Some people aren't meant to have it all...
Three years ago, nanny Lily Yee enjoyed a passionate fling with her boss, the recently divorced and extremely eligible Eric Roche. Then the sexy surfer/CEO wanted more than she could give, and she fled to pursue her one true calling—the priesthood.
Eric learned how to love from Lily and wanted to build a happy family with her. But she walked away without explanation, leaving him angry, confused, and…fine, he’ll admit it, occasionally a little desperate for her.
When a crisis in her church leads Lily back into Eric’s arms, his heart calls to her as strongly as the priesthood. He'll do anything to win her back, but she knows she's not cut out to juggle a family and a career. She needs to let him go again soon, but she can’t deny they’re not over yet.
The three years that Lily Yee spent as an au pair for the Roche family were some of the best of her life. She felt accepted and loved - loved by Eric and his two precious adopted daughters.
It never mattered to her that he was one of the most successful CEO’s the logistics world had ever seen. To her, he was perfect. With his intense grey eyes and hard surfer’s body, he was the only man who could ever make her question her decision to become a priest.
But in her heart, she knew that she wasn’t cut out for a ready made family and stayed true to her calling.
So now when she needs his help, it only reminds her of all that she could have had.
“Would you take it back?” She reached for his wrist where it dangled at his side and tugged, a gentle plea for him to face her again. “If you could go back to that first night we had sex, would you change what happened? Take a bowl of soup to your desk instead of coming upstairs with me?”
Eric Roche longed for the family that he never had. His bitter ex-wife made sure that he stayed away from Lily with threats to take away his children. But nothing ever filled the void in his soul quite like the sweet and complicated girl he once knew.
Together - he's sure that they can overcome it all. If only he could convince Lily of that too.
“Trust me, Lily. Be mine, just for now. I’m not asking for a promise. Just be here.”
Not Over Yet is the best from Amber Belldene yet! The characters are far more nuanced and real than ever before while her story speaks directly to the soul.
But don’t think for one moment that it doesn’t pack enough heat to light an entire city - because it does, And all the while, Amber floods you with so many good feels that you will remember it for a long time to come…
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He’d never told her about his past because he’d wanted to present himself as good husband material. But she’d left him, and being around her was sandpaper on the stubborn, raw wound.
About The Author -
Amber Belldene grew up on the Florida panhandle, swimming with alligators, climbing oak trees and diving for scallops…when she could pull herself away from a book. As a child, she hid her Nancy Drew novels inside the church bulletin and read mysteries during sermons—an irony that is not lost on her when she preaches these days.
Amber is an Episcopal Priest and student of religion. She believes stories are the best way to explore human truths and is passionate about the deep ties between spirituality and sexuality. Some people think it is strange for a minister to write romance, but it is perfectly natural to her, because the human desire for love is at the heart of every romance novel and God made people with that desire. She lives with her husband and two children in San Francisco and loves chatting with readers and other authors on social media!
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