Scarlet Leigh Johnson hasn’t had the easiest life, it’s been full of heartbreak and abandonment issues. So when she’s accepted to her dream school in her hometown of Savannah Georgia she’s ecstatic. Only one thing steps in her way. Community Service. She lost her temper just a little bit and now has to pay her dues. Her plan now, just get through this and never look back. Go to SCAD and make her dreams come true. That is until the biggest, cockiest, smartass she’s ever met crosses her path. She doesn’t want to deal with another pre-Madonna rich boy. But behind all of his smartass quips she’s sees the pain he’s hiding in his eyes.
Ryder Grayton Abbott is a Cotton heir and all about having a good time. Until one nights good time lands him community service. His plan is to muscle through it and get it over with. Just a few weeks building a house and he could go back to working on his farm and having a playboy lifestyle. Women he loves women, he just doesn’t trust them. They all want something from him. That is until he meets Scarlet. She wants nothing from him except maybe to kick his ass if he talks to her. He can see the fear that lies deep in her eyes. He wants her he can’t explain it, maybe it’s just a self-challenge, since he’s pretty sure she hates him. He knows she doesn’t trust him and he’s pretty sure he doesn’t blame her.
Meet two people that have a bundle of insecurities and need each other more than they realize.
This is the first book in the spin-off series from the Amazon Bestselling Temptation Series.
Ivie Butonelli has lived her entire life being no one’s priority. She’s had crappy parents, that didn’t care if she lived or died. Getting kicked out to live on her own at seventeen turns out to be the one thing that kind of works for her when she meets a local band. She loves her bass and her music, not to mention the guitarist/ lead singer, but she can’t ever tell him that. Her answer, moving from bad relationship to bad relationship and constantly feeling disappointment, until it becomes more dangerous than just disappointment.
Gable Johnson has always been the care taker in his house, since it came out that his father had two families. He took care of his sister growing up, tried to help his mother get past the gaping hole in her life that his bastard dad left. At seventeen he knew he met the girl that could break him or he’d break her. All this time he’s kept his hands and heart away from her, because she’s the bass player in his band. All he has that’s his own, is his music. If he goes after the girl and screws it up he’ll lose his music too.
When the band gets an offer to go on tour and Ivie’s latest relationship turns violent, she has decisions to make. Going on tour and getting away makes the most sense, but being in close quarters with Gable for months could mess with her head.
Gable’s anger when Ivie shows up to leave for the tour ignites all of the feelings he’s been hiding from himself and everyone else for years. Can they survive this tour together without tearing apart everything they’ve worked for? Can they survive each other?
Annabelle Garrett, a hard working nursing student, was brought up her entire life to be a society princess. On the outside, her country club family seems perfect, but it’s really all just smoke and mirrors. A little over a year ago she was swept off her feet and rescued by a handsome rugged solider who was deploying. They kept in touch and talked every chance they got while he was deployed, until he was injured. Now, she’s not sure where they stand, or if they even do. Meanwhile, her family wants her to give up the silly idea of being in the working class and do what society girls like her are meant to do…marry someone with more money.
Judd Hughes’s only plan growing up was to be a soldier, retire from the Army, and eventually move back home to work with his best friend, Ryder, at Abbott Cotton. Being Ryder’s wingman before his last deployment proved to only make things a little confusing. He met a drop dead sexy southern debutante and had a few of the wildest nights of his life. The problem is he can’t get her out of his head. He tried some distraction tactics during his deployment but they didn’t work. Now, he’s been injured, medically discharged from the military, and is learning to live in society again.
When Annabelle decides she’s going to try and stand on her own, it proves to be a fight with her family. Judd struggles with PTSD and what his next step in life is. Can she rescue him from the hell inside of his head and heart? Will he be enough to help her walk away from the privileged life she’s always lived?
This is the Final book in the Secrets of Savannah Series.