Reaching for Emeralds

Lacee Hightower
Reaching for Emeralds


Evernight Publishing
Release Date
May 2018
Book 3 of Beautiful People
Erotic Romance

I'll be in his bed before the night ends. He'll be in love with me this time next week. Then the real games will begin.
Layla Richardson was a beautiful, green-eyed beauty who only wanted one thing – her own bakery. Planning it since she was ten, her future commitments changed in one quick instant when she watched her father being escorted in handcuffs to the back seat of a police car.
Jackson Shipman is Dallas County's District Attorney. The ex-baseball player, David Beckham lookalike, has the reputation of being unconquerable in the courtroom. He thrives on getting the stink off the streets. He also turns cases and frees offenders associated with notorious criminal Carlos Agli after being blamed for his daughter's death in a car accident.
Jackson is a VIP member of the fetish club Venture, recently finishing a Dom/sub relationship with Layla's best friend, who, unlike Layla, enjoys an active BDSM lifestyle.
When Mark Richardson goes to trial on charges of theft, Jackson Shipman is the head Prosecutor. Despite Layla's hatred for the DA after her father is found guilty, sentenced to fifteen years in prison, and ultimately taking his own life, there's a stabbing attraction between the hardcore Dominant and innocent virgin.
Layla has grown up without a mother and learned to be strong-willed. She's hell-bent on getting revenge. Her father was a good Christian man who made a simple mistake to keep his business afloat when the relentless, cold-blooded DA ruined his chances.
Layla enters Venture's bi-yearly auction, knowing his tastes are always the same. Dark hair. Flawless skin. Light eyes. Submissive. She has three of the four. Determined her southern charm will get Jackson to bid on her, she has a plan. Make him love her. Then crush him.
Sometimes games aren't played fairly. Rules are meant to be broken. Contenders cheat.
Is it still considered a game when both participants want more than an agenda?


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