Operation Cherry. Double Pop.

Hey. Don’t judge. Sometimes a girl’s gotta do, what a girl’s gotta do. And after waiting 7 years for my childhood best friend to realize that I’m the girl of his dreams — I’m taking matters into my own hands.

Step 1: Fabricate car trouble.

Step 2: Call Grady and feign helplessness.

Step 3: Let him rescue me.

Step 4: Kiss him.

It’ll work, right? What could possibly go wrong?


Holy crap. Grady’s on top of me.

His entire body is stretched out over mine and we’re in position to do the horizontal tango. Like now. He’s breathing hard and looking around the parking lot. We’re shielded from view behind his cruiser and my car. We can’t see anything, and no one can see us.

I shift under him and rest my knees beside his hips. His arms are braced over me and I take a second to admire the view.


He looks down. Our lips are only a few inches apart. “That was your Gremlin backfiring, wasn’t it?”

“Afraid so.”

He snorts and I grin.

I wiggle and shift until my hips are lined up with his. I’m pressed into the hot pavement, and pebbles are poking my back—but I don’t ever want to get up. And apparently, Grady doesn’t want to either. He drops his forearms onto the pavement and cages me in.

We press together, my breasts against his chest, my stomach against his rock-hard abdomen, my you know whatagainst his zipper. Oh wow. I reallylike his zipper.

I arch into him.

“Ah, Gina?” His breath is coming out faster. There’s heat rolling off the thick ridge of him. He’s hard. Real hard. My eyes widen. His eyes narrow and his shoulders tense up.

“Yes, Sheriff?”

“We should get up.” He starts to rise, but as he does his joystick rubs against me and I moan. He stills. His jaw clenches and his eyes flare. Then they go all unfocused and he ever so slowly rubs his length along me.

Thank you, Alexandra Banks and Xpresso Book Tours.


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Alexandra Banks is the pen name of two feisty friends who love to hang out and dream up steamy love stories. After graduate degrees, global managerial positions and the nine to five grind, they decided it was more fun to bring joy to the world through happily ever afters. They deliver smart, strong heroines, and heroes who love them. You’ll get that romance read afterglow…every single time. Better yet, their books are short and sweet – because let’s be honest, sometimes quickies are best. They love their families, their golden retrievers, and bingeing on ice cream. If you want happiness, sweet fun, and steamy romance then Alexandra Banks is for you!

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