Everything to Me Blurb
She’s off-limits, but this pro-baller has never been one to follow rules.
Kendall Graves has been in love with her brother’s friend for as long as she can remember. Unfortunately, he’s never felt the same about her. She’s always just been his buddy’s annoying little sister. Until now.
When professional baseball player, Pete Saunders, agrees to let Kendall stay with him while she’s in town, it never occurred to him she’d tempt him to break bro-code. Rule number 1- don’t touch your friend/teammate’s sister. Rule number 2- see rule number 1.
But this Kendall is a whole lot different from the awkward little sister he remembered. This Kendall is sexy, stacked, and so freaking smart. It’s enough to tempt anyone. And what his buddy doesn’t know won’t hurt him.
Casual he can do. Relationships? Not a chance. True love is just some crap people tell themselves so they don’t have to be alone. He’s not about to blow-up his whole life over something temporary. So why can’t he stop thinking about her?
At the top of the stairs, Pete brushed past her and walked into a large bedroom. A king-sized bed sat in the center of the room. Large windows looked out over the harbor. “One way glass in here too?” she asked.
“Of course.” He picked up a remote from the bedside table. “You can add some extra tint to the windows as well if you don’t like the sun beaming in. It’s kind of like built-in blinds, but it’s just a window filter.” He set the remote down on the table. “I like being woken up to the morning sun, but I know not everyone does.” He continued to walk deeper into the bedroom. “You have your own bathroom through here,” he said, and led her through the doorway.
“Wow. This bathroom alone is as big as my bedroom at home.” She eyed up the steam shower with multiple heads and moaned. “Oh, I’m going to enjoy using that.”
Pete cleared his throat. “Right, uh…um…make yourself at home. The towels on the rack are clean.” He glanced at her, then back at the shower. “I’ll um…I’ll let you get settled.”
“Uh-uh, I want to see your room,” she replied.
Pete groaned. “Sure.”
“What’s the groan about?’ she asked.
“Nothing. I didn’t groan.”
“Yeah, you did.”
“Jesus, Ken, drop it, please.”
She stepped closer to him, and he stepped back. “Do I make you uncomfortable, Pete?” she asked.
“What? No, of course not.”
Interesting. Then why did he look like he wanted to flee? She took another step toward him. His eyes darkened as he held her stare. “You sure?” she whispered.
“Be careful, Kendall.”
“What you’re asking for,” he replied. His nostrils flared as he watched her.
She placed her hand against his muscular chest. “What am I asking for?” she licked her lips as she held his stare.
“Fuck,” he muttered and stepped away from her. “That’s a bad idea, Kendall, and you know it.”
“Why is it a bad idea?”
“Because your brother would kill me,” Pete protested.
“No, he wouldn’t. You guys are friends. He likes you.”
Pete rolled his eyes. “There’s a big difference between liking me as a buddy and liking me enough to let me touch his sister. Ryan doesn’t like anyone that much.”
“Well then, it’s a good thing my brother doesn’t get to decide who I fuck.”
“Jesus,” Pete groaned.
“In case you hadn’t noticed. I’m all grown-up, Pete.”
“Believe me, I noticed,” he grumbled.
“So, what’s the problem?” she asked and stepped toward him again. “We’re obviously attracted to each other. We’re both healthy, single adults. What’s the harm in having a little fun while I’m here?”
“Again, your brother is one of my best friends and he’d kill me if I took advantage of you while you’re staying with me.”
“Oh my god, did you seriously just say that?” Kendall scoffed. “Take advantage of me, because the poor little lady couldn’t possibly know her own mind.” She poked him in the chest. “Believe me, Pete. I know my own mind and if I fuck a guy, it’s because I want to fuck him. Not because I’m so naïve he’s tricked me into it.”
He caught her hand as she continued to poke his chest. “I didn’t mean it like that,” he growled. “There’s just like a code that you don’t cross. You don’t fuck your friend’s ex, and you sure as hell keep your hands off his sister.”
“But what if the sister wants you to put your hands on her?” She leaned in so their bodies were touching and he sucked in a breath.
“Still, he’d kill me if he found out.”
“So maybe he doesn’t need to find out,” she whispered as she leaned in closer and shifted her hips. She could feel him getting hard against her stomach. He was definitely not immune to her. “I’m only here for a week, Pete. My brother is out of town. You and I barely ever see each other.” She leaned in and whispered in his ear. “No one would ever have to know.”
His hand curled around her hip and she bit back a smile. Not wanting to press her luck, she stepped back. “Think about it,” she said and turned and walked out of the bathroom.