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The Long Way Round Trilogy Book 1

Commitment phobic Cara Witchai loves her life the way it is. Especially her no strings-attached relationship with long-time lover Jason. But when Jason blurts out a marriage proposal, it throws Cara into a panicked tailspin. How can Jason convince her to stay?

Cara, a successful restaurateur, prefers to be in charge of her life. She’s done a great job of it so far. She has a wonderful friend, a restaurant where customers need reservations months in advance to get a table, and she has a man who fits into her life without taking over. She can get on with her life while still having fantastic sex and not have to worry about maintaining a relationship that will eventually fall apart. It’s bliss as far as she’s concerned.

Jason has other ideas for his latest visit to see Cara. They’ve dated in the past, but after breaking up , their arrangement had evolved into a mutually satisfying meet every few months. They understand each other and are happy in and out of bed. However, neither has pushed for anything more. Jason wants to take things further, so he must convince Cara that they make the perfect couple.

His plan – use every weapon in his arsenal. Money. His command over her body. Whatever it takes.


I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would for a few reasons. First, the writing was wonderful, this was easy to read and a lot of fun. Second, damn, the sex was scorching. I can see why they keep going back to each other! Third, I just loved the characters, they were relatable, and the situation made you sympathetic towards both Jason and Cara. – Cara Nicole @

I loved how Jason was there for Cara when she was sick. Jason also got Cara to realize some things in her life. This was a really good book and I liked her friend Chelsea and the antics of her two chefs. This was a really good beginning to the series. I will definitely read more by this author! – Angie @


Cara’s entire nervous system buzzed with anticipation. Sitting barely a breath apart, their thighs brushed whenever the car’s turns shifted them but that was enough to send shockwaves of sensation through her.

A side-glance at him gave her the impression that he was completely unfazed by the contact. That was until she reached his tense jaw and clenched hands.

The privacy partition was up between them and the driver, so there wasn’t much chance of being seen or heard.

Cara shifted closer and nipped the rough ridge of Jason’s chin on her way up to his ear. “What are you waiting for?”

In a flash, he dragged Cara into his arms and, with a twist, flipped her beneath him. “You have no idea how much I’ve missed you.”

She wriggled against his very impressive erection. “Oh, I think I have an idea.”

He pressed harder against her so she could feel every inch of him. “I think we should play this my way.”

If it was one thing she knew, Cara loved letting him have his way. She’d give just as good as she got in return—which, from his reaction, he enjoyed as much as she did.

“Oh, really?”

Jason grinned slyly as he slowly skimmed his hands up her legs, her dress traveling up with his hands. “How about we play a game?”

“What kind of game?” Cara hooked a leg around his hip.

The car swerved around a corner, the movement crushing them closer together as he dropped his mouth to her neck. “I want you to stay as quiet as you can.”

Cara could hear her pulse in her ears, feel it in her throat. “While you do what?” His touch inched upward and she knew exactly what he had in mind.

He slipped his fingers past the scrap of silk that was her panties and eased into her, eliciting a gasp then a moan as he began to move them. When she mewled, his movement ceased. “Not a sound or I stop.”

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