A scandal ended the careers of the Wilder Sisters, the chart topping country
rock band. But Lexi Wilder is okay with that, thanks for asking. She’s
been on the road since roughly forever, and even if the scandal has followed
her home to Whistle Cove, California, Lexi is going to enjoy the break. After
all, there’s quite nothing like the beautiful sandy beaches of Monterey Bay to
calm a woman’s soul.Luke Wyatt never asked to trade fame and fortune for the only woman he’s ever
Now that he’s finished a punishing year-long national tour, all bets are off.
He’s coming back to his hometown of Whistle Cove for the quiet, the beaches,
the inspiration, and the girl. Not necessarily in that order. There’s
pressure from Nashville to deliver more country gold like the #1 song he
co-wrote with Lexi Wilder.
can’t forgive Luke for choosing fame over her…
Kind of Rain by Tim
You Didn’t Know by
Miss Me by Sam Hunt
Happy Man by Thomas
Everything by Brad
Wanna by Thomas
whipped around to face Luke Wyatt. Her heart hiccupped at the sight of his long
and lean body braced against the side of her cottage. One corner of his mouth
tipped up in a half smile and he studied her with those deep and fathomless
from the side of the house and took a step toward her. “Tour’s over. I’m home.”
balance, he filled in the silence.
mean because you wrote an entire album all about our private life? Every
single private and personal thing about us. After everything I’ve been through
with Sabrina. No, why would I be mad about that?”
life, the pain and the joy.”
come see me.”
and reality TV stars.”
she hadn’t called him back? If he’d been hurt when she stopped taking
his calls, he sure in the hell got over it quickly enough.
her body buzzing from being this close to him for the first time in a year.
loose with all her pent up hurt and anger the minute he showed up, giving Luke
every indication of how much she still cared about him. If she didn’t care at
all, maybe the rumors of these women wouldn’t bother her so much. So she’d
already blown her cover in the first twenty seconds of seeing him. Get a
Nashville while visiting Miranda Lambert to collaborate on some songs. Lexi
would have another hit song by then. Maybe she’d be dating another handsome
country singer not named Luke Wilder. She’d be over him by then.
to go. He shouldn’t still look so good to her, his beard making him look like a
strong mountain man. Like a man who would take care of his woman.
left. Pretend he had that little effect on her. Maybe it wasn’t too late to
salvage what little was left of her pride.
demonstrating he still had the power to render her speechless when he laid on
day. You know how it is. Sisters.”
alongside them at the stadium in Oklahoma when Sabrina had her public
mini-meltdown. Even though their demise as a band had meant his opportunity for
stardom, Lexi didn’t doubt he’d been sorry about the way it had all happened.
been the stage, Luke had held Lexi every night until she fell asleep, assuring
her that Sabrina would survive this. They all would. And she’d fallen even
deeper for the man. Luke reminded her there would be life after all the
speculation and rumors. Because Luke Wyatt knew a lot about scandal. He
understood what it was like to feel like you had to apologize just for being
allowed to breathe the same air as everyone else.
It’s in her blood. But I don’t think she wants to get back up on a stage
anytime soon. None of us do.”
was a Wilder first and foremost, and yes, they could put on a show.
me back in the studio next week. So I thought I’d come here and relax. See if I
can find some inspiration.”
was so not going to be his inspiration. Not this time. He’d taken enough
material from her already.
Bell drinks coffee, craves cupcakes, and occasionally wears real pants.
in northern California with her family.
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