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Daring the Hard Man

Genre: Contemporary/Interracial
Springwood ~ Book 7

Format: Ebook




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Some dares are worth everything…

Luca “Hard Man” Van der Laar is the top bad boy player for the MLS team, Washington Ospreys. Attending a Miami Thunder charity event he lays eyes on a woman he wants to call his own. But can he keep her after their one night?

Kaitlyn Henderson never expected to find a one-night stand at the event she attends. But there he was and there they were. From a family of cops, and as a 911 dispatcher herself, she embraces life, taking it as it comes, understanding that the next second may be your last.

She wasn’t expecting anything more than their one shared night, however he takes that as a dare and is determined to prove there is so much more between them than twenty-four hours.

Content below is not suitable if under 18.

He flexed his fingers around the jersey he’d brought for her. Luca wanted her to wear his name. Start with the jersey, go from there.
It wasn’t all he wanted on her.
Luca pushed to his feet and approached. “Hi.”
“Evening,” she replied.
“I have a spot over there.”
He gestured to the blanket spread out he’d left from. She smiled and he looked over his shoulder to find Milar had already planted himself on it, legs crossed and waiting, expectantly.
“I’m sitting here,” the boy announced.
Luca’s heart tripped once more when her full lips rose in another smile.
“I think that’s going to be wonderful. I get to have the most handsome men with me at the concert.” Kaitlyn walked over to him and sat on one side, brushing a hand over his hair.
Luca took the other side and enjoyed the start of the music. After the band had been playing for a while, he leaned over the boy who remained glued to the music and spoke in her ear, “I have something for you.”
Kaitlyn turned her head, eyes wide and full of unspoken questions. When he didn’t speak immediately, she asked, “What’s that?”
He passed the bag over and put it in her hand. “This.”
Her gaze flicked between it and him. “Is it safe for me to open here?”
Luca grinned at her teasing tone. “It’s family friendly.” He leaned closer. “I have something else that’s not, if you’re interested in unwrapping that.”
Her tongue danced along her lower lips. “While I am interested, I should probably stick with the family friendly one. I don’t need that image all over the newspapers. And internet.”
“Such a shame. It’s very excited to meet you.”
Her pupils dilated and she inhaled sharply. Determined, she opened the bag and pulled out his jersey. “Thank you,” she gushed. “You didn’t have to bring me one. I know they cost a lot of money.”
He brushed some of her curls away from her face. “It’s one of mine.”
“Same size you wear?”
“No, one of mine.” He dragged a finger down the side of her cheek. “I wanted you in my clothing.”


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