quirked a brow in weary amusement. “Look, I know what I’m asking you to do is
underhanded and somewhat nuts, but doesn’t my continued mental health count for
my head. “So, let me be sure I’ve got this right. Instead of you being
shanghaied by your mother into a marriage you don’t want, you want to shanghai
me into marriage I don’t want to protect you?”
succinctly, not even having the grace to look a little bit embarrassed
rolled my eyes and tugged to release my hand from his warm grasp.
helluva lot for putting me on the spot. As a wedding gift, can I expect to be
bitch-slapped by your mother, too?”
Angela.” Max flashed his killer grin. “Besides, your sentence will only be for
a few months, not for life.” His voice lowered huskily. “I’d never ask
something like this of you if it wasn’t vitally important. Will you help me?”
He squeezed my hand and entreated, “Please?”
uttered Max’s proposal was fake, but the last little flame of hope fluttering
inside me had died at his explanation. Ruthlessly, I stomped out any lingering
falling in love or broken any promises. My hurt feelings were the direct result
of taking a known womanizer seriously, something I knew all to well a woman
with a speck of self-preservation should never do.
dickhead. But he’s also my dickhead friend‑‑nothing more, nothing less.
married for real to Max in the name of friendship for a few months, when I’d
just vowed to get over him, would be a special kind of torture.
fake marriage proposal in the name of friendship be my chance to prove, once
and for all, that I am willing to forgive, forget, and finally get the fuck
over his ass?
to middle-class parents, the third out of five hellions. She’s lived in the
Midwest her whole life–in a small town, on a farm, and in the big city.
Currently, she resides in the suburbs of St Paul, Minnesota with her incredibly
tolerant, awesome husband and family. Always an avid reader of all genres, her writing
career began in 2012 with the debut of A Date with Fate, a blend of
contemporary-romance/ romantic suspense / and romantic comedy. Tracy’s goal as
a writer will always be to create worlds readers can’t wait to dive into for a
few hours of fun and excitement. She thrives on trying to come up with the
witty banter, steamy love scenes, pulse-throbbing action, and belly-laughing
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