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A widower, a divorcee, co-workers, lovers…a future together…marriage?Â Consoling each other for years over each otherâ€™s misfortune, Karen and Daniel turn a friendship into a weekend of unbridled red-hot passion. The heat between them leads to thoughts of a future together. That isâ€¦Â Until children, an ex-husband, an unexpected heart-attack, a conniving trophy-wife, guilt, and personal choices come between them. Will the heat of their passion let them break from the past and move into the future?Â Hot read for mature adults – a second chance at love.
â€œDaniel, if youâ€™re in the bathroom come out this minute.â€
The entrance opened, and he stood in the doorway.
Problem, he wore only a towel.
Awe, shit…she didnâ€™t need to see his bare chest covered in crisp dark hair, the sculptured muscles of his arms and shoulders, developed pecs, and thick thighs.
Damn, how was she supposed to resist such temptation?
Desire added with the anxiety sheâ€™d already experienced on her drive here, lit her anger. â€œWhy the hell didnâ€™t you answer your phone? Iâ€™ve been calling and texting you for the last two hours.â€
A confused frown passed over his handsome face. Instead of responding, he stepped to the bedside table. He lifted his cell phone and clicked a few buttons.
Unable to contain her impatience, Karen stalked forward.
He glanced up when she grew closer and showed her the phone. â€œI donâ€™t understand it. I donâ€™t show receiving any messages or calls. The signals must have gotten lost because of the storm.â€
Sheâ€™d suspected as much. Still, she refused to let him off the hook because he couldâ€™ve contacted her before he left town. â€œYou shouldâ€™ve called me. But no…â€
Having endured his inability to communicate for months now, she stabbed her finger through the air at him. â€œYou never call. You always expect me to phone you. Well, Iâ€™ve had it.â€
The distance closed between them and she stood inches from him. Her fingertip tapped his chest. Static electricity sparked between them and her fist unfolded. She stumbled backward.
â€œWhoa.â€ Daniel caught her around the waist with one hand and held her close. His phone landed on the bed before he circled his other arm around her. His strong grip held her steady and didnâ€™t allow her to step away. â€œYouâ€™re right. I guess Iâ€™m just use to…â€
â€œDonâ€™t say it. Iâ€™ve heard it too many times. Sharon might have resented the interruptions but Iâ€™m not her. Iâ€™m never in any type of meeting that you could possibly disrupt.â€ Karen spread her hands over his chest and worked to maintain a smidgen of distance. Nevertheless with him so near, his warmth surrounding her in a seductive cocoon, she had to fight the urge to melt against him.
â€œYes, but if I called you whenever I wanted weâ€™d never get off the phone.â€ The husky tone of his voice pulled her gaze upward.
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Tina Gayle grew up a dreamer and loves escaping into a good romantic book. She is currently working on two different series the Executive Wivesâ€™ Club and the Family Tree series both combine elements of women fiction with the passion of romance. Read the 1st chapter of any of her books on her website.
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