“Whoa. Undeniable is one of my top reads! Sizzling chemistry, off the charts sexual tension and all the feels I’ve come to expect with a Melanie Harlow romance!”- Ilsa Madden-Mills, Wall Street Journal bestselling author
Undeniable, an all-new sexy standalone second chance romance from USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow, is available now!
When we were eleven, Oliver Ford Pemberton dared me to jump off a barn roof. He said you couldn’t break a leg from a 12-foot-jump.
(You can also break a collarbone, which served him right as far as I was concerned.)
I wish I could say it was the last dare I ever took from him, the last bet I ever made with him, the last time I ever trusted Oliver Ford Pemberton.
But it wasn’t.
Because he had the nerve to grow up gorgeous, charming, and sexy. And as we got older, the dares only got dirtier—and the betting stakes higher—until finally, he left me in pieces. I swore I’d never talk to him again.
But twenty years after I took that flying leap, he’s back in my life, daring me to risk everything for him: my job, my self-worth, and my heart.
How many chances does true love deserve?
„We don’t fall. We jump.”
I’m so in love with this book! Melanie Harlow writes the most beautiful stories set in small towns that are so heartwarming that I always finish reading with a smile on my face. Undeniable is a great second chance romance with characters who known each other since childhood and there has always been tension between them. However, both are proud, stubborn and hot-headed and that’s why their journey to happy ending was quite long and had many turns. Forgetting the past and placing trust in Oliver may be the biggest dare for Chloe, but this woman has proven more than once that there is no challenge that she would not take.
Chloe is an extremely ambitious and determined person who wants to open her own distillery. And here comes the ghost of the past – Oliver Pemberton, who already has experience in this field. However, events from the past left a disgust for this man and Chloe has a hard time with accepting such a turn of events, despite intense chemistry that doesn’t seem to leave these two even after all this time. Will another chance prove to be the last one for their feelings?
I love strong heroines like Chloe. She’s never backing down, she’s stubborn, driven and she gives as much as she gets. That’s why she was constantly bickering with Oliver. I must admit that I had a hard time with his character… He was selfish and immature in his youth and I was hoping that he matured with time, but not so much… I think that his ‘grand gesture’ wasn’t adequate and Chloe shouldn’t forgive him so easily. But we can’t deny that their chemistry was totally off the charts. That’s why I forgot about Oliver’s sins and got completely lost in this story, what shows us that there’s always hope for love. We just need to take a dare 😉
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Fueled by pent-up lust and scotch, we stumbled into Oliver’s room and tore at each other’s clothes. It was hot and rough and a little bit violent, as if we were furious we hadn’t been able to keep our hands to ourselves and wanted to take it out on one another’s bodies. We pushed and pulled and growled and grasped. We called each other names and cursed viciously. We knocked over a lamp and ripped Oliver’s shirt.
When we finally exploded together, Oliver had me up against the door, and if our yelling didn’t wake the entire floor, then the pounding must have. I’d have bruises for days.
Afterward, we collapsed on the bed, naked and sweaty and exhausted.
“Oh my God,” I said. “I can’t believe we did that.”
“I know. Me either.”
“I think I pulled a muscle.”
“I think you bit me. Am I bleeding?”
I laughed. “No, but I hope you’re not seeing anyone. If you are, she’s going to wonder about all those scratches on your back.”
“I’m not seeing anyone.” He paused. “Are you?”
Neither of us moved for several minutes. When I caught myself falling asleep, I sat up. “I should go.”
“Why? Just stay here.”
I looked down at him. “You want me to stay?”
“Yeah.” He opened his eyes. In the low light, they almost looked black instead of blue. “Spend the night with me.”
I waited for it—the dirty joke, the excuse, the subtle dig—the reason he’d toss out for asking me to stay. It couldn’t just be that he wanted me here.
But he didn’t say anything more. He just reached out and covered my hand with his.
I looked at our hands for a moment, and a thousand memories came rushing back. Some good, some bad, but all us. I felt close to him, and I didn’t want to leave. “Okay. I’ll stay.”
“Good.” He took off his watch and put it on the nightstand.
Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she’s not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like VEEP, Game of Thrones, Succession, and Homeland. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak.
Melanie is the author of the ONE & ONLY series, the AFTER WE FALL series, the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.
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