Give Us a Chance
The Wheeler Brothers, #2
by Allie Everhart
Publication date: March 12th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Jake Wheeler doesn’t date. He has a one and done rule. Some would say he’s a player but he disagrees. He’s always upfront with a girl, letting her know he’s not interested in a relationship. That is until he meets Ivy.
A talented carpenter who can hold her own on a construction site, Ivy worked for Jake last summer. He asked her out but she turned him down. Now, months later, Jake is ready to try again. He can’t get this girl out of his head and he needs to figure out why. When he asks her out he assumes she’ll say no again, so he’s shocked when she actually says yes.
After the first date, Jake knows he’s in trouble. Ivy is actually someone he could see himself being with, for a lot longer than a night. But what Jake doesn’t know is that Ivy’s only going out with him to prove she’s not the girl for him. She’s dated his type before and doesn’t want to do it again. But is Jake really the player she thinks he is? And if not, is she willing to trust him with her heart?
Author’s Note: Give Us a Chance is a standalone and book two of The Wheeler Brothers, a series of standalone novels that each feature a different brother. Next to Me, featuring Jake’s older brother, Nash, is book one.
“We can go.” She smiles but it’s a devious smile.
“What are you hiding behind that smile?”
“Just tell me. Are you saying that kiss wasn’t good enough for you?”
She shrugs. “It was fine.” She’s such a liar. She wouldn’t even look at me when she said it. But I’ll play along.
“Fine? That’s it?” I step back. “You don’t know what you just signed up for.”
“What do you mean?”
“If you don’t think my kisses are the best you’ve ever had, then I’m going to keep practicing until they are. And I’ll be practicing on you. And to make sure I’m covering all my bases, I’ll be kissing you different ways, and in different places.” I lean down and run my tongue over the delicate skin just below her ear, then press my lips to the spot and talk softly in her ear. “If you’d like to avoid all that, you might want to reconsider your assessment of my kissing skills.”
I back away and notice her eyes are closed, her chest rising and falling as she breathes.
Her eyes blink open and she clears her throat, seeming embarrassed by her reaction to my words. “What?”
I smile slightly. “Would you like to reconsider your assessment?”
She pauses to think. “My assessment hasn’t changed. I think you could do better.”My smile widens because she just agreed to be kissed anytime, any place, anywhere.
Allie Everhart is a hopeless romantic who writes books about love. Allie has authored fifteen novels, including The Jade Series, a college romance that follows the story of Jade and Garret as they deal with numerous obstacles trying to tear them apart. Her other series, The Kensingtons, is a romantic suspense series. Her standalone romance novels include Next to Me, and her latest book, Give Us a Chance.