Sexy, gifted, and loyal, PI Jacob Decker is a tall, cool drink of perfection who had Emmanuelle Holmes at "hello." His relationship with Emme's best friend kept them apart for years, but things have changed. Now that a case has brought him to Gnaw Bone, Colorado, the road is wide open for Emme and Deck to explore something hotter and deeper than Emme dreamed possible. So why is she sabotaging the best thing that's ever happened to her?
It isn't easy to catch Deck off guard, but Emme does just that when she walks back into his life after nine long years. The curvy brunette had her charms back in the day, but now she's a bona fide knockout . . . and she wants to rekindle their friendship. Deck, however, wants more. Emme's always been the one; she excites Deck's body and mind like no other woman can. But a dark chapter from Emme's past overshadows their future together. Now only Deck can help her turn the page-if she'll let him . . .
No one calls Jacob “Deck” Decker by his given name – no one except Emme Holmes. He remembers her as his ex-girlfriend’s best friend – a bit of a loner and kept very much to herself. But nothing prepares him for running into her years later and seeing the incredible woman that is now where a shy girl used to be. But Emme is in trouble and she doesn’t even know it. Now Deck has to prove to her that there was always something more than just friendship between them and try to protect her at the same time.
“Just turn the dial. Jesus. She gave him the kaleidoscope and told him to turn the dial, find more beauty.”
“Met you twelve years ago and we’re just gettin’ here. I don’t call that fast. I call that a waster of fuckin’ time I’m about to rectify.”
Again, I was speechless.
“So, summin’ up, you got until Sunday to get your head together about McFarland. On Sunday, you scrape him off. On Sunday night, the boys are gone, you learn the true meaning of me callin’ you ‘baby.’”
This was Kristen at her very best because she just keeps raising the bar time and time again…