Saturday, February 8, 2014
Secret Words (Book 1):
When Jasmine Allen met Kane Summers in the unlikeliest of places, she wasn't expecting the swift and immediate attraction she felt for him. But Jasmine had a secret she wasn't at all comfortable sharing with anyone, least of all, the hunky guy who was literally sweeping her off her feet.
Kane Summers was a sucker for damsels in distress. When he found himself wanting to protect Jasmine Allen in more ways than one, the instant chemistry they had for each other hit him squarely in the chest. But Kane's life was complicated, and he wasn't totally free to act on the fascination he felt for her.
Kane and Jasmine were fighting a losing battle to stay away from each other. But circumstances--and certain people--beyond their control were very much intent on keeping them apart. How could they find their way past secrets and malicious intents to nurture a love that, if given the chance, could last a lifetime?
Excerpt for Book One (Secret Words):
"Oww!" She landed on her butt awkwardly, her arms thankfully managing to stop her upper body and head from hitting the floor.
Gingerly, she braced herself up and tried to stand. Pain shot up from her ankle and her face contorted in an ugly wince just as the door flung open. To her delight and chagrin, there he was again. Mr. Hunk. How freaking embarrassing!
"Are you okay?" he asked.
"Uh, I think so. I didn't notice the puddle."
"Here, let me help you up." Her knight in sexy blue jeans leaned down to give her a hand.
She smiled her thanks as she accepted his assistance.
"Ahem," a voice intruded, causing her to look away from Mr. Hunk's handsome face to find a middle-aged man poking his head inside the restroom.
"Excuse me. May I go in now?" the man asked.
"Yes," Mr. Hunk answered. "Thanks for waiting."
She gave her new friend a quizzical look.
"I told him not to go in until you came out," he explained.
"You were guarding the door for me?" she asked in disbelief.
"Yeah. I thought you might need a little privacy while you invaded the men's room," he said with a teasing grin.
"Thanks. That's very kind of you."
"No worries. There's not many people around in this part of the park and a pretty girl like you shouldn't be found in the men's room. It always pays to be careful," he said quietly, then turned his head towards the cubicles. "Not that I think you're dangerous, sir," he called out loudly to the older man.
"I understand," the other guy responded.
"Aahh," she cried softly as she put weight on her left foot.
"Your ankle?" her knight asked.
"Yes, I must have sprained it." Her eyes watered from the pain and the predicament she found herself in. She prayed her ankle wasn't too bad. Her sister's wedding was next week and she didn't want to be a limping bridesmaid on the day.
"Where do you need to go?" he asked.
"To the sink first. I need to wash my hands again."
Her heart raced as a muscular arm went around her waist as he helped her hobble to the washbasin.
"Why don't I help you walk back to wherever you need to be?" he offered. "You probably shouldn't be putting much weight on that foot."
"How do I know you're not dangerous?" she asked with a smile that conveyed she was joking. She felt safe with him already. But was that being too naive?
He laughed out loud. "How about I introduce myself first? My name's Kane and I work for Krand Architects. I'm definitely not an axe murderer."
"Where's your proof?" she asked with a mock frown.
He took his wallet from his back pocket and fished out a business card. "Here. See? Ar-chi-tect," he said with exaggerated enunciation as he pointed to the title 'Director and Head Architect'.
She chuckled at his playfulness and snatched the card from him. "Glad to meet you, Kane … Summers? Are you related to Faye Summers?"
"Yes," Kane replied in surprise. "I'm her oldest brother."
Oh. She checked him out with new eyes. She could now see the resemblance between him and Faye—one of her sister's best friends—especially their blue eyes and the fact that they were both extremely good-looking.
"And you are …?" Kane prodded.
"Oh, I'm Jasmine Allen."
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Dylan Summers only allowed himself one-night stands for reasons only he and his two best friends knew about. But after his night with Ari Mitchell, he admitted to himself he had to be with her again, even if it meant making things very complicated.
Their mutual attraction was simply too strong for them to ignore. But how could Ari find a future with a man who avoided commitment? And how could Dylan open up to the woman who could heal his heart, when he feared her true motives for being with him?
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When Trey Andrews learned that the beautiful bridesmaid at his friend's wedding considered him, then scratched him out as a possible one-night stand, he just had to change her mind. As a dyed-in-the-wool bachelor, someone as attractive and fun-intentioned as Kris was perfect for him.
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