Title: Loving The Game
Author: Bailie Hantam
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Thirty-Something in the city: The Lunchtime sorority #1
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He loved her. She gave him her virginity. And they’ve avoided each other ever since. Has time diluted what they once felt for each other, or are they doomed to make the same mistakes.
She was his first love. He believed they had the rest of their lives ahead of them. That was before she left without a backward glance. Now, Tyler Beyers is at the top of his game as one of the best rugby players in the country. He’s living the good life playing the game he loves with women begging for his attention. The last thing he needs is the melodramatic blast from his past.
He was her first… everything. Jill Sanders will never forget the hurt she saw in Tyler’s eyes when she walked away. It took all her strength not to give in to the guilt that plagued her. He was her home, her forever and everything that ends in hurt. When their lives are once again entangled, everything Jill once felt comes rushing back to the surface.
Will she be strong enough to walk away from Tyler for a second time? Will he let her?
“Told you.” Jill folded her arms over her chest, hiding the fact that her nipples had hardened. But he’d already noticed them. “I’ve learned a lot in the last decade.”
“So we’re both single,” he continued. “We’re obviously attracted to each other. We both know that there’s only one way to get rid of this chemistry between us.”
The corners of her mouth lifted. It wasn’t a big smile, rather one of those sexy grins when girls don’t want to be direct. “You’re the one who insisted on a date first.” She crossed her legs, their knees touching. “You stopped us in the middle of that kiss, remember. But we do have options.”
“Please,” Tyler said, turning to face her. “Enlighten me.”
“We can either act on this attraction and get it out of our systems.”
Tyler had to admit that option was so very tempting, but he wasn’t sure it was enough for him.
The second was likely to be a lot less appealing and probably more sensible.
“We just ignore it and hope it goes away.”
Yup, a lot less appealing. “So our options are to fuck like rabbits, or pretend we don’t want to fuck like rabbits.”
“Not quite how I would word it.” She raised her brows. “But yes, under normal circumstances, that would be my suggestions.”
“But these are not normal circumstances.”
She is blessed to have a very supportive family who have encouraged her every step of the way. She's a series binger (of both books and screen); a stationary hoarder and an avid reader. When she's not writing you can usually find her curled up next to her two border collies either reading or writing in her journal.