Stud for Hire
Book 1 of the Coopers’ Companions Series
It isn’t Jade Talmage’s idea to hire a strange man to escort her to the hospital gala. The absence of her brother Paul—her usual companion—leaves her with no choice but to accept her daughter’s offer to hire an escort.
Enter Zachary Cooper, one-third owner of Coopers’ Companions, a professional escort service. Zach is exactly the type of man she wants in her life. Yet she’s sure a relationship with a man ten years her junior would lead to nothing but heartache.
Zach wants a lifetime with the woman he’s fallen for so desperately, and has to convince Jade that he’s much more than a stud for hire—he’s the man who loves her.
(Previously published as Rent-A-Stud.)
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Zach held out one hand to her. “May I have this dance, Ms. Talmage?”
With a tiny curtsy, Jade accepted his hand and moved into his arms. It amazed her how well they fit together. He held her close to him, yet loose enough so she could easily pull away if she desired.
She didn’t want to leave his arms all night.
“I still think you were lying to me,” Zach said.
Jade turned her head so she could see his face. “About what?”
“Stepping on my feet. You haven’t stumbled once with me.”
Say it, Jade. This is a one-time thing. Be completely honest with him. “Maybe I never had the right dance partner.”
She rested her head on his shoulder. His hand swept up and down her spine in a slow, lazy caress. Jade sighed softly, content to follow his lead around her living room. To be touched, to be held, had never felt so good.
When the song ended and he tipped up her chin, she eagerly awaited his kiss.
Velvety lips, his warm breath on her cheek, the barest flick of his tongue on her bottom lip. Jade experienced it all, and craved more. She whimpered when he cradled her cheek in his hand, tilted his head, and deepened the kiss. Clutching the back of his jacket, she parted her lips and accepted the gentle thrust of his tongue. Zach’s free hand drifted down to her hip and pulled her tighter against his groin. His cock felt hard and thick against her softness.
She wanted him inside her more than she wanted to see tomorrow.
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