Abby Grant’s perfectly scripted life is governed by a set of rules that keeps her working, playing, and perpetually unattached. By never sleeping with the same woman twice, she intends to ensure that no one will ever capture her heart. Erin Davis, the owner of ED’s, a renowned lesbian club, is healing her recently broken heart after coming home one night and finding her best friend and girlfriend in bed together. But when the extremely attractive Abby Grant walks into her club, Erin can’t fight the sparks flying between them.
Motivated by her irrational emotional response to Erin, Abby breaks some of her protective rules. She panics at the thought of getting too close and ends up fleeing as fast and as far away as possible, unexpectedly ending up in the loving arms of a beautiful and talented actress.
Caught between who she was and who she wants to be, Abby is too scared to move forward and unable to go back-until she finally realizes that perhaps some rules are meant to be broken.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of HEAT, TRAVEL TEAM, and MILLION-DOLLAR THROW!
Pedro Morales loves playing basketball, but he’s more of a team guy than a star – that would be Ned Hancock, the best player in their entire town. The two boys get along well, but their friendship is threatened when Pedro decides to run against Ned for class president. The election starts to affect their team, and Pedro learns who his real friends are and the best way to work together on and off the court.
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A complete guide to writing and selling your novel
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