against aren’t exactly boosting ratings. They aren’t proving my point that given a six-week pressure cooker while placed in a well-manipulated environment even the hardened of hearts will fall head over heels. Nope, Ember isn’t falling for her man. In fact, the more time I spend with Ember the faster it is I’m falling for her.
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It was supposed to be just for the summer…
Some people just don’t belong together, or at least that’s what the world would have them believe.
Reese Westfield comes from a world of old money, country clubs, cotillions, and expensive cars. She’s tired of dating Warren McCarthy just to make her father happy. Reese has long since had her eye on someone else, and this summer she’s determined to make it happen.
Growing up in Lake Loveless there has always been a strict monetary divide—there was the rest of the Lake and then there were the Waterman’s. Ace Waterman has worked for everything he has, and he doesn’t have a lot. He breaks his back doing grunt work while putting himself through college. He’s used to life passing him by.
Reese has loved Ace from afar for as long as she can remember. The summer of her freshman year she comes home with plans to land Ace in her bed at least for a few short weeks, and, if she’s lucky, forever.
Ace has loved Reese for as long as he can remember, but their friendship has never graduated beyond platonic, so when Reese comes home from her first year away and proposes the two of them have a summer fling, Ace is quick to comply. The rules: no strings, no expectations, just something hotter than the sun to set the sheets on fire.
But when their worlds collide, and neither of them is willing to admit to having true feelings, it becomes clear to Ace he’s nothing more than a dirty little secret—that the summer fling was just something meaningless to pass the time.
Reese wonders if she can ever stop trying to please her father, and it’s only through her mother’s letters that she finds the answers she truly seeks, but will they be the ones she wants to hear?
As summer draws to a close, Ace and Reese are still very much enraptured even though the time has come to douse the flame and move on—but neither one of them is prepared to leave this BEAUTIFUL OBLIVION.
*Beautiful Illusions (Beautiful Oblivion 2) is now available!
From the New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling Author
Addison Moore—Cosmopolitan Magazine calls Addison’s books, “…easy, frothy fun!”
I fell in love hard and fast. As quick as she came into my world she was gone. Demi said she has secrets—that she’s done horrible things. Who hasn’t? I’m not going to let the past determine our future. Sometimes love lays forever at your feet and sometimes you need to fight for it. Demi is worth every damn battle we’ll have to go through. I’d take on the world just to keep her safe. And, knowing what I do about her, I just might have to. All I need with Demi is one more night to convince her we’re worth it. And that one night is going to cost me everything.