The author of Just Say Yes is back with another sweet and sultry Strictly Business novel about working hard and falling harder into an unexpected romance...
Love doesn’t always follow the same schedule...
Alex Walker doesn’t need a woman in his life. In fact, he doesn’t have time for one. Between his career in the FBI and the demands of being good father, romance is an unwanted distraction.
Likewise, Cassidy Mullen is fine on her own. The independent career woman has never had a husband in her plans—forget about kids. But when her friend Alex gets into a bind with his ex over their daughter, Cass finds herself suddenly playing the part of Alex’s stable, child-loving fiancée—and liking it a lot more than she’d care to admit.
Soon Alex and Cass can’t deny the real passion growing between them. But as fake affection turns into real love, Cass and Alex will have to make a choice: say “I Do” to their feelings or give up on happily-ever-after for good...
Hayley's charming, feel-good third Strictly Business contemporary (after Just Say Yes), set in Virginia, stars a heroine who's afraid of being anything but an independent woman and a hero needing to come to terms with his past. Divorced FBI agent Alex Walker needs a temporary babysitter for his seven-year-old daughter, Nina, when a work emergency arises. He calls on Cass Mullen, his good friend and occasional lover. She's vocal about never wanting children, but she sympathizes with Alex's woes around his ex-wife and gladly helps out. When Alex's ex asks why Cass is watching her daughter, Cass blurts out that she's Alex's fianc . Once Cass and Alex agree to keep up the pretense for a while, the dynamics of their friendship and lovemaking begin to change. Cass enjoys the time spent as a family unit with Alex and Nina, and she begins to look at motherhood in a different light, while Alex worries about the emotional toll that her eventual departure will take on Nina. When Cass challenges Alex on his priorities, their argument threatens their plans. An adorable little girl, supportive friends, and introspection help Cass and Alex find their happy ending. Each book gets better in this irresistible series, leaving readers filled with heartfelt joy.