protector and my confidant because he accepts me the way I am—and not
many do. I can’t imagine not having him in my life.
together was supposed to be a celebration. I graduated from college,
Graham got engaged and signed with a pro football team, and my brother
landed his dream job. It should have been the best time of our lives.
Except that the weekend started with me walking in on Graham’s fiancée going down on my brother.
complicated the situation by having sex with Graham after that, but I
wanted to comfort him and, damn, when I saw desire in his eyes—for me—I
couldn’t say no. I’ve wanted him for so long.
Now he doesn’t want to see me. He says he has a darker side he needs to protect me from.
Where do we go from here? Do I try to pretend to be his friend again or push him to open up to me and possibly lose him forever?
with one of my best friends was not exactly a brilliant idea. It made
things complicated, and I didn’t do anything that threw my life into
chaos. The fiancée her brother Jack, had stolen had been part of my
life plan, one more step I was taking to be somebody. Granted, I hadn’t
been in love with my intended bride, but I didn’t really know how to
I pushed to achieve more.
I battled my way to the top of the heap in my pro football career..
I’m a total dick, and I don’t want Lauren to see the side of me that would trample over anybody to work my way up in the world.
sees me as a hero, a title I’d never gain with anybody else in my life,
so I wanted to keep her sheltered from the hard realities of my life. I
wanted her to continue to think I was a nice guy when I was really just
We never should have crossed the line of going from friends to lovers.
too much Lauren doesn’t know about me, and I care enough about her that
I don’t want her to share my pain and the darkness that never sees
daylight inside me.
I want her, but she’s a woman I can never have. She’s too smart, too sweet, and way too good for a guy like me.
Unfortunately, pushing her away becomes much more difficult than I’d planned…
I love a good sports romance and this was definitely a great one! Yes there’s sports and it’s best friend’s little sister but it’s more than that.
Graham, Lauren and Lauren’s brother Jack, have been friends since they were kids. Graham was always just another brother to Lauren. Yes he was very attractive but he was her best friend and she loved him as such.
Lauren has always been Graham’s little Peanut – genius, adorable and one of the few people to know the real him, not the NFL QB. He loves his Peanut – even if she gets him hot and bothered.
A great collaboration by 2 amazing authors that I love individually!
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