Emma Brown needs a break. She needs to step back and figure out where her life is going to go. It’s hard to make so many changes at once, but Emma knows in order to move forward, she needs to stop going backward.
Jeff Kelley doesn’t know how he’s going to make it through another summer. His daughter needs something to do besides sitting around the house with the neighbor turned babysitter. She needs her dad, but Jeff isn’t sure he knows what to do with a seven year old girl.
When Jeff suggests Emma coaches for his daughter’s basketball program, Emma thinks her boss is joking. She’s a college coach, not a babysitter for children. But Emma quickly realizes that working with girls who are eager to learn and not afraid to lose might be just what she needs to find herself.
Until she finds a sexy, caring father in her boss. Emma sees a side of Jeff she never knew existed as she discovers sides of herself she worried were long gone.
While Jeff connects with his daughter, he can’t stop himself from wanting to connect with her coach too. Emma thinks Jeff might be one too many changes in her life. But would Jeff be the one change that will make everything fall into place… or everything fall apart?
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Excerpt from Nothing But Net
Emma’s eyes widened as Jeff approached, but, thankfully, she didn’t make a move to get away. “If we’re not going to talk, Emma, then I might have to kiss you again.”
Emma squeaked, either from anticipation or refusal. Jeff knew he’d find out as soon as he actually tried to kiss her but really hoped it was the first one. If she pushed him away he wasn’t sure if he could handle it.
He knew he was playing a dangerous game with Emma. She wouldn’t stick around for the long term with a guy like him, but he wanted her so much he convinced himself one kiss, one touch, one night would be enough. He knew it never would be, but he knew he’d never be enough to keep her so he’d take what he could get.
It wasn’t right for him to want someone so much. Especially someone that was his employee, someone he wasn’t supposed to want. But he’d learned a long time ago you couldn’t control who you were attracted to. And he was done fighting how much he wanted Emma. She wasn’t in his office for a meeting. They weren’t boss and coach. They were in his house. With his bed just upstairs.
Across from his daughter’s room.
The thought of Taryn nearly stopped Jeff from pursuing Emma, but he was too far gone. He needed to have her. He didn’t have much of a choice anymore.
“Maybe we should talk,” Emma finally said. He was close enough to her that she rested her hand on his chest. He looked down at her arm, long and tanned and firm. She was made of muscle, but she wasn’t small. She had a curvy figure that drove him crazy, but her arms were clearly strong. She was everything he’d ever wanted in a woman. A perfect mix of strength and curves. Of soft and hard. Of passion and desire.
And she wanted to fucking talk.