One night. That’s all it was supposed to be.
Blake Thomas’ entire career as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation has led up to this one job: submerging himself in a lifestyle of fast cars and even faster women. He’s deep undercover, building a case to bring down an intricate criminal ring of car thieves in Las Vegas, with no time to think about the one woman he can’t seem to forget. He never imagined his past would become tangled with his present, threatening to be his downfall.
Two years ago, Carly Mathewson planned for a one-night stand with a perfect stranger. What she didn’t count on was being reminded of him every time she looked into the emerald eyes of the daughter they unexpectedly created. Since that night, she’s devoted herself to keeping her life simple. But when her past refuses to stay buried, she’s determined to do everything she can to keep it from jeopardizing what she’s worked so hard to achieve. Suddenly, everything and everyone Carly has known aren’t quite what they seemed.
Every present has a past. Before they can secure a future together, Blake and Carly are forced to admit that their lives are linked by so much more than just that one night. Without warning, they’re bound together for life.
It is absolutely no secret that I love Lacey Black and everything that she writes. This book is no different.
Blake and Carly meet at a bar while out celebrating their respective new jobs. They share one night of passion that leaves each of them reeling but knowing that it can’t be more than that because Blake’s new job means the end of Blake Thomas and the beginning of Blake Crisp, undercover FBI agent.
When Carly finds herself pregnant she knows that she will be doing this alone. She has her mom and her best friend, Tara, she doesn’t need the baby’s father. However not needing and not wanting are two very different things. Since that one night, Carly has not been with or thought of anyone but Blake. Not knowing his last name or anything about him leaves her totally unable to contact him regardless of how she feels.
Blake is undercover with the FBI at a local auto shop and he’s not there for fundraising and helping the poor. This straight laced, law upholding man is now doing things that would make someone not in law enforcement cringe. The only positive in his world is the one night he shared with Carly. The night he can’t forget with the woman he compares every other woman to. No one comes close.
Unbeknownst to her, Carly has lived her life shrouded in secrets and lies. What happens when those secrets and lies come to the surface and crash into the one person Carly can’t let go of? What happens when she finds the green eyes of her daughter in the face of the man she can’t forget? Can Blake carry out the biggest lie of his life for the sake of the greater good? Can Carly forgive him for lying to her at the same time she finds out everyone else in her life has been lying to her?
I absolutely LOVED this book! I highly recommend it to anyone! Definitely Lacey’s best yet!
I let Carly lead us into the building and towards the elevator. Once inside, I push her against the wall because the thought of not feeling her body pressed between the wall and my overheated body isn’t an option. I have a good eight or nine inches on her in height, so I lift her gently into my arms, lining up our mouths perfectly. Carly wraps her legs around my waist, her tight black skirt pushed up around her hips until I can feel the heat of her core through our clothes. My entire body feels like the Hulk right now as I fight the urge to rip my clothes clear from my skin with one tear.
The elevator makes the world’s slowest accent upward before eventually depositing us onto her floor. She points without breaking our kiss, and I walk with purpose in that direction unable to set her down. Carly fumbles with the small bag tied around her wrist, dropping keys on the floor at my feet. Her sigh against my lips makes me smile uncontrollably.
“I’ll get ‘em,” I whisper as I bend down, Carly still clamped firmly around my body. I slide the key inside of the knob and give it a turn.
Inside, my entire focus is on the woman wrapped around me. I barely remember locking the door as we shed clothes and shoes on our way down the hallway. When we finally make it to her bedroom, I let her delicious body slide down my own. Not because I want to, but because it’s the only way to rid us of the rest of the clothes we’re wearing.
Before I make a grab for her skirt, I gaze deeply into those intoxicating brown eyes and ask, “Are you sure?” I already know that I am, but I have to make sure she’s one hundred percent on board with what I have planned.
“More sure than anything,” she whispers, eyes all full of lustful innocence.
I step forward and run my hands from her waist up her naked torso. Carly is wearing a black satin bra with white lace trim. It’s a beautiful contradiction of purity and naughty all rolled into this perfect little woman. And as she starts to unzip the zipper on the side of that skirt, I realize with a happy heart that she’s all mine.
Because that’s all I can give her is this one perfect night.
Lacey Black is a Midwestern girl with a passion for reading, writing, and shopping. She carries her e-reader with her everywhere she goes so she never misses an opportunity to read a few pages. Always looking for a happily ever after, Lacey is passionate about contemporary romance novels and enjoys it further when you mix in a little suspense. She resides in a small town in Illinois with her husband, two children, and a chocolate lab. Lacey loves watching NASCAR races, shooting guns, and should only consume one mixed drink because she’s a lightweight.
Lacey’s debut novel, Trust Me, was released in August 2014 and has been an Amazon Bestseller twice for Free e-books, as well as #1 for Contemporary Romance. All of the Rivers Edge books have been bestsellers in the Romance and Contemporary Romance categories.