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Camgirl

Author/Writer of Book/Novel:

Cara Dee

Language:
English
ISBN/ ASIN:
B07PCW8S4M
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The only thing worse than an overprotective father? Two overprotective fathers! Lani Shaw lost her biological parents at a young age, but her uncle Kyle accepted the challenge of guiding her into adulthood in the wilds of Alaska. And once he fell in love with Logan, their new family unit was complete. But raising a girl isn’t all sunshine and unicorns, and the two men are now faced with an estranged adult daughter they don’t know how to communicate with.

Jax and Lani were each other’s first kiss, and she wanted nothing more than to spend forever with him in the land she loved. But, afraid of holding her back, Jax pushed her away and broke her heart, and neither of them has been the same since.

Now they’re all back home together for the first time in years, and the bandages have been ripped off the old wounds. Jax realizes the girl he let go is the woman he now longs to hold on to. And Kyle and Logan yearn to make things right with the daughter they never meant to do so wrong.

That’s the thing about teaching a girl the skills she needs to survive on her own. You’d damn well better be prepared to stand back and watch her do it.

(Camgirl is a standalone novella in Cara Dee’s North Novel universe, but you do not have to read Northbound and Northland to get the full enjoyment of Camgirl.)

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Prologue

Some seven months ago

Jax O’Connor

We had a good thing going, didn’t we…? I winced and pulled into the parking lot of the restaurant where I was meeting up with Mel. Good thing going on…with a question mark. Christ, my standards were high these days.

Who the fuck did an anniversary dinner for six months, though?

We did, evidently.

I killed the engine of my truck and slumped back in my seat. It’d been a long week, and what I really wanted was to fly home for the weekend and get away from people. Maybe catch Lani before she went back to Seattle…

Yeah, right.

That would be a dick move. I’d set the boundaries and finally got along with her fathers. Going into business with them was a blessing for my bank account, and Lani’s puppy crush had faded anyway. I’d be the one hurt in the end if I followed her around all the time.

It was essentially what I did between the ages of fourteen and eighteen. Whenever we were in the same place, she had my attention. She was two years younger than me, but I was the fuckup who’d wasted years in juvie and making everyone around me miserable, whereas she’d been preparing for a life of self-sufficiency since birth, basically.

It wasn’t until the O’Connors took me and my brother in that I started getting my shit together, and I was still catching up.

I sighed heavily and scrubbed a hand over my face.

Mel was nothing like Lani.

Lani was…fuck. Everything. And this getting-over-her part was going really fucking well for me. Truly. I wasn’t at all utterly fucked. I hadn’t thought of her every hour of the day this week when I knew she’d been at my parents’ place.

My phone dinged with a message, unsurprisingly from Mel, who told me I was late for dinner.

All right. I’d chosen my path. Time to walk it. My phone rang, and I was prepared to tell Mel I was here, except…Lani’s name lit up the display.

Shit.

I ran a hand through my hair. My pulse went through the roof. Why was she calling? We’d only exchanged short greetings in passing over the past five years. Hers had been a lot frostier than mine. Now she was calling me. When was the last time I saw her? Least a year. Fuck, shit. Fuck. Okay, who was I kidding? Like I could resist answering.

I cleared my throat and took the call. “Jax.”

“Heeeeeeey!”

“Oh God,” I muttered with a flinch. Someone was really loud—and really drunk. “Lani? You okay?”

“I’m peachy,” she slurred. “I’m in Anchorage. Where you at, stranger?”

Amusement tugged at my mouth. Hearing her voice was unlike anything. “I’m in Fairbanks. How many drinks have you had?”

“I…I don’t know, so prob-probably a good amount.”

“And you decided to call me,” I said. “I’m flattered.”

“You shouldn’t be! I’m mad at you.”

I knew she was. She had every right to be. “I’m sorry, love.”

“Don’t call m-me that,” she snapped. “I had my whole life figured out, you know. Now I’m… I live in Seattle and go to stupid college—okay, that’s a lie.” She started laughing. “Shh, it’s a secret. You can’t tell anyone.”

I shook my head and frowned. Why—what she was saying? Of course she was in college. Thankfully, I wasn’t the only one who’d fucked things up with her. Her parents had played a big part, and I couldn’t say they were entirely wrong, but either way, it’d led to her escaping Alaska. She was studying biology in Seattle.

“What’s the secret, Lani?”

“Shh! That I quit school.”

Oh fuck. And it was a secret? I grimaced. She didn’t know I had gigs with her fathers, so she didn’t know I saw them at least once a month. Now I’d have to hide that from them.

“Why would you—”

“No, you listen to me,” she snarled. “I was looking forward to this week. I was gonna-gonna get away from the city and help your parents with the new pups. Just me and eleven little puppies. But I couldn’t have that, could I? Noooo, because Patrick and Nina won’t. Stop. Talking about you. It was Jax this, and Jax that. Oh, Jax got his pilot certificate—we’re so proud of him.” I assumed she was mimicking my mother. “You ruined my week, Jax!”

I did my best not to grin. “Technically, my parents—”

“Oh, don’t fucking go there,” she seethed in warning. Man, she was a fireball. If Mel even had a fraction of that hotheadedness, she’d…still be nothing like Lani Shaw. “Instead of feeling all blissed out from a week up there, I’m sitting in a shitty bar in Anchorage getting plastered because I can’t push you out of my life.”

That killed all traces of humor. She’d been actively avoiding me since I told her I wasn’t into her, which I’d done in a…not-so-smooth way. I cringed at the memory. Moreover, it didn’t help that my parents wanted us together.


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