The Single Mom

Karin Riley is a woman who knows her worth, and after an ugly divorce, she’s been happy to focus on her son and her career, taking a break from men altogether. But from the moment that she first meets the gorgeous Paul Cartwright, she can’t get him out of her head. He’s tall, dark, ripped…and has the sexiest freaking smile she’s ever seen. He’s also a badass homicide detective who puts away criminals and helps people for a living. And despite his reputation as a man who doesn’t do “serious relationships,” Karin can’t help but say yes when the unbelievable happens and the irresistible hunk actually asks her out. 

The Hot-as-Hell Detective

Paul Cartwright is a hard-nosed cop who’s always put his work first and everything else second, including women. He’s drawn to Karin Riley from the instant he sets eyes on her, her natural beauty and shy smiles affecting him in a way that he knows is going to spell nothing but trouble. Karin isn’t a hook-up kind of woman, and if the past has taught him any crucial lessons, it’s that he’s not cut out for anything more than casual. But she’s his brother’s neighbor and friend, which means they see each other often. And each time they hang out together, Paul only wants her more, until fate finally persuades him to stop fighting the inevitable.

The Impossible Comeback

Despite the best of intentions, things don’t always go as planned. After life deals Paul an unexpected blow and he reacts like a jerk, ruining his shot with Karin, it’s obvious to everyone who knows them that she won’t be giving him a second chance. At least not in this lifetime. But when Paul can’t put her out of his mind as easily as he’d hoped, and his feelings for her keep growing more intense, he knows he has to stop running and find a way to make things right. He might be pushing his luck, but he’s determined to earn her trust again…and get that “re-do” that he wants so badly—even if it means letting go of his emotional lockdown and finally opening himself up. Karin Riley owns him, heart and soul, and he’s ready to do whatever it takes to win her back…and make her his

★  An all-new contemporary romance novella.

  Book 3 in the Surf, Sun & Sex series. 


★  Available Now in Kindle Unlimited.



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"Combines passion and suspense with a touch of deadly danger guaranteed to keep you reading until the very last page."

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