Sophie…has stupid awesome sex with a stranger.
New York City summers are hot and sticky, which only makes what I’m feeling for the asshole in my new building even messier. Usually, I quietly reserve my opinions for my news articles, but when Tony argues with me, he tempts me to give in to my crazy. I yell back. He smiles. Something in me melts.
It was only supposed to be one time, but we can’t get enough.
With Tony I’m a new person, brave and unashamed. But anything between us can only be a fling. He’s offered a job in Rome. That’s good, right? With a long history of unreliable relationships, messy emotions are a complication I don’t need.
Tony…has a new sexy neighbor.
I’ve worked my ass off to climb the ladder at my company, even threw away my passion to prove I’m worth something. When they offer me a high position, I should be focused on my work. But no one’s ever spoken to me the way Sophie does. She pushes buttons I don't know I have. Forces me to confront a dream I gave up long ago.
In two months, we go our separate ways. No hurt feelings. No misunderstandings. That’s the deal. She doesn’t need to know I’ll be playing for keeps.
COMING September 2018
Gemma…wakes up for Jack.
I’m fine. That’s what I tell everyone. I’ve never been better despite moving across the country to restart my life. I’m cool with staying in my pajamas all day, hiding away, until Jack gets me off my ass. He sees past my fake smiles. He cleans my shoe when I step in dog shit. He’s close to perfect.
But the past has a way of catching up to me. A promise I made my husband before he died keeps me bound, keeps any chance at love a distant dream. The more time I spend with Jack, the guiltier I feel for breaking my promise. Everyone’s got their hang-ups, right?
Jack…can’t stay away from Gemma.
Life is good. I’ve got a successful landscaping business and I’m an active member in my community. But I know better than most that our tragedies shape who we are. Gemma comes from the insidious world I turned away from, but beneath her detached facade she’s strong and resilient and I can’t leave this undeniable thing I’ve got for her alone. I shouldn’t want her, but I do.
Being with Gemma makes me see I’ve been hiding myself without even knowing it. But something from her past keeps us from moving forward. Someone. Can I compete with a ghost? For Gemma? Hell yes, I can.