Cash Hale has been in love with his best friend’s wife forever. Now Callie and Beau are divorced, but she’s still way off-limits. Dating her would betray his friendship with Beau. And Cash is nothing if not loyal.
Callie Sutherland is starting over. The end of her marriage was just one more way she failed to live up to her wealthy family’s expectations, so from now on she’s not even going to try. It’s time to live her life the way she wants. And she wants Cash.
Cash and Beau aren’t just friends, they’re business partners, and the drop in the price of oil has hurt their business. They need to win the bid for Sutherland Industries’ next big project—but it may get messy since Callie’s family owns the business. Not only would Cash risk his friendship with Beau to be with her, he’d be risking the company they worked so hard to create.
But this new Callie isn’t taking no for an answer.
He’s so screwed…
About the BookScrewed
by Kelly Jamieson
May 28, 2018
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Cash pulled out a chair and sat. “I saw you come out here as I walked in. You okay, darlin’?”
“It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to?”
“I’m not crying.”
He lifted an eyebrow.
She swiped her fingertips beneath one eye. “Okay, just feeling a bit blue. Not really in a mood to celebrate.” She grimaced in an attempt to smile.
After a short silence, Cash said, “Do you still love him, Callie?”
“No.” She shook her head. “To be honest, I was thinking earlier that I’m not so sure I ever did love him.”
“’Course you did.”
She smiled. “Yeah, I guess I did, sort of. I don’t know. But over the last year…I’ve done a lot of thinking about stuff.”
“While you were in France. And Italy. And Greece.”
“Yeah.” She traced her index finger over the wrought-iron arm of the chair. “And since I’ve been back, too. I think I’m going to get a tattoo.”
“Jesus.” Cash frowned. “Are you drunk?”
“Uh…yeah. That’s what a divorce party is for, right?”
“Hell if I know.”
“My mama will freak if I get inked. Maybe I should get a piercing, too.” She tapped her chin. “Where would be a good place to get pierced?”
“Make sure you go somewhere reputable and clean—”
“No, I mean on my body. You know…like, my belly button? Or my nipples?”
“Christ.” Cash rubbed his face.
“And I need a new job. I need a whole new life.”
“You are drunk.”
She laughed, feeling more at ease. “I thought we established that?”
“I just don’t know what kind of job I want. Or what I can do.”
“I thought Manon offered you your old job back?”
“Yeah, but I’m not sure. Working in an upscale clothing boutique is what my mother thinks I should do.” She sighed.
“I’m getting the feeling some of this is about rebelling against your parents.”
She snorted. “You make me sound like a teenager.”
“Just sayin’, darlin’.”
She sighed. “Okay, maybe it is. I just… I just…” Her throat closed up. She rubbed her nose. “I just want to be my own person. I want to accomplish something. Something real. Something I can be proud of. Oh fuck, I do sound like a teenager.”
“Callie. What’s going on?”
“I don’t know! This party just made me feel like a big failure.”
“You are not a failure. Your marriage ended because Beau fucked up.”
“He wouldn’t have done that if…” She swallowed.
“Don’t even say it. He fucked up. It wasn’t your fault.”
She pressed her lips together, her throat aching. “My parents wanted us to be married. They wanted me to marry a guy they approved of, and Beau was perfect. My parents have been together for thirty years.” She sucked in a shaky breath. “When I told Mama I was splitting up with Beau because he cheated on me, she told me that my daddy had had affairs with other women. And it was no big deal. You just ignored it and carried on and made everything look good.”
Cash closed his eyes, his mouth tightening, grooves deepening on his face. “Jesus fuck.”
Screwed was a quick but amazing read, it was a fun twist on a usual trope and delivered a story that not only sucked me in, but had me rooting for a win.
Cash and Callie are friends of a sort, they've known each other for years because of Callie's now ex-husband, Beau - who is not only Cash's friend, but also his business partner. And Cash is holding on to a secret - he's been in love with Callie for years - but it would never work, he knows he can never act on those feelings, even if Callie is divorced. But then things change when Callie is initiating things that bring those feelings to the forefront. Will Cash risk his professional future for his personal one?
I loved Callie's character, she's sweet, a little bit funny, and not one to take betrayal sitting down. Though she's not quite sure what to do with her life now that she's officially divorced, but she has been finding her own way and what makes her happy. I felt connected to Callie, as if we'd be good friends and I'd want to be around her.
I also enjoyed Cash and I especially liked watching as he fought himself against his feelings believing that he couldn't and shouldn't act on them. I really loved how Jamieson wrote his inner struggle as it came off as not only believable but brought the emotions to a deeper level.
Screwed was full of steamy moments, splashes of humor, and an intense chemistry between Callie and Cash. The story was compelling and left me unable to put my kindle down until I'd read the very last word - and then I wanted to go back in the story so I'd still have more.
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About the Author
Kelly Jamieson is a USA Today bestselling author of over forty romance novels and novellas. She writes the kind of books she loves to read–sexy romance with heat, humor and emotion. Her writing has been described as “emotionally complex”, “sweet and satisfying” and “blisteringly sexy”. She likes coffee (black), wine (mostly white) and shoes (high!). She also loves watching hockey. She is the author of the popular Heller Brothers Hockey series and the Rule of Three trilogy. Visit her website at http://www.kellyjamieson.com or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.