by Alexis James
(The Moran Family #2)
Publication date: February 14th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Playing the field does have its perks.
Marco Moran knows all about those perks. Wealthy, successful, and fully committed to being single, he’s content strolling through life with numerous women traipsing in and out of his bed. Unapologetic, he embraces the life of a single man, doing all he can to avoid tying himself down.
Amita Morales has a mediocre life….a decent job, a car that runs, a boyfriend she tries convincing herself is worth staying with, even though any love she might have felt for him died years before. Meeting Marco Moran is nothing more than an inconvenience, and yet their attraction to one another is undeniable.
When Amita is suddenly single, everything changes. For the first time in years, her future is open to possibility and happiness. But friendship is the name of the game for Marco and Amita. The committed bachelor in him will gladly settle for friends with benefits, but even he is surprised at their off the charts chemistry. Will she be able to tame this wild playboy? Or will she have to reconcile herself to a life with a man who is determined to remain unattached?
This, the 2nd novel in The Moran Family series, can be read as a standalone, though these characters are introduced in book 1, “Saving Cruz”.
My family likes to celebrate big. Whether it’s for a birthday, an anniversary, a holiday, or your basic celebratory get-together, we Morans know how to party. Not the token drunk-fest you might have with friends. It’s nothing like that. Sure, there’s plenty of tequila on hand for those of us who choose to partake; I, of course, happen to be one of those who choose to partake … often. There’s also plenty of food, the homemade Spanish kind featuring a bounty of salsas and entrees guaranteed to leave you fat and happy.
Today we’re celebrating birthday number thirty-four for Cruz. Lucky dick that he is, he’s now engaged to his secretary, Mia. She’d kick my ass for calling her his secretary, but it’s my job as the younger (and considerably more handsome) brother to constantly remind the two of them how “inappropriate” their relationship is. Inappropriate and damn near perfect if you ask me.
It wasn’t always perfect. Those two idiots have been circling the wagon for months now. Thank God Cruz finally pulled his head out of his ass and realized Mia was the best thing that ever happened to him. Keeping their predictable and corny theme, he proposed a few weeks ago—Christmas day to be exact. He stood there in his swanky living room, got down on one knee, and slid a large rock on her finger.
So here we are in the house (now his and Mia’s house) once again: my entire family, Mia’s Grandpa Tito—who is currently living with them and recovering from a stroke—as well as Mia’s best friend Amita and her boyfriend, Victor.
For the record, Amita is one of the hottest chicks I’ve ever seen.
For the record, Vic is a total and complete asswipe.
After my initial introduction to the gorgeous Miss Morales, I was briefly brokenhearted when Mia informed me she was taken. Since I’m not one to pine after women, I promptly moved on to the next available lady. Doesn’t mean I don’t flirt with her whenever I see her. Doesn’t mean I wouldn’t screw her given half the chance. Amita is a nice girl, and if she wants to waste her life on a guy like Vic, who doesn’t deserve her, so be it. Wouldn’t be the first time.
“Quit staring,” Mia warns, smacking my arm.
“I wasn’t staring.” I so was.
Alexis James lives on the beautiful Central California coast. When she’s not spending time with her hubby of almost 30 years or her amazing kids, you can find her tapping away on the computer. She loves reading, spending time with family, reading, camping, reading….and writing too! She enjoys a good date night, an inexpensive glass of wine, and any story that can make her smile and/or cry.
Alexis’s first novel, “Losing Faith”, was released in September 2014. Her second novel, “Loving Emma”, is a standalone, though it does feature some characters from “Losing Faith”.
She invites you to visit her author pages on Facebook and Goodreads, and her website: alexisjamesauthor.com. You can also follow her on Twitter (@alexisjames27) or you can email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.