Meet River & Marley in this emotionally twisted – unconventional stand alone by Lisa DeJong
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My story isn’t a love story … not the typical kind anyway.
As a lawyer, I’m used to discovery, but I never saw this one coming.
Every day, River gives me ten reasons to stay away, and then eleven reasons why I can’t. Our relationship was to remain strictly business, or at least I tried.
Four years of marriage, and everything with Cole has changed. I never knew two people who lived together could be so distant. But I’m not ready to give up on him.
One man wants to break me.
The other is just trying to get even.
Both are lying to me.
***This is a standalone contemporary romance (though a little unconventional and twisted!)
My eyes never leave my guest who’s dressed in a crisp navy blue suit, white shirt with the top two buttons undone, and expensive brown leather belt and shoes—the kind Cole works so hard for. River carries the look with ease.
“I hope I didn’t interrupt,” he says, sauntering toward one of my guest chairs.
He shrugs, relaxing into his seat. “I was bored, and I’ve noticed you like your coffee, so I thought I could buy you a cup. It’s the least I can do since you’re going to have to put up with me all day.”
“Who said you could barge into my office?”
He smirks. Stupid dimple. “Your secretary was missing so I helped myself.” His eyes stare into mine—too long and far too intense. “I didn’t mean to interrupt your phone call with Mr. Mason, by the way.”
“Something tells me you’re not feeling all that guilty.”
“You’re right, but I did learn something about you.” His elbow rests on the arm of the chair, index finger brushing his chiseled jaw.
“What’s that?” I ask, unable to look away.
“You profess love with indifference.”
My mouth falls open before I realize it. I quickly recover, searching for my voice. “What do you know about love?”
“Enough,” he says simply.
Lisa De Jong is a wife, mother and full-time number cruncher who lives in the Midwest. Her writing journey involved insane amounts of coffee and many nights of very little sleep but she wouldn’t change a thing. She also enjoys reading, football and music.
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I stayed up until 3 am reading this one. That’s how you know it’s a good book. With that being said, I loved loved loved River. He had the best banter with Marley. Great banter is an added bonus with the books I read. It makes me smile big. He was a bit of an ass the first time we met him but I like to say he was a cocky ass. He knew what he wanted and went after it and had loads of confidence.
“Are you sure your’re married to Cole Mason?’
“As far as I know. Do you have a problem with that?”
“No. He Just seems like he deserves worse…and you deserve better.”
“There’s this line. You’re not allowed to cross it.”
The sparks pretty much flew as soon as these two met no matter how much they tried to fight it. Well, her more than him. I hated Marley’s husband. He really only cared about one thing: himself. He forgot about Marley countless times when he was away on business, he even stayed away on her birthday. It’s no wonder she found comfort with another man. The cheating aspect of this one didn’t bother me because Cole was an ass and Marley was pretty much done with him when it happened. Yes, she broke her vows but you just have to read the book to understand everything.
River has asked me more questions. River has shown me more affection. I know it’s wrong but it makes me feel better. River Holtz is becoming my drug.
There are some twists and turns in this one that I won’t give away but they were definitely dramatic and added to the storyline without getting boring. I loved the epilogue. It was so sweet and gave me butterflies. I can’t wait to see what other people think about this one. Definitely going on my favorites shelf.
Life turns in a circle. You journey around, maybe hitting a few bumps or snags along the way. Then you’re right back where you started, but yet never in the same place.