A wild boy. A sly girl. Cross Donati defines trouble. He does what he wants because he’s never known anything different. He’s unapologetic, and he owns it. Catherine Marcello is every bit a good girl … on the outside. Her entire world is a legacy, and she lives it. She’s curious, and she’s exploring it. She chases bad things. He never learned to be good.
King of Campus
The uncrowned king of Barnett University. He’s like a freaking celebrity around here. It’s totally ridiculous. People, by which I mean grown women, actually stalk him on the internet. And around campus. Apparently, he’s god’s gift to both football and the ladies (I’m using that term loosely). All he has to do is smile and girls fall right onto their backs before spreading their legs wide. I’ve heard that he’s already plowed his way through half the female population at Barnett. My guess is that he’ll work his way through the second half before he gets drafted to the NFL later this year.
Stressed out, overworked, and dealing with some…slightly embarrassing gastrointestinal issues, I reluctantly agree to take the vacation my family and friends insist I need. I’ll relax, recharge, and make some plans for the future of my company. When the boy who charmed me at seventeen ends up at the same lakeside campground, grown-up Luka is just as charming now as he was then. Not that I have time for his swoon-worthy grins or that edible six-pack he keeps flashing when his shirt’s off. And his shirt is off. A lot.
At 36, Rachel’s achieved her career goals and is now focused on two things: adopting a child and finding a partner to raise that child with. Since love and marriage haven’t happened for her after all these years of dating, it’s time for a different approach. People—ahem, Scott—may judge her for it, but she refuses to let that stop her from looking for a decent guy who’s ready to be a father. Hooking up with a player like Scott is a complication she doesn’t have time for. Except…she can’t seem to stay away from him and the steamy connection they have. Or that damn dimple when he smiles.