Lake Jones is a cover girl for cutting-edge prosthetic legs, a binge-watcher of Netflix, known to spy on her neighbor through her door’s peephole, and fond of laser games with her hairless cat. She’s also a bit sexually-frustrated.
God bestows a breath of mercy upon her in the form of Minnesota’s NFL starting quarterback. But this gift is no stranger. Lake met Cage Monaghan three years earlier.
It was one day. One moment. One kiss that resurrected her dreams of finding love.
His dimpled smile distracts from his imperfections, which include: a love for country music, fishing, and a feline-hating girlfriend.
When life finally gives them their chance, it’s a humorous and heart-wrenching journey to find their place in the world.
"We would be Cage and Lake. We would be unpredictable. We would be reckless. We would give normality the middle finger.”
***This book is a standalone. However, it is HIGHLY recommended that any readers who have not, but may consider, reading the Jack & Jill Series, do so before reading this book. It contains spoilers to Jack & Jill.
“Wow. Nice basement. Or shrine. It really is more of a shrine.”
Cage laughed, taking our luggage into the bedroom. My eyes remained glued to the wall.
“I’m glad you see the humor in it so I won’t feel so bad when I say, ‘Oh. My. God.’ I mean, common sense tells me there has to be a wall behind all these posters and photos, but without that common sense it really does look like the posters and photos are the wall.” I stepped closer, inspecting the non-existent spacing between the frames.
Cage in high school. Cage in college. Cage with Minnesota. Cage receiving award after award. Cage. Cage. Cage.
“My mom is my number one fan.” “No shit. I’d considered taking on the role myself, but clearly I’m way out of my league.” He swept my hair off to one side and kissed my neck, pressing his body to my back. “Have I told you today how beautiful you are?” “No. N-not yet.” I closed my eyes as his hands slid under my shirt, finding their way to my breasts. “You are. You’re so damn beautiful in every way.” His touch made me crazy. The ending of my cycle made me horny. The combination of both made me not care where we were. I turned in his arms. My grin screamed come hither. “Couch, Monaghan.” He quirked a brow. “Don’t make me say it again.” He smirked, taking several steps back before flopping onto the enormous brown sectional. I grabbed one of his tennis shoes and pulled it off and then the other. His socks followed suit. “Can you feel it, Monaghan? You’re getting ready to score again. What if your off-season record surpasses your regular-season record?” I “shrugged off my shirt. His gaze dropped to my chest. “I love when you talk my language.” I slipped off my shoe. Each item of clothing got tossed in a different direction for theatrics. My favorite dimples came out, approving of my strip tease. “Mind if I lose the leg?” I asked. He shook his head. There really were no words to describe how his lack of any sort of reaction made me feel. Not one flinch. Not one nervous glance at my leg. Not one second of hesitation. It was as if I asked whether we could listen to music while having sex. Cage didn’t see my disability. He found every version of me sexy. I found my heart hurting from the fear that someday he would look at me and think “Holy, shit! You’re missing part of your leg.” With equal flair, I tossed my leg over the back of the couch and straddled his waist in just my black bra and panties. “I think we can be honest with each other, Monaghan, so I’m going to let you in on a little female secret.” He tore his eyes from my breasts and met my gaze. “By the end of a woman’s cycle or period as you don’t like to call it…” he rolled his eyes “…we are horny, as in, there is probably a twenty-four to forty-eight hour gap where you could fuck a woman senseless and she’d still beg for more.” His Adam’s apple bobbed, swallowing that little nugget of information. “Shit! I brought you to my mom’s house during your fuck-me-senseless time.” I shrugged, reaching behind me and unfastening my bra which got tossed over the couch as well. “Rookie mistake, Monaghan. Now … the real question is…” I wet my lips while unfastening his jeans “…what part of my body is going to give you your first orgasm tonight?” ”
“Jesus, Lake …” His breath caught just as I finished pulling down his zipper.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jewel is a free-spirited romance junkie with a quirky sense of humor.
With 10 years of flossing lectures under her belt, she took early retirement from her dental hygiene career to stay home with her three awesome boys and manage the family business.
After her best friend of nearly 30 years suggested a few books from the Contemporary Romance genre, Jewel was hooked. Devouring two and three books a week but still craving more, she decided to practice sustainable reading, AKA writing.
When she’s not donning her cape and saving the planet one tree at a time, she enjoys yoga with friends, good food with family, rock climbing with her kids, watching How I Met Your Mother reruns, and of course…heart-wrenching, tear-jerking, panty-scorching novels.