One night. A sexy secret. And a New Year’s Eve they’ll never forget.Pro baseball player Cooper Knox is tired of groupies and fans - so when a sassy brunette with curves for days doesn’t recognize him, he’s not about to let his secret slip. She wants a night to remember - and he’s going to show her a few moves she’ll never forget. But secrets have a way of catching up with you - and when the ball drops at midnight, the new year isn’t the only thing that will be starting with a bang.
Cheers rise from the club as the countdown to midnight begins.
The world seems to echo around us, as everyone joins in the proclaiming of the final moments of this year: people on the streets, in the club, even other rooftops. It’s as if all of Atlanta has turned out to celebrate. In the distance the peach rises above the crowd ready to drop.
Shelby leans over the railing, watching the people outside the club pair off as they get ready for a midnight kiss. I wasn’t expecting to find anyone like her in Atlanta, much less on the rooftop of my club. She looks over her shoulder at me, a silent dare in her eyes.
I snake an arm around her waist, enjoying the sound of her breath hitch. My fingers connect with her skin through the cutouts on her dress, pressing against her bare skin. It’s tempting to push the dress aside and explore more, but the dress locks her in fabric. She shivers, and I pull her closer to me.
“Happy New Year,” she says.
“You’re a little premature on that, sweetheart.”
I pull her tightly against me. She follows my command, pressing herself into me. Her hands move up my chest, grabbing hold of my blazer’s lapels. I know exactly how this night is going to end.
Her lips hover over mine, but I don’t move in right away. Shelby’s eager and waiting, breathless in anticipation of my touch. What man can resist such a sight?
Our lips meet. Fireworks rip through the night and the city roars with celebration, but that is so far removed from this moment. Kissing Shelby is a perfect curve ball. She’s soft and her grip tightens on my jacket as I slip my tongue into her mouth. She moans deep in her throat and I shift my arms, letting one hand settle over her perfect ass.
I pull back and she tries to reel me back in by my jacket. I study her face, beautiful, flushed, and alive. “You wanna get out of here?” I ask.
Her eyes glossy and lips still puffy from the kiss, she breathes, “Absolutely.”
This story was an excellent little short. Honestly, I had no idea that it was a part of a series, and I had absolutely no problem following along with the story and never felt lost once.
Cooper Knox, Yankee baseball player and silent partner to his friends’ club business ventures, is in Atlanta for New Years Eve.
Shelby, is at the club celebrating with her friends when she gets stood up by her date. Come to find out, it’s all due to her brothers meddling in her life.
Alone out on the roof top she meets Cooper, trying to escape from all of the women who only know him as baseball player extroidonaire. The witty banter these to exchange is fabulous, and the heat is palpable. Being the PR rep for the Atlanta Falcons, Shelby can’t help but tease Knox about being a baseball player.
When it is suggested that they take off somewhere Shelby instantly agrees and they set off on a night that neither one will forget!
This was my first Eve Jagger book and I loved it! Now I must go back and start with the first two books, while I wait for the rest of Shelby and Knox’s story! I loved the flirty witty banter and the hot chemistry between the two! Give. Me. More!
Eve Jagger is a native of Georgia and is a true southern girl at heart. A stay at home mom to two kids, she's married to a sexy man who doesn’t mind being used as research for those naughty scenes.
Eve cut her teeth writing in high school and college, but it wasn’t until recently that she got the itch to write a full length novel. She loves complex, emotionally-charged characters and wild, sexy leading men. Hard: A Sexy Bastard Book releases at the end of April 2015 and she can’t wait for you to meet her characters that occupy her mind 24/7!
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