Purple-haired, sharp-tongued Reese MacKay knows all about making the wrong choice; she’s made plenty of them in her twenty-odd-years. So when her impulsive, short-lived marriage ends in heartbreak, she decides it’s time for a change. She moves to Miami with the intention of hitting reset on her irresponsible life, and she does quite well…aside from an epically humiliating one-night stand in Cancun with a hot blond bouncer named Ben. Thank God she can get on a plane and leave that mistake behind her.
Football scholarship and frat parties with hot chicks? Part of charmer Ben Morris’s plan. Blown knee that kills any hope of a professional football career? So not part of the plan. Luckily Ben has brains to go with his knockout looks and magnetism. After three long years of balancing law school with his job as a bouncer at Penny’s Palace, he’s ready to lead a more mature life—until his first day of work, when he finds himself in the office of that crazy, hot chick he met in Cancun. The one he hasn’t stopped thinking about.
If Ben truly were a smart guy, he’d stay clear of Reese. She’s the boss’s stepdaughter and it’s been made very clear that office romances are grounds for dismissal. Plus, rumor has it she’s trouble. The only problem is, he likes trouble, especially when it’s so good-looking…
“Is it just me? Or does everyone have a moment of ‘crazy’ in their life—when raw emotion runs over your common sense like an eighteen-wheeler, compelling you to do and say things that make others stare in shock and shake their heads at you, wondering why you’re acting so foolishly, why you won’t just let go, why you can’t see the truth.”
All us have been there a moment or two in our lives and Reese MacKay is no different. She married Jared six weeks after knowing him only she really didn’t know him at all. And that’s why one day she came home to find him in the shower with his childhood sweetheart. We follow Reese’s journey through her heartache and her different masks to cover the pain through this tumultuous time in her life. We laugh, we cry and we about throw our devices in hopes she doesn’t do anything more stupid than she already has. This is Reese and Ben’s story and how he helped her see that “if you have to fight over a guy, he’s not worth it. Go for the one who’s waiting for you”
Cancun is just what the doctor ordered after her divorce.
“I plan on spending the next six nights with this naughty little Mexican. I’ve found my Cancun fling. Meet Mr. Cuervo. If you’re nice, he’ll let you call him Jose.”
One too many Jose’s later, Reese finds her way into the room of superhot Ben Morris. He’s blonde, he’s got muscles that go on for miles and he is available for Reese for one night only. He knows she’s broken hearted and a test for him.
“I love the angry ones. They’re a challenge to be conquered.”
Their one night together turns out more memorable than most one night stands and they leave it in Cancun just as it should be or do they?
Ben thought passing his bar exam would be the most prestigious honor, but no it was being hired by the reputable Warner Lawfirm. That was until he walked in to meet the paralegal that would be helping with any and all of his cases.
“This has to be karma, coming to take a giant bite out of my ass.”
Oh yes, Reese was his paralegal.
Could this new work arrangement prove to be a mistake? Reese was in fact his boss’s step daughter and Ben had seen her naked. Could they really just be co-workers? And was Reese completely over her ex-husband? This may be the biggest test they both need to past in order to keep their jobs!
About K.A. Tucker
She is a voracious reader and the farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit.
Kathleen currently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.