Life never goes as planned. Jaime Summer learned that lesson the hard way when her fiancé wreaked havoc on her carefully constructed life plan. Now, Jaime’s back in her hometown, working at her sister’s flower shop and living with her family once again, swearing off dating and men for the rest of her life. That is, until Ryan Elson walks through the door.
Ryan has been in Jupiter Bay for a year now, and has worked hard to make this new town his home. His construction business is growing and while his personal relationships with the fairer sex are lacking, he’s more content than he’s ever been. He doesn’t need a woman, but a chance meeting with Jaime has Ryan ready to pull out all the stops to have her.
Exhilarating. Intoxicating. Consuming. Ravenous. Passionate. What happens when those kisses lead towards something more? Something that looks a lot like forever.
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Who doesn't love a guy who lives in construction boots? Ryan's no different. He's handy, knows how to fix things annnnd he's in check with his emotions. That’s just unheard of…! For once, it seems like it’s the chick who doesn’t have her s*it together! Not that we can really blame Jaime for that one, her ex did a big number on her…So there’s our story, Jaime has moved back home after being ditched at the altar. She’s ready to get her life back on track and start anew. Having sworn off the any sort of relationship altogether, she meets Ryan by chance and the sparks are instantaneous. The chemistry between them is undeniable. There’s a whole lot of hot and heavy going on this novel…at times, it felt like that’s all they were doing! Then there are Jaime’s grandparents—they added great comedic relief throughout the story! They are absolutely mortifying and hilarious all at the same time. The only thing I felt was missing was any dramatic conflict. At certain points, I felt like I was just waiting for something bad to happen. Perhaps I’m just used to “the usual” plot lines. This was just such a smooth and heartwarming story of getting back on your feet and learning to open oneself up to the opportunity of love and happiness again.
“Sorry, we’re closed.”
The woman’s voice draws my attention towards the counter in back. Taking long strides, I head towards the voice, determined to buy a bouquet before she can kick me out the door I just walked through.
“I understand that, ma’am, but I’m afraid I’m in desperate need of some flowers. I promise to be quick, take whatever you have already made up, and I’ll pay in cash,” I offer as I reach the counter.
The woman, who’s still showing me her back, is cleaning the work area filled with clippings of greenery and those little white flowers they stick in bouquets for whatever purpose they serve. Her hair is pulled up in a messy knot at the back of her head, revealing the long, slender column of her neck, and for some reason, it turns me on.
My eyes peruse leisurely down the back of her body. A crisp white dress shirt hugs her perfect hourglass waist, tight blue jeans mold flawlessly to long legs, and the swell of her ass is so damn enticing. Even through her clothes, I can see the divot at the base of her spine. The mental image is like a bolt of lightning straight to my dick.
“I said we’re closed,” she says while she spins around, the last word trailing off and almost inaudible as her eyes lock on mine.
Pale green eyes the color of dewed grass slam into mine so damn hard, the impact forces me to take a retreating step. I’m struck stupid, unable to process a thought let alone communicate words, as I gape back at her. The only thing that saves me from looking like a complete ass right now is that she appears to have the same reaction.
About the Author
Lacey Black is a Midwestern girl with a passion for reading, writing, and shopping. She carries her e-reader with her everywhere she goes so she never misses an opportunity to read a few pages. Always looking for a happily ever after, Lacey is passionate about contemporary romance novels and enjoys it further when you mix in a little suspense. She resides in a small town in Illinois with her husband, two children, and a chocolate lab. Lacey loves watching NASCAR races, shooting guns, and should only consume one mixed drink because she’s a lightweight.
Lacey’s debut novel, Trust Me, was released in August 2014 and has been a Bestseller twice for Free e-books, including #3 on Amazon and #2 on iBooks, as well as #1 for Contemporary Romance. Submerged also made her an International Bestseller in the summer of 2016.