by Sherilee Gray
Axle Alley Vipers, #3
Publication Date: February 8, 2016
Synopsis: He’s driving her crazy…
Piper West is finally on her own, and it’s time to get crazy. Except that her overprotective big bro has enlisted his ex-cop best friend to keep an eye on his baby sister. With every move monitored and reported back, Piper’s life has gone from “going crazy” to “being driven crazy.” But a searing-hot kiss with her sexy and scarred watchdog is just the game-changer she needs…
Cole Black owes Piper’s brother big-time, but there’s nothing easy about his new assignment. Piper is all feisty sexiness and curves meant to tempt a man beyond reason, and Cole can’t stop himself. Now he’s caught up in a hunger like nothing he’s ever known, and he can’t get enough…
Even if Piper’s the one girl he’s not allowed to have.
Excerpt from WRECKED:
“May I have the rest of the bridal party on the dance floor?” the MC called.
Rusty and the other groomsman hit the floor, which left just her and Cole sitting at the table. The guy had visibly paled, lips thinned, expression grim, back and shoulders so stiff he looked cut from stone.
That excited to dance with me, huh?
It looked like they were just going to sit at opposite ends of the table and pretend they weren’t the only ones in the bridal party not dancing. Neat-o. That wasn’t embarrassing at all.
But then she felt rather than saw him turn to her, tingles dancing across her bare shoulders. She twisted in her seat to face him. Cole stared back, then stood suddenly and started toward her. In that moment his limp became more obvious, and she realized what his hesitation had been about. It had nothing to do with her. Why would it?
He was worried about dancing in front of all these people. Sympathy churned inside her, but she kept her expression wiped clean. That was the last thing he wanted.
When he reached her, he extended his hand. The urge to tell him not to worry, that they could sit this one out was on the tip of her tongue. But she somehow knew her refusal would batter his damaged pride more than struggling through the dance with him would. So she took his outstretched hand and smiled up at him.
Despite their currently strained relationship, she’d do anything for Cole. He was a good man. A man who’d been through hell and back. He was also her brother’s best friend, someone she’d known most of her life. He needed her
support, not her petty feelings of rejection—not when those feelings were hers alone. He hadn’t actually done anything.
His biggest crime against her was not wanting her back.
As they walked out the song ended, changing to one with a slightly faster tempo. Piper inwardly winced as the other guys started spinning their partners around the floor. She glanced up at Cole. Her tough ex-cop looked stricken, cheeks darkening.
With her only thought to ease his embarrassment, she stepped in close and wrapped her arms around his neck, so her body was flush with his, like they were a couple and this was the most natural thing in the world. He stiffened, staring down at her, gaze searching hers for several painful seconds. She couldn’t read his expression, but for a split second she thought he might actually push her away.
But then he lifted his arms, sliding them around her waist, causing a delicious tingling sensation wherever he touched. They didn’t speak, just held each other and began to sway to the music.
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Synopsis: She swore never to trust him again…
Fiery mechanic Alexandra Franco should have known better. Years ago, her best friends’ older brother took her virginity and broke her heart-or rather, doused it with gasoline, lit a match, and then walked away. And Alex definitely should not have indulged in another hot night with him after the fact. He’s not the same boy she fell for, and she sure as hell doesn’t want anything to do with the wealthy, ruthless man he’s become.
Walking away from Alex was the biggest mistake of Deacon West’s life. She belongs with him, and if getting her back means playing dirty, so be it. If she’ll grant him a three-month, no-strings affair, he won’t sell the building Alex and his sisters use for their auto repair business. Hell, he’ll even sign it over to them. But will Alex ever entrust her heart to him again, or are they destined to crash and burn?
Synopsis: He’ll rev her up and drive her to the edge…
Rusty West swore she was done with men. Instead, she channeled her passion into West Restoration, the car shop she runs with her sisters. But Rusty’s aloof composure fades when the owner of the competition comes striding into her shop, over six feet of sexy, rough-edged confidence…hot enough to send Rusty’s motor into overdrive.
Reid Parker worked his ass off to get what he wants—and what he wants is West Restoration and its crew. He never expected to find a shop of all-female mechanics…or the stunning redhead who ignites a lust that threatens his cool. But Reid plays carefully. He never, ever gets involved with a woman beyond one night.
And no matter how hot the sparks, Rusty will never compromise her business for a man…
ABOUT SHERILEE GRAY
Sherilee Gray writes sexy, edgy contemporary and paranormal romance. Stories full of heat and high emotion, following stubborn characters as they fight against the odds… and their happily ever after. She’s a kiwi girl and lives in beautiful NZ with her husband and their two children. When not writing or fueling her voracious book addiction, she can be found dreaming of far off places with a mug of tea in one hand and a bar of Cadburys Rocky Road chocolate in the other.