One-night stands are supposed to be with someone convenient, or wickedly persuasive, or regrettable. They aren’t supposed to be with someone like him.
But after a crazy Vegas weekend celebrating her college graduation—and terrified of the future path she knows is a cop-out—Mia Holland makes the wildest decision of her life: follow Ansel Guillaume—her sweet, filthy fling—to France for the summer and just…play.
When feelings begin to develop behind the provocative roles they take on, and their temporary masquerade adventures begin to feel real, Mia will have to decide if she belongs in the life she left because it was all wrong, or in the strange new one that seems worlds away.
'I want to love all of my life as much as I love this night...'
Mia, along with her long time best friends, Harlow and Lola, have just graduated college and have the summer ahead of them. Mia will be headed off to business school in Boston, a requirement by her father whom doesn't really care what she wants to do with her future. But right after graduation the trio head off to Las Vegas for a fun filled weekend and oh yeah...fun was had...maybe a little too much fun...
Mia meets a sexy French stranger, Ansel, along with his best friends, Oliver and Finn, and well...some of these friends end up...married...
This is one reason drunk and Vegas don't mix or do they?
"You've found your adventure, and are going to chase it."
Ansel knew from the moment that he met Mia that she was something special. Not only did Mia propose to Ansel BUT she let her guard down while she was drunk and told him things that she never talks about; which makes Ansel fall even more for the ex-dancer.
So what does Ansel want from Mia the morning after?
Uh...no...he wants his new wife to fly to Paris with him for the summer so she can relax and enjoy herself away from her over demanding father.
So what happens?
Well against Mia's usual character, she hops on a plane and travels 'home' with Ansel and the two have to brave murky waters to figure out how to cope with being together
And when they are together?
It's smoking hot and passionate.
"I wasn't looking for anything, Mia, but that's why I trust what I feel for you. I've never wanted anyone the way I want you. It's unlike anything I've ever known."
Regardless of how hot the sex is, can two people from different worlds who are still practically strangers make a life together work?
Or will secrets and obligations keep them from finding a HEA?
"I'm lost in you."
Lauren Billings (but everyone calls her Lo) has a Ph.D. in neuroscience and before she made writing her full-time job, would spend her days doing nerdy research-type things wearing a lab coat and goggles. She is silly Mommy to two littles, wife to one mountain biking homebrewing scientist, bestie to a shoe-stealer, and an unabashed lover of YA and romance.
Christina Hobbs (but you’ll always hear Lo call her PQ) used to spend her days in a junior high counseling office surrounded by teenagers. Married to the cutest boy in school, she has a thirteen year old daughter, is an unapologetic lover of boy bands and glitter, and also likes to steal Lo’s shoes.
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