Because You Want Me
Penny Robertson just wanted to get through the events leading to her sister's wedding with as little drama as possible. Smile until it hurt, avoid questions about her lack of someone special, then put it all in the rearview.
She wasn't counting on traipsing to The Red Door Club--or meeting the drop-your-panties sexy businessman, Xander Wade. Xander has a proposition for her: if she agrees to pretend she's his girlfriend for a month, he'll go with her to the wedding...and pay her twenty thousand dollars.
It seems like easy money; a business arrangement that benefits them both, but she wasn't counting on falling for him.
Xander Wade works hard and plays even harder. CEO of a cutthroat investment firm, his philosophy on romance is no strings attached.
When his ailing father threatens to boot him from the company if he doesn't settle down, Xander makes a choice to play the game. He'll pretend he's the marrying type for a month, then go back to the jet set life. No complications. No love.
He wasn't betting on Penny. A month seemed like a breeze before her. Now, a month isn't long enough...
Because You Need Me
Penny Robertson is in big trouble. Despite the arrangement she made with sexy businessman Xander Wade, things aren't just business. She can't take the money and shut off the growing feelings she has for the infuriatingly handsome man. With her sister's wedding looming, and the timer ticking away on their month long affair, can she come clean about the true desires of her heart?
Xander Wade can't remember what life was like without Penny. The gravity of that should be staggering, but he's never felt more at home with anyone. He needs her; needs her to see that what they have is real. Screw the arrangement--he can't say goodbye to her in a month. If he has his way, he won't have to say goodbye at all...
Because You Love Me
Penny Robertson can remember the moment she fell for sexy businessman Xander Wade--and the look on his face when his ex showed up. She thought what they were building was real, but was it all a lie?
Xander Wade knows that Penny is the one--then his ex appears and everything he's been building with Penny hangs in the balance. With secrets yet to be revealed and his heart on the line, can Xander convince Penny that what they have is forever?
And those lips—the gloss was all but gone and I could make out the contours of her mouth. A mouth made for kissing.
She made a face at me before she turned away, trying to get the bartender’s attention. “My mother always said it was impolite to stare.”
“She should know better than anyone how impossible it is to not stare at you. You’re beautiful, Penny.”
The look she gave me was so incredulous that it made my fingers twitch into a fist, ready to take on whatever demons had convinced her to take compliments with a grain of salt.
Ava Claire is a sucker for Alpha males and happily ever afters. When not putting pen to paper or glued to her Kindle, Ava likes road tripping, watching an unhealthy amount of Netflix, karaoke and vintage fashion.
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