The wind started howling today, whipping up sand and trying to grate the skin off your bones. Above me, the corrugated iron roof creaked with alarming frequency as the support beams desperately clung to the sheeting. Just listening to the gusts assaulting the windows had chills spider-walking down my spine.
Winter had arrived.
With the wind and the cold comes the inevitable searching the horizon for any signs of fire. A wisp of smoke could mean loss of grazing, loss of livestock and sometimes, if the wind loses it manners like today, even loss of life. What better place to be on a day like today, than under a thick duvet with plenty of coffee and hot chocolate? The only thing missing would be a good, steamy romance novel.
For those of you lucky enough to do just that, here’s a few suggestions:
Brains before Beauty, that’s Rachel Newberry’s motto, especially when her quiet, orderly life is interrupted by international rock star, Jaydon Hawke. And true to her word, brains take center stage when she discovers Hawke has a lot more on his mind than beautiful music. Targeted by a madman, Rachel puts her trust in Hawke, a move that may cost both their lives.
His mouth curled into a smile. ‘Game on.’
She still craved him… The sight of a collar in her boyfriend’s drawer had stunned Sarah. Panicking, she had fled. But no other man has ever been his equal.
Two years ago, the woman he’d hoped to collar and marry disappeared. So Reece McRae is stunned to find his former girlfriend on her knees, behaving as the submissive he’d always wanted.
Is it too late? He should refuse her, but an undeniable sexual attraction consumes him.
Sarah had been under Reece’s spell from the moment she met him. When she found a steel collar in his drawer, she panicked. The idea of a lifetime of his relentless demands, sensual and otherwise, suffocated her.
In the years they’ve been apart, she hasn’t met his equal. Now, convinced one last night will vanquish his memory, she sets out to seduce him.
The Reece she returns to is even more determined to have his way. Is she now strong enough, brave enough, to surrender to his love?
Reader Advisory: This book contains sensual torment, flogging, anal sex and sex in public.
Hope you have a happy reading weekend, snug under the covers and hot under the collar (pun intended).