She lost him once…
Years ago Samantha made a mistake and lost a chance at something real with Maguire O’Connor. Now that she’s living in Holly again, she knows seeing him is inevitable. But the last thing she ever expected was to take him on as a client.
Now they have a second chance…
Maguire never got over Sam. Thanks to a meddling family member, he mistakenly hires Sam as his real estate agent. With her in his sights again, he’s not letting her go. But someone from her past followed her back to Holly with a sinister intent. Now Maguire will do whatever it takes to protect the woman he intends to claim as his forever.
Copyright © Katie Reus 2017
Outside in the sunshine, a cool spring breeze rolled over them, making the hem of her dress flutter slightly. May was one of her favorite times of the year. Not too hot, not too cold. Perfect. Everything was coming back to life; a time for new beginnings.
Maguire had sunglasses on so it was impossible to read his expression as he stepped up onto the sidewalk. “Sorry I’m a little early.”
“It’s okay,” Ethan said before she could respond. He held out a hand for Maguire. “We’re done here, but I was just telling Sam that I was looking for someone to restore an old Morgan. Your name keeps coming up.”
Maguire gave a neutral smile as he nodded. “My team and I do a good job. If you’re interested in a quote feel free to call the office. Harper will set you up with a consult and we’ll see if we’re a fit.”
Ethan nodded and the two men didn’t bother making small talk, just shook hands.
“I’ll call you in the morning,” Ethan said as he turned back to Sam. “I’m pretty sure I want to put in offers on a couple places. Need to run some numbers tonight.”
“I’ll talk to you tomorrow, then.” She’d ended up gaining Ethan as a client because he’d been unhappy with his last Realtor. Called the guy lazy. And considering Sam’s brief interactions with the man, she couldn’t disagree.
“I got your text, and the address you sent me is closer than the places I found so we can start there if you’d like,” she said to Maguire as Ethan slid into the driver’s seat of his car.
Maguire pushed his sunglasses back on his head, and when she locked gazes with him she felt the full force of those beautiful blue eyes. They seemed electric out in the sunlight, pinning her in place. “You look beautiful today.”
She blinked, taken by surprise at his words—both the bluntness and the sweetness of them. “Thank you. You look pretty good yourself.” Oh, boy. This was not business talk, not even close. What the heck was she doing? She should keep this purely professional. For reasons that eluded her right now.
He gave her a slow, wicked grin, completely erasing the business professional mode of his expression when he’d been talking to Ethan. The transformation had another rush of heat surging through her. It didn’t matter that it was spring and cool outside—her internal temperature skyrocketed to about a thousand degrees.
“Is that how you talk to all of your clients?”
“Only the ones who I’ve seen naked—and you’re the only one, for the record.” She tacked on the last part when she realized how it would have sounded. Apparently she’d decided to throw her professional mode out the window along with her sanity. Right now she was pretty certain she was playing with fire.
About the Author
Katie Reus is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Darkness series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom’s stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it.
However, she didn’t always know she wanted to be a writer. After changing majors many times, she finally graduated summa cum laude with a degree in psychology. Not long after that she discovered a new love. Writing. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense.