Series: Montgomery Brothers #3
Author: Laura Pavlov
Genre: Contemporary Enemies-to-Lovers Romance
Release Date: January 5, 2021
I’m always down for a good time. I’m that guy.
I love women. I love sex. And I love my life.
Go big or go home, right?
My father’s death is a constant reminder of why I like to keep it simple.
Life is short.
Emotional attachments make you weak.
Grieving sucks. And I have no interest in caring deeply for anyone outside of my family.
I’m not looking for complications.
Monroe Buckley is a complication.
And she’s my best friend’s little sister.
But once we’re forced to spend time together…I only want more.
Too bad she’s the one woman who is off-limits.
I don’t trust most people, and I have my reasons.
I’m passionate about my work, and I came here to do a job.
Not date the boss.
Getting hired at the top media company in the city is the break of my life.
But it means working for Jack Montgomery.
My one-time crush.
My brother’s best friend.
And the current thorn in my side.
He’s exactly what I want to avoid.
Yet he’s everywhere I turn. Even when he’s not there—he’s in my head.
He’s a magnet for attention.
A heartbreak just waiting to happen.
And my heart is something I fiercely protect. At all costs.
They say the heart wants what the heart wants…
But my heart isn’t allowed to make that decision anymore.
There’s too much to lose.
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I limped back to my office and found Monroe sitting in the chair behind my desk. I shut the door behind me and studied her.
“Nice to see you, darling,” she said through her laughter.
“What are you doing?” I rubbed my lower back before stumbling to a chair and dropping to sit.
“Ah, a little sore, are we? Mr. Badass Football Player.”
I rolled my eyes. “I’m fine. Why are you behind my desk, and what’s with the evil smirk? What are you up to?”
She pushed to her feet and came around the desk. “I just thought I’d sit here with the door open, because I assume if we were actually dating, I would do that, right?”
“Good thinking, ole wise one.”
“This is why I get paid the mediocre bucks.” She used her pointer finger to tap her temple and smiled. “Don’t forget, it’s Tuesday. We’re going back to The Dark Temptress tonight. Operation Dirty Reynolds is on.”
I nodded. I had a private investigator following Simon, but I wouldn’t tell her that just yet. I knew she wanted to do this on her own, and I didn’t want to ruin all the fun. No one liked a buzzkill.
“Don’t forget, we have the fundraiser at his house this weekend. You’ll go as my date.”
“No duh. We’re dating. I have no choice.” She moved to her feet.
“As if you aren’t dying to go,” I said, trying to stand and wincing because my muscles were screaming like little bitches.
She patted me on the back, just enough to make me flinch. “Buck up, buttercup. You’ve got a couple more weeks with me if you’re lucky.”
She waltzed out the door, and I stood frozen in my office. Partly because I had physically taken an ass-kicking this morning—but also because she was right.
I was lucky.
And I was in no hurry for my luck to end.
“Look how friendly you’re being to Big T. Why the hell are you always so irritated with me?”
“Fair question.” I looked up at the ceiling as my fingers drummed along my jaw as I thought it over. “I think you annoy me more than most.”
“I annoy you?”
“Yes. Is it that hard to comprehend?”
“Nobody’s annoyed by me. People love me,” he insisted, and it took all I had not to laugh. The truth was, he didn’t annoy me. I actually liked him, maybe even too much—and that annoyed me.
“Was that jealousy back there, Little Bird?”
“What? Don’t be annoying, you pompous ass.” I placed my hands on my hips before storming toward the door.
“You sure seemed jealous,” he said from behind me, his lips grazing my ear as he spoke. “And I love that you’re wearing the earrings I gave you.”
I turned around fast. My chest slamming into his. I did wear the earrings that he gave me. So what? It didn’t mean anything. He had good taste in jewelry. “What did you give her anyway?”
“A hundred bucks.”
“Pfft. Focus, moneybags. We’ve got a senator to find.” I yanked the door open, desperate for some freaking space from this man. My breaths were labored. His nearness was making me crazy.
Laura Pavlov writes sweet and sexy contemporary romance that will make you both laugh and cry. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, mom to two awesome almost-grown kids, and dog-whisperer to a couple crazy yorkies. Laura resides in Las Vegas where she is living her own happily ever after.
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