She can marry the millionaire and keep her hands to herself...right?
When Cal Carter needs a husband in name only, her childhood friend is the perfect pick. But on the other side of “I do,” her sexy millionaire of convenience is much more man than she counted on! She can’t stop thinking about their marriage bed...
Especially when the millionaire in question is Quinn Rayne, world-famous heartthrob hockey coach. Quinn is grateful for Cal’s proposal, which keeps the press at bay—but the sizzling passion between them is irresistible. All it takes is one stolen kiss at a masquerade ball to turn this convenient arrangement between friends into a red-hot affair...
Married to the Maverick Millionaire is part of the From Mavericks to Married series.
They were both masked and they could pretend...
God, she needed to pretend. “Kiss me.”
Cal couldn’t see Quinn’s expression beneath his mask, and it was too dark to see the emotion in his eyes. She felt his hesitation and worried that he would back off, that he’d yank them back to reality, to their lives. When his mouth softened, she knew that he was as tempted as she was.
He finally ducked his head and his mouth hovered over hers, teasing.
Minutes, hours, eons later, he lowered his head and his mouth brushed hers. His fingertips dug into the bare skin at her waist, and by their own volition her hands parted his jacket to touch the muscles at his waist, to echo his hold on her.
As he kissed her, as she lost herself in him, the world faded away, melting in the joy his mouth created. In this moment, as his mouth invaded hers, she wasn’t the good girl, the do-gooder with the sterling reputation.
She was Cal, and Quinn holding her was all that was important.
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Married to the Maverick Millionaire is part of the From Mavericks to Married series—Three superfine hockey players finally meet their matches!
Quinn Rayne is running out of friends to play with. Kade and Mac have both fallen in love, but the biggest Maverick playboy is not prepared to give up his hard-living, fast-paced and adrenaline-filled lifestyle to settle down. However, Quinn’s bad-boy behavior has caught up with him, and he is no longer the Maverick darling. The press, Maverick fans and, most important, the Maverick’s business partner are all tired of Quinn’s antics and have decided that it’s time for the Maverick’s coach to settle down.
His oldest and best friend, heiress Callahan Adam-Carter, has been married once and that was a disaster, so she, like Quinn, is content with her single lifestyle. When Cal returns to Vancouver, her dead husband’s lawyer informs her that, since she has not remarried five years after his death, she is due to inherit a ridiculous amount of money from his estate. Cal doesn’t want or need his money, and that means she has to marry...and quickly.
Cal sees a way to kill two pesky birds with one stone. She’s the city’s favorite daughter, and by marrying her, Quinn can rehabilitate his reputation and Cal can avoid inheriting Toby Carter’s tainted money. She and Quinn are friends, best friends. After a year or so they’ll divorce and they’ll still be friends. What could possibly go wrong? *cue evil author cackling*
Kade, Mac and Quinn are three of my favorite characters, and I hope you enjoy spending time with them—I’ve loved every minute.
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Married to the Maverick Millionaire
JOSS WOOD’s passion for putting black letters on a white screen is matched only by her love of books and traveling (especially to the wild places of southern Africa) and, possibly, by her hatred of ironing and making school lunches.
Joss has written over sixteen books for Mills & Boon.
After a career in business lobbying and local economic development, Joss now writes full-time. She lives in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, with her husband and two teenage children, surrounded by family, friends, animals and a ridiculous amount of books.
Joss is a member of the RWA (Romance Writers of America) and ROSA (Romance Writers of South Africa).
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This book is dedicated to my own Cal, the port I run to in any storm.
I am so grateful to have you in my life.