About The Book
Love is a risk. If you lose it all, would you dare to risk it twice?
Hannah Rogers is lost: cynical, insecure, and withdrawn. Skeletons forged through a bad breakup that should have been a marriage proposal. Now four years later, Hannah follows her dead-end job to the big city where her only hope is to survive the next eight months as her flirtatious boss’s personal assistant. The last thing her predictable life needs is to collide with the boy responsible for breaking her heart, or the twist of fate that sends a sexy new neighbor to awaken feelings she’s long since put to bed.
Alex Sorrento doesn’t have any room in his life for another pet project. He’s already put aside his career and his personal dreams to follow his half-sister Mackenzie to the big city. Lost in the guilt over the events that nearly took her life, he feels he owes her that much. When Mackenzie befriends the new girl on the third floor, Alex finds himself defenseless against the sizzling chemistry between them and the sadness in her eyes. Can he protect Hannah from her ex without losing his heart?
In this turbulent journey about self-discovery, forgiveness, and love, some second chances aren’t worth taking, but others have their own rewards.
Downstairs in the bar, Alex couldn’t shake the jittery feeling that had been his constant companion since seeing Hannah that afternoon. He’d never said anything to Mackenzie, and wondered if Hannah had made it out with her after all. It wasn’t his place to worry about Hannah, she wasn’t his concern. He didn’t even know her for crying out loud. Didn’t want to. At least, that’s what he kept telling himself.
Mackenzie descended the back stairs from the atrium and the vague sense of unease shifted, then calmed. His sister was laughing at something. He set the mug he’d washed on the drying rack and wiped his hands across the towel perched on his shoulder, then jerked a thumb in Mackenzie’s direction and rolled his eyes to the second bartender working the back bar that night, Tom. “I don’t know why women suffer for vanity. It’s a miracle she doesn’t break her neck in those stilts.”
“They do it for us, man. A sacrifice,” his buddy joked, giving Mackenzie a catcall whistle that had her waving and smiling as she continued down.
“That’s my sister,” Alex warned, but grinned as he bent to stick the drying mugs into the cooler to chill.
Tom handed him another mug and leaned down. “Who’s Mackenzie’s hot friend?”
Alex rose to look and held the mug suspended in air. Hannah? Miles of toned legs disappeared into a dress the color of a storm cloud. With each step down it raised to expose smooth thigh before she hastily tugged it back into place.
No ponytail tonight. Tangled curls cascaded over her shoulders, wispy strands curled around to frame that beautiful, long, oval face. She wasn’t as pale as she had appeared earlier, though he knew from having a sister, that a little makeup could hide an awful lot.
He searched her face thoroughly as she did a slow take of the club, her gaze eventually sweeping by to land on him. Her eyes were sexy, he thought immediately, that smoky trick he knew women used accenting the vivid color of her irises. She looked away, and he thought with all her cool reserve, she mirrored the calm before the storm. He wondered what would happen when that storm broke.
About the Author
S.K. Wills grew up with reading in her blood; a favorite pastime passed down thanks to her two beautiful grandmas. Wanting to inspire others, like good books inspire her, she added “write a romance novel” to her bucket list, and ultimately, checked it off. Writing makes her soul happy, and since she’s now hooked on story-crafting, she’s decided to stick with it for as long as it will have her. S.K. lives in Southeastern Michigan, and juggles expertly (or so she thinks!) also being a passionate marketer and entrepreneur helping other authors reach their writing dreams. She fuels her insatiable dream-chasing with what some would consider an unhealthy amount of coffee, and she wouldn’t have her crazy busy life any other way. To learn more, visit her at: http://skwills.com/