Six Brothers Construction was built to reunite a family and heal a painful past. So far it’s opened to rave reviews. But the youngest sibling is about to discover that the right woman can shake even a rock-solid foundation . . .

Wyatt Thorne was so traumatized by his mother’s abandonment he didn’t speak until he was six. At 26, he’s still the quiet type—strong and silent, most comfortable with a hammer in his hand and works to do. But the reassuring rhythm of his life is interrupted when his brother Beckett decides to pay forward their unused office space to a needy start-up. Enter Rhia Hollis, flighty, impulsive, and outspoken—everything that drives Wyatt crazy. Only this time in the sexiest, most irresistible way . . .

Rhia is determined to disprove her reckless, party girl image by making her new company, Seize the Day, the premier event planning firm in Raleigh. She has big dreams, and the Thornes’ offer of a free command center is a huge help. But Wyatt’s gruff, stubborn resistance to her presence is an annoying hindrance. They’re as different as night and day, yet when they begin to meet in the middle, the sparks fly hot. Is this a case of opposites distract—or the beginning of a beautiful long-term project?

In this excerpt Wyatt's brothers are "helping" him--the way older brothers do...

“Look, Wy, trust me when I say that party will be everything you hate.” Gray began listing things off on his fingers. “You like order; the party will be pure chaos. You like quiet. The party will be loud.”
Well, Gray was right about that. I did like order. And quiet.
Ash nodded. “Yep, and you haven’t heard loud until you’ve heard the high octave squealing of a party of kids. Lots of guys on the team have kids, and I’d rather take a puck to the nuts than listen to screaming kids. But that’s me.”
“It can’t be that bad,” I said, but I also hadn’t taken a puck to the nuts, so I had no comparison.
“There’s more. You like neat; there will be spilled drinks, smeared food, and sticky fingers grabbing on to your pant leg.”
Just the thought of spilled drinks, smeared food, and sticky fingers grabbing on to my pants had my collar feeling too tight around my neck, and I didn’t even have the top two buttons done. I took a breath and undid one more button.
“Don’t listen to them. Kids’ parties are fun. Hell, the clown act alone is worth any sticky-finger smears on your clothes.” Eli sat forward, catching my eyes. “The last clown I saw was even worth the dent in my truck when one of the rug rats ran his tricycle into it.”
“Whoa, wait. Clowns and dents?” Maybe Gray was right. Maybe I didn’t want to go to the party after all.
“Would you all knock it off?” Beck’s lips twitched like he was trying not to laugh. “Ignore them, Wy. Go to the party and celebrate with your friends. Give them the gift you probably bought the day after you got the invite and leave when it gets too crazy.”
“You said when—not if.” I narrowed my eyes on Beck who only grinned back at me.
“We’re nothing if not honest around here,” Beck said. “Gray and Ash are right. It’ll be loud, messy, and crazy. But Eli’s right too. A kid’s birthday party is a fun time. Hey, Sam and I just attended one for her cousin’s niece, and I lived through it.”
“Fine, I’m going.” I’d simply leave before the loud, messy, and sticky part. And the clown. Like a lot of people, I didn’t care for clowns. “Okay, now that you’ve all weighed in on my social life, can we get back to the meeting?”
 “I’ve got news for you.” Ash shook his head. “A friend’s party for his kid isn’t a social life, Wyatt."

In the sleepy town of Climax, North Carolina, all five Cates brothers are known for being tall, dark, and delicious. But each has his own incomparable love story...Quinn Cates has known Delaney Lyons forever. But after years away from home, Delaney's a changed woman. A mysterious accident she refuses to talk about has left her hurting--in body and soul--and acting out in dangerous, and occasionally entertaining, ways.

Quinn's on the local police force, so he's used to dealing with troublemakers. This one's pretty incorrigible--but he suspects her flippant exterior is hiding something softer and deeper inside. Every time he has to rescue Delaney from herself, his heart and his hormones both go into overdrive. But he owes it to Delaney's sister to keep an eye on her. He's got some experience with that after spending so much time at it back in high school...

Delaney just wants to fend off the gossips, fight off the pain of her past, and make her escape once again. But Officer Cates is ordering her not to leave town, and his interrogation techniques can be very persuasive...

Quinn was solid.
She could lean into his strength and oh, how she needed to lean. 
She wanted to let go for this one night. 
Lose herself in his electric blue gaze. 
He had a magic way of making her scarred, broken body feel sexy and desirable. 


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