The Makeup Test
Vanessa M. Knight
Publication date: April 4th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Parker Breckinridge is a sophomore in college and already running her own internet cosmetics business. She doesn’t apologize for her successes—or anything else. She’s worked hard to get what where she is. She’s had to. It’s not like there was anything else in her life, despite her rich family.
Cade Adler doesn’t do relationships—especially relationships with uptight princesses. Been there. Done that. Destroyed the T-shirt. Besides, what with working full-time as a police officer and going to school, who has time for women? Not him.
With his tattoos and overall attitude, Cade is exactly what Parker doesn’t need. And between her father’s money and her piss-poor attitude, Parker is exactly what Cade doesn’t need.
So why is it they can’t stay apart?
Parker turned to the door and a man stood behind the screen, tall, gorgeous, and dressed all in blue. And she recognized him from yesterday. She slid her hand over her eyes, wicking away any moisture. No one needed to see her cry— especially him.
“Ms. Breckinridge.” The way he said her name sent little shivers everywhere in her body. Not that she would ever be interested. She didn’t do cops. She did investment bankers and pre-lawyers—not did them, did them—just dated them.
She dated men who manscaped and wore Armani suits. God, she was such a snob sometimes, but it was true. Since the shivers weren’t from the blue-collared man at the door, they must be from him seeing the nightmare her life had become. It was embarrassment. Yep.
What could he possibly want from her today? Hadn’t she been tortured enough with hours of handcuffs and taking all of her inventory and equipment?
“Officer.” Bianca stood up and walked to the door. “I’m so sorry. Parker seems to have lost her manners in all the excitement. Please come in.”
“Thank you.” Officer Adler opened the door. Yes. She remembered his name. Shoot her. It didn’t mean she cared or anything. Just a good memory.
“I’m Officer Adler. I was the first responder yesterday.” He nodded to Bianca.
Bianca, the one who was so upset she was missing her marriage proposal giggled and tossed her brown ponytail over her shoulder. “It’s so nice to meet one of the fine officers of Cedar Glen.” She reached her hand out and shook his. She held his hand a little too long—
Shake. Up. Shake. Down. Bianca’s sweaty, bitchy hands were still fused with his.
Parker felt the scowl on her face as she watched.
Finally, the officer pulled away, and his eyes landed on Parker. Brown eyes that seemed to strip her raw. The jury was out on whether that was a good thing.
Vanessa M. Knight has always enjoyed writing and once she found romance, she was addicted. She props her laptop in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband, son and menagerie of 4-pawed, claw-babies (AKA cats and dogs.) That laptop has partnered-in-crime to write contemporary romances with a dash of humor and splash of snark.
When she has a few moments to spare, you can find her singing off key (but she assures us it’s still considered singing), reading, kickboxing or killing a few brain cells as she stares at the many sitcoms and dramas available through the Internet and TV.
For more information on Vanessa, including her Internet haunts, contest updates, and details on her upcoming novels, please visit her website at http://www.vanessamknight.com.
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