on November 2, 2017
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Having my heart broken once was enough to make me give up on the idea of love all together. Instead of searching for The One I decided to embrace variety and turn by back on monogamy. I made a living convincing women they didn’t need a man to feel complete.
And I totally rocked at it.
Until the man who shattered my happily ever after came waltzing back into my life, determined to make me fall for him all over again.
He claims that I’m the love of his life. He wants a second chance, and it seems like he’ll stop at nothing to tempt the hell out of me. But if Dominic Abbatelli thinks he can win me back with his puppy dog eyes, heartfelt apologies, and declarations of love then he’s...probably right.
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I really enjoyed SEDUCING LOLA and part of that was the relationship Lola had with her brother Dom. So when I saw that Dom and Sophia were getting their own story, I was practically bouncing with glee.
Sophia always had a thing for best friend Lola’s brother, Dom. And her dreams came true when she and Dom started dating while she was in college. But then her temper and stubbornness and Dom’s quick temper led to their relationship collapsing in horrific style. Fast forward ten years later and Sophia is forced to deal with Dom, when all she’s managed to do all these years was run.
I liked Sophia and Dom separately, but there came a time in this book where I had to question just how much longer Dom was going to put up with Sophia’s BS. I get that she felt he’d cheated. I could understand how hurt her feelings were. But at some point she had to admit that she had a teensy tiny part of the blame, seeing as it was her temper that set them down their path. And that’s what bugged me with Sophia. Despite knowing she still loved Dom, she didn’t own up to her own part. She’d rather place blame than admit she was wrong too. Believe me, Dom wasn’t a saint. It wasn’t like he was sitting at home waiting for Sophia to forgive him. But at least he could admit he was wrong.
Despite wanting to strangle Sophia, at times, this was still a good read. It wasn’t as funny as SEDUCING LOLA, but it had the perfect mix of angst and humor to keep me glued to it until the very end.
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“I can still tell when you’re lying,” he murmured, this time even closer than before. When I turned back, our faces were barely an inch from one another. It would’ve been so easy to lean in and press my lips to his. I still remembered how they felt against mine, how he could start a kiss so soft only to take it somewhere carnal a second later. “You get that little wrinkle between your eyes right here.” The tip of his finger gently stroked the skin between my eyes.
I sat frozen for several seconds before my brain reengaged and I pulled back, casting a furtive glance around the table. “Okay, look,” I whispered, leaning in closer. “This is how this is going to go. You’re my best friend’s brother, which means you’re going to be a part of her big day, which means I’m going to be stuck having to breathe the same air as you on occasion whether I like it or not. Because I love her and want this to be the best time in her life, I’m going to agree to put our past aside and be civil. But I am not doing this for you. Are we clear? I’m doing this for her. So please, don’t make this any harder than it already is.” Despite starting out strong, my voice turned weak on that last sentence, belying the pain I still acutely felt.
I watched with awe as Dominic’s face grew soft, making him even more handsome. “You know, no matter what you believe, I didn’t do any of this to hurt you, butterfly.”
“Please,” I pleaded. “Stop calling me that.”
“I’ll make you a deal. I’ll stop calling you that if you stop avoiding me like I have the plague. We work in the same building, for Christ’s sake. Can you at least pretend you don’t want to set me on fire every time you see me?”
Oh, if only he knew what I really wanted to do to him every time I saw him. But that would give him all the power.
“Okay, deal.” I extended my hand and successfully warded off a shiver when his large fingers engulfed mine in a shake. Quirking a brow, I gave him a skeptical look and said, “But this is for Lola… right?”
He grinned a sexy Cheshire cat grin that showed off his perfect white teeth. “Whatever makes you feel better, baby.”
I was fucked.
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About the Author:
Born and raised around Houston Texas, Jessica spent most of her life complaining about the heat, humidity, and all around pain in the ass weather. It was only as an adult that she quickly realized the cost of living in Houston made up for not being able to breathe when she stepped outside. That’s why God created central air, after all.
Jessica is the mother of a perfect little boy–she refuses to accept that he inherited her attitude and sarcastic nature no matter what her husband says.
In addition to being a wife and mom, she’s also a wino, a coffee addict, and an avid lover of all types of books–romances still being her all time favs. Her husband likes to claim that reading is her obsession but she just says it’s a passion…there’s a difference. Not that she’d expect a boy to understand.
Jessica has been writing since she was a little girl, but thankfully grew out of drawing her own pictures for her stories before ever publishing her first book. Because an artist she is not.
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