Release Date: October 12
He thought she was the one . . . until she walked away. Now she’s back and he wants her more than ever.
As a former Marine, Xander Kingston’s writing keeps him sane. Bonus? His thrillers made him one of Hollywood’s most desired screenwriters – and also introduced him to a fledgling starlet who broke his heart. With his close-knit family in New York, Xander returned home and found peace. Until Sasha Keaton shows up at his Hamptons retreat. Now an A-Lister, she’s as beautiful as he remembers. And just as dangerous to his heart.
Sasha learned from watching her mother to never sacrifice her dreams for anyone—only to discover how empty life could be without the man she loved. Now cast in Xander’s latest movie, she needs his insight to play the part, but secretly hopes for a second chance.
Xander has built emotional walls to keep Sasha at a distance, but their physical attraction can’t be denied. When a stalker’s threats intensify, Xander moves Sasha into his house to keep her safe. Before long she’s back in his bed and making inroads in his life.
But when the danger passes and the movie wraps, Sasha and Xander face a familiar choice—put career first or give love a fighting chance.
When it came to the lead actress for the movie that is being filmed based on the book Xander wrote Sasha would not have been his first choice. Although there is no denying her acting skills, they have a past that didn’t end well so he will keep their relationship strictly professional. That worked well until he found out she was being threatened and all the dormant feelings as well as his protective instincts come to the forefront.
Sasha believed that she had to choose between her career and Xander and she made the only choice she thought she could. She has found success as an actress but because of their past she knows that working with Xander may be difficult. As the danger escalates so does the chemistry between them and she begins to realize that leaving him the first time may have been the biggest mistake of her life.
Xander and Sasha have always belonged together, and I enjoyed seeing their romance develop as they fight for their lives and their love.
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NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller, Carly Phillips gives her readers Alphalicious heroes to swoon for and romance to set your heart on fire.
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