The Bromance Zone

The Bromance Zone
Author: Lauren Blakely
Pages: 250
ISBN:
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Release: 2021-12-31
Editor: Hot Men Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times. Friends don't bang friends. I want my friends to stay in my life, especially that flirty, clever, outgoing best friend of mine. The one I can talk about anything with. The guy I hang out with on weekends. It’s a damn good thing we made a pact in college to never ever sleep together, or else I’d be tempted. Since I've been wondering lately what his kisses taste like. And I've been curious too if our chemistry would extend into the bedroom. But...all I have to do is avoid the bedroom with him, and I won’t break that hard-as-steel rule. Until the night we take off for a road trip and the snow has other plans… Would You Rather is a sexy, flirty, friends-to-lovers, snowed-in MM romance you won't want to miss!

Undercover Bromance

Undercover Bromance
Author: Lyssa Kay Adams
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781984806123
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Release: 2020-03-10
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of OprahMag.com’s Best Romances of 2020 Braden Mack thinks reading romance novels makes him an expert in love, but he’ll soon discover that real life is better than fiction. Liv Papandreas has a dream job as a sous chef at Nashville’s hottest restaurant. Too bad the celebrity chef owner is less than charming behind kitchen doors. After she catches him harassing a young hostess, she confronts him and gets fired. Liv vows revenge, but she’ll need assistance to take on the powerful chef. Unfortunately, that means turning to Braden Mack. When Liv’s blackballed from the restaurant scene, the charismatic nightclub entrepreneur offers to help expose her ex-boss, but she is suspicious of his motives. He’ll need to call in reinforcements: the Bromance Book Club. Inspired by the romantic suspense novel they’re reading, the book club assists Liv in setting up a sting operation to take down the chef. But they’re just as eager to help Mack figure out the way to Liv’s heart. . .even though she’s determined to squelch the sparks between them before she gets burned.

Reading the Bromance

Reading the Bromance
Author: Michael DeAngelis
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780814338995
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Release: 2014-06-01
Editor: Wayne State University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the middle of this century’s first decade, “bromance” emerged as a term denoting an emotionally intense bond between straight men. Yet bromance requires an expression of intimacy that always toys with being coded as something other than “straight” male behavior, even as it insists that such intimacy must never be misinterpreted. In Reading the Bromance: Homosocial Relationships in Film and Television, editor Michael DeAngelis has compiled a diverse group of essays that address the rise of this tricky phenomenon and explore the social and cultural functions it serves. Contributors consider selected contemporary film and television texts, as well as the genres that historically inspired them, in order to explore what needs bromance attempts to fulfill in relationships between men—straight or otherwise. Essays analyze films ranging from I Love You, Man to Superbad, Humpday, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, The Hangover, and the Jackass films, and include studies of representative examples in international cinema such as Y tu mama tambien and classic and contemporary films of the Bollywood genre. The volume also examines the increasingly prevalent appearance of the bromance phenomenon in television narratives, from the “male bonding” rituals of Friends and Seinfeld to more recent manifestations in House, The Wire, and the MTV reality series Bromance. From historical analysis to discourse analysis, sociological analysis, and queer theory, this volume provides a broad range of methodological and theoretical approaches to the phenomenon in the first booklength study of the bromance genre. Film and television scholars as well as readers interested in pop culture and queer studies will enjoy the insights of Reading the Bromance.

Crazy Stupid Bromance

Crazy Stupid Bromance
Author: Lyssa Kay Adams
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781984806147
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Release: 2020-10-27
Editor: Penguin
Language: un

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"[A] catchy premise with surprising wisdom and specificity."--New York Times Book Review on The Bromance Book Club A LibraryReads Hall of Fame Title A hacktivist and a cat café owner decode the friend zone in this romantic comedy from the author of Undercover Bromance. Alexis Carlisle and her cat café, ToeBeans, have shot to fame after she came forward as a victim of a celebrity chef’s sexual harassment. When a new customer approaches to confide in her, the last thing Alexis expects is for the woman to claim they’re sisters. Unsure what to do, Alexis turns to the only man she trusts—her best friend, Noah Logan. Computer genius Noah left his rebellious teenage hacker past behind to become a computer security expert. Now he only uses his old skills for the right cause. But Noah’s got a secret: He’s madly in love with Alexis. When she asks for his help, he wonders if the timing will ever be right to confess his crush. Noah’s pals in The Bromance Book Club are more than willing to share their beloved “manuals” to help him go from bud to boyfriend. But he must decide if telling the truth is worth risking the best friendship he’s ever had.

The Bromance Book Club

The Bromance Book Club
Author: Lyssa Kay Adams
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781984806109
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Release: 2019-11-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first rule of book club: You don't talk about book club. Nashville Legends second baseman Gavin Scott's marriage is in major league trouble. He’s recently discovered a humiliating secret: his wife Thea has always faked the Big O. When he loses his cool at the revelation, it’s the final straw on their already strained relationship. Thea asks for a divorce, and Gavin realizes he’s let his pride and fear get the better of him. Welcome to the Bromance Book Club. Distraught and desperate, Gavin finds help from an unlikely source: a secret romance book club made up of Nashville's top alpha men. With the help of their current read, a steamy Regency titled Courting the Countess, the guys coach Gavin on saving his marriage. But it'll take a lot more than flowery words and grand gestures for this hapless Romeo to find his inner hero and win back the trust of his wife.

Wild in Rio

Wild in Rio
Author: Lyssa Kay Adams
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0997403527
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Release: 2016-08
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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A WILD LONGING... Ever Beckinsale is as competitive as any other athlete in Rio, but the American equestrian has at least one more reason than most for pursuing gold. If she can win, she'll finally have the leverage she needs to live her life on her own terms and escape the stifling expectations of being the daughter of one of America's richest families. But she'll still have one last unfulfilled dream-finding the mysterious stranger who showed her an unexpected kindness two years ago. A WILD DESIRE... Irish boxer Padraig O'Callahan prides himself on being able to size people up in a glance, so it shakes him to the core when he discovers that the mystery woman who stole his heart two years ago in Ireland is not only an athlete in Rio, she's also a bona fide heiress. That makes her one hundred percent off-limits in his book. The last thing he needs distracting him from winning the gold is a spoiled little rich girl who apparently conned him into believing she needed his help. But as soon as he pushes Ever away, he realizes his mistake. There's more to her than meets the eye, and he wants her body and soul. A WILD LOVE... When an unexpected encounter turns into an unforgettable night, can Padraig convince the skittish Ever to take a chance on him? Or will winning the gold mean losing a chance at one wild love?

Diary of a Bad Boy

Diary of a Bad Boy
Author: Meghan Quinn
Pages: 342
ISBN: 1798935201
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Release: 2019-03-06
Editor: Independently Published
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From USA Today bestselling author Meghan Quinn comes a forbidden romance about an Irish rebel who falls in love with the wrong girl.Dear Diary, I might have gotten myself into a wee bit of trouble-and I'm not talking about the "court mandated community service," or "therapy sessions from bashing a bloke in the head" kind of trouble. I wish it were that simple. Nope. I'm talking about the "falling in love with one of my client's daughters," kind of trouble . . . The kind of problem I can't talk my way out of when the truth gets out.How I ended up with her phone is a long story-and when she called to get it back, I took things a bit too far. One innocent exchange wound up leading to so much more.Fun, new, and totally immune to my charm, Sutton is different. And I had no idea she was the daughter of Foster Green. Blame it on the dark colored stout running through my veins, pushing me toward one bad decision after another. Pushing me toward her even though I know right from wrong; even though she's my client's daughter. Dating her might be the best or worst decision I've ever made. Only time, whiskey, and one more roll around the mattress with her will tell. Roark

Life s Too Short

Life s Too Short
Author: Abby Jimenez
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781538715680
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Release: 2021-04-06
Editor: Forever
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A brilliant and touching romantic comedy from the USA Today bestselling author of The Friend Zone and The Happy Ever After Playlist. When Vanessa Price quit her job to pursue her dream of traveling the globe, she wasn't expecting to gain millions of YouTube followers who shared her joy of seizing every moment. For her, living each day to its fullest isn't just a motto. Her mother and sister never saw the age of 30, and Vanessa doesn't want to take anything for granted. But after her half sister suddenly leaves Vanessa in custody of her baby daughter, life goes from "daily adventure" to "next-level bad" (now with bonus baby vomit in hair). The last person Vanessa expects to show up offering help is the hot lawyer next door, Adrian Copeland. After all, she barely knows him. No one warned her that he was the Secret Baby Tamer or that she'd be spending a whole lot of time with him and his geriatric Chihuahua. Now she's feeling things she's vowed not to feel. Because the only thing worse than falling for Adrian is finding a little hope for a future she may never see.

Seventh Inning Heat

Seventh Inning Heat
Author: Lyssa Kay Adams
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0997403519
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Release: 2016-06-30
Editor: Vegas Aces
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

His career is on the line. After a lackluster season and a disastrous performance that cost his team the World Series, Vegas Aces Pitcher Eric Weaver now faces an ultimatum from team management: Fix what's wrong with his game by the end of spring training, or else. When they tell him they're bringing in a new pitching coach to tweak his technique, he grits his teeth and agrees to be coached like a Little Leaguer again. He has sacrificed everything for his career and will do whatever it takes to save it. Until they tell him who the new coach is. Her career is finally taking off. Nicki Bates has worked her entire life to achieve one goal-to land a top coaching job in the Majors. But when she finally gets the call she's been waiting for, she realizes Fate has a sick sense of humor. The only team willing to take a chance on her is Eric Weaver's? Seven years ago, he dumped her cold when the Aces called him up from the minor leagues, and she vowed then she would never let something like love distract her from her goals again. But when secrets from the past are revealed, the lingering sparks between them reignite into a fiery passion neither can ignore. Will the heat destroy everything they've worked for? Or will a second chance at love prove the greatest victory of all?

Push

Push
Author: Sapphire
Pages: 139
ISBN: 0307474844
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Release: 2009
Editor: Vintage Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A courageous and determined young teacher opens up a new world of hope and redemption for sixteen-year-old Precious Jones, an abused young African American girl living in Harlem who was raped and left pregnant by her father.

My Sinful Temptation

My Sinful Temptation
Author: Lauren Blakely
Pages: 175
ISBN:
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Release: 2020-05-15
Editor: Lauren Blakely Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A sexy, friends-to-lovers romance! Just because you want a woman doesn't mean you get to have her.I've been lusting after Mindy Gamble since the night I met her, but romance was never in the cards. Working to crack a case was the only order of the day. Now, a year later, she's one of my closest friends. The feisty, no-nonsense, sexy-as-hell blonde that I just want to slap my handcuffs on and do bad things to. I resist though, since I need her too much as a friend. Until the night all my resistance cracks, and we fall into bed together. And I start thinking we can maybe find a way to make this work. Until she tells me she's leaving town... MY SINFUL TEMPTATION is a brand new novella in the revamped SINFUL MEN series! All 5 books will be available on May 22!

One Exquisite Touch

One Exquisite Touch
Author: Lauren Blakely
Pages: 300
ISBN:
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Release: 2020-10-16
Editor: Lauren Blakely After Dark
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A sexy enemies-to-lovers standalone, rich with masquerades, billionaires and forbidden trysts! When the invitation arrived, it detailed the rules of the masquerade--no names, no identities. I set one more--find a most wicked man for one night, the kind who'll bring me deliciously naughty pleasure. But as the clock ticks to midnight, he finds me, whisks me away to a secret alcove, and delivers all that dirty bliss and then some, leaving me craving more. We make arrangements for another secret rendezvous. Only fate has other plans, since I run into him the next morning. Turns out the stranger at the ball is the billionaire owner of the hotel across the Strip from mine. My rival. My enemy. The last thing I'll do is let the brilliant, mercurial man who wants a piece of my business into my bed again. But when he throws down a daring, risqué bet. I have to decide if I want to raise the stakes. Or walk away... ONE EXQUISITE TOUCH is a wickedly racy, high-stakes love story between a man and a woman. It also features several sexy MFM love scenes. One Exquisite Touch is a romance novel in The Extravagant Series. Other standalones in this series are One Night Only and One Alluring Chance. The book One Time Only is a standalone MM spinoff in The Extravagant world.

Thanks For Last Night

Thanks For Last Night
Author: Lauren Blakely
Pages: 300
ISBN:
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Release: 2020-09-16
Editor: Lauren Blakely Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A sexy new friends-to-lovers standalone! Let me list the reasons why dating a sexy, charming, pro hockey star is a bad idea: 1. He’s one of my closest friends 2. All our friends are friends 3. The wounds I’ve got from past relationships go deep. And so do his. We’re both devoutly single -- it’s just safer for the heart that way. But there’s no reason not to bid on the gorgeous, clever athlete at the charity auction this weekend. If I win, it’ll be a friendsdate. And I do win. I win him big. And hard. And all night long. The trouble is . . . what happens in the morning?

The Pretending Plot

The Pretending Plot
Author: Lauren Blakely
Pages: 250
ISBN:
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Release: 2020-02-14
Editor: Little Dog Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A delicious and all new reimagining of Lauren Blakely's original fake fiancé romance! I don't mean to just blurt it out. "Why, yes I'm engaged!" But once I say it to a potential client, there's only one logical thing to do -- cast the role of my fake fiancé. Easy enough. As a casting director, my job is to find the most talented players for every part, so I choose dreamy, edgy, sexy, sarcastic Reeve.And I sign him up for one week in the role of mine. It's not as if I'll fall for him in five nights even if we get a little cozy one night at theater. It's not as if I'll want more even after a scorching afternoon in the stacks of the New York Public Library. I can't let myself fall because on Friday at midnight the curtain drops on our fake romance . . . The Pretending Plot is a reimagining of the 2013 story Pretending He's Mine (no longer available for sale). The Pretending Plot has been rewritten in first person and expanded from a novella to novel length!

The Second Chance Plan

The Second Chance Plan
Author: Lauren Blakely
Pages: 300
ISBN:
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Release: 2020-02-14
Editor: Lauren Blakely Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Lauren Blakely comes a second chance romance that'll make your heart feel good! I have a big plan for my career and it most certainly doesn’t involve my ex. AKA my first love. It definitely doesn’t entail working with him every day on a brand-new project for my jewelry line. And it absolutely doesn’t include falling for the man all over again. But the trouble is, he’s kind, charming and so darn smart. Not to mention easy on the eyes. And thoughtful, too. Also, he wants to get to know me again. To take me out for coffee, to chat on the phone, to go to museums. It’s a dizzying, delicious courtship, but I don’t know if my heart can handle this from the man who broke it to pieces once upon a time… Or am I willing to risk everything for a second chance at first love? Author’s Note: Note: in 2013, I wrote CAUGHT UP IN US, and though it’s no longer available for sale, the characters of Kat and Bryan seemed to demand another chance in the spotlight. THE SECOND CHANCE PLAN is a reimagining of their second chance romance, with 70 percent brand-new material, vastly expanded characterizations, and his POV woven into the story, so you can come to know and love Kat and Bryan at their best, like I do. Enjoy!

The Private Rehearsal

The Private Rehearsal
Author: Lauren Blakely
Pages: 280
ISBN:
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Release: 2014-02-26
Editor: Lauren Blakely Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Lauren Blakely comes a scintillating forbidden romance between a director and his actress… The first rule of directing is simple: Never fall for your leading lady. The second? Don’t let it get to you when she stage kisses another man. Looks like I’ve already broken both. Now my jealous, possessive heart wants all of her – the ingenue who’s the star of my next show. I’m captivated by her raw talent, her addictive charm, and her desperate need for me. Soon we’re staying late in the empty theater, our private rehearsals spiraling into forbidden territory. Exactly where I can’t go. Because then I’d break the most dangerous rule of all. Don’t give her your heart. Because how can I be sure that what she feels is real and not a part of the play? Author’s Note: The Private Rehearsal was previously titled Playing With Her Heart. It has been significantly revised and updated. I hope you enjoy this new edition of one of my first novels!

The Life List

The Life List
Author: Lori Nelson Spielman
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780345540881
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Release: 2013-07-02
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER In this utterly charming debut—perfect for fans of Cecelia Ahern’s P.S., I Love You and Allison Winn Scotch’s Time of My Life—one woman sets out to complete her old list of childhood goals, and finds that her lifelong dreams lead her down a path she never expects. 1. Go to Paris 2. Have a baby, maybe two 3. Fall in love Brett Bohlinger seems to have it all: a plum job, a spacious loft, an irresistibly handsome boyfriend. All in all, a charmed life. That is, until her beloved mother passes away, leaving behind a will with one big stipulation: In order to receive her inheritance, Brett must first complete the life list of goals she’d written when she was a naïve girl of fourteen. Grief-stricken, Brett can barely make sense of her mother’s decision—her childhood dreams don’t resemble her ambitions at age thirty-four in the slightest. Some seem impossible. How can she possibly have a relationship with a father who died seven years ago? Other goals (Be an awesome teacher!) would require her to reinvent her entire future. As Brett reluctantly embarks on a perplexing journey in search of her adolescent dreams, one thing becomes clear. Sometimes life’s sweetest gifts can be found in the most unexpected places. Praise for The Life List “A wonderful, touching story that reminds us to live life to its fullest.”—Cecelia Ahern, New York Times bestselling author of P.S., I Love You “Spielman’s debut charms.”—Kirkus Reviews “You won’t want to miss Lori Nelson Spielman’s remarkable debut, an intensely emotional novel of transformation and trust. It’s about how we let go, and how we never let go. The Life List has great heart, and even greater soul.”─Sarah Addison Allen, New York Times bestselling author of The Peach Keeper “Irresistible! Everything I love and look for in women’s fiction. A clever, funny, moving page-turner.”─Susan Elizabeth Phillips, New York Times bestselling author of The Great Escape Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.

Love Her or Lose Her

Love Her or Lose Her
Author: Tessa Bailey
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780062872869
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Release: 2020-01-14
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of Oprah Magazine's 21 Romance Novels That Are Set to Be the Best of 2020 + Marie Claire's Best New Books of 2020 New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey returns with a unique, sexy romantic comedy about a young married couple whose rocky relationship needs a serious renovation... Rosie and Dominic Vega are the perfect couple: high school sweethearts, best friends, madly in love. Well, they used to be anyway. Now Rosie’s lucky to get a caveman grunt from the ex-soldier every time she walks in the door. Dom is faithful and a great provider, but the man she fell in love with ten years ago is nowhere to be found. When her girlfriends encourage Rosie to demand more out of life and pursue her dream of opening a restaurant, she decides to demand more out of love, too. Three words: marriage boot camp. Never in a million years did Rosie believe her stoic, too-manly-to-emote husband would actually agree to relationship rehab with a weed-smoking hippie. Dom talking about feelings? Sitting on pillows? Communing with nature? Learning love languages? Nope. But to her surprise, he’s all in, and it forces her to admit her own role in their cracked foundation. As they complete one ridiculous—yet surprisingly helpful—assignment after another, their remodeled relationship gets stronger than ever. Except just as they’re getting back on track, Rosie discovers Dom has a secret... and it could demolish everything. “Her voice feels as fresh and contemporary as a Netflix rom-com.” —Entertainment Weekly

Every Last Breath

Every Last Breath
Author: Juno Rushdan
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781492661559
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Release: 2019-04-30
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Language: en

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"Juno Rushdan is the real deal. Every Last Breath is an electric combination of heart-stopping thriller and swoon-worthy romance."—LEXI BLAKE, New York Times bestselling author 48 hours 2 covert operatives 1 chance to get it right Maddox Kinkade is an expert at managing the impossible. Tasked with neutralizing a lethal bioweapon, she turns to the one person capable of helping her stop the threat of pandemic in time: the love of her life, back from the dead and mad as hell at her supposed betrayal. Recruiting Cole to save millions of lives may be harder than resisting the attraction still burning between them, but Maddox will do whatever it takes...even if it destroys her. When Maddox crashes back into Cole Matthews' life, he wants to fight back. He wants to hate her. But the crisis is too strong to ignore, and soon the two former lovers find themselves working side-by-side in a breakneck race to stop a world-class killer with a secret that could end everything. The clock is ticking. The Final Hour Series: Every Last Breath Nothing to Fear (coming August 2019) Until the End (coming early 2020) What People Are Saying About Juno Rushdan: "Tense and fulfilling. Settle back and savor this one."— STEVE BERRY, New York Times bestselling author "Fast-paced, intense, and sexy — a must-read romantic suspense!"—CYNTHIA EDEN, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author "A fast-paced, spine-tingling thriller you won't want to put down!"—LAURA GRIFFIN, New York Times bestselling author "An unputdownable thrill ride."—LEXI BLAKE, New York Times bestselling author "A romantic thriller that handily juggles emotional intensity and a heart-pounding, James Bond-ian adventure."—Kirkus

The Friend Zone

The Friend Zone
Author: Kristen Callihan
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780990715719
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Release: 2015-05-05
Editor: Plain Jane Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Gray doesn’t make friends with women. He has sex with them. Until Ivy. The last thing star tight-end Gray Grayson wants to do is drive his agent’s daughter’s bubblegum pink car. But he needs the wheels and she’s studying abroad. Something he explains when she sends him an irate text to let him know exactly how much pain she’ll put him in if he crashes her beloved ride. Before he knows it, Ivy Mackenzie has become his best texting bud. But then Ivy comes home and everything goes haywire. Because the only thing Gray can think of is being with Ivy. Ivy doesn’t have sex with friends. Especially not with a certain football player. No matter how hot he makes her… Gray drives Ivy crazy. He’s irreverent, sex on a stick, and completely off limits. Because, Ivy has one golden rule: never get involved with one of her father’s clients. A rule that’s proving harder to keep now that Gray is doing his best to seduce her. Her best friend is fast becoming the most irresistible guy she’s ever met. Which means Gray is going to have to use all his skills to win Ivy’s heart. Game on.