An exclusive excerpt of a selected scene from Susan Meier's Her Summer with the Marine (March 10, 2014) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene. Please log in or register to read the full excerpt.
Their competition has never been so irresistible
The last person Ellie McDermott wanted to run into after returning to her hometown is Finn Donovan, her high school nemesis and the guy she crossed the line from enemies to lovers with one night years ago. Now ex-military, tattooed, and still sexy as hell, Finn is a complication Ellie doesn’t need—she needs to concentrate on saving her family business.
Finn’s entire life, Ellie was there, going head-to-head with him in every class, bee, and test. So it’s no surprise she’d show up just as he was about to take over her father’s struggling business. It is a surprise, though, that his attraction to her is even more explosive than it had been. Acting on their attraction is one thing, but Finn has to turn a profit to save his own family, and nothing—not even love—will get in his way.
Finn’s half hour on the hot seat whipped by. For entertainment’s sake, he tossed his head to get rid of the water in his hair, and pretended falling into four feet of cool liquid on a hot day was a hardship. But right before his stint was over, he glanced up and saw Brent the bartender talking with Ellie.
His gut tightened. He told himself not to care, as little Ozwald Theys stepped up to the line to throw his first ball. He let his gaze amble over to laughing Ellie and in-full-flirt-mode Brent, then suddenly found himself submerged again.
He jumped out of the water. He shook the drops from his hair and wiped his hands down his face before he climbed the ladder. What did he care if Brent was flirting with her? She didn’t like him. And now he didn’t like her.
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