Title: Will – Ingram Brothers #1
Author: Roz Lee
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Will Ingram has nothing to his name but a shattered career, a few art supplies he can’t bring himself to sell, and a boarding pass for home. When a gorgeous woman propositions him in the airport, he thinks his luck might finally be on the upswing, but when she turns up again in his small town the only thing he isn’t questioning is the physical attraction sizzling between them. Is she the muse he thought he’d lost forever or just another woman with betrayal on her mind?
The sex was mind-blowing. Life-altering. But MacKenzie Carlysle won’t know the life-altering part until days later when the sexy stranger she seduced in the airport turns out to be W.H. Ingram, the famous artist, and the one man on the planet she should stay far away from. She should tell him who she is, and own the part she played in destroying his career, but when she’s in his arms her past doesn’t exist. There’s only Will, and a future she can only dream of.
William Ingram stared at the drink he held loosely between his thumb and middle finger. Was this going to be his only drink today or the first of many? In the last six months, he’d gone from mildly successful to virtually broke. So, the decision was a no-brainer. It would be the first of many—or at least the first of as many as he could afford.
The boarding pass in his jacket pocket and the drink in front of him represented the majority of the funds he had left to his name. The few art supplies he hadn’t sold at rock-bottom prices to fund his return home had been checked as luggage which, an airline employee by the name of Brandy had assured him, would be transferred to the new plane as soon it arrived to take him and the rest of the passengers aboard their aborted flight on to their destination.
Just his luck. He’d admitted defeat and then his flight from New York made an emergency landing in Philadelphia. It seemed the universe wasn’t done with him.
The airline had booked as many of the stranded passengers onto existing flights as possible, starting with the ones who were making a connection in Dallas. He wished he was one of them, but the truth was, once he got to Texas, he was there to stay. He’d ventured out into the world, had followed his dream until it had turned into a nightmare. When things had gone to shit, he’d raged and fought back, convinced the police would eventually find the people responsible and return his property to him. After several months with no break in the case, his confidence had eroded until he’d lost hope and slid down the slippery slope into despair. His girlfriend/agent had stolen more than his livelihood, she’d stolen his will to create, leaving him one option—cut his losses and return home to Willowbrook, Texas.
What he’d do once he got there was anyone’s guess. Maybe he could get a job painting houses. It was honest work and required the one thing he still had—an able body. He’d never been one to do much physical labor, avoiding it at all costs, but in New York, he’d seen the necessity of keeping in shape and had been a regular at the local gym until he’d had to cancel his membership due to lack of funds. He’d never painted a structure before, but he knew how to hold a paintbrush. It wasn’t like anyone would be asking his opinion on the color or anything else. He’d be hired muscle to get the mindless job done.
He gave himself two, maybe three weeks before the mind-numbing physical exertion pushed him to the edge of his sanity.
Great. Just fucking great.
He took a healthy sip, closing his eyes as the cheap bourbon ate away at the lining of his throat and nibbled at the ragged edges of his mood.
A knee to his hip almost knocked him off his seat and caused the liquor in his glass to slosh over the side onto the back of his hand. Grabbing the bar to steady himself, he groaned at the waste of alcohol he’d been counting on. “Shit! Watch what you’re doing!”
The feminine voice slid through him like fifty-year-old whiskey, setting fire to parts of him that had suffered Jessica’s betrayal perhaps more than any other. It was good to know the physical damage wasn’t permanent even if he had no intention of taking any part of himself out for a test run. Determined not to engage, he sucked the liquid from his skin. The bartender hustled over with a rag, drawing Will’s attention upward. His gaze locked on the reflection in the mirror behind the bar, and he damn near bit his hand as he recognized the woman sitting next to him.
He didn’t know her name, but he’d seen her before. More importantly, he’d seen her type before. Beautiful, sexy, and high-maintenance. Everything from her clothes to her hairstyle to the perfect application of makeup on her clear complexion screamed rich girl.
She’d been on his flight—in first class while he’d been lucky to be in the cheap seats. If not for the cute flight attendant who’d taken pity on him and offered to let him change seats, free of charge, to an open bulkhead seat, he never would have seen this woman. She’d come breezing in at the last minute like she owned the plane, and taken her seat next to the aisle in the last row. Just feet from where he sat trying not to notice anything about her. Of course he’d noticed everything, from the color of her hair—auburn—to the shape of her body—a perfect hourglass—to the slight sheen of perspiration on her forehead as she shoved her Louis Vuitton carry-on into the overhead bin. He’d looked her over as a man then and liked what he saw, but now, with only her face visible in the mirror, the artist in him took over.
She wore makeup, but it was artfully applied, so, at first glance, it appeared she wore none at all. Strategically placed streaks of—whatever-the-hell-women-called-it—highlighted already distinct cheekbones. Some sort of dark magic applied to her eyelids showcased the most beautiful blue irises he’d ever seen. Shades of blue paint swirled through his mind as his brain automatically tried to replicate the color in his preferred medium—oils.
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In their hometown of Willowbrook, Texas they're known as the brothers grim.
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USA Today Best-Selling author Roz Lee is the author of over thirty romances. The first, The Lust Boat, was born of an idea acquired while on a Caribbean cruise with her family and soon blossomed into a five-book series originally published by Red Sage. Following her love of baseball, she turned her attention to sexy athletes in tight pants, writing the critically acclaimed Mustangs Baseball series.
Roz has been married to her best friend, and high school sweetheart, for nearly four decades. Roz and her husband have two grown daughters, a son-in-law, and are the proud grandparents to the cutest little boy ever. Roz and her husband live in the wilds of New Jersey with their Labrador Retriever, Bud which is code for Big Unruly Dog.
Even though Roz has lived on both coasts, her heart lies in between, in Texas. A Texan by birth, she can trace her family back to the Republic of Texas. With roots that deep, she says, “You can’t ever really leave.”
When Roz isn’t writing, she’s reading, or traipsing around the country on one adventure or another. No trip is too small, no tourist trap too cheesy, and no road unworthy of travel.
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