Hello, all! This week’s #TeaserTuesday is a snippet from my upcoming Dreamspun Desires book Finding Mr. Wrong which is out Sept 1st, and currently available for pre-order from Dreamspinner Press.
Jax turned in the direction of his studio, stifling a gasp when Matthew wrapped his arm around Jax’s as they strolled down the street. They must have looked so mismatched. Matthew in his designer clothes, looking elegant and clean-cut, and Jax with his unruly hair, scruffy beard, dark jeans, and faded motorcycle jacket. They got looks as they walked by, and Jax couldn’t stop from murmuring an apology.
“What are you apologizing for?” Matthew asked, his expression puzzled.
“We keep getting looks. People are probably wondering what the hell a guy like you is doing with a guy like me.”
Matthew gaped at him. “You’re kidding, right?”
“They’re not staring at me, Jax. They’re staring at you.”
“I know,” Jax muttered, feeling embarrassed.
“They’re staring at you because you’re gorgeous.”
Jax frowned. “That’s sweet of you, Matthew, really, but it’s not necessary.”
“You don’t even see it, do you?”
Jax had no idea what Matthew was talking about.
“Jax, you’re a stunning man. When people look at me, they don’t see anything special, just an average-looking guy who probably has more money than sense. For some, I’m just another Wall Street yuppie. But you? You look like you just stepped out of a photo shoot. You’re a gorgeous, rugged man with a killer body, bad-boy looks, and a smile that makes people want to have your babies.”
Jax let out a bark of laughter at the last part. He shook his head and snickered. “Stop.”
Matthew arched an eyebrow. “You don’t believe me, huh?” He came to a halt, and to Jax’s disbelief, Matthew stopped a young couple walking arm in arm.
“Excuse me. Would you help me settle a bet?”
The couple eyed him warily, but nodded. The young man, holding his sweetheart, arched an eyebrow at Matthew.
“Matty,” Jax grumbled. He could not believe Matthew was doing this.
“I’m trying to prove a point to my friend here. Would you have his babies?”
The young woman’s eyes widened. She looked Jax over and didn’t hesitate. “I would so have his babies.” She turned to her man, who nodded his agreement.
“I’d totally have his babies,” he replied.
Jax stared at them, his jaw slack. He opened his mouth to say something, when a white-haired elderly woman in a tennis visor and velvet pink tracksuit paused long enough to look Jax over. Her bright blue eyes twinkled with mischief as she spoke.
“Honey, I might not be able to have his babies, but that wouldn’t stop me from trying.”
Jax laughed and gave her a wink, then snorted out another laugh when she fanned herself with her hand.
“Thank you,” Matthew said, turning to Jax with a smug smile. “See.” He wrapped his arm back around Jax’s and started walking again, his smile wide. “Everyone wants to have your babies.”
Matthew Hart is heir to the family fortune and owner of Hart & Home. When a near-death experience has Matthew fretting over the future, he decides he needs a husband, and not just any husband—an appropriate man to protect the Hart legacy. The last thing Matthew expects is to cross paths with Jax Foster, his first love and the boy who crushed his heart when he disappeared.
Jax is unlikely to make Matthew’s list of suitable candidates. Bad boy, vagabond, deep in debt, with a father who can’t keep out of trouble, Jax has nothing to offer—except his heart and a second chance at the romance they never got to explore.