Make Me Hot (Bayshore Book 5) by Ember Leigh
One of two things happens when Maverick Daly walks into a room: you either want to be him, or be with him.
Maverick lives in the fast lane: gorgeous one-night stands, souped up cars, a penetrating gaze that will either paralyze you or light your panties on fire, depending on which category you fall in above.
But I’m off-limits to him, or maybe too much in the tomboy category for him to notice me as anything other than Scarlett: Plain Childhood Bestie. Even though I’d cut off a pinky toe for a chance to be desired by Bayshore’s most available bachelor, it’s not in the cards. He’s Mr. One-And-Done, and I’m Ms. Longing For Forever.
I’m usually able to keep his after-hour shenanigans out of mind, until a gourmet-casual food truck competition thrusts us into a tiny kitchen for five weeks. Maverick is launching his career, and I’m just trying to help out my good ol’ platonic bestie. And while the flames are leaping off the grill, the heat is rising between us. Until it gets so hot that—pop goes the sexual repression.
The past two decades of being friendzoned? Out the window.
Now we’re lovers with a side of what comes next? I’ve known him my entire life, but now I’m meeting a whole new side of him. A side that is begging me to dive headfirst.
We’re gunning to win the competition, but Maverick just might win my heart instead.
Fans of Lauren Landish and R.S. Grey will love this lighthearted yet sizzling rom-com! Though it is book 5 of the Bayshore series, this is a standalone romance and you do not have to have read the others to enjoy this book.