The St. Johns of Stonerock
Excerpt from book:
"You know how to please a man."
Megan Richards desperately wished those words coming from her best friend's kissable lips had been said in a different context. Alas, Cameron St. John was only referring to the medium-well steak she had grilled, and not a bedroom romp.
One day she would shock them both when she declared her desire, her need for the man she'd known since kindergarten, when he'd pulled her pigtails and she'd retaliated by taking her safety scissors to his mullet. A mutual respect was instantly born, and they'd been friends sincesans pigtails and mullet.
"I figured you'd been eating enough take-out junk and needed some real food," she told him, watching in admiration as he picked up their dinner plates and started loading her dishwasher.
Oh, yeah. His mama had raised him right, and Megan didn't think there was a sexier sight than a domestic man
especially one with muscles that flexed so beautifully with each movement.
Since his back was turned, she soaked up the view. The man came by his rippled beauty honestly, with hours dedicated to rigorous workouts. She worked out, toojust last night she'd exercised with a box of cookieswhich would be the main reason his body was so perfectly toned while hers was so perfectly dimpled and shapely.
Cameron closed the dishwasher door and gave the countertop a swift swipe with the cloth before turning to face her. With his hands resting on either side of his narrow hips, he might have looked all laid-back and casual, but the man positively reeked of alpha sexiness. His impressive height and broad shoulders never failed to send a sucker punch straight to her active hormones.
Too bad he was married to his job as chief of police in Stonerock, Tennessee. Besides, she was too afraid to lose him as a friend to really open up and let years of emotions come pouring out. Well, that and Cameron and his family had been the only true stability she'd known since her parents were killed in a car accident during a snowstorm when they'd been traveling up north to visit friends. Megan couldn't risk damaging the bond she had with Cam.
Oh, and he'd made it perfectly clear on more than one occasion that he wouldn't get into a committed relationship. Not as long as he was in law enforcement, thanks to an incident involving his partner when they'd been rookies.
Yup, he didn't do relationships; just like he didn't do healthy food.
"I don't eat junk," he defended himself.
Megan tipped her head, quirking a brow.
"I'll have you know that Burger-rama is real food, and they know my order without me even repeating it." Cameron crossed his arms over his wide chest and offered her that lady-killer smile.
Laughing, Megan came to her feet. "I rest my case."
With a quick glance at his watch, Cameron pushed off the counter and sighed. "I better get going. I need to rest before heading out tonight."
She had no clue what he was working on; she rarely did. He was pretty adamant about keeping his work absent from their conversations. He'd tell the occasional funny drunken-fight story, but when it came to a serious investigative case, he was pretty tight-lipped.
Whatever he was working on must be major, seeing as how he'd been heading out to work at midnight several nights a weeknot something a chief normally did. The new lines between his brows and the dark circles beneath his eyes spoke volumes about his new schedule.
"You're working yourself to death. You know that, right? Between all the crazy hours and the junk food. You can't be getting enough sleep."
One corner of his mouth tippedMARRYING HIS/HER BEST FRIEND?
Therapist Megan Richards provides her patients with expert counsel
but she can't remedy her lifelong love for her best friend. Police chief Cameron St. John is the perfect mankind, thoughtful and oh-so-sexy. Megan doesn't want to confess her feelings and risk their closeness
even if it means finding the happiness she's always longed for.
Cameron keeps citizens safe for a living, but even he can't protect his own heart from Megan. He's always steadfastly been by her side, but as a buddy. Until he realizes that his feelings for her are anything but friendlyand that by declaring himself, he might lose her friendship, but gain so much more.