Leo Markham has everything a man could want. Money. Power. Respect. But there's only one thing he needs—Bria. The trouble is, she's determined to move on, despite the breathtaking passion still between them. Sure, he's made mistakes, but he'll make her forgive him. He has to.
Shocked to find herself facing her devastatingly gorgeous ex as opposing counsel in the courtroom, Bria knows she can't let Leo hurt her again. He's the only man she'll ever love, but he wasn’t there when she needed him most. She's just going to have to learn to resist the pull of his lethal magnetism.
Leo is determined to win Bria back no matter what it takes. He isn’t about to lose the only woman who’s ever had his heart.
Don’t get too excited for me and my new job,” she warned with a tight smile, crossing her legs under the dinner table and taking a generous sip of the bold red wine. She hadn’t had anything with alcohol in it since coming off the pain meds a few weeks ago. It warmed her insides going down and gave her a little extra courage.
“Since my new big client is going head-to-head with your new client, and I have every intention of being the one who comes out on top at the end of the day.” He leaned over the table and gazed at her with a blistering intensity. “We both know that you like it best when I’m the one on top, Bria.”
She sucked in a hard breath. The candle’s glow made his eyes sparkle, or maybe that was a gleam of satisfaction because he’d succeeded in making her blush. If he was out to win at any cost, he was off to a good start. She swallowed as unbidden images cascaded through her mind and started a chain reaction of heat in her body.
A conditioned response, that’s all it is, she tried to tell herself. They’d spent the last four years together. Her body had trained itself to respond to him.
“If that’s how you plan to address me in front of the judge and jury when the time comes,” she said tightly, “I think I’ll have grounds for your removal from the case, after all.”
“You keep threatening to have me removed, sweetheart, because that’s the only way you’ll ever beat me in a courtroom,” he promised with a wolfish grin.
About J.K. Coi
J.K. Coi is a multi-published, award winning author of contemporary and paranormal romance and urban fantasy. She makes her home in Ontario, Canada, with her husband and son and a feisty black cat who is the uncontested head of the household. While she spends her days immersed in the litigious world of insurance law, she is very happy to spend her nights writing dark and sexy characters who leap off the page and into readers’ hearts.