Patricia “Pattycake” Harper: I’ve been “Pattycake” to him since we were kids—his best friend’s plump baby sis who’s been hermetically sealed in his friend zone for over a decade. Nope, not exaggerating. So, when there’s a report of a peeping tom outside my window, no one’s as shocked as I am when the first cop on scene is a visibly shaken Noah all alpha’d out to the extreme…over me. Now he’s saying the only way to keep me safe is to have me no farther than an arm’s length away. Literally. All night long. And all I can think is: how fast can I lock my spare bedroom before he sees what’s inside?
Noah “Officer-Good-Times” Lodge: She’s been the definition of off-limits since we were teens—the woman my brother-from-another-mother expects me to think of as a kid sister. Yeah, not happening. Keeping my hands off her all these years has been torture. But knowing another guy, a predator, was lurking around her tonight, that’s way worse. So, screw the bro-code. She’s it for me. Now all I have to do is convince her I’m not the player she thinks I am, or a buddy who can spend a platonic night in her bed fully dressed. But, first thing’s first. Why the hell have I never seen what’s in that spare room of hers?