What happens when a carefree playboy meets an intriguing woman with whom he has nothing in common?
I like women and they love me. A night with me between the sheets is something else, if I do say so myself. I’ve never had a problem getting anyone into my bed until I met Devon. She won’t give into my charms. But why?
I find the challenge … arousing.
Personal trainer Caden Barton is reveling in his sexy, single status. Now that his brother Kyler has settled down, Caden is LA’s hottest commodity. Models, clubs, jet-setting around the world and keeping himself busy in the bedroom are all part of his bachelor lifestyle. Work hard, play harder and mix in plenty of sex. Isn’t that what life is all about?
Devon Wilson moved to LA to start over. She came from Boston with nothing but hoped for the best. Months later she’s no better off than when she arrived in the flashy town. Will taking a job at one of the trendiest fitness centers in the country help turn her luck around?
Caden is instantly attracted to his new employee, but she won’t drop her panties the way every other woman does for him. Devon is determined to survive. She doesn’t have time for his flirty smile and obvious pick up lines no matter how hot he is. One night she almost gives into temptation but when she confesses her virginal secret Caden backs off. But that’s not her only surprise…
***The book contains mature content.
***Not intended for readers under 18.
A night out in a fancy club with one of the hottest guys in LA? Never in my wildest dreams could I ever have imagined that could happen to me. This wasn’t a dream though. I wouldn’t even have anything to wear if I told him yes. Who was I kidding? I didn’t belong with him. No matter how cute he looked smiling at me right now. I was so far out of his league.
“No?” As he continued to gaze at me, I found myself becoming more taken with his crystal blue eyes. “Did you just shoot me down?”
“Umm… yes, I did.” I nodded, trying to hold firm. “It’s nothing personal but I’m really busy tonight.”
“And other things.”
“What kind of things?”
“You look as if no one has ever said no to you before.”
Who in their right mind would turn down a date with him? Me, of course. Why? Because I couldn’t get out of my own stupid way. My world was tumbling down around me. It had been for years. I thought moving to a new place, starting a fresh life would be a good thing. It should have been a good thing, but that luck I’d hoped to find hadn’t found me yet.
“I’ve heard the word no before.” He leaned into my face. “You know what it does to me?”
“What?” A shudder coursed through me when I thought about him kissing me. This was absurd. He was just a guy. A rich, handsome, super fit, hot guy who was paying attention to me.
“It only makes me more determined to get what I want.” He playfully tugged on my hair, and instead of feeling invaded I liked his silly attitude. “Do you know what I mean?”
“What do you want?”
“Are you teasing me?”
“Remember when I said I was determined?” He moved toward me. “When I really want something?”
I nodded, feeling like cornered prey in the path of a wolf. The strange thing was I didn’t want to run. I wanted the wolf to take what he wanted.
“At first I thought your oblivious attitude was a game. Maybe you were teasing me.” He slowly took another step, trailing his gaze down my body. “But I don’t think that’s it at all. Is it?”
My knees buckled as I leaned against the door for support. Why was he doing this to me?
“You don’t have any idea what I want,” he continued. “What I need.”
My heart raced at a rapid pace. Forceful enough for the sound to echo between my ears. My quick breathing caused a lightheaded sensation to take over. I’d had men pursue me, but never one I really wanted. Not until Caden.
He took the final step toward me, pinning me against his broad chest and the wood of the door. Taking my face between his hands, he lowered his gaze to my mouth as he threaded his bottom lip between his teeth.
He’s going to kiss me. A warmth spread through me when I realized I’d never wanted a man to kiss me as much as I wanted him to.
“I can’t get you out of my head.” He moved his face close to mine. “The things we could do.”
“You look at me like you want to devour me.” I swallowed hard, looking anywhere but in his steel blue eyes. If I looked into them he’d know I didn’t want to run.
“That sounds pretty accurate.”
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