What is love? If only we knew the answer when we first started chasing the illusion of romance, hot sex, and happily-ever-after.
Love Me, Love Me Not is the first book in an erotica/romance trilogy, exploring the question, “What is love?” Is it settling for a lackluster marriage just because you have a young child? Is it the hot client who tosses you over his knee and ignites every morsel of sexual energy inside you that’s been dormant for years? Is it a mysterious man who keeps crossing your path, adoring your flaws as much as your strengths? Or is it wine-filled nights commiserating with your best girlfriend of 15 years who you know would never hurt you?
With a life full of relationship tragedies and insecurities, how can one ever really trust their gut and know when love is real?
Divorced and sexless NINA PATTERSON (30s) juggles her ex-husband DAVID’s endless misogynist flirtations as she tries to get her struggling advertising business in the black. Having to co-parent their 5-year-old son with a Neanderthal who cheated on her is not Nina’s idea of happily-ever-after. But damn, if this man doesn’t still turn her on. Unlucky for David’s sex drive, giving in is not her style.
During an out-of-town meeting with her long-time, tremendously successful client, KYLE BERGER, Nina has an uncharacteristic moment and agrees to join him for drinks to celebrate the ad campaign she nailed for him. Liquor lowers her guard and she succumbs to his years of advances. While Kyle kisses her in the elevator to her hotel room, a mysterious man, REED JACKSON, enters. Something about him makes her curious… but not as much as getting laid by Kyle.
Nina’s two years of post-divorce abstinence shatters all expectations of passion, taboo sex and more. Kyle was just the medicine she needed. But is this playboy capable of real love?
Through the coming months, she juggles a long-distance “relationship” with Kyle and a never-ending persistent ex-husband who only wants her more now that she’s unavailable. But the mysterious Reed Jackson keeps popping up in the most unexpected of places, fast becoming her confidant.
Nina’s journey takes her from her safety zone of tradition and family into a world of taboo sex, motorcycles and mystery. But who will win her heart and help her discover true love?
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