Former Australian playboy Blake Davenport knows his billionaire brother, David, is capable of anything to ensure he gets what he wants. But manipulating his young daughter’s beautiful teacher into marriage is unacceptable.
Gwen Deveraux is grateful for the invitation to spend Christmas and New Year’s with her beloved student’s family, especially when her handsome host is so eager for her company. After surviving a broken heart, she is finally ready to give love another chance.
But, who with?
The illustrious David Davenport whose real motives seem hidden behind charm? Or his roguish brother, Blake, who has tempted her heart and body from the very moment they met?
“I am waiting for an answer, Miss Deveraux.”
Her hands slipped from his face, but he grabbed them before they fell.
“Lost for words, are we?”
Under his challenging stare, all her prior bravado had left her. She nodded. “I can’t believe you’re serious?”
“And why not? Why should I not take the opportunity to fight for you when you are so quick and willing to offer yourself to my morally bankrupt brother? What kind of gentleman would I be just to sit back and watch you sacrifice yourself to the wicked wolf? No, Gwen, I won’t accept your friend request. I choose to throw my hat in the ring. I am not one to back away from a challenge, especially not one I know I can win.”
With that, Blake dragged her into his strong arms, trapping her against the hard, bare muscles of his chest. His lips covered hers in a possessive and passionate kiss. Instinctively, Gwen melted into his arms, but soon, sense returned. She broke their embrace and pushed free of him. His smirk in return was both triumphant and charming.
Gwen panted heavily, breathless with a heady mixture of lust and fury. She glared at him, assessing him from a safe distance. “You, sir,” she told him as she fought to catch her breath, “are the wolf. And it’s you I’ll have to learn to keep my distance from.”
Blake’s laughter in response only incited her anger.
“I’d like to see you try,” he told her.
Tammy Mannersly is an Australian author based in Brisbane, Queensland. She loves writing romance, has a fondness for animals, is crazy about movies and enjoys a great Happily Ever After.
Her passion for writing started from a very young age and lead her to complete a Bachelor Degree in Creative Industries majoring in Creative Writing at Queensland University of Technology.