My friends used to tell me ‘What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.’ Clearly they lied, because there was no way the chemistry I had with Mel could ever be left behind.
However, my children, her career, and nine hundred miles between us meant that for seven years, Melanie Holstein was the one who got away.
I was Aiden Shaw, first-round draft pick turned the best quarterback the league had ever seen. I worked hard to secure my position in football history while balancing life as a single dad. Through it all, my Vegas spitfire was never far from my mind.
And considering her best friend was now with my best friend, it was pure and utter torture.
When my career took a devastating turn, Mel was the first person at my side. I was broken and defeated, but that stubborn woman was determined to piece me back together.
I liked to pretend Mel and I were destined for greatness, but Lady Luck had never been on our side. And the tragedy that followed might have been the hardest hit of all.
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The chemistry between Aiden and Mel can be felt off the pages. What was suppose to be a one night stand turned into a friendship, a flirtmance that went sideways with a bomb dropped, ending what could have been before it even started.
Their lives stayed connected when their 2 best friends ended up hooking up and starting a family. Aiden along with his very best friends were all NFL players scattered throughout the United States playing for different teams, all trying to stay connected. Because of that he was still connected to Mel. They tried so many times over 7 years to start what the couldnt, and still so many things stood in their way. Then tragedy befell Aiden and he was in a dark place he didn’t know now to navigate. But there was Mel, to take the brunt, to prove that she was in it for them.
Mel, is strong and driven and finally going after what as has long been hers, Aiden. Proving that even though he is in the toughest part of his life and career she will be there to love and support him in that and all other aspects of his life.
I really dont know what else to say other than this is a slow-burn Long Time coming, second, third, fourth and fifth chance romance, also friends to lovers! This is sweet, hard and amazing journey of the heart and fate that I highly recommend!