Meant To Be has recently been reduced to $3.99 on the Secret Cravings Publishing site, and was recently reviewed at The Romance Reviews: http://erotic.theromancereviews.com/viewbooksreview.php?bookid=1622 So in light of that I thought I'd treat you all to a couple of excerpts.
Jenna Baker is shaken up after her recovery with a near death experience. As if, being haunted with visions and losing her husband in a car accident weren’t hard enough. Could she be losing her mind? She finally moves on, only to have the husband she thought was dead suddenly reappear.
After the shocking task of convincing Jenna that she’s not seeing his ghost, Tyler becomes overwhelmed with guilt for saving himself and leaving her to almost die. Jenna’s recovery takes its toll while Tyler’s vulnerability gets the best of him. He’s harbouring secrets that will devastate her and as Jenna unravels the truth her life takes an unexpected journey.
“Um, if I forget to say this later, thanks, Sam.”
They finally arrived.
“You’re thanking me in the airport.” Sam said with a laugh. “That’s very sweet, Jenna, but just wait until we get out there.” She gestured to the beautiful scenery of Dublin visible through the doors, “I’m really hoping that you can have a good time. Start out fresh in new surroundings, have an adventure, live a little, let loose, and have fun. Now that’s the vacation I’m hoping to have.”
Putting an arm around her, she stopped. “Speaking of beautiful scenery, what have we here?” Sam played innocent as she turned Jenna to see what she was talking about.
Two men stood only a few feet away from them, just staring. There was an instant attraction when her eyes met with one that scared the hell out of her, and she panicked. “Sam, I don’t think I’m ready for this,” she whispered, wide-eyed. Now that she was there she was getting cold feet.
“Relax, Jenna. It’s okay if you’re not ready today, but honestly, hun, how long has it been?” Sam asked.
Jenna was clueless. “How long has what been?”
“My guess, in fact I know, it’s been over a year now.”
She looked Jenna straight in the eye and nodded because it was true.
“But I’m just not sure that I’m ready to take the leap, Sam.” Sighing in defeat, Jenna felt bad for Sam. She was obviously interested in hooking her up. The problem was sex and men were two subjects she wanted, but she just wasn’t sure of anymore, hoping to get there someday.
“They’re really great guys, Jenna you’ll see. They’re also our ride to the hotel. Just let me introduce you, and see how it goes.” Sam flagged Brady and another guy over.
Jenna recognized him right away as he neared. Sam had shown her several pictures from her last trip, and it was hard to forget someone you had fantasies about. He was gorgeous.
Given no other choice Jenna sighed and tried not to fidget nervously.
“Hi,” Sam laughed giving both men a hug. “I missed you guys. It’s so great to be back again.” Sam lingered, putting her arm around the lighter haired one, and then turned to face Jenna again.
“Jenna this here is my cousin Brady Connelly, and his delicious friend Caleb O’Donnell. Caleb, Brady, this is my lovely best friend, Jenna.”
“Hi,” Jenna waved, and turned red with being put on the spot. Two gorgeous men were looking at her, and she’d been out of the game so long that she wasn’t sure what to do next. Caleb waved and engaged in a conversation with Sam, while Brady stared.
She was hypnotized.
He extended his hand, “Lovely, Jenna, it’s a pleasure to meet ye.”
Jenna gulped nervously, and tried to smile. “Brady.”
He smiled again, taking the last plate from her to dry and shook off the extra suds. Drips of water and soap suds flew through the air getting her wet in the process, and he laughed at her shocked expression.
“Oh, really,” she said in the mood to play. Taking the sprayer hose from the faucet, she turned it on and gave him a squirt. She laughed, and it was his turn to pause in shock.
She could tell by his expression that this meant war and made a run for it, laughing the whole way. She made it into the living room before he extended his arm to catch her, swooping her up as if she was feather light.
They both laughed, but when she turned to face him, he became serious suddenly. She knew then that the games were over. He brushed a strand of hair from her face and pulled her towards him. Slowly moving his face closer, his eyes sparkled and completely absorbed hers.
The kiss started out slow, and she wanted him to take his time with it. She held back a groan when his mouth pulled away and pulled him tighter against her. Her adrenaline pumped faster, and she could feel the warmth coursing throughout her body. There was no thinking twice about it; her desire consumed her.
Pushing him against the wall, she kissed him hard, wanting him in that moment more than she’d ever wanted anything. She liked where this was going, liked being in control, needed it in that moment.
Placing her hands on his chest, she slowly moved them down his beautifully sculptured abs. “Stay,” she whispered, taking a step back so that he could watch as she unzipped her dress. It slowly slid to the floor exposing her bare breasts and the sexy black thong she wore. She kicked it out of the way, pulled his shirt off, and pressed herself against him again, flesh against flesh.
“You’re the first man I’ve wanted in a long time,” she confessed, no longer feeling as vulnerable as she once had. “My first since Tyler left me.”
“Jenna,” he moaned, flexing his hips forward. Her confession seemed to shock but flatter him. “I’m staking my claim, love. Do you hear? Ye’r mine now, as I am yers.”
Purring, she rubbed up against him to create friction against the heat of her core. Getting moister by the second, she lowered her head to lick and nip at his nipples, working her way down his stomach towards the cock that she ached for. She slowly pulled his zipper down.
“No underwear what a pleasant surprise,” she said and gently pulled him out for her wet mouth to taste.
Angling him where she wanted, he gasped and moaned as her tongue circled the head. She took him as far back as she could over and over, swirling her tongue up and down his thick shaft, turned on even more with his rapid breathing and evident excitement. It made her feel powerful and sexy as hell to bring him so much pleasure.
“Feck yesss,” he hissed. “Like that, oh, shite, Jenna…” He leaned back and closed his eyes, visibly enjoying the feel of her mouth on him.
She could tell he was close and cupped his balls while working him harder to take him over the edge. He placed his hands in her hair and began to flex his hips faster and faster to fuck her mouth. His orgasm rushed through him, and he roared her name in delight as she sucked every last drop down her throat.
It seemed to take him a minute to catch his breath before he swept her off of her feet and into the bedroom. “It’s time to return the favor,” he murmured, dropping her in the middle of the bed while he playfully nipped her thong between his teeth to discard it. She moaned as his head lowered, making him smile against her glistening lips.
She was breathless with need, lifting her hips as soon as his tongue took the first stroke. His slow deliberate circles taunted her. As soon as she was close, he drew back, going lower. His tongue slid through her folds tasting, savoring, and then stroking in and out as he fucked her with his tongue. She moaned again and then huffed as she reached out for him. Threading her fingers through his thick dark hair, she gave it a little tug to guide him where she needed him most to end the sweet torture.
He chuckled before he obliged the silent demand, the tip of his tongue applying pressure against her clit with sure, confident strokes to take her over the edge. She stroked her fingers back and forth through his hair, messaging his scalp as she rocked her hips and then screamed his name as the powerful force of the orgasm took over.
They made love and cuddled the rest of the night. When she woke up the next morning, she was happier than she’d been in such a long time. They’d had an amazing time the day before, and she was still in Brady’s arms. He was very attentive and treated her like she was the only one that mattered. Realizing she’d developed strong feelings for him was a scary thought. It couldn’t be love already, could it? It was so soon. She felt a strong connection with him and being intimate had only ignited that spark a million times more. It was hard to explain, but she had never felt that type of chemistry before, not even with Tyler.
She smiled, pulling away from her thoughts. Having strong feelings for a man again was scary enough, but even worse was not knowing if he felt the same way and knowing she had to leave him eventually. She didn’t want to think about it anymore.
“Good morning,” she greeted, pressing her naked body against his. She sucked on his bottom lip and smiled. “I think it’s time for more,” she murmured then kissed him, preparing herself for whatever he was able to give her.
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~Author Jennifer Labelle~