This or That: Excerpts


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Sex, Lies and Midnight


“I need to get this out of the way,” he said quietly. “It’s got nothing to do with the deal, and everything to do with how I’m feeling.”

She shook her head, looking like she wanted to protest. But instead her fingers dug into his shoulders.

Hips brushing a tempting invitation against hers, his hands smoothed down the tiny curve of her waist to the sweet roundness of her hips. Her breath shuddered, just a little. Simon almost groaned aloud. She was so delicious. Was the reality of her as tasty as the promise?

Totally forgetting his plan—hell, his own name—Simon pulled her closer, so their bodies were close. So close, but not quite touching. Her warm scent wrapped around him like its own caress, making his mouth water, his dick harden.

Crazy, he thought, as he leaned down to take her mouth with his.

Their lips brushed, soft and sweet. Just this side of innocent. Safe, he told himself. A Happy Holidays kind of kiss. Totally acceptable.

Then she made this tiny sound. Somewhere between a purr and a growl, deep in her throat.

And he lost it.

His mouth took hers. His tongue slipped between her full lips, taking hers in a dance as old as time. He coaxed, he battled, he challenged. And damned if she didn’t do exactly the same.

Simon’s body screamed in pleasure. Passion, way out of line for such a simple kiss, demanded release. His muscles tensed as he forced himself to not grab her and find a dark corner to explore just how good this could get.

Having to grab control before he went over the edge, he pulled his mouth from hers. Her eyes were closed, thick dark lashes curving over the tops of her cheeks. She took a deep breath and slowly lifted those lashes.

Absolutely crazy. Breathless, Simon stared into her deep, golden eyes and wondered if she was the answer to his prayers. Or the curse that would finally take him down.





A SEAL’s Proposal


I don’t have your Christmas gift yet,” Bryanna lied with an exaggerated look of regret. She deliberately kept her gaze away from the tree where the hand knit fisherman’s sweater, fancy ratchet set and customized display case for his medals were wrapped and waiting.

“That’s okay.” Sam shrugged, poking at the package with one finger, a small frown creasing his brow. “Its not really a Christmas gift.”

A going away gift. What did two years of whispered secrets, mind-blowing lovemaking and joyful friendship merit?

Bryanna couldn’t keep the smile in place this time. She set the package on the small side table next to a bowl of holiday hued M&Ms.

Then, aiming for distraction, she slid her hands up Sam’s chest, skimming the delicious breadth of those strong muscles before curling her fingers behind his neck.

“How about I open it after dinner,” she suggested, rising to tiptoes to brush a teasing kiss over his lips. “Or better yet, after dessert.”

She added a seductive flick of her tongue, letting him know just how tasty dessert would be. Her heart melted with gratitude when he took the invitation.

Sam’s hands gripped her hips, pulling her tight against his body. His tongue delved deep, taking the kiss from teasing to tempting with one swift thrust. Bryanna melted into his body, her pulse racing, desire coursing through her system.

Even knowing he was about to break her heart, she couldn’t resist the lure of passion that flared hot and needy between them.



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