Norah O’Malley (Under Your Skin Love – For Your Love #1)
When Norah O’Malley turned twelve, Jimmy and their father decided that it would be best for her to move to Boston to live with her aunt. Jimmy was headed to the Army and being in a house full of wild boys was no place for an impressionable young girl.
It’s ten years later and Norah shows up at home 7 months pregnant and she hasn’t yet told the baby’s father. She comes home for refuge, to be with her family, and so Jimmy can take care of her. Unfortunately, after ten years of nothing more than short visits, she feels like a stranger in her family. And it doesn’t help that her brothers want to beat up her ex-boyfriend and want her to keep the baby when she isn’t sure she’s even ready for motherhood.
Being seven months pregnant without a college degree limits Norah’s options. Her brothers are more than willing to take care of her, but she’s used to being on her own and taking care of herself. Old resentments bubble up every time they try to interfere in her life.
When she meets Kai Ellis, her brother Tommy’s boss, she’s immediately attracted, even though she knows it’s wrong. She’s pregnant. But then Kai hires her to help take care of his mom and as they spent time together, Kai turns out to be the shoulder she’s been looking to lean on while she deals with her messy life.
Kai has a troubled past and he tries to shield Norah from it. He believes he’s not good enough for her and can’t imagine why she would want to be with him. But he wants her, so when she suggests a short-lived fling for as long as she works for him, he’s all for it. When his past comes too close to touching her life, he distances himself. Neither he nor Norah are prepared for letting go.
Blood Is Thicker Than Ink. . .
Norah O'Malley has been alone for a long time. It's been ten years since her father and four brothers shipped her off to be raised by her aunt. Seven months since she's seen the guy who got her pregnant--who still doesn't know. And it's two weeks since she came home to Chicago and discovered none of her family wants to talk--or listen.
She never expected to walk into a tattoo shop seven months pregnant and get her socks knocked off by instant attraction. She can't even see her socks. But Kai Ellis is big and gruff and sexy as hell, and if he has a past, well, so does she. Even more, Kai knows how to listen so that Norah feels just a little less alone . . .
All the chemistry in the world can't help Norah make her decisions. And no sizzle of desire will make Kai believe in happy endings. But a little time with someone who understands might just change everything . . .