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Please Remember Me

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Sometimes the hardest role in life is being true to yourself.

 Jade Weir did the social scene. She played the ditzy Hollywood socialite and ran with the requisite fast crowds. Until one night. One night and a shooting changed everything. How? She met Deputy Marlon Cross.

Now she’s ready to go toe to toe with the handsome sheriff’s deputy. Toe to toe or kiss for kiss, whichever comes first. She’s not that celebutante from television and she’ll do whatever it takes to prove it.

But is he ready for her?

Marlon liked his quiet and simple existence. No ties so no one gets hurt. And then came Jade. She’s a hurricane in high heels and totally trouble for him. She has the power to raise the ghosts in his past, but his heart won’t let him walk away.

Can they find a way to make the lust simmering between them work or will they part the closest of friends?

Contains anal play, sex on the dining room table and a hero bound and determined to get his way.

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Excerpt

“I’m sorry. I’ll get out of your w—Marlon?”

Despite his common sense not to touch her, he tucked some loose strands of hair behind her ear. Sizzles went straight to his groin. Dear God, what if they really did become lovers? He’d never survive, and yet he liked the odds. Dying in her arms sounded rather pleasant. Satisfying.

When she licked her bottom lip, he came close to coming unglued. Her eyes widened. “What are you doing here?”

“Getting my boss’s order. I should be angry since you avoided me, but I can deal.” When her gaze raked over his body, he fisted his hand to keep from wrapping her in an embrace. “I see you’re checking out the want-ads. Which flyer caught your attention?”

She held her palm open. Three slips of paper lay crumpled in her hand. “One’s for a babysitter, one’s for a dog walker and the third is for a companion.”

Companion? His throat constricted. “Which one?”

“Which one what?”

“Who wants a companion?”

She pointed to a pink flyer. Elder in the community seeks companion. Must be able to lift a hundred pounds and willing to work nights and weekends. 555-0089 Ask for Dan. Dan Denoon, local businessman and suspected pimp. Hell, no. She didn’t know his story, but she wasn’t going to fall into his trap. Having a former celebrity would boost his popularity and get Jaden into a world she could probably handle but didn’t deserve.

 “You don’t want to be his companion. He’s not looking for someone to care for his Gramma.” Despite his trust in her decisions, he sighed. “He wants an escort-slash-plaything. It’s bad news.”

Shrinking away from him, she handed him the paper. “Oh. Sorry.”

Her sweet nature would be the death of his sanity, but shit if she wasn’t cute when she was out of her element. Wriggling in his polo shirt, he shifted. When did the air get so damned hot in the little foyer? It was late October for crying out loud. “You didn’t know. Which one is for the dog walker?”

“Maybe I shouldn’t tell you. You shot my other option down.” The hint of a frown marred her coral lips. “Oh, what the hell? You’re a cop. I should trust you.” She pointed to a simple handwritten flyer. “This one. For a lady named Judi Pennywood. Know her? Does she run some sort of prostitution ring, too?” She put her hands up. “I can see it now. Granny’s Girlie Show. Come one, come all...or don’t come at all. No refunds.”

Gritting his teeth, he groaned and chuckled. “Jaden, honey, I didn’t mean that. I just—”

Before he could finish his answer, she clamped a hand over his mouth. “I’m giving you grief. I know how to do that without any training.” She scrunched her nose and winked. “So what’s the skinny on this Pennywood character?”

Wrapping his fingers around hers, he removed her hand from his mouth. Being with her felt so natural, so right. He wanted to do it some more—every day. If she’d let him. “I work with her great niece, Carol Ann. She’s a nice lady. Around eighty-six-ish. I believe she still owns a Basset hound.”

Jaden cringed. “Do they drool? I hear they make a mess.”

Rubbing his thumb over her knuckles, he considered her questions. As far as he knew, Saint Bernards drooled. Did Bassets? “I guess you’ll have to call her and find out. Carol Ann loves to tell me stories. I’d say you, Judi, and Carol Ann would get along great.”

Slowly, her gaze met his.  Eyes the colour of sea glass with twinges of azure mixed in for good measure, framed by dark lashes. A man could lose himself in those eyes. “You really think this is a good deal? I don’t want taken for a ride, but I can do this, Marlon.”

“Never said you couldn’t.” He nodded to the diner. “Although I’d love to stay here and talk, I need to take the order back to the department. Want to come along?”

Reviews

"Marlon and Jaden have wanted each other since that very first kiss.  Neither have been able to forget it.  Her return to her home town only reminds them of what they both thought they could have had.  Well, with all her past troubles can they have it now?   I know, but do you?  Read "Please Remember Me" and tell me how you think it worked out." ~ Rated Four Orgasms ~ Pat at Book Obsessed Chicks

"Both Jade and Marlon have a lot of mistrust issues to work out.  Between the plot twists that show up, and the scheming by those around them, it was very easy to see why.  I thought the last twist in the scene between Jade and her father was a wonderful one that I did not see coming.  I also enjoyed the way the author resolved one theme that showed up in the book." ~ Amazon Nymph, Literary Nymphs

Rated 4 Nymphs

I found this an emotional book to read. Any woman who has spent time wondering who the hell they were, will be able to relate to this book. Wendi Zwaduk really works on the emotions and describes the character’s fears and hopes wonderfully. The relationship was brought together beautifully, each scene working together into a wonderful ending.

There were moments that made me laugh and then made me want to cry, I got angry and sad. Please Remember Me is a must have and I highly recommend this to anyone. ~ Peer Review ~ Sam Crescent

...a complex story...simmering in their intensity... ~ Stephanie Clayton ~ JERR

 

The scenes between Jaden and Marlon are highly enjoyable; they have great verbal and physical chemistry. Jaden really wants to start over and she’s determined to make it on her own but at the same time she does want Marlon in her life. Marlon can’t seem to decide how he wants to be involved, which creates additional tension and angst in their relationship. Ms. Zwaduk really does a good job of developing their relationship; it takes time to build trust and these two go back and forth a lot as they get to know each other both emotionally and physically.

The secondary characters in this story are well developed and very important to the plot. I especially liked Judi, an older woman in town who hires Jaden to work with her dog and gives her a place to live. She was just the kind of person Jaden needed in her life to help her start over. We also get to meet Jaden’s dad, Rex Weir (Rex Haydenweir), who really was a piece of work but eventually comes around and recognizes the damage he’s done in his daughter’s life. There are several antagonists in the story who make things very difficult for Jaden and Marlon, and they provide additional angst and action in the story.

~ Rose ~ Talking Two Lips Reviews

 




 




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