Book Title: Morning After
Author: Melissa Hale
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: January 2, 2014
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions
Erica has never met anyone who made her want to deviate from her carefully laid out life plan. She is going to find a man who is good husband and father material. She has a plan and a timeline. She is not interested in passion. Passion is overrated.
Then in walks Ethan Reynolds a former Marine who runs a successful security company across the street. Even though he’s not what she was looking for, when he sets his sights on her he’s hard to resist.
When he makes it his job to protect her from a stalker she didn’t even know she had, her perfectly ordered world is thrown into upheaval and it’s only a matter of time until she discovers passion’s not so overrated after all. Too bad her stalker may end it all before she has a chance to really enjoy it!
Melissa lives with her husband and four children in the Pacific Northwest. She is an technology junkie and loves the gadgets. She believes the best thing ever invented was the e-reader and wishes the paperbacks already on her shelf were equally protected and accessible.
“Erica I want you to be safe.” He reached out and took her hands looking into her eyes. “Please.” The way he was looking at her lit up her whole body. She could feel everything. Every stitch of clothing she had on. The fabric of the couch. Most especially the way his thumbs were stroking the backs of her hands.
“Why.” She had to stop and clear her throat. “Why do you care so much?” He smiled then and released one of her hands so he could stroke the edge of her lower lip with his thumb.
“Because,” he whispered. “I like you. I think this is the beginning of something amazing and I want you to be around so we can experience it.” He drew closer and kissed her lower lip. “You have a really beautiful mouth.” he whispered, his hot breath mingling with hers. She ached low in her belly and realized she was experiencing something she had never experienced before. Full blown arousal. Now she knew what women meant when they said they were caught up in the moment. She didn’t care about anything at the moment except getting closer to him.
She leaned into him sealing her mouth fully against his. The flavor of him filled her with a heady rush. He pulled her lower lip into his mouth and sucked it then nipped it gently. She heard a soft moan that sounded remarkably like her but she knew her brain didn’t tell her to make that noise. No; her brain had deserted her completely. She felt his hands on her waist as he lifted her into his lap. She felt his arousal pressing against her thigh but even that wasn’t enough to make her pull back. His mouth broke from hers moving to her neck. The feel of his tongue on her neck made her quiver. Her normally cool and collected exterior was gone. Replaced by a woman who wanted to be bold and impulsive. A woman who wanted to tear her clothes off and say to hell with the consequences.