When Michael (Mike) Withers relocated to Jacksonville, taking over as Withers International‘s CEO in an effort to be closer to his sister and her new family, he never imagined finding himself at a crossroads.
Burned by his ex-fiancée, Mike traded in his dream of a house with a white picket fence and a family of his own and submersed himself in work and entertaining the occasional lady, even if the woman in question worked for him.
Was he a player? Hardly. But Nicole (Nikki) Baxter wouldn’t believe the truth even if it hit her between the eyes. The woman claimed that once a player, always a player.
Compelled to prove her wrong, games begin which Mike is quick to realize could lead him down one of two roads: heartache or the life he had desired once but had resolved to quit chasing.
Maybe he’d given up too early?
Maybe his ex hadn’t really been the one?
And maybe happiness lay in the form of a feisty, argumentative, tiny package with tight skirts and an ability to turn any argument into foreplay?
After a bitter marriage, Paxton seeks respite from his loss. Rediscovering his writing, he never expected creating a piece worthy of reading nor for two unsuspecting paths to cross in the most unconventional of ways.
Thousands of miles separated them, yet he’d never felt closer to anyone. Finding out that happiness and love was attainable again, was one thing. Having Alissa, was another.
When the two meet, sparks fly, chemistry is beyond explosive, and emotions reach a boiling point. Their brief love affair ignited the fuse but what Paxton neglected to anticipate was that his son would fall for the sweet, meek demurred woman in Alissa or the fact the woman would be their salvation; in more ways than one.