Big City Little Rebel by Kelly Collins Publication date: July 21st 2022 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Opposites attract when a sexy builder falls for the little blonde rebel intent on destroying his life…
When tragedy claimed the life of Beau Westhaven’s father, he didn’t just lose his dad, he lost his future. Now the project manager for Aspen Construction, Beau has two goals—to rebuild the family construction business and to get his still-grieving mother out of her dire situation. His plan was simple until a beautiful activist named Bobbie Cruise arrived.
Bobbie Cruise lost everything to corporate greed. Despite a deathbed promise to her cancer-stricken mother, Bobbie hadn’t planned on being a real activist. But when the construction company responsible for her mother’s death showed up with yet another potentially lethal project, she chained herself to the front door of the building to stop their progress. She wasn’t expecting the man in charge to be tall, dark, and unforgettable.
He’s focused on his success. She’s counting on his failure. Two lives pushed together by fate and torn apart by circumstances. Can they set aside their pasts to build a future together?
She had watched the door all night. Each time the bell jingled, she looked up, hoping to find a handsome construction worker standing in perfectly fitting jeans and a T-shirt that strained to cover his chest muscles. By eight o’clock, she’d given up hope he would come.
They were probably opposites in their convictions, but an undeniable tug pulled her toward him. He made her stomach flutter, and something magical happened when his lips brushed against hers. Life energy filled her for the first time since her mother died. The problem was that he was the enemy. Or at least he represented the enemy, and that would never do.
She poured herself a cup of coffee and sat in the seat he had occupied the night before. Had it only been a day? So much had transpired that it seemed like a lifetime had passed.
When the bell on the door sounded, she didn’t turn to see who had entered. “Take a seat anywhere. I’ll be right with you.”
No one replied, but there was an energy that crackled silently around her. She stiffened when a man’s hands gripped her shoulders, and his breath brushed against her neck. She inhaled his scent, and after today, she’d never forget it. Beau smelled of cinnamon and something woodsy. A pure male essence made the space between her thighs throb, another sign that something profound had changed. She hadn’t had a date or any interest in men in years.
“You’re late,” she said.
“We had a date?” His question floated across her ear and sent shivers down her spine. “I didn’t know.”
“No, but I thought you’d come.” She turned her head to him and let his lips brush slowly across her cheek. He was inches from her mouth, and when his fingers left her shoulders, the loss of his heat disappeared immediately. She liked the way his hands were on her—the way his breath skittered across her skin. How would it feel to have his palms roam her entire body?
Beau slid onto the next stool and leaned on the counter with one elbow while his body turned toward her.
“I came because I heard you offer the best pie.” He captured a strand of hair falling across her face and tucked it behind her ear. “I want more of what you’re offering.” His soft voice made her insides coil and pulse. She wanted more, too.
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International bestselling author of more than thirty novels, Kelly Collins writes with the intention of keeping love alive. Always a romantic, she blends real-life events with her vivid imagination to create characters and stories that lovers of contemporary romance, new adult, and romantic suspense will return to again and again.
Kelly has sold more than a quarter of a million books worldwide, and in 2021 she was awarded a Readers’ Favorite Award Gold Medal in the Contemporary Romance category for A Tablespoon of Temptation.