When you’re starting your life over again, you go back to what you know. For me, that’s Denver. I thought I’d left this city behind, convinced I was on to bigger and better things. One second, one wrong step, and everything came crashing down. People pretend to rally around me, but it’s all fake as hell.
That’s why I signed up to do the stranger session. I needed to shake things up, do something new and maybe meet a pretty face at the same time.
I wasn’t expecting to turn around and see someone I recognized. We might have gone to high school together, but we’re still strangers. Then and now. How do I show a girl who knew my reputation back then I’m a different person now?
I’m finally free of what I used to be. It’s a great feeling. I’m exactly who I want to be, who I knew I always was, but I had to fight hard to leave the nerdy bookworm behind. I’m finally the butterfly and I want to show it to the world. That’s why getting a free photography session was right up my alley; the fact that it would be with a stranger didn’t faze me at all.
I wish I’d turned around and saw a stranger. I might not know him, but I remember him. He was that guy in school. You know the one.
He says he’s changed. He says a lot of things. Does he really think I’m his? Can you fall in love with someone so easily? It feels real. The best way to test it, I guess, is to go back to where it all began.
When there’s a lot to celebrate, my teammates make sure it’s done in style. The season has just begun, but this year is special, I can feel it. We have a new quarterback at the helm of the Denver Mustangs, and he has connections which have nothing to do with his NFL fame. That’s why we’re at the hottest club in Denver celebrating the first home game of the season, even if we can’t get wild.
I didn’t expect to be captivated by a gorgeous, curvy woman while out at Aces, but now that I’ve seen her, I know she’s mine. Georgia can run from me all she wants, but it just makes me want to chase her. I can see she doesn’t trust me, but I’m going to change her mind.
This year is going to be best one yet, on the field and off. I’m going to get the girl, the team is going to have a winning season, and everything will be right in the world. I just need to convince my girl that she’s made for me without a penalty flag being thrown. Easy, right?
When Iris, one of my salon clients and friends, invited me out to Aces, I almost said no. But who can refuse a free night out on the town? I guess it helps to know the owners. Maybe a night out is exactly what I need to shake things up in my life.
I didn’t know I’d be part of the Denver Mustangs celebrating their first home game with a new quarterback and the championship shining like stars in their eyes. Being surrounded by large, hunky men is a bonus. I’ve learned I can look but touching and getting involved doesn’t work out for me.
There’s a flag on the play, though, when Cooper Graves sets his sights on me. He might play defensive back on the field, but, when it comes to me, he’s all about playing offense. He can’t really want me and all my curves, right? When he doesn’t give up, can I give into him and everything he’s promising me?
**18+ If you like alpha heroes and an insta-love story that is sweet and spicy but isn’t necessarily simple, then this is for you. No cheating with a guaranteed HEA. It is a standalone but is related to my Denver Family series (Banks Ink., Suburban Outcasts and Higgins Security). Cooper plays for the Denver Mustangs, you meet their quarterback, Lucas Caldron, as the MMC in Blast From The Past (Stranger Shoot Book #4) along with another teammate, Ace Riley (offensive lineman).**
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