Murphy, despite her perpetual singleness, is a little in love with love.
the job, her heart all but shouts, “He’s the one”. Until he opens his
mouth. Colton Banks is a cocky lawyer with a mean streak a country mile wide.
and place for everything, so when a lilac haired hottie sends him a flirtatious
wink while she’s on the job, he’s less than impressed.
legal help, his first instinct is to send her packing. But day after day, she
returns, finding new elaborate ways to break him down.
Colton’s doorstep that things start to change. Ironically, the answer to his
problem may be his incredibly annoying, free-spirited new “friend.”
them becomes a raging inferno, and everyone knows you can’t deny your rebel desires.
find your antics clever?” A growly yet refined voice barks in my ear. Colton.
supposed to say ‘thank you.’ Or are you one of those men who feels emasculated
by receiving flowers?”
man who isn’t swayed by paltry attempts at bribery.”
assign me such a monumental jackass as my soulmate? Clearly the universe has a
sick sense of humor. “Good
thing I’m not trying to bribe you, then,” I say, lying through my teeth.
Muffins, flowers, what’s next? Maybe a box of chocolates? Half of your peanut
butter sandwich? I’m not your grade school crush. I’m a professional, Miss
Murphy, and only work with other professionals, which you have demonstrated
time and time again, you are not.”
button on my phone and toss it down on my desk. This man makes me insane. “You
are truly the most condescending man I’ve ever met. You don’t know me well
enough to have formed these kinds of opinions about me.”
extreme dislike of me hurts. A lot. Especially with how my heart and soul long
for his. He means for his words to dissuade me—to break me—but every single
insult and rebuff only makes me want to prove him wrong that much more.
hurts, Miss Murphy. It’s not my fault you’re ill-equipped to handle the pain.”
tightly my nails dig into my palms, leaving behind little crescent-shaped
marks. This man makes me want to commit felonies—you know, like murder. I
wonder, since he’s my soulmate, could it be classed as a crime of
passion? “I can handle everything you dish out and more.”
low in his throat, and I can nearly picture the sneer on his face. “Is that a
Banks. Do your worst; I’ll not only take it—I’ll return it back tenfold.”
in you.” He laughs cruelly, the dark tenor of it winding around my heart in
than you give credit for.” Not to mention, my plan of attack is to repay his
barbs with kindness. Something tells me that will knock him off guard far more
than volleying back with harsh words or petty.
strength for stupidity.”
underestimate me.” I end the call before he can reply, crumpling down to my
desk chair with my heart thundering and my pulse racing.
arrogant jackass exactly who he’s up against. I may be quirky and kind, but
those two qualities are exactly what give me an edge. Colton Banks is used to
sharks and snakes, but he’s about to be brought to his knees by a creature far
more deadly—a woman scorned.
words. She’s been writing stories for as long as she can remember. A Southern
girl through and through, Kate resides in beautiful, sunny LA–that’s Lower
Alabama, y’all–with her amazing husband and four rambunctious children. When
she’s not writing, you can find her snuggled up on the couch watching car shows
while she crochets or with her nose in a book.
Ashley is a wedding photographer who is brash and bold both in looks and personality. When she she is working at a wedding she happens to see Colton, who is the best man, and she knows that he is her destiny however his attitude towards her lets her know in no uncertain terms that he doesn’t agree.
Colton appears to be cold and distant and he is less than impressed that Ashley is more concerned about getting up close and personal with him than doing her job. He thinks that the wedding is last time he’ll see her but when she keeps appearing at his office needing his legal services all he wants is for her to leave but he hadn’t counted on her determination.
When Colton receives a surprise he never saw coming it turns out that Ashley may be the one person that he needs the most. As they spend time together, he sees another side of her, and realizes that appearances can be deceiving.
Fun and flirty Ashley is like a breath of fresh air in Colton’s life and he soon realizes that instead of disrupting his life she completes it.