Irresistible (Something in Common Series)
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A Something in Common novella
Del Jenkins prefers to be alone—or so he tells himself until his younger brothers try to make him a playdate with bookstore owner Harper Hillman. Del’s brothers just want him to make a new friend, but there is no way he can be friends with Harper. Not unless Harper’s definition of “friends” includes jumping into bed together and getting naked and sweaty. When Harper turns him down flat because he doesn’t sleep with strangers, Del shrugs it off and suggests they get to know each other better. He already sees something wonderful in Harper, and he won’t give up so easily.
Harper is still mourning his dead husband, and a casual sexual encounter with Del is the last thing he wants. But getting to know each other—platonically, of course—should be harmless. In no way is Harper getting close to another man. But as he and Del spend more time together, Harper realizes it’s too late—he’s already involved. His heart is set on Del, and Harper is powerless to resist.
To my big sister, who loved Del from the beginning and knew he was meant for Harper. To my family, who have believed in me from the very beginning. Thanks for your support. Chapter One “DEL, we want to stop to get a book to read in the park,” a voice piped behind him. Dillard Jenkins looked briefly in the rearview mirror at the twins—his little brothers Humphrey and Darwin. Their faces were excited, for which Del was grateful. The last few weeks, with their parents’ arrival in Mapson,
hand, glaring, and then loosened his grip, yanking his hand away. “I know how I look, and I’m damn handsome. Sexy, even. I’m a catch. I have a job, I’m fairly sane, and….” Del laughed as Harper stopped, scowling. Del could tell he was trying to come up with something else. “Not an asshole, like some people I can mention, but I won’t, since I’m so polite.” Harper snapped his fingers. “Polite. I’m that too.” “Don’t forget even-tempered and not at all prickly,” Del replied. “I hear the sarcasm
room. In the doorway, he studied the two little boys, who were on the couch working on their laptops. They looked up and made space between them for him. Harper retrieved his book from the bookcase and joined them. As they leaned on him, he thought he could get used to having them around. Moments later, Del joined them, carrying his own book. He sat beside Rey and put his hand on the back of the couch against the back of Harper’s neck. Harper reached up, touching his hand before focusing on his
turned, seeing Del still searching for the boys. Harper hurried over into the bookstore and stopped before him. Del glared at him impatiently, then went to go around him. Harper gripped his arm. Del glanced at the hand on his arm, then lifted his head. Harper stifled a gasp at the cold expression in his eyes and on his face. “I don’t like being touched,” Del stated in a quiet tone. The threat was very clear, and Harper released him. There went his assumption that Del couldn’t be so bad. This
And you are alive, Harper. You deserve a man to hold you, kiss you, and make you scream,” Del stated. The cold, almost clinical tone pissed Harper off. Clenching his fist, he held it in, not wanting to hit Del because he knew he would not be able to stop. “You fucker. Is that what this is, buttering me up to get in my pants? That is really a low thing to do. Karl is barely dead.” Del frowned. “I thought he died almost two years ago.” “It’s been nineteen months.” “So one year and seven