Monica Banks and Tyler Green have spent the better part of a year being sarcastic, caustic, and halfway in love with one another. What will Monica do once Tyler gets tired of waiting and makes the first move? Little does she know, he’s not just looking for some short-term fun. With Monica, he wants forever.
Gunnery Sergeant Tyler Green never made apologies for who he was, and wasn’t about to start now. People either accepted him just the way he was, or they didn’t. And he’d always been okay with that. Then he’d met her and his world was turned upside down. Monica Banks captured his attention from day one and had never let go. Patience was never one of Tyler’s virtues, but he knew that Monica would need time to get used to the idea of being with him and everything that came with it. Telling Monica how he felt about her was all Tyler could focus on and after a year of holding back, he was done waiting.
Staff Sergeant Monica Banks had experienced loss as a young child and promised herself she would never love someone enough that she would lose herself. Watching her father mourn the loss of her mother had colored her view of love, and what it would mean to ever lose that person. And then, Tyler Green had walked into her life. Like a bull in a china shop, he crashed through every barrier she erected, tearing down her resistance little by little. Soon, he was the only man she could see herself loving.
Tyler and Monica must find their way to each other, all while battling their own stubborn will, dealing with an obsessive stalker not willing to let Monica go, and understanding that loving someone with everything you are, doesn’t mean sacrificing yourself in the process.
Monica burst out laughing, “You don’t give up, do you?”
“Give up on you? Never. This weekend may be off limits, but you can trust and believe, I will never give up. And until you tell me you no longer want me, I will do everything I can to help you see that we belong together.”
Laughing at his choice of words, she walked over to the window and looked out at the scene in front of her, “Confident aren’t you? I never said I wanted you in the first place.” Sound reached her from across the room and she knew he was getting out of his chair and coming in her direction. Knowing what he did for a living, he was taking extra pains to create noise as he approached her. Her heart melted a little knowing that he was trying to be careful around her. There was no need for him to do so, but she thought it was sweet all the same.
“Sweetness, yes...you did,” he whispered in her ear as he clasped her upper arms within his hands and pulled their bodies flush. His strong chest cradled her as she leaned into him, relaxing into his strength.
“When did I tell you this? I don’t recall any conversation where I said ‘Tyler, I want you,’ or words to that effect,” she said with a sigh of pleasure at his touch. Of course, she thought it a million times, but the words had never left her mouth and that, she was certain of.
“Oh, baby, you told me last night. Don’t you remember?” he asked her as he pressed his body closer to hers.
His gravelly voice filled her ears as she froze at his words. Oh, fuck, he had heard her last night as he walked past her room. “Last night?” she said in a low voice. Yup, stupid is as stupid does, and today, she was adopting that motto as her own. Deny! Deny! Deny!
Soft lips brushed the skin underneath her ear and she shivered in his arms. But she stopped short of moving away from him. Her body had simply refused to pull away and for once, she was not listening to her brain, which was screaming at her to walk away. At this moment, she was simply allowing herself to feel. And feel she did. There was a hardness pressing into her lower back and it seemed to be getting larger and harder by the second. Hell, if she could feel this much of him through his sweatpants as they were simply standing, what would he feel like up close and personal...and very, very naked.
What Fans Are Saying
-I don't think I've ever read a hero more perfect than Tyler Green! I would be a completely happy woman if this man jumped out of the pages of this book and started talking to me like he talks to Monica. I found myself sighing out loud on several occasions. And Monica...who doesn't love a strong and capable heroine with a hint of vulnerability? I swear the author took thoughts right out of my head and put them in Monica's. It was so easy to fall in love with both the hero and heroine. ~Amazon Reviewer
-You can feel the sexual tension when these two are together. Both are strong individuals accustomed to being in control. I found myself laughing out loud at some of the thoughts going through Monica's head. And, Tyler.....goodness gracious! That Marine is pure alpha male! When they finally get together, it was straight up fireworks. Tyler's pillow talk will have you turning up the air. Every girl needs a Tyler. ~Amazon Reviewer
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