Matt sees a woman get hit by a car and fall in the street. Tate is not hurt too bad. She makes some cookies to thank Matt. They were so good and he goes over to her beauty shop to tell her how good they were. He sees her and that's it! Tate is stunned when Matt walks into her shop. She has watched him for a long time. He's extremely good looking and he's a firefighter.
Matt decides to get to know her so he joins her for lunch one day. Tate is defensive because she grew up poor and hard. Matt is a Chase - one of the founding families. What does he want with her? After a few months Matt asks her out. She still doesn't understand why he wants her except to have sex with her. It will take everything he has to woo her and break down her walls. But will it be enough for them to be a couple?
I loved this book the most out of the series. This story was so sweet and sad at the same time.
From the author:
Tate Murphy is a girl from the wrong side of the tracks. She grew up a million miles away from the easy life Matt Chase has had. She’s spent her life pulling herself and her siblings up and out of that trailer by the railroad tracks and she hasn’t looked back. Matt Chase is a dream of a guy and she’s certainly not going to turn down a short fling with one of the most handsome men she’s ever seen!
Matt Chase has watched each one of his brothers find love and he knows he’s ready for that too. It’s all a matter of finding the woman who captures his heart. He’s certainly sampled his fair share of them but none has moved him the way Tate Murphy does when he goes to her shop to thank her for some cookies and a thank you note.
But as Matt gets to know Tate and appreciate her strength and unique beauty, he also realizes she’s got some big self esteem issues about her past. To build a future, he’s got to find a way past some big road blocks.
She took both mugs and led the way down the hall to her bedroom. He watched as she placed them on the small table in the corner and turned shyly.
She laughed. “You sure you don’t want to run away?”
He got serious and shook his head. “I don’t want anything but to be inside you, Tate Murphy.” He paused. “”You don’t have any idea what you do to me do you?”
“I don’t understand it. Why me?”
Remaining there in the doorway he watched as she took a nervous sip of the coffee. Took in the slight tremble of her hands as she did.
“Sweetness, I want you so much I think I’m going to have a stroke. All the blood in my body is now in one spot and I’m slightly dizzy from it,” he said with a rueful grin as he motioned toward his cock. “Can I show you how much I want you? What you do to me? Again? Because if you recall, we were in a similar situation last weekend. Only now we’ve got condoms.”
She nodded, staying silent. He took one step and then another and another until he reached her. He switched on the light and took a sip of the coffee. “Ahh, nice and sweet like a proper Southern woman knows how to make it.” He winked.
She smiled, shaking her head at him.
“I want to see you,” he said, coming to stand in front of her. Finishing the last of the coffee, he got down to business, popping buttons on her dress one by one.
“Turn off the light,” she whispered.
“No, I won’t be able to see you if I do that. I want to see your curves, sweetness. We did it your way last time. Let me see you.”
“But…” She blushed and he paused to quickly pull his own shirt off, tossing it in the nearby chair.
“See, I’ll go first.”
“Yeah, like that’s a comparison,” she grumbled but he couldn’t help but love the way she stared at his body. It wasn’t that he hadn’t been sized up by the fairer sex before. But this was different, this was Tate looking at him like he was the best thing since Christmas morning.
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