This Can't Be Goodbye
A Bower Boys Novella - series prequel
(Formerly titled 5 Tricks to Seducing Your Enemy)
She's my sworn enemy and the last woman I should want.
Then why does learning we can't be together damn near shred my heart?
Naomi James holds a grudge like it’s an Olympic competition.
She’s always in front of me in line for our coffees, going out of her way to annoy me—not advancing when she should, paying in pennies and nickels—all because I did something stupid seven years ago.
Even worse, the slope of her long neck and smell of her tropical perfume drives me to distraction.
Apparently, my body didn’t get the we-hate-Naomi memo.
She’s so aggravating, I have half a mind to quit frequenting my favorite coffee shop. Until I discover why she's harbored a grudge this long.
Now all bets are off, because hell. She thinks I said awful things about her, which I most certainly did not, and I can’t live with this misunderstanding. Or how often she invades my dreams. Or the fact that I’ve wanted her for seven years.
But just when Naomi looks ready to forgive me and admit she’s angry because she cares, any future together gets ripped away from us…