They call me Sexy Six
Sexy? That’s what they say
Unstoppable? You bet your ass
NFL Golden boy, Super Bowl MVP, and the league’s hottest player—on and off the field. To most, I’m a celebrity, with the records to prove it.
Fame, fortune, family… I’ve got it all.
Except Grace Monroe.
Two years ago, Grace turned my world upside down with just one look. I didn’t stand a chance against the shy, southern beauty with the radiant violet eyes. Our intense connection was unlike any force I’ve ever faced. Then she disappeared, without a word, leaving me with nothing but questions, a handful of memories, and a lifetime of what-ifs.
Now she’s back, and so much more than the girl I once knew. Stunning, successful, and sexy as sin, she’s my fantasy come true.
One taste, one touch, one moan, and I’m addicted.
Grace is the game changer I never saw coming. Everything I’ve ever wanted is finally within reach.
Suddenly, I’m playing the most important game of my life… a game where losing isn’t an option.
Because this time… winning means forever.
What happens when you come face to face with the 'one who got away'?
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Gah!! I freaking love Grace & Nick. I mean, I thought Bizzy and Shaw were great, but these two are absolutely AMAZING. They went on one date. ONE. And they both fell for each other. But then a death in the family resulted in Grace leaving school and moving back home and the two never saw each other again.
Now it's two years, six months and seventeen days later. Nick is a Super Bowl winning quarterback and Grace is a successful gallery owner. And they are once again, unbeknownst to Nick, living in the same city. To say that Nick is shocked when he sees Grace is an understatement. She gets away before he can approach her, but he doesn't let that stop him. From the moment they reconnect, Nick makes it very clear that he will not let Grace slip through his fingers again. Whether it's meeting her family or calming her nerves, Nick is determined to prove to her that they belong together.
The instant my eyes land on the two pictures side-by-side, possession and jealousy burn in my blood. Grace is a goddess. There’s no other way to describe her. She’s pressed close to my front, one hand threaded through her hair, as I kissed her. Her legs, her hair, the dress…she’s a walking Sex Siren.
“We look like we’re making out in public!” she screeches.
“That’s the least of my worries. You have attracted half of the male population in Miami with these shots. Hell, probably more than that considering these are everywhere.”
She pounds on the screen, pointing at our kiss. “Do you see this?”
Apparently, she’s not worried about my statement. “Yeah, I see it. Did you hear me? I’m going to have to fight off—”
“NICK, get serious! I’ve never been associated with A-listers before. I didn’t know anyone caught us kissing.” Her voice goes to a high pitch, and I fight back the laughter. She leers at me and narrows her eyes. “This is not funny!”
I take the iPad from her and toss it to the end of the bed, then I tug her close, trapping her under me. “It wasn’t funny at first glimpse when I realized you are now going to be dubbed a sex symbol with those fucking legs in that dress, but watching you freak out about a kiss makes it comical. I’m glad they have a shot of you in my arms. Maybe it will keep some of the vultures away.”
“Nick!” Her screech becomes muffled when I bury my head in her neck, kissing a trail to her collarbone.
“Hmm?” I mumble.
“Are you taking me seriously?”
“Not especially. I have other things on my mind.”
“Should we talk about this?”
“Nope, we should stop talking and go back to how I should have started the morning. Kiss me.” I balance on an elbow and cup her chin. “Forget about everything but this.” I skim my lips over hers. “Forget the phones calls, the press, the pictures…I want you to remember nothing but waking up in my arms.”
Our eyes meet, and I watch whatever she was thinking start to melt away. “How do you do that?”
“I don’t know how to explain it, but somehow, you calm me. My mind was racing, thinking about those pictures and being the object of hordes of gossip, but when you looked at me like that, it disappeared.”
There’s so much I want to say, but my head screams that it’s too much too soon. So instead, I grin and kiss the tip of her nose. “It’s part of my charm?”
“Don’t get cocky.”
“I’m not cocky. I’m needy, and right now, I need a kiss from my hot as shit girlfriend who is far too sexy for her own good. We have about three minutes before both our phones start blowing up with this, and I’d like to spend that three minutes kissing you.”
Her face relaxes, and a small smile forms. “Well, when you put it that way—”
I don’t let her finish before I lower my mouth and slide my tongue between her lips. She doesn’t put up a fight, welcoming me and following my lead.
Less than two minutes later, our phones start ringing, but neither of us moves to answer them.*sigh*
I just love them so much. Grace and Nick's path to happily every after is such a fun one. She becomes a part of his family almost immediately and Nick hits it off with hers. (sidenote: Grace's brother Logan was basically a Bennett brother and I loved him. Even when I wanted to smack him upside the head.) And when Nick has to make the grand gesture to prove to Grace that he is all in...OH. MY. GOD. When Nick does something, he goes ALL OUT. I was swooning all over the place.
I just adore every single member of the Bennett family. Ahren write the best banter between Mathis, Nick and Shaw and I found myself laughing out loud more than once. These brothers really know how to get on each other's nerves and they had a great time watching Nick lose him mind over Grace. The same thing happened with Shaw and now it's Nick's turn (and even a little Mathis in there). Intrigued? And Bizzy...he is as spunky and wonderful as ever. And she becomes a great friend to Grace. Love. Her.
Ahren has given us another amazing book. It made me both laugh and cry and the epilogue made me so freaking happy!! It is Nick and Grace's story, but she manages to give us more of everyone we know and love as well as spiking our curiosity about others. *cough* Mathis & Claire *cough*
Ahren spent her formative years living in an active volcano. There her family made collectible lava art. She studied rock collecting at the Sorbonne in France. There she met the love of her life-her pet pig Sybil. She returned to the states and started writing. She is happily married to a guy who used to live under a bridge and she met while pole-dancing. They have one amazing daughter.
Now, meet the real me. I grew up in the south and consider myself a true “Southerner”. Most of the special locations mentioned in my books are reflections of my favorite places. Living on the Florida coast, my family spends a lot time at the beach which is where I usually can be found with a book in my hand. I started writing my Surrender Series, in the spring of 2013 and have received incredible support from the Indie community. Throughout this year, I have been privileged to meet some amazing people that I am thankful to have in my life.
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