Published by Self on 12/19/2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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It starts with a bang.
As in me and Hadley, the maid of honor, during my brother’s wedding reception.
Sure, it was amazing, but I’m a one-and-done kind of guy.
After spending years of my life getting screwed over by managers and agents with the Ryder Brothers, I no longer like to commit.
I don’t even play music anymore.
The secret that I haven’t told anyone- is that I can’t.
A chance to raise money for my best friend’s nonprofit to help child stars means it’s time to deal with my block.
Hiring Hadley seems like the obvious solution.
She wants inside my head (not happening). I want to bang her again (she says she can’t sleep with clients).
Between my baggage and her professionalism, can my problem even be fixed?
Or will we both end up just wanting more?
MORE (RYDER BROTHERS #3) by J.D. Hawkins
Release Date: December 19th
Cover Design: Laurelin Paige
Photographer: Wander Aguiar Photography
Cover Model: Wayne S.
From the very beginning, I was so excited for the Ryder Brothers series. Three stories about brothers by three different authors. What is there not to love? In More by J.D. Hawkins we get Jonas Ryder and Hadley’s story and I devoured it.
I just loved Hadley. She was supportive, caring and smart. She was always willing to help. Jonas is struggling and is in need of help. He has not been able to do the one thing he has always loved, music. But when he needs to step up, he hires Hadley. The woman he slept with at his brother’s wedding reception. Now that they are working together, it’s hands off!
I love the chemistry between Hadley and Jonas. Jonas had some obstacles to overcome and Hadley was the perfect person to help him. More by J.D. Hawkins was an emotional and sweet romance!
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Hadley has something about her. Something beyond that daytime fantasy-inducing body and those cinematic eyes. So maybe it’s not just lust that’s made her dance around my thoughts for months now—it’s not like I’m short of women willing to fulfill those kinds of wants. Perhaps some part of me knows Hadley could be good for me, in more ways than one.
I watch her a while longer, feeling the calm energy that her presence seems to bring. Just looking at her is enough. Then, as she finishes her juice and moves away from the group to put the empty glass on a table, I turn to the bartender and instruct him on what to mix up for me.
A Pirate’s Booty. Once again.
The place is louder now, as people pass around the baby clothes and toys, conversation splitting off into a dozen smaller, more intense ones. I take the drink and move through the guests, smiling as a few of them call hellos, and eventually reach my target.
“Third time’s the charm?” I say, once I’m close.
She spins around and looks startled for a second. Her eyes going from mine, to the drink, and back to mine again before she tilts her head and casts that warm sunbeam of a smile at me.
“I appreciate it, but I’m not drinking tonight. Driving.”
I push the drink a little closer to her.
“I’m sure there’s a kind gentleman somewhere around here who’s willing to take you home.”
She laughs gently, then bites her lip in a gesture so sexy it could be its own porn category. A moment of hesitation, the indecision written all over her expressive face—but I know she’ll give in.
“You know what? I’ll take you up on that,” she says, side-eyeing me coquettishly as she takes the drink and sips. I savor it, the way she raises her chin, the slenderness of her neck. God, she’s incredible.
“Very good,” she says, her smile a little wider now, a little more subtextual.