For 25 year old attorney, Hindley Hagen, life is all about staying one step ahead of the game. Avoiding surprises and keeping people at a distance is the only way she has to protect herself from the painful scars and shattered memories of her past. When Hindley is offered a new position at her... show more
For 25 year old attorney, Hindley Hagen, life is all about staying one step ahead of the game. Avoiding surprises and keeping people at a distance is the only way she has to protect herself from the painful scars and shattered memories of her past. When Hindley is offered a new position at her prestigious Austin law firm as sports agent for pro skateboarder, Rory Gregor, she’s ready for the new challenge but completely unprepared for the man who captures her heart. Suddenly, Hindley is thrust into a world where protecting all their secrets could cost her everything; her family, her career, and maybe even her life. Professional skateboarder and X Games royalty, Rory Gregor knows what it’s like to be at the top. But after two years of bad decisions and one-night-stands, he’s having to make a comeback he never anticipated. Hiring a new agent may be what his team thinks he needs to rebuild his career, but what if it costs him his heart in the process? Just when he thinks he’s posed for a comeback, secrets from his past threaten to ruin his chance for gold and a new love. In a sport where trust means everything, this time... it may not be enough. EXCERPT (This novel contains adult material and language not suitable for those under 17 years old) ~ HINDLEY ~ I couldn't tell if the pounding in my head was real or a dream. The throbbing was nauseating and I felt like I was on the Merry-Go-Round from Hell. The stench of cigarette smoke filled all my senses and I could feel my throat constricting. There was no way this could be real. I had to be in the middle of a dream, maybe even a nightmare. What the hell happened last night? Come on Hindley, think! Suddenly, images flashed through my mind, pole dancing, Tequila shots, Gap Boy, and vomiting, lots of vomiting. Oh shit! All the sudden, my door flew open with a bang as the doorknob hit the wall. “What the fuck is going on in here?” Dana screamed. Each syllable she uttered felt like daggers piercing my head. “Holy hell! You finally got laid!” Dana Di Grazio was my best friend and I could always count on her to be as blunt as a sailor, with a mouth like one, too. I stretched my arms above my head, feeling every muscle in my body scream in agony. “What the hell are you talking about Dana?” “That hottie next to you!” I stared at her in disbelief . “Look!” She said pointing to the other side of my bed. Oh shit! I turned my head to see what Dana was pointing at and gasped in horror when I saw a man’s face less than a foot away from mine. I shot straight up in bed, pulling the covers up to hide my body as I tried to push as far away from him as I could. “Holy hell!” Dana laughed. “You finally screwed some random dude from a bar.” “I did not!” She approached the bed as if she were going to rip the covers off. “Do y’all have any clothes on under there?” “Dana, stop!” I shouted as I held the blanket tighter. I slowly lifted the covers and peered underneath, afraid of what I might find. I blew out a loud sigh as I saw I still had my tank top on from last night. And my bra! Oh, thank God! Dana reached out her finger almost touching Skater Boy as she traced the tattoo just above his body. “That ink is bad ass. And look at his chest. You could serve a five-course meal on those rock hard abs.” She flattened her hand, about to start rubbing his bare chest, when I reached over and swatted her. “Stop it!” “Stop what?” I heard a deep voice grumble. I diverted my gaze from his muscular chest up to his eyes. A slow tingle ran up and down my spine as I watched him pull his arms up over his head. His pose showed off every rippling muscle in his upper body and I beat myself up for not remembering being intimate with him last night. “Good morning Drunk Girl. Enjoying the view?” His words were sweet and seductive and I wanted to hear him talk more, but I was mortified he’d caught me checking out his body.