Eddie Neff needs space. Not the type that country stars croon about, but physical distance from her emotionally distant father and the tatters of a broken relationship. So when the opportunity to relocate her life and interior design business arises, the answer comes easily.
Adjusting to life with Claire, her gregarious new roommate, is more than simply testing comfort limits. With just one meeting, Eddie finds herself unable to resist the draw of Harris Grant, Claire’s brooding and overprotective older brother.
Harris doesn’t fit her idea of a safe relationship. He pushes Eddie to face her deepest insecurities and fears of abandonment. And Harris holds on to his own painful loss, unable to overcome personal demons.
Eddie and Harris must learn to conquer their internal struggles. But as they navigate their new love, outside forces fight to drive them apart.
Author note: In Pursuit is the first book in a two book series. Intended for 18+ readers.
Edith “Eddie” Neff has come to Chicago to start over. She is determined to overcome the loneliness of her past and have the life that she always dreamed of. Her roommate, Claire is everything that she isn’t – tall and model perfect – but looks can be deceiving.
But Claire’s older brother, Harris is an enigma that she just can’t seem to comprehend. He is beyond gorgeous and is a successful attorney in the city’s most prominent firm. Eddie can’t believe the sizzling attraction that exists between them. But something lies beneath the surface and it engulfs his entire family. Can Eddie save him from being swept under or will it swallow her whole?
“I,” my voice is just barely louder than a soft gasp. “I heard you have a terrace overlooking downtown?” His fingers continue their exploration of my shoulders and neck and I drop my head forward. One warm hand palms the back of my head and his lips come to my ear, saying softly, “I’ll show it to you on one condition.” “What’s that?” I ask lazily. He tilts me back into a waiting arm, then lifts me into his other, cuddling me to his firm chest. “I’d like to carry you. No complaints.” I smile up at him shyly. “Why all the carrying?” “Because holding you settles my chaos.” Oh, Harris. Talk to me. “When I’m touching you, I feel like the lake on a calm day, completely tranquil. So, if it’s alright with you.” He uses a hand to pull open a heavy glass door. With another movement, soft light illuminates the terrace. “I would like to keep you as close as possible.”
I swooned over this man and let me just say that he could carry me anywhere! But by the end of the book, I was rethinking everything. But all in all, Olivia spins an incredible tale of sadness, excess, hope and new love in this book and I certainly hope that she is busy with the sequel because I am totally hooked…