Readers, I hope you’ve enjoyed getting a peek at Tequila Sunrise, my brand new release and the first book in the Cocktail Cruise series. Here’s one last excerpt before I go:
“I saw the paint outside,” Toby said. “The words on the driveway.”
Lou paled and dropped his hand. “Yeah.”
“Have other things happened?”
She shrugged. “Not really.”
“Is that the truth?” He didn’t believe her, not the way she was avoiding his direct gaze.
“Let’s not talk about it.” She locked the door behind him. “Are you hungry?”
He dropped his duffel and took her in his arms again. “For you? Yes.” His hands slipped down her bare arms, and she shivered under his touch. He didn’t say another word. Her breath turned ragged, and he hoped she wanted this as much as he did. He’d dreamt about it, turning her wet with desire. Making love to her and then waking up in her arms. While in another time, with another woman, his certainty might have scared the hell out of him, now it only felt right, like he’d been waiting for her forever.
“Toby,” she said against his neck. “God, I…” Her eyes half-closed, and her hands moved to his zipper, where he knew she could feel how much he wanted her. So hard. So needing to be inside her.
Two buttons on her shirt popped in his struggle to free them. She pulled it over her head and dropped it to the floor. Her breathing deepened as his mouth moved from her neck to her collarbone and down to the fabric of her bra. Impatient, he pulled it aside, needing to capture her bare breast in his mouth, needing to make her shiver and moan beneath him. With one hand he reached around and unfastened the clasp. She dragged her hands beneath his shirt and tugged it up and off, and then it was skin against skin, his hands everywhere and wanting more, still more, always more.
“Is this okay?” he asked. He placed both hands on her face, thumbs stroking her cheekbones. God, she was so beautiful.
She didn’t answer. Instead she led him to her bedroom, a tiny room at the back of the apartment with a bed and a dresser and not much else. Streaks of sunset came through the filmy curtains, but she left the lights off, and their shadows moved across the wall as they fell onto the bed.
He lay beside her and ran one hand down her bare torso. “I’m crazy about you, Lou. I want you to know that. I haven’t stopped thinking about you.” He wanted her more than anything, but it was more than sex. If she said no to that, he almost wouldn’t care. He’d take her in his arms and fall asleep next to her, and that would be enough.
Only a few more days to grab this book at its low release price of $0.99, before the next book in the series comes out!