Roxie is a woman with a mission. She’s getting out of this nowhere town one way or another. Working in a bar, no matter how good the tips, isn’t going to get her land barge fixed so she can sail into the sunset any time soon.
Cliff is her knight on a white horse. Only she doesn’t want one. Owner of the bar she’s working in, he’s taken an interest in her that can’t be ignored. Her own motto of not sleeping with the boss is in danger. But Cliff appeals to her on many levels, and knows enough to tempt her with a bet that if she wins, she’ll be able to get out of town. If he wins, she stays for six months and warms his bed. Does she really want to win?
Final installment in a fun and flirty series. Roxie is very private and while open with her friends, still retains her secrets. Cliff is persistent in his pursuit, even resorting to firing her several times due to her motto of not sleeping with the boss. What starts off as an itch to scratch for them both soon turns into something neither has experienced, expected or for that matter, wanted. Once that bridge is crossed the stakes are raised significantly. While Roxie’s first response is to run, Cliff’s is to protect. Very hot interaction between the Cliff and Roxie and I liked Roxie’s style of not playing games. Tied up with a bow at the end, after some emotional angst and the unveiling of Roxie’s secret, this was a good solid read that made a fine conclusion to a fun series.
Roxie may have broken down in Middle-of-Nowhere, Texas, but she darn sure doesn’t plan on staying any longer than it takes to get the land yacht she arrived in up and running.
But you know what they say about the best-laid plans. Cliff was a complication she hadn’t counted on. The man looks like walking sex and he’s determined that before Roxie hightails it out of town, she’ll share his bed. So he offers her a job at his bar, Chaps, to keep her close—and adds a sexy bet on top of it.
If she wins, he finances her escape from Nowheresville. If he wins, she stays for six months, keeping bar by day and keeping him warm at night. It’s a wager she can’t resist—and one she can’t lose.