Calendar Men – Mr. February Aidan Roux fled New Orleans fifteen years ago, leaving behind a woman he loved. Planning to keep it light because he has no intentions of sticking around, he’s caught off guard by his mother’s health crisis. Forced to stay, he challenges Stacey to be his lover for February with no expectations of anything else.
Stacey never stopped wanting Aidan, but she’s not a girl anymore and she
meets his proposition with one of her own. A hero, just back from
Afghanistan, he’s the perfect guy for her calendar contest. If he wants
her in his bed, he’ll pose for her camera.
Stacey and Aidan seem made for each other—but old hurts cannot be forgotten and love isn’t always enough…
Genre: Contemporary, erotic romance, military romance
Heat level: 3
Word count – 16k
Cover art by Mina Carter
Stacey knew she should be horribly offended. He’d propositioned her
to have sex for the rest of the month and then go their separate ways.
But the truth was, the second he’d started talking she’d become so hot
inside she could barely breathe.
There was no way to go back in time and fix things between them.
No way she would ever find out exactly why he’d left, if there was
something she could have done to make him happier. She wasn’t exactly
certain she wanted to. When she’d told him his leaving had prompted her
to go make her own career, her own life, she’d meant it.
But today he offered passion. They’d been kids together. She’d
given him his first kiss. For all intents and purposes, it might as well
have been hers. A sloppy kiss-and-run at twelve years old shouldn’t get
to count. They’d lost their virginity together, and all of her early
sexual education had been found in his arms.
What would they be like now?
She sucked in her breath. “You’re a hard man to say no to.”
“You didn’t say yes.” He took her hands in his. “I need a yes. I
can’t leave here with you upset again. I won’t hurt you again. So, you
have to tell me you understand what I’m offering and what I’m not, that
you grasp completely I’m not going to be here in March.”
“I’m not a moron, thank you.” She stood up. “And I’m not the
head-over-heels-in-love-with-you twenty-year-old with dreams of marriage
and Sunday crawfish boils wrecking my brain. I have my own life here.
I’m trying to decide if it’s worth disrupting it for you for an entire
month of my life.”
She felt him when he moved behind her, his warmth filling her
from the outside in. With a quick tug, he pulled her flush against his
body. “I can promise you. It’ll be worth it.”
As a teenager, Rebecca Royce would hide in her room to read her favorite
romance novels when she was supposed to be doing her homework. She
hopes, these days, that her parents think it was well worth it.
Rebecca is the mother of three adorable boys and is fortunate to be
married to her best friend. They live in northern New Jersey and try not
to freeze too badly during the winter months.
She's in love with science fiction, fantasy, and the paranormal and
tries to use all of these elements in her writing. She's been told she's
a little bloodthirsty so she hopes that when you read her work you'll
enjoy the action packed ride that always ends in romance. Rebecca loves
to write series because she loves to see characters develop over time
and it always makes her happy to see her favorite characters make guest
appearances in other books.
In Rebecca Royce's world anything is possible, anything can happen, and you should suspect that it will.
Thanks to Decadent Publishing for giving us another amazing series to become addicted to. Thanks to Rebecca Royce for writing a great story for my birth month. Aidan will look great as my desktop background for February. Thanks to JoAnne Kenrick for getting this off the ground!
When Aidan returns to his hometown after being gone for 15 years the first person that he runs into is Stacey, the girl he dumped before he joined the service. Aidan is haunted by the ghosts of his past, but also doesn't want to be given credit for something that he feels he doesn't deserve.
When Aidan gives Stacey a proposition, she has to decide whether her heart can handle what will happen at the end of the month. Watching Aidan and Stacey rekindle their romance was touching, but when they go to say good-bye, something happens that makes Aidan realize that he is more than just Mr. February.