Genre: Contemporary Romance/Women’s Fiction
Danielle DeLaney will do whatever it takes to reclaim the heart of the only man she’s ever loved.
Her marriage has gone stale, her husband barely notices her, and her boring sex life . . . well, let’s just say that’s about to change.
Armed with a new attitude, some sexy lingerie, and a few special surprises for Will, Danni has a plan to spice things up in the bedroom—or whatever room they happen to be in—and discover the soul-searing passion she’s always longed for.
Of course, things never go as planned.
Will’s erratic behavior and lack of cooperation challenge Danni at every turn, leaving her frustrated and alone . . . until she meets Nico. Tall, dark and sinfully sexy, his playful charm is impossible to resist.
Determined to honor her commitment to Will—that promise she made to be faithful—Danni attempts to deny her uncontrollable attraction to Nico. But his persuasive powers and sudden presence in every aspect of her life can only lead to trouble.
The harder Danni fights to save her marriage, the more Will seems to push her away, and the deeper she falls under Nico’s addictive spell.
Torn between the love of her life and the man of her dreams, Danni struggles to make a choice she can live with . . . despite what it means giving up.
But when it comes to love and affairs of the heart, some things are Beyond Control.
After repositioning a few wayward curls and reapplying my lip gloss, I pushed open the door to return to the bar. The sight of Nico leaning against the wall, waiting, sent a shot of adrenaline through me.
He stepped forward to meet me, a guarded look on his usually confident face. “Hey, beautiful.”
I pressed my palm against his solid chest, forcing him to move back. It took a great deal of restraint to ignore my body’s reaction to the brief contact. “What are you doing here, Nico?”
A hint of mischief sparkled in his dark eyes, and he leaned toward my ear. “My father owns this place. Remember?”
His rough jaw brushed against my cheek, making me shiver. He had to know the effect he had on me.
I rubbed my chest, trying to ease the nervous feeling of being alone with him again. “I meant here—outside the ladies’ room, here. But why are you here at all? Weren’t you supposed to be at Elevations tonight?”
He lifted a single shoulder and glanced toward the dining room. “There wasn’t a reason for me to be there.” He returned his attention to me, desperation in his eyes.
Kristi was right—he wanted to spend tonight with me. That realization pulled at my tattered heart, but I wouldn’t give in. Not this time. “You’re supposed to be avoiding me. Did you forget?”
Another woman entered the hallway from the dining room, slowing as she approached the ladies’ room.
Nico took my wrists and pulled me away from the door while apologizing for being in her way. He led me a few steps to a small alcove at the end of the hall.
“I’m trying.” He gripped the back of his neck. “Christ, Danni, I wish I could just walk away from you. But I can’t.”
“Who’s your date, Nico?” The words erupted out of me. “Not that it matters to me who you go out with.” I picked at an imaginary piece of lint on my dress and tried to appear disinterested.
A knowing chuckle escaped him as he inched closer to me. His eyes locked on mine like a magnet, pulling me in. “You’re so cute when you’re jealous. Her name is Raffiella. Her father is the guest chef at Lorena’s.”
“Your father’s friend?” I tried to sound nonchalant, prove him wrong.
He nodded. “She wanted to come with him. See the US. I’m keeping her company since she doesn’t know anyone.”
I’m sure you are.
Nico lifted his hand, hesitated, then brushed a curl from my face. His fingers skimmed the side of my neck as he lowered his hand to my shoulder. The feather-light stroke of his thumb beneath my jaw soothed me. My eyes fell closed as my head tipped to the side, instinctively opening myself to him. A sweet sigh slid through my parted lips.
“God, Danni, you’re so beautiful.”
Contemporary romance author CJ Andrews believes life is an emotional journey. She builds her vibrant characters around that principle then places them in captivating stories and leads them down winding roads filled with unpredictable twists and turns. She will break your heart one moment and melt it the next.
The daughter of an avid reader, CJ grew up in a home filled with books, mostly romance. But it wasn’t until she began reading daily with her children that she learned to appreciate the journey a book can take you on. As her children grew, CJ continued reading for her own pleasure, explored new genres, and fell in love with romance . . . just like her mom.
Before long, her own stories began to form. Characters clamored in her mind, begging to be brought to life. The desire to set them free became her passion for writing.
CJ is happily married to her high school sweetheart and is the proud mom of two amazing sons. When she isn’t glued to her computer or e-reader—which isn’t often—you can find CJ in the garden, experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen, or dreaming of her next escape to a tropical beach. Above all, her favorite moments in life are those spent with her family.
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