**This novella can be read as a standalone** A part time student, CNA, and caretaker for her slightly deranged mother, Clara McKiney doesn't have time for a relationship. That's why her friends with benefits arrangement with sexy and ridiculously charming Jax Hensley works perfectly. But Jax has other ideas. The moment Jax met Clara he was instantly drawn to her wittiness, confidence, and gorgeous smile. Even though he agreed to the friends with benefits arrangement, he secretly hopes for more than their weekend hook ups. When Jax's estranged mother mysteriously disappears, he sees an opportunity to spend more time with Clara. After convincing her to return home with him, a new agreement is made. One road trip and week together to find out why his mom vanished into thin air. Things are about to get complicated.