Life never goes as planned. Jaime Summer learned that lesson the hard way when her fiancé wreaked havoc on her carefully constructed life plan. Now, Jaime’s back in her hometown, working at her sister’s flower shop and living with her family once again, swearing off dating and men for the rest of her life. That is, until Ryan Elson walks through the door.
Ryan has been in Jupiter Bay for a year now, and has worked hard to make this new town his home. His construction business is growing and while his personal relationships with the fairer sex are lacking, he’s more content than he’s ever been. He doesn’t need a woman, but a chance meeting with Jaime has Ryan ready to pull out all the stops to have her.
Exhilarating. Intoxicating. Consuming. Ravenous. Passionate. What happens when those kisses lead towards something more? Something that looks a lot like forever.
*This book is intended for those 18 and over due to graphic language, descriptive sex, and the world’s most inappropriate grandparents.
“I want to kiss you,” he whispers, his lips slowly inching towards mine.
“I want you to kiss me.”
The words are barely past my lips when he makes his move. The kiss is greedy and hungry, sparking a fierce desire within my body, leaving absolutely no room for thought to enter my mind. I’m lost, completely gone, in this one, perfect kiss.
Keeping one hand firmly entangled in my hair, he slides his other hand down to my lower back, pushing up his sweatshirt. His fingers dig gently into my skin as he pulls me forward, flush against an unforgiving wall of muscle.
His tongue urges my mouth open by sliding against the seam of my lips. Reflexively, I grant him access and moan when his warm tongue slides seductively against mine. My fingers grip the back of his shirt, rooting me into place while I hang on for dear life.
And in a way, I am.
This kiss is powerful. Uncontrollable.
“Jaime, I want you. I want you more than I’ve ever wanted anything before in my entire life. I want to take you to bed more than I want my next fucking breath of air.” Ryan’s teeth gently nip at my kiss-swollen lips, drawing me further into his spellbinding gaze. “Please say you feel the same way.”
His voice is raspy, his eyes cloudy with longing and lust. His self-control is slipping, right before my eyes, and it’s a powerful feeling, knowing that I’m the cause of such a strong reaction for a man like Ryan Elson.
I don’t even think, I speak. “I want you, too. Just as badly.”
About the Author
Lacey Black is a Midwestern girl with a passion for reading, writing, and shopping. 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 watching NASCAR races, shooting guns, and should only consume one mixed drink because she’s a lightweight.
Lacey’s debut novel, Trust Me, was released in August 2014 and has been a Bestseller twice for Free e-books, including #3 on Amazon and #2 on iBooks, as well as #1 for Contemporary Romance. Submerged also made her an International Bestseller in the summer of 2016.