Title: Daring Draftsman
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: Alexa Padgett
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 19, 2022
Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward’s New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.
He was never supposed to be mine…
Nico Wright hates me because of my sister’s actions. I hate him because of how he makes me feel. I’m all twisted up with attraction, longing, and a large dose of shame.
When I find out he’s the architect I need to help me get the old theater turned into a proper dance studio, I have no choice but to use his designs to bring my vision to reality. As I spend with Nico, I realize he’s the only one who understands how much I ache over losing my prima ballerina position at the Boston Ballet.
He, too, had his dreams shattered by people who claimed to love him. Just like me.
I’m learning the real Nico. He cares too much. Unfortunately, I can’t let him fall for me, the younger sister of his ex-fiancée who already cost him his job and his reputation.
Daring Draftsman is an enemies to lovers/workplace romance inspired by British Bedmate.
After a serious injury Cassia’s ability to perform professionally as a ballerina has come to and end and the situation is made even worse by the fact that she has been betrayed by those she should have been able to trust. She has a new dream for her future and that is to open a ballet studio however her first meeting with architect did not go well.
Nico regrets the way that he spoke to Cassia and he has now not only alienated her but his family as well however he has trust issues due to his past relationship with her sister. He soon realizes that she is nothing like her sister and the sparks fly but the past is about to play havoc with the present.
Both Cassia and Nico have pasts to overcome and even though they didn’t get off to the best start they are so supportive of each other both when it comes to the love they share and their dreams for the future.
USA Today Bestseller Alexa Padgett’s books have garnered accolades from prestigious organizations, including Kirkus Reviews, National Indie Excellence Awards, and Publishers Weekly.
Alexa spent a good part of her youth traveling. From Budapest to Belize, Calgary to Coober Pedy, she soaked in the myriad smells, sounds, and feels of these gorgeous places, wishing she could live in them all–at least for a while. And she does in her books.
She lives in New Mexico with her husband, children, and Great Pyrenees pup, Ash. When not writing, schlepping, or volunteering, she can be found in her tiny kitchen, channeling her inner Barefoot Contessa.
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