Blurb: Bee Carter has spent a lifetime creating her good-girl persona. Three harsh words uttered in anger shred this carefully crafted facade, testing her relationships.
Nicolas, her handsome billionaire, is hiding a decades-old-secret. Bee's scandal will draw unwanted attention to his dark past, placing the real estate empire he's built and the employees he manages in peril. Hawke, her tattooed bad-boy biker, protects the rich and famous. His high-profile clients won't want their bodyguard to be linked to Chicago's wild woman.
Both men desire her, craving her touch with a white-hot passion, but who will risk everything to stand by her side -- her biker or her billionaire?
"Nicolas is coming over," I blurt. "He needs somewhere quiet to take a nap, and I volunteered my bed. No one will find him here."
"I can find him there," Hawke growls, his baritone rolling through my body.
"But you won't," I retort, his reaction thrilling me. He wants me, would fight to keep me. "You won't visit and you won't call. Nicolas is exhausted. He needs to sleep."
There's a long stretch of toe-tapping silence. I press my lips together, smothering my bizarre urge to apologize, to offer more explanations.
"Is that all he'll be doing, sweetheart--sleeping?" Hawke finally asks, his voice scarily soft.
"We won't be having sex, if that's what you're worried about," I reply, having no doubts about this prediction. "Nicolas knows I'm a good girl."
"And you don't lose control with him." Hawke's smug tone implies my lack of restraint when I'm with him is a good thing.
The opposite is true, the passion I feel for Hawke makes me nervous. He tempts me to deviate from my plan, to walk away with Nicolas, my constant, steady billionaire, to risk security for a wild whirlwind romance.
"He can sleep in our bed," Hawke concedes.
"It's my bed, not our bed, and I wasn't asking you for permission," I mutter, titillated by his audacity. "I called because I don't want you interrupting Nicolas's nap."
"Liar." Hawke laughs and a tremor of awareness shoots along my spine, the connection between us strengthening with every encounter. "You called because you missed me, because you know in your heart you're mine."
Author Info: Cynthia Sax lives in a world filled with magic and romance. Although her heroes may not always say, "I love you," they will do anything for the women they adore. They live passionately. They play hard. They love the same women forever. Cynthia has loved the same wonderful man forever. Her supportive hubby offers himself up to the joys and pains of research while they travel the world together, meeting fascinating people and finding inspiration in exotic places such as Instanbul, Bali, and Chicago.