Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice…
Drew is the last person Skylar wanted to see across from her at a local bar. A month ago he’d wined and dined her all weekend, leaving her feeling fully in love, but then she awoke alone in an empty hotel room and she hadn’t heard from him since.
The weekend Drew spent with Skylar was phenomenal. There had never been anyone who made him feel as complete as she did. He shouldn’t have disappeared, he should have called, but his feelings for her scared him, so he distanced himself. But when he saw her again, he knew he couldn’t stay away any longer.
Skylar’s determined not to give Drew another chance to hurt her, but he’s just as determined to win her back. Although it won’t be easy, he’s up to the challenge, and he’s willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish his goal.
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What the hell was he doing there? Skylar was finished with her aerobics class. Grabbing a bottle of water and squirting some in her mouth, she checked her schedule. She had an hour before her next class. That meant she had an hour to figure out what he was doing at this gym.
Taking a towel, she wrapped it around her neck and wiped off the sweat. She headed out of the room, intent on finding him. He was easy to spot. He was in the cardio area, in the back row like a typical man, watching the ladies’ butts jiggle as they worked out. Rolling her eyes, she started his way.
“Hi, Drew,” she said sweetly.
He turned off his machine and grabbed his water bottle. She watched as he touched it to his full lips, taking in a long sip.
“If you’re done, do you mind following me so we can talk a minute?” she asked. She knew a confrontation in the middle of the gym wouldn’t look good for either her or the business.
Spinning around, she headed toward the staff only break room. Once there she stepped aside so he could come in. Luckily the place was empty. She shut the door and locked it.
“What are you doing here?” She placed her hands on her hips, trying to portray she was irritated by him, when all she really wanted was to feel his mouth on her again.
“Honestly, I had no idea you would be here.”
“Yeah, and I should believe that. I haven’t seen you in a month until last night and then today you show up at my work place.”
He took a seat, clearly worn out from his run. “My company just switched gyms. I was having a tough morning, so I wanted to blow off some steam by taking a run.”
“Sounds convenient,” she retorted.
“Shit, I didn’t know you would be here. It’s a plus though.” He eyed her belly, and she imagined his tongue there, licking her sweat off.
Silence filled the room. She didn’t know whether to believe him or not. His explanation sounded logical, and she would hate to think fate worked this out. Fate was what she first thought brought him into her life to begin with. He seemed so perfect for her. When they made love, it was so hot it almost seemed like sparks were flying off their bodies. At least at the time she considered it making love. Now she knew it was just sex to him, nothing more.
“Come here.” He motioned to her.
She snickered. “I don’t think so.”
“Please, I just want to feel you again.”
“Ain’t happening, buddy. You had your chance.” She knew all she had to do was resist him; that was the hardest part.
He reached out, grabbed her arm, and pulled her to him. Yanking away from him, she took a step backward.
“Come on, Sky, I know you still have feelings for me.”
“Oh, I definitely have feelings for you, just not the ones you’re hoping for.”
He chuckled. “You know, there’s a thin line between love and hate.”
“That line is pretty thick for me.”
“I’m not so sure.”
“I am.” At least she hoped.
He stood, closing in on her. As he stepped toward her, she found herself once again flat against the wall. Shit, how does this keep happening? His mouth was too close for comfort. Her eyes drifted to it for just a second, knowing it was a mistake.
“This is not a good idea,” she whispered. Desire stirred in her.
“I want to have you. I need to have you. You’re all I have wanted.”
Placing her hands on his toned chest, she pushed him back. “You’re not doing this to me again, got it?”
“I will win you back,” he said.
I am always so excited when I can get a guest post from an author! Thanks for joining us today, Lacey!
First I want to say thank you so much for hosting me today. I have just completed my first series, The Hot Bods series.
To be honest, I’ve never been a big series reader. And now when I sit back and look at my writing, I’ve realized I’m a series writer. I have the Hot Bods series, the Brookfield series, and a new one coming soon, Love Strikes series. The Hot Bods series is the only complete series at this point.
So you may be wondering, is this a series you have to read in order? My answer is no however I think if you did, you’d enjoy it much better. Mainly because of one character, Francesca. You’ll meet her in the first book, Fool Me Once and chances are you’ll dislike her. She reappears in the second book More Than Useful as the hero’s sister, and in the third book Accidental Love, the reader will get to see a whole new side of Francesca and begin to wonder if she is as bad as they thought she was. And finally, Opposites Attract and Francesca gets her story.
Now Francesca isn’t the only character. We have Skylar who is a big part of all the books, as well as Amy and Jane. All four girls will appear in each book and of course if you read it in order, you’ll get little updates on how each of them is doing.
I have found writing series is fun. I get to keep my characters longer and revisit them. And so does the reader. Many times when you put a book down, it’s over. But not with a series.
Opposites Attract is the only story to include an epilogue and I think I tied the series up with a nice bow. Of course if someone has real all four they may still be left wanting to know more, and hey, who knows what the future holds. Another book could be in store.
To check out more on the Hot Bods series, check it out:
Thank you so much for having me on today! I enjoyed being here.
If you know anything at all about me, then you know that I am ALWAYS looking for new authors and I have discovered Lacey Wolfe (thanks, Lisa!). This woman knows how to start a book off right! I love the alley scene. The fact is I love a strong woman who takes what she wants and walks away. Skylar did it in less than five minutes!
This is a spicy story and I really like it. I have to give Drew credit for trying. There are a lot of men that would take only so much before they just walked away. I do have to say that there were a few moments when I wanted to tell Skylar to grow up. This was a spicy, sweet love story and I am excited to read more from this awesome author.
About Lacey Wolfe:
Lacey Wolfe has always had a passion for words, whether it’s getting lost in a book or writing her own. From the time she was a child she would slip away to write short stories about people she knew and fantasies she wished would happen. It has always been her dream to be a published author and with her two children now of school age, she finally has the time to work on making her dream come true.
Lacey lives in Georgia with her husband, son and daughter, their six cats and one black lab who rules the house.
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