Ten years ago, I lost my best friend, the girl I loved, and the family and future I had counted on. All in one night.
Now, I have my bar and my brothers, my fellow Caltech buddies who stood by me when my own family did not. I moved halfway across the country but I haven’t forgotten any of it.
Until she walks back into my bar and my life and asks for the impossible. I realize I haven’t forgiven her at all.
Ten years ago, my life fell apart. I went from being a beloved sixteen-year-old with a bright future to the girl who secretly betrayed her family. I’ve been paying for it ever since.
But I know, I am not enough.
Not for the family. Not for the business.
And not for the decade-long secret that has the potential to destroy my fragile world once more.
Now, I have to do the unthinkable.
I have to work with Dev, the boy who loved me and who I sent away to exile ten years ago.
Now, Dev is back and he wants everything from me. My passion. My heart. My secrets.
And all I want is a second chance to put everything back the way it was.
Can love be enough to heal old wounds? Or is forgiveness an ugly four-letter word?
Geeks of Caltech Book 1
Never mix business with pleasure. Never bring politics into the bedroom. In a way I did both when I took Jackson Rutledge as a lover. I can’t say I wasn’t warned.
Two years later, he was back. Walking into a deal I’d worked hard to close. Under the tutelage of Lei Yeung, one of the sharpest businesswomen in New York, I had picked up a thing or two since Jax walked away. I wasn’t the girl he once knew, but he hadn’t changed. Unlike the last time we’d drifted into each other’s lives, I knew exactly what I was dealing with… and how addictive his touch could be.
The inner circle of glamour, sex, and privilege was Jax’s playground–but this time, I knew the rules of the game. In the cutthroat business world, one adage rules all: keep your enemies close and your ex-lovers closer…
No one plays like Reed Olson, whether it’s hockey season or not. After back-to-back NHL championships, he’s craving a little R&R. Reed leans to a specific type—blond, busty, and interested—and fortunately he has a little black book full of options. So why is it he can’t stop dreaming about the new girl who just moved in next door? A certified brainiac, she seems to want nothing to do with the hard-bodied athlete.
Josie Ives desperately needs something her celebrity neighbor obviously doesn’t: solitude. Reed is everything she imagined—a little too good-looking, with a body that puts Greek gods to shame. But she didn’t expect he would also be funny and charming. Josie knows she’s the opposite of his type, and that’s fine with her. Still, the chemistry between them is undeniable. Their newfound friendship certainly has its benefits, but she’s starting to wonder if opposites really do attract.
Book 10 of 11 in Carolina Cold Fury Hockey (11 Book Series)