One reckless fighter.
follow up to the New York Times and USA Today bestseller Hard to Love.
I could have just sat there looking into his eyes all night, but his lips were only inches from mine. With that realization, a need grew inside me. I had to taste him. I needed to kiss his lips and let him know that I was his. Slipping my arms around his neck, I closed the distance between us, gently kissing his bottom lip.
He grunted, and I pulled away.
“Did I hurt you?” I asked.
His mouth tugged up in a playful smirk. “Sweetheart, I hurt all over. But don’t ever stop kissing me. It’s worth the pain.”
His swollen eye grabbed my attention again. I brushed it lightly and then kissed his eyebrow and his swollen cheek. I wanted to kiss away all the hurt.
I pulled away and took his injured hand. “Ian, we need to—”
He didn’t let me finish, instead he pulled me into his arms and kissed me hard. I tasted metal and salt in his mouth; he tasted like a fighter. Brutal and powerful and strong. I wanted more. Even with his injured hand, he pulled me onto his lap so that I was straddling him.
“We need to take care of some unfinished business,” he grunted as he pressed my center into him. He was already hard, and my body ached for his.
Cade’s always taken risks…
does best–cage fighting and starring in adult movies, his newest harebrained
moneymaking scheme designed to pay for his sister’s growing medical bills. But
when his latest gig finds him admitted to the ER sporting an erection from
hell, thanks to the little pill given to him by the director, he can’t get the
pretty little nurse who treated him out of his head, even though he knows she’s
so far out of his league it should be illegal.
hardworking nursing student Alexa has been looking for ways to break out of her
Goody Two-shoes image. When her friend suggests the outlandish idea of losing
her virginity to the sexy and sure-to-be-skilled porn star, Alexa is mortified.
But then when Cade refuses her proposition, she finds herself pissed off and
embarrassed. When she tracks him down to give him a piece of her mind, she
isn’t prepared for what she finds. Watching him care for his little sister tugs
at her heart, and suddenly it’s no longer just about losing her virginity, but
about helping Cade. Because Lord help her, she might actually be falling for a
Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance novels, including Hard to Love, Unravel Me, Resisting Her and When I Break.
She’s a sassy, yet polite Midwestern girl with a deep love of books, and a slight addiction to lipgloss. She lives in Minneapolis with her adorable husband and two baby sons, and enjoys hiking, being active, and reading.
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