And my arch nemesis since birth.
Our parents’ friendship meant we had to co-exist. But it didn’t mean we had to like it. He purposely did things to get under my skin. Like spreading rumors about me in junior high so no boys wanted to go out with me. Or sleeping with several of my high school friends, just to prove he could. And let’s not forget about him conveniently choosing to attend my first choice college, even though he had dozens of other schools desperate for him to play ball for them, just to spite me.
His life mission has been to make me miserable. But when I decide to give him a taste of his own medicine, he doesn’t respond well to the shoe being on the other foot. The further I push, the harder he pushes back.
I know it’s only a matter of time before one of us breaks. I just never dreamt it would be him who would crack first. And we he does, things take a turn I never saw coming.
I thought we were just playing games.
I was wrong…
Eight years ago I ran.
I ran from my parents.
I ran from my pain.
I ran from him…
I never wanted to go back.
If not for my best friend’s wedding, I likely never would have.
The plan was simple.
Get in. Get out.
Easy as that.
Only I should have known nothing is ever that simple.
Especially when Westin Carver is involved.
He broke my heart once.
Or rather, he completely annihilated it.
And I have no doubt that if given the chance, he’d do it all over again.
But even knowing that, it doesn’t change the way I crave him.
The way my body reacts to him.
The way one touch completely obliterates the wall I built between us.
But when it comes to Westin not everything is as it seems.
They say love is blind. In my case, love is blinding.
Because I should have seen what was coming next…
And I didn’t.
The most infuriating man I’ve ever met.
He’s crass, selfish, malicious. The worst kind of person.
From our very first encounter we were at odds. Standing on opposite ends of the battlefield preparing for war.
He didn’t care for me.
I despised him.
Until one day things started to change…
I didn’t want to want him. Hell, I hated myself for it.
And yet, there I was, falling hard for a man I had sworn as my mortal enemy.
But as time passed, I started to see him differently.
I started to see beyond the perfect exterior he exuded.
I started to see him.
But how can you truly know someone who’s spent their entire life hiding behind a facade?
Lines are drawn.
Secrets are revealed.
And when the dust finally settles, nothing will ever be the same again.
Professional baseball player turned Hollywood actor.
A conceited, self-absorbed, womanizer who thinks no one is immune to his charm.
I deal with men like him every day.
Men who think the world bends to their will.
Men who think they can have anything or anyone they want.
I’ve learned to overlook it.
As a high-end real estate agent in Los Angeles County, you kind of have to.
So, when Treyton interrupts one of my showings like he already owns the property, I barely even bat an eye. That is, until he makes an offer. A very generous offer. One that would nearly double the commission I’m set to make.
But there’s a catch…
The offer is only good if I agree to go on a date with him.
I know it’s a bad idea.
Because when you’re dealing with a man like Treyton Tyler, there’s always more to the story.
And once he has me in his grasp, he has no intention of walking away until he gets exactly what he wants…
I met Thad Mitchell for the first time when I was just a child. I didn’t remember much about him- except that he pushed me off a swing set when I was four years old and broke my arm. Not the best thing to remember about a person but there it is.
He moved away a couple years later and soon became a distant memory. That is until I walked into my parent’s house after being gone for four years to find him sitting at the kitchen table with my family like he’d been there all along.
The second his blue eyes found mine it was instant- the attraction, the spark, the zing as some people call it. In that moment my entire world shifted. Every second, every minute that followed became a whirlwind.
Thad didn’t just turn my life upside down; he ripped through it– an unstoppable force of nature that wouldn’t be satisfied until there wasn’t a single facet of my life left unturned. And yet somehow at the end of it all he was still the only thing I wanted.
Haunted by a past he can’t escape- the only question that remains is can I find a way to calm the storm that rages inside of him or will I end up just another causality in his unrelenting path of destruction?
The boy I spent my entire childhood pining after.
He never saw me of course.
To him I was just a child. His best friend’s baby sister. A silly little girl.
Until I wasn’t anymore…
I thought I could be the one to change him. The one to tame him.
Instead, I became one of the many broken hearts he left in his path.
I didn’t run away. I had planned to leave all along.
But what I didn’t plan for was how I would feel returning all these years later.
One look and it all came back.
One look and suddenly I remembered everything…
Every word. Every kiss. Every touch.
Even after everything he put me through; Paxton Stewart still owns my heart.
The only question remaining is what he plans to do with it now…
Crazy Stupid Perfection is the third and final standalone novel in the Crazy Love series.
It can be read by itself or following Crazy Stupid Love and Crazy Stupid Obsession.
Time heals all wounds…
That’s what they say anyway.
But I believe some wounds never actually heal.
Like the hole left in my heart where Kyle used to be.
The pain a permanent reminder of what I had, and what I lost.
A piece of me died with him that day.
A part of myself I thought I’d never get back.
But then he happened.
Unexpected and exciting, he’s everything I shouldn’t want and yet somehow, exactly what I need.
He challenges me in a way I’ve never been challenged.
He makes me see the person I used to be- the happy carefree girl with her whole life ahead of her.
It doesn’t matter that he’s older than me, or that he’s my brother’s closest friend.
All that matters is how he makes me feel…