Scott Cassidy has lived a blessed life. Growing up in Laguna Beach with a loving family, he was discovered in high school when he appeared on the popular reality TV show, Laguna Nights. Now cast as a doctor on the number one soap opera, his star keeps rising. Finally free from his long-term girlfriend, Scott isn’t looking for love, but when a popular dating app matches him with Jamie Kane, he can’t deny the sparks. But is she really everything she seems?
Jamie Kane isn’t lucky in love or life. Her childhood was tumultuous with a single mom who moved to Hollywood for fame but ended up waiting tables in Malibu. Certainly not one of the spoiled kids she went to high school and college with, Jamie has worked hard to achieve her dreams of being an actress, even as she begins to realize it’s not her calling. Jamie believes Scott may be the answer to everything unless a past mistake makes him doubt their future together.
Once you become a star, can you trust other people’s intentions?
She leaned forward and wrapped her arms around Scott’s neck. The embrace sent a jolt through him. He felt his body stir at the contact, as he was sure Jamie did too. All thoughts of his business were lost as he leaned his head down, capturing her lips in a kiss. They were soft and pliant under his. He ran his tongue along the seam of her lips and she opened to him. Before he realized it, she had deepened the kiss, her tongue tangling with his. Her hands ran down his back and trailed under his T-shirt, the heat of her touch on the bare skin of his back enticing. He wrapped his arms fully around her, pulling her soft curves against the hard planes of his chest. Her gasp encouraged him to continue.
Her hands ran under his T-shirt again, pulling it up as she ran her hands up his back. He released her for a minute and pulled his shirt up and over his head. He pulled her back to him and the feel of her shirt brushing against his bare chest was even more arousing.
“I want to feel you. I want to feel your skin against mine,” she whispered as she kissed up his chest.
“Are you sure, Jamie? I didn’t mean to get carried away. We can stop right now.”
“Don’t you dare stop,” she said. Jamie stepped back and ripped her T-shirt over her head. She reached behind her back to release her bra.
Kaira Rouda is a USA Today bestselling, multiple award-winning author of contemporary women's fiction and sexy modern romance novels that sparkle with humor and heart. Her women's fiction titles include HERE, HOME, HOPE, ALL THE DIFFERENCE and IN THE MIRROR. Her bestselling short story is titled, A MOTHER'S DAY. Kaira's work has won the Indie Excellence Award, USA Book Awards, the Reader's Choice Awards and honorable mention in the Writer's Digest International Book Awards. Her books have been widely reviewed and featured in leading magazines.
Her sexy contemporary romance series set on INDIGO ISLAND includes: WEEKEND WITH THE TYCOON, Book 1; HER FORBIDDEN LOVE, Book 2; THE TROUBLE WITH CHRISTMAS, Book 3; and THE BILLIONAIRE'S BID, Book 4. Each of these novellas can be read as a stand alone, or enjoyed as a series. Her new series is set in LAGUNA BEACH and includes: LAGUNA NIGHTS, Book 1; LAGUNA HEIGHTS, Book 2; and LAGUNA LIGHTS, Book 3 coming winter 2015. She also helped launch Melissa Foster's The Remington's Kindle World with her bestselling novella, SPOTLIGHT ON LOVE, and is part of Carly Phillips Dare to Love Kindle World with THE CELEBRITY DARE.
Her nonfiction titles, REAL YOU INCORPORATED: 8 Essentials for Women Entrepreneurs, and REAL YOU FOR AUTHORS: 8 Essentials for Women Writers (available for free download on her website) continue to inspire.
She lives in Southern California with her husband and four almost-grown kids, and is at work on her next novel. Connect with her on Twitter, Facebook at Kaira Rouda Books and on her website, KairaRouda.com.