Author: Harloe Rae
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: May 30, 2018
Raven Elliot blasts into town like a wrecking ballâstriking and devastating.
With a few simple words, my reliable routine crumbles to dust.
âIs this seat taken?â
I could close my eyes and let her voice wrap around me like a loverâs caress.
But this isnât that kind of story.
And Iâm sure as hell not that kind of man.
She hovers in my space, batting her lashes and smiling shyly.
The glimmer in her sapphire eyes is a promise of peace.
But Iâm not falling for it.
And Raven doesn't take the hint.
What starts as a battle of wills, explodes into a turf war.
She stands directly in my path everywhere I turn.
No matter how hard I shove, she wonât budge.
Raven seems dead set on driving me insane.
But I was here first.
And Iâm not going down easy.
After all, no one ever taught me how to treat a lady.
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She holds up her hand like a stop sign and for some reason, having her interrupt doesnât bother me.
âDid you just babe me?â Her question is all sass.
âSure did, sweetheart. Call âem like I see âem. Donât pretend to be offended. We both know why youâre over here talking to me.â
Her face turns an adorable shade of pink. âFirst, stop with the nicknames. Second, are you for real? What the hell is wrong with you?â
âI donât see any issue. Youâre the one disrupting my quiet evening.â
âWhat theâ¦ I mean, seriously? I want to sit down and this is the only available spot. You honestly think I came over here to hit on you?â
Her ridiculous question doesnât deserve a response. My glare matches hers as I silently explain my opinion on the matter. My expression must tell her everything she needs to know.
âWow, youâre an asshole.â
âYouâre the third woman to call me that tonight. Be careful, I might get a complex.â
âAw, poor baby. Iâd hate to dent your fragile ego,â she snips with a curl in her lip.
âThereâs nothing fragile about me. Donât worry. Iâm hard and solid. Wanna feel?â I ask and pat my abs.
She nods to my hands. âNo, thanks. Iâd hate for you to rub off on me.â
âDoes the grease under my nails bother you? Princess is afraid of getting a little dirty?â
âDo you get a rise out of being mean?â
I lean against the bar and cross my arms. âI donât get many complaints. Youâre not from around here, so Iâll fill you inâthe ladies love me.â
âPretty sure I saw Barbie McCleveage storm off after chatting with you. She didnât look too satisfied.â
âNow whoâs using nicknames? Jealous much?â
âHardly,â she huffs.
I smirk before checking out her rack, being extremely obvious about it. Pushing her buttons takes away the tension from earlier, replacing it with a surprising ease. Fighting with her is the most nonsexual fun Iâve had with a woman in a long time. Wonder how sheâd react if I called her maâam.
âAll right, all right. Youâve broken me down. I was set on not having any company tonight, but for you, Iâll make an exception. If you insist on standing here, blabbing away, Iâve got far better uses for that luscious mouth. My place isnât too far away,â I suggest while waggling my brows. My behavior is over the top, but what can I say? Sheâs bringing out the best in me.
Her lips part in shock. This stranger just stares at me, and Iâm sure sheâs about to turn awayâ¦ or slap me. Either way, mission accomplished.
But this chick is full of surprises.
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Harloe Rae is a Minnesota gal with a serious addiction to romance. Sheâs always chasing an epic happily ever after.
When sheâs not buried in the writing cave, Harloe can be found hanging with her hubby and son. If the weather permits, she loves being lakeside or out in the country with her horses.
Harloe is the author of Redefining Us, Forget You Not, Watch Me Follow, and GENT. These titles are available on Amazon.