He pulls my coffee cup out of my hand and takes a drink, his eyes never leaving mine. When he’s finished, he doesn’t give it back. Instead, he leans into me. So close I can feel the press of him against my belly. Close enough to bring his mouth to my ear.
“Enjoy your day,” he says softly, his lips brushing the shell of my ear. Behind me, I hear the quiet click of my cup as he sets it on the counter I’m leaning against.
And then he’s gone. Out the kitchen, across the living room and through the front door before I can find the strength to take a breath.
Patrick’s getting really good at leaving me breathless.
- PUSHING PATRICK
A Friends to Lover romance like you’ve never read before…
Patrick is my friend.
My best friend.
He’s every good girl’s dream come true.
Funny, sweet and holy-hell hot.
So what’s the problem?
I’m far from perfect and I’m no one’s idea of a good girl.
I know that, but I’ve wanted Patrick ever since the first night we met. Ever since I kissed him and… well, did decidedly ungood-girl things to him in the front seat of his car. The same night he gently but firmly shut me down completely with a it was nice to meet you, Cari.
I know he’s out of my league, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting him.
And if the way he looks at me when he thinks no one is paying attention is any indicator, he wants me too.
But he’ll never make a move on me. Not unless I make him. That’s what my friend Tess says. She thinks all Patrick needs is a little push.
I think she might be right.
The last thing I expected was for him to push back.
Cari is my friend.
My best friend.
She’s the perfect male fantasy come to life.
Talented, smart and so damn beautiful that when she’s around, I can’t seem to look at anyone else.
So, what’s the problem?
I’m a nice guy and we all know where nice guys finish.
I’ve wanted Cari ever since the first night we met. The night she kissed me. Touched me in ways that made it hard for me to think clearly. But she was drunk and just broken up with her douchebag boyfriend—as much as I wanted her, I couldn’t take advantage of her that way.
Because Nice Guy, remember.
Even though it’s been years since that night and know she’s moved on, I can’t stop thinking about her. About that night. How good she tasted. How good she felt.
But we’re friends now.
And it’s driving me absolutely insane.
"...So I was certainly NOT expecting this book to go the way that it did but good lord almighty!!! The absolutely smoking hot chemistry between Patrick and Cari probably could have set my phone on fire. I was expecting your typical friends to lovers story, which would have been perfectly fine, but what I got was something else altogether!" - Amazon Reviewer
"The writing will draw you in after only a few pages of the first book and have you wanting to finish in one sitting. Then going on to the next as soon as you can get your hands on it. There is the perfect amount of angst and romance to keep you hooked. I loved how their relationship unfolded so we could see these amazing characters grow in ways you never expected. I would suggest picking up a copy of each book asap, you will NOT be disappointed." - Amazon Reviewer
"I fell in love at first sight with this book, and I was so glad when the inside matched the out. Patrick and Cari are magical and volatile and just so damn relatable that it made it hard to put down my phone..." - Amazon Reviewer
"Absolutely obsessed with the Gilroys! Love this family so much. Watching Patrick come undone was so fun... you can’t help by root for him... " - Amazon Reviewer
"Talk about melt your panties hot! I was hooked from start to finish. Not only is the chemistry (and sex) absolutely incredible, but Ward is a top notch writer. I'm driving immediately into book 2! " - Amazon Reviewer