One’s got YOLO tattooed on his ass and a secret the size of Vermont. 

One’s got a five-year plan and a five-page to-do list. 

Too bad both of them have caught feelings.

One playboy. One perfectionist. All kinds of secrets.

I’m considered the biggest playboy in Burlington, Vermont. The party boy. The guy who lives in the moment and makes decisions with no thought for the future. But people don’t know my past. They don’t know why I make the choices I do. Even my best friend doesn’t know the truth about me. Actually, there are a lot of things he doesn’t know…like the fact that I had a one night stand with his brother last year. 

Did I mean to hook up with Aaron? Um, no. Mistakes were made, okay? But unlike most of my mistakes, this one has lasting consequences. Aaron works at the law firm where circumstances are forcing me to be their errand boy. Now we see each other every day. Aaron’s such a nervous wreck he keeps tripping over the copy machine. I’m surprised he hasn’t ended up in traction yet. 

He and I are opposites in almost every way. He’s got a GPA higher than Mount Mansfield, and I’m barely going to graduate college. He grocery shops with a spreadsheet, and I’ve got YOLO tattooed on my body. But Aaron sees things in me that no one else does, and I see things in him he doesn’t see in himself. Before I know it, we’re sharing late-night office picnics, evenings out at the bar, and long, hot afternoons on my boat. I’m having the best summer of my life, but there’s no way this can end well. My bff will kill me if he ever finds out how thoroughly I’ve corrupted his brother…

Counterpoint is an opposites-attract forbidden romance featuring an incense-filled law firm, meddling friends, and angst and humor in (mostly) equal parts. It stars Jeremy Everett and Aaron Morin, who first appeared in the Vino and Veritas story Booklover, but Counterpoint is a standalone novel. 

Do you LOVE Sarina Bowen’s TRUE NORTH universe? Counterpoint is part of the In Vino Veritas series, which takes place in that universe.

Cover Design: Christine Coffey

“It’s been quite some time since I picked up a book that I didn’t want to put down, but that was the case here. This was a real page-turner and highly recommendable!!!” -Bayou Book Junkie

“Counterpoint felt like a cozy blanket on a cold Vermont night, complete with spiked hot chocolate and your favourite comfort food.” –Not Guilty of Books

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