Keeping Her Close

 

Title: Keeping Her Close
Author: Casey Diam
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 14, 2018
Blurb
When a heart is broken, it withdraws, shielding itself
from further pain, but also from further life.
Brandon Kuvat gave up on love ten years ago—the year he was set to
become a dad. A wealthy playboy pilot, he still sees plenty of action, but he’s
not the man he once was. Or the man he wishes he could be. The first time he
encounters Jordan, he knows immediately she is different. He also knows hurting
her is inevitable. Still, he can’t stay away, even if it means he’ll have to
settle for a friendship—but only for as long as that can last.

Wounded by a disastrous relationship, Jordan Artesian has put
her whole focus on work, nurturing her dreams of owning her own fashion line.
But though her creativity blooms, the rest of her is still frozen, that is,
until Brandon charms his way into her life. He’s irritating, but
somehow…intriguing. She hates that she finds his charming and challenging
ways attractive. He isn’t supposed to make her feel things she’s given up on
feeling.

For these two, friendship will never be enough—not when she’s what he needs to
heal, and he’s what she needs to feel again. But can they find their way down
the path of friendship to truly love and trust one another, or will they only
destroy each other’s hearts all over again?

 

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Excerpt
He handed
her a glass and clicked his to hers. “To happiness and beautiful people.”
“And
official first dates,” she added.
When she
finished her glass before him, he poured her another.
“Is there a
drinking contest I don’t know about?” he asked.
“No. I need
it. I just remembered where we’re going, and I need to relax.” She frowned as
she remembered her dates with Todd. They were always awkward. She was always
the outsider with his smart lawyer friends, and tonight would be the same with
Brandon. She wouldn’t know anyone. This was Brandon’s lifestyle and friends,
and she was just an accessory.
“You
shouldn’t be nervous. You’re with me,” he soothed, taking her free hand in his.
His touch warmed her body. “It’ll be fun. I promise.” He kissed the back of her
hand, causing her lower abdomen to flutter at the softness of his lips.
No,
don’t do that, 
a
small voice in her head squeaked. Tension spread out from his hand still
connected with hers.
She
swallowed champagne until a nice buzz settled over her. To letting go
and starting over,
 she mentally toasted. Taking a deep breath, she
relaxed into her seat and closed her eyes. “I feel it now. You need to get on
my level.”
He
chuckled. “Oh, really? And which level are you on?”
“Mmm, about
level three and a half. Maybe four.”
He laughed.
“I’ll be there with you in a few.” He released her hand, picked up the bottle
of champagne, and started to chug it. But then he stopped. “On a second
thought, I shouldn’t.”
“Why not?”
“Because I
can’t be tipsy and alone with you in that dress in here. I’m already too
tempted as it is.”
 

 

 

Author Bio
Some years ago,
Casey rediscovered her passion for writing and hasn’t stopped writing since.
Her favorite genre is romance with a little angst, which is why she writes
sexy, funny, sweet, and emotional stories that are a bit more in depth, but so
much fun to read.



Casey has a ridiculously short attention span and loves her coffee and tea
without sugar and milk. Apart from reading or writing, she loves to snowboard,
even when she’s catching an edge and face-planting in the snow. She absolutely
loves it!

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