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Jared nodded, draped his arms over the back of the chair and peeked behind him. She was smiling.
“Raise your ass more. That’s right.”
“Put your wrists together,” she said, stepping around the chair. Only then did he see that she carried a leather strap, which she quickly secured around his wrists.
“That should hold you,” she muttered before kissing his head. “I wouldn’t want you trying to turn the tables on me midcourse. Are you comfortable enough?”
“Yeah, get on with it.”
“Oh, I give the orders. Don’t go anywhere—I’ll be right back.”
Bad girl meets bad boy. Not quite forty, successful Chicago realtor Kitty Paige likes her sex raw and edgy, and sees no reason to limit herself to just one man. Enter Jared Jacobs, wealthy rancher and race horse owner, who views his sex life as a series of splendid love affairs and sets out to make Kitty next on the list. Will their explosive chemistry lead to love, or is it just lust?
The Romance Reviews: Top Pick Boundaries are pushed and it’s a race to see who wins. But falling in love lets everyone win, as Kitty and Jared find out. Everything about Kitty and Jared was amazing. Laurie P.
Amazon Readers: Kitty and Jared are my new favorite characters. I love this book. It kept me on edge because Kitty was so unpredictable, which gave this story its twist and turns. Cheryl B. The writing is excellent, and there’s more to the wounded heroine than the facade she presents. Nicely done, Adriana. M. Varhalmi
Goodreads Readers: I loved Kitty and Jared. Both are strong willed characters who will not run from their attraction. The Best Man is excellent. Sheila G. This is my first experience with these authors (co-written) and I loved it! Kitty has no clue what is going to happen when she meets Jared at her daughter’s wedding. Jared sees a vision in yellow and knows that he’s got to conquer. And conquer he does, in all the right ways. Kathryn.
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Welcome to another round of My Sexy Saturday, where authors offer seven words, sentences, or paragraphs from their work for your entertainment. Be sure to click on the graphic at the bottom of the page and visit the other participants.
This week’s them is Sexy Little Words – all the things lovers say to each other while making love. Maggie and Ed are nowhere near that stage – he works for her, so she’s definitely off limits. But bodies have a way of betraying the best of intentions. Here is their first kiss:
“Damn, woman, you have the most kissable lips I’ve ever seen,” Ed mumbled, keeping his hands stuffed deep in his pockets.
A brief smile tugged at the corners of Maggie’s mouth. “Looks may be deceiving. Maybe you should find out for yourself.”
Standing on tiptoes, Maggie leaned into him, offering her parted lips.
“Oh, shit.” Ed’s hands leaped out of hiding to pull her against his body. He settled his mouth atop hers.
Behind closed eyelids, Maggie luxuriated in their delicious kiss. She traced his lips and invaded his mouth. She warmed to the sensations of his hands roaming her back and buttocks. Clasping his taut shoulder muscles, she marveled at his firmness. She could feel his arousal pressed against her pelvis. Even her fantasies were not this good. Her brain turned to soup. Her body tingled all over. His tongue played with hers. They shared an intimate game of oral tag.
And then he pulled away abruptly. Ed glared at his hands as if they had betrayed him.
“I’m sorry,” he stammered. “I shouldn’t have done that. It’ll never happen again. You can count on that.”
Maggie gasped at the terror in his eyes. She started to sputter a response, “But…”
Ed spun on his heel and moved rapidly toward the barn. Only the horses heard her protest.
During an oppressive Iowa summer of drought and farm foreclosures, widowed Maggie Anderson makes a bold decision: She’ll merge her love of horses and her family’s 320 acres into a horse farm and try her hand at nearby Prairie Meadows Race Track.
Banned from training after being falsely accused in a racing scandal, former Arlington Park trainer Ed Harrington has skulked home to Des Moines. He’s unprepared for the piercing robin’s-egg-blue eyes of pint-sized Maggie Anderson, who finds him at a flophouse and offers him a job. Can he pull himself together and meet the challenge?
The two forge a tumultuous working partnership, but someone’s out to get Maggie’s farm and will stop at almost nothing. Can they find and stop the culprit before someone is killed? Can they survive the far greater danger unleashed by the raw passion simmering just beneath the surface of their relationship?
Adriana Kraft made me a believer in this beautiful tale… showing us how much love, faith and hope can change a person’s belief in everything. Loved it. Melana’s Reviews
…more than a delightfully well-written and entertaining romantic suspense. It’s also a heartwarming story of hope and second chances. Jada, Amazon reader
I felt like I was on a roller coaster reading this story! Laughing one second, then felt like crying the next, always on the edge. Amy, Amazon reader
Heartfelt with mystery and hope…Well written and extremely enjoyable to read. Donna, Goodreads reviewer
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A Scorching New Release from Sabrina York and a #Tiara #Giveaway
SNOW ANGELS by Sabrina York
Available December 1st from Decadent Publishing
The last thing Wade Masters wants on his month-long getaway to his sister’s wilderness cabin is company. A wounded warrior, Wade is looking for complete isolation to deal with the tragedy of his life and his screaming guilt.
But company he gets, in the form of Lyssa Salk, a spunky, diminutive massage therapist. Who says she can talk to dead people.
Trapped together in the snowbound cabin, Wade and Lyssa have little else to do but help each other heal, spiritually, physically and sexually.
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He probably stayed in the shower too long; the water was turning tepid. But Wade didn’t care. He stepped out and dried off, ruffling his hair with the fluffy towel. He tried to ignore the pink hearts. But it was either pink hearts or Hello Kitty.
He resolved, if he ever visited this cabin again, he would bring his own towels. Something manly.
A sharp series of barks brought his head up with a snap.
Bo rarely barked, and then only at a threat.
Wade snapped into gear, wrapping the towel around his waist and stopping in the bedroom to grab his pistol. He’d seen bear tracks and scat on his run and though it was the middle of winter, he knew they could come out of hibernation. They’d been known to break into cabins if they smelled food.
His heart leapt into his throat at the thought of Bo facing a hungry five-hundred pound beast with no protection.
Towel flapping, he pounded down the short hall into the great room of the cabin, expecting the worst. He stopped in his tracks.
It was the worst.
Not a bear.
But an even greater predator.
There, pressed up against the door, cornered by his snarling protector, be-speckled with snow and clutching a mangy backpack, was a woman.
He could tell she was a woman, even though she wore about six coats, one on top of the other, and a knit hat pulled down over her ears. Long black hair escaped from the cap, trailing over her shoulders. But it was the eyes that gave her away, wide and round and fringed with thick lashes. And her chin. It was delicate, dimpled, quivering. Her lips were parted. Her exquisite face pale.
Bo glanced back at him as if crowing, look what I caught! And then edged forward with an ominous growl.
The girl clutched her backpack closer and issued a panicked little peep. She tried to press back into the door, making herself as tiny as she could, but there was no give.
Besides, she was tiny enough.
Like a woodland sprite.
He would have thought her a fairy come in from the woods if he’d had a hint of whimsy in him. And if she hadn’t been wearing everything she owned. He didn’t know much about fairies, but he was pretty sure they had some fashion sense.
Bo’s growl became a snarl, a snap, and the girl warbled a wail. “Please!” she cried. “Call him off!”
Wade snapped his fingers, fully expecting Bo to heel. He’d been methodically trained by a world-renown expert. He always behaved.
He did not.
His hackles rose and he took another menacing step toward the girl. A tear tracked down her cheek. Her entire body shook. “P-please!”
“Bo! Fuß!” The command to heel in the language he’d learned as a puppy, penetrated and Bo licked his muzzle, gave a canine whine and padded to Wade’s side. “Braver Hund.” Wade riffled the scruff of Bo’s beck and gave him a scratch. “Good dog.”
The girl collapsed against the door, but her attention did not waver from Bo, whose hackles were still up. Wade didn’t understand his dog’s reaction. He’d always been friendly to strangers before, more likely to whap them to death with his tail than to so much as growl. But then his gaze fell on the small cage at the girl’s feet and he froze. He could see a hint of the creature inside and he suddenly understood.
She had a cat.
Not only was his solitude shattered by an unwanted female guest, a bedraggled homeless ragamuffin, she’d brought a cat.
He hated cats.
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The last thing Katie expects—when she meets her friend Joy for a girls’ weekend in Vegas to celebrate her divorce—is an ambush. But Joy, determined to get Katie “back on the horse,” has submitted her profile with Madame Eve—who’s found her the perfect man.
Katie doesn’t want another man. She certainly doesn’t want or need confirmation that it’s her fault Mark could never satisfy her.
When Sebastian—scarred by the infidelity of his wife—overhears Katie’s confession, and the fact that she was faithful to her husband for ten years even though he never met her needs, he’s intrigued. More than intrigued. He’s determined to prove to this gorgeous, tempting, fascinating woman that she is not frigid. In fact, she is fierce.