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(A Second Chances Novel #1)
Publication date: April 30th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
When Alexis Lin heads to Sin City for the summer, she wants nothing more than to dive into the clubs, spas, and concerts – the benefits of her father’s high roller lifestyle. On her first night in the city, Alexis gets into trouble at a club but walks away from it with the help of Connor Vincent. Private security guard to the top gamblers, Connor is all charm with his clients, but he's the anti-Prince Charming when it comes to women. Connor doesn’t have time for romance. He has his own problems to deal with, including his wild card of a brother who has come to town to collect on a past debt.
Alexis and Connor's unlikely chemistry heats things up as chance again conspires to throw them together. The stakes become even higher when unexpected tragedy strikes Alexis’ family and when Connor’s brother threatens to ruin the life that Connor has worked so hard to build. To come out ahead of the game, Alexis must be brave enough to listen to her heart, Connor must finally face up to his past, and both must decide how much they're willing to lose.
Sometimes risking your heart is the biggest gamble of all.
Helen Boswell loved to get lost in the pages of a story from the time she could sound out the words. Originally from upstate New York, Helen spent much of her early adult life tromping around in Buffalo, NYC, Toronto, and Las Vegas, those cities now serving as inspiration for the dark and gritty urban backdrops of her stories. An author of both urban fantasy and contemporary romance, she loves to read and write characters that come to life with their beauty, flaws, and all.
Helen dedicates her time to raising her family of two boys, teaching college students, and of course, writing.
Find out more about Helen at www.helenboswell.com.
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Alex watches my approach, and I catch a flicker of surprise cross her face, but it disappears as she turns to Elle. The two of them get kind of touchy feely as they dance together, and I’m torn between thinking that it’s hot and mentally kicking myself because Elle’s my cousin, for fuck’s sake.
The band starts playing a faster song, and I hold out my hand to Alex’s mom. She smiles and takes it, and I dance with her, switching off my dark thoughts associated with Cruz and Laura. The hatred. The guilt. Try to let it all go for now.
Elle catches my eye and smiles as I spin Grace around. I know this was her intention all along, to get me to chill the fuck out, and I roll my eyes at her. But I have to admit that it’s all good right now. Maybe even better than when I go out, because I’m just having fun, for once not planning my next move.
The first song transitions to another fast one, and I keep dancing with Grace. She seems a little breathless by the end and excuses herself to go to the ladies’ room.
“Thank you for the dance, Connor,” she says, fanning a hand in front of her face. “I haven’t danced like that in a long time.”
I’m holding her other hand, and I give her a semi-formal bow. “The pleasure was all mine.”
She takes her hand back and pats me on the arm before retrieving her purse from the table, and I’m left alone with Alex and Elle. The next song is a lot slower, and I freeze as Alex walks right up to me.
“Hey,” she says. “Thanks for dancing with my mom. She looked like she was having a lot of fun.”
She’s standing close enough to me that I can smell her perfume. Close enough that if I took a half-step forward, we’d be touching.
“You’re welcome,” I say lightly. “But you don’t need to thank me for that.” Elle is standing by the railing singing again, and I raise an eyebrow at Alex. “Want to dance?”
She hesitates, and I almost say never mind, but then she shrugs.
She takes that half-step toward me, and my senses fill with her as she slides her hands up to my shoulders, as we move together like we’ve done this before. And maybe it’s easy because this is just what I do when I go out and this is what she does when she goes out. But I think it’s also because it’s her. One of her long legs brushes against mine, and I stare down at her face. My skin heats up because of her nearness, her touch, and I lose track of anything else when I bring my hands to rest on her hips. She smells so fucking good. Her lips are slightly parted, and she looks so sexy that I wonder if she tastes just as good.
I lean down, and she freezes, her grip tightening on my shoulders. I pause with my lips just inches from hers, the anticipation hanging heavily between us. Her breath becomes mine as I descend, her eyes closing as my want turns into full-blown need.
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