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Smarty Pants


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Title: Smarty Pants
Series: Sisters From Hell #3
Author: @AuthorMarikaRay
Genre: Romantic Comedy / Small Town Romance
Tropes: Runaway Bride, Forbidden Love, Surprise Enemies, Nerdy Hero
Cover Design: Rachel Connolly
Cover Model: Billy Bosco
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The first time I met her, she was running away from her own wedding.

The second time I met her, she tried to get me fired from my job.

The third time? I had to haul her drunk self off the bar before she completed her amateur—and hot as hell—striptease.

She’s messy, chaos in human form, and not at all who she claims to be. Everything I’ve worked so hard for depends on her not screwing things up for me. I should run, not walk, away from her, but all I want to do is strip her layers until I get to the…heart—yeah, that’s what I was going to say—of who she really is. 

I may be smart, but love might be the most clever of us all.


“Listen. I’ve gone through some shit today and I’m really trying to turn my life around. Not putting that stolen board back would really put a damper on this whole turning-over-a-new-leaf thing I’ve got going on here. Understand?”


“No?” She folded her arms across her chest finally, but all it did was push up her breasts and make it even harder—in so, so many ways—for me to focus.


She exploded, arms and legs moving as she paced my boat in nothing but her skimpy, see-through underwear. “Listen! I didn’t ask you to save me. I didn’t need saving. I’ve been swimming this area of the ocean since I was a baby. You’re the asshole who put me on this boat—without my permission, by the way. Hell, the police might even view this as kidnapping!”

The woman was gorgeous dripping wet or yelling at the sun from her board, but she was magnificent all worked up and ranting. I wanted to wrap my hand around her throat, push her against the helm and pull the aching erection from this confining wetsuit and shut her up with one violent thrust. Which meant I was just a few seconds away from losing control with a perfect stranger. I only slept with willing women, not sea goddesses who had attitude problems.

“Okay, let’s find your board and I’ll drop you off at the harbor. I have things to do.” I clapped my hands and headed to the helm to pull up anchor.

“What? That’s it? It’s a yes all of a sudden?” The woman came running after me.

I hit a button and the anchor began to retract. I also cranked over the engine and prepared to back out of the cove. “Yep. Got shit to do.”

“Uh. Okay…” She didn’t sound convinced, but I couldn’t stick around long enough to care. I had a job to do and ten o’clock would be here before I knew it.

“Grab that jacket so you don’t freeze to death.” I pointed to my huge black jacket, the one I’d planned to wear once I was done here tonight, but would now be wet from Sea Goddess. That’s how she’d forever stay in my brain from now on. A strange creature with the body of a siren.

The woman frowned at me before turning to grab it. I eased the boat backward, enjoying when she stumbled because of the movement and had to catch herself, tossing a narrow-eyed look over her shoulder. I bit back a smile and kept moving. I didn’t have time for this woman, no matter how good she looked in that invisible lingerie. I had an octopus to catch, a job to save, and a life to live to prove to my father that I too could be famous. Just for my brain, not my acting skills.

Marika Ray is a USA Today bestselling author of steamy and sweet RomComs, spending her time behind a computer crafting stories, walking the beaches of southern California, and making healthy food for her kids and husband whether they like it or not. Prior to writing novels, Marika held various jobs in the finance industry, with private start-up companies, and then in health & fitness. Cats may have nine lives, but Marika believes everyone should have nine careers to keep things spicy. All her books come with a money-back guarantee that you’ll smile at least once with every book.
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