Just when he thought finding a wife was out of his reach…
Colton “Cole” Eubanks is laser focused on building wealth and settling down with a special woman before he turns forty. Accomplishing one out of two isn’t bad. Unfortunately, there’s no ‘love of his life’ on the horizon, unless he counts the one woman who’s been starring in his nightly dreams—Malaya Radcliff.
After being dependent on one person after another for years, Malaya has finally learned to stand on her own. There’s only one thing she hasn’t been able to accomplish—gain full custody of her daughter. Her ex-husband never fights fair. His wealth always wins. This time Malaya’s determined to come out on top. So when Cole, the man she’s been secretly in lust with for over a year, makes her an offer she’d be crazy to refuse, Malaya wants to say yes. But that means sacrificing her newfound independence. Yet, his enticing proposal has her thinking—why not?
Malaya stared into Cole’s light-brown eyes. Her pulse amped up as a potent force traveled between them. The man had such a visceral effect on her, and there were times like now that she could barely think straight.
“That’s a good question. I guess…usually, when I’m in your presence, I feel capable, more powerful than I do when I’m alone.” That was the truth, even though she hadn’t considered that when making the decision to show up at his workplace.
“You are a strong woman. I’ve watched you for a while now and your fortitude amazes me.”
Cole lifted her left hand and brought it to his lips. Without breaking eye contact, he kissed the back of her fingers, and a delicious tingle surged up Malaya’s arm and sent heat blasting through her body.
“What can I do for you?” he asked.
If he knew how loaded that question was, he’d probably rephrase it. That sweet kiss and the intensity pulsing between them was thrilling and unnerving at the same time.
What would happen if he kissed other parts of her body? Sure, she’d been attracted to him from day one, but something so electrifying had just passed between them. She would love to take the time to explore the feeling, but right now, she had to stay focused.
Award-winning and bestselling author, Sharon C. Cooper, is a romance-a-holic – loving anything that involves romance with a happily-ever-after, whether in books, movies, or real life. Sharon writes contemporary romance, as well as romantic suspense and enjoys rainy days, carpet picnics, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. She’s been nominated for numerous awards and is the recipient of Emma Awards (RSJ) for Author of the Year 2019, Favorite Hero 2019 (INDEBTED), Romantic Suspense of the Year 2015 (TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES), Interracial Romance of the Year 2015 (ALL YOU’LL EVER NEED), and BRAB (book club) Award -Breakout Author of the Year 2014. When Sharon isn’t writing, she’s hanging out with her amazing husband, doing volunteer work or reading a good book (a romance of course). To read more about Sharon and her novels, visit www.sharoncooper.net