Title – City of Champions
Author – Chloe Barlow
Genre – Contemporary Romance
Release Date – November 10, 2014
How do you find the will to try, when you’ve spent all your life playing on a field strewn with shattered lives and broken rules?
Tragedy and betrayal taught Jenna Sutherland early on that her safest bet was to fiercely avoid any risk, whether it is in work, life, or love. Now a respected orthopedic surgical resident on the cusp of finally breaking through in her career, she’s more guarded than ever.
When injured NFL quarterback Wyatt McCoy bulldozes into her life there’s no denying he’s cocky, selfish, and downright dangerous — everything Jenna’s sworn she doesn’t want.
Suddenly the levelheaded doctor finds herself facing down her greatest fear, and she’s tempted to gamble all she’s fought so hard to build. The two embark on an intense holiday love affair that quickly teeters on obsession, and tempts them both to think they could go all-in on a real future together. Yet Wyatt’s desperation to stay on the field — and out of the operating room — lures him to take dangerous risks with Jenna’s trust.
Will they win at love or lose everything — including their fragile chance at happiness?
“If you’re trying to make me like you, Wyatt, you have a really messed up way of doing it.”
“You do like me. I know you do. More than that, I know you want me.”
Jenna gripped Wyatt’s tee shirt in her fists and pushed his back hard against the wall by the front door.
“I don’t want you, Wyatt.”
Wyatt let her have her mini takeover for a moment. She searched his face with hers, almost hesitant.
“You’re a terrible fucking liar, Doc. Tell me, now that you’ve got me here, what are you gonna do with me?” he taunted. She kept staring at his lips until he took over again. He grabbed her ass with both hands and turned quickly, pressing her up against the same wall.
“Well, then, McCoy. What are you gonna do with me?” Jenna challenged back.
Wyatt slid his right hand around her body, then slowly running his fingers down the front of her jeans. She was hot through the thick cotton and responded almost immediately to his touch.
“Tell you what?”
“Tell me you want me.”
“No,” she sputtered at him, squirming against his hand. Wyatt popped open the top of her jeans and unzipped them so he could slip his hand into her panties. Her clit was already hard and swollen against his fingers. He rubbed it with his thumb as he curved two fingers inside of her.
Jenna arched her body towards him, moaning despite herself. No matter what she said to him, her hot and wet body betrayed her. Wyatt could feel her already tightening around his pumping fingers and the circular movements of his thumb.
With his left hand he gripped her jaw, forcing her to look in his eyes, “Tell me you like the way I make you feel.”
“No.” She squirmed against his hand, clearly seeking sexual release, but he had her pinned firmly with the length of his body against hers and his hands, preventing her from controlling the motion.
“Why?” she demanded back. Her blue eyes sparkling with anger, but it was clear she was desperate.
“Because I said so and…because I want to hear it…Jenna.” He stroked her harder with his thumb, suddenly twisting his two fingers inside her until she was quivering against him.
“Y-yes. Yes! I want you so bad it makes me crazy, Wyatt. Are you happy now, you son of a bitch?”
“Very,” and with a smile on his face, he thrust a third finger deeply inside her, caressing her to climax with his thumb.
A Gateway to Love Series Reading Order
1. Three Rivers (A Gateway to Love Novel Book 1) ⇐ SBC Award Winner: Sale = 99¢
2. City of Champions