Claiming Her Forever by Alexis Winter
I’m not Mr. Settle-Down-and-Start-a-Family.
Tried it. Failed at it.
Don’t want it again.
I like my solitary life in the mountains. I mind my business and I keep to myself.
I learned the hard way that life ain’t easy or fair.
One minute you think you’ve got it all figured out and the next, you find your wife in your bed with your own best friend.
Then Quinn Prescott shows up to rent the lower level of my cabin.
Sweet, innocent Quinn with her persistent attempts to get to know me and her constant questions.
Those big doe eyes have a story behind them.
She wants more than just a casual hookup and she deserves more.
But I’m not the man who can give it to her, and the quicker she understands that, the better.
I tell myself just one small touch.
One lingering glance into her piercing blue eyes.
One taste of her sweet, pouty lips.
But it’s not just once, it’s an all-consuming desire to claim her, to make her mine.
I can feel myself losing grip on the situation but I don’t care.
Then my ex shows up with a baby, claiming it’s mine and reminding me why I live by the rules that I do.
Only it’s too late, I’ve let Quinn in and now she’s carrying a secret of her own.
No matter how many times I try to lie to myself, this thing between us isn’t just lust—it’s something so much more and it’s something I’m about to lose forever.