Kate Marino refuses to let herself tumble into love with Riley Carter a second time. Even though Riley has moved next door to Kate in charming downtown Charleston. Even though the magic of the holiday season is in the air. Even though memories of spending last Christmas in his arms weaken her resolve.
Kate is sure all Riley ever wanted from her was sex, and she has a plan to get him to admit it. But trying to tempt Riley into another red-hot affair might not be her best move.
Especially when she can barely resist him.
Darlene Gardner left her life as a newspaper sportswriter behind for love and romance. She's the author of more than 40 books, from single-title romantic comedies to emotionally charged family dramas. She's also written a paranormal mystery serial called Dead Ringers for young adults on up.
He doesn't need to say it back. I know how he feels.
Even if he doesn't have the balls to admit it.
Our daughter will be here soon, and our lives will change forever.
Will Cato let go of the past? Let go of the promise he made to execute me?
Or should I have never come back?
Jax soon sets his sights on more than Marietta's unborn baby. But can he prove to her that romantic love truly exists? Or will the secret he's keeping destroy any chance these unlikely lovers have at happiness?