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Published by Emma Chase LLC on May 19, 2020
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Royal
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Abigail Haddock is stunning, sensible, and some would say . . . stuffy. But it’s not really her fault. She was raised in one of Wessco’s oldest, most affluent, aristocratic families—“stuffy” is their middle name. So is successful. Abby’s working overtime to distinguish herself as a top-notch physician, just as her family legacy demands.
She doesn’t have time for nonsense.
Tommy Sullivan’s all about nonsense.
Sure, he’s an elite bodyguard with lethal skills and co-owner of the renowned, S&S Securities Firm—protector of the wealthy and titled. But he’s also rowdy, fun and thoroughly irresistible.
Tommy knows how to have a good time, and he’s never seen someone more in need of a good time than Abby. The lass needs long, wet, filthy kisses—STAT—and he’s just the man for the job.
It doesn’t take long for a wildly sexy, sinfully satisfying, no-strings attached arrangement to turn into something more. Something sweet and addictive and real. But Tommy and Abby are too royally stubborn to admit it.
Opposites attract, everyone knows that. But can they last—can they love…for forever?
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❝Tommy Sullivan is a protector. A shield. A guarder of bodies and minds.❞
As if being a bodyguard wasn’t sexy enough, Tommy also had good looks to back up his cocky sure attitude. He may have been a playboy, but being raised around women, he respected and took care to be nice to them. He was funny, and outside of his job, he never took life too seriously.
❝Funny. Typically the girls I kiss like to tell me when they’re coming.❞ I wink.
In contrast, Abby was insecure and reserved. She was beautiful and brilliant. Proving her self-worth in her family was the utmost important, and being good, wasn’t good enough. She had to be great, extraordinary. She couldn’t just be a surgeon, she had to be the BEST heart surgeon. This meant she worked hard and studied relentlessly. She didn’t have friends, because she didn’t have time for them. She was in a relationship with her destiny. She was destined to be great which meant she had to put all of her energies into her work.
When she’s told she needs to lighten up and live a little – because her singular focus may harm her future, Abby takes Tommy up on his no-strings-attached ‘relationship’.
❝Flirting is fun. Teasing is foreplay. And playing with Abby like this–making her laugh and blush and frown–is all part of warming her up and breaking her down.❞
When Abby proposes a friends with benefits arrangement to him, Tommy thinks he’s died and gone to heaven. Because a woman who wants to have fun without a promise of more is surely sent from above.
I loved the banter between these two. Tommy’s sense of humor tempered Abby’s seriousness and coaxed her out of her shell. He showed her what being loved felt like, and taught her to ease up on herself, and live life.
Another fun, romantic, and highly steamy story, from Emma Chase!