An Invitation to Eden Release for May! Welcome to Eden, a series from 27 of the biggest names in romance. Fight for Me is a sizzling story from New York Times Bestselling author Sharon Page… I had to drop out of college to raise my son after his dad, bad boy MMA fighter Ryder King, and I broke... show more
An Invitation to Eden Release for May! Welcome to Eden, a series from 27 of the biggest names in romance. Fight for Me is a sizzling story from New York Times Bestselling author Sharon Page…
I had to drop out of college to raise my son after his dad, bad boy MMA fighter Ryder King, and I broke up. Ryder is so haunted by demons he won’t let me into his heart. Fame, fortune, and fighting didn’t bring him any peace, and I knew, for the sake of our child, I had to leave him.
That’s when I started seeing Ryder’s best friend, Xavier Malone, a former fighter who built a billion dollar empire. Xavier is powerful and handsome, but also caring and wonderful with my son. We were friends at first and now I’m falling for him—but I’m scared to commit.
Then I receive an invitation to the island of Eden, a luxurious resort where I can live my every sensual fantasy. I’m certain Xavier sent it. But after I leave my son with my mom and fly to Eden, I discover I’m in the middle of a grudge match between Xavier and Ryder. They are going to fight for me: inside the ring in a charity match, and outside it—where they both plan to seduce the pants off me. But I have a surprise for them too.
Fight for Me is also a Yardley College Alumni story. For readers 18 years of age +
Length: 45,500 words / 148 pages
I turn to leave, and I’m suddenly staring into Xavier’s gorgeous indigo eyes.
“Hi Tessa,” he says, huskily, then he leans in and kisses me on the lips. A slow, sensual kiss. I shouldn’t be kissing him in front of Ryder, but I can’t seem to draw away.
Though he’s handsome in his classy suit, Ryder is all fighter; muscular, strong, heart of gold. Xavier in a charcoal grey suit looks just as dazzling, but there’s a wickedly dangerous aura to him. Ryder is tough, Xavier is ruthless.
I pull back from Xavier’s kiss and turn nervously toward Ryder. To my surprise he is standing behind me and he cups the back of my neck and draws me into a lusty, open-mouthed, lots-of-tongue kiss. I hear gasps amongst the diners. I’m swaying, stunned.
Are they competing for me?
Hurriedly, I break free from Ryder’s intense, passionate kiss. “What do you two think you are doing?” I hiss.
“Why don’t we sit down and finish dinner?” Ryder suggests.
I can tell everyone in the dining room is looking at us. “Uh, no. I am getting out of here.”
Xavier rests his hand on my low back. “Of course, Tessa.” He guides me out of the dining room. I know my cheeks must be scarlet.
In the foyer outside of the dining room, I confront Xavier and Ryder. “Xavier, is this just a coincidence that you are here too?”
“I’m taking part in a charity fight with Ryder on Saturday.”
“I know—I saw the poster. But did you know I would be here?”
“Not until your mother told me, Tessa. I agreed to the fight months ago, but once I knew you were coming, I knew I wasn’t coming for the fight. I was coming for you.” Xavier shares a glance with Ryder. “Tessa, we intend on fighting for you.”
“We’re both here with you in paradise. I think you’re falling in love with me. Ryder believes you still love him. We both want to win your heart.”
“You mean…compete for me?”
“Yeah,” Ryder says. “And I intend to be the last man standing.”
“This is crazy!” I quickly lower my voice. “You can’t spend one week competing for me and then expect me to choose one of you.”
They both stare at me, looking confused. Ryder says, “You think you could do it in less time?”