Family has a habit of pointing things out that we try to ignore. Kelli has changed her shirt after her infant son spit food all over it during dinner. On her way back to the kitchen, she peeks in on her pregnant sister who’s lying in bed resting. Kai wastes no time pointing out Kelli’s attraction to Derrick…and the fact the man seemed to love her cooking…
The mention of the man’s name made me roll my eyes. “So did Trevon. What’s your point?”
“Nothing…except I noticed the way you kept staring at him when he arrived, and how you avoided eye contact at dinner.” It may have been dark in the room, but it was easy to pick up on the laughter in her voice.
I smirked. “I wasn’t staring, I was observing while feeding Carlos. I had no reason to look at him, much less have something to say. Anyway, he is Tre’s friend, not mine.”
The room was silent for about two seconds before Kai broke into laughter. “Girl, go on and admit it. You like the man.”
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About the novel….
When Derrick’s brother drives the family business into bankruptcy, Derrick is left without a job and only one choice: start over. With a new job waiting in Atlanta, the only other thing he’s looking for is a woman who’s willing to fit his no-strings-attached relationship policy. But then he runs into Kelli, a woman with a smart mouth who challenges him in every way. She’d be perfect … if it weren’t for the fact she had kids.
Shortly after giving birth to her son, Kelli’s husband announced that he wanted a divorce. Forced to move in with her newlywed sister, Kelli is faced with raising two young children on her own, finding affordable housing, and landing a job that will pay her bills. The last thing she needs or wants is a man in her life. But when her brother-in-law’s best friend shows up for dinner, it’s impossible to ignore the sexual attraction.
Fate and finances have another plan, though, forcing them into living under the same roof. Despite their differences, Derrick finds himself breaking his own relationship rules. But as his luck would have it, just when he thinks he’s ready to make a commitment, tragedy strikes close to home and, with it, issues from his past that force him to risk it all.
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