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Book Tour: Treachery (Antihero Inferno #1) by Lily White with a giveaway and my review

Treachery

Series: Antihero Inferno #1

by Lily White

Release: May 27, 2020

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/TreacheryonGoodreads

Photographer: Michelle Lancaster

Cover Designer: Lori Jackson Designs

Blurb:

Ninth Circle.

Treachery.

Also known as Tanner Caine.

He is a temptation with cold, dark eyes. 

A man with a seductive smirk and a body built for pure sin. 

The linchpin of a group of wealthy bad boys known as the Inferno.

A dark presence that repels as much as he attracts, Tanner is the poisoned apple I want to bite even when I know it will destroy me.

Our story started in college, but I ran from him so far I believed I was safe.

I should have known he’d find me eventually.

I should have known that nobody escapes.

He has me in his sights again with an offer I can’t pass up.

I know better than to make a deal with the Devil. 

Not unless I’m willing to pay his sensual price…

(Treachery is Book One of the Antihero Inferno Series. Nine Standalone novels. Nine dangerous men. Nine unrepentant sinners you’ll hate to love.)

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Praise:

Amazon Review 5 Stars – “Oh I love me some Alpha men!! Fantastic story!!

Amazon Review 5 Stars – “A SEDUCTIVE SIZZLER … THE PREY TURNS THE TABLES ON THE PREDATOR … SHE BITES BACK!

The.beauty.and.the.bookies 5 Stars – “Just like usual, Lily White SLAYED me.”

Kitty Kats Crazy About Books 5 Stars – “My unicorn author did it again!!

Giveaway:

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Author Bio:

Lily White is a romance writer who likes to dabble on the taboo side of eroticism. She is most known for her Masters Series, Target This, Wishing Well, and Asylum. In addition to dark romance Lily writes contemporary romance, taboo romance, and psychological thrillers. Lily enjoys stretching her writing muscles by continuing to challenge herself with each book she publishes.

Social Media Links:

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lilywhiteauthor/

Website: www.lilywhitebooks.com

My Review – 4 of 5 stars –

A very gritty tale. At times, I really disliked the guys of the Inferno. But as the story progressed, I found that they were not as unlikable. Knowing that this was how they would be no matter what, I am looking forward to the rest of the series to watch them heal and fall. Luca was a strong, determined young woman who found her life out of control. Tanner was the puppet master. The steam and attraction between these two was what helped them find a way to their HEA. The story was worth the reading, and I recommend it.

Book Review: Treachery (Antihero Inferno #1) by Lily White

Blurb:

Ninth Circle.
Treachery.
Also known as Tanner Caine.

He is a temptation with cold, dark eyes.
A man with a seductive smirk and a body built for pure sin.
The linchpin of a group of wealthy bad boys known as the Inferno.

A dark presence that repels as much as he attracts, Tanner is the poisoned apple I want to bite even when I know it will destroy me. Our story started in college, but I ran from him so far I believed I was safe.

I should have known he’d find me eventually.
I should have known that nobody escapes.
He has me in his sights again with an offer I can’t pass up.
I know better than to make a deal with the Devil.
Not unless I’m willing to pay his sensual price.

***Book One now INCLUDES the Prequel previously published.***

***Each novel in the series depicts a unique romance, but the plots through each book connect in one world. For the best experience, read the series in order.

Nine Standalone novels. Nine dangerous men. Nine unrepentant sinners you’ll hate to love.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Treachery-Antihero-Inferno-Book-1-ebook/dp/B088S7QCZW/

My Review – 4 of 5 stars –

A very gritty tale. At times, I really disliked the guys of the Inferno. But as the story progressed, I found that they were not as unlikable. Knowing that this was how they would be no matter what, I am looking forward to the rest of the series to watch them heal and fall. Luca was a strong, determined young woman who found her life out of control. Tanner was the puppet master. The steam and attraction between these two was what helped them find a way to their HEA. The story was worth the reading, and I recommend it.

I received a copy of this story through Enticing Journey Book Promotions, and this is my unsolicited review.

Cover Reveal and Preorder: Raine (Gods of the Fifth Floor 2) by MV Ellis

Raine: Gods of the Fifth Floor 2

by MV Ellis

Release: June 30, 2020

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53260926-raine

Cover Design: Sarah Paige Opium House Creatives.

Blurb:

They think they’ve lost everything. But then they find each other. 

RAINE

I’m the clichéd “poor little rich boy”

I have everything I want, but nothing I need

I get high to escape the lows of my past

Yet there’s no escaping the monster in the mirror

I’ve always been about taking, until I took too much 

They paid the price, and it’s a debt I can never repay 

So I’m killing myself slowly 

Because I can’t bring myself to end it fast

NOA

I know what it is to have loved and lost

Now I’m slowly picking up the pieces of my life

I should put my needs first, but that’s not me

If someone’s broken I need to fix them

Even if I get hurt along the way

Nobody should feel like they want to die 

My love alone wasn’t enough before 

So this time I’m determined to be a reason to live

PreOrder (Kindle Unlimited):

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Book Video:

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Insta Story Video:

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Also Available:

Beck: Gods of The Fifth Floor 1

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Author Bio:

MV ELLIS knows what it’s like to fall head over heels in love with a badass musician. She followed her heart halfway around the world to be with one. She moved from London to Sydney after a steamy holiday romance with a sexy bass player in sultry Brazil.

Twelve years, two children and a dog later, and she’s still smitten. All this with a guy she sat next to on a bus for 36 hours! She has toured internationally as a ‘WAG’, and her experiences inspire her writing.

Ellis’ love of romance began when she was 11 years old, after a summer spent secretly reading her auntie’s books. She’s been a sucker for an alpha hero and strong heroine ever since.

An avid reader, Ellis always knew that she’d write a book of her own one day. She was right about that. Following a career spanning advertising, marketing, and social media, she finally wrote Catching London in 2017. She has continued to expand the Heartless Few series beyond Catching London, with releases planned through to 2020. In addition, she has launched a new four-part

series, Rough Ink series, set in the sexy world of a New York tattoo studio. Expect the same *sexy badass guys, angst galore, witty banter, scorching bedroom scenes, and kickass sassy women; but with a whole new world, and cast of characters to get to know and love. Zed, the first book in the series launched in June 2019.

Social Media Links:

Website: https://mvellis.com/

Instagram:  instagram.com/authormvellis

Instagram:  instagram.com/arloandlondon
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Release Blitz: Rock F*ck Club Box Set, books 1-5 by Michelle Mankin, 99 cents, with a giveaway

Title: Rock F*ck Club: Box Set Books 1-5

Series: Girls Ranking the Rock Stars

Author: Michelle Mankin

Release: June 5, 2020

Genre: Rockstar Romance

Goodreads Links: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53738999-rock-f-ck-club-box-set-books-1-5

Buy Links (99 cents):

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Blurb

Warning:  Girls Ranking the Rock Stars Series by New York Times bestselling author Michelle Mankin is so hot it will likely melt your e-reader.

ROCK F*CK CLUB is sexy, yet sweet, and emotional. If the boys can play, why not the girls too?

Inside each book in the box set is one girl figuring out what she likes and how she likes it on her path to love and her happily ever after.

It is girls with rock ‘n’ roll attitude. Girls on a journey to find their best true selves. Girls who love music and the rock stars who create it.

This box set includes books 1-5. Over 1200 pages. Book 6 is a full-length novel to end the series. It is available separately.

BOOK 1

10 cities in two weeks 10 famous rock stars

On my knees

Against the wall

On my tits

I don’t care. As long as I get the evidence to prove it.

Why?

Because I caught my former prick of a boyfriend from Heavy Metal Enthusiasts doing a groupie doggie style backstage on the night we were supposed to be celebrating our 1 year anniversary.

He told me I was too uptight.

Too vanilla.

Too boring.

So I got drunk with my bestie, Marsha West, the aspiring videographer. I ranted. I raved. I came up with a crazy idea.

What I didn’t know was that my best friend recorded me. Marsha put the video up on YouTube. It went viral with 10 million hits. Now I’ve got fans and sponsors offering me big bucks.

Rock stars are volunteering to be my f*ck buddy.

Hollywood is calling.

I get to choose which rock stars I want.

The stakes are high.

This sh*t just got real.

What could go wrong? 

BOOK 2

10 cities. 10 famous rock stars f*cked.

Raven Winters has chosen the one rock star she wants to keep. She has completed filming for the Rock F*ck Club. Her season of the reality show is about to debut on the World Media Organization channel. Her once very private sex life is about to become public.

Can her life ever return to normal?

Does she want it to?

And what about the next season of RFC?

Who will be the next star?

Who will be f*cking whom?

BOOK 3

The Gods of Rock Tour.

4 summer concert venues. 10 famous rock stars to f*ck.

Two at a time. Maybe even three.

I know what I like and how to get it.

I’m Marsha West. Raven Winter’s best friend. A sidekick no longer, I’m in the starring role.

I’m going to f*ck whoever I want. However I want. Whenever I want. I have my reasons for being the way I am and doing the things I do. I’ve warned WMO they might have to stretch the rules to keep their TV-MA rating for me.

It’s Rock F*ck Club. Season Two.

What could go wrong?

BOOK 4

Marsha West has completed filming for her season of the Rock F*ck Club. Actually, she is one rocker short of the ten she contracted to f*ck.

Can she get her contract changed?

If she can’t will she lose the rock star she wants to keep?

And what about the next season of RFC?

Who will be the next star?

Who will be f*cking whom?

BOOK 5

I’m all for the girl power and sh*t.

Guys are a disaster.

Trust me. I know.

My rule is f*ck a guy only once, then move on to the next one.

I’m Josephine Poet.

The Rock F*ck Club reality TV show is no different from my real life. Only there’s cameras rolling, and they’re offering me a ton of cash. The money and publicity are just what Joey’s Band needs. A means to an end for a bad girl who knows how to rock but isn’t looking for anything good.

But what happens when wrong and right collide?

It’s naughty versus nice in Rock F*ck Club’s Season Three.

What could go wrong?

Giveaway:

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Please feel free to share the pinned release post on the author’s Facebook page for a chance to win a $50 gift card. Each screenshot posted share counts as an entry. Enter as many times as you like! 

Coming Soon – PreOrder – In the Series

Rock F*ck Club Book 6- releasing June 15, 2020

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B088CYG2BG

Apple, BN, or Kobo https://books2read.com/u/3k17rN 

Author Bio:

Michelle Mankin is the New York Times bestselling author of the Black Cat Records series of novels. 

Fall in love with a rock star.

Love Evolution, Love Revolution, and Love Resolution are a BRUTAL STRENGTH centered trilogy, combining the plot underpinnings of Shakespeare with the drama, excitement, and indisputable sexiness of the rock ‘n roll industry. 

Things take a bit of an edgier, once upon a time turn with the TEMPEST series. These pierced, tatted, and troubled Seattle rockers are young and on the cusp of making it big, but with serious obstacles to overcome that may prevent them from ever getting there. 

Rock stars, myths, and legends collide with paranormal romance in a totally mesmerizing way in the MAGIC series. 

Romance and self-discovery, the FINDING ME series is a Tempest spin off with a more experienced but familiar cast of characters. 

The ROCK F*CK CLUB series is a girl-power fueled reality show with the girls ranking the rock stars. 

The Once Upon A Rock Star series is sexy modern fairytale retellings.

When Michelle is not prowling the streets of her Texas town listening to her rock or NOLA funk music much too loud, she is putting her daydreams down on paper or traveling the world with her family and friends, sometimes for real, and sometimes just for pretend.

BRUTAL STRENGTH series:

Love Evolution

Love Revolution

Love Resolution

Love Rock’ollection

TEMPEST series (also available in audio):

Irresistible Refrain

Enticing Interlude

Captivating Bridge

Relentless Rhythm

Tempest Raging

Tempting Tempo

Scandalous Beat

The MAGIC series (also available in audio):

Strange Magic

Dream Magic

Twisted Magic

ROCK STARS, SURF AND SECOND CHANCES series (also available in audio):  

Outside

Riptide

Oceanside

High Tide

Island Side 

The Complete Rock Stars, Surf and Second Chances Series, Books 1-5

FINDING ME series (also available in audio):

Find Me

Remember Me

Keep Me

Girls Ranking the Rock Stars series (also available in audio): 

ROCK F*CK CLUB (Girls Ranking the Rock Stars, Book 1)

ROCK F*CK CLUB (Girls Ranking the Rock Stars, Book 2)

ROCK F*CK CLUB (Girls Ranking the Rock Stars, Book 3)

ROCK F*CK CLUB (Girls Ranking the Rock Stars, Book 4)

ROCK F*CK CLUB (Girls Ranking the Rock Stars, Book 5)

ONCE UPON A ROCK STAR series

The Right Man

The Right Wish

The Right Wrong

The Music and Art of Black Cat Records

For cover reveal and release alerts: Text ROCK BOOK to 33777 (US only) 

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Review Tour: Return of the Fox (Mission Belles Book 2) by Pamela Gibson with an excerpt, a giveaway, and my review

Return of the Fox
by Pamela Gibson

Genre: Historical Romance

BLURB:

The year is 1847…

… Gabriel de la Vega, disgraced son of a Mexican ranchero, returns to his Alta California home when Americans take power to help his countrymen with the bewildering transition and make amends to the woman he once wronged.

Fiercely independent, Isabella Fuentes swore she’d never forgive Gabriel for abandoning her on the night they were to elope. Now he’s back, playing a dangerous game, pretending to be meek and repentant when she knows the handsome, former outlaw is anything but contrite.

When a series of accidents threaten Isabella’s safety, Gabriel offers an outrageous solution: the protection of a brief civil marriage. Isabella is tempted. But can she rely on a man who once betrayed her and can she trust her foolish heart to let him go when the danger has passed?

Excerpt:

Gabriel adjusted his tight collar, almost afraid to breathe as the matron of honor walked toward him, carrying a single rose. Gowned in pale pink that brought out the flawless tones of her skin, Isabella moved slowly down the center aisle, her eyes downcast as if unsure of her cadence. For a second, she looked up and her gaze locked with his, her lips parting as if savoring the memory of a long-ago kiss. His heart pounded, and he forgot about the people who filled the pews, the priest and acolytes behind him, and the groom standing at his side. He only saw her, the woman he—

Get ahold of yourself.

Gabriel swallowed and stared back at the woman, replacing his unguarded expression with his usual smirk. Isabella was part of his past . . . the past he’d rather forget. Today was for his niece.

As predicted, the ceremony took hours. Gabriel wasn’t sure his knees would survive the endless praying. When it ended, the bride and groom left the church, leaving Isabella eyeing him across the aisle. Remembering his duty, he extended his arm, and she touched it lightly as they walked together into the bright sunlight.

Isabella broke away, putting a comfortable space between them, and shaded her eyes with her hand, probably searching for her equipage.

“I’d offer you a ride, my dear, but I came by horse . . . unless you’d like to ride pillion.”

Her response was an unladylike snort. “You’d like that, wouldn’t you?”

“It’s not far to the Union Hotel. You could walk.” He stood back and raised an eyebrow, letting his eyes drift from head to foot. “It appears you could use the exercise. How much weight have you gained since I’ve been gone? Surely not a stone? Not that I mind. It seems to be in the right places.”

She flushed. “At least I’m not scrawny like you. Nor am I rude. Lack of nourishment during your exile must have affected your manners.”

He grinned.

Isabella glared at him, her beautiful mouth pursed in disapproval. “Don’t you have duties to attend to? Are you not in charge of the wedding reception?”

“I am, dear lady, and I promise I will not disappoint.”

“Unlike . . .” The word drifted into the air and hovered there while she seemed to find something interesting on the ground.

Gabriel’s cheeks warmed, and his neckcloth suddenly seemed tight. The woman knew she could still unsettle him with well-placed innuendos.

He mounted his horse and looked at her one last time. The wind had blown the mantilla off her face, and her dark hair shone with glints of auburn in the sun. A memory flashed of his face buried in its silky depths. He wondered if her hair still smelled like rose water.

Sadly, he would now never know.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Author of eight books on California history and thirteen romance novels, Pamela Gibson is a former City Manager who lives in the Nevada desert. Having spent the last three years messing about in boats, a hobby that included a five-thousand-mile trip in a 32-foot Nordic Tug, she now spends most of her time indoors happily reading, writing, cooking and keeping up with the antics of Ralp, the Rescue Cat. If you want to learn more about her activities go to https://www.pamelagibsonwrites.com and sign up for her quarterly newsletter and occasional blog. Or follow her in these places:

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GIVEAWAY

Pamela Gibson will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

My Review – 5 of 5 stars –

I really enjoyed this story, finding it hard to stop reading. I had never read a story focused on California’s history like this. I loved the independent nature of Isabella as well as her loyalty to staff and her passion. Gabriel was at once annoying and sweet. He was so protective of Isabella that he kept secrets that he should not have. The heat between them was obvious, and I was glad they did not deny it. This story is worth reading, and I look forward to more from this author.

Book Review: Return of the Fox (Mission Belles Book 2) by Pamela Gibson

Blurb:

The year is 1847…

Gabriel de la Vega, disgraced son of a Mexican ranchero, returns to his Alta California home when Americans take power to help his countrymen with the bewildering transition and make amends to the woman he once wronged.

Fiercely independent, Isabella Fuentes swore she’d never forgive Gabriel for abandoning her on the night they were to elope. Now he’s back, playing a dangerous game, pretending to be meek and repentant when she knows the handsome, former outlaw is anything but contrite.

When a series of accidents threaten Isabella’s safety, Gabriel offers an outrageous solution: the protection of a brief civil marriage. Isabella is tempted. But can she rely on a man who once betrayed her and can she trust her foolish heart to let him go when the danger has passed?

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Return-Fox-Mission-Belles-Book-ebook/dp/B0866RJMLW/

My Review – 5 of 5 stars –

I really enjoyed this story, finding it hard to stop reading. I had never read a story focused on California’s history like this. I loved the independent nature of Isabella as well as her loyalty to staff and her passion. Gabriel was at once annoying and sweet. He was so protective of Isabella that he kept secrets that he should not have. The heat between them was obvious, and I was glad they did not deny it. This story is worth reading, and I look forward to more from this author.

I received a copy of this story through Goddess Fish Promotions, and this is my unsolicited review.

Sales Blitz: Dream Duet by Elle Keating with excerpts, each book is 99 cents June 1-5.

Dream Duet

by Elle Keating

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Buy Links: 

I DREAM OF SPIDERS (Book #1) (On sale 99 cents)

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Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2RiHTUJ

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Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/2HWW0jd 

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44063398-i-dream-of-spiders

I FADE AWAY (Book #2) (On sale 99 cents)

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48756789-i-fade-away

I Dream of Spiders Blurb:

The move to the remote town of Quarry Hill, Pennsylvania was supposed to help Griffin McGuire start over and forget the two people who betrayed him. As a paramedic at the local hospital, he would still have to interact with people, but the rest of the time he could hole himself away in the secluded cabin he was renting. It was perfect. For the first time in over a year, he felt like he could finally breathe.

That was until he met her.

A woman who doesn’t know her own name or why she was covered in blood and standing in the middle of the road when he found her. Griffin knows he should contact the police, but something is preventing him from going to the authorities. It doesn’t take long for him to realize that he was correct in trusting his instincts. Every time she falls asleep, she dreams and another memory is unlocked. Memories that are horrific and make him want to protect and hide her from the world.

Excerpt:

Griffin
I bring Clare dinner, but she is now asleep on the couch. I lift her in my arms and carry her to bed. I am tempted to crawl in next to her but I don’t. I pull the covers over her and then retire to the couch. Several hours later, screaming erupts from the other room and I rush to her. She is thrashing in bed, clawing at her sheets, her face distorted as she curses at her captors. I slip into bed and try to wake her. Stroking the curve of her cheek with my fingers, I call her name.
“Get the fuck off me…you bastard!” she screams.
“Clare, wake up!” I yell, cupping her face with both my hands. Her eyes shoot open. Even in the dark room, I can see her blue eyes frantically search mine, for recognition, for confirmation that she is here with me and not in that hell hole she had escaped from.
“They won’t stop. The nightmares, they just keep coming.” I pull her to me and position us so that I am lying on my back while she cries onto my bare chest. Her breathing remains stuttered as she sobs. All I can do, all I can offer are a shhh and I got you and you’re safe.
“I feel so helpless, so weak. I’m so sorry, Griffin. For coming here, for making you feel like you have to take care of me, for intruding on your life. You don’t deserve this.”
I raise her chin with my fingers. “I want you here…and I want to be the one to keep you safe…even if I have to keep you safe from me.”
“You would never hurt me,” she whispers.
“You are becoming harder and harder to resist, Clare.” She lifts her head off my chest and looks at me. I can feel her nipples pebble through her shirt as they press against me. She feathers her fingers over my abs and I jolt from the sensation.
“The other night, I kissed you because I wanted to know if there was someone, some man who remains in my subconscious even if I can’t remember him. But you were all I thought about then, all I’m thinking about now.”
I lace her fingers through mine. “You love another.”
“If I love Dylan, if I lay with him like this, then why don’t I feel guilty right now? Why do I picture your hands touching me…your lips tasting me?”
“Clare, tell me to leave. Right now.” I am hanging on by a thread.
In a blink of an eye she rises to her knees and straddles me, trapping me beneath her. “No, Griffin.” She tears off her shirt, exposing her bare breasts. I have seen them before, but fuck are they beautiful in the moonlit room! “You’re not leaving,” she says.
I lose it. I forget what is at stake. I forget all the reasons I should say no, and I sit up and kiss her.

I Fade Away Blurb:

After four months, Tia Peterson has been found. The woman who was kidnapped and trafficked has escaped hell only to realize that her nightmare isn’t over. Her story has hit the media and every reporter and news outlet wants to know the gory details; things she doesn’t want to speak of ever again.

But then she meets Trent Reddick.

The former Navy SEAL doesn’t ask too many questions, never pressures her to talk about what happened while she was held captive in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. He just wants to help her get her life back.

But the more time they spend together, the stronger Trent’s feelings for Tia become…and that scares him. If he doesn’t find a way to rein in his emotions, be the friend she needs instead of the man he wants to be for her, he may lose her for good.

Excerpt:

Trent
Tia is asleep, huddled in a tight ball, and I wonder why she didn’t throw the blanket that is hanging off the back of the couch over herself. I contemplate what to do. Leave her here for the night? Carry her to her bedroom…or into my room, because that is where she may end up anyway if she has a nightmare? No, I can’t take her to my bedroom. What if she wakes and wonders how the hell she got there?
I am mulling over my decision when I see her eyes spring open. She doesn’t freak out that I’m here, that she suddenly has a couch-mate. She just looks at me, at my eyes, then my mouth. Her breathing starts to quicken, and I wonder if she is on the verge of a panic attack. Maybe she had a nightmare, and it’s only starting to hit her now.
“Tia…are you okay?”
Tia inches over to me, her bare thigh brushing against my jeans. And then without breaking eye contact she swings her leg around until she’s straddling me. The move is so sudden that my hands remain frozen in mid-air, not on the couch or her waist, but just out there. She buries her head in my neck, wraps her arms around me and I pull her against my chest. I’ve held her before, but it’s always been after one of her nightmares or when she was emotionally distraught and sobbing.
But she isn’t crying right now. She doesn’t seem scared. Fear is not what I saw in her eyes right before she crawled into my lap. She looked at me as if she wanted me. I haven’t been with a woman in a while, but I still know what it looks like, what it feels like to be desired. My cock swiftly swells in my pants and I wonder if she can feel it. She is only wearing a thin pair of shorts and pressed firmly against my erection. I need her to talk to me, to get my mind off the fact that only a few layers of clothing separate us.
“I missed you,” she says. Her warm breath on my neck, the touch of her lips feathering my heated flesh, makes me shiver and I struggle not to let my hands drop and claim her waist.
She missed me. I had only been gone a few hours and she…
Her lips aren’t just hovering over my skin now, but trailing light kisses along my neck, causing my heart to race. With any other woman at this point, I would have flipped her to her back, ripped away her shorts and buried myself inside her. But I could never do that with Tia.
“Did you miss me?” she asks between pecks. I feel her tongue accompany the last kiss she strategically places just below my jaw and I groan. It is uncontrollable and the second she hears it I feel her pelvis grind against my cock.
“Tia, do you know what you’re doing?”
“Yes. I know exactly what I’m doing…and what I want,” she says, sitting back and looking me dead in the eye.
I eradicate the space between us and take her mouth hard, smashing my lips against hers and she kisses me back with equal intensity. My hands surrender and I grip her ass. I miraculously find the words, “Is this okay?”
“Yeah,” she moans into my mouth. I squeeze her perfect round ass and rub her against me. I could easily come like this and from the sounds she’s making, those low whimpers and groans, she could get off as well.
“You feel so good,” I say.
“Make me forget, Trent. Make them go away,” she murmurs.
It’s like someone took a bucket of water and threw it at me…at my cock, in particular. I sit back and she stares at me beneath hooded eyes. She looks beautiful and ready to be fucked. But this can’t happen, not now, maybe never. “What’s the matter?” she asks, her arms falling to her sides.
“I want you, Tia. You have no idea how much I want you. But not like this.” She scoots off me and covers herself with the throw blanket from the back of the couch. I rest my hand over hers. “I don’t want to be just a distraction. Maybe some guys would be okay with that, but I’m not one of them, and I never will be.”

Author Bio:

Elle Keating is the author of romance novels with sexy heroes and fierce females. Her first book, Thrill of the Chase (Dangerous Love, #1), was published by Forever Romance’s digital imprint, Forever Yours, in 2015. She has since expanded the series and released the Dream Duet and the taboo romance, Keeping His Commandments. Elle is currently working on several projects including the sequel to her paranormal romance, Into Temptation, and a steamy forbidden romance that may raise some eyebrows.

When Elle isn’t torturing her heroes and heroines (don’t worry, there’s always a happily ever after), she is a public school administrator and enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children in New Jersey. For more on Elle and her books, visit ellekeating.com.

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