Series: Calamity Falls
Published by Self on 9/17/20
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Also in this series: It Was Always You
Can the handsome loner win the heart of the single mom? He's about to find out on their Vegas road trip.
Single mom Skylar James is absolutely not interested in the broody, inked artist who works in her brother’s motorcycle repair shop. She’s focused on her four-year-old son and her thriving business as an image consultant. But when he asks her to work her magic on his widowed mom, how can she say no? She’s in—even if it means a road trip with the man who can’t take a hint.
When Jinx Costello rolled into Calamity, Wyoming, he met the woman who owned him heart and soul. Unfortunately, he hasn’t been able to convince her about their destiny. She won’t even go on a date with him. But when he sees her in action with a client, he puts his own needs aside to ask for help with his mom.
Away from her family and business, Skylar finally lets down her guard and realizes why she’s been fighting Jinx so hard: she’s wildly attracted to him. Which makes it hard to uphold her vow not to date while her son’s little.
Jinx can’t believe the woman of his dreams is finally giving him a chance. But is she just letting loose on a Vegas road trip?
Because this is it for him. She’s it.
And now he just has to prove it to her.
A Calamity Falls Christmas Novella
Release Date: September 17, 2020
Come Away With Me by Erika Kelly takes us back to her Calamity Falls series and I truly enjoyed reading it. This can be read as a standalone, as each book is about an interconnected couple. I am slowly working my way through the series and an loving it. We meet Jinx (love that name) and Skylar who are not quite friends but there has always been something there between them. Skylar’s main priority is her son. She has no room for dating. Jinx has always been attracted to Skylar, but she is determined not to date.
When Jinx needs help for his mom, Skylar is just the person. Now as they spend time together, neither can no longer deny what they feel. I loved watching them open up to the other and how Jinx was with her son. This was a quick read that was sweet and charming.
He looked confused. “For?”
“I’m done fighting my feelings for you. It was easy to push you away when it was nothing more than physical attraction. You’re gorgeous, and you’ve got a body to die for. Those things I could resist. But you’re the kindest, sweetest, most generous man I’ve ever known. And…” Tears burned.
“No, no more tears. I can’t take it.”
She shook her head. She needed to say this. “But you’re so good with my son.” She held his gaze, and emotion swelled so big and hard she couldn’t contain it. “I like you so much, Jinx, and I…” She got up on her toes, clasped a hand around his neck and drew his mouth down to hers. “I really want to kiss you.”
The first brush of lips sent sparks shooting through her. This big, hard muscled man was so gentle, his lips soft. He kissed her like she was a precious thing, like he wanted to savor this moment he’d waited so long for.
But she was too needy, too desperate for him. Licking into his mouth, she felt a shudder run through his body. When their tongues collided, the world burst into a shower of stars, and—Oh, my God—she’d never wanted anyone the way she wanted him. “You think your mom will mind if we leave without her?”
Grabbing her hand, he led her across the dance floor and whispered into his mom’s ear. She glanced to Skylar, looking concerned.
When he came back to her, she said, “What did you tell your mom?”
“I might’ve said I needed to get you to bed.”
“You what?” She nudged him. “You did not tell your mom we’re leaving to have sex.”
Right there on the dance floor, he cupped her chin, forcing her to look him in the eyes. “Just so we’re clear, I get that you’re away from your son, you’re in Vegas, and you want to have some fun. But I don’t want an hour with you. I don’t want one night.”
“What do you want?”
“Everything.” His desire for her made her knees buckle. “I want everything with you.”
author Erika Kelly writes sexy and emotional small town romance. Married to the
love of her life and raising four children, she lives in the southwest, drinks
a lot of tea, and is always waiting for her cats to get off her keyboard.