By Kelly Jamieson
Releasing May 28th, 2018
Cash Hale has been in love with his best friend’s wife forever. Now Callie and Beau are divorced, but she’s still way off-limits. Dating her would betray his friendship with Beau. And Cash is nothing if not loyal.
Callie Sutherland is starting over. The end of her marriage was just one more way she failed to live up to her wealthy family’s expectations, so from now on she’s not even going to try. It’s time to live her life the way she wants. And she wants Cash.
Cash and Beau aren’t just friends, they’re business partners, and the drop in the price of oil has hurt their business. They need to win the bid for Sutherland Industries’ next big project—but it may get messy since Callie’s family owns the business. Not only would Cash risk his friendship with Beau to be with her, he’d be risking the company they worked so hard to create.
But this new Callie isn’t taking no for an answer.
He’s so screwed…
In Screwed by Kelly Jamieson, Cash Hale fell in love with his best friend's girl, but for years has done everything he can to keep his feelings buried. However, now that Callie and his best friend are divorced, Cash finds it hard to stay away from her, even though he knows getting involved with his friend's ex is a bad idea. But with Callie finally getting her life on track the way she wants and Cash being so loyal, will they get their shot at happy ever after or will Callie have her heart broken all over again?
Out of all the books I've read by Ms. Jamieson, which is a lot, this story is definitely up there fighting for a top three spot of this author's best books for me. Not only because it encompasses the forbidden relationship trope, a trope that leads to some interesting will-they-or-won't-they tension-filled moments; but because it has two wonderful characters that have fascinating back stories and go through a lot on their journey to happy ever after including the heroine finally making her parents understand that her life is -- just that -- her life and whether the hero would fight for his future with the heroine by being a little less loyal to a best friend who is a total jerk and didn't deserve Callie.
As for the dialogue, it was intense due to the main characters back stories and I loved how it bounced back to the past a couple of times. Clearly, Cash was in love with Callie even back then, but fought his feelings because he's a good friend. Moreover, the heroine is resilient, courageous and I liked how determined she is to go after what she wanted in both her professional and personal lives. She's talented and deserves to show her talents off, no matter whether her parents approve of her plans or not. Luckily, she has good friends that make up for her parents always making her feel like she isn't good enough.
While the hero, he's confident, a good guy and I liked how determined he was to resist the heroine, even though it was impossible the more time he spent with her. I also liked how supportive he was of the heroine's dreams and that he didn't let anyone keep her from achieving something for herself instead. Why can't her parents see that she's better off without her ex? Yet, what I liked most of all about the hero was the close relationship he shared with his family and how he's done everything he can to make life easier for his mother.
Overall, Ms. Jamieson has delivered a wonderful read in this book where the chemistry between this couple was off-the-charts; the romance was hot and had me loving that the hero and heroine couldn't resist each other no matter how hard they tried; and the ending had me loving how these two fight for their happy ever after. No way can the hero let Callie get away a second time. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up perfectly, as the heroine is determined to show her parents that life is good now that she has the right man by her side. I would recommend Screwed by Kelly Jamieson, if you enjoy second chance romances, the forbidden romance trope or books by authors Sarina Bowen, Kristen Proby, Victoria Denault and Erin Nicholas.
Their eyes locked together. Cash went very still, his hand on her back, warm and strong. “What?”
Callie slid off the stool, her body brushing against Cash’s, went onto tiptoes, and touched her lips to his. “Sex,” she whispered. “I need sex.”
She gripped his T-shirt in both hands and pulled herself closer, pressing against him. He sucked in a sharp breath, and his hands went to her hips. “Callie…”
Her eyes drifted closed, and she pressed her mouth to his. “Mmm.”
A groan rumbled in his chest as she licked his bottom lip, then kissed him again. And he kissed her back, his mouth opening. He took control of the kiss immediately, and her knees went weak. She clung tighter to him as her head spun, tasting the inside of his mouth with her tongue, electricity zipping through her body when he slid his tongue into her mouth.
He tasted delicious, and his lips moved on hers, firm and warm and perfect. His hands gripped her hips, fingers digging into her buttocks, and he pulled her against him. He was hard.
Oh sweet hopscotching Jesus, he was so hard. She whimpered and tipped her pelvis against him, then slid her arms around his neck, fingers slipping into his hair.
“Callie,” he groaned.
“Mmm.” She nipped his full bottom lip, stroked it with her tongue, then kissed his stubbled jaw. “Cash. Kiss me.”
“Fuck.” But he did it, arms now going right around her, crushing her against his big, hard body. She wanted to climb up him and get even closer. She rubbed her aching breasts against his chest and found his mouth again in a long, deep kiss.
Need zoomed low in her belly, a hot pressure coiling inside her. She needed more, needed him. “This is crazy,” she whispered against his jaw. “I’m dying for you.”
“Jesus.” He clasped her waist, turned, and lifted her onto the kitchen island. Then he shoved her plate of sushi aside and stepped between her thighs. She wrapped her legs around him to bring him up close against her throbbing center and grabbed his shoulders again.
His hands slid into her hair and twisted in the long strands, tugging deliciously on her sensitive scalp. Sensation slid down her spine, tension aching in the small of her back.
“Jesus, you’re hot,” Cash muttered as he nipped at her lips.
“Please. Oh God, please.” She’d never felt like this before, like she needed an orgasm so badly she was hurting, a deep, pulsing, biting desire.
She rubbed against the hard bulge behind his jeans, and he made a noise that sounded wild and hungry. “Careful, darlin’.” He sucked briefly on her bottom lip.
“You need it, too.” She moved against him again. “We both do. Please.”
He groaned and rubbed his nose alongside hers. “Callie…”
“Do you have a condom?”
“Christ.” He took a deep breath. “Are you sure?”
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Kelly Jamieson is a USA Today bestselling author of over forty romance novels and novellas. She writes the kind of books she loves to read–sexy romance with heat, humor and emotion. Her writing has been described as “emotionally complex”, “sweet and satisfying” and “blisteringly sexy”. She likes coffee (black), wine (mostly white) and shoes (high!). She also loves watching hockey. She is the author of the popular Heller Brothers Hockey series and the Rule of Three trilogy. Visit her website at http://www.kellyjamieson.com or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.