One Week in Your Arms~Lafayette Falls Prequel

After a summer fling six years ago, Marla and Carson Blackwell went their separate ways. Yet Carson still has feelings for Marla. Desperate to rid himself of his infatuation, he offers Marla a deal she can't refuse. In exchange for a week in Hawaii as his "pretend girlfriend," the billionaire promises a generous yearly donation to Marla's community clinic. Will he finally free himself of unrequited love?

Dr. Marla Grant must navigate a high-stakes game of love and deception when she agrees to be Carson's fake girlfriend. As old passions resurface and the past returns to haunt her, she fears what will happen if Carson finds out he's the unsuspecting father of her little girl. Will she make it back home to Lafayette Falls unscathed? Or will one week in paradise destroy her regardless?


After six years, what could he possibly have to say?

She pictured him standing beside a black truck in the drive of Mayfair Place, a turn-of-the-century estate belonging to his grandmother. It was time to say goodbye to the only man who had ever swept her off her feet.

She recalled the date. June twenty-eighth. The day had been a warm, blustery day in Tennessee. A summer storm was heading toward the rolling hills near Nashville.

The wind made a mess of Carson’s unruly dark hair. His blue eyes were hidden by a pair of mirrored lens aviators, and his alpha-male physique tested the seams of his polo shirt. He always made her pulse flutter.

“If I’m ever back in town, I’ll look you up,” he promised as their casual affair came to a predestined end.

For three weeks, they had been together, and finally, the time had come for them to go their separate ways. She had known this moment was inevitable, but she hadn’t realized it would be so difficult or painful. She told herself the feeling would pass.

She forced a smile of goodwill. After all, they weren’t parting in anger, or in love, for that matter. And it was unlikely that she would ever see him again.

“I had a great time,” she confessed boldly. She’d loved every minute of their brief, steamy affair. Besides being a passionate lover, he was intelligent and fun. Talk about a summer break to remember.

He gave her cheek a stroke, and she inhaled at his touch. “You’ll make a great doctor.”

“You think so?”

“Yeah.” He grinned. “You certainly know all there is to know about male anatomy.”

“Yours, at least.” She laughed. Then she hopped up on her toes and kissed him quickly, keeping her passion and sorrow under control. “Goodbye, Carson Blackwell.”

She stepped away from him. Now was the time to face what was ahead. A grueling three-year residency. There would be no more time for long summer nights, tangled sheets, and sighs of pleasure. She walked toward her small, sturdy hatchback. Before she opened the driver’s door, she looked up and met his gaze as he looked back at her.

“Goodbye,” he called before he boarded his truck.

At that moment, she had an odd sensation in her chest that her life would never be the same. She chewed on her bottom lip. Then she laughed at her silliness.

A summer fling with a guy just passing through was not something that changed your life. For her, completing her residency would be a life-changer.

She had watched Carson drive off into the sunset, with her heart breaking a little as he disappeared. Never to be seen or heard from again until now.

What Reviewers Are Saying...

“I loved this book. It was so awesome. Marla and Carson love story was a grab you by the pants and never let you go story”

~Bonnie R. Gagnon

"A great read you don't want to miss. I highly recommend it"~B. Hansen

"This is an impassioned story with lots of raw emotion"~ Author Lady

"One Week in Your Arms is a reunion romance with twists and turns that will keep you entertained from beginning to end"

~LJT Net Galley

"One Week in Your Arms is a lovely story of second chance that pulled me in from the first page"~Francoise

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