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Set-Up: Michael has just returned home to Ashland and started working for his father.
Michael Jarvis leaned against the doorjamb of the vaulted-ceiling living room, admiring the sway of Brenda Tower’s rear end as she sprayed primer over its ten-foot walls. Once she was done painting, he’d turn to some of the final sanding of the spiral staircase. His dad had sent him over to the new house on the pretense that he was too busy elsewhere to finish it.
Grimacing at the tall, lithe woman dressed in white paint-spattered coveralls, Michael knew his father wanted him to connect as quickly as possible with the painter he’d often described as quite the lady. His dad had always been a romantic when it came to him and Brenda. Michael sighed heavily. It had taken a near-death experience for him to recognize his feelings—but he had no clue if she’d welcome his interest after he’d rebuffed her years earlier.
Brenda hadn’t noticed him standing in the doorway, but he was pretty sure she couldn’t hear him above the sound of the sprayer. He waited.
Title: The Painter is a Lady
Word count: 74,600
246 pages $4.99
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Heat Level: Three flames: explicit sex, M/F; anal sex; explicit language
Secrets. Trust. Courage. Who will knuckle under first—the war hero? The spirited single mom? Or the former high school bully who still hates them both?
When war hero Michael Jarvis returns to Ashland, Wisconsin, he doesn’t plan to stay—he’s undercover, investigating a possible sex trafficking ring on the Great Lakes. But he does want to sample the pesky girl next door he always turned down—and it wouldn’t hurt if she’d clear up a few mysteries of her own.
Successfully established as an interior house painter, Brenda Tower finally has her act together as a single mom—but it hangs by a thread, a secret she’ll guard with her life. The return of her youthful crush Michael Jarvis threatens to unravel everything.
Jealousy has inflamed Brett Hill’s hatred of Michael and Brenda for as long as he can remember. Revenge will be so sweet.
When the secrets break open, can Michael and Brenda find the courage to trust each other, or will revenge and betrayal triumph?
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Set Up: If you’re following Midweek Tease, this scene takes place the afternoon before last week’s excerpt.
Meg waited until Derek was out of earshot, then directed her attention to the eager, bubbly blonde. “I don’t usually get involved with married couples. Unless I got them together in the first place.”
April’s smile broadened. “I knew I was right about you. Derek thought I was crazy.”
“I like women and guys, if that’s what you mean. But as I said, I don’t usually get involved with married couples. So what are you looking for? A little diversion?”
April winced. “More than that. Not a long-term relationship—I have that with Derek.” Her fingers curled around a napkin, showing the first sign of tension. “We’ve lost the sexual spark that used to be so important to both of us.”
“Ah. That explains a lot.” Meg glanced toward the exit. “So you’re much more interested in rediscovering this spark than your husband is?”
April shrugged. “I don’t think he knows how to go about finding it. He refuses everything I come up with.”
“But you convinced him to come on this cruise?”
Nodding, April said, “It wasn’t an easy sell. I guess he finally bought the idea that it would be easier to have an adventure onboard a ship than in Chicago. Less dangerous in the long run.”
“Possibly. So why did you pick me out of all the women who are looking for action, much like you? This is my third cruise. You and your husband aren’t as unusual as you might think.”
“You’ve helped others on cruises?”
“I didn’t say that.” She paused. “I’ve had my hands rather full with Clark. But I must admit you’re the first person to approach me so directly. You’re not into a lot of games. I like that.”
October 13, 2017
Explicit Sex, MF, FF
Ménage, FFM, FMF, FMFM
April Day deeply loves her husband, Derek, but something’s missing. To heat things up, she books them on a Caribbean cruise for their seventh anniversary. She’s not sure what she’s looking for, but she knows she’s found it as soon as she spots the delectable sprite of an actress who stars in the ship’s daily shows.
Meghan Keenan’s having a blast with her latest squeeze, Clark Hendricks, who writes and directs the shipboard main shows. Should she turn down April’s request to heat up her marriage? And if she accepts, where will Clark fit in?
Derek is stunned by his wife’s brash pursuit of the hot young actress. Must he match her boldness to keep her from leaving him?
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By Izzy Szyn
Suddenly Zoe was glad that Derek wasn’t willing to do this for her. It seemed right that Brent and Liam were the first ones to give her the experience she’d always craved. “I love this table, it gives us the right angle to do certain things,” Liam said.
Zoe’s head lowered, Liam’s cock near her lips. Mentally licking her lips in anticipation. She just hoped she did it right, “Liam, I’ve never,” she started to admit.
“You’ve never sucked cock before?” asked Liam. “Derek is even dumber than I thought. I’ve been waiting for the day that I can see your sexy lips wrapped around my cock. Sliding in and out of your mouth, down your throat.
”“OH FUCK ,” she yelled. Her body stretched, never in a million years did she think it would ever feel this good.
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