Some women are just forbidden.
Like—off the top of my head—MY SISTER’S LIFE-LONG BEST FRIEND.
Sis has made it patently clear that Vanessa is hands-off, as in keep my ladies’ man paws far away from her clever, go-getter best friend who’s ready for the real deal. That should be an easy guideline to follow, except Vanessa is deliciously flirty, easy to talk to, and laughs at my jokes. Translation – my libido has been craving her many, many years. So many that we might have stolen a kiss or two.
Can you say pent-up, crazy, raw desire?
That’s exactly what we’re both feeling when the storm of the century hits and it’s 10 inches of snow with Vanessa and me trapped in a cabin all night long…
The trouble is—Vanessa isn’t interested in my playboy ways, and I have one night to convince her that I’m the real deal.
|Since Arden e Gabe book I’ve been waiting for this story! This novella delivery a cute and romantic friends-to-lovers story with characters we loved from previous books. I liked that I didn’t think we were missing anything by it being a short story and Gabe and Vanessa are adorable together. If you like rom-com, small towns, and great banter, this book is for you.|
Some women are just forbidden. Like…oh, just off the top of my head…say, my sister’s lifelong best friend. Forbidden, as in if I touch her, it’s sayonara favorite-body-part.
Do I kid?
No, and I don’t want to test my sister’s resolve, so I stay far, far away from lovely Vanessa. Sweet Vanessa. Vanessa who wants the real deal. Keep your dirty hands off my best friend Vanessa.
Hey, that’s what my sister said.
Look, I’m not scared of my sister.
But I do respect her. I was raised right. I was taught respect, honor, and duty. And above all…family comes first. When Perri told me years ago she’d have my balls in a sling if I put my ladies’-man paws anywhere near her bestie, I listened, because I happen to like the boys a helluva lot.
Honestly, though, I followed her guidelines not just for the sake of my intact nuts. I did it because she asked. If it’s important to Perri that my dirty hands stay far, far away from Vanessa, I can abide by that.
I can resist sexy, alluring, flirty Vanessa.
Witty, clever, oh, look, there’s mistletoe above us Vanessa.
Oh, did I say that?
Well, Vanessa did, and I’ll never forget that Christmas party when we were home from college.
But I swear, it was only a kiss. A sweet, tantalizing, drive-my-body-insane-with-wanting-more kiss. I’ve mostly stayed away, and that’s not been easy, so give a man some points for stellar restraint.
Especially since I’ve had it bad for Vanessa for years.
As in decades.
But sometimes, over the decades, you slip a little bit when you want something. You bend to the left, to the right, and you steal another kiss. Fine, fine. There was one more time—a year ago, when we were at Vanessa’s bowling alley for New Year’s Eve party, lifting glasses and toasting to the new year.
It wasn’t like we got it on right there on the bowling ball return.
(It was beside the dartboard.)
And it was a chaste New Year’s kiss.
Too chaste for me.
When I was home alone in bed, though, nothing was innocent that night. In my mind, it was one hot, sexy, filthy kiss that made us both rip off clothes.
Except, even then, those words—balls in a sling—echoed.
I listened. I’ll keep listening. After all, it’s only lust I feel, right?
I can set that aside, no problem.
Until the weekend before my sister’s wedding…
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