He threatens to crumble the walls protecting her heart…
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Mindy has always been able to get under Adam’s skin, like no other woman. For ten years he’s managed to evade her aggressive, obnoxious…sensual and undeniable desire that constantly beckons him.
Adam threatens everything Mindy has worked so hard to gain: control. Control in her personal life, career and with men in general.
Finally, the sparks between them come to a head. Mindy comes to Tennessee to stay with her closest friend, Anna Jackson, Adams’ twin sister, during her last month of pregnancy, Adam can no longer deny he wants this control-driven woman for his own. He’s willing to fight for her, and that means Mindy must finally face the past she’s been running from, the very reason she left him broken hearted all those years ago. Passion has always been between them, but when they finally succumb, who will be left standing, or will they both surrender to trust…and love.
Adam took a deep breath and let it out slowly before climbing on his bicycle and heading out on the trail. This early in the morning he wouldn’t have to worry about many cyclists. This was his time to think, or let his mind wander free.
Of course, his mind wouldn’t be free this morning. No, it immediately wandered to Mindy. He still couldn’t get over how good she’d looked when he’d come around the corner. How she’d leaned over the counter. Those shorts. They had been too short, but he did like the way they looked on her.
He shook his head as he came onto the trail. Stop it, he scolded himself. He had to quit thinking about her, but that was always easier said than done. The woman managed to get in his craw and stick there like a long, pointy thorn.
Pedaling up the trail, Adam concentrated on his breathing, on the follow through and extension of each stroke of his legs. There was only one way to deal with frustration when it came to any woman and that was a good, hard workout.
Racing around the bend, he grinned. And any woman was just what he needed to prove that Mindy Fletcher did not hold a special kind of power over him. He could respond to any woman’s gorgeous body, and he rode up on one now.
He pushed faster so he could catch up to the woman. He could span her waist with his hands and her ass was perfectly rounded and firm. Every muscle showed definition each time she swept her leg down. If her face was half as good as the body, he wanted in…literally.
“On your left,” he called as he came around to pass her.
Adam made his way alongside the woman, smiling. He went to speak, but she turned and looked at him. He scowled, pedaling past her.
Mindy Fletcher. What the hell is she doing out here? He kept staring, craning his neck to look over his shoulder and watch as she rode. Her body shone with perspiration, her breasts bobbing slightly with each stroke of her legs.
“Curve,” she barked.
“What,” he snapped back.
“Curve,” she yelled this time, pointing ahead.
Swinging his gaze back to the trail, Adam realized his predicament too late. He cursed as he careened off the trail.
Hitting the ditch hard, his bike flipped forward and he went flying. He rolled as he hit the ground, the breath rushing from his body as he landed on his back. His eyes fell closed as he struggled to catch his breath.