Title: Birthday Girl
Author: Lily Kate
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Good things come in extra-large, smoking hot birthday suits.
Bad boy Cohen James has screwed up yet again. Star forward of Minnesota’s pro hockey team, Cohen’s made a name for himself—and not in a good way. So, at the insistence of his agent, he’s stuck volunteering at the local YMCA teaching introductory adult swim lessons for ten weeks. Ten weeks of torture.
What he doesn’t expect is her.
Annie Plymouth, star pupil.
Her ruffled green bathing suit might be the most ridiculous thing he’s ever seen, but after a few heated breaststroke lessons and some intense mouth to mouth, Cohen’s ready to get her out of the water and into her birthday suit… except she has a different game plan.
Is the pair destined to sink… or can they swim?
Leigh taps my arm. “Look! There. Can you see anything?”
I stop mid-sentence and raise onto my toes. I’m about to tell Leigh that the only thing I’ve spotted is a bad bikini wax on the woman to the left when my eyes lock on the target of everyone else’s attention.
It’s not a thing, so much as it’s a him. But him isn’t a term that does the man walking toward us justice. He’s an impressive specimen, sculpted like an athlete. From what I can see of his body, it’s gorgeous, more deity-like than man—although, when he turns his face upward, it’s not beautiful in the traditional sense.
He’s rugged, almost dangerous with a scar that cuts across his eyebrow and a mess of black hair combed back from his face. One strand has broken loose and hangs a little low over his eyebrow, and it’s just enough to give him a burst of humanity that has my stomach twisting in knots.
His eyes rake over the crowd, and if I’m not mistaken, he looks pissed. He stands still, tall, which causes his torso to show off the lean muscle he’s sculpted from years of… something. I’m not sure if the man works out or if he was gifted that body from God, but something is working. There are lines that I never knew existed across his abs.
Then, there are his arms. One arm is a complete sleeve of tattoos—shoulder to wrist. I’ve never been a tattoo sort of girl. I’m pretty vanilla when it comes to guys, if I’m honest. Maybe because those are the only ones I seem to attract. I can count the number of boyfriends I’ve had on one finger—my middle one—and he definitely didn’t look like the guy before us.
“I’m guessing by the stars in your eyes that you’re single?” Leigh’s grinning at me as I glance her way. “That’s the look of insta-lust.”
I realize my mouth is slightly open. “No, of course not. He’s not my type.”
About Lily Kate:
USA TODAY bestselling author Lily Kate works a pretttttty boring day job and writes books filled with heat, heart, and humor by night. Her debut novel, Delivery Girl, landed instantly on the USA TODAY list, thanks to all of her fabulous readers! 🙂
When she’s not writing books, you may find her watching Christmas movies before Thanksgiving, eating whipped cream from the can, or hanging out with her family.
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