More Than Possess You


I persuaded my best friend that I should be her first…

I’m Hayes Elliott. Since second grade, I’ve had one best friend, Echo Hope. When she graduates from college, of course I have to give her something amazing. Since I’ll be on a business trip to Maui, I’m bringing her along for a week of fun and sun. But once she sheds her long skirts, serious buns, and combat boots for bikinis, I can’t deny how stunning she is…and I can’t stop wanting her. Worse, she’s determined to lose her V-card—and has asked one of our man-whoring buddies to pluck it.

I’ve got to step in.

It’s underhanded, but I offer to do the job properly. Since I’m no one’s Prince Charming, I have no intention of following through. Suddenly, the kisses start and the clothes come off…and I can’t remember why I’m not supposed to make her mine in every way. Or why I shouldn’t be in love with her. But if I want Echo for more than a vacation fling, I’ll have to fight. And she’s about to find out how determined I am to upgrade my best friend to wife.


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The latch clicks and the door opens. I head in that direction. “Echo?”

When I round the corner, she looks gutted. Tears spill down her cheeks.

Seeing her hurt is a visceral pain.

“Shortcake, what is it? What’s happened?”

If Xavian touched her, I’ll kill him. No ifs, ands, or buts.

“You made sure Xavian couldn’t spend last night with me?”

X must have spilled. And she sounds crushed. “For your own good. He’s a player. I wanted to protect you.”

“I didn’t ask you to. I wanted to lose my virginity on my terms with someone who knew what he was doing and would make it all right.” More tears fall. “Why would you take that from me?”

Is she serious? “Because you deserve more. I know you want that.”

“And who’s going to give it to me?” She looks me up and down. “You?”

Since she’s slung her ugly cardigan carelessly over her arm again, flashing cleavage, it’s easier for me to imagine being her first than I’d like.


“Don’t call me that. I’m not a little girl anymore. But you keep treating me like I am. You mean well, but I’m a woman.” She tosses her sweater on the nearby chair, storms across the room to me, and grabs my face in her hands. “Damn you.”

Then Echo stands on her tiptoes and yanks my mouth down to hers.

Her kiss is graceless and angry…but it’s impossible not to notice how soft her lips are and how perfectly they mold to mine.

Lightning zips down my spine as she opens her mouth and nudges my lips apart. I’m frozen and shocked beyond rational thought. Why else would I let her tongue in my mouth? And why else am I closing my eyes, grabbing her dress in my fists while my tongue surges inside, and kissing her like my life depends on it?

Then, holy shit…tingles. Everywhere. Head-to-toe. They spread through my body. Fire follows, razing across my skin and scorching my veins. And that something mysterious I smelled last Sunday at her place above the delectable scent of the French toast? That’s Echo. She fills my nostrils again. Her skin. Her body. She’s igniting my blood.

Son of a bitch. I’m harder than hard. What the hell is happening?

Your best friend is blowing your mind.





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