Friends with benefits was never the plan
Friends with benefits was never the plan… Melanie Jacobs is in trouble. With three jobs—including running her ranch—and dwindling funds, she’s exhausted. Not to mention desperately trying to hide a secret. Unfortunately, her best friend Colton Freeze knows all too well that’s something is going on, and he won’t give up until he knows exactly what he needs to fix.
Then Colton learns the truth—that Melanie’s future happiness rests in the fickle hands of fate, and her chances for having a family are shrinking with every passing day. Her only comfort is Colton, but when a heated argument between them turns into an even hotter kiss, the boundaries of their friendship are erased, leaving only a scorching-hot hunger for more.
Every kiss—every touch—is a stolen pleasure. But will their new friends-with-sexy-benefits arrangement bring them closer together, or destroy everything they once shared?
When Colton moves back home and realizes that his best friend, Melanie is working three jobs, he knows something is not right. He also can’t help but notice that Mel is very attractive and the tension between them is palpable. No matter how hard he tries, he can’t stop thinking about her.Melanie has always had a soft spot for Colton. Yes, they have always been friends, but she knows she also has non-friendly thoughts about him. She is reluctant to act on her desires as she doesn’t want to ruin their friendship. However, that choice is taken from her when Colton kisses her. She is unsure where they go next, but knows she must be careful.
Soon Colton finds out Mel’s secret and wants to help. No, he is not ready to be a family man but he can support her and help her to overcome her struggles. When they finally do give in to their desires it is like the fourth of July!! Hot, Hot, Hot!!! But where do they go next? Do they just have a friends with benefits relationship or do they go for more?
Her eyes were melted chocolate and glazed with need. He’d bruised her lips, and they pouted pink and gorgeous. But he needed to slow down and show her how much she meant to him.
Much more than he was willing to admit to either one of them. ~ Colton
I enjoyed this story and getting to know more about Mel and Colton. We were first introduced to them in the previous two stories about Colton’s brothers, so it was nice to finally get his story. It was also nice to see what the others were up to. I was so happy to see Mel and Colton give in to what others could see. They were perfect for each other in every way. I couldn’t help but feel sorry for Mel and wish for her to get her HEA. To see her struggle with her desire for a child and know that the likelihood of that happening due to a medical condition is very small just broke my heart. I loved seeing Colton grow up and realize what is really important in life.
Everything she ever wanted stood in front of her in a weathered leather jacket and cocky smile. She knew him, and she’d loved him forever. How in the world could she turn away from such happiness? God, she wanted a life with him. ~ Mel
If you like sexy, steaming hot cowboy that also looks delicious in a suit, this is the story for you. Go on the journey with Mel and Colton to find out if they will finally get their HEA and what is in store for their future. Trust me, you will not be disappointed!!
USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Zanetti has worked as an art curator, Senate aide, lawyer, college professor, and a hearing examiner - only to culminate it all in stories about Alpha males and the women who claim them. She writes dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and sexy contemporary romances.
Growing up amid the glorious backdrops and winter wonderlands of the Pacific Northwest has given Rebecca fantastic scenery and adventures to weave into her stories. She resides in the wild north with her husband, children, and extended family who inspire her every day--or at the very least give her plenty of characters to write about.
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