"Timing is everything"
Lily Pierson’s life has been turned upside down. Now a single mother raising her seven-year-old twins, and finishing up a long and painful divorce, she’s ready to get her life back on track. Distractions are not welcome. Especially in the form of Adam Byrne, her brother’s best friend. A constant figure in her life, who’s been absent recently. But he won’t leave her thoughts, nor will the kiss they shared when they were kids. A kiss he doesn’t remember.
Adam Byrne’s life is finally where it should be. After an injury took away his dream of playing professional hockey, and his father passed away, Adam found himself running the family bar. Years later and finally happy in his new role, he decides to expand the business. He’s been avoiding Lily, but she’s the best realtor in town, so he enlists her help, knowing that the more time they spend together, the harder it will be to fight what’s between them.
Can Lily truly let go and give love another chance? Can Adam find happiness with the woman who has been there all along? Could this be their Last Call for love?
“Do you want to come inside?” she asked.
He stared at her, warm brown only a thin ring around her dilated pupils, her chest rising and falling rapidly as she caught her breath. The breath that he’d stolen and never wanted to give back. He knew what his answer should be, but he struggled to voice it, to ignore the need raging inside him.
“I should probably go home, Lil,” he said, hating as she stepped back, shifting out of his embrace.
“Oh. Okay,” she whispered, reaching down to grab her keys from the ground.
He crouched down, taking the keys from her hand, a finger under her chin, tilting her face up to meet his gaze.
“Don’t think the worst, Lil. You have no idea how much I want to walk through that door with you. To kiss every breath from your body. To trace every inch of your skin and see just how far that flush will spread. But not tonight. You’re not ready and when this happens—and it will happen—I don’t want you to have a single regret the next morning when you wake up beside me.”