Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 1, 2013
Laney Sawyer used to believe in love and all of the trappings that happily ever after could provide until Ryder Capwell crushed her heart.
When Laney is auctioned off as a prize at the drama department fundraiser the last person she expects to trade cold hard cash for her company is Ryder.
Ryder Capwell is in love with Laney Sawyer. One year ago she walked out of his life and took the light of his world right along with her.
Ryder would do anything to have another chance with Laney, including purchasing her for the evening courtesy of Whitney Briggs University, and he does just that.
One thing leads to whiskey, which leads to a one-night stand. She thinks it’s revenge sex—he thinks its make-up sex. Things can only go wrong from here.
I used to believe in love. I used to beleive that two people and one lifetime equaled happily ever after. I used to believe that the strong arms that once held me tight would always protect, never leave, never give up on us.
Maybe he didn't give up on us. Maybe I did.
At the end of the day, maybe we both did.
And yet, here I am in his penthouse, deviod of clothes, low on dignity, loaded with whiskey.
"Let me into your heart, Laney," he pleads with those deep navy eyes as we stand just shy of his bed. "Let me crush every memory you have of the two of us and make something new, somthing better, soemthing that never disappoints because it doesn't know how." He dots a series of hot kisses slowly up my neck, and a shiver runs through me.
My skin touches his, and then it's over. I'm all in. Every last inch of me has been so thirsty for Ryder, and now, here I am, ready to drown in the cool spring of his affection while my entire body reanimates under his willful supervision. A part of me died last winter in a very real way, and, here he is, reawakening me, breathing life back into my soul by way of his mouth, his fingers - his bare flesh.
He pulls back and rakes over me with his slow gaze.
"Get in my bed," he growls it out, sharp like an order.
"If you want me in your bed you'll have to damn well put me there yourself."
Ryder gives the ghost of a smile.
And he does...
Addison Moore is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author who writes contemporary and paranormal romance. Previously she worked as a therapist on a locked psychiatric unit for nearly a decade. She resides on the West Coast with her husband, four wonderful children, and two dogs where she eats too much chocolate and stays up way too late. When she's not writing, she's reading.