♠️⚾️🎬 𝕀𝕥'𝕤 𝕃𝕀𝕍𝔼! 🎬⚾️♠️
𝟮𝟭 𝗥𝘂𝗺𝗼𝗿𝘀, 𝗮 𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗳𝘂𝗹𝗹-𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗴𝘁𝗵, 𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗱𝘆 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁-𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿, 𝗞𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘆 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗲, 𝗶𝘀 𝗟𝗜𝗩𝗘 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗞𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗹𝗲 𝗨𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱! 𝗔𝗹𝘀𝗼 𝗮𝘃𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗮𝘀 𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝘂𝗱𝗶𝗼 𝗯𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗹𝗲! 𝗧𝗵𝗮𝘁'𝘀 𝟯 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝟭 𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗶𝘁! 🖤
𝔾𝕣𝕒𝕓 𝕚𝕥 𝕥𝕠𝕕𝕒𝕪!
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐨𝐱𝐬𝐞𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐬 𝐈𝐎𝐔, 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 (𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐒𝐮𝐛𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐖𝐚𝐫𝐬), 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐫.
𝔸𝕕𝕕 𝕚𝕥 𝕥𝕠 𝔾𝕠𝕠𝕕𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕𝕤:
𝗡𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗲𝗽𝘁 𝗳𝗮𝘃𝗼𝗿𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗿𝘀…
It’s a mantra every woman shouldn’t live by.
Because sometimes, those debts just might pay off in a happily ever after.
21 𝑹𝒖𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒔 𝒊𝒔 𝒂 𝒄𝒐𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒆𝒆 𝒇𝒖𝒍𝒍-𝒍𝒆𝒏𝒈𝒕𝒉 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒂𝒍𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒓𝒐𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒄 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒅𝒚 𝒏𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒍𝒔 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒄𝒓𝒐𝒔𝒔𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒉 𝒃𝒐𝒐𝒌.
𝑹𝒖𝒎𝒐𝒓 𝒉𝒂𝒔 𝒊𝒕 𝒔𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒖𝒄𝒌 𝒂 𝒅𝒆𝒂𝒍 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒂𝒅 𝒃𝒐𝒚.
I, Ainsley James, am crazy.
Desperate and crazy.
It’s the only explanation as to why I’m nauseous, standing outside Maverick Lexington’s door.
I mean, it’s possible the stories about his deck of playing cards—with the words IOU scrawled across the back—are just rumors of the ruthless quid pro quo deals he barters.
But the flutters in my stomach know better.
Maverick is as cold as they come.
But, I need one of those cards.
I NEED to owe Maverick Lexington a favor…
(Previously Published as Subscriber Wars)
𝑹𝒖𝒎𝒐𝒓 𝒉𝒂𝒔 𝒊𝒕 𝒔𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒖𝒄𝒌 𝒂 𝒅𝒆𝒂𝒍 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒆𝒏𝒆𝒎𝒚.
Mine and Sebastian’s relationship wasn’t built on the foundation of trust.
It was built over war.
A ruthless war that exposed who we really were.
Sebastian and I would never be friends—not after what we did.
But we could pretend—especially for the million-dollar prize—in a cutthroat film competition that would set our careers in motion.
We needed this win to fix our reputations.
But that’s not what happened.
They say money ruins relationships. I disagree.
Love is the ultimate destroyer.
Love ruined us.
Love made us pretenders.
𝑹𝒖𝒎𝒐𝒓 𝒉𝒂𝒔 𝒊𝒕 𝒔𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒖𝒄𝒌 𝒂 𝒅𝒆𝒂𝒍 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒉𝒖𝒔𝒃𝒂𝒏𝒅.
The tattoo down his forearm reads: My power is perfected in weakness.
It inspires bad decisions in everyone who crosses his path.
Not me though, I’ve made worse decisions before breakfast.
Marrying baseball phenom Cooper Lexington for his health insurance… doesn’t even rank Top 5.
But I can’t afford to lose this marriage by falling in love.
You see, I made a promise to myself—one I plan on keeping… even if it ruins us.