Title: Playing With Fire
Series: Portwood Brothers, #2
Author: Emily Robertson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 22, 2016
Emma believed that you should never follow your heart. She tried that once, and she ended up alone and broken. After she put the pieces back together, she decided she’d rather forget about love and just have fun. Who needed someone special anyway? Certainly not her.
When both of them realize they are on the same page, they embark in a hot, no-strings arrangement that satisfies their needs without getting their hearts involved. But when you play with fire, someone always gets burned.
“I’d like to say good morning, but…yeah.”
“Just have to know,” he said while running his fingers through her hair, “do you have a stash of cats in that house I don’t know about? ‘Cause I’ll be honest, I’m not really into cats.”
“No, I don’t have cats. Mom’s just worried that I’m going to end up an old maid. I swear she had Chase and I’s wedding already planned out, and then all the crap hit the fan. She thinks I’ll never find anyone else. I love her confidence in my abilities to snag a man, by the way. When she realized I had picked up knitting and could do that, well, you’d think my life was over. She’s just certain that I’ll end up alone.”
“Snag a man?”
“Oh just be quiet. I’ve had enough of you this morning too,” she quipped.
“Already?” he asked. “You just woke up.”
“Yes, already. Now shush it so I can go back to sleep.”
“You realize it’s noon? You really want to go back to bed?”
“Why the hell not? Haven’t you ever spent a day in bed? It’s awesome! The only thing that’d make a day in bed better is if you had a TV up here so we could watch Netflix and chill.”
“When you say, ‘Netflix and chill’…” he trailed off not knowing how to ask. The guys said it all the time, but he couldn’t tell if Emma was being serious or not.
“You know…TV, in bed. I heard that House of Cards show is really good. I haven’t had a chance to see it.”
Jackson couldn’t help the laugh that bubbled out, “Babe, you know when guys say, ‘Netflix and chill’ it’s code for a booty call?”
“What?! No way! And all this time, I thought my friends were just binge watching shows. Huh, I guess you learn something new every day. And here I just wanted to be entertained.”
“If it’s entertainment you want,” Jackson wagged his eyebrows, “I can think of several ways to keep you entertained.”
“Then it wouldn’t be a relaxing day in bed, would it?”
“You could lay back and let me do all the work,” he told her with a wink
Josh had been letting the past rule his life for too long. Finally being at school, he’d become his own man, and he’d been putting all that behind him. Just when he thought he had it all put together, life got crazy. Not only did his ex show back up, but Josh also found he couldn’t get Payton Whitmore out of his head.
Once Josh convinces Payton to give him a shot, she’s so closed off that he wonders if it’s even worth it. Josh can tell there’s something special about Payton though, and as soon as he goes all in, he’s ready to show her that some rules are made to be broken.