When Liam didn’t answer her question, Kayla forced herself to look at him. Truth be told, meeting that ice blue gaze was hard. It made her want to fidget outwardly as much as her organs seemed to fidget inside her body.
But she was fascinated by his reaction to her question. No answer, he’d gone almost unnaturally still in the crowded, noisy bar.
Eventually he cleared his throat and frowned down at his hands which were linked around his beer bottle.
He had rough hands, all beat up, nicked. She imagined doing the intricate woodwork of his hobby would result in a lot of that, and maybe handyman work too. But there was something oddly compelling about that roughness, about the visible representation of all the work he did.
Don’t be weird, Kayla.
“[A] deeply moving contemporary…The protagonists are refreshingly willing to be up front about their feelings and listen to each other, and readers will want to revisit their story often.” - -Publishers Weekly
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“Sharp, funny, and sinfully sexy—Nicole Helm is my favorite new author!”
—Maisey Yates, New York Times bestselling author
Wrong guy. Wrong situation. Might be right.
Free of her overbearing family and their dreams, not hers, Kayla Gallagher is living for herself instead of for her clan's successful restaurant. Step One: finally make her move on Aiden Patrick, the bad-boy son of Gallagher's long-time repairman. Too bad Aidan’s taciturn older brother shows up instead . . .
As the “responsible Patrick,” Liam has always made a conscious choice to do the right thing. He likes fixing things for people—whether it be a broken appliance or a bad situation. Which means he can’t just brush off the quiet Gallagher. Clearly, she needs a shoulder to lean on. But suddenly a shoulder becomes so much more, and Kayla isn’t the quiet little girl she used to be. She’s a vivid, down-for-anything woman showing Liam several sizzling ways to put passion first . . .
As things heat up between them, Liam’s family threatens to come apart for good. The only way Liam can set things right means giving up Kayla. But she’s not about to take no for an answer—or let their chance for something sweeter than desire crash-and burn without a fight.