Drew Hayes just showed up on my doorstep.
My brother’s best friend.
The love of my life. My ex.
He gave me the only thing I’ve ever wanted, his heart.
Only to dump me six months later.
Five years have passed and I’m married now.
But when I tell him to leave, he does the opposite.
He storms into my life, tears down my walls, and
demands the one thing I won’t ever give him again.
He’s my past.
I can never trust him, not after he destroyed me.
Yet every time I look into his eyes, I see my future.
*Contains sensitive and mature topics. Recommended for ages 18 and older.*
It’s a simple business deal until things get personal.
Zachary Rothwell is one of Toronto’s most eligible bachelors and CEO of Rothwell Enterprises. He wears success like a well-tailored suit and confidence oozes from his every move. And he’s my last hope for dealing with my creepy landlord problem.
It turns out Zach has a problem of his own and sees a golden opportunity for each of us to get what we want.
To access his heavily guarded trust fund, he needs to be in a relationship. His proposition? I pretend to be his love interest and he’ll make my legal problem go away.
It’s a simple win-win situation.
If we promise to keep this strictly business, nothing can go wrong…
At least, that’s what I thought.
But when we’re forced to live together, my mind and body ache for things I’ve no business wanting. Namely, Zach.
And each day it gets harder to not break my promise because I’m no longer pretending.
All my life I’ve been keeping score and living by the rules:
Play it safe
Stay out of trouble
Hide who you really are
To win, I go unnoticed and it’s working.
Until my predictable, virginal life comes under attack.
Worst of all, I’m the threat.
An escape to the cottage is the answer.
Only, I’m not alone.
Matthew Carruthers is here.
Pro football player.
A six-foot-three slice of fun-loving sexy.
He’s everything I’ve never dared want and yet, I’m drawn to him.
Both faced with a major life decision, we vow to help one another.
Instead of sticking to the rules, I’m breaking them.
And being bad never felt so good.
But this dream world can’t last.
We have responsibilities, and honoring them means we can’t be together.
Yet I’m unsure how to go back to my rules or if I even want to.
Not when Matt could be the biggest win of all.