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From USA Today Bestselling Author comes a sexy debut novel in the first of The Riverside Trilogy...

Drake Stagliano is a high maintenance man from a wealthy empire family in Chicago. He managers The Riverside Hotel/Restaurant where he only expects the absolute best. With a past filled with being used and heartbreak, the last thing he expects is to find a woman he can't control himself around—a chef intern.

Molly Woods is not your typical 23 year old. She's in her last semester of culinary school and interning at Drake's restaurant. She's closed dating off her list—her only priorities are finishing school & her 4 year old daughter. When Molly is pursued by Drake, she does everything she can to deny the chemistry and sexual tension. However, that doesn't last long & she finds herself completely captivated by him.

When an intimate video goes public, Molly's internship and credibility is threatened. She's lusts for the one man she's been able to connect with after the sudden death of her late fiancé - but can Drake hold on for the emotional ride? Molly will need to let go of her past in order let Drake in, but can she let go of something that meant so much to her in the first place?

Fall in love with this steamy & romantic story of two people who find each other just when they both need someone the most.

*For mature adults 18+ for sexual content and language*



From the moment I walked into the conference hall, my eyes were drawn to her. She was wearing a gorgeous, red dress with black stilettos. Simple, but stunning. Her long, dark hair lay beautifully down her back with loose curls at the end. She was standing next to someone, holding a drink in one hand and twirling the straw with the other. She looked bored, at best. I couldn’t blame her. These orientation gatherings typically were. They were the official meet-and-greets for the new interns for the semester.

I stood on the other side of the hall and stared at her for a moment, memorized by her. She reminded me of a painting, simply stunning but with a mysterious theme behind it. I couldn’t help wanting to figure her out.

I lost all track of time staring at her and almost didn’t notice it was time for my opening speech. Clearing my throat and adjusting my tie, I made my way to the stage.

I always started the night off with a welcome speech to all the new interns; I was in charge of the internship program for the restaurant and carefully picked applicants I thought would benefit from working here.

The more I looked at her, the more I needed to know who she was. I wanted to hear her voice. I wasn’t a man who was easily affected by women, because the sea was filled with a lifetime supply, but there was just something about the way she looked. She stood with confidence and nonchalance, almost as if she could do this in her sleep.

“Welcome. Thank you all for coming here tonight, celebrating a new stage in your career. Riverside is excited to have you become a part of our family! You will struggle, you will fail, and best of all, you will succeed. If you don’t struggle, and if you don’t learn to fail, you will never know what it feels like to succeed. So, before you get down on yourself, remember that. This program is challenging, time-consuming, and, at times, mentally exhausting, but I promise you that it will all be worth it.” As I was speaking, I tried my hardest to scan the room and make eye contact with the other interns and staff, but it was hard to peel my eyes away from her. Just as I was telling a joke and ending my speech, it happened. She laughed and smiled so big it made her cheeks turn pink. She has the most beautiful smile I have ever seen—carefree and full of life. It made me wonder if she had ever experienced heartbreak in her short life. I certainly hoped she hadn’t.

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