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An excerpt from the book…

His hand glides down my arm, giving me goosebumps. He traces my stomach, my bellybutton, and then caresses my breast. I clench my center, and moisture gushes. My body reacts to his touch, every single time. His hand works magic as he talks.

“No. I don’t have the time. Making partner requires crazy hours. To some degree, it’s all about how many hours you clock. I want to make name partner by the time I’m forty. Once I’m partner, I’ll have more time. But I don’t have the time for a relationship with the hours I work. I’ve tried. It gets ugly. Not worth it.”

He sounds sincere. My fingers graze the hard stubble along his jaw.

“Do you think we can pull this off? Sex and friends? Not wanting too much from each other?”

His phone vibrates, and he reaches over to read the incoming text before responding. “I think we can. It sounds like our friends with benefits arrangement is perfect for both of us. And I won’t stay tonight. But one day, I might. It doesn’t have to mean more than we want it to.”


Sarah S.
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I absolutely loved this book! I started reading this while getting the kids ready for bed one night and once they were in the bed I jumped into the book. Even though I knew they were going to be up early I couldn’t put it down. I stayed up until 2 in the morning and even then had to force myself to go to sleep! This is the exact type of story I love to read.
Lee L.
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I don’t normally read these type of books, but this was a good one! I could feel Jackson’s hands on Anna (and wanted them on me!) I can’t wait to read the next one.
Kathryn M.
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When The Stars Align is the first book in the West Side Series by Isabel Jolie. This story is entertaining and satisfying. Anna and Jackson are interesting characters and I found myself rooting for them to find their second chance Happily Ever After. I am excited for more books in this series.
Ashley S.
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Anna and Jackson dated four years ago until they had a disagreement and went their separate ways. Now he has moved into her building on the same floor and first they become friends and then friends with benefits but as they begin to fall for each other they back away. This is a wonderful book that kept me totally engrossed.

Hi. I’m Isabel.

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About the Author

Isabel used to read a book a year until she discovered the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon – now it’s a one-a-day habit. She loves anything sexy, juicy, naughty or downright dirty and enjoys sharing these discoveries with not only her mortified and repressed friends but thousands of others on her blog, which you can view here.