(A standalone novel)
Release date 1/26/15
A Contemporary Romance novel
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Vi Keeland
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No sex outside of the game.
No disclosing the terms of the contract.
Rules were made to be broken, right?
Eight weeks ago I signed a contract. One that seemed like a good idea at the time. A handsome bachelor, luxury accommodations, and a chance to win a prize my family desperately needed. There were some rules though. Lots of them actually. Follow the script, no dating, sex, or disclosing the terms of the deal. After my self-imposed moratorium on men the last year, it wouldn’t be hard to live up to my end of the bargain…so I thought. Until I realized the deal I’d made was with the devil…and I was in love with his dirty-talking brother.
“Sometimes the best things in life are the unexpected.” ~ Cooper
Vi Keeland has done it again. This storyline is much different than her MMA series, with a much lighter topic to it that makes it fun to read. It story will become addictive from the very beginning, you won’t want to put it down until the very end. And when you do get to the end, you will be left wanting more..always more.
“My heart starts to pound wildly in my chest…or is it more like a throb?”
Kate Monroe is a fairly independent woman who has a lot of responsibility for her young age. She’s your typical girl next door type, who puts others before herself most of the time. When her father died, he left a lot of debt to her mother who can barely take care of herself and her younger brother. Kate feels it’s her responsibility to put take care of it all herself. Signing up for a survivor meets bachelor reality show seems to be the best solution at the time. The grand prize not only wins a husband, but it will also put her family’s financial problems at ease.
“You had me the moment my eyes landed on you.”
“I’ve been near idle since I met you.”
Cooper Montgomery is your sexy, cocky, domineering, confidant, successful, businessman who runs his father’s production company now that he passed. Cooper knows what he wants and goes after it without fail. He can have any woman he wants, but yet hasn’t found the one that has captured his eye or his heart. You will fall for Cooper, hard. If not over his domineering, cocky self, his dirty mouth will definitely soak you up. His brother Miles runs the production company for a reality show, in which he needs funding for. Reluctant to help him, he wanted to say no until he found out Kate was on the show. He agreed for selfish reasons. That is all until his plan backfires on him just a tad.
“The domineering, sexy, authoritative man, who takes command of a room just by walking into it, just admitted I was his kryptonite.”
Kate has one goal, one focus in the next few weeks and that is trying her best to win over Flynn, the bachelor on the reality show so she can win. That is until meeting Cooper, her chances are dwindling. Cooper makes her want things, makes her feel things she shouldn’t. She met Cooper playing a game of cards. And that’s all it was supposed to be, just a game. Which led to more. Kate and Cooper have such a powerful connection with each other you will feel it during their first meeting. They try so hard to fight it, but it’s inevitable. Cooper was very persistent and wouldn’t let her go. Things got personal and they got to know one another. One taste wasn’t enough. He wanted more. He wanted it all and so did she. But she had a contract, and she could lose it all if they got caught. She couldn’t give him more, she needed to win it all for her family, even though she really wanted Cooper. She needed to put all feelings for Cooper aside for the win…to be with another man. Could she so easily put her happiness aside?
“If you want something, you pursue it aggressively and nothing gets in your way. If you love something, sometimes you have no choice but to set it free so it can find its way back to you forever.”
I loved the playful banter between Kate and Cooper. Cooper softens up and gets all playful when Kate is around. But yet, he’s back to the dominant man we want in the bedroom. Be prepared to be hot and bothered in those scenes. Sadie is Kate’s best friend, and her cheerleader. You will love her as well. She’s been rooting for her happiness for a long time. I would love to have a Sadie story. Flynn…he was the bachelor, the rock god who tried to win Kate over. I felt bad for him that he was trying to get Kate to fall for him, only to lose to Cooper, but I’m glad to hear that he will be getting his own book in the end. Vi did a fabulous job with this book. I enjoyed reading this one, something light and refreshing for once yet still intense and hot all wrapped into one.
“Feelings change, people change I want your tomorrow, not your yesterday.”
About the Author:
Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work. She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!