I’m as virginal as the Mother Mary, the same one staring down at me from thirty paintings in my parents’ home where, yes, I still live. My overprotective Italian mother would drown me in Holy Water if she knew I applied to an international cooking show–or how dirty my mind truly is. Now, I’m Paris-bound as one of eight contestants. I know I’m one of the best new chefs and soon the world will know it, too. The only thing standing in my way is a tall, growly, bad boy chef with more tattoos than skin, and he’s currently looming in my hotel room with a proposal.
I met the most gorgeous man in the world at a hacker convention. And out of everyone there, he took me back to his hotel room. But a sizzling night of passion wasn’t the only thing he had in mind. He gave me a proposition I never expected. A spot on his mercenary team. A mission to assassinate a Colombian drug lord. A chance to avenge my father’s death.
Dylan McCormick has it all. A pro baseball career, millions of dollars, and a life most only dream of. But everyone has regrets, including Dylan—and he’s just come face to face with his in the form of Longhorns media director Maggie Jennings. Ten years ago, he loved her but made a choice that cost him the future he’d hoped for with her. Now, with a chance at redemption on the line, Dylan’s throwing the rule book out the window, willing to do whatever it takes to win Maggie back.