Title: Winning Her Affection
Author: Bailie Hantam
Genre: Second Chance, Sports Romance
Release Date: Jan 21st
Anger. Bitterness. Two words that should never destroy a marriage. Especially when love is forever present, strong and passionate. Yet, Dr. Alyssa Combs did exactly that. She ended her marriage to Callum Cooper out of spite, out of hurt.
Nearly two years later and Alyssa is in the exact same place. She still desperately wants Callum back. Except now, she has the job she thought he denied her.
Callum Cooper fought desperately to save his marriage, for his wife. It was all for nothing, however. Alyssa left him anyway and blamed him for the job she lost. Now, injured and under her care and dependent on her hospitality, Callum will do anything to strengthen his resolve and force himself, his heart to get over her. He is determined that the time spent with Alyssa will make him immune to her charms… and her body.
Can they overcome their anger, their hurt and get the fresh start that they deserve?
“Oh. And what are the duties of the perfect hostess?” The question may have seemed innocent but the twinkle in his eyes was anything but. He was wearing dark slacks and a black short sleeved button down with the top button undone. The heavy boots he wore to protect his foot only added to the appeal.
“Make sure everyone is comfortable and having a good time. Dance with the guests. That kind of thing.”
His smile faltered for a moment. “I keep forgetting I cannot tell you what to do.”
She took a step toward him. “What would you tell me?”
“No dancing with other men.” The words came out on a growl.
He had no such restrictions when they were married. “Wow. Possessive much?”
“Well with my foot still strapped, dancing with you would be difficult. I wouldn’t want other men giving you what I can’t.” He winked at her and pocketed his wallet.
“That’s a rather caveman attitude.”
“Looking the way you do, if you were mine, caveman would be an understatement.” His phone pinged and he checked it. “Our Uber is here.”
Her curiosity was piqued, who cared if the driver had to wait. She took another step toward him. “Oh really? What else?”
Callum narrowed his eyes, seeming to consider the question. Would he answer her? Then he started advancing to her. “I’d want everyone to know you’re with me. I wouldn’t have more than one or two drinks so I could be alert enough to keep you safe. I wouldn’t want you to drink too much, either. Not to curb your fun. But to make sure you know and feel everything I intend doing to you at the end of the night. If I’m honest, I’d want to mark you. And you definitely won’t be dancing with any other men.” They were so close, she had to tilt her head to look into his eyes. “But you’re not mi—”
She clasped his face with both hands and brought his lips to hers.
2019 Debut Author, Bailie Hantam, hails from sunny South Africa. She has been writing stories from as early as she can remember. After finally deciding to take it seriously five years ago she finally hit publish in March this year. She writes both Contemporary and Paranormal Romance and will be venturing into the world of Romantic Suspense in 2020.
She is blessed to have a very supportive family, who have encouraged her every step of the way. She’s a series binger (of both books and screen); a stationary hoarder and an avid reader. When she’s not writing you can usually find her curled up next to her two border collies either reading or writing in her journal.