Cover Reveal: Stay with Me (All I Want #5) by Lea Coll

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Cover Reveal: Stay with Me (All I Want #5) by Lea CollTitle: Stay with Me
Author: Lea Coll
Series: All I Want #5
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: March 5, 2020
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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We were high school sweethearts until she left without a backward glance. Now Lucy Perry’s back and more beautiful than ever. I want to stay angry with her but I can’t. I want to resist her but it’s impossible.

She wants a fling but I want forever. I’ll take her on a trip down memory lane—the drive-in movie theater, picnics on the beach, and a boat ride to our favorite spot. She’s going to fall in love with this town. She’s going to fall in love with me. There’s no way she can walk away from me twice.

I never thought I’d be back in my hometown. Then I lost my job, my apartment, and I moved back in with my parents. I told myself it’s only temporary but I have to face everyone I left behind—my family, my friends, and Wyatt Carter. He wasn’t the reason I left but he was the reason I never came back.

He’s no longer the sweet easy-going predictable guy I dated. He’s an intriguing mix of cocky, grumpy, and bossy which is sexier than the way he fills out his park ranger uniform. I can’t resist him anymore than I could when I was eighteen. And I don’t want to. I want to explore our chemistry but he wants a commitment—the one thing I’ve never been able to give him.

He thinks the two blue lines change everything but he’s wrong.

Title: Stay with Me

Series: All I Want #5

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Author: Lea Coll

Release Date: March 5, 2020

Excerpt

The crowd, which had been watching Jack and Samantha, dispersed so I ran my fingers down the skirt to smooth out the wrinkles and drew in a shaky breath, worried I’d finally have to face everything and everyone I’d left behind.

I approached Samantha to wish her well. “Congratulations!” They’d gotten engaged before Christmas, but I hadn’t been home yet to see her ring. She held out her hand for me to inspect. “It’s beautiful.” I hugged her and whispered. “I’m so glad you’re going to be my sister.”

“Thank you,” she murmured.

I turned to Jack who said, “I’m so glad you could make it.” He pulled me in for a hug—one I needed desperately. I relaxed into his embrace trying to remember the last time he’d hugged me. Was it when he left for college? I held onto him for a long time then too, hoping he’d change his mind about leaving. He was the eternal peacemaker in our family and when he left things weren’t the same. Back then, I couldn’t wait to get away from my family, this small town, and— I pulled back from Jack, seeing him. The one I left behind. Wyatt Carter.

This was the first time I’d seen him in seven years. My pulse pounded in my ears as I took in his gray suit, his reddish-brown hair trimmed close to his head on the back and sides, left slightly longer on the top, and a scruff bordering on a full beard covering his chin. So different from the unruly curly hair and smooth face he’d kept when we were kids.

My arms hung loosely at my sides as I tried to keep my shoulders back, my face devoid of emotion. But inside, my stomach was churning and my heart was beating out of my chest. He wasn’t the reason I left, but he was the reason I’d stayed away. “Wyatt. I’m surprised to see you here.”

The fitted suit, his stylish hair, and the jacket straining around his biceps made me swallow hard. He was a man now. So different from the boy I’d walked away from.

“Why is that?” Wyatt’s eyebrow raised, standing feet shoulder-width apart, arms crossed over his chest. His voice was deeper and raspier than I remembered. Everything about his posture and tone screamed that I was the one who didn’t belong, even if it was my brother’s engagement party.

 His light blue eyes, which once looked at me with love and affection, now sparked with irritation. I couldn’t blame him. I hadn’t expected to see him here either.

“I didn’t know you were even friends with Jack.” I’d left for college and visited occasionally—enough to keep my parents happy. I’d wanted to escape my family’s bickering and the family business which, if I’d stayed, threatened to consume my life. Every time I returned, I couldn’t wait to get in my car and head back over the bridge to the city.

I’d been friends with Wyatt since we were kids, but after Jack went to college, he was more. He represented safety and an escape from my family, but it wasn’t enough. When I accepted a full ride to college, I thought I’d go without anything or anyone holding me back. I hadn’t expected the break-up to be so hard. I’d managed to avoid seeing Wyatt on those visits because I was ashamed of the way I had ended things and I was scared of my reaction if I saw him.

“There’s a lot you don’t know,” Wyatt said, his voice was tight, and a muscle ticked in his jaw. “We work together.”

I looked to Jack who watched our exchange, and his eyes were concerned. Why hadn’t he warned me Wyatt would be here? I’d dated Wyatt after Jack left for school so maybe he didn’t realize how close we’d been. And over the years, I’d never asked about him. I’d pretended he didn’t exist. Like there wasn’t anything between us but young love. That’s what I told myself so I could move on.

But now that he was here, standing in front of me, I knew I hadn’t moved on at all. All those emotions were flooding back to me—regret for how I ended it and a crushing feeling of loss. Less than a minute in his presence and it was like no time had passed—nothing had changed. When you’re a teenager, you think there’s always something better out there. How wrong I’d been.


Choose Me (All I Want #1)

Amazon US

The wrong side of the law never felt so good.
He’s the sexy confident cop – and impossible to resist.

But he sees things in black and white.
And we work on opposites of the law.

They said we’d never work.
Not when he’s running for sheriff.
And he can’t be seen with me.

But when the election heats up.
So does our relationship.

Until everything implodes.
And he’s forced to decide between his dream job and love.

All I want is for him to choose me.


Be with Me (All I Want #2)

Amazon US

She’s done being friends.

Ever since Jack protected Samantha from a high school bully, the two have been friends. But she wants more from the sexy firefighter. Too bad Jack has always seen her as the shy sweet girl, who can’t stand up for herself.

She can’t resist his boyish smile when he stops by the bakery for coffee. Or stop herself from bringing baked goods to the fire station.

It’s time to prove she’s all grown up and can take care of herself.

And show him, she’s done being friends.


Burn for Me (All I Want #3)

Amazon US

He’s gorgeous, charming, and irresistible – and he knows it.

We’re in competition for the same job and nothing will stand in my way.
Not his sparkling blue eyes, cocky smirk, or those dimples.

Too bad he didn’t get the message.

He says I’m a challenge he can’t resist.
And I’m playing with fire.

Only one of us will win and we can’t be together.

All I want is for him to burn for me.


Trust in Me (All I Want #4)

Amazon US

Sexy professor Sawyer Hudson needs me to be his date for a charity dinner. I accept because I need his help too.

It’s when he asks me to be his fake girlfriend that things get too real. Who knew he rode a motorcycle, talked dirty, and was hiding all those muscles under his suits? Who knew it was the quiet ones you had to watch out for?

I’ve clearly been dating the wrong guys. But how can I trust him when every guy I’ve ever dated cheated on me?

I’d never date anyone like her. Stella Lewis is too outgoing, too impulsive, and too loud. She’s the life of the party and I can’t talk to women. She’s a journalist searching for her next story and I need to avoid drama until I’m granted tenure.

That was until my boss told me to socialize more if I wanted a promotion. I need a date who can teach me how to schmooze the higher-ups and she’s the perfect choice.

I’ll fake date her until I get tenure. After that—all bets are off.


Take a Chance on Me (All I Want #6)

Coming May 27th!

Tanner’s a cop and I’m the disgraced attorney.
He works within the law and I’m just trying to survive.

He’s done everything right.
And I grew up on the wrong side of the tracks.

He thinks he knows me but he doesn’t.
He only sees what I want him to.

He’s too good for me.
And I can’t get close to anyone because my secrets ruin everything.

All I want is for him to take a chance on me.

About Lea Coll

Lea Coll worked as a trial attorney for over ten years. Now she stays home with her three children, plotting stories while fetching snacks and running them back and forth to activities. She enjoys the freedom of writing romance after years of legal writing.

She currently resides in Maryland with her family.

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