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Release Blitz: The Blacksmith (Order of the Broken Blade #1) by Cecelia Mecca ~ Genre: Historical/Medieval Romance Is Available Now!

 

 

Title: The Blacksmith
Series: Order of the Broken Blade #1
Author: Cecelia Mecca
Genre: Historical/Medieval Romance
Release Date: July 23, 2019
Blurb
Lance Wayland has a secret purpose for becoming Stanton
Castle’s new smith. He and his three closest friends are the founding members
of the Order of the Broken Blade, formed to blunt the power of King John, whose
outrageous taxes and unjust laws have taken a toll on their country. To
succeed, they need money and men, both of which they can get from the Earl of
Stanton. Lance’s mission is of vital importance, and can only be waylaid by one
thing—his interest in the earl’s lovely daughter.
Idalia knows better than to think she’ll be allowed to marry
a smith, yet Lance Wayland is the most compelling man she’s ever met—a welcome
diversion from the stresses of running Stanton Castle and her mother’s illness.
She knows the entanglement can go nowhere, their connection grows stronger each
time they see each other, until she begins to forget all the reasons they
should stay apart.
Fate seems determined to keep them apart, Lance and Idalia
are drawn together like moths to a flame. But can Lance pursue the woman he loves
without betraying the order to which he’s pledged his troth?

 

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Author Bio
Cecelia Mecca is the author of steamy historical and
paranormal romance.
Every heroine, from
Lady Sara in the Border Series to Alessandra Fiore in Bloodwite, is your best
friend– the one who kicks ass and takes names. When these ladies meet
alpha-males who try to take control, sparks fly until the very last page.
Cecelia writes the
bestselling Border Series which takes readers to an admittedly romanticized
time of knights and castles along the 13th century Anglo-Scottish border.
More recently, she’s
been dealing with the ultimate bad boys– sexy, wealthy and swoon-worthy
vampires– a venture not for the faint of heart. Her debut paranormal romance
series, Bloodwite, releases January 2019.
Our
Highlander-loving, vampire-writing author can be found in Northeast,
Pennsylvania, chai in hand, thinking up new ways to tame both medieval and
paranormal playboys. She is firmly House Stark and Gryffindor.

 

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Release Blitz: This for That: The Edge of Retaliation (Edge of Retaliation #1) by Bella Jewel ~ #Romance #romanticSuspense Is Available Now!

 

Title: This for That: The Edge of Retaliation
Series: Edge of Retaliation #1
Author: Bella Jewel
Genre: Romance/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: July 23, 2019
Blurb
What would you do, for revenge?
 
Dear Diary,
Oh, who am I kidding?
 
Dear Life, 
You’re cruel. You’re heartless. You’re sick. You’re really damned twisted.
Do you know that?
Nope…
Still doesn’t cut it. 
 
Dear Fate…yeah, that’s the one.
 
Dear Fate, 
What the actual hell?
What exactly did I do to deserve the life you paved for me?
Did I bother you so?
Was I awful?
Did I not pray enough?
You took my life into your hands, fate, and you twisted it. 
You turned it into a broken mess, and you made it ugly. 
You made me ugly. 
A life for a life. 
An eye for an eye.
That’s how it goes, right? 
Her life. Now mine. 
Someone is coming for me, but you already know that, don’t you fate?
Did you plan it?
Did you even try to tell them it wasn’t my fault?
That it was an accident? 
That I didn’t mean for it to happen? 
Or is this part of your sick and twisted plan?
I have one last question, fate, before you go…
Have you got a hero for me?
Because I’m going to need one.

 

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Author Bio

 

Bella Jewel is a self published, USA
Today bestselling author. She’s been publishing since 2013. Her first release
was a contemporary romance, Hell’s Knights which topped the charts upon
release. Since that time, she has published over five novels, gaining a
bestseller status on numerous platforms. She lives in North Queensland and is
currently studying editing and proofreading to further expand her career. Bella
has been writing since she was just shy of fifteen years old. In Summer 2013
she was offered an ebook deal through Montlake Romance for her bestselling
modern day pirate series, Enslaved By The Ocean. She plans to expand her
writing career, planning many new releases for the future.
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New Release: Good Boy by Aubrie Lee is Available Now! ~ Genre: MMRomance

 

Title: Good Boy 
Author: Aubrie Lee 
Genre: M/M Romance 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
~Trevor~
I think I may have lost my mind.
Staying with Maxwell Dynast was meant to be temporary.
Calling him Daddy was a mistake.
The lust in his eyes has me craving more.

~Max~
My bachelor life was all figured out.
And then… I met him.
Trevor Douglas is my dad’s best friend and I can’t get enough of him.
He’s twenty years older, sexy as hell and completely off-limits, or so he says.

But if there’s anything I know for sure?
No force on earth could stop me from making him a Good Boy.

Good Boy is a steamy short M/M read that will leave you craving for more. If you love short romance mixed with amazing banter, you’re bound to enjoy this book.
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 
Aubrie Lee is the sexy minded alter ego of a very normal, a tad boring, always smiling mid-twenties woman. At first glance, you would never believe that she is capable of not only fantasizing but writing all the funny, steamy stories that are always lurking inside her mind.
 
Aubrie is a true believer that Love is love, and her many characters will be showing that with lots of giggles and HEA’s, that’s guaranteed. 
 
 
You can follow her either on 
or just drop her a line via email at, authoraubrielee@Gmail.com
 

 

Cover Reveal: Through His Eys by Nikki Ash ~ Genre: Single Mom Contemporary Romance ~ Release Date: September 7, 2019 ~ *I can’t wait for this book!

 

Title: Through His Eyes
Author: Nikki Ash
Genre: Single Mom Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 7, 2019
Cover Design: Jersey Girl Designs
Photographer: Taylor Alexander
Models: Chantel & Cody Mackie
The moment I saw her walk through the door of Forbidden Ink, I knew she was the one. With her wide hips, thick thighs, and perfect breasts, she’s every man’s wet dream. 
 
Add to that her dark, soulful eyes, pouty lips, and a body covered in gorgeous art, and I knew I needed to make her mine. 
 
She’s a walking contradiction of sass and strength and determination, hidden by insecurity and self-doubt. She’s everything I could ever want or need, but she doesn’t see what I see. 
 
I want to take away her pain. To be the one to make her laugh, to make all her dreams come true. I need to prove to her that I’m not him, that no matter what, I’ll be right there beside her. Loving her.
 
If only she could see herself through my eyes, she would understand we were made for each other.
 
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Now Available: Forever Finn (Wild Mustang Security Firm Book 2) by Delta James is OUT NOW!

What will Finn do when this bodyguard offers her more than just protection?

Find out in Forever Finn (Wild Mustang Security Firm Book 2)
by Delta James is OUT NOW!

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BLURB:

The last thing a photo journalist with a secret needs is an ex-Navy SEAL on a mission to find the truth.

When a ransom is demanded for her brother’s life, photo journalist Finlay Reid needs a guide to the rendezvous to make the exchange.  What she gets is Wild Mustang Security Firm’s Billy Crofton.  Croft is hot, ruthless and dominant.  Finn tries to keep the ex-SEAL at bay, but finds that something in his heated gaze makes her heart skip a beat.

Once a decorated navy SEAL, Croft left the service to become a cowboy before he was hired as a kidnap and ransom specialist for the Wild Mustang Security Firm.  He soon realizes that there is more to this simple tracking assignment than meets the eye … not that he finds anything wrong with what he sees.  When he catches Finn in a blatant lie, Croft thinks nothing of introducing the spirited photographer to the consequence of a trip over-his-knee for a bare bottom spanking.

As Croft and Finn wind their way through the Grand Canyon to the exchange point, things become more heated than the Arizona sun.  Croft never expected Finn to push all his buttons; Finn never thought she’d yield to his demands … or respond so wantonly.

But the truth is even more dangerous than either of them realized…

Can Croft save Finn’s brother and keep himself from falling for her in the process? Will Finn realize that saving her brother and riding off into the sunset with this demanding ex-SEAL is what she always wanted? Forever Finn is a steamy western romance that will leave you hot and bothered and ultimately satisfy more than just your curiosity as you root for this feisty heroine and her commanding cowboy. Hit the one-click button now to your copy to begin this wild ride.

Forever Finn is the second book in the Wild Mustang Security Firm series. This western erotic romance series is filled with dominant men, feisty women and enough steam to fog up your screen. Make sure to follow Delta James to be notified of the next release.

Excerpt:

“Let me up!”

“No,” he said as he brought his hand down on her still panty-clad buttocks.

Finn yelped again more in outrage than pain.  He meant to change that.

His hand descended and landed another smack.  Croft decided he didn’t much care for the skimpy lace panties concealing her naked globes from his sight.  He tried to tell himself he was going to take them off so he could see the color bloom across her cheeks to ensure she felt his displeasure and discipline but did no real, lasting damage.  But he knew that wasn’t true.  He wanted to feel her naked flesh under his hand … wanted to feel the heat from her spanking radiating across her upturned behind.

About Delta James

Sinfully sultry romance – that’s the world that International and US best selling author Delta James inhabits and shares with her readers. A world where alpha heroes find true love with feisty heroines. Delta’s stories are filled with erotic encounters of romance and discipline. One fan suggested it was best to have a “fan and a glass of water” when reading Delta’s stories.

Delta has been a highly successful competitor both in horse shows (Arabians, Appaloosas and Paints) and in the AKC and International Kennel Club with her beloved basset hounds.

Delta is always happy to hear from those who enjoy her work – and even those who don’t. She can be reached at deltajames-author@hotmail.com

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Release Blitz with 📝Review📝 (5 Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟): Bodyguard To The Billionaire: The Billionaire Duet Book One ~ #ContemporaryRomance is Available Now!

 

Title: Bodyguard to the Billionaire
Series: The Billionaire Duet #1

Author: Nana Malone

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 23, 2019

 

Blurb
Derrick
Arlington is one of the world’s most eligible billionaires. Voted
Sexiest Man Alive—two years running.
And I just
so happen to look exactly like him.
It’s never
came in handy until I get offered an actual job out of it.
It was supposed
to be so simple.
Go to the
Winston Isles, stand in as his body double for a few weeks, go back to
my life.
But when
our carefully constructed plan goes awry and the billionaire goes missing,
I have no choice but to take his place and hire a bodyguard. The best in
the business: a smart-mouthed, tight-assed, lady bodyguard.
Zia Barnes
is the LAST thing I want, even if I need her. She’s determined, smart,
and has no idea I’m a total imposter.
Good thing
I have no intention on falling for her, or I’d be royally screwed.

 

 

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Excerpt
“Get rid of
her, or she comes with us.”
“I’m not
going anywhere, buddy.” I jabbed him in the chest in an attempt to create more
space. In close combat with this guy, I’d lose. Sure, I was faster and nimbler.
But one good hit and I’d be down.
His sharp,
slashing brows drew down. “Suit yourself. I know what to do with someone like
you.”
I’d bet he
did. And none of those things included me sleeping in my warm cozy bed tonight.
“Babe, come on the royal family wants a photo.”
Gray Eyes
arched a brow. “Darling, you go ahead I’ll meet you there.” His voice was sin
and bad decisions mixed together.
I stood my
ground. Now was no time for him to be noble. “Oh, I know King Sebastian
insists.”
“I’ll have
to pass, love.”
“Yeah, you
heard him, he’ll have to —”
He was
talking and also raising his right arm. All I saw was the black gleam, and I
acted, launching myself in the air and slamming against Gray Eyes. Toppling him
over and covering his body with mine, tranq gun raised.
Wasting no
time, I squeezed twice. The asshole about to shoot at us was big. Who knew if
two doses would be enough? But I was prepared to run.
The
muscle-bound brute fell to his knees. I rolled on my back, ready for anything.
But I
didn’t need to worry. Two hits with the tranq had done the job.
I sucked in
a shuddering breath.
When I
turned to my bed of muscles, he was glaring at me. “Do you have a bloody death
wish?”
His voice
had lost some of the sin quality. It was colder, like he was pissed.
I pushed to
my feet. “What? You wanted me to let you go with that asshole? He was going to
kill you.”
“I promise
you, I’m quite capable.”
Unbelievable. “You could have fooled me. Men
wielding weapons and shoving you into a car are generally bad news.”
His gaze
narrowed as he glowered at me. “I had it under control.”
I crossed
my arms. “Oh, so you’re delusional. Okay then. Goodbye, crazy. And P.S. You’re
welcome.”
“You
generally only say thank you when you’re glad someone did something.”
I shook my
head. “For fuck’s sake. Next time I’ll let you die then. Pity. You look
expensive, like someone would miss you, but it’s no skin off my back. I’ll just
let the homicidal asshole kill you when he wakes up.”
“You could
have been hurt. Did you pay attention to what just happened?”
“You mean
besides me putting on a display of badassery the likes of which you’ve never
seen? I also made this couture look damn good. Oh yes… and saved your ass.”
“My ass
didn’t need saving, princess.”
“I’m not a
princess, asshole. I’m a King’s Knight. I don’t need anybody to save me. Have a
nice life.” As I strutted off, I flipped him the bird.
Coming Soon
Releasing September 17, 2019
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Author Bio
USA Today Bestselling Author, NANA MALONE’s love of all
things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she
borrowed from her cousin on a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana at a precocious
thirteen. She’s been in love with kick butt heroines ever since.
With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner
Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own
characters. Waiting for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana, meantime
works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as
sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is.

The books in her series have been on multiple Amazon Kindle
and Barnes & Noble best seller lists as well as the iTunes Breakout Books
list and most notably the USA Today Bestseller list.

Until that ninja job comes through, you’ll find Nana working
hard on additional books for her series as well as other fun, sassy romances
for characters that won’t leave her alone. And if she’s not working or hiding
in the closet reading, she’s acting out scenes for her husband, daughter and
puppy in sunny San Diego.

Want to hit me up? Just email me:

nana@nanamaloneromance.com
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📝My Review📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

I loved this book! Need part two like now!
Bodyguard To The Billionaire was the first part of the Billionaire duet. Since I have read several books by this author, I knew there was a cliffhanger coming. I seriously took three days to read this book because I kept intentionally putting it down. I was not looking forward to it ending and having to wait two months for the conclusion book; I wanted to prolong my time with the H/h. But I will tell you that if you wanted, you could devour it in a couple of hours.

As you already know, there is a cliffhanger. I knew it was coming but still wasn’t ready for it. Usually by this time in a book, I have inferred where the author is going. I make it my mission to figure things out before the climax. It’s just part of my reading enjoyment. That being said, I wasn’t ready. While I have guessed at a few conclusion options, I’m not there yet. This author is amazing at throwing mysterious plots and angst around. Oh, and let’s not forget to mention a whole lot of sexy billionaire.

Without giving too much away, Zia, one of the King’s Knights and a security professional at Royal Elite, has been given the task of protecting billionaire Derrick Arlington. Prior to her official position as his bodyguard, Zia has already has the pleasure (not) of meeting Derrick so she is not happy about the job. Unfortunately, Derrick is the King’s cousin and demands his protection.

Derrick Arlington is arrogant jerk. Or is he? There is a lot going on and I am not going to tell you anything. Trust me, part of the pleasure in reading this book, is experiencing every emotion, every moment on your own.

If you are already a fan of Nana Malone, then you know to expect a talented and intriguing romantic suspense. If you haven’t read her books yet, here is your opportunity. In my opinion, she is a must read author if you love romantic suspense with a whole lot of sexiness, with a cast of complex and lovable characters.

This is my honest and unbiased opinion. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

 

Release Blitz and 📝Review📝 (5 star): It’s Not Over by Kaylee Ryan & Lacey Black ~ #ContemporaryRomance ~ Available Now!

 

Title: It’s Not Over
Authors: Kaylee Ryan & Lacey Black
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 23, 2019

 

Blurb
GwenLately, life definitely isn’t how I envisioned it. I had it all. The house, the
job, the husband. Until one day, I didn’t. I don’t know when exactly things
started to change between us, only that it did, and in a big way. So much so, I
found myself standing before a judge and signing off on the end of my marriage.
To the only man, I’ve ever loved.

Now, he’s back, fighting, and ready to prove to me that we made a mistake, that
our love is worth giving this another chance. I’m not sure if he’s right, but I
know what my heart wants, and it wants him. My ex-husband.
Harrison

Why is it that you don’t know the depths of your mistakes until you’ve already
made them? I knew signing those papers was a bad idea, but I thought that’s
what she wanted. The minute we stepped foot out of that courtroom, it hit me.
She’s no longer mine.

That’s when I also realized, that I would do anything to change the past. I
have so many regrets. Not her. I could never regret her, but how we ended. We
never should have ended. I’m in for the battle of my life to convince her to
give us another shot. I have a plan, one that will prove to her that, it’s not
over.

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Kaylee Ryan
Kaylee Ryan is a
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.  When she’s not spinning
tales of happily ever after, she’s reading or spending time with family.
Born and raised an Ohio girl, Kaylee resides in Cincinnati with her husband and
their son.
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Lacey Black

Lacey Black is a Midwestern girl with a passion for reading and writing.
She carries her e-reader with her everywhere she goes so she never misses an
opportunity to read a few pages. Always looking for a happily ever after, Lacey
is passionate about contemporary romance novels and enjoys it further when you
mix in a little suspense. She resides in a small town in Illinois with her
husband, two children, and a chocolate lab. Lacey loves shooting guns and
should only consume one mixed drink because she’s a lightweight.
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📝My Review📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Amazing! Totally Swoon-worthy!
Incredible, fantastic read!

This book tugged at all my heartstrings. From the very first page I was invested. I needed to see this amazing couple get there happily-ever-after. They deserved it so much!

Harrison and Winnie were happily married at one time. But lately, Harrison let his job come first. He didn’t mean to, though. All Harrison wanted was to create a future for him and his precious Winnie. They had made so many dreams over the decade they were together. And when that all came crashing down, it not only broke both their hearts, but mine was hurting too. And that right there is one of the many reasons I loved this book. This author duo had me engaged and eagerly awaiting for Winnie and Harrison’s happy-ever-after. They made me feel everything!

It’s not often I come across books where the H/h are already married. And even though there were only glimpses into their past together, I believed their relationship was special. I felt their love on every page. There wasn’t a doubt in my mind that Winnie and Harrison belonged together.

I won’t go into details because I don’t want to ruin the experience of this amazing book for you. I will say that It’s Not Over is angsty and emotional with a good amount of suspense. In addition, there is a cast of secondary characters that bring even more depth and believability to the story. This was a book I immensely enjoyed. I believe there is going to be a book featuring Harrison’s best friend, Chase and Winnie’s sister Gabby. I am looking forward to that book!

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

 

Release Blitz: Royal Player (The Rourkes #5) by Kylie Gilmore, Genre: Steamy Romantic Comedy is Available Now!

 

 

Title: Royal Player

Series: The Rourkes #5

Author: Kylie Gilmore
Genre: Steamy Romantic Comedy
Release Date: July 23, 2019

 

Blurb

 

Polly
I’m a modern twenty-three-year-old princess bound by rules
more suited to medieval times. My father’s declining health means I will soon
be queen, but, as a woman, I will not be allowed to rule alone. I can only
claim my birthright by marrying the man chosen for me—a business tycoon useful
to our kingdom.
My parents are unbending. If I do not comply, my younger
cousin will take my place simply because he’s a man.
I’m the one who must bend, or walk away and lose
everything—my family, my birthright, my island home.
I never met a man tempting enough to risk a kingdom…and then
I meet him.
Oscar
I’m the good-looking one. If you need to pick me out of the
middle of the Rourke clan, that’s how you do it. Does it bother me that nothing
is expected of the fourth-born son other than to flash my devastatingly
handsome smile for the press? Maybe.
Would I like to be needed even just by one person who sees
me as the key to something important? Yes.
And then I meet her.
Only lightning struck for the wrong woman. She’s on Villroy
for a short time before she must return home and marry the man her parents have
chosen. If she doesn’t, she loses her birthright.
If I truly care for Polly, I’ll walk away. But do I have the
strength to resist the most perfect woman I’ve ever met?

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Author Bio

Kylie Gilmore is the USA Today bestselling author of
the Rourkes series, the Happy Endings Book Club series, the Clover Park series,
and the Clover Park STUDS series. She writes humorous romance that makes you
laugh, cry, and reach for a cold glass of water. 
Kylie lives in New York with her family, two
cats, and a nutso dog. When she’s not writing, wrangling kids, or dutifully
taking notes at writing conferences, you can find her flexing her muscles all
the way to the high cabinet for her secret chocolate stash. 
Find out more about Kylie and upcoming books
at 
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Available Now: Forsaken (Scandalous Series) ~ New Adult Romance by Ady Anes ~ Excerpt below 👇

Title: Forsaken
Series: Scandalous Series
Author: Ady Anes
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: July 23, 2019
Griffin Harris has watched every one of his friends fall in love. Mostly with each other. It’s kind of hard being the odd man out. Most days it doesn’t bother him though, thanks to the major project he’s spearheading.
A simple run-in with a cute pixie named Dawn changes everything. Without a doubt, Griffin knows that she’s the one.
But what happens when that girl turns out to be a part of the group’s tarnished past?
**Contains mature content**
For maximum reading enjoyment – recommended reading order for the Scandalous Series:
Attraction (Book One)
Irresistible (Book Two)
Temptation (Book Three)
Until Him (Book Four)
Reverence (Book Five)
Surrender (Book Six)
Forsaken (Book Seven)

 

Meeting Dawn
 
Griffin


I need to get out of here and clear my head. I’ve been inundated with Desirae’s project and need a distraction to un-muddle my brain. It’s a massive undertaking encompassing the main house that features six private suites spread out throughout, with several levels from the basement up through three floors. Each suite has double walk-in closets, ensuite bathrooms, with either a sunken soaking tub or raised Jacuzzi. The main house has a dining hall that easily seats twelve people. We designed a formal living room on the main floor with a great room in the basement. The family room is on the second floor while the media room is on the third floor. Forget the fact that Des expects Andrea and I to design a state-of-the art gourmet kitchen, fit in a breakfast nook, and insert impressive aquariums to separate rooms rather than using basic walls. This place is going to be a functioning work of art by the time we’re done with it. Fortunately, the game room has been moved from the main house to the community building to ensure enough space to entertain everyone. Des wants an air hockey table while the guys want a pool table. Carina wants a projection screen on one wall so they can play video games while Jaxon wants old-school arcade machines in the corners.
 
That room alone is giving me a migraine.


I roll my shoulders trying to relax my body. Although I can find plenty of entertainment under the estate roof, it isn’t where I want to be. It’s hard being the odd man out nowadays. I have no wingman to hang out with. My best friend, Diego, is practically attached to the hip to Desirae; where there is one there is always the other. I don’t want to be the third wheel. Thanks, but no thanks. That leaves me looking for ways to entertain myself. I’m not one for nameless, sloppy sex. I’d rather have a casual, although consistent, fling than a carefree night spent with a stranger.


Desirae’s property is adjacent to Nic’s property and the estate. Combined, these two have close to 1000 acres. I mean who needs this much land? Apparently, they do. But I digress… Nic has made the most of his property. While the estate may be his heart and soul, he’s not hurting for money thanks to the stables, the hunting cabins, the shooting range, paintball field, spa retreat, and orchards that all generate revenue. The damn property is its own mini compound. Many staff members live in private cabins away from the hustle and bustle of the plethora of amenities and attractions. Nic is freaking self-sufficient growing fruits and veggies, while farming salmon, hunting game on the countless acres, and raising some livestock. All to provide gourmet meals to the estate, hot meals to hunters, and organic foods to those having a spa day.


Sheesh.


I slip through the hidden entrance of the massive hedge that separates her property from his. It’s quite a natural yet very effective border. The gnarly hedge ensures you can’t just slip through them. Security patrols along this side ensuring no unauthorized person gets through. Des is just as protective of her place as Nic is of his. Statues of naked gods and goddesses decorate the side of the estate’s private lawn while the back is more like a Garden of Eve. I walk aimlessly following the winding trail that heads toward the stables. The scent of hay and manure float on the breeze. It’s a pleasant change from the scent of sex and leather under Hedonism’s roof. There is only so much I can handle of the estate at any given time. Right now, I’m maxed out.


Horses nicker as I enter the stable. Already the load lightens from my shoulders as I pat the soft nuzzle of the dark brown horse in front of me. “Can I help you?” A soft feminine voice inquires. I peer around the horse to find an unfamiliar face staring back at me.


“Um” I stammer suddenly lost for words. She has short pixie-like hair with bright blue eyes that glitter even within the shadows of the stable. Her eyes widen in surprise as if she recognizes me. It’s entirely possible considering that I’m always with Diego and the girls. Personally-knowing the owner of the estate gives one a special kind of status.


“Did you have an appointment?” Her nose scrunches in the cutest way. She seems unsure of herself as she shifts from side-to-side. It’s then that I manage to move my eyes from her pretty face to her body. My pants tighten at the sight of her ample chest. Jaxon would say this girl has an impressive rack. Her tight jeans show off curvy hips and luscious thighs. Damn.


She arches her brows waiting.


“What?” Her question slowly processes through my lust-addled brain. “No” I belatedly reply, “I just come out here sometimes to groom them. I hope you don’t mind.”


“Wouldn’t a guy like you rather spend your time over there?” She flicks her thumb toward the estate. Immediately my hackles are up. Judge perfect strangers much?


“What I do with my time is my business” I snap. She flinches at my harsh words but what did she honestly expect?


“I’m sorry” she contritely replies. “It’s just that I usually don’t find guests here unless they have an appointment.” Her cheeks heat with embarrassment making me feel like a total douche.


“I’m the one that’s sorry” I sigh running my hands through my hair, “Just stressed out. You didn’t deserve that.”


“I guess we’re both sorry then” she smiles, and for a moment it reminds me of someone I used to know.


“I’m Griffin” I step away from the horse and approach her with my hand extended.


Her face pales for just a moment causing me to pause. I don’t want to scare her or anything. She finally extends her quivering hand and shakes mine. “I’m… m-my name is Dawn” she stutters.


“Beautiful name for a beautiful girl” I smile at her hoping to put her at ease. Her cheeks redden again. Damn this girl blushes easily.


“Thanks” she breathily replies. She looks around the stable at the horses. I’ve never seen her before, yet I feel like I know her somehow.


“Have we run into each other here before?” I blurt. I hate asking the whole do we know each other from somewhere since it might be considered a pick-up line.


“Here” she squeaks, “I haven’t worked at the stables for long.” She fidgets looking behind her. My dick presses against my zipper insisting that we should get to know her better. I can’t shake the feeling that I know her though. I want to ask more questions, but she looks ready to bolt or be on the verge of a panic attack. And even though she’s cute when she’s nervous I don’t want her to be uncomfortable around me.


“Do you like working at the stables?” I ask to defuse the situation. She’s acting more skittish than the horses.


“I’ve always loved horses” she strokes the magnificent black stallion next to her. “Mr. Reed put me in charge of the stables.”


“That’s wonderful” I genuinely praise. So many girls come to Nicholas in hopes of getting hired for the estate or the nightclub. He doesn’t have paid escorts on the ground but the things that happen within Hedonism come pretty-damn close.


“Thanks” she nods her head before heading to the corner of the stable. My eyes drift down to her backside. Damn those jeans fit her just right. I bite back a groan as she bends down to grab something. “So, you know how to properly groom them right?” She questions, completely oblivious to the scrumptious view she’s providing me.


“Yep” I croak hoping she doesn’t turn around while I adjust myself.


“Which should you use first?” She turns around holding two grooming items in her hand, but she doesn’t offer which is which. “Curry comb or dandy brush?”


“Curry comb” I reply motioning to the grooming tool with short teeth and a handle to slip our hands into.


“You passed” she smirks. She saunters my way with the curry comb in her hand. My mouth dries as her hips sway with each step. She passes me the comb completely oblivious to my reaction to her. “You earned the right to use the hoof pick” she mock exclaims.


I arch my brows not fooled at all by what she’s trying to do. I’m game though. I’ll pick out whatever muck is under the horse’s hooves if it buys me more time with her. “As long as you muck the stalls.” I fold my arms across my chest. Her eyes travel from my face to my torso. She blinks a few times before my words register with her.


Good, she’s affected too.


I flex my arms for good measure loving how her eyes devour me. I’m not built like Valentino and Rafe. I don’t even have the athletic build like Jaxon and Nicholas, but I’ve been told I’m easy on the eyes.


“I get paid to do that, so I don’t mind.” she finally has a comeback. She opens two stalls and leads the horses to me. She begins grooming one without saying another word. I pat the big guy in front of me and croon a few reassuring words as I slip the curry comb into my hand.


Dawn and I spend the next hour grooming the horses and giving them treats. It’s the best kind of meditation for me before I get back to work. Desirae is on our asses to get the main house completed before the start of their senior year of college. It’s a tight time schedule but I believe we can do it. Dawn might be the best kind of distraction. She’s a breath of fresh air. I look forward to getting to know her better.
  
      
Ady Anes is a dutiful wife and mother in real life, but a dirty girl between the pages. Her love for reading transfers into her passion for writing. She always has stories floating in her head, ready to pour onto blank pages. Ady has a killer sweet tooth, loves music and sports, and names her kids and fur babies after fictional characters.
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