Book of the Month

Every month, I'll focus on a novel from my backlist. This month, it's Hook Up, part of KB Worlds. 

This is the story of Ryder Gray, an F1 racer with everything he's ever wanted—except her. Greer Hammond. He's loved her since he was ten and now, twenty years later, that emotion burns even more brightly. 

If you love: 

  • Older Woman, Younger Man (8 years, in case you're curious)

  • Brother's Best Friend

  • Second Chance 

  • Sports Romance

Be sure to check out Hook Up. Bonus, it's free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription.

I've included a snippet below, along with the order link. I'm gifting a signed copy of the paperback to one winner (US based entrants only). All you have to do is follow the giveaway link and complete the prompts. The winner will be selected at random on June 30. 


My breath catches when my gaze lands on Ryder. He looks so different from the cocky but sweet kid I fooled around with once. The long hair is gone, replaced by a crew cut and neatly trimmed beard. He’s bigger too, the muscles evident under his button-down shirt and fitted pants. 

Holy hell, but he’s all man now.

Seems the resident celebrity has already been claimed. One of Jillian’s friends, a redhead named Michelle, is eyeing Ryder like he’s the finest piece of ass she’s ever seen. 

A whole slew of women will agree with her sentiment. Lucky for me, I’m no longer one of them, and I’ll keep telling myself that until I believe it.

Ryder, for his part, is eating up her affections, that ever-present and fully fake smile on display as Michelle bats her eyes and mashes her tits against him.

Subtle, darling. 

With a final breath to center me, I toss my long hair over one shoulder and stride toward the group. Let the games begin. “Ryder Gray. Breaking hearts as always, I see.” 

Ryder’s head flies up at the sound of my voice, a grin breaking across his features. 

But it’s not the practiced smile that decorates magazine covers. It’s the goofy, crooked grin I remember from eight years ago. Ryder’s real smile.

Suddenly, I’m not feeling as confident in my quest.

Focus, Greer. Don’t let this man get the better of you again.

He meets me halfway across the parking area, wrapping his hand around my nape and pulling me to him. Without permission, he presses his mouth to mine, and my hands fly up to his chest as my heart threatens to beat out of my own. 

Pulling back, those baby blues twinkle at me. “Greer Hammond. Can I just say how jealous I am of your dress tonight? It gets to touch every one of your luscious curves.”

I bristle at his well-practiced delivery. Typical playboy, figuring I’m going to melt at the feet of racing royalty. 


Nice try, Ryder. I remember when you used to wet the bed.

With a chuckle that’s as fake as his smirk, I reply, “I figured you’d be jealous of my bra and g-string since they have a front-row seat to the goods.”

His eyes widen, momentarily thrown by my comeback. But he recovers quickly. “Those I plan to dispose of directly. Can’t have them crowding in on what’s mine.”