to be someone’s first choice.
and spunky, but she’s left picking up the pieces from her ex’s lies and
manipulations, and daydreaming about taking a scalpel to his scrotum.
is what he does best.
loyal, but he wants the most off-limits woman in his world, and nothing will
ever make that a reality.
than six dates.
a romantic relationship is required, and they expect nothing more from their
time together. There will be none of those
together—very naked and even more hungover—the terms and conditions of their
arrangement no longer apply. Now they’re faced with something riskier than
exposing their fake relationship:
letting go of the past and zipping up the future.
fall apart before they can be put back together.
“Are you just trying to get me in a good mood?” I asked. “I did eat lunch today.”
venti skinny latte.”
appropriate amount of calories, fat, protein, and carbs.”
pushed his beer toward me. “Eat. Drink. Please.”
shot me a pointed glance.
been tugging the dark strands in every conceivable direction. His eyes were
rimmed with a bit of red and his lids heavy, as if he’d been rubbing them or
hadn’t gotten much sleep. Perhaps both. There was a small notebook beside his
phone, and a mechanical pencil tucked into the spiral binding.
“It might be semantics to you but I’m trying to get a feel for what I’m
dealing with here.”
more than that.
Kate Canterbary doesn’t have it all figured out, but this is what she knows for sure: spicy-ass salsa and tequila solve most problems, living on the ocean–Pacific or Atlantic–is the closest place to perfection, and writing smart, smutty stories is a better than any amount of chocolate. She started out reporting for an indie arts and entertainment newspaper back when people still read newspapers, and she has been writing and surreptitiously interviewing people—be careful sitting down next to her on an airplane—ever since. Kate lives on the water in New England with Mr. Canterbary and the Little Baby Canterbary, and when she isn’t writing sexy architects, she’s scheduling her days around the region’s best food trucks.